1 - Celebrate 25 years with The Promise
The outdoor passion play that has drawn visitors from around the globe for a quarter of a century kicks off tonight (Friday, Aug. 30), welcoming local guests for Somervell County Weekend. County residents receive free general admission Friday and Saturday with proof of residency. Gates open at 7 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to pay it forward by taking along nonperishable food items to benefit Somervell County Food Bank. sFor more information, visit ThePromiseGlenRose.com or call (254) 897-3926.
2 - Race into the expo center
Somevell County Expo is hosting a colossal barrel racing event. The 19th Annual Jurassic Classic Barrel Race is already underway and continues through Sunday. And itís never too early to get in on the action. Youngsters - 12 years old and younger - looking for a leg up in the world of barrel racing can ride into the expo 9 a.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday for the Triceratops Run 2D. There are no fees for those competitors. A stick horse rodeo will also be held 9 a.m. Sunday for little cowpokes seven years old and younger. For more information, call the expo at (254) 897-4509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also visit ebarrelracing.com. P.S. Admission is free for spectators.
3 - Enjoy Oakdale's last splash
The Plunge at Oakdale Park welcomes swimmers to a final weekend of summer fun. The city swimming pool is open 10 a.m-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday. After Labor Day, The Plunge will be closed until the 2014 season. An ice cream social will be held at the swimming pool 5 p.m. Saturday, but you better act fast because it's going to be a hot and supplies are limited.
4 - Head over to Hico
The 10th Annual Hico Six-Man Super Saturday welcomes teams from across the Lone Star State, including players from Walnut Springs, to Hico ISD's Tiger Stadium. Walnut Springs takes on Jonesboro at 5 p.m., but real football fans won't want to miss the first of four games at 11 a.m. Special guests include Dallas Cowboys legend, Jethro Pugh #75, who will sign autographs noon - 2 p.m. and Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Mia Greenhouse from 2 - 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 years old and younger. Visit hicosupersix.com or like the event on Facebook for more information.
5 - Drive into family fun
Granbury's Brazos Drive-in Theatre offers a family-friendly double feature Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Smurfs 2 and Despicable Me 2 will be shown. Gates open at 7:45 p.m. and the first feature begins at 8:30 p.m. The best part - it's only $20 for per carload - entertaining your brood will not break the bank. The drive-in is located at 1800 W. Pearl Street in Granbury. Call (817) 573-1311 or visit thebrazos.com for more information.