The weekend is approaching with some fun happenings in Stephenville and the surrounding area. Make it a good one!

1. Library story time

Round up the kids and head to the Stephenville Public Library for story time at 10:30 a.m. Friday. All children are welcome to the free event and the story will be geared toward ages three and up. For more information call the library at 254-918-1240.

2. Lenten Fish Fry

Skip making dinner and head to Newman Hall where the Stephenville Knights of Columbus holds its Lenten Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Fish plates are $10 per person — $8 for seniors and children under 12 — and the proceeds will benefit CHOICES Clinic and Life Resource Center this week. The event takes place every Friday through March 23. 

3. Fossil Diggin’ at Dinosaur Valley

If you’re looking for another fun activity for your little ones, head to Dinosaur Valley State Park for its Fossil Diggin’ taking place from 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Those attending will meet at the park store and the kiddos will use small brushes to carefully uncover millions of years of old marine fossils buried in the sand and learn about the animals that lived in the ocean alongside the beach. For more information visit the Facebook event page or call 254-897-4588.

4. Zonta Club Penny Auction

Get ready to have some fun and help raise funds for scholarships and area organizations at the 21st annual Zonta Club Penny Auction kicking off at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Stephenville Recreation Hall. The event will feature the penny auction, silent auction and food and drinks. For more information contact Stephanie Hutchison at 254-968-6801.

5. Star Party in the Valley

Enjoy a quiet evening away from the hustle and bustle when Dinosaur Valley State Park hosts its Star Party in the Valley from 8-10 p.m. Saturday at track site 3. Those attending will get a glimpse of galaxies, stars, constellations and the moon. Telescopes will be on site, but if you own one, bring it! Red tinted lights are permitted. For more information visit the Facebook event page or call 254-897-4588.