Camp Sweeney 5k and  Art & Play Festival

Camp Sweeney 5k and Art & Play Festival

May 26
Camp Sweeney 5k and Art & Play Festival
This annual race and after-party offers hours of activity and entertainment for Lake Highlands families and also serves a worthy cause. The 5k, at 8 a.m., is a fundraiser for scholarships to Camp Sweeney, a renowned summer camp for diabetes-diagnosed youths. The post-race party features a local-art show, face painting, food trucks, rides, games and vendors sharing information about Camp Sweeney, diabetes and related issues. It’s free and sponsored by the Lake Highlands Public Improvement District (which you can read more about on p. 11). Lake Highlands Town Center, 7100 Wildcat Way, or, race registration $30-$35

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Native Plants and Prairies Day

Native Plants and Prairies Day

May 3
Native Plants and Prairies Day
Join the North Texas Master Naturalists for their second annual Native Plants and Prairies Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The day includes performances by the Dallas Storytellers Guild, more than 20 entertaining and educational vendors, a 30-minute wildflower and bug tour at 10:30 a.m., and informational speakers every half hour. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749,, free

May 3
The Goat Run
It starts at Flagpole Hill with runners’ choice of 5 or 10k. Following the human run, four teams — which combine man and goat — compete. It is all in an effort to raise money for nonprofits Seed Effect and Empower Sudan, which benefit the war and famine-affected South Sudan region of Africa. (Top fund-raisers over the past several months won the opportunity to race with goats). For the goatless, the 10k promises to be one of the toughest in Texas, and special prizes will be awarded to those who climb our neighborhood’s steepest hill the fastest. Flagpole Hill, 8100 Doran,, $20-$45

May 7-24
‘Equally Divided’
Enjoy this comedy about trying to do the right thing when there is an estate to settle.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749,, $10-$15

May 17
Pancake breakfast
Dine at the annual White Rock Kiwanis pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Proceeds help fund the White Rock Center of Hope, scholarships for Bryan Adams High School seniors, coloring books and crayons for Children’s Medical Center and other community services.
Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Road, call Lloyd Marquis at 214.341.0985 for more information, $5

May 12
Wings for Wellness expo
Wings for Wellness is a nonprofit founded by Lake Highlands women and dedicated to raising awareness about postpartum depression. The foundation’s annual exhibition features more than 25 vendors focused on pregnancy, motherhood, babies, mental and physical health, and related themes. The event is open to the public and runs 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Fellowship Dallas, 9330 N. Central,, free

May 18
White Rock East Garden Tour & Artisans
Stop and smell some roses during this self-guided tour through neighborhood gardens from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and appreciate local art along the way. Shop the plant sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Alex Sanger Elementary School. Buy tickets in advance online or at any garden on the tour., pre-sale tickets $12 (May 3-17), day of tour tickets $15

Through June 1
‘Charlotte’s Web’
Meet Wilbur, the “radiant” and “humble” pig, his savior Charlotte, and all their lovable barnyard neighbors, as envisioned by the pros at Dallas Children’s Theater. Enjoyed by ages 5 and older.
Dallas Children’s Theater,
5938 Skillman,, 214.740.0051, $13-$26

The 43rd President’s exhibit, “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy”

The 43rd President’s exhibit, “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy”

Through June 3
Presidential paintings
The 43rd President’s exhibit, “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy” features more than two dozen painted portraits of world leaders. The exhibit offers George W. Bush’s personal perspective on his relationships with them. Museum hours are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.  George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Blvd,  214.346.1650,, $16