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Fair Park Community Events

Curated by the Revitalize South Dallas Coalition


Here are events and opportunities for the week of July 11, 2019 - July 20, 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

“Read Around the World Day” 
Friday, July 12, 2019; 9:45am – 11am; Jubilee Park & Community Center; 917 Bank, 75223. Free. Volunteers needed to read to children (Kindergarten – 5th grade). Age-appropriate books will already be available. Summer classroom teachers will be on hand to assist. Contact: 214-887-1364. Sign-uphttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084fafad22abfd0-read

“One Community: No Violence” Event 
Saturday, July 13th; 10am – 2pm; MLK, Jr. Rec Center; 2901 Pennsylvania, 75215. Free. Dallas Police Department sponsors this rally that includes a job fair, free food, Mavs gamers, speakers, and 7-11 Slurpee truck. Chris Arnold, Mav’s game night announcer, is Emcee. Bring your friends, family, church members, organizations, and kids from the neighborhood. Fun and inspiration.Contact: Sgt. Quigg: 214-616-8456; or 214-671-1623.

Information Session: Hospitality Industry Training 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019; 10am; CitySquare; 1610 Malcolm X, Bldg 100; 75226. Free. At this session, you will learn about the 6-week WorkPaths Hospitality course which covers food prep, how to get a job, placement assistance, etc. Classes are from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Contact: Ms Branch: 214-823-4409; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Workshop: Car Loan Tips 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019; 6:30pm – 8pm; T R Hoover CDC, 5106 Bexar, 75215. Free. Having reliable transportation is crucial to good quality of life; but getting a loan for a car can be a daunting task. Learn the steps for qualifying for a car loan and selecting the right vehicle for your needs. On the Road Lending, a non-profit, will conduct the class and help identify the right vehicle. Applyhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/join-us-to-learn-about-life-changing-car-loans-tickets-64225158177

ORIENTATION: Low Voltage System Installations 
Wed, July 17th; 9:30am – 12noon; Frazier House, 4600 Spring, 75210. Earn a weekly stipend while participating in FREE job training to install theaters, internet services, satellite dishes, and more in a 4-week training course. Potential starting salary up to $40,000. 18 persons in the last class are now working in the field. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Registerhttps://www.zwhjcoc.org/registration-form-low-voltage

Carter’s House: Back to School Clothing Fair 
Register by: Friday, July 19th. Event: Saturday, August 10th; 8am – 5pm; Park South YMCA; 2500 Romine, 75215. Free. If your family needs school clothes, Carter’s House, a South Dallas-based non-profit, will provide up to 4 outfits and 3 school uniforms per child. Clothes also provided for pre-school kids. Alterations available on-site. The event includes a DJ, refreshments, and hygiene products. Contact: 972-815-5004. Register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carters-house-back-to-school-boutique-2019-tickets-62549933535

Dolphin Heights Neighborhood/Crimewatch Meeting 
Saturday, July 20, 2019; 11am – 12:30pm; Belay House; 4830 Silver, 75223. Free. If you live in or near Dolphin Heights (just northeast of Spring and Elsie Faye Heggins Streets) get updated on the latest programs/projects impacting the area, as well as crime and safety information. Special guests will also attend. Contact: Ms Hill; 214-681-4390.

First Time Homebuyers Class 
Sat, July 20th; 9am; Transformance, 5470 Ellsworth, 75206. Cost: $35. Up to $10000 in downpayment assistance for those who complete the program. Topics: Money/credit management; apply for a mortgage; the right loan for you; and shopping for the right home. Contact: Ms. Cooks: 214-638-2227. Registerhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/hud-approved-home-buyer-education-class-by-transformance-tickets-56689824792?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Solar Installation Training 
Apply NOW! Classes begin July 22 – 27, 2019; 9am – 5pm; Eastfield College, Bldg T, 3737 Motley, Mesquite, 75150. Free. Eastfield and Green Careers Dallas provide entry-level training for solar panel installation leading to full-time jobs in a fast-growing field. Applicants must be 18+; physically fit to work outdoors, be comfortable on rooftops, reliable. Trainees can use DART to attend classes. Contact: Ms Wallace: 214-676-0176;www.greencareersdallas.org.


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