Learning events at the library and leisure events hosted by the city kick off this weekend in Richardson.


Thursday, Aug. 23








Learn to cook with an Instant Pot
The library will host a "What's an Instant Pot?" event from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Basement Program Room. Adults and teens are invited to attend. Live demonstrations and samplings will be featured. Admission is free, but registration is required. 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson. Call 972-744-4368 to register. www.cor.net/departments/public-library





Friday, Aug. 24








Watch "Star Wars" at the Heights Family Aquatic Center
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will be screened Friday night at the Heights Family Aquatic Center, hosted by the city of Richardson. Gates open at 8 p.m.; the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are recommended to be purchased in advance at Heights and Huffhines recreation centers as well as at the Heights Family Aquatic Center. 709 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. 972-744-7893. www.cor.net





Friday, Aug. 24-Saturday, Aug. 25








Discover unique stamps at the Civic Center
The Texas Stamp Dealers Association hosts this event at the Richardson Civic Center where 8-30 dealers will sell a plethora of unique stamps. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. www.tsdastamps.com





Saturday, Aug. 25








Learn 3-D Printing 101 at the library
Attendees age 13 and older will learn the basics of 3-D printing and design from this program hosted in the basement's Studio RPL at the Richardson Library. The hands-on class will teach 3-D modeling using Thinkercad, a free, web-based program, and how to print a model on the library's 3-D printer. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Admission is free, but registration is required. Laptops are required. Call 972-744-4359 to register. www.cor.net/departments/public-library





Enjoy free smoothies at the Smoothie King grand opening on Belt Line Road
In honor of its new location at 1325 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson, Smoothie King will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Featured events include a Camp Gladiator workout at 10 a.m. and Fitbit Versa giveaway. Free 12-ounce smoothies will also be available. 972-749-9651. www.smoothieking.com