Lifestyles
  • The American Cancer Society invites those inspiring individuals in Fannin County who have won the fight against cancer to join a survivor celebration at Relay For Life. (photo by Jessica Taylor)
  • The Fred A. Tarpley Memorial Writers Conference is set for Saturday, March 10, 2018. The ninth such conference sponsored by Silver Leos Writers Guild begins with registrant check-in at 8:00 a.m. and continues until 4:15 p.m. in the Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce.
  • Fannin County Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church in Bonham on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sue Zanne Petersen will demonstrate rose pruning technique on the roses planted in the garden at Frontier Village. Mike Martin will bring his sharpening equipment to assist with sharpening pruning shears.
  • Registration for Camp Dragonfly is now open. Camp Dragonfly is a weekend retreat, led by professional clinicians and trained staff, for children ages 8-12 who have suffered the loss of a loved one. All activities at Camp Dragonfly are designed to help children heal and live successfully after loss. During the weekend, campers have the opportunity to participate in art activities, games, nature hikes, discussions, and a campfire with s'mores.
  • Women's health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22 at a free lecture open to the public. Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970, prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues. Journalist Lee Cullum will moderate a discussion of the book's long history and its continuing relevance.
  • February 24 – Mardis Gras Crawfish Boil
  • Dallas Chamber Symphony's February 20 concert, "Creation of the World," provides an adventure exploring early 20th century music, including French composer Darius Milhaud's masterpiece, The Creation of the World, and American composer Charles Ives' contemplative experiment, The Unanswered Question. A light-hearted and humorous film score by Brian Satterwhite concludes the concert, as the orchestra accompanies a screening of the classic comedy, A Sailor-Made Man, starring Harold Lloyd.
  • There will be a humorous and interesting program given at the March 1 meeting of the Preston Trail NSDAR meeting. The title of the program will be "Southern Fried." The speaker for the March 1 meeting will be Catherine Fowler.
  • President, Sue Abernathy, will present the program, "New Roses for 2018!" All North Texas gardeners are invited to join us for the social time and meeting. Please bring your rose garden questions for the Consulting Rosarians to answer.
  • How should we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the official opening of Lake Fannin on July 4, 1938, as well as the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Homestead Winery in Ivanhoe? How about a special celebration to commemorate both of those milestones, while also benefiting Lake Fannin! This fundraiser is slated for the third Saturday in June.
  • The Fannin County Master Gardeners Expo will be held Saturday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at, Bonham Civic Center, 1100 E. 5th St, Bonham (Trade’s Day/Armory Bldg). Local vendors with plants, landscape items, garden supplies, handmade crafts, gifts, home needs and décor, and equipment will be selling their items throughout the day. The Expo is free and open to the public. Demonstrations and informational booths will also be offering handouts and assistance.
  • Open to the public! We also have Philly Steak sandwiches and Reuben sandwiches available every day.
  • The power of positive thinking is a real phenomenon. In recent years, there have been many books and articles written about the "Laws of Attraction" - that is, how our thoughts and feelings - both negative and positive - are self-perpetuating and "attract" negative or positive energies/occurrences.