Feb. 15-24 ‘Teen Brain: The Musical’
Explore the humorous, mysterious object called the teenage brain in the Teen Scene Players’ new production. The musical takes place on a Friday as eight youth navigate high school. Audience members ages 12 and older are welcome.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, dct.org, $10-$12
Sign up for the 5-mile or 10-mile run around White Rock Lake. It may be brisk but post-race festivities include a heated beer garden, coffee, massages and more.
Norbuck Park, 170 N. Buckner, runproject.org, $40-$60
Through Feb. 28 Friendship tea
Teatime includes a three-course lunch with choices such as soup, salads, pecan clusters, chocolate-covered strawberries, tea and, for a higher price, champagne in the DeGolyer Tea Room. The cost includes admission and parking. Reservations are available every day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6511, dallasarboretum.org, $47-$57
Through March 3 ‘Goodnight Moon’
Watch the classic bedtime book come to life through singing, dancing and puppetry.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, dct.org, $14-$40
Feb. 2 Lawn care seminar
Keep a healthy lawn without wasting water. Turf and irrigation specialist Gail Donaldson will offer tips on basic lawn care, turf problems, efficient watering and more at the discussion, which begins at 9 a.m. in Fannin Hall, building F. Some lucky listeners will win free organic fertilizer bags. Reserve a spot online or by phone.
Richland College, 12800 Abrams, 214.670.3155, savedallaswater.com/wwls, free
Feb. 13 Book club
This month’s books are “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” and “Just After Sunset: Stories,” both by Stephen King. Read one or both and show up at 6:30 p.m. for the discussion.
Skillman Southwestern Branch Library, 5707 Skillman, 214.670.6078, dallaslibrary2.org, free
********* UPDATED******** Feb. 19 ‘Intentional Parenting’
Child development expert Lowry Manders discusses how to be intentional in your job as a parent at this month’s Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA meeting. The 6-8 p.m. meeting is for LHAECPTA members, though membership is discounted this semester to $25. Childcare is available.
Highlands Christian Church, 9949 McCree, lhaecpta.org, free, $25 to join LHAECPTA
Feb. 14-17 Used book fair
Browse favorites and new finds at the Richardson ISD Council of PTAs’ 31st annual used book fair. Last year, the fair offered more than 83,000 donated books, CDs and DVDs, many costing 25 cents to $2. This is the RISD Council of PTAs’ primary fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting causes like senior scholarships and local PTAs. The fair is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and noon-6 p.m. on Feb. 17.
Dal-Rich Village Shopping Center, 101 S. Coit, risdpta.org, free entry
Feb. 16 ‘Heart and Sole’
Run with your heart in the 5k and one-mile fun runs. The post-race party includes a bounce house, live music and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Attorneys Serving the Community and Hope’s Door, which helps families affected by domestic violence.
Winfrey Point, 950 E. Lawther, runontexas.com, $10-$35
Feb. 27 Meet East Dallas
Network and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at the event, hosted by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Last year’s event hosted more than 200 people. Show up at 5:30 p.m. at the Point building at C.C. Young.
C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 W. Lawther, 214.827.8080, eastdallaschamber.com, $5 entry