This weekend in North Texas, there will be something for everyone. From local history and natural science programs to a children’s art competition reception and movies in the park to a spring craft fair and more. Here are five activities to make the most of your weekend.
1. Denison Dam
The Sherman Museum is hosting a “Lunch and Learn” event on Friday. From noon to 1 p.m. at the museum, an area expert will be telling the story of the Denison Dam and Lake Texoma. Host Gene Lenore, a journalist and filmmaker will be presenting his documentary, “Denison Dam — Taming the Raging Red,” in honor of the dam’s 75th anniversary of construction. Guests will be allowed to bring a sack lunch if they choose and the museum will provide water and snacks.
2. Young At Art
The artists reception for the second part of this competition will be held Friday. In March, winners for the “Young At Art” competition were announced at the Denison Public Library and now it is time to do the same for the fifth through 12th grade winners. The reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Artwork entered into the 2018 Young At Art Competition for grades 5 — 12 will be on display at the Denison Library through May 16.
3. The oldest homes in North Texas
Visit the Spring craft fair at Frontier Village & Museum of Grayson County this weekend for some local history and to buy wares from local vendors. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Loy Lake located at 100 RC Vaughan Drive in Denison, there will be food, fun and lots of bargains. Many of the vendors will have repurposed and handmade items. The historical homes will be open for you to enjoy at no charge.
4. All about the trees
It’s that time again for the second Saturday program at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Sherman. The program held from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman, will be on trees. Speaker George Diggs works with plants and trees of Texas. He knows the relationship between human and plant evolution and evolution in extreme environments. Second Saturday programs are suitable for anyone age 12 or older.
5. Calling all superheroes
Movie night on the square in Celina was rescheduled for this Saturday. As the third annual event, there will be superheroes all around Main Street and the historic square of the city. Come between 6-10:30 p.m. for this free family-friendly event. Activities take place from 6-8 p.m. with a screening of “The Incredibles” at dark. Come dressed as your favorite superhero, or supervillain, and enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, costumed characters, games and a costume contest. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for the movie on the pavilion lawn. Free hot dogs will be available. Other concessions will be available for sale and the downtown square restaurants and shops will be open.