Residents of Somervell County should have little problem finding something for the entire family to enjoy this weekend.
Events in and around Glen Rose feature a little bit of everything from the outdoors to sports to parades to agriculture.
The Glen Rose/Somervell County Chamber of Commerce is featuring “After Hours on the Square” on Saturday.
Several events lead up to the Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Music and performances will be conducted on the square beginning at 1:30 p.m., with the North Central Texas Academy Choir performing. At 2 p.m., Samuel Teal’s second-graders will perform, following by students from Starry Skye Dance Studio at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., fifth-graders from Penny Brister’s class will perform, and the Community Choir, under the direction of Jylyce Staples will perform at 5:30 p.m.
Following the choir performance, the Glen Rose ISD volleyball team will be introduced, and they will help start the parade with Lloyd Wirt, who serves as parade announcer.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. at the elementary school parking lot and travels down Barnard Street to the square. There will be many floats in the parade, along with the Glen Rose High School band, vintage cars and more.
At Oakdale Park, patrons can view the Christmas decorations and Christmas music that will be taking place.
If you are a sports enthusiast, especially basketball, Tiger Arena is where you need to be today and Saturday. The Glen Rose Lions Club Boys’ Basketball Tournament features games throughout the day, and will culminate Saturday night with the first- and third-place games. The losers will get second and fourth places.
At the Somervell County Expo, the Dinosaur Valley Jackpot Show will be held. Books open at 7 a.m., and the show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This show features lamb, pigs and goats. Spectator admission is free. For more information about this event, contact Blake O’Quinn at 254-898-3867 or 512-983-7273.
At Dinosaur Valley State Park, you can attend “Christmas in the Valley.” This event gives park patrons the creative freedom to decorate a campsite. The winner will receive a free night’s stay at the campsites. The park store will be hosting the tree lighting at 7 p.m. and the winner of the campsite decorating will be announced after the tree lighting. Plus, there could be a visit from “Old Saint Nick.”
Lastly, for those who enjoy the stars and planets, the annual Geminid Meteor Shower will commence this weekend. The best time to view the meteor shower will be Saturday night into the predawn hours of Sunday morning. However, the shower will be viewable overnight tonight into the predawn hours of Saturday morning. This meteor shower is one of the most active, and can be found all over the sky.
Brent Addleman is managing editor of the Glen Rose Reporter. He can be reached at 254-897-2282 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @GRR_Editor.