As summer winds down, the local outdoors calendar is becoming full of activity over the next few weeks.

As summer winds down, the local outdoors calendar is becoming full of activity over the next few weeks.


First up is the North Central Texas Friends of the NRA dinner and auction, scheduled this next week on Thursday, Aug. 14, at The Palazzo located at 506 W. Chestnut in Denison.


Doors are slated to open at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m.


Organizers say another sell-out is expected and that tickets should be purchased in advance. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.


Dinner tickets are available from any of the group’s committee members or at J&S Pawn in Denison (5022 S. State Hwy. 91; 903-337-1641).


Additional information can be obtained at the group’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NorthCentralTexasFriendsofNRA) or the group’s Twitter account (@NorthCentTXFNRA).


Texoma DU Hosts First Committee Meeting


With the Oct. 21 fundraising dinner for the Texoma Chapter of Ducks Unlimited a few weeks off, the local group is trying to puts its 2014 banquet game plan together. (Editor’s Note: this year’s local DU dinner will move from Loy Lake Park to Ray Davis’ hangar at North Texas Regional Airport.)


As they do so, the local DU chapter is looking for some new blood and a little extra help to keep the ducks flying south each fall.


To that end, the group is having its fall kick-off meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Dr. Mark Smith’s office at 2011 W. Lamberth Road in Sherman. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.


Old, new and prospective committee members are encouraged to attend and to RSVP to Smith at 903-814-4351.


Whitesboro DU Dinner in the Works


Local quacker backers, mark your calendar for next month’s annual fundraising dinner for the Whitesboro Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.


According to Doug Rodgers, this year’s dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 at Don’s BBQ on Hwy. 377 north of town.


Tickets are $35 for individuals and $45 for couples. Doors are scheduled to open for the event at 6 p.m.


For information on the Whitesboro DU dinner, contact Rodgers at 903-814-5826.