RISD Spirit Run
High school drill teams and drum lines perform for participants along the 5k course, which begins at the Renaissance Hotel and winds through Galatyn Park trails. Proceeds from the race benefit Richardson ISD education programs.
Renaissance Hotel, 2351 Performance Drive, 469.593.0241, risdspiritrun.com, $10-$35
12 Days of Christmas
Stroll through the arboretum to admire a dozen festive Victorian gazebos decorated in honor of the “The 12 Days of Christmas.” The 25-foot-tall gazebos will be on display throughout the holiday season, and, at night, they are aglow.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6539, dallasarboretum.org, $12-$15
At this neighborhood meeting, City of Dallas staff reviews the work underway in the area related to to safety, education, development and more. Neighbors are invited to attend to share their vision for our neighborhood.
Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia Road, 214-670-1350, dallaslibrary.org, free
Nov. 17- Dec. 3
‘Frosty and Friends’
This puppet troupe tells the heart-warming tale of Frosty, whose holiday spirit triumphs over his friends’ busyness. The performance is recommended for children ages 4 and older.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St., 214.978.0110, dallasculture.org, $23-$30
The three-day event showcases work of local artists in a plethora of styles, from painting and photography to jewelry and pottery. Founded in 2003, Art Mart benefits the nonprofit Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 214.675.6573, dallasculture.org, free
Praise the Lake
The fourth-annual Praise the Lake fundraiser includes a brunch, Bloody Mary bar and silent auction. Members of the Booker T. Washington High School choir will perform at the event, a benefit for the White Rock Lake Foundation, held from noon-3 p.m.
White Rock Lake Filter Building, 2810 White Rock Road, 214.725.9300, whiterocklakefoundation.org, $100
Light Up the Highlands
Kick off the holiday season with a performance by Lake Highlands High School Espree Choir, children’s activities and free hot chocolate from 4-6 p.m. A 20-foot Christmas tree lights up at 5:45 p.m.
Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, 9940 White Rock Trail, lhjwl.org, free