1. Louis Loves: Benefitting Hurricane Harvey victims there, Bar Louie Firewheel will be hosting a Louie Loves event on from 11:30- noon Sept. 14 at Firewheel Town Center, 245 Cedar Sage Dr., Garland where 20 percent of total net sales for the day will go to the American Red Cross to help with the rescue and rehabilitation efforts of the Hurricane Harvey victims.


2. North Texas Giving Day: North Texas Performing Arts is throwing a party on North Texas Giving Day at the Grand Court in the Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano. There will be performances, activities, refreshments from noon- 1 p.m. From noon-8 p.m., there will be “Make it, Take it” activities for youth and refreshments; 5-8 p.m. DJ Michael Cone. When you donate, make sure to state in the comments which theatre you’d like your donation to go to—Plano, Fairview, Frisco, Dallas or Starcatchers. Once each theatre raises $2,500, the managing directors have agreed to getting pied in the face live streamed on Facebook. When each theatre raises $7,500, managing directors Lindsey Lederer, Mike Mazur and Cibby Bowden have agreed to dye their hair in their theatre’s color. If the combined NTPA patrons donate $25,000, Governing Board President Darrell Rodenbaugh and Executive Director Sara Akers will dye their hair all the colors red, yellow, blue and purple.


3. An Evening with Dean Dillon: Lava Cantina The Colony, 5805 Grandscape Blvd, The Colony, will have a concert from 7 - 10 p.m. Sept. 14. Don’t miss legend Dean Dillon in action. One of country music’s greatest writers is coming to Lava Cantina to perform an acoustic session of his greatest hits. As a songwriter, early successes includes George Jones’ 1983 hit “Tennessee Whiskey”. Dillon has written many singles for George Strait, including “The Chair,” “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her,” “It Ain’t Cool to Be Crazy About You,” “Ocean Front Property,” “Famous Last Words of a Fool,” “I’ve Come to Expect It From You,” “If I Know Me,” “Easy Come, Easy Go,” “Lead On,” “The Best Day,” “She Let Herself Go”, “Living for the Night,” “Drinkin’ Man” and “I Believe.” Tickets are on sale now.


4. 33rd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament: The Garland Chamber of Commerce will host its 33rd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Firewheel Golf Park, 600 W Campbell Rd, Garland. This year, the chamber will host 300 business and community leaders for a fun day of golfing and fellowship on the lakes, bridges, and old courses at Firewheel Golf Park. The tournament offers a variety of options for everyone to participate. Visit the event page on the chamber’s website to learn more.


5. Little Elm Autumn fest: Town of Little Elm, 100 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, will have its Oktoberfest-type event from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15. There will be a live polka band, great beer, and great food.


6. Heart of Gold 5K: This run for the children will be held at The Plaza at Galatyn Park, 2301 Performance Drive, Richardson on Sept. 16. Heart of Gold 5K: Run for the Children benefiting Heroes for Children and Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer begins at 7:30 a.m. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Heroes for Children and Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer are partnering to host the Heart of Gold 5K Run for the Children presented by Tom Thumb. In keeping up with the annual tradition, the event will begin with a commemorative balloon release sponsored by 4Change Energy, celebrating the families served throughout the year and honoring the memory of Taylor Brewton and Allison “Allie” Scott who both passed away from Leukemia. Following the balloon release, participants of all ages can join in the Fun Run & 5K. Entertainment features a DJ and an adventure zone with games, activities, bounce houses, and a special area to honor and remember children who have battled cancer. The Heart of Gold 5K & Fun Run will also include prizes, awards, giveaways and food. To register and for more information about this event, please visit www.runforthechildren.org.


7. Happy Fall Fest: The whole family is invited to join a daylong festival of shopping, classic cars, tasty food and family-friendly fun at the Allen Senior Recreation Center Happy Fall Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at 451 St. Mary Dr., Allen. Browse the craft and gift market with more than 40 Dallas-Fort Worth vendors. Stroll the classic car show by the Morning Maniacs Car Club. Enjoy tasty concessions. For more information, call 214-509-4823, email scenter@cityofallen.org, or visit www.AllenParks.org.