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  • Flower Mound plans flora for its medians

    Flower Mound plans flora for its medians

    By Wendy Hundley / The Dallas Morning News

    Flower Mound could become more flowery under a proposal to landscape median strips and rights of way throughout the southern Denton County town.

    Officials have begun drafting a master plan for these areas and held a public meeting this week to outline proposals to create a unified landscaping design.
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    “We’re trying to take medians and rights of way to the next level,” said Jack Jones, the town’s director of parks and recreation.

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  • Dallas community calendar

    AREA

    Registration is open for the annual EarthFest volunteer cleanup and free festival to be held April 17 in downtown Dallas. Teams are needed to work in two-hour increments to plant flowers, clean vacant store fronts, remove graffiti, pick up litter, and perform other beautification projects. Call 214-665-2707.

    BOOKS-A-Go Go, an international nonprofit organization, has teamed with DriveTime car dealerships throughout March to collect new and used books for children of low-income families. The collected books will be distributed locally through schools and organizations that serve disadvantaged children. www.booksagogo.org.

    DOWNTOWN

    CNU-NTX, North Texas Congress for New Urbanism, presents “Rebuilding our Cities and Suburbs: A Fresh Start for Tired Places” on Tuesday at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave. Registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m., followed by the seminar from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For rates and to register, visit www.cnuntx.org.

    The Black Academy of Arts and Letters presents “Pioneers: A Conversation and An Evening with Louis Gossett Jr., Ruby Dee and Della Reese” at 7:30 p.m. Saturdayat the Naomi Bruton Main Stage in the Dallas Convention Center theater complex. Tickets are $25 and $30. Call 214-743-2400 or visit www.tbaal.org.

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  • AFI Dallas International Film Festival

    Calendar of Events

    March 26, 2009 Opening Night

    March 28, 2009 Family Day at Victory Park

    March 29, 2009 Family Day at NorthPark

    April 2, 2009 Closing Night

    April 3, 2009 Texas Film Celebration

    For More information visit www.afidallas.com