It looks like another spring weekend packed with sun and fun in Glen Rose.
Take your pick of activities, from free theater, art, artisan food and farm-fresh produce, an appaloosa show and live music, to boot.
The play's the thing
Glen Rose High School's Drama Department presents "Folkwood" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The production is free and will take place in high school theatre.
Folkwood is a contemporary fable by Max Bush. It's been described as a "modern-day fairy tale" and a blend of comedy and drama with richly developed characters.
The plot revolves around two sisters who venture into a forbidden forest of the "Other Folks" and find riddles, games, dangers and challenges.
Young at art
This year marks the 14th consecutive year that Barnard’s Mill Art Museum will hold an art contest open to Glen Rose ISD students. The competition is sponsored by the Somervell History Foundation.
The contest has four divisions: Elementary, which is kindergarten through second grade; intermediate, third through fifth grades; junior high, sixth through eighth grades; and high school, ninth through 12thgrades.
Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in each division. An honorable mention ribbon also will be awarded for all three divisions and a “People’s Choice” award will also be given.
The awards will be presented at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the mill.
Entries will be on display on Sunday, April 29, and Saturday and Sunday, May 5 to 6. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The trip to bountiful
Rhineland Farm will host a Market Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farm is located on County Road 411 off FM 56 south.
Local growers, bakers and crafters will display and sell their wares at the family-friendly event. Live bluegrass music will be provided, too.
Farm-fresh whole chickens processed at the farm, eggs, homegrown vegetables, homemade jellies, soaps, candles, wools items, breads and other items will be available.
Stroll around to see wildflowers, pomegranates and blackberries all coming back from last year’s drought.
If you’re interested in setting up at the farm with your homemade or homegrown items or have any questions, call the Rebstock family at 254-396-4866 or 254-897-4517.
See spots run
The Dal-worth Appaloosa Horse Show is in town Friday, Saturday and Sunday for its “Spring Spectacular” at the Somervell County Expo Center.
Get more information about the horse club and see the complete show bill at ww.dal-worthphc.com.
The show opened Friday at 6 a.m. and opens Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Horsemanship competitions include most colorful, cutting, heeling and heading, tie-down, breakaway, bareback and reining.
Listen to the music – and chow down, too
Hollywood & Vine hosts the Brady Hulsey Band Saturday night. On Sunday the restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m. The Brady Hulsey Band will play from 1 to 5 p.m.
SWWA wrestling is back every Wednesday, all summer long. The cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12.
And don't forget pool tournaments every Tuesday and open mike night with Brent Hoodenpyle every Monday night. Mechanical bull-riding is coming back soon, as well.
Call 254-898-0250 for more information.
Storiebook Cafe is holding a “Novel Night” of dinner theater Saturday. The pasta dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Live show begins at 7:30 p.m., featuring Bid Daddy & the Butter Biscuits & Friends. Call 254-897-BOOK for information.
Glen Rose First Assembly of God Church invites everyone to its Saturday rummage sale and craft fair at the church, 700 N.E. Big Bend Trail, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Individual vendor booths will be set up and barbecue brisket sandwiches and other refreshments will be for sale.
It's all sponsored by the Men of Courage/Glen Rose First Assembly.