Sherman Parks & Recreation Fall 2019 Activity Guide

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2019 Fall

Sherman Parks & Recreation IN THIS ISSUE ~ 1002 N. Music St. Sherman, TX 75090 Phone: 903-892-7344 Fax: 903-813-0815

STAFF Theresa Hutchinson

- Parks and Recreation Manager


Ben Reeves

- Athletic Coordinator




Special Events





10 - 12


13 - 14


15 - 17


18 - 19

Dylan Johnson

- Recreation Coordinator


Youth Sports Associations ~

Jimmy Mrozinski

- Parks Maintenance Superintendent


Patsy Howard

- Senior Center Activities Coordinator


Deena Murray

- Activities Specialist / Seniors




Michelle Rollins

- Administrative Specialist


Texoma Soccer Association (TSA) - soccer

Rachel Baker

- Recreation Specialist / Aquatics

Texoma Lacrosse- Lacrosse

Social Media ~

Jordon Outlaw

- Recreation Specialist / Athletics

Sherman Youth Sports (SYSA) baseball, softball, football, and cheer

Design & Layout 903-892-7344

Fall 2019 PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES ~ ▶ Austin St. Playground

-Austin Street North of Center

▶ Hillcrest Park

-1205 Hillcrest

▶ Binkley Park

-101 Binkley Park Dr.

▶ Lucy Kidd

-405 N. Rusk

▶ Center St. Park

-1401 W. Center St.

▶ Martin Luther King Jr. Park

-922 N. East St.

▶ Cherry St. Park

-401 Cherry Park Dr.

▶ Old Settlers Park

-1609 N. Harrison

▶ Ely Park

-919 S. Austin St.

▶ Pecan Grove East

-2300 Pecan Grove Rd.

▶ Fairview Park

-1121 W. Taylor St.

▶ Pecan Grove West

-3200 Canyon Creek Dr.

▶ Fielder Park

-1100 E. Pecan

▶ Rex Cruse

-2604 Rex Cruse Dr.

▶ Glennie O’ Ham

-1002 N. Music St.

▶ Rosedale Park

-1400 S. Gribble

▶ Hawn Park

-1202 S. Dewey

▶ Sherman Senior Center`

-1500 N Broughton St.

▶ Herman Baker Park

-2500 W. Center St.

▶ Taylor St. Gym

-1424 Taylor St.

Make your reservation for a pavilion or practice field today!


Sherman Parks & Recreation SPECIAL EVENTS Arts Fest / Youth Art Show

Kid’s Fishing Derby

In conjunction with Sherman’s ArtsFest, we will have a youth Art Show. The show is open to all kids under the age of 18. Art will be showed in the Municipal Building during the event. Judging will be based on the child’s age group. All submissions must be made no later than 5PM on Monday September 16 to the Parks and Recreation office. All must lay completely flat. Participants can pick up their artwork at 3PM at the Municipal Building, or at the Parks and Recreation office Monday – Friday after the event is over.

Are you ready for a “reel” good time? Join us at Herman Baker Park on October 5th. Our kids fishing Derby will be complete with games, door prizes, lunch, and of course fishing. Everyone is encouraged to come out and fish in the lake. If you are a first time fisherman, or you have fished your entire life, we want you to experience the outdoors. We will have staff available for first timers, or even those that have trouble. Limited bait will be available, so please bring your own.

Date: Sept. 21 (Artwork submitted by 5PM on Sept. 16) Time: 9AM-3PM Location: Lucy Kidd Key Auditorium Price: Free

Date: Oct. 5 Time: 9AM-12PM Location: Herman Baker Park Price: Free

Movie In The Park

Mother Son Skate

Scare school is in session! Meet Sully and Mike Wazowski as they enter into college and learn everything there is to know about scaring. In the movie Monster University, our favorite two monsters meet each other and form a great friendship, but not without hardship first. Join us for a Monster themed Movie in the Park at Pecan Grove West.

Dads sometimes always have all the fun. Not this weekend! We have marked our calendars for the Mother Son Skate. This event is exclusively for moms who want bonding time with their boys. We will have refreshments and prizes that can be won, not to mention the photo booth filled with wacky costumes to make the night unforgettable. Quad skates are included, for the night, but you can upgrade to inline skates for a small fee.

Date: Oct. 18 Time: 7PM Location: Pecan Grove West Price: Free Movie: Monsters University


Date: Nov. 2 Time: 5:15-7:15PM Location: Sherman Skateland Price: $20 per couple Additional $5 per each additional boy. Age: All ages, as long as you are accompanied by your mom

Fall 2019 Special Needs Fall Festival Please come and enjoy face painting, crafts, ball toss, bowling, duck fishing, cake walk, food, prizes, pumpkin painting, numerous games, and more. Cost: FREE. Bring your cameras and capture fun memories with your family. The Fall Festival is a collaborative effort of many community organizations that serve children with special needs and their families. If you are an agency that provides services to children with special needs and would like to participate in the Fall Festival by providing a game and prizes for this event and share information about your services and supports to children and family, we would love for you to participate, email rachelb@cityofsherman and she will send you information regarding how to get involved. Date: Nov. 9 Time 1-3PM Location: Municipal Building Ballroom Price: Free

Family Night Hike

Ugly Christmas Sweater Paw-ty

The weather is starting to cool off and you can enjoy being outside so much more. Our Family Nike Hike will travel around Herman Baker Park Lake. Hikers are encouraged to travel by map and try to find hidden gems throughout placed by our Parks and Recreation Staff. After the hike is complete join the rest of the parks and recreation staff and other hikers by the fire for some s’mores.

With the holidays right around the corner, everyone is throwing a Ugly Sweater Party, but have you have had an ugly sweater party with your dog? Dress your dogs up in the ugliest sweaters you can find and frolic with us at the Dog Park. We will have a contest for the best ugly sweater for large dogs, small dogs, owners, and owner/ dog couple.

Date: Nov. 16 Time: 6:15PM Location: Herman Baker Park Price: Free

Date: Dec. 14 Time: 3PM Location Sherman Dog Park Price: Free

Wreaths Across America Each year, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath laying in front of soldier’s graves. This organization has been remembering, honoring, and teaching of the sacrifice our brave soldiers for many years. This year Westhill Cemetery will be one of the 1,600 commentaries participating in this program. Please come out and pay your respects to those that made a great sacrifice for our country. Date: Dec. 14 Time: 9:30AM Location: Westhill Cemetery


Sherman Parks & Recreation CLASSES Literati Book Club

Shutterbug Club

Enjoy reading? So do we! We would love to get to connect with you and read the things that you are interested in. Be a part of the Literati Book Club and read books with other people and discuss themes of the books. The Club meets the second Tuesday of the month. The book list is as follows:

Photography is the name of the game. Join us in this free club that meets the fourth Monday of the month. Each month there is a photography assignment. We will discuss pictures that are submitted and learn from each other how to take better photographs. The upcoming assignments are:

Sept. 10- When the Men Were Gone by Marjorie Herrera Lewis Oct. 8- Station Eleven by Christina Emily St. John Mandel Nov. 12- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Dec. 10- Movie TBA Time: 6PM Location: Senior Center Price: Free

Sept. 23- Quiet Oct. 28- Scavenger Hunt Nov. 25- Color of your choice Dec. 16- 10 Best of 2019


Sticky Fingers

Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today!

What kid doesn’t love getting a little messy? Bring the little ones to work on craft projects that they can be proud to bring home. Each class will have a specifically designed project to inspire the young ones to get creative. This course is offered once month and class are held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.

Dates: Morning Mon-Fri 8:15-9:15 Evenings Mon-Thur 5:30-6:30 Location: Parks and Recreation Activity Center Price: $38 per month + $30 one time joining fee


Time: 7PM Location: Senior Center Price: Free

Session 1: September: 3rd to 19th Session 2: October 8th to 24th Session 3: November 5th to 21st Session 4: December 3rd to 19th Time: 10am to 11am Location: Parks and Recreation - Activity Center Price: $40 for a session or $8 per class Age: 1 to 4

Fall 2019

Bow Hunter Education

Hunter Education

Do you enjoy the added challenge of hunting with a bow instead of a firearm? This class is designed specifically for you. Learn how to properly care for your equipment and the best practices when hunting with a bow. It is strongly encouraged to take a safety class before hunting so that you are prepared in any situation.

Ready to start hunting? You first need to learn safety and proper ways to hunt. By taking the hunter education course, students can learn the best practices in hunting, how to stay safe, and how to have the most fun. This course is designed for every hunting ability and is encouraged before picking up your firearm.

Date: Sept. 14 Time: 8AM-3PM Location: Sherman Parks and Recreation Price: $15 (cash brought to the class)

Date: Sept. 28 Time: 8AM-3PM Location: Parks and Recreation Price: $15 (cash brought to the class)

ATS Belly Dancing You can expect an engaging, fun, supportive and challenging atmosphere in class. ATS is a low-impact weight bearing form of exercise that works with the body’s natural inclinations to strengthen and condition the body. Intro classes present the basic ATS vocabulary. Students will follow the instructor as they learn and refine movements during a six week period. Using both slow movements and fast steps, we’ll get you dancing in your first class! This class has plenty of review built in; therefore you may drop in at any time. Students should wear yoga pants and a comfortable tee shirt. Your sisters in dance welcome you with open arms! Instructed by Heather Emory, Shonkista Stephens and Jessica Alva of Little Goddess Trybe. Dates: Wednesdays Aug. 28-Oct. 2 Oct. 16- Nov. 20 Dec. 4- Jan 22 (No Class Dec. 25 and Jan 1) Times: Beginner 6:30PM-7:30PM Intermediate 7:30PM-8:30PM Advanced 8:30PM-9:30PM Location: Parks and Recreation- Activity Center Price: $60/ 6 week class or $12/ class


Sherman Parks & Recreation ...CLASSES Highland Dance Highland Dancing is native to Scotland. It is a vigorous form of dance requiring great strength and agility. Initial classes will focus on basic dance skills and technique. Students will learn the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance, and other traditional dances as they progress. Previous dance experience is not required, but would be helpful! Students already familiar with Highland Dance will have the opportunity to learn new steps and dances. More experienced students will have the opportunity to take exams, do performances, and compete at Highland Gatherings. Dates: Thursdays Levels and Times: Highland Tots (age 4-6) 10AM-10:45AM Homeschool Highland 1 (ages 6+) 11AM-12PM Highland 1 (ages6+) 4:15PM-5:15PM Location: Glennie O Ham (1002 N Music St.) Price: Tots- $40/month Homeschool Highland 1- $50/ month Highland 1- $55/ month ($5 discount for second sibling)

Music Together

Skateboarding Clinic

This nationally recognized early childhood music and movement program is for children newborn to 5 and the adults who love them. In these classes, children participate together with their parents and caregivers. The mixed age classes allow sibling to attend together, encourage family bonding, and offer a rich social context for music learning. Weekly the kids and adults will explore music with singing, creative movements, rhythm play, and instrumental jam sessions with rhythm sticks, egg shakers, resonator bells, gathering drums, and more.

Were you there when we opened the new skate park? Wish you were a little better at skating? Sean Tumey, a local skateboarder is offering his time to teach the youth skateboarding basics and etiquette. Once a month everyone will meet at the skate park, and as a group, will develop better as a skater and a person. This free clinic is geared towards improving the skating community and developing youth right here in Sherman!

Dates: Fridays Sept. 6- Nov 22 Price: $180 - Additional sibling over 9month old: $100 Time: 10AM-11AM Location: Activity Center Room 3 Age: Newborn- 5 yrs. Old Register by calling Instructor: Michelle (702) 275- 0768


Dates: 3rd Saturday of the Month Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Time: 10AM Location: Sherman Skate Park Age: 6-16 Price: Free

Fall 2019

Sherman STEM

Lifeguard Training

Exploring science encourages kids to be creative and learn. Our STEM program encourages students to apply information learned in our school system with ordinary objects. Kids will get to be hands on with science and not just in a book. Each week difference we will have different experiments that will teach aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math.

American Red Cross lifeguard must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class, and pass a precourse swimming skills test prior to taking our courses. Once students are enrolled, they’ll receive the latest science-based training from experienced instructors, and develop skills they’ll use for a lifetime. This course is a blended Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with in-person skills sessions. In addition to full the full course, abbreviated recertification course ($75) is also available for those who hold current lifeguarding certifications.

Dates: Oct. 1- Nov. 12 Time: 4PM-5PM Location: Sherman Parks and Recreation Price: $60 per student Age 5th-7th grade or age 10-13

Date: December 19-22 Time: 9am to 9pm (breaks for lunch and dinner) Location: Austin College Natatorium Price: $175

Babysitting Training Ready to start babysitting? This course is designed to help participants develop leadership skills, build their business, help keep themselves and others safe, help children learn how to behave, and learn basic child care and basic first aid. Date: Jan. 2-3 Time: 9AM-4PM (lunch provided) Location: Sherman Parks and Recreation Age: 11-15 years old Price: $65


Sherman Parks & Recreation ATHLETICS LEAGUES Men’s Frozen Bats

Mixed Frost Bite

Deadline for Registration December 1st (Midnight) $100 deposit per team due by deadline/League total will be $325

Deadline for Registration December 1st (Midnight) $100 deposit per team due by deadline/League total will be $325 3 Divisions: Major Frost Bite (4 hrs a game) Medium Frost Bite (2 hrs a game) No Frost Bite (0 hrs a game) Minimum 8 Games League Starts: December 12 for Major and Medium Frost Bite December 16 for No Frost Bite

1 Division (5 hrs a game) Minimum 8 Games League Starts December 9

Cornhole League

Pickleball League

Deadline for Registration September 27 Monday Night Play begins September 30 Competitive League- $50 Recreation League- $30 Location: 903 Brewer

Deadline for Registration October 6 Thursday night League begins October 10 $30 team Fee Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles Location: Fairview Tennis Courts


Fall 2019

TOURNAMENTS September to Remember Softball Tournament

Fist Pumps for Umps Softball Tournament

Deadline for Registration September 11th at Midnight Tournament will be played September 14th Men’s Softball Tournament 3 Game Guarantee Tournament 2 Home Runs Per Game Entry Fee is $170 per team

Deadline for Registration November 27th at Midnight Tournament will be played November 30th Mixed Softball 250 Tournament Three Game Guarantee Tournament 3 Home Runs per Game $1 at the Plate for Additional Home Runs Entry Fee is $170 per team

4th Annual Ball Drop Softball Tournament Deadline for Registration January 2nd at Midnight Tournament will be played January 4th Men’s Softball Tournament Double Elimination Tournament 0 Over the Fence Home Runs per game $10 for Wrist Bands (Unlimited Home Runs) Home Run Derby Entry Fee is $175 per team

3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament Deadline for Registration December 20 Games played December 26-27 $35 per person, or $50 for 2 Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm Taylor St. Gym Age: 9+ Cash Prize for winners


Sherman Parks & Recreation ...ATHLETICS



Coach J Next Level Training

Ultimate Frisbee

Is your kid struggling in their sport? Do you see them on the bench more than on the field or court? Come to Coach J’s sports workout and become faster, stronger, and better. Parents are encouraged to participate with the kids, so you can take the skills you learned and practice at home. The workout will consist of key fundamentals in the sports of soccer and basketball

Mondays from 7-10PM Ends October 14th Play will be at Center Street

Pickleball This fun game uses the skills of table tennis on a full size court. Opponents can compete in pairs using a paddle and a whiffle ball. Don’t have your own paddle don’t worry we have a couple you can borrow to try the sport out.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 4:35pm-5:25pm Location: Taylor St. Gym Price: 4 sessions- $50 2 months of classes- $100 Age: Kids 12 and under

Mondays & Thursdays 6PM-9PM Tuesdays & Thursdays 9AM-12PM Sherman Residents: $2/ time slot Non- Residents: $3/ time slot Location: Taylor St. Gym

2 Day Winter Speed Camp

Adult Volleyball

Date: Dec. 19-20 Time: 2:30PM- 5:30PM Location: Taylor St. Gym Price: $90/ kid or $150/ 2 kids Age: All ages

The gym will be open for those who love to play volleyball. Anyone of any skill level is welcome to come play pick-up style games. Two courts will be set up so up to 24 people can be playing at one time. This is a great way to get some exercise and meet some new people with like-minded interest. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6PM-9PM Sherman Residents: $2/ per time slot Non- Residents: $3/ time slot Location: Taylor St. Gym

EVENTS ~ Umpire Clinic Held at Fairview Softball Fields 11/6, 11/13 Free of Charge for Adults 18 and Over


Take the time during winter break to improve your speed. After this 2 day clinic you will see improvements in your speed and agility.

Youth Volleyball Don’t let your little girl start middle school volleyball without ever having played a game before. In this league girls will learn and develop the basics of volleyball so they are prepared to play matches when they enter into middle school. Date: Tuesday and Thursday night games beginning Feb. 11 Deadline to register: Jan. 26 Location: Taylor St. Gym Age: 5-6 grade (10-13 yr old) Price: $55 per girl (T Shirt is included)

Fall 2019 SHERMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY Come see us at the newly renovated Sherman Public Library at 421 N. Travis St. To stay up to date about events and programs, Like and follow us on Facebook (Sherman Public Library) and Twitter (@SPLFriends). You can visit our website: or call us at 903-892-7240 for more information.

Baby and Me Storytime Enjoy a sweet time with your baby! Baby and Me offers your child and you a lot of time for cuddling, singing, and rhyming. Everything we do is designed for our youngest learners and you! Dates: Every Monday from September 16-November 4, 2019 Time: 10:00AM to 10:30AM Location: Children’s Programming Room, Sherman Public Library, 421 N. Travis, Sherman Ages: Birth to 18 Months


Sherman Parks & Recreation ...SHERMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY Sherman Library Storytime

Sonata: Music in the Library

Our Storytime is full of books, music, puppets, and finger plays. Kids earn new paperbacks every 4th week. Older and younger children are welcome to attend: however, the free books are reserved for children 18 months-5 years old.

Kids will learn to read music and how to play the violin. There is no cost for this program, but space is limited. Reservations are required. We will begin to take reservations at 9:00AM on Tuesday September 3, 2019. To make a reservation please email the Youth Librarian, Ms. Melissa at or call her at 903-892-7240.

Dates: Every Tuesday and Wednesday from September 17-November 6, 2019 Time: 10:00AM to 10:45AM Location: Children’s Programming Room, Sherman Public Library, 421 N. Travis, Sherman Ages: 18 Months to 5 Years old

SPLAT! Sherman Public Library Advisory Teens Teens ages 12-18 are invited to join SPLAT! Have book talks, choose library materials, play games, plan programs and more. All SPLAT! members are required to fill out an application form, which you can get by visiting the library’s website: or coming by the library. Dates: Every third Thursday of the month - August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19, 2019. Time: 5:00PM to 5:45PM Location: Children’s Programming Room, Sherman Public Library, 421 N. Travis, Sherman Ages: 12-18


Sonata I (beginning violin): Every Monday from September 9-November 11 , 2019 Time: 4:00PM to 4:45PM Location: Children’s Programming Room, Sherman Public Library, 421 N. Travis, Sherman Ages: 6-8 Sonata II (some violin experience): Every Tuesday from September 10-November 12, 2019 Time: 4:00PM to 4:45PM Location: Children’s Programming Room, Sherman Public Library, 421 N. Travis, Sherman Ages: 6-8

Create Club Do you love to create masterpieces using 3D pens, technology, paint and more? Come join our Create Club, just for kids ages 9-12! Snacks and activities are included. To sign up, please call Youth Services Librarian Melissa Salazar at 903-892-7240. Dates: Every second and fourth Thursday of the month - September 12 and 26, October 10 and 24, November 14, and December 12, 2019. Time: 4:15PM to 5:00PM Location: Children’s Programming Room, Sherman Public Library, 421 N. Travis, Sherman Ages: 9-12


SEPTEMBER Elvis Show Back by popular demand it’s…Elvis! This fantastic musical performance will be a free concert like no other. Refreshments will be served. Bring your friends (50+) for this popular show! Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Dining Room Cost: Free

First Responders Appreciation The Senior Center will be hosting a First Responders Appreciation Event on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. All law enforcement and fire/emergency personnel are invited to stop by the center and enjoy a light meal and give us all a chance to say thank you for all you do.

Day In The Park Join us as we enjoy a “Day in the Park” at Sherman’s beautiful Pecan Grove West Park on Saturday, September 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There will be great outdoor games, food, fun and laughs. Call or visit the Senior Center office by Thursday, September 5th, to register. Be sure to bring your lawn chair as seating at the pavilion is limited. Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Pecan Grove West Park 3200 Canyon Creek Dr., Sherman, TX Cost: Free

Date: Thursday, September 12 Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: Dining Room Cost: Free

Tri-County Senior Fishing Festival

Ladies Pool Tournament

The annual Tri-County Senior Fishing Festival is planned for Friday, September 20, 2019. This event is open to any resident of Cooke, Fannin or Grayson Counties (fifty years of age or older as of September 20, 2019). There are fishing contests, a casting contest, door prizes awarded and lunch is served. For more information or a registration form contact the Sherman Senior Center.

We will again be having our annual Ladies Pool Tournament. This year’s event will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating please contact the senior center office to register by Tuesday, September 24th.

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Waterloo Lake, Denison, Texas Cost: TBD

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Game Room Cost: Free


Sherman Parks & Recreation ...SENIOR CENTER



Halloween Hoopla

Did you know each night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets? This month the Senior Center will be participating in “Socktober”. “Socktober” was created by Brad Montague to get kids and grown-ups to help the homeless in an easy and fun way. Here’s how you can help: bring a NEW, UNUSED pair of socks to the center office and drop them in our donation box. Encourage all your friends and family to join in our collection of socks as well. We will be delivering them to our local shelters the end of the month.

This annual event, formerly titled Trunk or Treats, is always a fun filled afternoon for seniors. Local organizations and businesses set up booths with information and door prizes. Halloween candy and treats will be passed out from each booth as well. We will have musical entertainment and lots of fun. Free to all seniors age 50+. Mark your calendar to attend on Friday, October 25th, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Municipal Ballroom. Door prize winners do not have to be present at time of drawing to be eligible to win.

Date: October 1 – October 25, 2019 Time: All Day Location: Senior Center Cost: Determined by cost of donation

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Sherman Municipal Ballroom 405 N. Rusk, Sherman, TX Cost: Free

Pumpkin Carving / Decorating Contest It is time again for our annual pumpkin carving and decorating contest. Pumpkins must be carved/decorated at the center on Monday, October 28th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This will allow you to take your pumpkin home and have it on display for Halloween. If you are interested in entering the contest you must sign up in the office at the center no later than Wednesday, October 23rd. Prizes awarded to the top three pumpkins. We will have our contest judging on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Winners will be announced on Tuesday at lunch. Date: Monday, October 28, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Dining Room Cost: Free


Fall 2019 Veterans Recognition


We will honor all our veterans with a free meal. ALL veterans age 50 and over are invited to attend. Please call or come by the Senior Center office to sign up so we have an accurate count for food. Date: TBD, Call Sherman Senior Center for info. Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Location: Dining Room Cost: Free

Turkey Shoot Our annual “Turkey Shoot” will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 10:00 a.m. As always, this will be lots of fun with prizes awarded to the best shooters. Those who have participated in this game can verify “no animals are harmed” in this activity. Please register by Monday, November 25th, to compete. Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Dining Room Cost: Free

AARP DriverTEK The AARP Smart DriverTEK is a brand-new, 90-minute workshop offering an interactive way to stay up to date with the latest safety technology in your current or future car. Learn all about blind-spot detection systems, front-collision warning systems and more— and it’s free! Monday, November 4, 2019, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Sign up in the office. Date: Monday, November 4, 2019 Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. Location: Community Room Cost: Free

DECEMBER Center Christmas Party

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Time to start the holiday season off with our Center Christmas Party. This year’s event will be on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring finger foods (meaning no silverware required) to share with the group. Your Advisory Council will sponsor bingo games. Rather than exchange gifts we will again be collecting items to donate to local nursing homes. A visit from the “big guy in red” is expected and you may be able to have your photo taken with him.

We will celebrate and bring in 2020 a little earlier than most, our party to ring in the New Year will be at noon on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019. As always, we will have “faux” champagne, noisemakers, hats, etc. to toast the New Year. Come join the fun and say Happy New Year to your friends at the senior center.

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Dining Room Cost: Free

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Time: Noon Location: Dining Room Cost: Free


Sherman Parks & Recreation SHERMAN TOURISM Sherman Main Street’s Haunted History Tours Embark on an adventure across our historic downtown with Sherman Main Street’s Haunted History Tours! Join us as we journey through a chilling series of true events and strange happenings throughout Sherman’s history. From disappearances to ghost sightings, poltergeists to unexplained phenomena, come see for yourself at the crossroads of certainty and mystery! All our tours now feature stopping inside at least one of our spooky destinations for exploration and refreshments. Date: 3rd Friday each month, various dates throughout October- see Facebook page for more details Time: 7PM-9PM September-May Location: Downtown Sherman Price: Visit Eventbrite or Facebook to purchase your tickets today! Age Group: 13+ recommended

38th Annual Sherman Arts Fest Get ready for The City of Sherman’s 38th Annual Arts Festival, RAIN or SHINE! It’s a fun-filled day for the entire family that kicks off with the Sherman Education Foundation’s 5K and Fun Run, Altrusa’s Teddy Bear Parade, lots of awesome musical acts and live performances on two stages throughout the day! There will be tons of amazing food and beverage vendors, a huge Kids’ Alley, woodcarving, so many craft and marketplace vendors, children’s and adult art shows, Farmers Market, a petting zoo, and more! Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 Time: 9AM-4PM Location: Municipal Grounds, Municipal Building, and Surrounding Areas Price: FREE to attend Age Group: Fun for all ages, but please have an adult accompany any children


Fall 2019 Trick or Treat on Travis Street

Veterans Day Parade

Trick or Treat on Travis and Wall Streets Join us for our 4th annual Trick or Treat on Travis and Wall Streets in beautiful, historic downtown Sherman! This is a safe, family-friendly, fun trick-or-treating event to kick off your Halloween and let your kiddos show off their great costumes! The evening is filled with local businesses set up in the streets, handing out candy to all the little ghouls and boys. Come celebrate the season with us!

You are invited to come celebrate the service of our United States military veterans at Sherman’s Veterans Day Parade in downtown Sherman, on Saturday, November 9th, at 10:00am. We would love for you to join us, either by becoming a parade participant, or by attending the parade with your family. Thank you for supporting our local veterans

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Time: 6PM-8PM Location: Travis & Wall Streets in Downtown Sherman Price: FREE Age Group: Best for children under 12, but please have an adult accompany any children

Date: November 9, 2019 Time: 10:00AM-10:45AM Location: Downtown Sherman Price: FREE Age Group: ALL AGES

Snowflake Festival & Christmas Parade Join us for the City of Sherman’s Annual Christmas Parade & Snowflake Festival on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2:00-7:30PM, in beautiful, historic downtown Sherman! The festivities begin at 2:00pm with our Snowflake Festival around the Grayson County Courthouse Square. The Festival includes free pictures with Santa, shopping booths, food & beverage vendors, a themed bounce house for the kiddos, live music on the Courthouse steps, caroling, and the magical lighting of the BIG downtown Christmas tree! The Parade kicks off at 6:00PM , this year’s theme is “Christmas in the Movies”, and we would love to have your group sign up to be part of this joyful tradition. So come help us celebrate this special time of the year at our Annual Snowflake Festival and Christmas Parade! Date: December 7, 2019 Time: 2PM-8PM Location: Downtown Sherman Price: FREE Age Group: ALL AGES

For more information on any of Tourism’s events, please go to their website,, check them out on Facebook or call the office (903) 892- 7230


38th Annual Sherman Arts Fest Kids...get Kids...get your your artwork artwork in in early early to to be be entered entered into into the the youth youth art art show! show! Date: Date: Saturday, Saturday, September September 21, 21, 2019 2019 Time: Time: 9AM-4PM 9AM-4PM Location: Location: Municipal Municipal Grounds, Grounds, Municipal Municipal Building, and Surrounding Building, and Surrounding Areas Areas Price: Price: FREE FREE to to attend attend Age Age Group: Group: Fun Fun for for all all ages, ages, but but please please have have an an adult adult accompany accompany any any children children

Mother Son Skate

Date: Nov. 2 Time: 5:15-7:15PM Location: Sherman Skateland - 3100 Versaille Drive Price: $20 per couple Additional $5 per each additional boy Age: All ages (as long as you are accompanied by your mom)

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