Exchange Club of Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade

July 4
Exchange Club of Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade
The annual celebration kicks off with a parade down Church, from Audelia west to White Rock Trail at 9 a.m. Pull up a chair and enjoy floats, vintage cars and more filled with LHHS Highlandettes, Bell Boys, babies, patriotic puppies and more. Afterward, all neighbors are invited for fun and games near the LH North Rec Center. This event helps raise funds for the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands’ annual scholarships and other community service projects. Church Street (across from LHHS), free


Through Nov. 5
Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum
The Chihuly exhibit continues with dramatic, colorful glass sculptures in more than 15 locations throughout the gardens. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings are “Chihuly Nights,” an opportunity to see the sculptures illuminated. Artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptures have been showcased in 97 exhibitions in seven countries in the last decade. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $9 (child)–$15 (adult); Chihuly Nights $9–$20


Through July 15
‘Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters’
Dallas Children’s Theater presents the tale of a great African king’s search for a wife. Beautiful maidens, rhythmic drumming and African song make this show a lot of fun. Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051, $20–$26

July 3
36th Infantry Division, U.S. Military Band concert
The Dallas Arboretum hosts a patriotic concert from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Wear your best patriotic attire for the costume contest and have a chance at winning a family four-pack to Studio Movie Grill. Guests can preorder their food from Highland Park Cafeteria or purchase at the kiosk the night of the show. Gates open at 6 p.m. All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $9 (child member)–$22 (adult non-member), free parking

The Molly Rinwalds at the Arboretum

July 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
Concerts at the Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum’s concert series is back again for 2012. This month’s lineup includes Lime Light, Asleep at the Wheel, Good Question Band, Killdares, Molly Ringwalds, Blaze of Glory, Brave Combo and Spazmatics. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $9–$22

July 14, 28
White Rock Local Market
From 8 a.m.–1 p.m., join local farmers, artisans and more for a neighborhood farmers market. July 28 will feature farmers, growers and artisan foods, while July 14 is the “everything” market with arts and crafts as well. Green Spot Market & Fuels, 702 N. Buckner, free

July 15
Too Hot To Handle 5k/15k
At 7:30 a.m., runners will face the heat at this race, held on the north side of White Rock Lake. Enjoy snacks and a beer garden in the sponsor village following the race. This event benefits the Protective Animaal League and Team in Training, the world’s largest endurance sports training program with a mission to raise money to fight blood cancers. Awards will be announced at 9 a.m. Norbuck Park, , $30–$45