On June 7 , Susie Black Holamon, the author of “My Five Moms,” is hosting a book signing at 3 p.m. Holamon is donating proceeds from the book to the Ebby House to benefit foster children. Barnes and Noble Lincoln Park is located at 7700 W. Northwest Highway. The event is free.
Starting this weekend, June 7 through August 2 , is the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club. In an effort to encourage the whole family to read, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings hosts the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, an eight-week program powered by community participation and featuring weekly incentive prizes. All 29 Dallas Public Library locations as well as the Dallas Public Library’s Bookmobile will participate. Go to dallaslibrary.org, or call 214.670.1671 for more info.
Speaking of reading, stock up on summer reading material during the book sale at Skillman Southwestern Library. Gently used books (fiction and nonfiction, text books, children, etc), DVDs, movies, magazines, greeting cards, comics, games and puzzles. Find out more.
Tomorrow, June 5, check out CONFAB: A Dallas Parks Foundation Conversation. City insiders and advocates will meet to discuss the strides being made to grow the public green space and hike-and-bike trails at 7 p.m. during an event hosted by the Dallas Parks Foundation. Topics include the Trinity corridor, historic park pavilions, upcoming trail connections and the case for tearing down I-345. Dallas City Performance Hall, 2502 Flora, dallasCONFAB.org, $13
On June 8, attend Hugelkultur Horticulture at White Rock Local Garden from 9 a.m.–noon, when Heather Rinaldi from Texas Worm Ranch teaches how to use twigs, branches, logs and leaves to make a hugelkultur bed. White Rock Local Garden, 10222 Galway, $30 per person.
This week, enjoy fabulous finds, vintage treasures, clothing, furniture and more at Magdalen House bi-annual Garage Sale. All proceeds benefit the House. 1302 Redwood Circle. For more info, click here.
Catch a free concert on June 6, featuring the Singapore Slingers, an 18-piece jazz orchestra, playing authentic early 20th Century fox trots, hot jazz and tangos. Light refreshments provided. Concert is at Greenland Hills United Methodist Church, 5835 Penrose, from 7-8 p.m.
Don’t forget, Concerts at the Arboretum through June. Every Thursday night, the Dallas Arboretum hosts a different band on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Bring your family and friends and your favorite food and drinks, and enjoy a concert overlooking a beautiful view of White Rock Lake. All summer concerts are from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214.515.6615 for more. Entrance: $15-$17 adult members, $25-$27 adult nonmembers, $10 children ages 3-12, package deals available.
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