Pitch in at the Great American Cleanup
We're getting down and dirty on Saturday, April 8 at the Great American Cleanup as we help tidy up our City. Teams pitch in and pick up trash along streets, through neighborhoods and in parks from 9 to 11 a.m. Last year, 1,800 volunteers joined forces to collect 734 bags of litter (11 tons to be exact).

Afterwards, join us at Chase Oaks Church, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for the ultimate volunteer appreciation beach party celebration. Rain or shine, this party is happening!

Enjoy these fun, free family activities:
l Free pizza lunch
l Live music featuring the Bamboo Boat Band
l 7-Eleven Slurpee Truck
l Face painting
l Caricature artists
l Educational booths
l Games and more!

Register to help with this annual citywide cleanup by April 4.
Submit Applications for Arts & Events Grants
Are you part of a local arts group or involved with a community event? Your efforts change how others see our City by simply bringing people together for a shared creative experience. The City's hotel/motel occupancy tax helps create more of these experiences in Plano by providing four types of Arts and Events Grants: Small Arts, Major Arts, Special Events and Urban/Town Center Events. These grants nurture a greater appreciation for the cultural and ethnic diversity of our residents; encourage the development of new programs; and celebrate collaborative projects involving multiple arts organizations. The Cultural Affairs Commission oversees the grant process. The deadline for local nonprofit organizations to apply for 2017-18 grants is Thursday, April 6 at 12 p.m. More information and applications are available online.
Unwind with Sunny Sweeney at The Courtyard Theater
Sunny Sweeney returns to the Courtyard Texas Music Series on Thursday, April 6. Her sweet, sharp lyrics cut you to the core.  Rolling Stone says t his songstress is "One of the rare entertainers who can hold her own at CMA Fest as well as AmericanFest." If you've heard the popular " From a Table Away ," you've heard Sunny.

Tickets to watch Sunny perform are on sale now at PlanoStages.com. May's concert features another fan favorite Zane Williams.
What's Leaking in Your House?
If your toilet's talking keeps you up at night, attend the free Fix-a-Leak Workshop on Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Our plumbing experts show you how to repair those small leaks which make a big dent in a family's budget. Learn to track your water consumption online while you get maintenance tips for toilets and faucets. We also have some great plumbing related giveaways to help spot leaks and manage water use. Register online and explore other upcoming classes on gardening and turfs offered at the Environmental Education Center.
City Council Meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of the month with agendas and minutes posted online.  The meetings can be watched live on Spectrum  Channel 16, Frontier FiOS Channel 30 and 31, or anytime at planotv.org.
Why is Water Maintenance Important to You?
The North Texas Municipal Water District has begun water system maintenance. Take
a peek inside the process.
Know the Code
Toyota Texas Music Revolution is a week away. Use promo code  Plano and save $7.50 on each two-day ticket. Buy your tickets now!
Is Your Home Too Desirable?
Protect your small pets from coyotes and bobcats with these tips from Director of Animal Services Jamey Cantrell. Watch the video.
Upcoming Events
Visit the city calendar online for more great ways to become engaged in your community.
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Meet Your Mayor & City Council
Learn more about your Mayor and City Council Members and get in touch with them here.
Connect with Plano
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