Aug. 12 Hottest Half & 10k

Hottest Half & 10k

At 7:30 a.m., runners face the heat at the Hottest Half & 10k. The average high for this date is 96 degrees, so pack on the sunscreen and join other athletes on the north side of White Rock Lake. Afterward, enjoy a cooling tent, beer, food vendors and more. Awards will be announced at 10:30 a.m. Norbuck Park, $50–$80

Through Nov. 5 Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum

The Chihuly exhibit is open with dramatic, colorful glass sculptures in more than 15 locations throughout the garden. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings mark “Chihuly Nights,” an opportunity to stroll the garden at night and enjoy these illuminated works of art. Artist Dale Chihuly’s spectacular sculptures have been showcased in 97 exhibits in seven countries during the past decade. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $9 (child)-$15 (adult); Chihuly Nights $9-$20


Aug. 8 Family fun afternoon movie

As part of the mayor’s summer reading program, the Audelia Library hosts a family-friendly movie from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Audelia Road Library, 10045 Audelia, 214.670.1350, free


Aug. 11, 25 White Rock Local Market

From 8 a.m.–1 p.m., join local farmers, artisans and more for a neighborhood market. Aug. 25 will feature farmers, growers and artisan foods, while Aug. 11 is the “everything market” with arts and crafts, as well. Green Spot Market & Fuels, 702 N. Buckner, free


Aug. 13 Kids camp

From 1–5 p.m., Pinot’s Palette encourages customers to drop off their kids for four hours of painting and craft fun … while the adults get some back-to-school errands run. Participants will paint “Day Dreamer.” Pinot’s Palette, 6465 E. Mockingbird, 214.827.4668, $60/$35 painting only


Aug. 14  Worm composting class

From 9-11 a.m., Heather Rinaldi, the Texas Worm Ranch’s founder and chief worm rancher will explain how easy vermicomposting can be, its benefits and its potential impact on communities. Registration fee includes a worm bin, which attendees will learn to set up and maintain. Dallas Eco-op, 10137A Shoreview,, $60


Aug. 18 Back-to-school party

Pool party features water fun, silent auction and a cookout. From 6–9 p.m. KayCee Club, 10110 Shoreview, 214.348.7940, free for members


Aug. 18 Read to Rocky

Elementary-aged children are invited to read to the Heart of Texas therapy dogs at 2 p.m. Bring a book, or choose one from the library’s selection. Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia, 214.670.1350, free