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The Dallas Examiner | 4/7/2014, 9:34 a.m.

The Dallas Examiner

DALLAS

Walgreens, in conjunction with the National Urban League, will kick off the eighth annual The Way to Well Health Tour to provide free health tests throughout Dallas. The free tests, valued at $100, measure 10 key indicators that include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition and body weight. The tests are administered to adults ages 18 years and older by certified wellness staff and can be completed in 20 minutes.

The following are dates to participate in the health screening:

• Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walgreens, 10152 Lake June Road

• Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Walgreens, 8120 Cockrell Hill Road

For a complete schedule, visit http://www.walgreens.com/waytowell.

DALLAS

For the past two years, Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Fair Share Parking and Park & Ride programs have been offered for a fee at the Northwest Plano, Parker Road, North Carrollton/Frankford and Belt Line stations. On Wednesday, the program came to an end, allowing free parking at the DART facilities.

A reserved parking program at Parker Road Station, that will allow priority parking at lots east of Archerwood Street and north of the station, will be implemented Thursday, .

Previously issued Platinum Parking permits will be honored along with the new permits. Permits can be obtained from the Parker Road Station Monitor from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 214-979-1111 or visit http://www.dart.org/parkerroadstation.

PLANO

Rover Dramawerks had a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to commemorate the announcement of their new location to Plano’s Ruissea Village, located at 221 W. Parker Road, Ste. 580.

The theatre company has been a vital player in North Texas since 2001 and is a major part of the city’s cultural scene since 2006, and is Plano’s premiere professional theater company. Rover currently produces seven plays per season, mixing world premiere and contemporary plays, with casts and crew drawn from the local community. Rover also hosts a series of children’s drama camps during the spring and summer each year.

For more information, visit http://www.roverdreamwerks.com or call 972-849-0358.

AUSTIN

State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, District 120, will speak at a press conference and legislative luncheon on April 3 to share her experiences as a cancer survivor.

April is Minority Cancer Awareness Month in Texas and the focus of the event is to provide current useful information about studies on early screening for lung cancer, and personal choices that increase cancer risks. Other notables to speak at the luncheon include state Rep. Myra Crownover, R- Denton, District 64, who will speak about the benefits of a smoke-free Texas.

For more information, call 512-463-0708.