Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? Summer vacation is almost over, and I’m soooo ready for school to start! Here are some fun events to consider:


Thunderbird Roller Rink
Friday 6-10pm
Tickets are $8 at the door. A Pokémon Go skating party.

Open Barn
Saturday 10am-noon
Grisham Farms, McKinney
Come play and learn at the farm from 10-12 tomorrow, June 21. $6 per person (everyone over 18 months old needs to pay). Feed for the animals is included.

Summer Bash
Saturday 3-5pm
Allen Community Ice Rink
Come join the ACIR for their Back to School Bash. Join the fun on the ice for various games and activities. All on-ice participants must wear skates. Bring a school supply donation and receive a free skate rental. $5 entry, $3 skate rental

Beauty & The Beast
The Art Centre Theatre, Plano
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
A selfish prince runs afoul of a powerful witch, who punishes him by making him a true “beast” – a spell which can be broken only if someone can be shown to love him for himself. A widow happens upon his castle, innocently taking a rose from the garden. The Beast sentences her to death, but her daughter, Beauty, intervenes, and agrees to stay in the castle with the Beast if he will spare her mother’s life. An enchanted mirror, a fight with the furniture, and the dawning of a love that sees past the surface, all lead to some of the most memorable moments (with a classic happy ending!) in theatre. ACT Youth bring this remarkable and beloved tale to life.

Spirit of ’45
Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas
Saturday 10am-2pm
In celebration of the “Spirit of ’45,” the Museum will unveil a new addition – a meticulously detailed 1/9 scale B-17 model – a scale that translates to a wingspan of just over 11-1/2 feet. Included with museum admission. 10:30am Calling All Rosies! 11:00am Meet “Lucky” Luckadoo! Kiss Off! 1pm Meet “General Doolittle” Spell your name with Navy signal flags. Write a letter to a service member.

T-Shirt Crochet
Haggard Library
Saturday 3-4pm
Upcycle old t-shirts by making yarn and then crocheting a masterpiece. Grades 4-8

Treasure Island
Plano Children’s Theater
Friday & Saturday
Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. Silver is an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with his affection for Jim, cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure and adventure. Ages 7+