Get a Cotton Belt update, hunt for Easter eggs: Here’s a handful of events coming up in Richardson


March 22

Health care professional to speak at Kiwanis Club event

Fred Schuster, the recently appointed Region IV director of U.S. Health and Human Services, is this month’s speaker for the Kiwanis Club event on March 22.

Schuster is responsible for guiding and coordinating Health and Human Services policies as well as facilitating communication regarding department initiatives as they relate to state, local, and tribal governments.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. at Darren’s American Grill, 7602 N. Jupiter Road, Richardson. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Mark Solomon at

March 28

Get a Cotton Belt update

Community members are invited to review the progress of the Cotton Belt rail project at a meeting hosted by Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Staff will be on site to answer questions and provide updates. 6:30 p.m. Free. Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road. 214-792-2543.

March 30

Enjoy live jazz at UT Dallas

James Gilyard is a jazz bassist, composer and producer. This ensemble features Gilyard on the upright bass, vocals by Simone Jackson and five accompanying musicians on piano, saxophone and percussion. 8 p.m. $15. Jonsson Performance Hall, 800 W. Campbell Road. 972-883-2552.

April 6

Give back with cocktails

Guests at this event learn to create drinks served in copper cups. Tickets include two cocktails and heavy appetizers. Event proceeds go toward the #RaiseItForward campaign, which donates clean water to people in need. 6-8 p.m. $20. Tricky Fish CityLine, 1251 State St.

April 13

Go hunt for Easter eggs

First United Methodist Church Richardson hosts an Easter egg hunt complete with face painting, bounce houses, a firetruck and photos with the Easter Bunny. 10:00-noon, with age-level egg hunts beginning at 10:20 a.m. Free. 503 N. Central Expressway. 972-235-8385.

April 11-14

Comics explain femininity

“Girls Only” is an original comedy that examines all things feminine through a mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, songs and videos. 7:30 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 2:30 p.m. (Sun.). $37-$47. The Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Blvd. 972-744-4650.

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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