business

Einstein Printing has earned the Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program. The company was awarded for using paper made from trees in well-managed forests, meaning precautions are taken to protect ecosystems and the environment.

community

Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law is offering free one-hour tax consultations for anyone who cannot afford attorney services and is facing an IRS audit, appeal or collection process; involved in innocent spouse relief; or needing to resolve a past due tax matter. To schedule a free consultation, call 214.768.2562 or visit smu.edu/law/taxclinic/. The school’s small business clinic also is providing free legal services to new and existing small businesses and nonprofit organizations that cannot afford to pay legal fees. For more information, call 214.768.4935.

Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas is offering a week-long summer singing camp for students entering fourth- through eighth-grade. No audition is necessary to attend the camp. Two sessions are offered, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Thanks to a grant from the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, students enrolled in Dallas ISD schools can attend for free; otherwise, the camp costs $125. Registration forms are available at thechildrenschorus.org. For information, call 214.965.0491.

Casa de Vida, a respite care program for caregivers of early onset Alzheimer’s and any other forms of dementia, is offered weekly on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m at NorthPark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central Expressway. It is strictly a social program, with no medications or health care administered. Activities include morning snacks, exercise, bingo, crafts and music. A $10 fee covers the day’s program; application required. Call Ann Anderson at 972.783.8780 or Nick Harper at 214.349.6584 to apply or for information.

Disabled American Veterans Big D Chapter 57 meets every first Saturday at 1 p.m. at 8630 Thurgood Lane for discussions and lunch. Meetings include various activities, presenters and topics. The group is also informed about legislative matters of interest to our group at federal, state and local levels. All disabled veterans are welcome. For more information, call 214.343.8643 or e-mail adjutant57@verizon.net

The SPCA of Texas runs an injured animal rescue ambulance service to help strays. SPCA will respond to calls in our neighborhood from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Field officers will evaluate injured animals and take them to the SPCA, Highland Park Animal Clinic or an emergency clinic for treatment. 214.651.7387.

Teen Community Bible Study meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Schreiber Methodist Church. Teens from North Dallas public and private high schools are invited. 4525 Rickover. For information call 972.387.0188 or visit teencbs.org.

schools

The Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Center recently was accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The center is one of the first in the Dallas area to earn an accreditation from the national organization.

students

Hillcrest High School graduate Meredith Greer was named to the Austin College Dean’s List for fall term 2007. All students named to the Dean’s List earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale and are ranked in the top 20 percent of the student body. Greer is the daughter of Dale and Clare Greer.

Hillcrest High School students recently competed in the state academic decathlon competition. Burke Hall won a gold medal in Honors Speech, a bronze medal in Interview, and placed fourth in Honors; Mattia Flabiano won a silver medal in Honors Interview, and placed eighth in Honors; Burke Hall and Kate Kitsumritphol tied for 10th place in Honors; Ana Olivares placed fourth in Scholastic; and Claire Lindsey placed ninth in Varsity.

Hillcrest High School students recently competed in an area swimming and diving competition. Burke Hall placed seventh in the 200 Freestyle and fourth in the 100 Freestyle; Alix Kohrs placed sixth in the 200 Freestyle and fifth in the 500 Freestyle; Burke Hall, Patrick Crowling, William Snyder and Chase McLean placed eighth in the Boys 200 Medley Relay; Morgan Conway placed first in Diving; Ted Sniderman placed sixth in Diving; Morgan Conway qualified for state competition in Diving; and Alix Kohrs qualified for state competition in the 500 Freestyle.

An online tutoring service is now being offered on the Dallas Public Library’s website, tailored for students grades 4-12. The service is free to all holders of a DPL library card. The service can be accessed by visiting dallaslibrary.org and clicking DASH.

volunteer

Dallas CASA is seeking volunteers to train as advocates for abused and neglected children. CASA empowers everyday citizens to speak up in court for the best interest of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Volunteers gather information for the court and work with the child welfare system and others to quickly find a safe, permanent home for each child. For more information or to register for an upcoming information session, call 214.827.9603 ext. 273 or visit dallascasa.org.

Bea’s Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational and personal development opportunities to low-income children so they will stay in school and break the cycle of poverty. The organization is seeking volunteers to assist center directors in providing after school homework help, and give encouragement to low-income pre-k through high school students. The center is located at 13450 Maham, and hours are Monday through Thursday, 4-6 p.m. throughout the school year. For more information about volunteer opportunities at Bea’s Kids, contact director of volunteers Lisa Vaughn at 972.417.9061 or lisa.vaughn@beaskids.org. Find more information at beaskids.org.

Assistance League of Dallas is a volunteer group dedicated to assisting the elderly, children, and the abused. Volunteers work in structured and established programs for Children’s Medical Center, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, and Dallas ISD. New members are welcome. To join or for more information, call 972.437.1239 or assistanceleagueofdallas.org.

CONTACT Crisis Line is seeking volunteers to help callers through some of life’s most critical moments. Those interested will be taught crisis management techniques, will develop their listening skills, and will enhance their interactions with family, friends and co-workers. CONTACT Crisis Line specialists provide a caring human connection, a trained listening ear, and a connection to resources to help people through tough times. For more information, call 972.233.0866 ext. 311.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at the Senior Source is looking for volunteers age 55+ to volunteer with more than 230 non-profit agencies in Dallas and Collin counties. RSVP matches your skills, needs and desires with a volunteer job. Volunteers are generally needed for three hours, one to two days a week. 214.823.5700 or rsvpd@TheSeniorSource.org.

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