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Animal Services

  1. Animal Shelter Closed for Staff Training

    March 11, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

  2. Low-Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Clinic at the Plano Animal Shelter

    March 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    Appointments are required for sterilization services and can be made by calling the number below or visiting TCAP online. Vaccinations are provided from 10-12 and no appointment is necessary.

Arts and Events

  1. Dallas Woods and Waters Club 36th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

    March 7, 4:00 PM @ Plano Centre
    2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
    Plano, TX 75074

    The Dallas Woods and Waters Club cordially invites you to their 36th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser. Silent auction, theme tables, wine pull, LaserShot, outdoor industry exhibitors!

  2. Plano Bridal Show

    March 8, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Centre
    2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
    Plano, TX 75074

    Premier bridal event of North Dallas with over 110 wedding businesses to plan your perfect wedding.

  3. Health Fair and Football Camp

    March 21, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Plano Senior High School Gym
    2200 Independence Blvd
    Plano, TX 75075

    The Medical Center of Plano has partnered with the Justin Blalock Foundation to offer a free mini health fair, Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Plano Senior High School’s gym, 2200 Independence Blvd., Plano. The hospital will offer blood pressure checks, Body Mass Index (BMI) to calculate categories of weight, for example, normal, overweight, obese, etc. They will also offer information on men’s and women’s health issues, how to identify concussions, and college required immunizations. This partnering is an expansion of the annual Justin Blalock football camp as a way to give back to the community. The camp runs from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in school’s indoor facility. There is a $20 registration fee for the camp that is for boys in grades 7-12. Go to www.justinblalock for more information. Football Camp - The full-day camp and educational event will allow local athletes to improve their skills before the district football season begins. The cam

City Council & Commissions Meetings

  1. Board of Adjustment

    March 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

  2. Planning and Zoning Commission

    March 16, 7:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

  3. City Council Meeting

    March 17, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

  4. City Council Meeting

    March 23, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

  5. HOA Presidents Breakfast Meeting

    March 27, 7:30 AM

Environmental Education Events

  1. Compost Fair

    March 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Is your yard work piling up? Let it! Learn the basics of turning that garden debris into garden gold through composting. Come to the City of Plano Compost Fair and discover what to put in, what to leave out, and how to mix, moisten and manage your way to successful soil enrichment.

  2. Electronics Recycling - 1st Saturday

    March 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ First United Methodist Church

    Our partner, United Electronic Recycling, LLC (UER), provides professional, efficient recycling services to residents, small and large businesses, and educational organizations of Collin County, North Texas and Oklahoma.

  3. RESCHEDULED: Rain Barrel Pick-Up

    March 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parkway Service Center Parking Lot

    Due to the inclement weather and likely road conditions, the rain barrel pick-up has been rescheduled to March 7, 1-3PM. Rain Water Solutions will call and email those that ordered rain barrels with details. Please contact Rain Water Solutions if the rescheduling of the pick-up affects your order. http://rainbarrelprogram.org/page/contact Pick up the rain barrels that were pre-ordered online through Plano's Rain Barrel Sale. Very limited supply will be available for walk-up purchase on a first come, first served basis.

  4. RESCHEDULED: Landscape for Life (Session 5 of 5)

    March 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This class is only open to Landscape for Life series students.

  5. Rain Barrels 101

    March 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Attend our class to learn the benefits of a rain barrel and how to install, use and maintain a rain barrel or ask questions you may have.

  6. L2LG Learning Adventure: Save Drops, Save Watts & Chasing Leaks Fun Run

    March 14, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Middle School

    Fun run, kids activities and entertainment & adult workshops! More info at www.Learn2LiveGreen.com.

  7. Electronics Recycling - 2nd Saturday

    March 14, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ St. Andrew United Methodist Church

    Our partner, United Electronic Recycling, LLC (UER), provides professional, efficient recycling services to residents, small and large businesses, and educational organizations of Collin County, North Texas and Oklahoma.

  8. Sustainability Series: Water

    March 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn where your water comes from, where the drains take it, and how you can use less of it.

  9. Electronics Recycling - 3rd Saturdays

    March 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Christ United Methodist Church at Coit and Parker

    Our partner, United Electronic Recycling, LLC (UER), provides professional, efficient recycling services to residents, small and large businesses, and educational organizations of Collin County, North Texas and Oklahoma.

Human Resources Training & Development

  1. Managing Your Money and Credit - PE3221 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Training Room A

    This is a Personal Enrichment course. Nothing destroys a family relationship like money and credit troubles! So how do you work on a regular basis to turn your hopes and dreams into goals that will achieve financial freedom? Money Basics: o Setting short and long term financial and personal goals o Create a realistic and functional spending plan (budget) to prioritize both your “have to” debts and your needs and wants o Building of savings o Reducing debt and developing healthy financial habits How credit-worthy are you? o Learn how to read your credit report o Understand the FICO credit scoring model and the impact of your monthly payment history and credit utilization ratio have on your credit score o How do I read my credit report? What do those codes and marks on your credit report mean, and what can you do about them? o How do I dispute issues with creditors and credit bureaus? o How can I improve my credit standing so I can negotiate the best credit rate and pro

  2. New Employee Orientation - PD1601 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 9, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Municipal Center

    Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.

  3. First Time Supervisors - SV3707 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 12, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A

    Supervisor Series First-time leads/supervisors/managers can be difficult transition, if you have little or no experience in management. This course will help you develop the soft skills needed to create a smooth transition. Learn the difference between a “Boss” and a “Coach.” How does your team view you? You will have the opportunity to do self-assessments and see your communicating style vs. how your team needs you to communicate to them.

  4. New Employee Orientation - PD1601 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 16, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Municipal Center

    Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.

  5. Notary Law Training - SD3103 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 17, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Training Room A

    This course is taught by a member of our legal department staff. It is designed to provide the basics of notary law.

  6. MP3 Strategic Leadership - EX4304 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 17, 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ Conference Room 2-B

    This is an MP3 Class This assessment identifies four different management styles. The focus will be on supervisors and managers.

  7. Community Spanish - PD3901 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 17, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    This program is intended for any English-speaker who wishes to learn limited amounts of everyday Spanish. This course prepares non-Spanish-speaking persons to speak and understand small amounts of general and basic Spanish found in most routine interchanges in daily life. It also provides basic cultural information about Spanish-speaking groups in the hope of informing and educating English speakers about unique aspects of Latino culture.

  8. Managers Roundtable - MG4414 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 19, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    Managers Round Table – MG4413-MG4422 This course series meets once a month for 10 months, with a graduation/luncheon in the eleventh month. The Plano Managers Round Table class will be divided into three sections: 1. EXPERIENCE: Through experiential exercises, that address challenges unique to managers, members will discover how to apply principles of leadership to their job and life. Role-playing, group problem solving, and interactive exercises will drive home a new key indicator each month. (2 hours) 2. DISCUSSION: Members will discuss selected chapters from an award-winning leadership book. Three Books will be provided by 360Solutions and all members are expected to read each of them. Members will be encouraged to share their insights, apply what they learn to their job, and encourage others. (1 hour) 3. ACTION: Each month members will outline at least one specific goal to improve as a leader. They will share this with their “MRT Partner” which will be assigned at the

  9. Community Spanish - PD3901 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 19, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    This program is intended for any English-speaker who wishes to learn limited amounts of everyday Spanish. This course prepares non-Spanish-speaking persons to speak and understand small amounts of general and basic Spanish found in most routine interchanges in daily life. It also provides basic cultural information about Spanish-speaking groups in the hope of informing and educating English speakers about unique aspects of Latino culture.

  10. Budget Automation Training - SD1301 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 20, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    THIS CLASS IS RESERVED FOR NEW ONEWORLD USERS. When participants complete this session, they should know how to enter numerical and descriptive information in the budget automation system. In addition, participants should gain an overall understanding of the City's budgetary process from begining to end.

  11. Budget Automation Training Refresh - SD1302 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    THIS CLASS IS RESERVED FOR NEW ONEWORLD USERS. When participants complete this session, they should know how to enter numerical and descriptive information in the budget automation system. In addition, participants should gain an overall understanding of the City's budgetary process from begining to end.

  12. New Employee Orientation - PD1601 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 23, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Municipal Center

    Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.

  13. ICMA-RC Financial Planning Services Presents Control What You Can - SD3134 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 24, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Technology Services Training Room

    Investing Do's and Don'ts - How should you respond to market ups and downs? While some may wish to further diversify their investments and others may spot opportunities, many are best served by sticking with a personalized investing strategy. Consider these do's and don'ts to help you focus.

  14. MP3 - Org. Cultural Assess - EX4205 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 24, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM @ Conference Room 2-B

    This is an MP3 Class. The purpose of the OCAI is to assess six key dimensions of organizational culture of the Four Culture Types. In completing the instrument, you will be providing a picture of how your organization operates and the values that characterize it. The six dimensions are: ? Dominant Characteristics ? Organizational Leadership ? Management of Employees ? Organization Glue ? Strategic Emphases ? Criteria of Success The Four Culture Types are: ? Clan Culture ? Adhocracy Culture ? Market Culture ? Hierarchy Culture

  15. Community Spanish - PD3901 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 24, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    This program is intended for any English-speaker who wishes to learn limited amounts of everyday Spanish. This course prepares non-Spanish-speaking persons to speak and understand small amounts of general and basic Spanish found in most routine interchanges in daily life. It also provides basic cultural information about Spanish-speaking groups in the hope of informing and educating English speakers about unique aspects of Latino culture.

  16. MP3 Emotional Intelligence - EX4401 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 24, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ Conference Room 2-B

    This is an MP3 Class. An assessment of self-awareness, self-discipline, intrinsic rewards, empathy, and social skills. This will help individuals to know themselves in these five domains of leadership.

  17. Budget Automation Training - SD1301 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Technology Services Training Room

    THIS CLASS IS RESERVED FOR NEW ONEWORLD USERS. When participants complete this session, they should know how to enter numerical and descriptive information in the budget automation system. In addition, participants should gain an overall understanding of the City's budgetary process from begining to end.

  18. Budget Automation Training Refresh - SD1302 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 26, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Technology Services Training Room

    THIS CLASS IS RESERVED FOR NEW ONEWORLD USERS. When participants complete this session, they should know how to enter numerical and descriptive information in the budget automation system. In addition, participants should gain an overall understanding of the City's budgetary process from begining to end.

  19. Community Spanish - PD3901 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 26, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    This program is intended for any English-speaker who wishes to learn limited amounts of everyday Spanish. This course prepares non-Spanish-speaking persons to speak and understand small amounts of general and basic Spanish found in most routine interchanges in daily life. It also provides basic cultural information about Spanish-speaking groups in the hope of informing and educating English speakers about unique aspects of Latino culture.

  20. Business Writing I - SD3401 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 27, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    NOTE: This is an 8 hour course taught in two 4 hour sessions. You must register for both sessions including Business Writing II (SD3402). Students will gain practical knowledge in sentence structure, plural/possessive, subject/verb agreement, verb tenses, pronouns, easily confused words, superlatives, and spelling.

  21. Smith System Driving Course - SD3801 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 27, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    Course Overview: This course is taught by a Smith System certified instructor. It is designed to make the student aware of his/her personal driving habits and help them to see the need to correct bad habits. Each driver receives about an hour of individual attention while they are behind the wheel. Students are involved in every phase of the training as they learn why accidents happen and how Smith System’s "5 keys" can be used to avoid them. Designed For: This training is recommended for individuals who wish to develop the best and safest driving habits possible. Prerequisites: A valid driver’s license Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: • Reduce accident potential. • Change fixed habits of viewing and reacting to the traffic picture. • Reduce anxiety and frustration associated with driving. • Ultimately reduce the cost of their automobile insurance. • Lower vehicle maintenance expenses. • Minimize fuel consumption.

  22. New Employee Orientation - PD1601 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 30, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Municipal Center

    Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.

  23. Community Spanish - PD3901 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 31, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    This program is intended for any English-speaker who wishes to learn limited amounts of everyday Spanish. This course prepares non-Spanish-speaking persons to speak and understand small amounts of general and basic Spanish found in most routine interchanges in daily life. It also provides basic cultural information about Spanish-speaking groups in the hope of informing and educating English speakers about unique aspects of Latino culture.

Library - Davis

  1. Celebrate Holi @ the Library

    March 7, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn about the Holi festival and South Asian culture through a variety of activities for all ages! Presented in partnership with the Shraman Foundation. Free All Ages • 2-4pm – Crafts and other activities • 2 & 3pm – Indian Dance Performances • 2:15, 2:45 & 3:15pm – Holi Stories and Tales – Listen to the legends and stories behind Holi from a dynamic storyteller • 2:30 & 3:30pm – PeeWee Color Run – Race around our 1/8 mile track and throw some colored powder at your neighbor! Wear a shirt you don’t mind getting dirty. Activity will be outside by the pond

  2. Reading with Pictures

    March 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Go behind the mask with comics creator Josh Elder (Adventures of Superman, Scribblenauts Unmasked, Comics That Make Kids Smarter) to learn all about how comics get made and receive hands-on instruction in how to make your own comics! Free Grades 3+

  3. Puppet Show: Silly Stories

    March 10, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Davis Library

    Laugh out loud with several short and silly puppet shows! Free All Ages

  4. Super Science: Down and Dirty

    March 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Come play in the dirt with us as we look at geology and what exactly is in that mud on your shoes. Make your own tasty "dirt" to take home, complete with worms! Free All Ages

  5. Stargazing @ the Library

    March 10, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn about all the planets, stars and more that you see in the night sky! Stargaze through some telescopes, visit a meteorite petting zoo, and make a spacey craft! Presented in partnership with the 3 Rivers Foundation. Come and go event. Free All Ages

  6. Puppet Show: Silly Stories

    March 11, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Davis Library

    Laugh out loud with several short and silly puppet shows! Free All Ages. Two shows: 10am & 7pm

  7. Robotics: Bob’s Robot Apocalypse

    March 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Program an EV3 robot to navigate and survive a dangerous wasteland! Previous EV3 programming classes recommended. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Ages 13-18

  8. Family Robotics: Drumming Monkey

    March 12, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn about levers and energy transfer as you build a mechanical monkey that can drum! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free All Ages. Sessions at 12pm & 2pm & 4pm

  9. "Everything is AWESOME!" LEGO Party

    March 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Do you love everything LEGO? Do you think everything is AWESOME??? Then come play with us! We'll build with LEGOs, make a LEGO craft, watch the LEGO Movie, and more! Free All Ages

  10. Super Science: Mystery Bag Engineering Challenge

    March 14, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    You have 30 minutes and a mystery bag of supplies - what can you build? Compete against other families to see whose creation can pass the test! Free All Ages

  11. Math in Action: Grade 4

    March 17, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Grade 4

  12. Mystery Book Club

    March 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Davis Library

    Read and discuss the featured book. Free Adults

  13. Medieval Times: Swords, Songs and More

    March 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Calling all knights and ladies, kings and queens! Learn about life during the Renaissance time period with the Stonhenj Players. See a weapon and armor demonstration, listen to a knightly story, play Knots, and more. Free All Ages

  14. Math in Action: Grade 4

    March 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Grade 4

  15. Family Robotics: EV3 - Family Freestyle

    March 28, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Is your family ready for the next step in robotics? Play together with our EV3 robotics kits and see what your robot can do! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Ages 9+

  16. Math in Action: Grade 4

    March 31, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Grade 4

Library - Haggard

  1. App Time

    March 6, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Haggard Library

    App Time – Enjoy iPads and apps at this new program designed to boost literacy skills in a digital environment. Each session will demonstrate a book app and include free play time with tablets. Learn what makes a good app and how to best engage and experience digital tools with your child. This program is grant-funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Free Ages 3-6

  2. Teens & Zines

    March 7, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Learn about zines, their history, and how to make them. Bring your imagination to design and create your own zine at the library. No art skills required for this hands-on workshop. Free Grades 6-12

  3. Family Freestyle Robotics

    March 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    This freestyle session lets you pick which robot you want to build! We will provide WeDo kits for families with younger kids, and EV3 kits for those looking for a challenge! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free All Ages

  4. Taste of Mah Jong

    March 8, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Meet new friends and play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come-and-go. Free Adults

  5. Sidewalk Chalk

    March 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Use the parking lot as your canvas and create your masterpiece using sidewalk chalk! SW corner of the parking lot, weather permitting. Free All Ages

  6. Novel Knitters

    March 9, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Bring your project, share knitting tips, or learn to knit. Free Adults

  7. Puppet Show: Shadow Puppet Double Feature!

    March 9, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Including I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean based on the book by Kevin Sherry, and one more show! Free All Ages

  8. Puppet Show: Shadow Puppet Double Feature!

    March 10, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Haggard Library

    Including I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean based on the book by Kevin Sherry, and one more show! Free All Ages

  9. Spring Crafts from the Past

    March 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Learn how to weave, create postcards, and make spinning tops. Free All Ages

  10. Puppet Show: Shadow Puppet Double Feature!

    March 11, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Haggard Library

    Including I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean based on the book by Kevin Sherry, and one more show! Free All Ages

  11. Puppet Show: Shadow Puppet Double Feature!

    March 12, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Including I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean based on the book by Kevin Sherry, and one more show! Free All Ages

  12. App Time

    March 13, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Haggard Library

    App Time – Enjoy iPads and apps at this new program designed to boost literacy skills in a digital environment. Each session will demonstrate a book app and include free play time with tablets. Learn what makes a good app and how to best engage and experience digital tools with your child. This program is grant-funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Free Ages 3-6

  13. Super Science: Engineering with the 3 Little Pigs

    March 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Can you keep the Big Bad Wolf from blowing down your house? Experiment with different building materials and predict how they'll hold up against a strong breeze! Free All Ages

  14. Science Saturday

    March 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Science on the Go - Hands-on demos of our popular science kits. Free All Ages Robot Round-up - See LEGO Mindstorms robots in action Contact Science - Experiment with the Electric Adventures exhibit on loan from UT Dallas Creative Technology - Tours and demos of the Digital Creation Space, complete with green screen!

  15. Made with Code Projects

    March 14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Introducing coding skills to a new generation, Google has assembled an interesting collection of projects at www.madewithcode.com which will be worked on in class. Mentors will help you complete as many projects as possible; one of which is to design a simple bracelet which will be produced by Google’s partner and sent to your home for free! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free 2nd grade & up

  16. Taste of Mah Jong

    March 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Meet new friends and play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come-and-go. Free Adults

  17. Teen Anime Club

    March 18, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Teen Anime Club – Do you watch anime? Read manga? Cosplay at conventions? Whether you are new to the world of Japanese animation or a long-time fan, join us as we watch anime, discuss our favorite characters and series, and create crafts and other fan art together. Free Grades 6-12

  18. App Time

    March 20, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Haggard Library

    App Time – Enjoy iPads and apps at this new program designed to boost literacy skills in a digital environment. Each session will demonstrate a book app and include free play time with tablets. Learn what makes a good app and how to best engage and experience digital tools with your child. This program is grant-funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Free Ages 3-6

  19. Library LEGOs

    March 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Have a budding architect, engineer, or designer at home? Build together and go wild with tons of LEGOs! Free All Ages

  20. Taste of Mah Jong

    March 22, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Meet new friends and play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come-and-go. Free Adults

  21. Novel Knitters

    March 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Bring your project, share knitting tips, or learn to knit. Free Adults

  22. Photoshop 101

    March 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Photoshop 101 – Learn how to use Photoshop to manipulate your photos and create better images. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each session. Free Ages 13-18

  23. Podcasting 101

    March 26, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Podcasting 101 – Learn the basics of Podcasting using microphones and Adobe Creative Suite. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each session. Free Ages 13-18

  24. App Time

    March 27, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Haggard Library

    App Time – Enjoy iPads and apps at this new program designed to boost literacy skills in a digital environment. Each session will demonstrate a book app and include free play time with tablets. Learn what makes a good app and how to best engage and experience digital tools with your child. This program is grant-funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Free Ages 3-6

  25. Parenting: How to Become a Foster Parent

    March 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Becoming a Foster Parent is an opportunity to care, love, and support children who greatly need families. Learn about the requirements and benefits of becoming a foster parent. Hosted by Timberlawn Mental Health System in collaboration with Cenpatico, Texas Mentors, and other agencies. Free Adults

  26. Snake Encounters

    March 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Join Daryl Sprout, a herpetological humorist, for comedy, magic, education, and live snakes! Free All Ages

  27. Taste of Mah Jong

    March 29, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Meet new friends and play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come-and-go. Free Adults

Library - Harrington

  1. What Will You Build?

    March 8, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Use straws, craft sticks, rubber bands and other everyday materials to build something: a bridge, a plane, a slingshot. Test your creation and redesign if necessary. That’s engineering! Free All Ages

  2. Paper Mache Shakers - Part 1

    March 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    (2-part class) Are you ready for goopy, messy fun? Bring your enthusiasm and create a paper mache shaker that you will decorate at the next session. Bring your imagination and shimmy your way into spring! Free All Ages

  3. Super Science: Bubbles & Blobs

    March 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Did you know that simple household items can make bubbles and blobs? Try out some experiments with us and take home your own slime. Free All Ages

  4. Family Movie – 101 Dalmatians

    March 11, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    1961 version (G, 79 min). Free All Ages

  5. Paper Mache Shakers - Part 2

    March 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    (2-part class) Are you ready for goopy, messy fun? Bring your enthusiasm and create a paper mache shaker that you will decorate at the next session. Bring your imagination and shimmy your way into spring! Free All Ages

  6. Math Tutoring

    March 17, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Free tutoring help is available every week at the library. Tutoring is for students struggling to maintain grade-level math, not those in advanced or honors classes. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring any unfinished math homework with them. Tutoring is provided by volunteers. Registration required Continues for students enrolled in fall 2014. No meetings March 10 or 12. Free Grades 1-12

  7. Water

    March 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Dive into the pool of knowledge to learn where Plano's water comes from, where it goes after use, and simple ways to conserve this necessity. Start a ripple effect of change! Presented by Live Green in Plano. Registration required. Free Adults

  8. Math Tutoring

    March 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Free tutoring help is available every week at the library. Tutoring is for students struggling to maintain grade-level math, not those in advanced or honors classes. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring any unfinished math homework with them. Tutoring is provided by volunteers. Registration required Continues for students enrolled in fall 2014. No meetings March 10 or 12. Free Grades 1-12

  9. Math Tutoring

    March 31, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Free tutoring help is available every week at the library. Tutoring is for students struggling to maintain grade-level math, not those in advanced or honors classes. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring any unfinished math homework with them. Tutoring is provided by volunteers. Registration required Continues for students enrolled in fall 2014. No meetings March 10 or 12. Free Grades 1-12

Library - Parr

  1. Playdate Hour

    March 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Conversation for the grown-ups, toys and play for the kids! Food and drink are welcome. Free Ages 18-36 mos

  2. Family Robotics: Airplane Rescue

    March 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Build an airplane that changes speed as it tilts up and down! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free All Ages

  3. Family Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 2

    March 11, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parr Library

    (PG, 102 min) – Free All Ages

  4. Modge Podge Coasters

    March 11, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Cool crafts for grown ups: as seen on Pinterest Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. More details at http://www.pinterest.com/ppls/library-crafts. Free Adults

  5. Go Buggy!

    March 12, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Bug out with fun crafts. Free All Ages

  6. Personal Safety for Teens

    March 12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn how criminals select their victims, how to be a less-attractive target, how to avoid dangerous situations, and crucial safety rules and strategies. Parents may attend with their teen. Presented by Officer Bianez of the Plano Police Department. Free Ages 13-18

  7. The Write Stuff

    March 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Parr Library

    The Write Stuff – Interested in creative writing? Join other adults to share critiques, exchange ideas, and support each other in your creative endeavors. Both published and aspiring authors in all genres are welcome. Free Adults

  8. Monster Mayhem!

    March 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Make creepy crawly monster creations. Free Grades 4-8

  9. Teen Job Skills Fair

    March 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Get a head start on making this summer a productive one! Gain job hunting skills, build your resume and practice interviewing. Meet with representatives from local employers and find out what they are looking for in an employee. Learn about the resources in the community to help kick start your road to employment. Free Grades 9-12

  10. Playdate Hour

    March 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Conversation for the grown-ups, toys and play for the kids! Food and drink are welcome. Free Ages 18-36 mos

  11. Playdate Hour

    March 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Conversation for the grown-ups, toys and play for the kids! Food and drink are welcome. Free Ages 18-36 mos

  12. Puppet Show: The Three Little Pigs

    March 24, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Three little pigs try to build sturdy houses to keep out a hungry wolf! Free All Ages

  13. Brown Bag Book Club

    March 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Read and discuss the featured book. Free Adults

  14. Puppet Show: The Three Little Pigs

    March 27, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Parr Library

    Three little pigs try to build sturdy houses to keep out a hungry wolf! Free All Ages

  15. Super Science: Do Owls Poop?

    March 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    What happens to that mouse after the owl eats it? Learn about owls and their eating habits, and dissect an owl pellet. Free All Ages

  16. Playdate Hour

    March 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Conversation for the grown-ups, toys and play for the kids! Food and drink are welcome. Free Ages 18-36 mos

Library - Schimelpfenig

  1. Puppet Show: Snog the Frog

    March 9, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    A frog who is in search of a birthday kiss! Free All Ages

  2. Super Science: Do Owls Poop?

    March 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    What happens to that mouse after the owl eats it? Learn about owls and their eating habits and dissect an owl pellet. Free All Ages

  3. Puppet Show: Snog the Frog

    March 9, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    A frog who is in search of a birthday kiss! Free All Ages

  4. Puppet Show: Snog the Frog

    March 10, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    A frog who is in search of a birthday kiss! Free All Ages

  5. Bob’s Robot Apocalypse

    March 10, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Program an EV3 robot to navigate and survive a dangerous wasteland! Previous EV3 programming classes recommended. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Ages 13-18

  6. Second Tuesday Book Club

    March 10, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Read and discuss the featured book. Free Adults

  7. What Will You Build?

    March 11, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Use straws, craft sticks, rubber bands and other everyday materials to build something: a bridge, a plane, a slingshot. Test your creation and redesign if necessary. That's engineering! Free All Ages

  8. Mock the Movie: The Princess Bride

    March 11, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    (PG, 98 min) – Inconceivable! Enjoy all the swordplay, pirates, and true love of this movie classic in a new interactive way with MuVChat. Send texts to the movie and watch them appear on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks provided. Free Grades 9-12

  9. Real World 101

    March 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Learn how to plan meals and shop smart; prepare a budget and manage your finances, and perform simple maintenance to keep your car in tiptop shape. Develop the skills you'll need to be self-sufficient. Free Grades 9-12

  10. Math Tutoring

    March 12, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Free tutoring help is available every week at the library. Tutoring is for students struggling to maintain grade-level math, not those in advanced or honors classes. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring any unfinished math homework with them. Tutoring is provided by volunteers. Continues for students enrolled in fall 2014 and new students may register in person at the library starting January 2. No meetings March 10 or 12. Free Grades 1-12

  11. Technology Buddies

    March 12, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Are you challenged by technology or interested in learning computer basics such as mouse control or creating an email account? Join us for one-on-one help with your technology questions. Come and go event. Free Adults

  12. Math in Action: Grades 4

    March 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. This program is grant-funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Grade 4

  13. Mastering Your Paperwork

    March 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Feeling overwhelmed by the mail, bills, and household papers that keep piling up? Join us for a discussion filled with tips on how to organize your home office and manage your paperwork in minimum time. Free Adults

  14. Math Tutoring

    March 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Free tutoring help is available every week at the library. Tutoring is for students struggling to maintain grade-level math, not those in advanced or honors classes. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring any unfinished math homework with them. Tutoring is provided by volunteers. Continues for students enrolled in fall 2014 and new students may register in person at the library starting January 2. No meetings March 10 or 12. Free Grades 1-12

  15. Math in Action: Grades 4

    March 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. This program is grant-funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Grade 4

  16. Technology Buddies

    March 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Are you challenged by technology or interested in learning computer basics such as mouse control or creating an email account? Join us for one-on-one help with your technology questions. Come and go event. Free Adults

  17. Math Tutoring

    March 26, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Free tutoring help is available every week at the library. Tutoring is for students struggling to maintain grade-level math, not those in advanced or honors classes. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring any unfinished math homework with them. Tutoring is provided by volunteers. Continues for students enrolled in fall 2014 and new students may register in person at the library starting January 2. No meetings March 10 or 12. Free Grades 1-12

  18. Math in Action: Grades 4

    March 30, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. This program is grant-funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Free Grade 4

  19. Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Fraud

    March 31, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Ann Williams, Investigator for the US Attorney's office, discusses Medicare/Medicaid fraud: what to look for, how to prevent it, and how to report it. Free Adults

Library Genealogy

  1. Genealogy: Legacy Research

    March 24, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Genealogy Center

    Join the Legacy Users Group for information sharing, research tips, webinars, and one-on-one help. Free Adults

  2. Genealogy: Preserving Photographs & Documents

    March 25, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Haggard Library

    How to care for the precious items in your home. Free Adults

Multicultural Outreach Roundtable

  1. Multicultural Outreach Roundtable

    March 10, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Training Room A

Parks and Recreation

  1. Family Night Hike (3 years and up)

    March 16, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

    Spend an enjoyable evening walking through the woods of Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve with your family and friends. Come learn about the local plants and animals while identifying evening sounds. We'll do some star gazing too.

  2. Yoga in the Park (10 years and up)

    March 17, 8:30 AM @ Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

    Breathe in the healing energy of nature. This Hatha Yoga practice at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is perfect for beginners and seasoned yogis looking to take their practice outside. This is a 22 class series. Contact Leanna Jennings for more information at (972) 941-5403 or leannaj@plano.gov.

  3. Nature's Promenade (5 years and up)

    March 17, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Oak Point Park Pavilion
    5901 Los Rios Blvd
    Plano, TX 75074

    Discover the plants and animals that call Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve their home on this guided nature walk. Notice familiar patterns and color schemes in this wild environment and learn how nature recycles itself.

  4. Map, Compass & Navigation (10 years and up)

    March 18, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Oak Point Park Pavilion
    5901 Los Rios Blvd
    Plano, TX 75074

    You'll be able to navigate the backcountry in no time with your new knowledge of using a map and compass along with the orienteering skills gained from this workshop. This is a great class for anyone interested in wilderness adventures or looking to acquire basic navigation skills.

  5. Fishing 101 (17 years and up)

    March 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Point Park Pavilion
    5901 Los Rios Blvd
    Plano, TX 75074

    Learn the basics of fishing at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. Angler equipment and fish identification will be discussed while tips on baiting, casting and hooking are shared. Come bait a hook and catch your first fish with us at Oak Point!

  6. Archery (8 years and up)

    March 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Point Park Pavilion
    5901 Los Rios Blvd
    Plano, TX 75074

    Curious about this fast growing sport and want to give it a try? Learn the basics of archery equipment, proper form, and shooting techniques in this class. Gain this new skill and practice under the guidance of a National Archery in the Schools Specialist. All equipment will be supplied for this fun and educational outdoor experience.

  7. Nature Art (5 years and up)

    March 21, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Oak Point Park Pavilion
    5901 Los Rios Blvd
    Plano, TX 75086

    Express your creative side with natural materials in this workshop for artists 5 years old and older. The Leave No Trace approach to this natural art form offers guidance in creativity without destruction. Here's your chance to design and make site-specific art pieces and land sculptures that promote creativity and earth awareness. Bring your inspiration and let nature provide the materials: grounded sticks, twigs, leaves, moss, and more.

  8. Outdoor Women's Leadership Society - O.W.L.S. (18 years and up)

    March 22, 6:00 PM - June 7, 8:00 PM @ Oak Point Park Pavilion
    5901 Los Rios Blvd
    Plano, TX 75074

    O.W.L.S. come together to grow, learn, and explore the outdoors through biweekly experiential workshops and activities. Gain outdoor skills, increased self confidence, and lasting friendships in this women's only outdoor group. This session we will hone our camping, navigation, hiking, and outdoor cooking skills. Get ready ladies, because we will utilize these skills during our end of session trip; we will have 6 meetings to prepare. Meeting dates are: 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, and 6/3 with the end of session trip to Cedar Hill State Park being 6/5-6/7. All transportation, camping equipment, food, park entrance and camping fees are included.

  9. Easter Egg Hound Hunt

    March 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

    Join us for this annual spring event! Owners will have great fun as dogs enjoy sniffing out doggie-treat filled Easter eggs at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. Will your dog find one of the golden eggs and win a special prize? Register your dog by March 25 to participate in the event. Dogs must be on non-retractable leashes (six-foot max) and under their owner's control at all times. Dogs must have current tags. You may sign up two dogs per person. Owners must be 16 years old or older. No more than two dogs per person will be allowed.

Plano Centre Public Events

  1. Dallas Woods and Waters Club 36th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

    March 7, 4:00 PM @ 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.

    The Dallas Woods and Waters Club cordially invites you to their 36th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser. Silent auction, theme tables, wine pull, LaserShot, outdoor industry exhibitors!

  2. Plano Bridal Show

    March 8, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Centre

    Premier bridal event of North Dallas with over 110 wedding businesses to plan your perfect wedding.

  3. Parastoo

    March 14, 5:00 PM @ 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.

    17th Annual NowRuz Festival (celebration of Persian New Year, organized by Parastoo Cultural 7 Artistic Organization)

  4. Plano New Home & Remodeling Show

    March 21 - March 22 @ Plano Centre

    The Plano New Home & Remodeling Show features the latest in New Construction trends as well as the finest in Remodeling techniques for any upcoming home improvement project. Show attendees can take advantage of this "one stop shopping opportunity" to meet industry experts one-on-one and compare exhibitors to find the expert that will best suit their needs. Win hourly prizes including ipad minis. Come take classes with Painting with a Twist (Sat 10 a.m. class for kids) and visit the Green Zone, an area specific to companies with green or sustainable products and services.

  5. Natural HealthFest 2015

    March 28, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Centre

    This exciting event will be life-changing! Learn how to improve your health, energy, memory and mood with safe natural methods. More than 100 exhibits showcase health professionals, innovations in wellness, free screenings, natural foods and product samples. More fun: great prizes, and live radio broadcasts.