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Enjoy Candy and Carnival Games at Boo Bash
Bring your little cast of characters (12 and under) to Boo Bash . Come dressed for trick or treating and carnival games. Stop by and say hello to Plano Police as you make your way through all of the activities. 

Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:30-8 p.m.
Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, 5801 W. Parker Rd.

Admission is free. Drop off a canned food item to donate to a local food bank.
Dispose of Drugs with Our Help on Oct. 26
Are unused and expired drugs overtaking your medicine cabinet? Clean out the house during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Bring your people and pet drugs to this free event offered by the Plano Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). During the drive-through event, simply:
  • Black out your name and address on the prescription bottles, or 
  • Pour medications directly into a disposable bag and bring it. 

Medicines in tablets, capsules and solid forms are accepted. This is a safe and legal way to get rid of prescription pain pills and controlled-substance medications which can only be accepted for disposal with law enforcement present.

Visit drop-off sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: 
  • Clark High School, 523 W. Spring Creek Pkwy.
  • Plano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios Blvd.
  • Plano Senior High School, 2200 Independence Pkwy.
  • Plano West Senior High School, 5601 W. Parker Rd.

Needles, syringes and inhalers are not accepted at this event. Visit our website for safe disposal options for sharps and other medical waste.
Be Part of Plano’s Biggest Celebration of Trees
If you’re into trees, come to the 2019 Texas State Arbor Day event h osted by Plano Parks and Recreation. The ceremony is Friday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m., at Bob Woodruff Park, 2601 San Gabriel Dr. The Texas A&M Forest Service chose Plano to host this year’s event because of our excellence in community forestry. We are also honoring former City Manager Tom Muehlenbeck with the planting of 30 trees. As a nod to his role in bringing the Tree City USA program to Plano in 1989. Don’t miss a visit from Smokey Bear as we celebrate “Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives” in partnership with the Texas Forest Service (TFS), the Texas Trees Foundation and Toyota.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the festivities continue with Tree Fest , 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. This free, family-friendly festival features hands-on educational booths, eco-friendly market vendors, health conscious food vendors, a kids play area, local musicians and more. 

Wrap up the fun with the Arbor Day Camp Out at Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $9 per camper and includes dinner and a light breakfast. Hurry only 30 spots remain.
Happenings

Friday, Oct. 18
7-10:30 p.m.

McCall Plaza
998 E. 15th St.

Come sing under the stars and grab a bite to eat in Downtown Plano.


Saturday, Oct. 19
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Various locations around Plano

Gather ideas for your landscape for free.


Saturday, Oct. 19
7-10 p.m.

Amphitheater
at Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.

The U.S. Army Field Band honors heroes of yesterday and ensures Americans remember the soldiers standing guard today.


5024 Custer Rd.
Monday, Oct. 21
& Wednesday, Oct. 23
noon-3 p.m.

1501 18 th St.
Thursday, Oct. 24
& Friday, Oct. 25
2-5 p.m.



Thursday, Nov. 7
7:30 p.m. 

Courtyard Theater
1509 H Ave.

Texas Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year Zane Williams wraps up the 2019 concert series. Tickets are $29 per seat.



Wednesday, Oct. 23
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Route is along Yeary Road to the east parking lot of Plano Senior High School.

During the Windhaven Meadows Park Celebration, pups explored Plano's newest dog park while families enjoyed the playground and trails. Check out the video and visit the park at 5400 Windhaven Pkwy.
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