The weekend is coming with some great area happenings. Make it a good one!
1. Cars & Coffee at the Courthouse
Come out and browse through some vintage vehicles at the free Cars & Coffee at the Courthouse event taking place from 7-10 a.m. Saturday around the Erath County Courthouse. Free coffee and donuts will be served and those attending the event will receive a 10-percent off coupon for breakfast at Greer’s Ranch Cafe. For more information contact Daniel Brock at 254-485-0577.
2. ULTRA Club Big Band Dance
Enjoy a night filled with traditional jazz and swing when the Tarleton's ULTRA Club holds its Big Band Dance from 8-11 p.m. Friday in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center Ballrooms. This year’s theme is “Rhapsody in Blue” and will include arrangements from Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 for adults and $8 for students. For more information call 254-968-9291.
3. National Serpent Day at Fossil Rim
Learn about those slithery creatures when Fossil Rim Wildlife Center hosts its free FRED Talk: National Serpent Day event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the center in Glen Rose. Attendees will learn that snakes are a vital part of the ecosystem and are not nearly as scary as people tend to think. For more information call Fossil Rim at 254-897-2960.
4. Four Chaplains Memorial Service
Honor the four chaplains (Methodist, Jewish, Dutch Reformed and Roman Catholic) who perished aboard the US Army Transport Dorchester in 1943 at the Turnbow-Higgs American Legion Auxiliary and the Patriotism Committee of Stephenville High School Student Council Memorial Service taking place from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Post Hall, 801 E. Washington St., in Stephenville. Refreshments will be served after the service and the public is invited to attend.
5. Super Bowl
Grab those snacks and get ready to watch Super Bowl LII, the New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The Purple Goat will host a Super Bowl party from noon-10 p.m. with drink specials and the game on all screens starting with a pre-gram acoustic show.