CHIPS: 4th Annual Poker Tournament
When: March 3
Where: Rooftop Event Spot, Plano
Cost: $100 per person, $30 guest
Feeling lucky? Claim your spot at the poker table on March 3. Play your hand right and you’ll go home with the grand prize. All proceeds of the poker tournament will go to the Historic Downtown Plano Association. Small bites and beverages are included in the ticket price.
When: March 4
Where: Downtown Carrollton
Join your fellow Texans at Carrollton’s Texas Independence Day. Sip on craft beers and local wines while listening to the down home sound of The Dirty River Boys. Also taking the stage, Holly Tucker a former contestant of NBC’s The Voice. Don’t forget to snap a photo with the longhorn.
AARP Tax Assistance
When: March 6 (recurring every Monday)
Where: Richardson Public Library
It’s tax season whether we like it or not. Brightside—REFUNDS. Have questions about filing your taxes? Head over to the library with your tax information, social security card, and 2015 tax return—IRS-trained volunteers will be happy to help.
Run of the Irish
When: March 11
Where: The Shops at Legacy, Plano
It’s a race towards the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Come dressed in green for this St. Patrick’s Day 5k. Come for the beads and stay for a free beer at Ringo’s Pub following the race.
Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival
When: March 11-12
Where: Plano Centre
Cost: $20 general admission, $35 weekend pass
Whether you’re an experienced fisher or this is your first time casting a lure, come enjoy this fly fishing event in Plano. Learn how to fish from a kayak, use different rods, and gain techniques from professional guides and expert casters. Demos and lectures are open to all attendees. And don’t forget about the brews—sample some of the best in the state.
Shake your Shamrock
When: March 17
Where: Crosby Recreation Center, Carrollton
In the spirit of St. Patty’s Day, the rec center is opening its doors for a fun, free afternoon. Dress in green to compete in the costume contest—categories include most green, most creative, and most entertaining. Enjoy free food, fitness demos, giveaways, and more. Bring your little ones for face painting and a jump in the bounce house.
Toyota Texas Music Revolution
When: March 24-25
Where: Amphitheater at Oak Point Park, Plano
Two days full of music—we’re talking folk, blues, country, and more. Attendees will hear music from Kiefer Sutherland, Josh Ritter, and headliner Kacey Musgraves. You won’t want to miss this 20-year-old Texas tradition.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 31
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano
Cost: $20 per person
Embrace your inner child and join the hunt for more than 4,000 Easter eggs scattered across four acres of museum property. Come well equipped with your flashlight, Easter basket, and running shoes. Adult beverages and snacks will be served at the event. Happy hunting!