Articles from: May 2012

Combined Modalities Provide Relief & Relaxation

Serendipity Health and Wellness, PC, in Plano, is a full-service chiropractic and massage practice, helping clients ease the pain and stress of daily life and chronic illness through a variety of therapies. Understanding the benefit of combining the dual modalities of massage and chiropractic treatment, Dr. Amy St. John, D.C., LMT, is formally trained in both for the treatment of adults and children.

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North Texas Race for the Cure

The 22nd annual Susan G. Komen North Texas Plano Race for the Cure will be held June 9, in Plano. The race celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those that have lost their battle with the disease by raising funds and awareness of breast cancer through a series of run/walks. Race options include a 5K competitive run, 5K casual walk/run and a 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk. The concrete course winds through the Plano campus of HP and The Campus at Legacy. The competitive run is USAT&F certified, with award-eligible chip timing available.

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A Pizza Experience at Main Street Days in Grapevine

Downtown Historic Grapevine puts on the 28th annual Main Street Days, themed A Pizza Experience, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., May 18 and 19, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 20. Admission is free until 5 p.m., May 18. Adult tickets are $7; seniors and children 6 to 12 are $5; and children under 6 free. Coupons must be purchased for rides and food.

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Bon Temps at Grand Prairie Cajun Fest

Creole-style fun is set to erupt at the 15th annual Big Mamou Cajun Fest, held May 5 and 6, at Trader’s Village, in Grand Prairie. Everything Cajun, from music to activities, makes the two-day event a family favorite in North Texas. Admission is free and parking is $3. There is a charge for carnival and thrill rides.

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Cottonwood Art Festival Extends Hours

The 44th annual Cottonwood Art Festival has extended its hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 5, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 6, at Cottonwood Park, in Richardson. The free, biannual North Texas juried show features over 240 artists displaying their creative works of art and a variety of interactive family activities.

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New Venue for North Texas Beer Festival

The second annual North Texas Beer Festival will return, but to an all-new location at the Irving Convention Center, in Las Colinas, from 3 to 9 p.m., May 12. The event is dedicated to educating attendees about craft beer culture, meeting brewers and the opportunity to taste more than 200 different styles of beverages. Organizer Darrell Faircloth says, “We’ve proven the concept, and have a lot more breweries participating this year.”

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Tempting Treats On Tap At Taste Addison

A weekend of food, music and family fun is planned for all at Taste Addison 2012, held May 18 to 20, at Circle Park, in Addison. The threeday festival is open from 6 p.m. to midnight, May 18, noon to midnight, May 19 and noon to 5 p.m., May 20, featuring more than 60 Addison restaurants serving samplings from their menus.

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Let’s Move Together to Support Arthritis Research

The Arthritis Foundation, North Texas, will host the Let’s Move Together Dallas Arthritis Walk at 10 a.m., May 19, in Dallas. The Arthritis Walk is the signature fundraiser helping to bring awareness to their efforts in fighting arthritis and the disability it causes. Registration is free and begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Wounded Warrior Races Benefits Injured Soldiers

To honor members of the U.S. military and raise money for injured soldiers, the second annual Wounded Warrior Half Marathon, 10K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes to the streets June 10, in Las Colinas. The funds raised benefit the Semper Fi Fund, which provides assistance to combatinjured marines and sailors, and the Reserve Aid, which gives financial support to reserve service members from all branches of the military in need of hospitalization and recovery assistance such as home modifications, customized transportation and specialized equipment.

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New Blues Festival in Allen

The inaugural Allen City Blues Festival begins strumming at 4 p.m., May 27, at the Allen Event Center, in Allen, featuring artists that include Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan and legendary guitarists Robert Randolph, Ian Moore and Tyler Bryant.

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