Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

June 24, 2013

Local Beat 6/25/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

June 26

Habitat for Humanity of Navarro County will be dedicating its latest Habitat Home at 6 p.m. in a special ceremony at 307 Gioia Circle, off North Ninth Street. This is the fifth house built on Gioia Circle, and the seventh house the program has built for a “partner family” since its inception. The public is invited to attend.



A public meeting to discuss the Seaway and Pegasus pipelines will be held at 7 p.m. at the Corsicana Public Library. The pipelines both run through Navarro County and Richland Chambers Lake, transporting tar sand south to Houston. Both companies have experienced major leaks over the last three years, in Arkansas and Illinois. Organizers of the meeting, Phil Krejci and Barbara Lawrence, invite the public to come learn more about tar sands, the hazardous chemicals used to dilute them, how damage to pipelines is monitored, how the pipes are maintained, how leaks are detected and what happens should a spill occur. Representatives of the companies, the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management, the Texas Railroad Commission, Exxon, Public Citizen and the Tarrant Regional Water District have been invited to attend the meeting.



June 27

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its annual Summer Social at 11 a.m. at the Kinsloe House. This year's event will be a Flip Flop Party. Decorate your flop flops to win one of the prized offered. Paula Butler from TAMU AgriLife Extension office will talk to us about cooking with herbs and Helen Griffiths' Corsicana Cloggers will entertain. Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.



June 28

Second Annual Senior (50+) Dance — Let’s Go to the HOP!!! The Cook Center, 6 to 8 p.m. Get out your poodle skirt and saddle shoes and join in on the fun.  Listen to the 50s music performed by the Corsicana Swing Band. Photo booths, ice cream sundaes, ice cream floats and more. For tickets or more information… Contact Connie Beal – (903) 654-6892 or Alicia Rogers – (903) 872-2521. You must have a ticket to enter – seating is limited!



Corsicana Senior Center will be the venue for a Cardiac Health Awareness/Senior Center Fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. IntegraCare Home Health is the sponsor and will provide snacks and cardia health awareness and demonstrations. Cost is $2 per person to raise money for a new senior center recreational item. Contact IntegraCare for questions at (903) 874-6366 or www.integracare.com.



June 29

Richland Volunteer Fire Department will be having a fish fry fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire station at 103 West Main. All you can eat,  with adults $10, kids 10 and under $5. All proceeds will benefit the Richland Volunteer Fire Department.



CHS Calicos Dance Drill Team will hold “At the Car Wash” at Bush’s on Seventh Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come get your vehicle sparkling clean as you support the Calicos Dance TEAM!



Through July 31

The Navarro Council of the arts presents "With Six You Get Eggrolls" a Fine Art Exhibit featuring the works of Helen Albritton, Barbara Jones, Gladys Espenson, Deb Miller, Stephanie Ford, and Margie Taylor at the Warehouse Gallery from May 15 to July.  Exhibit is free and open to the public daily.



July 1

CHS Calicos Dance Drill Team will hold a BIG BAKE SALE at Big Lots on Seventh Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start July off with a Big Bang of a Bake Sale! Support your local Calicos Dance Team!



PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD will meet at Westhill Church of Christ for refreshments  and gossip from 9:30 to 10 a.m.  After a short business meeting Becky Stephenson  will present a program on the art of of “English Paper Piecing.” Members and guests will be led through the process of this technique with a hands on approach.  Bring your own lunch and spend the afternoon continuing your project or just enjoy the time of Sit and Sew.  All quilters and “wanna-be” quilters are invited.  This is a great opportunity to learn a new technique and get renewed inspirations from this project and the projects of others. Call Jan Libal, (903) 874-0831 for more info.



July 2

Oak Valley Crime Watch invites all Oak Valley neighbors and friends to attend our hamburger and hot dog cookout at the Oak Valley Community Center at 6:30  p.m. Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to bring your favorite dish. Come see what's happening in your neighborhood and meet new neighbors and make new friends. We hope to see you there.



The Sunbeam Club will beat the heat of the summer and celebrate the Fourth of July in the cool of the Ennis IHOP on I-45 South. A time for a Dutch lunch and great fellowship will begin at 11:30 a.m. This time of fellowship is for all railroaders, active or retired, their friends and relatives. Mark your calendar, put on your red, white and blue, invite a friend and plan to enjoy this celebration.



July 4

The American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke from 5 to 10 p.m. Come over and enjoy some good music and free hot dogs.



The Blooming Grove July 4 parade and activities will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a dog show and silent auction in the park. Parade entries need to line up at the high school parking lot at 9:30 am. All types of floats are welcome. The silent auction will feature patriotic artwork. The dog show is open to everyone. The categories are most patriotic, dog owner look alike, and best trick. There will also be a most patriotic yard contest with winners announced after the parade. For more information please contact Ashley Mahone at (903) 695-2847.



The Corsicana Rotary Club invites you and your family to join us as we celebrate our nation's independence. Freedom Festival will be held in the IOOF Park Thursday, July 4th beginning at 6 p.m. and culminating with a big budget fireworks show at dark.  Enjoy music from the Groove Tones and the Bella Voce Trio, two bounce houses for the kids (one is a  5-in-1 combo), clowns, food vendors and fun. Bring a blanket, tent or chairs and make a day of it. All free to the public.



Blooming Grove Crime Watch will not meet for the month of July, due to the July Fourth holiday. Crime Watch meetings will resume in August on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.



Eureka Crime Watch will NOT meet in July due to the holiday. We will return to the regular schedule in August.



July 6

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) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  



July 7

The Kinsloe House hosts the July First Sunday luncheon at Kinsloe House on July 7, 2013.  Though the house is officially closed we are still holding the luncheon at the regular time 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The luncheon will consist of a tasty pork loin or a chicken dish with a salad, carrots, rice and two delicious desserts to choose from. The desserts will be a key lime laced coconut cake and a delicious cheesecake or a sugar free pudding. Please make your reservations by noon, Friday, July 5th by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 or call Jeani the  caterer. Since summer has set in, this will be a welcome change to the summer heat.



July 8

The Republican Part of Navarro County will hold its Executive Committee meeting at 7 p.m. at the Republican Headquarters at 111-B West Third Avenue in downtown Corsicana. State Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana) will be guest speaker for the evening, reporting on the 83rd Legislative Session and Special Session. A social time will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. saluting elected officials. All registered voters are welcome to attend. For more information, see the website www.navgop.com



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.



July 9

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, July 9, 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.



July 12

CHS Calicos Dance Drill Team will hold a BBB — Bucks N’ Boots and Bake Sale from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at City National Bank on Second Ave. Please show your enthusiasm and support for Corsicana’s finest Dance and Drill Team!



July 13

City of Corsicana presents “Acoustic Wine Down” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include wine tastings, art show, and water slide. Visit our local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Three Fools on Three Stools. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondstaturdays.com.



Big C Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. at Martins Music Hall, 201 S. Beaton. Starring Taylor Parks and Byron Haynie. Big C Jamboree Band featuring Chuck Wiginton, Zanada Schoppert, Ron Sikes, Joe Honea, Jody Thomas and Margie Holton and emcee, with Fred Hayes, Billy Roy Mitcham and Stan Lawhon. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information call (903) 641-1538.



July 15-17

Area farmers and ranchers are invited to attend The Texas Grazingland Conference at the Raddison Hotel in Fossil Creek July 15 to July 17. Nationally acclaimed speakers including Dr. Temple Grandin will be a part of the conference. To register or obtain more information, contact Jeff Goodwin at 254-742-9951, or by email at jeff.goodwin@tx.usda.gov.



July 21

Warehouse Living Arts Center and Members of the 14th Annual Theatre Camp will present “Play in the Parking Lot” on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Grades third through fifth will present The Bremen Town Musicians. Grades six and up will present Wiley And The Hairy Man. Campers are attending camp all week rehearsing the shows and creating the sets. C. David Hill is directing and Tabitha WIlkes is the scenic designer. “Play in the Parking Lot” is free and everyone is invited to attend. Bring your lawn chairs. The WLAC is located at 119 W. Sixth Avenue in downtown Corsicana. The parking lot is located between Main and Beaton directly across the street from the Palace Theatre.



July 27

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. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).



July 29

Oak Valley Ex-Students will have a class reunion on July 29, 2013 at 2211 Oak Valley Lane, Corsicana, Texas. There will be a short meeting before lunch. Bring a covered dish. Ex-Students will meet for lunch at 12 noon. Any questions call Linda (903) 872-3168.



Aug. 1

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department. The speaker is to be announced.

 

Aug. 10

City of Corsicana presents “Island Time” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include limbo and hula hoop contests and water slide. Visit local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Tommy-O and the Bamboo Boat Band. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



Sept. 14

City of Corsicana presents “Fiesta Tejas” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include Charreada (Mexican rodeo) demonstrations and Ballet Folklorico. Visit local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live Mariachi and Conjunto music. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



Oct. 12

The Third Annual Richland Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center at 103 West Main in Richland. All interested vendors should contact Leigh Tidwell at 972-979-9731, or by email at ltidwell74@hotmail.com