The weekend is here with some great family friendly happenings taking place in Glen Rose. Make it a good one!

1. Edible and medicinal plants walk

Discover what type of plants are edible and how the natives used them at Dinosaur Valley State Park’s edible and medicinal plants walk kicking off at 10 a.m. Friday at the park store. There is no fee for the program with the paid entry fee and the event will include a short walk in a mostly shaded area. For more information visit the Facebook event page or call 254-897-4588.

2. Batty for Bats

Join a park ranger for a kid-friendly presentation about bats from 8-9 p.m. Friday at the Dinosaur Valley State Park amphitheater. Participants will learn all about these creatures and possibly even witness a few flying around. For more information visit the event page on Facebook or call 254-897-4588.

3. Annual Spring Wingding

Enjoy free crafts and hear from speakers at Dinosaur Valley’s third annual Spring Wingding taking place from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. The event’s theme is “migration” and will also feature bird-related vendors, exhibitors, raptor demonstrations, hikes and a bird-friendly plant sale. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page.

4. Big Dutch Oven Gathering

Round up the family and head over to Oakdale Park when the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society presents its Big Dutch Oven Gathering taking place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature free demonstrations and conversation with the local chapter. For more information visit or email Rick Alexander at

5. Water gardening to attract dragonflies

Bring dragonflies and damselflies into your garden by learning how to attract them at a Dinosaur Valley presentation taking place from 11-11:45 a.m. Saturday. The presentation will focus on what has been effective in north central Texas along with the type of species that could appear and their needs. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page.