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  1. Dinosaurs Live! at The Heard

    September 1, 2018 - February 18, 2019 @ 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 13th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. 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 or wheelchairs).

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  2. Schon Everywhere * International Pop-Up Gallery

    September 14, 2018, 9:00 AM - September 29, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Heard-Craig Center for the Arts (located in downtown McKinney directly behind Sugarbacon's Restaurant)

    Schon Everywhere is a new, international pop up gallery partnership between the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts (McKinney, TX) and the Freya Frahm Haus (Laboe, Germany) where artwork is shown for a several month gallery exposition. In August, the United States artwork will be shown in Laboe, Germany. In September, the German artwork will be shown in McKinney, Texas. We welcome tour groups and have a large parking lot for bus tours. Great day out with friends: Walk the gallery and have lunch on the McKinney square!

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  3. Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show

    September 28, 2018, 6:30 AM - September 30, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  4. Afghan Hound Club of Dallas Luring Course

    September 29, 2018, 6:00 AM - September 30, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Back 40 at Myers Park

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  5. 13th Annual Crape Myrtle Run & Family Festival

    September 29, 2018, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ (North of Eldorado and South of 380/University) Start/Finish Line and Festival are located in north parking area of McKinney Boyd High School

    Enjoy this highly anticipated North Texas event with timed and USATF-trail certified 10K, 5K, or 1-Mile Fun Run and Free Family Festival. There will be runners’ awards and prizes (Best Runner’s Costume, Best Dog Costume, Best Photo Booth Image) along with an inflatable obstacle course, face-painting, photo booth, and petting zoo. The school with the most registered student runners will watch their principal kiss, Myrtle, the pig on stage. To pre-register as a runner, go to Get Me Registered.

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  6. Wholehearted Canine Dog Training

    September 29, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Pavilion at Myers Park

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  7. Schon Everywhere - International Pop-Up Gallery

    September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Heard-Craig Center for the Arts (located in downtown McKinney directly behind Sugarbacon's Restaurant)

    Schon Everywhere is a new, international pop up gallery partnership between the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts (McKinney, TX) and the Freya Frahm Haus (Laboe, Germany) where artwork is shown for a several month gallery exposition. In August, the United States artwork will be shown in Laboe, Germany. In September, the German artwork will be shown in McKinney, Texas. We welcome tour groups and have a large parking lot for bus tours. Great day out with friends: Walk the gallery and have lunch on the McKinney square!

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  8. Butterfly Talk: Amazing Monarchs

    September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Discover more about our state butterfly, their migration pattern, life cycle & how you can help protect their habitat. Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend with an adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Talks are led by Melanie Schuchart, one of our key butterfly volunteers. Each presentation will last about an hour followed by a walk through the butterfly house and garden.

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  9. Texas & Collin County WWI Centennial Commemoration

    September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    During 2018, the U.S. and Texas will observe the 100th anniversary of America's entry into WWI. In observance of the centennial commemoration the Collin County History Museum invites you to our exhibit honoring the role that Texas and Collin County soldiers and women played in the Great War. Interesting facts and details await you. CCHM is the only Museum in North Texas extensively covering this anniversary. HOURS: Thur - Sat, 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission: FREE

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  10. National Poetry Day Open Mic

    September 29, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Filtered Craft Coffee House

    Mockingbird Poetry Society in McKinney (a Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas) will have an Open Mic poetry event to celebrate National Poetry Day on Sat., Sept. 29, in lieu of Oct. 4, Thurs. (actual National Poetry Day). All poets and non-poets are invited. If you have poem/s to read or recite, or have “spoken word” to share, come and be heard. This event will be held at Filtered Craft Coffee House located at 218 E. Louisiana St. at S. Johnson St. SE Corner two blocks off McDonald St. (Rt.5). Alice Parker, Mockingbird President, 906-284-9073, will emcee the event. By Sylvia S. Medel, Publicity Chair.

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