City of Richardson, TX

05/31/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/31/2023 13:17

Things to Do | May 31-June 7

May 31-June 7

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"Portal To The Keep"

John and Lacey discover an old watch in an antique store and do not know that it will send them on a life changing adventure. It will pit them against the ghastliest villain in the universe bent on controlling time itself. They need your help to outsmart the villain.

Time: 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 3 p.m. (Sunday)
Runs through June 11
Location: The Core Theatre, 518 W. Arapaho Rd.
Admission: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students

Additional details:Portal To The Keep - The Core Theatre

Richardson Theatre Centre Presents British Farce

Richardson Theatre Centre is presenting "No Sex Please, We're British," a 1971 British farce by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott. The plot focuses on a British bank manager and his new bride, who live above a bank, and the hilarity that ensues when his bride sends a mail order for some Scandinavian glassware, and instead receives Scandinavian items far more "racy." The matter is considerably complicated by the presence of the bank manager's mother, his boss, a visiting bank inspector and a police superintendent.

Time: 7:30 p.m. (Thursday), 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday)
Runs through June 11
Location: Richardson Theatre Centre, 518 W. Arapaho Rd.
Admission: $22 adults, $20 seniors & students (Friday & Saturday)
$20 adults, $18 seniors & students (Thursday & Sunday)

Additional details:Purchase Tickets to No Sex Please, We're British at Richardson Theatre Centre

Time Capsule Submissions

As part of Richardson's 150th birthday bash on June 24, a new time capsule will be sealed. The City is looking for ideas of what to include in the new time capsule. You can find the item guidelines and what is acceptable in a video, located here. You can submit ideas using this online form.


Pick the Richardson Flavor

Vote to decide which flavor of ice cream best represents Richardson to celebrate the City's 150th anniversary. Choose between "Richardson Wildflower", lavender and lemon vanilla swirled together with a honeycomb crunch, or "Lockwood Chocolate Whiskey Caramel Crack", a chocolate whiskey base with a swirl of the Lockwood bourbon caramel with crack pieces. Visit Tongue In Cheek Ice Cream in Richardson to sample the two flavors and cast your vote.

Time: Voting during Tongue In Cheek's normal business hours
Location: Tongue In Cheek Ice Cream, 526 W. Arapaho Rd.

Additional details:Tongue In Cheek Ice Cream | Facebook

Write a Love Note to Richardson

As part of the City's 150th celebration, the community is invited to write a "love note" to Richardson. Stop by a participating City facility and write down your favorite memory or blessing that has come from being a part of such a wonderful and unique community. Notes can be heartfelt or funny, as long as they are your memories of why you love Richardson. Heart-shaped paper will be provided for your note, and all notes will be part of a display at the citywide celebration June 24. (Please make sure all notes are family-friendly in nature.)

Participating facilities include:

  • Animal Shelter (1330 Columbia Dr.)
  • Eisemann Center (2351 Performance Dr.)
  • Gymnastics Center (300 E. Arapaho Rd.)
  • Heights Recreation Center (711 W. Arapaho Rd.)
  • Huffhines Recreation Center (200 N. Plano Rd.)
  • Library (900 Civic Center Dr.)
  • Police Headquarters (200 N. Greenville Dr.)
  • Senior Center (820 W. Arapaho Rd.)
  • Tennis Center (1601 Syracuse Dr.)

Activity Card Challenge

Adults and children are invited to read and participate in a Library and city activity card challenge in connection with Richardson's 150th birthday celebration. Participants who complete the challenge will be eligible to win prizes. Adult cards will be available at the First Floor Help Desk and the children's cards can be picked up at the Youth Services Help Desk. All cards must be returned to the Library by June 24 to exchange for a prize entry form. Complete a row of challenges or fill the whole card.

Time: Runs through June 24.
Richardson Public Library.First Floor Help Desk (adult cards), Youth Services Help Desk (children's cards)

Additional details:

May 31

Darbey's StoryWalk®

Enjoy the May edition of Darbey's StoryWalk®. This month's book is titled "Take Me Out to the Yakyu," written by Aaron Meshon. This a fun story about Musa and his absolute favorite treat. Though focused on a Muslim family, the book shows a diverse community serving up many different cuisines.

Darbey's StoryWalk® is all about movement and reading, as it enables visitors to walk along a designated path behind the Library while reading pages of a children's book posted at 16 different stations.

Time: Open daily
Location: Richardson Public Library
Admission: Free and open to the public

Additional details:Darbey's Storywalk | Richardson, TX (

June 1

Anime Club

Teens ages 13-18 can join this monthly club to watch, chat and more about the anime they love. Shows are rated PG-13 or lower.

Time: 7-8 p.m. (Thursday)
Location: First Floor Program Room, Richardson Public Library
Admission: Free

Additional details:Teen Program - Anime Club | Event Calendar | Richardson, TX (

June 2

Clean Air Action Day

Join Air North Texas in honoring Clean Air Action Day by doing at least one thing that helps improve air quality. You can do things like carpool, bike or walk, attend meetings remotely, switch to energy efficient light bulbs, buy local and more.

Additional details:Clean Air Action Day | Air North Texas

Family Film Fridays - "How to Train Your Dragon"

Sit back and relax with your family this summer at a free Friday movie screening. This week's movie pick is "How to Train Your Dragon." Titles are rated G-PG. All ages are welcome, and parents must accompany children.

Time: 3-5 p.m. (Friday)
Location: First Floor Program Room, Richardson Public Library
Admission: Free

Additional details:Family Film Fridays - How to Train Your Dragon | Event Calendar | Richardson, TX (

June 3

Introduction to the Universe

Join the Richardson Public Library for an introduction to the universe presented by NASA Solar System Ambassador Michelle Wilde. Kids in grades 3-8 can learn about the Big Bang, gravity, the Milky Way galaxy, black holes, star formation, constellations and more. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2-3 p.m. (Saturday)
Location: Basement Program Room, Richardson Public Library
Admission: Free, registration required
Visit Youth Services in person or call 972-744-4358 to register

Additional details:Introduction to the Universe | Event Calendar | Richardson, TX (

CityLine LIVE

Hear music from the RCN Jazz Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, picnic blankets and pups.

Time: 6-8 p.m. (Saturday)
Location: CityLine Plaza
Admission: Free

Additional details:CityLine LIVE Featuring RCN Jazz Band - CityLine DFW

Studio RPL Open Lab

Visit Studio RPL, located in the Library's basement, for access to creative technology such as a greenscreen A/V recording room, laptops with Adobe Creative Cloud Software, LittleBits and Arduino kits, Sphere SPRK+ robots and Lego Mindstorms.

Time: 2-5:30 p.m. (Saturday)
Location: Basement, Richardson Public Library
Admission: Free

Additional details:Studio RPL Open Lab | Event Calendar | Richardson, TX (

Dewey Knit

Knitters of all ages and abilities are invited to join for an informal gathering of enthusiasts.

Time: 2-4 p.m. (Saturday)
Location: First Floor Program Room, Richardson Public Library
Admission: Free

Additional details:Dewey Knit | Event Calendar | Richardson, TX (

June 4

Plant & Sip

Plant a succulent plant in a spring themed wood container and learn how these plants can, easily and effortlessly, take your home décor to the next level.

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sunday)
Location: CityLine Plaza
Admission: $45, register and buy tickets here

Additional details:CLASS SERIES: Plant & Sip - CityLine DFW

June 5

Let's Go LEGO!

Kids ages 6-7 can team up and take on a new LEGO challenge each week. A new creation will make it into the display case in the Youth Services area each week.

Time: 2-3 p.m. (Monday)
Location: Basement Program Room, Richardson Public Library
Admission: Free, registration required
Visit Youth Services in person or call 972-744-4358 to register

Additional details:Let's Go LEGO! | Event Calendar | Richardson, TX (

June 6

How to Beat the Heat

People over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of heat-related hospitalizations and deaths, due in part to a decreased ability to control body temperature. This presentation discusses these risks and shares effective ways to prevent heat-related illness and injury. No membership to the Senior Center is required.

Time: 10 a.m. (Tuesday)
Location: Richardson Senior Center
Admission: Free, registration required

Additional details: Call 972-744-7800 to register or for more information

Using Fact Checking Sites

This interactive workshop will review the ways you can identify misinformation online. Get hands-on practice using fact-checking sites to evaluate and debunk false information. A membership to the Richardson Senior Center is required.

Time: 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Location: Richardson Senior Center
Admission: Free

Additional details: Call 972-744-7800 for more information

June 7

5'n Wine Social Run with Whole Foods Market

Meet on the front patio of Whole Foods CityLine for a 5K run through Spring Creek Nature Area. Following the run, celebrate with a social hour at the Whole Foods bar.

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Wednesday)
Location: Whole Foods CityLine
Admission: Free, register here

Additional details:5'n Wine Social Run with Whole Foods Market - CityLine DFW

Richardson History Trivia Night

Test your Richardson history knowledge at this trivia night.

Time: 7-10 p.m. (June 9)
Location: Network of Community Ministries, 1500 International Ministries
Admission: $60 (individual), $300 (table of six), register here.

Additional details:Richardson History Trivia Night - Richardson's 150th Celebration (

Richardson's 150th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate Richardson's 150th anniversary with live musical performances, Richardson-based food trucks and restaurants, activities for kids and more.

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (June 24)
Location: Main Street Plaza, 105 S. Interurban St.
Admission: Free

Additional details: Richardson 150th Celebration