This weekend in Texoma is all about spending time outside. Three events are related to exercising, health and charity, and two events will allow families to get outside and enjoy the weather. Here are five events that will take area residents outdoors for the second weekend of fall.
1. 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This event to be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grandscape, 3300 Plano Parkway, The Colony, calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.
2. Hustle For Houston 5K: Texas Women’s University Honors is hosting a family friendly 5K to benefit students on the Houston campus who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. The event will include outdoor activities provided by the Fit and Rec beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the run kicks off at 9 a.m. The school is asking for adult participants to donate a minimum of $10 in person or online via the link at the end of the registration form. The school will be donating to Care Highway, a charity the school has a longstanding relationship with. They provide disaster relief in war torn areas and natural disasters. They will be helping in the greater Houston area. Children are free but must be supervised by an adult participant at all times.
3. Frontier Day: The Pottsboro Chamber of Commerce worked with state officials several years ago to bring back to life the Preston Trail and historic ties with the extension to Highway 289 bringing visitors on a much faster trail to Pottsboro. The carnival rides will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday with wristband night for one special price. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and the festival will include kids’ crafts and activities, face painting, exhibitors, vendor crafts, artwork, multi-business booths and all kinds of goodies to purchase from vendors. The Texoma Regional Blood Mobile will be on hand for blood donations as well. There will also be a dog parade. Friendship Park is located at 615 Hwy. 120 East in Pottsboro.
4. Movies on Main — Dirty Dancing: Come out and enjoy the 1987 film Dirty Dancing in Denison Saturday night. Make it a date night with a picnic in the park or eating at one of the city’s establishments downtown. The movie will show from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Park, 320 W. Main St., Denison.
5. Crisis Center’s Seeds of Hope Moonlight 5K & Fun Run: This is the fourth year for the downtown Sherman night run and post-run beer/hot dog/medal celebration. All of the proceeds go to the Grayson Crisis Center, which provides a safe place and various services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 903 Brewers will provide craft beer, Dale Bonner from Team Bonner Chevrolet-Cadillac will be cooking hot dogs on his giant, portable grill and Timmy and the Naturals will be providing live music. The event will be Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Grayson County Courthouse, 100 W. Houston St., in Sherman. To register for the event, visit www.getmeregistered.com/seedsofhopemoonlight5K.
For more information on area events, visit hearlddemocrat.eviesays.com.