Spring & Summer Happenings Around Town

By fyi50+
May 3, 2023

Experience these events happening around town! 


Photo courtesy of Zelda Wisdom™


Carol Gardner and Zelda — Wisdom to Live By

By HB Elliott

When Carol Gardner was 52, she was not in a good place. She was going through a divorce and had depression. She also had no job and had massive debt.  But a friend gave her some excellent advice: “Get a therapist or get a dog.” Gardner chose the latter and brought home a four-month-old English bulldog puppy — because English bulldogs make her laugh. She named the pup Zelda.

Zelda became a loyal companion — and she soon sparked an idea for Gardner. READ MORE


Photo by Kim Leeson

Gary Lee Price

Sculpting Spirit into Bronze

Gary Lee Price wants you to sit a spell. To take a load off your feet. To sidle up on bronze benches with people whose names you know but whose personalities you don’t. To share with them silence or small talk, deep thoughts, or random musings. READ MORE


Dallas International Guitar Festival

Guitar lovers and enthusiasts rejoice! This weekend get your groove on and boogie over to the Dallas International Guitar Festival, the world’s largest and oldest guitar show. The event blends musicians, fans, collectors, and celebrities into one huge musical extravaganza. Visitors can buy, sell, trade, or browse among thousands of new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, straps and strings, keyboards, music memorabilia, and more. There will also be performances by more than 50 local, regional, and national bands on the festival’s four music stages. Headliners include Eric Johnson, Orianthi, and Philip Sayce.

Where: Dallas Market Hall | 2200 N Stemmons Fwy., Dallas

When:  Fri., May 5, 12 pm | Sat. May 6 & Sun May 7, 10 am



Swiss Avenue Historic Mother’s Day Home Tour

Treat Mom to the Swiss Avenue Historic District’s Mother’s Day Home Tour on her special day. It is a weekend-long tribute to Dallas’ historical past that will feature a collection of the city’s most fabulous early 20th Century homes, an open-air art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area, live entertainment in Savage Park, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches, and food trucks offering a variety of freshly prepared menu items, ice-cold beverages, and more. Visit the website below for tickets, brunch, and more!

Where: Dorothy & Wallace Savage Park | 5501 Swiss Ave., Dallas

When:  Sat. May 13, 10 am | Sun. May 14, 12 pm



Mother’s Remembrance Butterfly Release

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day Open House and Butterfly Release at the Hughes Family Tribute Center. This special event will honor and remember mothers or children who have passed on, but their love remains. The public can tour the tribute center, enjoy music by Alebrije, and celebrate all moms with a butterfly release. Light refreshments will be available. To reserve a butterfly for you and your family, RSVP by Sun., May 7, via the links below.

Enjoy the following activities:

  • 4 pm: Performances by Alebrije
  • 5 pm: A MOMent of reflection and remembrance
  • 5:15 pm: Live butterfly release


Where: Hughes Family Tribute Center | 9700 Webb Chapel Rd., Dallas

When:  Sat. May 13, 4 – 5:30 pm


Phone/Email: 214/226-1265 | info@hughesftc.com


Cirque du Soleil: CORTEO

Join the jubilation, acrobatics, and humanity of *Corteo when Cirque du Soleil comes to Comerica Center in Frisco.

The clown Mauro has passed away, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories play with the senses. Revel in visions of joyous tumblers and players that fascinate the eyes. Regret and melancholy retreat in the face of a cavalcade of lively recollections of a life gloriously lived. A festive parade will entertain all who watch and is the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.

*Corteo is a 100-minute show with a 25-minute intermission. Like most of Cirque du Soleil’s shows, Corteo will entertain the whole family. There are loud noises and darkness during the show that may frighten some children.

Where: Comerica Center | 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco

When:  Weds., May 17 – Fri. May 19, 7:30 pm | Sat., May 20, 3:30 pm & 7:30pm | Sun., May 21, 1 pm & 5 pm



Common Scams that Target Seniors

By Pamela Welch

We have all heard it before: Seniors are prime targets for scammers.

Many fraudsters think seniors are less technologically savvy, more trusting, cognitively susceptible, and less likely to question suspicious tactics. The Federal Trade Commission reported a sharp increase among adults aged 60 and older who have reported online shopping fraud, money lost to romance, and tech support scams. READ MORE


Essential Oil Candles

Good for you — and the environment

By En Tsao

Lighting a candle brings a moment of serenity and silence to our hectic lives. It can then take us back to the present with its gentle dancing flame and beautiful scent.

Today’s candle market is saturated with an immense number of scented candles to choose from with the almighty word plastered on it to lure us to buy: “Natural.”

What makes a scent truly natural? Here are some important facts to help the discerning consumer. READ MORE


The Importance of Protein as We Age

By Audrey Vero

Whether you want to build muscle, lose body fat, or simply maintain functionality as you age, protein is key for optimizing health and longevity.

Unfortunately, most people regularly under-consume protein, leading to frailty, poor metabolic health, and many other negative health effects — especially in the older population. READ MORE

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