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Fair Park Community Events

Fair Park Community Events

Curated by the Revitalize South Dallas Coalition

Here are events and opportunities for the week of July 22, 2017 – July 31, 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)

“Movie Night on the Bridge” 
Sat, July 22nd; Sundown (around 8:30pm); Ron Kirk Bridge & Felix Lozada Gateway; 109 Continental, 75207. This free, family screening of the Disney movie, “The Good Dinosaur” is open to everyone. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Sponsor: The Trinity River and City of Dallas. Contact: 214-671-9500;

Social Media Training for Seniors 
Monday, July 24, 2017; 11:30am – 1:30pm; UNT, Founders Hall (FH136); 7300 University Hills Blvd; 75241. Learn how to use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+) to connect with your family and friends. The instructor is Kimberly D. Wilson.

“All Things Transportation” Hiring Event 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 9am – 12noon; The Opportunity Workforce Center; 1610 S. Malcolm X, #201, 75226. Transportation employers: Hertz; Contracted Driver Services; Dallas County Schools; Pepsi; Greyhound, UPS, UP Trucking, and Prime CDL are looking for drivers, vehicle cleaners, customer services reps, and more. Bring resumes and dress professionally. Sponsor: Workforce Solutions. Contact:

“What About Tent City”: South Dallas Homeless Public Meeting 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017; 6pm; Cornerstone Baptist Church; 1819 MLK, Jr, Dallas, 75215. Nadia Hardy, the City’s New Chief of Community Services, wants to hear your concerns and solutions about the challenges posed by the homeless in South Dallas. Open to the public. Contact: 214-671-9195.

Affordable Home-Buying Seminar 
Thurs, July 27th; 6pm; Texas Theatre; 231 W. Jefferson, 75208. Free. Origin Bank Home Lending hosts this free session that will give attendees the basics about home-buying. Refreshments served. Contact: 972-407-3420.

Assessment of Fair Housing Public Participation Meeting 
Thurs, July 27th; 6pm – 8pm; Juanita Craft Recreation Center; 4500 Spring, 75210. The City’s Housing Department will hold public meetings in every City Council district in July to gain public input to develop the “Assessment of Fair Housing Plan” required by the federal government. Contact: 214-670-3247; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ice Cream Social 
Friday, July 28, 2017; 1pm – 3pm; Senior Care Health Center; 2815 MLK, Jr. Blvd, 75215 @corner of Malcolm X Blvd. Free. The community is welcome to join the center in cooling off with free ice cream, resident visitation, tours, and fun. Contact: 214-421-2159.

Job Opportunities 
Rescare Workforce Services and Workforce Solutions have many jobs available including: Business Coordinator; Center Managers; Child Care Specialists & Supervisors; HR Managers/Specialists; and Talent Specialists. Contact: Nicole Arrington; 469-802-1829; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view

Mayor’s Back-to-School Fair Pre-Registration 
Pre-Registration: Fri, July 28th; 4pm – 6pm; Sat, July 29th; 10am – 12noon; Cobb Field House; 1702 Robert B Cullum, 75210. The Back-to-School Fair is Friday, Aug 4, 2017; 8am – 2pm; Fair Park Centennial Building; 1001 Washington, 75210. The Fair offers free school supplies, immunizations, haircuts, and backpacks. For eligibility requirements, registration, schedules, contact 311, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or visit:

I-45 Lane Closures: MLK Blvd to Loop 12 
July 22 – July 30th. TxDot will close multiple lanes of I-45 thru South Dallas and Oak Cliff for bridge work on SM Wright Highway. North and southbound traffic on I-45 will be impacted from 9pm – 5am most days. Detour signs and police officers will help redirect traffic to US 175 and SH 310. Also, the US 175 turnaround @SH 310 – near Starks St in South Dallas – has closed permanently. Please follow directional signs for detours. Contact: Ryan LaFontaine; 214-319-3634; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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