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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Dallas Film Society Collaborates With Highland Park For Summer Film Festival

HP_Logo_100Anniversary_Horz-(1) (1)As part of the town of Highland Park’s  year-long centennial celebration, the Dallas Film Society has announced it is collaborating with the Highland Park Centennial Committee to present a summer Highland Park Film Festival. The festival will focus on six films of different genres that best encapsulate cinema of the last 100 years. “100 years of Highland Park is a celebration to be shared with the entire community and what better way to connect our community than with a film festival that allows people to reflect on the passage of time,” said Pierce Allman, Chair of the Highland Park Centennial Celebration. “Together with James Faust of the Dallas Film Society and the Chair of our Film Festival, Harry Hunsicker, we have selected a spectacle of Oscar-nominated films from the era when movies were entertainment: black and white, detective, westerns, and musicals. For the young it will open their eyes to the cinematic delicacies of the last 100 years and for our mature audience it will transport them back to the thrill of their early theater-going experiences when the Village Theater first opened in 1935.”

highland park summer film festival Availability for all screenings is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For patrons who want to give back, at each screening the Committee will be accepting tax-deductible donations for the landscaping of the new Highland Park Town Hall which will be completed in spring 2014. Other Highland Park Centennial events include La Fiesta on June 8, 2013, the annual Park Cities July 4 parade, and the Centennial Sunday Community Birthday Party Celebration on October 27, 2013.

The schedule of films is as follows:
June 3, 2013 – LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
June 17, 2013 – THE THIN MAN
July 1, 2013 – YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
July 15, 2013 – SUNSET BOULEVARD
August 5, 2013 – THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
August 19, 2013 – THE SOUND OF MUSIC

 

Where: Highland Park Village Theater

When: 7:00 p.m on the first and third Monday of June, July and August 2013

Cost: Screenings are free to the public on a first come basis.

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