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The Dallas Examiner | 2/17/2014, 10:06 a.m.
The Dallas Examiner
The South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund is accepting proposals from community organizations that qualify for funding. Submissions can be sent to the fund office, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. 132, Monday through March 21 by 4 p.m.
There will be three categories of grants for which applicants can place proposals. The first is a Community-Based Non-Profit Grant that is for agencies designated as 501 (c)(3) by the IRS. The maximum amount is $35,000 over a three-year period. The second grant is a Challenge Grant that is for any non-profit community based organization. The maximum amount is $5,000. The final category is a Public Safety Grant that is for any non-profit organization. The maximum amount is $10,000 and funds must go toward a project related to an aspect of crime prevention or abatement. Public meetings will be held to discuss the eligibility and application of grants. The dates are as follows and will begin at 6 p.m. in Conference Room B at the MLK Center:
• Feb. 25
• Feb. 27
• March 4
• March 6
• March 11
• March 13
For more information, call 214-670-8268.
@ArtistAdu will host a free Black history month art and film exhibition Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Angelika Theatre, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane. The event consists of a special performance by QMoore Music, the premiere of the short film Unsung Changemakers and a drawing by Cantoinette Studios. The first 50 people to attend will receive a free, framed Nelson Mandela tribute print. For more information, visit www.angelikafilmcenter.com.
The Black Academy of Arts and Letters will feature its 9th annual Weekend Festival of Black Dance Rhythm on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 at the Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex, 650 Griffin St. The event highlight will be a performance from by the Mandika West African Drum and Dance Ensemble and Jamaica’s own Stella Maris Dance Company celebrating contemporary, modern and jazz. The student morning performance will be held Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. and the public performance will be Feb. 22 through Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. For more information, call 214-743-2440.
Lisa Perry, the “Illusionist,” will host Project Hair Loss, a free hair loss and nutrition event on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road.
The event is specifically for women fighting cancer and alopecia. For more information, call Perry at 469-438-8437 or visit http://www.illusionsbylisaperry.com.