Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be at the Corsicana YMCA from 2 to 7 p.m. If you are low income (usually under $42K) or elderly, and in need of tax filing assistance, take advantage of this free program. This year VITA will see clients with appointments first and then work with walk-ins. VITA is at the YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at the Kerens Library on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Call George Burrell at (903) 879-2091 to schedule your appointment.
Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will meet at North Shore Harbor Inn at 11:30 a.m. Call Pat Schroeder at (903) 872-9663 to save a spot at the table for you.
The Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. The speaker for the program will be Dr. Shellie O’Neal, teacher, actress and playwright. All former school employees are invited.
Woodland Cemetery Committee is holding a fundraiser with home style cooking from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Annex Building, 320 W. Collin, directly behind the public library. You may dine in or take out for a donation of $8. The goal is to raise funds for a concrete walk for the Montgomery Hill addition at Woodland, the area where remains of the slave graves located at Richland-Chambers Reservoir were relocated. On the menu is ham, baked chicken, cabbage, green beans, candied yams, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, salad, corn bread, cake and tea. For more information please contact Ruby Williams at (972) 854-8113 or (903) 872-4774.
April 13 and 14
A Spring Home and Garden Expo is taking place at the IOOF Event Center, 601 North 45th Street, Corsicana, sponored by Texas AgriLife. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Home and Garden vendors along with landscape design companies, Master Gardner and educational programs will be offered as well. Admission is $5 adults, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact Logan Lair at Texas AgriLife, at 903-654-3075.
Crystal Shepherd Benefit Softball Tournament will be held at Lake Halbert Park beginning at 10 a.m. This is a Lake Halbert Softball Association rules tournament. Prizes will be awarded to champions and runners-up, as well as home run derby winners. There will be men’s and co-ed games. Entry fee is $150. For more information or to enter contact Chris Garrett at (903) 641-6395 or Wes Young at (903) 467-4797. There will be food concessions, bounce houses for the kids, a dunking booth, and more activities. Bring the family and come out!
The Second Annual Richland Craft and Vendor Fair will be held at 103 W Main St., Civic Center, Richland from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the kids to see the Care Flight helicopter. Unlimited face painting for the kid in all of us. Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Thirty One Gifts, Roberta’s Jewelry, A’s Soap Emporium, Jan’tiques and Jewelry, Bling T-Shirts, Velata, It Works!, Hand Crocheted items and bows, Pampered Chef, Advocare, Paparazzi $5 Jewelry and Accessories, Grace Adele, Sweet M’s Sweet Treats, Premiere Designs Jewelry, Betha’s Best (specializing in home canned jams, jellies and more), crocheted children’s items and sandals, Scrubs, Bags, Accessories and more, Marvin’s Snow Cones, Mary Kay, Handmade Diaper Cakes, Scentsy, Handy Man Collectibles, Celebrating Home and Camp Gladiator. Richland Volunteer Fire Department will be serving hot dogs and drinks. Visit every vendor and sign up for a $100 raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Fire Department and the Food Pantry.
Main Street Program of City of Corsicana in conjunction with Cars of Navarro County will hold a Second Saturday Cruise In from 5 to 8 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee, with 11 trophies to be given. Registration will close at 6 p.m. The car show will take place at Third Ave. and Beaton St. There will be two blues bands playing, dance lessons, a 50/50 jar, and the party will continue after the car show until 10 p.m. All proceeds raised by the car show will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Navarro County NAACP will have its Seventh Annual Health Fair at the MLK Center, 1114 E. Sixth Ave., The Ross Breast Center Mammography Mobile will be there, to schedule an appointment or if you would like to set up a booth, contact Barbara Kelley at (903) 872-7973.
Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will hold a packing at 9 a.m. at the Angel Room, 1020 N. Bus. 45. All ages are welcome to come pack. Please bring the name of a military member serving in harm’s way with you to the packing so we can do a gift box for our military members. There will be a special meeting following the packing for sign up for our semi-annual barbecue, bake and garage sale, which will be held the first weekend of May. Donations will be accepted from anyone wishing to help raise funds for postage of boxes for our military. We will be pricing every Thursday from now on until the date of garage sale at 9 a.m. For more information contact Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.
The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call (903) 874-3938 after 2 p.m.
Lakeside United Methodist Church will hold a music festival to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The church, located on FM 416, will be the location for music and food from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Musical acts include LUMC Choir and Ensembles, The Fog, The Corsicana Cloggers, Todd Jones and the Groove Tones, John Byron Haynie and special guest Christi Driskell, Bella Voce, and AzureBlue Trio. There will be booths, hamburgers, hot dogs, tamales, homemade baked goods, a silent auction, bounce house, face painting, crafts, and a quilt drawing, as well as Luminaries for purchase. The Carter BloodCare Mobile unit will be on site. Admission is free, but bring your own chairs.
The Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Tucker Hardgrave Memorial Hangar at the south end of C. David Campbell Field, the Corsicana Municipal Airport. There will be a staff meeting at 10 a.m. with the general meeting to follow. Prospective members and the public are invited to attend the general meeting. The Squadron is preparing for the 15th Annual Corsicana Airsho to be held Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Kerens Ex-Students Association (KESA) will host Bobcat Bistro from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the KESA building in Kerens. Please join us for Second Sunday lunch and help support KESA scholarship program. On the menu is Chicken Alfredo or German Meat and Potato Casserole, choice of two: fresh broccoli salad, special green beans or carrots; choice of Grandma’s Lemon Poppy Seed Cake or Country Peach Cobbles. All served with rolls, tea or water. A children’s menu is available for kids under 12. Tips are appreciated and will be used for the endeavors of KESA.
The Corsicana Art League will meet at 6 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. Jo Skewes will present a book review of “How Georgia Became O'Keefe, Lessons on the Art of Living.” Come bring a friend and join with others who are interested the arts. For more info call (903) 519-9082.
Thru April 16
The Corsicana Art League will hold an exhibit at the Warehouse Living Arts Theatre Gallery.
Jose Antonio Navarro Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. at 416A W. Third Ave. All members are urged to attend.
The Kinsloe House Building committee headed by Cindy Erwin will host an interesting program on the Coast Guard Auxiliary presence in the area.
Jan Harding, vice-commander of Flotilla 5-16, will give a very interesting program on how the Coast Guard Auxiliary helps boaters in the area. Please call (903) 874-5791 to make reservations or cancellations by Monday, April 15 at 12 noon.
Navarro College Multimedia Department presents Media Fest 2013, to be held at 10 a.m. at the Cook Center Planetarium at Navarro College. This is a great opportunity to see the best work produced by our multimedia students during the last year. There will be photography, drawings, paintings, 3-D, music, and video on display on the planetarium ceiling. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Mark Rosenberg at (903) 875-7538 or email@example.com.
The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will have a Fish Fry with all the trimmings from 4 to 8 p.m. Price is $10 per plate (all you can eat) or $6 per plate for carry out. The Post will be rocking with the One Less Monkey band starting at 9 p.m.
Dawson Lions Club invites all to come eat and bid for a bargain on items supplied by handicrafters and local merchants to help the Lions Club of Dawson support the community. Most of the proceeds will go to fund Dawson ISD projects and scholarships. Join us at the Dawson ISD cafeteria at the end of Third street which runs past the Methodist Church off Main Street. Bring an item for the auction and make a donation for the meal and then bid and take your prizes home. The eating will start at 5 p.m. and continue through the auction. To donate an item for bidding or to purchase a ticket for a new TV or for more information call Pat Phagan at (254) 578-3868. By the way ask for a membership form and join the roaring Lions to help the Bulldogs.
The VFW Post 3366 will have its end of the month dance on April 20 due to Derrick Days being on the 27th. The band will be Heart of Texas Road Gang! Dance starts at 8 p.m. and will end around midnite. There is no cover charge. Donations will be accepted to help pay the band. Come out for a great night of fellowship and dancing.
Inaugural Rope for Rylance Memorial Team Roping will be held at Freestone County Cowboy Church arena, Hwy 84 between Fairfield and Teague. Books open at 12 noon, roping begins at 1 p.m. Alternate rainout date is May 4, same time and location. Admission is free, donations will be accepted for the Rylance Memorial Fund. The first event will be completely to help the family of Rylance, who passed away Dec. 28, 2012 at the age of 10 months and 18 days, with hospital and burial expenses. There will be a silent auction following the roping events, with a grand prize for the roping being a Two-Horse slant bumper trailer with walk-in tack room. Concession stand will be provided by Cowboy Church. Each year’s event following the inaugural event will go towards a scholarship in Rylance’s name.
Senior Circle Group of Navarro Regional Hospital will travel by motor coach to New Orleans April 22-26. We still have seats available. Contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6892 for more information.
When Are We Going Home Ministry and its Spirit Sent Music Ministry will meet at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. This is the night of the Annual Talent Show. You don’t want to miss this event! All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Healthy Woman program will present “Living with Allergies” presented by Dr. Matthew Branch, M.D. ENT specialist. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Café 22 at Navarro Regional Hospital. For more information or to register for Healthy Woman, contact Anna Paul at (903) 654-6871 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mystery Art in Tuckertown is a silent auction and reception featuring local artists. This fundraiser supports the efforts of both the Navarro Council of the Arts and VOICE. “Pillars of our Past, Celebrating the people, places, and events in Navarro County History” will be the theme this year. Mystery Art in Tuckertown will feature 8 x 10 art work with silent bids starting at $35. The art will be on display at the Warehouse Living Arts Center April 17-26. There will be a reception with food and drinks which will feature the artwork from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 25 at the Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W. Sixth Ave. Artist’s names will be revealed at the end of the auction. No tickets or reservations required, donations appreciated. Both amateur and professional artists interested in donating artwork should call (903) 872-5411.
The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its monthly meeting at Kinsloe House at 11a.m. We will be entertained by the Senior Activity Band and learn all about the activities available to residents through the Parks & Recreation Department Director, Sharla Allen. Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.
The Inaugural Oil Baron’s Ball will benefit Derrick Days and VOICE. The black tie event will feature fine food, entertainment and dancing. Enjoy the atmosphere in a newly renovated historic downtown building in historic downtown Corsicana. Valet parking available. Reservations required, limited space. Contact Gina Dieterichs at VOICE for more information email@example.com or (903) 872-0180.
Corsicana Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave., presents its Derrick Days concert featuring Randy Brown Band at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $25, and includes concert, dinner and drinks. For more information contact the Palace at (903) 874-7792.
Golf Scramble for the Texas Lions Camp will be held at 1 p.m. at the Battle Lake Golf Course in Mart. Come out and enjoy a fun day while supporting the disabled children's summer camp. $55 pays the green fees and a cart for the 18 hole scramble with a catered meal under the shade. For more information call the golf course at 1-254-876-2837. Form your team right away or just drag in your bag and the GC will assign you a partner to put a smile on some kid’s face. For business sponsoring opportunities or information call Pat Phagan at 1-254-578-3868.
April 30, May 1
The Navarro Council of the Arts presents Black Violin, Classical Musicians for all fifth through 12th graders at the Corsicana High School auditorium. Shows will be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days. For more information contact the Navarro Council of the Arts at (903) 872-5411.
Corsicana Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave., presents Black Violin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $20. For more information, contact the Palace at (903) 874-7792.
The Navarro Council of the Arts presents its Annual Youth Art Show at the Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery. For more information, contact Navarro Council of the Arts at (903) 872-5411.
The Dresden Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting Saturday, May 4. The meeting begins with a memorial service at the Dresden Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Following will be a covered dish lunch at 12 noon and a business meeting at 1 p.m. Your attendance is encouraged and appreciated.
The City Of Blooming Grove will hold its Monthly City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Blooming Grove City Hall, 200 S. Fordyce, Blooming Grove, TX 76626.
KESA (Kerens Ex-Students Association) will hold a city-wide Garage Sale. All funds raised will support scholarships for Kerens Students. Your new or gently used garage sale items are wanted!! Please call (903) 396-7362 to arrange pick up or drop off. Please call before May 6. Gently used clothing, shoes, toys, tools, furniture, household items, sporting goods, etc.
CHS Council on International Affairs will hold a car show and vendor’s fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Corsicana High School, 3701 W. Hwy 22. There will be food, music, games, a 50/50 jar, door prizes, vendors, silent auction and face painting along with lots of awards given in the car show. For more information contact Ginger Pawlowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 872-6236 or Erin Smith at email@example.com or (903) 874-8211 ext. 1500.
Navarro County Genealogical Society will hold a Witching Workshop, Dowsing for Graves at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. If you have a witching rod, please bring it; if not, bring a wire clothes hanger and members will assist you in making your own. For more information, call (903) 654-4808.
When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Rising Star Creative Ministry at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave. 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.
Navarro County Genealogical Society will take a field trip to Mesquite Cemetery at 5 p.m. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling (972) 216-6468. Reserve your space for the 6:30 performance. Nine characters will bring their history to life, and the tour is about 45 minutes. The group will meet at the parking lot behind the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. They will not make time to stop to eat so please plan accordingly. If you do not drive in the metroplex or at night, please call (903) 654-4808 to arrange a ride.
The Ninth Annual VOICE Spring Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at The Cook Center. The VOICE Spring Luncheon is a traditional fundraiser held each year to gain support for VOICE programs and services provided to children and families. This year will feature a red-carpet style theme with a fashion show, a silent auction, and will be emceed by national renowned Joan Rivers impersonator Ellie Weingardt. Sponsorships and tables are now on sale. Contact Gina Dieterichs at (903) 872-0180 for more information.
When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Spirit Sent Music Ministry at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. with its Annual Luau Party. All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.