Hackathon, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Yoga: 8 Things to Do in Frisco This Weekend, May 12-14

Hackathon, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Yoga: 8 Things to Do in Frisco This Weekend, May 12-14

Frisco will be busy with activities this weekend. There is a range of activities for anybody who is interested in exercise, art, music and even technology. Here is what’s happening in Frisco:


Frisco Fire Safety Town

Frisco Fire Safety Town is hosting its spring and summer safety event to offer guests the opportunity to see the facility and explore the fire engine, as well as learn a variety of life and fire safety topics. This weekend participants will learn about water safety. There will be jeep and bike rides to children 40 inches and taller. 5-8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday). Free. Frisco Fire Safety Town, 8601 Gary Burns Drive, Frisco. www.friscofiresafetytown.com


Run Like a Mother

Promoting women’s health and wellness, Run Like a Mother includes a 5K and a 1-mile run for children. 8 a.m. (1-mile run), 8:30 a.m. (5K). $15 -$40. Frisco Square, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. www.runlikeamother.com/frisco

NAMIWalks Dallas 2017

The Dallas affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a 5K-walk event for NAMI programs at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Other North Texas NAMI affiliates will also participate in the event including NAMI Denton County. The walk will be followed by a free concert by Nashville singer-songwriter Daphne Willis. There is no fee to register for the event. 8:30 a.m. (check in), 10 a.m. (start time). Dr Pepper Ball Park, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco. www.namiwalks.org


This is a 45-60 minute class that will focus on the healing and stress reduction benefits of yoga. All levels of yogis are welcome. No props necessary; just a mat is needed. The first 100 participants who arrive will receive a free yoga mat. A suggested donation of at least $10 is asked to participate, and donations will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 10 a.m.-noon. The Star in Frisco, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco. 972-708-1722. www.manduka.com

The Master Mentor: Harry Thompson

Frisco Fine Art celebrates artist Harry Thompson, an accomplished artist whose passion for human connection can be seen through his watercolor, acrylic and ink works. 1-4 p.m. Free. Stonebriar Centre mall, 2601 Preston Road, Ste. 2002, Frisco. 214-872-1917. www.friscofineart.com

Frisco Starfest

The Texas Astronomical Society hosts its monthly Frisco Starfest at Frisco Commons Park, 800 McKinney Road, Frisco. This event brings guests together to observe and educate others about the night sky. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.texasastro.com.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: DSO on the Go

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Frisco ISD will perform pieces by Beethoven, Strauss and Brahms at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. Professional musicians lead master classes with FISD students in advance of the concert, and All-State orchestra students will get the opportunity to perform on stage with the symphony orchestra. 6:30-9 p.m. $19 (general admission), $9 (student). 4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco. www.mydso.com



Hack DFW will host an all-day Hackathon at the Library Makerspace. Attendees will collaborate in groups to create an app that benefits the community. Teams will reconvene on Sunday to put the finishing touches on their projects before a group of judges select winners and prizes are awarded. Refreshments will be provided, and Star Wars cosplay is encouraged. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Saturday), 1-5:30 p.m. (Sunday). There is no fee but participants must register at www.friscolibrary.com/hackathon.

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