July 3
Ranger Danger
The Dallas Park Rangers discuss how to best care for our parks and prepare for the Fourth of July.
Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane, 214.670.7128, dallaslibrary.org, free

July 4
Fourth of july parade

The annual Fourth of July parade starts at 10 a.m and winds down Midbury Drive.
Kramer Elementary,  7131 Midbury Drive, hillcrestforest.org, free

July 5
Snake encounters
Daryl Sprout explores the world of snakes with magic, storytelling and comedy at 11 a.m.
Bookmarks at Northpark Center,  8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.671.1381, dallaslibrary.org, free

July 22
Moon day
Come celebrate the biggest space expo in the entire state at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The featured speaker is Janet Kavandi, a veteran of three spaceflights.
Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., 214.350.3600, flightmuseum.com, $7-$10

July 28
The purple hulls
Identical twins and East Texas natives Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark will perform their unique harmonies with a variety of stringed instruments.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House, 9555 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18

July 29
Superhero showtime
Stories about superheroes in every day situations are read for story time at 11 a.m. Dress as your favorite.
Barnes and Noble, 5959 Royal Lane, 214.363.0924, barnesandnoble.com, free

July 30
Van Gogh workshop
Paint your very own Van Gogh masterpiece with artist Melanie M. Brannan and a glass of wine from 2-4 p.m.
North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Road, 214.363.5316, nhg.com, $65

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