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Cedar Hill Walk the Light Art Festival

25 Jul

When was the last time you got excited about walking through the street light? I believe mine all came after seeing this…

(Anybody remember this? It was the moment all us 80s-born Sesame Street watching kids found a new way to walk..myself included) Well you’ll get another chance this Saturday night. Cedar Hill hosts the Walk the Light Art Festival July 30th from 4-10pm in their historic downtown. It’s not far from 1382, right around the corner from the Cinemark Theatre and only a minute drive from Uptown Village.

If you’re a fan of art don’t miss this Free outdoor event displaying all art genres. Artists will display or perform their craft around in Pioneer Park, inside downtown Cedar Hill businesses and on the streets as Walk the Light Arts Festival paints the town all sorts of colors. If you’re an artist yourself and interested in participating, visit www.walkthelight.org to register. Walk the Light is devoted to celebrating artists and art of all forms by providing a unique venue for it to be enjoyed, and what better place than out in the street? Cedar Hill may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of looking at artwork but they just might change your mind this weekend once you’ve stepped into the outdoor gallery they’ve created. All you newbies to the art world can use this opportunity to expose yourself to the different forms of art and participate in the creative process through various performances, exhibits and art installations. Again, it’s Saturday 7/30 and Admission is Free! So what do you have to lose? Especially if you don’t have any other plans. Add a splash of color to your weekend and try something a little different.

This little piggy went to the Walk the Light Art Festival. That little piggy stayed home. This little piggy was glad she went, while the other got closer to becoming labeled a “bore”. (yeah, definitely not the wild kind)

Join Pigasso this weekend at the Art Festival

JAM to Give | Braxton Family Values

15 Jul

The 8-week concert series of Cedar Hill Uptown Village continues this week as DFW saxophonist Tom Braxton returns to the stage. Last year he filled the Village Green with smooth jazzy sax sounds that had the crowd dancing and tapping their heels, and this year will be no different. Believe it or not, he taught my brother to play the saxophone when we were younger, so I know he’s a talented musician! With his new album, Endless Highway, now available in stores, Braxton instills those family values by giving to a charitable cause through his music. As it may not be the same exact values as Toni Braxton and her sisters, Tom Braxton (no relation to the VH1 reality stars) has managed to make a name for himself across the U.S. and most importantly the DFW Metroplex. By supporting the local non-profit Hope Mansion, Braxton can help you support a worthy cause and cool off at the end of the week with some quality live music.

Dallas Saxophonist Tom Braxon plays July 15

Found just last November, the Hope Mansion is a faith-based community partnership organization aimed at providing a support system for women in crisis with unplanned/unwanted pregnancies. Located right in Cedar Hill, Hope Mansion provides women support facilities for women in the metroplex should they choose to keep their child or place them up for adoption with limited availability in the entire metroplex as Elizabeth Homes and Grace Home were both recently closed. You can be a part of supporting the non-profit’s mission of practical support for mothers’ and their babies during a time of crisis by bringing toiletry items to Friday’s evening concert (July 15). Whether it’s toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, lotion, whatever, help make a difference in someone else’s life by providing just a small simple contribution. We, as a community, can make a difference and JAM to Give helps us do just that on a weekly basis. Join us at the Village Green once again for a live saxophone performance by one of Dallas’ best jazz musicians and support this concert for a cause that benefits the Hope Mansion.

The concert will be from 7-9pm so you have a little time to change and unwind after work. The kids can bring their swimsuits and beat the heat playing at the fountain in the meantime. This is the second to last concert of the Summer hosted by Uptown Village so catch it before July 22nd comes!

JAM To Give | Beat the Heat with The Best of the Beatles

8 Jul

End a hard day’s work listening to A Hard Night’s Day from 7-9pm and donate to a worthy cause.

Cedar Hill Uptown Village’s Summer series continues this Friday, July 8th with A Hard Night’s Day. Enjoy the musical tribute to the Beatles in the center of Cedar Hill’s liveliest weekend spot. The kids can splash around the water gardens as you travel back to a time when mop top haircuts showed your level of ‘swag’. A Hard Night’s Day is the best known Beatles cover band in the DFW area. As you know, the concert lasts from 7-9pm and it is requested that you donate a particular item each week for a charitable cause.

DFW's #1 Beatles cover Band hits the Village Green 7/8

The Tri City Animal Shelter is the organization that will benefit from this week’s donations. Located right down the street from Uptown Village on Pleasant Run, The Tri City Animal Shelter provides cages and kennels for strays as well as adoptable dogs. The municipal animal shelter serves DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Duncanville so once a stray is found in one of those cities they can be brought here. The mission of the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center is to provide exemplary care for the impounded and unwanted animals through redemption, adoption, and public education. It’s only been a couple of years that they’ve been in their new Pleasant Run location and have already made a significant impact on the community, not to mention surrounding cities as well.

So, how can you help?? Bring Dry dog good and newspaper to Friday’s concert. Newspaper is easy since many of us already get that and throw them out anyways. Just make it a point to bring those newspapers for a shelter that can use it! This event doesn’t get much better! Pack up the cooler and lawn chairs and join us on the Village Green this weekend as we give back and JAM to Give! Remember your donation items: dry dog food and newspaper.

Tri-City serves DeSoto, Duncanville & Cedar Hill

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