Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 15, 2013

Local Beat 11/16/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Nov. 16

A car show will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Rice High School. There will be trophies for the top 10 vehicles, as well as the “Band’s Choice.” In addition to the show, there wil lbe a bake sale and silent and live auctions. The entry fee is $15, and all money will go towards the spring band trip. This year, the Bulldog band has been invited to go to Disneyworld. If it rains, the car show will take place Nov. 23. All cars, trucks, motorcycles, late performance, project, race cars, 4x4s, street rods and others are welcome to enter. The show is not exclusive to any car club. For more information, call Derek at (903) 257-8917.



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 stack of pancakes, and support your local Volunteer Fire Department. Carter Blood Bank will be here from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. This time of year it is critical for them to have a surplus of units. Please come help us to help them.



Nov. 16-17

Corsicana Vendor Days for November will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Pegasus Ballroom inside Ideal Self Storage at 801 North 13th Street. Pictures with Santa will be available on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Nov. 18

 Corsicana Art League will meet at 6 p.m. at Kathryn Corley's Home, 1604 Bowie Circle. She will graciously show  her art collection and tell about the pieces.  For more info: Call 903-519-9082.

 

Nov. 20

The Membership Committee will host the Kinsloe House contribution luncheon with the program, “Dallas’ Darkest Day” that will revisit the fateful day 50 years ago when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas. Dr. Tommy Stringer of Navarro College will present a program remembering the life and legacy of the Camelot president. The program is sure to bring back memories of exactly where we were on this tragic day. Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon Monday, Nov. 18. Call Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791.



Nov. 21-24

The Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will present its final production of the year, 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. at the Palace Theatre located at 112 W. Sixth Avenue. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Warehouse Living Arts Center at 119 W. Sixth Avenue. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.warehouselivingartscenter.com. There is a considerable discount when tickets are purchased in advance. Call 903-872-5421 for reservations and more ticket information.



Nov. 21

A one day Driver Safety Program will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.



The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St. at 7 p.m., will host K. D. Kellum, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam war who wrote some books about that war. He will be speaking about these books and available to sign copies for you. For further information call 903-874-3938 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.



Nov. 22

Mary Peterson Child Care Center, 1103 East Collin, Corsicana, is having its Free Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 p.m. until all gone. Giving back to the community in love. For more information, please call 903-874-7091. Menu: Turkey, Dressing, Yams, Potato Salad, Green Beans, Desserts, and a drink.

 

Nov. 23

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. For further information call 903-874-3936 after 2 p.m.  Like them on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins) and visit the website at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Nov. 25

The Emhouse Community Center will hold its Thanksgiving Meeting and meal at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. Bring a dish and come on!



Nov. 28

The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host a Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner with all the trimmings starting at 12 noon until 2:30 p.m.  Come out and enjoy a good meal and friendship on this Day of Thanks.  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.



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.



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.



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 $10 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. 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.



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. 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.



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.