Lifestyles
  • The CHAPEA mission 1 crew (from left: Nathan Jones, Ross Brockwell, Kelly Haston, Anca Selariu) exit a prototype of a pressurized rover and make their way to the CHAPEA facility ahead of their entry into the habitat on June 25, 2023. NASA is looking for healthy, motivated U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are non-smokers, 30-55 years old, and proficient in English for effective communication between crewmates and mission control. Applicants should have a strong desire for unique, rewarding adventures and interest in contributing to NASA’s work to prepare for the first human journey to Mars. credit: NASA/Josh Valcarcel
  • The Pyro Magician, a local professional fire and stunt performer, fire eater, master illusionist, and comic juggler, is excited to unveil his new fire and magic show “Of Dragons & Wizards” consisting of comedy, thrilling danger, and mind-blowing illusions.
  • It’s almost time to kick up your heels and dance a jig: The North Texas Irish Festival brings Celtic culture to Dallas’s Fair Park March 1-3, 2024. This family-friendly festival is a beloved annual event celebrating the best in music, dance, food and spirits, storytelling, art and more originating in the Emerald Isle and alive and well today in North Texas.
  • Unique by Nature is hosted by the McKinney Performing Arts Center, City of McKinney. Sponsors include citizen leaders dedicated to the growth of the arts in McKinney. The competition has two categories: Large Works Purchase Prize Competition, and Non-Purchase Prize Competition and Juried Exhibition. This year the Large Works Purchase Prize submissions will be juried, and finalists judged, by Daisha Board of Daisha Board Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
  • The Creative Arts Center in Bonham has several classes and events planned for the upcoming weeks.
  • The Meadows Museum, SMU, in collaboration with Fundación ARCO, will present the first solo exhibition in the United States of Teresa Lanceta, from Feb. 18 through June 16. Lanceta is the second artist to participate in the MAS: Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight program, which was launched in 2021 to highlight contemporary Spanish artists and raise awareness of these artists in the U.S. Known for her intricate and often colorful textile works, Lanceta was awarded a Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (National Award for Fine Arts) in 2023, in recognition of her creative impact in Spain.
  • Open to the public Monday - Friday!
    Breakfast is served From 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Lunch is served from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • You are invited to attend this house concert on Sunday, February 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m. with Jack Williams -- an exceptional singer-songwriter, acoustic guitar player, storyteller, and person. Honestly, he's the ‘real deal’.
  • Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) are thrilled to announce the unveiling of the 2024 Quilt Block Competition. This year's theme, "Texas Agriculture Matters," celebrates the rich agricultural heritage of the Lone Star State. Quilters from across the state are invited to join this exciting creative initiative to celebrate agriculture's vital role in our state. If your block is selected, you will be embroidered in Texas quilting history.
  • Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as Grapevine Vintage Railroad launches its highly-anticipated 2024 season. On Saturday, February 17, families, train enthusiasts and everyone in between can partake in the opening rides of the season. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has exciting new additions this year to complement its Texas-themed, live entertainment.
  • Legendary country singer Lorrie Morgan will take the stage at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA) at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17. Morgan has been singing since her debut at 13 on the Grand Ole Opry stage and she has hits like "Five Minutes," "Dear Me," and "Except for Monday" to her credit. Morgan continues to wow audiences with her powerful voice and wide range of song interpretations, from aching hearts to playful dance tunes.
  • On Saturday, February 17, we are having our Hands on History: Presidents’ Day activity from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Test your knowledge of the presidents Sam Rayburn worked with by taking part in a special quiz game!
  • Bret Michaels is taking the stage at the Grand Theater inside Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant on Saturday, Feb. 17! The former Poison frontman is on a solo tour featuring songs from his past four decades in the music industry, with hits like “Every Rose has it’s Thorn.” Durant is one of the last stops on Michaels’ tour, which comes to a close March 1 in California.
  • "Hammered: A Thor & Loki Play" by Christian Borle...and.... "Squirrel Girl Goes to College": A Squirrel Girl play by Karen Zacarias
  • The Sherman Community Players' production of Second Samuel runs through February 18, 2024. Tickets are on sale now at www.scptheater.org or 903-892-8818. Second Samuel was written by Pamela Parker, directed by Darrah Dunn and sponsored by Waldo Funeral Home and First United Bank.
  • Known widely for his distinct down-home style and smoldering vocals, Gary Allan has won audiences across the country through ten studio albums and a collection of incredible country music hits. This outlaw artist assumes a stage presence that is as raucous as it is refined, captivating crowds with songs such as “Every Storm,” “It Ain’t The Whisky” and “Her Man.” On Feb. 17, this country music megastar will take the stage at Lucas Oil Live for an evening of unforgettable moments.
  • Take your child to the library day, kid's programs, teen programs, teen tech room, adult book club
  • Legendary Lawman Bass Reeves (1838-1910) will be riding tall in the saddle to a sold-out crowd at this year’s Lincoln-Reagan Event hosted by the Grayson County Republican Party. Born a slave in 1838, Bass was brought to Grayson County, Texas, by his enslaver, William Steele Reeves, in 1846 and lived there until the age of 23. "Bass Reeves' legacy stands as an example to us all," said Joe Brown, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. "He has long served as an inspiration for federal and state law enforcement in the Eastern District, and I am excited to see his incredible life being celebrated by broader audiences, especially with our local students."
  • As Valentine's Day approaches, those in search of unique ways to celebrate their love are in for a treat. This Valentine's Day, Puttshack Addison invites couples to indulge in a one-of-a-kind celebration, seamlessly blending love, laughter, and competitive fun at its new North Texas location. Renowned for combining the thrill of mini-golf with cutting-edge technology, Puttshack promises an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience.
  • Love is in the air this year, and for those who choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Delta Charlie’s, Dallas’ signature dinner and flight opportunity, that air will be thousands of feet up! North Texas’ most romantic couples experience is at its best during the Valentine’s Day season, and reservations will fill quickly during the week surrounding Valentine’s Day, which falls on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Delta Charlie’s is conveniently located at the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport.
  • Experience love and luxury at Omni PGA Frisco Resort with a staycation that includes luxurious accommodations, breakfast in bed, a bottle of Chandon Rosé Sparkling Wine paired with a sweet treat, and pre-arrival access to a concierge to assist with special accommodations, including dinner reservations at Trick Rider and Mokara Spa appointments.
  • Black Agave Cocina Y Cantina, the new "Mex-Tex" restaurant in Mercer Boardwalk in Farmers Branch, will celebrate Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Wednesday this year, from Feb. 9-18 with a special prix fixe three-course menu that’s perfect for any date-night outing. The dinner begins with Al Pastor Queso, which features queso blanco, al pastor pork, corn pico and Nixtamal tostadas. The entrée is Fajitas for Two with your choice of meats, such as filet mignon, grilled chicken, adobo shrimp and smoked pork belly. For dessert, share a slice of Cinco Leches Cake. This dinner is priced at $50 per couple and is available for dine-in or take-out.
  • Nathan Graham presents the 2022 Legacy Award to Emily Porter (photo courtesy of Southern Lane Photography)
  • Waterproof, the rooftop lounge at the iconic hotel, The Statler, is taking a line out from Beyoncé and calling out to all the single ladies. For Tuesday, Feb. 13, you and your girlfriends will be in the pink for a unique Galentine’s Day bash from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Waterproof is the perfect place for a sunset selfie, with views that are unparalleled anywhere in the city.
  • Lieutenant General Kurt A. Cichowski, US Air Force retired, has called Grayson County and Denison, Texas his home for 46 years; but for the first 36 and 1/2 of them, Kurt was in the military and he and his family lived all over Europe. He fully retired to Denison in 2013.
  • The Ector Beautification Association (EBA) would like to recognize the recent generous donations of American Legion Post 283 and the Glaser Charitable Foundation. Both donations will go toward the purchase of the sign for the entrance to the H.G. Dulaney Park in Ector.
  • Come to the Creative Arts Center at 200 W. 5th St. Bonham with your family and friends to enjoy live performances by local artists as they share their musical, comedic, poetic, and storytelling acts! Don’t worry – you will NOT be obligated to perform if you attend! Please come enjoy great music and the best company during an enjoyable evening filled with priceless memories! Doors open at 6:00 p.m., performances begin shortly after.
  • Open to the public Monday - Friday!
    Breakfast is served From 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Lunch is served from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Hooper's Hope Women's Cancer Support Group supports all women that have or have had any type cancer. We meet the second Monday of each month.
  • After a successful inaugural Valentine's dinner last year, the Choctaw Cultural Center is again offering a Valentine's Day event, Chi Hullo Li. In Choctaw chi hullo li means "I love you." The event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14 in the center's Champuli Café, 1919 Hina Hanta Way, Durant. The evening includes live music, an after-hours tour of the exhibit Bok Abaiya: Practiced Hands and the Arts of Choctaw Basketry, and a special menu curated by Chef Tanya Nicholas.