North Texas seems to be in a “Weekend Weather Woes” cycle with rainy times hitting on a regular basis those days off. Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but some fundraising activities are gonna have to find a mighty big umbrella if their events are gonna take place on Saturday.
Cristo Rey Dallas’ Cristo Clay will carry on. After all, clay can be shot any old time.
But the weather may have put the Alliance Data Red Balloon Run And Ride and the Park Cities Historic Antique Car Show into back-up plan mode.
The Alliance Data Red Balloon Run And Ride benefiting Children’s Health is staying optimistic. They’re reporting, “While rain is expected Saturday, we remain hopeful that it will not affect our event. As of now, the Alliance Data Red Balloon Run And Ride will continue as scheduled. Safety of all involved is our first priority, and we will monitor the weather with our emergency management team and meteorology partners.” Here’s the website for updates.
UPDATE: (8:17 p.m.) Children’s Medical Center Foundation President Brent Christopher just sent the following message:
We are sad to announce that tomorrow’s Alliance Data Red Balloon Run & Ride has been canceled due to the forecast of prolonged inclement weather, including cold temperatures, potentially heavy rain and lightning. This decision was made out of concern for the safety of our participants, volunteers and spectators, which is our first priority. We are grateful for the many families, teams and individuals who have dedicated their time and efforts to this event and, ultimately, the Children’s Health mission to make life better for children. “
On the other hand, the Antique Car Show organizers have already moved their classic wheel deal to Saturday, April 28, at Burleson Park for its rain date.
Another group that has decided to make the change in advance of the wet stuff is NorthPark. According to NP-er Shelby Foster, “Due to rain in the forecast, NorthPark Center and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra have moved the Concert Under the Stars from CenterPark Garden to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, located at 2301 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday.” BTW, the concert is still that favorite word — free! Suggestion: Get there early.
Just a block away from the Meyerson, the 2018 Art Ball guests’ only challenge will be getting from their limousines to the front door. Not to worry about making the trip from wheels to big DMA deal.
According to Art Ball Chair Rebecca Fletcher, the entrance will be past the Flora Street on Harwood, where guests will see Jack Boles’ Gary Ferraro and his A-Team ramrodding the situation.
Guests will be able to take covered stairs to directly into the festivities.
If you’re still waylaid by a nasty skiing accident and are a bit wary of the steps, call 214.922.1800.
As for Cotes du Coeur benefiting the American Heart Association Dallas, it will be inside the Anatole safe, sound and toasting to the conquering of heart disease.