“Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun,” part of the “Wild and Peaceful” exhibit:  Photo by Anna Palmer

“Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun,” part of the “Wild and Peaceful” exhibit:
Photo by Anna Palmer

See the photo exhibit “Wild and Peaceful” running through Sept. 26. Neighborhood artist Anna Palmer has been photographing wildlife and landscapes at White Rock Lake for several years. Her photos are on display at the White Rock Museum, inside the Bath House at 521 E. Lawther. Go to dallasculture.org/bathhouseculturecenter for more, or call 214.670.8749. The exhibit is free.

This Saturday, Aug. 1, is the 3X2 Cross Country Relay. Get a team together for the “run back to school”-themed relay race hosted by Dallas Running Club. At the 8 a.m. starting gun, three-man teams race 2-mile legs at Norbuck Park, along the official route used by our region’s high school cross-country teams. Prizes awarded for speed as well as best costumes — think cheerleaders, jocks, coaches, nerds or teachers. Volunteers are needed too. Register online or between 6:30-7:30 a.m. race morning. The race is at Norbuck Park, located at 200 North Buckner. Go to dallasrunningclub.com for more. The race is free for members, or $10 for non-members.

This weekend, Aug. 1-2 is the Davis Cup anniversary. In 1965, a Davis Cup tie, or elimination round, was played at the Samuell-Grand Tennis Center. The star of the show was 22-year-old Arthur Ashe, who dominated. It was Ashe’s first appearance in the Deep South, and the good publicity surrounding it was healing for Dallas, where the stigma of the JFK assassination was still fresh. The tennis center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Davis Cup tie with a two-day tournament, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. The event is at Samuell-Grand Tennis Center at 6220 E. Grand. Call 214.670.1374 or go to dallasdaviscup.com for more.

Photo by Benjamin Hager

Photo by Benjamin Hager

The Tietze Park pool is open to swimmers from 1-8 p.m. Thursday-Monday through Aug. 17. Tietze Park is at 2700 Skillman. Call 214.670.1380 for more. Entrance is $1-$2.

Through Sept. 18, donate books, audio books, CDs, DVDs and other media to the Lakewood Library Friends’ annual book sale in September. Lakewood Library is at 6121 Worth. Call 214.670.1376 or go to lakewoodlibraryfriends.org for more.

Running until Saturday, Aug. 1, don’t miss “Shoe Confessions,” the new play from Sole Sisters. Sole Sisters was created by award-winning, East Dallas filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell after witnessing how a pair of red heels brought her mother relief from pancreatic cancer. Mondell is obsessed with discovering the bond between a woman and her shoes, so she has set out in search of shoe stories that capture memories and dreams. Then Mondell sculpted her collected stories into a one act play. “Shoe Confessions“ is one of the six plays chosen to be featured during the 2015 Festival of Independent Theatres taking place this month. It’s directed by Susan Sargeant and presented by WingSpan Theatre Co. All six performances will take place at The Bath House Cultural Center. Go to the website for more.

For “Irrational City,” which runs until Aug 1, Dwayne Carter curates an exhibit of paintings, digital art, video, interactivity, installations and performance art that “focuses on constructions of identity amid an imagined post-apocalyptic cultural landscape.” An opening reception is from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Bath House Cultural Center, located at 521 E. Lawther. Go to the website for more or call 214.670.8749. The exhibit is free.

Retro look Video tapeStill have that old VHS player? If you’re looking for a reason to dust it off and give it a whirl, stop by the flagship location of Half Price Books on Northwest Highway on Friday. All VHS tapes in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for $1 on Fridays only, until further notice. Call 214.379.8000 for details.

Vickery Meadow Good Local Market will set up shop in the parking lot of the Flagship HPB every Sunday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The market provides a connection between local farmers, food producers and craftsmen within our community. Shop food, clothes, jewelry and more, all made by North Texans. The Vickery Meadow Good Local Market accepts debit/credit cards and the Lone Star Card. Support for the market comes from the Vickery Meadow Improvement District. Go to the website for more.

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