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WHEN:  Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am to noon

WHERE:  The Texas Sculpture Garden at Hall Park, 6801 Gaylord Pkwy., Frisco

WHAT:  A collection of 40 contemporary works by some of the state’s most important artists. Recognized as the largest collection of its kind ever assembled and made available to the public.

COST: Free




WHEN: Saturdays Throughout the Year (Nearly Every Weekend)

WHERE:  Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm

WHAT: Find your forever friend at Watters Creek Pet Adoptions. Pet Adoptions nearly every week from DFW Lab Rescue, Legacy Humane Society, and League of Animal Protectors.




Emerging Artists Exhibit at The Artists’ Showplace

When: March 10-March 30

Where: The Artists’ Showplace Gallery
15615 Coit Road #230 | Richardson

What: The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to spotlight three talented area artists on the rise. The exhibit runs from Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 30.

Representational figurative artist Arturo Murga began painting in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, at the age of nine. The former graphic designer is mostly self-taught and paints in oil and acrylic. Influenced by both outdoor life and his Mexican heritage, he specializes in portraits (many large-scale).
Arizona native Hunter Connor has been painting his entire life and began exhibiting his innovative mixed media paintings in galleries and festivals at the age of 16. Now 20, his varied artistic experiences include textile design, photography, filmmaking and poetry.
Born in China, 20-year-old artist Shae White spent the first three years of her life in an orphanage before being adopted by an American family and brought to the U.S. Largely self-taught, she takes inspiration from both American and Chinese culture when creating her edgy, imaginative paintings. Shae is currently a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

For more information, please call 972-233-1223 or visit



FUN-damentals of Art

Instructor: Don Longo

March 30-April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Art from the Heart

Instructor: Tina Alvarez

$45 + $20 Supply Fee

Spring Session: Thursday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


To register or for more information, please call 972-233-1223 or visit


9th Annual FREE Prom Closet

When: March 28-30 and April 1

Where: St. Andrews United Methodist Church
1401 Mira Vista Drive | Plano

What:  St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites girls from ANYWHERE in need of a prom dress to come to the 9th Annual Prom Closet to select a dress and accessories, all at no cost. Dresses sized 0 to 28 are available to choose from, many of which have never been worn. The only requirement is that girls must be present to select their dresses/accessories.

Community members, businesses, organizations, and local groups have donated dresses, shoes, wraps, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories for this annual event, organized and operated by The St. Andrew United Methodist Women.  The Prom Closet was created to provide a unique shopping experience for young ladies who because of finances would be unable to attend prom.   Prom Closet organizers and volunteers confirm that not only is the need great, but the impact the dress makes on the girl and her family is immeasurable.

Prom closet informational hotline:  469-385-1810; Email


2nd Annual Cougar Run 5K and Fun Run
featuring Olympic Gold Medalist and Collin Alum Carly Patterson as honorary chair

When: April 1 at 7 PM

Where: Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus
9700 Wade Blvd. | Frisco

What:  Open to the public and organized as a family-friendly event, the run will begin at 7 p.m. and will continue into the early evening. Racers can expect lighted running paths, collectible running medals and more fun than you can shake a sneaker at.

“Whether taking part in our 5K or in the fun run, racers will have a unique experience as they walk or run through the night around Preston Ridge Campus,” Collin College Foundation Board Chair Bill Cox said.  “The Cougar Run is a prelude to our Founders Day, so what better way to salute more than three generations of shining stars than with a glow run?”

Participants will enjoy visits with the Collin College mascot, numerous vendor booths with unique items and free parking.

Money raised at the Cougar Run will benefit the Collin Alumni Scholarship Fund. The Collin College Foundation, which is organizing the Cougar Run along with Frisco Running Co., provides scholarships to students each year. “To have such an amazing college right here in my backyard, it was awesome to be able to enroll and attend here. I think that everybody who wants to get a college degree and wants to attend college should absolutely have that opportunity whether their financial situation allows it or not,” Patterson said.

Register for Cougar Run at Sign up now for early registration pricing: $25 through March 20; $30 after March 20; or $35 on the day of the race. For more information, visit or call 972.599.3145.



Legacy Live

When: April 1- June 30, 2017, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Shops at Legacy Shopping Center

What: Grab a seat on one of our patios or shop exclusive retail while you enjoy live music from strolling musicians at The Shops at Legacy! Make sure you tag your photo on Instagram or Facebook with #LegacyLive to share your visits! View the live schedule in the website below.

Cost: Free Admission



 Spring Forward at the Artist’s Showplace Gallery

 When: April 7, 2017, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Where: Artist’s Showplace Gallery

What: This event is presented by Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society. The exhibition will run from March 31-April 28. The reception will be hosted on April 7 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and the hang date is on March 31 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Cost: View website for more info.




When: April 8-May 13

Where: The Artists’ Showplace Gallery
15615 Coit Road #230 | Richardson

What: The Artists Showplace Gallery is delighted to host one of the premier art events of the season. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased every April in Dallas. The annual event seeks to promote an appreciation for the process of en plen air, which is French for “in open air”. Most of the works were completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location, and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.

The exhibit runs from April 8 to May 13. The opening reception and presentation of awards will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 3:00 to 6:00. On Sunday, April 9, the gallery will be open from 1:00 to 5:00, with artist demonstrations from 2:00 to 4:00.

For more information, visit



AWARE Affair Celebrate the Moments

When: April 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Hilton Anatole Hotel

What: The event begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction. A three-course dinner is served in the ballroom and guests enjoy presentations, a spirited live auction, dancing to the Georgia Bridgewater Orchestra with music spanning the decades and a fabulous dance troupe to take us back in time. A fabulous and fun evening benefitting AWARE, an organization dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease and providing funding and support to nonprofit organizations in Dallas that offer support to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Cost: $250.00+ per person



benefitting Children’s Medical Center

When: Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 PM

Where: Mercedes-Benz of Plano

What: The Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano, along with Mercedes-Benz of Plano and TOOTSIES, is hosting the 5th annual Legacy of Love Benefit & Fashion Show.

The show will feature fashions by TOOTSIES, along with bites from notable Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants, great entertainment and a luxury raffle. This annual runway show celebrates the latest fashions and trends with special models, including Children’s patients.

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of this distinguished event, the Auxiliary will honor five women of vision, who have devoted their lives to leaving a Legacy for the children of Collin County. The Auxiliary is thrilled to announce the honorees are Sandy Brennan, Sue de Mille Minyard, Joyce Houlihan, Dr. Betty Muns and Sen. Florence Shapiro

Cost: Tickets are $125. Sponsorships available.

Website: CLICK HERE for details


Mad Hatter’s Tea Under the Tuscan Sun

When: April 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

What: Celebrating its 29th year, this fabulous and fun party has been an ongoing fundraising event sponsored by the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Monies raised grow and maintain A Woman’s Garden, a major garden at the Dallas Arboretum. Over 500 guests, some from as far away as California, plan their trips to Dallas not only to take part in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – many in wild and wonderful over-the-top hats – but to view the glorious springtime azalea displays and flowers that grace the Dallas Arboretum.  Event includes champagne reception in Ginsburg Plaza, professionally staged and choreographed fashion presentation produced by the inimitable Jan Strimple, followed by a seated luncheon under elegantly draped tents. Hats are judged in different categories. Winners are announced at the fashion show and strut the runway.  Celebrity Guest: Rachel Zoe, an unparalleled fixture in the fashion world known for her unique take on effortless glamour.

Cost: $350.00+



Pot of Gold Luncheon 2017

When: Friday April 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Hilton Anatole Hotel

What: The 2017 Pot of Gold Luncheon & Auction will celebrate Rainbow Days 35 years of service to children and youth facing adversity in our community.  This 20th annual luncheon is a festive event filled with colorful balloons, a special performance from the children, a fantastic auction filled with over 100 prize packages and inspiring speakers.  We anticipate over 600 guests, including local business professionals and community members, to be in attendance this coming year with a goal of raising $275,000 to benefit the programs of Rainbow Days.

Cost: $150.00+ per person



Earth Day Texas

When: April 21-23, 2017

Where: Fair Park

What: This three-day free event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts. Attendees will also enjoy numerous outdoor experiences, including live music, sustainable beer and food pavilions, electric bike test tracks, and family activities.





When: April 29 | 10 am-noon

Where: Crosby Recreation Center
1610 Crosby Road | Carrollton

What: Operation Kindness has partnered with Pets for Life and the City of Carrollton to host a pet health clinic for the underserved community in Carrollton. Vaccinations, microchipping and city licenses will be available at no cost to low-income pet owners. The no-kill shelter will also provide spay and neuter humane education to attendees.



Dog Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium, Fair Park

When: April 30, 2017, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park

What: Spoil your four-legged fur ball with an afternoon of doggy delights inside Fair Park’s Cotton Bowl Stadium. Dallas’ most historic football field will transform into a super-sized dog park for canines of all sizes to romp and run unleashed! Local dog rescue groups, clubs, and pet related vendors will be located along the sidelines with pet products and information. Water stations and a giant “dip and sip” splash bowls will keep canines cool and quenched, while humans will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments (including beer) and other concessions.

Admission is free. For the Dog Bowl, the City of Dallas will charge $5 for parking within the gates of Fair Park. You can also ride the DART Rail Green Line to the Fair Park Station. (Non-service animals are allowed on DART only if they are in crates.) Owners will be asked to observe all current City of Dallas Dog Park policies while at Fair Park. Dog Bowl is hosted by Friends of Fair Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Cost: Free Admission



34th Annual Southwest Open Chili Championship & North of The Brazos Cook-off

When: May 27-28, 2017

Where: Choctaw Casinos & Resorts

What: The 34TH Annual Southwest Open Chili Championship will be hosted by the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK. on Saturday May 27, 2017. The cook-off will be held at the Choctaw/KOA RV Park on the grounds of the Choctaw Casino & Resort. The Casino is located just across the Texas/Oklahoma border, North of Dallas/Ft Worth area on U.S Hwy 75.

Cost: Pricing information varies and can be found on the website link below.