By Brian Bearden
Look for news today on Bret Michaels, Glora D’Arezzo, the Edgefest, a Centennial celebration, Scott Sanford, Scott Turner, Zane Williams, beer gardens, discoveries in Frisco, concerts by the creek in Allen, a new steak place to try in Frisco and much more …
Did you know? In downtown McKinney, Patina Green Home and Market is raffling off a vintage egg basket from France. Are you on the chicken coop tour today? Stop in to get a free iced tea and enter the raffle. … The beer garden is now open at Top Golf in Allen at the Stacy Road exit off U.S. 75. … In Plano, Bavarian Grill has a dog friendly Biergarten just for you and your pets at 75 and Parker Road. … On Saturday night, Zane Williams performs live at Hank’s! Adrian Johnston will open the show! Music starts at 9 p.m. at White Ave. and U.S. 75 in McKinney. In Allen, Gloria D’Arezzo and Friends will be performing at Watters Creek at the Concert by the Creek.
Troop 1066 presents the 9th-annual Spaghetti Dinner and Show at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The talent showcase starts at 6:45 p.m. at 2700 Roundrock Trail in Plano. The event is the Scout’s Summer Camp and High Adventure fund-raiser.
Pass the word: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will open its doors at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco in November 2014. … State Highway 5 in Fairview has been re-opened to thru traffic between FM 2786 (Stacy Road) and FM 1378 (Country Club Road). Work on the project will be ongoing through May for completion of final project tasks. … In McKinney, TxDOT says the entrance to Craig Drive from the U.S. 75 frontage road (north of Eldorado Pkwy.) is expected to remain closed through Wednesday, April 30, while the intersection and new ramp to Eldorado Parkway are completed.
Prosper Centennial Celebration Opening Ceremony will be today. Check the Facebook link for some updates and photos.
The Frisco Mini Maker Faire will be Saturday and Sunday at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center! Suggestion: Bring the family to check out what more than 50 “makers” are creating—prepare to be impressed and inspired!
Road Warriors – Rumble about roadways and the future of transportation in the region at a Transportation Town Hall meeting presented by State Rep. Scott Sanford at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399 and U.S. 75 in McKinney. For more information and to RSVP to the Town Hall, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-548-7500.
In Austin, Scott Turner is running for Texas Speaker of the the House. Turner says: “I believe in America and I believe in the future of Texas. Ingenuity, innovation and hard work have made Texas the best place to live and work. But this is fleeting unless we stand firm on our principles of faith, family and freedom. As Texans, we must strive to be the absolute very best in all we do and we must have leaders with uncompromising integrity, who govern with transparency and accountability.
“As Speaker of the House, I will take swift bold action against federal encroachment, require a fiscally responsible balanced budget and ensure we are eliminating wasteful spending, fight for tax relief for small businesses and hard working Texans, and call for education reform that is focused on what is best for our children.”
The Dallas Cowboys signed Pro Bowl defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year deal, according to agent Jordan Woy. Last year, Spencer missed all of training camp, plus 15 of 16 games with a leg injury. The Cowboys say he underwent microfracture knee surgery and has been rehabilitating the leg in Dallas during the off-season. Dallas has lost DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher to free agency.
You can be transported back in time to the Prohibition-era music of yesteryear with Matt Tolentino and The Singapore Slingers Orchestra, a quirky retro jazz group presented by McKinney Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2. General admission tickets are $15 and available for purchase online at mckinneyperformingartscenter.org, at MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee St. or by calling MPAC’s Emerson Ticket Office at 214-544-4630.
McKinney Performing Arts Center and the Arts and Music Guild present the opening of the Juried Art Show Saturday, May 3. Artists from the Juried Art Show will be at the public reception at 7 p.m. and winners will be announced in Noble Hall at 8 p.m. Winning artwork will be become permanent pieces of the MPAC Public Art Collection and will be on exhibit in the Gallery at MPAC for public viewing May 3–21. Visit mckinneyperformingartscenter.org or call 972-547-2650 for additional details.
Mark your calendar for May 31 – Color Up 5K
Let’s get colorful! A 5K is fine, but the Color Up 5K is fun fun fun! Register for the May 31 race, where you’ll start out wearing pristine white, and finish wearing every color of the rainbow!
Music in the Square concert series returns to Simpson Plaza in Frisco every Friday evening in June from 7:30 to 9p.m. Motion will open the season on June 6 with its blend of Motown, R&B, pop, and top 40, so save the date!
Bike the Bricks 2014 in historic downtown will be racing into McKinney on Friday, May 23.
Smiles Charity says each ticket gives you the opportunity to win one of these prizes AND the grand prize 2015 Cadillac Escalade (72K value) AND helps us to build a home for a 100 percent disabled Veteran!!
*Griffin Jewelry Diamond Earrings (3K value)
*Kenny Chesney Autographed Rogue Guitar
*Keith Urban Autographed Stratocaster Guitar
*Bret Michaels Autographed Dean Guitar
*$1,000 Orisons Art and Framing Gift Certificate
*Cooper Fitness Personal Training ($300 Value)
*HP Pavilion Laptop
*HP Notebook Computer
*Premier Hair Salon Beauty Basket ($200 value)
*Tivoli Radio ($260 value)
*2 Traxxas Stampede Remote Control cars (30 mph-$249)
*Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2($450 value)
*Universal Studios Orlando Trip for 4-includes 3 night stay and park passes for 4($2500 value)
*Cooper Fitness 1 year Membership ($2293 value)
*Spa Day at Cooper Spa (2 spa treatments and hair service from Jovie Salon)-($450 value)
*Two months of advertising on “Outdoor Competitor” Website and Social Media ($1400 value)
*2 Traxxas Slash remote control cars (30 mph-$299)
Tickets are $100 each/ only 2000 sold. DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!!!
Go to www.smilescharity.org to purchase your ticket