Dig out your old prom dress
Now through Dec. 31, donate gently used girls’ formal wear to Bookmarks library at NorthPark Center. All sizes are needed. The clothes will be distributed to branch libraries and given to girls who can’t afford to buy their own prom dresses this spring. Bring the kids and check out some of the library’s weekend programs, such as a Nutcracker puppet show, crafts and storytime.
The big annual matchmaking event for young singles, The Matzah Ball, is 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 24 at the Den Bar & Grill in Uptown with “club chic” attire. The event is organized by our neighborhood’s Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Dallas.
Day at the museum
Show out-of-town relatives some of the best art collections around at Preston Hollow-area museums. Among other displays, the Meadows Museum is exhibiting “House of Alba,” a rare collection of more than 100 works from one of the oldest and most significant private art collections in Europe. At the Museum of Biblical Art, Jeffery Brosk’s “Meditations in Wood” ends in January. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum’s Christmas at the White House 2002 exhibit is on display until Jan. 13.
12th day of beer
Whole Foods at Park Lane recently opened a second bar with 25 craft beer taps, bar food and a vintage pinball machine. To celebrate, they’ve been hosting “12 Days of Beer,” which ends with the last event at 7 p.m. Dec. 23.
Learn from the “Upstanders”
The Preston Royal branch library hosts a special program at 2 p.m. Dec. 30, “An Upstander Lesson from the Holocaust: Rescuers and Resisters,” with Dr. Charlotte Decoster of the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The term “upstanders” refers to individuals who risked their lives to help those persecuted by the Nazis. For more details, call 214.351.1506.
Wine and paint
Check out the weekly wine glass painting class at Art of Wine at Preston-Forest. Happy hour starts at 5 p.m., and the class is 6:30-8:30 p.m. The $25 cost includes appetizers, and glasses and brushes.
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