As spring finally begins to take hold, the calendar is crowded with events around the area this weekend.

Looking at happenings Saturday, April 12:

Country legend Gene Watson is in concert at the Bowling Green High School Gym, benefiting the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The CHART Teen Task Force 18th annual Teen Health Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.

The "Shine A Light on Autism" Lighthouse Challenge steps off at 8 a.m. at the Tom and Huck statue in downtown Hannibal, as competitors climb the 244 steps from the statue to the lighthouse. There is also a free kids carnival.

The Oyster Prairie 4-H Club's semi-annual Hillbilly Auction starts at 10 a.m. at the Lewis County Fairgrounds east of Lewistown.

Then, on Sunday, April 13:

Quincy Young Life presents a Little Ladies Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Ambiance in Quincy at 2 p.m. There's also a silent auction and art sale.

The Ashburn Rural Volunteer Fire Department hosts a fund raising turkey shoot at the Ashburn Fire Station, beginning at noon.

The Barry Community Chorus presents its Easter cantata at 7:30 p.m. at the Barry, Illinois United Methodist Church.

The Triple Oaks Club Spring Breakfast Buffet runs from 8 a.m. till noon at 3707 Boninsinga Drive.