Easter Basket Drive
While you’re preparing for the spring holiday, help make a happy Easter possible for 1,500 abused and neglected children by contributing to the Community Partners of Dallas’ Easter Basket Drive. Guide your own kids in filling a basket or plastic bucket with suggested items such as Easter grass, treat-filled plastic eggs, wrapped candy and a book or small stuffed animal. Call ahead to make sure the office is open and drop off the baskets by March 19. For more information, call 214/624-7557 or visit cpdtx.org.
For kids who are feeling even more generous, consider signing up for the new children’s charity program that serves critically ill infants at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Arlington. In lieu of presents, kids can ask party guests for donations, which will be used to purchase needed items. And after the party, the birthday boy or girl can deliver the items and receive special recognition as a Birthday Buddy. For more information, call 682/236-5232 or visit texashealth.org/birthdaybuddies.
Lone Star Youth Orchestra
If you have a youngster who has shown an inclination toward music, show them how other young people are using their musical talents. Listen to middle school and high school students perform their Pops on Tour at 7pm in the Carpenter Hall at the Irving Arts Center. You’ll hear Prelude and Fugue in Jazz by Jacques Press, Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg, and a performance by one of the LSYO concert competition winners. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students. Call 972/252-2787 or visit irvingartscenter.com to reserve your seat.
To find more family-friendly events, visit the calendar at dfwchild.com/showcalendar.asp.
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