If you are looking for what is happening in your suburb or Dallas neighborhood, keep your eye on NDG’s weekly community briefs. This week you can enjoy Heart and Dance Festival in Plano this weekend, then get ready for National Night Out Tuesday night. Otherwise, we are spotlighting several events coming up in the next two weeks in October, so you can fill your calendar with plenty of informative or fun events.
Twin Creeks Golf Course is hosting a charity Golf Event on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 501 Twin Creeks Drive, Allen. Check-in is at 7 a.m. and the price for sponsorship is $115 per individual and $400 for a group of four. The event will feature prizes, team trophies, former professional football player participation, goodie bags, hot lunch, an auction and raffle, and a chance to win a $10,000 cruise trip.
Register online here.
The City of Carrollton will be hosting a Fall Family Campout from Saturday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the R.E. Good Soccer Complex at 2355 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton. The event will provide families the opportunity to enjoy dinner and a movie under the stars as well as the opportunity to camp overnight. Participants must provide their own camping equipment. Admission for campers is $7 and $5 for the dinner and movie – Back the Future (PG). Registration is required and will be allowed onsite from 4 p.m. until dark Saturday afternoon. More information can be found here.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department will be hosting a free National Night Out against crime event Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited to meet police, fare enforcement officers, staff and neighbors in the parking lot of police headquarters, 2111 South Corinth Street Road, Dallas. The event will feature food, beverages, face painting, and music. Crime prevention information, safety information, and health and wellness literature will be available for visitors. More information can be found here.
The City of Farmers Branch will be hosting Murder & Mayhem Tours on Friday, Oct 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 at Farmers Branch Historical Park at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Tours will take place every half hour between 5 p.m. and 7:30 pm. each evening. The tours will educate participants on famous and infamous murders, murderers, and mayhem dating back to the Victorian era and beyond. Tickets are $5 per person and can be preordered by contacting the Historical Park at 972-406-0184 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is intended for mature audiences; no one under the age of 16 will be admitted.
Crafts Made in High Heels will be hosting the Sidewalk Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2660 Beltline Rd, Garland in the parking lot of Springcreek Church. This outdoor craft fair will have on display handmade items, crafts, unique gifts, and local art. Event organizers are still looking for vendors for the event and are encouraging prospective vendors to contact them at email@example.com or 972-400-5710.
The McKinney Police Department is hosting a Coffee with Cops event on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Starbucks in Adriatica at 6841 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney. The McKinney PD invites residents to join officers for a casual conversation over a cup of coffee, providing a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about their local police department. For more information, go here.
8&1 will be hosting the Heart and Dance Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Courtyard Theater at 1509 H Avenue, Plano. The festival will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature many dance companies and artists coming together to raise money for children with cancer and their families. Proceeds will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with tickets going for $22.50 for adults and children under 12 getting in for $13 per person. Tickets can be purchased here. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, go here.
The Cottonwood Art Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cottonwood Park at 1321 West Belt Line Road, Richardson. The event will feature local bands performing rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk and the nation’s top visual artists competing in a variety of art categories. The admission and parking for the event is free. For more information, go here.
To submit events and announcements, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with headline Community Briefs.