Calendar of Events
May 2–7 - Early Voting – Murphy City Hall, May 2 - 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 3 & 4 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 6 & 7 - 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
May 8 - Murphy Realty Connection meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. (meeting and lunch) at the Standard Pacific model at 632 Paint Creek, Murphy. Tours start at 12:30 p.m. for local Murphy homes on the market for sale. Open to area Realtors and Brokers. Email email@example.com for reservations if you are coming for the first time and not a regular member
May 10 – Moonlight Movies – “Brave” will be shown in the Murphy Community Center courtyard- rain location is inside the gym, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Movie begins at 8:20.
May 11 – Election Day VOTE: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Precinct 25 & 166 - Murphy Municipal Complex, 206 North Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas 75094. Precinct 144 and 153 - Miller Elementary, 5651 Coventry Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082
May 11 - High Tea & Fashion Show – sponsored by the Murphy Historical Society, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Orchard Park Assisted Living and Memory Care, 304 West FM 544. This event will benefit the preservation of two Murphy Cemeteries. Tickets are $15. Tea, coffee, scones, truffles, finger sandwiches, and various desserts will be the bill of fare. Come and enjoy music, entertainment, and a unique style show. A 32 inch color, flat-screen television and other items will be raffled during the event. For tickets or information contact Donna Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org .
May 13 & 28– Exchange Club of Murphy meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at noon at Country Burger in Murphy Marketplace. The May 28 meeting is taking place on a Tuesday due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday the 27. Call Marv at 214-457-0660 for more information or visit: www.exchangeclubofmurphytexas.org
May 16 - Sit, Sip and Stitch Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. the Murphy Starbucks, corner of FM 544 and Murphy Road. Come gather with us to knit, crochet, and to do other needle work. Artists of all experience levels are welcome. For more information, call Rhonda at (972) 423-1672.
May 16 – Murphy Historical Society, 7 p.m. Murphy Community Center.
May 20 - TaleSippers Book Club, Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the back room of Saxbys Coffee,Murphy. Newcomers welcome! Book discussion: “Round House” by Louise Erdrich.
May 21 – Murphy Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon meeting - join us at 11:30 a.m. at the Murphy Activity Center, 201 North Murphy Road (across the street from City Hall, and next to the renovated Murphy School). Janet White, president of JW Speakers Agency, will be the guest speaker.
May 25 – Cemetery Association of Murphy, Inc. – meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Murphy Community Center. This organization is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Decatur-Maxwell-Murphy Cemetery, the largest historical cemetery in Murphy. Everyone is welcome to attend!
May 30 - Neighborhood Crime Watch Program – All meeting are conducted at the Murphy Police Dept. Training Room, located at 206 N. Murphy Road. The meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
May 31 – PESH Panther 2013 Spring Showcase – Kimbrough Stadium, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
June 2 - St. Baldrick’s Foundation Event – 2 p.m., Tibbals Elementary, 621 Waters Edge Way, Murphy. To sign up as a volunteer or shave, to donate or learn more, visit our event page at www.stbaldricks.org/events/cut4acure.
June 8 – Wylie High School Graduation, 10:30 a.m. Allen Event Center.
June 12 – Plano East Senior High School Graduation 2p.m. Dallas Convention Center.
June 14 - Moonlight Movies – “How to Train Your Dragon” will be shown in the Murphy Community Center courtyard- rain location is inside the gym, 8 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. Movie begins at 8:45 p.m.
Thursdays - Murphy Chamber Business Card Exchange meets 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Thursday at Sunny Street Café on FM 544 in Murphy Marketplace. Open to Chamber members and non-members.
MOMS Club of Murphy/Sachse - An international non-profit support group for mothers who stay at home with their children. Join us for park days, playgroups, field trips, MOMS Night Out, our general meeting with guest speakers, and more each month. The MOMS Club also participates in service projects throughout the year benefiting local organizations. Visit www.murphysachsemomsclub.com for more information.
May 4 – Asia Fest – Asian American Heritage Festival, Haggard Park, downtown Plano. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free event.
May 13 - Children's Chorus of Collin County - The concert is entitled, 'Music That Matters'…Songs of the Elements. The concert will be in the auditorium of Custer Road United Methodist, 6601 Custer Road, Plano. The concert begins at 7pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for Seniors and Children.
May 22 – Senior Wellness & Information Fair - Plano Senior Recreation Center, 401 West 16th Street, Plano, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome to come. Free health screenings, door prizes and much, much more. No registration necessary.
Mondays - Plano Frontier Toastmasters Club. The club meets at the VFW post 4380, 3420 Ave. K, Suite 122 in Plano each Monday evening at 6:15 pm and is open to the general public. For more information visit their website at: http://planofrontier.freetoasthost.cc/
Wednesdays/Thursdays - Wednesdays/Thursdays - MOMS Connection meets twice a month, your choice of either Wednesday or Thursday, 9:30am to 11:30am. Chase Oaks Church, Plano. Registration required -- for more information please contact Lori Eubanks at email@example.com, contact the church office, 972-783-8800, or visit www.chaseoaks.org. 15 meetings are held from September through May, $50 per year.
Wednesdays – 2 Change U Toastmasters meet every Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. (6:45- 7:05pm Social/Dinner time, 7:15-8:15pm Meeting time) at Custer Road United Methodist Church - Room B11, 6601 Custer Road, Plano 75023 (North of Spring Creek Parkway on Custer at Cumberland Drive). Visitors are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://2changeu.freetoasthost.us
1st/3rd Wednesdays - MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Come join our MOPS of HOPE group on the 1st/3rd Wed. mornings from Sept - May from 9:15 - 11:30 am. We meet at Hope Community Church in Plano at 3405 Custer, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75023 (northwest corner of Parker and Custer Rd). Come join us as we live life together as mothers of children from birth to kindergarten. Registration required but you can join anytime during the year - go to www.mopsofhope.com for more information or call Teresa at 214-762-0037. Childcare included in bi-annual dues.
May 2 & 16 - The Richardson Icebreakers Toastmasters Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Presbyterian, 1220 W Beltline Rd in Richardson. Learn to speak in public with ease. Call more info call Tricia at 469-387-2386 or email email@example.com.
May 4 & 5 – Cottonwood Art Festival - Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee. Over 240 selected artists will exhibit their museum-quality work and they compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk.
May 17 – 19 – Wildflower Art & Music Festival - Galatyn Park Urban Center in Richardson- just north of Dallas at US 75 and Galatyn Parkway. Friday 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mondays – Toastronix Toastmasters Club #942489 – Dist. #50, Est. 8/10/2006. Sharpen your speaking and leadership skills! We meet every Monday from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Tektronix Building on 3033 W. President George Bush Highway, Plano, TX 75075. Club status: Open to all (4.8) miles. Visit our website at: http://toastronix.toastmastersclubs.org or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 11 – Girl Scout Pancake Breakfast – Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Service Unit 151 is holding an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church of Sachse, 1520 Blackburn Road, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 for an individual and $20 for a family.
May 2 & 16 - Wylie Evening Lion’s Club, meets 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the American National Bank Community Room, Wylie on the first and third Thursday of each month. For more information contact Carl Bodine 469-951-4344.
May 11 - American Legion Hale-Combest Post # 315 meets at 10 AM on the second Saturday of the month at the East Fork Masonic Lodge located at 508 Parker Rd, Wylie TX 75098. We are open to all who served. For more information please contact Don Lange at 214-232-9662.
Wednesdays - Wylie Wisecrackers Toastmasters Club meets every Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at American National Bank, 301 Highway 78 in Wylie. Join us and have a great time while overcoming your fear of public speaking or honing your speaking skills. For information please call: 972-333-7022.
Thursdays – Rotary Club of Wylie meets every Thursday, 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Woodbridge Golf Club, 7400 Country Club Drive, Wylie.
Weekends - In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center, 3430 Skyview Drive, next to Lavon Lake Dam, Wylie. Open to the public on weekends - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a requested donation of $10 per adult and $7 per child. This donation goes directly to pay for the cats’ care and is tax deductible. Group tours are available daily but must be scheduled in advance. Come and see the tigers, lions, cougars, lynx, bobcats, servals, leopards, cheetahs, coatimundi and “Kahn” the Murphy Messenger adopted lion! www.insyncexotics.com.