8 Richardson events to attend in February and March

Create a piece of art for your home at a brush-lettered wooden sign workshop at Coolgreens in CityLine. (Courtesy CityLine)
Create a piece of art for your home at a brush-lettered wooden sign workshop at Coolgreens in CityLine. (Courtesy CityLine)

Create a piece of art for your home at a brush-lettered wooden sign workshop at Coolgreens in CityLine. (Courtesy CityLine)

Feb. 22 Dallas Record Show

Spend a Saturday at this vinyl record show. Private collectors and vendors will have a wide range of records—from hidden treasures of the past to current artists—for sale at the show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 (standard admission), $10 (early entry admission). Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. 210-415-2972. www.vinylrecordshow.com

Feb. 22 Young Women Run Texas

Listen to female professionals talk about how they navigated the world of politics and started their careers. This event, hosted by IGNITE, is meant to empower young women interested in entering the political sphere. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $5-$15. The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. 510-545-4830. www.ignitenational.org

Feb. 23 Exotic Animal Exhibition


Visit with a variety of reptiles at this interactive show hosted by My Reptile Guys Dallas. 1:30 p.m. $10. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com

Feb. 27 Brush-lettered Wooden Sign Workshop

Create a piece of art for your home at this class. Participants will learn the basics of lettering and make a brush-lettered wooden sign. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $48 (includes dinner and materials). Coolgreens at CityLine, 1251 State St., Ste. 850, Richardson. 469-209-1907. www.citylinedfw.com/events

Feb. 29 Altered Book Workshop

Let your creativity flow and turn an old book into a work of art. The class, taught by Julie Flandorfer, is open to teens and adults who have a valid Richardson library card. 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Free. Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4374. www.cor.net

Feb. 29 Rotary Cares Games & Gala 2019

Join the Richardson East Rotary Club for an evening of casino games. The annual fundraiser includes complimentary beer and wine, dinner and an auction. 6-10 p.m. $65. St. Paul the Apostle Parish Center, 900 St. Paul Drive, Richardson. 972-889-3825. www.rerotaryclub.com

March 5 Dallas Diversity Innovation Summit

Listen to a variety of talks about diversity in the business world. The event, presented by Underest, includes breakfast and lunch. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 (includes breakfast, lunch and access to all talks and general sessions), $150 (also includes a VIP dinner). Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center at UT Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. 972-478-1676. www.eventbrite.com

March 14 "The Choir of Man"

Enjoy a high-energy show full of music and dancing. The performance, sponsored by Four Bullets Brewery, is set in a pub and features a variety of music genres. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $48-$62. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com
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By Olivia Lueckemeyer

Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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