Food Drive for MasterKey Ministries @ Blake Utter Ford
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm

Many families in our area need a little help putting food on the table.
Our friends at MasterKey Ministries of Grayson County, Inc. are able to supplement food for those in crisis in the community on a weekly basis. Currently they are in need of breakfast food. Please see the most-needed food items:

Cereal, Pancake Mix and Syrup, Corn Muffin Mix,
Oatmeal, Grits, 100% Fruit Juices, Canned Fruit, Tea, Coffee,
Host Chocolate, etc.

We are having a breakfast food drive starting Saturday, November 9th through Saturday, November 16th at Blake Utter Ford. Our food truck will be set up on Saturdays (9th and 16th) from 11am to 2pm, bring 5 breakfast items and we will take $1.00 off your meal.

You can also bring your donations to the Body Shop Department at Blake Utter Ford through the week. I will be there from 8am to 5pm.

We hope you all join us this Saturday for the kick off!

Quarterly 100 Who Care Grayson County Meeting! @ B & B Automotive & Wrecker
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

100 Who Care Grayson County Texas is a chapter of the national 100 Who Care Alliance. The Alliance is made up of more than 650 chapters throughout the world and holds an annual conference to help chapter leaders with resources on how to make a huge impact in local communities.

We will meet once a quarter with 100 members to donate a cumulative $10,000 to the qualified non-profit of our choice. Each member will write a $100 check directly to the chosen group, to be collected in the meeting.

Immigration Initiative: 3rd Meeting
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for our third meeting! We will have a speaker discussing the court system at the border and how we can help.

Creative Development Mixer
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come check out Grayson County’s new exclusive group. Come make new contacts to grow your business.Find out how you can be apart of this amazing group.

Small Cities Workshop @ Sherman Municipal Ballroom
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a workshop designed to help build your community!

This workshop is designed for elected officials, city staff, economic development professionals & interested citizens

Sessions will include:
-Branding Your Community
-Funding City Projects Panel Discussion

Lunch will be included in this informative workshop. Save yourself a seat by registering for this event today. We’ll be sure to finalize the agenda and share additional information about the speakers and more very soon.

Call us today for more information:
Catherine Krantz, Program Planner
Community & Economic Development
(903) 813-3527, ext. 3565

East Texas Fiber Festival @ Canton Civic Center
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come join us for a fiber celebration! Growers, spinners, creators of all kinds welcome! There are vendors, classes, demonstrations, and a silent auction! Bring a project or start a new one in our Sit N’ Stitch Lounge! No Admission Fee, but we do request you bring a canned good for donation, since we are just before Thanksgiving!

East Texas Fiber Festival @ Canton Civic Center
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Crafting My Chaos, Four Hens Fibers with Dawnodesigns from Georgetown, TX are once again, hosting a booth at the East Texas Fiber Festival – 2019

Crafting My Chaos will be bringing Hand-Dyed Yarn: Tonal, speckled, variegated, gradient, micro-stripe, self-striping. Also available: Handmade squishy quilted notions and project bags, crochet and knit patterns, stitch markers and much more.

Four Hens Fibers will be bringing batts, braids, yarn, notions, patterns by DawnODesigns, and so much more.

Mark your calendars!

Artists’ Reception: Black, White and Variants of Gray @ Grayson College Visual Arts Department
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for the artists’ reception for Black, White and Variants of Gray on Friday November 15, from 5:30 – 7pm.

Intro to Nature Photography @ Eisenhower State Park
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Looking for a fun new way to connect with your physical surroundings? Join park host Tom Hadley and learn the basics of nature photography!

Intro to Nature Photography is geared toward the novice photographer, but all skill levels are welcomed! Learn the basics of composition, how to “fill the frame”, how to find your focus point, and more!

Friday, October 18

The Rec. Hall at Deer Haven

Learn the Basics of nature photography and the tricks of the trade from an experienced photographer
Have a great time

Smartphones, point-and-shoots, and DSLR cameras are all welcome!
Pen and paper (optional)
A great attitude and a willingness to learn. (mandatory)

Email with any additional questions.

Event free with paid park entry.

Saturdays at the Station: Fiber Arts Meetup @ Ideation Station LLC
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays at the Station is an ongoing, Saturday meetup for the exploration and creation of art in various media! Each meetup will focus on a different topic of artistic expression.
This week’s meetup is fiber arts! Join us to meet passionate makers and bring any type of fiber-based project to work on including: sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, weaving, cross stitch, macrame, collage, patchwork quilting, you name it. We have some scrap fabric, knitting yarn, and ribbon available for use, but if your project requires special supplies, please bring them with you.
While the event is free to attend, any donations you are willing to make are greatly appreciated 🙂 Your support helps the Ghost Town Arts Collective continue to offer free or low-cost art workshops for the people in the Texoma and greater North Texas region!

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