Photo courtesy of Lakewood Service League

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, opens this weekend at the Dallas Arboretum and runs until April 8. This year’s festival, “A World of Flowers,” includes 500,000 blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. See a world map created from flowers, and enjoy food and entertainment from different areas across the world.

White Rock Hills public library will host photographer Ron Clements Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m. as part of its Black History Month presentations. Clements will display work from his 26-year career and give guests an opportunity to have their photo taken in a studio setting. In addition, he will show footage from his appearance as a paparazzi on “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

Neighbors can catch Bryan Adams High School and Woodrow Wilson High School in action at the boys basketball playoffs Friday. Woodrow plays Midlothian High School at 7 p.m. at South Grand Prairie High School, and Adams competes against Waxahachie High School at Cedar Hill High School at 7:30 p.m.

Don Chignón on Lower Greenville will celebrate National Margarita Day on Thursday. Mariachi San Miguel will perform, and there will be prizes and giveaways. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

St. Matthew’s Cathedral and the Dallas Bach Society will host a free family concert Sunday at 3 p.m. The French Baroque performance includes Tamara Meredith on the baroque flute, Brent Wissick on the viola de gamba and James Richman on the harpsichord.

Half Price Books hosts a Sunday family movie matinee at 4 p.m. This free event follows story time and includes a family-friendly flick and popcorn. Check in the store to see what movie will be playing.

The Wine Therapist will feature an evening of romantic songs Sunday at 7 p.m. Hear classics by Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra and other artists from the past and present. There is no cover charge for the event.

The women of the Lakewood Service League will host a fundraiser in downtown Garland for Our Friends Place, a local nonprofit that helps young women escape the cycle of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. For $50, neighbors can create a work of art with guidance from a local artist. The event is Feb. 27 from 7-9 pm or March 4 from 3-5 pm at 111 N. 9th St. in Garland. Tickets can be purchased here.

Dine and donate at Unleavened Fresh Kitchen Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. The event benefits Lipscomb Elementary School.


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