Above: Erwin Park Photos from #GetSocial Page
At TUPPS Brewery,
721 Anderson

Bass, Bugs and Brews 
What better way to start off this year’s Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival than by tying bass bugs and drinking great Texas Beer? Fly tyers (and non-fly tyers) are welcome to attend the kickoff event, and bring any tying supplies they choose from 5:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a brief welcome from Dave Klausmeyer (Editor in Chief of Fly Tyer Magazine) and the showing of a movie. While this event is open to all members of the public, it is a ticketed event. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door (if available); tickets available online. The first 150 attendees will receive a free issue of Fly Tyer. Food trucks, free raffles and other activities will also be available. A portion of all proceeds will go to benefit Project Healing Waters programs in Texas. 721 Anderson.
Texas Flood Live at the Sanctuary
The Guitar Sanctuary presents a special double bill with Tommy Katona and Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Band) and the Quinten Hope Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia. VIP Tables are $150 per table; downstairs seats, $25; and general admission (upstairs balcony), $10. 8-11:30 p.m.
Lucky Charm Mini Shop Hop
Three locally owned quilting shops have teamed up to host a LUCKY CHARM SHOP HOP in conjunction with the Dallas Quilt Show. This is the second annual event for the owners of Happiness Is...Quilting! (McKinney), Not Your Mama’s Quilt Store (Plano), and Stitched with Love (McKinney). Customers will visit all three stores to receive FREE custom bench pillow patterns. They’ll also be entered to win a Silhouette Cameo digital cutting machine (shown above) to design shapes and cut fabric. Additionally, all three stores will offer a kit for purchase that includes materials needed to construct the free bench pillow patterns. Happiness is Quilting, 153 S. Central Expwy., 972-542-8839. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dinner & a Movie: Blue Hawaii
Enjoy a cooking class making Hawaiian foods while watching Blue Hawaii for the best luau ever. Elvis may even enter the building! 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Kitchenwares on the Square, 213 E. Louisiana. Call 469-919-2433 to make a reservation. $59 per person. See Facebook event f
or menu.
At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates.
Museum open special hours Monday for Spring Break. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and the appreciation and care of nature. 10:30-11 a.m. Included in museum admission.

Second Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday)
These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks. Walks are included with general admission to the museum.

Zip Line Day and Owl Prowl Night Hike (Saturday)
These events are SOLD OUT.
Reflections:  A Chain Reaction 
A group show exhibit of collaborations between KD Hafley, Pernie Fallon, Anne Royer, Charles Esser and Lynne Hubner. Wine tasting courtesy of McKinney Wine Merchant (Friday, 6–9 p.m.), Nibbles and Sips (Saturday, 4-9 p.m.); and Bites and Bubbles (Sunday, 1-3 p.m.) At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
Cadillac Pizza:  The Big Gus Trio Unplugged (Thur.); Broken Code (Fri.); Jim Stewart (Sat.).
The Celt:  Go Solo (Fri.); The Tom Loris Conspiracy (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., 60s/70s Trivia at 7 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Anthony & Marina (Fri.); Nick Knirk (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill:  The Pudrom Brothers (Thur.); Read Southall Band (Fri.); The Black Lillies (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Martyn Lucas (Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: James Gabriano (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (shown, Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​

World War I Exhibit: This exhibit continues into 2018, honoring Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

TUPPS Brewery: Open at 11 a.m. Free tour at 12:30. Live music from 1-4 p.m.721 Anderson.
Franconia Brewing Tour:  Celebrating 10 years in McKinney! 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Just $5 for samples of all beers on tap as well as a tour of the facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

McKinney's History, Ghosts & Legends Tour: Join TexPart Paranormal on a guided walking tour of some of McKinney’s most infamous (and haunted) downtown locations. TexPart has actively investigated the McKinney area since 2007. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia, at 8 p.m. Tickets ($8-15) are available online

Writers' Exchange (Sunday)
A monthly forum for writers and people interested in writing to discuss issues of interest, offer mutual support, and exchange ideas/marketing tips. FREE!  John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado. Free. 

Events at Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166.
Dallas Agility Working Group Dog Show (Friday-Sunday), in the show barn. 972-540-1413.

The banner at the top of this email features photos found on our #GetSocial page. 
Month is
MadDASH Month!
It's March MadDASH Month in Historic Downtown McKinney featuring special events involving the DASH. 

Thursday, March 8
National Popcorn Lovers Day:
 Free Popcorn Samples from Mom and Popcorn for Every Rider *While Supplies Last
More Fun Activities
While in McKinney!