Calendar Highlights: Sept. 10, 2014

As neighborhood demographics changed, the Anshe Sphard Synagogue became an escuela (school) for Mexican-American children in the Pike Park neighborhood.
As Pike Park neighborhood demographics changed, the Anshe Sphard Synagogue became a school for Mexican-American children.

Pike Park Exhibit Opening: With help from members of the Meadows School of the Arts, three local organizations are presenting “Uptown’s Pike Park: Little Jerusalem to Little Mexico, 100 Years of Settlement,” an exhibit that traces the roots of Jewish and Mexican immigrants in Dallas. The exhibit will be at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Sept. 12 – Oct. 18, and is presented by the Dallas Mexican American Historical League, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society and the Latino Cultural Center. For more information contact the Dallas Jewish Historical Society at 214-239-7120 or Dallas Mexican American Historical League at 214-236-7673.

The Meadows Wind Ensemble Plays the Classics: The Meadows Wind Ensemble has become an annual tradition, and never fails to be a favorite amongst musicians and audiences alike. This year’s program will take place in Caruth Auditorium, Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. For more information call 214-768-2787.

Heart Walk Dallas 2013
Walkers stream across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge during Dallas Heart Walk 2013. SMU will field more than 30 teams during the 2014 event.

Join SMU at the Dallas Heart Walk: Faculty, staff, family members and friends are encouraged to join SMU at Reunion Tower for the Dallas Heart Walk, on Saturday, Sept. 13. The walk is a 3-mile, non-competitive walk to raise awareness about heart health and wellness. For more information visit the Dallas Heart Walk website or contact

SMU Common Reading presents NoViolet Bulawayo: Common Reading author and SMU alumna NoViolet Bulawayo returns to her alma mater Monday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. to discuss her book We Need New Names. The 2014 PEN/Hemingway award-winner tells the story of a spunky 10-year-old in her journey from Zimbabwe to America. The event will take place in Hughes-Trigg Ballroom.