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Meet Your Neighbors on National Night Out
Fight crime in your neighborhood by getting to know your neighbors and watching out for one another. Turn on your porch lights and step out front on Tuesday, Oct. 1 for National Night Out . Send the message to want-to-be criminals that we stand together against crime.
 
National Night Out is a Plano Police Department initiative. Police officers try to visit as many neighborhoods as possible on Oct. 1. Feel safer by knowing those who protect you. Neighborhoods celebrate National Night Out in many ways such as block parties, picnics, neighborhood parades and children's activities. Activities begin as early as 6 p.m. so check with your neighborhood group for times. If your group or homeowners association would like an officer to stop by, please register with the Crime Prevention Unit at 972-941-2431 or crimeprevention@plano.gov .

If your neighborhood is not planning activities, you can still participate by turning on your porch light. Let people know this is a friendly, united neighborhood watching for suspicious behavior. Kick crime out on Oct. 1.
Join us for the Plano Families First Fall Fair and Job Fair
Is your family struggling to make ends meet? Nearly 20,000 Plano ISD student families are just like yours. Challenging times only get better when we face them together. You’re invited to the Plano Families First Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. 

This free family-friendly event offers:
  • school supplies for the first 500 children
  • dental, health and vision screenings
  • fluoride varnishes for children
  • free flu shots
  • job fair with hundreds of part- and full-time positions
  • fitness demos
  • book giveaways
  • puppet shows, crafts and entertainment for children

Presented by UnitedHealthcare, Plano Families First opens at 8:30 a.m. with a warm welcome from Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and the Plano City Council. Pick up your event passport for your chance to win gift cards and prizes. We look forward to seeing you there.
We Need Your Input
What housing improvements and social services do you want in Plano? We are gathering input for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The plan guides how we spend $10 million in federal funds over the next five years. These funds serve low-to-moderate income residents - including our seniors, people with disabilities, people facing homelessness and victims of domestic violence. You can help in two ways:

1. Attend a workshop:
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. at Harrington Library, 1501 18th St.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. at Sam Johnson Senior Recreation Center, 401 W. 16th St.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. at Schimelpfenig Library, 5024 Custer Rd.
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. at Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Ave. (Community Relations Commission Meeting)


Your input is very important. Please respond.
Happenings

Friday-Sunday
Sept. 20-22

Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.

Gates open Friday at 4 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment, great food and fun while you watch each launch. The layout has changed so be sure to look at the map before you go.


Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 p.m.

Courtyard Theater
1509 H Ave.

In July, these North Texas natives dropped their latest album Dreamer. Feel the echo of this blend of soulful blues and punchy Texas country. Take a listen.


Saturday, Oct. 5
10 a.m.-Noon

Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Pkwy.

Help us count pollinators in our garden while you learn about the monarch butterfly migration. Enjoy kid-friendly activities as you identify local butterflies and their favorite plants. 

FREE!

Bring your workout indoors to Carpenter Recreation Center. From art classes to basketball to the swimming pool, there's a lot to try. Our recreation centers are a great place to make new friends and keep fit. Get a membership today!  
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