There’s plenty going on in the neighborhood this week. Here’s a list of things to do:

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 9.09.49 AMTomorrow, Nov. 6, if you want to know what it’s really like to be an author, visit the Lakewood Library as author Tracy Lawson answers that question and talks about why she decided to become one. She’ll also share a little about her new dystopian thriller, “Counteract.” The event is from 6:30-8 p.m. Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376,, free.

This week through Sunday, Nov. 9, enjoy 11 films during the Stars & Stripes Film Festival. It’ll be held at Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird. Go to for more. The festival pass is $250.

William Lipscomb PTA’s sixth annual silent auction will be held this Thursday, Nov. 6, at Times Ten Cellars. Support the school by donating an auction item, gift certificate or through sponsorship. Times Ten Cellars is at 6324 Prospect. Go to or call Amy Tate at 214.228.1392 for more.

Nov. 7 through 9, Pinot’s Palette Lakewood is dedicating two painting classes to charities. First, for every guest that attends Pinot’s Palette on Nov. 7, it is donating $15 to National Breast Cancer Foundation. Then, on Nov. 9, Pinot’s partnering with DFW Rescue Me for a Paint Your Pet class and will donate $10 for every painter to DFW Rescue Me. Pinot’s Palette Lakewood, 6465 E. Mockingbird, 214.827.4668,

Rutherford Veterinary Hospital is host an an open house this Saturday, Nov. 8, from 3-6 p.m. in order to celebrate its 90th birthday. Activities will include a 1920s themed photo booth, paw painting, tours, vendors and educational displays. Come dressed up, because there will be a pet costume contest and a pet owner look alike contest. Judging will start around 4:3o p.m. RSVP to or call 214.826.4166.

On Saturday, Nov. 8, join Bryan Adams High School for its second annual “Cougars Running Wild” 5k and one mile fun run. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Instruction for Texas and the Cougar Athletic Department. Registration at 6:30 a.m. Bryan Adams High School at 2101 Millmar. Call 972.502.4900 or go to Admission is $10-30.

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 9.17.11 AMOn Sunday, Nov 9, distinguished cellist Eric Smith plays J.S. Bach’s “Suite for Unaccompanied Cello” and Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata in G minor.” Plus, “Adagio” from Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach. St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts center is at 5100 Ross. Go to or call 214.887.6552. The event is free.

Through Nov. 23, enjoy 
”The Cycles of the Fig Tree” by Carlos Cázares at St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts center, in the Justus Sundermann Gallery, at 5100 Ross. Cázares, a Mexican visual artist specializing in the disciplines of painting, sculpture and graphics, seeks to expose his heart to the light of the Creator, and constantly seeks a way to impress the life of God on his canvases. Through his experimentation with pigments and mineral deposits, he has found that materials such as gold and silver offer a beautiful refraction of light that enriches his work. His abstract works reflect an appreciation of ancient techniques applied in a contemporary setting.
 Go to or call 214.887.6552 to schedule a free visit.

The Dallas Arboretum opened the Pumpkin Village for Autumn at the Arboretum on Sept. 21. Photo by James Coreas Through Nov. 26, it’s pumpkin season at the Dallas Arboretum, which uses more than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash every year to form its nationally acclaimed storybook pumpkin village, which is on display through Nov. 26. Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland. Or visit the website or call 214.515.6615. Tickets are $10-15, plus $10 onsite parking.

From Nov. 1-29, Lakewood Library is presenting an exhibit by Texas artist Guinn Powell called “Imagine: A Retrospective of Artwork.” It will feature 21 pieces by Powell, including works from his Cotton Field series. There will be a meet and greet on Nov. 15 from 4-6 p.m. Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth, 214.670.1376,, free

Through Jan. 31, see ‘The Art of Nature’ at the Bath House Cultural Center, a mixed-media art exhibition that features recent works by Silvia Thornton and Anne Neal. The works in this exhibition show what happens when an artist’s inspiration is applied to gifts from nature and earth. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther. The exhibit is free.

If you ever wanted to play Lakewood Country Club, this Monday, Nov. 10, your chance. This year’s Young Life Golf Tourney returns to Lakewood Country Club, which has just completed a significant renovation to the golf course. This is the primary fundraiser for Young Life. Starting at 11 a.m., play 4-person scramble. Entrance is anywhere from $300-$10,000. Register online.

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