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 city of Plano is expected to enforce Gov. Greg Abbott's order requiring residents to wear masks at most businesses and public spaces. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
City of Plano to enforce governor's order requiring masks in public spaces—including warnings, fines

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The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
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Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

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'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

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Vitality Bowls opens new location in Plano

Health conscious eaters in Plano have a new dining option along Dallas Parkway. Nurticious bowls, soups, salads, smoothies and juices are all on the menu at Vitality Bowls.

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“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

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CoServ annual meeting to be virtual this year

CoServ has announced its virtual meeting plans to replace a physical meeting that has drawn up to 3,000 customers in the past.

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Fast-casual Ikigai Udon restaurant in Plano closes after 3 years in business

The Japanese restaurant closed temporarily in March, but made that closure permanent in June due to "the unusual economic situation."

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Comptroller: Texas June sales tax revenue totaled $2.7 billion, down 6.5% from a year ago

The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.

Denton County Transit Authority requires riders to wear masks

The Denton County Transit Authority stated its new requirement will be enforced on both its A-train and bus system until the pandemic is over.