Around Garland

Recurring and On-Going Events

You can donate a book in the name of your loved one. Hamilton Park UMC Serenity Garden 999-year-old honoree, Mrs. Roberta A. Johnson. In her memory, the R.A.J. Library has been established for Caring Heart Residential facility in Garland, Texas. The facility serves adults in a loving private care residential home. The library will provide new and used books for adults residents age 30-85 as a library will be accumulated at this neighborhood residential facility in Garland, Texas. The library is sponsored by the Valder Beebe Show “A New Kind of Spiritual Talk Show.” Donate a book in the name of your loved one. We will place their name tag in your donated book.  Contact Valder Beebe 214-274-0719.

June, July & August

Garland Parks & Recreation Summer Camps Available Garland’s Parks & Recreation Department offers many fun summer camps for children ranging from ages 2 to 17 during June, July and August. A variety of camps offers everything from sports and adventure, to arts and crafts, to video games and STEM learning. Find a camp that fits Garland Parks & Recreation.

Learn more and download an application at

Email with any questions.

July 3 – Aug. 9

Summer Nutrition Programs

The City of Garland has proudly supported the Summer Nutrition Program for more than 20 years and wants to ensure the youth in the community continue to receive a meal during the summer break.

CitySquare, an advocacy organization that works to fight poverty in the community, will oversee the 2019 program. The program provides free meals for children ages 1 to 18, Monday through Friday, June 3 through Aug. 9. The program provides free meals for children ages 1 to 18, Monday through Friday, June 3 through Aug. 9. Find a location serving meals near you. For questions, visit or contact

July 7-9

Texas Women’s Open at Firewheel Golf Park 1535 E. Brand Rd. Garland 972-205-3958. Garland will host the 2019 Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open July 7-9 at Firewheel Golf Park’s Bridges Course. The tradition-rich tournament, first played in 1935, features top professional and amateur female golfers from not only Texas but across the country and globe. Players in the Championship will test their skill and ability on the Champion and Masters nines of the Bridges Course. Championship yardage will be approximately 6,200 yards on a par-72 layout. The 54-hole stroke play event will be limited to the first 144 professional and amateur contestants. For more information please visit their website at or call (972) 205-2795 for the Bridges Course golf shop or (972) 205-2765 for the Old/Lakes Courses golf shop.

July 8 – August 2

Duck Creek Adventure Summer Camp, Audubon Recreation Center 342 W. Oats Rd. Garland. 9 am-5 pm. Monday-Friday. Discover and participate in the great outdoors with local group adventures. Outdoor activities include repelling, archery, rock climbing, disc golf, and outdoor cooking. This is an amazing opportunity to develop new skills, find friends with common interests, and get active! Register for each week, as there will be a new field trip each week! July 8 to 12, July 15 to 19, July 22 to 26, July 29 to Aug 2.

July 9

Dallas County Elections and Voting Issues Public Meeting: Dallas County is preparing to transition from precinct-based polling locations to countywide polling locations, or Vote Centers. These centers would allow Dallas County voters to cast their ballots on Election Day at any vote center in the county, regardless of their residential address. Residents can learn more about this transition at a public meeting from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, July 9, in the Allen Clemson Courtroom at the Dallas County Administration Building, 411 Elm St. in Dallas. Dallas County residents also can obtain more information about Vote Centers and provide their feedback at

July 11-14

Tony Robbins Unleash the Power within at the Curtis Culwell Center 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd. Garland. 310-614-1944. Stop settling for less. If you want to create a life that is filled with passion, achievement and reward, the most effective solution is through self-improvement and personal growth. But before you can successfully make a positive change, you must better understand what influences and drives you forward. At Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within, you will be able to develop the understanding and skills to create change and defy your own limitations. This is a chance to focus solely on your personal growth and development, and a chance for you to learn how to become a stronger, more resourceful and more powerful person. Winners find a way and Tony Robbins can help you find yours at Unleash the Power Within.

July 12

Sounds of Summer Concert Series 2019, Downtown Garland Square – 520 W State Street 7 pm-9:30 pm. Garland’s annual Sounds of Summer Concert Series is sure to be an excellent way to spend a summer evening under the beautiful Texas stars. Sounds of Summer is a free, family-friendly series incorporating various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series. WHAT TO BRING: blankets, chairs, water/soda, snacks, bug spray/suntan lotion, and extra cash for vendors Be sure to stop by our vendors selling beer, food, and more!

July 18

Rise X Dallas Health & Wellness Day 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd. Garland. 10 am-5 pm. We have added an extra full day on July 18th that is devoted to HEALTH & WELLNESS. We know how impactful the Last 90 Days challenge and Five to Thrive has been for our community. We want to take it to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL with this addition to our conference. We want to fuel your mind, body, and spirit with a day full of positive energy and acceptance, and we are including some incredible motivational speakers for this special day. This is an OPTIONAL day that requires a separate ticket.

July 19

The City of Garland Is Seeking Crossing Guards for the 2019-20 School Year: Join the City of Garland team with a rewarding opportunity! The City will host a hiring event Friday, July 19, at Holford Recreation Center, 2314 Homestead Place. There will be an informational session from 1-1:30 pm followed by on-site interviews from 1:45-4 pm.

Participants are required to apply online for the positions and attend the informational session prior to the on-site interviews. Go to

July 19-28

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Presented by Garland Summer Musicals 300 Fifth St. Garland 972-205-2790. Witness this Broadway and Film classic, as Adam, the eldest of seven backwoods brothers, and his new wife help his brothers find and court wives of their own.