Six things to do in Frisco this month

WOGA Gymnastics is home to Olympic champions Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson and Madison Kocian. (Courtesy WOGA)
WOGA Gymnastics is home to Olympic champions Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson and Madison Kocian. (Courtesy WOGA)

WOGA Gymnastics is home to Olympic champions Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson and Madison Kocian. (Courtesy WOGA)

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Attendees will paint on an 8x10 canvas. (Courtesy ColorHype)
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The Texas-based artist is known for her abstract paintings over nature. (Courtesy Deepa Koshaley)
Jan. 11

2020 NCAA Division II FCS Football Championship

Frisco will play host for the championship game between NCAA Division II football’s best. The game will determine a national champion for the 2019 season. Start time TBD. $121-$1,000. Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco.

Jan. 11

Acrylic Pouring Class

A ColorHype instructor will teach the art of acrylic pouring by showing attendees how to mix paint with pouring mediums and make a piece on an 8x10 canvas. 4-5:30 p.m. $32-$40. AMLI Frisco Crossing, 7255 Texas Rangers Drive, Frisco. 903-733-1484.

Jan. 18

Frisco Cocoa Classic 5K

Benefits from the 5K walk and run will go toward Frisco Family Services, a nonprofit helping Frisco and Frisco ISD community members experiencing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs. Runners and walkers will be greeted with hot chocolate and chocolate-covered pretzels at the finish line. 8:30 a.m. $36.99. Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd., Frisco. 224-757-5425.

Jan. 24

Essence of Being Art Reception

Deepa Koshaley will showcase her latest solo exhibition “Essence of Being” at an opening reception, which will include a Q&A with the artist. The Texas-based artist is known for her abstract paintings over nature. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Serendipity Labs, 3201 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 190 and 200, Frisco.

Jan. 30

21st Annual Park Place Lexus Casino Night

Attendees will get to eat, drink and play with Dallas Stars players and coaches at the event benefiting the Dallas Stars Foundation. The black-tie event is for those ages 21 and older only. 7-11 p.m. $300. Comerica Center, 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco. 800-559-2333.

Feb. 1

WOGA Classic

Spectators at this event will see thousands of competitors from 16 countries in women’s and men’s artistic gymnastics, acrobatics, trampoline and tumbling. WOGA Gymnastics is home to Olympic champions Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson and Madison Kocian. 7 p.m. $20 (children ages 3-12), $30 (adults). Ford Center at The Star, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco. 972-712-9642.
By Elizabeth Ucles
Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


Frisco confirmed a mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile Virus on May 29. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 28. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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