A flashback photo of Woodrow Wilson High School in 1962

A flashback photo of Woodrow Wilson High School in 1962

It must be April. Get ready to mark your calendar, because these school events are coming your way:

This week, April 5, Woodrow Wilson High School is celebrating its 85th Anniversary. Meet and greet begins at 10 a.m. with a display of memorabilia from Woodrow’s eight decades. Afterwards, a presentation and hall of fame induction. Finally, Woodrow will present its new school logo. Woodrow Wilson High School is located at 100 S. Glasgow. Call 972.502.4400 or go to woodrowwildcats.org for more information. The event is free.

Cheer on your East Dallas schools at the White Rock Spring Games from April 11-13. Boys and girls from East Dallas area schools will compete in a wide range of individual and team events, ranging from the purely athletic to the wildly funny. There will also be food, beverages and entertainment on hand to create a festive atmosphere of community camaraderie. The events will take place at Lake Highlands Park, at the corner of Buckner and Lake Highlands Boulevard. For more, go to the website, or email questions to pamela@whiterockgames.com. It costs anywhere from $25-$100 to participate.

This Monday, April 8, enjoy a Dallas Stars game with your Lakewood friends and raise money for Lakewood Elementary. Read more about the event.

Also coming up in April, Lakewood Elementary and the Lakewood PTA are hosting their Spring Carnival. The carnival, A Space Odyssey, needs sponsors and donations for on-line auction prizes (see the list of suggested items).

Woodrow Wilson High School’s spring musical is coming down the pike. This year, join Woodrow for its rendition of “Funny Girl,” the entertaining story of famous comedienne Fanny Brice, from her start in New York vaudeville to her rise to fame as star of the Ziegfeld Follies. Fanny falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein, a handsome gambler whose luck eventually runs out. The musical includes memorable songs such as “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and the iconic hit “People.” Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium is located at 100 S. Glasgow. Visit the website for more information. Tickets are $10-$18.

Victor H. Hexter Elementary School is looking for volunteers to work 2.5 hour shifts in one of five mid-century and modern homes on the White Rock Home Tour coming up April 26-27. “Double shifts are doubly appreciated,” the newsletter says. To volunteer, email Diane McGhee at dannermcghee@prodigy.net.

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