Posted on: December 30, 2016

It's Great to Skate

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Come try ice skating for free from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

During a 30-minute group lesson, skaters will learn the basics of ice skating, such as skating forward and backward, falling safely, dips and stopping....

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Center-Link Newsletter for January/February Now Available

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The January/February 2017 edition of the Center-Link newsletter, which is Allen Senior Recreation Center's events guide, is now available. 

The facility's upcoming diverse programming includes educational opportunities, fun games and fit...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Allen Senior Recreation Center Goes to Pigeon Forge

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A group of 50 from Allen Senior Recreation Center departed on a 7-day, 6-night trip to Pigeon Forge, deep in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, on Sunday, shortly before devastating wildfires started breaking out in the area.

The trip has been able to adjust i...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Allen Partners with Collin College for Police Firearms Training Center

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Allen Police will soon have a new destination for weapons training.

At the Jan. 10 meeting, Allen City Council approved a partnership to build a firearms training range at Collin College’s new Police and Fire Training Center in McKinney. The rang...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Allen City Council Appoints New Judge

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Cynthia Porter Gore will serve as the next Allen Municipal Court Judge. Allen City Council appointed her to the position during the Jan. 10 meeting.

Gore has performed judicial and magistrate duties as the alternate judge for the City of Allen since 2010. ...

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Learn more about Allen's Municipal Court.
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Trash, Recycling Route Changes Begin on Jan. 30

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With new homes to serve every week, some of our trash and recycling routes need to be reconfigured in order to provide more timely service to all residents. That means some residents will be assigned a new trash and/or recycling day based on new routes.

Th...

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Download the 2017 Trash & Recycling Guidelines.

Posted on: January 16, 2017

CWD Phone Service Restored

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Phone lines are back up and running for Allen's trash and recycling contractor. Community Waste Disposal lost phone service during the storms on Sunday night. Service was restored by 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

Trash and recycling collection is not impacted...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Don't be an Accidental Litterbug

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Unbagged trash and windy days can turn your street into an environmental nightmare. Here’s how you can help.

  • TIP #1: Bag all trash. Loose trash is more likely to blow away, especially as your carts are being emptied into the truck. Shredded paper mus...
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Request clean-up supplies now.
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Don't Panic: Recycling Trucks are Still Rolling!

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A fire at a Plano recycling facility has not affected recycling collection in Allen. Though several municipalities were impacted by the Dec. 28 fire at Republic Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), the City of Allen uses a different contractor.

The City's co...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Dive-In Movie: Frozen (Sing-Along Version)

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Grab your friends, swimsuit, noodle and towel and join us for a Dive-In Movie at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

For the winter season, we'll be showing the Disney hit "Frozen (Sing-Along Version)" at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21.

While you and your fr...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

New Year, New You

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Give yourself the gift of health for the new year at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

To help with your health-related resolutions, Allen Parks and Recreation is offering 15% off memberships at the facility throughout January.

There are no contracts or initiation...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

January is Deadliest Month for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first month of the year is the worst for carbon monoxide poisoning. At least two people die each day from carbon-monoxide poisoning in January - three times the fatality rate reco...

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Find more safety tips at AllenFire.org.

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Saturday Night Social Program for Students

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Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.

Nightly activities include gym games, dance music by a DJ, bounce houses, dodgeball, pool, table tennis, theme nights and c...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

New Year, New You

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Give yourself the gift of health for the new year at Joe Farmer Recreation Center!

To help with your health-related resolutions, Allen Parks and Recreation is offering 15% off memberships at the facility throughout January.

There are no contracts or initiat...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Want to practice speaking English?

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Are you learning to speak English?  Do you want to practice English conversation?  Join our free CHAT program!

Our small conversation groups meet at the Allen Public Library Monday evenings OR Tuesday mornings starting January 23/24.  Re...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Coffee with the Chief

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Share coffee with Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Allen Public Library.  Chief Harvey discusses challenges that confront Allen, the impact of national issues on local law enforcement, and programs offered by...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

It's time for a story!

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Story times begin Monday, January 23!  Check the story times page on our website for applicable days and times.

Story Time
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Travel to the Russian Far East

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Join Sharon Hudgins for An adventure through Russia's Far East.  No Passport required!

Visit the Russian Far East
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Always Open

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Books and audio books are always at your fingertips with Overdrive!  All you need is a library card and pin (the last 4 digits of your phone number).  You can check up to 4 items out at a time and have them out for 2 weeks.  The...

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Try Overdrive

Posted on: January 3, 2017

Dive-In Movie: Frozen (Sing-Along Version)

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Grab your friends, swimsuit, noodle and towel and join us for a Dive-In Movie at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

For the winter season, we'll be showing the Disney hit "Frozen (Sing-Along Version)" at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21.

While you and your fr...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Trees Being Replaced on Exchange Parkway

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Bradford Pear trees located in two medians on Exchange Parkway are being replaced due to safety and maintenance issues.

Currently, eight trees have been removed from the median located between Country Lane and Meadow Park. Different species of trees that a...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

New Year, New You

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Give yourself the gift of health for the new year at one of the City of Allen's recreation centers!

To help with your health-related resolutions, Allen Parks and Recreation is offering 15% off memberships at recreation facilities throughout the month ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Saturday Night Social Program for Students

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Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.

Nightly activities include gym games, dance music by a DJ, bounce houses, dodgeball, pool, table tennis, theme nights and c...

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Weekly Themes
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Allen Senior Recreation Center Goes to Pigeon Forge

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A group of 50 from Allen Senior Recreation Center departed on a 7-day, 6-night trip to Pigeon Forge, deep in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, on Sunday, shortly before devastating wildfires started breaking out in the area.

The trip has been able to adjust i...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Want to Join Our Force? Here's a Good First Step.

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If you're interested in becoming an Allen Police officer, consider attending an informational meeting about the application process.

Meetings will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Allen Police Department Training R...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

You're Invited to Coffee with the Chief!

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Hear Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey discuss the department's programs, challenges and innovations during this free event.

"Coffee with the Police Chief" will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Allen Public Library Civic Auditoriu...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

APD Self Defense Class Accepting Applications

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Women can learn to defend themselves from attackers during Allen Police Department's next Rape Aggression Defense course.

The department's basic RAD course will be held on five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 18. The class meets at 6:30 p.m. at Alle...

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Download application.

Posted on: December 9, 2016

Rental Opportunities for Birthdays and Tournaments

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Did you know The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center offers a variety of rental options for your next birthday party or extreme tournament?

Rental opportunities include The Edge @ Allen Station Park, a picnic area with four wooden tables; The Edge Visitor C...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Photos: Why You Shouldn't Run Sprinklers during a Freeze

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Irrigation timers can be helpful in the summer, but make sure they don't run during a freeze! Members of the City of Allen Water Conservation staff snapped these photos at several Allen homes in December. Landscaping, grass, and even tree branche...

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Learn more about conserving water in Allen.