Wallace Elementary is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year—we touched on the topic a couple months back in the magazine, though we didn’t give you much then in the way of specific celebratory activities. Now we have some:

Thursday, Oct.8, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., the school will host the “WE Celebrate! Family Picnic”. Say organizers, “this exciting evening will feature burgers and chicken sandwiches from Outback Steakhouse for only $5 and entertainment from the Wildcat Wranglers, the Highlandettes, and Wallace 3rd- and 4th- grade students. RISD Interim Superintendent Carolyn Bukhair will read a proclamation from Governor Rick Perry, and visitors will enjoy touring the school and viewing Wallace memorabilia in the library.” Sounds like super dinner plans.

And then …

Nov. 21, 7- 11 p.m. at the Dallas Elks Lodge, 8850 Lullwater Drive, the school invites the community to attend the WE Celebrate! Dinner and Silent Auction, which will include “a delicious dinner, dancing, and a silent auction with something for everyone.” Funds from the picnic and auction will go toward critical improvements within Wallace that will benefit both students and the community, organizers say.

Everyone in Lake Highlands is invited to both events. For more information, or to purchase auction tickets, visit the school’s Web site.