TO-DO LIST: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Frisco

The Frisco Skate Park will host this year's Burning Boards skateboard competition on Aug. 1. (Courtesy @jarodazzarito)
The Frisco Skate Park will host this year's Burning Boards skateboard competition on Aug. 1. (Courtesy @jarodazzarito)

The Frisco Skate Park will host this year's Burning Boards skateboard competition on Aug. 1. (Courtesy @jarodazzarito)

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Participants at the Third Saturday Trail Walks: Nature Journaling will learn to record their findings in nature at Frisco Commons Park. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
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The online class from AgriLife Water University will discuss attracting and providing habitat for birds, butterflies and bees, among other animals. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Frisco RoughRiders is fielding an expansion team at Dr Pepper Ballpark as part of the Texas Collegiate League. (Courtesy Frisco RoughRiders)
Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next month.

July 8-12

Cinema Pop-Ups at The Star

Cinema Pop-Ups will wrap up its outdoor drive-in theater at the Gaylord Lot of The Star in Frisco with the baseball movie "42" on July 8-9 and the superhero film “Shazam!” on July 10-12. The lot is scheduled to open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per car. 8:30 p.m. The Ford Center, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco. 972-497-4800. www.thestarinfrisco.com/calendar/cinema-pop-ups-at-the-star-july/

July 10, 24

UNT at Frisco Fast Pass Friday 2020

The come-and-go open house program is for students who have not yet applied and are interested in transferring to the University of North Texas at Frisco. Transfer counselors will be available to help prospective students with bachelor’s degree options, and academic advisers can help students learn about credit transfer as well. Due to COVID-19, this event will be held online. 1-5:45 p.m. Free. 972-668-7100. www.eventbrite.com/e/unt-at-frisco-fast-pass-friday-2020-tickets-91365034277

July 13-17

Creative Writing Camp & Short Story

Write On Creative Writing Center will host a creative writing camp for third through 12th grade students. Third through sixth graders will participate in creative writing while fifth through 12th grader focus on short story writing. Workshops on word art, song parodies and journaling will be available during the week as well. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Half-day camps $199, full-day camps $375, workshops $25 each. 7027 Hickory St., Ste. 200, Frisco. 214-915-2155. https://writeonfrisco.com

July 16

Author Q&A

The Frisco Public Library will host an online question and answer session with an author on its Facebook page. The online event will feature an author that has not yet been announced. Free. 972-292-5669. https://friscolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events

July 21

Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Gardening for Wildlife

A staff horticulturist and water resource professionals from AgriLife Water University will teach attendees how to attract and provide habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other animals from the program’s Facebook page. The event is also hosted by the North Texas Municipal Water District, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Upper Trinity Regional Water District and more. 5-7 p.m. Free. www.facebook.com/AgriLifeWaterU
July 21-23

RoughRiders host Tulsa Drillers

Frisco’s Texas Collegiate League baseball team will host the Tulsa Drillers for a three-game set. The summer wood bat league is made up of 10 teams of active collegiate players. 7:05 p.m. (July 21-23). $6-$12. Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco. 972-731-9200. www.milb.com/frisco

July 22-28

Weekly Art Competition

The Frisco Art Gallery is hosting a week-long art competition through its Instagram page to find the best self-portrait. Users can submit a profile image of compilation in any medium except photography. Free. Frisco Art Gallery, @friscoartgallery on Instagram. 972-292-6651. www.friscotexas.gov/1318/Frisco-Art-Gallery

July 24-26

RoughRiders host Texarkana Twins

Frisco’s Texas Collegiate League baseball team will host the Texarkana Twins for a weekend series. The summer wood bat league is made up of 10 teams of active collegiate players. 7:05 p.m. (July 24-25), 5:05 p.m. (July 26) $6-$12. Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco. 972-731-9200. www.milb.com/frisco

July 31-Aug. 2

RoughRiders final series of TCL season

Frisco’s Texas Collegiate League baseball team will host the Amarillo Sod Dogs for the final homestand of the 30-game season. The summer wood bat league is made up of 10 teams of active collegiate players. A postgame fireworks show is scheduled for July 31 and Aug. 1. 7:05 p.m. (July 31-Aug. 1), 6:05 p.m. (Aug. 2) $6-$12. Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco. 972-731-9200. www.milb.com/frisco

Aug. 1

Burning Boards skateboard competition

This year’s Burning Boards skateboard competition at the Frisco Skate Park will feature four categories for participants. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the event is slated to feature music, food trucks and industry vendors. 6-10 p.m. Free. Northeast Community Park, 2895 Honey Grove Drive, Frisco. 972-292-6600. www.friscotexas.gov/1471/burning-boards-skateboard-competition

Editor's note: This list is current as of July 6. Be sure to check the event websites for any updates or changes.
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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