Local Briefs

Toy Drive for Sick Kids
Veracity Research Co. is sponsoring their 9th Annual Christmas Toy Drive benefiting children in local hospitals this holiday season.  Drop off your new and unwrapped toy during regular business hours at 111 Dallas St. in Argyle before Dec. 20.  Monetary donations are welcome.  940-240-5029

Christmas Comes Early At Studio B
Studio B Performing Arts Center in Highland Village presents the classic, hilarious, heartwarming, family-friendly holiday tale, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever weekends now through Dec.19. Tickets are $10 for all reserved seating at www.studiobtheater.info.

Give Christmas Kindness
Lantana-based Mission Moms is holding a toy drive for underprivileged children at E.P. Rayzor, Blanton and Borman elementary schools in the Denton ISD. Donate a new, unwrapped toy by Dec. 18 at Lash Lounge in The Shops at Highland Village, Ogletree Eyecare at the northwest corner of FM 407 & FM 2499, Lantana Golf Club, Kwik Kar of Lantana on FM 407, Ramon’s Hair Design in Bartonville Town Center, E.P. Rayzor Elementary School or Blanton Elementary School in Lantana.

All Stars New Years Party
The Highland Village Senior All Stars will host their annual New Years Eve party from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Robert & Lee Duvall Center, 948B Highland Village Road. RSVP by Dec 21. Cost is $10 per person. The group meets daily, Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Duvall Center. Various activities are held including card games, pickle ball, trips, and more.  Meals On Wheels are served the first and third Thursday of the month. 972-317-7430

Make a Healthy Resolution
Mark your calendars for the First Annual Flower Mound Senior Healthy Lifestyles Fair on Jan. 17 at the Cross Timbers YMCA. The first 300 people that arrive for the free event at 8 a.m. will be served lunch and all who attend will have the opportunity to meet health professionals and vendors that offer products, services and resources benefitting seniors. Vendor space is available. 972-539-9622

Students Needed for Veteran’s Project
Kids ages 3 to 22 can honor local vets utilizing their time and talents by participating in a holiday event at an assisted living center in Highland Village on Dec. 16. Students are needed to make holiday cards as door prizes for residents and sing or play Christmas carols on the piano. Contact Donna Batista at 917-856-6986.

‘Egg’celent Seminar at Library
Learn how to care for your fowl at Getting Started & Caring for Backyard Chickens on Dec. 10 from 7 to 8:30pm at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound. Speaker Jeff Raska, Poultry Project Educator for Texas A&M University Extension Service in Dallas County, will cover a broad range of topics from how to get started with backyard chickens, how to care for chicks & chickens, chicken health issues, common challenges with chickens, predator protection, coop design, and more.

Early Childhood PTA Meeting
The Greater Lewisville Early Childhood PTA General Meeting will be held on Jan. 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. GLECPTA is a support organization for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers that offer monthly meetings with speakers and childcare, playgroups, children’s outings, holiday parties and adult activities. www.glecpta.org.

Wildflowers of The Flower Mound
Ever wonder how many different wildflower species grow on The Flower Mound? Do you know the colorful history, lore and legendary landowners of the Town’s namesake?  Can you surmise which First Lady visited The Mound as the honored guest of one of the world’s most famous retailers? The book, The Flower Mound: A Field Guide to the Grasses and Flowers by Alton Bowman answers these questions. Available at the Flower Mound Public Library with a $20 donation to The Flower Mound Foundation. 

Don’t Junk Your Used Car
Donate your used vehicle to the National Kidney Foundation of Texas’ Kidney Cars program and you can join the fight against kidney disease. Your vehicle donation will support the many prevention programs and direct patient services offered throughout Texas that are enhancing the lives of people with, and at risk for, kidney disease. In addition, your contribution can earn you a tax deduction. The National Kidney Foundation will pick up any used vehicle from any roadside or parking lot free of charge. Call 800-488-CARS or visit www.kidneycars.org


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