Learn about the Dallas Opera

… and contribute to upkeep at Turner House. The final installment of the Turner House Fall Salon Series starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Dallas Opera general director and CEO Keith Cerny reviews “By Love Transformed,” the opera’s current season. Cerny’s presentation includes performances by Dallas Opera vocalists. Tickets cost $15 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members and $20 otherwise. The money goes toward maintenance on the 100-year-old Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, turnerhouse.org.

Let kids choose a gift at the Cozy Cottage

… and provide four meals through the North Texas Food Bank. Children often ask the boutique’s owner, Cynthia Herndon, what’s upstairs. So a few years ago, she decided to let them see. Every year, she clears out the stuff she stores up there and decorates it like a winter wonderland, where children can buy a trinket for $1 to give to a loved one. All of the dollars go to the food bank. The Cozy Cottage, 336 W. Eighth, 214.941.1110.

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