Hat designed by Prashi Shah of Prashe Decor: Kim Grubb Photography

Hat designed by Prashi Shah of Prashe Decor: Kim Grubb Photography

Check out some designer hats and raise funds for skin cancer prevention by strolling in the tenth annual AIM for the CURE melanoma walk — hosted by Scott Murray, Emmy Award winning broadcaster and cancer survivor — Saturday, May 3, at the Pavilion Area at Bachman Lake Park. The 3.3-mile leisurely walk/run features face painting, balloon twisting, and a raffle prize drawing. There is no fee to participate; instead, each walker is encouraged to raise a minimum of $50 to benefit melanoma research. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and opening ceremony starts at 9 a.m. Several high-fashion, whimsical sun hats will debut at the event. Designed by local personalities, fashion designers and trendsetters, the hats will be available in an online auction beginning April 30 at midnight through May 31. Proceeds will benefit AIM at Melanoma — one of the largest international melanoma foundations in the world — and DermOne will match the highest bid (up to $500 maximum). Hat designers include radio personality Julie Fisk, host of “Zazza & Julie,” KVIL 103.7-FM, Preston Hollow’s Leslie Ezelle (of Leslie Christine Designs, HGTV “AllStar” winner, interior designer, and former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader,) and Prashi Shah, national fashion designer of Prashe and event décor designer of Prashe Décor, to name a few.

From Kira Plastinina's fashion line

From Kira Plastinina’s fashion line

SMU hosts its third annual fashion week Wednesday, April 30-Friday, May 2. Fashion Week events are free and held on the SMU campus. Activities include a pop-up shop, lectures from FD Luxe editor Bradley Agather Mearns and fashion model turned sociologist Ashley Mears, concluding with a fashion show featuring SMU students modeling looks from ASOS and Preston Center’s LUBLU boutique. View event schedules and more here.

Attend a concert at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church this Sunday at 5 p.m. The Lovers Lane UMC Jazz ensemble, led by Bill Sleeper, will perform “Spring Swing,” featuring a festive showcase of swing music to usher in the new season. The concert is free and open to the public; call 214.691.4721 for additional information.


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