DALLAS ZOO/ RUN FOR THE RHINOS
Running for Rhinos
8 to 11 a.m.
Charge through the Zoo on a 5K race or amble along on a 1K family fun run and raise money for rhino conservation. The 5K race starts at the Zoo entrance and concludes at Cat Green in ZooNorth. The family fun run begins at 8:15 a.m. and the course remains inside the Zoo. Family, friends, and spectators will celebrate at the end of the race with a party and awards ceremony. Race participants can enjoy the Zoo at a slower pace the rest of the day. When registration begins until the end of the race, the Dallas Zoo’s Green Team and Luke’s Locker will take your donations of used tennis shoes to donate to the needy or send for recycling. Running for Rhinos sponsorships are still available. Visit DallasZoo.com to register or for more information.
Cost: 5K Race- $30 pp; 1K Family Fun Run- $20 pp
Radio Disney’s Healthy You at the Zoo
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We’re making fitness fun. Join Radio Disney, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Methodist Dallas Medical Center for a high-energy day filled with exciting activities centered on healthy lifestyles. Take your picture with BCBS Blue Bear and check out the Care Van with information about childhood immunizations.
Cost: Free with paid Zoo admission.
Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo
October 27, 28, 29
5 to 8 p.m.
The gates of the Dallas Zoo creep open for a special evening celebration that will get the ghouls and boys “howling” with laughter. The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5 p.m. Dress the kids in costumes for this not-so-scary event. Meet Zoohilda and her wacky sisters; travel to the neighborhood of storybook characters; catch the stage show on Cat Green; find serpents, newts, and toads in the reptile building; and trick-or-treat around ZooNorth and the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo. End the night with a backward spin on the Cirro Energy Haunted Carousel. Sponsors include Google, Children’s Medical Center, Cirron Energy, and Gatti Town.
Cost: $10 per person age 3 and older (includes six candy coupons per person, additional coupons available for purchase; discount of $2 per person for DZS members.
The Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological experience in Texas with 106 acres of developed land. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. American Airlines is the official airline of the Dallas Zoo. The Zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis). Admission is $12 for ages 12-64, $9 for ages 3-11, and free for ages 2 and younger, seniors 65+, as well as DZS members. The Zoo is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit DallasZoo.com or call (469) 554-7500
OLIVER/ CASA MANANA
Casa Mañana’s 2011 – 2012 Children’s Theatre season kicks off with the musical classic Oliver! presented by Community Bank, October 14 – 30 at Casa Mañana Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.
The timeless tale of Oliver Twist comes to life on stage in the hit musical Oliver! Join little Oliver on the colorful but perilous streets of London, as he meets the Artful Dodger and Fagin’s gang of young pick-pockets in the search for a family to call his own. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, this beloved story features classic songs including “I’d Do Anything,” “Where is Love?” and “Consider Yourself.”
Logan Macaulay is starring in the role of “Oliver.” J. Mendl is playing the role of “Artful Dodger” and Doug LoPachin is playing the role of “Fagin.” Macaulay has appeared in several Casa Mañana productions including The Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Bass Performance Hall. Mendl is making his Casa Mañana debut. LoPachin recently starred in Casa Mañana’s production of Hairspray as “Wilbur Turnblad” and his other Casa Mañana credits include Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Evita and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Additional cast members include Jennifer Boswell, Paul Grant, Debbie Brown, Alan Pollard, Mary McElree, Christopher J. Deaton and Rachel Marek.
Youth cast members include Hayden Hart, Haley Afflack, Lauren Magee, Reagan Shankland, Brooke Verbois, Victoria Wilson, Autumn Young, Bobby Rochelle, Luke Boyce, Tristin Thomas, Ashton Miramontes, Morgan Brignac, Monica Music, Morgan Maxey, Clay Slee,
Whitney Pavell, Faith Stalzer, Tiffany Stringer, Avery Presson, Erin Patterson, Will Singleton, Caleb Midkiff, Grayson Pollard, Westin Brown, Brandon Shreve, Felicia Stalzer, Addie Presson and Ellie Hertel
David Overton is the Director, Joe Sturgeon is the Artistic Director, Jeremy Dumont is the Choreographer, Aimee Hurst Bozarth is the Musical Director and Tammy Spencer is the Costumer.
The performance schedule is: Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.; Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m.; Friday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets forOliver! are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Casa Mañana Theatre box office at 817-332-2272. You can also visit the box office at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, 76107. Ticket prices are $16 to $21 per person for adults and children, depending upon seating location. For more information, go to www.casamanana.org.
DR. DAN SIEGAL/ “FROGS FOR THE CURE”
Please join Dr. Siegel at the Komen Lynn Lectures sponsored by TCU’s “Frogs for the Cure” on Tuesday, October 18th at 7 pm at TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.frogsforthecure.tcu.edu or at the door until sold out beginning at 6:30 PM.
ART IN OCTOBER/ DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT
Art in October is happening throughout the month of October. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the greatest assets in Dallas with many family-friendly, free and extraordinary events. Visit www.thedallasartsdistrict.org for more information.