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on what's happening in the City of Plano.
Up Your Gift-Giving Game at the Plano Christmas Market
Give holiday gifts as unique as you are! Visit the Plano Christmas Market for hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items. This free, fun event hosts a variety of vendors and artisans. Hunt for the best gifts ever on this weekend:

Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Carpenter Park Recreation Center
6701 Coit Rd.

Load up with crafts and d é cor, jewelry, clothing and candles. Spice up your holiday gathering with a selection of salsas, jams, nuts and dips. We'll see you there!
Drop a Toy or Coat in the Christmas Cops Box
Make someone’s holiday special by dropping donated items in a Christmas Cops box . On Friday, Nov. 8, collection boxes will be placed around the city. Fill boxes with nonperishable food, unwrapped new toys and new coats. Or, go big and host an item drive or an Angel Tree . For 35 years, Plano Police employees and officers have delivered these donated items to local families in need. 

Other items to give include:
  • Baby diapers, formula (powdered), blankets and toys
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Teenage boy/girl items
  • Educational toys, games, books and videos
  • Bicycles and tricycles
  • CD and MP3 players
  • Portable game systems and games

Find a Christmas Cops collection box at a Plano fire station, library location, recreation center, Plano Municipal Center or a local business. Hurry! Boxes are picked up Friday, Dec. 13. Gift cards and check donations are accepted by mail .
Adopt a Senior Pet in November
The saddest sight you’ll see at an animal shelter is a senior pet watching and waiting for their forever home. November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Come meet our great older pets. They have a lot of love left to give. Adopt any Plano Animal Shelter dog or cat over 7 years old for a $25 adoption fee through the end of November.

All of our adoptable pets are:
  • up-to-date on vaccines
  • spayed or neutered
  • heartworm tested or treated
  • microchipped

Stop by to see our pets in person at the Plano Animal Shelter , 4028 W. Plano Pkwy.

Applications close Wednesday, Nov. 6

Applications are now accepted for the Comprehensive Plan Review Ad Hoc Committee.

Wednesday, Nov. 6
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Online resources, eLibrary and book drops (except Schimelpfenig Library) are available.

Schimelpfenig Library's main area and bookdrops remain closed through Nov. 16.

Thursday, Nov. 7
7-8 p.m.

Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Ave.

Watch Facebook Live or planotv.org as our team addresses your questions about the what and the why of recycling.

Saturday, Nov. 9 
5:30-10:30 p.m.

McCall Plaza
998 E. 15th St.

The hip-hop movement comes to Downtown Plano. Compete for a small fee or watch for free. Dancers battle and teams showcase their talents. Sign up for a how-to workshop scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, 5-10 p.m.

Nov. 8-16
Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.

The Rotary Club of Plano East installs more than 1,000 American flags at the park. Each flag tells the story of a hero who sacrificed their life in service to our country. It's a great way to mark the importance of Veterans Day.

With your help, we exceeded our 100,000 pound goal in a big way. Mark your calendar for next September when we do it again.

Find your holiday spirit with Steve Stoler and Shannah Hayley as they walk you through all the opportunities to celebrate ahead. Shannah shares details on how the City is working harder to educate, inform and engage you. Watch her interview.
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