Market in the Meadow

Oct. 20 and 21 Market in the Meadow

The annual fundraising event will be filled with holiday gifts, raffles, barbecue sandwiches, baked goods, more than 180 merchants and performances by school groups. The market opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, and runs until 5 p.m. both days. Forest Meadow Junior High School, 9373 Whitehurst, 469.593.1500, free

 

Oct. 1 Healing Hands golf tournament

The 18-hole game includes lunch, dinner and prizes. Proceeds benefit Healing Hands Ministries’ medical and dental clinic. Register online. Dallas Athletic Club, 4111 Dallas Athletic Club (for GPS navigation 2724 LaPrada), 214.221.0855, healinghandsdallas.org, $150

 

Oct. 2 National Night Out

Join the Lake Highlands Estates Neighborhood Association from 6-7:30 p.m. to get to know neighbors and make connections to help prevent against crime and drug use. The event will have pony rides, a magician, bounce houses, food and even a Shred It truck to do just that: destroy old documents. Wallace Elementary School, 9921 Kirkhaven, 469.593.2600, lhena.org, free

 

Oct. 4-20 ‘Children’ performance

Loosely based on a John Cheever short story, the production explores a wealthy family’s unfolding drama in New England circa 1970. Artistic director Susan Sargeant chose to mark WingSpan Theatre Company’s 15th season with a play that resonates with her childhood. The Bath House has housed all but one WingSpan performance, and Sargeant attributes the company’s success in part to the Bath House’s support. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8751, wingspantheatre.com, $18-$20, pay what you can Oct.4, 5, 11

 

Oct. 6 Oktoberfest

Celebrate from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Exchange Club’s second annual festival, which will include live music, a kids’ zone with its own performance line-up, restaurant and retail vendors, an ‘AfterDark’ special concert and, of course, a biergarten (more on p. 47). Lake Highlands Town Center, 9200 Walnut Hill, 214.749.4231, lhoktoberfest.com, free, parking $5

 

Oct. 13 Spruce-up and picnic

This month’s Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up gives neighbors the chance to keep White Rock Lake beautiful and eat a tasty lunch. Arrive at the For the Love of the Lake office at 8 a.m. to grab supplies for the cleanup. Then stick around at noon for the annual volunteer appreciation picnic. Adults should accompany volunteers under age 18. For the Love of the Lake, 1152 N. Buckner Ste. 123, 214.660.1100, whiterocklake.org, free

 

Oct. 16 Economic summit

The Greater East Dallas Chamber’s annual event features three speakers, lunch and time for networking. This year’s speakers are Jeff Fegan, CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; Steve Brown, business writer with the Dallas Morning News; and Michael Morris with the North Central Council of Governments. Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville, 214.328.4100, eastdallaschamber.com, $65 at the door

 

Oct. 20 Wellness & spirituality day

Drop by between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for a day of yoga classes, chair massages, an introduction to meditation and speakers on Ignatian spirituality and centering prayer. Bring nonperishable food donations for the White Rock Center of Hope. Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church, 8525 Audelia, 214.348.2133, lhpres.org, free

 

Oct. 21 ‘Pinkalicious the Musical’

Based on the book, this performance portrays a girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and comes down with a serious case of “pinkitis.” Children over age 5 are welcome. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, dct.org, $18-$27

 

Oct. 27 and 28 Arboretum family fun

Trick-or-treat at the Small Houses of Great Artists exhibit from noon-4 p.m. A magician, a petting zoo and a face-painting station add to the fun in the Pecan Grove from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, dallasarboretum.org, $9–$15