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Register for fall Theatricks workshop

Registration is still open to children in kindergarten through eighth grade who would like to experience life on stage during the annual Theatricks fall workshop.The workshop will run Oct. 6 through 30 and be held at the Honey McGee Playhouse in Sherman. Classes will be scheduled by age group.

P’ETiQuette: Tips for disaster preparation and pets

September is Disaster Preparation Monthnd it’s important to have a disaster plan not only for yourself when Mother Nature throws a tantrum, but also to keep your pets safe. Whether you must deal with tornadoes, floods, landslides, typhoons, wildfires or other emergencies, there’s a rule that we must always plan for the worst and then pray it doesn’t happen.

Young - 50th

SAVOY - Larry and Cheryl Young of Savoy will be honored Sept. 28 with a 50th anniversary reception. The celebration will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the fellowship building of the Savoy Church of Christ. Hosts will be their children and grandchildren.

Cavender - Norfleet

HOWE - Shay Lynn Cavender of Tom Bean and Matthew Norfleet of Texarkana were wed Sept. 20 at the home of the bride’s grandparents in Howe. Officiating was Dr. Mike Norfleet, grandfather of the groom.

Ford - Jowell

Jessica Blair Ford of Denison and Russell Corbin Jowell of Sherman will wed Nov. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church in Denison. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Lander Bethel of the church.

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Grayson College offers photography class

“Photographing Your World” is a new photography class designed for users of digital single-lens reflex cameras. Offered by Grayson College’s Center for Workplace Learning, the class meets from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 in the center on GC’s Main Campus in Denison. The cost is $85.

Elks donation

Courtesy photo Elks donation The Sherman Elks Lodge 2280 recently donated $2,000 to the Sherman Meals on Wheels program. The money came from the ENF/ELKS National Foundation. Pictured are: fromt, left to right, Larry Marshall, Elks Exalted Ruler, Linda Jay of Meals on Wheels and David Snyder who delivers Meals on Wheels each week; and back row, left to right, John Rinheart, Ron Engelke, Hinki Pedigo, Gary Morris and Leasa Morris, all of the Elks Lodge.

Cast prepares for Jekyll and Hyde

Rehearsals are underway for the Sherman Community Players’ season opener, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, set to begin Oct. 10. The production provides a unique opportunity for a majority of the cast to play a variety of parts and promises to give audiences an interesting twist to the familiar story.

Sherman readies for music-infused Arts Fest

There are times when living in North Texas has its disadvantages — looking your way here, July — but for much of the year, the weather makes Texoma a great place to call home. And Saturdays in September certainly fall in that second category. The Sherman Chamber of Commerce will commandeer the city’s Municipal Park for the annual Autumn Arts Fest this weekend, placing a particular emphasis on the musical arts for 2014.

Theater auditions set

GAINESVILLE - The Butterfield Stage Playhouse is holding auditions for “A Gentleman and a Scoundrel” on Sept. 29 and 30. The auditions will be start at 7 p.m. at the Butterfield Stage, 201 South Denton Street in Gainesville and no experience is required for the three roles available - one female in her 20s or 30s, one male in his 20s or 30s and one adult male, any age. Behind-the-scenes crew members are also needed and can attend the auditions.