If you're enjoying a four-day weekend, Friday will be the hottest day with a high of 89. Saturday and Sunday cool off just a bit with highs of 85 on Saturday and 83 on Sunday. Saturday features the highest chance of precipitation, at 50 percent. Just take an umbrella with you in case of a brief downpour.
ANDERSON BLACK EXPO AT JACKSON PARK
Opening ceremonies for the annual Anderson Black Expo will be at 4:45 p.m. Friday. The Soul Factory Band entertains at 6 p.m. with the Upsetters Show Band performing at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the parade starts at noon with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a dance team competition; senior citizens bingo at 3 p.m.; and a talent showcase from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Entertainment will also be provided by the Joe Young Blues Band, 4:30 p.m.; Groove Avenue Band, 6 p.m.; and the Stacie McCracken Band at 8 p.m. A worship service in the park will be at 11 a.m. Sunday followed by the Gospel Explosion from 2 to 5 p.m. The Toy Factory Band is the final show of this year's event at 7 p.m.
All activities will be held at Jackson Park, 22nd Street and Raible Avenue, Anderson.
FIRST FRIDAY AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS
"Drawn to Life," showcasing the works of local comic artists Deon Parson and Cameron Kotterman, is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Museum of Art, 32 W. 10th St. Also on exhibit: "Todd Gray: Pop Geometry." A Town Center, Union Building lobby, 1106 Meridian St., and 15 other venues will host from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday as well. Achilles Tenderloin will be at the Union Building from 6 to 9 p.m. The Pendleton Artists Society Summer Show takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Gallery 119, 119 W. State St., Pendleton.
PEOPLE & PETS EXTRAVAGANZA
The annual People & Pets Extravaganza will be held at New Horizons United Methodist Church, 611 E. 53rd St., Anderson, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Vendors will be located inside the church. Pet blessings will take place outside.
GOOD STOCK AT GOOD'S CANDY
Good Stock at Good's Candy, 1423 W. 53rd St., Anderson, will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine) Saturday. A special version of the Martha Green Project will kick off the 11th annual event with Dan Daugherty on keyboards, Jeff Douglas on drums, Henry Connelly on bass and Martha Green. There will be ice cream, cars, T-shirts, food, and fun.