It’s a swim weekend at Town North YMCA. At 4 p.m. this afternoon, kids will have the chance to meet Olympic swim champions including Josh Davis, Jill Sterkel, and Neil Walker. Kids should wear their swimsuits and goggles, and they will receive a swim cap before participating in a swim clinic. Afterward, there’s a pizza party and autograph and Q&A session at 6 p.m. Registration is $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers, and includes the clinic, pizza party, T-shirt and swim cap, goody bag, and once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Olympians. Parents, don’t forget your cameras!
Every Friday in June, the Shops at Park Lane will show a free, family-friendly movie in the park across from Bowl & Barrel. Tonight’s film, Escape From Planet Earth, begins at 8:30 p.m. Popcorn will be available for $1 per bag, with soft drinks and more adult snacks (think real food, beer, and wine) provided by Gordon Biersch.
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At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Tommy Terrific will host a special birthday celebration in NorthPark Center’s North Court. The event will feature “fantasy, movement, singing, literacy, and enchantment” with performances by some of the city’s most entertaining crowd. The mall’s eight-week partnership with the Creative Arts Center of Dallas continues at 2 p.m., when Susan Giller will demonstrate “sketchbook journaling” in Center Park Garden.
Austin-based Denise M. Fulton has a new show entitled “Painted Forest” opening at Norwood Flynn Gallery at 6 p.m. Saturday. The artist herself will be on hand to discuss her work, which features saturated images of trees from around Texas painted in acrylic on panel.
Join your neighbors and fellow members of the Northaven Park Neighborhood Association at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on the Alta-Vista side of Northaven Park for a screening of Argo. Popcorn and water will be provided, or you can bring your favorite snacks. Whatever you do, don’t forget your bug spray, blankets, or chairs.
At 8 a.m. on Sunday, Town North YMCA is hosting a swim fundraiser to raise money for the fight against cancer. Participants can choose to swim half a mile, one mile, or be on a relay team. There’s a post-swim celebration at 11:15, and proceeds go to Baylor’s Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center here in Dallas. Register here.