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Nov. 21-Jan. 3
The Trains at NorthPark
Mini trains follow 1,600 feet of track in the exhibit benefitting Ronald McDonald House. The trains follow miniature cityscapes including Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York City and San Francisco, plus the Grand Canyon, the Fall foliage of New England and more.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441, thetrainsatnorthpark.com, $3-$7


Nov. 3
Bad day story time
The Little Bookworms story time selection for November is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” starting at 10:30 a.m.
Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal, 214.670.7128, dallaslibrary.org, free

Nov. 3
Senior expo
The Jewish Community Center hosts its 15th annual senior fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., helping local senior citizens navigate the next phase of their lives. There’s also live music, screenings, popcorn, games and prizes.
Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven, 214.739.2737, jccdallas.org, free

Nov. 4
Lizza Connor
Singer/songwriter Lizza Connor, whose 2013 album “Commander Salamander” was a hit with the little ones, offers a sing-a-long, live instrument play and dance from 10:30-11 a.m.
Bookmarks at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.671.1381, dallaslibrary.org, free

Nov. 20
Melanie
Melanie Safka, stage name Melanie, is known for her legendary Woodstock performance and has released more than 40 albums since 1968.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House, 9555 N. Central, 214-363-0044, unclecalvins.org, $30-$35

Nov. 28
Holiday music
The Holy Cross Catholic Church Union Performance Choir performs holiday music from 1-2 p.m.
Museum of Biblical Art, 7500 Park Lane, 214.368.4622, biblicalarts.org, $10-$12

Nov. 1
All Saints Day
St. Rita Catholic Community celebrates the memories of loved ones with an All Saints Day concert with Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem in D Minor.” The music plays at 7:30 p.m., with a wine reception starting at 6:45 p.m.
St. Rita’s, 12521 Inwood, 972.934.8388, stritaparish.net, free

Nov. 7
Fall carnival
The Kramer Elementary PTA celebrates the 10th-annual Cold Carnival from noon-4 p.m. It is the PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds help provide technology, supplies and trips for students.
Arthur Kramer Elementary School, 7131 Midbury, 972.794.8300, kramerelementary.org, $5

Nov. 14-15
AIA home tour
This 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tour features architecturally significant homes all over Dallas, including several in Bluffview and Midway Hollow.
Various locations, hometourdallas.com, $10-$30


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