By Santa Fe artist Gregory Horndeski

By Santa Fe artist Gregory Horndeski

Oct. 1-Nov. 2
Fire, Ice & More
See colorful paintings inspired by forest fires and icy weather from Santa Fe artist Gregory Horndeski at his new gallery exhibit, “Fire, Ice & More,” through Nov. 2. Artist’s reception from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.12. Norwood Flynn Gallery, 3318 Shorecrest, 214.351.3318, free

Oct. 3
Being a Healthy Parent

Learn how to recognize the red flags of burnout and take care of yourself while parenting young children from licensed psychotherapist Shahidrah Cowgill at the monthly North Dallas Early Childhood PTA meeting, held in Meaders Hall from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, 9027 Midway, free

Oct. 4-5
Hillcrest High School 75th Anniversary Celebration
All Hillcrest alumni can show their panther pride, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening during the high school’s homecoming parade. The valedictorian of Hillcrest’s first graduating class of 1939, 92-year-old Alice Stiff Raley is the honorary grand marshal of the parade. Stay for the homecoming football game as the Panthers take on Thomas Jefferson High School at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday at 11 a.m., an assembly in the Hillcrest auditorium features congratulations from Mayor Mike Rawlings, Principal Ronald Jones, Dallas ISD Trustee Mike Morath, Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates, Councilman Lee Kleinman and Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles. From 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., alumni can purchase lunch from food trucks in the Hillcrest parking lot, mingle with their classmates, play pick-up games of softball and basketball, or dance to music from a DJ. There also will be a bounce house and face-painting for the kids, with plenty of volunteers supervising and directing activities.
Hillcrest High School, 9924 Hillcrest, 214.926.3974, free

Hillcrest alumni

Hillcrest alumni

Oct. 19
J Idol
Come to Gilley’s Dallas at 7:45 p.m. for dinner, dancing, an open bar and live performances from Liz Feldman, Kat Krause, David Judson and more, benefiting the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center. Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar, 214.739.2737, $200

Oct. 19
Pumpkins in the Park
On Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., carve up some fun in Robert E. Lee Park during the second annual “Pumpkins in the Park” fall festival hosted by the Turtle Creek Association. The fall event includes a pumpkin patch fenced with bales of hay, face painting, airbrush tattoos and balloon artists. 3635 Hall, 214.526.2800, free

Oct. 19
Fairy Garden contest
North Haven Gardens is hosts a garden design contest for all ages on Saturday, noon-1:30 p.m. Start creating a fairy garden now using toys, pebbles, small furniture and plants, and submit it by 12:30 p.m. on contest day. Winners receive gift cards. If competitions aren’t your thing, show up around 12:40 p.m. to see entries, hear a fairy tale, eat cupcakes and receive step-by-step instructions to create your own fairy garden. North Haven Gardens, 7700 North Haven, 214.363.5316, free

Oct. 24
Signature Chefs Auction
Guests at the March of Dimes fundraiser can taste wine, bid on items and eat dishes prepared by neighborhood chefs Kent Rathbun of Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen and Scott Gottlich of Bijoux, starting at 6:30 pm. Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar, 972.232.1375, $750

Oct. 27
Fired Up 5k
Join our neighborhood YMCA in its fun run at 8 a.m. or the 5k at 8:30 a.m. The first 500 runners receive a long-sleeved Dri-fit shirt, and walkers get a short-sleeved cotton shirt. Stick around afterward for food and bounce houses. Town North Family YMCA, 4332 Northaven, 214.357.8431, $10-$30


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