It may be a little strange with the new mask mandates on both sides of town but there are some great things going on in and around Texarkana that you can do this weekend to help with all of the boredom and being cooped up at home.

1. The Discovery Place Kids Museum presents Sea Turtle Mosaics. Your kids can learn all about Hawaii and sea life, especially sea turtles. They will be able to make their own mosaics of a sea turtle while learning all about them and their impact.

2. Great live music in Texarkana.  With restaurants and bars open in Arkansas and just restaurants in Texas the live music scene in Texarkana is doing well in Arkansas but limited in Texas so check your favorite venus to make sure they are still open this weekend..

3. The Texarkana Texas farmers market is closed, but the Arkansas side Gateway farmers market is celebration farmers market days on Saturday..

4. How can you win a $25 gift card and be in a drawing for a $100 gift card? We have a contest called "Lift Up Local" and the story here lists the three things you need to do to get entered.

5. Best Swimming Holes in Arkansas. Now that Summer is finally here you can find some great places to get a little swimming in for you and the kids.