Run the Highlands

Saturday morning, April 29: Rise early, lace ’em up, cue the ‘Rocky’ theme song and hit 3.1 miles of our ‘hood’s tree-lined hills. The Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League hosts the Run the Highlands 5k race, family trail walk and carnival — that involves food and drink, live entertainment, a petting zoo and bounce houses. It starts at 8 a.m. in front of the high school, 9449 Church Road, and post-race festivities take place across the road at the Lake Highlands North Recreation Center. Visit for more details and to register. Proceeds benefit projects of the League, including neighborhood beautification.

The Highlandettes perform their annual show-stopping Highlandette Revue. Come out and see them Friday or Saturday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10, and student’s tickets are $5.

The White Rock Lake Car Club — a group of vintage-vehicle enthusiasts helmed by 16-year-old Ricky Estrada — hosts a show featuring cars constructed circa 1989 in the Rooster Hardware lot, that’s 10233 E. Northwest Highway, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. UPDATE: Due to rain, the event has been moved to May 13 (same time and location, just a new date). 

The Lupners

Lake Highlands-based dad band The Lupners hit the stage Saturday at 8 p.m. at Lone Star Roadhouse, 11277 E. Northwest Highway.

Get your crawfish on, and for a cause. Lake Highlands Strength and Conditioning, 9850 Walnut Hill, hosts Crawfish Boil 2017, which serves as a fundraiser for Carry The Load. “We will provide the crawfish and a keg. If you would like anything else, feel free to bring it,” organizers note. Open at 5:30 p.m. Entry is a cash donation at the door, 100 percent of which goes toward the nonprofit dedicated to honoring veterans in active, meaningful ways

Fur Baby Gala and Auction at Dallas Elks Lodge #71, 8550 Lullwater: Saturday from 6:30-10 p.m., Animal Allies of Texaspromises a fun-filled evening featuring food, live entertainment plus silent and live auctions, all benefitting the foster-based, nonprofit animal advocacy/rescue organization that has been serving the area since 2001. Learn more and purchase tickets/tables here.

Vickery Meadow

Vickery Meadow Trans.lation kids fashion show — for the second year running, the children of the Vickery Meadow community, 8361 Park Lane, present a fashion show, Saturday from 3-6 p.m. Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow celebrates arts and culture of refugees from more than 130 countries who live in the neighborhood. 

Saturday at 2 p.m., the Bath House Cultural Center partners with the Texas Musicians Museum for Lake-a-Palooza, an afternoon of live music and activities, including a Texas Musicians memorabilia and art exhibition.

The annual flea market at City View Antique Mall is back, rain or shine (in case of rain, look for the tent). Runs through Sunday at 6830 Walling.

Sunday at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, the children’s choir offers a free public presentation of “Are We There Yet?” — it’s “a lighthearted, humorous musical based on the story of Moses, the plagues and the exodus from Egypt,” organizers say. Performers are 4th-6th graders. The show starts at 3 p.m., 9015 Plano Road. 

Summit (Facebook)

Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness at 9201 Forest Lane, Team Texas Youth Climbing Team hosts its seventh-annual Climb for Congo, an event that benefits restoration in the Congo region in Africa. A $25 entry fee includes gear, pizza, soda and a Climb for Congo T-shirt and goes toward the group’s $3,000 goal of buying goats and pigs, animals that will allow selected families to have a steady income for years to come.

Waltzers wanted for the Waltz across Texas — University of North Texas’ Stribrnanka Czech Polka Band performs at the Sokol center at 7448 Greenville Avenue. Attendees lunch, at 12:30 p.m., and dance, from 2 p.m. until … Lunch is $10. Those there solely for the waltz get in free. “This will be the first time Stříbrňanka has toured with us in five years,” says Tom Sovík, professor of music theory who organized the band’s nine-city tour. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back for 10 days of celebration Texas Czech style.” The brass band — or dechovka in Czech — has always been a big part of Czech culture, with nearly every town and village having its own band that plays polkas, waltzes and marches, he adds. For more information, contact Tom Sovík at 817.287.9644 or email

The beauty of art meets the beauty of nature at the Dallas Arboretum’s annual fine art show and sale, featuring more than 100 artists from around the country. With the feel of a European market, Artscape Reimagined highlights include artist demonstrations with Brett Dryer and Christina Dietz, drawings every hour, and cuisine from restaurants including Cheesecake Royal, Diggs Taco Shop, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company, Goodfriend Package, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Savor Patisserie, Smokey Rose, Steel City Pops and Gils Elegant Catering. On Friday, the fun starts at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday’s events run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for children. Make sure to get there early and bring some extra cash because parking could be crazy — on site parking costs $15, pre purchased parking costs $8.

And don’t forget. Lake Highlands Restaurant Week continues throughout the weekend.