Oct. 3
Tasty Gardens
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden adds another gem to its crown with the opening of “A Tasteful Place.” The ribbon-cutting is set at 11 a.m. for the new 3.5-acre food-production display garden.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15 plus parking

Oct. 7
Dallas PorchFest
PorchFest is an old-fashioned block party with live music, artist showcases, food and drinks. This year’s celebration will coincide with the ribbon cutting at Buckner Park, which has had a $3 million renovation. All proceeds will benefit Peak’s Addition neighborhood programs and beautification.
Buckner Park, 4600 Worth Ave. dallasporchfest.org, free, food and drink available for purchase

Oct. 12
Homecoming Parade
The Woodrow Wilson homecoming parade starts at 5:30 p.m. at the school and loops through the neighborhood, which always causes some extra traffic. It will be followed by a pep rally on the school’s lawn with food for sale from the class of 2018.
Woodrow Wilson High School, 100 S. Glasgow Ave, woodrowwildcats.org, free

Oct. 14-15
Artists abound
Discover the most eclectic art studios and artists in neighborhoods near White Rock Lake. The 25th annual White Rock Studio Tour highlights more than 50 creative minds around the lake (see page 20 for more).
White Rock Lake area, whiterockartists.com, free

Oct. 14
Woodrow Fest
Woodrow Fest is a fundraiser for scholarships awarded to standout Woodrow Wilson students by the Exchange Club of East Dallas. There will be performances by Whiskey Pants and Getaway Driver, a raffle and a silent auction. Tickets include pizza and two beers.
Pour House, 1919 Skillman, exchangeclubofeastdallas.org, $30-$40

Oct. 26
Long Run
This 5k certified run and 1k Family Fun Run and Walk begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs along the Santa Fe Trail and through East Dallas neighborhoods. After the run, enjoy food, refreshments and entertainment at the school. Proceeds benefit J.L. Long Middle School. Registration includes entry fee, a T-shirt and a meal.
J.L. Long Middle School, 6116 Reiger Ave., jllong.com/long-run.html, $20

Oct. 27
Exodus Power Breakfast
The breakfast benefits Exodus, an organization that helps previously incarcerated women reunite with their children and rebuild their lives. Guest speaker Mark Casson is a husband, father, businessman, author and church leader who spent more than 15 years in California’s prison system.
Lakewood Country Club, 6430 Gaston Ave., exodusministries.org, $35

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