kristy-kruger-mirror-1_optLive music, a gallery opening, races and children’s activities are among the Lake Highlands September 2013 events.

SEPT. 27

Ginny Mac and Kristy Kruger

Kristy Kruger performs songs from her latest album, “Songs From a Dead Man’s Couch.” Ginny Mac, who hails from Fort Worth, also performs. Mac also is an award-winning accordionist with a recent history that includes a gig at the Grand Ole Opry.

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse
NorthPark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central
214.363.0044, $15–$18

Sept. 2

Labor Day 15k/5k

Begin at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake and run 9 or 3 (ish) miles. What better way to kick off Labor Day? Register online, at Richardson Bike Mart on Garland Road or before the race.

Race at Winfrey Point on White Rock Lake trail
Registration at Bike Mart 9040 Garland


LEGO Mini Pirate Build

Get expert assistance building a model pirate ship at the LEGO store at NorthPark Center from 5-7 p.m. and take your treasure home free, while supplies last.

NorthPark Center,
8687 N. Central,
214.750.6422, free


‘This Is What I Think’

One element of the Curate+Collaborate series, the “This Is What I Think” exhibit features works by local artists curated by artists Rita Barnard and Jacque Forsher.

Bath House Cultural Center,
521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749

Sept 14

Dallas Elks Ladies’ garage sale

It should be called an extreme garage sale. After all, it features items from more than 30 families, not to mention a coffee bar, bakery, jewelry and more. It all benefits the Lake Highlands area Elks Lodge, which supports neighborhood education and community improvement. Open for business from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

8550 Lullwater Drive (near Northwest Hwy. and Plano Road), free

SEPT. 14

Parent party

Join the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA at the 2013-2014 kickoff party, featuring an Alice in Wonderland Adventure theme. Open to the public, this event is an opportunity to learn more about the organization while the kids enjoy bounce houses, train rides, music and more. It runs from 10 a.m. – noon. If you can’t make it, learn more about membership at

Highlands Christian Church,
9949 McCree, free

SEPT. 21

Spanish storytime with Señora Lilia!

Take the children to NorthPark Center to hear an entertaining story told by Lilia Goldin, a native Argentinean and longtime Dallas librarian, from 10:30-11 a.m.

Bookmarks in NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central, Suite 1514
214.671.1381, free

SEPT. 21

DCT Anniversary

The Dallas Children’s Theater celebrates 30 dramatic years with a free party following the Saturday 1:30 p.m. matinee production of “The Cat in the Hat.” Arrive at 3 and stay until 5 p.m. for the celebration, which features games, giveaways and food. Visit the website to find showtimes and purchase tickets to the Dr. Seuss classic.

Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051
party: free, show: $14–$40


High Five Walk

The Dallas Trekkers host a free walk along the Cottonwood Trail and White Rock Trail in the northeast Dallas area. There is a scenic 5k option, near the historic Hamilton Park neighborhood, and 8k and 10k options — both longer routes traverse Dallas’ structurally impressive High Five interchange underpass. Trekkers meet at 8 a.m.

Hamilton Park Recreation Center
12225 Willowdell

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