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6AM City In-House pt 2

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It’s a feel-good summer
A waiter is taking orders at the Taste Community Restaurant in a somewhat crowded dining room with customers.
Taste Community Restaurant started in 2017 with its first location in Fort Worth.
Are you looking for ways to make an impact in Dallas this summer? We have curated a few clubs, shops, and organizations where you can get started.

The Barking Project
This nonprofit organization works to save the lives of dogs facing euthanasia in Texas shelters due to overcrowding.

By hosting different pop-up events around the DFW metroplex, the organization has been able to house more than 80+ animals and rescue 19 animals so far in 2024. Follow their Instagram for updates on volunteer opportunities.

This professional skate park and community hub is working to create resources + programs for kids, families, and the environment.

The service-driven community is always looking for volunteers to help with upcoming projects and events.

Daddy Stroller Social Club
The Daddy Stroller Social Club was created as a safe space for fathers in the DFW community. Centralized around Black and Brown male mental health and support for first-time fathers, it has now become a social hub with resources for all fathers and families. Currently, the group is accepting donations to host monthly meetups.

A picture of thrifted clothes from Thrfit4Good Denton

A picture of thrifted clothes from Thrfit4Good Denton



ThriftForGood Denton
You are making a difference when you shop at this retail shop, which focuses on greener and more sustainable fashion.

Beyond shopping, you can donate. With each donation, 25% of the proceeds go to a charity of your choice. Donated goods that don’t sell are given to the TFG Charitable Supply, which distributes items to various charities.

The Taste Project
Fort Worth’s Taste Community Restaurant has a unique pay-what-you-can-policy — the goal is to “feed people one community at a time.” Patrons who can’t pay can volunteer to work in exchange for a meal. Additionally, the eatery is always looking for volunteers for kitchen and serving staff.
Will you be volunteering this summer?

A. Of course
B. No, it’s not really for me
C. Maybe, If I have extra time
Thursday, June 20
  • Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night | Thursday, June 20-Friday, June 21 | 8:30 p.m. |Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tension Pkwy., Dallas | $15-$20 | Join Shakespeare Dallas for the beloved summer tradition Shakespeare in the Park- hilarity ensues in this classic Shakespeare romantic comedy through a classic case of mistaken identity.
  • Whiskey and Wagyu Dinner | Thursday, June 20 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Ocean Prime, 2101 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas | $250 | Indulge in a four-course menu pairing wagyu and whiskey — your reservation includes passed appetizers, the four-course menu, tax, gratuity, and valet parking.
Friday, June 21
  • The Boho Market at Klyde Warren Park | Friday, June 21 | 5-9 p.m. | Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Ste. 403, Dallas | Free | June’s Boho Market will feature pride-themed activities. Dallas Arts District Pride Block Party will begin nearby at 6 p.m.
  • Synergy 2024 | Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22 | 8 p.m. | Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas | $17-$65 | This event will bring dancers and musicians together for three live musical performances.
Saturday, June 22
  • 4th Annual Mambo Miles 5K | Saturday, June 22 | 8-11 a.m. | Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Ste. 403, Dallas | $60 | End this annual 5K with the legendary Mambo Taxi Margarita — proceeds will benefit the M Crowd Familia Fund.
  • Vidorra Bachata Brunch | Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Vidorra, 2642 Main St., Dallas | Free | Join Vidorra for Bachata Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
  • Art in the Park | Saturday, June 22 | 11 a.m. | Leonhardt Lagoon at Fair Park, 3809 Grand Ave., Dallas | Free | Learn new artistic techniques with artist Karla Ceballo.
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How to spend a weekend in charming Boerne, TX
A gif of places around Boerne, TX
Visit Boerne to experience unique shopping, events, Hill Country scenery, and more. | Photos courtesy of Visit Boerne; GIF by ATXtoday
Just five hours from Dallas is Boerne, TX — a historic city steeped with Hill Country charm and plenty to do. Save these pro tips to plan your (well-deserved) vacation:

    What to do

    Where to eat

    • The Dienger Trading Co. | Grab breakfast or lunch at this community bistro, bakery, espresso bar, and boutique.
    • Richter Tavern | This 1920s industrial-themed eatery features a seasonal menu and custom cocktails.

    Where to stay

    • The Bevy | Bring the family to enjoy the resort pool, fire pits, and signature restaurant as this boutique hotel.
    • The Kendall | This elevated, historic stay — perfect for a romantic getaway — earned a 2023 Texas Travel Award for “Best Hotel, Small Market.”
    News Notes
    • The City of Dallas may end alley trash and push for curbside pickup. The city council is slated to review the plan, with no timeline set. (Dallas Morning News)
    Coming Soon
    • The Galleria Dallas has announced a special partnership with Netflix. The company has chosen the Dallas shopping center to host one of its first entertainment venues — “Netflix House.” The location is expected to open in 2025. (Netflix)
    • The University of Texas at Dallas is at the forefront for the highest faculty pay for full-time professors. The average pay for staff is $125,185 per year. Southern Methodist University ranked second in DFW with professors earning an average of $124,476 annually. (WFAA)
    • Better luck next year Mavs. Dallas Mavericks lost Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics 106-88. Get the biggest stories every day from the local experts of the Dallas Mavericks with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
    • Meet The Texas Flyover: A free daily newsletter written by Texans, for Texans. With 100,000+ daily readers, this publication delivers the most important news about the Lonestar State to your inbox every weekday. Become a subscriber with one click.*
    Meet the ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’
    Hey, FTWtoday. Our colleague, FTWtoday City Editor Kate, recently met with Dr. Opal Lee on the front porch of her new home. | Photo by FTWtoday
    Civil rights activist, Opal Lee gathered with family, city leaders, and the community at her new home during an event honoring “The Grandmother of Juneteenth.”

    Dr. Opal Lee has dedicated her life to fighting for racial justice and equity, advocating for the federal recognition of Juneteenth.

    Our friends at FTWtoday, our Fort Worth newsletter, sat down with Lee to reflect on her new home and hopes for the future.

    What did receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom mean to you?

    So many people were responsible for that. I wondered how they could enjoy it as much as I was enjoying it. To get the medal — that was a blast.

    What is one way you show kindness or empathy to others in your community every day?

    I am willing to get food for those in our neighborhood who don’t have it. In fact, I’ve got a farm, and we’re growing produce for the WIC program.
    The Wrap
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