Goat yoga, Trade Days and more: 4 things do in McKinney, Jan. 12-14

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From goat yoga, Third Monday Trade Days and therapy dogs, there are plenty of unique events taking place in McKinney this weekend.

All weekend
1. Third Monday Trade Days held all weekend

With over 450 vendors, guests can find unique gifts, home décor, clothing, accessories, sporting goods, antiques, dogs, food and more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Friday), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free (admission, parking on Friday), $5 (parking Saturday and Sunday). 4450 W. University Drive. For a market map, vendor information and more, visit the event’s website or call 972-562-5466.

Saturday
2. Therapy dog reading program held at library

The McKinney Public Library System invites people to learn about therapy dogs. Several registered animals will be on site visit and children will have a chance to meet and interact with them. This event is ideal for children ages 7-10 but all ages are welcome. Registration is recommended. 2-3 p.m. Free. John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Parkway. More information, including how to register, can be found here.

Saturday
3. Apex Centre hosts special needs swim night

During this event, the Apex Centre’s indoor leisure pool will be open late to allow children with special needs ages 17 and younger, their caregivers and family members to swim. 7-9 p.m. $7. Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Road. To register visit the Apex Centre’s website.

Sunday
4. Join Tupps Brewery, Lone Star Ranch & Rescue for goat yoga and playtime

This hour-long yoga class will be followed by an hour of playing with the goats. Playtime with the goats is open for everyone. These goats are bottle raised, people friendly and from the Lone Star Ranch & Rescue, a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes farm animals. 11 a.m. (goat yoga with playtime), noon (playtime). Free (playtime), $25 (yoga). Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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