This weekend in Texoma, events will be all about the children. The Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting a park event, Sherman Parks and Recreation wants to share some popsicles, and the Denison Public Library is still hosting its summer reading events. Hagerman is also hosting its second Saturday program and Ideation Station is having an artist presentation. Here are five activities taking place around Texoma.

1. Fun in the sun

The Grayson County Children’s Advocacy Center will have its summer bash this weekend. Come to Fairview Park in Sherman Friday between 10 a.m. and noon for the annual event. The park is located at 1121 W. Taylor Street in Sherman. The CAC will have bounce houses, snow cones, games and more as part of the center’s summer bash.

2. Gallery trip

Gallery Off the Square and Ideation Station are hosting an event together Friday. Artist and philospher Bo Huff will be doing a presentation from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 227 S. Travis Street in Sherman. Huff visited Israel in April of this year and will be sharing photographs and art from the trip.

3. Find the popsicles

It sure does get hot outside in the summer and Sherman Parks and Rec wants to help children at local parks stay hydrated. Each month during the summer, Sherman Parks and Rec will visit a different park with popsicles. They will be bringing the cold sweet treats to Center Street Park at 1401 W. Center Street in Sherman on Saturday. Meet them there between 6-8 p.m. for a free popsicle.

4. Summer reading event

This week’s summer reading event Saturday at the Denison Public Library will be Aspen Black Cowgirl’s “Guitar Like A Star.” The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is good for elementary-aged and teenaged children. They will be allowed to play songs in the first five minutes. Children learn to make chords, strum, count in rhythm, change chords and play and sing along to familiar children’s songs. Instruments will be provided. To make sure there are enough instruments to share, registration for this event is required. For more information, call 903-465-1797.

5. Turtle, turtle

This month’s second Saturday program at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will be on the alligator snapping turtles. With its spiked shell, beak-like jaws and thick, scaled tail, this species is often referred to as the “dinosaur of the turtle world.” Saturday’s lecture will be presented by Tishomingo Fish Hatchery worker Aaron White. Hagerman is located at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman. As always, the program is free and second Saturday programs are suitable for those over the age of 10.