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Decisions, decisions: Where to go this weekend

by Callie Collins

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Fall brings so many great activities to the Oklahoma City area! Seasonal family fun, from pumpkin patches to autumn festivals, is everywhere this time of year. MetroFamily's Weekend Picks e-newsletter is published on Thursdays; it features the 10 best local events going on that weekend plus five community gatherings happening the next week. I'm always surprised by the variety our editor, Hannah Schmitt, selects each week, so while I'm working, I'm also wondering which events our family should attend.

This week's can't-miss list makes our weekend agenda a hard choice. Tomorrow, we're headed to A Day Out with Thomas at the Oklahoma Railway Museum, so that's the focal point of our Saturday. It's hard to say no to the Yukon Czech Festival's kolaches and outdoor activities but Thomas the Tank Engine makes for a guaranteed morning of fun that'll be incredibly memorable for my sons, ages 7 and 2. 

Like every family, we're busy. My husband works time-and-a-half and we're always running after Sam and Isaac. Between activities, homework and keeping up with all that there is to do at home and outside of it, making the most of family time on weekends is really important to us.

Sunday's lineup means decisions, decisions. Rebuilding Together's 2014 Construction Derby (NW 5th between Walker and Shartel) looks like an amazing event and my second-grader would definitely enjoy watching teams race in homemade cars. Sam loves building and you can't beat the admission price: free. It's going on at practically the same time as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's "Cartoon Classics," an orchestra concert especially for kids that features their favorite show tunes/jingles, as part of the organization's Discovery series. There's a meet-and-greet opportunity for music's youngest fans to talk with the performers and see instruments up close in the lobby at Civic Center Music Hall, supposing we're able to come early. At just $9 per ticket, the price is right for families too.

Which Sunday event will we attend? Find out on next week's Weekend Warrior post! In the meantime, if you'd like to sign up to get Weekend Picks, click here to start planning for your family's time together.

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