Take a Journey with the Rocket Man


 

Take a Journey with the Rocket Man

 

Spend next Thursday evening doing something out of the ordinary with an extraordinary show featuring Rocket Man, the Elton John Tribute Experience, at the Dallas Arboretum.

 

Rocket Man, performed by Scotsman Rus Anderson, is a journey back in time to the ‘70s portraying Elton John’s unforgettable performances during his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” tour. The energetic performance will feature Elton John’s time-tested tunes, including “Bennie and the Jets,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” and “Candle in the Wind.”

 

 

The evening, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, will also include delectable treats from food trucks including BellaTrino, Grub Tub and Bobaddiction.

 

Rocket Man is part of the Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays fall concert series at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Sept. 20, and the show starts at 7 p.m.

 

Tickets are $30 for non-member adults and $28 for non-member seniors. Member adult tickets are $20 and $18 for member seniors. All children between 2 and 12 years are $10.

 

Visit dallasarboretum.org to purchase tickets. 

 

Visit daveperrymiller.com to read more about our sponsorships.

 

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Celebrate Fall at the Dallas Arboretum


 

Celebrate Fall at the Dallas Arboretum

 

Take a journey to the Land of Oz at the Dallas Arboretum’s 12th annual Autumn at the Arboretum fall festival.

 

This year’s theme, “Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds, Oh My!” highlights The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, complete with a real yellow brick road spiraling through the Arboretum’s Pecan Grove. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is excited to be a returning sponsor of Autumn at the Arboretum, which runs until Nov. 22.

 

Celebrate Fall at the Dallas Arboretum

 

More than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, along with hay bales and cornstalks, were used to fill the Pumpkin Village and build Auntie Em’s house and the Wicked Witch’s castle. Other stops along the yellow brick road include Emerald City, the Scarecrow’s Garden and Munchkinland, where you can purchase pumpkins and participate in family-friendly activities.

 

Along the way, you can also see the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Horses of a Different Color — all artistically recreated by the Arboretum’s horticulturalists.

 

“Our 50-member horticultural team goes to great lengths to create that ‘wow’ factor,” said Dave Forehand, vice president of gardens at the Arboretum. “Last year, a quarter of a million people came to Autumn at the Arboretum, and we hope even more people will come see this amazing display.”

 

Celebrate Fall at the Dallas Arboretum

 

Beyond the pumpkin patch, Autumn at the Arboretum has special events throughout October and November. Some weekly activities include Cool Thursdays Concerts, the Oktoberfest Garden, Harvest Tea and Zumba in the Gardens.

 

Here are a few more events that captured our attention:

 

1 to 3 p.m. Every weekend through November 19 — Snap a selfie with the Wicked Witch of the West | Pumpkin Village

Find the Wicked Witch roaming throughout Pumpkin Village, snap a selfie with her and post it to your social media account with the hashtag #OzAtTheArboretum to prove you have found her.

 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays — Garden Sized Games | Pecan Grove

A new feature at Autumn at the Arboretum, play giant-sized games including Connect Four, Yardzee, Corn-Hole and Jenga.

 

Celebrate Fall at the Dallas Arboretum

 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 — Pumpkin Carver Weekend | Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

Master Piece Pumpkins’ Gene Granata carves pumpkins through live demonstrations.

 

6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 — Ghoul’s Night Out | Crape Myrtle Allee

The inaugural Ghoul’s Night Out features fun activities including palm readings, handwriting analysis and caricature drawing.

 

6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 to 30 — Evening Trick or Treating | Children’s Adventure Garden

Dress in costume and tour the spooky maze. $10 general admission.

 

6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 — Dia de los Muertos

This new celebration features activities and food trucks throughout the garden, as well as a face painting competition. Paint your face at home. Judges will assess all competitors by 6:30 p.m. The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m.

 

Visit Autumn at the Arboretum for more information and a full list of events. 

Dallas Women’s Foundation Raises $1.2 million at Annual Luncheon


Dallas Women’s Foundation celebrated its 30th Annual Luncheon on October 30, 2015, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The sold-out luncheon, which Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate was proud to help sponsor, drew 1,800 attendees, featured keynote speaker Eva Longoria and raised more than $1.2 million. The grant maker drives research, programming, collaboration and innovation in North Texas to support women and girls. The organization also made the announcement that they have granted $30 million dollars in 30 years.

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Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s fund in the world. It is a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls. The Foundation was built on the belief that when you invest in a woman, there is a ripple effect that benefits her family, her community and her world. Dallas Women’s Foundation has researched, funded and demonstrated the ripple effect since 1985 in North Texas, granting more than $30 million since inception and over $4 million annually to help create opportunities and solve issues for women and girls. With the support of its donors, the Foundation unlocks resources to improve education and quality of life, give voice to issues affecting women and girls, and cultivate women leaders for the future.

 

Dave Perry Miller & Associates is kicking off Texas High School Football as a proud sponsor of The 2012 Tom Landry Classic


It’s that time of the year when Texas High School Football becomes the center of the (Texas) universe. This much anticipated season kicks off with The Tom Landry Classic featuring the most exciting high school sports venue of the fall.

The Tom Landry Classic is the largest annual high school sporting event in Texas. The average attendance has been over 30,000, but this year the pig skin extravaganza is expected to break the record books.

The Tom Landry Classic was created to honor the legacy of Tom Landry, celebrate the quality of high school football, and to recognize and reward the outstanding off-the-field accomplishments of the students and athletes who participate in school sports and the supporting activities.

Clarke Landry, of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates with her children Tommy and Logan, checking out the football field for the upcoming Tom Landry Classic.

“This event places its primary emphasis on the Landry-like qualities of leadership, academics, and community service” says Clarke Landry of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, “Of course my children have come to value the Tom Landry Classic as one of their most cherished family get-togethers. My children, Tommy (sophomore at ESD), Logan (senior at Trinity Christian Academy) and Taylor (sophomore at Texas A&M) love going down on the field at half-time with their dad and grandmother Alicia Landry to honor their grandfather. And they enjoy watching some of the best in high school football.”

This annual event (now in its 13th year) features four of the top high school football programs in the state. Watch these exhilarating games, Labor Day Weekend at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

Friday, August 31, 7:30 pm

Highland Park High School (Highland Park) vs. Aledo Bearcats (Fort Worth)

Saturday, September 1, 7:30 pm

Coppell Cowboys (Coppell / North Dallas) vs. Longview Lobos (East Texas)

Although this event is associated with exemplary play on the football field, the primary goal will always be to assist in developing sound values in the leaders of tomorrow.

“Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is proud to be a sponsor of The Tom Landry Classic, which has awarded over $600,000 in college scholarship assistance since 1999,” says Bud Bush, General Manager of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

Visit www.tomlandryclassic.com for more information.