1 The STEM activity workshop begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Southern Oklahoma Library System, 601 Railway Express St. The  class is offered during regular Teen Makerspace time. Ages 12 and up are welcome. It is come-and-go with many different activities available for teens that includes first-hand experience in tinkering with electronics, including computers to see what makes them tick.

2 The 46th Carter County Arts & Crafts Festival and Food Fair begins at 9 a.m. Friday at Hardy Murphy Coliseum, 600 Lake Murray Dr. This year, 225 vendors will flood the Hardy Murphy Coliseum with everything from handmade gifts, jewelry and pottery to furniture, clothes, art and food. Money raised at the fair will go toward the Carter County Association for Home and Community Education’s 4H scholarship funds and camps.

3 Cranksgiving begins at 1 p.m. at the Sherman Senior Citizens Center, 1500 N. Broughton St., Sherman, Texas. The event is part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, and a whole lot of fun. Participating riders will go on a scavenger hunt that will lead them to local grocery stores where they will collect food items that will be donated to the food bank at Share Ministries for Thanksgiving dinners.
The event is free, but you’ll need to bring a bike, fully charged phone, helmet, lock, bag, navigation skills, and about $15-$20 to purchase food items. Registration starts at noon. The ride starts at 1 pm.

4 A free public workshop, “Directing 101,”  begins  10 a.m. Saturday, at Goddard Center offered by Ardmore Little Theatre for anyone interested in working in live theatrical productions.
 For questions, call the ALT office at (580)223-6387.

5 High School prep football playoffs begins Friday with Ardmore, Plainview, Sulphur, Davis and Ringling hosting home games while Healdton,  Marietta and Fox open the playoffs on the road. All games start at 7:30 p.m.