Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 5, 2013

Local Beat 4/6/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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



April 6

The American Legion, Post 22, will hold its monthly meeting which will include the annual election of Post officers at 1:30 p.m. at the post. All members and prospective members are invited to attend. All members interested in running for office should use the sign up sheet.

 

American Legion Squadron 22 (Sons of the American Legion) will hold elections for their election at the American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., at 3:30 p.m. All interested members need to sign up for the election on the sign up sheet.



Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will hold a packing at 9 a.m. at the Angle 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 the semi-annual barbecue, bake sale, 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. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon each Thursday until the garage sale there will be pricing on garage sale items at the Angel Room, volunteers are welcome. For more information call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.



April 8

Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner, will be speaking to the Republican Party of Navarro County Executive Commmittee at 7:00 p.m. at the Republican Party of Navarro County Headquarters at 111-B West Third Avenue in Corsicana. All registered voters are invited attend.



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.

 

April 9

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.



When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold 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 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.



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.



NARFE, National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at Ryan’s Buffet in Waxahachie from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013.  The Honorable Carol Bush, Ellis County Judge, will be our guest speaker.  Members and guests are welcome. For information in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092.



April 10

Corsicana Volunteer Income Tax  Assistance (VITA) will be at the Kerens Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m. each Wednesday until  April 11. If you are a low income (usually under $42K) or elderly, and in need of tax filing assistance, take advantage of this free program. This year we are seeing clients with appointments first and then we’ll work with our walk-ins. VITA will be at the YMCA in Corsicana on Tuesday and Thursday from 2 until 7 p.m. and Wednesdays in Kerens at the library from 1 until 4 p.m.  Call George Burrell at (903) 879-2091 to schedule your appointment.



The Kinsloe House Policy committee headed by Jan Moore with committee members Marsha Banks, Seley Fuller, Martha Grove, and Donna Ingham will host a interesting program on Gardening for both your in-town yard and your country yard. Other members of the Corsicana Better Garden Club will assist her. With Spring in the air our thoughts turn to flowers and vegetables. The program, presented by Mary Hargrave, will give attendees lots of neat ideas that will make your gardens, flower beds, and yards grow like a professional did it. Please call (903) 874-5791 to make reservations or cancellations by Monday, April 8 at 12 noon.



The James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Kinsloe House at 3 p.m. Hostesses for the meeting will be Mary Alice Hendryx and Barbara Shore. The program will be provided by Silvia Marrs from Temple on her fascinating choral trip researching music of the Southwest Indians.



April 11

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.



April 12

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.



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.



April 13

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.



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.



Thru April 16

The Corsicana Art League will hold an exhibit at the Warehouse Living Arts Theatre Gallery.



April 18

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 mark.rosenberg@navarrocollege.edu.



April 20

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.

 

April 22-26

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.



April 23

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 anna.paul@navarrohospital.com.



April 25

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.



April 26

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 gdieterichs@voiceinc.org or (903) 872-0180.



April 27

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.



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.



May 2

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.



May 3-24

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.



May 4

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.

 

May 11

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 gpawlowski@cisd.org or (903) 872-6236 or Erin Smith at esmith@cisd.org or (903) 874-8211 ext. 1500.



May 14

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.



May 23

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.



May 28

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.