Lifestyles
  • On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 4:00-6:00 p.m., you are invited to attend a performance by two of Texas' most valued singer-songwriters, Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne, from Spring Hollow Song Farm outside Winnsboro, Texas.

  • Come on your own or bring the family. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and the butterflies in the garden. Use our close-focus butterfly binoculars to get a really CLOSE look.
  • The Gober Community Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Gober Community Center, 4640 FM 68, Gober, TX.
  • For the ninth consecutive year, Fannin County will host a National Fossil Day event centered around the Cretaceous and Pleistocene deposits of fossils in the North Sulphur River in southeast Fannin County near Ladonia. This year's observance will also host one of a number of day trips planned by Texas Master Naturalists during their annual state meeting being held concurrently in nearby Rockwall. The North Sulphur River Canyon fossil beds at Ladonia are noted for Cretaceous Period marine mega-fossils such as mosasaurs and plesiosaurs, Ice Age fossils such as mammoths and mastodons, and North American Indian artifacts.
  • TCOG officials have announced they have ramped up their availability to assist residents throughout Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties for the upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), which begins October 15, and runs through December 7, 2019.
  • Tickets and tables are on sale now for the 15th annual "Justice Is Served" to benefit the Fannin County Children's Center. This year's event theme is "Fabulous Fifties" and guests are strongly encouraged to dress up in 1950's style clothing. DJ Tony Cruz will be playing 50's rock and roll hits while guests bid on items in the silent auction. Guests can also take a turn in the photo booth, sponsored by Rebel Roots.
  • Melody Hammett (center), owner of Rebel Roots presents a check for $7,000 from the Rebel Runway event to the Fannin County Children's Center's representatives Sandy Barber (right) and Andrea Lappin (left).
  • This meeting is being held to re-organize the cemetery for new caretakers
  • Spring-blooming bulbs need to be planted in autumn, so they’ll have time to form strong roots before the ground freezes. The best time to plant is mid-September through late October when the soil temperature typically falls below 60 degrees. Bulbs need time to get established before winter’s freezing weather sets in.
  • October 14: Dallas Banjo Band – The 2019 season of the 55+ program closes with the Dallas Banjo Band. This 20-piece banjo band plays favorites from patriotic tunes to classical songs, all the way to some more modern favorites such as "Sweet Caroline."
  • The Young Actors Guild proudly presents a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games...
  • Evening of Texana, now in its 14th year, is a quirky little event where three local folks read stories written by or about Texans aloud to an audience of enthralled listeners. It's like story time for grownups! Tickets may be purchased at the Sherman Museum until November 5, 2019.
  • Registration for Camp Dragonfly is now open. Camp Dragonfly is a weekend retreat, led by professional clinicians and trained staff, for children ages 8-12 who have suffered the loss of a loved one. All activities at Camp Dragonfly are designed to help children heal and live successfully after loss. During the weekend, campers have the opportunity to participate in art activities, games, nature hikes, discussions, and a campfire with s'mores.
  • Open to the public Monday-Friday! Lunch served 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Bonham Senior Citizens Center needs volunteers to deliver lunches to its Meals on Wheels clients.
  • This popular annual fundraiser features something for the entire family. In addition to dozens of decorated pumpkins, Bonham Public Library's biggest fundraiser of the year will feature an assortment of delicious baked goods and thousands of gently-used books at ridiculously low prices.
  • The 2nd annual Celina Oktoberfest celebration is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in the city's historic downtown square at West Walnut and North Ohio Streets in Celina. This family friendly event will be presented rain or shine. photos by 4C Media Group
  • Family-friendly festival to feature bank robbery movie-scene reenactments, Soap Box Challenge, live entertainment, exhibits, crafts, food and evening concert (no admission cost or concert fees)

  • Park Place Dealerships adds Karma Dallas to Premier Collection and unveils 2020 Karma Revero GT hybrid luxury sedan.
  • Collin County Master Gardeners Association is happy to announce that new this year at The CCMGA 2019 Fall Plant Sale are pansies and plants grown for us by Hugs Greenhouse. General Manger Bill Crumps shares, "Hugs Greenhouse is excited about being able to provide Pansies and Perennials for the upcoming Oct. 12 Plant Sale. The CCMGA has been, and still is, a great partner with the startup and continued support of Hugs. Our teammates (Adults with special needs) have been working hard to be able to provide the plant material that will be available at the sale. We look forward to our continued partnership in the coming years."
  • What do we think we know about black bears? They're black, right? (Sometimes, but they are also brown or cinnamon or blonde). If you'd like to know more about the world's most populous bear species, join Austin College's mammologist Dr. Jessica Healy on Saturday October 12 for this informative program. Free and open to the public.
  • Free admission, door prizes include $25 cash, refreshments available
  • The E-Flat Porch Band will be among the live music entertainers Saturday, October 12 at the Fall Der All Festival in Van Alstyne. Events are also planned for Bonham, McKinney, Denison, Celina, Pilot Point, plus Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Setting Moon by Phyllis Ryser. Local Fannin County artist, Phyllis Ryser, will display her paintings in a solo exhibit at the Creative Arts Center in Bonham from October 3 through October 30, 2019. The Arts Center is located 200 West 5th Street, Bonham, Texas. The public is invited to a reception at the Arts Center to meet the artist Friday, October 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will focus on paintings done mostly in local settings during early dawn or late evening at sunset.
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Bonham Armory and 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. at McKenzie United Methodist Church in Honey Grove
  • Registration is open for Bonham's ninth annual Great Days of Service. On Oct 12, volunteers will check-in at the First Baptist Church’s fellowship hall starting at 8:00 a.m. and be treated to a pancake breakfast by the First United Methodist Church. By 9:00 a.m. volunteers will be sent out to begin work on several different service projects.
  • The Collin County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring a fall wildflower planting program during September and October. One-pound bags of scarified Texas Bluebonnet seed are available for purchase for $22 per pound. One-pound bags of Fall Texas native wildflower mix are available for $24 per pound and contain 16 different varieties, including Back-eyed Susan, coneflowers, coreopsis, Indian Blanket, Mexican Hat and Lemon Mint. Because of the abundance of wildflower seed available for harvest this past season, this is some of the best prices for this seed in several years.
  • The Farmstead is celebrating its members at an annual membership dinner on October 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. featuring food from On the Border, beverages, dancing and live music by Matt Hillyer from Eleven Hundred Springs. The membership dinner event is free, so those interested are encouraged to join or renew their membership before October 10.
  • Nancy Lieberman Charities in partnership Sport Court, Covenant Church and the City of McKinney will unveil a new "Dream Court" in the newly renovated Fitzhugh Park, 700 Fitzhugh St., during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. The city's Parks and Recreation Department will also celebrate the grand re-opening of Fitzhugh Park.
  • Places that time and people seem to have forgotten beckon the road-tripper like nothing else. Visit some of these lost locations in the talk, "Ghost Towns in the Red River Valley" with Robin Cole-Jett, whose website RedRiverHistorian.com – History where the South meets the West – has been documenting these places and other topics for almost 20 years. You do not have to be a member to attend meetings of the Society, so please come and bring a friend. The Lamar County Genealogical Society and Library is located at the south entrance to the historic Santa Fe Depot, 1135 Bonham Street, Paris, Texas.