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Animal Services

  1. Remote Adoption Event at Davis Library

    June 26, 2013, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Looking for a pet? Or just want to visit with some dogs? Plano Animal Services will be at the library with pets that are available for adoption. Visit and learn about this amazing city department 3pm: Animal Safety – Children learn responsibility and compassion through caring for a pet, and gain a wonderful companion as well. Come learn about how to interact with animals so that both you and they stay safe! Presented by Plano Animal Services. FREE All Ages

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  2. Wildlife Rehabilitation Class - Opossum Care

    April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is for wildlife rehabilitators wishing to learn species specific care techniques and principles for working with orphaned, ill, and injured opossums. The course builds on basic wildlife rehabilitation skills, focusing on the following topics: 1. Intake examination a. Basic physical exam b. Exo- and endoparasites c. Hydration d. Charting 2. Housing, sanitation, and quarantine 3. Feeding and nutrition a. Infants b. Toddlers c. Pre-release 4. Hands-on practice – tube feeding 5. Common problems and solutions 6. Release criteria The class format is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study, and hands-on lab. The fee of $25 covers classroom instruction, the class manual, and all lab materials and handouts. Payment is due before the start of the first class session. Payment may be made by mailing a check to Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators 701 Timberline Court Arlington, TX 76006 or pay online at www.paypal.com. Enter the email address bwmidc

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  3. Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop - Squirrels 101

    October 12, 2014, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about wildlife rehabilitation specifically as it pertains to caring for squirrels. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion and Animal Control Officers can receive up to four continuing education hours.

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  4. Wildlife Rehabilitation - Squirrels 101

    February 21, 2015, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators or individuals who are interested in learning how to care for orphaned, ill, and injured squirrels. The topics of this course are listed below: • The squirrels of Texas • Squirrel natural history and squirrel rehabilitation • Developmental stages, nutrition, and housing • Common problems, causes, and solutions • Release • Health Risks • Lab - feeding and handling This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $25 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Class manual will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class. Payment may be made by Pay Pal at www.txmetrowildlife.org and click “classes”; or by mail to: Belen Nobert 6424 Parkmont Drive Arlington TX 76001

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  5. Wildlife Rehabilitation: Squirrel 101

    March 5, 2016, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators or individuals who are interested in learning how to care for orphaned, ill, and injured squirrels. The topics of this course are: The squirrels of Texas, Squirrel natural history and squirrel rehabilitation, Developmental stages, nutrition, and housing, Common problems, causes, and solutions, Release, Health Risks, and Lab - feeding and handling This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $25 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Class manual will be sent via email upon payment.

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  6. Raccoon Care for Wildlife Rehabilitators

    April 16, 2016, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    *Note, if you are a subpermittee registering for the class, you must have completed either the Well Baby Care class or the IWRC Basic 1AB class, and have your permit holder email their consent for you to work with this species (permit requirement doesn't apply to ACOs). This class is for rehabilitators wishing to learn species specific care techniques & principles for working with orphaned, ill, & injured raccoons. The course builds on basic wildlife rehabilitation skills, focusing on: 1.Intake examination 2. Housing, sanitation, and quarantine 3. Feeding and nutrition 4. Hands-on practice 5. Common problems 6. Release criteria The class is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study, and hands-on lab. The fee of $25 covers instruction, manual, lab materials and handouts. Payment is due before the first class session. Payment may be made by mailing a check to Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators 701 Timberline Court Arlington, TX 76006 or pay online at www.pa

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  7. Opossum Care for Wildlife Rehabilitators

    April 16, 2016, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is for wildlife rehabilitators wishing to learn species specific care techniques and principles for working with orphaned, ill, and injured opossums. The course builds on basic wildlife rehabilitation skills, focusing on the following topics: 1.Basic physical exam 2.Housing, sanitation, and quarantine 3.Feeding and nutrition 4.Hands-on practice – tube feeding 5.Common problems and solutions 6.Release criteria The class format is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study, and hands-on lab. The fee of $25 covers instruction, manual, lab materials and handouts. Payment is due before the first class session. Payment may be made by mailing a check to Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators 701 Timberline Court Arlington, TX 76006 or pay online at www.paypal.com. Enter the email address tmwr@yahoo.com. Upon receipt of payment, the manual will be emailed to you. Please download or print the manual

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  8. Bat Rehabilitation Basics Workshop

    August 6, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    Bat World Sanctuary is pleased to offer a Bat Rehabilitation Basics Workshop. In this class, rehabilitators learn the basic skills essential to successfully rehabilitate orphaned and injured bats and returning them to their natural habitat. Topics covered in this class include: 1. Introduction to bats 2. Safe capture and handling 3. Intake procedures and initial examination 4. Injection lab (deceased specimens) 5. Husbandry a. Caging and sanitation b. Enrichment c. Wellness and preventive medicine 6. Feeding and nutrition - adult bats a. Mealworm maintenance 7. Feeding and nutrition - infants and weaning pups a. Milk replacers b. Weaning 8. Hands-on feeding practice 9. Rabies 10. White Nose Syndrome 11. Release criteria 12. Species identification activity Students must have completed the rabies pre-exposure vaccination series prior to participation in this class, and will be asked to sign a waiver of liability prior to handling

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  9. Remote Adoption Event at the Plano Public Safety PULLooza

    October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Oak Point Amphitheater Parking Lot and Event Field

    On Saturday, October 8 the City of Plano will host the first Public Safety PULLooza! Police, Fire-Rescue and 9-1-1, along with other City departments, invite you to enjoy a day of FREE fun while learning how to keep your family safe. The fire truck pull supports Special Olympics Texas! Teams of 12 people face off pulling a 72,000 pound fire truck for a distance of 75 feet in a timed event. Each team captain will receive a packet with their team’s participation information. The Public Safety Fair is FREE. Only teams pay a registration fee. See link below for more information.

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  10. Raccoon Care Training Class

    October 22, 2016, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    *Note, if you are a subpermittee registering for the class, you must have completed either the Well Baby Care class or the IWRC Basic 1AB class, and have your permit holder email their consent for you to work with this species (permit requirement doesn't apply to ACOs). This class is for rehabilitators wishing to learn species specific care techniques & principles for working with orphaned, ill, & injured raccoons. The course builds on basic wildlife rehabilitation skills, focusing on: 1.Intake examination 2. Housing, sanitation, and quarantine 3. Feeding and nutrition 4. Hands-on practice 5. Common problems 6. Release criteria The class is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study, and hands-on lab. The fee of $25 covers instruction, manual, lab materials and handouts. Payment is due before the first class session. Payment may be made by mailing a check to Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators 701 Timberline Court Arlington, TX 76006 or pay online at www.pa

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  11. Opossum Care for Wildlife Rehabilitators

    October 22, 2016, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is for wildlife rehabilitators wishing to learn species specific care techniques and principles for working with orphaned, ill, and injured opossums. The course builds on basic wildlife rehabilitation skills, focusing on the following topics: 1.Basic physical exam 2.Housing, sanitation, and quarantine 3.Feeding and nutrition 4.Hands-on practice – tube feeding 5.Common problems and solutions 6.Release criteria The class format is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study, and hands-on lab. The fee of $25 covers instruction, manual, lab materials and handouts. Payment is due before the first class session. Payment may be made by mailing a check to Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators 701 Timberline Court Arlington, TX 76006 or pay online at www.paypal.com. Enter the email address tmwr@yahoo.com. Upon receipt of payment, the manual will be emailed to you. Please download or print the manual

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  12. Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

    February 4, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    Course Overview This class is intended for the general public and Animal Control Officers who learn about what is involved in the rehabilitation of our native wildlife. Topics of this course include: 1. What is and what is not wildlife rehabilitation and why? 2. The main goal of wildlife rehabilitation 3. State and federal regulations 4. Wildlife rehabilitation permit requirements 5. Labs - what to do if wildlife is found? Rescue it or not? 6. Capture methods 7. Health risks in wildlife rehabilitation. 8. Important factors to consider when rehabilitating wildlife. 9. Available resources. This class qualifies for 4 hours CE for ACOs. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class.

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  13. Wildlife Rehabilitation: Squirrel 101

    February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators or individuals who are interested in learning how to care for orphaned, ill, and injured squirrels. The topics of this course are: The squirrels of Texas, Squirrel natural history and squirrel rehabilitation, Developmental stages, nutrition, and housing, Common problems, causes, and solutions, Release, Health Risks, and Lab - feeding and handling This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $25 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Class manual will be sent via email upon payment.

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  14. Remote Adoption Event at the Mazie's Mission 5th Annual Adoptathon

    April 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Frisco Square

    The Great Rescue Caper: 5th Annual Adopt-A-Thon is here and you are not going to want to miss one minute! You can be a Superhero to the many animals in need. Find your perfect match with one of the many Nonprofit Rescues and Shelters attending. Music, demonstrations and entertainment all day and night! Vendors (Local businesses, crafts, online shops, dog specific businesses, and more) Sponsors are signing on and we are still looking for more! Contests: Special Olympics, tricks, dog superhero costume contests, too! The Dog Special Olympics & Costume Contest Are you ready for fun and games? 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded for each competition. 1st place will receive an additional prize. The contests are listed below. Click here to learn more about each of the contests, times, details, and to pre-register for the contests! Dog Costume Contest Wheelchair Race 3 Legged Race Derp Off (funny face) Kiss Off Twerk Off Superdog Showdown

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  15. Remote Adoption Event at the Lakeshore at Preston Apartments

    June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lakeshore at Preston Apartments

    Come find your new best friend at our remote adoption event!

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  16. Fun with Fostering Open House

    June 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    Learn how to save lives by becoming a foster parent for shelter pets at the Fun with Fostering Open House. There will be snacks, drinks, face painting, and veteran foster parents on hand to answer questions about being a foster. Come out and see if becoming a foster parent is right for you!

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  17. Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

    August 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    Course Overview This class is intended for the general public and Animal Control Officers who learn about what is involved in the rehabilitation of our native wildlife. Topics of this course include: 1. What is and what is not wildlife rehabilitation and why? 2. The main goal of wildlife rehabilitation 3. State and federal regulations 4. Wildlife rehabilitation permit requirements 5. Labs - what to do if wildlife is found? Rescue it or not? 6. Capture methods 7. Health risks in wildlife rehabilitation. 8. Important factors to consider when rehabilitating wildlife. 9. Available resources. This class qualifies for 4 hours CE for ACOs. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class.

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  18. Wildlife Rehabilitation: Squirrel 101

    August 26, 2017, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators or individuals who are interested in learning how to care for orphaned, ill, and injured squirrels. The topics of this course are: The squirrels of Texas, Squirrel natural history and squirrel rehabilitation, Developmental stages, nutrition, and housing, Common problems, causes, and solutions, Release, Health Risks, and Lab - feeding and handling This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $25 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Class manual will be sent via email upon payment.

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  19. Making the Case; The Shelter's Role in a Cruelty Investigation

    May 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class will focus on the important role the shelter plays in the cruelty investigation. We will focus on record keeping, evidentiary procedures, laws, medical decisions and housing. Better understanding of when to contact an ACO and when to call in a veterinarian. Understanding the laws regarding privacy, specifically what can go on social media, when rescues can be called in, and when to allow information to be released to the media
    With this knowledge, both ACO and shelter staff will be able to successfully work together during the cruelty investigation process. With better handling of the evidence as well as improved case continuity, cases will be able to be prosecuted, improving the lives of animals in the community.

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  20. Intro To Wildlife Rehabilitation

    July 28, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is designed for the general public and animal control officers who want to learn about what is involved in the rehabilitation of our native wildlife. Topics include: • What is, and what it is not wildlife rehabilitation? Why? • The main goal of wildlife rehabilitation. • State and federal regulations. • Wildlife rehabilitation permits requirements. • Health risks in wildlife rehabilitation. and more! This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $30 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Material will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students required to offer this class. Payment may be made by Pay Pal at www.txmetrowildlife.org under “classes”, or by mail. Please contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com for more information.

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  21. Wildlife Rehabilitation: Squirrel 101

    July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    This class is designed for wildlife rehabilitators or individuals who are interested in learning how to care for orphaned, ill, and injured squirrels. The topics of this course are listed below: • The squirrels of Texas • Squirrel natural history and squirrel rehabilitation • Developmental stages, nutrition, and housing • Common problems, causes, and solutions • Release • Health Risks • Lab - feeding and handling This course will consist of a lecture combined with a lab and class discussions of real live situations. A fee of $30 will cover classroom instruction, the class manual, and any other materials given during class. Payment is due before class starts. Class manual will be sent via email upon payment. A minimum of 5 registered students is required to offer this class. Payment may be made by Pay Pal at www.txmetrowildlife.org under “classes” or by mail. Please contact Belen at 817-676-6079 or sraardilla@hotmail.com for more information

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Arts and Events

  1. Rover Dramawerks presents: Something's Afoot

    February 7, 2013, 8:00 PM

    In this wonderfully zany musical parody of Agatha Christie mysteries, ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they're picked off by fiendishly clever, yet villainously murderous, devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit before they are the victim – all while singing and dancing! “Both a spoof and a tribute to Agatha Christie...played with fine tuned, flamboyantly melodramatic affectations.” - Los Angeles Times

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  2. Rover Dramawerks presents: Something's Afoot

    February 8, 2013, 8:00 PM

    In this wonderfully zany musical parody of Agatha Christie mysteries, ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they're picked off by fiendishly clever, yet villainously murderous, devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit before they are the victim – all while singing and dancing! “Both a spoof and a tribute to Agatha Christie...played with fine tuned, flamboyantly melodramatic affectations.” - Los Angeles Times

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  3. Rover Dramawerks presents: Something's Afoot

    February 9, 2013, 8:00 PM

    In this wonderfully zany musical parody of Agatha Christie mysteries, ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they're picked off by fiendishly clever, yet villainously murderous, devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit before they are the victim – all while singing and dancing! “Both a spoof and a tribute to Agatha Christie...played with fine tuned, flamboyantly melodramatic affectations.” - Los Angeles Times

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  4. Rover Dramawerks presents: Boy Gets Girl

    March 7, 2013 - March 23, 2013

    Due to subject matter and language, Boy Gets Girl is not recommended for children. Theresa Bedell (played by Kim Winnubst) is a successful reporter in New York who agrees to go on a blind date with a friend of a friend. Tony (played by Ross Miller) is attractive and funny, but after a second date she’s convinced they have nothing in common and sees no point in continuing the relationship. Tony, though, thinks otherwise, and it quickly becomes apparent that he is unstable and Theresa has had the misfortune to become his latest obsession. Boy Gets Girl examines the living nightmare of stalking, sexism and the nature of the idea of romantic pursuit in this somber, grown-up play about a very real and dangerous phenomenon. Variety describes Boy Gets Girl as “A disturbing chiller…” Rebecca Gilman also penned Rover’s popular production of The Crowd You’re in With two seasons ago.

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  5. Hope's Door Golf Classic

    March 25, 2013, 10:00 AM

    Hope's Door Golf Classic - Helping Families Affected by Domestic Violence Hole-in-one, Longest Drive, closest to the pin contest, Silent auction and drawings Sign up to play today! ______________________________________________________________________ Register at www.hopesdoorinc.org/golf or call 972-422-2911 x212

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  6. Beatles Night 2013 at Amphitheater at Oak Point Park

    April 27, 2013, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve Amphitheater

    Back by popular demand is Hard Night's Day. A Beatles tribute band performing in the beautiful Oak Point Amphitheater

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  7. PFamily Arts PA Players Spring Showcase: RULES OF COMEDY

    May 20, 2013, All Day

    PFamily Arts PA Players, Advanced Acting Class 11-16 year-olds Spring Showcase: RULES OF COMEDY

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  8. Bridging the Gap

    June 17, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  9. Bridging the Gap

    June 18, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  10. Bridging the Gap

    June 19, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  11. Bridging the Gap

    June 20, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  12. Bridging the Gap

    July 22, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  13. Bridging the Gap

    July 23, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  14. Bridging the Gap

    July 24, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  15. Bridging the Gap

    July 25, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  16. Bridging the Gap

    August 5, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  17. Bridging the Gap

    August 6, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  18. Bridging the Gap

    August 7, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  19. Bridging the Gap

    August 8, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Experience a hands-on opportunity to apply your creativity and engineering skills as you build a bridge model of your own! “Bridging the Gap” is based on the 5E Science Model which promotes the discovery method of learning. You will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges in our world. This camp program will be held at the Interurban Railway Museum which provides a scientific and historical environment. It will be led by certified teachers. The program is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the upcoming school year. Choose from the dates listed above and reserve your space now! Space is limited.

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  20. Heroes for Children 5K/1K Fun Run & Walk

    September 7, 2013, 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    The Heroes for Children 5K Run/Walk kicks off with a 1K Family Fun Run, followed by the 5K Run/Walk. There is plenty of entertainment with prizes and awards, giveaways, bounce houses, face painting, music and more. To learn more or to register visit: http://www.heroesforchildren.org/Events/HFC5K/tabid/78/Default.aspx

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  21. Art Centre Theatre Presents "Legally Blonde"

    September 20, 2013, 6:30 PM - September 28, 2013, 6:30 PM

    Based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown, it's the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School trying to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner. Elle finds that learning the law enables her to help others, and ends up defending Brooke Wyndham, an exercise queen, in a murder trial.

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  22. 9th Plano International Festival

    October 5, 2013, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    For the past 9 years, the Plano International Festival has come of age. Each year the crowd gets larger, the food and entertainment get more diverse, and 2013 is no exception. On Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Haggard Park will contain this cultural smorgasbord of exhibits, foods, music, dance performances and children’s activities. An unexpected highlight is the annual Naturalization Ceremony, which is an inspiring moment worthy of sharing. This year’s special attractions include the Children's Global Village, will feature hands-on craft projects along with a Passport activity that encourages kids to visit different booths and learn about the cultures represented. Health and Wellness fair in conjunction with Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy, with fun, educational activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. Kids and Families can obtain health information from local organizations, and get moving with sports and activities. Green Village with green exhibits and earth-frien

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  23. PSHS Theatre performs "The Causasian Chalk Circle"

    October 10, 2013, 7:00 PM - October 12, 2013 @ PSHS is located at 2200 Independence which is the northeast corner of Park & Independence. The Auditorium (Building D) faces Park.

    3 Nights Only! Plano Senior High School (PSHS) Theatre is performing the Bertolt Brecht’s play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”. Brecht borrowed from an ancient Chinese tale echoed in the biblical account of the judgment of King Solomon to create a story of a child claimed by 2 mothers but subverts it into a parable in which a chalk circle is metaphorically drawn around a society misdirected by its priorities.

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  24. Third Annual Santa Run in Support of My Possibilities

    December 14, 2013, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    More than a running event, Santa Run raises money to fund education programs for disabled adults, in addition to providing entertainment for the entire family. Live music will be provided by Downtown Fever, a magic show, and Santa’s Playground complete with a bounce house will amuse children and the young at heart. Santa Claus will be on hand to hear children’s wish lists and for photos. A balloon artist and facepainter will also entertain as well. Recognition will be given to runners and participants Awards and prizes will be handed out to winners of the races and for Best Dressed Pet, Best Dressed Santa (best adapted Santa suit since the suit comes with the registration), Best "Sleigh" (wheel chair, stroller, wagon etc.), Largest Family Team, Largest Corporate Team and Highest Fundraiser.

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  25. Learn about investment fraud and how you can protect yourself

    April 19, 2014, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    We are a non-profit organization scheduled to make a presentation with the objective of making the citizens of Plano aware of investment fraud scams.

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  26. Sweet! Harmony Vocal Workshop

    April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM - April 29, 2014, 9:00 PM @ Go East on McDermott from I-75. It’s just past Lovejoy High School

    Sweet Harmony Singers are invited to perform with Note-ably North Texas Chorus at the City of Allen Parks and Recreation “Patriotic Pops in the Park” event on Memorial Day, May 26, at 7:00 p.m., at the Joe Farmer Hillside Amphitheater in partnership with the Allen Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra! You will be able to share your voice by singing the workshop songs and using the skills honed during the workshop to serve at this poignant and fun, family-friendly Memorial Day Event!

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  27. Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano Monthly Program Meeting

    July 8, 2014, 9:30 AM @ Collin College Courtyard Center

    Program: The Possibility Dogs. Author and Collin College professor, Susannah Rice, brings us a heartwarming and hopeful message about the untapped potential that exists within the relationships among humans and dogs. Come and learn how Ms. Rice trained a hapless handful of “unadoptable” dogs for mental health service to the disabled, and for therapy work in the wake of catastrophe or trauma. Free to all women in the North Texas area.

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  28. Men of Note - OPEN REHEARSALS

    August 25, 2014, 7:00 PM

    Open rehearsals are on the following Mondays: Aug 25, Sept 1, Sep 8. They are at 7:00 PM at the Richardson East Church of Christ, 1504 Campbell Rd Richardson, Texas 75081. The Men of Note Chorus is holding open rehearsals for anyone interested in learning more about the group or joining the chorus. We are an a capella barbershop group providing entertainment, education and service to the Collin County/North Dallas region of Texas. Our members are people just like you! Join us for an open rehearsal to see what all the FUN is about. We are supported in part by the City of Plano. Please let us know when you are coming by calling 1-888-288-3055. You can find more information online at http://menofnote.org/auditions

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  29. Movies in the Park - Disney's "Tangled"

    October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM @ Amphitheater at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

    Come out and enjoy the blockbuster Disney hit "Tangled" at the beautiful Amphitheater at Oak Point Park. This Disney adaptation of the classic tale of Rapunzel stars the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levy. Come experience this film for a magical time for the whole family.

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  30. Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano Monthly Program Meeting

    October 14, 2014, 10:00 AM @ SMU in Plano

    Joy Weaver, President of PROTOCOL Enterprises, Inc., and Just Ask Joy, will present, “How to Play Hardball with Your Soft Skills.” Ms. Weaver is a nationally known keynote speaker, author, and etiquette expert, who maintains that, “We are all like diamonds, we all have a basic value. But it is not until we are polished that our true worth is really recognized.” Her presentations are all about, “….working on polishing from the inside out.” To learn how to become more confident in ALL situations, more at ease with yourself and others, an exceptional team member, and more successful professionally and personally, please join us as we benefit from Joy’s high-energy and fun presentation style. Whether you are the ultimate volunteer, the consummate careerist, or a woman in transition, you will walk away with a pocket full of gems.

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  31. Movies in the Park - "Monsters, Inc."

    October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM @ Amphitheater at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

    In a land of monsters, James P. Sullivan is king. He and his coworker/best friend Mike Wazowski are two of many monsters that work for Monsters Inc. a utility company that generates power for a very paranoid and nervous city of monsters. This power, oddly enough, is generated from the screams of children, which is produced by scaring them in their sleep. One night, however, Sully uncovers a devious plot to rid Monster city of it's power problems, but in all the wrong ways. Together, ironically, Sully and Mike will fight to protect the innocence of the children they scare every night. This evening is the perfect pre-Halloween outing for all families! Come on out and have a spooky good time! This movie will be shown at the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park! Amphitheater at Oak Point Park General Admission Tickets $5 Children 14 & under get in for free!

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  32. Hello Texas - Toyota Block Party!

    October 27, 2014, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bishop Park at Legacy Town Center

    Since announcing plans to establish new North American headquarters in Plano, Toyota has received an enormous outpouring of support from the entire community.

    Toyota invites you to the Hello Texas Block Party on Monday, Oct. 27, at Bishop Park at Legacy Town Center, from 12 – 8 p.m.

    The Hello Texas Block Party will be one the year's most exciting and family-friendly events. Eighteen diverse community restaurants will provide for a great culinary experience. Rock the night away with live concerts from some of Texas' most recognizable music superstars, including Elaine Garcia, Curtis Grimes, Bobby Pulido, Lone Star Attitude and Jack Ingram. The excitement and music starts at 12 p.m.

    Celebrity "meet and greets" will take place throughout the day, including FC Dallas player George John, NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace Jr., Bassmaster Elite Pro Tournament Angler Kelly Jordon and Olympic Gold Medalists Nastia Liukin.

    Activities at the party are free.

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  33. I Am Second 5K, 10K, Fun Run

    November 1, 2014, 8:15 AM @ Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

    The "I Am Second" 5K, 10K, Fun Run will be held November 1, 2014 at Oak Point Park and Amphitheater in Plano, TX. The first race will begin at 8:15am. There will be prizes and giveaways and fun for children and adults alike. You can find more information and/or register for the race at www.iamsecondrun.com

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  34. Sustainability Series: Urban Agriculture

    January 15, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    View the "Growing Green Cities" documentary and learn the importance growing and buying local foods.

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  35. SAGE (Special and Gifted Education) of Plano ISD Council of PTAs

    February 7, 2015, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    SAGE (Special and Gifted Education) of Plano ISD Council of PTAs is celebrating the 7th annual Summer Camp Expo, a summer camp and resource fair, on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Plano Senior High School (Building C). North Texas' largest summer camp fair targets Plano ISD's diverse learners, including special needs, gifted, and typical students. There will be special needs camps for a variety of disabilities - vision, hearing, mobility and cognitive. There will also be gifted camps from major universities that specialize in academic enrichment and leadership skills. Then there are all the camps in between! More than 70 camps are expected this year. Admission is free. Kid Korral is provided.

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  36. Texas Festival of New Plays

    March 19, 2015 - March 22, 2015

    Plays range from long monologues to large casts and take place from 400 A.D. to present day and everywhere in between. Likewise, they will range in length from about 10 minutes to about an hour. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 19, 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, 5:00 p.m.: 100 Injustices by Susan Long Haga One Night in the Garden by Carol M. Rice Round Two by Julie Riggs Friday, March 20, 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, 2:00 p.m.: Admiral of the Arizona Navy by James E. Burnside Conflagration by Lauren Tunnell Lunatic: The Haunted Widow Lincoln by Donna Latham Saturday, March 21, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.: Angels, Hermits and Phantoms by Emily Ball Cicchini Dead to Rites by Sheila Lynch Rinear Pursuing Sylvia Beach by Deb Caperton Ballard The 27 Club by Rita Anderson

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  37. 2015 Spring World Peace Table Tennis Tournament

    April 25, 2015, 8:00 AM

    Organizer: Plano Table Tennis Club/Jon Liu, City of Plano (Multi-Cultural Outreach Roundtable) NOT USATT Sanctioned, everyone welcomes to play or watch the game, admission is free for the spectators. This is the LARGEST table tennis tournament at North Texas.

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  38. Earth Day - "Light Up" Haggard Park event

    April 29, 2015, 7:45 PM - 8:05 PM

    On Earth Day, The Plano Parks Foundation cordially invites you to join us as we “Light Up” Haggard Park in Historic Downtown Plano. Come out to see and learn about this year round lights project. April 22, 2015 Gazebo in Haggard Park, Downtown Plano Ceremony 7pm to 7:20pm Music Performance by the Music Above All String Quartet

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  39. Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano Meeting

    June 9, 2015, 9:30 AM @ Collin College Courtyard Center

    “Higher, Swifter, Stronger.” Neal Jeffrey, former All-American quarterback at Baylor University and quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, learned the meaning of overcoming obstacles early in life. A stutterer since childhood, Neal had to learn to, “get through what he couldn’t get over,” to achieve his lifelong dreams. Today, he is one of the most sought after and engaging motivational speakers in America. He realized that as a stutterer, he could encourage and inspire others because we all struggle with something. As the quarterback that led the Baylor Bears to their first Southwest Conference Championship in 50 years, Neal brings a level of enthusiasm and passion to every presentation that is rarely seen anywhere. He is the author of a new book, If I Can, Y-Y-You Can!: Giving All You've Got to Become All You Can Be, and a long term associate pastor of the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. Open to all women in the North Texas Area.

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  40. Friday Night - Picnic Under the Stars - Downtown Plano

    June 19, 2015, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    FAMILY, FRIENDS and NEIGHBORS are invited to an intimate evening under the STARS Bring your lawn chairs, BLANKETS and PICNIC BASKETS for an enchanted MUSIC N' THE PARK, MUSIC and PLAY !!! Southern treats & cool drinks are available to satisfy your taste buds! Activity Schedule Play & Paint @ 6:00 p.m. Games & Music @ 7:00 p.m. Movie & Treats@ 8:00 p.m. Premier of Douglass History Documentary Free & Open to the Public Sponsored by DCNA

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  41. Chalk-It UP! Contest and Movie "UP"

    August 15, 2015, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Haggard Park

    This Side UP! Family is joining the fun at Historic Downtown Plano Association’s first ever Chalk-It-Up Art Contest and Movie Night in DT Plano! This is a FREE Event for the whole family! Your family can enter to win cool prizes by creating your own pavement art! And come watch Professional Chalk Artists do their thing, too! Play Chalk Games at the TSUF Tent! And then stay to watch the “UP” Movie on a big, inflatable screen at 8:30pm.

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  42. FREE Personal Safety Seminar

    August 26, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

    Personal Safety Seminar presented by the Plano Police Department. Learn how NOT to become a victim!

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  43. WaterWise Landscape Tour

    October 3, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Tour Headquarters are located at the Environmental Education Center. Other tour locations can be found at plano.gov/landscapetour.

    Tour local Texas SmartScape® landscapes and learn from experts about water efficient landscaping and water conservation practices.

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  44. DFW Solar Tour

    October 3, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    The DFW Solar Tour is a free, one-day event on Saturday, October 3, 2015, generally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during which you are invited to tour innovative green homes and buildings around the DFW Metroplex and learn how homeowners and businesses can use solar energy, wind energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies.

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  45. Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano Monthly Meeting

    October 13, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ SMU in Plano

    Program: Personal Safety Seminar by Officer Christopher Bianez of the Plano Police Department - Crime Prevention Unit. Join us to hear this energetic speaker share his expertise on crime prevention. Participants will learn how criminals select their victims, how to be a less attractive target, three crucial safety rules and three key strategies to reduce the chance that you will be a criminal's next victim. Officer Christopher Bianez (pronounced "Be Honest") started his law enforcement career with the Plano Police department in April of 1997. He spent seven years as a patrol officer, three years teaching youth about the negative and destructive consequences of drugs and violence, and his most recent eight years with the Crime Prevention Unit, helping individuals increase their safety for their families, businesses, homes and neighborhoods. Officer Bianez has delivered thousands of content-rich programs, sprinkled with humor, delighting audiences of all ages.

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  46. What Seniors Need to Know Today....

    October 27, 2015, All Day

    You’ll learn from senior-focused, real estate industry experts about what is happening in our local real estate market: • Real time, local facts and figures — and what that means to you • Interest rates and their effect on home sales • Remodeling projects and updates that yield the highest returns • Big business coming to the Big D and how that impacts home sales • New construction…pros and cons • Senior move managers and professional stagers: who are they, and are they valuable? RSVPs can be made by calling 866-704-0164 or by filling out the form at http://www.seniorrelocationusa.com/youre-invited/. Seniors who attend will also receive a FREE Home Sale Guide for Seniors.

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  47. Plano Symphony Orchestra - Plano Symphony Showcase

    November 21, 2015, 8:00 PM

    A tradition has developed around the November subscription concert featuring works that showcase the Plano Symphony Orchestra. In keeping with this tradition and perhaps even taking it to a new level, this performance presents eight principal PSO players in show stopping concerto performances. Featured principals join the Orchestra for Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, a piece he wrote at age 24 that established his reputation. The work “unleased a storm of applause,” wrote Strauss at its premiere. The Plano Symphony Showcase concludes with Ravel’s sensual and heart-pounding mighty crescendo Bolero, which in turn features just about every member of the Orchestra.

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  48. Art Centre Theatre presents "Noises Off"

    March 18, 2016, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Considered one of the (if not "THE") funniest farces ever written, Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Play, Tony and Drama Desk best play nominee, "Noises Off" presents a manic cast of actors working on a really terrible play called "Nothing's On." Plenty of physical comedy, on-stage and off-stage intrigue, and some brilliantly clever dialog, this hilarious play will keep you grinning long after the lights are out. Oh - and sardines. We mustn't forget the sardines.

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  49. Art Centre Theatre presents "Noises Off"

    March 19, 2016, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Considered one of the (if not "THE") funniest farces ever written, Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Play, Tony and Drama Desk best play nominee, "Noises Off" presents a manic cast of actors working on a really terrible play called "Nothing's On." Plenty of physical comedy, on-stage and off-stage intrigue, and some brilliantly clever dialog, this hilarious play will keep you grinning long after the lights are out. Oh - and sardines. We mustn't forget the sardines.

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  50. Chips: 3rd Annual Charity Poker Tournament

    March 25, 2016, 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Rooftop Event Spot

    Get ready to go all in for Downtown Plano at the Third Annual Chips on 15 Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, presented by and benefitting the Historic Downtown Plano Association! This last-man-standing poker tournament will be held at Rooftop Event Spot, located on the fourth floor of the original Plano Ice House. Complimentary small bites and beverages are included with every ticket purchase, and prizes are guaranteed to players that make it to the final table. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the tournament beginning promptly at 6:30 PM. Prizes will be raffled throughout the tournament, and cash and credit cards are accepted at the event.

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  51. Art Centre Theatre presents "Noises Off"

    March 25, 2016, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Considered one of the (if not "THE") funniest farces ever written, Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Play, Tony and Drama Desk best play nominee, "Noises Off" presents a manic cast of actors working on a really terrible play called "Nothing's On." Plenty of physical comedy, on-stage and off-stage intrigue, and some brilliantly clever dialog, this hilarious play will keep you grinning long after the lights are out. Oh - and sardines. We mustn't forget the sardines.

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  52. Art Centre Theatre presents "Noises Off"

    March 26, 2016, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Considered one of the (if not "THE") funniest farces ever written, Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Play, Tony and Drama Desk best play nominee, "Noises Off" presents a manic cast of actors working on a really terrible play called "Nothing's On." Plenty of physical comedy, on-stage and off-stage intrigue, and some brilliantly clever dialog, this hilarious play will keep you grinning long after the lights are out. Oh - and sardines. We mustn't forget the sardines.

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  53. Art Centre Theatre presents "Noises Off"

    April 1, 2016, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Considered one of the (if not "THE") funniest farces ever written, Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Play, Tony and Drama Desk best play nominee, "Noises Off" presents a manic cast of actors working on a really terrible play called "Nothing's On." Plenty of physical comedy, on-stage and off-stage intrigue, and some brilliantly clever dialog, this hilarious play will keep you grinning long after the lights are out. Oh - and sardines. We mustn't forget the sardines.

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  54. Art Centre Theatre presents "Noises Off"

    April 2, 2016, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Considered one of the (if not "THE") funniest farces ever written, Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Play, Tony and Drama Desk best play nominee, "Noises Off" presents a manic cast of actors working on a really terrible play called "Nothing's On." Plenty of physical comedy, on-stage and off-stage intrigue, and some brilliantly clever dialog, this hilarious play will keep you grinning long after the lights are out. Oh - and sardines. We mustn't forget the sardines.

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  55. Plano Family Symphony Sunday "Movie Magic"

    April 10, 2016, 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM @ Courtyard Theater

    The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents “Movie Magic, which was originated as an opportunity for families to have a fun-filled afternoon of family entertainment. “Movie Magic” features an ensemble that showcases each of the four instrument families—woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion, as well as popular songs from movies such as Star Wars, Frozen, Jurassic Park, and Beauty and the Beast. The show will partner with the puppeteer groups Le Theatre De Marionette and Geppetto’s Marionette Theater, making this concert a visual and exciting collaborative effort. Come early and enjoy special activities unique to each instrumental family prior to the concert. You and your child will have an enjoyable time learning and being exposed to all the instruments with the Instrument Petting Zoo, find out what it’s like to have the orchestra at the point of your baton at the Conductor’s Station, and make sure to visit the Arts & Crafts Station.

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  56. Plano Symphony Orchestra - Best of Beethoven

    April 16, 2016, 8:00 PM

    Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony conclude the 2015-2016 Season with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No.9. The symphony is one of the best known works in all classical repertory. Critics universally consider it to be Beethoven’s crowning achievement and by many, possibly the greatest piece ever written. It has been five years since the Plano Symphony offered this stirring work, including the final movement with the Ode to Joy sung by four soloists and full chorus. This is the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony. The concert opens with a remarkable work that Beethoven wrote as a “brilliant finale” to a concert. Often referred to as “Mini Ninth,” the Choral Fantasy is on a similar theme as the Ninth Symphony and is written for orchestra, chorus and piano. The work includes a brilliant piano part that Beethoven himself played at the premiere. A grand finale!

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  57. World Falun Dafa Day

    May 7, 2016, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Falun Dafa Day is the anniversary of the practice's introduction to the public in 1992. The events include group exercise, free workshop to learn exercises (five sets of exercises including meditation), party with food and music, free to the public.

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  58. Sunset at Memorial Park

    May 30, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Honoring our Military with gratitude Event will begin upon the arrival of the Patriotic Motorcycle riders by the bagpipes played as we remember those from Plano. Hosted by Strengthening Families of North Texas, Casey Joyce All America VFW Post 4380, the American Legion Harding-Blaine Post 321 and City of Plano

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  59. Art Centre Theatre presents "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

    June 17, 2016, 8:30 PM

    Dubbed "the funniest comedy in the history of history," the adventure begins in the small town of San Dimas, California. Teenagers Bill and Ted dream of starting their own rock band, the "Wyld Stallyns," while busy failing their high school history course. If they can't pass the upcoming major report, Ted will be off to military school. What they don't know is how important they are to the course of human history. Rufus comes from the future to ensure they stay together by helping them pass their report, and they use his time travel machine (which looks suspiciously like a phone booth) to travel through time to gather up historical figures needed for their report. What they learn along the way is a life lesson for everyone: Be excellent to each other! Mixed age casts.

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  60. Art Centre Theatre presents "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

    June 18, 2016, 8:30 PM

    Dubbed "the funniest comedy in the history of history," the adventure begins in the small town of San Dimas, California. Teenagers Bill and Ted dream of starting their own rock band, the "Wyld Stallyns," while busy failing their high school history course. If they can't pass the upcoming major report, Ted will be off to military school. What they don't know is how important they are to the course of human history. Rufus comes from the future to ensure they stay together by helping them pass their report, and they use his time travel machine (which looks suspiciously like a phone booth) to travel through time to gather up historical figures needed for their report. What they learn along the way is a life lesson for everyone: Be excellent to each other! Mixed age casts.

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  61. Art Centre Theatre presents "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

    June 24, 2016, 8:30 PM

    Dubbed "the funniest comedy in the history of history," the adventure begins in the small town of San Dimas, California. Teenagers Bill and Ted dream of starting their own rock band, the "Wyld Stallyns," while busy failing their high school history course. If they can't pass the upcoming major report, Ted will be off to military school. What they don't know is how important they are to the course of human history. Rufus comes from the future to ensure they stay together by helping them pass their report, and they use his time travel machine (which looks suspiciously like a phone booth) to travel through time to gather up historical figures needed for their report. What they learn along the way is a life lesson for everyone: Be excellent to each other! Mixed age casts.

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  62. Art Centre Theatre presents "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

    June 25, 2016, 8:30 PM

    Dubbed "the funniest comedy in the history of history," the adventure begins in the small town of San Dimas, California. Teenagers Bill and Ted dream of starting their own rock band, the "Wyld Stallyns," while busy failing their high school history course. If they can't pass the upcoming major report, Ted will be off to military school. What they don't know is how important they are to the course of human history. Rufus comes from the future to ensure they stay together by helping them pass their report, and they use his time travel machine (which looks suspiciously like a phone booth) to travel through time to gather up historical figures needed for their report. What they learn along the way is a life lesson for everyone: Be excellent to each other! Mixed age casts.

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  63. Art Centre Theatre presents "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

    June 26, 2016, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Dubbed "the funniest comedy in the history of history," the adventure begins in the small town of San Dimas, California. Teenagers Bill and Ted dream of starting their own rock band, the "Wyld Stallyns," while busy failing their high school history course. If they can't pass the upcoming major report, Ted will be off to military school. What they don't know is how important they are to the course of human history. Rufus comes from the future to ensure they stay together by helping them pass their report, and they use his time travel machine (which looks suspiciously like a phone booth) to travel through time to gather up historical figures needed for their report. What they learn along the way is a life lesson for everyone: Be excellent to each other! Mixed age casts.

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  64. Art Centre Theatre presents "Shot in the Foot"

    August 2, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The ACT community is treated to a new play by Ft. Worth's W.R. Maxwell, with a staged reading of "Shot in the Foot." It's Texas in the 1880s, and the Pinkerton Detective agency is charged with protecting a large chunk of cash for cattle auctions. Rookie detective Percy Peterson is assigned with tracking down notorious bad guy, "Black" Bart Talbert. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad guys in the area with the name Bart, and the only distinguishing physical characteristic of Talbert is that he has six toes on his left foot. Percy assumes a disguise, and sets out after his prey, running into a wild group of characters. Join us for this first look at a unique Western farce!

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  65. Sports Carnival 2016 a Meditation Awareness Event

    August 20, 2016, 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM @ Plano Event Center

    Perfect Tax and Meditation universal is inviting you to Sports Carnival 2016 a Meditation Awareness Event. Event provides opportunity to take part in Chess, Table Tennis and Carom tournament, painting competition and Unique Meditation Sessions for Modern mind . Learn about Unique opportunity to own a Rental Apartment Condo in Plano.

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  66. Let's Ride Bicycle Workshop

    September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn about bicycles, while having fun! Free refreshments and a chance to win a 21-speed bike with the $10 registration fee. Representatives from local bike shops will be teaching the kids how to service bicycles. Tools and bikes are provided. This workshop is not for profit, only to complete a Girl Scout Gold Award. Girl Scouts who attend may have the opportunity to earn their E badge (provided). The workshop is geared for students in 3rd through 8th grade Questions? Please email me! at marianhamilton9@ymail.com To save your child a spot, please go to the link below. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4eafad28a4fd0-lets1

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  67. Art Centre Theatre presents "A Chorus Line"

    September 4, 2016, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    The musical of musicals returns to the ACT stage in this ever-popular Broadway hit! It's New York, and Zach the director along with his assistant, Larry, watch the hopefuls in their auditions. Zach's temperament shows soon enough, and we learn about the dancers through interviews interspersed with powerful musical vocals and incredibly visual dance numbers. The finalists are selected, and perform in the unforgettable finale. Join us for a bit of "Showbiz Heaven" - you'll leave wanting more! Adult cast.

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  68. Strides Against Violence 5K

    October 22, 2016, 8:00 AM

    Hope's Door of Plano, Chetna and New Beginning Center are partnering on an annual domestic violence awareness 5K called Strides Against Violence. We would like to highlight the event on your calendar, if permitted. The details are below: Place: The Plaza at Galatyn Park, Richardson TX Running Entry Fees $15 - Child Registration for 1K $35 - Adult Registration for Certified 5K $40 - Race Day Registration $25 - Sleep-in/Non-Runner To learn more and register, visit: http://www.hopesdoorinc.org/stridestx.

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  69. Toyota Texas Music Revolution

    March 24, 2017, 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Amphitheater at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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  70. Toyota Texas Music Revolution

    March 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Amphitheater at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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  71. Head for the Cure 5K North Texas

    May 6, 2017, 8:00 AM

    Join our efforts to help defeat brain cancer step by step. Visit our websit to learn more.

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  72. July 4th Fireworks

    July 4, 2017, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amphitheater at Oak Point Park

    Come celebrate America's Independence Day at the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park on Tuesday, July 4. Food trucks will be set up at Collin College beginning at 5 p.m., followed by music by a DJ at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. and will be simulcast on 97.5 KLAK.

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  73. Shade Gardening Class

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Struggling with mature trees and too little sunlight in your yard? Learn how your garden can be made in the shade with native and adapted plants for our area. Please register for this class.

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  74. Recycling Education Class

    February 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Every day in the United States each person throws away almost five pounds of garbage. Learn how we can reuse, reduce and recycle here in Plano. Please Register

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  75. Walk to Cure Arthritis

    May 19, 2018, 8:30 AM

    5K Walk to raise funds and awareness for arthritis, the leading cause of disability in our country, affecting 1 in 4, including 300,000 children. There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to fundraise and can earn prizes. To learn more and to register, visit http://www.walktocurearthritis.org/northtx. Dog friendly, Kid’s Zone, Music, Food and more!

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  76. Southwest Learning Summit

    August 23, 2018, 7:15 AM - 6:30 PM

    Southwest Learning Summit brings together those who are passionate about learning and talent development in the workplace. We call on attendees, presenters and exhibitors to spend a day sharing new ideas, networking with over 400 peers, and learning about the latest trends and resources in the talent development industry. Registration costs include breakfast, lunch, and snack plus 2 keynotes, 16 concurrent sessions, job networking, and Happy Hour. Professional headshots will also be available for a nominal fee.

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  77. Plano Community Band - 40th Anniversary Concert

    November 11, 2018, 2:30 PM

    The Plano Community Band presents Wayne Bergeron. Mr. Bergeron is a world-wide preeminent trumpet player. He has played in more than 400 movies, television, and other events. He formally performed with the Maynard Ferguson band. We are expecting a full house. Patrons with free reservations will be seated first, followed by the general public. This is the kick-off for our 40th year of making music.

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  78. Plano and McKinney Community Bands present: and the Bands Played on...

    February 24, 2019, 2:30 PM

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  79. Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival

    March 23, 2019 - March 24, 2019 @ Plano Event Center

    This family friendly event will introduce you to various aspects of fly fishing. Both experts and novices can learn more about where to fly fish both locally and abroad. Don’t know how to cast, or tie flies? Come and learn! Multiple name brand companies from across the country are on hand to help you discover what products and trips are right for you. There will be fly fishing guides and fly shops, kayak experts and instructors teaching a wide variety of topics to help you get out on the water more often.

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  80. The JIM Experiment Improv Comedy

    August 10, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An improv experience like no other, The JIM Experiment returns with completely original improv games and tried and true favorites... with a twist! You've seen their faces on stages all over Dallas-Fort Worth, and now this eclectic group will once again bring you their one-of-a-kind, annual improv event. Rated R. Since 2012, The JIM Experiment has been a vehicle for collaboration for over 30 actors, entertainers, and comedians. Troupe members range in improv experience from 'beginners' to 'old pros', and spend the majority of their time acting in theaters across the metroplex. The JIM Experiment has brought their annual show to Dallas, Plano, Grapevine, Bedford, Irving, and Fort Worth. Follow them on Facebook @thejimexperiment to find out about future shows!

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BEST Neighborhoods Division Calendar

  1. Neighborhood Roundtable

    July 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Come join us for our quarterly Neighborhood Roundtable. In this informal setting you will have a chance to learn from subject experts and peers about ways to make our neighborhoods the BEST - Beautiful, Engaged, Safe, and Thriving.

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  2. Neighbors Connect Workshop

    August 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Our second workshop session will be focused on Mediation and Conflict Resolution. This is open to both voluntary and mandatory neighborhood groups. Come with your questions and our subject expert will provide you with answers. Role playing exercises will help make you an expert on conflict resolution! As space is limited, and we would like to have a variety of groups attending, we are limiting participation to 2 representatives per neighborhood. Please RSVP with your name, neighborhood name, and type of association (mandatory, voluntary), at best@plano.gov by Monday, August 14th. Dinner will be provided.

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  3. Mini-Grant Information Session

    October 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hardy Community Room

    Learn more about how your neighborhood could receive funding for initiatives that promote, build or strengthen neighborhood involvement! To be eligible for our Mini-Grant program, neighborhood groups must be a voluntary organization such as crime watch group, neighborhood association or voluntary HOA registered with the City of Plano. Groups must have a checking account as well. If you have any questions regarding the program or the up coming session, please contact Esmeralda De La Cruz.

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  4. Neighbors Connect Roundtable

    October 26, 2017, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Hardy Room

    Come join us on Thursday, October 26th for our 3rd Neighbors Connect Roundtable event. Many of you expressed interest in wanting time to talk to other neighborhood residents, so we will be doing just that! We will be hosting a Speed Networking event! Participants will have time to meet with everyone in the room in timed "Round Robin" introductions, followed by separate in depth discussions on topics of interest. You will learn best practices from your peers, be able to exchange ideas and maybe come up with a few innovative ones as well! The event will be held in the Hardy Room of the Joint Use Facility (7501-A Independence Pkwy - building next to the Davis Library) from 6:15pm - 8:15pm. Space is limited and dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday October 22 with your name, phone number, and neighborhood name to best@plano.gov or by calling 972-208-8150.

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  5. Neighborhood Summit

    November 4, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Plano has partnered with the city of Garland to host the next Neighborhood Summit. The 2017 Neighborhood Summit will allow residents to learn how community leaders are actively engaging and strengthening their communities. Make sure not to miss this event! Plano and Garland residents are encouraged to attend.

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  6. Neighborhood Engagement Mini-Grant Informational Session

    April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    There will be an informational session about the Neighborhood Engagement Mini-Grant Program on Wednesday, April 25th at 7501-A Independence Pkwy, Hardy Community Room at 6:00 PM. Learn more about how your neighborhood could receive funding for initiatives that promote, build or strengthen neighborhood involvement! To be eligible for our Mini-Grant program, neighborhood groups must be a voluntary organization such as crime watch group, neighborhood association or voluntary HOA registered with the City of Plano. If you have any questions regarding the program or the up coming session, please contact Esmeralda De La Cruz.

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  7. Beautification Grants Online Application Workshop

    May 2, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grants program is having a Workshop for NEW online applications, which will be made available by April 2018. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. Please attend the Online Application Workshop on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6pm at 7501-A Independence Pkwy to learn more. To RSVP for the workshop, please contact Esmeralda De La Cruz at 972-208-8150 or email esmeraldad@plano.gov.

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  8. Neighbors Connect Workshop

    June 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Davis Library

    If your neighborhood is not formally organized and you are thinking about moving in that direction, or if you have been considering creating a 501c3, but have questions, join us on Wednesday, June 20 for our next Neighbors Connect Workshop at Davis Library from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Two neighborhood representatives from Plano will be sharing their knowledge on forming neighborhood groups, writing by-laws as well as starting a 501c3. Learn from your peers and subject matter experts on the best way to formally organize. Please RSVP at BEST@plano.gov with your name, contact information and neighborhood name. As space is limited, we are asking that no more than 2 representatives from each neighborhood be present. Light Dinner Provided. For more details, visit PlanoNeighborhoods.org.

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  9. National Good Neighbor Day!

    September 28, 2018, All Day

    Did you know that September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day? Maybe you have wondered what you could do to be a better Neighbor. Well, there are plenty of ways! Have you ever introduced yourself or asked your neighbor if they need help? Get outside and meet each other this year, bake someone a treat, offer to cut their grass or get their mail. Neighbors that help each other make the neighborhood a better place to live. If you have a group of neighbors that wish to get more involved this year, reach out to Neighborhood Services to learn more about community service projects. We offer projects for all ages, like litter clean up or minor home repairs. We need groups just like yours to help your fellow Plano neighbors. Call us at 972-208-8150.

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  10. BEST Neighborhoods Designation Application Deadline

    October 1, 2018 - 5:00 PM

    The BEST Neighborhoods Designation program recognizes neighborhoods that have gone above and beyond to create a community that is Beautiful, Engaged, Safe, and Thriving - BEST! Applications will be accepted on an annual basis from resident groups who are working collaboratively to create the strong neighborhoods that make Plano a desirable place to live, work, and play. BEST Neighborhoods are recognized at three levels: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. All awardees will receive mention of designation status on plano.gov, a file image of designation status for neighborhood websites, newsletters, etc., and bragging rights! All designation levels are valid for five years from the time of award. All applications for the 2018 program year are due on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:00pm. If you have any questions regarding the BEST Neighborhoods Designation program please contact a Neighborhood Planner at 972-208-8150 or BEST@plano.gov.

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  11. Neighbors Connect Roundtable

    January 17, 2019, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Davis Library

    Getting ready to plan the 2019 community event calendar for your neighborhood? You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear from fellow neighborhood leaders as they share information about their community events! Get inspired and make connections through peer to peer sharing and learning.

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  12. Neighbors Connect Roundtable - Emergency Management for Neighborhoods

    April 18, 2019, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ William E. Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    The Neighbors Connect Roundtable series helps strengthen neighborhoods by engaging residents through peer to peer sharing and subject expert discussions. These discussions cover various neighborhood topics such as: engagement strategies, beautification, and much more! Our next discussion will be on Emergency Management for Neighborhoods presented by the City of Plano's Emergency Management Department. RSVP here.

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  13. Love Where You Live Service Day

    September 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

    Are you looking for a way to make an impact in your community? Join us in Plano’s Douglass neighborhood on Saturday, September 14, 2019 for our Love Where You Live Service Day. There are volunteer opportunities to help with neighborhood-wide cleanups, storm drain labeling, and minor exterior home/yard repairs. To learn more about how you can make a difference, visit PlanoNeighborhoods.org/LWYL. We hope to see you there! Light Breakfast and Drinks provided

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City Council & Commissions Meetings

  1. Envision Oak Point Open House

    April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center

    You are invited to attend an Open House meeting about Envision Oak Point on Thursday, April 26. Learn more about the Envision Oak Point study, explore the long-term benefits to the area, and ask questions about Envision Oak Point’s recommendations. Food will be provided. We hope you will be able to join us next Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Oak Point Nature and Retreat Center.

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Community Services Division Calendar

  1. Fair Housing and Housing Resources

    April 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ First Christian Church - Fellowship Hall

    Join us to learn about fair housing, housing rights for people with disabilities, tenant/homebuyer rights and affordable housing programs. Speakers include North Texas Fair Housing Center, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, and City of Plano. Refreshments and pizza will be served, and childcare will be available for ages 4-12. A raffle will be held for everyone who pre-registered, so register today! Click here to register or call 972-208-8150.

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  2. Fair Housing and Housing Resources for Case Managers

    April 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Join us to learn about fair housing, housing rights for people with disabilities, tenant/homebuyer rights and affordable housing programs. Speakers include North Texas Fair Housing Center, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging, and City of Plano. The event is case manager focused, but open to all members of the public. Two contact hours of CEU will be offered for licensed social workers. A raffle will be held for everyone who pre-registered, so register today! Click here to register or call 972-208-8150.

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Downtown Plano Arts District Events

  1. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    September 3, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  2. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    September 10, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  3. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 11, 2015, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  4. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 12, 2015, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  5. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 12, 2015, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  6. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 13, 2015, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  7. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    September 17, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  8. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 18, 2015, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  9. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 19, 2015, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  10. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 19, 2015, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  11. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 20, 2015, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  12. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    September 24, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  13. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 25, 2015, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  14. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 26, 2015, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  15. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 26, 2015, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  16. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    September 27, 2015, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  17. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    October 1, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  18. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    October 2, 2015, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  19. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    October 3, 2015, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  20. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    October 3, 2015, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  21. Theatre Britain presents: How the Other Half Loves

    October 4, 2015, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    Adults - $21 Seniors (60+) - $16 Student - $16

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  22. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    October 8, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  23. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    October 15, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  24. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    October 22, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  25. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    October 29, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  26. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    November 5, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  27. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    November 12, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  28. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    November 19, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  29. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    December 3, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  30. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    December 10, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  31. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    December 17, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  32. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    January 7, 2016, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  33. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    January 14, 2016, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  34. "Geeks Who Drink" Live Trivia

    January 21, 2016, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Angela's at the Crosswalk

    Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

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  35. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 12, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  36. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 13, 2016, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  37. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 14, 2016, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  38. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  39. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 20, 2016, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  40. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 21, 2016, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  41. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  42. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 27, 2016, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  43. Theatre Britain presents: Dangerous Obsession

    February 28, 2016, 2:30 PM @ Cox Playhouse

    An intriguing psychological thriller by N J Crisp. One afternoon a mild-mannered stranger turns up at the Driscoll house. Gradually, Sally and Mark realize that John Barrett is more dangerous than he looks. Rated PG

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  44. Chips: 3rd Annual Charity Poker Tournament

    March 25, 2016, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Rooftop Event Spot

    Get ready to go all in for Downtown Plano at the Third Annual Chips on 15 Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, presented by and benefitting the Historic Downtown Plano Association! This last-man-standing poker tournament will be held at Rooftop Event Spot, located on the fourth floor of the original Plano Ice House. Complimentary small bites and beverages are included with every ticket purchase, and prizes are guaranteed to players that make it to the final table. . Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the tournament beginning promptly at 6:30 PM. Prizes will be raffled throughout the tournament, and cash and credit cards are accepted at the event.

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  45. Asleep at the Wheel

    May 5, 2016, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Courtyard Theater

    Based in Austin, Asleep at the Wheel formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia in 1970. Since their inception, the band has won nine Grammy awards, released more than 20 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. In 1972, the band signed their first record deal after Van Morrison mentioned they “play great country music” in an interview in Rolling Stone. Their debut record, Comin’ Right At Ya, was released in 1973 on United Artists. The release of Texas Gold in 1975 brought the band national recognition, with the single “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read” becoming a top-ten country hit. The band has been awarded “Touring Band of the Year” (CMAs, 1976) and the “Lifetime Achievement in Performance” (Americana Music Awards 2009). In 2010, they earned a Grammy nomination in the newly minted Best Americana Album category for their critically acclaimed Willie & The Wheel, on Bismeaux Records.

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Environmental Education Events

  1. Texas Smartscape Garden Tour

    April 20, 2013, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn about green living from local experts!

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  2. Texas Recycles Day Celebration

    November 16, 2013, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Bicycle Collection: Accepting bikes in all conditions for kids of all ages, donated to Bikes for Tykes and Bicycle Recycle. Paper Shredding: TWO BOX limit per household. Secure on-site shredding with DFWShredding.com until truck is full. Real Recycling Truck: Climb into the driver's seat, get behind the wheel, operate the automated arm! Recycle a Life: Stop in next door at the Plano Animal Shelter's Pet Palooza. Got Questions? Visit with our Customer Service team. You can request your 2nd recycle cart FREE and learn how to earn a FREE year of Waste Services.

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  3. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    December 5, 2013, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  4. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    December 12, 2013, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  5. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    December 19, 2013, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  6. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    January 9, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  7. ECO Teen Applications Deadline - 4PM

    January 15, 2014, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    ECO Teens are high school students interested in doing more to protect the environment they live in. Teens become part of an ongoing program with the City of Plano's Sustainability & Environmental Education Division. ECO Teens learn about current environmental issues, work as a team during Learn 2 Live Green and other events, and complete environmentally important service-based projects in their community.

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  8. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    January 16, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  9. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    January 23, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  10. Success with Seeds (Garden Green in Plano Series)

    January 23, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    It's never too early to start your summer gardening. Learn the secrets to successful seed sowing from VegetableGardener.com contributor and seed master, Greg Holdsworth.

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  11. Nature Explore Workshops - Early Childhood Educator Series

    January 25, 2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Nature Explore: Learning with Nature, 9am-12pm Nature Explore: Choosing Effective Indoor and Outdoor Materials, 1-4pm Explore some of the common barriers that keep children from creating positive connections with the natural world, and discover ways families and educators can counteract them. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) as well as TEEAC credits will be awarded upon completion of each workshop. (pending) Lunch is provided for participants registering for both Learning with Nature and Choosing Effective Indoor and Outdoor Materials.

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  12. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    January 30, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  13. Rain Barrels 101 (Morning Class)

    February 5, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Rain barrels are a great way to capture rain to use later for watering a garden, plants, shrubs and trees. Rain barrels also reduce storm water pollution by reducing runoff. Attend our class to learn how to install, use and maintain a rain barrel or ask questions you may have. *Note: This is only a workshop and rain barrels will not be available at this event. If you would like to purchase a discounted rain barrel, you must pre-order online and plan to pick up your barrel on February 22.

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  14. Rain Barrels 101 (Evening Class)

    February 5, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Rain barrels are a great way to capture rain to use later for watering a garden, plants, shrubs and trees. Rain barrels also reduce storm water pollution by reducing runoff. Attend our class to learn how to install, use and maintain a rain barrel or ask questions you may have. *Note: This is only a workshop and rain barrels will not be available at this event. If you would like to purchase a discounted rain barrel, you must pre-order online and plan to pick up your barrel on February 22.

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  15. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    February 6, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  16. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    February 13, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  17. Eco Tots Discovery Hour

    February 20, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 2-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  18. Fix a Leak Week Kick-Off

    March 15, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    March 17 - 23 is Fix A Leak Week! Join us to kick-off this nationwide event. Learn how to find and fix leaks both inside and outside your home. Plano residents attending the event receive free water saving items like showerheads, toilet flappers, faucet aerators and more! Pre-registration required online at livegreeninplano.obsres.com.

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  19. Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood (Continuing Professional Education)

    March 22, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Provides an introduction to environmental education, encouraging children to explore and play in the outdoors. For more information visit Project Learning Tree. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) as well at TEEAC credits will be awarded upon completion of each workshop. Lunch is provided for participants registering for both Project Learning Tree and Growing Up Wild.

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  20. Growing Up Wild (Continuing Professional Education)

    March 22, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Designed to build on young children’s sense of wonder about nature. For more information visit Growing Up Wild. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) as well at TEEAC credits will be awarded upon completion of each workshop. Lunch is provided for participants registering for both Project Learning Tree and Growing Up Wild.

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  21. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Spring Session)

    April 10, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  22. Learn 2 Live Green

    April 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ North Dallas Tollway at Legacy Drive

    As one of North Texas’s premiere events, L2LG brings the best of everyday green living practices to residents throughout Collin County and North Dallas. L2LG is a free, fun, family event encouraging people to adopt a greener lifestyle. Drop in and find out what this year’s theme “Greening Your Well-being” means for you, your family, your home and your community! An engaging variety of speakers, demonstrations, hands-on activities and entertainment are lined up focused around food, water, land, energy & air, play and waste diversion. You don’t want to miss this event!

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  23. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Spring Session)

    April 17, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  24. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Spring Session)

    April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  25. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Spring Session)

    May 1, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  26. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Spring Session)

    May 8, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  27. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Spring Session)

    May 15, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  28. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Spring Session)

    May 22, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  29. Backyard Composting (Garden Green in Plano Series)

    May 31, 2014, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ 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. We cover what to put in, what to leave out, and how to mix, moisten and manage your way to successful soil enrichment.

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  30. Irrigation Quick Fixes

    June 17, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Do you irrigate wisely? Learn how and when to water your plants, how to make simple sprinkler repairs, and where to go for help.

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  31. Smart Yards for North Texas Talk & Tour

    June 18, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, which plants - groundcovers, shrubs, vines and perennials - work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, join us for a stroll through our teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close.

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  32. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    June 19, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  33. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    June 26, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  34. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    July 3, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  35. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    July 10, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  36. Irrigation Quick Fixes

    July 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Do you irrigate wisely? Learn how and when to water your plants, how to make simple sprinkler repairs, and where to go for help.

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  37. How to Operate your Sprinkler System (Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas)

    July 15, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Building C

    Is your sprinkler system turning on the wrong day? Did your city give you a warning? Learn how your sprinkler system operates and its components as well as how to program and reprogram your sprinkler controller utilizing the best and most efficient ways to water your landscape like, the soak and cycle method and other water efficiency practices.

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  38. DIY Drip Irrigation

    July 16, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system!

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  39. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    July 17, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  40. DIY Drip Irrigation

    July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system!

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  41. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    July 24, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  42. Drip Irrigation DIY (Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas)

    July 29, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Building C

    Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered.

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  43. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    July 31, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  44. Irrigation Quick Fixes

    August 5, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Do you irrigate wisely? Learn how and when to water your plants, how to make simple sprinkler repairs, and where to go for help.

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  45. Vegetable Gardening - Fall (Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas)

    August 5, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, WaterSense Labeled Home

    Know where your food comes from by growing your own vegetables. Learn proper soil preparation, garden design, disease and insect identification, and the proper time to germinate vegetable seeds and/or when to transplant vegetables into your garden for the season. Hands on planting will be a part of the fall class.

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  46. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    August 7, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  47. Saving from a Rainy Day, Making a Rain Barrel (Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas)

    August 7, 2014, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Building C

    Does your rain just run off? Divert it, save it, use it!! Come learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their very own 55 gallon rain barrel.

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  48. DIY Drip Irrigation

    August 9, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system!

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  49. Eco Tots Discovery Hour - Summer Session

    August 14, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  50. DIY Drip Irrigation

    August 20, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system!

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  51. Basics of Backyard Composting

    September 11, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 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. We cover what to put in, what to leave out, and how to mix, moisten and manage your way to successful soil enrichment. We'll also teach you to use specialized red worms to compost your food waste and create a fertile soil amendment for plants.

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  52. Sprinkler System Quick Fixes (Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas)

    September 16, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Building C

    Is your landscape brown and crispy? Learn to create and install a water efficient landscape or garden. You will learn proper soil preparation, native and adaptive plant selection, and how to design and plan a small or large project. Plant list provided.

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  53. Sprinkler System Quick Fixes (Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas)

    September 16, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Building C

    Is your landscape brown and crispy? Learn to create and install a water efficient landscape or garden. You will learn proper soil preparation, native and adaptive plant selection, and how to design and plan a small or large project. Plant list provided.

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  54. Sustainability Series: Consumerism

    September 18, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn how environmental, social, and economic factors influence the choices we make at the store.

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  55. Lawn Care Maintenance (Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas)

    September 23, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Building C

    Is the green in your lawn weeds or grass? Do you have brown circles in your yard? Proper lawn care maintenance is a key component to a healthy lawn. This program covers basic lawn maintenance practices and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. You will learn how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.

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  56. Sustainability Series: Recycling & Waste Diversion

    September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn how to reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill.

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  57. What Grows in the Shade? (Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas)

    October 2, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, WaterSense Labeled Home

    Shaded out? Do you have areas in your landscape where nothing grows because there is not enough sunlight? Come learn a new way to landscape for the shade.

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  58. DFW Solar Tour

    October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    The DFW Solar Tour is a free, one-day event on Saturday, October 4, 2014, generally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during which you are invited to tour innovative green homes and buildings around the DFW Metroplex and learn how homeowners and businesses can use solar energy, wind energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies.

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  59. Smart Yards for North Texas Talk & Tour

    October 15, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, which plants - groundcovers, shrubs, vines and perennials - work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, join us for a stroll through our teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close.

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  60. Smart Yards for North Texas Talk & Tour

    October 18, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, which plants - groundcovers, shrubs, vines and perennials - work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, join us for a stroll through our teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close.

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  61. Texas Recycles Day Celebration (One Stop Drop & Compost Fair)

    November 15, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Chase Oaks Church Parking Lot

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  62. Sustainability Series: Energy

    November 20, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn where your energy comes from, the costs to produce it, and how you can use less of it.

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  63. Nature Explore Family Club

    December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Are you “stumped” about what to do this weekend? Don’t stay “rooted” in front of the television! Don’t “leaf” your plans until the last minute! It’s time to “branch out” into outdoor adventures with your family! Join us the first Sunday of each month OR the following Monday for the Nature Explore Families Club. Our mission is to help connect children and families with nature and each other through fun, age-appropriate activities. December: Animal Homes Location! Location! Location! Finding a good home to raise your family is a challenge for animals and people. Dens, nests, and burrows are all homes that animals build to protect themselves from weather or predators. Make an animal mask. Hike the habitat trail. Construct a cozy home for your family in a safe neighborhood with plenty of food and water. Play house in your new home!

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  64. Nature Explore Family Club

    December 8, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Are you “stumped” about what to do this Monday? Don’t stay “rooted” in front of the television! Don’t “leaf” your plans until the last minute! It’s time to “branch out” into outdoor adventures with your family! Join us the first Sunday of each month OR the following Monday for the Nature Explore Families Club. Our mission is to help connect children and families with nature and each other through fun, age-appropriate activities. December: Animal Homes Location! Location! Location! Finding a good home to raise your family is a challenge for animals and people. Dens, nests, and burrows are all homes that animals build to protect themselves from weather or predators. Make an animal mask. Hike the habitat trail. Construct a cozy home for your family in a safe neighborhood with plenty of food and water. Play house in your new home!

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  65. Nature Explore Family Club

    January 11, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Are you “stumped” about what to do this weekend? Don’t stay “rooted” in front of the television! Don’t “leaf” your plans until the last minute! It’s time to “branch out” into outdoor adventures with your family! Join us the first Sunday of each month OR the following Monday for the Nature Explore Families Club. Our mission is to help connect children and families with nature and each other through fun, age-appropriate activities. January's theme is Animal Clues! Wild animals leave many clues about their busy lives. Join us as we become nature detectives, and look for evidence animals leave behind. We’ll get on the trail of clues, learn where to look for tracks, and make a track book to take home. We’ll move like animals, do the foot print dance, and get some winter wiggles out.

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  66. Nature Explore Family Club

    January 12, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Are you “stumped” about what to do this week? Don’t stay “rooted” in front of the television! Don’t “leaf” your plans until the last minute! It’s time to “branch out” into outdoor adventures with your family! Join us the first Sunday of each month OR the following Monday for the Nature Explore Families Club. Our mission is to help connect children and families with nature and each other through fun, age-appropriate activities. January's theme is Animal Clues! Wild animals leave many clues about their busy lives. Join us as we become nature detectives, and look for evidence animals leave behind. We’ll get on the trail of clues, learn where to look for tracks, and make a track book to take home. We’ll move like animals, do the foot print dance, and get some winter wiggles out.

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  67. Organic Vegetable Gardening 101

    January 14, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Plano Community Gardeners will share their first-hand experience with soil, water and insects while producing lush organic vegetables. Learn how to set up your spring garden for maximum results.

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  68. Sustainability Series: Urban Agriculture

    January 15, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    View the "Growing Green Cities" documentary and learn the importance growing and buying local foods.

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  69. Success with Seeds

    January 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    It's never too early to start your summer gardening. Learn the secrets to successful seed sowing from VegetableGardener.com contributor and seed master, Greg Holdsworth.

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  70. Master Composter Training (Session 1 of 4)

    January 29, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter. Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape. The 16-hour, four-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others. Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community service to advance local composting efforts.

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  71. Master Composter Training (Session 2 of 4)

    January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter. Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape. The 16-hour, four-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others. Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community service to advance local composting efforts.

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  72. Master Composter Training (Session 3 of 4)

    January 31, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter. Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape. The 16-hour, four-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others. Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community service to advance local composting efforts.

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  73. Rain Barrels 101

    February 3, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ 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.

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  74. Rain Barrels 101

    February 3, 2015, 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.

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  75. Small Gardens, Big Results

    February 17, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    You, too, can grow great vegetables in North Texas! Learn how a small, sunny space can help you put fresh, organic food on your plate.

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  76. Master Composter Training (Session 4 of 4)

    February 19, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter. Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape. The 16-hour, four-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others. Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community service to advance local composting efforts.

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  77. Sustainability Series: Consumerism

    February 19, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn how environmental, social, and economic factors influence the choices we make at the store.

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  78. Compost Fair

    March 7, 2015, 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.

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  79. Rain Barrels 101

    March 12, 2015, 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.

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

    March 14, 2015, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Middle School

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

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  81. Sustainability Series: Water

    March 19, 2015, 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.

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  82. L2LG Learning Adventure: Great American Cleanup & Earth Day Celebration

    April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Plano Event Center

    Community-wide litter cleanup, complete with volunteer appreciation picnic and Earth Day Celebration! More info at www.Learn2LiveGreen.com

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  83. Sprinkler Spruce Up

    May 2, 2015, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Do you irrigate wisely? Learn how and when to water your plants, how to make simple sprinkler repairs, and where to go for help.

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  84. Sprinkler Spruce Up

    May 6, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Do you irrigate wisely? Learn how and when to water your plants, how to make simple sprinkler repairs, and where to go for help.

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  85. DIY Drip Irrigation

    May 12, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system!

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  86. L2LG Learning Adventure: Water-Wise Landscape Tour & Talks

    May 16, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    Tour local Texas SmartScape landscapes and public gardens featuring beautiful, drought-tolerant plants. 5 locations are featured. See attached map or visit www.Learn2LiveGreen.com for more info.

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  87. Smart Yards for North Texas Talk & Tour

    May 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, which plants - groundcovers, shrubs, vines and perennials - work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, join us for a stroll through our teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close.

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  88. Sustainability Series: Air Quality & Transportation

    May 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn how everyday decisions can affect your indoor and outdoor air quality.

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  89. DIY Drip Irrigation

    May 30, 2015, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system!

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  90. DIY Drip Irrigation

    June 10, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system!

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  91. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour

    June 11, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  92. DIY Drip Irrigation

    June 17, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Drip irrigation is 90 percent more efficient, inexpensive and easy to install. Drip systems promote healthy plants and conserve water use. Learn how to install your own system!

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  93. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour

    June 18, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  94. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour

    June 25, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  95. DIY Energy 101

    June 25, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Join the City of Plano for a FREE Do-It-Yourself Energy Efficiency Workshop. You’ll learn simple techniques to save money and make your home more energy efficient.

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  96. DIY Energy 101

    July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Join the City of Plano for a FREE Do-It-Yourself Energy Efficiency Workshop. You’ll learn simple techniques to save money and make your home more energy efficient.

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  97. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Healthy Soil, Healthy Earth

    July 2, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  98. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Lessons from the Lorax

    July 9, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  99. Energy 2.0: Advanced Retrofits

    July 9, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Take energy savings to the next level! Learn how to complete advanced retrofits to increase your home's energy efficiency.

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  100. Energy 2.0: Advanced Retrofits

    July 15, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Take energy savings to the next level! Learn how to complete advanced retrofits to increase your home's energy efficiency.

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  101. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Fun with Sun

    July 16, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  102. DIY Energy 101

    July 18, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Learn simple techniques to save money and make your home more energy efficient.

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  103. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Air All Around

    July 23, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  104. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Water is a Home for Animals

    July 30, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  105. Energy 2.0: Advanced Retrofits

    August 1, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Take energy savings to the next level! Learn how to complete advanced retrofits to increase your home's energy efficiency.

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  106. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Freddie the Fish

    August 6, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  107. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Love YOUR Water

    August 13, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  108. LGIP Champion Program Series (Class 1)

    September 17, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you are passionate about Plano and want to make a difference in the community, then this six-week training program is for you. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Champion Program offers in-depth knowledge about different topics focusing on the environmental, economic and healthy well-being of our community. LGIP Champions participate in volunteer opportunities and share their knowledge with other residents through community outreach.

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  109. Basics of Backyard Composting

    September 19, 2015, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ 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. We cover what to put in, what to leave out, and how to mix, moisten and manage your way to successful soil enrichment. We'll also teach you to use specialized red worms to compost your food waste and create a fertile soil amendment for plants. Come dressed in your gardening clothes and prepared to get a bit dirty.

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  110. LGIP Champion Program Series (Class 2)

    September 24, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you are passionate about Plano and want to make a difference in the community, then this six-week training program is for you. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Champion Program offers in-depth knowledge about different topics focusing on the environmental, economic and healthy well-being of our community. LGIP Champions participate in volunteer opportunities and share their knowledge with other residents through community outreach.

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  111. Sustainability Series: Consumerism

    September 24, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Discover how everyday consumer decisions impact our environment. Learn about the culture of consumerism, the cycle of waste, and what actions you can take to make a difference.

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  112. Nature Explore Educator's Workshop

    September 26, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  113. LGIP Champion Program Series (Class 3)

    October 1, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you are passionate about Plano and want to make a difference in the community, then this six-week training program is for you. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Champion Program offers in-depth knowledge about different topics focusing on the environmental, economic and healthy well-being of our community. LGIP Champions participate in volunteer opportunities and share their knowledge with other residents through community outreach.

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  114. WaterWise Landscape Tour

    October 3, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Tour Headquarters are located at the Environmental Education Center. Other tour locations can be found at plano.gov/landscapetour.

    Tour local Texas SmartScape® landscapes and learn from experts about water efficient landscaping and water conservation practices.

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  115. DFW Solar Tour

    October 3, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Multiple Locations; 6 locations in Plano

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  116. Smart Yards for North Texas Talk & Tour

    October 7, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation and see which plants work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, join us for a stroll through our teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close.

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  117. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Fall Session)

    October 8, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  118. LGIP Champion Program Series (Class 4)

    October 8, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Parkway Service Center

    If you are passionate about Plano and want to make a difference in the community, then this six-week training program is for you. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Champion Program offers in-depth knowledge about different topics focusing on the environmental, economic and healthy well-being of our community. LGIP Champions participate in volunteer opportunities and share their knowledge with other residents through community outreach.

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  119. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Fall Session)

    October 15, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  120. LGIP Champion Program Series (Class 5)

    October 15, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you are passionate about Plano and want to make a difference in the community, then this six-week training program is for you. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Champion Program offers in-depth knowledge about different topics focusing on the environmental, economic and healthy well-being of our community. LGIP Champions participate in volunteer opportunities and share their knowledge with other residents through community outreach.

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  121. Eco Tots Discovery Hour (Fall Session)

    October 22, 2015, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

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  122. LGIP Champion Program Series (Class 6)

    October 22, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    If you are passionate about Plano and want to make a difference in the community, then this six-week training program is for you. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Champion Program offers in-depth knowledge about different topics focusing on the environmental, economic and healthy well-being of our community. LGIP Champions participate in volunteer opportunities and share their knowledge with other residents through community outreach.

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  123. Sustainability Series: Farm to Fork

    October 22, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn about our local Collin County Farmers Market and the many benefits of buying and eating locally. Knowledge will be served with a side of answers from a member of the Collin County Farmers Market.

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  124. Growing Up WILD Educator's Workshop

    November 7, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  125. Organic Vegetable Gardening 101

    January 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  126. Success with Seeds

    January 14, 2016, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  127. Master Composter series (Class 1 of 4)

    January 28, 2016, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  128. Master Composter series (Class 2 of 4)

    January 29, 2016, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  129. Master Composter series (Class 3 of 4)

    January 30, 2016, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  130. Sustainability Series: Rainwater Harvesting

    February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Davis Library

    From barrels to gardens, learn different ways to harvest rain water and the secret benefits beyond saving water. This class will cover rain barrels, rain gardens, bio swales and using compost to retain rainwater for your garden.

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  131. Master Composter series (Class 4 of 4)

    February 25, 2016, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  132. Compost Fair

    March 5, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  133. The Garden Show (Collin County Master Gardeners)

    March 19, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Myers Park and Event Center

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  134. Fix a Leak Workshops

    March 19, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ All North Texas Home Depot Stores

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  135. The Garden Show (Collin County Master Gardeners)

    March 20, 2016, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Myers Park and Event Center

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  136. Rain Barrels 101

    March 23, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Interested in the benefits of rainwater harvesting using a rain barrel? Enroll in a Rain Barrels 101 workshop to learn how to install, use, and maintain your rain barrel(s)!

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  137. Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Pick Up

    April 2, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ City of Plano Parkway Service Center

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  138. Rain Barrels 101

    April 5, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Interested in the benefits of rainwater harvesting using a rain barrel? Enroll in a Rain Barrels 101 workshop to learn how to install, use, and maintain your rain barrel(s)!

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  139. Great American Cleanup & Beach Party

    April 16, 2016, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Chase Oaks Church Parking Lot

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  140. Nature Explore Family Day: All About Birds

    May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  141. DIY Drip Irrigation

    May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  142. Sprinkler Spruce Up

    May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  143. Smart Yards for North Texas Talk & Tour

    May 25, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  144. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour

    June 9, 2016, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  145. L.A.N.D.S. Outreach Teacher Workshop

    June 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  146. Sprinkler Spruce Up

    June 15, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Are you watering wisely or irrigating irrationally? When you hear "cycle and soak," do you think of your washing machine? Are you trying to figure out how to keep that sprinkler head from spraying your fence? If so, this is the class for you! Learn how and when to water your plants, how to make simple sprinkler repairs, and where to go for help.

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  147. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour

    June 16, 2016, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  148. DIY Home Energy Efficiency 101

    June 16, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  149. DIY Hands-On Energy Workshops

    June 18, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  150. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour

    June 23, 2016, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  151. DIY Drip Irrigation

    June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  152. DIY Drip Irrigation

    June 30, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  153. DIY Home Energy Efficiency 101

    July 21, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  154. DIY Hands-On Energy Workshops

    July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  155. Eco Tots

    July 28, 2016, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  156. DIY Home Energy Efficiency 101

    August 18, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  157. DIY Hands-On Energy Workshops

    August 20, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  158. Residential Solar 101

    August 23, 2016, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ (formerly Plano Senior Recreation Center)

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  159. National Drive Electric Week

    September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Grapevine Mills Mall

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  160. WaterWise Landscape Tour

    October 15, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 4116 W. Plano Parkway 75093 (Headquarters) 2121 Winterstone Dr. 75023 3403 Gary Dr. 75023 3405 Gary Dr. 75023 2605 Wakefield Dr. 75093 6721 Alcove Ln. 75024

    Tour local Texas SmartScape® landscapes and learn from experts about water efficient landscaping and water conservation practices. At our tour headquarters, speak with experts about irrigation and landscaping, and observe the monarch butterfly migration.

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  161. All About Butterflies

    October 22, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Enjoy a morning of FREE family fun celebrating the fall monarch butterfly migration! Join us at 10:30 a.m. to learn about the monarch butterflies’ migration and what you can do to support them. Consult with butterfly and landscape experts about which plants are preferred. Learn about butterflies and how to attract them to your backyard through activities: • Build a butterfly feeder • Create wildflower seed bombs • Count pollinators for the Great Sunflower Project • Join our butterfly migration parade • Prizes for the best butterfly costume or mask

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  162. All About Composting

    November 17, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  163. Organic Vegetable Gardening

    January 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  164. Chisholm Trail Creek Cleanup

    January 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Chisholm Trail Creek

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  165. Success with Seeds

    January 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  166. Master Composter Training

    January 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - January 27, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  167. Master Composter Training

    January 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  168. City of Plano Compost Fair

    March 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  169. Shade Gardening

    March 15, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  170. Rain Barrels 101

    March 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  171. Selecting the Perfect Turf

    March 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  172. Fix-a-Leak Week Workshop

    March 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  173. Rain Barrels 101

    April 4, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  174. Great American Cleanup

    April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Chase Oaks Church - Legacy Campus Parking Lot

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  175. Shade Gardening

    April 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  176. Shade Gardening

    May 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  177. Smart Yards for North Texas Talk and Tour

    May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  178. Sprinkler Spruce Up: Quick Fixes for Beginners

    May 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  179. Sprinkler Spruce Up: Take Control of Your Controller

    May 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  180. Sprinkler Spruce Up: Quick Fixes for Beginners

    June 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  181. Sprinkler Spruce Up: Take Control of Your Controller

    June 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  182. Zero Waste Events Webinar

    August 2, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Online webinar

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  183. Shade Gardening Class

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  184. LGIP Champion Program

    September 21, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  185. All About Butterflies

    October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  186. Shade Gardening Class

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  187. Food Waste Composting

    November 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  188. Organic Vegetable Gardening

    January 9, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  189. Plano Community Garden Meet-n-Greet

    January 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  190. Success with Seeds

    January 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  191. Master Composter Training

    January 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  192. Food Waste Composting

    February 3, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  193. February Creek Cleanup

    February 3, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Legacy Trail

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  194. Recycling Education Class

    February 28, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  195. March Creek Cleanup

    March 3, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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  196. City of Plano Compost Fair

    March 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  197. Rain Barrels 101

    March 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  198. Fix-a-Leak Week Workshop

    March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  199. ULandscapeIT: Water Efficient Landscape Design

    March 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  200. Put the Care into Lawn Care

    April 16, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  201. Pre-Order Only: Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Pickup

    May 5, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Parkway Service Center

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  202. Rain Barrels 101

    May 8, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  203. Sprinkler Spruce Up Series Part 1: Quick Fixes for Beginners

    May 16, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  204. Smart Yards for North Texas: Talk & Tour

    May 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  205. Sprinkler Spruce Up Series Part 3: Take Control of Your Controller

    May 30, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  206. Sprinkler Spruce Up Series Part 1: Quick Fixes for Beginners

    July 10, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  207. Sprinkler Spruce Up Series Part 3: Take Control of Your Controller

    July 24, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  208. Success with Seeds

    August 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    It's never too early to start your fall gardening. Learn the secrets to successful seed sowing from VegetableGardener.com contributor and seed master, Greg Holdsworth.

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  209. WEBINAR: Growing Vegetables for North Central Texas

    August 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - August 18, 2018, 8:00 PM

    Fall is the perfect time for growing vegetables Whether it's pumpkins, tomatoes, lettuce or herbs, insider tips to successful vegetable gardening in North Central Texas are just a mouse-click away. Sign up for this, free 1-hour webinar and learn from the comfort of your own home.

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  210. Shade Gardening

    August 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    When Mother Nature sends the message that even grass doesn't want to grow in your shady yard, it's time for a landscape update. Learn how to plan and plant an attractive oasis of foliage and texture to delight the eye - even under the arching canopy of mature trees.

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  211. Shade Gardening

    August 29, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    When Mother Nature sends the message that even grass doesn't want to grow in your shady yard, it's time for a landscape update. Learn how to plan and plant an attractive oasis of foliage and texture to delight the eye - even under the arching canopy of mature trees.

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  212. Shade Gardening

    August 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    When Mother Nature sends the message that even grass doesn't want to grow in your shady yard, it's time for a landscape update. Learn how to plan and plant an attractive oasis of foliage and texture to delight the eye - even under the arching canopy of mature trees.

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  213. Shade Gardening

    September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    When Mother Nature sends the message that even grass doesn't want to grow in your shady yard, it's time for a landscape update. Learn how to plan and plant an attractive oasis of foliage and texture to delight the eye - even under the arching canopy of mature trees.

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  214. Open Garden Morning

    September 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Still working on your Saturday plans? Set your GPS for 4030 W. Plano Parkway for a stop at the Plano Community Garden. We're open 9am - 11am for friends and community supporters to visit. Stroll the grounds, meet our volunteer gardeners and learn how YOU can grow delicious, organic veggies at home.

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  215. Wonders of Water & Nature Explore Trail Grand Opening

    September 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  216. Community/School Gardening Webinar

    September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  217. Community/School Gardening Webinar

    September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Plan before you plant! School and community gardens are a great way for people to connect and build friendships while learning how to garden. Running a shared garden, even a small one, is so much more than digging the holes and putting in the plants. Successful and sustained gardens start with careful planning. If you're thinking of starting a garden for your school or your community, helpful hints to guide you through the process are just a mouse-click away. Sign up for our free 1-hour webinar and learn from the comfort of your own home.

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  218. December Creek Cleanup

    December 1, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Schell Park

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  219. Success with Seeds

    January 8, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  220. January Creek Cleanup

    January 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Chisholm Trail Greenbelt

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  221. Organic Vegetable Gardening

    January 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  222. Shade Gardening

    January 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  223. Master Composter Training

    January 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  224. Master Composter Training

    January 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  225. Master Composter Training

    January 26, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  226. Food Waste Composting

    February 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  227. Webinar: Vegetable Gardening for North Central Texas

    February 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  228. Webinar: Vegetable Gardening for North Central Texas

    February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  229. Shade Gardening Webinar

    February 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  230. Shade Gardening Webinar

    February 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  231. Compost Fair

    March 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  232. Shade Gardening

    March 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  233. Fix-a-Leak Week Workshop

    March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  234. Rain Barrels 101

    April 1, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  235. Love Your Stormwater

    April 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  236. Top 100 Plants for North Texas

    May 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  237. Sprinkler Spruce Up Series Part 1: Quick Fixes for Beginners

    May 15, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  238. Smart Yards for North Central Texas: Talk & Tour

    May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  239. Live Green in Plano Champion Program

    September 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

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  240. All About Butterflies

    October 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Join us for a morning of FREE family fun as we celebrate the timely theme of monarch butterfly migration and learn about butterflies in our area! Enjoy kid-friendly activities that include trying nectar, making butterfly feeders and identifying local butterflies and their favorite plants. Become a citizen scientist and help count pollinators in our garden.

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Fire Department

  1. Plano Fire Station Open House

    October 6, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fire Station 1

    Why is it so important to learn the recipe for kitchen fire safety? Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Fire Prevention Week 2013 highlights the #1 place where fires start in the home and reinforces how to prevent kitchen fires. Come for a tour and to find out how to prevent a fire from starting in your kitchen. Pick up fire safety information and materials. Visit our website www.planofire.org for more details on the event. In the meantime, visit ww.firepreventionweek.org and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/PlanoFireRescue. For more information call 972-941-7421.

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  2. Plano Fire Station Open House

    October 6, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fire Station 4

    Why is it so important to learn the recipe for kitchen fire safety? Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Fire Prevention Week 2013 highlights the #1 place where fires start in the home and reinforces how to prevent kitchen fires. Come for a tour and to find out how to prevent a fire from starting in your kitchen. Pick up fire safety information and materials. Visit our website www.planofire.org for more details on the event. In the meantime, visit ww.firepreventionweek.org and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/PlanoFireRescue. For more information call 972-941-7421.

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  3. Plano Fire Station Open House

    October 6, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fire Station 8

    Why is it so important to learn the recipe for kitchen fire safety? Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Fire Prevention Week 2013 highlights the #1 place where fires start in the home and reinforces how to prevent kitchen fires. Come for a tour and to find out how to prevent a fire from starting in your kitchen. Pick up fire safety information and materials. Visit our website www.planofire.org for more details on the event. In the meantime, visit ww.firepreventionweek.org and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/PlanoFireRescue. For more information call 972-941-7421.

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  4. Plano Fire Station Open House

    October 6, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fire Station 10

    Why is it so important to learn the recipe for kitchen fire safety? Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Fire Prevention Week 2013 highlights the #1 place where fires start in the home and reinforces how to prevent kitchen fires. Come for a tour and to find out how to prevent a fire from starting in your kitchen. Pick up fire safety information and materials. Visit our website www.planofire.org for more details on the event. In the meantime, visit ww.firepreventionweek.org and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/PlanoFireRescue. For more information call 972-941-7421.

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  5. Plano Fire Station Open House

    October 6, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fire Station 12

    Why is it so important to learn the recipe for kitchen fire safety? Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Fire Prevention Week 2013 highlights the #1 place where fires start in the home and reinforces how to prevent kitchen fires. Come for a tour and to find out how to prevent a fire from starting in your kitchen. Pick up fire safety information and materials. Visit our website www.planofire.org for more details on the event. In the meantime, visit ww.firepreventionweek.org and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/PlanoFireRescue. For more information call 972-941-7421.

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Fourth of July Events

  1. July 4th Fireworks

    July 4, 2017, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amphitheater at Oak Point Park

    Come celebrate America's Independence Day at the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park on Tuesday, July 4. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park and will be simulcast on 97.5 KLAK. Parking is available at Collin College, 2800 E Spring Creek Parkway and Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway. Food trucks will be set up at Collin College beginning at 5 p.m., followed by music by a DJ at 7:30 p.m. The following streets will be affected: Spring Creek @ Jupiter will close at 4 p.m. Spring Creek @ Parker will close at 4 p.m. Los Rios @ Jupiter will close at 6:30 p.m. Los Rios @ Parker Rd will close at 6:30 p.m. At 9 p.m. or just before, when the College and Plano Center parking lots fill up: North and South bound lanes of Jupiter will close between Parker Rd and Timber Brook Ln. Eastbound lanes on Spring Creek will close at Ave K Westbound lanes at Parker and Los Rios to Spring Creek will close

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  2. All American Fourth Fireworks

    July 4, 2018, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Oak Point Park Amphitheater

    Mark your calendar and plan to cap your July 4th celebrations with a big bang at Plano’s All American Fourth Fireworks at Oak Point Park. The firework show is synchronized to music, so tune into radio station 97.5 KLAK for the live simulcast. Come early to get a great spot for this spectacular pyrotechnic show. It’s FREE and plenty of parking is available at Collin College, Plano Event Center and First United Methodist Church. Spring Creek Parkway will be closed between Parker and Jupiter Roads from 4:00 pm until end of show. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and come celebrate Independence Day! 5:00 pm – Enjoy dining with a variety of food trucks on site 7:30 pm – Pre-fireworks music with live DJ 9:30 pm – Stupendous Fireworks Show with live music simulcast on 97.5 KLAK

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  3. Courtyard Texas Music Series: William Michael Morgan

    July 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Courtyard Theater

    William Michael Morgan is the very definition of an old soul. His pristine Southern vocal, timeless sound and honest lyric represents a new generation of hit-makers in the tradition of Randy Travis, Alan Jackson and George Strait. The Mississippi native signed his first record deal at the age of 19, hit the Billboard Top 5 in 2016, and played the Grand Ole Opry more than 50 times.

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Human Resources Training & Development

  1. Stress Management - SD3428 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    April 30, 2013, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    Stress makes your body produce chemicals that tax your organs and tissues. It can lead to aches, pains, and worse. What stresses you? What happens to you when you are stressed? What can you to do reduce or eliminate some of the stress in your life? This interactive class will help answer these questions for you. Learn several techniques for reducing stress so as to better cope with the stress in your life.

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  2. Documenting Discipline - SV3409 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 7, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Properly documenting appraisals, meetings, employee accomplishments and other events is increasingly important in today’s workplace. When documenting an employee’s work habits or performance levels, your documentation should be objective, accurate and factual. In this workshop we teach the FOSA method, which is a method used by many organizations to document work activities and performance accurately and fairly. It is a method that creates consistency and allows leaders to track performance based on measurable specific pre-established goals. Participants will learn easy methods of progressive goal-setting steps that need to be taken to properly document and discipline, if needed, employee’s work habits and performance. This process assists leaders with promoting employees or terminating with validated legal data. Our approach to the workshops is heavily laden with interactive, role-plays and realistic scenarios. Often leaders can allow their emotions to direct them when writing

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  3. Change and the "Cheese" Experience - PD3807 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 9, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Change is all around us. The more quickly and effectively we can adapt, the greater our results will be. This course provides a fresh, positive view of change and techniques for mastering change. Participants watch the movie “Who Moved My Cheese?” and apply the “Handwriting on the Wall” to personal situations. The “Cheese” story allows participants to move beyond their fears and concerns about change, identify with one of the characters, and gain new “fun” language that quickens the change process. Participants also learn how to support, guide and encourage others to adapt effectively to change.

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  4. ICMA-RC Managing Credit and Debt Workshop (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 13, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    How you handle your credit has a big impact on how lenders view you and ultimately on how much they will charge you to borrow money. This workshop will help you learn more about how credit works and develop skills to manage credit and debt successfully.

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  5. L21 Emotional Intelligence (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 15, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Leadership for the 21st Century – Emotional Intelligence – SV4715 Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. In this class you will learn about: -The Integrity Model -Embracing Reality -Conquering your key moments -Clarifying your vision -Defining your purpose -Acting with Integrity -Valuing who you are

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  6. Dealing With Difficult People - SV3703 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 16, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    To stay competitive, high performance organizations realize they must effectively manage the interpersonal conflict that occurs among their employees. High Performance organizations are dedicated to developing employee skills needed to meet the challenges of the ever changing marketplace. To increase high performance, managers must lay the foundation for dealing with, and working through conflict. Managers need to have the essential knowledge about causes of conflict, types of difficult people, and strategies for preventing and managing conflict with them. This module will motivate managers to set goals and define actions for developing and enhancing their current conflict management abilities. It will set the groundwork for participants to acknowledge the impact that conflict can have on their job performance and the positive effect that learning to manage organizational conflict can have on an organizations bottom line.

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  7. So, you're raising a teenager? - PE3205 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 17, 2013, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    Your chatterbox son now answers your questions with a sullen "yes" or "no." Your charming daughter won't go to the store with you at all anymore. They must be teenagers. Don't despair. It's natural -- and important -- for kids to break away from their parents at this age. This emotional separation allows them to become well-adjusted adults. Yet, these may be among the most difficult years for any parent. Learn more about how to communicate and interact with your teenager.

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  8. Working Dynamics of Complaints - PD3421 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 5, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    This half-day workshop would look at how to handle complaints, learning to diagnose aggressive, passive, and chronic complainers, and different strategies appropriate to the situation. Case studies and role plays will be the primary teaching device.

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  9. ICMA-RC I am Nearing Retirement, Now What? (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 5, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    Managing your ICMA-RC Retirement Accounts - If you are retiring soon, you probably have many questions about your retirement accounts. Learn what you should consider next.

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  10. L21 Effective Supervisory Skills (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 19, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Leadership for the 21st Century – Effective Supervisory Skills – SV4716 Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. Effective Supervisory Skills for Leadership for the 21st Century Supervisors play a key role in any organization. They are responsible for creating a link between upper management and front-line employees, and have a dramatic impact on employee performance and behavior. In this full day program you will gain an understanding of your role in the organization and acquire knowledge of the liabilities facing supervisors. You will identify the top 10 mistakes of new superviosrs and identify competencies necessary for success.

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  11. Empowering Others for Success - SV3402 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 20, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Bringing out the best in you so you can bring out the best in others. Leadership is a rich and meaningful word. It stirs up a sense of idealism, excitement, hope and courage. It is a word that inspires us to be our best, a word that we associate with those who have made the greatest difference in our lives. In short, leadership is a significant part of the answer to whatever challenges our organizations may face. In this program participants will learn the difference between commitment and compliance motivation, understand how leadership changes to create commitment and learn the four principles of empowerment.

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  12. Introduction to Line Dancing - PE3206 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 21, 2013, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Two left feet? Not anymore. Everyone can learn to line dance - even guys. While dancers move without touching one another they execute the same moves at the same time giving the dance a strong sense of cohesiveness. The symmetry and graceful movements that are often a part of the dancing make it possible for just about anyone to enjoy it. What a great way to get your cardio exercise!

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  13. L21 Teambuilding (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 26, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Leadership for the 21st Century - Teambuilding – SV4717 Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. High performance teams are more than a group of people working together to accomplish a task. They share a common vision and purpose that inspires their performance. They feel accountable for their work. In this course you will learn: -What makes a team; -Personal circles of influence; -The role of the leader; -Characteristics and traits of high performing teams; -How to ensure greater accountability.

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  14. Business Writing - 3 Hr. Class - SD3320 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 27, 2013, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Municipal Center

    “Say what you mean, and mean what you say!” When staff members put words on paper, or in an email message they are making a powerful statement about themselves and the organization. Business writings should get the results desired while presenting the writer as a professional. This workshop will ensure participants’ writings are clear, concise and the message is easily understood by the reader. Participants will learn methods for eliminating jargon, clichés and the over usage of company’s acronyms. This workshop will focus on current guidelines used in business writings utilized today. Business Writing Basics: Understand how business writing is uniquely different from other types of writing by understanding the rules An approach for getting an immediate response to any written communication How to un-clutter your messages by eliminating unnecessary words and redundant expressions

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  15. Leading Without Authority - PD3425 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    Whether you're a supervisor, department head, or working on the front lines, at certain times you've had the opportunity to influence, or even improve, the performance of people who don't formally report to you. And whether you know it or not, this was an opportunity for you to lead! Leadership has less to do with titles and positions and more to do with how we lead by example and help others to be more than they thought they could be. This interactive and fun program examines ways that you can lead from any position without being given the authority or responsibility to do so. Participants will learn and begin to apply: • The three basic principles of leading with authority. • Direct influencing skills that others will appreciate. • Two ways to be seen as a leader without even trying!

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

    July 9, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  17. L21 Performance Management (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 10, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Leadership for the 21st Century – Performance Management - SV4719 Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. Managing employee performance is the most important part of a supervisor's job. The performance evaluation form is just one component of performance management. Learn about performance objectives, SMART goals, providing constructive feedback, and employee development.

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  18. Customer Service is our Business - SD3200 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 11, 2013, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Municipal Center

    Whether your staff works in the field or within an office setting, this "pilot" training program will provide the participant with a customer service self-assessment, explain why quality of service is important, and give your team important tools necessary for delivering quality customer service. Course objectives: to define "customer service" in the public sector; to explain why delivering quality service is important at the City of Plano; to identify who our customers are at the City; to describe "the service expectations and needs of our customers"; to explore "perception" and the role it plays in quality of service; to explaining the concept of "Doing Something Extra"; and to take an in-depth look at "non-verbal" and "verbal" communication and their effects in service delivery (face-to-face and telephone).

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  19. Organizing @ Work for Success- SD3322 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 11, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    Learn how to configure your workspace & day for efficiency! Do you spend more than a few minutes looking for important documents? Do you find it difficult to focus on what is important, because of incoming requests? Do you feel you could be more productive at work if you had more organization? If yes, join us to… Learn an easy to use process to create and maintain an organized, efficient office and calendar!

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

    July 11, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  21. Stepping Up To Supervision - SV3405 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 16, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Emergency Operations Center - This is one component of the 7-class series of the Supervisor's Toolkit. Enrollment in "Stepping Up to Supervision" enrolls you in the entire series.

    Going from being a follower to a leader means taking on a much larger responsibility. As a supervisor, it’s not enough to follow directions…now you must give directions about what gets done, when, and by whom; it’s not enough that your projects are accurate and on time…you have to help others keep their projects on track, and see that everyone works together; it’s not enough to keep yourself motivated…you have to be a coach, cheerleader, and “strong shoulder” to people who have bad days, conflicts with each other, and other demands that you might not be able to satisfy. This course is targeted to the first-time supervisor. The learner will get an in-depth look at the essential in effective supervisory skills and leadership competencies.

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

    July 16, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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

    July 18, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  24. Medicare Basics - PE3207 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 19, 2013, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    As your parents, grandparents, relatives, or friends face health care decisions, they might need to rely on you for help. Medicare can be an important factor in many of those decisions. If you aren't familiar with Medicare or if you just want to brush up on what you already know, this course is for you. Join a representative from the North Central Area Agency on Aging to learn basic information. "Medicare Basics" is not legal advice. Official Medicare Program legal guidance is contained in the relevant statutes, regulations, and rulings.

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  25. Documenting Discipline - SV3409 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 23, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Emergency Operations Center - This is one component of the 7-class series of the Supervisor's Toolkit. Enrollment in "Stepping Up to Supervision" enrolls you in the entire series.

    Properly documenting appraisals, meetings, employee accomplishments and other events is increasingly important in today’s workplace. When documenting an employee’s work habits or performance levels, your documentation should be objective, accurate and factual. In this workshop we teach the FOSA method, which is a method used by many organizations to document work activities and performance accurately and fairly. It is a method that creates consistency and allows leaders to track performance based on measurable specific pre-established goals. Participants will learn easy methods of progressive goal-setting steps that need to be taken to properly document and discipline, if needed, employee’s work habits and performance. This process assists leaders with promoting employees or terminating with validated legal data. Our approach to the workshops is heavily laden with interactive, role-plays and realistic scenarios.

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

    July 23, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  27. Communication Skills for Supervisors - SV3704 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 25, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Effective communication is an essential skill in today’s fast-paced business world. Effective communicators understand that communication is a complex process that can often be challenging. Creating an organization in which communication is truly valued in more than just a good idea; it’s good business. Organizations that choose to foster good communication skills will aid their employees in both their professional and personal development. Organizations that are strategically positioned to effectively compete in the global marketplace recognize that they must have supervisors who can communicate effectively. This module will help supervisors understand the role communication plays in leadership. The role of a supervisor requires additional communication skills and developing those skills takes time and effort, but results in more effective performance and higher productivity.

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  28. FMLA/Worker’s Comp. - PD3212 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 25, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Emergency Operations Center - This is one component of the 7-class series of the Supervisor's Toolkit. Enrollment in "Stepping Up to Supervision" enrolls you in the entire series.

    FMLA/Workers’ Comp. - PD3212 Policy 212, Family and Medical Leave, is the foundation for this class. You will learn about your responsibilities concerning your employees' Family Medical Leave. This will include Eligibility, Procedures and Requirements of FML, your responsibilities for FML, and coordinating with Workers' Comp.

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

    July 25, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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

    July 30, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  31. L21 Presentation Skills (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 31, 2013, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Leadership for the 21st Century – Presentation Skills – SV4714 Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. Leadership for the 21st Century Learn presentation fundamentals and a greater awareness of communication styles to communicate with self-confidence.

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

    August 1, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  33. Customer Service is Our Business -SD3200(CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 6, 2013, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Emergency Operations Center - This is one component of the 7-class series of the Supervisor's Toolkit. Enrollment in "Stepping Up to Supervision" enrolls you in the entire series.

    Whether your staff works in the field or within an office setting, this "pilot" training program will provide the participant with a customer service self-assessment, explain why quality of service is important, and give your team important tools necessary for delivering quality customer service. Course objectives: to define "customer service" in the public sector; to explain why delivering quality service is important at the City of Plano; to identify who our customers are at the City; to describe "the service expectations and needs of our customers"; to explore "perception" and the role it plays in quality of service; to explain the concept of "Doing Something Extra"; and to take an in-depth look at "non-verbal" and "verbal" comm

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

    August 6, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  35. Policy 201 - Vacant Positions, Policy 206 – Wage & Hour, Time/Labor – SV3410 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 8, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Emergency Operations Center - This is one component of the 7-class series of the Supervisor's Toolkit. Enrollment in "Stepping Up to Supervision" enrolls you in the entire series.

    In this course, supervisors will learn the essentials of Policy 201 - Vacant Positions, and Policy 206 - Wage and Hour. Time and Labor, PeopleSoft and FLSA will also be discussed.

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

    August 8, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  37. Keys to Improve Job Performance - PD3422 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 13, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Keys to Improve Job Performance - PD3422 A huge contributor to organizational success is its employees. Successful and productive employees add value to an organization through their efforts and contributions that are made each day within the work environment. Topics Covered: Understand the role and responsibilities associated with your job, Learn how to adapt to change in a more effective manner, Identify methods for becoming more self-disciplined, Discuss tools and techniques to self-motivate and motivate team members, and Learn to set professional development goals. Intended Audience: All employees

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

    August 13, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  39. Search & Seizure/Policy 210/Reasonable Suspicion – SV3411 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 15, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    In this course, supervisors will learn the essentials Policy 210, Leave. Our Police Department's legal advisor will address legal searches and reasonable suspicion.

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

    August 15, 2013, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    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.

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  41. Effective Meetings - PD3426 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 21, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Effective Meetings as a Leader and as a Participant In this course you will learn what you can do before, during, and after meetings to help them run efficiently and effectively. You will have the opportunity to apply what you learn as you lead AND participate in class meetings. Efficient and effective meetings are helpful in assisting organizations to increase productivity and meet business goals. After participating in this class you will be able to: • Prepare for efficient and effective meetings; • Participate in meetings to keep them on track and focused on achieving the meeting's objectives; and, • Participate in meetings' follow-up on activities to ensure action items are completed on time.

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  42. Leading Others Through Changes - SV3408 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 22, 2013, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    We believe that the most successful organizations help their employees understand the importance of developing effective change management skills for personal and professional success. Change is a constant, challenging part of the workplace environment. Taking time to improve your skills is a worthwhile investment in your self-development. Organizations that value change management as a strategic tool recognize the value of learning about flourishing during times of transition. Program participants will learn about the change process, develop change resilience and enhance their change management skills.

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  43. L21 Negotiation (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 4, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Leadership for the 21st Century – Negotiation – SV4416 Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. This course is designed to provide theoretical and practical skills essential to being effective negotiators. Participants will learn successful strategies for negotiation. It offers a systematic approach to mastering the fundamentals of making favorable agreements that minimize conflict and maximize results. Some specific benefits include: -learning how to maximize the potential of making an agreement on your terms; -learning how to avoid making an unfavorable agreement; -identifying strengths and weaknesses in personal negotiating style; -improving the ability to make good choices in negotiating strategy; and understanding the role of relationships in making good agreements.

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  44. Beginning Social Media – SD3412 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 10, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    Explore Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Make connections with old and new friends using these social media. Learn how to set up your profile, post a status/tweet, and upload photos. Learn how to set your privacy settings to maximize your security.

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  45. L21 Stress Management (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Leadership for the 21st Century – Stress Management – SV4418 Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. Stress makes your body produce chemicals that tax your organs and tissues. It can lead to aches, pains, and worse. What stresses you? What happens to you when you are stressed? What can you to do reduce or eliminate some of the stress in your life? This interactive class will help answer these questions for you. Learn several techniques for reducing stress so as to better cope with the stress in your life.

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  46. Advanced Social Media – SD3413 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 19, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    Learn more about Facebook and how it can benefit you in a professional capacity. Learn how to share videos, pictures, and articles from the web. Set up and manage a group. Create an event and invite your followers. Learn how to use Twitter to promote your company.

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  47. Overcoming Team Dysfunctions - SV3603 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 19, 2013, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team explores the fundamental causes of organizational politics and team failure. This highly concentrated program focuses on leadership, management functions, and communication skills development. This workshop will improve leaders’ and employees’ performance. This interactive workshop elicits full participation in the learning process through practice and group discussion. Leaders will be forced to confront the behavioral pitfalls that destroy most teams and adopt the five characteristics of a truly cohesive team. The results are increased productivity! Learning Outcomes: • Attention to Results • Team Accountability • Commitment • Productive Conflict • Team Trust • Goal Driven

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  48. Linked In/Instagram – SD3305 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 19, 2013, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    Linked In is one of the most popular ways to network with other professionals. Learn how to set up a profile, upload your experience and skills. Make connections with businesses and industry experts. Instagram is a fast fun way to share photos with family and friends.

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  49. Keys to Your Improving Productivity - PD3423 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 24, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    This course provides the tips and techniques that will enable you to increase your productivity level within the work environment. Topics Covered: • Learn how to define labor productivity • Understand how productivity is measured • Discuss different factors that affect productivity • Identify methods for becoming more efficient and productive. Intended Audience: All employees

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  50. L21 Leading to Power (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 25, 2013, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Leadership for the 21st Century – Leading to Power – SD4114 Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. Leadership is not a matter of position or title. It is the ability or capacity to perform and act effectively. It’s about partnership. Learn the concept of Three Plus Three Leadership. Connect your personal values to the organization’s values. Learn the traits to motivate and lead with power.

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  51. L21 Lessons Learned and Graduation (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 25, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Enrollment is this course is limited Leadership for the 21st Century participants. This session will be a review of the Leadership for the 21st Century with a focus on lessons learned and how to improve the program. Graduation will follow.

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  52. The Power of Persuasion - PD3428 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    October 2, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    The Power of Persuasion: Getting Others to See It Your Way Do you know someone who has an amazing ability to persuade people? That person might be a co-worker who always gets exactly what he or she wants. It can be a salesperson who inevitably seems to land all the new accounts. Or neighbors who never have the slightest difficulty with their kids. We've all encountered someone who can convince and persuade others, almost by magic. But, it isn't magic! It's a skill you can learn, as an acquired ability. When you are negotiating to have others see things your way, know that there are two sides to the art of persuasion and it is not win-lose! This workshop will help you to: • Understand your options when the other party refuses to budge even an inch. • Learn communication techniques used by master negotiators when the going gets tough. • Create win-win situations instead of win-lose victories. • Learn the WHO, WHAT, and WHY of negotiation.

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  53. Documenting Discipline - SV3409 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    October 17, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    Properly documenting appraisals, meetings, employee accomplishments and other events is increasingly important in today’s workplace. When documenting an employee’s work habits or performance levels, your documentation should be objective, accurate and factual. In this workshop we teach the FOSA method, which is a method used by many organizations to document work activities and performance accurately and fairly. It is a method that creates consistency and allows leaders to track performance based on measurable specific pre-established goals. Participants will learn easy methods of progressive goal-setting steps that need to be taken to properly document and discipline, if needed, employee’s work habits and performance. This process assists leaders with promoting employees or terminating with validated legal data. Our approach to the workshops is heavily laden with interactive, role-plays and realistic scenarios. Often leaders can allow their emotions to direct them when writing

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  54. How To Handle Difficult Clients And Keep Your Sanity - AP3411 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    November 5, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    How To Handle Difficult Clients And Keep Your Sanity - AP3411 It is very easy to brand a customer "difficult" because we do not understand their complaint, believe their issues are unfounded, or feel that they complain on a frequent basis. However, it is important to try to remove any emotion from the transaction and learn how to deal with the “whole” customer/client. In this session you will learn: -Not to sweat it- it’s not about you; - Not to sweat it- it’s them, not you; - A complaint is a 4 letter word “GIFT”; - To kill them with kindness; - To walk a mile in their shoes; - And much more! This interactive session will leave you with the skill to have customers/clients wanting to see you again and again. You will be able to turn the difficult customer/client into a happy person and keep your sanity.

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  55. Habits That Create Success - SV3604 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    November 21, 2013, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    In this workshop learn the essentials of personal effectiveness that will help you take responsibility, recognize and seize opportunities, solve problems, and achieve better results. Course Objectives: In this workshop, participants will learn the time-tested principles of the 7 Habits and how to apply them to tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. Utilizing full participation, anecdotes, videos, real-life scenarios, and relevant interactive exercises, participants will laugh while they learn with a new found belief in their own abilities. This workshop provides participants with a step-by-step framework for boosting self-image, resisting ethical pressure, achieving goals, improving communication and relationships. The habits build upon each other and foster behavioral change and improvement from the inside out.

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  56. Adventures in Attitudes - AP3412 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    December 3, 2013, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Municipal Center

    Adventures in Attitudes - AP3412 In a competitive workplace/marketplace, you can’t afford to have the wrong perspective. Your future depends on it! The most important thing to do as you proceed through your career journey is to define your attitude towards work and life. How will it contribute towards your team and your future? How will it add value to your role as a career builder? This is a small thing that can make a big difference in your future. Learning Objectives: - Improve Customer Service - Improve relationships by learning effective approaches to problem solving - Inspire leadership and innovation - Create a climate of empowerment - Faster communication and teamwork - Increase positive energy, not stress - Discover effective approaches to problem solving - Develop effective listening and communication skills - Improve Customer Service

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  57. AP Communicating Confidently - SD3409 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    January 7, 2014, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    If you know what you want to say, then just say it. But it is not that simple, because doubt begins to enter our minds. This course will help you increase your confidence in communicating. We will identify how to prepare confident responses and strengthen your assertiveness skills. Topics Covered: • What is assertiveness? • Determine your level of assertiveness • Understand the four communication styles • Review the five assertiveness techniques • Learn to pick and plan your battles • Speak with confidence Intended Audience: All employees

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  58. Organizing at Work for Success -- SD3322 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    January 9, 2014, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    Learn how to configure your workspace & day for efficiency! Do you spend more than a few minutes looking for important documents? Do you find it difficult to focus on what is important, because of incoming requests? Do you feel you could be more productive at work if you had more organization? If yes, join us to… Learn an easy to use process to create and maintain an organized, efficient office and calendar!

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  59. MP3 - Learning Style Questionnaire and Profile (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    January 10, 2014, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    This class is limited to MP3 participants only.

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  60. Personal Safety SD3218 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    January 21, 2014, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    Learn: 1. How violent criminals select their victims 2. How to be a less-attractive target 3. How to avoid dangerous situations 4. Three key strategies to personal safety

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  61. ICMA-RC Seminar Payroll Roth IRA SD3122 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    February 4, 2014, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    5 reasons to choose an ICMA-RC Payroll Roth IRA. Potential for tax-free earnings, flexibility, and more...learn about all five ways a Payroll Roth IRA can help you reach your savings goals. PeopleSoft SD3122

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  62. Effective Listening - 2 Hour Course – PD3215 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    February 5, 2014, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Training Room A

    “You are not listening to me!” Sound familiar? How often do you find yourself either making that statement or hearing someone accuse you of not listening? Misunderstandings, failure to do what was asked of you, and arguments can ensue resulting from not listening effectively. Listening is difficult; it takes effort. We find the task quite easy when we are listening to what interests us. But how do you hear and process information that may be difficult to understand, or boring? How do you respond to disgruntled internal and external customers? You can learn to become a more effective listener. Workshop Objectives: • Be aware of the deterrents to effective listening. • Be able to use active listening behaviors. • Utilize appropriate listening process with disgruntled customers

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  63. The Role of Trust - SV3701 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    February 13, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A

    When trust is absent, relationships are characterized by an adversarial attitude: me vs. you; us vs. them. Rather than good will, there are deep and hidden animosities. Respect is lost and our performance is compromised as our energies go into manipulation and protection rather than working together towards a shared vision. We believe that the most successful organizations of the 21st century will be those that know how to create a climate of trust and goodwill among their employees. WHAT YOU WILL GAIN In this program, you will learn how to interact with others in ways that build trust and win-win outcomes. SPECIFICALLY, YOU WILL: • Learn the core elements of trust. • Identify how we engage in collusive, weakening patterns of relating to others. • Experience a change of heart and know how to break out of collusive patterns. • Come to view others in a way that promotes unity, trust, and goodwill. • Understand the three phases of interpersonal dialogue and practice the dialogue

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  64. Identity Theft - SD3220 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 4, 2014, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Training Room A

    The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Participants will learn: • How thieves steal your identity • What thieves do with a stolen identity • How you find out if your identity was stolen • What you should do if your identity is stolen • How to help prevent being a victim of identity theft

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  65. Emotional Intelligence - SV3702 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    March 6, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Achieve personal mastery as you transcend challenges and learn secrets of soaring new heights. Mastery: “ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition.” Masters are the victors of life, those who step up to the challenges and opportunities of life with the courage, determination, and wisdom to win the private and public victories. Mastery does not happen by accident. It is a process that occurs as we interact effectively with the events and circumstances of our lives. Each moment of our lives provides an opportunity to practice mastery by expanding our visions, awakening the faculties of our minds and our hearts, and assuming full responsibility for living, growing, and contributing. People who attend this program will learn a set of principles that will change the way they view their lives as well as their performance on the job. They will grow in self-understanding, confidence, personal effectiveness, and their ability to handle the challenges/opportunities of the workplace

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  66. Emotional Intelligence - SV3702 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    April 4, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Achieve personal mastery as you transcend challenges and learn secrets of soaring new heights. Mastery: “ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition.” Masters are the victors of life, those who step up to the challenges and opportunities of life with the courage, determination, and wisdom to win the private and public victories. Mastery does not happen by accident. It is a process that occurs as we interact effectively with the events and circumstances of our lives. Each moment of our lives provides an opportunity to practice mastery by expanding our visions, awakening the faculties of our minds and our hearts, and assuming full responsibility for living, growing, and contributing. People who attend this program will learn a set of principles that will change the way they view their lives as well as their performance on the job. They will grow in self-understanding, confidence, personal effectiveness, and their ability to handle the challenges/opportunities of the workplace

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  67. Workplace Ergonomics - SD3221 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    April 25, 2014, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    This course is an introduction to ergonomics and the importance it plays in the workplace. Whether your job involves sitting at a desk, lifting heavy objects, repetitive motion, or any number of workplace scenarios this awareness class will help you to foster a better understanding of your work environment. Additional information regarding your specific workspace may be addressed by contacting Risk Management.

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  68. Dealing with Difficult People - SV3703 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 8, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A

    To stay competitive, high performance organizations realize they must effectively manage the interpersonal conflict that occurs among their employees. High Performance organizations are dedicated to developing employee skills needed to meet the challenges of the ever changing marketplace. To increase high performance, managers must lay the foundation for dealing with, and working through conflict. Managers need to have the essential knowledge about causes of conflict, types of difficult people, and strategies for preventing and managing conflict with them. This module will motivate managers to set goals and define actions for developing and enhancing their current conflict management abilities. It will set the groundwork for participants to acknowledge the impact that conflict can have on their job performance and the positive effect that learning to manage organizational conflict can have on an organizations bottom line.

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  69. Specification Writing SD3323 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 22, 2014, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    This class will cover the fundamentals of specification writing. Participants will learn the attributes of good specifications, things to avoid, various types of specifications, and the merits of each. The class is intended for those who are or may be responsible for writing specifications, evaluating vendor offers, or administering contracts.

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  70. Defensive Driving Smith System - SD3801 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    May 30, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ 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 Objectives 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.

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  71. The Challenge of Change – PD3810 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 11, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    The Challenge of Change for All Employees 75% of organizational change programs fail. In this one day workshop you will learn how to use existing organizational culture to leverage new habits. Participants will take the Organizational Cultural Assessment Instrument to determine how they view both their micro (departmental) and macro (city) culture. This information will become the basis for understanding the cultural change process within the City of Plano and will allow you to envision the organization of the future.

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  72. Empowering Others for Success - SV3402 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 12, 2014, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    Bringing out the best in you so you can bring out the best in others. Leadership is a rich and meaningful word. It stirs up a sense of idealism, excitement, hope and courage. It is a word that inspires us to be our best, a word that we associate with those who have made the greatest difference in our lives. In short, leadership is a significant part of the answer to whatever challenges our organizations may face. In this program participants will learn the difference between commitment and compliance motivation, understand how leadership changes to create commitment and learn the four principles of empowerment.

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  73. Introduction to Blogging from the Personal Enrichment Series – PE3215 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    June 20, 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Training Room A

    Do you have a hobby, skill, or lifestyle you would like to share with the world? Blogging is the answer! Learn writing tips to make each sentence an enticement to draw the reader in for a closer look. Or create a blog using images. Whatever your passion, this course will help you develop skills to create an inviting and interesting blog, and have fun in the process. This class does not teach the technical software aspect of blogging, but easy to use sites will be provided in a handout. You do not need to bring your laptop, only paper and pencil. Each employee has the opportunity to attend up to 8 hours (4 courses) of Personal Enrichment courses each year.

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  74. Communication Skills for Supervisors - SV3704 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 10, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Effective communication is an essential skill in today’s fast-paced business world. Effective communicators understand that communication is a complex process that can often be challenging. Creating an organization in which communication is truly valued in more than just a good idea; it’s good business. Organizations that choose to foster good communication skills will aid their employees in both their professional and personal development. Organizations that are strategically positioned to effectively compete in the global marketplace recognize that they must have supervisors who can communicate effectively. This module will help supervisors understand the role communication plays in leadership. The role of a supervisor requires additional communication skills and developing those skills takes time and effort, but results in more effective performance and higher productivity.

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

    July 25, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    This course 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 hr. 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.

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  76. Leading Others Through Changes - SV3408 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 14, 2014, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    We believe that the most successful organizations help their employees understand the importance of developing effective change management skills for personal and professional success. Change is a constant, challenging part of the workplace environment. Taking time to improve your skills is a worthwhile investment in your self-development. Organizations that value change management as a strategic tool recognize the value of learning about flourishing during times of transition. Program participants will learn about the change process, develop change resilience and enhance their change management skills.

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  77. Working Dynamics of Complaints - PD3421 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 14, 2014, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    This half-day workshop would look at how to handle complaints, learning to diagnose aggressive, passive, and chronic complainers, and different strategies appropriate to the situation. Case studies and role plays will be the primary teaching device.

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  78. Expressing Yourself (City of Plano Employees Only)

    August 26, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A

    Expressing Yourself: Presenting Your Thoughts and Ideas Description: The ability to express yourself clearly and persuasively and in a manner that gets the attention your ideas deserve and get you viewed as a leader. The participant will learn how to organize their thoughts with a focus on addressing the needs of the listeners and achieving their objectives while delivering their message clearly and concisely. They will have a greater understanding of how the audience perceives them. Course Content: ? Identifying ones comfort zone ? Elements of speaking ? Delivery techniques: Verbal and Non-Verbal ? Practice in front of the group ? Peer feedback

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  79. Wills: Learn the Facts from the Personal Enrichment Series - PE3217 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    August 29, 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Training Room A

    From the Personal Enrichment Series. Each employee is allowed to take 4 classes (8 hours) per year from the Personal Enrichment Series. Many people have only a vague notion about what a will is and why they need one. This class will explain what happens when someone dies. We will learn what is included in the “estate” that needs to go through the legal process called “probate” to pass on to heirs. We will discuss how you can do a will by yourself or with a computer program—but why this is not a good idea. We will discuss the different types of wills and some of the issues that are common to most wills. Finally we will discuss the process and cost of making a valid will.

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  80. MS Excel 2010 I - 8 Hours (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 5, 2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Municipal Center

    Excel is spreadsheet software that is part of the Microsoft Office suite of office applications. In this hands-on, introductory course students will learn to create a worksheet and embedded chart; use formulas, functions, formatting and work with large worksheets using what-if analysis and charting. Course Outcomes: The student will be able to: • Start and quit Excel • Enter text and numbers • Select a range • Use AutoSum button • Copy using the fill handle • Change font size • Format in bold • Center across columns • Use AutoFormat command • Chart using the ChartWizard • Save and open a workbook • Edit a worksheet • Use the AutoCalculate area • Use the Excel Help system • Enter formulas • Use functions • Verify formulas • Format text and numbers • Change of width of columns and rows • Spell check • Preview a worksheet • Use the IF function and absolute cell references • Perform what-if analysis • Rotate text • Use the fill handle to create a series • Delet

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  81. Situational Leadership - SV3605 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 11, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Training Room A

    Build Trust... Collaborate... Improve Leadership... Solve Problems There is no single "best" style of leadership. Effective leadership is task-relevant, and the most successful leaders are those that adapt their leadership style to the development/maturity of the individuals or group they are attempting to lead or influence. Effective leadership varies, not only with the person or group that is being influenced, but it also depends on the task, job or function that needs to be accomplished. This workshop will empower leaders to set high but attainable goals while determining their staff's willingness and ability to take responsibility for task and relevant education based on the experience of the individuals or group. Learning Objectives: • Understand and learn the behaviors of effective leaders and members • Embrace and practice accountability • Improve productivity in current work teams • Understand team dynamics, or the patterns of behavior that occur within a team,

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  82. L21 Effective Supervisory Skills SV4716 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 17, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A

    Enrollment in this class is limited to Leadership for the 21st Century participants. Effective Supervisory Skills for Leadership for the 21st Century. Supervisors play a key role in any organization. They are responsible for creating a link between upper management and front-line employees, and have a dramatic impact on employee performance and behavior. In this full day program you will gain an understanding of your role in the organization and acquire knowledge of the liabilities facing supervisors. You will identify the top 10 mistakes of new supervisors and identify competencies necessary for success.

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  83. L21 Graduation/Lessons Learned SV4201 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 24, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Training Room A

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  84. L21 Graduation/Lessons Learned SV4201 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 24, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Training Room A

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  85. L21 Graduation/Lessons Learned SV4201 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 24, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Training Room A

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  86. L21 Graduation/Lessons Learned SV4201 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 24, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Training Room A

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  87. L21 Graduation/Lessons Learned SV4201 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    September 24, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Training Room A

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  88. Essential Interviewing Skills - PD3704 (City of Plano Employees Only)

    September 30, 2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Municipal Center

    The best hiring decisions result in productive employees who enjoy their responsibilities and contribute to your organization’s success. Hiring the wrong person for the job can be very costly in terms of time, money, resources, customer relations, productivity, and employee morale. Interviewers make the best hiring decisions when they gather meaningful, job-related information from applicants. Each job has inherent, distinct responsibilities, so each job has a unique set of competencies—behaviors, knowledge, and motivations—that are needed to be successful in the job. The Essential Interviewing SkillsSM course teaches participants how to interview for the behaviors, knowledge, and motivations that are needed to be successful in a job. COURSE OBJECTIVES Essential Interviewing Skills teaches participants competency-based interviewing. They learn: > The implications of a poor hiring decision. > How competencies define the requirements of a job. > How specific job com

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  89. Leadership Now PD3218 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    October 7, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    ? Explore the differences between management and leadership and why this distinction matters ? Consider the impact of ethics in organizations and the important role of leaders ? Learn how to understand and utilized the behaviors of effective leaders

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  90. Coaching through Conflict - SV3412 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    October 9, 2014, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    This workshop will provide participants with the solid skills needed to achieve exceptional results by understanding how to effectively coach staff members. Handling performance problems, successes and coaching employees are a major part of every leader’s career. If not handled properly it can lead to unhealthy conflict, morale challenges or legal issues. Participants will be exposed to the ABCD Coaching Model™ to reinforce corporate values, while building morale to increase productivity in their staff and processes. Whether a first time leader or a seasoned veteran, you will embrace the best practices and strategies to project polished leadership. Learning Outcomes: Understand how the ABCD Coaching Model™ creates a win-win for you and your staff. Understand how to coach for Self Discovery to meet performance metrics. Identify how to develop key strategies through questioning to maximize results and create growth plans or exit plans. Discover how coaching th

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  91. Smith Systems Driving Course SD3801 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    October 31, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    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.

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  92. Smith Systems Driving Course SD3801 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    November 7, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    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.

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  93. Identity Theft - SD3220 (City of Plano Employee Only)

    November 11, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Participants will learn: • How thieves steal your identity • What thieves do with a stolen identity • How you find out if your identity was stolen • What you should do if your identity is stolen • How to help prevent being a victim of identity theft

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  94. Habits that Create Success - SV3604 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    November 13, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Training Room A

    In this workshop learn the essentials of personal effectiveness that will help you take responsibility, recognize and seize opportunities, solve problems, and achieve better results. Course Objectives: In this workshop, participants will learn the time-tested principles of the 7 Habits and how to apply them to tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. Utilizing full participation, anecdotes, videos, real-life scenarios, and relevant interactive exercises, participants will laugh while they learn with a new found belief in their own abilities. This workshop provides participants with a step-by-step framework for boosting self-image, resisting ethical pressure, achieving goals, improving communication and relationships. The habits build upon each other and foster behavioral change and improvement from the inside out.

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  95. Getting Organized for Administrative Professionals - AP3421 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    December 9, 2014, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Chief William Peterson Emergency Operations Center

    Getting Organized for Administrative Professionals. Learn how to configure your workspace & day for efficiency! Do you or your team members spend more than a few minutes looking for important documents? Do you find it difficult to focus on what is important, because of interruptions and incoming requests? Would you love to help your team be more productive and organized at work? If yes, join us! What will you leave with? A reusable process to organize your desk for success. An easy-to-use method for maintaining your files and paper flow. The top 5 common time wasters and how to effectively handle them. Proven time management techniques that will give you back more time during the day. Feeling more in control over your time and space.

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  96. MP3 - Communication Styles - EX4520 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    January 27, 2015, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Conference Room 2-B

    This is an MP3 Class. Learn more about your communication style and the styles of your coworkers.

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  97. Enhancing Your Professionalism - AP3423 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    February 10, 2015, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

    This course is part of the Administrative Professional Series. Your professional image plays a vital role in your success and in the success of your organization. Do you have a communication style appropriate to your business? Do you present a professional appearance? Building and maintaining a professional image is the focal point of this program designed for the business professional. If you want to build self-confidence, present yourself professionally, and communicate more effectively, this program is for you. You will learn some things about yourself and about the impression you make. Best of all, you will learn how to make changes that will enhance your success on the job.

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  98. MS Excel 2010 I-8 Hour - SD3803 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    February 11, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Technology Services Training Room

    Excel is spreadsheet software that is part of the Microsoft Office suite of office applications. In this hands-on, introductory course students will learn to create a worksheet and embedded chart; use formulas, functions, formatting and work with large worksheets using what-if analysis and charting. Course Outcomes: The student will be able to: • Start and quit Excel • Enter text and numbers • Select a range • Use AutoSum button • Copy using the fill handle • Change font size • Format in bold • Center across columns • Use AutoFormat command • Chart using the ChartWizard • Save and open a workbook • Edit a worksheet • Use the AutoCalculate area • Use the Excel Help system • Enter formulas • Use functions • Verify formulas • Format text and numbers • Change of width of columns and rows • Spell check • Preview a worksheet • Use the IF function and absolute cell references • Perform what-if analysis • Rotate text • Use the fill handle to create a series • Delete

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  99. From Invisible to Invincible - SV3303 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    February 12, 2015, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Training Room A

    Learning Outcomes: - The true meaning of career advancement. Hint: It doesn't always mean, "moving up the ranks". - Discover how to build an accountability culture within your department - The common mistakes that many make that derail their career advancement and how you can avoid these traps. - How you can take charge of your career by taking ownership and taking action. - Understand how to improve results and morale among team members by asking the right questions - Understanding the importance of keeping agreements and taking ownership Description: Organizational Accountability is needed because personal accountability is the foundation of an outstanding organization. Before service, management, sales, and team training comes the question behind the question of accountability. When Blame, Victim Thinking, and Procrastination exist, teamwork, productivity, morale, and results suffer. All things are better— including your current work efforts—when individuals learn to practic

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  100. Managers Roundtable - MG4413 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    February 19, 2015, 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

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

    March 6, 2015, 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

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

    March 12, 2015, 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.

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

    March 17, 2015, 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.

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

    March 19, 2015, 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

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

    March 19, 2015, 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.

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

    March 24, 2015, 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 everyd