9 a.m.: New Buyer Orientation, Thursday to Monday. Fourth floor, front lobby balcony.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Buyers’ Lounge, fourth floor, front lobby balcony.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: International Hospitality Suite, Friday to Sunday, fourth floor, back lobby balcony.

Thursday, Oct. 14
4-6 p.m.: Dallas Delights, free samples from some of Dallas’s hottest restaurants. Second, 3rd and 4th floor, front and back lobbies and 1st floor, west atrium.

Friday, Oct. 15
8:30 a.m.: Buyer Breakfast. Front lobby. No charge.
8:30 a.m.: Power Breakfast — “Marketing Into the Millennium,” presented by Peter N. Butenhoff of Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation. Sponsored by American Apparel Manufacturers Association. Fashion Theater. $25.
9 a.m.: “Store Planning for Profit,” presented by Sally L. Fortenberry, Ph.D. Independence Room, Menswear Mart. Cost: $5.
9 a.m.: “Easy-Commerce,” presented by Shelly Curtis of Shabang! Location TBD. No charge.
Noon: Contemporary Lifestyles Spring Forecast, presented by Gregor Simmons of Gregor Simmons Ltd. buying office. Independence Room, Menswear Mart. No charge.
Noon: E-Commerce seminar, presented by Brad Boa of Where-It’s-At. Location TBD. No charge.
6 p.m.: Fashion Is in Bloom. Children’s wear spring fashion show. Reception in 3B94. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in Fashion Theater, followed by fashion show at 7 p.m. Sponsored by U.S.C.O.
6:15 p.m.: Night of Networking, presented by T.J. Reid. Independence Room, Menswear Mart. Cost $15, includes dinner.
6:15 p.m.: Dallas Fashion Award finalist collections on the runway. Great hall. No charge.

Saturday, Oct. 16
8:30 a.m. Buyer Breakfast. Front lobby. No charge.
9 a.m.: Spring 2000 color and trend overview, sponsored by The Doneger Group. Fourth floor, front lobby. No charge.
9 a.m.: E-Commerce seminar, presented by Jeana Johnson of Reliance Technologies. Location TBD. No charge.
Noon: Last-minute holiday helpers, presented by T.J. Reid. Fourth floor, front lobby. Cost $5.
Noon: E-Commerce seminar, presented by Logan Gordan of Compucloz. Location TBD. No charge.
Noon: Complimentary lunch, 5th floor, front lobby.
2 p.m.: A toast to the new millennium. Join the 1400 aisle exhibitors for a toast, 1400 aisle of the mart.
7 p.m.: Dallas Fashion Awards Gala. Cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner at 8 p.m. and awards ceremony and fashion show at 9 p.m. Great Hall. Program includes a tribute to the 1999 Dallas Fashion Awards finalists and the 1999 Fashion Excellence Award recipient Pamela Dennis. Tickets are $100 per person or $750 per table of eight. Proceeds benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). For ticket information, call 214-655-7635. Sponsored by American Airlines, Deloitte & Touche and The Dallas Morning News.

Sunday, Oct. 17
8:30 a.m.: Spring Into the Millennium. Complimentary continental breakfast for all prom and special occasion buyers. Guest designer is Precious Formals. Great Hall.
Noon: “Visual Merchandising Communicates: What Are You Saying?” presented by Tammy Kinley and Dee Knight. Independence Room in Menswear Mart. $5.
3 p.m.: Sundaes on Sunday. Build your own sundae. Fifth floor, front lobby. No charge.

Monday, Oct. 18
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Many showrooms close at 3 p.m. Please make appointments.

Call the Dallas Directory, 1-800-375-3463, for restaurant and Dallas city event information and reservations.
Autumn at the Arboretum. Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
Fall Meeting of Champions. Thursday and Friday at 6:35 p.m. Lone Star Park.
State Fair of Texas. Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fair Park.
Dallas Stars vs. Boston Bruins. Friday 7:30 p.m. Reunion Arena.
“Titanic.” Dallas Summer Musicals. Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Music Hall at Fair Park.