For those looking to enjoy local events this summer, check out Community Impact's July to-do list. From movie nights to miniature horses, there are a variety of events to attend in Lake Highlands and Lakewood.

July events:

July 19 | Watch an LGBTQ movie

The Vickery Park Branch Library will host a movie showing as part of Pride@thePark, an arts and literature program centered on media created either by LGBTQ authors or featuring LGBTQ characters. The showing will feature the film “Love, Simon,” and attendees can make crafts and enjoy snacks.July 21 | Hear a rock tribute band

Red NOT Chili Peppers, a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band, will perform live at the Granada Theater. The band has performed all over the country, but this will be their first performance at the theater in Lower Greenville.July 22 | Horse around

The Lakewood Branch Library will host specially trained miniature therapy horses from Dallas-based equestrian organization Equest. Attendees can meet the horses and learn about the healing bond between humans and horses.July 22, 29 and August 5, 12 | Shop locally

Good Local Markets hosts the White Rock Farmers Market every Saturday at White Rock United Methodist Church. Local vendors sell produce, meat and dairy products, artisan foods, and arts and crafts.July 29 | Learn about STEM

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department will host “Hamilton Spark STEM in the Park” at Hamilton Park. The event is meant to spark imagination, fuel curiosity and inspire a lifelong love for STEM. Families can meet with vendors, create projects and enjoy hands-on experiences.

August events:

August 1 | Have a movie night

The Lake Highlands Public Improvement District and Dallas Police Department will cohost an outdoor movie night featuring a family-friendly film. The event will include free snacks, and guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs. No film has been announced.August 12 | Clean White Rock Lake

Nonprofit organization For the Love of the Lake will host its “Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce Up” to clean White Rock Lake. Volunteers will pick up trash and litter at designated areas of the lake.


June 3-Sept. 24 | See Taylor Swift’s eras

The Arlington Museum of Art is hosting The Eras Tour Collection, an exclusive exhibition of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s creative periods, or “eras.” The exhibit explores the evolution of Swift’s work and features original costumes, photographs, videos and more from her different eras. Highlights include eight costumes Swift wore from her albums “Midnights,” “folklore,” “Red (Taylor’s Version)” and “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”