Around Town Today: Kids Events Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Allen, Little Elm Texas & Beyond!

Around Town Today is THE Kids Blog for Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Prosper Texas & Surrounding areas. Holiday Events, Santa Photos, Kids Events, birthdays, sports, doctors, shopping & more. Visit our online calendar for daily updates on what's going on around Collin & Denton County for kids & families.

Monday, December 18, 2006

New Years Eve Celebrations!

It's almost time to ring in the New Year!

If you're still making plans, check out:

New Years Eve Events & Celebrations

Featuring New Years Eve events for kids, parents & families.

Happy Holidays!

The Around Town Mom

Friday, December 01, 2006

Last Week to Register: Frisco Frosty 5K & 1K Run

This is the last week to register to be a part of the Inaugural Frisco Frosty 5K Run!

For More Information Click Here and go to December 9.

Choose from 1K or 5K walk/run

Here's the Scoop:

Looking for a way to warm up this winter? Join Frosty and Friends for the Inaugural Frisco’s Frosty 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk! The run/walk will begin and end at the new City Hall at Frisco Square.

Late Registration: November 25-December 8 (may not receive a T-shirt)
Race Date Registration: $20

In-Person at City Hall Plaza, December 9, 7:00 - 7:30 am (cash or check only), may not receive a T-shirt.

Time: 8:00 AM
Check In/Packet Pickup: Saturday, December 9, 7:00 - 7:30 am
Location: Frisco City Hall Plaza, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034

Click Here to Register

Get on those runnin' shoes & we'll see you there!

The Around Town Mom

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Frisco Plano McKinney The Hippest Gift for Hip Kids Shopping Guide

Attention Moms & Dads in the Frisco, McKinney & Plano Areas: Looking for Christmas or Hannukah gifts for those 'hip' kids on your list?

Be sure to check out:

And be sure to look for the latest edition of Kids Kaleidoscope in your mailbox!

Happy Shopping!
The Around Town Mom

Saturday, November 25, 2006

16th Annual Merry Main Street & Gingerbread House Contest Frisco Texas

Merry Main Street & Gingerbread House Contest

If you live in or around the town of Frisco Texas grab the kids and head to the 16th Annual Merry Main Street in Downtown Frisco!

This annual Frisco event will be on Saturday, December 2nd from 6p - 9pm. Click Here to Visit Kids Kaleidoscope's Santa Appearances Page for more info on this and other Santa events!

Santa will make his annual appearance to help Frisco kick off its holiday season. Exciting events this year include Kids Holiday Store, Holiday Train Rides, Live Reindeer, Santas Workshop with Arts & Crafts and much more!

For more info on all the evenings events click here to visit MerryMainStreet.Org here.

Mark your calendars and help Frisco celebrate Christmas & the Holidays!

See you there!
The Around Town Mom

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Christmas, Holiday, Santa Events & More Around Frisco, Plano, Allen Texas!

Looking for Santa?

Rumor has it he can be found in the Frisco, Allen, McKinney Texas area this holiday season and Kids Kaleidoscope has all the scoop!

Click on
SANTA & HOLIDAY EVENTS to find Santa for photo opps & more.

Ho Ho Ho!

The Around Town Mom

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Kids Kaleidoscope Parenting Magazine Welcomes The Dime Diva!

Kids Kaleidoscope is thrilled to welcome THE DIME DIVA to our Calendar! THE DIME DIVA will be sharing up to the minute, local SALES EVENTS in the area and save you money today!

Check Out The Dime Diva's Top 10 Places to Shop Before Thanksgiving on Kids

Also, be sure to visit the Kids Kaleidoscope calendar for the most complete, updated & searchable calendar for family events in the area! Find Craft Fairs, Holiday Events, Theatre, Playtimes, & More!

Have a Wonderful Day!

The Around Town Mom

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Swim with Santa in Allen Texas!!

Did you know that kids in Collin County Texas & the Allen Texas area can SWIM with Santa??

That's right, Santa can swim and will be swimming with kids in Allen Texas on December 5th & 7th.

Also view all the Collin County/Denton County area events planned for November & December and the Holidays.

Find all the details on the Kids Kaleidoscope Website Here:



The Around Town Mom

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Introducing "The Kaleidoscope Konnection" Newsletter!

Hello Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Celina, Little Elm & Aubrey Parents!

You already receive Kids Kaleidoscope in your mailbox...or you pick it up at your pediatrician's office. Now you can receive Kids Kaleidoscope in your inbox!

Join the 'Kaleidoscope Konnection' newsletter email list today and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to either Stonebriar Center or The Shops at Willow Bend -- your choice!

With the new bi-weekly newsletter from Kids Kaleidoscope, you'll receive in your inbox:

-Valuable coupons from local family-oreinted businesses
-Notice of upcoming community events
-Timely parenting advice
-Community News
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Sign up Today for YOUR chance to win!
The Around Town Mom

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Halloween is coming!

Time to start thinking about Halloween costumes & trick or treating in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen Texas & the surrounding area!

Learn Halloween Safety Tips

Find a Halloween Party in Collin County/Denton County TX close to you

Happy Fall!

The Around Town Mom

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Latest Issue of Kids Kaleidoscope Collin/Denton County Texas is Out

The October/November Edition of Kids Kaleidoscope Parenting Magazine is Out

Kids Kaleidoscope is Collin & Denton County's free parenting magazine for Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Prosper, Little Elm & the Surrounding areas of Texas.

If you don't receive Kids Kaleidoscope, Collin & Denton County Texas' Parenting Magazine in the mail you can view it online at:

Like what you see? Fill out a simple form to receive Kids Kaleidoscope free in your mailbox!

Kids Kaleidoscope Mailing List

Enjoy features included especially for parents in the North Texas cities of Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Prosper & surrounding areas.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Collin & Denton County Best Online Calendar for Families

If you're looking for the most comprehensive online calendar for families in Collin and Denton County check out:


You can choose which areas of Denton & Collin County you want to see events for, choose areas of interest, have events emailed directly to your inbox, download events directly to your own calendar & more!

A must have for moms and dads in Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Little Elm, Aubrey, Celina, Prosper & the surrounding areas. View story times, craft shows, puppet shows, school carnivals, local fundraisers, ballets, art museum events, holiday events, plays & more.

Check it out!
The Around Town Mom

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Kids Kaleidoscope Indoor Bounce Party!!

Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Plano, & Prosper Texas Moms...You're Invited to bring your kids!

Kids Kaleidoscope in Prosper Texas on September 21 for a FREE FUN day of Bouncing with your kids!

Here's the Scoop!

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Kabana Kids Frisco Allen McKinney Plano Texas

Be sure to check out the following blog with links to your favorite online web sites for kids and parents in Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Plano, DFW Texas & More!


Thursday, August 03, 2006

New Around Town for Kids in Frisco, Allen, McKinney & Surrounding Areas

Have you seen Kids Kaleidoscope yet??

Kids Kaleidoscope is your one-stop website & family magazine for parenting resources and information for parents in West Collin County and East Denton County including Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Plano, Prosper, Celina, Little Elm & more!

Kids Kaleidoscope
is a new, exciting family magazine and website for parents in West Collin County (W. Allen, Frisco, W. Plano, W. McKinney, Prosper, Celina and Little Elm)!

Check out the website for:

  • Parenting articles: Find helpful information on parenting by age group by clicking on Babies to Building Blocks (for the infant to preschool set), Kids World (for elementary ages) and Tweens to Teens (for those wonderful tween - teen years!).

  • Parent resources: This section is full of links to parenting groups, parent education sites and more!

  • Interactive calendar: The most comprehensive and interactive calendar in the area! Simply choose the calendar items you want to see -- Story Times, Frisco only, Cultural Arts, McKinney only actives -- the choice is yours! When you find an event, you can add it to your personal calendar or have it emailed to your inbox!

  • Cultural Arts Guide: The most complete guide to local fine arts anywhere. A percentage of advertising in this section goes back to local fine arts associations in the area!

  • Shopping Guide: This website and the printed companion are supported by advertisers, so please frequent their businesses!

  • School Zone: This section provides tips for parents in dealing with homework, helpful study websites, and useful links to local school districts!
  • Product Recalls: Find out the latest product safety recalls from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and more!

    Visit theKidskaleidoscope website for more info!