Cuisines for Causes Restaurant Week (Through Thursday, 16th)
Several McKinney restaurants are participating in this special event to benefit three local charities - Chestnut Square, Community Health Clinic of McKinney, and Community Lifeline Center. Click image for details.
Richard McWhorter presents a collection of icons, portraits of cultural heroes and heroines as personifications of particular virtues or values. These images are made in variations of traditional forms of icons. Free. 6-9 p.m.
Shop for antiques, wooden signs, odds and ends, furniture, clothing, and more from more than 450 vendors at the oldest and largest monthly trade days/flea market in North Texas. Enjoy State Fair-type food. Free admission with $5 parking on Saturday and Sunday before 3 p.m.; parking free on Friday. 4550 W. University.
Wild Birds Unlimited presents Meet the Knockers. Jerri Kerr will introduce you to the woodpeckers of North America. Call 972-472-2022 to reserve your seat for this FREE event! 3001 S. Hardin, Ste. 106. 9-10 a.m.
Events Downtown and at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

Enjoy the Cool Music of Your Life (Saturday)
Hear the greatest hits of film, Broadway, and television from the 50s to the 90s, all performed on MPAC's restored antique theater organ. Presented by The North Texas Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. 2-4 p.m. $5 in advance, $7 day of show. Seniors 65+ are free, but a ticket is required. Tickets are available online.
721 Anderson. Taproom open!

The Boho Market Pop-Up Shop (Saturday)
Shop handmade, vintage, fair trade and more while enjoying a great craft beer! Free admission. Family-friendly. 1-6 p.m.
Lone Star Goat Yoga (Sunday)
enjoy an hour of Lone Star Goat Yoga followed by another hour of chillin’ with the goats. Charges apply (ticket available online - $25) for the yoga session, but playtime with the goats is open for all to enjoy, so bring your families and friends to enjoy the goats. Hosted by Lone Star Ranch and Rescue (LSRR), a horse rescue in Blue Ridge that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes horses and other farm animals. 10 a.m.-noon.
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. 

Third Saturday Nature Talks (Saturday)
This month's topic, Butterfly Rhythms, covers butterfly population patterns through the year. A large number of butterfly species can be found in North Texas (more than 175 have been recorded). Learn which are resident species, emigrants, and strays, hopefully leaving with a better understanding of butterfly life history, migration, dispersal and emigration. 9:30 a.m. Included in general admission.

Moth Migration Project  (Thru Sept. 30, shown)
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. Open during normal hours. Included in general admission.
Cadillac Pizza:  Homestead Underground Unplugged (Thur.); Linear Groove (Fri.); Ashmore, 9 p.m. (Sat.)
The Celt:  Tradition (Thur.); Josh Osgood (Fri.); Skeleton McGee (Sat.); Harber Row at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 p.m, Parker Hernandez at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Piano Sing Along with Karl (Thur.); David Dominguez (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Jake Worthington (Thur.); Cruligans Feat VHX (Fri.); Thrown - Benefit for Willie (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Jacob Johnson (Fri.); Josh Jaccard (Sat.) Fritz Schultz (Sat.); Audry Oliver (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Buzz Andrews (Thur.); Razzmatazz  (Fri.); 4-Way Street Band (shown, Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Open Mic Night (Thur., 6-8 p.m.); Sean & Faye (Fri., 7-10 p.m., no cover charge); Comedy Night (Sat., 7-10 p.m., no cover charge)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); Acoustically Speaking (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the
online community calendar online at 

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 .m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Call about private tours. 972-562-8790. 315 S. Chestnut.

World War I Exhibit: This exhibit honors 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. 

August Food Truck Fridays: Trinity Falls serves up a month of Food Truck Fridays in August from 5-8 p.m. At The Club, 7801 Trinity Falls Pkwy. Free activities including DJ, bounce houses, lawn games, etc. 

Saturday Morning Road Ride: Starts weekly at 7 a.m. (through August) behind Cadence Cyclery at 129 S. Tennessee. Refreshments available for purchase at Cadence's new coffee shop, Wattage Coffee Company!

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky and 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.

Back-to-School Rally: Local students in need and their families are invited to free services for the new school year. Food, musical entertainment, motivational speaker, haircuts, wellness/vision screenings, and hygiene items. Free. 2-6 p.m. Old Settler's Rec Center, 1201 E. Louisiana. Supported by McKinney City Council and Clothe-a-Child.

Morgan Horse Club Horse Show in the show barn at Myers Park, 7117 CR166. 972-658-6456.
469-733-DASH (3274)  
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