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GOFISH! Eisenhower State Park

Jun 6, 2015 9 a.m.

Eisenhower State Park, Denison
Come catch the "Big One" at Eisenhower State Park!

Learn how to fish from expert anglers! Knot-tying, casting, identification, and more! Free fishing poles and t-shirts for the first 75 kids! Sponsored by Academy Sports+Outdoors Store. Extra bait and tackle will be provided by the park. No fishing license is required.

Join us for some good ol' fashioned summer fun at Lake Texoma!

Park Ranger Kate Saling, (903) 465-1956


GOFISH! Eisenhower State Park

May 9, 2015 9 a.m. -Noon

Eisenhower State Park
Come catch the "Big One" at Eisenhower State Park!

Learn how to fish from expert anglers! All ages are welcome. Bait and tackle will be provided. No fishing license is required.

Join us for some good ol' fashioned summer fun at Lake Texoma!

The event will be at the Lighted Fishing Pier and parking will by Boathouse 21.

Park Ranger Kate Saling, (903) 465-1956,


Eisenhower’s 125th Birthday Celebration

Oct 10, 2015 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site 609 S. Lamar Ave. Denison, Texas
Eisenhower’s 125th Birthday Celebration
Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dwight Eisenhower’s birth in Denison, Texas. The event will feature activities, displays, World War II re-enactors, and free Birthplace House tours.
The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site is located at 609 S. Lamar in Denison, Texas. For more info please call Marion Wilson 903.465.8908


Marion Wilson 903-465-8908 Marion.Wilson@thc.state.tx.us


Georgetown Baptist Church Biker Sunday

May 17, 2015 9 a.m.

Georgetown Baptist Church, 207 Georgetown Rd, Pottsboro
Bible Study @ 9am, Worship @ 10:30am, Lunch provided @
12pm and Kickstands up at 1pm

Sheila Badgett 903-786-2233
www.gerogetownbaptist.net



Eisenhower Movie Series: D-Day Plus 20 (1964)

Jun 6, 2015 11 a.m.

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site 609 S. Lamar Ave. Denison, Texas
Eisenhower Movie Series: D-Day Plus 20 (1964)
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with CBS News’ Walter Cronkite on June 6, 1964, the 20th Anniversary of D-Day. Free tour of the Birthplace House following the presentation.
The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site is located at 609 S. Lamar in Denison, Texas. For more info please call Marion Wilson 903.465.8908


Marion Wilson 903-465-8908


Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry

May 2, 2015 5 p.m.

Mill Creek
Annual Fundraiser to Benefit the Fire Department

Scott Kirby 580-384-5744


Denison Memorial Day Service

May 25, 2015 Time not given

Downtown at Heritage Park Denison, Texas
To Honor all of the men and women who have served in the
military for our country

Joanella Hanes, Fairview Cemetery (903)465-3188


Wilbur's Last Call

May 9, 2015 2 -9 p.m.

Ironroot Republic Distillery in Denison, Texas
Ironroot Republic Distillery is having a pre-Mother's Day whole hog roast catered by Ringtail BBQ of Pottosboro, Texas. There will also be live music courtesy of the Olive White Band. Join us for good food, great drinks, and fun music. Join us from 2pm-9pm and everyone is welcomed!

Ashley Hamilton, 214-298-7215


SOSU Presidential Golf Classic tournament

Jun 12, 2015 7:30 a.m.

Kingston, OK
Both individuals and teams are invited for this great competition which supports Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Winners' names are engraved on the traveling trophy. We'll serve breakfast, snacks and the famous buffet lunch, plus you will have beverages all day. Sign up today at www.se.edu/dept/foundation/pgc/ or call 580-745-2288.

Courtney McGill 580-745-2288


Recycling Fundraiser

Apr 18, 2015 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

315 W. McLain, Sherman, Texas
Recycle your old stuff and help Texoma Community Center.
No matter where you live, everyone can recycle at this event.

You do not have to be a Grayson County resident to participate.
Items will be taken only on April 18.

No pick-ups are available for individuals. Pick-ups can be scheduled for businesses with a large number of items.

For pick-up scheduling and more information, call: 903-957-4865.

Items may be in any condition-damaged, non-working or fully operational.
Your donations help ensure proper recycling of e-waste and save valuable landfill space.

For your peace of mind, delete personal information from your computers and cell phones.


For pick-up scheduling and more information, call: 903-957-4865.


Hazardous household waste collection event

Apr 18, 2015 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

3702 Choctaw Road, Durant, Okla., just east of U.S. Highway 69/75 and across from Choctaw Travel Plaza
Choctaw Nation Going Green Team will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event this Saturday (April 18) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Durant.

Household hazardous wastes include paints, pesticides, oil, cleaning fluids, batteries and much more. Please, for the safety of everyone have these materials properly labeled before disposal.

Other items to be accepted include drain cleaners, metal polish, photo chemicals, dry cleaning fluids, wood strippers, paint thinner, sealants, engine flushes, herbicides, brake fluid, moth balls, ammonia, oven cleaners, arts and craft supplies, wood preservatives, solvents, antifreeze, insect sprays, rodent killers, bleaches and more.

Choctaw Nation will also be accepting gently used furniture, household appliances and clothing for re-use, used tires off the rim, electronic waste, medications, light bulbs, ammunition and towels, blankets and rugs for local animal shelters.

However, hazardous wastes that will not be accepted include large quantities of unknown materials, radioactive waste including smoke detectors, unstable wastes, unknown gas cylinders such as helium and propane, substances regulated by the DEA and biohazardous waste including needles.


For more information about the collection event, call (580) 920-0488.


BelkGives Mobile comes to Sherman to provide free mammograms

Apr 29, 2015 9 a.m. -6 p.m.

Belk at 3606 Town Center Street in Sherman
Belk is bringing their BelkGives Mobile center to Sherman on 4/29. The center will park in front of the Belk store at 3606 Town Center Street and provide free breast cancer screenings to the Sherman community. Women over 40 who are interested in the free service can contact the center for an appointment.
Participants must register in advance and can make appointments by calling 855-655-BMMC.

Rebekah Epstein 210-315-9664


BelkGives Mobile comes to Paris to provide free mammograms

May 1, 2015 9 a.m. -6 p.m.

Belk at 3580 Lamar Avenue in Paris
Belk is bringing their BelkGives Mobile center to Paris on 5/1. The center will park in front of the Belk store at 3580 Lamar Avenue and provide free breast cancer screenings to the Paris community. Women over 40 who are interested in the free service can contact the center for an appointment.
Participants must register in advance and can make appointments by calling 855-655-BMMC.


Rebekah Epstein at 210-315-9664


“Monster” Excitement Heads into Bonham!

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015 Noon

Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on 1522 W Sam Rayburn Drive
Bonham, there’s a monster heading your way—a monster truck, that is! On April 24-25, check out what the excitement is all about when the legendary Ram sponsored monster truck Raminator rolls into Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on 1522 W Sam Rayburn Drive. Check out the power behind the wheels during the car crush! Guests of all ages are invited to see how they measure up against the towering 5’5’’ tires, meet the talent behind the wheel and receive an autograph and take a photo with a member of the Hall Brothers Racing team. Since 2002, two of the most iconic and most feared opponents in monster truck racing have been sponsored by the Ram Truck brand—Raminator and Rammunition. In December 2014, Raminator and Driver Mark Hall broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck, hitting a record speed of 99.10 miles per hour. For more information on the Ram Monster Truck lineup, visit Raminator.com.

Chris Spindle (903) 583-8877


God's House of Worship Presents 2015 Pre-Summer Block Party

May 23, 2015 1 -4 p.m.

Forest Park Denison, TX
Free Live Concert - benefitting the summer youth program. This event is open to the public. There will be a nationally known DJ, Wade-O from wadeoradio.com, Christian Hip Hop artists Uncle Reece and Reconcile along with local artists. There will also be bounce houses and games for children to enjoy.

Shunnay Gilmore 903.624.3675 or Kenneth Gilmore 903.624.3673 kennethgilmore_jr@yahoo.com


Here Come the Pollinators!

May 2, 2015 10 -11:30 a.m.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
We depend on these hard-working pollinators - bees, butterflies and more - for most of the food we eat! Learn more, hands-on nature activities, for ages 4 - 12. Registration is free and opens April 3.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge 6465 Refuge Road Sherman, TX 75092, (903) 786-2826, www.friendsofhagerman.com


American Cancer Society Event

May 8, 2015 7 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Denison High School Track 1901 S Mirick Ave.
Relay for Life and Dodgeball Tournament

Tracy Brown (903)-271-0661 browntracy16@gmail.com or www.relayforlife.org


Bingo Night

Apr 11, 2015 6 p.m.

Silo High School Cafeteria
Fundraiser for the Silo HS junior class. Proceeds go to planning the class of 2016 prom and graduation. Concession stand will be available and there will be a few games for the kids soda, candy, chili pie, chili dos, also for sale.

Play bingo for $1 card.




Spring Garden Party

Apr 4, 2015 9 a.m. -4 p.m.

Parkway Garden Center, 1231 S. Armstrong, Denison, TX 75020
Spring Garden party with Food, Car Show, Vendors and Live Music. Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10 a.m.




Take to the Skies AirFest

Apr 25, 2015 10 a.m. -6 p.m.

Durant Regional Airport-Eaker Field Durant, OK
The Take to the Skies AirFest returns to Durant Regional Airport-Eaker Field April 25! Bring the whole family to this exciting Air Show and fun family festival featuring high flying aerobatic and formation action and edge of your seat excitement for the all ages! Honoring our military and Celebrating Choctaw Country. Enjoy a variety of aircraft from jets to warbirds, skydivers, RC aircraft and more. Helicopter and warbird flights available to public. Choctaw Cultural Activities, Exhibits, Food, Vendors, Kid’s Area…something for all ages! Discounted tickets now online at www.taketotheskiesairfest.com Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Debby Standefer, 303.862.2869, info@taketotheskiesairfest.com


Spring Plant Sale

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney, TX
Shop from a huge selection of native plants and herbs. All sales at this fundraising event are tax free and support the mission of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to bring nature and people together. The Heard will also have a limited number of milkweed plants available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own carts to facilitate your purchase.

Stephanie Jennings, 972-562-5566, info@heardmuuseum.org


Sixth Annual Grown Up Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12, 2015 1 p.m.

Loose Wheels, Texas 4716 Pool Road, Denison
Proceeds help foster children through the Grayson County Child Welfare Board. Grown Ups will hunt Easter Eggs filled with a wide assortment of great grown-up stuff. Every egg will have a prize. One will have a grand prize. $20 buys a hunting permit. Bring your own basket. Hunt begins at 1 p.m., Best to arrive early

903-464-9119


Grow Your Green Thumb

Mar 26, 2015 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Grayson County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Assembly Room
You are invited to this timely and very informative event.

Highly experienced presenters will be teaching you about propagating plants, starting seeds, composting, improving your soil the organic way, and watering smart.

It is the perfect program for those that are starting a garden, working in a greenhouse, or wanting to grow their green thumb.

Enter the courthouse on the south side across from Knight Furniture and proceed to the second floor. No cost.

1 CEU for Private Applicators.

RSVP 903-813-4204.

903-813-4204 to RSVP.


Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties Fourth Annual Fish Cook-Off

Apr 19, 2015 12:30pm - 5pm

Loose Wheels; Denison, TX
Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties is hosting its Fourth Annual Fish Cook-Off at Loose Wheels, Texas, in Denison, on April 19, 2015! Last year, this event raised over $20,000 in support of the care and services that Home Hospice gives to those with no financial resources for end-of-life care. Home Hospice of Grayson County is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

We are in need of silent auction items and anything you donate would be greatly appreciated. We are collecting items through April 7th. We provide recognition so that your company gets the acknowledgement they deserve. Once again your donation will go a long way in helping the organization fund Home Hospice’s mission to serve everyone in the community that needs our support.



If you would like to be a sponsor or need additional information contact Janet Jennings, chair, at janet.jennings@higginbotham.net, or Nancy Jackson, at 903-868-9315 or nancy.jackson@homehospice.org. You can also find details or register online at www.homehospice.org/fish-cook-off/.



Recycling Fundraiser

Apr 18, 2015 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

315 W. McClain, Sherman, Texas
Recycle your old stuff and help Texoma Community Center. Computers , Cameras, Office Equipment, etc. No Televisions, CRT Monitors, No Office or Home Furniture, No Paint, Batteries or Hazardous Materials.

For more information, call 903-957-4865.


Power to the Pollinators

Mar 9, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge located at 6465 Refuge Road Sherman, TX 75092
Everyday is a new craft dedicated to our pollinators, come learn about why they are so important!

903-786-2826 or friendsofhagerman.com


Carson & Barnes Circus

Mar 23, 2015 4:30 p.m.

Hardy Murphy Coliseum 600 S. Lake Murray Dr. Ardmore, Okla.
The Carson & Barnes Circus is fun for the entire family. Carson & Barnes has the largest traveling zoo and also offers elephant rides!

P.O Box J
Hugo OK 74743



Kelly Miller Circus

Mar 19, 2015 4:30 p.m.

S&S High School, Sadler
Come watch "America's one Ring Wonder" put on an amazing circus performance. Tickets are available at Mr. Jim's-Sherman, Merle Norman, Napa-Whitesboro, Subway-Whitesboro, S&S Middle School-Sadler and S&S Elementary-Southmayd. Sponsored by the S&S Elementary PTO

Jennifer Johnson


Tupelo FFA Fish Fry

Mar 8, 2015 11:30-3:30pm

Tupelo School Cafeteria
Catfish Fry Benefiting Tupelo FFA
Catfish Meal with Fixings
Adults $10 - (9th Grade and up)
Students $5 - (8th Grade and below)

Purchase tickets from any FFA Member or at the door.




Harvest Time Concert Series: Weston & Christy Hinson in Concert

Mar 13, 2015 6pm

Harvest Time Assembly of God, 222 S. Heritage Pkwy, Sherman, TX
Harvest Time is hosting a wonderful concert performance by Weston & Christy HInson for everyone to enjoy. For those who are able to arrive early, we will have a meal beginning at 6pm. There is no charge for this meal or event.

Christina Ogletree, 903-868-2825


Bells VFD Annual Chili Supper Fundraiser

Feb 28, 2015 4 p.m.

Bells Elementary School Cafeteria
Adults $6; Children $4; Kids under 5 eat free

Dinner starts at 4 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. There will be spicy chili, mild chili, chili dogs, cornbread, tea, desserts and baked goods.

The FD is requesting donations for the auction to help support the volunteers and the community. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Jim Cockrill, 903-357-0994


Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemorative Display

May 8, 2015 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site 609 S. Lamar Ave Denison, TX 75021
Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemorative Display
Date: 5/8/2015 9 AM – 5 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site/Visitors Center

Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day, was the public holiday to mark the date when the Allies of World War II formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. The date signaled the end of World War II in Europe. The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site will feature a display to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.


Marion Wilson 903-465-8908 Marion.Wilson@thc.state.tx.us


FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT

Mar 27, 2015 7 p.m.

Pecan Grove Park West Sherman, TX
The Flashlight Egg Hunt is for kids ages 9-14. Bring your own flashlight. $3 per kid

903-892-7344


EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Mar 28, 2015 10 a.m.

Pecan Grove Park West
Hop on over and enjoy Sherman Parks & Recreaion Department for an Egg Hunt.

903-892-7344


Eisenhower Movie Series: Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2010)

Mar 14, 2015 Noon -2 p.m.

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site 609 S. Lamar Ave Dension, TX 75021
Eisenhower Movie Series: Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2010)
Date: 3/14/2015 12 – 2 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site/Red Store

The D-Day invasion – the largest military operation of World War II and the beginning of its end – marked Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower as one of America’s most powerful military leaders. Tom Selleck plays the title role. Free tour of the Birthplace House following the movie.


Marion Wilson 903-465-8908


Thackevile Volunteer Fire Department 8th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup

Apr 3, 2015 8 a.m. -8 p.m.

Thackervlle Fire Department
Rattlesnake show and vendor booths. All to help support the volunteer fire department.

Fire Chief Ted Richey 580-812-0175


Colbert Robotics Team Fundraiser Chilli Supper and Silent Auction

Feb 9, 2015 5 -7 p.m.

Colbert School Cafeteria, Colbert, OK
Chilli Supper and Silent Auction, Raising funds for the robotics team hotel expenses.
Many Items donated by the local business's ranging from Leather Ladies Handbag, several military surplus items, breakfast and lunch gift certificate's, Haircut and style, $40 gift certificate to a local salon and much more!

Tina Highfield 580-434-2644 or Aaron Pridemore 580-296-2590


Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemorative Display

May 8, 2015 9 AM – 5 PM

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site 609 S. Lamar Ave Denison, TX 75021
Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemorative Display
Date: 5/8/2015 9 AM – 5 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site/Visitors Center

Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day, was the public holiday to mark the date when the Allies of World War II formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. The date signaled the end of World War II in Europe. The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site will feature a display to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.


Marion Wilson 903-465-8908 Marion.Wilson@thc.state.tx.us


Easter Egg Roll

Mar 14, 2015 12 – 2 PM

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site 609 S. Lamar Ave Denison, TX 75021
Easter Egg Roll
Date: 3/28/2015 10 AM – 12 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site/Grounds

President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower revived the Easter Egg Roll tradition at the White House in 1953. Enjoy egg roll races and craft activities. For youth up to age 12.


Marion Wilson 903-465-8908 Marion.Wilson@thc.state.tx.us


Achille FFA 2nd Annual Domino Tournament

Feb 21, 2015 Call Don Allen, 580-920-9867 for information

Achiile Cafeteria
Domino Tournament

Don Allen 580-920-9867


Dickson Fire Department Annual Fundraiser

Sep 27, 2014 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Dickson Fire Department, Station 1
Annual fundraiser to help support the Dickson Fire Department. There will be hamburgers, a pie auction, and music by DJ Troy Lee




MDA benefit lunch for Team Noah

Sep 6, 2014 Noon -3 p.m.

Colbert Elementary cafeteria in Colbert, Oklahoma
We willbe serving Spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink for $6 a plate. Also having an auction on lots of donated items, cookies, cakes and pies. Dallas cowboys signed memorabilia as well.

Mike Nelson (580)768-2579-Cell
mnelson0451@gmail.com



Sleep Apnea Support Group

Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm ~ 7:30pm.

1810 US HWY. 82 WEST, Sherman, Texas 75092
. The group will be held on the 4th Thursday of every month in the Carrus Specialty Hospitals main cafeteria between Refreshments provided by Carrus Specialty Hospital.

There is no cost and no obligation to attend

PH: 903-870-2980


Springer Christmas Parade

From Springer school to Main Street to Butler
Springer Christmas Parade begins at 1 PM. If you wish to be in the Parade be at the Springer School parking lot at 12:30 bring a gift for The Springer Childrens Angel Tree. Refreshments will be served at the Springer Community Center following the Parade.

Terri Gilio 580-653-2829, Heather Shelly Springer Town Hall 580-653-2500