Flower Mound Briefs

Grab Your Running Shoes for Dorothy’s Dash
The Town will hold the ninth annual Dorothy’s Dash for MS Saturday, Nov. 10, at Flower Mound High School, in honor of former Town employee Dorothy Walkup, who lost her battle with Multiple Sclerosis on Nov. 16, 2004. On-site registration and chip pick-up lines open at 7 a.m., the Kids’ K starts at 8 a.m., and the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. For registration information and race routes, visit www.flower-mound.com/dorothysdash. Dorothy is missed but not forgotten as a friend, mentor, and shoulder to lean on to all who had the good fortune to know her. Her strength and courage were never more evident than during her seven-year fight against MS. The Town of Flower Mound sponsors “Dorothy’s Dash” to honor her memory, share her example with others who may suffer this terrible disease, and to raise funds to combat Multiple Sclerosis.

Living Local Kicks Off
The Living Local campaign will officially launch at Dorothy’s Dash, as the major sponsor for the event. After the run, there will be a festival featuring food tastings, shopping opportunities, and health screenings from Flower Mound vendors. Residents are invited to come celebrate Living Local and enjoy great music, a children’s area, and Flower Mound businesses. Living Local is a comprehensive campaign that will promote all healthcare resources, restaurants, and retail businesses in Flower Mound. The program will also include a comprehensive mobile website, which can be accessed at http://livinglocalfm.com, allowing residents to conveniently find the best medical professionals, restaurants and retail shopping opportunities that exist in Town. The mobile website will also list events and news specific to Flower Mound, including business open houses, new physicians, restaurant openings, and more.

Flower Mound to Honor Veterans
Please join the Town in honoring our veterans November 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony, in celebration of Veterans Day. A family picnic will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. with free hot dogs, cake, and lemonade. Flower Mound will host a Veterans Review during the Veterans Day ceremony, where approximately 200 local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and JROTC units parade before the Veterans in uniform. JROTC units and Scout groups can enter the Review by calling 972.874.6276.

Municipal Court to Host Open House
Did you know that the cost of the first speeding ticket was 25 cents? To learn more interesting Municipal Court facts, be sure to attend the Flower Mound Open House from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on November 5 at the Flower Mound Municipal Courts Building, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane. Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the court system during a tour of the facility, as well as an opportunity to meet, and ask the judge, court staff, and marshals questions. For more information please call 972.874.3370 or email [email protected]

Annual Santa Cops Toy Drive
In an effort to spread holiday cheer to Flower Mound families in need, the Flower Mound Police Department, and Flower Mound Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, are teaming up for the annual Santa Cops program.

Donations and gifts for the program will be accepted through December 13 and distributed prior to Christmas to deserving Flower Mound children who might not otherwise receive a gift from Santa. Those interested in referring a family for the Santa Cops program, must have those due by December 14. These donations provide an opportunity for local police officers to make Christmas brighter for a child, while also strengthening the bond between Flower Mound families and first responders.

Residents who would like to make a donation in the form of a new, unwrapped toy, gift card, or check can drop items off at the following locations:

-Flower Mound Police Department Lobby, 4150 Kirkpatrick Ln.
-Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Rd.
-Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Ln.
-Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Rd.
-Shirley Voirin Social Senior Center, 2121 Cross Timbers Rd., Bldg. C

For questions about contributions, contact the Santa Cops Chair Melissa Hammerquist at [email protected] or at 972.874.3339. For larger donations, or to designate a family that might need Santa Cops’ help at Christmas time, please contact Officer Justin Buck at [email protected], or at 972.874.3357.

Residential Rehabilitation Program Underway
The Town of Flower Mound began a Residential Rehabilitation Program in October to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners in Flower Mound with the rehabilitation of their single-family, owner-occupied houses through the use of a grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applicants must meet HUD income requirements, have an eligible property for repairs, and repairs need to be feasible for rehabilitation. Once all criteria are met, applicants will receive program assistance in the form of a forgivable loan up to $60,000, which will be forgiven over the course of five years. Once funds are committed, the program will be suspended until additional funds are available. For more information, please visit www.flower-mound.com/index.aspx?nid=1016 or call the Town of Flower Mound Grants Coordinator at 972.874.6082.

Lewisville Lake Symphony to Perform Secret Works of German Composer
Conductor Adron Ming and the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra will perform the lost, rarely heard music of German Composer Gustav Mahler at 7:30 p.m. on November 9, at the MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville. Believed to be lost for over a quarter of a century, and intended for a secret, elite society in Europe, this is thought to be the first time Mahler’s work will be heard in Texas. There will be plenty of parking for the event, as tickets for the historical concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (60+), and $10 for kids. For more information about the concert please visit www.lewisvillelakesymphony.org or call 972.874.9087.

Flower Mound Community Orchestra to Hold Free Concert
At 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, the Flower Mound Public Library and Flower Mound Community Orchestra will perform a free concert at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. The Symphony Orchestra, will play chamber music repertoire in duos, trios, and quartets. The concert will also feature a woodwind trio and quartet, a string ensemble, and more. For more information about this event, visit www.fmco.org or please call the library at 972.874.6165.

Denton County Friends of the Family Seeking Donations
The Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) are now accepting donations for its Thanksgiving Meal-In-A-Basket Program. As the only agency in Denton County to provide emergency shelter for victims of violence and sexual assault, the DCFOF will look to provide a warm, home-cooked meal for those affected by these unfortunate circumstances. The DCFOF is seeking donations in the form of partial or complete food baskets that contain traditional Thanksgiving Day staples. Donations of grocery store gift cards will also be accepted. Donations may be delivered to the Denton Outreach office, 4845 S. I-35E. Ste. 200 in Corinth, through November 16. For more information about the Meal-In-A-Basket Program please contact Michelle Houston at [email protected] or call 940.387.5131.

Flower Mound Holiday Closings
All Flower Mound Town offices, Animal Adoption Center, Municipal Court, Shirley Voirin Social Senior Center, and the Library will be closed November 22 and 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Community Activity Center (CAC) will be closed November 22, but will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 23. The Library will also close at 5
p.m. on November 21.

In observance of Christmas and the New Year, all Town Offices, Animal Adoption Center, Municipal Court, the Shirley Voirin Social Senior Center, and the Library will be closing on December 24, 25, and January 1. The Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on December 31. The Community Activities Center (CAC) will open on December 31 from 5 a.m. till 5 p.m., but will be closed along with all other Town offices December 24, 25 and January 1.

There will be no collection of trash/recycle/bulk materials on the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The weekly schedule will be delayed by one day, with all collections being complete by Saturday.

Library Book Club Kit Program Great Fit for Local Groups
Attention book club organizers! Did you know the Flower Mound Public Library has convenient Book Club Kits available for checkout? Each kit contains six copies of the same book in a canvas bag, along with discussion topics and follow-up questions once members have completed the book. The Library has 56 titles to choose from, whether you like fiction, non-fiction, the classics, or award-winners. Each kit can be checked out for six weeks and several new titles are added annually. To search available Book Club Kits, please visit www.fmlibrary.net and type “Book Club Kits” in the online catalog search engine or visit the Library’s information desk. For more information, please call the Library at 972.874.6200.

CACDC to Hold Fourth Annual Champions for Children Gala
The Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County will host the Fourth annual Champions for Children Gala, on February 23, 2013, at the Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound, 5901 Cross Timbers Road. The CACDC mission is to provide justice and healing to abused children, through a team collaboration of investigation, prosecution, and treatment of the cases. More than 600 people attended the 2012 Gala that rose approximately $125,000. Tickets for the 2013 Gala are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. For more information about the Gala and the CACDC, please contact Stacie Wainscott or Hillary Baden at 972.317.2818, or visit www.cacdc.org.

Information provided by the Town of Flower Mound

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