OK now the White Rock Dog Park is opening — for real this time, on Saturday, May 30, after being rained out last weekend. During the grand-opening, expect ceremonies, fanfare and presentations between 10 a.m. and noon. Visit whiterockdogpark.org for the latest updates.
Later today, June 3, Promise of Peace Garden leads story time for the little ones starting at 10:30 a.m. Learn about plants and community gardens. White Rock Hills Library is located at 9150 Ferguson. Call 214.670.8443 for more. The event is free.
Starting tomorrow, June 4, and continuing until June 20, don’t miss ‘Precious Little.’ This Madeline George play is about a linguist who’s obsessed with a dying language and communicating with an ape at the zoo. It’s at Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther. Call 214.904.0500, or visit echotheater.org for more. The event is free.
On June 6, no-kill shelter Operation Kindness is hosting its 21st-annual Dog Day Afternoon Celebration from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring low-cost microchipping, “ask the vet” and “ask the trainer” tents and performances. Flagpole Hill is at 8100 Doran Circle. Call 972.418.7297 or visit operationkindness.org for more. The event is free.
Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? On June 7, meet Gustafer Yellowgold at Good Records. Few children’s musicians have the crossover success to adult audiences that Gustafer Yellowgold possesses. Yellowgold, an animated yellow alien from the sun, is the creation of songwriter and illustrator Morgan Taylor. He performs “live on the Astroturf” alongside videos of his animated creation. The show starts at 1 p.m. Good Records is located at 1808 Greenville. Call 214.752.4663 or go to goodrecords.com for more. The event is free.
Through July 2, the Dallas Arboretum is hosting its annual concert series. Every Thursday night, the Arboretum hosts a different band on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Bring your family and friends and your favorite food and drinks, and enjoy a concert overlooking White Rock Lake. All fall concerts are from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214.515.6615. Tickets are $15-$17 for adult members, $25-$27 for adult nonmembers, and $10 for children ages 3-12. Package deals are also available. Go online for more details.
Vickery Meadow Good Local Market will set up shop in the parking lot of the Flagship HPB every Sunday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The market provides a connection between local farmers, food producers and craftsmen within our community. Shop food, clothes, jewelry and more, all made by North Texans. The Vickery Meadow Good Local Market accepts debit/credit cards and the Lone Star Card. Support for the market comes from the Vickery Meadow Improvement District. Go to the website for more.
Also, on the first and third Saturday of every month, Lakeside Market opens outside Lakeside Baptist Church at 9150 Garland. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., find local produce, artisan foods and crafts. Go to the website for more.
Still have that old VHS player? If you’re looking for a reason to dust it off and give it a whirl, stop by the flagship location of Half Price Books on Northwest Highway on Friday. All VHS tapes in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for $1 on Fridays only, until further notice. Call 214.379.8000 for details.
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