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  1. Dinosaurs Live! at The Heard

    September 2, 2017 - February 20, 2018 @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar! Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly (it is not suitable for strollers with small wheels).

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  2. Exhibit - POPPIES, A Symbol of Remembrance

    September 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 1, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Daily Exhibit (except Sundays), Open to the Public, $5.00 historic preservation donation.

    If you've ever been to the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown, Texas, you'll know the vibrancy of bright red poppies and their symbol of remembrance. From September 19 through September 30th, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts (McKinney's oldest art museum) will showcase poppy paintings, porcelain works, and current McKinney Artists' whimsical works (for sale to the public) featuring poppies. Remember a loved one with a gift of poppy art. Open during the day between 9:00 - 3:00 PM and on Saturday mornings from 8:00 - noon. At 205 W. Hunt. Tickets are available online.

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  3. 10th Annual McKinney Oktoberfest

    September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017 @ Historic Downtown McKinney Square

    McKinney Oktoberfest draws close to 50,000 attendees and attracts visitors from all over North Texas and other points beyond. Tapping into the colorful tradition that began in Munich, Germany in 1810, McKinney Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event with authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing and children’s activities while staying honoring the many cultural contributions of German immigrants who settled in Texas.

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  4. Texas Road Trips: Paintings by Sandy and Alex Forbes

    September 22, 2017, 5:00 PM - September 23, 2017, 9:00 PM @ The Cove

    Sandy and Alex love taking road trips! Their paintings are inspired by their experiences. Even though Sandy is a native Texan, she finds new sites on every trip. In this show the Forbes will also show their new series, McKinney Hangouts.

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  5. Lovejoy High School Cross Country Meet

    September 23, 2017, 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Back 40 at Myers Park

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  6. 12th Annual Crape Myrtle Run & Festival

    September 23, 2017, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ McKinney Boyd High School - North end of parking lot

    The 2017 Crape Myrtle Run and Festival, featuring USATF certified 10K and 5K courses and a 1-mile course, is set for Saturday, Sept. 23. The start/finish line for all walkers and runners is located this year at McKinney Boyd High School, 600 North Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. Races begin at 8:00, 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. with check-in and pre-race entertainment at 7 a.m. The festival aspect of the annual event includes activities in “Myrtle Village” both before and after the race. Entertainment in the area includes a petting zoo, face painter, bounce house, photo booth, inflatable obstacle course, music, warm-up exercises, and a great favorite, the Chicken Dance. In a long-established tradition, students from the school with the greatest participation will get to see their coach or principal Kiss a Pig. (“Myrtle” is her name.) In addition, local education reaps benefits when Crape Myrtle Trails Board members return $5 of students’ and parents’ registration fees to participating schools

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  7. Free Flu Shots at MedSpring McKinney

    September 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Next to Chase bank at the intersection of Stacy and Custer Road.

    Hurry in to MedSpring Urgent Care in McKinney, Texas to get your free flu shot and flu-proof your fall! The CDC is urging everyone over six months old to get a flu shot this year since the most common virus strains have changed for 2017. Come by MedSpring McKinney anytime from 8am-8pm the week of September 16-23 to protect yourself and family with a free flu shot. No appointment needed, children must be 1 year or older and offer is valid at this location only. More information:

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  8. Yoga, Craft Beer and Kombucha

    September 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ TUPPS Brewery, located behind the old historic Cotton Mill

    Join North Texas Yoga for a free all-level yoga class at the brewery each month. Bring your own mat. Once the class ends, stay for a craft beer or kombucha on tap.

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  9. Discover McKinney's Museums @ John and Judy Gay Library

    September 23, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Representatives from local museums will highlight what their museum offers and what visitors will experience. Featured museums include: • Heard-Craig Center for the Arts • Chestnut Square • McKinney Fire Department • Collin County History Museum • Collin County Farm Museum • Play Street Museum

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