It’s time for our first long weekend of the school year! My kids are ready, are you? Here are some events happening in our area to help you make the most of your weekend.


Dallas Arboretum Deals
Friday – Monday
Grandparents Weekend: Up to four children under 12 years old receive free admission with a paid grandparent. Grandparents pay full adult or senior admission process and regular parking.
Labor Day Weekend: Guests will enjoy $5 admission, which includes complimentary admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden with the same ticket!

Cars and Coffee Car Meet
Saturday 7-10am
6800 Dallas Pkwy, Plano
The largest monthly gathering of amazing show cars in North Texas! TIP: Get there EARLY to see the largest amount of amazing cars!

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Saturday 9am-noon
A free, drop-in kid building workshop at your local Home Depot. PAM Review

Raptor Center First Saturday
Brockdale Park at Lake Lavon, Lucas
Saturday 9am-2pm
Join us for a day of outdoor fun and education about raptors. Raptor programs at 10am and noon Guided prairie hikes following each raptor program Fun kids activities Make an Eagle cookie Bring a picnic lunch for the family.

Nasher First Saturday
Saturday 10am-5pm
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Free admission and fun family programming (until 2pm) on the first Saturday of every month. Presented by Target. September Big Idea: Emotions; Art Project: Mood Monsters

Let’s Ride Bicycle Workshop
Saturday 11am-4pm
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. Register online.

Frisco Rough Riders
Dr Pepper Ballpark, Frisco
Friday 7pm: State Fair of Texas night, including some of the great food items from the Fair available inside the park.
Saturday 7pm: Celebrate 9 local universities with an inning dedicated to each! And…we’re throwing back to your college days with $1 BEER specials!
Sunday 4:30pm: Join us for a special appearance by Madison Kocian, part of the gold-medal-winning USA women’s Olympic gymnastics team. She will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. She will also be interviewed on-field, and sign a limited number of autographs.
Monday 4pm

We Will Rock You School Edition
The Art Centre Theatre
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3:30pm
St. Alcuin’s is delighted to present this fabulous show! After a record-breaking, twelve year run in London, this is the FIRST American showing of the British hit, featuring the music of the legendary Queen. With more than 20 hit Queen songs, WE WILL ROCK YOU School Edition tells the tale of two radicals in a post-apocalyptic world, dedicated to saving Rock. The planet once known as Earth is controlled by a mighty corporation who has banned all rock music and all musical instruments. Our heros set out to change that along with an unlikely group of rebels. The musical features the songs “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and many more. Join us for this unforgettable show! This talented cast consists of students under the age of 18. $15.