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

Fair Park Community Events

Fair Park Community Events

Curated by the Revitalize South Dallas Coalition


Here are events and opportunities for the week of August 15, 2019 - August 24, 2019 that may be of interest to our neighbors in the South Dallas/Fair Park community. Send information for this newsletter to: Ken Smith; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Back-to-School Give-Away & Youth Health Fair 
Saturday, August 17th; 9am – 1pm; Juanita Craft Rec Center; 4500 Spring, 75210. Free backpacks, school supplies, snacks, games, educational workshops, and face-painting. Sponsors: Prince Hall Lodge #237 and LipGloss for Love, Inc. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Frazier Kids Afterschool: Open Enrollment 
Sat, August 17th; 9am – 1pm; Juanita Craft Center; 4500 Spring, 75210. Frazier Revitalization is a non-profit that supports development in the Frazier area. Open enrollment is for their After-School program beginning Aug 26th that includes snacks, homework help, sports and parent classes. Services in English and Spanish. Contact: 469-221-0704; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bexar Street Village Festival 
Saturday, August 17th; 11am – 7pm; 5001 Crozier, 75215. Free. Basketball, card tournaments, bounce houses, treasure hunt, food vendors, musicians. Lots of family fun. Contact: 214-380-9073; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Facebook: @ecovillage755215.

HUD-approved Homebuyer Education Class 
Saturday, August 17th; 9am – 5pm; Mockingbird Community Church; 5470 Ellsworth, 75206. $35. Experts walk you through the entire home-buying process that includes budgeting, credit management, the loan process, inspection, and home-shopping. Certificates provided to apply for financial assistance. Contact: Ms Cooks; 214-638-2227. 
Registerhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/hud-approved-home-buyer-education-class-by-transformance-tickets-56689824792?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Wynnewood Back-to-School Fair & Health Blast 
Sat, August 17th; 1pm – 5pm; Wynnewood Shopping Center; 655 Illinois, #704, 75224. While supplies last, free physicals, backpacks, school supplies, and dental screenings. Open to all. English & Spanish spoken. No eligibility requirements. However, appointments are required for eye exams & glasses only at: 469-360-8792. Sponsors: DCT LiveWell, Wonzo Group, Beauty for Ashes Foundation; Checks & Balances. Contact: 972-755-9475.

Juanita Craft House: Community Conversation 
Saturday, August 17th; 3pm – 4pm; South Dallas Cultural Center; 3400 Fitzhugh, 75215. The Juanita Craft Civil Rights house in South Dallas is undergoing significant renovation due to issue with maintenance. The Office of Cultural Affairs is hosting a series of community input meetings designed to share with the public the plans for the house and to allow public input. There will be 3 additional meetings in September. Contact: 214-670-8396.

IT Support Training 
Classes begin Aug 19th. Per Scholas is looking for individuals seeking high tech jobs by securing CompTIA A+ certification for jobs such as Help Desk, Desktop Support, and Field Tech. Tuition and hardware at NO COST. Hands-on experience & workplace exposure. Classes: Mon – Fri; 9am – 4pm; for 10 weeks. Contact: Gabrielle: 214-812-9319; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Registerhttps://perscholas.org/apply/it-support-dallas

Executive Business Summit (Tech Emphasis) 
Tuesday, August 20th; 8am – 2pm; Capital Factory; 3102 Oak Lawn, 75219. $35 - $50. Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital, is keynote speaker for this Dallas Black Chamber & Wells Fargo-sponsored event. Venture capitalists and business mentors will help grow start-up companies, and promote greater minority participation in the tech sector. Contact: 214-421-5200. Register:https://dallasblacktxcoc.wliinc17.com//events/Executive-Business-Summit-76753/details

District 7 (City Council): Budget Town Hall 
Tuesday, August 20th; 6pm – 8pm; Harry Stone Recreation Center, 2403 Millmar, 75228. The City budget must be adopted in September for the new fiscal year beginning in October. Districts 7 and 9 will hold a joint budget meeting where residents may provide input. Other meetings will be on the 26th and 27th at different locations. Contact: Ms Valdez, 214-670-4689.

St Philips/Forest Heights Community Meeting 
Thursday, August 22, 2019; 6pm; St Philip’s Center; 1600 Pennsylvania, 75215. Free. St Philip’s/Forest Heights residents are encouraged to attend to hear updates about recent housing and economic development efforts; see sample housing types that may impact the community; and offer input on new directions. Contact: Ms Walker; 214-421-5221 x140

5th Annual Business Men’s Conference 
Wed, August 28th; 9am – 1:30pm; Hilton Garden, 800 Main, Duncanville. Cost: $35. Gerald Alley, Con-Real Construction, is keynote speaker. Attorney, Kenneth Walker, and former Dallas Cowboy, Dixon Edwards, are presenters also. Theme: “Your Power is in Your Mind”. Featured industry: Construction. Workshops, vendor booths, and awards presentations included. Sponsor: Greater Southwest Black Chamber. Contact: Linda Gray, 972-217-3451; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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