Home and garden expo and more: 6 things to do this month in Plano

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July

July 19-27: Movie screening at Haggard Park
The Historic Downtown Plano Association will continue its summer movie series at Haggard Park with a screening of “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Guests will be able to participate in activities prior to the start of the movie. There will also be vendors on-site selling refreshments. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St., Plano. www.visitdowntownplano.com

July 25-Sept. 2: Granite Park hosts music series at boardwalk
The Boardwalk at Granite Park is hosting a summer music series. The show began July 3 and will be held on Thursdays until Sept. 2. Each show will include performances from groups such as Whiskey Richards, Joe Phillips and Burning Hour. Announcements about event cancellations due to weather can be found on the Boardwalk at Granite Park’s Instagram or Facebook page. 5-9 p.m. Free. The Boardwalk at Granite Park, 5880 SH 121, Plano. 972-731-2380. www.granitepark.com

July 26: Worth the trip: Survey juried art show
The Plano Art Association is holding a juried exhibition of artists living within 125 miles of Plano. The Eisemann Center in Richardson is hosting the show, which includes a selection of 83 works of art. The show announced its finalists July 13, but the exhibit will be open Mondays through Saturdays until July 26. It includes works from three categories: 2D pieces, 3D pieces and photography. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. The Eisemann Center,  2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. www.planoartassociation.org

August

August 3: Plano to host Miss Asia World 2019 gala
Asian American Broadcasting and Asia World Media will hold the Miss Teen and Miss Asia World 2019 coronation gala at the Plano Event Center. The nonprofit event features contestants from the far east, Southeast Asia and Indian subcontinent countries. Scholarships and prize packages awarded to the winners will total more than $10,000. 6-9:30 p.m. $75 general admission, $100 for VIP. Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. www.missasiaworldcompetition.com

August 9-10: Plano quilters guild holds annual event
The Quilters Guild of Plano will hold its annual quilting event at the Plano Event Center. The show will include entries from the public, vendor booths and auctions. The auctioning of submitted miniature quilts will help cover the annual costs of the Quilters Guild of Plano. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 per day, free for children under age 12. Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. www.qgplano.org

August 24: Get healthy at Home and Garden Expo
Health, Home & Garden Expo will be held at the Plano Event Center. The event will include information about optimizing health, maintaining lawns and gardens, living sustainably and more. The event will also include various speakers as well as vendors, health practitioners and other service providers. Talks will cover topics such as nutrition, herbal therapy, water filtration, home care and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 online, $10 at the door. Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. www.hhgexpo.com

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Gavin Pugh
Gavin got his chops as a reporter when he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Baylor University and has since come on board as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition. His beat includes transportation, Plano ISD and municipal government.
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