14 things to do this weekend: Police officer benefit, dog walk, Oscar watch party and plenty of live music

The officers of the Dallas Police Northeast Division, which oversees our neighborhood, are raising money for one of their own this Friday. Officer Scott Jenkins suffered a heart attack, and funds raised will benefit his recovery. During the event, you can grab a meal with the officers of chicken, hamburgers, sausage links, beans and potato salad for a $10 donation. The event takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the station, 9915 E. Northwest Highway.

Enjoy the sunny weather this weekend and take the pooch for a walk, all for a good cause. Excellence ER Lakewood, 1926 Skillman, hosts “Walk Your Dog Day” on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon, a mile-long walk that ends with a party with snacks and prizes. The event benefits Making Assistance Dogs Easy (MADE), a Texas-based nonprofit dedicating to helping veterans with PTSD obtain the comfort and care of a service dog. Excellence ER will donate $1 for every walker (human or canine) who attends, so RSVP at oflaggert@excellenceer.com.

The Oscar excitement hits Haymaker at 1520 Greenville this Sunday from 5-11 p.m. The restaurant is throwing its own watch party complete with a red carpet, prizes for best dressed and trivia and contests all night. The event is hosted by Dustin Kross from Hot 93.3, and there is no charge to attend. Get the details here.

The comedic “Funny Money” by Ray Cooney opens at Pocket Sandwich Theater this weekend, running Feb. 24-March 25 at various times. The story follows a humdrum accountant who finds a briefcase full of money and takes off to Spain to start life anew. But then the police show up. Tickets are $10-$12 and shows take place at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Redenta’s Garden Shop at 2001 Skillman will host a gardening workshop on Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. During the free event, you’ll learn how to plant a vegetable garden and about the type of foods that are best planted in spring, such as tomatoes, okra, peppers and more. Get all the details here.

Temple Emanu-El is hosting a couples’ wine tasting Shabbat on Friday from 8-9:30 p.m. at Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect Ave. During the event, couples can chat while sipping four white and four red wines, served alongside light bites. Tickets are $36 per couple ($18 for singles) and available here.

New York Times best-selling author Bret Baier heads to Half-Priced Books, 5803 Northwest Highway, this Saturday. Baier will sign his new book “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” at 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

The ladies of Stonewall Jackson Elementary will host a “Mom’s Party” on Thursday from 7-10 p.m. (in a private residence, address given upon RSVP). All who attend are asked to bring a bottle of wine valued at $25 or more for the school’s fundraising wine auction. To RSVP, email lacyredmond@yahoo.com.

The Dan D. Rogers Elementary Early Childhood PTA plans a night of bouncing at JumpStreet trampoline park, 11250 N. Central Expressway. The kids are invited from 6-8 p.m. for pizza and play. The cost is $4-$14 depending on the child’s age, and those who plan to attend are asked to email kristykey@gmail.com.

Mata Montessori hosts a spring planting party this Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. The PTA will provide coffee and breakfast, along with activities to keep kids busy while the parents plant. Volunteers are asked to sign up to bring a specific plant, if possible, to enhance the garden. The event lasts until noon.

BuzzBrews Lakewood at 5815 Live Oak offers live music all weekend. Hear Meia and Dillan Potter this Friday from 8-11 p.m. Take part in an open mic with featured musician Jes Spires this Sunday from 3-6 p.m.

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. is putting up the sign for its second location, which will open on Peavy in April. To celebrate, they are giving 100 t-shirts away this Friday at 5 p.m. at neighboring business Goodfriend Beer Garden, 1154 Peavy.

The Dallas Harlequins Women’s Rugby Football Club face off against the Houston Athletic Rugby Club this Saturday from noon-2 p.m. in Glencoe Park, 5300 Martel Ave. All are welcome to come watch the game.

Musicians Paul Averitt, Mike Richardson, Chris Holt and Chad Stockslager come together to honor the great George Harrison with “All Things Must Pass” this Friday at 8 p.m. at the Granada Theater on Greenville. Tickets are $14-$24 and available here.


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