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  • Fannin County, Texas -- The annual Christmas drive at the Fannin County Children's Center is up and running. Staff and volunteers started contacting the children, youth and families they serve in early November to find out what they need and want for Christmas. Faithful donors and supporters have already started contacting the center too in order to find out how they can be a part of the effort.
  • Holiday meals can be made healthier by making a few basic recipe changes or substituting certain ingredients. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • "Lantern Light is a unique holiday experience that provides Heritage Farmstead Museum visitors the opportunity to recall holiday traditions from days gone by," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen. photo courtesy Heritage Farmstead Museum/Guy Huntley
  • Art patrons are invited to a night of youthful exuberance, decadence and mystery in celebration of Giacomo Casanova, the legendary lover, at the Kimbell's "Red Party" on Friday, December 1, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Fort Worth's biggest art event of 2017, the Red Party encourages attendees to dress in the signature color of the internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano, celebrating the stunning building that opened in 2013.
  • The second annual Holiday Wine Stroll and Taste of Bonham is just around the corner! On Friday December 1, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., shops and restaurants around Bonham’s downtown square will welcome guests as they stroll to each location, enjoying wines from local Texas wineries and delicious delicacies from local restaurants and caterers.
  • 164 BC – Judas Maccabeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah. The Temple in Jerusalem or Holy Temple was any of a series of structures which were located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, the current site of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. These successive temples stood at this location and functioned as a site of ancient Israelite and later Jewish worship.