The first weekend of 2016 features a forecast perfect for staying inside, but still offers a few great opportunities to get out and about while staying warm. Check out these area opportunities, including events at local museums, a local concert and a Saturday afternoon filled with Pittsburg State University basketball as well as a couple of outdoor opportunities.

Forecast: Patchy drizzle is expected Friday evening, with the rain turning to rain/snow in the overnight hours. Temperatures will be chilly Saturday, with rain turning to snow throughout the day. Sunday is cold, with a high near 25.

Museum Workday

Help the Crawford County Historical Museum work toward its goal of reopening this spring. A large-scale workday has been scheduled for Saturday, with museum board members planning to move artifacts around, clean cases, sort and more. Volunteers of all skills and abilities may learn more and sign up by contacting Amanda Minton at 232-8420.

Gorilla Basketball

The Gorillas returned to play in Pittsburg with a pair of games Thursday and take the court again Saturday afternoon as they take on the Southwest Baptist Bearcats. The women will tip off at 1:30 p.m. and men are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at John Lance Arena.

Coffeehouse Concert

Kansas State Youth Flatpicking Champion Julian Davis, will take the stage at Root Coffeehouse from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, filling the shop with his blend of bluegrass, old-timey, western swing music. Davis is the Kansas State youth flatpicking champion as well as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Sewing Presentation

The first of three special programs accompanying Miners Hall Museum’s “Sew” Happy exhibit will feature “When the Balkans’ Style Began” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Christina Cook and Kristin Padilla will present on the dress of the late 1800s through early 1900s at the museum at 701 S. Broadway, Franklin. The event is free, but it is requested that those planning to attend make a reservation at 620-347-4220.

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