ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Clog Away. A nonprofit organization, Clog Dance, offers Tuesday evening classes for beginners at 130 Ferguson Village Shopping Center. Classes are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 214-321-5949.
The Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA (LHAECPTA) will hold its monthly membership meeting at Highlands Christian Church 9949 McCree Road, from 9-11:00 a.m. Melissa Draper and Denise Duncan, kindergarten instructional facilitators with the Richardson Independent School District, will present a program titled, “Kindergarten Readiness.” This program will offer parents a list of development benchmarks for a child entering kindergarten. For information, call Meghan Hunter, (214) 503-6133.
The Lake Highlands High School Highlandettes will perform their annual spring show on Feb. 4-5, 7:30 p.m., at the school auditorium, 9449 Church Road. The theme is “Freeway of Love” and cost of admission is $5; tickets are available in the lobby prior to the performance. For information, call 214-349-2344.
Learning Disabilities College Night. On Feb. 7, Dallas Academy, 950 Tiffany Way, is hosting its fifth annual College Night from 7-9 a.m. in the Alberts Athletic Center. The school will help parents and students make an informed choice about colleges prepared to deal with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or attention deficit disorder. For information, contact Rhonda Criss, 214-321-1347.
St. Bernard Science Awards. Students from St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School competed in the Winston Science Fair in 40 competitive events involving 700 schools and over 10,000 participants. Seventh grade student Christopher Cornell placed first in short story fiction, shadow photography and Star Trek trivia. For St. Bernard student and Bishop Lynch High School student Nick Martin place first in short story fiction and short film.
Bryan Adams Teacher. Peggy Leeman, Lake Highlands resident and a teacher at Bryan Adams High School, was recently honored as Advanced Placement English Literature Teacher of the Year at the Advanced Placement Math, Science and English Awards Ceremony held by the O’Donnell Foundation. She was instrumental in bringing the program to the school. Bryan Adams’ Kelly Fortner won AP Incentive Program English Language Teacher of the Year.
Tiger in Their Tank. Paul and Sasha send their thanks to the ecology class at St. John’s Episcopal School who took up a donation on their behalf. The couple are Sumatran tigers living in the Exxon Endangered Species Habitat at the Dallas Zoo.
Off-to-College Reports. Bryan Adams High School graduate Bryan Matthew Kilburn was among the 800 graduates in winter commencement at Stephen F. Austin State University. Lake Highlands High School graduate Whitney Lee Ravkind also received her degree.
JUST FOR KIDS
Puppet Show. A performance of “How Anansi Brought the Stories Down” will be held on Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. at the Audelia Road Library, 10045 Audelia. The show is geared to ages three and older. For information, call 214-670-1350.
Books and Songs. The Skillman Southwestern Branch, 5707 Skillman, will be offering a variety of activities throughout February including an exhibit from the Lone Star Puppet Guild. On Tuesdays at10 a.m., Toddler Time will feature stories, songs and rhymes for ages 18 to 36 months. At 10:40 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., similar activities for preschoolers are planned. On Feb. 14, 7 p.m., ages two and older can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to Pajama Story Fun. For information, call 214-670-6078.
MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS
Tax Assistance. The Skillman Southwestern Branch Library, 5707 Skillman, offers AARP Tax Assistance Mondays from noon-4 p.m. (except Feb. 21) and VITA Tax Assistance Wednesdays from noon-6 p.m. Call 214-670-6078.
Book Sale. The Skillman Southwestern Branch Library, 5707 Skillman, will hold its first Saturday used book sale on Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 214-670-6078.
Adult Book Club. All members and new members are invited to join the group’s lively discussion of The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr. The club meets at the Skillman Southwestern Branch Library, 5707 Skillman, 214-670-6078.
Be My Valentine. Stop by the Skillman Southwestern Branch Library, 5707 Skillman, anytime during open hours on Saturday, Feb. 12, and make valentines to give to friends and family. Call 214-670-6078.
IN THE NEWS
Texans’ Coat Drive. Texans Credit Union recently collected about 300 coats, sweaters, and other clothing items during its first annual coat drive. New and gently used items were collected in all Texans branch locations from mid-October through mid-November. Most of the clothing received was donated to the Salvation Army, who distributed the items to people in need.
New Vet. Dr. Karen Fling has announced the opening of the East Lake Veterinary Hospital (ELVH) at 10101 E. Northwest Highway. The extensive facility, which is currently being considered for the Hospital Design Award by Veterinary Economics, offers full veterinary services, and luxury boarding and grooming for cats and dogs. In addition ELVH operates a Pet Orphanage that is visible from the waiting area, and clients are welcome to drop and to enjoy a cup of coffee from the coffee bar, visit the orphans or offer weekend fostering.