2013 Lakewood Fourth of July Parade: Photo by Katie Bernet

2013 Lakewood Fourth of July Parade: Photo by Katie Bernet

July 4
Lakewood parade
Put on some patriotic colors and join the neighborhood for the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade. Every year, thousands of spectators line Lakewood Boulevard to watch elaborate floats roll by. This year the theme is “Lakewood Loves the Beach.” Parade participants should arrive at 9:15 a.m.
The parade begins at Lakewood and Cambria at 10 a.m.

July 4
Fourth of July parade
Little Forest Hills is celebrating with its 12th annual July Fourth parade, starting at 9 a.m. The event will feature musicians, fire engines, wagons, strollers, bikes and lots of kiddos in red, white and blue. This year’s theme is “Happy Birthday, America,” so put on a party hat and join the fun. Lineup will be at the Promise of Peace Imagine Garden at 1435 San Saba at 8:45 a.m.
Little Forest Hills Neighborhood Association, 1435 San Saba, email LFH4thofjulyparade@gmail.com

July 13
Film screening
Join La Vie Theaters, a nonprofit media company, as it debuts its film “The Truth Behind the Chords” and other works by Dallas filmmakers at an upscale screening event that is open to the public at 4:30 p.m.
The Historical Aldredge Property, 5500 Swiss, lavietheaters.org, $10-$30



“Cardinal” by Jenny Hong Delaughter

July 1-Sept. 27
Life at the lake art
The White Rock Lake Museum in the Bath House Cultural Center presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake from Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition depicts scenes from life at the lake — images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, dallasculture.org/bathhouseculturecenter, 214.670.8749, free


Through July 13
‘Stuart Little’
Dallas Children’s Theater performs ‘Stuart Little.’ It’s big excitement for a little mouse when Stuart leaves his human family in New York and travels across the country in search of the bird that helped save his life. Enjoyed by ages 5 and up.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.740.0051, $17-$26

July 13
Too Hot to Handle
Join the Too Hot to Handle 5k & 15k at Norbuck Park for fun in the summer sun. The race began in 1995 and continues to be a crowd pleaser. So which will it be — the 15k or the 5k? Packet pickup at 6:30 a.m., start at 7:30 a.m. and awards at 9 a.m. Packet pickup also available at Run On! Dallas at 5400 E. Mockingbird through July 12.
Norbuck Park at White Rock Lake, $30-$75


Through July 19
‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Grab a blanket and join Shakespeare in the Park for its rendition of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing.”
Samuell Grand Amphitheatre, 1500 Tension, shakespearedallas.com, 214.559.2778, $7-$10

July 16-July 18
Junior Golf Tourney
Join the East Dallas Exchange Club for the club’s 90th annual Dallas Junior Golf Tournament, part of which takes place at Tenison Golf Course on East Grand.
dallasjuniorgolfchampionship.com, 214.670.1403

Through August 2
Mayor’s Summer Reading Club
In an effort to encourage the whole family to read, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is hosting the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, an eight-week program powered by community participation and featuring weekly incentive prizes.
All 29 Dallas Public Library locations as well as the Dallas Public Library’s Bookmobile will participate, dallaslibrary.org, 214.670.1671

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