Fall is coming on with more fall festivals this weekend, a big trail ride, a couple of walks and runs, a sporting clay shoot, art opportunities, a dinner gala, and more.

This Thursday, Sept 24th and every Thursday, between 3 and 6 pm, enjoy an afternoon of art making in the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Education Studio! They always feature clay and watercolor, and every three weeks there are two new art projects to try. Visitors are welcome anytime between 3 pm and 6 p.m.

You're invited to enjoy the Art of Hope Gala that the Concho Valley Rape Crisis center has planned for you this Thursday evening, Sept. 24th at 6 pm in the Cactus Hotel. You will be treated to a wonderful evening of art, wine, dinner, music & friendship in support of the center. Come see all the great art and help out a good cause. For more information, call 325-655-2000.

Angelo Civic Theatre presents the 'Disciples of James Dean' starting this Thursday, September 25th - October 4th at the Angelo Theater. It's reunion time In a small town dime store in West Texas. For more information, call 325-949-4400.

Downtown Movie Night this Friday, Sept. 25th features 'Cinderella' staring Lily James and Cate Blanchett in this classic remake. Admission is free in the parking lot across from the Cactus Hotel at 9 pm. Concessions are available and you are invited to bring your lawn chairs out and enjoy another free, fun downtown movie night.

'Taps For Tails' is Friday, Sept 25th at the Penny Tap House from 7 to 11 pm.  Proceeds benefit Critter Shack & Angels For Animals. For a $10 cover charge, enjoy great drink specials, a nacho bar, a raffle, prize and live music from 'Clever Blue'. Get more information at crittershack.org.

The Flight of the Monarchs Trail Ride is this Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26th & 27th at the San Angelo State Park. Enjoy lots of activities including a trail ride, a horse poker run, chuck wagon meals, live & silent auctions, cowboy singers, cowboy church, a show from the Concho Cowboy Company, and more. Call Linda for reservations and information at 656-4322.

The Walk To End Alzheimers will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26th at Kirby Park. Registration starts at 8, opening ceremony at 9, and the walk begins at 9:30 am. Enjoy food, music, and more while walking to help end Alzheimers. For registration information, go to 103kkcn.com.

The 11th annual 'Let It Go' Recovery Rally and Run is this Saturday, Sept. 26th at the Paseo. There is a 5k and 1 mile fun run, balloon ceremony, food, prizes, and more. For details, go to adaccv.org.

In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's free admission day, the Nature Center will also be offering free admission this Saturday, Sept. 26th from 12 noon til 5 pm. The San Angelo Nature Center is located at 7409 Knickerbocker Road. For more information, call 325-942-0121.

The 2nd annual Sonrisas Sporting Clay Shoot is this Saturday, Sept. 26th. It's a great outing with delicious food, a big auction, awards, prizes, and more. To register, go to sonrisasriding.org.

The 16th annual Archeology Fair will be held from 10 am - 3 pm at Ft. Concho this Saturday, Sept 26th. Enjoy hands on activities for all ages including digging for clues, metal detection, making baskets & medicine, pre-historic food preparation, crafts, and more. Admission is free. Call 763-7361 or go to fortconcho.com for more information.

The Immaculate Conception Church in Knickerbocker is having their Fall Festival this Sunday, Sept. 27th. Enjoy a brisket & sausage plate with all the trimmings for $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for 12 and under. Enjoy live music with the Old Hat Band, a live auction, washer pitching contest, raffles, bingo, country store and games for all ages. Call 223-5072 for more information.