Improv, art, and future entrepreneurs apply now! Harvest crafts, a water workshop, and Ride 4 Meals all this week in Frisco!
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This week ushered in fall even though it doesn’t quite feel like it.. yet! Despite the lingering heat we’re gearing up for autumn activities. Lifestyle Frisco writer Nicole Barron helps you fill out your calendar with fun things to do for the whole family as we head into the holiday season. Check out her 2015 Guide to Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches, and Trick-or-Treat events in Frisco.
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Thursday, September 24
“Frisco Students Invited to Apply for Young Entrepreneurs Academy” – DEADLINE Sept. 30th! The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), an innovative educational program for students in grades six through twelve. The program takes students through the process of starting and running their own businesses. Each participant will brainstorm a business idea, write a business plan, pitch to potential investors, obtain funding and actually launch their own business or social enterprise! Frisco ISD middle and high school students are encouraged to apply. No prior business experience is required, though applicants should show determination, creativity and a strong work ethic. The program begins in November and runs through April. Classes meet each Tuesday evening from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center, 9889 Wade Boulevard in Frisco.
“Cantina Laredo Tequila Dinner” – Evoking the flavors of a modern Mexico City cuisine, Cantina Laredo, located at 1125 Legacy Drive in Frisco, hosts an exclusive four-course Tequila Dinner, September 24 at 7 p.m., featuring distinctive off-the-menu items paired with Corzo Tequila for $49.99. The menu includes: Chicharron de Queso Chalupa, Watermelon Salad, an entrée choice of Filet Tampiqueno or Halibut and Coconut Pecan Ice Cream for dessert. To make your reservation, please contact 214-618-9860.
Friday, September 25
“WaterWise Fall Workshop Series: Attend ‘An Introduction to John Bunker Sands’ Brown Bag Event” – Located in our own backyard, the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is a 2,000 acre man-made wetland that provides millions of gallons of additional drinking water while serving as a vital habitat for some of our most treasured wildlife in the region. Bring your lunch, and join John DeFillipo, JBS Wetland Director, as he returns to Frisco for an engaging update on our most unique water supply source. Whether you are an educator, wildlife lover, or passionate about preserving our natural resources, this free workshop is for you! From 12noon to 1pm, this workshop will be held at the City of Frisco Public Works Facility, located at: 11300 Research Road, Frisco, Texas 75033. Register and Learn for FREE! Space is limited – please register online via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for this workshop event.
“Frisco Improv Players present a Night of Improv” – Frisco Improv Players is an improvisational comedy troupe that specializes in family-friendly, game-based comedic performances, similar to those seen on the syndicated television show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The troupe performs at the Frisco Discovery Center at 8004 North Dallas Parkway, from 8-10pm, where their fast-paced, interactive improv is popular with all age groups. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online or by calling (214) 450-8596.
Saturday, September 26
“3rd Annual Riding 4 Meals Motorcycle Run” – Join Frisco Mayor Maher Maso, and our Presenting Sponsor, Pat Lobb’s Toyota of McKinney, for a beautiful ride along North Texas roads as we raise funds for Frisco’s only community food pantry. Each registration includes: a beautiful ride, live music, great food from area restaurants, entry into the Family ER + Urgent Care grand prize drawing for 2 Southwest Airlines Tickets or a $500 Visa Gift Card, bike games, precision skills show, Riding 4 Meals patch and more! Not a rider? Not a problem! You can show your support and get in on the action by purchasing your $10 ticket to enter the Family ER +Urgent Care Prize drawing for your chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card or 2 Southwest Airlines Tickets! Tickets can be purchased online and you don’t have to be present to win! Register or get your tickets today at Riding4Meals.org for more information.
“2015 Frisco Farmers Market” – Starting at 8am in Frisco Square, a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables creates a colorful welcome to those who appreciate the “buy fresh, buy local” idea. Seasonal fruits create a spectacular palette! The freshest vegetables in North Dallas will excite your culinary talents! Also available are pasture fed beef, pork, lamb, and the freshest eggs you’ll find. Buy pasta, seafood, cheesecake, muffins, gourmet items, and honey—all fresh!
“Harvest Craft Festival” – On Saturday, September 26th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Senior Center at Frisco Square, 6670 Moore Street, you can start your holiday shopping at the Frisco Senior Center’s Harvest Craft Festival. Come and enjoy a day filled with entertainment, food, door prizes and unique gifts from quality vendors from around the Dallas area. Admission is free to the public! For more information, contact the Senior Center at 972-292-6550.
“Museum of the American Railroad Walking Tour” – At 11am and 1pm, in Frisco Heritage Museum, 6455 Page Street, walking tours will consist of guided tours of select cars and locomotives, weather permitting.
“Eyellusions” – Imagine learning the secrets behind the greatest illusions of all times. Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Frisco’s leading family-friendly cultural and educational destination, will host the world premiere of Eyellusions beginning Saturday, September 26, 2015. The one-of-a-kind exhibit will debut here in North Texas, and run through January 4, 2016, to reveal the neuroscience behind mind-bending illusions and ambiguous phenomena that have blown minds for centuries. Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034
Sunday, September 27
“Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF) WORKSHOP for the 4th Annual Art Exhibition: “I Am Thankful For…” – The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF) is happy to announce a WORKSHOP for the 4th Annual Art Exhibition: “I Am Thankful For…” From 1-4 pm, in the Frisco Discovery Center 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034, the workshop is part of the prequel activities leading up to the international “I Am Thankful For…” art exhibition, which is a wonderful opportunity for children, young adults, and families from all cultures to teach and express their thankfulness by creating art depicting what they are grateful for. Being thankful for what we have reduces the suffering over what we don’t have, and naturally creates the desire to give to others. The intention of the program is to encourage people to stop and be thankful. Instructor/Guide: local artist, Brenda G Thomas. All materials will be provided. Fee: $7 participant contribution can be paid at the time of the workshop (cash or check). Contest is open to 5 categories:
Children: ages 5-7, ages 8-10, ages 11-14, ages 15-18,
Families: (if children under age 5 are included)
Winners will receive: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, and Honorable Mention Ribbons and Gifts in each category, as well as Best of the Show Ribbon and Gift will be distributed at the Official Award Ceremony on November 11th, 2015.
Tuesday, September 29
“Dinner Tonight: A Taste of Fresh and Fast Cooking School” – A Taste of Fresh and Fast cooking school will be held Tuesday, September 29, 6:30 -8:30 p.m., at the Collin College Preston Ridge Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco. Registration is $20 per person before Sept. 1 and $25 after Sept. 1 and includes a cookbook with recipes for 12 menus plus gift bag. Doors opened and raffle ticket sales at 5:45 p.m. Outstanding door prizes. For additional information, go to http://dinnertonight.tamu.edu, call 1.877.847.9355, or email Carrie Brazeal at email@example.com. Demonstrations of two easy and nutritious menus based on the Mediterranean eating plan will be presented and sampled. Chef Darren McGrady will return as our Royal Host to share palace experiences about his time as the royal family’s personal chef and will demonstrate a recipe from his cookbook.
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“Call To Artists – Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Fall Member Show: Creme de la Creme” – Showcase your art in the Frisco Art Gallery! By next Wednesday, September 30th, email JPEG images of your best work that you’d like to submit to the Creme de la Creme show. By October 2nd, you will receive notification of acceptance. October 4th, from 12-2PM, drop-off at the Frisco Art Gallery, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, and on October 7th, the Art Exhibition will open to the public. On November 1st, from 5-7PM is the closing reception/awards ceremony and all participating artists will pickup work at 7pm this evening. Fee: $30 for up to two pieces (non-members); FREE for members! Any questions? Contact Brenda Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Frisco Chamber of Commerce – Connection Series – CEO Power Panel Luncheon” – On Tuesday, October 13th, from 11AM to 1:00PM at Westin Stonebriar, 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco, the distinguished panelists include Craig Hall and Scott Sams. Craig Hall – Founder and Chairman of Hall Financial Group, a true visionary in the world of real estate and a diverse portfolio of businesses from award winning wines to oil and gas. Craig invested in Frisco, long before Frisco was the thriving community it is today. He is a well-known author and a true entrepreneur! Scott Sams– A second generation broadcaster, Scott was with WFAA – TV for nearly 20 years, morning anchor for CBS – Channel 11 for four years and recently concluded his True Blue DFW Business of the Day series on KRLD – New Radio 1080. Scott is currently the lead anchor for KRLD on the morning drive show! Join us for lunch, make some quality connections and hear from these elite CEOs who will share career milestones, entrepreneurial spirits and why they enjoy the business environment in Frisco. “CEO Power Panel” Luncheon – Table Sponsor $500.00 // “CEO Power Panel” Luncheon – Individual Ticket (non-member) $45.00 // “CEO Power Panel” Luncheon – Individual Ticket (member) $40.00