The Lakeside Baptist Mothers of Preschoolers will meet 9:30 a.m.-noon on Friday, Nov. 12 at Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Road. Childcare will be provided. For details, call 214.324.1425.

Lake Highlands Elementary is looking for neighborhood veterans to participate in its Veterans Day celebration, which begins with the raising of the flag at 8 a.m. Nov. 11. For details, call the school at 469.593.2100.

The Dallas Arboretum and Doctors Hospital are teaming up to give neighbors a discounted price on Arboretum admission every Thursday through Dec. 31. Guests who live in the zip codes of 75218, 75231 and 75238 qualify for a two-for-one admission price. Visit, and click on the “visits and discounts” tab to find the coupon, then present the coupon at the Dallas Arboretum ticket booth along with a valid form of ID that includes current address. The discount does not include the parking fee of $7 per car. For more information, call 214.515.6500.

East Lake Pet Orphanage will host its ninth annual pet fair Sunday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in an effort to inform the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, micro-chipping and wellness care for pets; engage the neighborhood in efforts to reduce the euthanasia rate; connect pet product and service vendors with the community; and provide fun and entertainment. Potential sponsors, donors and vendors should call event coordinator Kelye Ellison at 214.755.6258.

The Lake Highlands Women’s League recently held its first meeting for the 2010-2011 year. President Kathy Adams and membership chairman Allison Brown introduced 14 new members, and home tour chairs Robin Crawford and Karen Stutsman announced houses for the Holiday in the Highlands home tour, which neighbors can view at or on the league Facebook page. The home tour, the league’s largest fundraiser of the year, is set for Dec 3.


Lake Highlands High School Wildcat Wranglers have been invited to perform in London in the New Year’s Day Parade. To fund the trip, the students will have an auction and adult dance clinic 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, 9015 Plano. For details, call 214.343.2841.

Lake Highlands Freshmen Center made the 2010 Texas Business Executive Committee Honor Roll for outstanding public schools. Less than 4 percent of the state’s 8,000 public schools make the list.


Steve Wakefield has been placed on the 2010 Super Lawyer list by Thomson Reuters, Legal Division. The list highlights outstanding American lawyers from more than 70 areas of practice. Only 5 percent from any state or region make it each year. Wakefield is past president of Lake Highlands Area Improvement Association and a board member of the Northeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Ricky Zorn, former Wildcat quarterback, was nominated for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s High School National Scholar-Athlete Award. He was the only player from Texas in the finals.