We hope you’re continuing to enjoy your SPRING BREAK and there’s still plenty to do this next week. Plus, you need to get a HOP on now to plan your Frisco family Easter fun! Whether it’s tech teens, family movie night, a Young Professionals game night, or getting a first look at your RoughRiders baseball, see the list below for ALL the great things to do in Frisco this week!
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Easter fun starts well before Easter this year! There are a ton of family friendly Easter related events going on around Frisco so be sure to get in on the action. We don’t know where winter went but we’re ready for spring so let’s get into it!
Thursday, March 10
“Tech Teens at Frisco Public Library” – Let’s talk tech! From 3-4pm on the 1st floor, Teen Room, we’ll explore coding, add and website development, digital design, circuits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, technology careers and more! This Spring Break event allows your teen to Tinker, Engineer, Create, and Hack alongside experts from the Perot Museum when the TECH Truck drives to Frisco Public Library, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, Texas 75034, for hands-on science and tech activities. *Tickets available at the 1st floor Teen Room Ask Us Desk 30 minutes before the class begins.
“Frisco Family Movie Night” – Join us for snacks and a movie showing of “Emperor’s New Groove” (Rated G). Bring blankets and pillows. From 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Frisco Public Library on the 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room. Tickets not required.
“Frisco Young Professionals (21-40) – Game Night” – Join the Frisco Young Professionals for games of Cards Against Humanity, Uno, Table Topics, and Bunko. Or, bring your own board game to play. From 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn Frisco, 7550 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. Light appetizers provided. Happy Hour pricing for drinks. Frisco YP Members: FREE; Future Frisco YP Members: FREE. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Pub Theology” – Join the Conversation every 3rd Thursday at 7pm in The Londoner Pub, 5454 Main St #123, Frisco, TX 75033.
Friday, March 11
“Texas Legends vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers” – Tip-off at 7pm in Dr. Pepper Arena.
“Poetry Contest” – Frisco Public Library is sponsoring a poetry contest for students in grades 1-12. Students are invited to submit original poems March 11-April 15. Entry forms are available at the library or online.
Saturday, March 12
“24th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza” – Hip. Hop. Play. The Easter Bunny is on his way! Bring your Easter baskets, and join us for the Easter Eggstravaganza for children ages 12 and under. There will be more than 80,000 Easter eggs up for grabs, so hop on over to the fields at Toyota Soccer Center, located behind Toyota Stadium on Main Street. Children with special needs are invited to join the hunt on field #11. Special reserved parking is also available. FREE EVENT!
Ages: 12 and under from 1-4 p.m.; Egg Hunt: 2 p.m. sharp in Toyota Soccer Center, 9200 World Cup Way (Fields 10-14)
“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, where their fast-paced, interactive improv is popular with all age groups.
“Sensory Story Time at the Frisco Public Library” – Enjoy a family story time geared toward children who are on the autism spectrum and/or are sensitive to sensory overload. Enjoy books, songs, and sensory activities. Families with children ages 8 and under. From 3:00 – 3:45 pm at the Frisco Public Library, 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room. Space is limited, so please register your children online beginning March 4th.
“Texas Legends vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers” – Tip-off at 7pm in Dr. Pepper Arena.
“Frisco RoughRiders 2016 TicketFest” – A Fan-Fest event, with music and the opportunity for kids to bring their ball/glove and play catch on the field & run the bases. From 10am to 12noon in Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 Rough Riders Trl. First opportunity to purchase tickets to all 70 individual home games. Visit ridersbaseball.com for all the details.
“PETTY THEFT – A Tribute to Tom Petty” – A Tribute to Petty Theft is BACK by POPULAR DEMAND! This band is always a crowd pleaser, Mike Rhyner and the boyz will crash on to the Rock 101 stage at 9pm to bring you ALL THE HITS you’ve grown to love. Rock 101 Grill, 2833 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco, 75033.
“OrangeTheory Fitness 2016 Paddy Dash” – In this our 8th year for the Paddy Dash, we welcome you to join us on March 12th in Frisco Square for an event like none other. We do not just put on a 5k run, we promote an event that the whole family can participate in. Enjoy a challenging sanctioned 5k route, our 1 mile fun run/walk, or the free Piddy Pat 50 yard dash for kids 10 and under. After the run hang out and enjoy our expo area with bounce houses, vendors, music, and free food and drinks! Event Schedule:
7am – Registration
7am – DJ starts
8am – Piddy Pat 50 Yard Dash for Kids 10 and under
8:15 – 1 Mile Fun Run
8:45 5K Run
Monday, March 14
“Pi Day at Blaze Pizza!” – Math nerds and pizza lovers unite! Blaze Pizza is celebrating Pi Day on March 14 by offering artisanal pizzas for $3.14 at all Blaze Pizza locations. From 10am to 10:30pm, Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizz, 3311 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75034. Blaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint” serving up high-quality pizzas that are both fast and affordable. Come out and help celebrate Blaze’s fourth annual Pi Day in Frisco!
“Coffee with the Mayor” – Frisco City Hall is serving “Coffee with the Mayor.” Residents are invited to join Mayor Maher Maso for coffee and casual conversation the second Monday of each month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Have a question for Mayor Maso? Come hear the answers over a cup of joe. Coffee with the Mayor meets at City Hall inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, located at 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The meeting is in the 5th floor City Room, unless listed otherwise.
Tuesday, March 15
“Fix a Leak DIY” – The City of Frisco is teaming up again with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program for its annual Fix a Leak Week to share handy, leak fixing advice for your home. This hands on workshop will offer tips on how to fix leaks and upgrade to water efficient fixtures that will save you water and money. Register to attend the free workshop being held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Frisco Senior Center.
“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.
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“Experience Mexican Cuisine with Exclusive Tequila Dinner” – On Thursday, March 17th, Cantina Laredo in Frisco will host a tequila-paired dinner. Evoking the flavors of a modern Mexico City cuisine, Cantina Laredo will host an exclusive four-course Tequila Dinner, featuring distinctive off-the-menu items paired with a Herradura tequila cocktail for $49.99 per person. Cantina Laredo, 1125 Legacy Drive, Suite 102, Frisco, TX 75034. Call to make your reservations: (214) 618-9860 The menu includes: Sope de Brisket, Sundried Tomato Chipotle Soup, Pork Tenderloin with Chile de Arbol Guava Sauce OR Redfish with Langostino Corn Sauce and Key Lime Pie.
“7th Annual ARTS IN THE SQUARE” – Returns April 2-3, 2016 in Frisco Square. In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square presents Arts in the Square with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services. Arts in the Square 2016 takes place April 2nd and 3rd, and will feature over 120 of some of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations. Artists compete in the following categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Pottery, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and Miscellaneous. So come out, and feast your eyes on incredible art or sit and relax by Simpson Plaza, listen to local musicians, watch ongoing performing arts, enjoy interactive art activities, and treat yourself to the food and spirits available at the variety of award-winning restaurants on site. Volunteers are needed to help support the event. If you are interested in serving your community and the arts, please sign up!
“5th Annual Downtown Frisco StrEATS” – On Saturday, April 9th, the Main Street Merchants Association is hosting the 5th annual Downtown Frisco StrEATS event. This event will host more than 20 food trucks and attract more than 15,000 attendees in one afternoon. There will be live music from local and regional performers. The event will be located in the parking lot just behind the Chamber of Commerce building, south of Main St. and between 3rd and 4th streets. There will be approximately 16 vendor spaces available specifically for local artists and arts organizations. These spaces will be located at the entrance to the event on the corner of Main and 4th, next to the gazebo. The cost per 10’x10′ space is $100 ($50 for non-profit organizations). Please download the entry form for complete information. Calling All Artists: Exhibition Spaces Available for event, but Entry Deadline is March 18th.
“2016 Collin College CougarRun 5K and Fun Run” – On Saturday, April 9th, the inaugural CougarRun K5 and Fun Run is presented by State Farm and The Pride at Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco. Starting at 8am, the event will raise funds for the Alumni Scholarship Fund at the Collin College Foundation. Collin alumni, donors, supporters, current students, faculty and staff, as well as community members are encouraged to bring their friends and families to join us for this fun, first-time event that will change the lives of deserving Collin College students. Event Registration: Early Bird Registration is $25 now through March 15; Regular Registration is $30 March 16-April 8. Participants may still register the day of the event; day-of-event registration is $35 per individual. More Information about the CougarRun 5K and Fun Run, please contact Patricia Gregory, Development Officer and Alumni Program Director at the Collin College Foundation, 972.599.3145 or email email@example.com.
“Frisco Family Services Gala ONE 2016” – One community. One purpose. One impact. Presented by Advanced Fixtures Inc. on Saturday, April 16, at 6pm. This year’s Gala ONE event will be “under the stars” where guests can take in an awe-inspiring, panoramic rooftop view of this great community, from seven stories up! We are pulling out all the stops to ensure our 22nd annual gala is an experience like no other, and we want YOU to be a part of it! The evening will include an elegant, seated, six-course dinner presented by local restaurants, spectacular live and silent auctions, and dancing under the stars to the fabulous Emerald City Band! Gala ONE 2016 will conclude with the announcement of the winner of a Luxurious Italian Getaway along with the winner of a $10,000 VISA gift card. Every day, Frisco Family Services remains committed to helping our neighbors in need – those facing hunger, homelessness or another life crisis – but we cannot do so without YOU. We invite you to make an impact in our community by supporting us as a sponsor, program advertiser and/or distinguished guest. COMMUNITY begins with CARING.