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  1. Dinosaurs Live! at The Heard

    September 2, 2017 - February 20, 2018 @ 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 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! 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).

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  2. Evening Legacy Tea and Dinner

    October 18, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Through a partnership with the Genealogy Center, the Heard-Craig is thrilled to offer it's first LEGACY TEA on October 18th, 2017, during Family History Month. The Legacy Teas will be held in the late afternoon from 4:00 - 6:00 PM and will always include an ancestry/genealogy program. The program for October is entitled, "Top 20 Tips for Recording your Legacy" (so that the information is easy to find and easy for your ancestors to interpret). Our Ancestry partner and Featured Speaker will be Ms. Cheryl Smith from the Haggard Library. This is a unique tea. Attendees will be served with traditional Sterling Silver Tea Services. A menu of quiche, chocolate, 4-layer cake, and tea is planned. Pearls are encouraged! There will be only 16 seats available at each of these Legacy Teas so that personalized ancestry/genealogy/legacy questions can be answered. Come for a dreamy evening and start learning how to leave YOUR legacy.

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  3. Live Music by Aaron Burton at Eclair Bistro

    October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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  4. Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings

    October 20, 2017, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ The Sanctuary Music & Events

    Reuniting for their first performance in 10 years, Join The Guitar Sanctuary as we welcome a special performance by Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings at The Sanctuary Music & Events on Friday October 20th at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) with special guest Kirby Kelley. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $200 per table. Downstairs Seats (First Come, First Served) are $35 each General Admission (Standing Room Only) Tickets on the upstairs balcony are $15 each. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available. The Pawn Kings played on Wednesday nights at Doug Henry's much-missed Blue Cat Blues club in Deep Ellum. The group played nearly 300 gigs there to SRO crowds from 1995 to late 2001. They were also featured every Friday as Redbeard’s Letterman” style band on Q102’s Bring In The Weekend party. In addition to featuring Andy Timmons on guitar, the Pawn Kings are made up of Michael Medina on Bass, Tommy Young on B3, and Sean McCurley on Drums

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  5. Dallas Agility Working Group Dog Agility Show

    October 21, 2017, 6:30 AM - October 22, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  6. Mckinney Wine & Music Festival at Adriatica

    October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Adriatica

    The McKinney Wine & Music Festival at Adriatica is kicking off its inaugural event thanks to our presenting sponsor Master Built Contractors! This festival will feature 12 of the best wineries in North Texas, shopping, a full lineup of talented local musicians, a grape stomp supporting The ProStart Foundation, kid zone, delicious restaurants and complimentary valet.

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  7. Halloween at the Heard

    October 21, 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Experience Collin County’s premier family-friendly Halloween event at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail, a costume contest, a movie under the stars and more. Tickets will be available to the public beginning September 29, while supplies last. Tickets for this annual event sold out over a week before the event last year, so the Heard encourages guests to purchase theirs as soon as possible. Proceeds from this event benefit Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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  8. Light of Unity Festival

    October 22, 2017, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Piazza on the Green

    All our welcome and invited to a very special celebration and joyous Holy Day observing the 200th anniversary of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith. This Holy Day marks the happiest and most festive time for Bahá’is all around the globe and we are delighted to invite each of you to come and partake of the Light of Unity Festival! Free to the public RSVP Required, space is limited:

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  9. Ornament Painting with the North Texas Porcelain Group

    October 24, 2017, All Day

    Take advantage of a room full of artists as they work with you to paint ORNAMENTS for your holiday tree. FREE for McKinney Heritage Alliance members. The public can order tickets and a space in the ornament class at:

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  10. Ornament Painting with the North Texas Porcelain Group

    October 24, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 205 W Hunt Street

    A group of painters from the North Texas porcelain guild will be on hand to guide you through an ornament painting process. In the past, ornaments have been decorated with holly and watercolor designs for the Christmas holidays. Tickets for the painting session are available by calling 972-569-6909. Walk Ins are welcome but reservations are appreciated (972-569-6909).

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  11. Paint Night

    October 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - October 26, 2017, 8:30 PM

    Join us for a fun evening of painting with acrylics! The painting will be your choice of two seasonal decorations that will fit perfectly with your fall decor. There will be sips and snacks to keep your creative juices flowing, plus Andrew is making one of his signature cocktails! Don't know how to paint? Don't worry! We are going to walk you through everything and have tips and tricks up our sleeves to make sure your painting turns out fantastic. Tickets are $18 each, or 2 for $32, which covers the cost of your canvas and paint—purchase your tickets by Friday October 20th. Only 20 tickets are available per night, so claim yours today! Every age is welcome—children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Painting craft geared towards ages 12+. Please let us know in the comments section at checkout if you intend to come but not paint, so that we can make sure we have a chair for you. Return policy: Attendees can receive a full refund before Friday October 20th.

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  12. Arsenic & Old Lace (play, comedy)

    October 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ McKinney's Church Street Auditorium (formerly Heard-Craig Auditorium)

    We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a must for all, a ready-made comedy hit. The famous stage production was a smash hit in New York and on the road, and the renowned film version starred Cary Grant.

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  13. McKinney's Make a Difference Day

    October 28, 2017, All Day

    Make a difference in your community by registering to help the Heard-Craig Center during the City's "MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY, October 28th. Help us polish the wood, polish the silver, cut down tree branches, dig a larger perennial garden, plant flowers, and more.

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  14. North Texas Barnhunters Dog Event

    October 28, 2017, 7:00 AM - October 29, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Stall Barn at Myers Park

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  15. Yoga, Craft Beer and Kombucha

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ TUPPS Brewery, located behind the old historic Cotton Mill

    Join North Texas Yoga for a free all-level yoga class at the brewery each month. Bring your own mat. Once the class ends, stay for a craft beer or kombucha on tap.

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  16. Tucker Hill Fall Family Fun Festival

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 29, 2017, 5:00 PM

    The new home community of Tucker Hill in McKinney announces a new fall event set for Oct. 28-29, 2017 – the “Fall Family Fun Festival.” The popular “Tucker Hill Pumpkinville,” which featured a pumpkin patch and weekend activities, is taking a hiatus this year due to space limitations and this festival is planned in its place. Guests will enjoy many of the same free activities found at previous Pumpkinville events, minus the pumpkins for sale. Activities include: • Tractor-Pulled Hay Ride • DJ Event Host • Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting • Concession Stand benefiting McKinney Christian Academy Register to win a one-year Family Membership to McKinney’s Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.

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  17. Passionate Hearts for McKinney Arts Gala

    October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Support North Texas Arts at the Passionate Hearts for McKinney Arts Annual Gala! Dinner and Dancing to Tin Man Band at Eldorado Country Club. Art Piece Take Away for Sponsors. Fine arts display and for sale. Black Tie and Masquerade option.

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  18. Scare on the Square

    October 31, 2017, All Day

    This annual event has grown to hundreds of trick-or-treaters enjoying hayrides, treats, and a safe Halloween event for the whole family. Historic Downtown is closed off for trick-or-treaters to cross the street safely, going shop to shop for goodies.

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