Lace-up for this year’s Dallas Komen Race for the Cure, and you can improve your heart rate while raising funds to fight breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is hosting the 24th annual event and all funds go toward breast cancer research, raising awareness, and providing treatment and screenings. Run or walk the 1-mile course or, if you’re feeling ambitious, sign up for the 5-mile race. Not in shape for a race? No worries: You can still help by sponsoring a participant or by just coming out to cheer on some of the runners. There will also be door prizes and live music from Emerald City Band. For information about the race, visit komen-dallas.org or call 214-750-7223.

Arts & Entertainment

Dallas Arts District Free Monthly Stroll Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m., rain or shine. The hour-long, docent-led walking tour highlights architecture, tradition and history of the district. Tour begins in front of the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora. RSVP 214-953-1977 or visit artsdistrict.org.

Lyon Opera Ballet (France) Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, 8 p.m. In the debut of the 2006-07 TITAS Dance Series, the company will perform an “Homage to Female Choreographers.” McFarlin Auditorium, SMU, 6405 Hillcrest. Tickets, $14-$55; $5 youth tickets (K-12); group discounts available. TITAS box office, 3101 N. Fitzhugh, Ste. 301. 214-528-5576 or titas.org.

16th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibit Through Saturday, Oct. 28. Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents “One of a Kind” show featuring national artists. Opening day reception includes door prizes, special workshops and demonstrations. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 972-239-7957 or kittrellriffkind.com.

Fridays at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse Oct. 6, Danny Schmidt, Melissa Greener; Oct. 13, Freebo & Photoglo; Oct. 20, Tim Grimm; Oct. 27, Abi Tapia and Jim Savarino. All shows start at 8 p.m. A smoke-free, alcohol-free venue for live music. $12 unless otherwise noted. Northpark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central. 214-363-0044 or unclecalvins.org.

Bancroft Family Concert Saturday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. The October Trio, dynamic musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the University of North Texas faculty, perform music for harp, flute and viola. Presented by Fine Arts Chamber Players, free admission, no reservations required. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood. 214-520-2219 or fineartschamberplayers.org.

Fall Acting LAB Classes Saturdays through November 4. Dallas Theater Center’s teen and youth LAB classes aim to grow and stretch abilities and talents of students in an environment of experimentation and freedom. “Acting 101,” ages 13-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $275; “Topics in Acting,” ages 13-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $275; “Teen Company,” by invitation only, ages 13-18, 12:30-3 p.m., $350; “Musical Theater Workshop,” ages 7-12, 10 a.m.-noon, $275. 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. 214-252-3918 or dtcinfo.org.

Oil Painting Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 a lesson with ID card. Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway. Contact Mary Ann, 214-352-7366.

One-Act Play Ages 5-8 on Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Ages 9 and up on Mondays, 4-5 p.m. Young children of all ages will perform in seasonal holiday plays. Participants will learn how to memorize lines and create costumes. Each play is performed in a dinner theater setting. Participation is free, reservations for shows are $6. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Carol Burris, 214-670-6477.

Ramblin’ Round Dance Lessons Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Dancing in the round with cues given by a professional. $50 per couple per quarter. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Christine Hixon, 972-270-7292.

Duplicate and Party Bridge Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for duplicate bridge; and Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon for party bridge. Duplicate players will need a partner. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Bill Frye, 972-247-5619.

Big-D Barbershop Harmony Chorus Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Men of all ages who love to sing are invited to participate. Experience not required. Town Village North at 12271 Coit. 972-247-4345.

Family

Storytime Saturdays Saturdays, 11 a.m. Parents and children are invited to participate together as storyteller Jill Peters leads interactive storytelling, improvisational comedy routines and sing-a-longs. Children’s Play Place, Level 3 (near Saks Fifth Avenue), Dallas Galleria, 13350 Dallas Parkway. 972-702-7100 or galleriadallas.com.

Alert Child of Texas Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. for ages 4-7, and 10-11 a.m. for ages 8 and older. Self-defense and anti-kidnapping classes brought to you by the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. $8 per class with a $12 registration fee. Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway. 972-578-7555.

Health & Fitness

Jazzercise Mondays, 10-11 a.m. Dance and get fit at the same time. $10 per session for JCC members; $15 for non-members. Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven. jcohn@jccdallas.com.

Holistic Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 p.m. This class focuses on the mind/body connection while increasing flexibility, strength and balance. $85 a month or $10 per class. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Greg Moffett, 214-769-3889.

Tai Chi Wednesdays, 10-10:45 a.m. Gentle movements release stress by relaxing and rejuvenating the body while refreshing the mind. Participants of all ages and physical conditions can do the 20 simple movements. $6 per class, $5 for those 60 and over. Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Sister Bernice Eidt, 214-350-5860.

Leukemia Society Every fourth Wednesday. All patients, family members and friends affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s and myeloma are invited to attend these support group programs. Free. Texas Oncology at Medical City Dallas, 7777 Forest, Ste. 400, 972-354-8303.

Home and Garden

Arboretum After Dark Last Friday of each month through October. Sip, stroll and schmooze in the gardens after hours. Signature cocktails inspired by a blooming flower are accompanied by live music and the gorgeous gardens at twilight. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland. 214-515-6521 or dallasarboretum.org.

Library

Library Live! Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. “Interacting with Hands, Voice and Music,” Learn to communicate thoughts and feelings through singing, playing instruments and sign language with the Pirtles. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

Library Live! Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. “Story Soup with Dream Up.” Professional actors create a wonderful batch of story soup that includes storytelling, improvisational and audience participation. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh. 214-670-6376.

“Monster Mash” Saturday, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m. Join in the fun at this annual Halloween party. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh. 214-670-6376.

Computer Classes Mondays, 5 p.m. and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh. 214-670-6376.

Storytime at the Library Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities for children ages 18 months to 5 years. A parent or caregiver must accompany children. Free. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

Infant/Toddler Development Time Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Children and parents/caregivers learn fun, inexpensive ways to practice speech, motor, cognitive and social development. For infants and toddlers. Park Forest Branch Library, 3421 Forest. 214-670-6333.

Preschool Storytime Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories and activities for ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. Park Forest Branch Library, 3421 Forest. 214-670-6333.

Preschool Storytime Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities for ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. Preston Royal Branch Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

Toddler Time Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities for ages 18-36 months and their parents/caregivers. Preston Royal Branch Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

Literary

Urban Engagement Book Club, Thursday, Oct. 5, noon. Sponsored by Central Dallas Ministries, the October book is “Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream,” by Barbara Ehrenreich. Open to the public, free. Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird. Contact Jeremy Gregg, 214-823-8710, Ext. 127 or Jgregg@CentralDallasMinistries.org.

Seniors

Senior Connection Thursday, Oct. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. Program, “I Don’t Know What I Want to Do Next;” and Thursday, Oct. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. Program, “Health Insurance Solutions for Seniors,” by Carolyn Reithmeier, CLU, ChFC. Support group dedicated to adults age 50 and older seeking employment. Free; RSVP required. The Senior Source, 1215 Skiles. 214-823-5700, SESD@theseniorsource.org or the seniorsource.org.

Exercise for Older Adults Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10 a.m. A stretching and low-impact group exercise class for seniors, led by instructor Dorothy Glass. Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven, aangorina@jccdallas.org.

Senior Aerobics Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:5-9:15 a.m. A vigorous workout with less of the jumping, twisting and impact of traditional aerobics. $56 for eight classes, Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill. Contact Charles Plafcan, 214-954-0777.

Senior Expo Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes seminars on finances, health, traveling and numerous booths from senior-oriented businesses. Free; order a box lunch for $5 by Oct. 16. Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven. Call 972-898-8493 or serindfw@comcast.net for information.


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