Code RED Rovers
A different kind of mystery machine
Arriving in a limo just doesn't have the prestige it used to. A simple car won't do it, not when dateless, horny wannabe TV stars get stretch limos--with hot tubs--on elimiDATE, and every prom attendee, not just the rich kids, carts his pimply face to the big dance in a limo. But doing something silly and childish in a limo, especially one stocked with food and drink? There's still something extravagant about that. Like during Sunday's Code RED Caper, benefiting Bryan's House, when participants perform a scavenger hunt across Dallas while riding in limousines. The clues given are challenging; the fridge is full of snacks and alcohol. Sounds like a blast, and the funds raised go to the nonprofit pediatric HIV/AIDS organization. Registration ($1,000 to $5,000 per eight-person team) starts at 1 p.m. with the hunt beginning at 2:30 p.m. Dinner, an auction and an awards ceremony follow. Meet at Eddie Deen's Ranch, 944 S. Lamar St. Call 214-559-3946 or visit www.bryanshouse.org. --Shannon Sutlief
Park After Dark
Even when temperatures soar to the 90s, you will still spot brides walking purposefully through the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, with photographer in tow. Texas humidity shows no mercy for layers of tulle and satin, yet these brides, beaded with seed pearls and sweat, pose gracefully among the flowers and foliage. You can be well on your way to becoming a "glowing" bride--plan to meet the hottie of your dreams at the Arboretum After Dark adult social event. Held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the last Friday of each month beginning April 29, this happy hour gathering features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and mingling in the gardens. Tickets are $12 to $15, and admission is ages 21 and up. Call 214-515-6500. --Michelle Martinez
Misery loves company. But determination might love it even more. And that's the point of photographer and breast cancer survivor Jean Karotkin's book Body & Soul: The Courage and Beauty of Breast Cancer Survivors. She discusses her experience with cancer and how fighting the disease changed her life--and not just in bad ways. It gave her the chance to start over and become a photographer. She began her new career, talking to and photographing other women with breast cancer. Now Karotkin continues her work with a lecture at Gilda's Club North Texas, 2710 Oak Lawn Ave., intended to give hope to women in a situation she knows well. It's free and takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Call 214-219-8877. --Shannon Sutlief
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