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Advocate - Lake Highlands (October 2009)


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out&about in october 10. 31.09 ROLL BEY OND COAL FREE A zombie riding his bike around White Rock Lake might be a rare sight any other day, but during this Halloween-themed rally, it’s likely. The Dallas Sierra Club hosts the event as part of a national effort to raise awareness about renewable energy. Attendees wear Halloween costumes and ride the 9.4-mile route around White Rock Lake starting at the Bath House, 521 E. Lawther. Awards will be given for the best costumes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the bike ride starts at 10:30 a.m. Registration is $10 for adults, and $5 for students and children 12 and older. Children 12 and younger can ride for free. To pre-registration or for information, visit —MARLENA CHAVIRA-MEDFORD Through 11.01 The great american pumpkin festival $6-$9.50 More than 15,000 fall blooms will be showcased in this festival, including chrysanthemums, salvia, coleus and ornamental grasses. There will also be a 15-foot-tall pumpkin house, a pumpkin patch with a hay bale maze and more than 5,000 decorative pumpkins and gourds. Admission is $9.50 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older, $6 for children 3 to 12, and free for Arboretum members and children two and younger. On-site parking is $5. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland. Dallasarboretum. Org or 214.515.6518. 10. 08 Wallac e elementa ry 50th anniversary FRE Former Wallace students, parents, teachers and neighbors are invited to celebrate this school’s anniversary with picnic on the school lawn at 5:30 p.m. Wallace Elementary, 9921 Kirkhaven. ............ .... .......... “MY SISTER IN THIS HOUSE” $15-$18 This drama was inspired by an actual incident that took place in the French town of Le Mans during the 1930s. The story is centered on two servant sisters attached to the burgeois Danzard household. Under the weight of the Danzards’ authority and the rigid lines of class distinction, the sisters cling to each other until a haunting and stunning explosion of both emotion and violence. The curtain time for all performances is 8 p.m. There will be two Saturday matinee performances Saturday, Oct. 17 & 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, $18 Friday nights, and $20 on Saturday nights. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther. ............................WHITE ROCK LAKE ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR FREE In its 16th year, this annual tour features 45 neighborhood artists and five art centers. This event offers an opportunity to visit artists in their working environments, to see local art exhibitions, and to tour art schools. This year’s tour features paintings, sculptures, mixed media works, photography, prints, jewelry, and mosaics. For a list of participating artists and art centers, visit or email .......... MARKET IN THE MEADOW FREE More than 150 vendors offer holiday decor, floral arrangements, candles and hand-crafted gifts during this annual bazaar. Students from Forest Meadow Junior High and Lake Highlands High School will provide hourly entertainment. The bazaar will run Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 11 from 11 a. m. to 5 p.m., 69373 Whitehurst. For more information, visit

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