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A Ghost Tale For Mr. Dickens

Magic Tree House’s Holiday Musical:
A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS
Book by Will Osborne and Jenny Laird
Lyrics by Randy Courts and Will Osborne
Music by Randy Courts
Based on Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #16: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time
by Mary Pope Osborne

November 16 – December 23, 2018

Recommended for ages 6 and up

Magic Tree House, the #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time, premieres this large-scale, holiday-themed spectacular in Dallas! Be among the first to see brother and sister duo, Jack and Annie, whisked back in time aboard their magical tree ride to the foggy streets of Victorian England. Their mission: to help the famous writer Charles Dickens overcome a terrible bout of writer’s block. With a little help from three ghost friends, Jack and Annie learn how charity and kindness can change the course of history. No “Bah Humbug” here…this musical is a fantasy adventure filled with wonderful songs and dances of the season!

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Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum

Enjoy music at twilight with Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum. Each Friday event features a curated selection of local artists performing throughout the 66-acre gardens. On July 27, Garden Gigs features Jake Paleschic, Becky Middleton and Leoncarlo. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 (includes parking) and food trucks onsite include Bellatrino and Ruthies Rolling Cafe.
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Jake Paleschic is a singer songwriter from Fort Worth, TX. His music is firmly rooted in American soil, even while the band collectively explores newer frontiers of folk, rock and roll, and country.
Flowing between soul, pop and roots music, Becky Middleton has found her groove not only as a sought-after vocalist but as an artist stopping strangers in their tracks on first listen. The soulful songstress released her critically-acclaimed single “I’m Still Here” in December 2016.
Leoncarlo Canlas is a musician and violinist based in North Texas, with over twenty years of experience. Classically trained, he attended the University of North Texas for violin and went on to collaborate with a number of national acts, namely Seryn and Botany. Leoncarlo’s career has sent him all over the world, including festivals such as SXSW and Telluride, and shows with Dave Brubeck, George Clinton and many others. Leoncarlo released his debut album “Still Forms” in 2016.
Website: More information, visit http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/summer-at-the-arboretum

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Dallas Moms Need to Know :: A Guide to the Month of July

Happy July! Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. Obviously, the big deal this month is Independence Day. Head over to our 4th of July Fireworks & Festivities Guide for a whole bunch of ways to celebrate. The guide below will focus on all the other fun things to do in Dallas in July, including […]

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Dallas Moms Need to Know :: A Guide to the Month of June

Ok, y’all, it’s June and summer is a GO. Time to get yourself a stylish caftan or two for maximum summer vibes. Maybe a head wrap. New sunglasses? Just avoid those tiny frames the youths are wearing lately. I cannot with that trend. Once you’ve got your summer look all set, be sure to check […]

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Dallas Moms Need to Know :: A Guide to the Month of May

Welcome to May, mamas. I was just looking at my kid’s monthly school calendar, and the last square says “Come back and visit us!” I had a little moment of, “Oh yeah, summer is like…here.” ARE YOU READY? If nothing else, I’m ready to not be packing lunches at the crack of dawn. Talk about […]

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The Kids’ Playlist :: Parent-Friendly Songs

Last month I wrote a post on great books about strong girls/women that my family loves to read together. Our family also loves listening to music together, keeping it on in the background. Below is my music playlist of kids’ songs that won’t hurt parents’ ears. Add them to your playlist, because we can only […]

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4 Family Friendly Earth Day Events in Dallas!

  A lesson I have always imagined instilling in my children is appreciation for the outdoors – playing, exploring, creating. But I don’t want my lessons on loving nature to stop at recreation, I also want to teach my kids that their environment is what they make of it and to be good stewards of […]

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Youth Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course in Dallas {+Giveaway!}

**This post has been sponsored by Youth Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** My 9-year-old son can climb anything — and he does. A few years ago I set out to be intentional to take him to all sorts of climbing/obstacle course type places and he […]

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Dallas Moms Need to Know :: A Guide to the Month of April

Welcome to April, everyone! I warned you last time that we were entering festival season, and I was not kidding around. I think we’ve reached Peak Festival. It makes sense, what with the ridiculously pleasant temperatures and flowers blooming all over the place. Now is the time to play outside, and we’ve got plenty of […]

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4 Tips on Texas Gardening :: How To Get Your Kids Involved

We know all too well that Dallas does not always comply with the typical four seasons. Too much or too little rain, fluctuating temperatures, and extreme heat…the list can go on. Attempting to grow a beautiful garden in Dallas can be a daunting task. Don’t let the idea of a perfect garden overwhelm you like […]

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