Lakewood Elementary School student docents will guide their families through the student-produced Lakewood Museum of Natural History, at Family Science Night on Nov. 2. This event will culminate the 6 week intensive study of the wonders of nature. Call the Susan Campbell at 214-320-0379 for information

J.L. Long Middle School presents an Open House for all sixth graders and their parents from 7-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at the school, 6116 Reiger. A brief tour and information about academic and extra-curricular programs will be included. For information, call the school at 972-502-4700, or Nancy Price at 214-827-7034.

Girl Scout Troop 2415 and Boy Scout Troop 64 thank J.L. Long Middle School students who made the Back to School Bash a success. Approximately 60 students enjoyed popular music, dancing and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall of Munger Place United Methodist Church this fall. Admission and photo fees helped raise $280 for the Wilkinson Center.

Woodrow Wednesdays, a series of community open houses, continues on Nov. 1 at the school, 100 S. Glasgow. School tours and information will be provided by parents, students and staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The whole neighborhood is invited, with a special invitation this month to elementary and middle school parents. For information, call Kathy Glenn at 214-821-3268.

Audrey Elizabeth Muntz and Tracey Neubrand of Bryan Adams High School were each presented a scholarship award in the amount of $1500 by Elsie Jones, Scholarship Chairman of the Dallas Elks Ladies of lodge #71. Muntz ranked number one and Tracey ranked number nine in the class of 356.

Chase Perry, a sophomore at Lakehill Preparatory School, pitched three games in the 15-year-old USSSA World Series in Winterhaven, Fla., this summer. His team, the Red River Reds, finished ninth out of 38. The games were played at the spring training facilities of the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers. Perry was elected All State and Freshmen of the year by TAPPS for his regular season play at Lakehill.

College Report. Five area students recently graduated from Texas A & M Commerce, they include: Stephanie Ann Long, BA; Christen T. Armer, MED; Michael Forsyth, MED; Caryn Paige Collins, MS; Tomarie S. Miller, MS.


Autumn at the Arboretum celebrates America the Bountiful through Nov. 12. The colors of fall are showcased in over 20,000 chrysanthemums as well as a hay bale maze for children. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road on the shores of White Rock Lake. Call 214-327-8263 for information.

The Lakewood Service League will hold its 3rd Annual Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Williamson Park. Neighbors are encourage to drop off new un-wrapped toys, coats, sweats, canned goods or a monetary donation between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies are provided as well as a visit from Santa. If Williamson Park isn’t convenient, donations can also be dropped off at the Lakewood Garden Center, Mockingbird and Abrams. Donations benefit the Wilkinson Center and other East Dallas Charities.

Gaston Oaks Baptist Church hosts its Annual Fall Fun Fair, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Game booths, food and fun activities are available for everyone with the donation of a canned good. The church is located at 8515 Greenville Ave. at Royal Lane. Call 213-348-0958.

The Dallas International Art & Antique Fair will be held Nov. 2 -8, in the Dallas International Pavilion at the corner of Field and Woodall Rodgers Freeway. This event will feature an extensive array of prestigious art and antique dealers from Paris, London, Buenos Aires, and Toronto as well as U.S. Dealers. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; tickets are $12. Call 214-468-9030 for information.

The African American Museum, at Fair Park, will host the Hewitt Collection Of African-American Art Nov. 3 through Jan. 14. This “Celebration and Vision” is one of the most important and comprehensive collections of 20th century African-American art. All tours must schedule an appointment by calling 214-823-7644.

The Gateway Gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art presents Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead through Nov. 26. The Day of the Dead is a happy celebration in Mexico and is considered by may to be the most important holiday of the year. Original colorful altars by Dallas artists and neighborhood schoolchildren will be highlighted in this exhibition. For information call 214-922-1200.


Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, located at Northpark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central, will celebrate 18 years of community service on Nov. 24. Betty Elders will perform at this special event. Cost is $10 and all shows begin at 8 p.m.. Call 214-363-0044.

The Pocket Sandwich Theatre will present “Camp Death,” a comedy spoof by Kevin Michael Fuld through Nov. 11. Shows run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets at $6, $8, $10, and $14, with discounts for children and seniors. Call 214-821-1860 for reservations.


Ridgewood Belcher Recreation Center, 6818 Fisher Road, will host a Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 7 at noon. This celebration is free and participants are asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert. After lunch, bingo will be played for prizes. Call 214-670-7115 before Nov. 1 to make reservations. On Nov. 6, the Visiting Nurses Association will be hosting a flu immunization clinic for Seniors at the Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $10. For information call 213-670-6065.

The Brady Senior Center, 4009 Elm, will host three events in November: Casino Night on Nov. 9; Fall Dance on Nov. 16; and a Thanksgiving Celebration on Nov. 22. For information call 214-826-8330 and ask for Ella or Oralia.

The Casa Linda Chapter of the AARP will mee Nov. 6, 10 a.m., in the Family Life Center at Casa Linda United Methodist Church, 1800 Barnes Bridge Road. The program will be “Do Si Do” by Clyde and Deege Bailery and the Stone Steppers Square and Round Dance Club.

The White Rock Senior Center hosts daily activities at Lakeview Christian Church on 9100 Diceman. Call Manager Adrienne Kahn at 214-328-4863 for scheduled events.

The Greater Lakewood Shepherd’s Center Fall Semester of Adventures in Learning will run through December 1. All activities are held for senior adults on Fridays at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 3204 Skillman. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch; drinks and desert are provided. Call 214-823-2583 for information.


The Ridgewood Belcher Recreation Center is taking registrations for basketball teams for 5th and 6th graders, co-ed. Each basketball team may consist of up to 12 players and cost is $165 per team. Each team must be represented by a parent or coach 18 years or older. Call 214-670-7115 for information.

Test-Taking Tips for Teens. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m., teens can gather at the Lakewood Library in the Teen Wise Center to learn a few easy tips to get ready for finals. Refreshments are served Lakewood Library is located at 6121 Worth St. Call 214-670-1376 for information

Teen Cook-off. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. show everyone that teens know their way around the kitchen by bringing an already-prepared dish of any type to be heated and shared with other teens. Drinks will be served. For information call 214-670-1708. The meal will be served in the Teen Wise Center at the Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth.

Hispanic Dance. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11 am, students from grades K – 6, will discover the fascinating history of Spain and its influence on Texas Culture through dance costumes and art with Daniel De Cordoba. This Library Live event is at the Lakewood Library at 6121 Worth St. Call 214-670-1376 for information.


For The Love Of The Lake recently received The Dallas County Corporate Recycling Council’s 2000 Environmental Vision Award in the Non-Profit/Community Relations category. As a winner on the local level, this project will be submitted to The Texas Corporate Recycling Council for their statewide competition

The Dallas Northeast Chamber of Commerce announces the selection of its new President Don Wilson. Wilson is a long time chamber member and past chairman of the board.

The Lakewood Public Library and The Lakewood Library Friends has announced the opening of the Anderson Auditorium in honor of Dorothy Anderson, beloved Library Manager.

White Rock artist Niki Gulley has won, for the second year, a blue ribbon in the State Fair Creative Arts Competition. Her pastel, “Fall Tree,” received first place in the landscape division while “Delphinium” placed second in the floral divison and “Colorful Key West” won fifth in the Seascape category. The paintings will be on display in the Creative Arts Building at Fair Park through Oct. 22.

David Flores, manager of Einstein Bros Bagels store at 6333 E. Mockingbird Lane, presented a gift of $4,439.83 to Major Todd Smith of the Salvation Army.  This donation will be used to send underprivileged children to day and summer camps.

SCORE Educational Center’s newest location is at 6333 Mockingbird, Suite 135. This after school learning program helps K-10 graders develop key academic skills, goal-setting, self confidence, and the love of learning. For information call 214-821-2330.

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