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Winter Tree Identification and Ecology of the Heard

Dec 19, 2015 9:30 a.m.

1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Tour led by David Powell, Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist
Location: Meet at back parking lot. This program is entirely outdoors and will include the Heard’s upland and lowland trails.
Participants in this tour will explore the more unknown areas of the Heard’s wildlife sanctuary and see some unusually large trees in the lowland areas. Occasional sightings of some of the wildlife of the area may occur as well!
Price 0-11

Stephanie Jennings

Harvest Time Concert Series: Talent Show

Sep 13, 2015 5 -6:30 p.m.

Sherman TX
This talent show will be entertainment for everyone. The talents and ages vary for this fun filled FREE event! Refreshments will be served.

Christina Ogletree, 903-868-2825

Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival

Sep 25, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015 9 a.m.

Tishomingo, Ada, Emet, Kullihoma and Sulphur.
Don’t miss the excitement! Festival activities will include:

Annual Meeting
Cultural Evening
Princess Pageant
Cultural Events
Family Entertainment
And More!

Annual Meeting and Festival activities are scheduled in Tishomingo, Ada, Emet, Kullihoma and Sulphur.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit

Kelcey Upton: (580) 371-2040

Po Boys Picnic IX

Sep 19, 2015 11 a.m.

Po Boys Picnic is a group of friends who decided several years ago to put together a family-friendly event with music, food and other activities to benefit local individuals in times of need. A different beneficiary is selected each time.
We are now up to Po Boys Picnic IX, and the group has outgrown its original location and holds the event at the RWR Arena in Denison, Texas. Originally just showcasing music and food, the event is now centered around a Little Britches Rodeo with added events, bounce houses, a horseshoe tournament, live & silent auctions, and continues to showcase great local music.
The next Po Boys Picnic will be held on Sept. 19, 2015, at the RWR Arena in Denison. This benefit will be held for Jarren McTee of Farmersville, Texas. Jarren is a 9-year-old child who has been diagnosed with “HIE” Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. All profits generated from the event go directly to the beneficiary.

Angela Hightower 903-818-5880

Pancake Breakfast

Oct 3, 2015 7 -11 a.m.

300 block West Main, Denison, Texas
Pancake breakfast with Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee to benefit Helping Hands, Grayson County Shelter and Ministerial Alliance. Sponsors are First Presbyterian, Parkside Baptist, Waples UMC, Park Avenue Church of Christ. Rain location, Waples UMC, 830 W. Main. St., Denison, Texas.

Live Pro Wrestling

Sep 18, 2015 7 p.m.

Sherman, Texas
National Wrestling Alliance presents Texoma down under!

Terri Hopper, 903-357-1984,

Historic Uses of North Texas Plants

Nov 21, 2015 9:30 a.m.

1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Talk led by Carol Clark, Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist, Native Plant Society President
When settlers of European descent first moved into the North Texas area, there was no such thing as the modern "shopping trip." Stores were few and far between, and weren't guaranteed to have what the settlers needed anyway, so they had to be resourceful. They hunted, grew crops and foraged to fill most of their needs. Learning from the local Native Americans, they discovered how North Texas native plants could be used for food, medicine, shelter, fiber, dyes and more. You'll look at some of our most common local plants in a whole new way after this presentation.
Price 0-11

Stephanie Jennings

How to Identify Wildflowers

Sep 19, 2015 9:30 a.m.

1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Talk led by Jim Varnum, Master Naturalist
Location: Heard Museum’s Laughlin Hall
• You can learn a lot about a plant just by looking at its flower! In this talk, you will learn about flower parts and then go outside to identify wildflowers in bloom in the area. Be sure to dress and prepare appropriately for the weather and outdoor conditions (including insects).
Price 0-9

Stephanie Jennings

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

Sep 26, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 9 a.m.

Trails of Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, TX
Fall Festival and Pumpkin patch, games, food, arts & crafts, and much more. See for more information.

Holly Ingram, 214-794-7736,,

20th Annual Lebanon Stampede

Oct 3, 2015 11:30 a.m.

McCoy Arena
11:30 a.m. Parade

Noon: BBQ lunch at the Lebanon Community Center by Doug Kirk /ERnies Meat Market in Ardmore

1:30 p.m. Perry Dorer Memorial Team Roping
3 head @ $30
10 Pt. capped at 6
USTRC Triad # (Do not have to have USTRC Card to Rope, but Arena Manager has right to reclassify any roper)
Books open at noon, close at 1:30 McCoy Arena

All donations to benefit Lebanon Vol. Fire Department

Call Dawnyce McCoy at 580-795-4515 or Sherry Lowery at 580-795-4093.

Race, Culture and The Law

Aug 22, 2015 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1131 S. Scullin Ave., Denison, TX 75020
Grayson County NAACP symposium on Race, Culture and the Law. Moderator will be Mr. Charles Chatman, President of Grayson County NAACP.

Panelists include Britton Brooks, Assistant DA; Asst. Sherman Police Chief Otis Henry; Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler; Grayson County Sheriff J. Keith Gary.

Topics include Jurisdiction, the Justice System, Citizens Rights, Traffic Stops, Fact v. Myth, Social Interaction between Law enforcement and the community. or 903-744-3616.

Clear the Pound Day

Aug 16, 2015 8 a.m.

3307 Eisenhower Pkwy. or Denison Walmart parking lot
Just a note to remind you that this Saturday, August 16, 2015, is CLEAR THE POUND Day! We will be celebrating by providing the opportunity to adopt some of the best cats and dogs we have ever had available!

While regular, city-set fees are charged ($75 for each dog and/or puppy; $65 for each cat and/or kitten) many of these animals have been sponsored and will have fees as low as $20! AND those fees will still cover spay/neuter surgery and first shots!

Orphan Love Mud Run

Sep 19, 2015 8 a.m.

Ada, OK
The 4th Annual Orphan Love Mud Run will be held in Ada on September 19th. Obstacles designed by Danny Manuel from American Ninja Warrior. All proceeds will benefit families in the process of adoption. For more details go to Come get muddy for a great cause!

Kent Denson

Camp Shero

Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015 8 a.m.

Camp Lantern Creek 4045 North FM 1486 Montgomery, TX 77356
The event will host special guests and speakers including: Houston Top Chef Monica Pope, Houston Artist Sharon Engelstein, meditation and yoga instructor Ali Katz, and NYC-based speaker and writer Nancy A. Shenker.

We’ll spend the rest weekend bonding and exploring, canoeing, participating in our ropes challenge course, and taking a ride down our 40-foot water slide! Learn everything from archery to yoga. Plus, sample treats from local farmers. Discover your inner Shero on this amazing weekend!

Sunni Markowitz, (936) 597-8225,

Back to School Bash

Aug 14, 2015 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

Jamestown Plaza parking lot, Sherman
Booths. Prizes.Snow cones. Texoma Regional Blood Bank. Sherman PD and much more!

Michelle Walston


Aug 15, 2015 2 p.m.


JASON ORNDOFF 903-271-5286
CHAD LYNN 903-818-5110

GOFISH! Eisenhower State Park

Aug 8, 2015 9 a.m. -noon

Eisenhower State Park Denison, TX
This is it! Our big fishing extravaganza! We're giving away 75 free fishing poles and 100 T-shirts to the first kids (ages 5-13) to show up and register the morning of the event.

Afterwards hot dogs and drinks will be provided by the Sonic of Sherman and Sunny D!

So come on out and catch the "Big One" at Eisenhower State Park!

Participants will learn how to fish from expert anglers! Knot-tying, casting, identification, and more! 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!

The event will start at the Cedar Hollow Picnic Pavilion and then move down to the lakeside.

Sponsored in part by Academy of Sherman and the Red River Fly Fishers.

Kate Saling (903) 465-1956

Quilt Hop

Jul 25, 2015 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Sam Rayburn House Museum Bonham,TX
Join us on Saturday, July 25 for Sam Rayburn House Museum's annual Quilt Hop and learn more about quilts and quilting history.

The Quilt Hop will feature quilts from the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, TX. Enjoy free, quilt-themed tours of the house and refreshments

Marlene Concepcion - 903-583-5558

Quilt Hop

Jul 24, 2015 1 -4:30 p.m.

Sam Rayburn House Museum, 890 W. State Hwy.56 Bonham,TX 75418
Join us on the afternoon of Friday, July 24 for the annual Quilt Hop. Visit the Sam Rayburn House Museum to learn more about quilts and quilting history.

The Quilt Hop will feature quilts from the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, TX. Join us for free, quilt-themed tours of the house and refreshments.

Marlene Concepcion- 903-583-5558

The Eisenhower Book Club

Sep 3, 2015 6 -7 p.m.

Sherman Public Library
Our first book will be "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer.

We will explore nature literature - whether it’s about surviving in the wilderness, hiking across the country, hunting lions, or hugging trees. Eventually we'll plan our own outdoor adventure.

Join us at:

Kate Saling, (903) 465-1956

Build a Bird

Jul 18, 2015 2 -3 p.m.

Eisenhower State Park, Denison
Let nature inspire you! Come out to learn a little about our feathered neighbors here at the park, and then get in touch with your inner artist to create your own original craft inspired by birds!

Kate Saling, (903) 465-1956

Durant Shop With a Cop Cookout Fundraiser

Jul 18, 2015 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

Carl Albert Park, Durant, OK
Selling hot dogs to raise money for Shop With a Cop in Durant. There will be door prizes, a raffle, face painting, and a helicopter.

Bryanna Allsbury
Cell: (903) 818-5854

Snakes Alive!

Aug 15, 2015 3 p.m.

Eisenhower State Park, Denison
Join us for slitherin' good time! Learn from a Master Naturalist all about these feared creatures and what makes them so amazing. Those brave enough will get a chance to meet live, non-venomous snakes up close and personal.

Kate Saling, (903) 465 -1956

Along Came a Spider

Jul 18, 2015 8:30 p.m.

Eisenhower State Park
Arachnophobia? Often we fear what we don't understand. Come learn a little something! Join a ranger to discover the spiders and their kin that prowl the park.

Kate Saling, (903) 465-1956

2015 softball benefit tournament

Jul 11, 2015 8 a.m.

Edison Park Field, Gainesville, Texas
Co-ed softball tournament; cornhole tournament; 50-50 drawing, kids games, bounce houses to benefit Billy Johnson. Johnson is a Love County-Bryan County EMT who is battling Leukemia. Proceeds to help with medical expenses. Entry fee is $150 per team.

Kenzie Bryant 940-634-1707

Damn Yankees at Paris Community Theatre

Jun 18, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015 7:30 p.m.

36 North Plaza, Paris, TX, 75460
“Damn Yankees” is a 1950s musical theatre classic with a book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The PCT production of “Damn Yankees” is directed and choreographed by Christine Sheehan, with musical direction by Phillip Briggs. “Damn Yankees” runs June 18-21 and 25-28 at the historic Plaza Theatre in Downtown Paris. Performance times are 7:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 PM on Sundays.

“Damn Yankees” begins when Joe Boyd, a fan of the hapless Washington Senators, meets Mr. Applegate, a devilishly funny man who promises Joe that he can boost his team to fame and the World Series... in exchange for his soul. Hilarity ensues as Joe tries to help his team and get back to his wife, Meg. Along the way we meet the lovable Senators players and their manager, Mr. Van Buren, the beguiling Lola, ace reporter Gloria, and many more. The cast features Clay Wienecke as Joe Hardy, Riley Collard as Mr. Applegate, Haley Hines as Lola, Will Walker as Joe Boyd, Tammy Glaze as Meg, Keaton Raney as Van Buren, and Robyn Huizinga as Gloria, plus many more talented local actors.

Paris Community Theatre is thrilled to bring this summertime treat to audiences thanks to the generous sponsorship of Kimberly-Clark and Lamar National Bank. Information and ticket reservations are available at (903)-784-0259 or The Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, and is located at 36 North Plaza in Downtown Paris.

Joshua Maxwell, 903-784-0259,

40 Years at the Museum: 1975-2015

Jun 27, 2015 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

Sam Rayburn House Museum
Sam Rayburn House Museum hosts 40th Anniversary Exhibit Opening
Saturday, June 27, 2015
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join the Sam Rayburn House Museum in celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new exhibit opening on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit will trace the history of the Museum beginning with its initial purpose as a private home through the site’s transfer to the Texas Historical Commission, dedication in 1975 and current functions in 2015.

Museum staff will provide free tours of the house museum and refreshments.

Marlene Concepcion - 903-583-5558

Fish Fry

Jun 20, 2015 6 p.m.

Mill Creek Marina
Locust Grove Community Volunteer Fire Department All You Can Eat Fish Fry. Table of 6 is $500 and Table of 10 is $1,000

Jerry Koth 214-793-4911

Charity Banquet

Aug 4, 2015 12 p.m.

Bryan County Fairgrounds in Durant, OK on 9th Street
Catered and hosted by: Gourmet Seasonal Catering
Organization benefited: Wounded Warriors Project
Date & Time: 12:00 on August 4th, 2015
BBQ Ribs
Pulled Pork
Baked Beans
Potato Salad
Peach Cobbler
Blueberry Cobbler
Mud Brownies
Veterans eat for five
Everyone else eats for fifteen
Drinks are 2.00(unlimited refills)
All Food is made from scratch nothing frozen including bbq sauce and the dry rubs.

Kenneth Buckman at

Lauren's Fancy 5K and 1 mile Fun run

Jul 25, 2015 8 a.m.

Regional Park Ardmore, OK
This event is in memory of Lauren Smith who died at the age of 12 in Aug 2014. She donated 5 organs, therefore saving 5 lives. Her parents have formed Lauren's Legacy Foundation, a non profit foundation to help young adults with sports related expenses as well as college scholarships. Lauren attended 7th grade at Dickson Public School at the time of her death.

Missy Smith

GOFISH! Eisenhower State Park

Sep 19, 2015 9 a.m. -Noon

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! All ages are welcome. 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!

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

Ranger Kate, (903) 465-1956

GOFISH! Eisenhower State Park

Jul 11, 2015 9 a.m. -Noon

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! All ages are welcome. 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!

Ranger Kate, (903) 465-1956

Adoption Information Open House

Jun 17, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Hagerman Baptist Church 4619 Refuge Road Sherman, TX
Interested in learning more about adoption? Plan to attend this Open House hosted by Hope Cottage, one of Dallas’ oldest adoption agencies on June 17 at Hagerman Baptist Church. The program starts at 6:30 pm. Information will be shared about adopting from the Infant Adoption Program and about adopting from foster care. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to make your reservation, contact Christa at 214.526.8721, ext 216 or email her at To learn more about Hope Cottage, visit our website at

Christa Stewart 214.526.8721, ext 216

Just Between Friends Children's Consignment Back to School Sale

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015 9 a.m.

Midway Mall Expo Hall; Sherman
Just Between Friends is North America's leading children's and maternity consignment sales event. More than 100 families will be selling their gently used children's items at up to 50-90% off retail prices. Unsold items will be donated to First Baptist Church of Bonham's Kids Clothes Closet.

Public Shopping Times:
Friday, July 31; 9a-7p
Saturday, August 1; 10a-6p (Half Price Day)
Sunday, August 2; 9a-2p (Half Price/75% Off Day)

Mindy Byers

World Juggling Day

Jun 20, 2015 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Pottsboro, Texas at James G. Thompson Park (on 996 just south of railroad tracks)
To honor the founding of the International Jugglers' Association in June 1947, the IJA annually declares a Saturday in June as "World Juggling Day." This year it is inviting individual jugglers and juggling groups around the world to create events on Saturday, June 20th, 2015, designed to spotlight juggling.

With the help of the Pottsboro Area Library, World Juggling Day will be celebrated locally in Pottsboro, Texas at James G. Thompson Park (on 996 just south of railroad tracks) on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 from 10AM until 12PM.

In case of rain, juggling will move to the Pottsboro Area Library.

Activities Include:
Open Juggling from 10AM - 11AM
FREE Juggling Lessons from 10AM - 11AM
FREE Juggling Ball Sets for the first 30 to arrive
FREE Juggling Show at 11AM
More Juggling and Lessons after the show until 12PM
BIG KITES (Weather Permitting)

Casey Qualls 903-892-6237
Dianne Connery 903-786-8274

karaoke contest

Sep 27, 2015 10 p.m.

contest first second third cash prize

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Connerville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry

Jun 7, 2015 11 a.m.

Chickasaw Senior Center
Connerville VFD Annual Fish Fry

Adults: $12.00 Kids 12 and under: $6.00

Pie & Cake Auction & Silent Auction

Pink Cricket .22 Rifle will be raffled off

Proceeds will go toward the purchase of supplies and equipment.

For more Information call: 580-371-5160

2nd Annual Chief Steven K. Fleming Memorial Golf Tournament

Jun 13, 2015 8 a.m.

Gainesville Municipal Golf Course
Two Person Scramble - Registration 7:00-8:00 $75.00 Per Player

Belva McClinton (940)668-7777

Denison Memorial Day Service

May 25, 2015 10 a.m.

Heritage Park Downtown Denison
Honoring the men and women who have served our Country

Joanella Hanes, (903)465-3188

Lake Country Horseshoe Pitchers Association 1st Annual Metal-to-Metal open horseshoe pitching tournament

May 23, 2015 9 a.m.

Regional Park - Ardmore, OK
Horseshoe pitching tournament open to the public. Mens singles, Mens doubles, Womens singles and Womens doubles. $5 per event. Trophy prizes.

Daley Wianecki

Run for the Hills

May 30, 2015 8 a.m.

Honey Run Ranch next to Loose Wheels, Texas
Fourth annual rural charity mud race to benefit Grayson County Area Fire Departments. 5K Foot Race over challenging, natural terrain and many man-made obstacles. All level of ability welcome.

Race rain or shine

Registration $65 and $70 day of race

Fossils! A Journey to the Past

May 16, 2015 1:30 -4 p.m.

Eisenhower State Park, Denison
Come join a park ranger for a fossil hunt on the beach, and then make your own souvenir out of plaster.

At 1:30 we'll meet by the Fossil Ridge restrooms and then walk down to the beach to look for fossils. Wear sturdy hiking shoes.

At 2:30 we'll head up to the Recreation Hall where we'll create plaster impressions of the fossils as we piece together what Eisenhower was like millions of years ago.

Bring any fossils you've already found! Feel free to join us for the entire program or just a part of it!

Ranger Kate Saling, (903) 465-5123

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

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

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

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 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

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, 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

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,

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 or

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 Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Debby Standefer, 303.862.2869,

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,

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


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, or Nancy Jackson, at 903-868-9315 or You can also find details or register online at

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

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


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



Mar 28, 2015 10 a.m.

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


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

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

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

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