Do you hate to miss out on great kid or family events because you didn’t register on time or get tickets? This post is for you! Below are the events happening in September that require pre-registration or tickets. Please share anything I’m missing via a comment, and have a fantastic September!

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Mean Girls
Art Centre Theatre, Plano
August 28 – September 6
It’s true that in nature only the strong survive–especially for teen girls navigating the unwritten rules of society and fighting the brutal battles of psychological warfare found only in high-school. Difficult for anyone, unless, of course … you’re MEAN.  The talented teens of ACT deliver this compelling production.

Calvin Berger
Art Centre Theatre, Plano
August 28 – September 6
17th century France comes to a present day high school in this lively recreation of the classic story about Cyrano de Bergerac. Calvin Berger, young and comically neurotic about the size of his nose and way too shy to ask out the girl of his dreams decides to communicate with her by way of the handsome new kid in school. This heartfelt musical will have audiences of all ages laughing — and identifying. The talented teens of ACT deliver this wonderful show.

The Little Mermaid
Geppetto’s Theater, North Dallas
Through September 6
Geppetto’s Theater adapts the story by Hans Christian Anderson to the marionette stage in this impressive puppet presentation. Children will love the beautifully carved marionettes of the mer-kingdom and the underwater stage effects. The story follows Ariel, daughter of King Neptune who yearns for a life not bound by water. She makes a deal with the Sea Witch Ursula in exchange for her lovely singing voice. She has but three days to convince the handsome Prince Eric to fall in love or be bound to the Sea Witch forever.

Disney’s The Jungle Book
Plano Children’s Theatre
September 4 – 12
On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr
McKinney Performing Arts Center
September 3 – 6
It’s 1922 and Millie Dillmount has arrived in New York City from Salina, Kansas. She is scared and excited to be there. Surrounded by “moderns,” Millie is a fish out of water. Determined to make it, she raises her skirt, bobs her hair and joins the “thoroughly modern” crowd of New York. Ages 7+

Zip Line Day
Heard Natural Science Museum, McKinney
Saturday, September 5
Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course’s zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line. $12 per person. Preregistration required. For ages 8+; see ropes course program information page for information on size requirements.

Illustrator 101
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30pm
Haggard Library
Ages 13-18. Learn how to use Illustrator to create scalable vector graphics and designs. Registration opens two weeks prior.

Bob’s Robot Apocalypse
Wednesday, September 9
Program an EV3 robot to navigate and survive a dangerous wasteland! Previous EV3 programming classes recommended. Registration opens two weeks prior.

Fun on the Farm
Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano
September 11, 10:30am-noon
Pirates on the Farm.  Ahoy, Me Hearties!  Bring your lads and lassies to the Farmstead to learn about Pirates who become land lubbers and start farmin’. Children ages 2-5 learn about themes through a story and a unique activity, enjoy a fun craft project and have a wagon ride. Fee includes one parent and one child.  Space is limited.  Registration closes September 9. $11 for one parent and child.

Guys and Dolls Jr
Frisco Arts Center
September 11 – 20
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls JR. is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Ages 7+

The Wizard of Oz
September 11 – November 15
Geppetto’s Theater, North Dallas
Join us this September – November for the Wizard of Oz. This fun and interactive show takes the audience on a whirlwind journey to Oz. Join Dorothy and her friends along the yellow brick road as they make their way to the Emerald City and defeat the Wicked Witch of the West.

WeDo – Family Freestyle
Saturday, September 12
Haggard Library
Pick which Lego WeDo robot you want to build in this freestyle session. Registration opens two weeks prior. PAM Review

3D Printing
Davis Library
Saturday, September 12
Learn the basics of 3D printing and get an introduction to 3D design using different programs. Students ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Registration opens two weeks prior.

Stars on the Prairie
Saturday, September 12 7:45pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center
Join us for a fascinating evening as we view the wonders of the nigh sky from LLELA’s prairie restoration. Constellations both familiar and unusual, satellites, and sometimes planets and the moon are features of the ever-changing night sky. If the sky is cloudy, we will have a night hike. Ages 5 and up. $10 per person. Registration is required online, or contact 972-219-3930 or [email protected]

Fancy Nancy: The Musical
September 18 – October 25
Dallas Children’s Theater
Take a trip to the très irresistible world of the fanciest, funniest kid to ever take the stage. Nancy’s refined etiquette is not enough to get her the lead role in the upcoming school play. C’est la vie! She must summon the strength to forge ahead when a sudden turn of events casts her best friend as the lead. Every kid can relate to Nancy, with her boisterous attitude and tangled up feelings… Grown-ups will be equally dazzled while noting the (wink, wink) heartwarming lessons that we never outgrow. The Mermaid Ballet recital, complete with a scene-stealing dancing shark, will have your spirit dancing and your children hysterically happy. Recommended for ages 5 and up

Charlotte’s Web
September 18 – 26
Plano Children’s Theater
A young farm pig Wilbur is attempting to avoid a dire fate. Of all the barnyard creatures, Wilbur’s staunchest ally is Charlotte, a thoughtful spider who devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse. Although Charlotte’s efforts, which involve words written in her delicate web, seem far-fetched, they may just work.

Around the World in 80 Days
Repertory Company Theatre, Richardson
September 18 – 27
Five actors use lightning fast costume changes to play all 39 characters in a madcap comedy that’s been called “Monty Python meets Jules Verne.” In 1872, Phileas Fogg wagers that he can circle the globe in just 80 days. With his fortune on the line, Fogg and his valet use rail, steamer, and elephant as they race through India, Asia, and America and face one adventure after another. This delightful adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic story is fun for the entire family.

WeDo – Ferris Wheel
Saturday, September 19
Davis Library
Use your math and engineering skills to build a Ferris wheel that rotates and stops for passengers! Registration opens two weeks prior. PAM Review

Night Hike
Saturday, September 19 7:30pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center
Join our trail guides as they lead a twilight/moonlight stroll down the Cottonwood Trail. We may hear some bumps in the night, but have no fear…it’s probably just an armadillo. Howling coyotes, hooting owls, and other nocturnal sounds will provide an out-of-the-ordinary hiking experience. No flashlights are necessary. $10/person. Ages 5 years and up. Registration is required at 972-219-3930 or [email protected]

Matilda The Musical
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
September 23 – October 4
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence beyond her years. Unloved by her ghastly parents and bullied by her evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, she resorts to using her special gifts to get by, in the process impressing her kind schoolteacher, Miss Honey, with her curiosity and charm. Over the course of her first term at school, Miss Honey and Matilda begin to have a profound effect on each other’s lives, learning that destiny is in your hands! The show is suitable for ages 6 and up and runs for two hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission.

Podcasting 101
Thursday, September 24
Haggard Library
Ages 13-18. Learn the basics of Podcasting using microphones and Adobe Creative Suite. Registration opens two weeks prior.

Fun on the Farm
September 25, 10:30am-noon
Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano
Learn the tall tale about American pioneer Johnny Appleseed.  Children ages 2-5 learn about themes through a story and a unique activity, enjoy a fun craft project and have a wagon ride. Fee includes one parent and one child.  Space is limited.  Registration will close September 23. $11 for one parent and child.

Fall Costume Ball
Saturday, September 25 7-11pm
Plated Dinner (Choose from adult or child dinner), Cash bar, Costume Competition and Dancing. $30/$100 (family 4-pack). Hosted by McKinney Youth Theater.

Kayak Tour
Saturday, September 26 9-11am
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center
All skill levels are welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. $20/paddler. Ages 7 years and up. Registration is required at 972-219-3930 or [email protected]

Lowe’s Build & Grow
Saturday, September 26 10am
Lowe’s Stores
Free kid building event. Registration required.

Rockin’ Robotics
Saturday, September 27
Harrington Library
Pick which EV3 robot you want to build in this freestyle session! Registration opens two weeks prior. PAM Review

Foldify! 3D Design
Sunday, September 27
Davis Library
Digitally design, color and print your own paper 3D model using our iPads. What will you create? One registration per family, opens two weeks prior.

Photoshop 101
Wednesday, September 30 6:30pm
Haggard Library
Ages 13-18. Learn how to use Photoshop to manipulate your photos and create better images. Registration opens two weeks prior.

Scratch-ing with WeDo
Thursday, October 1
Haggard Library
Played with WeDo robotics before and ready for something new? We’ll break out of the box and combine LEGO WeDo robotics construction with Scratch program design. Grades 4-8. Registration opens two weeks prior.

October  Monthly Mini Model Build 
Lego Stores
Come build a LEGO® model and take it home for FREE after!  Registration opens at 8am on September 15.