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  • The Windom Art School has added two new classes for the month of October. The first is Cell Phone Photography. In addition to fundamental concepts of composition, light, and perspective, students will learn how to optimize the apps and settings on their phone for more creative and personalized shooting. The second new offering is a Wet Felting workshop to be held on Monday, Oct., 16, 5-8pm. Artist and fashion designer, Tatiana Murray, will lead attendees as they explore the sculptural qualities of wet wool to create sumptuous flowers.
  • Sherman Community Players will present Arsenic & Old Lace -- by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Aaron Adair and sponsored by Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. -- as the acting troupe celebrates its 75th anniversary season!
  • Powder Creek Pavilion in Bonham welcomes SoulShine Band to the stage Saturday, October 7. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and the band starts at 8:00 p.m. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance. Food is available for purchase at Big Time Burgers & More.
  • The Arts Foundation of St. Andrew Methodist Church launches a fall music series, bringing in national and international musicians in addition to local talent, including five area high school choirs. The performances will take place in both the new Hasley Chapel and the sanctuary, located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway in Plano. There is no cost for the series except for the opening event on Oct. 8. Registration is requested for all events. On Oct. 8 at 5 p.m., The Dover String Quartet, named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years by the BBC Music Magazine, will perform in the Hasley Chapel.
  • The McKinney Fire Department is throwing a big party for the McTown Klownz to celebrate the 30 years that the group has entertained and educated Collin County school kids. This anniversary coincides with the start of Fire Prevention Week, so there will also be fire safety games, crafts, fire truck tours and more!
  • 1967 – death of Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and composer who was one of the most significant figures in American folk music. His work focused on themes of American socialism and anti-fascism. He inspired several generations both politically and musically with songs such as "This Land Is Your Land."
    Guthrie wrote hundreds of country, folk, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works. Dust Bowl Ballads, Guthrie's album of songs about the Dust Bowl period, was included on Mojo magazine's list of 100 Records That Changed The World, and many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Songwriters who have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence on their work include Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Hunter, Harry Chapin, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Andy Irvine, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Jeff Tweedy, Tom Paxton, Brian Fallon, Sean Bonnette, and Sixto Rodríguez. He frequently performed with the message "This machine kills fascists" displayed on his guitar. Steve Earle said of Guthrie, "I don't think of Woody Guthrie as a political writer. He was a writer who lived in very political times."