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  1. Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

    August 31, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 17, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. During the 14th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, these animatronic dinosaurs will move and roar, providing an experience sure to captivate visitors. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Children and the young at heart will also have the opportunity to play on stationary baby dinosaurs, a photo-op Tyrannosaurus rex and a photo op Pachyrhinosaurus. This year’s exhibit will also a feature an outdoor hadrosaur fossil dig to inspire future paleontologists. The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit trail is jogging-stroller friendly (umbrella strollers are not recommended), giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together.

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  2. North Texas Yarn Crawl

    September 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 22, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Join The McKinney Knittery and 10 other yarn shops in North Texas for the 2019 North Texas Yarn Crawl. Shop ‘till you drop! Lots of prize drawings, trunk shows, and stash enhancement opportunities! It’s not Fall without a Crawl!

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  3. Live @ Lone Star - KARAOKE

    September 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Historic Ritz Building

    Be the STAR at Lone Star Winery this summer at our annual summer series of Wine Not? Karaoke Wednesdays! Talent oozing summer jamming through the months of July, August, and September! Spice up your summer nights with this must see entertainment! Start practicing now!

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  4. Live @ Lone Star Bob & Lori

    September 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    This professional duo will provide an evening with a great acoustic show featuring country, rock and pop standards. Maybe they will even share a little Fleetwood Mac as they also play in their tribute band! Great wine at your local North Texas winery with an evening of class A entertainment!

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  5. Women & Wine - Wine Tasting Event

    September 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Escapology Escape Rooms

    Join us for a night of wine, friends, & FUN! Escapology Escape Rooms McKinney is proud to present our exclusive, one of a kind event - Women & Wine!

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  6. Carson & Barnes circus presents Circussaurus!

    September 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019 @ Third Monday Trade Days 4550 W University Dr. 75071

    The 2019 edition of CIRCUS SAURUS will feature artists from around the world.

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  7. Nature Story Time

    September 20, 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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  8. Live @ Lone Star Wade Kilgore

    September 20, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Texas is known for "BIG" everything. This singer songwriter is Big on his country and acoustic talents! It's Friday night in Texas, so grab your date and friends, we've got your Texas entertainment and Texas Wine needs covered! See you there!

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  9. Lovejoy High School Cross Country Meet

    September 21, 2019, 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Back 40 at Myers Park

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  10. McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square

    September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We work hard to re-create the feel of bygone market days held in the old Jockey lot in downtown McKinney. Meet friends, share local news and bring a chair and sit a while! Most every Saturday there’s a special tour, event, music or demonstration. Local and organic meat, dairy, honey and produce vendors offer their wares every Saturday at Chestnut Square near downtown McKinney. Market vendors also offer baked goods, artisan & specialty foods, wine, plants & flowers, craft items and more! *Please note: market hours may vary according to season and special events. For all the latest news, follow the McKinney Farmers Market on Facebook or Instragram!

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  11. Third Saturday Nature Talks

    September 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Check Heard website for monthly topic.

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  12. Tinkergarten - Free Trial

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, {your name}, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. This trial class is: - Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome. - Limited to the first 15 families who register. - Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty. We start the class at the specified location but may end within a reasonable walk from that location. How: Sign up at https://www.tinkergarten.com/leaders/kara.gastin Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for alternate times and locations.

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  13. Intro to Modern Calligraphy Workshop

    September 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ birds & words {a home boutique}

    ideal for those with little to no experience with pointed-pen calligraphy. we will move at a slower pace to give you time to get comfortable with the pen and the unique way of using it. this course is perfect for a fun outing with friends or to treat yourself to learning something new! purchase with a friend, and you will receive a 10% discount off your tickets! we look forward to creating with you!

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  14. Live @ Lone Star Byron Haynie

    September 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    DFW premier, professional Country, Americana, acoustic vocalist. Playlists include, oldie and Southern Rock. Your choice favorite wine included with the Live Music!

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  15. Morgan Horse Club Horse Show

    September 22, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  16. Live @ Lone Star Cafe Society Band

    September 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Award winning pianist, Anthony and Marina bring their fresh interpretations to your current favorites as well as the classics. An afternoon of jazzy musicality and award winning wine!

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  17. Showtime! Free Family Concert

    September 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McKinney Performing Arts Center

    The McKinney Community Band will fill the Courtroom Theater with the sounds of Broadway and the silver screen. This family-friendly concert will also feature our annual instrument petting zoo for the kids, to allow them to see up close the various instruments that make up a band!

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  18. E.J. Wills and KLAK/97.5 Partner Again for Live Broadcast of the Weekly MISD Football Coaches’ Show

    September 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    E.J. Wills has renewed its partnership with KLAK radio (97.5) and the MISD Athletic Department to host the 2019 season of the MISD Football Coaches Show. Sponsored this year by two family owned local businesses—Blue Ribbon Roofing and Charred 380—the live radio broadcast, centered on McKinney ISD’s three incredible football teams, returns to the restaurant with a more in-depth, one hour format. The live show will broadcast every Monday night from 8/26 – 11/4 (with the exception of one show on 9/2) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Zach Bigley, the new voice of MISD football, will anchor most shows. Guests may ask questions, learn about tactics against upcoming rivals, and hear the coaches debrief prior games. There will be give-a-ways; special guest anchors—community leaders, professional players, and sports enthusiasts—and spirit nights for each of the three schools. Come for the show, enjoy “gourmet grub in a pub,” and stay to watch the Monday Night NFL games.

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  19. E.J. Wills Gastropub’s Tuesday Trivia Nights

    September 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub - Stonebridge Drive at 380

    Beginning on March, 12, 2019, McKinney will now have a trivia night! Join us each Tuesday at 7 pm for E.J. Wills’ weekly trivia. Called by host J.J. Gotto of Challenge Entertainment, this is sure to be a challenging night that will test your brain and tickle your funny bone. Enter on your own or with a team of up to 6 players. Weekly give-aways available and prizes for the winning teams!

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  20. Chocolate Tea Series at the Heard-Craig

    September 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    A lunch hour bonanza of Chocolate awaits you at the Heard-Craig! From 12:00 - 1:00 PM, we'll be serving a delicious salad followed by a plateful of wonderful chocolate treats. Each month features a different delectable item from a wide variety of local vendors. Chocolate lovers have not been disappointed in the array of cakes, mousses, cookies, chocolates, ice creams, pies, and teas. Meet your friends for lunch and marvel over the selection. Come experience a Chocolate Lady Bug pinata, chock full of more chocolate.

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  21. Live @ Lone Star - KARAOKE

    September 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Historic Ritz Building

    Be the STAR at Lone Star Winery this summer at our annual summer series of Wine Not? Karaoke Wednesdays! Talent oozing summer jamming through the months of July, August, and September! Spice up your summer nights with this must see entertainment! Start practicing now!

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  22. Live @ Lone Star Tommy Williams

    September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Always a delight and a long time regular. Tommy connects with the audience on a personal level, interjects humor amidst his wide range of vocals and musicality. Wine tasting and Tommy's tunes, a perfect combination for this North Texas Winery and your Thursday evening.

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  23. Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show

    September 27, 2019, 6:30 AM - September 29, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  24. Nature Story Time

    September 27, 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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  25. Live @ Lone Star Ken & Cathy

    September 27, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Kicking off the music for Oktoberfest is the local duo of Ken & Cathy. You'll be entertained with your favorite oldies, classic rock and country. Be ready to sing along and dance around your stool! It is a weekend of fun, food, festivities and spirits, and there's no better way to get the party started than with your favorite Texas made Lone Star wine and good music!

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  26. Shelli Hoggarth Trunk Show

    September 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Nan Lee Jewelry

    Stop by Nan Lee Jewelry for the exclusive opportunity to visit with Shelli and see her beautiful jewelry pieces.

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  27. Live @ Lone Star Mike Allyn

    September 27, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Friday night Oktoberfest entertainment inside the winebar and playing to the patio is the versatile and multi talented vocalist and guitarist, Mike Allyn. Mike is no stranger here at Lone Star, he brings an extensive playlist that covers all the classic favorites! Grab a bottle and settle in for a Friday night sure to please!

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  28. 14th Annual Crape Myrtle Run & Free Family Festival

    September 28, 2019, 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Northeast parking area of McKinney Boyd High School

    A fast USATF-certified 10K & 5K course or timed Fun Run through McKinney's beautiful trails. Not a runner? Enjoy the free, family festival, a world-class petting zoo, face-painting, inflatable obstacle course, photo booth, entertainment, contests, & prizes: Best Chicken Dancer, Best Pig Costume, Best Runner Costume, or Best Overall Costume! The highly competitive Top School Award goes to top 3 schools with the most runners!

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  29. McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square

    September 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    We work hard to re-create the feel of bygone market days held in the old Jockey lot in downtown McKinney. Meet friends, share local news and bring a chair and sit a while! Most every Saturday there’s a special tour, event, music or demonstration. Local and organic meat, dairy, honey and produce vendors offer their wares every Saturday at Chestnut Square near downtown McKinney. Market vendors also offer baked goods, artisan & specialty foods, wine, plants & flowers, craft items and more! *Please note: market hours may vary according to season and special events. For all the latest news, follow the McKinney Farmers Market on Facebook or Instragram!

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  30. Wholehearted Canine Dog Training

    September 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Pavilion at Myers Park

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  31. Live @ Lone Star Harber Row

    September 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    It's Oktoberfest and this Brother Sister duo, offers a flare of Folk, Irish, and Celtic music. They are seasoned and professional so don't let their age fool you, these two have talent and you'll be glad you caught them! Sit back and enjoy your early Saturday afternoon entertainment along with a tasty treat of a Triple R Ranch Wine.

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  32. Intro to Brush Lettering Workshop

    September 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ birds & words {a home boutique}

    ideal for those with little to no experience with lettering. we will move at a slower pace to give you time to get comfortable with the brush pen and the unique way of using it. perfect for a fun outing with friends or to treat yourself to learn something new! purchase with a friend, and you will receive a 10% discount off your tickets! we look forward to creating with you!

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  33. Live @ Lone Star Jeff & Julie Cater

    September 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Step inside from the ongoing festivities of Oktoberfest and be prepared to be delighted with an afternoon of soft jazz and good wine! Crowd pleasing and entertaining. A perfect wine filled Saturday afternoon with the best in entertainment as well!

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  34. Beginner Modern Calligraphy Workshop

    September 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ birds & words {a home boutique}

    created for those who have some familiarity with lettering but want a refresher. we will go through the basics of composing the alphabet and move into connecting letters and flourishing purchase with a friend, and you will receive a 10% discount off your tickets! we look forward to creating with you!

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  35. Live @ Lone Star Duane Bates

    September 28, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    It's Saturday night and Oktoberfest is in full speed and not to be outdone, we have Duane Bates kicking it up with his Classic rock, blues and country, Duane brings it all for your Saturday night entertainment! Come early, get your seat! He is everyone's favorite! Great Texas wine and Music!

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  36. Live @ Lone Star Marty Christian

    September 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Let's welcome this Rambling Blues Acoustic man to round out this once again spectacular Oktoberfest in downtown McKinney. Marty plays blues with energy and passion, to sum it up, it's beautiful music! A perfect pairing to your choice of Lone Star Wine.

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  37. E.J. Wills and KLAK/97.5 Partner Again for Live Broadcast of the Weekly MISD Football Coaches’ Show

    September 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    E.J. Wills has renewed its partnership with KLAK radio (97.5) and the MISD Athletic Department to host the 2019 season of the MISD Football Coaches Show. Sponsored this year by two family owned local businesses—Blue Ribbon Roofing and Charred 380—the live radio broadcast, centered on McKinney ISD’s three incredible football teams, returns to the restaurant with a more in-depth, one hour format. The live show will broadcast every Monday night from 8/26 – 11/4 (with the exception of one show on 9/2) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Zach Bigley, the new voice of MISD football, will anchor most shows. Guests may ask questions, learn about tactics against upcoming rivals, and hear the coaches debrief prior games. There will be give-a-ways; special guest anchors—community leaders, professional players, and sports enthusiasts—and spirit nights for each of the three schools. Come for the show, enjoy “gourmet grub in a pub,” and stay to watch the Monday Night NFL games.

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