Dancing Catfish: Poetry Writers Workshop @ Ideation Station
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 13 @ 8:30 pm

“Write a poem — any poem!” At Dancing Catfish we do just that. We know that poems come in all shapes and sizes, all sorts of moods, up and down (and sideways), and we get together for a full evening each week to share what we are doing, and help one another figure out what will make our poems bounce, tap dance and sing (if that’s what they want to do), or change the world (if they can). Under the guidance of prize-winning poet Peter Anderson, we aim to figure out together how to make each poem as strong and effective as it can be. Which is exactly what our poems want us to do.

This is a five-week long, poetry writers workshop held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Workshops are held at Ideation Station led by Dr. Peter Anderson, an award-winning poet. Peter has over twenty years’ experience running writers’ workshops, formal and informal, both in South Africa and the United States.

Learn more about Peter’s work:

On The Move Art Studio Fundraiser
Aug 4 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 11 @ 8:30 pm

Help us raise $1,000 for On The Move Art Studio!

I recently sat down with Josh Nadzam and talked about the work he and his partners are doing through On The Move Art Studio. They are a nonprofit mobile art room created in a refurbished vintage trailer that travels to underserved neighborhoods to host free arts classes for kids in Central Kentucky!

On The Move is growing and needs your support. They have acquired a second trailer that will expand their reach to kids around KY, but it needs some TLC. They are $1,000 from their first fundraising goal. Conversations that Matter will match the first $500 we raise in the next 7 days. You can be part of connecting kids with youth advocates who are creating an environment that will help elevate the best of the next generation of kids.

Go to this link to help us reach our goal of $1,000 for On The Move!


Texoma Cars and Coffee @ Main Street Motors Denison
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

~~~~~Car Meet~~~~~
Bring Your Ride and Show it Off…… Enjoy meeting others with the same interest!!! Free Giveaway at 9ish (Be sure to get a Ticket)
This Month’s Featured Guest……..NaNa’s Nomad!!!
“““`You won’t want to miss the Story behind the Restoration“““

Democratic Women Grayson Cty. Kaffee Klatsch @ Panera Bread
Aug 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

It is ” Kaffee Klatsch” time again!

Hope you will join us for our next “Kaffee Klatsch” which will be held next Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Panera Bread from 8:30-10:30. We have an earlier start at the request of our members. The “Kaffee Klatsch” is a meet and greet with a come and go format were you can purchase your favorite brew then join us for an informal conversation and connect with others in our community.

For further information, individuals can contact Jackie Melancon at 903.870.0471.

The Kaffee Klatch will be held on the second Saturday for each of the following months. Here are future dates: Sept. 14 and Oct. 12
Hope you can join us!

Group Hike at Herman Baker Park @ Herman Baker Park
Aug 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

We will meet in the parking lot near the picnic area. The hike around Pickens lake begins at 8:30. This is a relatively easy hike so bring the kids and the dog. See you on the trail.

Become a Junior Ranger @ Bonham State Park
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join a park ranger for some fun and games as we explore the park and complete activities in the Junior Ranger journal. Those completing their activities will earn a Junior Ranger badge! A free activity journal and pencils will be provided.

Who: All Junior Rangers welcome while accompanied by an adult.

Activities geared towards 6-12-year-olds.

Where: Meet at the flag pole by the park’s office.

Entrance fees are required. $4/ person 13 years old and older, 12 and younger are free.

Bonham Trade Days, Bonham, Texas @ Visit Bonham
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun and excitement of one of North Texas’ longest running trade days held the Thursday through Sunday after the first Monday of every month, rain or shine. The event draws vendors from all over and is conveniently located on the corner of Hwy 121 & Hwy 56 adjacent to Fort Inglish.

Crafters Day
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a fun morning of food and crafts! Our special guest is Nerdy Nation Frozen Creations!

Shoreline Kayaking (Program Full) @ Eisenhower State Park
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

See your favorite state park from the water on a guided kayaking tour!

The day will begin at the Eisenhower Yacht Club Marina Store where we will take care of any needed kayak rentals. From there we will venture over to the waters edge for an onshore safety briefing and paddling demonstration. While in the cove we will put our newly acquired flat-water fundamentals and water safety skills into practice. From there we’ll embark on a journey of the waters of beautiful Lake Texoma.

Things to Remember:

– RESERVE YOUR SPOT by emailing Ranger Cody at Remember, space is limited!

– Arrange to bring your own gear (kayak, paddles, and life jacket) OR rent from the Eisenhower Yacht Club ($30 for single, $40 for tandem) by letting Ranger Cody know in your registration email.

– Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

– To participate you must be comfortable in the water and be able to
swim unassisted.

– The park entry fee is $5 per person 13 years of age and older.


-Moderate to extreme physical activity in the great outdoors
– Small group instruction and guidance
– 1.5 hour paddling trip there and back along the shore
– Possible cancellations due to weather
– Anything that goes out may get wet or completely submerged – including you!

What to bring:

– Water and snacks
– Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat that won’t blow away
– Towel or dry clothes for after

The Shoreline Kayaking program is designed to be both beginner friendly and fun for those who are more experienced. More experienced yakkers’ please come ready to have a good time and to share your knowledge with those who are new to the sport!

Call or email with any additional questions. Please remember that outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to weather.

THF Park Birthday Bash @ Texoma Health Foundation Park
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a family friendly event that will include kickball, inflatables, rock climbing wall, photo booth, concessions, whiffle ball home run derby and more!

Introducing our first virtual race event as well! Register for our 3K, 5K or 10K race here

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