Above: Paddling duck boats at Towne Lake Park

Cultural Music Series: Watusi Reggae (shown, Saturday)
McKinney's Cultural Music Series is free to the public. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs or a picnic basket. Admission/ parking free. At Finch Park, 301 W. Standifer. 972-547-7489. 6-8 p.m.

Scholastic Books Warehouse Book Sale (Thursday)
Browse through a huge selection of books at bargain prices. McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expwy. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. 972-547-2690.

Sordid Lives (Friday-Saturday) 
Presented by the McKinney Repertory Theatre. As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives." (Adult themes/language.) General admission is $17 ($14 seniors). Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Saturday matinee, 2:30 p.m.
Third Saturday Nature Talk - An Introduction to Fossil Preparation (Saturday)
These programs (unless otherwise noted) are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or museum membership. Many of the programs have an outside component, so please dress with this in mind. Preregistration required. 9:30 a.m. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place.
Croonin' for a Cause (Saturday)
This special charity event features Andy Meadows and his 9- Piece Band Live at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center.  Kayley Nell will open the show. Also casino games, a swing dance contest, and a silent auction. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Love Life Foundation. This is a formal attire event with $15 reserved seats in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available online. 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. 
6633 Virginia. 972-540-6420.
Half Persian Chainmaille Class (Saturday) This beginner class teaches you how to create this sterling silver bracelet. Class fee of $125 includes all supplies. Register at 469-406-7704 to reserve a seat in the class. At Art on the Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana. 1-4 p.m.
Truckin' in the Park (Saturday)
This family-friendly festival features a free concert from BYO Musicians, food trucks, free children's activities, and a raffle/silent auction. Community Lifeline Center and Baby Booties Diaper Bank will be accepting canned food and diaper donations. Free admission. Towne Lake Park, 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy. 972-542-0020.
Youth Ballet of Texas Presents Spring Potpourri (Saturday-Sunday)
This show features a Star Wars inspired ballet, an enchanted toyshop, and the beautiful classic ballet, The Seasons, with a hauntingly beautiful score by Alexander Glazunov, as well as a sampling of tap, jazz and contemporary. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. At Faubion Middle School, 2000 Doe Rollins. 469-952-6262. Adults, $15; children/seniors, $10.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Broken Code & TUPPS Brewery Pint Night (Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band & Deep Ellum Brewery Pint Night (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Jigsaw (Thur.); Rory Payne (shown, Fri.); Ain't Misbehavin' (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m., Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Brent Splawn (Thur.); Will Hoge - acoustic performance (Fri.); Doug Stone (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Tommy Williams (Thur.); Steve Rose (Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery:  Brian Bertrand (Fri.); Closed for private function (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (Thur.); Reigning Nickels (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
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An Early Texas Exhibit: The Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. Artifacts of Collin McKinney's home and life. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50; Senior/Vets: $5; Children: $3.

Heard-Craig House: Tours on Thursdays. $5, ages 4-under free. 205 W. Hunt. 1 p.m. 

Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in at Adriatica.

Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the village's 10 historic buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 305 S. McDonald. 972-562-8790.

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut.

Tour of Historic Homes: Walk through the homes making up Chestnut Square. 11 a.m.

Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. Brewery open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. 2nd Saturday Art in the Brewery, too!

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

Car Show and Food Truck Fest:Hosted by the McKinney Boyd High School Engineering Boosters, this car show features prizes and awards as well as eight gourmet food trucks on site. Registration starts at 10 a.m.; show 1-5 p.m. At McKinney Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest. $10 registration fee; free to the public.

Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.

Dog Agility Show: Trinity Valley Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Texas in the Back 40 area at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166. All day. 972-308-8377.
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Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options, from modern hotels to quaint B&Bs.
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