Schools and organizations all over Lake Highlands and Dallas will be celebrating Earth Day this week, but the largest event takes place outside our ‘hood, at Fair Park, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 22-24. It’s worth venturing out for — the weekend is packed with speakers, green demonstrations, vendors, live entertainment and other events that celebrate the earth. The market features locally produced sustainable foods and a full beer garden is also on tap. Admission is free and you can find all the event details here.
The 3rd annual Lake Highlands Aggie Muster, honoring current and former students and their families from the Lake Highlands area, will be held Thursday, April 21st at Scofield Memorial Church. Doors open at 6 p.m., the barbecue dinner starts at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. Aggie Muster is the tradition – dating back to 1922 – of meeting to remember time spent in Aggieland. The highlight is a candlelit Roll Call for the Absent, honoring those who have fallen since the Muster roll was last read, with a friend or family member answering “here.” More details here.
Fabulous little food trucks all in a row. They are cute, but the real beauty lies in the fact that Mom and Dad need not cook tonight. Just bring the family to the Lake Highlands Elementary School parking lot, where your purchase of burgers and Korean tacos helps financially aid fourth graders in their quest to attend science, technology, math camp at Sky Ranch this summer.
Saturday and Sunday
It’s time for the long-awaited White Rock Home Tour. Take all weekend to peruse the modern homes featured on this annual open-house crawl noon to 5 p.m. both days. Don’t miss the Ju-Nel build on Covemeadow in Lake Highlands, which showcases all the things style-savvy shoppers loved about middle-century Dallas architecture — low-pitched roofing and vaulted ceilings; windows stretched to maximize sunlight and the outdoor view; distressed-wood decks, punctured to accommodate trunks and branches, drawing surrounding nature into the home’s design … well, you get the picture. As always, ticket sales benefit Hexter Elementary.
All weekend, and through May 1
Balloonacy, the play, doesn’t have words, but its ample action speaks volumes. Follow the adventures of an elderly man and his red balloon at the Dallas Children’s Theater, where, during this production anyway, audience participation is strongly encouraged.Tickets are $14 here and the theater is located at 5938 Skillman.