Rooting for the Dallas Cowboys? A postseason kickoff event and 2 other things to do this weekend in North Texas, Jan. 14-15

The Dallas Cowboys and Fans United will host a free event at The Star in Frisco on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

The Dallas Cowboys and Fans United will host a free event at The Star in Frisco on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Saturday


Dallas Cowboys Postseason Kickoff: The Dallas Cowboys and Fans United will host a free event at The Star in Frisco from noon to 4 p.m. ahead of the Cowboys first playoff game on Sunday. Cowboys fans of all ages are invited to enjoy family-friendly activities on the Tostitos Championship Plaza as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Hall of Famer Charles Haley sign autographs inside the newly opened Fans United store.

There will be giveaways every 30 minutes that will include autographed footballs, jerseys and even playoff tickets. Those in attendance can also purchase tickets on-site for a tour of The Star as well as memberships for Cowboy Fit, the Dallas Cowboys new fitness center at The Star, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco.

Saturday and Sunday


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: This event includes a breakfast and a business and information expo at Collin College’s Spring Creek campus. Also included is a unity night walk at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship as well as a unity walk beginning in the Hobby Lobby parking lot at 900 W. 15th St., Plano, and ending at McCall Plaza in downtown Plano. Saturday and Sunday. Various times and locations. Free. 214-785-1536. www.facebook.com/collincountymlk

Butchering and curing workshop: Learn the basics of butchering and curing hogs during this two-day workshop at Grapevine's Nash Farm, a working farm and historic landmark that teaches history through exhibits, programs and touchable displays. Attendees will also see how the smokehouse was used in preserving pork. Registration is required and all participants must be age 16 or older. Participants must register for both days if they plan on attending both days. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $30 (per person, per day), $50 (per person for both days). Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. https://tickets.grapevineticketline.com/event/butchering-curing
By Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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