Jordan Spieth and his sister Ellie.

The Signature Play Ground for People of All Ages and Abilities at Flag Pole Hill finally has come to fruition, and a local celebrity is attending the ribbon-cutting. Head to Flag Pole Hill at 9 a.m. on Thursday to check out the inclusive playground and perhaps meet Jordan Spieth.

Lakewood resident Timothy Krause wrote a book called, “Finding Theo: A Father’s True Story of Loss, Courage, and Discovery” about his son Theo’s battle for life after a bike crash in Colorado splintered his neck and paralyzed him. Interabang Books will host the book launch on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Jim Falk, President of the World Affairs Council-Dallas and John Donovan, CEO, AT&T Communications will emcee the event, where copies will be available. Pastor George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church wrote the forward to the book. 

If you are a parent of a child in the Mockingbird Elementary attendance zone and would like to be a part of an Early Childhood PTA, head to the Dream Café on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to meet other parents who feel the same way. Light appetizers will be provided while the group discusses a upcoming events, chances to volunteer, and a name for the organization. 

Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band will be trying to get some satisfaction while rocking out at the Dallas Arboretum on Thursday night 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. 

Head to the Lakewood Branch Library Saturday from 10am to 5pm to find some deals among more than 20,000 books and other media items at the Lakewood Library Friends’ June Leftwich Book Sale. There will also be raffle items donated from the Lakewood Knit Wits, a children’s program with crafts, face painting and anyone wearing a Batman or Batgirl attire may win a comics-theme prized basket. All proceeds benefit the Lakewood library. Cash and checks only. 

The 13th annual Tour des Fleurs quarter- and half-marathon races benefit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and will kick off at 6:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The start and finish line are located on the White Rock Trail behind the arboretum, and there will be a post-race party with live music, complimentary food and beverages, massages and yoga. Registration costs between $45 and $95.

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.