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Editorial note:  With the breezes of summer still flowing and the call of beaches still in our veins, this piece is sponsored by our friends at A Jamaican Experience.  ~TC

There’s nothing more colorful or more meaningful than Old World wisdom. Sometimes it seems like our ancestors had a saying or advice for every foreseeable situation. Today, we’re going to show you the most famous Jamaican saying and proverbs – true words of wisdom that are sure to inspire and, why not, offer some insight into the Jamaican culture. To see just how colorful Jamaica’s language is, we are going to write them in both Patois and American English.

About Patois and Jamaican Savoir-Vivre

Despite English being Jamaica’s national language, its inhabitants prefer Patois, a dialect based on English and West African dialect blend. The word “patois” itself is not Jamaican in origin, but French. It refers to the dialect spoken by the uneducated masses. Of course, the dialect has long shed its pejorative meaning and has now become a hallmark of Jamaica. Everything about Jamaica’s savoir-Vivre (the art of knowing how to live) is contained in the language, that reunites all the good things from different cultures and civilization.

Jamaican quotes are a marvelous way to illustrate the idea of trans- and multiculturalism. The old sayings mirror how the Jamaican came to look at life after discovering the New World, therefore offering an in-depth look at a diverse and colorful culture.

 

“A no want a fat mek nightingales foot ‘tan’ so.” 

American English: “It’s not for the want of fat that the nightingale’s legs stand so.”

Phrased more clearly, this old saying refers to avoiding judging a person based on his or her appearances.

“Every hoe ha them stick at a bush.” 

American English: “Every hoe has its thicket of bushes.”

This means that no matter how lonely you’re feeling, you’ll be sure to find someone out there that will love you for who you truly are.

“Heel nevah go before toe.” 

American English: “The heel should never go before the toe”

This saying refers to prioritization. In layman terms, it means that you should deal with crucial matters first.

“Parson christen him own pickney first.”

American English: “The Parson (vicar, clergyman, minister, preacher) will always christen his child first.”

Although slightly vague, most linguists agree that this proverb is the equivalent of “charity begins in one’s home.”

“Rocka ‘tone a ribba bottom no fell sun hot.” 

American English: “A rock at the bottom of the river/water doesn’t feel the heat of the sun.”

It means that those who have it easy, don’t know the meaning of hardship.

“Dry’tump a cane-piece nuh fi laugh when cane-piece ketch a fyah.”

American English: “A dry sugarcane stump won’t be that funny after it catches fire.”

In other words, it’s probably not a good idea to take pleasure in your neighbor’s/friend’s misfortune because, sooner or later, a similar thing could happen to you.

“If yu cyaa a turkey, satisfy wid John Crow.”

American English: “If you can’t get a turkey, you’ll have to settle for John Crow.”

This old saying refers to seeing the bright side of every bad situation and being grateful for what you have.

“Nuh everything you yearry good fe talk.” 

American English: “Not everything you hear is good to talk about.”

It means that it’s probably not a good idea to talk about things you’ve heard during conversations.

“Ole fire stick easy fi ketch.” 

American English: “An old fire stick can easily be reignited.”

As you might have deduced, it refers to old romances – love affairs that have never gone cold.

“Fe see mi is one ting, fe come live wid mi is anodda.” 

American English: “Seeing me is one thing, living with me is an entirely different matter.”
Having a casual chat with a person doesn’t mean that you will know him/her. If you really want to discover who that person is, you should have more meaningful talks or to try living with him/her.

“Sleeb hab no massa.” 

American English: “Sleep knows no master.”

This means that there’s nothing you can do when the Sandman comes.

“No mek one donkey choke you.” 

American English: “Do not allow a mere donkey choke you.”

It means that you shouldn’t take people’s opinions for granted, especially if they come from persons who are unfamiliar with the topic.

“When Eskimo have money him buy fridge.” 

American English: “When an Eskimo earns money, he’ll go and buy a fridge.”

This Jamaican saying refers to how easily people tend to spend hard-earned money on things they don’t need.

“Mi old, but nuh cold.” 

American English: “I may be old, but not cold (dead).”

It means that it’s disrespectful to not listen to your elders’ opinions.

“No wait till drum beat before you grine you axe.” 

American English: “Don’t wait for the sound of the drums to start grinding your axe.”

This colorful proverb refers to being prepared for the unforeseen.

“Wha gawn bad a maanin, cyaan kum gud a Evelin.”

American English: “What goes bad in the morning, doesn’t look different in the evening.”

It means that should stop worrying about problems that cannot be solved.

“Pit inna de sky, it fall inna you e’eye.”

American English: “If you spit in the sky, the spit will fall in your eye.”

Every action has consequences, so think twice before acting.

“Tek whey yuh get tell yu get whey yu want.” 

American English: “Take what you get, until you get what you want.”
It means that seizing every opportunity is going to get you one step closer to achieving your goal.

Instead of a Conclusion

As you can very well see, there’s no ending to what the Jamaican folklore can offer. And, as we’ve mentioned time and time again, these sayings perfectly mirror this country’s way of life  –  don’t worry be happy, and, of course, there’s nothing a little rum can’t solve.

Image credit: Pixabay

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Editorial Note:  This is a fabulous contest for a $15,000 backyard makeover for residents within 50 miles of the Fort Worth-based location of The Collective Outdoors.  Just think of all the fun a brand-new backyard living space can create?  See all the details below. ~ TBC

The Collective Outdoors is giving away a $15,000 backyard dream makeover to celebrate the store’s grand opening in August. The winner will be awarded $15,000 worth of Collective Outdoors’ products and/or services. Since The Collective Outdoors is a turnkey solution for all things backyard, including hardscaping, landscaping, pools, patio design, outdoor cooking, arbors, pergolas, and more, the possibilities are endless for the winner.

Those who wish to enter must create a two-minute long video showcasing their current backyard and describing the memories they could make in a new, upgraded outdoor space. Would a new fire pit and seating area get the family making s’mores and spending more evenings outside? Would a beautiful paver patio allow for more outside dining?  What new experiences would you share?  The options are endless.

Show The Collective Outdoors why they should choose you for a backyard makeover.

Upload your video on YouTube or Vimeo, then post the link on the contest page on The Collective Outdoors’ website. The team will then choose and upload the top five finalists on their Facebook page for public voting. Remember: If you are using your smart phone – make sure to hold it horizontally! Note: if your dreams extend past $15,000, you may choose to apply your prize credit toward a larger project.

The deadline to enter is July 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm. On July 26, 2018, five (5) finalists will be chosen based on creativity, personality, enthusiasm, and connection to creating backyard memories. The five (5) finalist videos will be placed on The Collective Outdoors’ Facebook Page for public voting from July 27, 2018 through August 10, 2018.  The winner will be determined by the amount of Facebook likes on the chosen finalist video posted by TCO and will be announced at the store’s Grand Opening at 12 PM CST on August 11, 2018 via Facebook live. A second and third prize will also be awarded during the store’s Grand Opening.

 ENTER HERE

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A collection of 30 speakers and experts, many of whom are Single Parents or in Blended Families themselves, are coming together to share inspiration, motivation, practical tips and tricks for the special community of single and co-parents in the Single Parent Summit.  And to celebrate, we’re giving an extra $5 off the registration.  This is a virtual event so no need to get fancy or even get out of your PJs for that matter!

What is the Single Parent Summit? www.thesingleparentsummit.com - YouTube

The Single Parent Summit runs from July 18 – 22 and features over 30 speakers and experts from around the world.

This is all about:
*single parents (whether thru choice to start a family w/o a partner, divorce, or loss of your partner)
*co-parents, stepparents or bonus parents in blended families, and
*primary parents (when you’re technically not a single parent but you might FEEL like one; when your partner travels often for work, is emotionally unavailable, incarcerated or in rehab, or one of our many military families during deployments.)

Once you’re registered for the event, you have “all you can watch” access to the 30+ segments until midnight EDT August 1st – and the chance to enter into our “Total Self” Self Care Prize package too! (Everything from bubble baths to financial planning to meal planning… you don’t want to miss this!)

Go to www.thesingleparentsummit.com and use code DALLAS for $5 off – your own registration, one to gift a friend, or to contribute to the Pay it Forward scholarship!

WHAT:

The Single Parent Summit: 5 Days of Dozens of speakers, experts and real life Single Parent Success Stories with the focus of Supporting Single Parents

WHEN:

July 18 – 22, 2018

WHERE:

Exactly where you are.  It is virtual

TICKETS:

$20, available here

Use the code DALLAS for a discount

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Choose today.  Your power is now.

My family is active and engaged in each other’s lives.  As the eldest of five siblings, it should be no surprise that celebrating is one of my favorite activities and something that I relish with the delight of a young child discovering Blue Bell Ice Cream for the first time.  I love the sights, the sounds, the planning, the enjoying and the experiencing.   I thrive on it, and love the communion of our time together.

And like almost always, when the most recent round of celebration winds down, I feel a bit of let down, like the ordinary routine is not quite enough.  It also paired with a mildly exhausted feeling like a happiness hangover that takes a minute to regroup from.  I usually shake it pretty fast, but the last couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling the itch, fueled by too much time on Instagram, a lingering summer cold and not enough sleep.  Somehow, I had missed the slow creep of a case of comparisionitis, otherwise known as wallowing-in-the-rut.  And I’m feeling a hankering for an experience that I’ve never known or haven’t discovered quite yet.

What do I do when this feeling creeps into my veins?

When I want something new and a desire for the unknown is sweeping into my thoughts and dreams?

I remember that life is simply a collection of moments and memories that I have the power to shape at my will.

Choose today.

So, I choose today.

I choose not to procrastinate on the things that I want.

I choose to pray first rather than last.

I choose to exercise my gifts and do something fun…. even if it is only wear something fabulous because I can.

I do some random act of good, for some one that I will most likely never meet again.

I call a friend that I haven’t spoke to in a while.

I order a different coffee from my local shop.

I change up my routine.

I begin planning my next adventure.

I hug my short people and share smiles with the people in my world.

I practice a little gratitude for the gifts already in my life, and let myself enjoy dreaming of the next adventure.

I take a dance break and practice a little self-care.

I remember that today is a brand new day.   I also recognize that have the gift of being free to do what I will.

So what will you do today?

Let me know what you decide to do and have a great week.

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In an unprecedented experience, Dallas will be the first city to host Monticello in Dallas, the updated touring exhibition that will tell the extraordinary paradox of slavery, Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, Monticello and the quest for freedom {both America’s and for Black Americans}.  America’s definition of what it means to be free has fluctuated with the times and political climates.  This exhibit will tell the tale in a groundbreaking and uniquely human way through the lens of two families and a community of Americans.  I remember touring the grounds of Monticello a few years ago and being awestruck and moved to tears by the life, energy and history there.  The complex site of real life people, hardship, innovation, history, dreams for tomorrow and the balance between right-wrong and living as a player in your own time.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Aerial View of the West Front and South Wings

Coming in September of 2018, just in time for the State Fair of Texas, this exhibit will come to rest at the African American Musuem, Dallas at Fair Park.  More than 300 objects, works of art, documents and artifacts unearthed from the plantation home of President and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson along with the home of an enslaved population that included the dynamic Sally Hemings.  Hemings was a woman before her time and a woman of her time that negotiated with Jefferson to receive “extraordinary privileges” and secure the freedom of their children.  The announcement on the exhibit was shared by Hemings descendent and Monticello’s Community Engagement Officer Gayle White Jessup and members of the Dallas cultural establishment including  Dr. Harry R. Robinson, Jr., Councilmember Kevin Felder, Cheryl Richards, Phillip Jones, Bishop TD Jakes and Mayor Mike Rawlings.  Through their collaborative efforts, the exhibit will find a warm welcome and its way here to give the gift of access to our community right here in Dallas.

Dr. Harry R. Robinson, Jr., Councilmember Kevin Felder, Cheryl Richards, Gayle Jessup White, Phillip Jones

The African American Museum in Dallas will be the first stop for the touring Exhibit.  – cr.Joseph G. Thomas and Jose Galvan, City of Dallas

It will be a lifechanging exhibit.

The Life of Sally Hemings — StaceyEvans

Highlights of the touring exhibition include:

  • A featured section on Sally Hemings and her children. Daughter, mother, sister, aunt. Seamstress. Negotiator. Liberator. World traveler. Enslaved woman. Concubine. Inherited property. Mystery. Sally Hemings was all of these things. She is one of the best-known African American women in American history. Sally Hemings had at least six children fathered by Thomas Jefferson. Four survived to adulthood. Two left Monticello in 1822 and passed into white society (before TJ’s death in 1826), and the two younger sons were freed in his will upon reaching their majority. In a later account, their son Madison Hemings described his mother as Jefferson’s concubine.
  • “Picturing Mulberry Row” is a digital recreation of the lost landscape of Mulberry Row, the industrial hub of Jefferson’s plantation that describes how the plantation thoroughfare changed over the course of Jefferson’s lifetime.
  • The Getting Word film introduces some of the descendants of Monticello’s enslaved families, shares their perspectives on the role of Monticello in their family histories, and highlights the important contributions their families have made towards shaping America. The updated film will feature a new generation of descendants and new footage of descendants on-site at Monticello.
  • New descendant stories, recorded by Monticello historians through the Getting Word Oral History Project since 2012.
  • Slavery at Monticello App: Debuted in 2015, the app makes use of the most recent scholarship on Monticello’s enslaved community and the activities and livelihoods centered on Mulberry Row.

“The integrity and quality of this exhibition are stellar, and it’s a tremendous privilege for the African American Museum, Dallas to partner with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello,” said Dr. Robinson. “We are excited to welcome not only visitors – but thousands of schoolchildren – to come learn about this significant period in our country’s history. “

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WHAT:

Monticello in Dallas

WHERE:

African American Museum

3536 Grand Ave. at Fair Park

Dallas, Texas

WHEN:

Sept. 22-Dec. 31, 2018.

Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday.

TICKETS:

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and free for children 2 and under.

Admission will be free on Thursdays only for seniors 65 and older.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to
MonticelloinDallas.com  (tickets also may be purchased at the Museum).

For additional information about Monticello, go to its companion site at Monticello.org/Slavery-at-Monticello. Also, get the smartphone companion app – Monticello at Mulberry Row – at the App Store or Google Play.

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Enter for a chance to win a Toyota Music Factory experience for you and a friend at Toyota Music Factory. Winners will attend an event in style with Toyota Lounge tickets in The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, valet parking passes, a hotel stay and movie passes to the newly opened Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Click […]

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Julia Alcantara – photo credit Dennis Hevia

One of the great things I love about Dallas and living in Texas is the fusion of so many cultures. So when I learned about this special collaboration between Julia Alcántara of Ida y Vuelta Flamenco and Dallas Legend Jamal Mohamed I got pretty excited.

Both musical stalwarts are bringing together the passionate and high energy of Flamenco with Middle Eastern Dance. “El Encuentro Andalous” is a Flamenco and Middle Eastern dance and music concert exploring the roots of the Spanish art form in Arabic and Middle Eastern cultures. A visual art display exploring the root of Spanish dance.

“We will be exploring flamenco’s mysterious past in Morocco. The Moors ruled Spain for hundreds of years, and their influence still shows in the music and architecture of Spain today,” says Ms. Alcántara. “The concert will feature authentic flamenco dance by Ida y Vuelta, cante by singer-guitarist Carlos Garcia, Middle Eastern musical arrangements by Jamal’s “World Ensemble” and dancing by the Middle Eastern dance troupe, Na’Di el Raks.”

The show is on Friday August 10 at 7:30 PM at the Latino Cultural Center.

The Love Story between a Spanish Princess and a Moroccan Prince

Ida y Vuelta Flamenco and the World Ensemble will create a synopsis of the of the album’s tale of the love story between the Spanish princess, danced by Julia Alcántara, and the Moroccan prince, danced by Zyriab Alshefei. The setting is the famous Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Digital visual artist VJ Seye will incorporate images of the palace into his show design.

The grand finale will showcase 3 songs from one of flamenco’s most famous LP’s. Released in 1979, singer El Lebrijano created “Encuentro” with the Orchestra of Tangier. The results of their collaboration stunned the world with its intense sensuality and mesmerizing cante of both styles.

 Middle Eastern refugees served by the DFW International Community Alliance will get to see the dress rehearsal on Thursday, August 8. Of the families that arrived in 2015, about 5 percent are from Iraq, 20 percent are from Syria, and 75 percent are from Afghanistan. This concert’s music and dance will put these families, struggling to belong in this country, in direct contact with something that reminds them of home.

Event Details:

Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas, Texas 75204

Get your tickets now! Tickets on sale here!

Tickets: General Admission $20

Map to the Latino Cultural Center

About Julia Alcántara

Julia Alcántara has been bringing the best of flamenco music and dance to North Texas since 1998. She is a native Texan who began studying the art of flamenco after graduating from high school with Dallas Flamenco Matriarch, Conte De Loyo.  She then moved to New York to study with Antonio Del Castillo and Raquel Heredia.

Ms. Alcántara finished her education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the heart of flamenco in the U.S., where her curriculum included classes in flamenco history, choreography, improvisation, singing, and classical Spanish dance with Eva Encinias and Pablo Rodarte. There she was able to perfect her technique and study with some of the greatest dancers in the world including:  Eva ‘La Yerba Buena’, Antonio Canales, Juana Amaya, Alejandro Granados, Carmela Greco, Omayra Amaya, Belen Maya, and Florencio Campos among others. Her abilities immediately landed her a 90-city tour of the USA with NYC based company Romeria Flamenca and after she formed Ida y Vuelta flamenco to raise the bar on the art form locally. She has recently completed and residency at UTD in Richardson and been invited to perform with the Irving Symphony next year.

About Zyriab Alshefei

Zyriab Alshefei was born in Dubai and at eight years old was recommended for the after-school ballet program. As a teenager, he attended guitar classes at the Spanish Cultural Center and saw Flamenco for the first time, inspiring him to start Spanish dance classes. At the age of 18 he went to Spain and studied at Amor de Dios with Israel Galvan and expanded his repertoire with workshops with artists like Eva la Yerba Buena and the Farruco Family. He then found himself in Paris, where he began studying international ballroom. Soon after, his love for Tango took him to Argentina. He came to the United States for the first time in 2002 to dance salsa at the Mango Social Club in Miami. There he also became an instructor and performer for the Arthur Murray dance studio. Then he moved to Beruit, Lebanon and opened a dance school teaching Ballroom, Latin and Flamenco classes. In 2010 he moved to New York City and began teaching again at Arthur Murray dance studio and did numerous performances, including a Broadway musical called “In Your Arms” where he played the main character: a Flamenco dancer who immigrated from Spain to Argentina to study Tango. In Los Angeles, he spent some time in the TV and movie production business creating videos for dance and has just moved to Dallas.

About Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia was born in Sevilla, Spain. He began singing in the Cathedral at just 9 years old.  As a teenager he began playing the guitar and mandolin. He performed on the streets and got to know Jose Reyes and Manitos de Plata, the fathers of the Gypsy Kings. He later moved to Barcelona where he graduated with a degree in Fashion Design, specializing in fine furs. He continued to play music all his life, and in 1978 moved to the United States. He also spent time in Caracas, Venezuela in the 1990s where flamenco is very popular and the Macarena was written

About Jamal Mohamed

Jamal Mohamed is a percussionist and composer for nationally recognized world music ensembles, such as D’ Drum, that was featured in an Emmy award winning PBS short film. He was a featured performer with Sting at Jones Beach in New York, with members of the Beijing Opera for a production of ‘The Magic Flute’, The Berklee World Percussion festival in Boston, and the world premiere of Stewart Copeland’s Gamelan D’Drum, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. His credits include composing original music for Allen Mondell’s documentary film “Waging Peace” which chronicles experiences of Peace Corps volunteers around the world, as well as international music theater and dance concerts. In addition to being a percussion instructor and musical instrument maker and designer, he has taught numerous workshops in schools and community centers.

About Na’D el Raks

Na’Di el Raks is a collective of professional Middle Eastern Dance performers based in the Dallas, Texas area. Each dancer is an accomplished solo artist in her own right, and together they develop and present colorful and authentic choreographies showcasing various regional dances of the Middle East, as well as the rich, beautiful, and evocative dance born in the Middle East and called “Raqs Sharqi” (literal translation, “Dance of the East/Orient”), and better known throughout the world as Belly Dance.

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Who doesn’t love a free date night?  Here’s an alternative movie experience held at Four Day Weekend in Sundance Square, Sunday Cinema Series brings the best of classic Hollywood movies, documentaries, foreign films, short films and independent films  that you won’t find anywhere else. The event’s official selection for July 15: The Big Chill — A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.

Here’s the trailer for the 1983 Classic:

The Big Chill (1983) Trailer - YouTube

WHAT:

Sunday Cinema Series: The Big Chill

WHEN:

July 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:

Four Day Weekend – Sundance Square
312 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

TICKETS:

Free Admission, but you must reserve your seat.

Reserve Your Seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-chill-tickets-44304404667

For more information, visit http://lonestarfilmfestival.com/sunday-cinema-series/

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AAA says a record-setting 3.4 million Texans will set a new Independence Day holiday travel record! If you’re one of the 2.9 million taking the family …

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This is a post in partnership between Dallas Single Mom and McDonald’s of North Texas.

Join Us for the fun of meeting fellow parents and learning more about the fun that is coming to McDonald’s (credit: McDonalds Commerce City CO)

We are excited to share the word about the Lunch Bunch.  The Lunch Bunch is a new initiative hosted by McDonald’s of North Texas and the City Moms Blog to invite local parents into the restaurant to learn more first hand about McDonald’s and it’s dedication and commitment to education, quality food and giving back in the local communities that surround its stores.

Join Us for the fun of meeting fellow parents and learning more about the fun that is coming to McDonald’s

The July Lunch Brunch events will be held at three locations and will take place across the Dallas-Fort Worth region.  These first events will highlight McDonald’s hot and juicy Fresh Beef burgers, the new table service hospitality and the new high-tech self ordering kiosks.  Parents that desire to can take a kitchen tour and see the operations first-hand {count me in}.  Guests will be treated to a free Happy Meal with the purchase of a Fresh Beef Burger, and local First Responders will be on site to greet kids and offer tours of the fire truck.  Giveaways of fun swag and gift cards will be hosted for guests on site, and I wouldn’t miss the goodie bags that will be available, while supplies last, and kiddos present will also receive McDonald’s coloring books and balloons for indoor summer fun.

Join Us for the fun of meeting fellow parents and learning more about the fun that is coming to McDonald’s

Lunch Bunch will take place at the following McDonald’s restaurants in the Dallas, Fort Worth and East Texas areas:

o   Fort Worth Area – Tuesday, July 10 from 11am to noon

  • 1298 W. Kennedale Pkwy Kennedale, TX 76140

o   East Texas – Wednesday, July 11 from 11am to noon

  • 2034 E. SE Loop 323 Tyler, TX 75701

o   Dallas Area –  Thursday, July 12 from 11am to noon

  • 216 Coit Road Plano, TX 75075

Join me at the Coit Location on July 12 for conversation and for an educational experience and behind-the-scenes tours of the new technology, emphasis on hospitality and for a sampling of the treats on site.

WHAT: 

Lunch Bunch with McDonald’s of North Texas, City Moms Blogs and Dallas Single Mom

Join the conversation on social media using #McDLunchBunch and #McDNorthTexas

WHEN AND WHERE:

Lunch Bunch will take place at the following McDonald’s restaurants in the Dallas, Fort Worth and East Texas areas:

o   Fort Worth Area – Tuesday, July 10 from 11am to noon

  • 1298 W. Kennedale Pkwy Kennedale, TX 76140

o   East Texas – Wednesday, July 11 from 11am to noon

  • 2034 E. SE Loop 323 Tyler, TX 75701

o   Dallas Area –  Thursday, July 12 from 11am to noon

  • 216 Coit Road Plano, TX 75075

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