Above: Dinosaurs Live returns to the Heard this weekend

Dinosaurs Live (Opens Saturday)
They're back! Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 9th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Exhibit. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Included in general museum admission.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Designed primarily for young children and introducing a different nature-themed book each week, these programs are included in the general admission. 10:30-11 a.m.

Third Saturday Nature Talks (Saturday)
This month's talk theme is "What is That Flower?" and features volunteers of the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter will help you learn about the parts of various flowers. Then, you’ll go on one of the Heard’s trail to identify the plants that are blooming in the fall.  Be sure to wear long trousers, closed shoes and bug spray. Guests are welcome to bring cameras and note pads. Included in general admission, but online pre-registration is required. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

North Texas Butterfly House & Garden (shown, ongoing) 
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Open during normal museum hours; included in general admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Family Game Night (Friday)
Monthly Brew HA HA at Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Roastery, 6:45 p.m. Family friendly, $4 per person, kids free - includes a coffee and a treat. RSVP to reserve a spot by calling 214-778-5662 or by email to info@pacifictradewindscoffee.com
Art Exhibit Openings
Cate is a versatile artist who works in several media. Her inspiration comes from so many sources and takes so many different forms, from abstract to figurative, from metaphorical to literal. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. Free. See link for hours.
Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166.
North Texas Barnhunters Dog Event, Friday-Sunday in the stall barn.
Horticulture Crops Program, Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the show barn.
McKinney ISD Middle School Cross Country Meet, Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Back 40.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Mark Sena's Funk Machine (Fri.); Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Jigsaw (Thur.); What? (Fri.); String Theory- 6-7:30 p.m.; What? 8-11 p.m. (Sat.); Harbor Row at 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Songs & Earhart at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: (upstairs lounge) Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Thur.); Adrian Johnston (Fri.); 1100 Springs (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Whisky Holler (Thur.); Steve Rose (Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Buzz Andrews (Thurs.); Tyla Taylor (Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
TUPPs Brewery: Phillip Brumley (Friday, 7:30 p.m.); The Acoustic Jukebox (Sat., 7:30-10 p.m.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (Thur.); Nickel & Dime (Fri.); Wyatt Martin (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
Check out the events coming up in McKinney this fall (September-November).

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 Adriatica.

Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the village's 10 historic buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.

Bottles and Brushes at TUPPS Brewery: Honor or memorialize someone who's been impacted by cancer by adding their spirit to the bottle tree. Paint a message and/or image(s) on a wine bottle just for them to be forever displayed on TUPPS’ Bottle Tree. $10 each. Proceeds go to a local charity. Ages 18+ welcome. Supplies included. 721 Anderson. 6-9 p.m.

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

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

TUPPS Brewery Tours & Tastings:12:30 and 4 p.m. 795 Anderson. V Market featuring vegan food for sale from local vendors. 11 a.m .-3 p.m.

25 Project Night of Worship
Elizabeth Herrera, Director of Name Changers in the Dominican Republic will be here to personally provide an update on all that God is doing in the DR and where He is directing us to continue making an impact.  7 p.m.; $7 general admission. In the MPAC Courtroom Theater.

Master Kim's Champ Tae Kwon Do Open House:
Kids of all ages. Tae Kwon Do Demonstration, bounce house, face painting, lunch and raffle. 5101 McKinney Ranch Parkway. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Click to access the web map or pick up a fold-out pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.

SPECIAL NOTE for 9/19-22:
Because of Oktoberfest next weekend, Lot 2 (by Mitchell Park) will be unavailable all week. A free trolley will be available Monday-Thursday next week. Contact the MCVB at 214-544-1407 for pick-up/drop-off locations. 
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.