We're here for you in these tough times. Find out what you can do with your kids when you're self-isolating. All is not lost! Museums are going virtual, plenty is happening so we can all stay safe and sound.
Let's join in the online fun for kids activities.
****Due to the coronavirus, many events on our event calendar have been canceled or postponed, and our listings may not reflect those changes. Please check with organizers before making plans.
Closures & Cancellations: All Parks & Recreation facilities, including the skate park and dog parks, are closed through May 17. The opening date for these facilities will be evaluated May 17.
All library facilities are currently closed, however starting May 4 at 9 a.m., holds porch-side pickup will resume and book drops will open for materials return.
The Day Labor Center is currently closed.
All Plano Stages special events through May 17 have been cancelled. A reassessment will be made on May 17 and decisions made regarding further closures. Organizers will be offered refunds of deposit and/or fees for events.
The Plano Event Center will be open to the public in a limited capacity by appointment only beginning Monday, May 4. To schedule an appointment, interested parties should call 972-941-5860.
All sports leagues in Plano are suspended through May 17 for practice and play at which time the closure will be reassessed. Managed athletic fields will remain closed for drop-in usage.
Municipal Court lobby is currently closed to the public but citations can be paid online at municipalonlinepayments.com/planotx or they can contact the Clerk’s Office at 972-941-2199 for further information.
Municipal Court hearings scheduled through May 29 have been rescheduled to dockets beginning June 1st. Teen Court trials will resume June 15. Written and electronic notices of the exact date and time of the new settings will be sent to all individuals affected by the resets. All persons entering the Courthouse must wear a face mask.
New Juvenile cases will be set to pre-trial hearings beginning June 8. All persons entering the Courthouse must wear a face mask.
Given how quickly this situation is changing, we will continue to
provide updates on our website and via our social media channels. Our
top priority is the health and safety of our staff, guests, volunteers,
program participants, and the animals in our care. We have been closely
monitoring the constantly evolving situation regarding the corona virus
outbreak. Our administrative office is also closed and museum staff is
We will be checking email and voicemail daily.
Livestock care, building maintenance and protection will continue as
normal. Events, programs, field trips, meetings, activities, tours and
rentals will be rescheduled if possible.
Those who have purchased
tickets, hold reservations, or have registrations for any of our
programs have been contacted via email. Arrangements will be made for
rescheduling or refunds as appropriate. We are currently working on ways
to share this community treasure with you as we go forward.
checking your email and social media for some exciting announcements.
The Heritage Farmstead Museum is closed through March 31, 2020. All events, programs, field trips, meetings, activities, tours and rentals through April 3rd will be rescheduled if possible. A reassessment will be made on April 3, 2020 and decisions made then regarding further closures.
We will be implementing the following practices for our operations going forward. For more details click the link.
PERFORMANCES: We will be implementing a "Safe Patron" approach to all performances through May 14. We will be limiting cast/crew/audiences to under 50 TOTAL participants and have made arrangements with our royalty/rights providers to allow our ticketed patrons to view our shows on-line in the comfort of their homes.
We will be invoking an aggressive "Safe Social Distance" strategy for all youth participants. Some of our production's performance dates will be moved, some will remain and available to see via video, and two productions will be canceled. Given the very special nature of our Starcatchers troupe, we will be suspending Starcatchers programming until May 14th. The full list of changes is available at the webpage above. Patrons who have already purchased tickets to upcoming shows will be contacted by Friday, March 20 with information regarding their tickets and how to make exchanges if necessary.
There are 26 NTPA productions with over 200 performances impacted by the CDC's eight-week 50-participant limitation, and the White House's guidance for the next two weeks further constricts our operations. Ticket sales represent almost a third of our operational revenue. We are asking for your support through this time to help us ride out this storm.
We are asking you to continue to buy tickets for our shows, sign-up for future shows, and support our "My NTPA Community" Campaign with two easy ways to make a difference: COME BACK TO US WITH YOUR FAVORITE IMAGE ON OUR WALLS! Through May 31, we will be offering our Photo Gallery Photos at a 25% discount --- we want you to come back to OUR PHOTO WALLS FULL of images of your favorite actors... and WE'LL BE POSTING ALL IMAGES PURCHASED THROUGH THIS TIME ON OUR WEBSITE SO EVERYONE can see these reminders of the impact of a child taking the stage.
Donate Directly to the "My NTPA Community" Campaign! Make a donation of any size directly to our "My NTPA Community" Campaign to support the operations of North Texas Performing Arts. Once you've made your gift, we encourage you to challenge others to do the same via social media using #MyNTPACommunity.
In an effort to reduce the potential for COVID-19 to spread to more people via gatherings of people and protect the health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff and volunteers, as well as our community, the SPCA of Texas is closing our shelters, clinics, mobile adoption and mobile wellness events to the public starting Wednesday, March 18 through at least Sunday, April 5.
Meanwhile, we will continue in our mission to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home. At this time, we are redeploying resources to support what our community needs most, specifically: We will continue to offer adoptions on an appointment basis, as we continue to have many wonderful animals in need of new homes. You can take a look at our adoptable pets online.
In response to COVID-19, the McKinney DASH shuttle will temporarily be converting its operations from a passenger shuttle to a delivery shuttle. During regular DASH service hours, this Main Street vehicle will help support local businesses by offering free delivery of goods from downtown businesses to homes in the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District. Find hours and ordering details on Downtown McKinney's Facebook page.
You’ll notice some temporary changes at Arbor Hill Nature Preserve if you visit it any time soon. To keep us all safe and healthy while enjoying the great outdoors, your Plano Parks & Recreation department has taken these steps:
· The upper parking lot at Arbor Hills is closed.
· Any parking on the grass or in non-designated parking spaces is prohibited and being enforced.
· Total parking at Arbor Hills has been reduced by 25 percent, leaving 190 spaces available.
· “Friendly monitors,” wearing a colorful Plano polo or t-shirt, have been deployed to not just Arbor Hills but every major park in Plano. They are also rotating through our smaller neighborhood parks. These “friendly monitors” remind park patrons about the City’s emergency declaration, which recommends social distancing.
McKinney has always been a caring community, willing to pitch in and help those in need. Right now, in this rather bizarre situation we all find ourselves in, there are more people than usual who are needing assistance. But there are also plenty of people looking for ways they can help, especially those who may have some extra hours on their hands and are looking for a constructive way to spend some of their time.
Click the link for descriptions and links to organizations offering help as well as opportunities to volunteer and/or donate. We will update this list as we find more information to add to it.
Special Shopping Hours (Seniors or At-risk shoppers)
Albertsons: 7-9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday
Aldi: 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Big Lots: Reserves the first hour daily (open daily at 9 a.m. except on Sundays at 10 a.m.)
Costco: 8-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dollar General: Reserves the first hour daily
Dollar Tree: Reserves the first hour daily
Kroger: Adjusting store operating hours based on local circumstances.
Market Street: 7 -9 a.m. every Mondays and Thursday
Target: Reserves the first hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
CVS in store will also be open during that time.
Tom Thumb: "Golden Hours" 7-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Walgreens: 8-9 a.m. every Tuesday
Walmart: From March 24 - April 28, will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60+ one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.
Whole Foods: Opening early at 7 a.m. daily for vulnerable shoppers
Plano Parks & Recreation has postponed the start of summer registration to Saturday, May 16 (residents) and Monday, May 18 (nonresidents). These dates could change if events change in the next few weeks.
Walk up (in-person) registration will not be available, as recreation centers will still be closed. The best way to register is at Plano Recreation Online. You can still call any recreation center to register, but the wait may be long and you may have to leave a message. View summer classes our Plano Recreation catalog.
Many classes, including summer camps, have been cancelled or have modified dates. If a class or camp is open and there are no spots available, add your name to the wait list in case we open it up later. Some classes and camps may still be cancelled after you sign up. Full refunds will be given for cancelled classes and camps. Follow Plano Parks & Recreation's Facebook and Twitter for future updates.
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will reduce service hours and frequency of some routes and services effective Monday, March 23, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency.
You stocked up early, but now you’ve depleted your supplies. Or you bought just what you could find and it wasn’t enough to last. Whatever the case, your coronavirus stockpile is running low. But the pandemic and corresponding shopping frenzy are still ongoing. So what should you do now? We consulted experts to answer some of the questions you’re likely thinking about.
Allen Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during this initial phase of operations. The facility will be closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Facial coverings or masks that cover the nose and mouth are required for visitors to Allen Public Library.
Starting on May 22, ball field reservations will be accepted for rental dates on or after June 15. To reserve a ball field, call 214.509.4714.
Outdoor athletic courts (basketball, volleyball) · Opening date: May 18 · Limit of 4 people per court · Checklist for outdoor sports participants The Edge Skate Park · Opening date: May 18 · The Edge Visitor Center will remain closed
· Checklist for outdoor sports participants Parks Administration Building · Opening date: May 22 · Front office open to facilitate customer inquiries and future rentals/activity registrations
Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium · Opening date: May 26 · Fitness floor open to limited capacity · Members only. Reservations must be made in advance using ActiveNet.
· Checklist for gym patrons Joe Farmer Recreation Center · Opening date: May 26 · Fitness floor open to limited capacity · Members only. Reservations must be made in advance using ActiveNet. · Checklist for gym patrons
Tennis courts reopen - Beginning May 1, tennis courts will reopen for singles or doubles play, with no more than four people permitted on a court at one time, as recommended by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Here's what to do before you play.
Golf services expand - On May 1, The Courses at Watters Creek will allow up to four players per game and will resume cart rentals with a limit of one person per cart. In addition, Grill 33 will reopen with a 25% limit on occupancy. See state recommendations for golfers and diners.
Allen Heritage Center reopens - Allen Heritage Center will reopen at 25% occupancy, following state guidelines for museums. State health officials urge you to do these things before visiting.
*Allen Animal Shelter is closed but appointments can be made for pet adoption by calling 214.509.4378. Video: Adopt by appointment or make a donation
*Allen City Hall rotunda (lobby) area remains open for deliveries; however, all services are being handled by phone, email, online or in-person by appointment (only as necessary). Details.
*Allen Municipal Court is closed and all hearings have been rescheduled through April 30. Video: How to address your citation/case without entering the court facility Utility Billing Customer Service windows are closed. Find multiple options for monthly bill payment.
Restaurants, retailers, movie theaters and malls may resume operations on May 1, but must limit customers to 25% occupancy and follow other state guidelines related to health and safety.
*Gyms, bars, salons and barber shops must remain closed.
*Houses of worship are encouraged to follow guidelines provided in the Reopen Texas plan.
We at the village have been working on things on the grounds and in our offices so we can welcome you back to the village this month. We want to ensure that visiting the village will be safe for all involved, so we have also been working on extra precautions for our staff and you, our visitors. Currently, our grounds are open to members only.
The Dallas Museum of Art reopens to the public August 14th. If you’re planning to visit the Museum, please be aware that free general admission entry to the DMA now requires a timed ticket (good for a two-hour time slot) secured in advance to maintain a maximum capacity of 25%.
We are beginning to reopen our indoor areas and attractions, so that means more to see, do, and eat! Check the website for the latest updates. Masks: In accordance with Dallas County orders, visitors 10 years and older are required to wear face coverings while at the Dallas Zoo.
Location:Food Pickup and Delivery Options in Allen
City of Allen, Allen Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce came together for a delicious project – an interactive restaurant map! Browse all the Allen restaurants open for takeout, delivery or curbside service.
FRISCO HERITAGE CENTER REOPENS Tuesday, June 9, Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Starting Monday, June 15, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FRISCO DISCOVERY CENTER REOPENS Tuesday, June 9, Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday, June 15, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (check with tenant partners for reopening and hours)
(Sci-Tech, National Videogame Museum and TranTopia remain closed)
We're open during our regular hours of operation so that you may hike the trails through our 289-acre nature preserve (our indoor exhibits are currently closed). To minimize contact, general admission and membership may be purchased online in advance. Please practice all recommended safety practices including maintaining social distancing (remain 6 feet from anyone who is not in your household).
With the weather warming up and more people wanting to spend time outside, tips for using the trails are more important now than ever! In this video, Erik goes over basic trail etiquette and asks Allen Police Department for a few safety tips. Click the link for the video.
We're happy to share with you that we are gradually reopening our doors in a phased approach that is based on the latest guidance and state and local orders. Click the link to see if a store near you is open. We'll be sure to update this link regularly.
The City of McKinney has deemed the McKinney Farmers Market as an essential community food provider, so mini-markets will begin this Thursday. In order to provide a safe shopping environment, variety of vendors, and the freshest quality of products, the market is putting into place modified shopping guidelines. The market will space booths farther apart and ask customers to practice physical distancing, use hand sanitizer frequently, and keep visits to the market as short as possible with no gathering or lingering. People are asked to stay home if they have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath or have been in contact with anyone who has been sick. You can also shop online directly from some of the Farmers Market vendors.
Both libraries are open regular hours. No appointment is necessary, but masks are required for all guests except children under 10 years of age. Meeting rooms and private study rooms will remain closed to the public until further notice, but we have plenty of tables and comfortable seating waiting for you. Curbside service will continue indefinitely at both locations.
No more ruff living for your pooch - My Best Friend’s Park is ready once again for our four-legged pals. We will continue to deep clean frequently and follow enhanced maintenance protocols with regular inspections and sanitization of high-touch areas using CDC-recommended products. Feel safe letting your pups frolic in our doggie-designated playground built especially for furry friends.
Plans to start Plano Public Library Browse, Grab and Go service on July 6 are now on hold. Current services continue, including porch side pickup of materials, computer access by appointment, online programs for all ages and access to digital resources (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and databases).
Shops at Legacy Select Restaurants & Retailers are NOW OPEN
Bob’s Steak and Chop House
Cru - Food & Wine Bar
Kenny’s Smoke House
Kilwins Main Street Bakery
Mi Cocina Original
RA Sushi Seasons
The Capital Grille
Village Burger Bar
Retailers: Circa 2000 Cousin Earl Cyro1one D’Hierro ella bleu Joni’s Boutique Kendra Scott Max Cleaners Mia Fiori Mini Market Scout & Molly’s Boutique TravisMathew
Yes, swim lessons are back and we have times to fit your schedule; Monday - Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Registration for these August classes is open now by clicking on the link. Sign up now so you and your family can play safely.
Downtown McKinney is keeping a current list of all the businesses around the square that are open, their current hours, and more! As allowed in Governor Abbott's directives, many of the downtown businesses now have curbside pick-up. Order on their websites or call the store, then make arrangements to drive by and get your order. Some of the salons have begun to open as well. Visit the city's special page by clicking the link listing businesses and the services they are offering.
Allen Public Library offers curbside pickup. Beginning Monday, May 4, library card holders may begin using a new curbside pickup option. The library will remain closed while it prepares to implement various safety measures in accordance with state guidelines.
Library Library e-cards are now available. Book drop-off locations are open. Curbside pick-up to resume May 4. Please visit our website for online services, eBooks and more. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
Among the many challenges you’re facing right now … are you struggling to keep your child engaged and learning while also trying to put some limits on screen time? Many of us are too! To help you fill the time at home in a productive way and channel your kids’ energy into something positive, we’re offering all children’s books for 50% Off—with free shipping* on orders of $20 or more. We figure, you have enough to worry about without paying full price for the books you need during this challenging time!
Plus, the 50% off sale is sitewide, which means you can get the books, audios, courses, card decks, movies, and more to help you stay healthy, calm, and positive, too.
There’s a good chance you’re feeling scared, anxious, or stressed right now. We are, too. It’s an unprecedented moment in history. Between health fears and economic instability, we’re dealing with an immense amount of uncertainty.
Here’s the thing. From the very beginning, our mission has been to help people just like you thrive… physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And we’ve created an incredible library of resources over the decades.
Right now, the whole world needs that loving support and guidance. I can almost hear Louise reminding us: we are all family, and the planet is our home.
So, we’re working to make those resources more accessible for you by offering 50% Off* nearly every product… sitewide. Plus, free shipping* on orders of $20 or more.
Summer Learning 2020 is going virtual! Plano Public Library is online with our community this summer for programs, storytimes, weekly learning challenges, and more.Track your reading time to help us reach our community goal of reading 1,000,000 minutes.Fighting the summer slide is more important than ever after the interruption to the 2020 school year. Plano Public Library is here to help your family continue learning with fun and engaging activities all summer!
Summer Reading Club starts on Monday, June 1 through July 31 on READsquared! Earn points by logging your minutes read, book titles read or by completing special Missions. Make sure to earn your points by Friday, July 31. Earn digital badges and complete missions.
Due to the lack of stimulating conversation and community that ACT & its members normally enjoy and to continue to help our loving communities grow. The Art Centre Theatre is implementing their YouTube channel as a means to keep everyone together. Isolation can be a wonderful thing in moderation. However, I think we have all had enough. ACT wants to help.
We're offering on our YouTube Channel videos of many different areas in the Theatre community such as Tech, Performing, Dance, etc. Plan on fun challenges! We need your help to do this. If you can craft a prop, sew a dress, teach a tap class, read a book, talk about an experience, do an improv, dress your kids in a dragon costume and chase them around the house with a wooden spoon, anything!
We want to stream you live or post your ARTISTIC videos on our channel. Nothing is too weird ... trust us. Our Executive Director, Jamey Jamison will be doing Dramatic Storytelling ... what can you do!? Email Paul Fried to get this started: email@example.com
The Bishop Arts Center is hosting s series of storytelling videos called Storytime at Bedtime, meant as a resource for parents who are, presumably, sick to death of reading Goodnight Moon.
Chalk It Up to Summer!
Location:Watters Creek Management office
Address:970 Garden Park Dr, Allen, TX 75013
Date/Hours:Starting June 22
Starting June 22, you can pick up a FREE Chalk It Up to Summer Kit at the Watters Creek Management office, Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.
Spread positivity, and have your chance to win a Watters Creek gift card! Decorate your sidewalk with chalk art or a positive messagePost an image of your creation on social media any time before midnight July 4, 2020, using the hashtag #ChalkItUpWC Be entered to win a drawing for one of ten (10) $25 Watters Creek gift cards!
The staff and volunteers at Chestnut Square aren’t giving in-person tours right now. Thanks to signs located around the village, you can still learn t some interesting facts about the houses and other buildings. Not only will you learn McKinney history, but you’ll also be outside, enjoying the fresh air while strolling around the beautiful grounds.
Couch Travel to Museums, Disney etc
Many museums, zoos, aquariums, and other popular world landmarks and destinations offer virtual tours and videos. And some, like the Metropolitan Opera, is offering live and recorded performances. Why not do a little "couch travel" by checking out these great boredom busters?
National Parks:5 National Parks Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take From the Comfort of Home (Video)
Museums:These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)
Stay in, stay with us, stay DMA. Our doors may be closed, but your city’s museum is open. In these uncertain times, the Dallas Museum of Art is working to connect with you in the digital world, bringing the wonder and discovery of art to your home in inventive and spirited ways. And, you can always visit the DMA collections of art online by clicking the link and follow us on our social media channels.
Look forward to: Virtual exhibition experiences, Behind-the-scenes stories from around the Museum, Guides for creatively keeping boredom at bay, Art from around the world and from our own community
Miss your favorite FAC instructors? They're producing videos and workout programs for you! Access these on the Frisco Athletic Center's Facebook news feed. We've teamed up with Wellbeats online fitness program to give you access to an amazing lineup of workouts for free until April 30! You'll find something for every fitness level.
Creativity goes beyond the walls of the Frisco Art Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center! We've gone virtual on Instagram @FriscoArtGallery. You'll see curated exhibits and be able to vote for your favorite artwork in competitions. Are you part of the arts community in Frisco? Join the @PlayFrisco 'Play Artistically' Facebook group for announcements and calls to artists.
"Happiness" exhibit will launch June 15 on Instagram.
Does your child need homework help? Try TexShare Databases, an easy to use search interface for students looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and encyclopedias on a variety of topics, such as animals, art, music, geography, language arts, math, science and social studies.
To access the TexShare Databases, simply log in by choosing Allen Public Library from the drop down menu and enter the password.
The password can be obtained by calling the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905, Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm. (Please note: You must be a library card holder to receive the password.)
Klyde Warren Park offers free programming year-round, including Story Time in our Reading and Games Room. The Park is open, but scheduled programs have been suspended—so we are teaming up with Interabang Books to bring Story Time to you!Here’s how it works. Post a video of yourself reading a children’s book and use hashtags #StoryTimeChallenge and #KlydeWarrenPark. Challenge your friends to participate and let’s spread some joy around our community!
Through this program, patrons have access to over 160,000 eBooks (EPUB format) and Audiobooks. Facility Closure Notice | Now - April 3Both McKinney Public Library locations are closed. Programming is cancelled through April 6. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
The virtual art series Wonderful Wednesdays - The museum describes the project as "Modern educators lead a family-oriented project via a short instructional video designed in relation to works in the Modern’s permanent collection and the special exhibition Mark Bradford: End Papers."
Check out the incredible Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar in the Los Angeles area. The Nethercutt Collection was founded in 1972 by J.B. Nethercutt (1913–2004), who was the co-founder of Merle Norman Cosmetics with his aunt, Merle Nethercutt Norman.
Even when on-site visits aren’t possible, the Museum has developed engaging ways for all ages to explore nature and science at home, in backyards or outdoors, using common household objects and supplies.
For example, kids can keep their brains humming as they learn about winter on Mars and moving milk molecules, how to concoct a non-Newtonian fluid, formulate their own slime and more. Digital guests will also find “Amaze Your Brain” facts and videos by clicking the link above.
You can access our digital services including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, newspapers, streaming video and online resources from home. To help contain the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 within our community, all Plano Public Library facilities are closed until March 27th, at which time the closure will be reassessed.
Bookdrops will close on Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. – please keep books and materials you have checked out until we reopen. Access to digital resources will be provided even if your account has overdue items.
Join us virtually for Play in the Park every Thursday at 9 a.m. starting July 2. Sherry Barnum from Oak Point Recreation Center brings you fun games and challenges to get your heart rate going! Any equipment needed for challenges or activities will be sent by email the day before we go live. Registration is free and a Zoom link will be provided. There are prize drawings at the end of the summer. Be sure to register by clicking the link and join us each week!
You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch! This "little" group has so much going on. It started as a place for local artists to share their skills while social distancing. The result is a world-wide phenomenon where people share their own talents and favorite performances from others. FYI - Not all content is family friendly, but most is.
SCI-TECH SUPPORTS YOUR AT-HOME LEARNING Sci-Tech knows how challenging it is right now and we want to support your at-home learning. Check out our social media for our 'Sci-Tech Science Series' of at-home experiments every other day. Look for our 'Sci-Tech Shares' for free online resources from museums, scientists, artists and authors from around world.
The children's series Will on the Web, Shakespeare Dallas examines six of the Bard's plays through games like quizzes and coloring pages. There's a reward for students who complete all four sections for all six plays.
Dallas may be closed, but that doesn't mean that your JFK obsession is over. If your life mission is to keep researching until you solve the greatest American mystery, you can find documents, the Zapruder film and all other pieces of the puzzle by perusing online.
Join us June 1 through August 15 for reading and summer-related activities! Recent events have prompted major revisions to summer programming across the city, but we are working with other city departments to offer a new schedule that will develop throughout the summer. Register in Beanstack(click the link) for the upcoming 600-minute reading challenge and earn virtual badges along the way. If 10 hours isn’t enough, you’ll find additional reading challenges in Beanstack to help you explore our print, e-book and audio e-book collections. We’re even throwing in some non-reading activities to keep things interesting and get you out and around town. Children, teens and adults can participate!
Tune in to Texas Outdoor Family Workshops and watch park rangers share their state park collections, like Patches and Parks, and talk about their favorite parks for mountain biking, paddling and more. Click the link for topics.
The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park remains closed, but we’re bringing our fishy friends to you with live streams every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:30 p.m. on our Facebook page. Be sure to follow the Aquarium on social media for the latest updates! #AquariumFromHome
These Sites present over 300 Museums, Exhibits, Points of Special Interest and Real-Time journeys which offer online multimedia guided tours on the Web. Most of the following offer text and pictures, others in addition transmit sound and an occasional movie. The Virtual Tours of Museums and Exhibits never closes. Visit our Online Tours anytime, and stay as long as you like.
Young Chefs Academy beginning Friday March 20th classes temporarily halted. We feel we must take action to do our part to protect the health and safety of our students, our staff and our community during these uncertain times and appreciate your understanding in advance.
For our weekly class members, we deeply appreciate your continued membership during this time. Even when closed, we appreciate your patience and loyalty as we continue to have operating expenses that we must consider to better serve you as our lives return to normal.
Rest assured, we are excited to announce that virtual classes are currently in development (click the link for more info).
· We will also be providing an exclusive world-wide Facebook group* for members-only across the globe. This is a unique opportunity for members to connect during this time of isolation with their shared love of cooking where we will be providing bonus tips, tricks, activities and more.
· This comes at no additional cost for our members as we continue to bring some joy and continuity into your day during this time.