Thursday, August 4th

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by gmt

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Posted on August 4, 2011 at 8:01 AM

 

CHEF PETE NOLASCO/ ICE SCULPTURES
 
 
 
4151 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX 75001-4387
(972) 387-2433
 
 
 
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS/ WATERTOWER THEATRE
 
 
 
Little Shop of Horrors is on stage at the Watertower threatre through August 21st.
For show times and ticket information log onto www.WatertowerTheatre.org
 
 
 
CALLOWAYS NURSERY
 
 
Plants create a more enjoyable environment and have many uses as well!  Here’s a few plants from Calloway’s Nursery that offer useful benefits.
 
Citronella – This is a type of scented Geranium. It’s not selected for flowering but for the foliage because the scent of the foliage repels Mosquitoes.  Take the leaves and rub them on you, plant groupings around patios, play sets and other outdoor living areas.
 
Citrus – Citrus trees grown in containers were common in Renaissance gardens and they have made a comeback today.  These can be brought in to spaces that have lots of natural light and they can be wintered over.  The blooms have a wonderful fragrance that can be enjoyed indoors and the fruit can be used for a multitude of cooking purposes and for refreshing summertime drinks.
 
Herbs – There’s nothing like simple delicious taste of freshly-harvested herbs.  Choose seasonal herbs or select herbs with a theme like Italian or Mexican. You can create a visually appealing container garden that is also serves a purpose!
 
Bayleaf shrubbery – Fresh Bayleaf can be expensive but with a Bayleaf plant you have a beautiful green shrub and leaves for cooking.
 
Lavender – A lovely landscape plant that is fragrant and can be used for cooking, dried flowers, potpourri for the home.  The oil is used as a personal fragrance and is said to be soothing.  I like to put it in my drawers to create a pleasant scent. Lavender also serves as a great natural remedy to relieve itching from bug bites. (According to Lanier, it also helps if you’ve gotten a mosquito bite. It does work. She gave me some after I got bitten multiple times in Miami, and it did relieve the itching.)
 
Lantana – With the dry weather we’ve been hearing that plants aren’t blooming as profusely as normal.  That could create a shortage of nectar for the butterflies we enjoy in our yards.  Lantana is a great plant for Butterflies and it performs well in hot dry weather . Plant Lantana for the Texas Summer color and extra  nectar in your yard.
 
Some plants work well in low areas to absorb the excess water….Bald Cypress trees and Horsetail Reeds.
 
There are other plants that are perfect for privacy walls and groundcovers that can be walked on.  The list of plants with uses is a long one!
 
 
AMY SEWELL/ BACK TO SCHOOL BARGAINS
 
 
American Express – For students heading off to college, parents with American Express charge cards can provide an additional card with custom limits.  This enables you to set, change and track the amount your student can spend, while helping them establish credit and learn financial responsibility away from home.
 
Post-it Pockets, Super Sticky Personal Calendars and Apple-Shaped Pop-Up Note Dispenser – Get the family organized with personal calendars, as well as supplies that keep paperwork in its place and easily accessible.
 
New Balance Socks with COOLMAX Technology – Stock up for fall sports with breathable socks that keep you cool, dry and comfortable during practice and games.
 
Jimmy D’s Breakfast Minis – It’s important to start the day with a good breakfast, and a balanced breakfast that includes protein will help children feel satisfied throughout the morning.  These mini breakfast sandwiches with turkey sausage are microwavable in 2 minutes, so you can fix breakfast on even the busiest mornings.
 
Backpacks and Lunchpacks – Choose a backpack that is stylish and functional, taking care to select a design that is the proper size and weight for your child.  Complete the look with a matching lunch pack!
 
 
 
 
BAYLOR ALL SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER AT FORT WORTH
 
 
 
To get more information about head and neck cancer services at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, please call 1-800-4Baylor or visit www.BaylorHealth.com/AllSaints   
 
 
 
 
CHEF TIFFANY DERRY/  THIRD ANNUAL FOOD FOR THOUGHT TO BENEFIT BIG THOUGHT
 
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers hosts the 3rd annual Food for Thought on Saturday, August 6 from 7pm-11pm at The Tower Club in downtown Dallas.   Showcasing DFW’s finest Chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education. Additionally, FOX Analyst and former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston will receive DAYL’s Gavel of Excellence award for his significant contributions related to SLANT 45, the youth education program of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee.
Food for Thought features more than a dozen chefs from our city’s finest establishments presenting signature “tastes” of their specialties during the evening. The event includes entertainment, silent and live auction and premium bar. Chefs include John Tesar, The Commissary; Brian C. Luscher, The Grape; Tiffany Derry , Private Social; , Scott Blankenship, The Tower Club; Samir Dhurandhar, Coal Vines and Nick and Sam’s; Lisa Garza, Taste Studio; Wilfredo Calderon, Chiloso Mexican Bistro and more.
“We are so excited to be in our third year of Food for Thought,” says Mark Melton, Co-chairman of Food for Thought. “Our goal is to make imagination a part of overall learning. In supporting Big Thought we are providing access to creative instruction and hands-on learning during school hours and beyond, all year long.”
Each year, Food for Thought honors a local civic leader with the Gavel of Excellence award for significant contributions of service made to our community. This year’s recipient is Daryl “Moose” Johnston will be honored with the coveted Gavel of Excellence Award for his work with SLANT 45: Service Learning Adventures of North Texas.
Created to utilize Super Bowl XLV for inspiration to get kids to design and implement volunteer projects throughout North Texas. The three time Dallas Cowboy, Super Bowl winning fullback and NFL commentator more than doubled the original goal with his outstanding leadership, resulting in 44,140 North Texas youth donating 445,418 hours of community service. Previous Gavel of Excellence award recipients include Jim Keyes, former CEO of Blockbuster and Ebby Halliday.
The Tower Club is located at 1601 Elm Street on the 48th Floor of Thanksgiving Tower. Complimentary valet parking is provided.                                                                                                                                                                     
Tickets start at $100 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets call 214-979-2952or go to www.foodforthoughtdallas.com.
 
 
RINGLING BROS CIRCUS
 
Don’t miss Fully Charged
The all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children of All Ages!   
 
For times and ticket info log onto  www.americanairlinescenter.com   
 

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