City Council approved an ordinance in October to regulate farmers markets, which affects establishments like White Rock Local Market, 702 Buckner. The ordinance requires a yearly fee of $200-$300 per market. Such markets can operate up to 28 nonconsecutive days a year. Markets must be located outside of downtown and away from residential areas, and have at least a one-mile distance between another farmers market.


Dallas Arboretum, with support from Doctors Hospital, offers a two-for-one admission discount on Thursdays to neighborhood residents living in the zip codes 75214, 75218, 75228, 75231 and 75238. The special runs through Dec. 31. Parking is $7 per car. For details, call 214.515.6500 or visit

Episcopal Church of the Ascension has opened a new parents’ day out program for 18-month-olds through 3-year-olds. The church is located at 8787 Greenville between Forest and Royal. The program is now taking registrations, and is offering holiday drop-in service on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through December 23. The cost is $35 per day, and 24-hour notice is required. For information, contact Ascension’s parents’ day out director, Vosica Walker, at 214.340.4196 or


Lake Highlands High School is seeking more local businesses to participate in the work-study program, Practicum in Business Management. Business owners who would like to take a Lake Highlands student under their wing can email Amy Lowe at

The Lake Highlands Lady Wildcat
soccer team is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, offering long-sleeved Wildcat T-shirts for $15. To learn how to donate, visit and click on “find a school” to find Lake Highlands’s link.

Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet Elementary celebrated 55 years with a three-day reunion of more than 700 former students and community members. The RISD campus originally opened as a 12-grade school in 1955, and became an elementary magnet in the early 1970s.

Skyview Elementary received a $10,000 check after winning the Pogue Construction Flame Award. Skyview is the first school to win the award, which is open to RISD elementary schools with exemplary Texas Education Agency ratings and superior technology integration.


Phillip R. Jones, a 30-year Lake Highlands resident, is the new board chairman for the Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, which serve at-risk children in the community. Jones has been a member of the club since 1995, and has held several positions in other volunteer organizations such as Richardson Youth Services Council, Turtle Creek Manor and Boy Scouts of America.

Kay Manglesdorf, school nurse at St. Patrick Catholic School, received a Work of Heart Award in October from the Catholic Foundation for her commitment and leadership in the classroom. The award, which is given monthly to Dallas Catholic schoolteachers, includes a $500 grant. Over the past five years, the Catholic Foundation has awarded $450,000 in grant money.


YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas urgently needs bilingual volunteers to help deliver free financial education workshops and mammogram screenings in Dallas County. Training is provided. Call 214.584.2348 or email

Lake Highlands High School PTA has started its annual Community Outreach Angels program that allows participants to “Adopt a Family for the Holidays” by donating gift cards, stuffing stockings, or preparing holiday meals. To get involved, email Kim Aman at