The weekend is here with some fun activities in Glen Rose and the surrounding area. Make it a good one, and TGIF!

1. VIP Team Roping

Catch some high-speed action at the VIP Team Roping events kicking off at 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday at the Somervell County Expo Center. For more information call 254-897-4509.

2. US National Open Chili Cook-Off

Skip lunch and head to Oakdale Park between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday when the free US National Open Chili Cook-Off begins. Not only will the event feature some homemade chili, but also BBQ. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page or call the Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau at 254-897-3081.

3. Birding in the Valley

Enjoy the great outdoors and check out area birds at Dinosaur Valley State Park’s Birding in the Valley event taking place from 8-9 a.m. Saturday starting at the park store. Look and listen to birds with a park ranger and bring your own binoculars. For more information visit the Facebook event page or call 254-897-4588.

4. Go Fast Races

Catch some high-speed barrel racing action at the Go Fast Races event taking place Saturday and Sunday at Lone Star Arena in Stephenville. For more information visit www.gofastraces.com.

5. Valentine’s Day events

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there will be some great couple events taking place in the area. Fossil Rim will hold its annual Sweetheart Safari Dinner and Tour for $95 per person from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. To make a reservation call 254-897-2960. Veldhuizen Cheese, located in Dublin, will hold a cheese and wine pairing from 3-4 p.m. Saturday for $30 per person. Call 254-968-3098 to make a reservation.