Happy almost weekend, moms! We’ve got Friday the 13th happening, plus Frontier Forts Days in Fort Worth  Friday and Saturday if you’re looking for a day trip. And Saturday is the annual US Post Office Stamp Out Hunger food drive so don’t forget to put your donations out. Here are some things happening nearby this weekend, for a complete list visit the PAM Calendar.


Allen Arts Festival
Watters Creek, Allen
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The streets in Watters Creek come alive with artist booths lined along the sidewalk and filled with original artwork in different media. This year 95 artists are participating from around the country. The festival gives patrons an opportunity to interact with the artists as they buy the unique pieces of art. Live music and dance, children’s art activities, and much more is offered throughout the weekend.

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Friday 7pm
Plano Courtyard Theater
Chamberlain Performing Arts presents the “Family Ballet Series.” A selection of family-friendly productions geared towards children ages 3-12.

SPARK! Family Day
SPARK!, Dallas
Saturday 1-4pm
Join us for Family Day at SPARK! Enjoy creative fun for the whole family and explore our 6,000-foot Climb, Crawl, Slide Sculpture. Ideal for families with children in 2nd grade through high school. No drop-offs allowed. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Book your birthday party during this time.

Zip Line Day
Heard Museum, McKinney
Saturday 1-4pm
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 10+; see ropes course program information page for information on size requirements.

STEAM Saturday
Harrington Library, Plano
Saturday 1-3pm
Learn a little bit about all things STEAM: Complete experiments, play with circuits, build things, do crafts, and sharpen math skills with games. Come and go. All Ages

Spring Fling
Frisco Heritage Center
Sunday 1-4pm
Kids make a butterfly craft and plant flower seeds to take home. Face painting, live animal show and tell, and lessons in the one-room schoolhouse. Docent led tours of historic buildings along with blacksmiths demonstrating their craft at a real forge. Pony and cart rides, weather permitting.

Family Symphony
McKinney Performing Arts Center
Sunday 2:15-4pm
Plano Symphony Orchestra. For kids age 3-12 and their families. $8/ticket. Pre-concert activities at 2:15 pm, concert at 3pm: Crafts, Coloring Station, Be a Conductor, The popular Instrument Petting Zoo, a hands-on experience where kids can see, hear and play different instruments. Featuring Le Theatre de Marionette puppeteers from Geppetto’s Marionette Theater performing to music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Frozen and Beauty and the Beast.