This weekend in Texoma, there are many events that will give area residents the opportunity to give back. Saturday there will be opportunities to recognize this nation’s veterans, a 5K to benefit the Pottsboro Kids Club, a breast cancer awareness music festival, and a cranksgiving event. And, if that is not enough, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will be having its monthly program on Saturday. Here are five events taking place during Veteran’s Day weekend.


1. Celebrating vets


Not just honoring those who died in action, Veteran’s Day honors those that died in action, who are currently serving in the nation’s armed forces or who served in the nation’s armed forces and made it home. Sherman will have its annual veteran’s day ceremony from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fairview Park at Pavilion No. 3 in Sherman. Denison will honor the vets with a parade through downtown Denison on Saturday. That event begins at 1 p.m.


2. Do it for the kids


The Pottsboro Kids Club is looking to raise some money this weekend. The annual That Dam Lake Texoma 5K Run will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The race begins at the Denison Dam located at FM 1310 in Denison. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Denison/ThatDamLakeTexoma5K. “For the Kids” is a chip-timed 5K run beginning at East Burns Run recreation area in Oklahoma and concluding at the boat ramp parking lot in Texas. Registration and shuttle van pickup are at the finish line in Texas. This is a flat course.


3. Bears versus man


Saturday’s program at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge may not be on how to fend off a bear, but it will be about man versus nature. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman. The speaker will be Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Michael Hummert, who will explain his role in protecting wildlife and people, and share some of his wildlife experiences as well as some of the Texas laws outdoor lovers need to know. This is a free nature program that is open to the public. No reservations are needed. This program is suitable for anyone age 12 or older.


4. For breast health


Even though October is over, Women Rock is still working to education people about breast health. The group known to raise funds for breast cancer screenings and other things those diagnosed with cancer may need will have a music festival this weekend. The Women Rock Music Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pecan Grove Park, 3200 Canyon Creek Drive, Sherman. There will be live performances, food, bounce houses, face painting, vendors, a silent auction and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds for this family-friendly event will go towards Women Rock.


5. Pre-Thanksgiving fun


The Senior Citizen’s Center, 1500 N. Broughton St., Sherman, will have its Cranksgiving this weekend. This event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and will be part bike ride, part food drive and part scavenger hunt. Participating riders will go on a scavenger hunt that will lead them to local grocery stores where they will collect food items that will be donated to the food bank at Share Ministries for Thanksgiving dinners. The event is free, but you’ll need to bring a bike, fully charged phone, helmet, lock, bag, navigation skills and about $15-$20 to purchase food items. Registration starts at noon. The ride starts at 1 p.m. You can ride solo or with a team. Teams will be limited to no more than four people. This is a charity event and not a race.This is a family friendly event.


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