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Family-Fun Things to Do

 

 

 

1) HOOP IT UP FOR HEROES

January 20

Military Night at the Texas Legends game vs. the Rio Grande Valley Vipers will benefit the American Fallen Soldiers Project, which provides comfort and healing to the grieving families of our fallen military. Their mission is to honor and forever memorialize the American military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to comfort their mourning families.

Where: Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco

Cost: Tickets available at www.texas.gleague.nba.com

More Info: www.americanfallensoldiers.com

 

2) GET CAMPY 

January 27

It’s not too soon to plan your kids’ summer camps, trips and internships, and expert Helene Abrams is bringing in reps from across the globe to give you some up close and personal insights to find which is the right match for your kids.

Tips on Trips and Camps is a FREE advisory service providing information on over 600 overnight summer camps, trips and programs for students ages 7 to 18.  Who says you can’t get something good for free!?

Where: The Episcopal School of Dallas at 4100 Merrell Rd.

Cost:  FREE

More info: Contact Helene Abrams at 214.484.8141 or 

Helene@TipsonTripsandCamps.com

 

3) JAM IT UP

February 10 

This action packed event includes monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

Where: AT&T Stadium

Cost: $20-$150

More Info: www.monsterjam.com 

 

4) LAUGH FOR A CAUSE

February 24

The one and only Jay Leno is headlining The Samaritan Inn Gala.  Proceeds benefit the McKinney nonprofit organization serving individuals experiencing homelessness.

Where: Intercontinental Dallas Hotel

More info: www.thesamaritaninn.com

 

5) FEEL THE POWER

March 3 – 5

Missed the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas?  Don’t despair!  Electronics retail leader, Starpower is bringing in the experts from across the globe and letting consumers preview the latest and greatest in cutting edge technology.

Where: Starpower, 15340 North Dallas Parkway, Dallas

Cost: Free

More Info: www.star-power.com

 

6) ADOPT A FURRY FRIEND

Every Saturday 

This new year it just might be time to welcome a new furry family member. Head to Watters Creek to find the perfect pet to bring home. Please check for location and time changes or cancellations due to weather.

Tickets: Watters Creek/Allen

More info: www.watterscreek.com

 

7) Take in a Show

February 16-18 and 23-24 

Get swept away by the magic of this unforgettable musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature. The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz.

Credits: Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Peter Parnell. 

Where: North Texas Performing Arts/Plano (inside The Shops at Willow Bend)

Cost: From $18 to $25

More Info: northtexasperformingarts.org

               

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