Out of this world

See a solar eclipse through the lens of a telescope this Thursday from 4:30-6:45 p.m. on the west side of building J at Brookhaven College. The Texas Astronomical Society is partnering with the college for the event. Free

It’s My Park Day

Friends of Northaven Trail hosts wildflower planting and other trail maintenance for the citywide It’s My Park Day event this Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Activities and guests include face painting, Zumba, Hamburger Man, Dallas Police Department Volunteers In Patrol Neighborhood Watch, Kramer Elementary Preschool Association, and a pop-up dog park. Visit the Virginia Cook Respite along the intersection of St. Michael’s and the trail this Saturday to join the fun. Free

Fired up 5k

Walkers and advanced runners alike can participate in the Fired Up 5k race at Town North YMCA this Sunday from 7-10 a.m. Food and bounce house fun await at the finish line. Costs $10-$40; registration details here.

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