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Dream Fund’s 15th Annual Chili Cook Off

7 Nov

One thing you’re sure to learn how to eat or cook in Texas is Chili!! So why not celebrate some of the best kinds while supporting a great cause? Don’t miss the 2011 Chili Cook Off sponsored by the Dream Fund. The 15th Annual Chili Cook Off, held at Addison Circle Park November 12th, is an annual fundraiser event where chili cookers all throughout the metroplex come together to compete for awards including: Best Themed Booth, Best Chili in 2 categories and People’s Choice Aaward. While the focus of the event is the chili cooking competition, there will be plenty of other entertainment to keep the crowds busy. Between the Live Entertainment Stage and Kids Zone your family is sure to remain pleased. Kids Zone has oversized bounce houses, fire truck tours, face painting and all that other stuff children enjoy doing outside of eating chili. Local bands and musicians will grace the stage for some spicy musical performances.

If you want to actually sample the chili, give a small donation for one raffle ticket and also get your People’s Choice voting ballot so you can cast your vote! As you may or may not know, the donations go towards the DREAM Fund which is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to aid colleagues in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana that face any unexpected medical emergencies or life crisis and are in need of emotional as well as financial support. Over the last 20 years, DREAM Fund has donated over $1 million to those in need. This support link is comprised of advertising, PR and media communities throughout the Southwest. The DREAM Fund, on average, helps 45-50 individuals and families each year. Anything from paying medical bills and providing emotional support to covering care flight costs or bone marrow transplants and giving rides to the doctor DREAM Fund strives to bridge the gap between crisis and a new normal. To learn more about this organization and how you can get involved, click here.

Firetruck tours for the Kids

Sign up your chili teams here if you’d like to participate in this year’s cook off! DREAM Fund’s Hot to Trot Walk is back to kick off the weekend November 12th at 9:30am. Registration will begin at 8am and the 15th Annual Chili Cook Off officially opens to the public at 10:00am and closes at 3:00pm. Register your team for the 2011 Chili Cook Off!

Spice up your Life Nov 12th: 10am-3pm

Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive
Addison, TX 75001

11th Annual South Dallas Dance Festival

3 Nov

The South Dallas Dance Festival returns November 11th-13th for its 11th year! Join The South Dallas Cultural Center and the ARGA Nova Dance Company as they celebrate performances surrounding the year’s theme: “Forging Ahead”. The festival includes all genres’ dance performances, a master class with Lela Bell, a dance film screening, a praise dance showcase (on Sunday), the dancer of the year award and a reception. The 2011 South Dallas Dance Festival takes place for three whole days at the South Dallas Cultural Center. General Admission to this dance festival is only $10 while Star System members, the Dance Council of North Texas, seniors, students only pay $5.

SDDF takes place at the South Dallas Cultural Center

The South Dallas Cultural Center provides “classes for the education-minded to finger-poppin’ jazz jams for the young and the old hipsters”. Locatedjust outside the Fair Park complex, this community resource for south Dallas residents offers a wide variety of programs inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the African Diaspora. The SDCC seeks to educate and inspire through the visual, media, literary and performing arts. Check out some of the programs they currently offer.

ARGA Nova Dance is the official name of the organization known as Beckles Dancing Company whose major focus is the development of artists and repertory. The South Dallas Dance Festival is only one of two of their important undertakings as it aims to promote pride, sharing and nurturing of the artform in the area. Founded in 1997, ARGA stands for the Andre R. George Association. It was started to promote dance and related Art and issues. Through dance companies, festivals and lectures ARGA builds community and understanding. ARGA is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Andre R. George who was a gifted dancer, teacher, choreographer and founder of the Nova Dancing Company. ARGA Nova Dance also edits the Black Dance Review.

As you await Alvin Ailey’s arrival in February find your way down to Fitzhugh for the 11th Annual South Dallas Dance Festival Nov 11-13! They’ll be plenty of South Dallas Swag..

The South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 South Fitzhugh
Dallas TX 75210

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