Pollinator Pop-Up: Lynne Hubner (Saturday)
Print artist Lynne Hubner will help you take part in a hands-on art project that will be included in a moth-centric exhibition at the Heard Nature and Science Museum July 22- September 30th. Participants will create their own print with the help of the print artists. Bring one home and share the rest with this unique opportunity to celebrate nature and raise awareness of pollinators. Light refreshments served. 4-9 p.m. at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
Visit a replica of the bedroom of Bobby Younger, a 1942 McKinney High graduate, who served as a gunner on a B-17 during WWII. The plane was shot down in 1944 during his 13th mission.  Staff Sgt. Younger's remains were finally recovered, returned home and laid to rest 74 years after he was gunned down. Younger was part of the Johnson family who resided in the beautiful blue house in Chestnut Square. Some of Younger's belongings are on display in a bedroom in this house, set to look as Younger's room might have looked back in 1942.Tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Private tours are by reservation by calling 972-562-8790.   315 S. Chestnut.
 
 
 
 
Events at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

The Pairing Series: American Farmer (Thru Aug. 11)
Paul Mobley is an American photographer who has traveled from remote Alaskan villages to the majestic palaces of Croatia to find the face of a thousand words. This exhibition was curated/organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. On display in the MPAC Gallery through Aug. 11. Free admission.
 
 
 
 
(Thru Aug. 31)
After many years of use, the Courtroom Theater stage curtains are looking quite tattered and old. Every penny collected will go to purchasing beautiful lush curtains that will set the scene for many concerts, plays 
and recitals to come. With your contribution, MPAC can continue to be the gem in Historic Downtown McKinney. Donation levels are included on the website.

Asleep at the Wheel (Saturday) Sorry, folks. This show is SOLD OUT!
 
 
 
 
(Thursday)
Nosh Box Eatery food truck will be serving from 6-10 p.m. (Foods for kids, families, vegan and gluten-free options will be available.) Show up early to dance with the Kidz Bop Kids on the movie screen. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and bean bags. No outside food or drinks, no coolers, and no pets allowed. Vote online for the flick you'd like to see; the top pick will be shown starting at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission is free and donations are accepted with 40 percent of the proceeds going to Amazing Little Hearts. For every $20 in donations you make, you'll receive one entry into the raffle. At Myers Park, 7117 CR 166. 
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. 

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 (shown, now open)
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.


Third Saturday Nature Talks (Saturday)
This monthly event covers an assortment of natural science topics which vary each month. This month's topic is a Magic Planet Presentation. Included in the price of general admission. 9:30 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
(Through July 27)
During the month of July, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts hosts an exhibit called A Sign of the Wealthy. Groups and bus tours can be accommodated by calling 972-569-6909. Admission is $5 donation. 9 a.m.-noon at 205 W. Hunt Street. 
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Wild Birds Unlimited McKinney presents “Gardening for butterflies, birds and other pollinators." Dallas County Master Gardener Nancy Payne will share her vision of covering cities with habitat gardens, bringing the wonders of nature closer to all. Learn to create your own “welcome to our garden” habitat! 3001 S. Hardin Suite 106. 972-472-2022. Free admission. 9-10 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Trey Allen Band (Thur.); Southern Couch Band (Fri.); Mark Sena's Funk Machine (Sat.) 
The Celt:  Parker Hernandez (Thur.); Rathmore/United Pipe Band (Fri.); Irish Rogues (Sat.); Harps Accord at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 p.m., Parker Hernandez, 6:30 p.m.(Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Piano Sing Along with Karl (Thur.); Live Jazz with Nik Knirk
Hank's Texas Grill: Market Junction featuring The Powell Bros (Thur.); Little Texas (Fri.); Jon Wolfe (shown, Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Backhand Sally (Thur.); GS Jazz Ensemble (Fri.); Juan de Valle (Sat.); Kyle Nova (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Razmatazz (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Open Mic (Thur.); Sean & Faye, 7-10 p.m. (no cover charge, Fri.); Group Therapy, 7-10 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Carly Reign & Friends (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the
online community calendar online at VisitMcKinney.com 
 
 
 
We're Havin' a Heatwave! Check our blog for ways to beat the heat this summer in McKinney!
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
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. 

SATURDAY
Saturday Morning Road Ride: Starts weekly at 7 a.m. (through August) behind Cadence Cyclery in downtown McKinney, 129 S. Tennessee. Three ride options from which to choose based on distance and speed. Refreshments available for purchase at Cadence's new coffee shot, 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.

At TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson
- Thursday: Open Mic, 6-8 p.m.
- Friday: Live music with Sean & Frye from 7-10 p.m. and Mamita's Food Truck
- Saturday: Goat Yoga - Come enjoy an hour of Lone Star Goat Yoga followed by another hour of chillin’ with the goats. 10 a.m.-noon. Live music from 1-4 pm. and 7-10 p.m. No cover charge.

Hawaiian Night: Bring your family and escape to Hawaii for an evening of fun...right here in McKinney! Juanita Maxfield Aquatic Center. 1701 N. McDonald St. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $3 for adults/children over 10,  $2 for kids 3-9, free for kids under 3.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Princeton FFA Livestock Show (Saturday-Sunday) at the Myers Park Show Barn. 214-385-5990.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hop On or Call
469-733-DASH (3274)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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