Archive for October, 2011

Dallas Farmers Market Announces 17th Annual Hoedown, A Tribute to Mama Ida Papert

Posted by    |    October 18th, 2011 at 6:00 am

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Slip on those cowboy boots because it’s time for the Dallas Farmers Market 17th Annual Hoedown. This year will be unlike the others not only because the Market will be celebrating its 70th anniversary, but it will also be a tribute to the founder of the Farmers Market, Mama Ida Papert, who passed away January 2011.

Texas classic rock band the Lil’ Blue Pills is set to perform along with auctions featuring local art, vacation packages, and more.

The event will take place at Fair Park, Food & Fiber Pavilion (1233 S. Washington Avenue Dallas, TX 75210) on Thursday, November 3.

The annual hoedown is hosted by Dallas Farmers Market Friends.

For more information about the event and ticket purchase click here.

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science ‘Dinner in the Wild’ Gala

Posted by    |    October 5th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

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The year has been flying by and soon the Perot Museum of Nature and Science‘s Dinner in the Wild gala will be upon us. The gala will be held at Fair Park’s Automobile Building on November 17.

Event co-chairs Christie and Frank Scardino announced the theme for this year, “Night at the Museum”.

Honorary chairs of the Dinner in the Wild gala are Margot and Ross Perot.

On October 3, the museum received two $1 million grants from two Dallas-based businesses, Highland Capital Management, L.P. and Atmos Energy Corporation. (more…)