Women Rock Education Booth
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Legal Advice for Caregivers @ Texoma Council of Governments
May 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Do you have questions regarding power of attorney, guardianship, or wills and estate planning?

Join us with Becky Burtner, P.C. as she discusses these topics in relation to caregivers and their legal needs at the ALZ/ Dementia Caregiver Support meeting on Wednesday, May 15th from 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm.

Becky Burtner, P.C. has been board certified in family law for the past 20 years and also does probate, estate planning and mediation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Becky was a social worker with her BSW and MSW. Please come ready with any questions pertaining to legal needs.

**For more information please contact Miranda Harp at (903) 813-3347 or**

Authors Round Table Society @ Authors Round Table Society
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Authors Round Table Society is a monthly authors meeting designed for all writers, including, but not limited to Independent and Small Press authors and publishers. Unpublished? No problem, we’re here to encourage and guide you as needed. We’re authors helping authors. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Sherman Rotary Blood Drive/Town Center @ Sherman Town Center
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 16 Story Time: Car Goes Far @ Pickles & Pottery
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Story Time is every Thursday at 10:30 am! Any age is welcome, but stories and activities are geared toward 2 – 5 years.

We’ll be reading “Car Goes Far” by Michael Garland. Splash Splash Car gets wet and soapy as he goes through the car wash. He’s had a big adventure today. His shiny paint got dirtier and dirtier as he drove all over town – first with mud from the construction site, then from exhaust, and finally a flock of birds. At the end of his big day, a bath is just what this little car needs.

Following story time we’ll paint a car figurine! ($8, reg. $10)

No sign-up required, we hope to see you at the studio!

The Brooks Apartments Grand Opening @ The Brooks on Heritage Parkway
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pollock (2000) @ Denison Public Library
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

‘“Pollock” avoids the pitfall of making simplistic one-to-one connections between the artist’s life and his paintings. This is not a movie about art but about work. It is about the physical labor of making paintings, and about the additional labor of everyday life, which is a burden for Pollock because of his tortured mind and hung-over body. It is said that it takes more will for an alcoholic to get out of bed in the morning than for other people to go through the day, and there are times when Pollock simply stops, stuck, and stares into space. He didn’t have de Kooning’s luck and find sobriety.
Pollock is often depressed, but “Pollock” is not depressing. It contains all the hum and buzz of the postwar New York art world; the vibrant courage of Pollock’s wife, Lee Krasner; the measured presence of the art critic Clement Greenberg (who more or less validated Abstract Expressionism) and the fun-loving energy of the millionaire art patron Peggy Guggenheim, who collected paintings and painters. It was a time when Pollock traded a painting to pay a $56 bill at a store and found himself in Life magazine not long after. Things were on the move.
This is Ed Harris’ movie. He started thinking about it 15 years ago, after reading a book about Pollock. He commissioned the screenplay. He raised the money. He stars in it, and he directed it. He knew he looked a lot like Pollock (his father saw the book and thought the cover photo resembled his son). But his similarity to Pollock is not just superficial; he looks a little like Picasso, too, but is unlikely to find the same affinity. He seems to have made a deeper connection, to have felt an instinctive sympathy for this great, unhappy man.

“Pollock” is confident, insightful work–one of the year’s best films. Harris is always a good actor but here seems possessed, as if he had a leap of empathy for Pollock. His direction is assured, economical, knows where it’s going and what it wants to do. No fancy visual gimmicks, just the look and feel of this world.”

Taken from Roger Ebert’s on, February 16, 2001.

Dinner & Concert with Radney Foster @ Old Quail Run Farm
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a farm to table dinner & private concert with Radney Foster on Thursday, May 16th at 7:30 pm. Enjoy an outdoor farm to table dinner with paired drinks followed by an intimate, private concert. Only 100 tickets are available to this event! $100 a ticket (plus 8.25% tax) and optional gratuity.

*Come an hour early at 6:30 pm and enjoy specialty appetizers, complimentary cocktails and photo opportunities with Radney Foster in the Old Quail Run Farm barn! Only 30 tickets available to this private cocktail experience. $175 a ticket (plus 8.25% tax) and optional gratuity.

As a young musician straight out of Texas, Radney Foster spent the lengthy drives in between tour stops reading the likes of John Steinbeck, Larry McMurtry, and Harper Lee. Over 30 years of artist cuts later, there is no question that he himself is an established storyteller. Whether it’s navigating the ever-changing music industry or battling a sudden, terrifying illness – Foster definitely has a story to tell.

In late Fall 2015, the legendary songwriter got the diagnosis every musician fears– a severe case of pneumonia and laryngitis. However, for someone who’s been producing songs for almost 40 years, the desire to write doesn’t fade along with the voice. During a grueling six week period of vocal constraint, Foster’s creative side emerged in the form of a short story inspired by the song, titled “Sycamore Creek,” and the idea for Foster’s newest endeavor was born.

For You To See The Stars is a project comprised of two parts – a book and a CD. The book is a collection of short stories published by Working Title Farm. Though the stories are fiction, they are informed by Foster’s upbringing on the Mexican border in Del Rio, TX. The story that most closely resembles memoir, “Bridge Club,” is a humorous and poignant retelling of the song “Greatest Show on Earth,” a recollection of playing music with family and friends on the back porch on a Saturday night.

While it’s evident that Texas has always been an inspiration for his music, in For You To See The Stars, Foster explores various landscapes, both physical and emotional, from the story of a retired spy in New Orleans, to the tale of a Dallas lawyer wandering the Rocky Mountains in search of redemption, to a post apocalyptic parable of a world in endless war.

The beauty of this CD/book combo lives within Foster’s extensive imagery, which not only further expands the meaning behind Foster’s songs, but gives the reader a look at the thought process behind his songwriting. “For me, the goal of writing is always to touch that one person so much that they wonder how I got a peek into their living room–how I understood exactly what they felt. More than just rhyming or having a pretty melody, I try to express a part of the human condition that can make someone want to laugh, cry, make love, or all of the above.”

Although the literature can be enjoyed independently, each story is uniquely coupled with a song. The 10-track album, also titledFor You To See The Stars, features nine new songs and a special re-recording of “Raining on Sunday,” the song Foster co-wrote with Darrell Brown, which became one of Keith Urban’s top Billboardsingles. The album was recorded at the historic Nashville studio Sound Emporium and was produced by award-winning Will Kimbrough, who also plays multiple instruments and sings on the record.

For You To See The Stars is Radney Foster’s eleventh album. Foster has written eight number one hit singles, including his own “Nobody Wins,” and “Crazy Over You” with duo Foster & Lloyd. His discography contains countless cuts by artists ranging anywhere from country (Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, Luke Bryan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) to contemporary (Marc Broussard, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kenny Loggins, Los Lonely Boys). Although highly recognized and accomplished in the music world, Foster is a true renaissance man. In addition to For You To See The Stars being his first book, Foster recently starred in the world premiere of “Troubadour,” at Atlanta’s Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. He also appears in the upcoming feature film, Beauty Mark.


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