Annual Friscovania is Coming Oct. 26 Free to Attendees

In 2012, Model Behaviors—under Toni Muñoz-Hunt’s leadership—launched an online community of women helping women. After losing Kelly Whaley, a Model Behaviors member, to breast cancer in May 2016, the group focused on granting organizations about women and children in transition to model behaviors for healthy, productive lives. Through Friscovania, created in memory of Kelly, proceeds go to deserving community organizations.

Friscovania 2019 marks the fourth year for this community event and partnership with FC Dallas. It debuted as Frisco’s Safe Trick-or-Treat Zone. Friscovania.com

Ebby Halliday Food and Wine Fest Features Wine-Tasting VIP Event

The Ebby Frisco Food and Wine Fest Oct. 10 includes a wine tasting with Doug Reed, crystal company Riedel ambassador. He will demonstrate the relationship between glass shape and enjoyment of wines. Participants can experience how stemware delivers the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of a wine to the senses.

Attendees take home a four-glass Riedel kit, valued at $140.

The tasting will occur 6-7 p.m. at The Chapel at Ana Villa, 5921 Stone Creek Drive in The Colony. Tickets for the VIP experience are $175 each.

Wahlburgers Slated to Open in Frisco This Fall

Wahlburgers’ first Texas location is set to open in Frisco at 3685 The Star Boulevard at the Star. 

Known for sloppy joes, tater tots, half-pound burgers and sauces, the chain is co-owned by actor Mark Wahlberg, his brother and New Kids on the Block bandmate Donnie Wahlberg, and Paul Wahlberg, the chain’s executive chef. These brothers also star in the Wahlburgers reality TV show on A&E.

Elsewhere on the menu, they offer bun-free “Wahlbowls,” salads, mocha and black and white frappes, and desserts, such as the “Grilled Fluffanutta.” 

The 2019 Chrysalis Ball Occurs Mid-Month

Representatives of The Boys and Girls Club of Collin County present their 16th annual Chrysalis Ball Oct. 19, a fundraiser that benefits youth programs for children around the Metroplex. It will be held at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel, starting at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “We are the Champions.” 

Guest will enjoy valet service, a four-course meal, dancing and live and silent auctions. Capping off the evening will be live music by the Emerald City Band and a Casino After-Party.

Contact Laura Bese.

LBese@bgccc.org | 469.888.4620, ext. 105

Bonjour to Tulla Patisserie and Cafe

This fall offers the opportunity to secure classic French- and American-inspired bread and pastries in Frisco, along with autumn-themed beverages, at 12020 Teel Parkway. Co-owner Jennifer Bezdek describes Tulla Patisserie and Cafe as a neighborhood bakery.

Customers get a front-row seat to the bakery’s open floor plan, which Jennifer indicates was intentionally designed to showcase the dedication of her staff’s efforts. All breads and pastries there are made from scratch, along with the soups and sandwiches. Some Halloween-inspired creations also may be caught popping up!

Frisco Arts Awards First ‘Excellence’ Scholarship

Violinist Nikki Naghavi is the 2019 recipient of the first “Excellence in Arts Service” Scholarship through Frisco Arts.

“Frisco Arts has been a place to express my deep love and gratitude for music,” Nikki says. “Without the help of Frisco Arts, I wouldn’t have been able to advance my skills to have qualified to be accepted into highly competitive programs. As I continue my musical journey at the New England Conservatory in Boston, I’ll continue arts advocacy and give back to Frisco, the place that made me who I am.”