Can you believe the calendar will turn to August this weekend? It really didn't hit me until I began writing the headline for this post.

But folks our summer is dwindling. My son returns to school tomorrow and before you know it, fall will be here. So now is the perfect time to enjoy this summer while it is still here, and the Primer is once again here to help.

So, let's get to some of this weekend's activities in Hendricks County. As always, you can go to our Events Calendar anytime for a full list of things to do.

Stock Car Series, Lucas Oil Raceway, Hendricks County, Indiana

The weekend will kick off fast...really fast...Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway with the next-to-last race in the Stock Car Series presented by Visit Hendricks County. This truly has been a fun series to watch on the oval this spring and summer, and we even have a way for you to get discounted tickets.

Would you rather listen to the sound of music than the sound of engines? No problem as the Danville Music Palace, 1225 W. County Road 100 South, will host an outdoor concert on Friday night as well. The Blue Saloon Band will perform, and tickets are just $10 for adults while kids 12 and under are free. You do need to bring your lawn chairs, blankets or whatever you prefer to sit on for this rural concert.

Saturday also brings a number of outdoor activities.

Sodalis Nature Park in Plainfield will host a free Habitat Hike that is a perfect activity for all ages. Beginning at 11 a.m., a park naturalist will guide the group as they explore all of the natural habitats within the park to discover the many animals living within them. These are the kind of activities that become memory makers for families.

The hike will last about two hours, and participants should bring insect repellent and drinking water.

Finally, Saturday is also the day for the annual Mud Soap Run in Ellis Park in Danville. This 5K mud run includes 15-20 obstacles along beautiful, natural terrain through Blanton Woods. And the best news is all the proceeds are going to a good cause.

Again, be sure to check out our Events Calendar for plenty more ideas and then get out there and appreciate this summer before it's gone!