Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum’s biggest floral festival, Dallas Blooms, is here until April 10. Every year the garden explodes with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, and life-size bronze sculptures of American’s “great contributors.” The Dallas Arboretum is at 8525 Garland Road. Go to dallasarboretum.org for more, or call 214.515.6500. Entrance is $10-$15, plus $15 for on-site parking.

This weekend, April 8-9, Wingspan Theatre Company is hosting a staged reading of Rusty Harding’s new play, “Fly Babies” at 7:30 p.m. The script focuses on the lives of four young Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II. The Bath House Cultural Center is at 521 E. Lawther. Go to wingspantheatre.com or call 214.675.6573 for more. Tickets are $10.

Need help navigating your taxes? Through April 15 get help from AARP Tax-Aide and the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program on Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m. Make sure to bring your W-2, a photo I.D., last year’s tax return and Social Security cards for all dependents. Hey, it might not be fun, but it’s useful. It’s at Lakewood Library, located at 6121 Worth. Call 214.670.1376 or go to dallaslibrary.org for more information. This service is free.

Art by Dallas photographer Kathleen Wilke

Art by Kathleen Wilke

Through April 30, see what White Rock Lake looks like through Kathleen Wilke’s eyes. The Dallas-based photographer, known for her underwater snaps, stayed on dry ground to create this series, which documents life at the lake. Bath House Cultural Center is at 521 E. Lawther. Call 214.670.8749 or go to bathhousecultural.com. Exhibit is free.

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