There are plenty of ways to enjoy this weekend in Texoma. From events at Hagerman to the Denison Public Library and more, there will be plenty of ways to jump start Spring Break. Here are five events that can appeal to those of all ages who will be celebrating the break.
1. Bird watching
Saturday at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will be all about the birds. Starting with the early bird guided walk at 8 a.m., Wayne Meyer will take refuge patrons on a bird walk. You can bring binoculars or you can borrow some from the refuge. Meet at the visitor center. The walk will last about an hour and a half and will end just in time for the Second Saturday program at the refuge. The subject of the presentation is blue birds and will be led by the same Austin College professor that led the bird walk. No reservations are needed for the free programs. Both programs are suitable for children ages 10 and older as well as adults. The refuge is located at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman.
2. Book signing
A local author will be sharing her book Saturday at the Denison Public Library. Jolene Whitten will be discussing her newest book from 10 a.m. to noon. She will also be signing and selling books at the library located at 300 W. Gandy Street in Denison. For more information on the works of Jolene Whitten, call 903-465-1797.
3. Two-wheelers and three-wheelers
Freedom PowerSports in McKinney will have a “Bikes & Trikes!” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the store located at 2110 N. Central Expressway in McKinney. Not only will they be showing off all of their slingshots, Indian Motorcycles and Vanderhall’s, there will be contests, chances to win prizes, some of the best looking rides around, and discounted products. The store will present awards for a best in show vehicle, best lights on a vehicle and best audio system. To participate in the contest arrive 30 minutes before to check in and park.
4. Preparing for the summer
Eisenhower State Park in Denison is looking for friendly faces willing to be volunteers at the park. There will be a park volunteer orientation from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at 50 Road 20 in Denison. Learn about the local park and then share nature information with others with others by learning how to lead nature hikes. No previous experience or knowledge is required. This class will teach you what you need to know. To get started, register as a volunteer at https://goo.gl/RPammz. Saturday, meet at the Deer Haven Recreation Hall in the park. Parts of this program will take place outdoors and involve hiking so dress appropriately. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Painting with a Twist, 1800 N. Travis St., Sherman, is hosting a Murder Mystery paint class titled, “Who killed Barbara Hoffman?” on Saturday. The class will be held from 7-10 p.m. The shop wants everyone to play along with the story about Barbara Hoffman who has been found dead. You all attended her art gallery show and are being called back as a suspect. During the class, you will help detective Bob and detective Randy collect clues and as we paint our way to the truth. Ages 18 and older are welcome to join the shop through this twisted tale of art, love, jealousy, and murder. Those 21 and older can bring their own beverage. Registration is required. For more information, call 903-870-2056.