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Fair Park Community Events

Curated by the Revitalize South Dallas Coalition

Here are events and opportunities for the week of September 12, 2019 - September 21, 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

Forest District: Community Development Meeting
Thurs, Sept 12th; 5:30pm – 8pm; St Philip’s; 1600 Pennsylvania, 75215. Join CitySquare, Cornerstone, and St Philip’s as they share the results of a yearlong community development effort. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association Activities
Volunteer Gardening to Weed/Plant: Sat, Sept 14th; 8am – 10am; 4815 Silver, 75226. Contact: Ms Hill; 214-681-4390.
After School Program Ages 3-18: Mon – Thurs; 3:45pm – 5:30pm; 4830 Silver. Free! Open to all kids. Enroll on site
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Saturday, Sept 21th; 11am – 12:30pm; 4830 Silver, 75226. Contact: 214-681-4390.

Cafecito Town Hall: Preparing for Retirement
Saturday, September 14th; 9am – 11am (doors open at 8:30am); The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines, 75219. Free. Latinos for a Secure Retirement co-sponsors this event that is open to all but geared toward Latino families to discuss retirement planning for young professionals AND those of retirement age. Sessions conducted in English and translated “live” into Spanish. Contact: 469-463-7678;

Free Vision Clinic
Saturday, September 14th; 9am – 1pm; Cornerstone Church; 1819 MLK Blvd, 75215. Free. Vision screenings by appointment only. Glasses available at no charge for some patients. No income restrictions. Contact: 214-426-5468.

Board Meeting: Fair Park First
Tuesday, September 17, 2019; 6pm; South Dallas Cultural Center; 3400 S. Fitzhugh, 75210. Fair Park First is the new, non-profit manager of Fair Park. This will be their first monthly board meeting held outside of Fair Park. All Fair Park First board meetings are open to the public. Contact: 214-670-8400; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
Wednesday, September 18, 2019; 12noon; Dallas City Hall Main Lobby; 1500 Marilla, 75201. Free. Host: Councilman, Jaime Resendez. Speaker: Commissioner, Elba Garcia. Performance by Ballet Folklorico El Trigo. History Exhibit by Mexican American Historical League. Lite refreshments served.

Call Center Hiring for Seniors
Wed, September 18th; 1pm – 3pm; The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines, 75219. A downtown company is looking for ‘interviewers’ to gather data from businesses for a government study. Pay: $17.64. Full & part-time positions.
Contact: 214-823-5700.

Hard Conversations: You Can’t Arrest Your Way Out of Homelessness
Wed, Sept 18th; 12noon – 1:30pm; Downtown Library, 1st floor Auditorium; 1515 Young, 75201. Free. DA, John Creuzot, will elaborate on his criminal justice reforms, the data behind it, and how the improve the situation. Bring your lunch. Sponsors: Dallas Homeless Alliance & Dallas Public Library. Register

HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education Class
Saturday, September 21, 2019; 9am – 4:30pm; EDCO, 4210 Junius, 4th floor, 75246. Free including lunch. East Dallas Community Organization sponsors the class that is open to anyone looking for help in buying a house. Insurance and title professionals, realtors, lenders, and City reps will also participate. Attendees receive a certificate that may help with downpayment assistance. Contact: Mr Banda; 214-515-9779; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“You’re Hired Job Fest”
Tuesday, September 24, 2019; 11am – 3:30pm; Gilley’s Dallas; 1135 Lamar, 75215. Free. Positions: Warehouse; shipping & receiving; forklift drivers, mechanics, package handlers, operations managers, Census 2020 field reps, etc. Sponsors: Workforce Solutions and County Judge Clay Jenkins. Register

Dallas Opportunity Job Fair
Tues, Sept 24th; 11am – 3:30 pm; Gilley’s; 1135 Lamar, 75215. Free. This 2nd job fair is geared toward workers between 16 and 24 years old. Sponsor: Workforce Solutions. RSVP

Free Trees: “Branch Out Dallas”
Registration: Now – September 30th. The City of Dallas will offer Dallas residents one, free, 5-gallon tree for from a grouping of five Texas trees. Tree may be picked up from six locations. Must live in Dallas; have valid ID; or show Dallas water bill. Pick-up date: November 2, 2019; 9am – 12noon. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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