Photo by Jeanine Michna-Bales

Photo by Jeanine Michna-Bales

May 18
White Rock East Garden Tour & Artisans
Take some time to stop and smell the roses during this self-guided tour through neighborhood gardens from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and get an eyeful of some local art along the way. There also will be a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alex Sanger Elementary School.
Addresses listed on whiterockgardentour.org,  pre-sale tickets $12 (May 3-17), day of tour tickets $15

May 2
Dance
Dallas Black Dance Theatre II performs ballet, modern, jazz and African dance at 7 p.m.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts center in the great hall, 5100 Ross, cathedralartsdallas.org, 214.887.6552, free

May 3
Native plants and prairies day
Join the North Texas Master Naturalists for their second annual Native Plants and Prairies Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be performances by the Dallas Storytellers Guild, more than 20 booths, a 30-minute wildflower and bug tour at 10:30 a.m., and a series of speakers every half hour.
The Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, dallasculture.org/bathhouseculturecenter, free

May 3
Spring fling
Greenland Hills Preschool hosts Spring Fling at the Hills to raise funds for the school. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., there will be games, concessions, face painting, a cake walk and more.
Greenland Hills Preschool, 5835 Penrose, greenlandhills.org/preschool, 214.826.2060, free

May 3
The Goat Run
It starts at Flagpole Hill with runners’ choice of a 5 or 10k. Following the human run, four teams — which combine man and goat — compete. It is all in an effort to raise money for nonprofits Seed Effect and Empower Sudan, which benefit the war and famine-affected South Sudan region of Africa. (Top fundraisers over the past several months won the opportunity to race with goats). For the goatless, the 10k promises to be one of the toughest in Texas, and special prizes will be awarded to those who climb our neighborhood’s steepest hill the fastest.
Flagpole Hill, 8100 Doran, thegoatrun.com, $20-$45

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May 10-11
Swiss Avenue
The annual Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Tour is celebrating its 41st year this May, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, plus a brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s tour features eight historic homes, plus much more.
Savage Park, sahd.org, $20 in advance, $25 at the door

 

May 10
Lakewood Hills garage sale
Browse a neighborhood-wide garage sale starting at 8 a.m. Some sales benefit the Lakewood Elementary Expansion Fund (LEEF).
Lakewood Hills, visit lakewoodhills.org

May 7-24
‘Equally Divided’
Head to the Bath House Cultural Center to enjoy this “all too human comedy about trying to do the right thing when there is an estate to settle,” the website says.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, dallasculture.org/bathhouseculturecenter, $10-$15

May 8 -11
‘White People’
Catch ‘White People’ by J.T. Rogers, presented by Pegasus Theatre as a Churchmouse production at the Bath House Cultural Center.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, dallasculture.org/bathhouseculturecenter, $10-$20

May 9
Diamond Anniversary
Celebrate 75 years with Stonewall Jackson Elementary School during its Diamond Anniversary Celebration and Auction at the Hotel Palomar at 6:30 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing, cocktails, and a live and silent auction.
Hotel Palomar, 5300 E. Mockingbird, stonewalljacksonpta.org, 972.749.7200, $50

May 17
Pancake breakfast
Dine at the annual White Rock Kiwanis pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the White Rock Center of Hope, scholarships for Bryan Adams High School seniors, coloring books and crayons for Children’s Medical Center, and other community services.
Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Road, call Lloyd Marquis at 214.341.0985 for more information, $5

Through June 1
‘Charlotte’s Web’
Discover the true meaning of friendship and life’s everyday miracles during the retelling of this classic story by the professionals at Dallas Children’s Theater. Get caught in Charlotte’s web to save Wilbur, the “radiant” and “humble” pig, and make friends once again with all his lovable barnyard neighbors. Enjoyed by ages 5 and up.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.740.0051, $13-$26


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