6.06.10 KIDS TRIATHLON $35

Peel the kids away from the TV for an afternoon of some friendly athletic competition. Children 7 to 14 are invited to this fifth annual event hosted by the Jewish Community Center. The competition is divided into four age groups: 7 to 8, 9 to 10, 11 to 12, and 13 to 14. The course, which varies depending on age group, includes a 100-to 200-yard swim, a 5k to 10k bike ride through neighborhood streets, and then a 1k to 2k run on the JCC grounds. The entire route is fairly flat, and sanctioned by USA Triathlon. The race beings at 7:30 a.m. at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven. Register online at ironheadrp.com/kidstriatthej. For more information, email JCC sports and fitness director Jon Mize at jmize@jccdallas.org.


In celebration of its ongoing exhibit, “Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment: Charles IV of Spain,” the Meadows Museum presents this concert, which keeps with the spirit of that Spanish reign. Enric Madriguera, the Russell Cleveland chair of guitar studies at UT Dallas, will play pieces from the time of Charles IV’s reign and perform on several instrument replicas from that era. The performance will be inside the Bob Smith Auditorium at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and reservations are not required. 214.768.1688 or smu.edu/meadowsmuseum.


This resource fair for special needs children and the people who care for them was founded by CBS 11/TXA 21 president and general manager Steve Mauldin, in honor of his autistic daughter Stephanie. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., kids can enjoy music, games and crafts while parents and caregivers explore a wealth of resources available through local nonprofits, therapy centers, advocacy groups and parent-to-parent networks. The one-day event takes place near Macy’s at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central. 214.363.6600 or northparkcenter.com.


The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas presents this film festival, which includes documentaries, music videos and comedies. The short films feature local pets in starring roles. Ticket sales will benefit homeless animals in the area. The festival begins at 6 p.m. inside Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central. spca.org or petflix.org.