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  1. Dinosaurs Live! at The Heard

    September 1, 2018 - February 18, 2019 @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 13th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar! Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly (it is not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs).

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  2. Feathered Friends: 13 Texas Endangered and Threatened Birds

    February 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - March 22, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Heard invites you to take part in an interactive artistic bird watch within the museum exploring an exhibition that features 13 endangered and threatened birds native to Texas as interpreted by fourteen local, award-winning artists. Guests will also learn more about what action is being taken to save our avian neighbors and how to help. The exhibit coincides with National Wild Bird Feeding Month and the Great Backyard Bird Count. Featured Photo: KD Hafley’s painting of the Northern Aplomado Falcon

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  3. Great Backyard Bird Count 2019

    February 15, 2019, 6:00 AM - February 18, 2019, 8:00 PM

    The annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place February 15-18 2019, it is the perfect opportunity to enjoy nature and be a citizen-scientist. This study helps scientists better define bird ranges, populations, migration pathways and habitat needs. Wild Birds Unlimited is the major sponsor of this joint project between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society. Individuals, families, schools and organizations are encouraged to count birds at bird feeders and in backyards or other locations. The tallies are then reported online through the BirdSource web site at www.birdsource.org/gbbc. The BirdSource Web site is a revolutionary partnership between citizens and scientists. It gives participants almost instantaneous feedback through graphics, animated maps and other regularly-updated information. For more information stop by the Wild Birds Unlimited located at 3001 S Hardin Blvd Suite 106 McKinney, or call 972-472-2022 .

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  4. Humani-TECH Hack-A-Thon

    February 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ i-Code McKinney

    This Presidents Day February 18th, 2019 iCode - McKinney is partnering with the McKinney Gifted & Talented Alliance and the Community Food Pantry of McKinney to host our first ever Scholarship Hack-A-Thon. The Humani-Tech Hack-A-Thon will give students the opportunity to use their creativity and interest in technology to tackle humanitarian needs in their very own community. This event is open to all students 5th-12th grade to compete in teams of 3 ( students may register individually), students are encouraged to bring donations of canned fruits and vegetables all items collected will be donated the Community Food Pantry of McKinney. The middle school winners will receive a scholarship worth over $1500 to iCode McKinney and the high school winner will receive an Internship to gain experience working in a technology-centered environment. For more information and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/icodehumanitech

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  5. Humani-tech Scholarship Hack-A-Thon

    February 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    This Presidents Day February 18th, 2019 iCode - McKinney is partnering with the McKinney Gifted & Talented Alliance and the Community Food Pantry of McKinney to host our first ever Scholarship Hack-A-Thon. The Humani-Tech Hack-A-Thon will give students the opportunity to use their creativity and interest in technology to tackle humanitarian needs in their very own community. This event is open to all students 5th-12th grade to compete in teams of 3 ( students may register individually), students are encouraged to bring donations of canned fruits and vegetables all items collected will be donated the Community Food Pantry of McKinney. The middle school winners will receive a scholarship worth over $1500 to iCode McKinney and the high school winner will receive an Internship to gain experience working in a technology-centered environment. For more information and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/icodehumanitech

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  6. Tony MacAlpine Live at the Sanctuary

    February 18, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ The Sanctuary Music & Events

    The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present Tony MacAlpine with special Guests Monte Pittman and LoNero on Monday February 18th at 8pm (doors open at 7) as part of Tony's "The Electric Illusionist" tour at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $150 per table. Downstairs Seats (First come, First Served) are $25. General Admission (Standing Room Only) on the balcony Tickets are $10. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Rick's Chophouse.

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  7. Love Yourself Health & Wellness Fair

    February 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Oxford Grand Assisted Living at McKinney

    The Oxford Grand is hosting a day of self-care for those who focus on caring for those around them! Join us for complimentary chair massages, nutrition demos, skin health, chiropractic care, financial health, and so much MORE! Come love yourself at the Oxford Grand!

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  8. E.J. Wills Gastropub’s 2nd Annual Appetizers with Agents and Advisors Happy Hour Event

    February 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub--- Stonebridge Drive at 380

    In the market for a home? Need pool service? A mover? Quality home furnishings? Join us for the second annual happy hour event featuring 8 local businesses in the home industry who have graciously sponsored free appetizers for all guests. Be among the first 20 and also receive a drink on the house! Bring your business cards, your networking savvy, and your questions and prepare to have a tasty night of fun!

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  9. Wandernook Theatre presents "The Importance of Being Earnest"

    February 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Church Street Auditorium

    The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendoline but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendoline and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

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  10. DFW Golden Retriever Club Dog Agility Show

    February 22, 2019, 6:30 AM - February 24, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  11. Nature Story Time

    February 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered.

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  12. Wandernook Theatre presents "The Importance of Being Earnest"

    February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Church Street Auditorium

    The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendoline but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendoline and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

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  13. Gazehounds of Texas Dog Run Event

    February 23, 2019, 6:00 AM - February 24, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Myers Woods, Back 40 at Myers Park

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  14. AgriLife Extension Office ~ Earth-Kind Landscape School

    February 23, 2019, 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM @ The Landing at Myers Park

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  15. Yesterday and Today Fashion Show & Brunch or Tea Luncheon

    February 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Heritage Village at Chestnut Square

    Yesterday and Today Fashion Show - February 23, 2019 9:00 am - 9:30 am - Heritage Member Exhibit in the Dulaney House 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Brunch in the Bevel House 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Registration & Raffle in the outdoor Pavilion 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Fashion Show in the Chapel 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Tea Luncheon in the Bevel House Three registration options: BRUNCH & FASHION SHOW COMBO REGISTRATION $30* adult / $25*, 12 or under *This registration is for Brunch & Fashion Show admission ONLY. or SHOW ONLY REGISTRATION $20* adult / $15*, 12 or under *This registration is for Fashion Show ONLY admission. or SHOW & TEA LUNCHEON REGISTRATION $30* adult / $25*, 12 or under *This registration is for Fashion Show & Tea Luncheon admission ONLY. Don't miss a chance to win special raffle prizes! $20 for 5 chances to win! Tickets available to purchase day of the event.

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  16. Learn How to Bake French Macarons

    February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Learn to bake French macarons like a pro in one of our 2-hour hands-on baking classes. During class, you will work in a small group to make a batch of French macarons. Each person will take home a gift box of macarons that they made, a recipe card and a Savor tote bag as well as the tips and tricks shared in class for perfecting macaron baking at home.

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  17. Book Signing by Author Geetha George

    February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Half Price Books (McKinney)

    Book signing by Author Geetha George. Signed copies of both her books 'Getting Rid of a DeadBody!' - a memoir and 'Agni - The folklore of the Unsung!' - a story about a fictional Indian Royal family in 17th Century India, are available for $5.00! You could also buy your copies on Amazon online in paperback and Kindle format! Would love to see you all there! Sample pages are available to read on Amazon. 1. https://smile.amazon.com/Getting-Rid-Dead-Body- thriller/dp/1726747662/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546897569&sr=8- 1&keywords=getting+rid+of+a+dead+body+-+book 2. https://smile.amazon.com/Agni-Folklore-Ms-Geetha- George/dp/1791502946/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546897613&sr=8- 1&keywords=agni+-+the+folklore+of+the+unsung

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  18. People and Their Pets: Custom Portraits by Two McKinney Artists

    February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - February 24, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Friends and neighbors David Hobson and Rebecca Johnson are having a two-person show to display their custom painted portraits. David specializes in people; Rebecca specializes in pets. Stop by to see their work, meet the artists, enjoy light snacks, and enter a drawing for a pet portrait giveaway.

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  19. Rise and Sparkle: A Princess Party with Purpose

    February 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Dr. Pepper StarCenter

    We are a Christian company filled with people who love God and the little princesses He created! Our time together will be filled with princesses, dancing, crafts, "magic" tricks, interactive games, sing-a-longs, Bible stories, and a special parting gift for your little princess! We are committed to providing a safe and FUN environment where you and your little princesses can create magical moments that neither of you will EVER forget! Won't you please come join us??

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  20. Wandernook Theatre presents "The Importance of Being Earnest"

    February 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Church Street Auditorium

    The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendoline but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendoline and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

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  21. Lets Polka with Brave Combo and the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra

    February 23, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Faubion Middle School Auditorium

    Come hear Brave Combo like no other. This dynamic Grammy Award Winning Polka Group will join forces with the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra to add depth and gusto to hits we all know and love. These songs have been arranged with full symphony accompaniment. DO NOT MISS OUT! Special Guest Conductor: McKinney Mayor George Fuller https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3675980

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  22. Zip Line Day

    February 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487ft Zip line. Pre-registration is required for all ropes course programs. More information and program requirements available at https://www.heardmuseum.org/ropescourse#zip

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  23. Wandernook Theatre presents "The Importance of Being Earnest"

    February 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Church Street Auditorium

    The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendoline but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendoline and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

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  24. Jordan World Circus

    February 26, 2019, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  25. E.J. Wills Gastropub’s Dukes of Hazzard 40th Anniversary Party with Dodge City of McKinney

    February 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub--Stonebridge Drive at 380

    It’s the 40th anniversary of everyone’s favorite show! Chef Greg has created an incredible burger to honor the occasion and Dodge City of McKinney will be bringing the General Lee car to the E.J. Wills parking lot. Check it out before or after you dine and be present to win a diecast car for yourself!

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  26. MCKINNEY, THEN AND NOW exhibit

    February 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia Street in Historic Downtown McKinney

    Fasten your seatbelts and come join us for a travel back in time as we focus on McKinney, Texas... Then and Now. Various types of audio/visual aids will be available and we'll be introducing augmented reality. History has never been so fascinating!

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