The Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA meets 9-11:30 a.m. March 9 at Highlands Christian Church, 9949 McCree. The program features a guest from the Dallas Arboretum who will speak about the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. For information, visit

The Northeast Patrol Division of the Dallas Police Department will recognize neighborhood crime watch volunteers during a ceremony at 7 p.m. March 2 at St. James Episcopal Church, 9845 McCree.

Three Sisters Consignment is accepting volunteers and consigners for its sale April 1-3. Items may include children’s clothes (newborns to size 16), shoes, toys, books, videos, gaming systems, children’s furniture, baby items, bicycles and maternity clothing. Consigners receive a 70 percent commission on items sold — 75 percent if they volunteer at the sale. For information, visit

Run the highlands, a 5k and 1-mile family walk on Saturday, April 30, is now open for registration. The event is an annual Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League fundraiser with proceeds used to build and maintain a trailhead in Lake Highlands. Registration fees for individuals and families are $18 and $50, respectively, before April 21; $20 and $55 after April 21; and $25 and $60 on race day. Children 3-12 can register for $10 with no deadline. To register, visit For questions, contact Stephanie Logan at 214.418.6693.


Ben Mason, a sixth-grader at Merriman Park Elementary, advanced to the Regional Spelling Bee in February after winning the MPE contest and earning the top spot of all Lake Highlands area contenders at the district competition.


Elliot Bucki and Caleb Daniel Polachek of Lake Highlands High School, along with Carolyn Marie Walther of Lutheran High School of Dallas, received nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Candidates must undergo a rigorous selection process and be nominated by a member of Congress, the Vice President, or from the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps. The nominations are determined based on academic performance, college entrance test scores, physical aptitude, medical certification, extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership potential.