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A Collin County Mom’s Guide to the Month of March

Happy March, happy Spring! I’m actually looking forward to doing a little spring cleaning, if you can believe it. Mostly when I think of spring cleaning, I think of taking your rugs outside and beating the dust out of them. Have you ever actually tried that? Rugs are SO UNWIELDY. Unless you have a strong clothesline and many hands helping, it’s basically a disaster. Should you attempt it, you’ll definitely need to offset the inevitable frustration with some fun March events around town. Allow me to suggest a few!

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March 2 :: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano for Fun on the Farm this month. Children ages 2-5 participate in story time (The Lorax), a unique activity, a craft project, and a wagon ride. 10:30am-12pm. Space is limited, so register in advance. $11 for one adult/child combo, $7 for each additional child. 

March 2-3 :: I know I’m not the only one here with a soft spot for Little Women. North Texas Performing Arts presents a musical adaptation of the beloved classic at their new-ish space at The Shops at Willow Bend. Three different showtimes to choose from! Tickets start at $12; $20 for the first row.

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 :: Every Friday morning, you have two different options for toddler story time. Meet Genie and Eugene the Motormouse at Interurban Railway Museum in Plano for a book, singing, dancing, and a tour of Car 360. 10:30am. Free! OR visit the Heard in McKinney for Nature Story Time plus puppets, live animals, or nature-themed activities. 10:30am, included with general admission or free for members.

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 :: Head to The Comedy Arena in McKinney for ComedySportz, a show where performers compete for laughs and points while playing a variety of improv games. They stress the all-ages nature of the show and boast clean comedy, so you don’t need to worry about racy material. Tickets $18 for general admission.

March 3 :: Celebrate the Holi Festival of Colors at Southfork Ranch with Indian street food, DJs, dance, dhol music, and color, color, color. 11am-5pm. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 the day of the event.

March 3-4 :: Our sister site, Dallas Moms Blog, hosts their 4th Annual Egg Hunt this weekend at Texas Discovery Gardens. Games, prizes, face painters, egg hunts, unlimited food and drink, and more! See the link for a complete breakdown of the fun. Tickets are on sale now and always sell out, so don’t delay. $15 per person, babies 6 months and under are free.

March 9 :: Quiggly’s Clayhouse in Richardson does Kids’ Night Out the second Friday of every month. Projects vary each time and can range from painting pottery, pottery wheel projects, sculpting, canvas painting, mosaic/wood projects, and more. You can drop your child off or stay and create together. Ages 4 and up. 6-9pm. $35 admission, includes dinner.

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March 10-31 :: Visit the Easter Bunny at The Shops at Willow Bend’s Bunnyville, a three-dimensional bunny town featuring lots of little buildings with interactive touch points for kids throughout. Photo packages start at $24.99.

March 11 :: Friendly reminder that we spring forward at 2:00am today. For me, that means blackout curtains and lots of whining from small children re: going to bed when the sun’s still out.

March 14 :: There’s an Outdoor Bubble Show at the Allen Public Library for kids ages 3 and up today. Enjoy giant bubbles and bubble clusters in this fast-paced musical show featuring silly bubble-themed skits and lots of audience participation. 2:30-3:15pm. Free!

March 15 :: Lucky Duck Kids Club is back at Watters Creek after a winter hiatus. They’re doing a Party at the Playground kickoff event with arts and crafts, face-painting, balloon artists, strolling story book characters, a DJ, and light refreshments. 11am-12:30pm. Free!

March 16 :: Heritage Farm has a second Fun on the Farm this month, if you’re looking for a less boozy St. Patrick’s Day event. Wear green and enjoy St. Pat-themed activities plus a wagon ride for kids ages 2-5. 10:30am-12pm. Space is limited, so register in advance. $11 for one adult/child combo, $7 for each additional child. 

March 16 :: Have you been to Made of Sugar and Spice in downtown McKinney? They do monthly girls’ nights out, and this month is an Emeraldalicious Bash. Girls ages 3-9 can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a night full of fun green crafts, games, dancing, karaoke, dress up, and more. Each girl gets a green glittery up-do and mini-makeover. The night ends with a movie and green popcorn. 6-9pm. $35 per ticket; includes dinner and dessert.

March 18 :: Support your local football club today at the FC Dallas/Seattle Sounders game at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. According to my soccer superfan husband, this is the best March match to go to because “Seattle has Dempsey.” Works for me! 4pm. Tickets start at $25.

March 24 :: The Esperanza 5k and 1 mile family fun color run is more than just an opportunity to get your steps in. There’s a free festival following the race with free breakfast tacos and coffee, bounce houses, face painting, and balloon animals. If the 5k seems like too much, you can come for just the color run at 9am for $10 per entry. Click the link to register.

March 24-25 :: Time for the ninth annual Arts in the Square Frisco. Performing arts, art activities, Frisco ISD performances, food and drink, and over 120 artist booths. You know the drill. 11am-6pm. Free!

Got any other fun March events? Let us know in the comments!

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