GMT: Friday, September 26th

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 11:05 AM

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS

The State Fair of Texas opens today and runs through October 19th .

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MARC BLACKWELL/ DIFF DINING BY DESIGN

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS brings the highly anticipated DINING BY DESIGN DALLAS 2008 tour to the Hilton Anatole Hotel September 26th & 27th. DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN will bring together some of the most talented and celebrated individuals in the worlds of fashion, interior design, art, and architecture to create spectacular, over-the-top dining environments. Proceeds from this event benefit DIFFA/Dallas and Legacy of Love. The multi-city tour, which in past years has raised more than $12 million for DIFFA, will feature awe-inspiring dining installations by design luminaries such as David Rockwell/Rockwell Group for Stolichnaya ELIT, Marc Blackwell for Beringer Vineyards, David Stark for Benjamin Moore,Vivienne Tam for HP and Doug Wilson for The New York Times. Local talents including Gary Riggs Interiors, Scott + Cooner, Geoffrey Henning for JC Penney, Shane Walker and Anne Marie Bostrom will also be featured. "We are very excited to have such a committed and dynamic group of designers and sponsors on board for DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN 2008," said David Sheppard, Executive Director of DIFFA. "With this group of talented individuals DIFFA will be able to raise significant funds to grant to worthy organizations nationwide providing preventive HIV/AIDS education and direct care services." "We are thrilled to be one of the touring cities selected to present DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN, this event is more than a table top affair, it is an array of artful dining installations created by some of the most talented and celebrated local and national designers in the country," says event chairman Donna Fishel. "The evening promises to cater to all your senses and illustrates beyond your imagination, the true art of Dining By Design."

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AMY SEWELL/ SHOPWITHSTYLE.NET

Shark VX3 Cordless Sweeper

10-Piece Extra-Plush Microfiber Cloth & Sponge Set

Spinning Closet Organizer w/Drawers

Ultra Slim Flocked Hangers

"How Cleaning My Room Changed My Life"

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Flour, Sugar and Baking Soda Containers

Project Tool Bag

Pet Hair Magnet

Nature's Miracle Pet Stain & Odor Cleanup

Stack-n-Stor Bins

ANU PENTTINEN/ IITTALA BIRD ARTIST

The Nasher Sculpture Center Store is excited to welcome iittala Finnish glass artist Anu Penttinen for her debut appearance in the United States. Penttinen will be on hand to show off her new iittala bird collection during a special three-day Meet the Artist event taking place Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 at the Nasher downtown location and on Sunday, September 28 at the NorthPark Center location. The Meet the Artist series is sponsored by California Closets with media support from PaperCity Magazine.

Penttinen's first collection of glass birds are the latest to the iittala line and features six cheery cartoon chicks with irresistible names such as I'm All Bananas, Cool Joe, and Ippy the Hippy. Penttinen's birds owe much to pop culture and the world of cartoons, and are full of humor.

"I decided to give my birds some humor and a personality all of their own," said Penttinen. "I took my inspiration from the hand-crafted forms found in clay animation and tropical birds. I'm fascinated by the colors and very graphic shape and startling nature of tropical birds like toucans. Their strong beaks and very individual eyes provided the input for some of the most important details of my glass birds."

Iittala birds have become a phenomenon all over the world. Finnish glass artist Oiva Toikka designed his first glass birds at the iittala Groups' Nuutajrvi glassworks back in 1972. These laid the foundation for what has become the iittala Birds collection, now known worldwide. All iittala glass birds are handcrafted and mouth blown - no two are alike.

The Nasher Store is conveniently situated in two locations, at the Nasher Sculpture Center in the Dallas Arts District and at NorthPark Center at the corner of 75 and Northwest Highway. All new birds by Penttinen and other iittala merchandise are available for purchase at Nasher Stores.

Here is Anu's schedule while in town.

Friday, September 26

6-9 pm Bird signing and wine reception

The Nasher Sculpture Center location

Saturday, September 27

11-5 pm bird signing

The Nasher Sculpture Center location

Sunday, September 28

12-6 pm bird signing

Northpark Location of Nasher Sculpture Center store

BAYLOR SCOLIOSIS CENTER

This focused attention and advanced care and treatment attract patients to the Baylor Scoliosis Center from around the world - more than half of the patients travel more than 100 miles to the Center for treatment of their condition. Scoliosis is thought to be a genetic disorder and affects 12 million people in the world. While scoliosis usually presents itself between 9 and 12 years of age, it can also go undiagnosed until adulthood. Last year, the Center performed more than 400 surgeries.

For more info about the Baylor Scoliosis Center at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano---visit the website at or call toll free 888-781-5558.

TXU ENERGY/ GOOD FOR TEXAS SWEEPSTAKES

This promotion is intended for play and participation in the State of Texas only, and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the State of Texas and the United States.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. TO ENTER: The TXU Energy Good for Texas Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") starts at 12:00:01 a.m. CT on August 26, 2008 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on November 5, 2008 (the "Promotion Period"). All persons who become new TXU Energy residential electric service customers during the Promotion Period will automatically receive one entry into the Sweepstakes.

In addition, current TXU Energy customers who take any of the following actions during the Promotion Period will automatically receive one entry into the Sweepstakes for each action taken:

Current TXU Energy FlexProtectSM residential customers in the Oncor Electric Delivery service territory who change to a different TXU Energy plan.

Current TXU Energy Freedom PlanSM residential customers outside of the Oncor Electric Delivery service territory who change to a different TXU Energy plan.

Current TXU Energy customers who enroll in the TXU Energy Rewards + program.

Current TXU Energy customers who redeem TXU Energy Rewards+ Dollars for service or merchandise.

Current TXU Energy customers who enroll in the TXU Energy Refer-a-Friend SM program.

Current TXU Energy customers who sign up for TXU Energy E-Bill.

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To enter the Sweepstakes without becoming a TXU Energy customer, changing your current TXU Energy plan, redeeming Rewards+ Dollars, or taking any of the other actions above, visit during the Promotion Period and complete the online registration form. Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. CT on November 5, 2008. Limit one (1) entry per household per day from all methods of entry combined.

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METROPLEX HYPNOSIS

Metroplex Hypnosis and Cold Laser is located on Village Creek Drive in Plano. For more information call 972-934-7066 or log onto

Dr. Jhon H. Whitaker has over 24 years as a counselor and over 16 years utilizing hypnosis to facilitate results. She used hypnosis to lose 57 pounds and has kept her weight off for over 15 years.

Dr. Jhon has worked with Dallas Cowboys, professional golfers, attorneys, physicians, executives, entrepreneurs, nurses, teachers, principals and people in all walks of life. She has used hypnosis to help clients achieve all their goals in both their personal and professional lives. Metroplex Hypnosis is dedicated to uncompromising standards in the field of self improvement.

TheCold Laser is a long-awaited advance to our therapies. We use the acupuncture points to mitigate cravings by increasing the endorphin release.

Dr. Jhon offers two distinct types of programs to help you reach your goals through hypnosis. We have programs to help you achieve your ideal weight, stop smoking, improve your study skills, deal with stress and many other areas to improve your quality of life.

In addition, executive coaching is offered to break down the barriers limiting your success. Within the domain of Executive Coaching,they can help enhance performance in business, sports or academics.Also offer seminars for health care professionals building aprivate practice.

Your program begins with a determination of the most pressing obstacles and problems experienced by you. Because everyone is different, the program will be personalized to suit your individual needs in order for you to achieve your maximum results

If you would like to find out more about how hypnosis and cold laser can work for you, call 972-934-7066 or visit the website at and set up a free consultation.

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