Weekend entertainment up and down Highway 75 will keep Texomans busy all weekend long. These five events not only range in location, they range from a wellness fair to a free history lesson. Some weekend events even give area residents the opportunity to take advantage of the forecasted warm weekend weather.
1. Living well
After a short drive of about 45 minutes, you could find yourself in Allen where the “Just for the Health of It — Health and Wellness Fair” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Allen Senior Recreation Center. With more than 40 vendors registered, the fair will offer screenings, information and gift bags.
2. Fun in Bonham
Musical performers, historical presentations and unique automobiles are just some of things to see in Bonham Saturday as part of the city’s 11th Heritage Day Celebration in the its historic downtown. Events will go from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.visitbonham.com.
3. Evening theater
The final performance of “Sights and Sounds” will be this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Tickets are available at Horace Mann Insurance and at Butterfield Stage in Gainesville. Funds will benefit the Cooke Country Arts Council Scholarship.
4. Hey batter, batter
Peanuts, Cracker Jack and ball park nachos will be on sale this weekend at the Durant Multi Sports Complex. Attendees will get some entertainment along with their food as the Radio Softball Classic will be held Friday through Sunday. The games will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Durant, Oklahoma. For more information on who will be playing, call (580)924-8190 or (580)920-5145.
5. Remembering the past
If free is the right price for you and you are looking for some weekend entertainment, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site in Bonham, Eisenhower Birthplace in Denison and the Sam Bell Maxey House in Paris will be giving free tours Sunday. The sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the promotion is part of the Texas Historical Commission’s annual free day. May is the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Preservation Month.”