Community

The White Rock Republican Women’s Club meets Sept. 15 at Highland Park Cafeteria, 300 Casa Linda Plaza. State representative Kenneth Sheets will speak. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the program is at 6:30. For details, call Lisa DeWitt at 214.893.6010.

The city is calling for artists with public art experience to submit proposals for a grand sculpture at White Rock Lake to commemorate its 100th birthday. The budget is $272,000, which comes from donations and fundraising related to the White Rock Lake Centennial. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 7. For guidelines, visit dallasculture.org/opportunities.asp.

The Lake Highlands Exchange Club has announced the first annual Oktoberfest Lake Highlands set for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 1 on the Lake Highlands Town Center land at Skillman and Walnut Hill. The fundraising event includes food, entertainment, music and beer. Interested vendors should contact adam_meierhofer@yahoo.com.

Dallas Park and Recreation will host “It’s My Park” Day 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 10 in a citywide community service effort to beautify Dallas parks. Individuals, homeowners’ associations and other groups can organize beautification projects or recycling events that day. The department can also register your project with the city by Sept. 3. For information, call 214.670.8400.

Sports

The White Rock-area A’s baseball team finished its season with an 11-1 record and won first place in the Dallas Little League’s Minors Division. The team consists of 9- to 10-year-olds from Highlander, St. Thomas and White Rock Montessori schools.

The MetroPCS White Rock Marathon has opened registration for the Dec. 4 race around the lake. Discounts are available for those who sign-up early. In addition to the 26.2-mile race, there’s a 5k, half marathon and five-person marathon relay. The event benefits the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. To register, visit runtherock.com.

The Lake Highlands Soccer Association has established the Leslie K. Rice Memorial Fund in honor of a longtime LH resident and LHSA volunteer. Before she passed away on March 7, 2010, Rice spent many years as a commissioner for LHSA, dedicating her time so that children had an opportunity to experience the joy and learn the life lessons of the “beautiful game.” To learn more, call 214.221.0808 or visit lhsasoccer.org.

Volunteer

The Dallas Police Department offers training for its Volunteers in Patrol (VIP) program during an all-day class 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Dallas City Hall. The program is designed to reduce crime by training citizens to patrol their own neighborhoods and alert police when they suspect a crime is being committed. Participants must be older than 21, belong to an established crime watch group or HOA, and pass a background check. For more details, visit dallaspolice.net.

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