At risk of turning green with garden envy, walk the White Rock Garden Tour this Sunday. Explore nine private gardens in Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills and Casa Linda Estates during this popular annual spring event, which offers opportunities to chat with neighborhood horticulturalists, artists and general outdoor aficionados, to buy goods from local artisans and to glean inspiration from lovely local landscapes. But tickets here on the website where you can grab maps and even a garden tour app.

Want to share a bench with George Washington or the Wright Brothers? Head over to the Dallas Arboretum for “The Great Contributors,” an exhibit of bronze sculptors of international dignitaries like Claude Monet, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln crafted by Gary Lee Price. Price initially set out with the goal of creating 10 male and 10 female sculptors, and will soon begin work on the feminine half of his campaign with the likes of Amelia Earhart and Mother Theresa. Through Nov. 27, walk amongst the Great Contributors and the seasonal blooms. Tickets are $10-$15 (not including parking) and available online.

The Dallas Arboretum offers “The Great Contributors,” a display of bronze sculptors of legendary figures by Gary Lee Price.

The Dallas Arboretum offers “The Great Contributors,” a display of bronze sculptors of legendary figures by Gary Lee Price.

One in five people in Texas is afflicted by a form of mental illness, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is here to help. The organization offers free therapy and support services to anyone in need, for both those suffering from mental illness, and their families who help them cope. NAMI hosts its fundraising walk to bring awareness and fight the stigma many face living under the cloud of mental illness. The 11th annual NAMIWalks Dallas is set for Saturday, May 14, at 8 a.m. at Fair Park featuring honorary chair, Miss International, Elise Banks who is herself a therapist. Supporters can form teams, get sponsors and spend the morning walking for a cause. For details, visit the website or contact John Dornheim at 214.335.8334 or

See the Lake Highlands Advocate story about NAMI and its life-saving, life-changing services.

Nature meets art in the new exhibition hosted by White Rock Lake Museum at the Bath House Cultural Center, running through Oct. 1. “Natural Impressions: Recent Artwork by Cecilia Thurman” offers a collection of paintings by this Dallas-area artist whose work has been displayed all over the world.

On the other side of the lake, a big sale for a good cause — if you happen to be at the lake’s south side this weekend, drop in on the big garage sale at Mata Montessori. Proceeds will benefit the Zavala family, who fell on hard times when the patriarch was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Donations will be accepted through May 13 in the PTA portables on campus. Come Sunday, the garage sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon. 7420 La Vista