Weekend happenings to keep the family busy

It's the first weekend of June and it's bringing some exciting events that's sure to keep your family busy and the word bored, out of their weekend vocabulary.

First up, it's the opening weekend of the 2012 world famous, "TEXAS".

Shows will run Tuesday through Sunday until August 18th.

The play draws thousands to Palo Duro Canyon State Park's Amphitheatre every summer and is easily one of the biggest attractions in our area.

Get ready to watch history come to life as the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum stages its 4th annual, "Night at the Museum" Saturday night. Families are invited to attend, but you have to bring your own flashlight.

"People love it because it's their opportunity to explore the museum by flashlight and in the dark. And they find a lot of historical ghost hanging around so there's a lot of fun things to do while you're at the museum," said Andrea Porter, PPHM.

"What they can expect is when they bring their flashlight in we'll have a path that they're going to take through the museum and search for clues and solve a mystery that we've given them," said Porter.

As far as another notable event, 24 Hours in the Canyon, where organizers spent the day getting ready. But due to heavy downpours and flooding in the Canyon Friday night, officials say all roads in and out have been closed.

They say the entire weekend event has been canceled. Sadly, because it's a huge event that raises funds to help cancer patients being treated at Harrington Cancer Center who don't have insurance.

But don't let that dampen your spirits, there's still plenty to do.

For information on "Night at the Museum" go to

For information on "TEXAS" go to

For information on 24 Hours in the Canyon go to