Around the Lake – Fun for All in East Dallas

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From the Dallas Arboretum to White Rock Lake to the historic Lakewood Theater – East Dallas has no shortage of fun things to do every weekend. Here are some highlights for this fall.

Sept. 13 – Okrapalooza

Promise of Peace Community Garden

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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This sixth annual fundraiser for Promise of Peace Community Garden brings together celebrity chefs for an okra cook-off and includes live music, beer, wine and specialty okra dishes. Tickets cost $35-$45.

Sept. 16-26 – “King Lear” by Shakespeare Dallas

Samuell Grand Amphitheater

8:15 p.m.

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Watch the King Lear descend into madness. Tickets cost $10-$15.

Sept. 19 – Annual book sale at the Lakewood Library

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Don’t miss the chance to browse through 15,000 books, DVDs and other media, plus crafts, face painting and activities for kids. And it’s free! Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries.

Sept. 19-Nov. 25 – Autumn at the Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum

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Named one of “The Best Fall Festivals” by Country Living this year, this is one of the Dallas Arboretum’s most anticipated autumn events. The highlight of the Dallas fall festival is the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, which is created with more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash by the talented horticulture team. This year, to continue with the ongoing Texas theme, the display will be recreated into an Old Texas Town in the Pecan Grove. New in 2015 will be a Texas mosaic made of pumpkins.

Sept. 23 – Woodrow Wilson High Homecoming Parade

Woodrow Wilson High School

5:45 p.m.

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The homecoming parade and pep rally starts at 5:30 p.m. Help get the Wildcats ready for the game!

Sept. 26 – Johnny Appleseed Day

Dallas Arboretum

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Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with apple-themed programs and a special apple tasting.

Oct. 3 & Oct. 10 – Monarch Activities with the Texas Discovery Gardens

Dallas Arboretum

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Monarch Migration Activities take place on the Moody Oasis, a rooftop garden in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure that is filled with plants that attract butterflies. A face painter will to paint butterfly faces on children.

Oct. 13-Nov. 18 – Leaf Chromatography Lab

Dallas Arboretum

11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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Visit the Exploration Center Plant Lab to find out why leaves change color in the fall. Pull the pigments out of leaves using chromatography. Beneath the green, there’s a world of color to explore.

Oct. 17 – “Bastien and Bastienne”

Dallas Arboretum

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Head to the Glade Puppet Theater to experience the magic of live opera with excerpts from Mozart’s “Bastien and Bastienne” performed by the The Dallas Opera.

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