The Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society meets at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth, for its annual holiday luncheon. Doc Gibbs performs a musical program. Reservations are required; call 972.620.7600.

Foster Kids Charity needs donations to prepare packages for needy foster children in Dallas County. The nonprofit urgently needs clothing for boys and girls ages 6-10, as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks and underwear. Only new items are accepted. Drop of donations at 12830 Hillcrest, Suite 111. For more information, visit


Construction has begun on the 2.2-mile section of the Northaven Trail that extends from Valleydale near the Jewish Community Center to Preston Road. The trail eventually will continue west to Denton Drive. For more information, visit


Kramer Elementary hosts a technology recycling fundraiser to dispose of electronics properly while raising money for school programs. Bring items such as old computers, inkjet cartridges, mp3 players, cell phones and GPS devices during two collections dates Dec. 2 and April 20 at the school, 7131 Midbury. For details, call 972.794.8300 or visit

Le’Shai Maston, head football coach at Providence Christian School, received the Baylor Legends Award from his alma mater, Baylor University. The Baylor Lettermen’s Association presented the award, which honors an outstanding former athlete. Maston played football for the Baylor Bears and was a two-time all conference linebacker and four-year letterman, helping the team get to two bowl games — the Copper Bowl in 1991 and the Sun Bowl in 1992.

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