08.01.10-08.30.10 AUGUST DOLLAR DAYS $1 It’s hot out there this month, but it might be worth a trip to the Dallas Arboretum, where tickets are only a buck instead of the usual $10. That could add up to big savings for families. The gift shop also will have a selection of $1 items. (Parking remains $7 per vehicle.) This month, you also can get a deal on the Fall Garden Getaway combo ticket that includes a trip to the State Fair of Texas and the Arboretum, $18 for both. Visit bigtex.com to buy tickets. 8525 Garland Road. For more details, call 214.515.6500 or visit dallasarboretum.org. —Emily Toman
08.14 FARMERS MARKET FREE The White Rock Local Market will set up 8 a.m.-noon at The Green Spot, 702 N. Buckner, selling local, organic, seasonal produce and hand-crafted goods. For more details, visit whiterocklocalmarket.com.
08.24 ECOTUESDAY FREE Shirlene Sitton, president of the North Texas Corporate Recycling Association, will present a program, “Changing Behaviors to Make a Difference,” 6-7:30 p.m. at Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect. It’s part of EcoTuesday, a networking event for sustainable business owners. A donation is suggested. To RSVP, visit meetup.com/ecotuesday and click on “Dallas”.
08.28-08.29 ARTS FAIRE The Lakewood Summer Arts Faire brings together art, food and live music 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 and 11:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 2443 Abrams. The event features fine art, a silent auction and a children’s workshop. Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for children age 4-12 and free for kids under 4. For more details, visit lakewoodsummerartsfaire.org.
THROUGH 08.28 CULTURAL EXHIBITS FREE The Latino Cultural Center at 2600 Live Oak is showcasing two exhibits through the end of the month. “El Viaje/The Journey” features original prints by 18 Latin American artists inspired by Jewish people’s travels to America. The annual “Maestros Tejanos” exhibit displays tattoo art from Celia Alvarez Muñoz. For more details, visit dallasculture.org/latinocc.
THROUGH 11.20 WE USED TO SWIM HERE FREE The Bath House Cultural Center presents the exhibit, “We Used to Swim Here”, featuring archival photographs from the early 20th century when White Rock Lake allowed swimming. The gallery is at 521 E. Lawther. Hours have changed for the summer to noon-6 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. For more details, visit dallasculture.org.
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