Clarice Tinsley: Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Clarice Tinsley: Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Celebrity Story-time

Listen to a children’s book read by Fox 4 news anchor Clarice Tinsley at Forest Green Library from 1-1:45 p.m. Free

Dollar Days at Dallas Arboretum

This Friday kicks off the beginning of a full month(Aug. 1-31) of $1 admission to the Dallas Arboretum. Also $1? Admission to the Rory Meyers children’s garden, hot dogs, small sodas, and smoothies.

Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses

Dallas CASA’s 19th annual Parade of Playhouses, featuring 11 one-of-a-kind children’s playhouses available for raffle to benefit Dallas CASA, also begins on Friday. Through Aug. 17, visitors to NorthPark Center can view the houses — designed and constructed by local architects, home designers, corporations and organizations — and purchase raffle tickets to win their very own playhouse. Raffle tickets cost $5 or five for $20; purchase on site or online (starting Friday.)