It is set to be a cold weekend in Texoma. And, even with the colder temperatures, the area will not be lacking in events for families to attend together. A local library will be hosting a book sale and gardening classes will be held at another library. There will also be a few concerts around Texoma and a local nonprofit is kicking off the new year with continued nature programs. So, if you are looking for weekend entertainment, here are five events to keep you busy.


1. Books for sale


The Friends of the Sherman Public Library will be hosting a book sale this weekend at 1000 N. East Street in Sherman. The sale will include books ranging in price up to $1. The money raised will go to materials and programs at the library. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the facility that was recently the site of the library’s temporary facility. For more information, call 903-892-7240.


2. Garden planning


The Grayson County Master Gardeners will be hosting the third part of its six-part series on drip irrigation this weekend. The program to be held from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Denison Public Library will be titled, “Life’s a Garden. Dig it. Informative Gardening Series” and will be hosted by Diane Getrum. The library is located at 300 W. Gandy. For more information, call 903-465-1797.


3. First program of the new year


Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Sherman will kick off the 2019 season of its second Saturday programs with a presentation about ethnobotany. The talk will be given by Ian Thompson and will include discussion about how native people dealt with environmental issues. The program will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. The program is free to attend and is most suitable for adults and individuals over the age of 10. Hagerman is located at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman. For more information, call 903-786-2826.


4. Tribute performance


Marty Haggard will be doing a tribute performance for his father Merle Haggard this weekend. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at The Rialto Theater in Denison. Tickets for the performance, which is titled “Marty Haggard: A Tribute to Merle Haggard My Dad,” can be purchased on http://www.Eventbrite.com or at The Rialto Theater. Tickets are $25 per person presale or $30 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and drinks are available at the theater. For more information, call 318-658-6780.


5. Weekend concert


Country singer Parker McCollum will be in Texoma this weekend. McCollum’s albums “Probably Wrong” and “The Limestone Kid” are available in music stores now. Performing at Gilley’s at the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, the show will begin at 7 p.m. and is free for individuals wishing to attend.