Above: Bella Donna Chapel at Adriatica
Load up the family and head to McKinney's historic Third Monday Trade Days, held the weekend before the third Monday of every month. Hundreds of quality vendors line the aisles with unique items from furniture to home decor, to pet items, clothing, food items ... something for everyone! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; parking is $5 before 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and free on Friday. 4550 W. University.
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

The following events are included in general admission; free for Heard Members.

Dinosaurs Live! (Opens Saturday)
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly. Exhibit is included in museum general admission. Visit museum website for hours and rates. 1 Nature Drive.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children with a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 min. 10:30 a.m.

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Now Open)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden, which opens for its summer season on Saturday. This exhibit is open during regular operating hours.

3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Fall Wildflowers and Plants (Saturday)
Come walk with members of the Native Plant Society of Texas and learn about the plants that wait to bloom in the late summer and early fall. This program is open to the public and is free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Seasons Sacred & Other Works on Paper (Thru September 30th.) Local artist Anne Royer creates visual metaphors of sacred narratives using liturgical colors and abstract forms.  At The Martin Place, 177 N, Graves.
Beatles for Breakfast Guitar Workshop
This is the perfect opportunity to stretch your playing skills, learn some great arrangements of classic Beatles tunes, share musical ideas with other players, and have a great time. Bring an acoustic guitar. AT McKinney Guitar Studio, 3615 Canyon View Court. 10 a.m.-noon. $15 per person; space is limited.
Ozone Squeeze featuring Oz Noy 
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present a special concert with Ozone Squeeze featuring Oz Noy with special guest FranzenStine live at The Sanctuary Music & Events in Adriatica, 6633 Virginia. $15-200, from standing room to tables. Bar and food service available. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Pat Boyack Unplugged (Thur.); Lindsey Hightower Band (Fri.); On the Patio with Isaac Tauaefa at noon, Maylee Thomas Band at 9 p.m. (shown, Sat.)
The Celt: Aaron Burton (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Skelton McKee (Sat.); Harber Row at 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Kevin Deal at  6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: TBA (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro: Marcelo Berestovoy (Thur.-Fri.)
Hank's Texas Grill: NFL Kick-Off (Thur.); Mark McKinney (Fri.); Micky & the Motorcars (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thur.); Steve Griggs (Fri.); Whiskey Holler (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: JR Byrd (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Jim Stewart (Fri.); Jenna Clark, 1-4 p.m., and Clay Mobley, 7-10 p.m. (Sat.); School of Rock Music Festival (Sun.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (Thur.); Nickel & Dime (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
Details in our blog this week.

World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

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

Farmers Market at Adriatica:  3-6 p.m. at Bella Donna Chapel.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings$5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. 

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon; NEW LOCATION: parking lot at Tennessee/Hunt Streets (near the Roy & Helen Hall Library).

TUPPS Brewery: Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4 p.m. Also BFF Wagyu Edition, 3-6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166
Barn Hunt National Specialty Dog Event (Friday-Sunday) in the show barn. 972-914-8735
200 West Virginia
in downtown McKinney 
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