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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 5/29/2016, 4:54 a.m.
Registration has begun for City Men Cook 2016, to be held on June 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ...

Special to The Dallas Examiner


Registration has begun for City Men Cook 2016, to be held on June 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Gilley’s Southside, located at 1125 S Lamar Blvd. Hosted by A Father’s Table, the event is an annual celebration of fatherhood, family and community. For more information and registration, call 214-233-6199 or visit http://www.citymencook.com.


The Raymond George Foster Foundation and Rice Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host its annual Five Star Men Only – Men Talk Breakfast, a conversation on the future of Black men. The event will be held on June 11 at 9 a.m. at Rice Chapel, located at 4122 S. Marsalis Ave. Men are encouraged to bring or invite a young man to the event. For more information, call 214-376-6527.


Paul Quinn College and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will host the Kappa Kamp Summer Enrichment Program. In its 20th year, the camp’s mission is to strengthen the inner-city community from within by providing community services, organizational support and educational scholarships for underserved youth and citizens in the Dallas area. The camp, open to young men ages 12 to 16, will be held June 5 through June 17 on the PQC campus, located at 3837 Simpson Stuart Road.

During the two-week residential summer program, the core activity will be business plan development and a company competition. Students work in small teams to create a functional business that must turn a tangible profit by the close of the program. Campers will be exposed to the area business and local attractions. In addition, the camp will offer sports instruction in golf, basketball, football and swimming/water safety.

For more information, contact Maurice A. West, National Kappa Kamp director, at mwest@pqc.edu.


The City of Dallas Park and Recreation has been selected as a grant recipient from Niagara Bottling and the National Recreation and Park Association for the installation of new playground equipment in Urbandale Park.

The park has been without a complete playground for many years.

“Parks are places where everyone can go to connect with nature, be active and have fun,” said Barbara Tulipane, NRPA president and CEO. “This project will provide new opportunities for families and children to enjoy the outdoors and play – which isn’t just fun, it’s a vital developmental activity for our youth.”

Through this grant, Dallas Park and Recreation worked closely with the neighboring community and the crime watch group to determine the best equipment needed to challenge children of all ages and help develop essential dexterity skills. The grant will also be used to upgrade the playground with new benches, trash receptacles, picnic tables and other site amenities, renovate the swing set with new paint, chains and seats.