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on what's happening in the City of Plano.
Are You Ready for Pool Season? Outdoor Pools Open May 25
Find your swimsuit because the City's outdoor pools are almost ready for you. The pools open for summer on Saturday, May 25 - just in time for Memorial Day weekend. They're open every day through Labor Day (Sept. 2). Check out this great guide to Plano pools.

If your little ducklings need to learn to swim, we offer affordable swimming lessons year round starting at six months of age. Find classes in the summer edition of Plano Recreation .
Take an Epic Step into Summer Learning
Fun festivities await you at all five Plano Public Library locations on Saturday, June 1. Join us as we kick off summer learning with face painting, balloon artists, games, activities and more! Meet people from Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Parks and Recreation, Plano Fire-Rescue, Public Safety Communications (9-1-1) and Police. Stay as long as you like at this come-and-go event.

Sign up and track your reading this summer. Bring your completed ticket to get into one of the end of summer "Big Bang!" parties. Meet Pluto the Penguin, create a rocket ship and get your space-themed take-home prize (while supplies last).

Put the Plano Public Library on your summer schedule with activities and events listed in the latest edition of Engage . Thank you to our Summer Learning Kickoff sponsor Medical City Children's Urgent Care.

Summer Learning Kickoff Celebrations
Haggard Library, 10 a.m.-Noon
Harrington Library, 10 a.m.-Noon
Davis Library, Noon-2 p.m. 
Parr Library, 2-4 p.m.
Schimelpfenig Library, 2-4 p.m.
Fight the Bite This Summer
Summer is here and mosquitoes are too. Plano's Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team is proactively protecting Plano residents from these unwelcome pests.

Here are a few simple ways to fight the bite this summer:
  • DRESS - Mosquitoes are less attracted to light-colored clothing. Long sleeves and pants help keep you from getting bit. For extra protection, spray clothing with mosquito repellent.
  • DEFEND - Apply insect repellent before you go outdoors. Look for products containing DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved ingredient. Natural alternatives include orange spray, eucalyptus and citronella. Always follow label instructions when applying repellent.
  • DRAIN - Limit the number of places where mosquitoes live and breed around your home by draining standing water. Common places where water collects include trash carts, old tires, flower pots, rain gutters and bird baths. Be sure to refresh and replenish your pet's water bowl daily. Pool owners are encouraged to maintain and run pool equipment 8 hours a day to properly prevent mosquitoes from breeding.


Due to the Memorial Day holiday, some City services and offices are not available Monday, May 27. Trash and recycling collections slide to the next day all week.

Before you go to a recreation center or Library location this weekend, check the City's holiday schedule .

May 28-June 4

Find complete details

We are taking a break. The next issue of Plano City News goes out Tuesday, June 4. Have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day holiday.

Plano Animal Shelter
4028 W. Plano Pkwy.

Enjoy reduced adoption prices at the Plano Animal Shelter. Dogs over 30 pounds, available for adoption for two weeks, are just $25. Any cat, available for two weeks, is just $25. Get acquainted with a new fur baby this weekend!

With the Memorial Day holiday falling on the fourth Monday, the Plano City Council meeting is moved to Tuesday, May 28.

Come in person or watch it live on Facebook or planotv.org .

Saturday, June 8
8-10:30 a.m.

2215 Pleasant Valley Dr.

Spend a fun morning at the park with your favorite furry sidekick. Meet other dog lovers while you watch live demos, adopt a new pet, load up on freebies and learn about pet services and products.

A special thanks to the sponsors: PetSuites and Pizza Hut. Enjoy a tasty treat courtesy of Shipley Do-nuts.

Growing older brings a new set of challenges. Fortunately, the Wellness Center for Older Adults is available to help Collin County residents and their families navigate the next phase of life. Tucked inside the Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ , the Wellness Center offers health-related programs, counseling and social services. Watch this quick clip of the Wellness Center during its reopening celebration to learn more.
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