From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, in the St. John’s Episcopal Church Annex, 417 W. Collin St., Corsicana. All are welcome to learn to give and receive support at the weekly meetings. On the first Tuesday of the month, Dr. Tom Sheriff, licensed psychologist, joins the group discussions on various aspects of mental health. For more information call (903) 872-6302.
Adult ESL classes will be offered at First Baptist Church in Corsicana on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A nursery is available for infants thru pre-K.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior CIrcle “Lunch Bunch” will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hospital classrooms. Please join and learn more about the Cardiac Rehabilitation program now offered at Navarro Regional Hospital. Speakers will be Jan Elmore, cardiac nurse, and Vicki Arnett, director of Therapy Services. Lunch proviced by Guardian Healthcare. Please register at (903) 654-6892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating limited.
VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.
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. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins). And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com. The meeting is being held on this date because we are hosting our Second Annual Never Forget Memorial on Saturday, Sep 7. More information on this event will printed in the newspaper soon.
The VFW Post 3366, on Veterans Drive, will host Frankly County from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Come on out and enjoy some live music with friends.
The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St. in Blooming Grove. The program will be presented by Billy Bason who will discuss his work history with airplanes. For more information, call (903) 673-2635 or (903) 695-2633.
The Kinsloe House Committee, headed by Marsha Banks and Clara Hickerson as co-chairs, welcome local reviewer Nancy Smith with delightful and amusing look into The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived by Lazar, Karlan, and Salter. This is a collection of characters of fiction, legend, movies, and television, from King Arthur to Perry Mason to Barbie, who not only entertained us but have shaped our society, changed our behavior, and even affected our history. Not only will this review be light-hearted with laughs galore but it will also be a perfect opportunity to meet Kinsloe House’s new caterer Emily Hines of Mildred. Due to the Labor Day holiday, we are asking attendees to make their reservations or cancellations by Friday, Aug. 30. Please call Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 or send an email to email@example.com. Again, we hope to see a large crowd as this will be our first luncheon with our new caterer.
Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society building across from Blooming Grove City Hall. The guest speaker will be Blooming Grove ISD superintendent Jimmie Malone. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Corsicana Community Blood Drive will be held at First United Methodist Church Martin Hall, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Battle of the Badges, Law Enforcement vs. Fire Department means each donor denotes which organization they support, and the one with the most supporters wins. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 7 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. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).
Johnson-Wiggins American Legion Post 22 of Corsicana will host its Second Annual 9-11 Never Forget Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at the Post, 632 N. Beaton St. The memorial service will honor the victims of the attack on America and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight. There will be a blood drive, the Veterans Tribute Motorcycle (www.veteranstributemotorcycle.com) will be on display, MeMaw’s Misfits wil dance, there wil be a silent auction, several cook-off events, and vendor booths. For more information, contact the Legion at (903) 874-3938.
The Kinsloe House hosts the September first Sunday luncheon on the second Sunday, due to the Labor Day holiday weekend, at the regular time, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon will consist of a spring fruit salad, entrée choices will be basil honey mustard chicken or French onion pork chop, creamy mashed potatoes and glazed garlic green beans, and chocolate heath trifle or French vanilla latte cupcake. This will be the first Sunday luncheon with our new caterer, Emily Hines. Please make your reservations and meet our new chef, and visit with friends.
Your reservations must be made by noon, Friday, Sept. 6 by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791, giving your choices of menu and time of reservation or email your reservation and choices to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have its meeting at 6 p.m. in the Lodge Hall at 200 W. Oak Lawn. All members, their families and guests are cordially invited.
Piecemakers Quilt guild meets at 9:30 a.m. at Westhill Church of Christ for a start of grub and gossip. Guild business discussion begins at 10 a.m. and after this short business meeting a program/demonstration will be presented by Charlene Bice. This will be a workshop to make a Christmas Apron. Members and guests are invited to join the fun. Bring a sack lunch and stay for the afternoon to continue working on your apron or bring your own project. For information call Jan Libal (903) 874-0831.
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. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 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 National Active/Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 1191, will meet at the Grand Ennis Buffet restaurant in Ennis, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and join us and meet Steve Howerton, who will highlight Ennis city activities. Members, guests, and all who are part of our federal family, we look forward to seeing you. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative in your area, in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092, in Ennis call (214) 949-6197, in Waxahachie call (214) 850-4783, in Red Oak call (412) 722-6307, and in Midlothian (972) 268-5793.
Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice sponsors a Healing Through Grief support group that meets for lunch the second Wednesday of each quarter. Please plan now to join us at our Corsicana office at 625 N. Main at 12 noon. You are welcome to bring a guest. Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 6 so we will know how many to prepare for. Please call Fran or Patricia at (903) 874-2646 for more information. We look forward to seeing you.
Sept. 12-15, 17, 19-21
The Warehouse Living Arts Center will present MAMA WON’T FLY opening on Thursday, Sept. 12. The mad-cap, family-friendly comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten involves an outrageous race against the clock when Savannah (Darlene Pleiner) agrees to get her feisty mother (Norma Russell) all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding to Hayley (Annot Walthall). Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly! The cast, led by Russell, Pleiner and Walthall also features a large cast of talented supporting actors including: Debbie Bigler, Sharon Goodman, Debbie Hanks, Irvin Horn, Randy Jones, Sandra McClure Mahood, Ron Motley, Kevin Painter, Grace Sowell and Adam Walthall. MAMA WON'T FLY opens Sept. 12 with a performance at 7:30 p.m., followed by the opening night gala. Additional performances are Sept. 13, 14, 17, 19 - 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call (903) 872-5421 or visit us at www.warehouselivingartscenter.com.
The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will enjoy a casual lunch at the Corsicana Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Call Pat Schroeder at 903-872-9663 to save you a seat at the table.
Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174 is announces its first Benefit Golf Tournament taking place at the Oak Trails Golf Course. The tournament will have a shot gun start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with contests including closest to the pin on holes 6 and 11, and a Hole in One contest on hole 16 with a grand prize of a new Ford Fusion automobile. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit the charitable work of the lodge. For more information, contact Ervin Richards at 903-654-2084, or Randy Richards at 903-467-2588.
The City of Corsicana presents “Fiesta Tejas” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month in its final Second Saturday event of the 2013 series from 3 to 9 p.m. (or dark.) Festivities include live Conjunto music, Charro horse show, Ballet Folklorico, a homemade tamale contest, car club cruise in, bounce house, vendors, food, and more! The event will take place at Third Avenue between Main and Beaton in downtown Corsicana. Come early and visit our local merchants. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, contact Wrenda Freeman at (903) 654-4852 or email@example.com. For information on the tamale contest, please contact Raul or Monica Jimenez at (903) 875-8350 or (903) 467-8736.
The Navarro County Genealogy Society will host its annual workshop in the Nancy Robert Civic Room at the Corsicana Public Library. In order to accommodate everyone it will be helpful to call and register for a place at the workshop. The worship will be Genealogy 101 — a detailed instructional program on how to build a complete file on your family. A packet of printed information will be available for each attendee. Please call the Genealogy Department at (903) 654-4808 to register.
Wortham Blues Festival will be held in downtown Wortham, with gates opening at 3 p.m., and the first band set to play at 5 p.m.
James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will sponsor the United States Constitution Luncheon at 12 noon at the Kinsloe House. Program chairman Suzanne Smith has announced that Chatfield native Robert Jones will be the speaker for the special event. The Thomas Meredith Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, will attend the special United States Constitution Luncheon.
Corsicana Vendor’s Day will have a Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting/grand opening at it inaugural show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 801 N. 13th Street (original KMart building) Pegasus Ballroom. This show will house 73 vendors, so make plans now to come out and shop.
Mustang and Mildred VFDs will hold a fundrasier at Lake Halbert from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a car/bike show sponsored by Cars of Navarro County, a Ranch 106.9 Ice Cream “cookoff,” food, bands, water slides and other kid’s activities, as well as an auction with guns, deer stands, deer feeders and more.
The Navarro County Republican Women will meet at the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Avenue. Social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting and program will begin promptly at noon. Mel Birdwell, wife of Senator Brian Birdwell, will share her perspective on the accomplishments and frustrations of the most recent legislative session. Make your lunch reservations by Saturday, Sept. 21, with Margarita Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 874-8785. Lunch is $7 at the door. Everyone who is interested is invited to attend and learn more about the Republican women's organization.
The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will meet at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Come listen to the beautiful sounds of the Bella Voce`Trio while feasting on a great lunch with all your new best friends. If you are new in town or ready to find some new friends call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or confirmed reservations.
Smith with Brackens Youth Foundation invites PRCA Rodeo back to Fairfield at the Moody Fairgrounds Arena. For sponsorship/vendor opportunities contact email@example.com or (254) 485-1821.
Senior Olympics will be held at the IOOF park in Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Events include fishing tournament, dominoes, horseshoes, live band and picnic. Facilities participating are Twilight Home, Sterling House, Heritage Oaks West and Retirement Village, Country Meadows and Trisun. Sponsors for the event include many local organizations and businesses.
The Third Annual Richland Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center at 103 West Main in Richland. All interested vendors should contact Leigh Tidwell at 972-979-9731, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cotton Row Run will take place in conjunction with the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival beginning with registration at 7 a.m., and shotgun start at 8 a.m. The race will begin and end near the rear entrance of the Kerens Alumni Center. Proceeds from this 5K Fun Run/Walk will go to the Kerens Ex-Students Association. Participants and sponsors are needed. There are several levels of sponsorship. This race is open to all ages, both genders. Awards will be given at 9:15 a.m. on Main Street near the Alumni Center. For more information or to register, call (903) 654-8138, visit them on Facebook at Kerens Cotton Row Run, or email CottonRowRunKerensTex@gmail.com.