Over the coming week, there will be plenty of activities for residents of Melissa and Anna to take part in. The area chambers of commerce will be joining together for a luncheon next week. There will be festivals in McKinney and Sherman. Also, this weekend there will be a local history event taking place in Van Alstyne. Here are five events for a full week.


1. Luncheon


The Anna and Melissa chambers of commerce will combine for a luncheon Tuesday. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Hurrican Creek Country Club in Anna. U.S. Congressman Van Taylor will be providing a legislative update on his first 100 days in office. A buffet-stule lunch will be provided. Registration is $20 and will go up to $25 after Friday. For more information, visit http://GreaterAnnaTX.ChamberMaster.com or http://www.MelissaTX.org/Chamber-Events/.


2. Arts festival


In downtown McKinney this weekend, take part in the “Arts in Bloom” Festival. It begins at 5 p.m. Friday and will last three days. There will be live entertainment throughout the festival. On site, there will also be performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries and food vendors. For more information, visit http://www.Facebook.com/DowntownMcKinney.


3. Craft beers


The annual Sherman event, “Craft the Night Away” will be held Saturday in downtown. The event starts at 5 p.m. and is expected to end at 9 p.m. There will be more than 30 brewery, cidar and ale companies at the event. Live music and food trucks will be on site as well. For more information and ticket pricing, visit http://www.DowntownSherman.com/Event/Craft-the-Night-Away/.


4. Earth Day


Rain or shine, the Texoma Earth Day Fesitval will be held Saturday on the Sherman Municipal Grounds. The event will start at 9 a.m. and will include a recycled art show, presentations on recycling and shredding, children’s events, a drug takeback event and a fashion show. For the complete list of events and more information, visit http://www.EarthDayTexoma.org.


5. Local history


Visit Van Alstyne Saturday to learn about the “Voices of Van Alstyne Past.” The history tour will be held at the cemetery located at 177 E. Jefferson Street in Van Alstyne. The tours will be held from 1-6 p.m. and a ticket is $10. Tours are expected to take place every 30 minutes. In case of inclement weather, the tours will be postponed until April 27. For more information and updates about weather changes, visit http://www.Facebook.com/VAHistoricalSociety.