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Dallas Examiner | 8/29/2013, 6:41 p.m. | Updated on 8/29/2013, 6:41 p.m.
The South Dallas Cultural Center will host an event commemorating the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 31 from ...

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The South Dallas Cultural Center will host an event commemorating the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 31 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. The special tribute will include a screening of the National Geographic film Deadly Floods, and a special appearance by Imani Williams, a Katrina survivor featured in the film. The event will also feature a book signing by Lynette Wilkinson, author of the award-winning book UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew and a demonstration of the famous New Orleans second line by choreographer and performing artist Michelle Gibson. For more information, call 214-939-2787.


In honor of workers nationwide, Operation Kindness is offering a discount on all pet adoptions during Labor Day weekend from Friday through Monday. The fees cover the cost of caring for the animals at the center such as tests, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and other medical procedures. Operation Kindness cares for more than 275 animals at the shelter, with more than 100 animals in foster homes. The adoption center is located at 3201 Earhart Drive.

Learn more about the adoption center by calling 972-418-PAWS or visiting http://www.operationkindness.org.


The Metrocare Auxiliary will host the 2013 Meal for the Minds Luncheon on Sept. 18 beginning at 11 a.m. at Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave. The focus on the luncheon is on the services Metrocare provides for clients with mental health challenges. The event also features the sixth annual Edible Auction featuring cakes from Dallas’ top pastry chefs. The keynote speaker is Pete Earley, bestselling author of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist book Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Illness. He has penned 13 books including The New York Times bestseller The Hot House. For ticket information, visit http://www.metrocareservices.org and for more information on the luncheon, call Lindsay Zimmerman at 214-743-1220.


Remington College in partnership with Carter BloodCare will host a 3 Lives Blood Drive on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fort Worth campus, 300 E. Loop 820. The blood drive is a national effort held in partnership with America’s Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The effort has resulted in 8,200 pints of blood collected since the program began. One pint of blood can save up to three lives and the need for minority donors is in high demand. For more information, visit http://www.3Lives.com.


The Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center invites all ghosts and goblins to its October Fright Fest Dance and Carnival for a night of spooky good fun, music, games, food and prizes on Oct. 31. There will be a best costume contest. Recommended ages are toddlers to 15 years old. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2901 Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, call 214-670-8363.


The Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center invites its District 7 neighbors to join them during the annual National Night Out on Oct. 1. With the theme, “A Community Being Safe Together,” the recreation center will open its doors, located at 2901 Pennsylvania Ave., Bldg. E, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of entertainment and information. Children can meet McGruff the crime fighting dog, and get a close-up look at the city’s fire trucks and squad cars. There will also be give-aways, games, music, entertainment and refreshments. For more information, call 214-670-8363.