Plano Balloon Festival and more: 6 local events to note in the coming month

Farmstead yoga

Farmstead yoga

August 30
Creators of viral song come to Plano
A live performance by The Doorbeen, creators of the viral Indian song “Lamberghini,” will be followed by other DJ performers. The event is hosted by FunAsiA Radio and includes a kids activity area. 7 p.m.-midnight. Tickets required. $35-$100. 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano.

September 2
Splash into Labor Day at the Texas Pool
The Texas Pool is celebrating the last day of its pool season with a Labor Day party. The poolside event will have freshly grilled hot dogs, a cannonball contest and a donation raffle with a Texas Pool T-shirt prize. Noon-6 p.m. Free (members), $10 (nonmembers), $30 (per family). 901 Springbrook Drive, Plano.

September 8
Dogs swim at the Oak Point Recreation Center
Hosted by the city of Plano, the K-9 Kerplunk Dog Swim is a chance for your pet to cool off in the final days of summer at Oak Point Recreation Center. The outside pool will be available for dogs with current rabies tags to swim. A Plano Animal Shelter adoption trailer will be on-site with microchipping available. 9 a.m.-noon. Free with a donation item for the Plano Animal Shelter. 6000 Jupiter Road, Plano.

September 14
Connect with This Side Up Family
This Side Up Family, a local nonprofit, is hosting Family Connection Night. The event will include family activities and a take-home “family tool” to encourage family values at home. Guests are welcome to bring their own dinner. 6-8 p.m. Free. 813 E. 15th St., Plano.

September 19
Farmstead yoga
Heritage Farmstead Museum is hosting Farmstead Yoga in celebration of North Texas Giving Day. A yoga session will be held from 6-7 p.m. The rest of the evening will include music, food, drinks and wagon rides. There will also be a variety of contests, including pie eating, rooster crowing and hog calling. Attendees are invited to make a donation. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. 1900 W. 15th St., Plano.

September 20-22
40th annual Plano Balloon Festival
Event organizers expect nearly 50 hot air balloons at the 40th year of the Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park. Balloons will launch in the evening of each event day, weather permitting. There will also be live entertainment, food vendors, a kids zone, arts and craft booths and a parachute team exhibition. A 5K and 1K fun run will take place on Saturday morning and a half-marathon and 10K will take place on Sunday morning. 4-10 p.m. (Fri.), 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 6 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun.). $10 (per day), $20 (weekend ticket). Parking and activity pricing is listed online. 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano.



The Public Utility Commission of Texas voted Feb. 27 to move forward toward a review of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s rate structure for its 13 member cities. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas commission sides with Plano, Richardson in water-rate dispute

A state arbiter said the North Texas Municipal Water District’s rate structure was adverse to the public interest, a decision that could have a ripple effect on consumer water bills throughout the growing region.

Patients need blood every two seconds somewhere in the U.S., Hale said, and Type O is the most in-demand, according to the American Red Cross. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
American Red Cross sees urgent need for blood donations

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors of all types, according to Jan Hale with the organization's biomedical services department.

All Papyrus stores have or will be closing following bankruptcy filings. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Papyrus in Plano closes following bankruptcy filing

Papyrus closed Jan. 28 at The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano.

Bright at Home Cleaning opened Feb. 10 in Plano. (Courtesy Bright at Home Cleaning)
Bright at Home Cleaning opens Plano office

Bright at Home Cleaning opened Feb. 10 at 3600 Flowing Way, Plano.

The calendar approved at the Feb. 25 board meeting will follow similar patterns as the year before. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin College approves 2020-21 academic calendar

Collin College approved its 2020-21 academic calendar Feb. 25 at a board meeting.

SoiBrow Threading Salon opened in late December. (Courtesy SoiBrow Threading Salon)
SoiBrow Threading Salon opens in Plano

SoiBrow Threading Salon opened in late December at 5930 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 1100A, Plano.

The Campus at Legacy West is an effort to redevelop the grassy slopes of the office campus formerly owned by J.C. Penney into a mixed-use development. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)
Decision delayed until mid-March on Plano apartments at former J.C. Penney-owned office campus

The developer behind an effort to redevelop the Plano office campus formerly owned by J.C. Penney has asked for more time to refine its request for hundreds of new apartment units on the property.

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (right) presents former Mayor Jonas Alton Allman with a key to the city in 2014. The city reported Feb. 24, 2020, that Allman had died. (Courtesy city of Plano)
Former Plano Mayor Jonas Alton Allman dies, city says

The city of Plano will fly a flag at half mast Feb. 24 at the Plano Municipal Center to honor Allman, city spokesperson Steve Stoler said.

Fleet Feet expects to open in April in Plano. (Courtesy Fleet Feet)
Fleet Feet expects to open in Plano this spring

Fleet Feet expects to open in April at 2100 Preston Road, Ste. 604, Plano.

Victory Lane Quick Oil Change opened in October under the ownership of Jim Oberhofer. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Drag racing crew chief returns to Plano with Victory Lane Quick Oil Change

Victory Lane Quick Oil Change opened in October under the ownership of Jim Oberhofer, crew chief and vice president of operations for Kalitta Motorsports, a champion drag racing team.

Eastside Dojo officially opened in its new space Jan. 25. (Courtesy Eastside Dojo)
Eastside Dojo relocates in Plano

Eastside Dojo officially opened in its new space Jan. 25 at 2655 Premier Drive, Plano.

SizzleIt opened Dec. 7 in Plano. (Courtesy SizzleIt)
Plano's SizzleIt offers unique Asian-American foods

SizzleIt opened Dec. 7 at 1820 Coit Road, Ste. 138, Plano.

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