Celebrating the Earth is a common theme with the weekend events in Texoma. Aside from Earth Day events, there are a variety of events that are sure to appeal to Texoma crowds. If a country music concert is not for you, there is also a play, a car show and a crawfish boil.
1. Recycle, recycle, recycle
Giving people the opportunity to learn new ways to conserve, Sherman will have a couple of recycling events this weekend. The Texoma Earth Day Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lucy Kidd-Key Park on the grounds of the Sherman Municipal Building and Austin College’s Roo Bound Earth Day event for children will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the college. Children in kindergarten through fifth grades must be registered at least one day before the Austin College event. Call 903-813-2333 to register. For more information about the festival, visit www.earthdaytexoma.org.
2. Boot scootin’
In order to dance the night away at Knight Furniture in Sherman on Friday night, cowboy boots are recommended. “Boots N Bands,” a live music spring concert series hosted by Ramey Chevrolet in Sherman, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Knight Furniture in Sherman. There will be free drinks and a drawing for a new electric guitar. Knight Furniture is located at 108 W Lamar St. in Sherman.
3. Classic cars
From the Packard and the Bugatti to the Rolls Royce Phantom and Lamborghini, finding some 1930-1967 era classic cars should not be hard this weekend. While the “Cowboys and Cars” charity event will be held Saturday, Concours d’Elegance of Texas will be held Friday through Sunday at Richard Green Linear Park and the Arlington Convention Center. Events will include a car tour with a lunch at a historically significant location and a car auction. For more information and to see the schedule of event, visit www.ConcoursofTexas.org or call 817-695-5284.
4. A night at the theatre
The last opportunity to catch the Butterfield Stage Players put on “Wedding Belles” is this weekend. The final performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Gainesville theatre. Jumping back to World War II era Texas, “Wedding Belles” tells the story of a woman set to marry an infantryman before he ships off to war. With one day to plan and have the wedding, the play is a rush of action as the main character works to make her way down the isle. For more information and to get tickets, visit www.butterfieldstage.org.
5. Getting down and dirty
If you like sharing food with your table and eating with your hands, then maybe you should take a trip to Southern Oklahoma Saturday. Holly’s Border Bar will have its 10th annual oyster shuck and crawfish boil at 2 p.m. with Jamie Weger and the Southern Sons performing first, followed by Josh Newcom and the Indian Rodeo Saturday. The Monkey Bunch will be hosting a ride to the crawfish boil. Donations made by ride attendees will go towards the the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information, visit the Holly’s Border Bar Facebook page.