For many Plano families this is the last weekend of summer vacation. Are you ready for school to start? My kids would love more vacation, but I am so ready! Here are some area events to help make the weekend special:


Frisco Rough Riders
Dr. Pepper Ballpark, Frisco
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Friday: Olympic Night 7pm – The Riders turn Dr Pepper Ballpark in ‘Rio North’ for Olympic Night! Come meet Olympian Johnny Quinn and join us as we create fun, in-between innings ‘Olympic’ style games, themed headshots, music, and much more! Post-game fireworks
Saturday: Star Wars Night & Saturday Night Pool Party 7pm – The force will be strong inside Dr Pepper Ballpark as the Riders battle the Drillers on Star Wars Night! Meet Star Wars characters throughout the evening and enjoy intergalactic battles between innings!
Sunday Funday 6pm – Pre-Game Catch on the Field, Kubo and the Two Strings Character Appearance, post-game fireworks.

Cinemark Community Day
Cinemark 10, Plano
Enjoy select family-friendly movies for FREE along with discounted concession offerings! Net proceeds will support in providing youth empowerment and service learning programs in the USA! Tickets are available starting at 8:30am. Home: 9:00am | 10:15am | 11:15am How To Train Your Dragon 2: 9:30am | 10:30am Madagascar 3: 10:00am | 10:45am Panda 3: 9:15am | 9:45am | 11:30am Shrek: 11:00am | 11:45am

Lego Build Event
Barnes & Noble stores
Saturday 4pm
Kids ages 6 and up are invited to join us for our latest LEGO Build Event. Participants will get to explore their creativity on this entertaining, team-building occasion.

Back to School Sing Along
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Richardson
Saturday 5pm
Summer’s over, but for the Alamo Drafthouse, that just means the party doesn’t have to end!! This show is dedicated to everyone returning to school in the fall, because you deserve one more crazy dance party before you have to get serious again. We’ll be providing awesome dance party props and playing some of the best hits from the last few years. All the music videos will be subtitled, so you are encouraged to sing as loud as you can as we “Shake it Off” with Taylor and find “Somebody to Love” with Justin!! All onscreen content in this show is PG or PG-13.

Family Connection Night
Saigling Elementary School
Saturday 6-8pm
From This Side Up! Parenting Center. The Understudies serve up heaping portions of laughter – improv style! The Understudies is a hilarious Improv group trained and sponsored by Fish Sticks. Kids and adults will enjoy this fun night of laughter and fun together! We will also have an open mic joke sharing time for the kids to share their fave joke! Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional). Free

Back to School Bash
Sunday 1-4pm
Frisco Heritage Museum
Live music by Iron Horse Express at the gazebo. Make some back to school crafts and visit the one room schoolhouse, tour the historic buildings and see a Taekwondo demonstration. Balloon Art in the Depot from 2 to 3. Join us and have some fun before school starts on Monday. All activities and crafts are free.