Diocese of Dallas/Erica Romero Superintendent Matt Vereeke (left) and Bishop Edward Burns watched Sept. 24 as golf legend Lee Trevino and his wife, Claudia, awarded one of his Trevino Scholarships to Bryan Vazquez, a first-grader at St. Philip and St. Augustine Catholic Academy in Pleasant Grove. The presentation was part of the 2018 Bishop’s Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas. Despite being rained out, the tournament at the Four Seasons in Irving raised a record $668,039 to enable students in need attend local Catholic schools.
Not bad for a rained out tourney

Pet blessing ceremonies set for this weekend

Area churches are celebrating St. Franc is' feast day with blessings of the animals, including one at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mary Immaculate Catholic Parish, 2800 Val wood Parkway in Farmers Branch. It's part of the church's fall festival, which will also include entertainment, games and a vendor market. Admission is free. For more information, call 972-243-7104 or go to maryimmaculatechurch.org.

More blessing ceremonies (pets must be leashed or in carriers; you may also bring photos, urns, etc.):

■ St. Phi lip's Episcopal Church, 6400 Stone brook Parkway in Frisco, 10 a.m. Saturday. stphilipsfrisco.org.

■ Encore Park Amphitheater, 508 Park Ave., 10 a.m. to noon Saturday by First Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Free parking is available in the church's garage, at 1835 Young St.facebook.com/fpcdallas.

■ Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday. White Rock Dog Rescue will be there, and the Hollywood Feed on Abrams is supplying goody bags. facebook.com/whiterockdog.

■ St. Matt hew's Cathedral, 3100 Ross Ave., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The outdoor event will include adoptions featuring Dog and Kitty City and Take Me Home Pet Rescue and acorn dog food truck. face book. com/ take me home pet rescue.

■ St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 223 S. Pear son Lane in Keller, 5 p.m. Saturday. The service, in the north fields by the Labyrinth and Memorial Garden, will be followed by drive-by blessings for shyer pets in the parking lot from 5: 45 to 6: 15 p.m. stmartininthefields.org.

■ Gene Allen Park, 121 W. Main St. in Arlington (next to the library), 10 a.m. Sunday. St. Alban's Episcopal Church will offer blessings after a short worship service, and there will be a professional photographer taking portraits, door prizes from Pet Smart and St. Franc is medals given out. People can also light candles in memory of pets no longer with us. Food will be collected for the city's animal shelter. episcopaldiocesefortworth.org.

■ Oakland Lake Park, 1645 Lake Shore Drive in Fort Worth, 10 a.m. Sunday. St. Luke's in the Meadow Episcopal Church will have a family-friendly service followed by the blessings in the park's pavilion. stlukesfw.org.

■ White Rock Community Church, 9353 Gar land Road in Dallas, 3 p.m. Sunday. white rock church. info.

Tatia Woldt


Water meters to be replaced citywide

Coppell water utility customers will start seeing their water meters replaced as part of the citywide installation of advanced meters.

I Installation of 13,375 new meters is projected to take 14 months. The new system will provide customers with more accurate water-use data that is updated multiple times a day, water budget and consumption threshold alerts, comparative data, leak alerts and notifications from the city. Consumption data will be updated on an internet-based customer dashboard that can be accessed from a computer, table tor smart phone.

Residents will be notified in advance with door hangers and other communications. Find more at coppelltx.gov/h2o.

Deborah Fleck


Meet the candidates to replace Caraway on City Council

At least 10 of the 13 candidates for the District 4 Dallas City Council seat are scheduled to appear at a community forum at 1: 30 p.m. Saturday at Beckley-Saner Recreation Center, 114 W. Hobs on Ave.

Dwaine Caraway resigned from the seat in August and pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges.

Sponsored by the Texas Working Families Party and the Texas Organizing Project, the forum will feature candidates rotating among groups of attendees to discuss issues ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Candidates confirmed to attend are Kebran Alexander, Dawn Blair, Corwyn Davis, Lester Houston, Obi E. Igbokwe, Becky Lewis, Vincent T. Parker, Key air a D. Saunders, Bran don J. Vance and Justin a Walford.

Julieta Chiquillo


Irving Chorale, Verdigris to perform Bernstein music

The Irving Chorale will collaborate with anew professional chorus called Verdigris for a concert featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein at 7 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, 1615 W.

Airport Freeway. The event will also include Bernstein letters and correspondence with friends to show how his experiences influenced his music.

Tickets are $25 general admission, or $20 for people 50 and older.

To order, visit verdigrismusic.org/lenny.

Deborah Fleck


Library to celebrate Diwali, a Hindu holiday

The Roy and Hel en Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St., will host a Happy Diwali Festival of Lights celebration at 2: 30 p.m. Saturday.

Diwali is the most widely celebrated of the major Hindu holidays.

The program is free. For details, call 972-547-7323.

Deborah Fleck


Food and Wine Festival to feature 100-plus wines

The inaugural Plano Food and Wine Festival, presented by Maggiano's Little Italy, will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Shops at Willow Bend. The festival will feature more than 100 wines, food from 20 restaurants and food trucks, live music, local artists, beer and cocktails, culinary demonstrations, a play zone for kids and more than 60 boutiques and other shops.

The festival is part of the grand opening weekend of The District, the re imagined dining destination at The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd.

General admission to the festival is free and open to all ages. Food-and wine-tasting packages range from $20 to $70, with a portion of proceeds benefiting North Texas Per forming Arts. To order, go to bit.ly/2O06Ma2.

Deborah Fleck