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March 18, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Upstairs Program Room
Learn the basics of knitting. Start a small project and learn how to cast on, how to bind off, and the knit stitch. Supplies are limited. For best selection, please bring a pair of bamboo needles (size 13 or larger) and a skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn. (The yarn can usually be found at any craft store. Yes, we know you want the pretty yarn with the fun texture, but let’s save that for later.)
Free; no registration
March 18, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room
For ages 5 and up with their families in the Children's Program Room. Bring your parents and create with LEGO at the library! This month's theme: superheroes!
March 18, 2017, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Multiple Parks and Recreation Department Facilities
Gather your team for the Allen 5-Star Competition! This fun-filled competition includes Archery, Canoe Battleship, Chair Volleyball, Dodgeball and Fowling.
March 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Myers Park & Event Center
Don’t miss The Garden Show, presented by the Collin County Master Gardeners Association. The seventh annual event will be blooming with new and creative ideas, classes, vendors, and activities for the whole family. Learn about North Texas gardening, and Earth-Kind® gardening principles from some of the state’s top horticulture experts.
City of Allen Water Conservation will host a booth at this event. Stop by the tent for a free gift!
March 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Allen Heritage Center (Historic Train Depot)
The Allen Heritage Guild presents a modular train exhibit, free to public, with over 100 models of freight, passenger and work trains drawn by steam and diesel engines, representing various southwestern railroads. The Allen Train Depot, a typical Houston and Texas Central station is represented in miniature, as it appeared in 1942 before it was destroyed by fire.
Model train experts will be available during the exhibit for free appraisals and identification. For the youngsters, there will be wooden railways that they can operate. Also, videos of Steam and Diesel operations during the 1950's and 60's will run thoughout the show.
The Allen Senior Center "Train Guys" will have a drawing for model train sets on March 19 and March 26.
March 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Blue House Too
Color and creativity best describe Marie Renfro's paintings in oil or acrylic. A very versatile artist, Marie enjoys using various media to express her emotional response to a subject. Her work has received numerous outstanding awards and is included in major collections. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Woman's University in Denton and has studied in several European countries.
Exhibited artwork can be purchased at the gallery, along with books by Amanda Dunbar and Jaqcueline Woodson.
March 18, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Enjoy a free dance performance featuring classical and contemporary selections culminating in "Stupid Ballerina Tricks," with a winner being selected by the audience. The Ballet hopes to raise awareness about animal adoption and responsible pet ownership.
The Allen Animal Shelter will be onsite with adorable, adoptable animals. The Shelter will gratefully accept any donation of much needed goods.
March 18, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Allen's Community Theatre
Trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn have their domestic tranquility shattered by the arrival of Barbara’s goody goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish Mother. They are headed to Buffalo to rescue their sexually precocious college student daughter from a ménage à trois with two men. The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the suave, elderly artist who is the art gallery’s best client!
* For Mature Audiences