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May 26 In celebration of Older Americans Month, enjoy MayFair 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd E. There will be a luncheon and recognition ceremony as well as dancing, exhibit booths and door prizes. MayFair 2017 is presented by City of Dallas Coalition of Senior Programming, Dallas Park & Recreation, Dallas Police Department, Dallas Library and the Office of Senior Affairs. The fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors: be sure to stop by the DART table to get your Senior DART ID made! Information:

May 26-28 Join in for the Famous Monsters Convention in Dallas. Mingle with cult film stars, moan around in monster gear, have a meeting of the minds with your favorite artist, or just sit back and take in the chaos. A few surprises are planned based on original material from American Gothic Press that should scare you witless! It's a Monster World out there, and you can find the best of it at the Famous Monsters Convention Dallas this May. The convention is at the Sheraton Dallas, 400 N. Olive Street. Information:

May 27 Memorial Day Celebration featuring Touch a Truck is set for May 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The City of Rowlett comes together to honor the brave men and women who dedicated their lives to preserving our freedom. Citizens, friends and family meet at the Rowlett Community Centre at 5300 Main Street to pay homage to our fallen soldiers. This special day continues with Touch-A-Truck, a fun and educational opportunity for children of all ages to touch, climb on and explore over 25 trucks lined up in the Rowlett Community Centre parking lot. We will have a fire truck, ambulance, 18 wheeler, school bus and much more! In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Monday, May 29th. Information:

May 27 The sounds of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will fill Farmers Branch Historical Park at this year's annual Memorial Day event -- Liberty Fest Presents: Stars and Strings. The park will open its gates at 6:30 p.m., and the event will be capped off with a fireworks show. The park is at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Information:

May 28-29 The Carry the Load Dallas Memorial March is a Memorial Day event honoring service members and their families for the sacrifices they make. You can join in the Memorial March at any time and walk even for just a few minutes. You do not have to carry a weighted pack. The event takes place at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave. and on the Katy Trail in Dallas. On Sunday, May 28, gates open to the public 12 noon with the opening ceremony beginning at 3:25 p.m. The march starts at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The weekend's events finish at 3 p.m. on Monday, with the National Moment of Remembrance. Information:

June 1 In honor of The Statler's reawakening, Downtown Dallas, Inc. invites you to enjoy Movies in the Park at Main Street Garden. Beginning in the 50s, an iconic movie from each decade will be showcased, making our way back to the future. On June 1, enjoy Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder. Movies start at 7:30 p.m. in Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street. Information:

June 3 The City of Glenn Heights' Annual Family Festival is set for Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The extravaganza will offer many engaging activities including a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, bounce houses, petting zoo, water slides and neighborhood competitions. The festival stage will host fun performances as well as live musical entertainment. The evening will wrap up with a Movie in the Park for the families. This is truly an event for the entire community! Admission is free. The festval is at Heritage Community Park, 400 E. Bear Creek Road. Information:

June 3 Enjoy the 5th season of The Marketplace Garland, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, sweet breads, culinary items, unique items from local artisans and craftsmen and more! The Marketplace Garland supports Good Samaritans of Garland and for those interested in doing so, donated items of canned and boxed food items will be accepted at the Good Samaritans booth. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (except May 6th), April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information:

June 7 The Center and the World Affairs Council of DFW present (Ret.) Chief David O. Brown. Retired Police Chief David O. Brown returns to the spotlight when he discusses his life and the challenges of modern law enforcement. The program is the debut event on Chief Brown's tour for his biography, Called To Rise: A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me. Each ticket purchase includes a free autographed hardback copy of the book (a $25 value.) Hear him speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. Information:

June 10, July 8, Aug. 12 Downtown Carrollton's Movie on the Square series happens the second Saturday of the month this summer. Kicking off the summer series lineup on June 10 is Disney's Academy Award®–winning Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission. It's a fun-filled, action-packed voyage, complete with enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and impossible odds. Moana herself will make a special visit to the square from 7 to 9 p.m. The series continues on July 8 with Guardians of the Galaxy, featuring brash adventurer Peter Quill and a powerful villain named Ronan. There's also a quartet of misfits who help Quill make a stand -- with nothing less than the fate of the galaxy at stake. And on Aug. 12, Beauty and the Beast overflows with unforgettable characters, not least of all the heroine Belle, a brave and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. The beast turns out to be not so bad. All movies begin at sunset. Information:

June 10-11 For the tens of thousands of people set to visit Taste of Dallas this year, there will be something for everyone at Dallas' largest summertime food festival where attendees can engage and interact with over 200 sponsors and exhibitors on Saturday and Sunday at Fair Park. The 2017 event is highlighted by the smoking hot NEW Live Fire Experience - BBQ, Burgers & Brews, curated by Tim Byres of Smoke and presented by Napoleon Gourmet Grills where attendees will enjoy some of the best bbq and burger joints in Dallas and sample from over 20 great craft beer breweries. There is also an indoor air-conditioned Family Fun Zone presented by Direct Energy, full of great activities for the whole family. Information:

June 16 'til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent paired with film screenings in the Nasher Garden. 'til Midnight is free and open to the public and takes place the third Friday of each month from May to October. Beginning this season, presenting sponsor Central Market/H-E-B will offer special reserve-ahead picnic dining. Guests may pre-reserve picnic dining by calling the Central Market Lovers Lane catering desk at 214.234.7000 by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before the event. Wolfgang Puck Catering will continue to offer bar services, grab & go snacks, and street tacos the night of the event. Steel City Pops also returns to offer all-natural popsicles in seasonal flavors. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Information:

June 17 The 29th Texas Black Invitational Rodeo will be hosted by the African American Museum on Saturday, June 17 at the Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Coliseum Drive. Proceeds from the event benefit the African American Museum and their mission of research, presentation and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that relate to the African American Community. The rodeo features top cowboys and cowgirls competing in several events including the pony express relay race, steer wrestling, wild bull riding and more. The rodeo is one of the top events of the Juneteenth weekend. Information:

Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming events and performances include:
June 22 Hijas de su Madre
July 6 Dr. Cesar Lozano
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:
June 28-July 1 MegaFest is a four-day festival of faith, film and family oriented events hosted in Dallas on June 28 through July 1, 2017, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. An all-star lineup of speakers from near and far will stimulate your mind and soul, including Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes of The Potter's House; Tye Tribbett, a Grammy Award-winning artist; and Pastor Joseph Prince of Singapore's New Creation Church. Join us at MegaFest to discover the world's most influential, transformative speakers and mainstream entertainers taking center stage. If you are looking for things to do in Dallas this summer, MegaFest 2017 is your definitive arts and entertainment experience for the whole family! Information:

July 14 Go Oak Cliff's 8th annual Bastille on Bishop happens from 6-11 p.m. in the Bishop Arts District. Bastille on Bishop is a family-friendly festival celebrating the festive French liberation day with French wine, food, music, and markets. Costumes are welcome – break out your stripes and beret! The event is free, but adults wishing to drink wine must reserve their wine glasses in advance. Information:

Saturdays through Oct. 28 The Farmers Branch Market supports local vendors that want to share their passion and products with our community. We believe in creating an environment that promotes eating fresh, eating local and bringing people together in a fun environment. The market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 1 through October 28. Nestled under a canopy of Post Oak trees, the Farmers Branch Market is located at the Grove at Mustang Crossing. Information:

Sundays Year-Round Head to Downtown Plano Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to buy locally grown produce and other goods at this new, year-round farmer's market located in the parking area of the Plano Municipal Center on Municipal Ave. and Ave. K. It's a short walk from the DART Rail Station. Information:

Events in Fort Worth and Denton

Fort Worth:

Fort Worth ITC Station Saturdays through Sept. 2 The T's Safari Shuttle bus will run from The T's downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturdays through September 2nd.

Trolley Boarding Times
The Safari Shuttle leaves on the hour and 1/2 hour from the ITC Station at 1001 Jones St., downtown Fort Worth. Board the shuttle to the zoo at Bus Bay A at the ITC. Returning to the ITC Station is simple - board where you got off. Return trips from the Zoo board every 30 minutes. The Safari Shuttle's route is from ITC to Colonial Parkway – a short walk from the zoo's main entrance.

ITC Station To Fort Worth Zoo: first trip is 9:30 a.m., last trip is 6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Zoo to ITC Station: first trip is 10:00 a.m., last trip is 7:00 p.m.
Shuttles operate every 30 minutes until the last trip of the day.

Fort Worth Zoo visitors arriving from Dallas and the Mid-Cities by the TRE may ride the Safari Shuttle from the ITC free of charge by using their TRE Regional day pass or with a valid weekly, monthly or annual regional pass.

Information: 817-215-8600 or

Through June 16 Dream Big: Engineering our World at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Omni Theater, an IMAX® Dome, tells the stories of engineers who answer the call to build a better future. Innovative thinkers who are transforming the world because they dared to dream big. They are driven by a passion to make a difference in our world. From the world's tallest buildings, to underwater robots, to a solar car race across the Australian Outback, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected ways. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information:

Through June 25 Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is in the Louis Kahn Building at the Kimbell Art Museum. The American architect Louis Kahn (1901--1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the 20th century. With complex spatial compositions and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. Among his most important works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959-65), the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962-83) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1966-72). The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, photographs and films. The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information:

May 27-Sept. 24 Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ is on exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy Street. Journey to the world of Clifford™ and Emily Elizabeth™! Like tourists visiting Birdwell Island, you will start your journey aboard the ferry, complete with seagull sounds and clanking ship bells. Take the captain's seat and steer the ship's wheel as you arrive on Birdwell Island. As visitors explore Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog, they will encounter the people and places that make-up Clifford's world. Information:

The Herd Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information:

Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at:


June 17 The Best Little Brewfest in Texas is a craft beer festival in Old Town Lewisville that will be held on Saturday, June 17, starting at 3 p.m. More than 50 craft breweries from all over Texas will be present with more than 100 handcrafted brews to serve thousands of beer lovers. Event goers can ride the A-train to Old Town Station and take a quick walk or get on Lewisville Connect Route 22 to get to all the festivities. Information:

Denton Community Market Saturdays Apr. Through Nov. Denton Community Market takes place Saturdays through November near downtown Denton. Experience a community gathering space alive with music, local food and produce, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business, community groups and more! The market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. Information:

Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information:

First Friday Denton First Friday of every month First Friday Denton is on the first Friday of every month, and is significant because that is the day when artists and artisans in the business district surrounding the Denton County Historic Courthouse on the Square open their doors for visitors and patrons to visit and see them at work, browse and perhaps buy a unique piece of art, jewelry or a myriad of other art objects - for yourself or someone special. And First Friday also offers patrons a chance to visit their favorite restaurants and businesses that have extended First Friday hours, so come to First Friday ready for music, art, books, coffee and great original foods. Information:

Fridays and Saturdays Ghosts of Denton haunted history tours. The city of Denton, and the county surrounding it, has fascinating history. It also has more than its fair share of ghostly stories. Join Shelly Tucker, a professional storyteller for 27 years, on a 90 minute tour. Most of the tour revolves around the square, although there is one (and possibly now there are two) stops about two blocks away. Tour participants should wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In summer, it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Scheduled tours begin at 8:00 p.m (sharp) on Friday and Saturday nights from Jupiter House Coffee at 106 N. Locust in Denton (on the east side of the Courthouse-on-the-Square). Advance tickets are available online or at Jupiter House Coffee. Information:

UNT Art Path Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or or visit

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Special Offers with your DART Pass

Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Special Dallas Zoo Offer with a DART Pass: Mondays and Tuesdays, show your same-day DART Pass at the Dallas Zoo to enjoy a $2 discount on regular admission prices. Information:

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