Here's what to do in Dallas this week

From a Dallas City Council candidates forum to a free hike , there's plenty to enjoy in Dallas this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Free Workshop on How to Build a Web App with JavaScript and jQuery

Here is your chance to learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery to build a web app with this workshop on Tuesday at the Capital Factory + The DEC. The free class, which requires participants to bring their own laptop, is recommended for intermediate experience leveled programmers. 

When: Tuesday, April 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Capital Factory + The DEC, 3102 Oak Lawn Ave., The Centrum Building
Admission: Free

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Dallas City Council District 12 Candidate Forum

Do you know your candidates running for Dallas City Council District 12? Here is your chance, with the Candidate Forum featuring Cara Mendelsohn, Carolyn Peadon and Daniel Powell on Wednesday at Temple Shalom Dallas. Though the event is not a debate, the candidates will express their views on key issues. 

When: Wednesday, April 17, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Temple Shalom Dallas, 6930 Alpha Road
Admission: Free

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Strand of Oaks at Three Links

Folk rock musician Strand of Oaks, aka Timothy Showalter, brings his Eraserland Tour on Wednesday to the Three Links. Released in March, "Eraserland" is his sixth album. Showalter recently appeared on the Late Show with Steven Colbert and performed the song "Ruby," according to Wikipedia.  

When: Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Three Links, 2704 Elm St.
Admission: $15

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2019 Lone Star Volleyball Recruiting Combine

Attention high school and eighth grade girls volleyball players. Do you have the talent to possibly play at the Division I level? If so, consider attending the Lone Star Elite Potential Combine on Friday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Players are filmed performing drills and skills, and the video, along with player contact information, will be sent to every NCAA Division I volleyball program. Note that parents are not permitted to attend the combine.  

When: Thursday, April 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St.
Admission: $85

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BVSTX Free Hike at Cedar Ridge Preserve with Certified Fitness Trainer

Get a taste of the outdoors and nature during this free hike, hosted by Evan Johnson, the owner of Khat Fitness, on Saturday at the Cedar Ridge Preserve. Get a good workout while you hit the trails of the Audubon nature preserve.

When: Saturday, April 20, 8:30-11 a.m.
Where: Cedar Ridge Preserve, 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway
Admission: Free

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Get out there.

Spring is almost here, and with it comes brighter, longer days best spent out and about after that looong winter. Here’s what to pack when you’re out adventuring:

  • With the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera — now with selfie mirror and close-up lens adapter — you can snap retro-style instant photos that print immediately. Oh snap >>
  • Capture that can’t-miss vista like a professional with the Fugetek 2-in-1 selfie stick and tripod, complete with wireless remote. Go pro >>
  • Sun protection isn’t just for summer: Experts agree that staying safe year-round is the way to go — and when it comes to natural, reef-friendly frolicking, Sun Bum’s got your back (and arms, and legs, and … ). Lotion up >>

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