Meet some pets …

… and help give them a loving home by adopting or donating to the cause. The Animal Rescue of Texas will host a meet-and-greet Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven. The organization’s most critical needs are foster homes for homeless pets and medical expenses to cover vaccinations and health screenings. You can help by volunteering for ART or sponsoring an animal, ensuring that it receives all the necessary care to become part of a family. For details, visit

Eat a cupcake …

… and celebrate Earth Day with the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum. Sprinkles Cupcakes will feature a special vanilla cupcake April 18-22, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward growing and maintaining the council’s major environmental project, A Woman’s Garden at the Dallas Arboretum. Through horticulture and landscape design, the garden aims to symbolize the spirit of women. Sprinkles is located at 4020 Villanova in the Plaza at Preston Center. For details, visit

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