Texoma is not short on entertainment this weekend. This weekend will be filled with indoor events that will make you feel like you are outdoors in nature. From the monthly program at Hagerman to plays about outdoors to a concert at a casino, this weekend is packed with activities to make you forget about this past week’s hot and wet weather.
1. Rocks, rocks and more rocks
It’s that time again for the second Saturday program at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Texas geology is the theme and the program will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Geologist and geophysicist Diane Brownlee will be giving the presentation. Brownlee’s experience in earth science includes work as the adjunct curator of earth science at the Heard Museum and the director of the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute.
2. More butterflies to behold
After attending the program at Hagerman, patrons can take a stroll through the refuge’s butterfly garden. If that does not quench your thirst for butterflies, a short trip down U.S. Highway 75 might. The Native Texas Butterfly House is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend. The butterfly house is a part of the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary located at 1 Nature Place, McKinney.
3. Flopsy, Mopsy, Peter and Cottontail
The first showing of “Peter Rabbit and His Friends” will be held this weekend. “Peter Rabbit” is the final production for the 2016-2017 Theatricks season. Performances will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as July 14-16 at the Honey McGee Playhouse in Sherman. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 903-892-8818 or visit www.theatricks.org.
4. Diane Ernestine Earle Ross
The lead singer of the 1960s girl group the Supremes will be performing her hits, “Baby Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go?” and “You Can’t Hurry Love” at Winstar World Casino Friday. Diana Ross’s show in Thackerville, Oklahoma, begins at 7 p.m. The show is not sold out yet, so tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.
5. What happened to the beanstalk?
Butterfield Stage’s final production of the 2016-2017 season begins this week. “Into the Woods” is showing at the theater in Gainesville this weekend and next weekend. “Into the Woods” is a continuation of many of Grimms’ tales giving audiences an idea of what happened after the happily ever afters in stories like “Cinderella” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.butterfieldstage.org.