Local Briefs

Helping Is Always In Fashion
Join hundreds of guests for a night of fun and fashion to benefit CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center, Rachel’s Challenge and The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E. Make plans to attend the Cloud 9 Charities 2013 Fashion Show – A Gatsby Affair on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Hilton Garden Inn Lewisville. www.cloud9charities.org

Care For Kitties
Animal Allies of Texas needs volunteers for two hours each week to help care for cats up for adoption at the Petco Store in Highland Village. Many of the felines are within hours of being euthanized and volunteers work to place them in loving homes. 214-505-4926

Harvest Some Fall Fun
Crossroads Bible Church on FM 407 in Double Oak is holding its first annual Pumpkin Patch benefiting Our Daily Bread, a community soup kitchen, on Oct. 12 from 9am-6pm and Oct. 13 from 1-6pm. Pumpkins and fall decorations will be sold in addition to hayrides, a pumpkin carving contest, “punkin chunkin”, rock climbing wall, live music, family photography, and face painting. 972-355-3343

Free Dementia Workshop
Dementia Basics, a six week workshop beginning Oct. 24 to help those recently diagnosed with dementia, those concerned about their memory, and primary caregivers is being offered at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church. Each week will focus on a different topic including understanding dementia, types of dementia, stages, communication techniques, community resources and long-term planning. No charge to attend. 972-941-7335

Flutter To Grapevine
Grapevine will be the center of fall fun with a pumpkin full of family-friendly activities on Oct. 19. Start your day at the 16th Annual Butterfly Flutterby celebrating the migration of the monarch butterfly. Experience life on the farm at the 13th Annual Fall Round-Up at Grapevine’s historic Nash Farm, then continue your butterfly celebration at the Grapevine Garden Club’s Plant Sale. Get the details at 817-410-3185 or www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com.

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