Live music event supports homeless veterans
We Got Your Six, a nonprofit supporting veterans, hosts this country music night. There is also a silent auction. Noon-midnight. Free (veterans), $15 (before), $20 (at the door). Hank’s Texas Grill, 1310 N. Central Expressway.
Oct. 14, 21
Community center hosting live music
Enjoy live music at the McKinney Community Center’s new outdoor pavilion and patio. The Trey Allen Band performs Oct. 14, and Go Solo performs Oct. 21. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expressway. www.mckinneytexas.org
Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Outdoor movie nights feature family-friendly films
Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. 7 p.m. (Oct. 12, 19, 26), 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 13, 20, 27) Free.
12 | “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” at McKinney Community Center,
2001 S. Central Expressway
13 | “Moana” at Hill Top Park,
1850 Winding Brook Drive
19 | “Beauty and the Beast” at McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expressway
20 | “The Lego Batman Movie” at Horizon Park, 401 Flat Rock Drive
26 | “Kong” at McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expressway
27 | “Beauty and the Beast” at Serenity Park, 6701 Berkshire Road
Cleanup aims to protect Trinity River watershed
Residents and businesses can clean McKinney roadsides, waterways, parks and neighborhoods to protect the Trinity River watershed. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free (registration required). Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Parkway. www.mckinneytexas.org
Drug take-back event disposes medication
The McKinney Police Department and Collin County Sheriff’s Office offer a safe way to dispose of all expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Public Safety Building, 2200 Taylor Burk Drive.
Fall festival takes place at Tucker Hill, offers hayride
This family-friendly event includes a tractor-pulled hayride, a petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin painting, a costume contest and concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 1-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). Tucker Hill, 2100 State Blvd. www.tuckerhilltx.com
Trick-or-treating to be hosted downtown
The Scare on the Square event invites trick-or-treaters to enjoy hayrides and treats. A costume contest is also held at 5:30 p.m. 4-7 p.m. Free. Downtown McKinney. 972-547-2660. www.mckinneytexas.org
Oct. 28, 31
Walk alongside ghosts during flashlight tour
Guests will hear ghostly hauntings during this tour. Children age 12 and under are not permitted. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (Oct. 28), 7 (Oct. 31), $18 (Chestnut Square members), $20 (nonmembers). Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St. www.chestnutsquare.org