Relive the 1970s, befriend a bovine, gain a new hobby and other fun things can be done this weekend in the Texoma area. Don’t worry about those heavy rains predicted because everything’s going to be inside, or at least under a big roof!
1. Disco down to Allen
Squeeze into that polyester suit, mini-skirt and platform shoes. It’s time for the SNAP disco-themed dance this Saturday at the Allen Senior Recreation Center, 451 East St. Mary. The Saturday Night Fever-styled dance will run from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. and is open to everyone age 18 and older. There’s a $15 entrance fee, but that includes snacks. The dance will even be adapted so that folks who may not be able to get out on the floor for the “Disco Duck” and other fave songs from that decadent era will be able to dance along anyway, right where they are. Call 214-509-4700 to get all the details.
2. Soar with the birds
Are Peruvian birds different than Texoma birds? Find out this Saturday at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge when Wayne Meyer presents photos and information on his 2016 birding travel adventures in Peru. The free, monthly program will begin at 10 a.m. in the refuge’s Visitor Center and reservations aren’t required. While you’re at it, take a free tram tour to check out the thousands of geese that call the refuge home during the winter. Reservations for the tour are recommended due to seating and time limitations. The refuge is located at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman and the phone number is 903-786-2826. More information is also available at www.friendsofhagerman.com.
3. Keeping those memories alive
Learn how to keep all these weekend activities alive for years, even generations, to come by joining the Introductory To Photography class at the Creative Arts Center in Bonham. The three-session class begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday and will continue at 10 a.m. on Jan. 21 and 28. Pro photographer Jana Rash will teach the sessions and participants will need to bring a digital camera plus that camera’s owner’s manual to help with instructions on camera settings and other topics. The cost for the three-Saturday training is $75. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the center at 903-640-2196.
4. All the way livestock
Get up close and personal with some four-legged creatures this weekend during the Collin County Junior Livestock Show. The competition features agricultural students from Collin County and the surrounding areas showcasing their steers, heifers, goats, lambs and other animals. The show is being held through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Myers Park show barn in McKinney. More information is available at 972-679-4749.
5. Dodge that ball
Between the dodge ball, dance music, bounce houses, pool, table tennis and gym games, there’s going to be some tired kids this Saturday. Youngsters in third through sixth grades are invited to attend the Saturday Night “Rec-N-Roll” play night at the Joe Farmer Recreation Center at 1201 East Bethany in Allen. The activities will run from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., supervision will be provided and concessions will be available. There may even be some contest prizes! The cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door or $5 with an ID card for the center. Call 214-509-4750 with any questions.