Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 12, 2012

Local Beat 11/13/12

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County

For a complete listing of local beat items, view the Daily Sun online newspaper, corsicanadailysun.com



Nov. 13

Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Workshop once monthly for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes. These classese will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The Diabetes Self-Management Comprehensive Program is an ongoing class for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please call (903) 654-4556 for further information or to register for either of these classes.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave, Corsicana. Membership is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28,1961 and May 7,1975, or in ANY duty location between Aug. 5,1964 and May 7,1975. The veteran must submit a copy of his/her DD Form 214 along with the application and dues. Members and guest are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting.



The Corsicana Emergency Corps., located at 416 South 12th Street in Corsicana, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m.   The general public is invited to attend.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.  For further information, please call (903) 872-5072.



Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will host Emily Carroll, R.N., Director of the Navarro County Health Department, at 1 p.m. at the local chapter meeting of NARFE. Ms. Carroll will focus on health concerns of senior citizens. The luncheon meeting will be held at the Sirloin Stockade Restaurant, 2508 West 7th Avenue in Corsicana. For information call (903) 874-3092, (214) 949-6197, (469) 939-8102 or (972) 368-5793.

Nov. 14

Navarro Regional Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3201 W. Highway 22 in the classrooms. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6800.



The Young People Committee at Kinsloe House will present an interesting and informative program on the “Quilts of Valor.” Clara Hickerson is the chairperson for the committee. Her committee members are Cindy Erwin, Barbara Watkins, Martha McCarter, Holly Gibson, Kay Hicks, and Jenna Hall. The Quilts of Valor will eventually be mailed to our Veterans Hospitals in America and Europe after a Quilt show honoring our Veterans on Feb. 9, 2013 in Ben Wheeler. There will be quilts on display at the program that have been made by the Piecemaker Quilt Guild in Corsicana as well as the Nacogdoches Quilt Guild. Nancy Kemp, resident at Cedar Creek Lake, will be telling about the quilts of valor. This program is truly inspirational during this election time. Please make your reservations and cancellations by Monday, Nov. 12 by calling Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791.



Nov. 15

Navarro County AARP Chapter 4653 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Room, 1360 N. 13th St., Corsicana. The meeting will be the annual holiday lunch for employees at Northwest. President Nora Thomas urges all members to attend and bring a covered dish. For more information call (903) 396-2765.



The Shakers and Scrapers Car Club will hold their monthly meeting at VG'z Event Pavilion (301 E 3rd Ave) at 6:30 p.m. Shakers and Scrapers is a very diverse group of folks with a common interest of cars and a desire to help local charities and events. We hold an annual car show during Derrick Days which helps to support a local charity. If you are interested in seeing if we are a club you might like to join, please come and attend our meeting. For information call Sean at (903) 851-7845.



Nov. 15-18



The Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will present the final show of the 2012 season with the opening of Jerry Herman’s MAME.  The large cast with Cristin Denbow in the title role is directed by David Timmerman and assisted  by Todd Jones. MAME, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play “Auntie Mame” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, will delight and entertain audiences with the captivating story and music.  Show dates are: Nov. 15-16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The show will be presented at the Palace Theatre at 112 W 6th Avenue. Tickets are now on sale at the Warehouse Living Arts Center which is located at 119 West Sixth Avenue across from the post office.  Season ticket guest discounts apply if the tickets are paid for in advance at the WLAC. For reserved seating and ticket info, please call the box office at (903) 872-5421.



Nov. 16

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its Thanksgiving meeting at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m.  Gary Penney, Texas Cowboy Poet will entertain with original works and maybe even some harmonica music!  Come celebrate the holidays with us and meet your neighbors!  Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.



Nov. 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Center presents an Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature jewelry, children’s storybooks, hats, purses, scarves, decorative T-shirts, clothing, canned goods, and much more. There will be food and drinks available. The MLK Center is located at 1114 E. Sixth Ave., please contact E. Burrell at (903) 874-2821 for an application or more information.



Angles of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 9 a.m. at the Angel Room, 1020 N. Bus. 45, and welcome all ages to come pack. This packing is for Thanksgiving boxes to fill for the troops. There wil be a request for volunteers to sign up to run the lines for the Christmas packing to be held Dec. 1 at the Fellowship Hall across from Navarro College. The new schedule of events will be available at the packing. Anyone with a name of a deployed soldier, please bring to the packing. For more information, call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.



Nov. 24

Gospel Jubilee will be held at Martin’s Music Hall. Special guests Carolyn Cobb and the Corsicana Cowboy Church Band join regular performers Elias Lowe, Gary Poe and Jody Thomas. Come out for a wholesome night of entertainment. Tickets are $10 each.



Nov. 26

The newly organized Silver Dems will meet at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Democratic Party HQ at 416A W. Third Street (1 blk W of Court House).  We will be socializing and munching from plates that you bring so be generous with the sweet treats and wear your best smile.  We will soon be approving by-laws and electing officers and committees so your leadership skills will be needed.  Come and join the party! The group’s main purpose is to discuss and protect issues important to folks over 50 years young and educate ourselves on benefits from the government and civilian organizations that are available and earned by senior citizens and veterans.



Dec. 1

Authors of "Out of Our Minds," an anthology of the North Texas  Professional Writers Association, edited by local writer Janet Jacobs, will be signing copies of their book from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Hasting's in Waxahachie, 791 North Highway 77.



The Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade will be kicked off at 6 p.m. Line up will begin at 5 p.m. at the old K-mart parking lot on N. 13th St. For information or to sign up, contact Dennis Thornberg at (903) 872-2133. There is no entry fee.



Navarro County Toy Run will leave the VFW, 4609 W. Hwy 31 at 11 a.m. for a scenic country ride that ends up back at the VFW. Cars, bikes and clubs all welcome! There will be food, drinks and music, as well as a 50/50 drawing and auction. For more information, contact (903) 654-8944 or (903) 641-9822.



Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 10 a.m. at United Christian Fellowship Hall located across from the flagpole at Navarro College on W. Hwy 31. All ages are welcome to come pack. Friday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. we will be at this location receiving donations and setting up the lines for packing. Anyone wishing to help would be greatly appreciated and very welcome! Please bring any name of a deployed soldier before Friday if possible. For more information call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.



Dec. 2

Kerens Garden Club will present its Tour of Homes and Winter Wonderland from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. Three homes on the tour are the home of Judy and Norton Conner, Cindy Scott, and Dora and Miguel Palafox. The tour ends at New Garden Park in Kerens, where refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sharon Marrs at Kerens Library by calling (903) 396-7755.



Dec. 8

Shakers and Scrapers Car Club will hold its annual toy drive from 3 p.m. until...? Please bring one or more unwrapped toy along with your classic car, truck, motorcycle. Admire each other’s cars and make sure those less fortunate have a wonderful Christmas.  All toys will be donated to The Salvation  Army. Gather at Don’t Auto Center (Old Stewart’s Auto) at Second Ave. and Beaton Street. For more information, call Dan at (903) 467-7170.



Dec. 11

Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Workshop once monthly for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes. These classese will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The Diabetes Self-Management Comprehensive Program is an ongoing class for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please call (903) 654-4556 for further information or to register for either of these classes.



Dec. 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Center presents an Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature jewelry, children’s storybooks, hats, purses, scarves, decorative T-shirts, clothing, canned goods, and much more. There will be food and drinks available. The MLK Center is located at 1114 E. Sixth Ave., please contact E. Burrell at (903) 874-2821 for an application or more information.



Dec. 17

The newly organized Silver Dems will meet at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Democratic Party HQ at 416A W. Third Street (1 blk W of Court House).  We will be socializing and munching from plates that you bring so be generous with the sweet treats and wear your best smile.  We will soon be approving by-laws and electing officers and committees so your leadership skills will be needed.  Come and join the party! The group’s main purpose is to discuss and protect issues important to folks over 50 years young and educate ourselves on benefits from the government and civilian organizations that are available and earned by senior citizens and veterans.