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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.

Hope Center offers “Cooking For One”

Teaching methods of preparing single meals is the goal of the “Cooking For One” workshop being hosted by the Hope Center of Texoma, an outreach program of Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties. The four-part workshop is set for Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Home Hospice office, 505 West Center in Sherman.

VFW, Auxiliary observe Patriot Day; and news from other clubs and organizations

Several members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2772 and its Ladies Auxiliary gathered Sept. 11 to observe Patriot Day. The group stood in front of the post flags and held a moment of silence honoring the nation’s fallen heroes. Attending were Post Commander Kati Baillio, Ray Flood, adjutant, Jeremy Ford, junior vice commander, Linda Harding, auxiliary president, Vernell Flood, senior vice, Hannah Harris, Junior Girls Unit president, Hailey Harris, secretary, and Cheyenne Harper, senior vice.

Denison library hosts mystery writer

Oklahoma mystery writer Marion Moore Hill will be visiting the Denison Public Library at 5 p.m. on Sept. 23. The public is encouraged to attend and hear about “Cook The Books, Hill’s latest installment in her Scrappy Librarian Mysteries series, just published by Crickhollow/Crispin Books. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Contests and Promotions

Bonham art show draws 100-plus entries

BONHAM - More than 100 entries made up the annual Bonham Creative Arts Center’s (CAC) 2014 Art Show and Contest this year. Judging the competition was Christina Blackhurst, gallery exhibitions coordinator at Texas A&M University in Commerce. Shiw year’s show sponsors were Gary and Sandra Fernandes. Also aiding in the event were Judy Hall, Phil Blander, Chris Cravens and the CAC hospitality committee.

Fun fall activities for the whole family

Fall is here and it’s truly a beautiful time of the year. If you live in an area where the air is turning cool and the leaves are crisp and changing colors, it’s even more amazing. Summer is now over, school is in full swing, football games are plentiful and kids are starting to anticipate Halloween. Fall offers a full range of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy — the options are really limitless. Here are 10 of our favorite ones to share with you. So this weekend, get your family outside to enjoy this special time!


THE COLONY - Ellen Pfeiffer of Conroe and Blake Towery of Pottsboro will wed Oct. 4 at The Chapel at Ana Villa in The Colony. Officiating will be David Dotson of Cinco Ranch Church of Christ.