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  • 'Unique by Nature' Juried Art Competition and Exhibition is hosted by the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) with help from Arts and Music Guild volunteers. (photo by Allen Rich)
  • On April 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center, Master Art Quilter Leo Ransom instructs beginner through intermediate students on the art of creating a portrait on a quilt. In this class you will use 2 fat quarters of fabric (1 light and 1 dark) to create a portrait. There are roughly 30 patterns ranging from people, flowers and animals to choose from with easy to much more complicated details.
  • It's time for the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site’s Annual Easter Egg Roll! President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower revived the Easter Egg Roll tradition at the White House in 1953 and our free event features Easter Egg Roll races! The Easter Egg Roll will take place on Saturday, April 1 starting at 10:00 a.m.
  • Chairwoman of the Texas Veterans Land Board Dawn Buckingham, M.D., announced that the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home (TSVH) will host an easter egg hunt for children from Pre-K to 5th grade on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Popcorn, cotton candy, and refreshments will be served. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance as a special guest.
  • Fannin County Ministerial Alliance Community Worship, at 5:00 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 2, will be hosted at First Presbyterian Church, Bonham, 818 N. Main St. Pastor Eddy Prince from Living Word Church will be delivering the message. Pastors and musicians from a variety of Bonham churches will be leading worship. Cookies and punch reception following. All are welcome!
  • April Fool's Day - A common prank is to carefully remove the cream from an Oreo and replace it with toothpaste. As well as people playing pranks on one another on April Fools' Day, elaborate pranks have appeared on radio and television stations, newspapers, and websites, and have been performed by large corporations. In one famous prank in 1957, the BBC broadcast a film in their Panorama current affairs series purporting to show Swiss farmers picking freshly-grown spaghetti, in what they called the Swiss spaghetti harvest. The BBC was soon flooded with requests to purchase a spaghetti plant, forcing them to declare the film a hoax on the news the next day. At the time spaghetti was relatively unknown in the UK, so many British people were unaware that it is made from wheat flour and water; a number of viewers afterwards contacted the BBC for advice on growing their own spaghetti trees. The news report was produced as an April Fools' Day joke in 1957, and presented a family in the canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland gathering a bumper spaghetti harvest after a mild winter and "virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil." Footage of a traditional "Harvest Festival" was aired along with a discussion of the breeding necessary to develop a strain to produce the perfect spaghetti noodle length. Panorama cameraman Charles de Jaeger dreamed up the story after remembering how teachers at his school in Austria teased his classmates for being so stupid that if they were told that spaghetti grew on trees, they would believe it. An estimated eight million people watched the program on 1 April 1957, and hundreds phoned in the following day to question the authenticity of the story or ask for more information about spaghetti cultivation and how they could grow their own spaghetti trees; the BBC told them to "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."