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  • On Sunday, November 12, '17, 4:00-6:00 p.m., you are invited to "come on to our house" at Harmony House Concerts to hear the remarkable Pierce Pettis, singer-songwriter from Alabama. Pierce's songwriting and acoustic guitar/harmonica playing are remarkable, and his lyrics will "pierce" (pun intended) your heart and bypass your brain.
  • Tickets and tables are on sale now for the 13th annual "Justice Is Served" to benefit the Fannin County Children's Center. Proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit the local nonprofit agency, which includes CASA, Children's Advocacy Centers and child abuse prevention programs. Doors to the Multi-Purpose Complex in Bonham will open at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. A buffet dinner prepared by Feast on This will be served up by local judges, police chiefs, prosecutors, lawmakers and other justice officials.
  • Dr. Hope Jahren, award-winning scientist, one of Time magazine's Top 100 Influential People, best-selling author of Lab Girl and advocate for female equality in STEM, will be the keynote speaker for Dallas Women's Foundation's 32nd Annual Luncheon on Friday, October 20, 2017. photo by Ressler Photography
  • Thanks to the sponsorship of the Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America's Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to Honey Grove, Texas on Monday, October 23, 2017 to the lot across from The Red Onion located at 1206 E. Main Street. with scheduled performances at 5:00 & 7:30 p.m. Now in its 32nd edition, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment.
  • Off campus January Terms are a key component of a liberal arts education at Austin College. Our last one to west Africa in 2006 was titled "Timbuktu and Beyond." Psychology professor Dr. Lisa Brown was the other leader. On the way to Timbuktu, in Mali, West Africa, we dared not miss the area where the celebrated Dogon people have lived for centuries. Most are in the area of Sangha and Mopti in and around the Bandiagara Cliffs. The village of Tilley has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
  • 1933 – Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States. Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). In February 1933 while on a visit to the United States, Einstein knew he could not return to Germany with the rise to power of the Nazis under Germany's new chancellor, Adolf Hitler. He settled in the United States, becoming an American citizen in 1940. On the eve of World War II, he endorsed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt alerting him to the potential development of "extremely powerful bombs of a new type" and recommending that the U.S. begin similar research. This eventually led to what would become the Manhattan Project. Einstein supported defending the Allied forces, but generally denounced the idea of using the newly discovered nuclear fission as a weapon. Later, with the British philosopher Bertrand Russell, Einstein signed the Russell–Einstein Manifesto, which highlighted the danger of nuclear weapons. Einstein stated, "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." The premise is that WW3 will collapse society back to the stone age.