Welcome to June.  Check this post for events this month that require reservations or tickets.  Don’t miss out on something great! For a daily events happening in the area check the PAM Calendar.

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Ropes Course Adventure Day
Saturday, June 6th, 1-4pm
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney
Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or less persons) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Adventure Days. Reservations are required for these programs. The ropes course can be scheduled for custom programs for groups of ten or more persons. Registration required.

Disney in Concert
Sunday, June 7th at 2 & 7pm
Allen Event Center
Come be enchanted by Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies! Watch projected video clips from iconic Disney films as the soundtrack comes to life right before your eyes. Concert will be performed by four leading vocalists and backed by a symphony orchestra. Every new generation has a favorite Disney musical, whether it’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King or Frozen. And then there are the classics, from a Mary Poppins medley to the “Yo ho” of Pirates of the Caribbean. When everyone joins together for memorable moments and melodies that Mouseketeers of all ages know by heart, it feels like a small world, after all.

Nature Explore Family Club
Plano Environmental Education Center
June 7th & 8th
June Theme: Insect Detectives.  Join us for fun activities appropriate for children ages 3-8. FREE, registration required

Illustrator 101
Haggard Library
June 9th, 6:30pm
Learn how to use Illustrator to create scalable vector graphics and designs. Ages 13-18

Cinderella
Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas
June 10th – 24th
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!

Junior Robotics: Airplane Rescue
Schimelpfenig Library
Wednesday, June 10th 3pm
Build an airplane that changes speed as it tilts up and down!

Tankbots
Davis Library
June 10th 2-5pm
Build and program your very own tankbot to race and battle its way through our obstacle course. Ages 13-18.

Spy School
Haggard Library
Thursday, June 11th 3pm
Create your code name, work on your disguise and test your stealthy secret agent skills! Grades 4-8

Squishy Circuits
Davis Library
Thursday, June 11th 3pm
Get hands-on and explore simple circuits and electronics with play dough!  Free, registration required.

Stop Motion 101
Haggard Library
June 12th 3-5pm
Learn about Stop Motion and create a video using our iPads. Ages 13-18

Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure
Allen Event Center
Saturday, June 13th
The live-action, musical children’s show, based on the popular TV series, gives young fans and their families the opportunity to experience the train-tastic adventures of the Chuggington trainees: Wilson, Brewster and Koko.

Family Swim Night/Luau
Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, Plano
Monday, June 15th 7:30-9:30pm
Come dressed in your luau best! Join us for a family night of swimming and fun. Burgers, chips, drink and ice cream are included in the fee and will be served until 9 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. Everyone age 3 and older must register. Price is per person. Register with course #170848

A Day at the Farm
Heritage Farmstead Museum
Tuesday, June 16th 10am-1:30pm
Experience what life was like on the Blackland Prairie with A Day at the Farm. Stroll through our four acres, feed our chickens, and walk through the historic Farrell Wilson House. Hands on activities include feeding the chickens, milking Buttermilk the Incredible Milking Cow, washing clothing the old fashioned way, and so much more! Tickets are $5.00 per person.

Photoshop 101
Haggard Library
June 17th 6:30pm
Learn how to use Photoshop to manipulate your photos and create better images. Ages 13-18

Illustrator 101
Parr Library
June 17th, 6:30pm
Learn how to use Illustrator to create scalable vector graphics and designs

Mac 101
Haggard Library
June 18th 3pm
Get hands on experience with our MacBooks and learn what you can really do with them. Ages 13-18

Junior Robotics: Goal Keeper & Kicker
Harrington Library
June 19th 10am
Use pulleys and belts, and learn about friction as you build a mechanical goal keeper that will move back and forth to block the ball. Test with a goal-kicking soccer player!

An American Girl: Movie
American Girl Store, Dallas
Friday, June 19th, noon
Come celebrate the release of the DVD for the newest Girl of the Year® movie, An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success. As part of the festivities, you’ll also receive a great Grace goody bag, get to take a fun “red carpet” photo, enter for a chance to win your own Grace doll and prize package, and watch a screening of the movie. $10/person, reservations required

Alice: The Musical
The Art Centre Theatre, Plano
June 19th – 27th
Paul Boyd’s spectacular musical adaptation of the beloved tale arrives at ACT. Join Alice on a golden afternoon as she follows the elusive White Rabbit into Wonderland, where she meets The Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and confronts the Queen of Hearts and her army of playing cards. Memorable songs and hilarious scenes bring this beloved tale to life in this high-energy performance! Youth cast performance.

“Salmagundi” Circus Dinner Theater
Carrollton Plaza Arts Center
Friday, June 19th
Salmagundi! – circus dinner theater with a really silly name!  Dinner served at 6pm, show begins at 7pm

Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
June 19th – 21st
Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. The astounding feats performed in this action packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with spectacular costumes that come to life in a fantastical jungle setting ignited by striking visual effects. From the breathtaking soaring aerial butterflies to the balancing giraffes, gigantic flowers, trees and kings of the jungle, this world-class explosion of athleticism, theatre and imagination will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages anywhere in the world.

Mary Poppins
Courtyard Theater, Plano
June 19th & 20th
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Breakfast with Captain America
Saturday, Amazing Jake’s, Plano
June 20th 8-10am
Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast plus an opportunity to meet and take your picture with Captain America! Online Reservations Required. $6.99/person

Scribblebots
Davis Library
Saturday, June 20th 3pm
Create unique artwork by building a bot that colors as it moves. You’ll leave with your very own Scribblebot to take home

Stars on the Prairie
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center
Saturday, June 20th at 8:45pm
Join us for a fascinating evening as we visit a dark spot in LLELA’s prairie restoration area to explore the wonders of the night sky. Ages 5 and up. There is a $5 program fee, in addition to the regular gate fee ($5/person). Reservations are required at 972-219-3930 or [email protected] If the sky is cloudy, we will still meet and take a night hike.

Intro to 3D Printing
Davis Library
June 20th 9-11am
Learn the basics of 3D printing. Create a design to 3D print and receive a voucher for one free 3D print job of limited size.  Registration required, grades 9+

Annie
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
June 23rd – July 5th
Since its Broadway premier in 1977, Annie has delighted audiences worldwide and its a particular favourite of children who love Annie’s cheeky demeanour and her bubbly outlook. This brand new national tour sees talented nine-year old actress Issie Swickle taking on the title role. Suitable for all ages, two hours with one 15 minute intermission.

Ableton 101
Parr Library
June 24th & 28
Learn the basics of digital music making: composition, mixing, and recording. Ages 13+

EV3 Programming Challenge
Davis Library
June 24th 2-5pm
Comfortable with EV3 robots and ready for the next step? Learn to use loops and switches for more advanced EV3 programs. Ages 13-18

Intro to 3D Printing
Davis Library 2-4pm
Thursday, June 25th 2-4pm
Learn the basics of 3D printing. Create a design to 3D print and receive a voucher for one free 3D print job of limited size.  Grades 1-8

Podcasting 101
Haggard Library
June 25th 3-5pm
Use cameras, the green screen, and Adobe Premiere to create and edit videos. Ages 13-18

Stop Motion Animation
Schimelpfenig Library
June 25th 3-5pm
Learn how to create stop motion animation using Legos, action figures, and other small toys. Recreate a scene from your favorite book or movie or write your own original script and we’ll feature a clip from your video on Instagram. Grades 6+

Arduino 101
Harrington Library
Sunday, June 28th, 2pm
What is arduino? All components including hardware and software will be explained. We will have an LED demo with sample code. Students will have a chance to a create a very basic circuit design and compile a small
program to control it. Presented by TheLab.ms. Ages 7-12

Mac 101
Harrington Library
Monday, June 29th 3pm
Get hands on experience with our MacBooks and learn what you can really do with them. Grades 6-12

Scratch Programming
Harrington Library
Tuesday, June 30th, 2-5pm
Students will learn the ideas behind programming with a simple drag-and-drop building blocks program designed for children. They will be able to control a cartoon and make it dance to music. Presented by TheLab.ms. Ages 7-12