THIS MONTH, RUN OR VOLUNTEER …
… at the Dallas Running Club Half Marathon at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at Norbuck Park, Northwest Highway and Buckner. Choose to tackle the 13.1 miles over rolling White Rock area terrain, or e-mail volunteer@dallasrunningclub.com for a spot passing out race packets pre-race, handing out water or Gatorade to runners on the course, setting or cleaning up, or helping out at the aid stations — like the runners, you’ll get a T-shirt. Race proceeds benefit the Tal Morrison Scholarship Fund, which helps fund higher education for Dallas public high school cross country runners. Visit drchalf.com to register.    

or ATTEND A CONCERT  …
… at Lake Highlands High School. Rising country music star Granger Smith returns to his alma mater Sunday, Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m. for a concert featuring performances by the Wranglers (the dance team that arguably helped Smith discover his love for boot scootin’). Smith is best known recently for his top ten single,  “Don’t Listen to the Radio”, and his Aggie-inspired “We Bleed Maroon” pumps up the crowd at every Texas A&M home game. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy the show outside on the B Field at Lake Highlands High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children; proceeds benefit Wild for Cats, the high school’s academic booster organization, and the Wrangler Scholarship Fund. For more on Granger Smith, visit grangersmith.com. To learn more about the beneficiaries, visit lhhsacademicboosters.org.

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