With a beautiful weekend ahead, there's no excuse not to get out of the house. And the E-T has put together a list of our favorite things to do in the area. TGIF everyone!

1. Knights host fish fry

Get your fish fry fix from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Newman Hall. Plates are $8 for seniors and kids under 12, and $10 for everyone else. A portion of the proceeds benefit local organizations.

2. Cody Jinks at Bostock's

Put on your dancing boots and prepare for a night on the town and great tunes as Cody Jinks will get Bostock's Billiards and Bar rocking tonight. For ticket information call Bostock's at 965-3311.

3. Legends kicks off weekly golf tourneys

With great weather expected Saturday, what better way to spend it than on the links? Players must be registered by 5 p.m. today and the cost is $12 per person and includes a hamburger buffet lunch. For more information, call Legends at 968-2200.

4. Invitational Band Festival at Tarleton

The annual Invitational Band Festival will conclude with a concert featuring the festival's guest artists, composers and the Tarleton wind ensemble. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center. For tickets call Dayle Cox at 968-9291.

5. Home Brew Craft Beer Competition

Home brew masters will make their creations available to the public Saturday afternoon at Legends Country Club. Judging will take place at 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. the community is invited to sample the beer for $5.