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Jan. 10
Ellis Paul
American songwriter Ellis Paul performs his folk-pop music, which critics say has helped bridge the gap between modern folk and the traditional Woody Guthrie-style sound. The Stray Birds will open the show.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse,
9555 N Central, 214.363.0044,
unclecalvins.org, $18-$22

through Jan. 19
Return to Earth
The Nasher Sculpture Center presents its first exhibition to explore ceramics by avant-garde artists, featuring Lucio Fontana, Fausto Melotti, Joan Miró, Isamu Noguchi and Pablo Picasso. The exhibit includes more than 70 pieces in a range of sizes.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001Flora,
214.242.5100, nashersculpturecenter.org,
$5-$10 (free on first Saturdays)

Jan. 5
The Jewish Community Center will help raise money for the Genesis Women’s Shelter by inviting gymnasts of all levels to perform as many cartwheels as they can in four different 20-minute time slots. Register by Jan. 2.
Jewish Community Center,
7900 Northaven, 214.739.2737,
jccdallas.org, $10

Jan. 5
Orchid Society
The Greater North Texas Orchid Society meets on the first Sunday of each month. The group is dedicated to the culture, protection and appreciation of orchids all over the world.
Northaven Gardens, 770 Northaven,
214.363.5316, nhg.com, free

Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Meditation Made Simple
Participants can learn a technique that explores interpersonal relationships among the mind, body and spirit during this weekly class.
Unity Church of Dallas,
6525 Forest, 972.233.7106,
unitydallas.org, donations accepted

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Through Jan. 18
Small Works: 2013 Holiday Show
Melissa Klotz, Faith Jessup and Rachel Gardner have their artwork on display at the show, which features small pieces suitable for gifting. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and lithographs.
Norwood Flynn Gallery,
3318 Shorecrest, 214.351.3318,
norwoodflynngallery.com, free





Jan. 11
Old Man Winter
Big Thought presents Library Live! Winter Family Fun Fest with Nadine Burke. Enjoy a story about three foxes that seek out Old Man Winter. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., children can discover how they find him and create their own take-home tree.
Park Forest Branch Library,
3421 Forest, 214.670.6333,
dallaslibrary2.org, free

Jan. 11
Poetry Society of Texas
A 2:30 p.m. the Poetry Society of Texas meets at the Preston Royal Library with a featured speaker. The group, one of the largest of its kind in the state, meets monthly.
Preston Royal Library,
5626 Royal, 214.670.7128,
dallaslibrary2.org, free

Jan. 16
Mosaic workshop
Make mosaics, fused glass or silver jewelry during Ladies Night from 6-9 p.m. at Smashing Times. Food and beverages are welcome. Reserve a spot in advance.
Smashing Times,
308 Preston Royal Shopping Center, 214.363.2088,
smashingtimes.com, free

Jan. 18
Putting Clinic with Ron Samples
Join veteran golf instructor Ron Samples from 10:30-11:15 a.m. for a putting session on Klyde Warren Park’s green. Space is limited, so reserve a spot in advance. Participants must be 13 or older.
Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway,
214.239.7178, klydewarrenpark.org, free

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