Some of the garden items that will be turned into bitters at North Haven Garden this weekend.

Looking to get out this weekend? From cultural festivals to political displays, there’s a little something for everyone this weekend in Preston Hollow.


  • Greek Festival at Preston Royal Southwest

Celebrate the flavors and music of the island nation of Greece during free festivities this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gus Kostas, proprietor of Greek Isles Grille and Taverna, is celebrating the marriages of his two sons, John and Chris, with a Greek Festival. Expect a feast of meatballs, seafood, vegetarian delights and delicious desserts. Dave Tanner will provide the music.


  • Mothers Against Police Brutality

The Park Cities/Central Dallas Democrats will host the co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, John Fullinwider, on Saturday, Oct. 3, for a discussion at 10:30 a.m. at the University Park Public Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza. The organization was formed along with Collette Flanagan and Sara Mokurta after Flanagan’s son, Clinton Allen, was killed by Dallas police in March 2013. Fullinwider will discuss ways to get involved during the free talk.


  • Make your own cocktails

It’s hard to picture a pretty place to learn the basics of the bar than North Haven Gardens. Kate Payne of “The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking” will teach the class DIY Bar, where particpants learn to make bitters using garden botanicals such as wormwood, gentian, dandelion, burdock, angelica, sarsaparilla and various aromatic spices. The class takes place Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Get more information or register for the class here.

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