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on what's happening in the City of Plano.
Get Creative and Stay Safe this Halloween
We could all use a little extra Happy in Halloween 2020. Make it a spooktacular time for your family and neighborhood with one of these holiday activities: 
  • Plano Arts & Events Decorating Contest – Enter by sending one high-resolution photo of your décor to PlanoArts@plano.gov along with your name and contact information by midnight on Sunday, Oct. 25. Entries will posted on the Plano Arts & Events Facebook page. The two entries with the highest number of "likes" between Oct. 26 and Oct. 29 win Phantom sculptures created by artist Brad Stewart! You must live or work in Plano to be eligible. We can't wait to see your yard! 

  • Oak Point Recreation Center's FREE Pumpkin Painting Palooza & Costume Contest – Pick up some pumpkins and join Recreation Coordinator Sherry Barnum virtually on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. for fun and games as we decorate our jack-o-lanterns. Come dressed to impress for a chance to win prizes in our costume contest too! A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Sign up online today with Course #34523.
 
Be smart and do your part to keep things fun and safe for everyone! 
Need Temporary Help, Try the Day Labor Center
Have you ever considered hiring help from the City of Plano Day Labor Center? We provide a safe place for contractors, homeowners and business owners, to connect with laborers to exchange daily pay for work in an organized, supervised environment at the Day Labor Center. 

To keep everyone safe and healthy during COVID-19, we practice social distancing and encourage contractors and laborers to wear a mask while negotiating and driving to the job site. When you arrive at the Day Labor Center, you'll be directed to call 972-941-7060 for immediate assistance.

Laborers are selected for contractors to interview based on the skills necessary for the job. Wages are negotiated and job details are discussed in the presence of City staff prior to leaving the site. Whether you’re looking for manual labor, landscaping, construction or cleaning, the Day Labor Center has workers ready to help with your job! 
Do You Know a Senior Who Would Benefit from a Regular Check-in Call?
Sign up yourself or someone you know for bi-weekly Senior Care Calls. We’ll ask how you’re doing, answer your questions and help connect you to community resources if needed. To get on our call list, fill out this form: surveymonkey.com/r/SeniorCall

If you have questions, concerns or a need for community resources, contact our call center at 972-941-5922 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You don’t have to wait for us to call you if you need help now.
Happenings

Saturday, Oct. 24
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
 
Drop off unused and expired people and pet drugs at the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day drive-through collection sites. Tablets, capsules and solid forms are accepted.
 

Friday, Nov. 6
10 a.m.

Learn how to plant a tree during Plano Parks & Recreation's 31st Annual Arbor Day Celebration! We will be reading the annual City proclamation and planting a tree at Coyote Creek Park. Urban Forester Angie Kralik will show you how to contribute to Plano's thriving tree canopy!

Get the scoop on the new synthetic turf fields at the Carpenter Park Athletic Complex. The north side fields are now open for scheduled play and practice. Learn about other Plano Parks & Recreation projects.
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