Nov. 17-Jan. 6 Trains at NorthPark

For the 25th year, the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas holds its fundraiser exhibit of miniature trains traveling about 1,600 feet of track through miniature U.S. landmarks. Raffle tickets and railcars also can be purchased at the show, located on the second level between Barneys New York and Nordstrom. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.631.7354, rmhdallas.org, $3-$6

Nov. 3-Dec. 31 Dutch Art exhibit 

Artists of Texas, a group of professional artists founded by LHHS graduates Laurie Justus Pace and Debbie Grayson Lincoln, holds its fourth annual art show at the Dutch Art Gallery. “Colors of Texas” is a juried show featuring about 60 Texas artists. On Nov. 3, meet the artists between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dutch Art Gallery, 10233 E. Northwest Ste. 420,  artistsoftexas.org, free

Through Nov. 5 Chihuly exhibit

The first five days of this month are your last chance to see the acclaimed glass sculpture exhibit placed throughout the garden. Chihuly pieces have traveled to seven countries and been seen by more than 10 million people. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, dallasarboretum.org, $9-$20

 Nov. 9 Football at the Boneyard

The LHHS Wildcats will play the W.T. White Longhorns at 7:30 p.m.  Wildcat-Ram Stadium, 9449 Church, 469.593.1000, $3-$6

Nov. 10 200th spruce-up

For the Love of the Lake meets at 8 a.m. for a historic 200th consecutive Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up. Volunteers younger than 18 should bring an adult. For the Love of the Lake, 1152 N. Buckner Ste. 123, 214.660.1100, whiterocklake.org, free

Nov. 10 RISD Spirit Run 5k

At four “spirit stops” along the way, high schools will greet you with drum lines, jazz bands, cheerleaders and more. The spirited run kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Richardson ISD schools will split the proceeds. Register online or race day beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Galatyn Park, 2351 Performance, 496.593.0241, risdspiritrun.com, $10-$35

 

 

Nov. 16-Dec. 22 ‘Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!’

The Dallas Children’s Theater is bringing back first-grader Junie B. Jones. Join the “merry mayhem” with Junie and her friends during the holiday season in this production based on Barbara Park’s beloved books. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, dct.org, $14-$40

Nov. 10-11 Trucks & Tunes

Find food trucks and more at the White Rock Lake Festival. It opens at 10 a.m. both mornings and ends Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.  Boy Scout Hill, White Rock Lake Park, 8300 E. Lawther, whiterocklakefoundation.org, $5, free for children

Nov. 15 Shopping Soiree

This fourth annual Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA event features more than 20 vendors, including Stella & Dot, Pint-sized Prints, Sweet Stitchings, Wren & Rumor and Modern Day Memory Keeper. Shop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Interested vendors can contact Joy McElroy at 214.236.7500 or joy.mcelroy@yahoo.com. Knights of Columbus Hall, 10110 Shoreview, free entry

Nov. 16-18 Art mart & auction

Photography, ceramics, jewelry, paintings and sculpture from more than 50 artists will be on display and for sale at this event. A preview reception takes place Nov. 16 from 7-9 p.m. The sale and auction runs Nov. 17 from noon-6 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Expect music and Rockin’ Rick’s food truck, too. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, dallasculture.org/bathhouseculturecenter, free

Nov. 27 Funny ladies

Richland College’s Emeritus program hosts a “holiday spectacular” with dessert, coffee and two ladies of comedy, Rose-Mary Rumbley and Lu Mitchell. The unpredictable older women’s presentation runs from 1:30-4 p.m. in room SH 118. Call to register. Emeritus plus 50, 12800 Abrams, 972.238.6145, richlandcollege.edu/emeritus, $10