11 things to do in Frisco this month

The Frisco Heritage Center features historic buildings, a steam locomotive, a wooden caboose and the Frisco Heritage Museum. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Frisco Heritage Center features historic buildings, a steam locomotive, a wooden caboose and the Frisco Heritage Museum. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Frisco Heritage Center features historic buildings, a steam locomotive, a wooden caboose and the Frisco Heritage Museum. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Those attending the Frisco Starfest will be able to gaze at the night sky through the use of approximately a dozen telescopes. (Adobe stock)
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Texas A&M junior left-handed pitcher Asa Lacy and the rest of the Aggies baseball team will take part in the Frisco College Baseball Classic at Dr Pepper Ballpark. (Courtesy Michael Wade/Texas A&M University)
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The UNT HarpBeats performed in Chicago at Lyon & Healy Hall in 2018. (Courtesy Jaymee Haefner/UNT)
Feb. 7-9

Cirque Italia’s Water Circus

Performers will bring a circus show to a custom-designed water stage that holds up to 35,000 gallons. The show will be in a tent in the Stonebriar Centre’s parking lot near Dillard’s. 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 7); 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 8-9). $10. Stonebriar Centre, 2603 Preston Road, Frisco. 972-668-6255. www.shopstonebriar.com/en/events/cirque-italia-s-water-circus-31472.html

Feb. 8

Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish

First-time and young anglers can try their hand at fishing during this free event at the Frisco Commons pond. Approximately 3,000 Rainbow Trout will be released in the pond, with a daily bag limit of five fish, and no fishing license is required for children age 16 and under. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own snacks, drinks and chairs. 8-11 a.m. Free. Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco. www.friscotexas.gov/1188/Trick-A-Trout

Feb. 8

Frisco Starfest

The monthly Star Party allows attendees to look at stars, planets and other celestial bodies through about a dozen different telescopes. Hosted by the Texas Astronomical Society, the event will allow members and guests to learn about the night sky. 7 p.m. Free. Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco. 214-800-6000. https://www.visitfrisco.com/event/frisco-starfest/62/

Feb. 14

Dinner in the Diner

Couples can enjoy an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner in a restored 1937 Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad dining car. Tickets include dinner, wine, a keepsake menu and a red rose, with no additional expenses or gratuities necessary. 7 p.m. $235 per couple. Museum of the American Railroad, 6465 Page St., Frisco. www.visitfrisco.com/event/dinner-in-the-diner/3458/

Feb. 14-16

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

Children of all ages will be able to take a trip to Sesame Street with this live stage show featuring Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby and more. The production, which is put on in partnership with the nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop, will feature six performances at Ford Center at The Star. 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. $39-$79. Ford Center at The Star, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco. www.visitfrisco.com/event/sesame-street-live!-make-your-magic/3397/

Feb. 16

Frisco Heritage Center Third Sunday Open House

Each third Sunday of the month, the Frisco Heritage Center opens all its historic buildings and the Frisco Heritage Museum to the public for free. The event will have crafts and games, entertainment, working blacksmiths, live animals and docent-guided tours. 1-4 p.m. Free. Frisco Heritage Center, 6455 Page St., Frisco. 972-292-5657. www.visitfrisco.com/event/frisco-heritage-center-third-sunday-open-house/3453/

Feb. 21

Music in the Chamber

The Frisco City Council chambers will host a harp concert from the University of North Texas Music Department’s HarpBeats ensemble. The chamber was designed for acoustics by architects associated with New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. 8-11 p.m. $10 (residents), $15 (nonresidents). George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. www.friscotexas.gov/1491/Music-in-the-Chamber

Feb. 22

24th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance-Lantern Festival

Fathers and daughters will get a taste of the Far East as lanterns will fill the sky for the event. Dancers will be grouped by age from prekindergarten to sixth grade. Suggested attire for the dance is semiformal. 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m., 6-7:30 pm., 8-9:30 p.m. $22 (per person for residents), $27 (per person for nonresidents). Frisco Conference Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco. www.friscotexas.gov/1187/Daddy-Daughter-Dance

Feb. 28-Mar. 1

Frisco College Baseball Classic

The Texas A&M Aggies, UCLA Bruins, Oklahoma State Cowboys and Illinois Fighting Allini baseball teams will take part in a round robin tournament over three days at the home of the Frisco RoughRiders. Two games will be played each day with each team playing the other three during the tournament. $10-$90. Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco. Friscoclassic.com

Feb. 29

Free Gardening Clinic

This class will teach attendees how to build a raised bed garden. The class will cover site preparation, how big the bed should be, the kind of lumber to use, tools and techniques needed for the build, and what and how much to fill and plant in the raised bed. 10-11 a.m. Free. Shades of Green Garden Center, 7401 Coit Road, Frisco. 972-335-9095. www.facebook.com/events/


Garcia vs. Vargas

Welterweight boxers Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas will face off live at Ford Center at The Star. Garcia has a 39-1 career record with 30 knockouts, while Vargas has amassed a 29-2-2 record with 11 knockouts. The fight will be televised on DAZN in the U.S. and on Sky Sports in the U.K. 5 p.m. $25-$500. Ford Center at The Star, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco.

By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is editor of the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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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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