Do you have left over medication in your house? Saturday, September 26th is the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. There are four drop-off locations: Plano West, Plano and Plano East Sr. High Schools and Clark High School, open from 10am-2pm. It’s free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Personal information may be blacked out on prescription bottles or medications may be emptied from the bottles into the bins provided at the events. More info here.
Luther Walker, an 92-year-old Crossing Guard at Mitchell Elementary School, needed significant car repairs and had no way to pay for them. A mom started a Go Fund Me page and raised the amount he needed in 24 hours. They have now raised $11,617 in under 2 weeks! It’s impressive what can be done when you ask the community for help.
The Plano The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve the Plano Tomorrow plan on Monday night. Many residents are concerned this plan brings too many apartments into the city without taking into account the school, road and water supply issues. The plan will go to the City Council for a final vote on October 12th. You can read about the plan on the Plano Tomorrow website, and the concerns on the Plano Future website.
A new exhibit opens at Sci-Tech Discovery Center on Saturday. Eyellusions is a Victorian-themed time-traveling exploration of the wonderful and vast world of illusions. The audience will be transported to a time before computers, where magic was the most common form of entertainment, seeing the neuroscience behind mind-bending illusions and ambiguous phenomena that have blown minds for centuries. The exhibit runs through January 4th.
- The Richardson Food Truck Park has opened at 522 Bishop Ave. More info here.
- Pipe and Palette art studio opens Saturday, September 26th at 1012 E. 15th Street, offering classes for adults and kids as young as 5.
- Groggy Dog sportswear screenwriting and embroidery opened at 5960 W. Parker Road.
- Grandy’s restaurant at 2240 Coit Road closed.
- Bricks & Minifigs used Lego store is holding their grand opening Saturday, September 26th at 7224 Independence Parkway
- Buffet and a $10 Play Card at Amazing Jake’s for $10.
- Fun Pass at Adventure Landing for $17
- 30% off a ticket to BrickUniverse Dallas LEGO® Fan Convention in Irving this November
- 50% off tickets to the Frontiers of Flight Museum
- 42% off tickets to Matilda The Musical
- 40% off admission to the Anderson’s Farm Pumpkin Patch
- $42 for $75 worth of horseback riding at WhiteHorse Farms in Fairview
- Up to 46% off horseback riding or a Pony Party at Storybook Ranch
- Up to 52% off tickets to Jump Street
- $19 for tickets to an October FC Dallas Soccer Match (plus pre-game experience and meal voucher)
- $40 for a one-year family membership to the Heard Natural Science Museum