The Father’s Day weekend is approaching and there are some fun happenings in Stephenville and the surrounding area to help you celebrate. Make it a good one!

1. Maternity orientation and tour

If you’re an expecting family and want to learn what to expect during pregnancy, then head to Texas Health Hospital Stephenville at noon Friday for its free maternity orientation and tour. Those attending will meet in the lobby and not only get important information, but will meet other expecting parents in the community. Space is limited so register by visiting

2. Central Texas Barrel Racing

Catch some high-speed action this weekend at the Central Texas Barrel Racing Association event kicking off at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lone Star Arena. Events will include slack barrels, slack poles and more. For more information call 254-702-4022 or visit

3. Father’s Day events

Don’t forget to celebrate dad this weekend by checking out these events taking place. 281 Speedway will hold a Father’s Day celebration race starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 512-814-6051. The Purple Goat will hold Burgers, Whiskey & Beer Blowout with several drink specials from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center will hold its Father’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner & Tour from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday. For pricing and reservations call 254-897-2960.