Nov. 25 NorthPark parade

NorthPark Center kicks off “A Season of Giving” Nov. 25 at 10:30 a.m. with a parade featuring Santa, the Salvation Army band, toy soldiers and characters from “The Nutcracker.” The 190-member Dallas Symphony Chorus, vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will put on a free performance later at 4 p.m. 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441, free

Through Nov. 4 Temple Emanu-El book fair The Temple Emanu-El Early Childhood Education Center hosts a Scholastic book fair in Pollman Hall, featuring all different genres. Sales benefit the school. 8500 Hillcrest, 214.706.0000, free

Through Nov. 19 Earthly Patterns: Sculpture Norwood Flynn Gallery hosts an exhibit featuring sculptures by Julie McNair, an artist based in Telluride, Colo. Her playful work explores man’s relationship with nature. 3318 Shorecrest, 214.351.3318,  free

Nov. 1 JCC Senior Expo Town Village North Dallas and Waldman Bros. present the 10th annual JCC Senior Expo 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. The event features more than 50 exhibitor booths, shopping, music and bingo, and will provide insight and instruction on senior living. 7900 Northaven, free

Nov. 3 NDECPTA program The North Dallas Early Childhood PTA hosts a program at 10:30 a.m. at Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church. Child and family therapist Toni Borowczak will help shed light on why children misbehave. 9027 Midway, free

Nov. 6-Jan. 15 Ten Works Ten Years The Meadows Museum hosts an exhibit to mark the museum’s 10th anniversary. The show features a collection of work displayed over the past deacde, including 19th century landscape artists and Spanish sculptors. 5900 Bishop, 214.768.2516, $4-$8

Susan Werner

Nov. 12 Susan Werner in concert Singer-songwriter Susan Werner performs at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse inside Northpark Presbyterian Church. Ellen Cherry opens the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online only. 9555 N. Central, 214.363.0044, $18-$20

Nov. 12 Devonshire Neighborhood Association chili cook-off The 2-5 p.m. event at Westminster Presbyterian Church is open to all Devonshire residents, not only DNA members. There will be a bounce house for children and ample chili for all. Proceeds from the $10 tasting fees benefit off-duty police patrols. 8200 Devonshire, free

Nov. 13 Buddy Valastro book signing Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Park presents Buddy Valastro Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. The celebrity baker will be signing copies of his new cookbook, “Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets.” 7700 W. Northwest Hwy. Ste. 300, 214.739.1124, free

Nov. 20 Fired Up 5k Walkers and advanced runners alike are invited to participate in the Fired Up 5k race at the Town North Family YMCA 7-10 a.m. 4332 Northaven, 214.357.8431, $25-$40
Nov. 12-Dec. 31 Small Works holiday show Norwood Flynn Gallery opens its holiday show Nov. 12 with a 6-8 p.m. artists’ reception. Artists from the gallery will showcase smaller pieces ideal for holiday gifting. 3318 Shorecrest, 214.351.3318, free

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