Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County
United Way of Navarro County will participate in United We Dine at Bittersweet Boutique from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On this day during this time period, 15 percent of all purchases will go to support the community through United Way of Navarro County. Bittersweet Boutique is located at 112 N. Beaton St.
The Shakers and Scrapers Car Club will hold its monthly meeting at VG'z Event Pavillion (301 E. Third Ave) on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Shakers and Scrapers is a very diverse group of folks with a common interest of cars and a desire to help local charities and events. We hold an annual Derrick Days car show which helps support a local charity. If you are interested in seeing if we are a club that you might like to join, please come and attend our meeting. For information call Janet at (903) 641-7634.
Around the World in 80 Bites will be held in the Corsicana High School Commons from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the CHS Junior/Senior Prom. Tickets may be purchase from any CHS Junior, or you may contact Misty Fletes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $5 per person.
Blooming Grove Elementary School will hold a Spirit Carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. Come dressed in blue and white to show your school spirit, best dressed will win a prize. There will be BBQ, hotdogs, and prizes. Sponsored by the PTO.
Hope Center will hold its Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at 12:30 p.m. at Corsicana Country Club. This four-man scramble will have first place winners for both net and gross winners. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Funds raised will go toward underwriting the Hope Center: Saving Lives, Educating Parents, and Doing it Again Tomorrow.
The Hamilton-Beeman Memorial Association will hold its annual meeting beginning at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Retreat City Hall. A business meeting will be conducted with a pot luck luncheon to follow. Everyone is invited to attend and we especially urge those who have friends and relatives buried at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery to join us. For more information, you may call the Cemetery office at (903) 874-8022 or (903) 874-5934.
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.
Blooming Grove Ex-Students Association will hold a visitation at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Doc Garrison City Park in conjuction with homecoming festivities. Catch up with old friends and reminisce about the old days. The City Council will provide coffee and cookies at The Lions Den (downtown Blooming Grove). The Blooming Grove Historical Society will be open that day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will be a barbeque sandwich lunch at the Blooming Grove High School cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the high school auditorium. The program for the Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Classes honored in the program will be 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1988. For more information contact Jane Armstrong at (903) 695-2226.
Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival will be held today from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. In Historic Downtown Kerens (14 miles East of Corsicana on Hwy 31) there will be hot air balloons, a carnival, arts, crafts, food booths, quilt show, chili cook-off, mule wagon rides, gin tours, tractor pull, classic cars, unique vintage trailer tours, and live entertainment. Booths are available, for more info call (903) 396-2665 or visit www.kerenscottonharvestfestival.com.
The Navarro County Republican Women will host a program called “Restoration or Renovation.” Information concerning the upcoming bond election for the Navarro County Courthouse will be presented by Commissioners Dick Martin and James Olsen and County Auditor Kathy Hollomon. Social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting and program will begin promptly at noon. All are invited to the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Ave, on Oct. 22 to hear this presentation. Make your lunch reservations by contacting Margarita Patterson at email@example.com or (903) 874-8785. Lunch is $7 at the door.
Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in St. John’s Church Office 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 for discussions on various topics of mental health. For information call (903) 872-6302.
The Art Committee, headed by Barbara Jones, with Mabel Foster, Donna Ingham, Betty Partain, Barbara Watkins, and Christine Williams will present an informative program with two artists in different mediums. John Farmer is an accomplished woodworking and stained glass artist who will show the intricacy of woodworking and the making of stained glass platters and panels. Gladys Espenson is the other artist who has been fusing glass and painting stained glass using old stained glass masters techniques. Both of these artists have been doing this for awhile and will bring beauty to our program through their mediums. Members are urged to make their reservations or cancellations by Monday, Oct. 21 at 12 noon. They may do this by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 or emailing your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Navarro County is holding a free Third Annual “Family Fall Festival,” scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Navarro Club. This free event is for the Community-At-Large, therefore everyone is invited to attend. There will be plenty of food, games, and activities. With our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, Candy Apple Walk, and free raffle prizes, it's sure to be an evening to remember. You must be present to win. All food and raffle prizes will be shared on a First Come, First Serve basis. So, don't forget the festivities start promptly at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Tasha White or Mary Wilson at the BGC at (903) 872-9231.
Little Harvard Academy located at 1427 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, will be having a Halloween festival open to the public. It will be from at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2013. There will be games, bounce houses, finger foods, etc.
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) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).
The Corsicana Newcomer's Club will hold it's annual fundraising event at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Country Club. You don't have to be a Newcomer to enjoy this fun event as the community is invited to come to this year's Blue Jeans, Boots & Bids auction, dinner and dance featuring music by Byron Haynie. A live and silent auction will be held. Proceeds raised from this event go to support local community non-profit organizations. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, to donate auction items or to make your reservations call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508.
VFW Post 3366 will have a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight in the ballroom side of the VFW Post 3366 off of W. Hwy 31. Randy Blue and The Full House Band will be the entertainment for the evening. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door.
Barry Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Barbecue Fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Barry VFD, 105 W. South Front St. Brisket, sausage, chicken, beans, potato salad, tea and desserts will go for $8 for adults, and $4 for children. There will be a live auction featuring many items starting at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the building fund. For more information contact Mike Ball at (903) 654-0901.
Emhouse Community Center will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Judge H.M. Davenport Jr. will review the amendments that will be on the ballot. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.
Navarro County NAACP Branch 6209 will hold its Sixth Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 111, E. Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. Theme is “Overcoming our Past and Embracing Our Future.” Speaker is Carol E. Wise, executive vice president, chief operating officer for Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Special guest honorees are Mr. and Mrs. George Burrell, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Biltz, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Williams, and Navarro County Habitat for Humanity Organization. Tickets are $20 each. To purchase individual tickets or a table call Barbara Kelley at (903) 872-7973, Rowena Winfrey at (903) 467-1558, or Dairy Johnson at (903) 654-0498.
The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St. in Blooming Grove. The speaker will be Elmer (Sonny) Boyd who is a retired detective with the Dallas Police Department and was involved in the investigation into the John F. Kennedy assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. He will reflect on the 50 years that have passed and bring photographs to display. All interested people are invited to attend. For more information call (903) 673-2635 or (903) 695-2633.
Oak Valley Crime Watch invites everyone to join its Thanksgiving Blessings Crime Watch Meeting and Dinner which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Oak Valley Crime Watch will provide the turkey and we ask everyone to bring all their favorite side dishes. Oak Valley Crime Watch welcomes everyone. We give thanks!
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, Nov. 12, 2013 at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave, Corsicana. Members and guest are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting. They welcome any Veteran as an associate member who served honorably.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle Chapter will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary with Boots and Bangles Expo and Dinner. Expo begins at 5 p.m. and event at 6 p.m. at the IOOF Event Center. Singers Byron Haynie and Taylor Parks will entertain. There will be a photo booth. Bring a non-perishable donation for the local food pantry. This event is FREE for Senior Circle members, and $15 for non-members (which includes a one-year membership). RSVP or purchase tickets by calling (903) 654-6892 or emailing Connie_Beal@chs.net by Nov. 7.
The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its monthly meeting at Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. This meeting is early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Dr Tommy Stringer, Director of the Cook Center Museum will be our guest speaker. For more information or to make your confirmed reservation call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508.