Five things to do in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village this weekend

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area hosts a monthly guided nature walk.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area hosts a monthly guided nature walk.

Here are five events going on in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village this weekend, Oct. 5-6.


Oct. 5
Attend a fundraiser for veterans
The Care & Mercy Foundation will host C-4, a family-friendly fundraiser featuring a barbecue competition, a poker tournament, a cornhole tournament, an eating contest, activities for kids and more. The event will benefit military veterans and their families. Noon-7 p.m. $10 (ages 12 and older), free (veterans). 997 SH 121, Lewisville. 214-794-5969. www.cmftexas.org





Oct. 5
Go on a guided nature walk
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area hosts a monthly guided nature walk. All ages are welcome. Attendees must pay the fee to enter the nature preserve, but the hike itself is free. Hikers should gather at the Cicada Pavilion.
10 a.m.-noon. $5 (entry fee). 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville. 469-635-5483. https://www.llela.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/24170/1500

 





Oct. 5
Enjoy a concert in the park
Highland Village will host King George, a George Strait tribute performer, at its Oct. 5 concert in the park. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to the event. Concessions will be for sale, and the Splash Pad will be available until 9 p.m. Free. 7-10 p.m. Doubletree Ranch Park, 310 Highland Village Road, Highland Village. https://www.highlandvillage.org/534/Concerts-in-the-Park





Oct. 6
Catch a daytime musical
The Actors Conservatory Theatre will present "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.," a story about an "out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas." The musical can be enjoyed by everyone age 5 or older. Tickets can be purchased online. 2 p.m. $9 (children ages 5-9), $10 (students, senior citizens), $14 (adults). 359 Lake Park Road, Ste. 118, Lewisville. https://ticketpeak.com/ticket_details_res.php?id=28245







Oct. 6
Attend a documentary screening
Moviehouse & Eatery in Flower Mound will host a screening of  "Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience." The educational documentary is about helping young people thrive in an increasingly digital world. 4-6 p.m. $10. 951 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound. https://www.facebook.com/events/591109811414277/


By Anna Herod
Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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