Above: McKinney Veterans Memorial Park in Craig Ranch
 
 
 
 
At ​McKinney Performing Arts Center111 N. Tennessee 
 
 
 
Red White & Ol' Blue Eyes Free Concert (Friday) 
Join the McKinney Dance Band as they salute our servicemen and women in this free pre-Veterans Day Concert. The concert will also celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra who would be 100 this December. Featuring special features by the McKinney Flute Choir. 7:30 p.m.
 
 
 
(Saturday) The Masters of Bluegrass one night concert presents two top bluegrass bands - "Blue Highway" and "The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show" (shown). The show is reserved seating only. Tickets are $25. Show is at 6 p.m. 214-544-4630.​

 
 
 
 
Veterans Day Ceremony (Saturday)
Join the City of McKinney in honoring our veterans at the McKinney Veterans Memorial Park, 6053 Weiskopf Ave. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  
Next Week: A Sundown Ceremony will be held on Nov. 11.
 
 
 
 
At the Heard Natural
Science Museum &
Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Dinosaurs Live! (Open thru Feb. 21)
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum nature trails. Included in admission to the museum.
Also on the sanctuary grounds: picnic area, pioneer village and Animals of the World Exhibit outside; more exhibits indoors.

Zip Line Day (Saturday) Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line. $12 per person. Preregistration required. For ages 8+; see ropes course program information page for information on size requirements. Noon timeslots available; filling up fast!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
​Fine Silver Fused Link Bracelet Class (Saturday)
Learn the fun technique of fusing fine silver into links to create this beautiful bracelet. To reserve your seat in this class, call Art on the Veranda at 469-406-7704. Located at 105 W. Louisiana. Class fee is $125 with $25 supply fee. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday) More than 80 talented artisans will display unique handcrafted items - Christmas, home decor, jewelry, clothing, pottery, candles, workwork, gifts and more. Free or bring s canned good or $1 donation for teh St. Gabriel's MEn's Club Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Baskets to be donated to McKinney families in need of assistance. Snack bar, raffle and bake sale also available. 110 St. Gabriel Way. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Day Job Refugees (Fri.); Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Bodarks (Fri.); The Rhythm & Beards (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m. and Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m.  (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Cameron Nelson (Thur.); Curtis Grimes (Fri.); Prophets and Outlaws (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thur.); Dove Creek Duo (Fri.); Tommy Williams (Sat.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Tony D. Bakly (Fri); Lou Harlas and Kelly Durbin (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Travis Muscatell (Thur.); Soul Society (Fri.); John Griffin (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Aaron Burton (Thur.); Earshot Trio (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more about events in McKinney, check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB
at 214-544-1407 or tollfree at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MHS Class of 1965 Holding 50th Reunion This Weekend
 
 
 
 
 
ALSO THIS WEEKEND:

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit: Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Also Tues.-Wed., 1-4 p.m.

FRIDAY
​Mothers & Sons Western Night:  6-9 p.m. at the McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expy. Reservations required; call 972-547-2690 to see if any tickets are available. ($25 per couple plus $12.50 each additional child; $30 for non-residents.)

Latin Dancing: Bien Salsa, 9 p.m.-midnight. 119 W. Virginia.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: From 8 a.m.-noon, Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. 
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. This week: Gears & Beers Extreme Cyclecross Racing with smoked BBQ, live music and craft beer. 

Trinity Trash Bash: Join forces with others in the community to clean up roadsides, waterways, neighborhoods and parks to protect the Trinity River watershed. Meet at Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia. Check in 8-8:50 a.m. Event runs until 12:30 p.m. (Rescheduled from Oct. 24 due to overly wet conditions.) Call 972-547-7335 to register, or complete registration online.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.


​​EVENTS AT MYERS PARK
The following events take place at 7117 CR 166.

Back 40. 972-523-6075.
Trinity Valley Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Club (Saturday-Sunday) In the Back 40. All day.

McKinney FFA Livestock Show (Saturday) In the Show Barn, all day. 214-533-9818.

Plano FFA Livestock Show (Sunday) In the Show Barn. 214-908-8587.
 
 
 
 

Start your holiday shopping here at the MCVB Visitors Center, 200 W. Virginia 
 
 
 
                              
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