LAUNCH: What Gives?


… at Cuba Libre for an event benefitting Promise House, the Oak Cliff charity that serves homeless and at-risk teens. The event is Monday, Jan. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Cuba Libre, 2822 N. Henderson. Tickets include appetizers, specialty cocktails and “paparazzi photographers to capture your moments on the red carpet.” Attire is evening casual. Tickets are $20 in advance at, or $25 at the door.


… to the Twelve Hills Nature Center. This nature center, behind Rosemont Elementary, is pretty cool, but there is still a lot of work to be done. The center accepts cash donations and has a wish list that includes office supplies, laptop computer and software, lumber, and construction materials and equipment. The center also needs volunteers for office work, accounting, grant writing and editing, legal services, mowing, tree service and photography. Get involved at

Know of ways that neighbors can spend time, attend an event, or purchase or donate something to benefit a neighborhood nonprofit? Email your suggestion to

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