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Aug 15

Keep McKinney Beautiful This Fall!

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 4:01 PM by Beth Shumate

The heat of summer is at its peak, but believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about Fall planting season and other gardening tidbits. Learn more in this week's Visit McKinney blog.

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Aug 09

Buster Keaton: Alive and Well at MPAC

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 1:17 PM by Beth Shumate

Silent movie buffs and fans of Buster Keaton will be treated to a night of silent movies with accompaniment by the Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ at the McKinney Performing Art Center. 

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Aug 07

McKinney's AAC Offers Athletic Training & Meeting Space

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 5:02 PM by Beth Shumate

Arete court_0084Young athletes interested in volleyball have a new place to train in McKinney - Arete' Athletic Center. And when not using the gym for athletic training, the folks at Arete' are offering companies and organizations space for meetings (by reservation only).

Arete's youth volleyball programs are in demand among young athletes, growing from nine teams their inaugural season (2015-16) to more than 24 teams in the soon-to-get-underway third season. Located in a large facility at 1720 Bray Central Drive, Suite 200, Arete' offers USA Junior Volleyball girls team play to age divisions from U9 to U18 which includes practice, training and competition for play in JNC qualifying and championship events.Arete_camps_0087

The Arete' coaches have been busy this summer, working with girls and boys in skills clinics and now, with a new season getting ready to start, they will soon begin hosting preparatory camps. This activity keeps the gym bustling in the evenings and on weekdays, but during weekdays, it is often not being used.

Having weekdays free allows Arete' to rent its space to corporations and associations to host events and meetings during weekdays. Getting the space reserved is something with which the staff at the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you! Contact Dee-dee Guerra, MCVB executive director, at 888-649-8499 for more information!