Upcoming Events

    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • The Episcopal School of Dallas - 4100 Merrell Road, Dallas, TX 75229

    PHECA September General Membership Meeting sponsored by The Episcopal School of Dallas.

    Please join us for our September General Membership Meeting as we discuss the Dallas private school admissions process with Dr. Eleanor Munson.  Dr. Munson will dive into how to navigate the daunting process of admissions applications, interviews, essays, and how to identify an environment where your child can truly succeed to the best of their potential.  Spouses welcome!

    A little bit about our speaker: Dr. Eleanor Munson specializes in providing Dallas area parents with educational options tailored to their child's intellect, talents, and personality.  Choosing the right elementary or secondary school can be an overwhelming process.  Dr. Munson asists parents in finding the educational environment that offers the best fit for their child and guides families through the private school selection, application, and admissions process.

    Eleanor Munson, Ph.D., is an Educational Consultant.  She is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association with a speciality in Learning Differences and is a Certified Educational Planner.  Dr. Munson is the only such credentialed practicioner in Dallas to focus exclusively on private school placement, preschool through high school.  Find her at


    The event will take place in the Lower School building on The Rogers Family Community Staircase.  Guests can enter on Montwood and park on street and in the small lot in front of the Lower School.


    PHECA September General Membership Meeting sponsored by The Episcopal School of Dallas

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 @ 7:30p

    The Episcopal School of Dallas

    4100 Merrell Road, Dallas, TX 75229

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Dallas Arboretum: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

    *** PLEASE NOTE: PHECA is unable to give refunds for cancellations or no shows for this event.  Please be sure that you are absolutely able to attend before signing up!  Thank you!*** 

    The premier concert series "Cool Thursdays" at the Dallas Arboretum brings lively bands to the only concert venue overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn - join us on September 26th to enjoy "A Hard Night's Day" Beatles Tribute Band. 

    "We appreciate the musical genius of the four lads from Liverpool and faithfully recreate their songs down to the very last note."  A Hard Night's Day, sponsored by JHP Architecture/Urban Design, has been spreading the gospel of John, Paul, George, and Ringo around the world for 20 years.

    All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn.  Gates open at 6:00p.  Fall concerts take place from 7:00p-9:00p.  The gardens close at the conclusion of each concert.  There will also be two or three food trucks at every concert and guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.  Food trucks available this evening will be: Ruthie's Rolling Cafe & Bellatrino Pizzeria.

    *Event is BYOB.  Only non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

    EVENT COST: $23 per MEMBER. Tickets are limited, so please register ASAP!

    Due to limited parking at gate #2 and in the interest of safety, all concert parking is limited to the main gate at Gate #1 or the Parking Garage.  


    Book a sitter and join us on September 26th for a fun-filled night at the Arboretum!


    Mom's Night Out: "A Hard Night's Day" Beatles Tribute Band at "Cool Thursdays" Concert Series at the Dallas Arboretum

    Dallas Arboretum - 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

    Thursday, September 26th @ 7:00p

    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Brittany Bandy's Home

    Join us on Thursday, October 10th for our New Member Coffee sponsored by Lakehill Preparatory School at the home of our lovely Membership Chair, Brittany Bandy!  Everyone is welcome!  

    Please come meet and mingle with our new PHECA members.  It will be a great chance to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.  There will be a light brunch served.  Children are welcome as well!

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    New Member Coffee: Brittany Bandy's Home

    Brittany's address will be emailed once registration is completed.

    Thursday, October 10th @ 10:00a-11:30a

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dallas Arboretum: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

    Join PHECA for Autumn at the Arboretum! We will be exploring one of the most amazing pumpkin festivals as it features "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown".  The arboretum will also be hosting "The Great Pumpkin" Friday where we can watch inspiring demonstrations by Dallas Gourd Patch on the paseo near Pecan Grove.  The gourds will be transformed into jewelry and decorative homewares, available for guests to purchase.  For those that would like to stay, we will also find a fun place to have a group picnic - you can pack a picnic lunch or purchase food at the arboretum.  

    We hope you can join us as we celebrate the amazing fall season with our little ones!

    ***PLEASE NOTE: This is a self-pay event. Members will pay to park and purchase their own admission tickets for the arboretum. We will meet just inside the main entrance gate and gather off to the left.  Look for the PHECA sign! ***

    Dallas Arboretum Fees


    Children's Activity: Autumn at the Arboretum

    Dallas Arboretum 

    8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

    Friday, October 11th @ 10:00a-12:00p

    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Preston Hollow Park - 6600 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75225

    Back and bigger and better than ever with our favorite PHECA tradition, Party in the Park sponsored by the McClure Law Group!!

    Join PHECA families at Preston Hollow Park for food, fun, and games! There will be a live DJ, Photo Booth, face painting, balloon artists, glitter tattoos, trackless train, and food from Guthrie's Catering!

    This is such a fun Halloween celebration and we hope you will make plans to attend PHECA's Halloween Party in the Park on Sunday, October 13th from 4:30p-6:00p.

    Kids are encouraged to dress in costume! And parents feel free to do the same!  We can't wait to see all of the the precious princesses, pirates, pumpkins, superheroes and more at PHECA's Halloween Party in the Park!


    $25 per Member Family 

    This includes food for all Member family members as well as participation in all party events for all family members.  Each Member family member will be given a wrist band.

    $40 per Non-Member Family

    This includes food for all non-member family members as well as participation in party events for those non-member family members.  Each non-member family member will be given a wrist band.  

    This option is for when member families have other families that they would like to bring along to Party in the Park (i.e. Families visiting from out of town or who live in other areas of Dallas and are not members of PHECA)

    $10 per Additional Meal

    This option is for when PHECA member families have additional adults guests who would like to attend Party in the Park and eat (i.e. grandparents, relatives, nannys, etc.), but who do not plan to participate in the other activities of the Party (i.e. face painting, glitter tattoos, etc.) These persons will not be issued a wrist band, they will instead receive only a meal ticket.

    Online registration & payment for Party in the Park is strongly encouraged - Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the event, but with cash payment only!

    *** PLEASE NOTE: PHECA is unable to give refunds for cancellations or no shows for this event.  Please be sure that you are absolutely able to attend before signing up!  Thank you!*** 


    PHECA's Halloween Party in the Park sponsored by the McClure Law Group

    Preston Hollow Park

    Sunday, October 13th from 4:30p-6:00p

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Om Yoga Diva at Westside Wellness Center

    Is there a better way to start your Saturday than with a great stretch and delicious brunch with friends?  October's Mom's Morning Out event will team up with Om Yoga Diva for a lovely morning yoga session to get your weekend off to a great start.  Following the super relaxing & chill yoga session, so graciously provided to us by Nicole Payseur, we will grab some brunch a True Food Kitchen to further unwind and reward your inner goddess with whatever mimosa, waffles, or green juice your now OPEN heart desires.

    Master Vinyasa Yoga and Mindfullness/ Meditation Teacher, Nicole Payseur, retired her legal career in New York to share yoga full time and coach entrepreneurs in enlightened business strategies that yield higher profits.  She advocates for yoga students to be strong even when they think they are weak.  She inspires her clients to leave unfullfilling jobs, pursue PhD's, and become better parents.  Nicole is the founder and owner of Om Yoga Diva.

    We will have mats for those in need or feel free to bring your own.  Looking forward to seeing you all on the mat in October!


    Mom's Morning Out: Yoga + BRUNCH? Yes, please!

    Om Yoga Diva at Westside Wellness Center

    Saturday, October 19th @ 10:00a

    4711 Westside Drive, Dallas, TX 75209

    Brunch: True Food Kitchen @ 11:30a

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75225

    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Genesis Women's Shelter: 4411 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219

    Join PHECA as we give back by serving a meal to the women and children staying at Genesis Women's Shelter.  More details to come!

    Genesis Women's Shelter was created to give women in abusive situations a way out.  Their mission: To provide safety, shelter, and support for women who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence, and impact.  Since Genesis opened in 1985, the Shelter has helped 1,200 women and children find a way out of abuse each year.

    Genesis Women's Shelter was founded with a goal to not just help women, but to completely eradicate domestic violence.  They address the issue holistically and give each women the same message: there is help and there is hope!


    Mom's Night Out: Mom's Give Back at Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

    Genesis Women's Shelter

    4411 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219

    Thursday, November 21st.  Early evening. Exact time TBD.

Preston Hollow Early Childhood Association is affiliated with the
state and national PTA but is not associated with any particular school or religious organization.

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