The weekend is finally here and itís expected to be a beautiful one so get out and enjoy it! Here are a few things the whole family can do together. TGIF!

1. Optimist Club hosts annual auction

The Stephenville Optimist Club will host its 43rd annual auction at 5:30 p.m. this evening at Tarleton State Universityís Wisdom Gym. Auction items include a Texas Rangers suite for 22, Dallas Cowboys tickets, a community scholarship from TSU, local art and much more. A shuttle will be taking folks to the event due to the construction of a new dorm in one of the parking lots.

2. Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride

Ride your horse and help raise money for multiple sclerosis at the Cowboy Capitalís MS Trail Ride beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Tarleton State Universityís Hunewell Ranch. Those who bring $50 for the cause will receive a T-shirt. Awards will be given to those who raise the most. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and a silent auction will take place after the ride. For questions call Mary Howard at 254-977-3686 or Diane Tidwell at 254-592-1895.

3. ECVFR Auxiliary auction

Come to the 8th Annual Erath Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliaryís $5 hamburger supper and low key dessert auction at 6 p.m. at the ECVFR station on East Road. Bring the kids to look at all the neat fire engines and equipment.

4. New exhibit at CTFAC

Alice Leese and Laura Nance will have their artwork on display at the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Councilís River North Gallery opening at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information call 965-6190.

5. Enjoy a day at City Park

The sun is expected to shine all weekend so head to Stephenville's beautiful City Park to take advantage of the Bosque River Trail or play a little disc golf, tennis or enjoy some bicycling.