July 4

Patriotic Parade

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The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands will host its annual Fourth of July parade followed by a carnival from 9 a.m. to noon. Free

Where: Church Road and Green Oaks Drive to Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, 9940 White Rock Trail

More info: communityevents@lhexchangeclub.org, 469-248-7721

July 6-7

Diary of a Worm, 

Spider & a Fly

Explore life through a bug’s eyes in this rock ‘n’ roll musical that follows a worm, spider and fly who team up to help another bug in need. Performances start at 1:30 p.m. $30 for adults, $28 for kids

Where: Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St.

More info: dct.org, 214-740-0051

July 23

Movie party

Beat the summer heat and watch the 1975 Steven Spielberg classic “Jaws” accompanied by props and interactive activities for this special screening at 7 p.m. $13

Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 6770 Abrams Road

More info: drafthouse.com, 214-453-6301

July 16

Van Gogh

Explore wearable art with the Dallas Museum of Art and take a swing at making your own from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free

Where: Audelia Road Library, 10045 Audelia Road

More info: dallaslibrary.org, 214-670-1350

July 25

Park hop

Take the kids to the park for the day and socialize with other moms at this pop-up event hosted by Dallas Moms Blog and Woodhill Dental Specialties from 9 to 11 a.m. Free

Where: Fair Oaks Park, 7621 Fair Oaks Ave.

More info: dallas.citymomsblog.com