Plenty to do again this week with a big Gala, a play, delicious fried chicken, a celebration of baseball, shopping, jazz and a lot more. Check it out here....

The Sparkle & Spurs Gala to benefit the American Cancer Society is this Friday, April 15th at the Ballinger Wool Warehouse. Enjoy a great dinner from Lowake Steakhouse, great music from Whiskey Skyline and headliner Mark McKinney, casino games, Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, silent auction and more. Tickets are available at 1st Community Credit Union in Ballinger or by calling 944-2500.

Angelo Civic Theater presents 'It Runs in the Family'  through this Friday, April 15th. Set in a hospital, "It Runs in the Family" contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else. For more information,  call 325-949-4400.

The 34th annual  'Spring Chicken Affair' is this Sunday, April 17th from 11 til 2 behind First Financial Bank on Knickerbocker. Everyone is invited to enjoy an old fashioned chicken dinner and live music from the Divas all benefiting West Texas Rehab. Tickets are just $8 per plate and will be available at the door or at

You're invited to enjoy Jazz at the Cactus this Thursday, April 14th at the Cactus Hotel. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 6 pm - 7 pm. Program starts at 7 Honoring Mr. Max Parker, Ambassador of Hope and Benefiting West Texas Counseling & Guidance.

This month's Cactus Market Day is this Saturday, April 16th from 10-5 in the parking lot across from the Cactus Hotel. The first 50 Moms will get a rose, the Glory Bound Cloggers will be there from 11-noon, and there will be lots of great shopping for unique hand made items and more. Call Judy at 949-6200 for more information.

Fort Concho is devoting this weekend to America’s favorite pastime - Baseball! This Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 Fort Concho will host a weekend of baseball history, with a lineup that includes presentations on religion and America’s pastime, baseball literature, famed ballparks and the story behind a staple of the seventh-inning stretch.  The activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, with presentations, including “Religion and Baseball” and “The Game That Was Never Played.” Saturday's program begins at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation and a clinic on vintage baseball skills and a mock vintage game, followed by talks on the history of vintage baseball, the story behind the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” the history of baseball literature, the history of umpiring and the evolution of ballparks. A book display, silent auction, raffles and book sales will take place throughout the event. Coffee, soft drinks and deserts will be available Friday night, and on Saturday a light breakfast will be available for all registered attendees. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for children ages 7-14.

This Saturday, April 16th. take part in the Superhero Fun Run sponsored by Chick-fil-A. The 1K, 5K and 10K fun run will be held at the San Angelo State Park (Chaparral Pavilion) with 100% of the proceeds going to the Children Advocacy Center. Race begins at 7:30 a.m.