Above: Crape Myrtle Trails World Collection Park
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Annual Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off
Tantalize your taste buds by sampling creative flavors of homemade ice creams concocted by “crankers” competing for awards at Chestnut Square Historic Village. This event also includes kids’ activities, live music, and more from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cranking starts at 9 a.m. with ice cream sampling by the public starting at noon. Taste to your hearts content (after buying a wristband, $15) and vote on your favorites. 315 S. Chestnut.
At McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee

The Pairing Series "Hues and Blues"  John Bramblitt + Cast of Blues
(Ongoing thru Aug. 11)
The first exhibit in the Pairing Series, "Hues and Blues" pairs paintings by world renowned blind painter John Bramblitt (work shown above right) with The Cast of Blues Exhibit from Midwest Arts Alliance featuring interactive touchable casts by sight impaired sculpturer Sharon McConnell-Dickerson.  9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Local Yocal Presents: Texas Music Revival (Saturday)
Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Davin James, Mikki Daniel and Kevin
Deal swapping songs and telling stories with some gospel music
mixed in. 7-10 p.m. $20 general admission. 

The Texas Instruments Jazz Band Presents: Hot Summer Jazz
(Sunday)  The 18-piece Texas Instruments Jazz Band presents a hot summer jazz concert. The band will perform a variety of big band jazz and
standards including several tunes with a vocalist. $15 adult, $12
seniors, $10 kids/students (6-22). 4-5:30 p.m.

Morning Maniacs (Saturday)
Head to downtown McKinney to make a time jump back to the 50s and 60s or farther when the Morning Maniacs bring their vintage cars to the square. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Grab breakfast, wander among the cars, then hit the shops as soon as they open! Free.
Lost in Texas: Photographs: J. R. Ball 
J.R. Ball first arrived in McKinney 10 years ago and found himself immersed in the expansive flatness of the rural North Texas plains. He developed a deep, personal connection with this subject matter, found meaning and direction. Opens Friday (7-9 p.m.) with artist talk. Saturday evening (6-10 p.m.) includes a panel discussion about the changes facing North Texas in the future. Then on Sunday, attend a photography workshop and Bloody Mary bar (1 p.m.).  At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. FREE.
The Blue Moon Band will be rocking the stage at Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic basket of snacks to listen to the concert in the pond-side amphitheater. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. (Series wraps up next week with the McKinney Community Band's patriotic concert.)
Yoga, Craft Beer and Kombucha
Join North Texas Yoga for a free all-level yoga class at TUPPS Brewery. Bring your own mat. Once the class ends, stay for a craft beer or kombucha on tap. 721 Anderson adjacent to the Cotton Mill. 9-10 a.m. FREE.
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
The following events are included in general admission; free for Heard Members.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children, introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book. 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 only during regular operating hours.
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Trey Allen Band Unplugged (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Tanner Sparks in the beer garden at noon, and Southern Couch Band (Sat.)
The Celt: Aaron Burton (Thur.); Jed Marum & Michael William Harrison (Fri.);  The Gypsy Playboys (Sat.); Harps Accord at 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Josh Osgood at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Aaron Burton (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: Ladies Night with Eric Erickson (Thurs.); Anthony & Marina (Fri.); David Domiques (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Tanner Sparks Band (Thur.); Tejas Brothers (Fri.); Jason Boland & The Stragglers (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes (Fri.); Steve Douthit (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Buzz Andrews (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (shown, Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Brett Hendrix (Fri.); Ole G from 1-4 p.m. and Carrell Godlman from 7-10 p.m. (Sat.); Open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Secret Agent Men (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
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World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. At the 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 at Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut. Also Trolley Tour, 11 a.m.

TUPPS Brewery: Tour and tastings at 12:30 p.m. 

Cooper Kids Triathlon Events:
USA Triathlon sanctioned event. At Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch, 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy. 8-11 a.m.

Poetry Reading by the Mockingbird Poetry Society:
At The Village at Stonebridge, 3300 S. Stonebridge Dr. No cost. 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Battle Dallas Flag Football Tournament: Big cash prizes, top teams from across the state and country and divisions for all age groups, genders and skill levels. Craig Ranch Soccer Complex, 6375 Collin McKinney Pkwy. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Book your overnight McKinney accommodations at VisitMcKinney.com.
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