Phew! It’s August, and it’s hot! School starts in about two weeks, so we’re on the home stretch. It’s a sales tax-free weekend in Texas, so use that info to get some back to school deals or to avoid the stores completely – your call! Here are some ways to make your weekend special, for more check the PAM Calendar.

Photo from Cowboy Images Rodeo Photos

Photo from Cowboy Images Rodeo Photos

Ringling Brothers Circus Extreme
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth®

The Raptor Days of Summer
Brockdale Park, Lucas
Join us for a day of outdoor fun and education about raptors! Raptor programs at 10am and noon, guided prairie hikes following each raptor program, fun kids activities, make an eagle cookie, bring a picnic lunch for the family. $5 adult/$3  kids age 3-12/ kids under 3 free

Runway Review
Galleria Dallas
Enjoy three fabulous, free fashion shows at Runway Revue on Saturday, August 6, featuring the top trends for fall followed by the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy Student Show. Staged by the incomparable Jan Strimple and hosted by Galleria Dallas Fashion Stylist Holly Quartaro, this fun event gives everyone the inside track on what to wear and how to wear it, just in time for back to school. Noon – Kids Katwalk, 2pm – Teen Trends. 4pm – Men and Women’s Fashion, 6pm – TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy Student Show

Slick Juggling
Davis Library
Saturday 3pmSee world-record breaking skills including juggling, magic, unicycling, and more! You’ll laugh as he uses bowling balls, swords, police cuffs, and a grass skirt for his crazy stunts. All ages

Home Depot Kid Workshop
Saturday 9am-noon
Home Depot stores
A free, drop-in kid building workshop at your local Home Depot. PAM Review

Mesquite Rodeo
Saturday 7:30-10:30pm
Mesquite Arena, Mesquite
Family entertainment for the Cowboy or Cowgirl in all of us since 1958. Family Zone 6-7pm

Treasure Island
Plano Children’s Theater
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. It begins at an inn on the Devon coast of England in 1775 and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers including the dangerous Billy Bones (played unforgettably in the movies by Lionel Barrymore), the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonney, and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. Silver is an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with his affection for Jim, cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure and adventure. Ages 7+