7 things to do in Lake Highlands this October


Through Nov. 22
Pumpkins aplenty
‘Tis the season for gourds, oh so many gourds, on fanciful display at the Dallas Arboretum and Botantical Garden. With its 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds amidst 150,000 fall blooms, it’s no wonder it was named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6539, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

Oct. 3
Night Out
The Glen Oaks Homeowners Association will host its first annual National Night Out starting at 6 p.m. City Councilman Adam McGough, Cathy Stewart from the public improvement district, Northeast Division police and
a parade of pets are on the schedule. Music, food, T-shirts and local vendors will all be on site.
Glen Oaks Townhomes, 9910 Royal Lane, free

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Oct. 6-21
Edward Albee’s “Occupant” explores the accomplishments and conflicts of sculptor Louise Nevelson, as Nevelson answers interview questions from beyond the grave. This play is a humorous and emotional tribute to this free-thinking pioneer.
Bathhouse Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive, bathhouse.dallasculture.org, 214.670.8749, $20-$25

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Oct. 14-15
Studio tour
Discover the most eclectic art studios
and artists in neighborhoods near White Rock Lake. The 25th annual White Rock Studio Tour will highlight more than
50 creative minds around the lake.
White Rock Lake area, whiterockartists.comfree

Oct. 20
Nothing offers more hometown pride than the Lake Highlands High School Homecoming. Enjoy a pep rally with the Wranglers, Highlandettes, Bell Boys and crowning of the queen at 3:30 p.m. It is followed by the main event, the football game against Richardson High.
Wildcat-Ram Stadium, 9449 Church Road, rally is free but the game is $5-$7

Oct. 21
Varsity revue
The youth from Lake Highlands High show their artistic skills in a talent-show setting. The 6 p.m. performance features school groups, garage bands and individual acts.
Lake Highlands High School auditorium, 9449 Church Road, $7-$11 at the door

Oct. 21-22
Market in the Meadow
More than 160 vendors sell gift items at this event benefitting Forest Meadow Junior High. Local school bands, choirs, cheerleading, dance and drill teams are slated to perform, and food is available for purchase.
Forest Meadow Junior High, 9373 Whitehurst Drive, marketinthemeadow.com, free

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