Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County
Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Special guest will be Mildred ISD Superintendent Becky Burns who will provide updates on school programs, etc. The public is invited for this informative meeting and the fellowship which follows. Refreshments will be served.
American Legion Auxiliary will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Post. All members are urged to attend as final plans will be made for our Thanksgiving Dinner for active military, Veterans and their families.
Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. in the Blooming Grove Historical Society building. Guest speaker will be Jenny Bratton, director of the Child Advocacy Center in Corsicana. Everyone is welcome to attend.
“An Evening of Honor” a musical performance to honor local veterans, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Fannin Elementary School gym and hosted by the Fine Arts Department. The event will feature patriotic music performed by the first, second and third graders, as well as a color guard from the Corsicana High School ROTC. Veterans from Fannin families will be special guests. It is free and open to the public.
American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana. In addition to helping save a life by giving blood, the Red Cross is also asking for donations of new winter clothing, such as sweatshirts and sweatpants, which are included on response vehicles when responding to house fires and disasters during cold fall and winter months.
The Navarro County Retired Teachers will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. The program will be presented by Jean O’Connor, representing Angels of Corsicana Troop Support. Members of RTA are asked to bring the following items to be sent to the troops for Christmas: white or black crew socks, dried fruit snacks, breakfast or energy bars, hard candies individually wrapped, popcorn, individual coffee and tea packs, chocolate bars, hand/foot warmers, motel size hygiene items, foot or baby powder (trial sized), small packs of batteries, handy wipes, decks of playing cards, jerky, assorted snacks, soups, pens, pencils, small flashlights, toothpaste and toothbrush, hair comb and brush, nail clippers, or money for postage. Any items you can bring will be appreciated.
Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a book fair in the cafeteria from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The wide range of titles and authors will be sold and all proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund for Navarro College students going into a medical field.
Blooming Grove High School student council will hold its first annual Turkey Trot 5K fun run at 10 a.m. at Blooming Grove High School on the cross country course behind the new gym. Pre-registration is Oct. 30 to Nov. 6. Participants can also register on race day from 9 to 10 a.m. Registration is $15, and prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will benefit the local area food banks. Please contact Ashley Mahone, student council sponsor, for more information or entry forms at 903-879-2651.
Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 9 a.m. at 1020 N. Bus. 45. All ages are welcome to come pack. If anyone knows of military serving in harm’s way, please bring their name and address to the packing so we can send a gift box to them. This will be our Thanksgiving box. Christmas packing has been set for Saturday, Dec. 7 at the American Legion Hall at 10 a.m. We are receiving donations for our Christmas stockings. They can be delivered at the above address Monday through Saturday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. We will also be receiving donations at 5 p.m. at the Legion Post. Please support our military. For more information call Jean O’Connor at 903-851-2560.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 5's Thanksgiving meeting will be at the Lone Star Room of the Kenneth Walker Dining Hall at Navarro College at 6 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 6 to 903-874-7050.
The Dawson National Honor Society is honoring its local heroes at a Veterans Day Assembly at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 11, 2013 in the Dawson gymnasium.
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 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.
The National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Sirloin Stockade restaurant in Corsicana from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. A representative from Blue-Cross-Blue Shield will be our guest speaker. The presentation will include an overview of the FEHB program and prospective changes to the program. Members, guests, and all who are part of our federal family come join us. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative near to you, in Corsicana call 903-874-3092.
Navarro County NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 1114 E. Sixth Ave. All Navarro County citizens are welcome to attend.
The Kinsloe House Furnishings Committee with Linda Fannin and Carolyn French co-chairs will present Sheriff Elmer Tanner of Navarro County. Sheriff Tanner will present a program entitled “ Don’t Let the Grinch Steal your Christmas.” He will speak to attendees about staying safe during the holidays and about the workings of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department to keep the citizens of Navarro County safe. The House will be decorated with stuffed animals that will be presented to Sheriff Tanner to take back to the department for use in incidences involving children. The department helps small children with their fears and uncertainty during difficult situations with the use of stuffed animals. Members are encouraged to come to learn how we can stay safe not only during the holidays but at all times. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon, Monday Nov.11 by calling the Kinsloe House at 903-874-5791 or emailing your reservation to kinsloehouse@yahoo.
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 guest speaker. For more information or to make your confirmed reservation call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508.
Blooming Grove VFD will hold a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Fire station. Please come out and eat a fine stack of pancakes, and support your local Volunteer Fire Department.
The Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will present Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” as revised by Peter Stone on Nov. 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley (played by Zanada Tally Schoppert) and Frank Butler (Todd Jones). The book has been updated and joined with the amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit including “No Business Like Show Business,” “It’s Wonderful” and “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun.” “Annie Get Your Gun” is a musical for the ages and one of the Broadway theatre's enduring triumphs. This is the WLAC's final 2013 season ticket production and will be presented at the Palace Theatre located at 112 W. Sixth Avenue. General admission tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Warehouse Living Arts Center which is located at 119 W. Sixth Avenue in downtown Corsicana across from the post office. There is a considerable discount when tickets are purchased in advance. Call 903-872-5421 for reservations and more ticket information.
A one day Driver Safety Program will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Navarro Regional Hospital located at 3310 W. Highway 22 in Corsicana. The refresher course is designed for drivers 50 years of age and older, but is open to anyone. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Attendees may qualify for reductions in automobile insurance premiums for three years upon completion of the course. For more information call 903-654-6892.
Richland Community Park will host a Sweet Shop fundraising event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Russell Stover Candies in Corsicana. The store will donate 10 percent of purchases during the event hours to the park to help pay for a basketball court and other playground equipment.
The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come on out, sing and have a wonderful time with your friends and family. For further information call 903-874-3936 after 2 p.m. Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins). And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.
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.