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Stop by the Plano Families First Fair on Oct. 17
Mask up and head to the Plano Families First Health and Wellness Fall Fair, presented by UnitedHealthcare. This year’s event offers FREE: 
  • Flu shots 
  • Blood pressure screenings 
  • Dental screenings 
  • Fluoride varnishes for kids 
  • School supply packets for Plano Independent School District (PISD) students on a first-come, first-serve basis (form) 
  • Books 

Get a free professional photo for your LinkedIn profile during the event. Then apply online for full-, part-time or seasonal positions available on the free virtual job fair presented by the Plano Chamber of Commerce. View the online listings at planofamiliesfirst.com from Saturday, Oct. 17 to Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.

To create a safe event, everyone age 3 or older should wear a mask and practice social distancing. You must live in Plano or attend PISD schools to participate. 

Saturday, Oct. 17
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Plano Event Center
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. 
Chalk it Up for Fire Safety!
Celebrate Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, while Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen. This year’s fire lesson focuses on cooking safely for good reason: 
  • Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. 
  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. 
  • Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. Hot liquids like coffee and soup can cause devastating injuries. 

Show us what you learned on the Plano-Fire Rescue Facebook page one or both of these ways: 
  • Create chalk art and post a photo of your design to the Facebook page. 
  • Color the Sparky coloring sheet, place him around your home being safe and post photos to the Facebook page. 
Learn How to Garden Sustainably
Conventional gardens can work against nature, but sustainable gardens support natural ecosystems and conserve resources. These gardens enhance the environment's ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding and provide other natural benefits. Even one home garden can begin to repair the web of life.

Join us every Wednesday for a virtual Landscape for Life class starting Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. This FREE 10-hour, 5-class series covers the role of successful soil practices, water capture and conservation, and plant material selection. Over the series, design your sustainable garden and support our local pollinators. By working with nature, save time, energy, money and water.  

Start this fall so your garden is ready for planting next spring!
Happenings

1 tour per week all October
online

Take a virtual tour of a different yard every week. Download the plant list and highlight your favorites, then try the interactive activity.  


Wednesday, Oct. 7 
12-1 p.m. 
videoconference

Ask crime-related questions and learn: 
  • Who is your best crime-fighting team 
  • How to make doors and windows more burglar-resistant 
  • What to look for in a home-camera or alarm system
  • What makes burglars not want to choose your home


Saturday, Oct. 10
8-9:45 p.m.

Courtyard Theater Parking Lot
1509 H Ave. 

You bring the snacks and we’ll bring the entertainment. Enjoy social distancing by the carload as we project the 1988 classic Beetlejuice (Rated PG). Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder, the spirits of a dead couple are harassed by the unbearable family living in their former home.

Cost $10/vehicle 


Monday, Oct. 12, 3-4 p.m. 
Zoom videoconference (register)

Learn to present yourself well when meeting new people or in an interview.


Zoom videoconference (register)
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3-4 p.m.

Dive into banking basics, money management and understanding credit.

Learn how customer support remote access scams work in this episode of Plano Police Safety Minute with Officer Bianez. These hackers can get into your personal information on your phone and computer if you unknowingly allow them to have remote access to your devices in a support scam.
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