McKinney January 2022


January & February events


The McKinney Chamber’s Harlem Renaissance night will feature a DJ, dancers, a casino table and more. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons) BLACKHISTORYMONTH EVENTS GATHER EVENT CENTER 207 E. Virginia St., McKinney FEBRUARY 03 Lecture Series: “Black Businesses Overcoming Obstacles and Leveraging Opportunities”, 5-7 p.m.

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Stroll through Chestnut Square during a guided tour of six historic sites. Tours can be modied to pique the interest of those in each group. 11 a.m.-noon. $10 (adults), $7 (military, students and seniors). 315 Chestnut St., McKinney. 972-562-8790. (Courtesy Chestnut Square)

04 DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY McKinney Parks and Recreation presents the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Recreation Center at Towne Lake. The night will include dinner, a live DJ and photos. 5-6:30 p.m. (ages 3-8), 7:30- 9 p.m. (ages 8 and up). $20 (residents), $25 (nonresidents). 2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney. 972-547-2690. 04 THROUGH 05 WATCH A COMEDY COMPETITION The Comedy Arena will host The Humor Games, an elimination-style improv comedy competition that pits the city’s best comedians against one another. Improvisers will perform games and scenes based on audience suggestions, and the audience will decide who makes it to the next round. 10:30-11:30 p.m. $17. 305 E. Virginia St., McKinney. 832-622-8676. event/the-humor-games/tag/vesta 05 ZIPLINE THROUGHNATURE Head to the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary for Zip Line Day. Climb a 23-foot tree to the zip platform before zipping down the 487-foot line. Registration is required. 1-4 p.m. $12 (per trip). 1 Nature Place, McKinney. 972-562-5566. zip-line-day-2-5-2022/ 05 EXPERIENCE VISUAL POETRY The Mockingbird Poetry Society will host a poetry reading at Heard- Craig Center for the Arts. Society Secretary Barry Rynk has compiled 37 poems written during the pandemic and set them to visuals made by local artists from the Art Club of McKinney and the McKinney Art House. The event will also double as a canned good collection for local homeless shelters. Monetary donations will also be accepted. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 205 W. Hunt St., McKinney. 972-569-6909.

JANUARY 27 CREATE ANEWCRAFT Resident artist Mary Hannigan will lead a workshop at Millhouse McKinney on monotype printmaking. The activity entails applying paint or printing ink to a at sheet of metal, glass or fabric. The painted image is then transferred to paper. Wine and snacks will be provided. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $45. 610 Elm St., Ste. 1000, McKinney. 202-810-2101. First United Bank will host a workshop called “Employee to Entrepreneur,” where business and banking specialists break down the realities and opportunities in business ownership and nancing. 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Free. 6401 S. Custer Road, McKinney. 817-821-7997. FEBRUARY 03 BECOME AWINE EXPERT Mary Vail-Grube will host a wine 28 LEARN TO BE A BOSS and food pairing workshop at Millhouse McKinney. Attendees will learn about the dierent types of sparkling wine while tasting small bites of food to go with each. From champagne to prosecco to frizzante, this workshop will cover the nuances of each. 5:30-7 p.m. $35. 610 Elm St., McKinney. 202-810-2101. 03 LEARN TODANCE The Old Settlers Recreation Center hosts bachata nights on Thursdays, when adults age 18 and up can learn fun and easy dance styles from the Dominican Republic. Class attendees will learn basic steps, turns and how to lead or follow with style. No partner is necessary as dancers rotate during the class. 7-8 p.m. $10. 1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. 972-542-5014.

MCKINNEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney FEBRUARY 05 Art Show, 6-8 p.m. 10 College Megafest, 5-7 p.m.

10 Lecture Series: “Black Perspectives on the College Experience,” 7-8 p.m. 17 Lecture Series: “The Future of African Americans in Politics,” 6-7:30 p.m. 24 Lecture Series: “The Integration of McKinney ISD,” 6-7:30 p.m. 26 Traveling Black History Month Museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

NEWOUTREACH CHURCH 506 Wilcox St., McKinney FEBRUARY 27 Adopt-a-Church, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

THE SANCTUARY 6633 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 102, McKinney FEBRUARY 18 Harlem Renaissance Dance, 7-10 p.m.

For more information about Black History Month events in MckInney, call 469-505-0052 or visit

06 DO YOGAWITH GOATS Dallas Goat Yoga will host a goat yoga session at The Stix Icehouse. The club welcomes everyone ages 5 and up to enhance their yoga experience with goats. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is BYOM: bring your own mat, and towels will be provided on a rst come, rst served basis. Goats are not potty-trained animals. There will be a sanitizing station with antibacterial wipes available. 10-11 a.m. $20 (ages 5-12), $32 (ages 12 and up). 301 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 100, McKinney. 214-592-8335. 12 TAKE AWINEWALK Grab friends or a signicant other and head to downtown McKinney for the Valentine’s Chocolate and Wine Walk. Lone Star Wine Cellars will

provide wine for tasting. Attendees will receive a souvenir wine glass, 10 wine bottles and four chocolate samples. noon-6 p.m. $30 (general admission), $40 (VIP). 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. 972-547-9463. 19 THOUGH 26 DONATE A PROMDRESS Stonebridge United Methodist Church will host the McKinney Prom Closet. The church will accept short and long gowns, jewelry, shoes and accessories. All gowns should be clean and on hangers. Donations are tax deductible. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 1800 S. Stonebridge Drive, McKinney. 972-979-3042. 2p8wywwf

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