It’s time to get frightful, Frisco! Special movie showings, a buffalo stomp, exploding pumpkins, plus chills and thrills all weekend. So grab your scariest garb and enjoy the start of November in Frisco!
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Check out the 2014 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Trick-or-Treat Events in Frisco TX
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Friday, October 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SHOWINGS! – Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at 4:40pm, 7:00pm, and 9:20pm, Cinemark in Frisco Square. http://www.cinemark.com/Cinemark-Classic-Series
“Night of Illusions Ball” All high-school aged youth are invited to a “Night of Illusions,” a Halloween masquerade ball including food, bobbing for apples, music and entertainment by DJ Chris, dancing, games and prizes. A prize will be awarded for the “Best Costume.” Come dressed in your costumes and/or masquerade masks. Tickets are $25 and include food and soft-drink beverages. Get tickets:
High-school ID will be checked at-the-door. Hosted by the Heritage High-School Senior Parent Board. Security will be present at the event.
Saturday, November 1
“Frisco Women’s League cordially invites you to attend their Charity Casino Night” All proceeds benefit The Turning Point, Rape Crisis Center of Collin County. Casino Night will be held in Cascades Event Center, 5909 Stone Creek Drive, The Colony, Texas. Admission to the event is $55 per person. Enjoy an evening of fun playing Blackjack, Craps, and Texas Hold ‘Em! We’ll have hors d’oervers, a cash bar, raffle, and a live auction. Dress is cocktail attire. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend. Frisco Women’s League is an all-volunteer based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
“The Great Pumpkin Explosion!” From 11am to 12noon at Frisco Square, this FREE charity event is fun (and educational) for both kids and adults. In the grassy field next door to Espiritu – 6142 Frisco Square Blvd. (Park near city hall or in the large east Frisco Square parking lot), middle school science teacher Tim Montgomery brings his popular pumpkin science experiments that he performs for his 8th grade students to the rest of us here in Frisco! He will be blowing up pumpkins “sky high” by showing the combustion that is caused by combining solid sodium chunks with water. Very safe and fun to watch. (Just a quick one hour event this year – This is our “guinea pig” year to see if there is enough interest in hosting a longer annual festival with other Autumn themed games and science experiments, a band and other family activities the Saturday after Halloween each year.) Popcorn generously provided by POParella’s – plus a children’s Fall drink donated by Espiritu. (Espiritu will be open early at 11 AM providing Great Pumpkin Explosion drink specials – including Rahr’s Oktoberfest beer to commemorate this special occasion.) Stay and have lunch at Frisco Square – there will be a free raffle including meals from Frisco Square restaurants! Boy Scout troop 1260 will be on hand to clean up any pumpkin debris. Please consider a small donation to help this troop buy tents and camping supplies. If you have questions, contact Rick Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or text (972) 689-9612
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk” This is an annual event to raise funds for free patient services in our community and assist in finding cures through research. It is also the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. People form teams of friends, families, and co-workers. Walking at twilight, participants hold illuminated balloons or lanterns (white – survivors, red – supporters, gold – in memory). This is a casual walk with no fitness requirements. There is no registration fee; however, team fundraising is encouraged. The evening is a fun and family oriented event including live music, food, photo booth and a kid’s area. Teams can register online at www.lightthenight.org/ntx Registration check in opens at 5:00 p.m. and the walk begins at 7:00 p.m. Where: Simpson Plaza at Frisco Square
“Night of Improv” – Frisco Improv Players at 8pm in Black Box Theater. Watch Frisco Community Theatre’s recently formed improv troop in a CLEAN, interactive improv performance. All tickets $12. For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://friscocommunitytheatre.com/
“Texas Legends Live Draft Party” At 2pm, hosted by Henry’s Tavern – 5741 Legacy Drive. Meet Legends Mascot Dunker, Legends Dancers, and more! http://texlegends.com for more information.
LAST night for “CHICAGO: The Musical” which ran from October 24 to November 1 @ 5:00 pm. Tickets are only $10, and the award-winning Heritage High School Theatre department is thrilled to present CHICAGO: The Musical. Come enjoy your favorite songs from the show, including “All That Jazz,” “Razzle Dazzle,” “Cell-Block Tango,” and “When You’re Good to Mama,” among others. Director Brian Grunkowski is acclaimed for his visually stunning productions and enthusiastic choreography. You won’t want to miss this! http://heritagetheatre.wordpress.com/
“Wakeland High School’s Little Miss Cheer Clinic” From 9am to 3:30pm, the cheerleaders from Frisco’s Wakeland High School invite all elementary school children to attend their annual Little Miss Cheer Clinic. I n addition to learning cheers, chants and jumps taught by NCA award-winning cheerleaders, participants will have opportunity to perform at a Wakeland varsity football game. The clinic is open to children in grades K-5. Participants may attend the clinic from 9:00am -11:30am OR 1:00pm to 3:30pm. The cost is $40 and includes a cheer shirt, pom poms, megaphone, and admission to Wakeland’s Friday, November 7 varsity football game. At the varsity game, Little Miss Cheer participants will show off their skills and routine throughout the first half of the game.
“Arborfest” At 9 a.m., this free event in Frisco Commons, 8000 McKinney Road, is hosted by Urban Forestry Commission and Frisco Garden Club. Help Frisco’s green reputation grow and put down new roots – literally! The event starts with a ceremonial tree planting, hosted by the city’s Urban Forestry Board and the Frisco Garden Club. The 2014 ‘Tree Champions’ will be announced. Find out where the desert willow and catalpa tree ‘champs’ are located in the city. Then, take a tour along the trails at Frisco Commons, where 42 speciies of trees grow. Get tips on what trees grow best in our soils, plus how to plan and care for those trees. The first 100 tree huggers on tour will go home with a free gift! Frisco has been awarded the ‘Tree City USA’ designation every year since 2004, when it first received the national recognition.
“Buffalo Stomp” In partnership with the Frisco Garden Club and the City of Frisco Environmental Services, the Stomp will be held at 12noon in Warren Sports Complex at Freedom Meadow. Participants will stomp wildflower seeds into the prairie as the buffalo used to do. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, November 2
“2014 MLS Cup Playoffs – FC Dallas v Seattle Sounders” in Toyota Stadium at 8:00 PM.
“St. Philip’s Frisco Hosts 10th Annual ‘Gifts of Grace’ Market” Get ready to start your Christmas shopping! St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco is preparing for its 10th annual Gifts of Grace Market November 2nd – 9th. This one-of-a-kind market provides shoppers with unique gift options for holiday shopping that can impact lives all over the world! Gifts of Grace supports artisans, farmers and craftsmen around the globe by helping to provide a sustainable living, enabling these individuals to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. All proceeds go directly back to these artisans and to missions and outreach organizations worldwide. Visit Gifts of Grace on Sunday, November 2nd, Saturday, November 8th, or Sunday, November 9th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm in St. Philip’s Hall, located on the church campus at 6400 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. For more information, please call St. Philip’s at (214) 387-4700 or visit St. Philip’s website at www.stphilipsfrisco.org
Cinemark Classic Movie Series: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at 2pm. http://www.cinemark.com/Cinemark-Classic-Series
Monday, November 3
“Pack & Play Charity Event” From 6pm – 8pm, bring your whole family to pack and jump in at an event that promises to be super fun while also serving our community as we collect and pack food to help feed at-risk kids in FISD over the Thanksgiving school break. Admission is FREE with a donation of at least 4 items (but feel free to be as generous as you like!) Be sure to visit www.lovepacs.org for their list of requested food items. Where: Pump It Up, 7164 Technology Dr Ste 200, Frisco, TX 75034
Tuesday, November 4
“Frisco City Council Meeting” The Frisco City Council typically meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month inside the City Council Chamber at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Citizens are welcome to attend the open meeting, which generally begins at 6:30 p.m.
Citizens’ input is heard at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 5
Cinemark Classic Movie Series: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at 2pm and 7pm. http://www.cinemark.com/Cinemark-Classic-Series