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Collin County Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae gathered recently for a “Sip and See” to celebrate receiving the Nan Barkley Boettcher Award at ZTA Convention 2018.  Named after a former ZTA National President and Vice President Alumnae, this is the highest award ZTA gives to an alumnae chapter with no…

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See how you can experience the world in a single day at the Oct. 13 Plano International Festival! Enjoy music and dance performances, cultural exhibits, flag parade, international fashion show, and much more! Food trucks will offer a wide variety of tasty treats, and kids can tour the booths…

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The Carrollton Evening Lions Club, which has been serving the greater Carrollton community and lending neighborly assistance since 1983, is seeking prospective new members who are interested in volunteering to help with community service projects and charity fundraisers.

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Instead of tossing out your old prescription eyeglasses, consider donating them to the Carrollton Evening Lions Club. 

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Sarai Henderson, a 2 year old, will be representing Mesquite Texas this coming July in Montgomery Texas. Sarai will be competing in the 0-2 age division for OurLittle Miss Scholarship Pageant July 16-July 22 2018. Sarai will go against girls from not only Texas and the USA but from several o…

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Plano community leaders, chefs, students and volunteers came out in force to support Hendrick Scholarship Foundation during the annual signature fundraiser, TASTE 2018, hosted at Classic BMW.   TASTE 2018 is a truly a party with a purpose - Serving Student Success for Life by providing Plano…

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    Buck, a Lab mix whose euthanization date had been set at Carrollton Animal Services last December has a new lease on life.   At the last possible moment, Buck had an opportunity to qualify for a course at Universal K9 in San Antonio which would train him to work in law enforcement.  Joe …

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Hungry for Music? Join us as we mix our food and music together! Tickets are now on sale for the Coppell Community Chorale’s Fall concert “Sound Bites.”  In its second season under the direction of Joshua Brown, the Chorale once again explores their trademark variety of musical styles while …

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Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror/thriller “The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. Through experimentation, Dr. Henry Jekyll innocently liberates the darker side of his personality, known on the streets of London as Edward Hyde. Featu…

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Pre-paid VISA card prizes totaling $2,500 will be won at St. Francis of Assisi's Bingo on Oct. 21. The event is open to the public and sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul. The games begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. registration starts at 6:30. Tickets are $35 at the door or $30 in advance. Ti…

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This Friday marks the unveiling of the groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project, Public Works Dallas, that is designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) – a nonprofit org…

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The Shops of Downtown Carrollton will have their annual safe Trick or treat on October 29th, from 10:00am to 8:00pm.  Chicldren 12 and under are welcome to dress in costume and Trick or Treat all the shops in Downtown Carrollton.

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The League of Women Voters of Collin County invites the public to a free forum to meet candidates for Collin County offices and legislative districts in the coming November 8 General Election. 

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Every October, it seems the United States is awash in pink. Pink ribbons spring up on vehicles and clothing, and even professional sports organizations trade in their team colors for pink. Many organizations have aided in breast cancer research, advocacy and education, and Solis Mammography,…

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Through Feb. 19, visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with 10 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. During the eleventh annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Si…

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Heroes for Children – a unique Richardson-based nonprofit that provides financial and social assistance to families with children who are battling cancer – is hosting the 12th Annual Heart of Gold 5K & Fun Run on Sept. 24, 2016. The event is held each year in September in honor of Nation…

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The learners of Victory Place @ Coppell hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday. The Red Cross and Victory Place worked together to transform a classroom into a blood donation station. Learners were excited to have the opportunity to give back to the community by welcoming and dir…

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The Goddard School in Flower Mound is hosting a Fall Festival/Craft Fair on Oct. 15 from 3-6 p.m. The event will feature a bounce house, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, games, a food truck and a craft fair.

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Operation Kindness – North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter – has created the Companies Who Care program to allow North Texas’ businesses a way to get out of the office to interact with adorable, adoptable animals to raise funds and awareness of the shelter, while also enha…

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Dallas, Texas—For two weeks, Americans were mesmerized by the brilliance of gymnast Simone Biles, the record-setting performance of swimmer Michael Phelps and the continued dominance of both the men’s and women’s basketball squads.

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Heroes for Children, in partnership with Texas Rangers Baseball Club, recognizes National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September by inviting supporters of Heroes for Children and families served by Heroes for Children to enjoy an evening at the ballpark while raising funds for childho…

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When families who have a child battling cancer face milestone celebrations such as prom, quinceanera, sweet sixteen and graduation that sometimes might become overlooked due a cancer diagnosis, they turn to Heroes for Children – a unique nonprofit that provides financial and social assistanc…

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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO? Love Music? 1st Two Lessons Free Modern Square Dance Carpenter Rec Center-Plano Tues Sept 6th 7:15 pm Partner Required More info 972-208-8087 •Online www.planoparks.org www.planoparks.org Class Code #183496

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Gather your furry friends and come out to Operation Kindness’ Dog Day Afternoon – the largest festival in Dallas celebrating dogs and the people who love them. This year Operation Kindness will celebrate their 40th anniversary at the annual free event on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Flag Pole…

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The 12th Annual Heart of Gold 5K & Fun Run – chaired by Kelli Chabria and Kristi Nicholson– benefits Heroes for Children’s mission to advocate for and provide financial and social assistance to families with children (0 – 22 years of age) battling cancer. Heroes for Children recognizes N…

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The Coppell High School Swim Team was excited to meet their new Head Coach, Marieke Mastebroek Roberts.  She was introduced to the team and parents by Joe McBride, the Coppell High School Athletic Director.  Coach Marieke and Assistant Coach Bwendy Henderson discussed what the team should ex…

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This Saturday, June 18 beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. furry alumni, pet parents and the public are invited to join Operation Kindness for the annual Alumni Celebration and Open House. The annual homecoming event for its “furry alumni” – dogs and cats adopted from the no-kill shelter – …

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From drab to dated, from patterned to provincial, Gray Living is on the hunt for North Texas’ ugliest room in hopes of turning it into an expertly designed, yet livable masterpiece.

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Many children draw dinosaurs and wonder what their drawing would look like in real life. This summer, the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will bring these childhood dreams to life through our new Design-a-Dino Coloring Contest.

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What happens when you mix a delicious hamburger with a fantastic nonprofit? You sell 90,000 burgers and are able to give $90,000 to a local charity. Hopdoddy Burger Bar partnered with Heroes for Children in 2014, as  part of their Goodnight for a Good Cause Program, where $1 from every Goodn…

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(Allen, TX) - Hollywood Feed recently opened a new location at 1314 W. McDermott in Allen, TX. This marks the holistic pet food and product retailer’s twentieth Texas area location as they also recently opened stores at 1415 East Renner Road (Cityline) in Richardson, TX; 4817 Park Boulevard …

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The Poetry Society of Texas (PST) holds its Annual Summer Conference in a different area of the state each July. It is open to all poetry lovers, and you can join PST at the Conference! This year the 2016 PST Summer Conference, “Passport to Poetry,” will be held July 14th and15th in Allen, T…