Wow! It’s a huge weekend of fun family events in the Plano area, and this isn’t even all of the great ones. For the rest check the PAM Calendar. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Art Centre Theatre
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Halloween just isn’t the same anymore, and Jack is thoroughly bored. Why can’t he be the one to spread the joy of Christmas instead? Surely Santa needs a break from the “same-old, same-old,” just like Jack himself! Despite the best of intentions, his plans end up putting Santa in jeopardy, and good little boys and girls find themselves in something of a … nightmare! Youth or adult cast performances

Plano Archaeology Fair
Bethany Historic Site, Plano
Saturday 10am-4pm
The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the 14th annual Plano Archaeology Fair! Location: Bethany Historic Site located just north of Legacy Drive on Custer Road. Parking is at the Larry Guinn Special Programs Center at 2221 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75023. Activities will include corn grinding, pictographs, rock painting, petroglyphs, face painting, cornhusk dolls, Ojo de Dios, pottery making, Atlatl throwing, hands-on excavation (special reservation only) and more. There will be featured performances at 11 AM and 1:30 PM by the Bear Claw Singers, a local group of Native American performers. Free.

Plano Symphony Orchestra Storytime
Barnes & Noble 801 W 15th St E, Plano
Saturday 10:30am
instrument petting zoo with the Plano Symphony Orchestra Guild at 10:30am storytime 11am Story Time will feature the books as attached, music by a flutist from the PSO, and followed by trick or treating through our store. Kids- dress in costume! Also, be prepared for a possible guest appearance by Darth Vader (possible because his regular gig is an on-call pediatrician!)

Bach & Broomsticks Fall Fest
Watters Creek, Allen
Saturday noon-9pm
Begins at noon with Halloween crafts; face painting, balloon art and pumpkin decorating (until 2pm). Children’s musical entertainer, Joe McDermott performs at 3pm and League of Animal Protectors Pet Adoption will be on property from noon until 4pm. At 7pm, we present our final concert of the Fall Series of Concerts by the Creek: Bach Suites and Two Feet Beats.

Celebrate New Beginnings with Diwali
Saturday 2-4pm
Haggard Library
Diwali is considered the Hindu New Year by many around the world. Learn about Diwali with storytelling and children’s activities. Presented in partnership with the Shraman Foundation. All ages

Saturday 4-10pm
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
The biggest Halloween extravaganza in North Texas! This event is in memory of Kelly Whaley, a single mom who died of breast cancer, and benefits City House of Collin County. 4-7pm: Trick-or-treating, face painting, and kid friendly haunted carnival; 7-10pm: Live rock music and haunted fashion during the headlining performance. $10 admission/raffle tickets (children under 12 months old get in free)

Funky Fright Night
The Track Studio, 961 N Ave, Plano
Saturday 6-11pm
Concert and Costume Contest. ” It is TOTALLY Family Friendly. Most artists are acoustic pop/indie/rock. The only band is acoustic rock. All artists are 18 or under. We expect teens and families”

Fall Festival
St Andrew United Methodist Church
Sunday 5-7pm
Free fun for the whole family! Enjoy carnival games and bounce houses! Activities include bobbing for donuts, face painting, and sack races. Snack on popcorn, and come by Smith Hall for the chili supper. For the festival, St. Andrew UMC will organize Trunk or Treat, decorating their trunks for this trick-or- treating fun. All children are invited to wear costumes and participate. Free admission; donations accepted for concessions and chili supper