How to Spend Your Fourth of July and New Year's Day. Yom Kippur? Yer On Your Own.

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Two items from the community bulletin board, beginning with the more pressing item of business: how to spend the Fourth of July. Last year, a few Unfair Park'ers actually went to the Fair Park Fourth -- as did one, ahem, "PDiddy," who noted in our wrap-up that the fireworks were indeed "awesome," but poorly located. "For the best unobstructed views," s/he wrote, "you have to make your way to Fitzhugh on the eastern border of the park." Not to worry, say Fair Park officials, who announced this morning that the whole shindig -- once again produced by the Gruccis -- will be moved to the Cotton Bowl, where there ain't a bad seat in the house. The Dallas Wind Symphony will again perform, with the explosions in the sky scheduled -- for free -- at 9:30 p.m., mark your calendars.

Speaking of which, the Comerica Bank New Year's Day Parade is sticking around downtown Dallas for at least one more year -- 2:30 p.m. on New Year's Day. (Parade route here.) We skipped the press conference today, during which the mayor said, "Events like this send a clear message that downtown Dallas is on a roll downtown," even if the Cotton Bowl Classic itself is actually headed to Arlington (sorry, all sold out). Still, you do know how the mayor defines good news.

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