Easter weekend in Grayson County will be filled with opportunities for families to get outdoors and enjoy warm weather. There will be children’s activities as well as conservation and local shopping events. Here are five events to get people out of the house and into the warm weather.


1. Protecting the Earth


The monthly children’s program at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, “Refuge Rocks,” will be all about sustainable resources and things that people can be doing to protect the Earth. The free program for children ages 4-13 begins at 10 a.m. Children will be split up by age group. To register, call 903-786-2826 or visit http://www.FriendsofHagerman.com/Activities.


2. Shopping local


Sherman and Denison farmer’s markets will be open Saturday morning. Visit the 700 block of Main Street in Denison at 9 a.m. to take part in the downtown Denison event. The Sherman market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon at the corner of Crockett and Houston streets. While the Denison market held its opening day last weekend, Saturday will be the first day for the Sherman event.


3. Breakfast for workers


Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site will be honoring the volunteers that work throughout the city on Saturday. The site will be providing free breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. To celebrate the site’s 73rd anniversary, staff will be honoring those who volunteer with community events or programs. For more information, call 903-465-8908.


4. Waste collection


There will be a Grayson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event this weekend. The event hosted by the Texoma Council of Governments will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Items can be taken to the Cooke County Justice Center in Gainesville, the Precinct 4 County Warehouse in Bonham and Grayson College in Denison. For a list of acceptable and restricted items, visit http://TCOG.com.


5. New home


Habitat of Humanity of Grayson County will be dedicating the newest house the organization built this weekend. The dedication will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at 611 S. Montgomery Street in Sherman. There will be refreshments after the dedication.