Above: Trout Derby at Towne Lake Park
Co-sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife, this annual family-friendly event provides, for many kids, their first experience fishing. Participants need to bring their own pole and bait. Free hot dog roast, prizes for biggest fish, smallest fish and casting will take place throughout the morning. Admission is those older than 16 who also must have a Texas freshwater fishing license. East Pavilion at Towne Lake, 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy. 8 a.m.-noon.
Events in the Courtroom Theater, McKinney Performing Arts Center
(MPAC) 111 N. Tennessee St.,
214-544-4630 (ticket office)

Zink: the Myth, the Legend, the Zebra (Friday-Sunday)
This MRT Young Actors Guild production follows the Zenzational Z'Bras as they help leukemia patient Becky Zaslow overcome her fears and learn about the meaning of true courage. On stage in the Courtroom Theater. General admission is $12; discounts for students and children ages 3 and up. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2:30-3:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibit on display at Orisons Art & Framing this month features up and coming artists Kim Carothers (ceramic sculpture), Maggie Golinski (alcohol inks), Silky Hart (painting), Kanyi Muraguri (photography), and Christine Scott (watercolor).  110 E. Louisiana.
(Thru this Sunday, Feb. 21 )
This limited time "Undershow" features a variety of undergarments from an earlier era. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday; 1 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday. Benefitting Katie's Garden wedding/event venue. 205 W. Hunt. 972-569-6909. $20; attendees  receives a free gift. Get tickets online.
At the Heard Natural Science
Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary,
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
(Open thru Feb. 21) Bid a friendly farewell to the 46-foot T-Rex and eight of his life-size animatronic dinosaur friends along the Heard Museum nature trails. Included in admission to the museum. (If the temperature is 45 degree or colder, the dinos cannot be turned on for sound and movements.) 

Guided Trail Walk (Saturday)
Experience the ecology, geology, flora and fauna of the Heard Sanctuary. Led by our trained guides, your group will spend 45-60 minutes hiking the unique landscape making up the sanctuary grounds. Included with general admission. 10 a.m.-noon.
At Myers Park & Event Center Show Barn, 7117 CR 166. Dog events are free to spectators. Leave your own dogs at home please. Concessions available at snack bar.

Gazehounds of Texas Dog Run Event (Saturday-Sunday) in the Back 40 area. 972-523-6075.

Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show (Saturday-Sunday) In the Show Barn. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); The Bodarks (Fri.); Chris Watson Band (shown, Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: 3 Amigos (Thur.); 5 Second Rule (Fri.); Ain't Misbehavin' (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m., Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Live music (Fri.)
Hank's Texas GrillDavid Byboth & Alex Harvey (Thur.); Mark McKinney (Fri.); Sunny Sweeney (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Mike Schikora (Thur.); Steve Rose (Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sunday)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Tony Bakly (Fri.); Lou Harlas & Kelly Durbin in The Reserve, Ian Dickson in The Wine Bar (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz Brunch (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Mick Tinsley Trio (Fri.); 4-Way Street Band (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Tony Bakly (Thur.); Nickel & Dime (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 

McKinney's quaint charm and friendly atmosphere are reflected in the unparalleled hospitality McKinney's bed and breakfasts provide to McKinney visitors. Learn about each of them in this week's blog entry.

The Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit : Learn about a turbulent era in American history. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Exhibit closes Feb. 27.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. 
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. Brewery open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. $15 for three pours and live music. Smoken S. BBQ will serve from 12:30-4 p.m. Tours are at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.
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MCVB Visitors Center, 
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Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney has a wide assortment of lodging options from which to choose from modern hotels to quaint bed & breakfasts. Check out the lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com.
Or call the McKinney CVB at 888-649-8499 for assistance.