Friends of Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 426-3400

Fair Park Community Events

Fair Park Community Events

Curated by the Revitalize South Dallas Coalition

Here are events and opportunities for the week of November 11, 2017 – November 20, 2017 that may be of interest to our neighbors in South Dallas/Fair Park community.

(Please verify details w/organizers. RSDC does not sponsor the listed events)

HBCU College Fair 
Sat, Nov 11th; 10am – 2pm; Beckley – Saner Recreation Center; 114 W. Hobson, Dallas, 75224. High school juniors and seniors will meet officials from 20 black colleges to discuss admissions, scholarships, SAT/ACT prep, and more. Free. Contact: 214-670-7595. 

Book-Signing: Credit Repair 
Sat, Nov 11th; 2pm – 4pm; Crowne Plaza Hotel; 7050 Stemmons @Mockingbird, Dallas, 75247. Local author, Joyce Brown, will sign her new book titled “Credit Repair for Mortgage Loan Approval” – designed to help first-time buyers improve their credit scores. Brown has experience as a realtor, loan officer, and housing counselor. Books also available on Amazon. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Turkey Give-A-Way: Billy Dade School 
Thurs, Nov 16th; 5:30 – 6:30pm; Billy Dade School, 2727 Al Lipscomb Way, 75215. Parents of Dade students must register via the parent portal system. Donors of turkeys and volunteers to help with distribution are also needed. Tax deductible receipts provided. Contact: Ellyn Favors, 972-749-3815; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10th Annual Passport: Global Leadership for Millennials 
Sat, Nov 18th; 9am – 4pm; Federal Reserve Bank; 200 N. Pearl, 75201. Mark Morial, Urban League CEO, and local/national business and community leaders will discuss worldwide trends, networking, securing your career, the state of black Dallas, among other topics. Also, a track for teens. 

Quickbooks – Live Training 
Sat, Nov 18th; 10:30am – 2:30pm; Downtown Library, 1515 Young, 5th Floor, 75201. $75 cost. For businesses that need help with job costing, estimating, orders, invoicing, sales tax payments, and payroll. BCL of Texas & Hatch Associates are co-sponsors. Contact: Tracy Williams; 214-671-8310.

Justice Forum: People’s Baptist Church 
Sat, Nov 18th; 11:30am – 1:30pm; People’s Baptist Church; 3119 Pine, 75215. Judges Cheryl Shannon & Brandon Birmingham, DA Candidate, John Creuzot, and District Clerk, Felicia Pitre, are panelists. Free. Contact: 214-421-1098;

Mental Health & The Role of the Black Church 
Sat, Nov 18th; 3:30pm – 6pm; The Lab Think Tank; 3535 Marvin D. Love Frwy, 75224. Free. Social services providers, church leaders, and citizens discuss relationship, mental & emotional health issues, contributing factors, statistics, and resources. Contact: 972-704-5001. Register:

John Archie Sanders “Festival of Hymns” 
Sun, Nov 19th; 4pm; Shiloh Baptist Church, 921 W. Illinois, 75224. Enjoy an evening of praise and worship named for one of Dallas’ legends of gospel music. Contact: Joseph Collier; 214-546-1314.

Parkland Hospital: ACA/Obamacare Open Enrollment Assistance 
Now – Dec 15th; 8am – 4pm; Parkland Business Office, 1st Floor, Parkland; 5200 Harry Hines, 75235. Certified application counselors will answer questions about the Affordable Care Act. Contact: 800-318-2596.

Dallas Public Library Winter Backpack Challenge 
Deadline: Tues, Nov 14th. All Dallas libraries are collecting backpacks for the homeless to include winter items like gloves, scarves, socks, hats, caps, toiletries, and blankets. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 214-670-1635. Monetary donations made to: Friends of Dallas Public Library, NOTE: Backpack Challenge, at

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