The Star's Entertainment District, smart cities: 4 things to know in Frisco, March 26-30

The Star in Frisco will hold a grand opening celebration of its entertainment district March 29-April 1.

The Star in Frisco will hold a grand opening celebration of its entertainment district March 29-April 1.

Here is what residents need to know to start their week.

1. Registration open for Frisco Smart City Leadership Exchange
The Frisco Smart City Leadership Exchange is a newly-announced Frisco Chamber of Commerce program in which community leaders, elected officials and the business community will visit and study other high-growth cities. Registration is now open for the first trip Oct. 17-19 to Scottsdale, Arizona. Sponsors and trip participants can register on the chamber's website.

2. Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission meets Tuesday
The commission's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The commission will discuss various site plans and replats for developments throughout Frisco.

3. The Star in Frisco holds grand opening for entertainment district
The Star's Entertainment District grand opening celebration begins 11 a.m. Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and media event. The celebration continues through Sunday with live entertainment, dining and shopping specials and prizes. For the duration of the event, Winning Drive, Star Boulevard and Cowboys Way will be closed off to vehicles.

4. No school Friday
No classes will be held for Frisco ISD students Friday. Classes will resume April 2.



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