Rory Meyers Adventure Garden Opening. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Rory Meyers Adventure
Garden Opening. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Gallery openings, Dallas Arboretum children’s garden, LibraryFest and Munger Place Home Tour are among Lakewood/East Dallas September 2013 events.

Sept. 22
Rory Meyers Adventure Garden Opening
The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is opening, although tickets for the opening day are limited. Grab your kids, pack a lunch and take a walk around the 8-acre laboratory with dozens of science-themed outdoor and indoor exhibits. To learn more about the garden see page (57). Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland,, 214.515.6500, $15 for adults, $10 for children, free for kids under age 3

A Craft Menagerie

A Craft Menagerie

Sept. 6-Sept. 28
A Craft Menagerie
It’s out of our neighborhood, but Eclectic Galleries is presenting “BirdDog & CatFish: A Craft Menagerie.” Showcasing more than 300 unique handcrafted animal designs in glass, ceramic, metal, wood and jewelry, this special Craft Menagerie will benefit Operation Kindness, the oldest and largest no-kill pet shelter in North Texas.
Eclectic Galleries, 6725 Snider Plaza,, 469.759.6501

 Sept. 7, 8, 15 & 22
Church birthday
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is celebrates its 75th anniversary with a concert series, an outdoor worship service and a community block party. Concerts begin at 5 p.m. On Sept. 22 at 10:45 a.m., an outdoor worship service is followed by a community block party with live music, food trucks and family activities from noon to 2 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 3204 Skillman, 214.821.9989 or, free

Sept 7
The Lakewood Branch Library celebrates its 75th anniversary during the LibraryFest 2013 event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be several features for the Diamond Jubilee anniversary, inlcuding food, musical performances and a chance to win a Kindle e-Reader. Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth,, 214.670.1376, free

Sept. 14
Trees please
Grab your loppers, your work gloves and your water bottles, and join For the Love of the Lake at 7:30 a.m. to help prepare the Big Thicket at White Rock Lake for the hundreds of trees that will be planted there this fall. The number of volunteers who can help plant trees later this fall will be limited, so if you help prepare now, you can also help plant later. Afterward, Peninsula Neighborhood Association will provide lunch. Big Thicket at White Rock Lake (near the Corinthian Sail Club, north of the Bath House Cultural Center), 430 E. Lawther, 214.660.1100, free

Sept. 20
Home tour
Sip wine and sample tasty dishes while enjoying an intimate preview of seven homes during the Munger Place Days: Wine Walk from 5-8 p.m. Munger Place,, for more info, $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Sept. 20
Hats off to 30
Join Dallas Children’s Theater as it celebrates 30 great years of service to the community with the premiere of Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat,” plus a community birthday party on opening weekend. Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman,, $13-$40

Sept 26
Benefit lunch
Alley’s House, a neighborhood nonprofit that offers pregnancy support, is hosting a benefit luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon is the one of the main sources of funding for Alley’s House. All of the proceeds from the luncheon go directly to funding the program. Holiday Inn Park Cities, 6070 North Central,, 214.824.8700, $150

Through Sept. 29
Nature art
Walk through the “Nature in my Art: Recent Artwork by Pavlina Panova” exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center. The exhibition, which consists of intricate pieces created from elements of nature, such as leaves, bark and wood shavings, is on display through Sept. 29. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther,, 214.670.8749, free

Nature art

Nature art; photo by Brandy Barham

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