Dear Neil: Would spraying hummingbird food on flowers that are not very fragrant help attract the birds, so they could help pollinate the blooms?
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An exhaustive new J.K. Rowling bibliography being published in the UK reveals secrets behind the workings of her Harry Potter books, the Guardian reports. “J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013” by Philip Errington includes correspondence between Rowling and her editor and details the revisions of the Potter works in progress.
CHICAGO — Anna DiCicco slipped on a yellow gown, snapped latex gloves on her hands and covered her mouth with a mask.
The Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) will be holding a volunteer meeting and two adoption events later this week.
Dr. Roger Platizsky will be the guest speaker at this Saturday’s meeting of the Texoma Poetry Society. The session begins at 2:15 p.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m. at the Sherman Public Library. Guests are welcome.
After several decades of falling short in developing comedies and dramas that reflect society’s changing demographics, major broadcasters are finally showcasing series with lead characters of color and ethnic themes. “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Empire” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “The Mindy Project” are among the shows praised for bringing more cultural variety to the TV landscape. Even more significantly, most have drawn solid ratings.
Before she got pregnant in 2014, Lizzy King, 28, of East Lansing, Mich., gave herself a “lifestyle overhaul.” She started running and lost 50 pounds. She eschewed processed food and ate her first banana.
“The Miracle of Seeds” will be the topic for Youth FIRST program this Saturday at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. The 10 a.m. program for youngsters ages 4 to 12 is free to attend, but reservations are requested and may be made online at friendsofhagerman.com/Youth, or by calling the refuge at 903 786 2826. The reservation deadline is at 4 p.m. this Thursday.
Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties is offering a two-part training workshop for persons interested in working with patients in the Legacy program. This program teaches people how to interview and listen to the patient’s life review so their life legacy can be documented and produced in a book format.
BONHAM — It’s time for the annual kids art contest sponsored by the Children’s Center. Kids ages 18 and under are invited to enter their work of art for a chance to win prizes and help other children.