Art showcase, Mad Dash and Earth Day: 5 things to do this weekend in Frisco, April 21-23

Lace up for the Zilker Relays on Friday at 6 p.m.

Lace up for the Zilker Relays on Friday at 6 p.m.

From an art showcase to a 5K run, you and your family can enjoy a variety of events happening this weekend in Frisco. See what's happening this weekend in your backyard.


Ermitage Art Academy Showcase 2017

The artwork by students who work under professional artist, Mikhail Dimov, founder of Ermitage Art Academy in Plano will be shown at the Frisco Art Gallery this weekend. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco. 972-292-6652.


Mad Dash 5K Run/Walk for Music Education

The nationwide event is held in six cities this spring to support the music education initiatives of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps along with other local youth musical organizations. The Frisco event benefits the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. 9-11 a.m. $35. Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco. 972-746-3476.

Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt opening

The city of Frisco celebrates Earth Day by having a dedication ceremony of the Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt that includes a butterfly release. The greenbelt will feature trails, wetlands and ponds—as well as platforms for fishing and viewing wildlife. 10 a.m. Free. Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt, 3925 Bear Creek Lane.

Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

The event is the official skills competition for Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide children with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, to recognize individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. 9 a.m. Free. Harold Bacchus Community Park, 13995 E. Main St., Frisco.

Auction/Spring Carnival

Shawnee Trail Church of Christ will host an auction and spring carnival to benefit the nonprofit organization All Purpose Canines for the training of diabetic alert dogs. The event will have activities for children and various items for bid. 4-8 p.m. Free. Shawnee Trail Church of Christ, 10633 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco.


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