Star Party Storytime with Ms. Cassie at Austin College
Families are invited to register for Austin College’s Star Party on Friday Sept. 16 from 8-10pm – our Youth Librarian Ms. Cassie will be there for a special Star Party Storytime! We’ll meet at the Adams Observatory at the IDEA Center on the Austin College campus, 1108 E. Richards St. in Sherman. There will be night sky viewing through telescopes and special space-themed stories! To register for this free event, fill out the online form at https://www.austincollege.edu/adams-observatory-star-party-registration/
The City of Sherman will be holding our 41st Annual Arts Festival on Saturday, September 17th *Rain or Shine*, on the Sherman Municipal Grounds, Municipal Ballroom, and surrounding streets. We have a fun-filled day for the whole family, featuring two stages filled with live music and performing arts! There will be lots of music, photography, and art to enjoy. We always look forward to the huge variety of delicious food vendors, and so many amazing artisan vendors offering unique, handmade items available for purchase! We invite you to join us either by attending the festival, or by signing up to become a vendor with us by clicking the link below:
Austin College invites the community to welcome the holidays with the Service of Lessons and Carols on November 30, at 5 p.m. in Wynne Chapel on campus. The event is free and open to the campus and community.
The College’s Religious Life program and the Department of Music will present a program of choral and orchestral selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” along with readings of Old Testament messianic prophesies and New Testament advent and Christmas scripture.
Readers will include President Steven P. O’Day, Beth Gill, vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty; Jim Hebda, assistant professor of biochemistry, and John Williams, college chaplain and director of church relations. Along with the A Capella Choir, several Austin College students will serve as readers and members of the orchestra.
Following the service, the campus Christmas tree-lighting ceremony will take place outside Wynne Chapel on Windsor Mall.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.