Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

January 23, 2014

Local Beat 1/24/14

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Jan. 24

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle presents “Behind the Scenes” with David King M.D. is at 11 a.m. in the hospital classrooms. Dr. King will explain the role of a pathologist. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



Jan. 25

Training for VITA volunteers (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Navarro College. VITA site opens Jan. 28 through April 15. Volunteers would act as tax preparers for qualifying low income and elderly individuals. Shifts to work the VITA site are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.



The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.



Jan. 27

The Emhouse Community Center will meet at 6 p.m. with a membership drive. We welcome each person to come and join. Please bring a covered dish and come have a great fellowship.



Jan. 28

The Navarro County Republican Women will host their first meeting of the new year with a social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting and program will begin promptly at noon at the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Avenue. Guest speaker will be Karen Watson, author of the book “Being Black and Republican in the Age of Obama.” Make your lunch reservations by contacting Sue Ferguson at 903-641-0357. Lunch is $7 at the door.



VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA.  Call Judy Kilgore at 281-682-0928 or Stuart Schoppert at 903-875-9310 to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome but will be worked around those having appointments.



Jan. 29

Navarro Regional Hospital is hosting a free smoking cessation presentation by the American Lung Association on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. in the classrooms at the hospital. This hour-long program is open to the community. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Anna Paul at anna.paul@navarrohospital.com or call 903-654-6870.  



VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) Site open from 1to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library.  Call Judy Kilgore at 281-682-0928 or Stuart Schoppert at 903-875-9310 to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome but will be worked around those having appointments.



Jan. 30

VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA.  Call Judy Kilgore at 281-682-0928 or Stuart Schoppert at 903-875-9310 to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome but will be worked around those having appointments.



Jan. 30-31 Feb. 1-2, 4, 6-7-8

The Warehouse Living Arts Center will open the 43rd consecutive season with “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchison on Thursday, Jan. 30. The cast features Mark Bedgood, Brad Cook, Marissa Hoskins Dobbs and Frank Means. Other performance dates are Jan. 31, Feb. 1-2, 4, 6-7-8. Evening show starts at 7:30 p.m.; the matinee on Feb. 2 starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the theatre box office at 119 West 6th Avenue in downtown Corsicana across from the post office. Call 903-872-5421 or purchase online at www.warehouselivingartscenter.com.



Feb. 1

 Cars of Navarro County will host its season kickoff car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Exxon Tiger Tote on West Highway 31 at 45th Street. Entry fee is $10 with 17 awards to be presented. Proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information call 214-418-5775.



The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the post.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.  Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).



Feb. 4

Oak Valley Crime Watch will meet at 6 p.m. at the Oak Valley Community Center. Guest speaker will be Bobby Vickery, who is running for Texas State Representative District 8. Please bring your favorite covered dish and a friend/neighbor. Everyone is welcome.



Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will host a Carter Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital classrooms. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net



The Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild of Corsicana will gather at 9:30 a.m. for “meet and greet” at Westhill Church of Christ on Hwy. 22. The regular session begins at 10 a.m. with a short business meeting followed by a program. Well-known quilt instructor and author, Winnie Fleming, will present a lecture and teach a class on mitered corners. For questions or more information, call Judy Dulworth (972-825-6364) or Sue Cochran (903-695-0589).



The Southern Pacific  Sunbeam Club is a group of railroaders who gather on the first Tuesday of each month for food, fun, fellowship and the sharing of special memories. They will enjoy this time of sharing at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Ennis IHOP. They will also begin planning for the upcoming annual reunion to be held in April. Come on along and share with us.



Feb. 5

American Legion Auxiliary meet at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend as there are some important business items that must be discussed and decisions made on upcoming projects. Visitors are always welcome.



Feb. 6

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society Building. Guest speaker will be Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.



Feb. 11

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.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West 7th Ave, Corsicana. Members and guest are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting. We welcome any Veteran as an associate member who served honorably.



Feb. 13

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle  will host a AARP Drivers Safety Course 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. in the hospital classrooms. The refresher course is designed for drivers 50 years and older. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



Feb. 14

The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host a Valentines Day Dance with The Honky Tonkers  from 8 p.m. to closing. Entry fee of $5 at the door. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m. Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).



Feb. 15

The Navarro County Aggie Moms present the Singing Aggie Cadets in concert at the Palace Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for floor seats, $20 for balcony. Tickets may be purchased from a member of the Navarro County Aggie Moms Club, or by calling the Palace Theatre box office at (903) 874-7792. For more ticket information please contact Cindy Williams ‘78, club president, at cabwilliams@gmail.com.



Feb. 19

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle Lunch Bunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Sirloin Stockade. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



Feb. 22

The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.  Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).



The G.W. Jackson Multicultural Society Inc. presents A Gospel Extravaganza — Make a Joyful Noise through song and dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the IOOF Event Center. Scheduled to perform are Tim Curry, Gospel and Jazz Recording Artist from Austin; The Gospel Five, Navarro College Chosen Ministry Gospel Choir, Straightations from Straightway Baptist Church, Lifeline Church Praise Dancers, and Amy Roberts and the Unified Worship Group. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25. For more information please call (903) 641-6607 or (903) 874-2821.



Feb. 25

Senior Circle Lunch and Learn will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital classrooms. Zachary Drain, MD will speak on chest pain. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



March 19

Senior Circle Lunch Bunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Fiesta Grill. For reservations and more information contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



March 25

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle Mystery Tour! Motor coach will leave the hospital parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and should return home no later than 6:30 p.m. Wear comfortable clothing and get ready for a fun-filled day with some wonderful people. For reservations and more information contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



May 17

G.W. Jackson Heritage Rodeo will begin at 7 p.m. at the Navarro County Exposition Center. This pro rodeo still needs sponsorships. All funds raised will go toward construction of the G.W. Jackson Multi-Cultural Society building, to be located upon the site of the G.W. Jackson home. For more information, contact Charles Betts at (903) 654-4279.