Lifestyles
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church invites you and your critters to join us Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. for a blessing of the animals, a custom conducted in remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures.
  • The McKinney Community Band will be performing with a featured guest musician during their fall concert, "Pipe Dreams," slated for Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at the Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Rd., in Plano during which several pieces will feature solo organist Bart Ghent on the church’s pipe organ.
  • Be sure and circle Saturday, October 8 on your calendar so you don't miss the Refuge Roundup! Join us for a day of fun for the whole family!
  • The presentation, directed by Alan Harkey of the Austin College music faculty, is free and open to the public.
  • Open to the public Monday - Friday!
  • Eduardo Chillida (Spanish, 1924–2002), Abesti gogorra IV(Rough Chant IV), 1959–1964. Poplar wood, 38 5/8 x 53 1/8 x 54 in.(98 x 135 x 137 cm). Museo de arte abstracto español, Cuenca. Fundación Juan March, Madrid. Colección Fundación Juan March, Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca; 0551E.
  • "We know that making good decisions about our health requires accurate and correct information. But for some, that can be hard to find and use without increasing their level of health literacy," said Erica Reyes, Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
  • Until it closes October 2, 2022, visitors to the Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will have the opportunity to walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Guests will be able to view butterflies up close while learning about their life stages and more. photo by Stephanie Jennings
  • Getting Ahead Fannin County is seeking volunteers for a variety of roles, including meal organizer, graduation planner, Staying Ahead committee member, graduate tracker, and more. We’d love to put your strengths and talents to work. There will be an informational session on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in the Williams Building on the corner of Center and 9th Streets in Bonham.
  • Bring your boots and cowboy hat for a Texas-sized celebration in Anna, Texas, on Oct.1! Attendees will be swaying to the music flowing from the main stage, featuring a blend of Western Swing, Texas-style fiddling, and guitar jazz. In honor of Texas's cultural heritage, the main stage will feature performances from unmistakable unique sounds of the Mariachi orchestra and beauty of the Ballet Folklórico to old-time western swing and jazz by Big Cedar Fever and The Quebe Sisters (pictured).
  • No experience is required to attend these paint-along classes, however they are for adults only and alcoholic beverages will be available for those who wish to partake.
  • Celebrate the music of Kenny Chesney with Barefoot Nation this Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Powder Creek Pavilion, located three blocks south of the Bonham square on Hwy. 78.
  • It might not be on Taco Tuesday, but the vendors at Nebraska Furniture Mart and The Lawn at Grandscape are certainly ready to sling some flour and corn shells on October 1 at Tacotopia. This taco-themed celebration, running from noon to 6:00 p.m., features five different food vendors, live mariachi and ballet folklorico groups and a hot sauce eating contest. Admission is free, but each $25 VIP ticket comes with exclusive seating, a goodie bag and 2 drink tickets with proceeds benefiting local Latino family support nonprofit The Concilio.
  • Grab your coonskin cap and head to Honey Grove on Saturday for the popular Davy Crockett Festival.
  • Following a two-year hiatus, Silver Leos Writers Guild is pleased to announce the return of the Fred A. Tarpley Memorial Writers Conference scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2022. The conference sponsored by the Commerce-based writing group begins with a 9:00 a.m. check-in and wraps up at 2:00 p.m. The scenic Webb Hill Country Club located at 438 CR 2358, Wolfe City, Texas 75496 is the location for this year’s conference.
  • Grab your yard tools, put on comfortable shoes, and join us on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m. for the clean-up day.
  • Many people's first exposure to William Shakespeare comes in the uncomfortable confines of a high school classroom. It’s an unfortunate reality that’s created bad memories for many regarding some of the world’s most famous plays, something which Shakespeare Dallas is well aware of and working hard to change. photo credit Jordan Fraker
  • Fall is the best time of year in North Texas to plant flowers, shrubs and trees. Each year our Fall Plant Sale gives local gardeners an opportunity to purchase a wide variety of locally grown perennials, shrubs and bulbs that are well suited to our climate.
  • Harmony House Concerts at Wildscape Acres, is honored to present Gary Nicholson 'live' on Sunday, October 16, 3:00-5:00 p.m. You're invited to attend this gig and hear the songs Gary has written, songs that you will instantly recognize -- some you've heard performed by Gary solo, some with other famous singer-songwriters, and some by other celebrated artists. What a show this will be!
  • Calling all Bluegrass lovers! Grapevine is pleased to host the Southwest Bluegrass Club's free show, Bluegrass at the Settlement, held from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1.
  • For the program each attendee may give a short presentation (5 to 10 minutes) of a "genealogy vacation" to research ancestors, places and other genealogy research.
  • The Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame is holding a Double-Gun Raffle. The single winner will receive a Ruger .308 bolt action rifle with a 3x9x40 scope, a Taurus .38 Special revolver, and one box of ammo for each gun.
  • One of the Honey Grove Library's adult patrons, Tony Burton, uses one of the public access computers.
  • The next course in these monthly classes will be held Tuesday, September 27, at 5:30 p.m., discussing DNA testing and how it can best be used for genealogy purposes.
  • See and interact with hundreds of beautiful butterflies fluttering through the air on September 25. Attendees will be able to feed watermelon to the butterflies as they stroll around a 600-square-foot tented area populated by local plant life. There will also be a silent auction and free bundtlets (mini bundt cakes) from Nothing Bundt Cakes for the first 250 children in attendance.
  • Admission to the event is free. For the first time, McKinney Oktoberfest on September 23-25 is using cashless transactions throughout the three-day festival.
  • Powder Creek Pavilion welcomes Cherry Bomb, a tribute to women who rock, on Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. Since January 2015, Cherry Bomb has blazed a rock 'n' roll trail across the Southwest, wowing audiences with their high energy performances and incredible musicianship.
  • Lewisville invites attendees to "find the cowboy in them" during this year's Western Days. The event, taking place on September 23 and 24, features everything from national country music acts like the Randy Rogers Band and Gary Allan to line dancing and performances by the Legends of Texas Gunfighters.
  • Sam "Mr. Sam" Rayburn, the longest serving Speaker of the House in U.S. history, wrote that he had faith that his home would be used "for service to people, especially young people and those interested in agriculture." We honor Mr. Sam's trust every day here at the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site. However, we make sure to devote one special day a year to remind our community not only about Mr. Sam and his family, but about the importance of farming and agriculture in their everyday lives. We invite you to attend our annual Farming Heritage Day event on September 24, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Sam Rayburn House. The event is free to attend for all ages.