10 things to do in Lake Highlands this weekend: Art exhibitions, book signings, live music and more

"New Tricks for an Old Dog" by Diane Walker-Gladney, part of "Recollective" at the Bath House Cultural Center.
“New Tricks for an Old Dog” by Diane Walker-Gladney, part of “Recollective” at the Bath House Cultural Center.

The Bath House Cultural Center will host “Recollective,” an exhibition by Fannie Brito, Teri Muse, and Diane Walker-Gladney, starting this Saturday, July 8. A reception with the artists will be held this Saturday, from 7-9 p.m., featuring live music by Percussion Things. All events are free and open to the public. The exhibit can be seen at no cost through Aug. 5 any time the Bath House is open to the public.

Also on display from July 8-Aug. 5 will be “Whimsical,” which includes paintings by S. Chuck McCarter, who pulls inspiration from fairy tales, ancient historical epics, the Bible and other popular narratives. The exhibit will also open this Saturday at the Bath House Cultural Center with a free open house with the artist from 7-9 p.m.

George Kempston runs the Too Hot to Handle 15k at White Rock Lake

Run the hottest race of the summer this Sunday July 9. Too Hot To Handle offers three different races depending on your preference for distances and begins at 7 a.m. at Norbuck Park. For pricing and registration information click here.

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C. C. Young is hosting book signing for author Beverly Thompson, whose true story, “The Colonel is a Lady,” follows Lt. Colonel Evangeline P. Jamison, an army nurse, through three wars. The book reading and signing is set for Friday at 10:30 a.m. in The Point, 4847 West Lawther Drive. To attend, RSVP to Angela Castillo at 214.841.2831.

The Dallas Arboretum has live music that is free with the price of admission this Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Head to the Pecan Grove and enjoy a picnic with Tomas Sclar on Saturday and Jonathan and Shannon Camacho on Sunday.

New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor will be at Half Price Books this Saturday at 3 p.m. to sign copies of “Use of Force,” part of the Scot Harvath series.

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Head to the Forest Green library Thursday at 2 p.m. for Circuit Bugs. Participants can make a bug that lights up, using the technology behind circuits. Space is limited, and the event is for ages 8 and up.

This Friday at 1 p.m. at Audelia Road library, the summer interns from the Dallas Children’s Theater will present an acting workshop based the current play “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter: An African Tale.” The workshop, for ages 5 and up, will include songs, dancing and costumes.

Head to White Rock Lake Park for the Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up at the For the Love of the Lake office in Casa Linda Plaza. Continental breakfast will be provided between 8 and 9 a.m.

Get your health fix this weekend at the White Rock Market, Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is at Lake Pointe Church and will have local produce, artisan eats and crafts.

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