Hilltop Haven reunion

Hilltop Haven reunion

GUNTER — Past employees, residents and/or their family members, volunteers and supporters of the former non-profit Hilltop Haven Nursing Home in Gunter are encouraged to attend a Hilltop Haven reunion on Jan. 18.

The gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Gunter High School cafetorium. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share for a pot luck dinner.

Nature writing workshop

A free nature writing workshop will be held Jan. 19 at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. The event will run from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. and is open to the public. Advance registration is required and can be made at www.friendsofhagerman.com/Activities or by calling 903-786-2826. The workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Conducting the workshop will be Dr. William B. Hughes who has had articles published in several nature magazines. The class will cover, in detail, the steps involved in writing a nature article for publication.

Hughes has a lifelong interest in birds, inspired by his father. After retiring from a career as a research chemist, Hughes pursued writing about his birding experiences, covering such subjects as the history of bird study in America and bird fables. Examples of his articles have appeared in Bird Watcher’s Digest and the Missouri Prairie Journal.

Hagerman NWR is located at 6465 Refuge Road in Sherman. Partipants in the workshop will meet in the refuge’s Visitors’ Center.

CAC activities

BONHAM — The Creative Arts Center of Bonham is continuing its monthly "Jam Nights" and its lecture series in 2014. The center is located at 200 West 5th Street and these two events are free and open to the public.

Jam Nights have been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and March 19 at the center. Any musician is encouraged to bring their instrument and join in the session. Anyone who enjoys listening to music is also welcomed to attend.

The first lecture series has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Jan. 23. Presenting the program will be Dr. John Hanners who will talk about "John Boles - Forgotten Texas Hollywood Matinee Idol." Boles was a Greenville native and a University of Texas graduate with an extensive career in movies. He was also considered for the role of Rhett Butler in the classic Gone With The Wind. The lecture is free to the public, but donations are requested.

For more information, go to www.creativeartscenter.us or call 903-640-2196.