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Unwrap an Extended Dickens Celebration
Embrace celebrations of Victorian holiday traditions every day at 4:30 p.m. from Sunday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 4. Then gather your household and join us online for the virtual tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6:15 p.m. It's all happening on the Plano Arts & Events Facebook page.  
Saturday, Dec. 5 
6:15-7:05 p.m. 
Thanksgiving Scraps Are Not Safe for Your Pets
Before your dog or cat slides across the floor to snatch a tasty holiday morsel, learn which foods hold the biggest dangers. A pet’s delicate digestive system is nothing to mess around with (pun intended).  

Here's a handy guide: 
  • Chocolate is toxic. 
  • Anything sweetened with xylitol can be poisonous. 
  • Protect your crafty critter from their own curiosity. Keep unattended plates of food out of reach and secure the lids to your trash bin.  
  • Keep fatty or spicy food away from pets. 
  • Plain turkey is not toxic to dogs. When it has butter, herbs and spices, it can lead to pancreatitis. 
  • Ham and other pork products can be high in sodium and nitrites, which can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination, lethargy and abnormal fluid accumulation.  
  • Dressing or stuffing made with onions, scallions or garlic can be extremely toxic to dogs and cats. 
  • Bones can cause severe indigestion, obstruct the bowel, or splinter and damage the intestines and stomach. 
  • Mashed potatoes with butter and milk can cause issues for lactose intolerant pets. Add garlic and the "taters" are toxic. 
  • Alcohol is another no-no for pets. It can actually kill your pet. 
  • Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in pets. 

If you aren’t sure you can control what drops to the floor, put your pet in another room until the feasting and clean up is over. 

Plano Municipal Center is closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and Nov. 27. Some City facilities or services have altered hours. If Thursday is your trash day, next week it will be collected Friday. 
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! 

Sunday, Nov. 22 
5:30-8:30 p.m. 

The Shops at Legacy 
5741 Legacy Dr. 

Free, family-friendly fun that allows everyone to experience holiday magic from the comfort of your vehicles. Signs direct you through the event from Parkwood Boulevard. Tune into Lights at Legacy’s live DJ via your car radio. Remain in your vehicle as you drive through this event, funded in part by the City of Plano. 

While you are busy baking pies, basting the turkey and entertaining guests, we'll be taking a short break. The next issue of Plano City News arrives in your inbox on Tuesday, Dec. 1. 

Thank you for reading and have a Happy Thanksgiving! 

The Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ offered a virtual tribute to our service men and women on Veterans Day. If you are a veteran, thank you for your service to our country. We hope you enjoy this virtual tribute!
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