Here are 10 in-person and virtual events to attend in and around Frisco

Dogs and their humans will get to play in the pool at the Frisco Athletic Center as part of Paws in the Pool. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Dogs and their humans will get to play in the pool at the Frisco Athletic Center as part of Paws in the Pool. (Courtesy city of Frisco)

Dogs and their humans will get to play in the pool at the Frisco Athletic Center as part of Paws in the Pool. (Courtesy city of Frisco)

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Dogs and their humans will get to play in the pool at the Frisco Athletic Center as part of Paws in the Pool. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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FC Dallas will host Houston in front of a limited capacity crowd at Toyota Stadium on Sept. 14. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
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The Rail District Outdoor Market offers shoppers the chance to browse items from local businesses in an open-air environment. (Courtesy Cari Baer)
Here's a list of some upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.

Sept. 1-Oct. 3

Robin Maria Pedrero solo exhibition
This month-long exhibit will feature abstract pieces from Frisco artist Robin Maria Pedrero. The opening reception Sept. 11 will also feature a fashion show with her art on wraps and scarves. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wed.-Sun.). Free. Frisco Art Gallery, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco. 972-292-6651. www.friscotexas.gov/calendar.aspx?eid=4211

Frisco Arts Walk and Run

This year’s 5K to benefit the Frisco Association for the Arts will be entirely virtual because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At the conclusion of the event on Oct. 3, an online Finisher’s Fest will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It will feature performances from dancers, musicians and vocalists as well as an online art sale. Winners of the 5K will be shown on live leader boards and announced as part of the Finisher’s Fest. $25-$33. 972-810-1028. www.friscoarts.org/frisco-arts-walk-and-run

Sept. 4-6

Hack-a-Solution hackathon

This 24-hour hackathon was organized by Frisco students to test their coding skills and raise awareness of world issues through technology. Students in middle school, high school and college can sign up to compete and learn new skills. The virtual event will also offer workshops and mentors to help those with limited experience. Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony Sept. 6, and prizes will be distributed by mail. 8 p.m. Sept. 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5. Free. www.hackasolution.org

Sept. 8

Blood drive

McDonald’s is partnering with Carter BloodCare to hold a blood drive in its parking lot. Those who give blood will receive a voucher for one free medium lunch or dinner combo at McDonald’s in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 1-4 p.m. Free. McDonald’s, 6225 Custer Road, Frisco. 800-366-2834. www.carterbloodcare.org/community-blood-drives

Sept. 12

FC Dallas vs. HoustonDynamo

A maximum of 5,110 fans can attend this match in person at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. Face masks will be required throughout the stadium, and socially distanced seating will be in place. To minimize physical interactions, Toyota Stadium will not accept cash, but credit cards will be accepted. 7:30 p.m. $30. Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco. 214-705-6700. www.fcdallas.com

Sept. 13

Car show

Frisco Fresh Market is slated to host a car show featuring exotic cars and sports cars from around the world. Awards will be presented for best exotic/sports car and people’s choice. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (Attendees), $10 (Car entrance fee). Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. 844-776-2753. https://friscofreshmarket.com/ffm-events/

Sept. 16

Classic Readers Book Club

The Frisco Public Library hosts a monthly book club geared toward those age 50 and up to discuss a variety of genres, including fiction, biography and mystery. The meeting will be held via Zoom to discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover. 10-11 a.m. Free. 972-292-5669. https://friscolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events

Sept. 18-19

The Rail District Outdoor Market

The open-air marketplace allows boutiques, eateries and more businesses in The Rail District to bring their wares outside. 3-8 p.m. Sept. 18 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 19. Free. The Rail District, Main Street, Frisco. https://friscoraildistrictmerchants.com/

Sept. 19

Roll with the Council

The public can take a bicycle ride with Frisco City Council members from Northeast Community Park to Stephen’s Green Park. The eight-plus-mile route will be done at a conversational pace to allow participants to learn more about Frisco and take in public art. 1-4 p.m. Free. Northeast Community Park, 2895 Honey Grove Drive, Frisco. 972-292-6500. www.friscotexas.gov/1469/roll-with-the-council

Sept. 27

Paws in the Pool

Individual tickets are required for dogs and people to play in the water park, with a limit of two humans per dog. 9:30-11 a.m. (dogs under 35 pounds), 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. (dogs 35 pounds and up). $7. Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco. 972-292-6500. www.friscotexas.gov/1398/paws-in-the-pool

Editor's note: This list was current as of Sept. 4, but could change due to coronavirus concerns. Be sure to check the event websites for any updates or changes.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions 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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