Meditations:  Artwork by Teresa Krieger 
(Friday- Saturday)
Meditations is an exhibit of mixed media artwork with images that have both a basis in reality and the imagined. The artist has been exploring the use of acrylic pours, resins and semi-precious stones to create original works of art. The artist's husband, John, will also be presenting some of his books featuring Teresa's artwork. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 5-9 p.m. at The Cove,  402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 

Lone Star Division Train Show & Meet
(Saturday) The train show and meet will have operating layouts with a special layout for children to operate. Free parking; $6 per adult, $9 per family. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Collin College Central Park Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave.
 
 
 
 
Second Saturday (Saturday) 
This month's Second Saturday features a Foodie Walk with food and drink samples available at shops around the square from 5-8 p.m. More than 60 shops will be open until 8 p.m. Historic downtown square.
 
 
 
 
Bad Boys and Desperados of Old McKinney
(Saturday)
This  Trolley Tour is hosted by the notorious, bandit Belle Starr for this one-hour tour of famous outlaw sites and hangouts around McKinney's historic district. The likes of Frank and Jesse James, Sam Bass and the Barrow Gang (Bonnie and Clyde) and others are covered on this tour. For details/reservations, call 972-562-8790. Seats are limited, so reserve early. Two tour times available - 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. $10 per person. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Chestnut Square, 315 S. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
Heard-Craig Take Me Back In Time-An Experiential Evening (Saturday)
The Heard-Craig Center hosts an experiential evening party at the Eldorado Country Club which spans 10 decades (1900 through 1999). Antique Car Rides, four culinary stations, Wine Pull, Jewelry Pull, Music, Dancing, Museum & Mansion Roulette, Photo Booth, and more. 5-10 p.m. $100 per person. Cocktail Attire, but we don't turn away a cool leisure suit. Reservations available online
 
 
 
 
This monthly forum brings writers together to discuss issues of interest, offer mutual support and exchange ideas. Independent authors,  published authors, and those wanting to become writers are all welcome. Please call 972-547-2045 for special arrangements. Free. John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado. 2604 Country Club Dr.
 
 
 
 
At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place
972-562-5566; Check museum website for hours/rates. 

Heard After Hours: Dinos at Dusk 
(Friday) This special adults-only evening is filled with dinosaur-themed activities. Enjoy a guided hike around the dinosaur exhibit trail with Heard trail guides. Participate in a hands-on make and take craft project and receive a fossil to take home, in addition to other fun activities. $19 for non-members; $16 for Heard Museum Members (Ages 18+). Pre-registration is required online. 7-10 p.m.

Second Saturday Bird Walks (Saturday) During these walks, learn bird spotting, identification techniques and more. Reservations are not required; however, make sure to arrive on time. 8-9 p.m. Included in museum general admission.

Dinosaurs Live (Shown, thru Feb. 18, 2019)  
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! The exhibit gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together.  Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly, but not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers with small wheels. Dinos not animated when temperatures fall below 35 degrees.

Moth Migration Project (Thru Sept. 30) The Moth Migration Project is a crowd-sourced collection of hand printed, drawn and cut paper moths founded by Hilary Lorenz. This collection will be exhibited in an installation along walls of the Heard exhibit halls. The featured moths will include species native to our region.

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

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Open thru September) Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. The garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract butterflies. Included in general admission.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE MUSIC
Cadillac Pizza: Matt Barron  Unplugged (Thur.); Trey Allen Band (Fri.); Josh Osgood on the patio, noon-3 p.m., Chaz Marie, 9 p.m. (shown, Sat.)
The Celt: String Theory Irish Band (Thur.); Plunk Murray (Fri.); Behan (Sat.); Cierra Brannies at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Karl Berkebile Trio (Fri.); Marina & Anthony (Sat.)
E.J. Wills Gastro Pub: John Herbert (Fri.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Blane Howard (Fri.); Bart Crow Band (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Harvest Seasonal Kitchen: Shane Frame (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)
Landon Winery: 2nd Hand News (Fri.); The Tu-Tones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Harper & Lee (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes (Fri.); Tommy Williams (Sat.); Davis & Rose (Sun.)
The Pub: Nikolas Scott (Thur.); Jerico (Fri.); Afterlight (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Shane Frame (Thur.); Marc Sena  (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)

TUPPS Brewery: Duane Bates, 7-10 p.m. (Fri.); Josh Osgood at 1-4 p.m., Wyatt & The Harbingers, 7-10 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt Martin (Thur.); Carly Reign (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

ONGOING
War Hero Bobby Younger Exhibit:
 Visit a replica of the bedroom of Bobby Younger, a 1942 McKinney High graduate, and a gunner on a B-17 during WWII, Bobby Younger, was finally laid to rest 74 years after he was gunned down. Tours are at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Call about private tours. 972-562-8790. 315 S. Chestnut.


THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit:
This exhibit honors Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide an interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

FRIDAY
Binocular Class: Wild Birds Unlimited McKinney hosts a presentation on how to use binoculars to get the most from your bird watching experience. FREE class and BBQ dinner on Friday. Saturday morning, enjoy a Bird Walk. Call 972 472-2022 to RSVP for these FREE events. 7-8 p.m. 3001 S. Hardin.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky/Tennessee at Hunt.

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for samples of beers on tap as well as a tour of this green facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery Tour: 12:30 p.m. Free. 721 Anderson

Saturday Chess Meetup: Want to learn how to play or find new players to challenge? All skill levels welcome! Free. 101 E. Hunt. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

SATURDAY EVENT AT MYERS PARK, 7117 CR 166.
McKinney Boyd High School Cross Country Meet: 6 a.m.-2 p.m in the Back 40.

Collin County 4H Special Needs Livestock Show in the show barn. 972-548-4233.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

469-733-DASH (3274)
 
 
 
 
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