After honing a house improvisation style, Dallas Comedy House began teaching burgeoning comics to deliver fast-paced, spontaneous humor that slays audiences with on-the-fly performances. The packed schedule features Roadside Couch shows, during which performers springboard from an audience-generated topic to craft a barrage of scenes as spontaneously funny as a Vegas drive-through wedding of two clowns. Late Night Improv (Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.) brings two teams together to showcase their comedic chemistry by playing off associations, images, and goofy premises. Established comedy teams Roadside Couch and Victory Point unite at 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, respectively, to deliver off-the cuff comedy while fans brandish giant foam fingers in support. Though not included with this Groupon, Dallas Comedy House stocks a full bar that starts serving 30 minutes before shows and offers table service during performances.
The DASN recruits and carefully screens dedicated volunteers for afterschool programs, and provides them with the training and resources necessary to serve effectively in critical programs. During a two-hour training session, volunteers learn how to foster a safe and nurturing environment, evaluate a child's level of development based on age, and understand the socio-economic challenges the children face in their communities. After training, the DASN places new mentors in one of its 22 afterschool programs, and provides ongoing management and support to help them succeed in their positions. The organization requires more funding to complete its goal of acquiring and training additional mentors, in order to increase the capacity of its afterschool programs and improve the depth of the education they provide.
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"Gardens are a lot like people,” Marilyn Simmons told Now Magazines. “As they grow and mature, they come into their own.” Marilyn and her daughter Donelle, owners of Garden Inspirations, have their own unique plot. “A Radio Flyer wagon is home to an assortment of flowers and trailing potato vines and an herb garden is flourishing in a nonfunctioning barbecue grill.”
At their farm, the two work to show pupils how to plant their own beds with pesticide-free veggies, which blossom into sources of personal pride. The full schedule of classes includes introductory courses on overcoming the gamut of challenges that aspiring gardeners face, such as inhospitable soil, lack of time, and accidentally planting their car keys. Knowledgeable about diverse garden types—including rooftop, field, and aquaponic—the instructors impart their wisdom on the best kind of garden for each grower’s individual needs, as well as which vegetable varieties grow most readily in North Texas and how to plant them. When not brewing compost tea or working beneath trellises tangled in emerald wisps, the crew does a radio show which talks about how to obtain baskets of naturally grown peaches, cucumbers, and squash.