Sept. 3-Feb. 20 | Meet a dinosaur at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

Visitors to the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary can see a 46-foot T-Rex while walking the sanctuary’s nature trails as part of the museum’s seasonal exhibit. The family-friendly exhibit will feature 10 animatronic dinosaurs, educational activities, play areas and an outdoor fossil dig. The exhibit is available during regular museum hours, Tue.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., closed Mon. $9-$12 (per person, included in general admission.) 1 Nature Place, McKinney. 972-562-5566.

Sept. 23-25 | Grab a Bier at McKinney Oktoberfest

Historic Downtown McKinney will host this year’s annual Oktoberfest, a celebration featuring authentic German food, music and costumes. For the first time this year the event will be cashless. 5-11 p.m. (Sept. 23), 11 a.m. -11 p.m. (Sept. 24), noon-5 p.m. (Sept. 25). Free admission. 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney.

Sept. 24 | See classic cars at Dodge City of McKinney

Dodge City of McKinney is hosting a classic car show with all proceeds benefiting the Love Life Foundation. Attendees can win door prizes, eat at on-site food trucks and more. All car makes and models are welcome to enter to win a best-in-class trophy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free to attend, $20 to enter a car. 700 S. Central Expressway, McKinney.

Oct. 9 | Feel the heat at a Chili Cook-Off

The Adriatica Business Association and the Love Life Foundation are hosting a chili cook-off at Adriatica Village. This family-friendly event will also feature music, vendor booths and more. Tickets are on sale online to take part in the chili tasting. 2-6 p.m. Free (under age 12), $20 (adults). 6633 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 102, McKinney. love-life-foundation/2822

Oct. 12 | Culinary creations with a Supper Club

The Peat & Pearls Supper Club will feature chef Carlos Mancera of CT Provisions as part of its fall supper lineup. The multicourse dinner event will feature local ingredients as well as fresh Gulf oysters. 6:30 p.m. $125 (per person with Supper Club members receiving additional discounts). 205 W. Louisiana St., Ste. 102, McKinney. 214-315-5042.

Oct. 15 | Experience Día de Los Muertos in McKinney

McKinney’s Día de Los Muertos celebration will be held at Dr. Glenn Mitchell Park. The event will feature live music, food trucks and Día de Los Muertos traditions. Noon-9 p.m. Free admission. 300 W. Louisiana St., McKinney. /event/mckinney-día-de-los-muertos /3886/

Oct. 15 | Outdoor painting event at the Heard Museum

The McKinney Plein Air Society is hosting a “paint-out” at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. The event will live painting followed by guest voting and professional judging of the art works. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $9-$12 (per person, included in general admission). 1 Nature Place, McKinney. 972-562-5566.