Film for Little Mo
Fifty years ago, Maureen Connolly Brinker became the first woman to win a Grand Slam in tennis. To celebrate, the Women's Museum will screen a new documentary, Unforgettable, The Little Mo Connolly Story, and formally introduce a new exhibit area honoring her. At 16, Connolly was the youngest player to win the U.S. Championship, and, at 19, she won the first female Slam. Her career ended suddenly in 1954 when she broke her leg in a horseback riding accident. She married, moved to Dallas and founded the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation. See the film Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the museum, 3800 Parry Ave. Call 214-915-0860. --David Wilson
A Real "Whiz Kid"
It's baseball season, but you're not having any fun, are you? Want to get your baseball fix without having to suffer through a Rangers game or the heat? On Wednesday, all you baseball die-hards can catch a glimpse and shake hands with 1976 Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts at Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Park for a book signing and discussion of his book My Life in Baseball. Co-written with former SMU law school dean C. Paul Rogers, this true story explores the 19-year baseball career (most of which was with the Philadelphia Phillies) of this twice-honored Major League Player of the Year as well as his childhood and what life has been like after baseball. This unforgettable player, stamped with a major-league work ethic, established himself as one of the best pitchers of the 1950s. Buck Showalter, are you listening? The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. at 7700 W. Northwest Highway. Call 214-739-1124. --Jenice Johnson