Book discussion/food drive
Local author and certified animal behavior consultant, Amy Shojai, will host a free book discussion group at 6 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sherman. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of dog or cat food which will be given to the Grand Central Station Dining Car for distribution to persons with pets.
For the discussion, Shojai will be reading from her newly-released thriller, Lost and Found. She will be answering questions on how the story evolved and choices made in the writing process, as well as giving tips and suggestions about becoming a published author.
Coffee and cake will be provided.
A free “Christmas Variety Review” will be presented by Georgetown Baptist Church at 5 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Rialto Theater in Denison. Master and mistress for the evening will be the church’s minister, Bobby Hancock, and his wife, Lynne.
The show will include singing and dancing, celebrating the festive spirit of Christmas. Special guest performer will be Maggie Erickson, the 2008 Gospel Music Association vocal award winner of the year. Also taking the stage will be Laurie Hilliard and Sharon Autry, known as the “Two Mom,” who minister to mothers and daughters through their music. Many other Georgetown Baptist friends will take part in the program.
There will be no charge to attend the show, but donations will be appreciated.
Artists of the month
BONHAM — Phyllis Elrod and Frances Robinson have been named as the “Artists of the Month” by the Bonham Creative Arts Center (CAC).
Robinson’s work is on display at the Bonham Courthouse and at the CAC. She began her painting career in the early 1970s when she took summer art classes at Mountain View College in Dallas. She continued her classes and painted for four years with Mattie Kenney until the birth of her daughter. She stopped painting until the fall of 2010 when she began taking lessons from Jamie Carter.
Elrod’s work is on display at Legend Bank and at the CAC.
“I call myself a tri-weekly artist. I try ‘weekly’ to do something creative,” says Elrod in a press release. “I am a seeker and have an innate desire to learn about every medium. I do and have dabbled in oils, watercolor, pastels, wood carving, sculpture, scrimshaw, graphics, colored pencil, photography and ceramics.”