As part of its Enrich Life DFW series for those 55 and older, CC Young Retirement Community is hosting a morning of lectures at the Dallas Arboretum on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The day begins with George Russell, director of the arboretum’s Speaker Bureau, who will talk about the gardens and the historic DeGolyer home that sits on White Rock Lake. He will also discuss current events at the 75-year-old arboretum.

Next up will be the inspiring David Gary, a.k.a. the “Master Gardener on Wheels.” This longtime volunteer will discuss his moving story of discovering his passion for gardening while confined to a wheelchair.

After the lecture, attendees can take in the gardens, which are festooned for the fall season.

The “Diamond in Dallas” lecture takes place in Rosine Hall in the arboretum. Lecture tickets are free with admission, which is discounted to $11 for those 55 and up on Senior Thursdays with free parking, or $15 for general admission.

Reservations are required for the lecture and can be obtained by contacting Robyn at or 469-828-3485.

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