Aug. 1-31
Presidential Path
In the midst of the presidential election, go to the George W. Bush Presidential Center to get a full lesson in the electoral process with the “Path to the Presidency” exhibit on display all month.
George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Boulevard, 214.200.4300,, $11-$17

Aug. 2
Movie night
After finishing a grueling day at the office, blow off some steam by catching the classic “9 to 5” starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin at The Magnolia.
The Magnolia, 3699 McKinney Avenue, 214.520.0394,, $8.50-$11

Aug. 13
Casino night
A popular local museum will become a hot casino with craps, roulette and black jack, all set to the music of Chinatown.
Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue, 214.350.3600,, $75

Aug. 14 and 28
Master class
Learn to draw from artist Ian O’Brien during his “Drawing from the Masters” class. Get there early; only 20 can participate in this opportunity.
Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214.768.2516,, free

Aug. 18
Meet our new DISD trustee
Dustin Marshall, who won the Dallas ISD District 2 runoff election, is hosting a series of casual discussions throughout the district, which includes much of the Preston Hollow and East Dallas areas. The events are come-and-go with no planned agenda. He invites residents to “share ideas, ask questions and brainstorm solutions together.”
Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect, 5-7 p.m.,

Aug. 20
Back to school
Back to school means back to NorthPark Center. With the ABC’s of Back-to-School event, there will be plenty of activities to get your kids ready for the first bell of the year.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway,, free