Spring break may be coming to a close, but that does not mean the entertainment in Texoma is slowing down any. This weekend, Sherman will be hosting a parade. The area around Lake Texoma will be taking part in an annual event to get people back to the lake and others will be mountain biking around the lake. Hagerman will be putting on its monthly children’s program and a local nonprofit will be hosting a fundraising event. Here are five events to bring fun to the weekend.


1. St. Patrick’s Day parade


Several local organizations came together to organize a St. Patrick’s Day parade to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Sherman. The event will be made up of more than 30 parade entrants. This is the first time Sherman has had a parade for this holiday. Parade contest winners will be announced at Old Iron Post immediately after the event.


2. Burning of the socks


The annual “Burning of the Socks” will be held this weekend at venues around Lake Texoma. Patrons can bring an old pair of socks to burn and a good pair of socks to donate. Marinas and restaurants around the lake will have festivities beginning as early as 9 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.LakeTexomaOnline.com.


3. The wild in wildlife


Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Sherman has been putting the wild in wildlife with its spring break activities held throughout this week. The week of fun will be capped off with the third Saturday program for children, “Refuge Rocks.” The event on bluebirds will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday with tram rides set for 2 p.m. For more information, call 903-786-2826.


4. Mission Possible


Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas will have its fundraiser “Mission Possible” this weekend. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at North Texas Regional Airport. The 21-and-up event includes a car show, dinner and music by the Redwine Band. Tickets are $100. For more information, email info@goodwillnorthtexas.org.


5. Bike fest


The Cross Timbers Back Country Bike Fest will be welcoming mountain bikers to the Lake Texoma area this weekend. Entry is free and so is parking. There will also be free food and drinks for the bikers. Guided tours will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be other tours and the trail is open to riders who would like to travel without a guide. The weekend event will include giveaways, night riding, back packing, vendors, live music, food and more. For more information, visit http://www.Facebook.com/events/625172231275343/.