With the first week of school nearly done, many families may be wanting to spend the weekend relaxing. There are plenty of activities in North Texas this weekend that are simple fun and will require little planning. After more than a year in its temporary location, the Sherman Public Library will be celebrating its newly renovated space this weekend. Also, Bonham will have a comic convention, Hagerman will be celebrating butterflies and raccoons, and the city of Celina wants people to join it for an evening movie. Here are five events to round out the first week of the school year.
1. Sherman Library party
The Sherman Public Library will have its re-opening carnival Saturday. The event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will include tours of the newly renovated library along with free hot dogs, snow cones and popcorn on site. Members of Threatricks will be in attendance at the event along with members of the Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas. On site, there will also be facepainting and more. The library is located at 421 N. Travis Street in Sherman.
2. Comic Con
The city of Bonham will be hosting its own comic convention this weekend at the Bonham Public Library. The Saturday event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 305 E. 5th Street in Bonham. BonCon 2018 will include a mini comic expo with vendor booths, an illustrator, a cosplay costume contest and food trucks on site. There will also be crafts, movies and more. The event is free.
3. Butterflies galore
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will have its butterfly garden walk this weekend at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman. Visit the garden from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday to speak with garden docents that can help identify the Texas native plants and butterflies in the garden. The event is held the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month. Use their close-focus butterfly binoculars to get an in-depth look at the animals. Special activities for families are available including scavenger hunts and meeting the Metamorphosis Puppet. The garden is free of charge and open to the public during refuge hours of sunrise to sunset daily.
4. Masked bandits
It’s that time again for “Refuge Rocks,” the monthly children’s program at Hagerman. Held the third Saturday of each month, the theme for the workshop to be held Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. will be raccoons. Children will learn about raccoon habitats and other unique raccoon facts. The program has two classes: 4-7 age group and 8-12 age group. Parents must accompany the smaller children and children in the older age group are not required to have a parent present to attend the class. Register each child individually by calling 903-786-2826.
5. Movie night
Showing the 1984 film “The Karate Kid,” the city of Celina will have a movie night on the square Saturday. The movie will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m. Beginning at 8 p.m., there will be a free karate demonstrations and a kids clinic which includes basic moves, breaking boards and techniques by Master Buddy Hudson and his team at Professional Blackbelt Academy of Prosper. Meet at Main Street in the historic square downtown.