The fifth annual Run the Highlands 5k and 1-mile Family Walk will be Saturday, April 25, but registration begins mid-March. Funds raised by this Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League event will benefit the east side of the Lake Highlands North Park property. Plans include a family picnic area, a playground shade structure, and a children’s maze with updated landscaping. Registration fees are $15 before April 12; $20 after April 12; $25 the day of race; $10 for children 3-12; and $50 for family packages. Registration can be done online at lhjwl.org and runontexas.com. Brochures will be available at neighborhood businesses. The race will begin and end near Lake Highlands High School with a community carnival following at the Lake Highlands North Park. For information, call Julie Johnson at 214.415.9701.
For the love of lake highlands north park is a new clean-up event on Saturday, April 4 at 9 a.m., sponsored by the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League in partnership with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. The addition of new amenities at the park, made possible by the contributions of the Lake Highlands Exchange Club, the Lake Highlands Women’s League, the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League, serveral homeowners’ groups and many community members, have made the Lake Highlands North Park a focal point of our neighborhood.Join in by volunteering at this first clean-up day. For information, call Julie Johnson at 214.415.9701.
SeniorNet of Dallas learning center offers members a wide range of in-depth computer courses — learn to email friends, search the internet, send electronic greeting cards, pay your bills, shop, and more using your computer. Enjoy small classes with patient instructors, convenient parking, plus a brand new classroom and equipment. Call 214.841.2818 to save your spot.
Texas Center for the Physically Impaired, an organization founded by Lake Highlands resident Robert Langford, seeks donations of used computers and computer parts, which will be refurbished and then shipped free to visually impaired people. According to the organization, 2,800 computers have been donated to the visually impaired during the past five years, including roughly 300 this year. For information, visit handicapability.org or call 214.282.2581.
Casa de Vida, a respite care program for caregivers of early onset Alzheimer’s and any other forms of dementia, is offered weekly on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at NorthPark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central Expressway. It’s strictly a social program, with no medications or health care administered. Activities include morning snacks, exercise, bingo, crafts and music. A $10 fee covers the entire morning; application required. Call Ann Anderson at 972.783.8780 or Nick Harper at 214.349.6584 to apply or for information.
The Presby Presenters Toastmasters group meets Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, 8200 Walnut Hill. The non-profit public speaking club was founded to help members overcome public speaking fears and develop and enhance their leadership skills. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Lynda Waters at LyndaWaters@texashealth.org or 214.288.7959 for information.
Lake Highlands Military Moms is a friendship and support group for mothers with children currently serving in the military. For information, contact Rhonda Russell at email@example.com.
The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is looking for members who are also members of local school councils in Lake Highlands in order to establish a club liaison with LH attendance zone public schools. For information contact Larry Lauck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is compiling a list of names and military addresses of former Lake Highlands students serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to send supplies, phone cards and letters. Lake Highlands soldiers currently serving overseas are Brian Anderson, Brett Bedarnik, Matt Booth, Eric Comley, Gabriel Geldert, Lynn Janick, Jeff Kramb, Adam Ortiz, Trey Rackler, Marcos Serna, James Shoemaker and Colby Vokey. For a current list of soldiers, visit lhexchangeclub.org and click on “LH Military”.