The weekend is here with plenty of fun happenings around the area. Make it a good one, and TGIF!

1. Cowboy Capital Mounted Shooting

Don’t miss the last couple of days of the Cowboy Capital Mounted Shooting’s Shoot for the Troops - Wrangler National Patriot Event and Central U.S. Championship today and Saturday at Lone Star Arena. For more information visit

2. Stephenville Public Library story time

Gather up the kiddos and head over to the Stephenville Public Library at 10:30 a.m. today for a free story time. Story times are geared toward children age three and up and for a full list of SPL events this summer visit the library’s Facebook page.

3. Aaron’s Celebration

Enjoy a day filled with giveaways, food, face painting, sno cones, sales and more at Aarons Sales & Lease Celebration today at the business, 1080 Bluebonnet Street. Come show your support for the local business and also enjoy some live tunes by Giovannie Yanez. For more information call 254-918-5611.

4. Keep Stephenville Beautiful Garden Tour

Take a trip in and around Stephenville and check out the alluring landscapes of local homeowners from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, for the Keep Stephenville Beautiful Garden Tour. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce.

5. Water gun battle in the park

Get those Super Soakers ready and head on down to Stephenville City Park with the whole family to have some free fun at the water gun battle in the park event from 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Food vendors, booths, a slip and slide, music, games and more will also be available at the event. For more information contact Richardo Garza at 254-459-8254.