Granger Smith in concert

Granger Smith in concert

Nov. 6 Granger Smith concert
The Lake Highlands High School Wranglers host their third annual Granger Smith concert Sunday, Nov. 6 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Lake Highlands Town Center amphitheater. The event includes performances from the Highlandettes, Wranglers, Wrangler Roundup Kids Dance Clinic, LHHS cheerleaders and local band The Rustics before the former Wrangler-turned-country singer takes the stage. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic to the benefit concert, or try something from the gourmet food truck Culinary Improv. Walnut Hill & Skillman, $10

Nov. 5 RISD Spirit RunThe 5k event, where the four high schools compete to see which has the most spirit, is held in Galatyn Park from 7-9:30 a.m. Packet pickup is Tuesday-Thursday the week before at the nearest Run On! location; registration is online. President George Bush Turnpike & Central Expressway, 496.593.0241, $10-$35

DRC Half Marathon & 5k

DRC Half Marathon & 5k

Nov. 6 DRC Half Marathon & 5k The Dallas Running Club celebrates the 35th anniversary of the DRC Half Marathon on Nov. 6 at Norbuck Park. Race day lasts from 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with the half marathon starting at 8 a.m. The course, which circles White Rock Lake and the surrounding Lakewood area, is open for four hours, so walkers and joggers are welcome. Top finishers will receive cash prizes totaling $5,000. 200 N. Buckner,, $25-$85

Nov. 9 LHAECPTA Meeting The Lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA holds its general meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Highlands Christian Church, featuring Carla Chavez of Whole Foods discussing easy holiday recipes. 9949 McCree, free

Nov. 10 Literary symposium and luncheon The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents the fifth annual A Writer’s Garden literary symposium and luncheon 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Dallas Arboretum’s Rosine Hall, featuring Dee and D’Andra Simmons. 8525 Garland, , $150

THROUGH Nov. 12 Dia de los Muertos exhibition The Bath House Cultural Center presents an exhibit highlighting the traditional Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. The show features altar pieces by Latino artists. 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, free

Nov. 17 LHAECPTA Shopping Soiree Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA presents its Shopping Soiree, where local businesses, service providers and crafty neighbors set up booths at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and later from 6-9 p.m. 10110 Shoreview, free

Madeline's Christmas at DCT

Madeline's Christmas at The Dallas Children’s Theater

Nov. 18-Dec. 22 Madeline’s Christmas
The Dallas Children’s Theater presents “Madeline’s Christmas,” an adaptation based on the children’s book by Ludwig Bemelmans. Performances will be held at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts in the Baker Theater. Children older than 5 are encouraged. 5938 Skillman 214.740.0051, $14-$26

THROUGH Nov. 23 Autumn at the Arboretum
More than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash are helping to usher in autumn, and a little bit of magic, to the Dallas Arboretum this month. Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village and life-sized carriage embody this year’s theme, “It’s a Fairy Tale World.” From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, explore these and other highlights, including the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch, The Great Pumpkin Search, Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt and the Hay Bale Maze. 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $8-$12

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