Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 27, 2013

Local Beat 11/28/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Nov. 29

VFW Post 3366 invites all its members and guest out for an evening of karaoke with Country Sue’s Karaoke!! Canteen opens at 4 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m. until closing. Come early to get a good seat! Admission is free! Call 903-872-3811 after 4 p.m. for more information.



Dec. 2

Kinsloe House will host “A Dickens Christmas” at 6:30, 618 W. Third Ave. Join us in a celebratino as we begin the 2013 Christmas Season. A beautiful and delightful five-course meal, music, and of course, “A Christmas Carol” to be told. Tickets are $60 per person. Call for tickets/reservations (903) 874-5791.



American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mildred High School, 5475 S. Highway 287 in Corsicana, Texas. Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.



Christmas is coming soon and members of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild will begin celebrating the season on Monday, Dec. 2 at Westhill Church of Christ. At 10 a.m. a short  meeting to finalize the business of 2013 will begin. New business will include the installation of new officers, renewing memberships, and sign ups on committees.  A tribute to Christmas musicals will be presented by Chris Green and Friends, son of Ken and Judy Green of Corsicana.  After the entertainment, members will enjoy a catered lunch.  All members are asked to bring canned goods for the Food Panty at the church. Our thanks go to Westhill Church of Christ for accommodating our meetings throughout the years. Member thanks also go out to our outgoing officers and committee members and we look forward to working with the incoming officers and committee members of 2014.



Dec. 3

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. Like them on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins) and visit the website at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet At 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St. in Blooming Grove.  There will be a covered dish meal and all interested people are invited to attend.  For more information call 903-673-2635 or 903-695-2633.



Oak Valley Crime watch welcomes you to attend our Christmas celebration at 6:30 p.m. We will have a potluck style dinner, games, and crime watch. Please bring a white elephant gift and your favorite snack style food and be ready for a fun evening. It's always fun to meet new people and get involved in your community. Everyone is welcome. Event is held at the Oak Valley community center.



The Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club will end the year of 2013 with a meeting at IHOP in Ennis at 11:30 a.m. Mark your calendar, bring a friend, and plan to be there to share railroad stories and upcoming December events.



Dec. 4-8

The Corsicana Children's Company will present “Nutcracker”  Dec. 4-6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7-8 at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for Adults, $7 for Teens and $6 for Kids 12 and younger.  By adding splendid lyrics to a simplified version of Tchaikovsky's famous score, this unique version of The Nutcracker captures the magic and fantasy of the ballet story without the dancing . Come join in the fun as we see Nutcracker and his gang of helpers travel to the Land of Toys to rescue Princess Pirlipat from the wicked citizens of the Mouse Kingdom.  Also check out our Nutcracker Tea on Dec. 7 from 12 to 2 p.m.  The Tea includes Lunch, tickets to Saturday's show at 2:30, tour of the theater and a special take-home treat. Pictures with Nutcracker and Marie are available for $5.  Tea Tickets are $20 for Adult, $15 for Teens and $10 for Kids 12 and younger.  Deadline to buy tickets to Tea is Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. For tickets and more info call the Warehouse Living Arts Center Box office at 903-872-5421.



Dec. 4

The Board of Directors of Kinsloe House invites members and guests to its annual Christmas Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kinsloe House. The House will be decorated for the holidays and there will be food, holiday music, and fun for all.  This is one of Kinsloe House’s annual events. There will also be a Silent Auction with many beautiful and interesting items for all to bid on. Members, be sure and put this on your calendar. Come visit, feast on good food, and listen to Christmas music and be sure to shop at the silent auction for neat holiday items.



Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Final plans will be made for the Christmas project and a celebration of the holiday will follow. Bring your favorite party goodies and join friends and neighbors as we enjoy food and fellowship.



Dec. 5

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will host speaker Ray Jacobs, retired NFL football player and probation officer, at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove HIstorical Museum in downtown Blooming Grove. Everyone is invited, everyone is welcome.



VFW Post 3366 will have its monthly meeting of all members at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend!



Dec. 6

Thousands of holiday lights will illuminate historic Downtown Corsicana as the annual Downtown Open House & Lighting Celebration takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. The community is invited to join us at Pocket Park, 118 N. Beaton Street, for food, entertainment, and fireworks, as we light up the town. Many of our wonderful downtown businesses will remain open for your Christmas shopping pleasure. In addition, Santa will be there passing out treats to all the good little girls and boys, and the magnificent A Capella Choir from Corsicana High School will serenade us with some fabulous Christmas carols. Also from 3 to 5 p.m. that day, two 4x6 holiday photos with Santa will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. in Pocket Park. This event is sponsored by the City of Corsicana Parks & Recreation and Main Street Program. For more information call (903) 654-4852.



The Navarro County Retired Teachers will meet Friday, Dec. 6 at Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. at 9:45 a.m. The program will be Christmas Music presented by Amy Knauth Cook and Patty Knauth, vice president of RTA.



VFW Post 3366 invites all its members and guests out for an evening of karaoke with Country Sue’s Karaoke. Canteen opens at 4 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m. until closing. Come early to get a good seat! Admission is free! Call 903-872-3811 after 4 p.m. for more information.

 

Dec. 7

Blooming Grove is having its Christmas parade and celebration beginning with the parade lineup at 10:30 a.m. The theme is an "Old Fashioned Western Christmas."  The parade line up is at the high school parking lot. The parade goes through downtown starting at 11 a.m. Park activities will follow including food booths, pictures with Santa, a silent auction and bake sale, carolers and other entertainment, door prizes, and a Santa look alike contest. Parade participants and vendors wanted.  Please contact Gwen Tyree with any questions at 254-678-3634 or email gwentyree8@windstream.net.



Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 10 a.m. at the American Legion, 624 N. Beaton, to help pack Christmas stockings for approximately 325 military personnel. There will be a free lunch provided by the American Legion Auxiliary immediately following the packing. All are welcome, including little ones. Donations are being received until Dec. 7 at the American Legion Hall between 8 and 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact Jean O’Connor at 903-851-2560.



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 them on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins) and visit the website at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Navarro County Toy Run will begin at the VFW, 4609 W. Hwy 31. Leave at 11 a.m. and enjoy a scenic country ride that ends back at the VFW. Entry is one new unwrapped toy or $10 per person. All bikes, cars and clubs are welcome! Come for food, drinks, music, 50/50 drawing, auction, and LOTS of fun! For more information contact Marty at (903) 654-8944 or Becky at (903) 641-9822.



Corsicana Police Officers' Wives Auxiliary is hosting a Toy Drive on Dec. 7, 3 to 5:30 p.m. at 201 S. Beaton St.  We will also be collecting coats, blankets, electric heaters and food donations to be donated to local charities. Bring your own cameras for photos with Santa Claus.



Dec. 9

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5's Christmas meeting will be at the Lone Star Room of the Kenneth Walker Dining Hall at Navarro College at 6 p.m.  You must RSVP for this catered meal, please call Trudy at 903-874-7050 or the office at 903-872-8468 to give a head count by Dec. 4.  Don't be late.



Dec. 10

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 W. 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. We welcome any Veteran as an associate member who served honorably who does not meet the above criteria.



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.



Dec. 12

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will travel to Ennis to enjoy a holiday lunch at Interior Ideas.  Call Pat Schroeder at 903-872-9663 for more information, directions and  reservations.  



Dec. 13

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its monthly meeting at Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. This meeting is early due to the Christmas Holiday.  Steve Colburn will perform a medley of favorite music and quite probably get us all in the Christmas Spirit! For more information or a reservation to join us for this wonderful Holiday party call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508.



VFW Post 3366 invites all its members and guest out for an evening of karaoke with Country Sue’s Karaoke. Canteen opens at 4 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m. until closing. Come early to get a good seat. Admission is free. Call 903-872-3811 after 4 p.m. for more information.



Dec. 20

VFW Post 3366 invites all its members and guest out for an evening of karaoke with Country Sue’s Karaoke. Canteen opens at 4 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m. until closing. Come early to get a good seat. Admission is free. Call 903-872-3811 after 4 p.m. for more information.



Dec. 27

VFW Post 3366 invites all its members and guest out for an evening of karaoke with Country Sue’s Karaoke. Canteen opens at 4 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m. until closing. Come early to get a good seat. Admission is free. Call 903-872-3811 after 4 p.m. for more information.



Dec. 28

 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 them on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins) and visit the website at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Jan. 25

Training for VITA volunteers (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 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.