The weekend is approaching and with it comes some fun area events. Make it a good one! And happy Wednesday!

1. Chicken House Flea Market

Take a look at some interesting items at the Chicken House Flea Market from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the market located at 8080 Hwy. 377 south between Stephenville and Dublin. The flea market is open every second and fourth weekend of the month. For more information call 968-0888.

2. World Giraffe Day at Fossil Rim

Come out and celebrate at the free World Giraffe Day event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose. The event will feature a learning station, face painting and button making. For more information call 254-897-2960.

3. Monument Dedication for Sheriff Mastin

A monument dedication for slain 1877 Erath County Sheriff James Mastin will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday on the east side of the Erath County Courthouse. Mastin has been without a proper burial for 140 years and the funds were raised by the Stephenville Masonic Lodge, the 2nd Texas Frontier District Camp and the Major George B. Erath United Daughters of the Confederacy.