Independence Day celebrations, free outdoor movies and more Richardson events to attend in July

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July 4

Wish America a happy birthday

The city holds its annual family-friendly July Fourth celebration at Breckinridge Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Grills are permitted but only on hard surfaces. The event includes a patriotic salute concert by the Richardson Community Band, bounce houses, a climbing wall, food concessions and fireworks. Parking is limited; a free round-trip shuttle service is offered from off-site parking locations at 3300 Renner Road and 2791 Telecom Parkway. 6 p.m. Free. Breckinridge Park, 3555 Park Vista Road, Richardson.  972-744-4100. www.cor.net

July 5 and 6

Movie series continues

Dog Haus Biergarten hosts Sunset Cinema, a series of free outdoor movies every Friday and Saturday night during the summer in the Richardson Restaurant Park courtyard. 9 p.m. Free. 744 S. Central Expressway, Richardson. 214-935-9121. http://richardson.doghaus.com

July 6

Learn to concoct the perfect summer cocktail

Tricky Fish and Roxor Gin host this event as part of the CityLine Class Series, where guests learn to create cocktails ideal for the summer season. Ticket prices include two free cocktails and heavy appetizers. 6-8 p.m. $20. Tricky Fish, 1251 State St., Richardson. 972-437-3474. www.citylinedfw.com/events

July 11-28

Laugh at a comedy show

“Old Jews Telling Jokes” features five actors performing jokes, skits and songs reminiscent of an evening at the Catskill Mountains. The show runs Thursday-Sunday during the second, third and fourth weeks of July at the Eisemann Center.2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. showings. $39-$65. 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com

July 12-14

Nick’s celebrates 30 years

Local business Nick’s Sports Cards & Memorabilia celebrates its 30-year run at Coit and Campbell roads with a three-day anniversary party. Included in the celebration are prizes, giveaways and food. All day. Free to attend. 7612 Campbell Road, Ste. 200, Dallas. 972-248-2271. www.nickscards.net

July 13

Meet exotic wild animals

Educational program Wild Things Zoofari brings a gecko, an endangered ruffed lemur, an armadillo and more to this event at the library. Attendees learn about habitats and habits and also have a chance to pet the animals. 3 p.m. Free. Basement Program Room, 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4350. www.cor.net/departments/public-library

July 19

Tour, sip and shop at Whole Foods Market

The event kicks off at the bar where each guest receives a complimentary glass of beer or wine. The tour showcases many unique things about Whole Foods Market at CityLine and includes samples from every department. Team members also recommend their favorite items. Each guest leaves with a goody bag. 6 p.m. $8. 1411 E. Renner Road, Richardson. 214-273-0902. www.citylinedfw.com/events

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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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