From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
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.
Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a uniform sale in the hospital classrooms from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds wil benefit the NRH Auxiliary Scholarship Fund for students at Navarro College going into a medical field. Contact Connie Beal for more information at (903) 654-6892.
Kinsloe House Program/Yearbook Committee, headed by Marsha Banks and Pearl Skewes, will present a favorite author, Anne Mateer, who entertained us last year with her book, published in 2011, Wings of a Dream. This year she will be entertaining us with her book, published in 2012, At Every Turn; and her new book, which will be out in September, A Home for my Heart. She is a pleasure to know and hear. She will be selling her books at the luncheon.
Please call (903) 874-5791 to make reservations or cancellations by Monday, April 29 at 12 noon.
Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Special guest will be a game warden from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Plans will be made for the annual picnic, and cash donations will be accepted for Perry Calvin’s family and the West Volunteer Fire Dept. Donations will be divided equally and delivered in person to the recipients. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
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.
Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Dept. The speaker will be retired football player and retired probation officer Ray Jacobs.
MOM (Musicians of Mildred) will hold a fundraising concert at 7 p.m. at Lane Gym at Mildred High School. Musicians of Mildred gives a college scholarship to a Mildred student with musical ability. Performing will be the Mildred High School Band, the 1977 Ag Band of Mildred, and many other groups and solo artists. Tickets are $5.
Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will need volunteers to set up and receive donations for our garage sale starting at 8 a.m. until done. Jean O’Connor needs volunteers to work the garage sale both Friday and Saturday. We are in need of donations, bake sale items, and homemade potato salad. Please help support our troops. All proceeds go toward mailing the monthly gift boxes to the troops. Any of the men wishing to help the barbecue pit masters are welcome. Please come Thursday and sign up. We are located at 1020 N. Bus. 45. For more information call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.
House of Refuge will hold its fifth annual fundraising concert at First Baptist Church sanctuary. The concert “Glorious” will begin at 7 p.m. Todd Jones will serve as emcee for the fifth time. Wes and Liz Haefs will return with an old favorite performance, joined by Billy Elias; Crystal Trevino; Shellie Buckley, Shellie O’Neal and the Fine Arts Dept. of Navarro College; Hispanic Fellowship Praise Team; First Baptist Church Choir; Navarro College Students performing song in American Sign Language; Taylor Parks; Lydia Bailey, Todd Jones and Wayne Owen; The Current Praise Band from First United Methodist Church; Grace Worship Team; and Ruined and Redeemed from First Baptist Church, Kerens. This is the one big fundraiser the House of Refuge does each year. Please come out and hear great music and support a wonderful cause.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will travel to Choctaw Casino in Durant, Okla. Motor coach will leave the hospital parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Free play will be added to your card upon arrival and discount on buffet. Contact Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.
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.
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.
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).
A Mexican Fiesta Dinner will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church gym from 5 to 8 p.m. Enchiladas, tamales, rice, beans, salad, beverages and dessert will be served for $10/adults and $7 for kids. Anyone in the county is welcome.
The Navarro College International Justice Mission is holding a Freedom Fest Concert to spread awareness of human trafficking. Music is set to start at 6 p.m. For more information contact: email@example.com. The event is sponsored by Brookshires Grocery Company, Bittersweet Boutique and Navarro College.
The CHS Calicos will host its Spring Show at the CHS Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The show is titled “Emotions in Motion” and is produced by Amy Tidwell, Calico director and Tiffany Wilburn, assistant director. The audience will be treated to a crowd pleasing show that will include award-winning routines from the Calicos’ 2013 San Antonio competition, presentation of Seniors, and the introduction of the 2013-2014 new line members. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Auditorium doors will open at 5:45 p.m.
Wortham Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Annual Barbecue and cake auction at 6 p.m. Adults are $8 and kids are $5. Door prizes will be given. Please come out and support your local volunteer fire department.
Wortham Chamber of Commerce will hold its Inaugual Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Wortham. During the day the Wortham cheerleaders will have a carwash to raise money for camp. Stop by downtown, leave your car to be washed, enjoy some shopping with the craft fair, then round off the evening with a great plate of barbecue that evening at the Wortham VFD Barbecue and Cake auction.
Martin Luther King Center will hold an “Adults Only” party from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. featuring old school smooth jazz, rhythm and blues. Dress to impress. Wine and cheese from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for single, $15 for couple, or $10 at the door per person. No one under 30 will be admitted. For more information call (903) 654-1331 or (903) 874-7259.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will begin a new session at Corsicana Word Alive Church located at 600 N 45th Street in Corsicana. The classes will begin Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. Contact Gary Stone at (903) 875-1922 for more information or to register.
Kinsloe House will have its first Sunday luncheon for May. This luncheon is always a fun time to come with your friends and have a delightful meal. Since the first Sunday falls on Cinco de Mayo we will be serving wonderful Mexican fare. There will be a Mexican Caesar salad and either beef and cheese enchiladas or Spanish crusted breast of chicken with the trimmings. There will also be your choice of Tres Leches or lemon cheesecake for dessert. Invite your friends, make reservations, and come from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please call and make reservations by May 3, 2013 to the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791. You can give your menu selections at that time.
The City Of Blooming Grove will hold its Monthly City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Blooming Grove City Hall, 200 S. Fordyce, Blooming Grove, TX 76626.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet at the Westhill Church of Christ for refreshments and gossip from 9:30 to 10 a.m. After a short business meeting the remainder of the day will be dedicated to making Quilts of Valor for our Wounded Warriors returning home. Please bring your sewing equipment, fabrics and imagination to contribute to this most worthwhile project. There will be a potluck lunch so bring your favorite covered dish to share. All quilters and “wanna-be” quilters are invited.
The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce in Blooming Grove. The guest speaker will be Frances Carroll Holdeman who will speak of the early days in Blooming Grove. All interested people are invited to attend. For more information call (903) 695-2724 or (903) 673-2635.
The Sunbeam Club will meet at the Ennis IHOP at 11:30 a.m. for another great day of fellowship. Make your plans now for this get-together to share good memories of the April reunion. If you are a railroader who is active or retired, if you have a family member who is or was a railroader, if you just love a train you are welcomed to fellowship with this fun-loving group.
H-E-B Grocery Store is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, May 7, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 201 S. 15th Street in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Christina Clary at (903) 874-4778.
Oak Valley Crime Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Valley Community Center. Bring a covered dish and come enjoy good food, fun and fellowship! Everyone is welcome.
Kinsloe House will host the “75th Birthday Luncheon” at 12 noon. President Barbara Watkins, with her committee, will present a nostalgic program with a step back to the year 1938. The 30’s era was a “Decade of Drama,” so come and reminisce with us. Members are urged to wear a hat or gloves or both in keeping with the 30’s era. You will see fashions that would have been worn at Kinsloe, hear the sounds of the era, and celebrate with members as they recall the culmination of a dream of the Women’s Club House that began in 1937. Please call to make your reservations or cancellations by 12:00 noon on Monday, May 6th. Don’t miss out on all the fun members are going to have at this event.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will hold a Pot Luck at the hospital classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish of your choice and join in on the fun. Contact Connie Beal to sign up at (903) 654-6892.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 872-6236 or Erin Smith at email@example.com or (903) 874-8211 ext. 1500.
Navarro County Genealogical Society will hold a Witching Workshop, Dowsing for Graves at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. If you have a witching rod, please bring it; if not, bring a wire clothes hanger and members will assist you in making your own. For more information, call (903) 654-4808.
City of Corsicana will host “Outdoor Living,” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include the Corsicana Stage Race, rock climbing wall, Outdoor Lifestyles Expo and kid’s bicycle activities. Visit our local merchants, street, and food vendors, and enjoy live music by The Fog and also by Vinyl Tap. Free to the public and to vendors. For more information call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.
Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 9 a.m. at 1020 N. Bus. 45. All ages are welcome to come help pack. If anyone has a loved one serving in harm’s way please bring their address to the packing so we can send a gift box to them. Results of the garage sale will be discussed following the packing, and volunteers suggestions for June packing. For more information please call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.
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.
The Corsicana Emergency Corps., located at 416 South 12th Street in Corsicana, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The 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.
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.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave. 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 National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Sirloin Stockade restaurant in Corsicana. Come and join us. Members and guests are welcome. James Daniel, Grand Secretary for Texas Lodges of Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), and Nancy Chew, Office Manager, will be our guest speakers. For additional membership information contact us at the following locations: In Corsicana call (903) 874-3092, in Ennis call (214) 949-6197, in Waxahachie call (214) 850-4783, in Red Oak call (412) 722-6307 and in Midlothian call (972) 268-5793.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will meet for lunch at the Sirloin Stockade from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Connie Beal for more information at (903) 654-6892.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle presents AARP Drivers Safety Course in the Navarro Regional hospital classrooms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This refresher course is designed for drivers 50 years and beter, but is open to anyone. Contact Connie Beal for more information at (903) 654-6892.
The Goodlow Community will celebrate its Second Annual May Fest 2013 at 201 State Highway 309, Goodlow Community CEnter. Booth spaces are available for purchase at $35 per space until May 17. To rent a booth, call (903) 851-1279 or (903) 396-7862. Booths may not be purchased for the sale of water, drinks or snow cones. The community is invited to come out for a day of food, fun and activity.
Navarro County Genealogical Society will take a field trip to Mesquite Cemetery at 5 p.m. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling (972) 216-6468. Reserve your space for the 6:30 performance. Nine characters will bring their history to life, and the tour is about 45 minutes. The group will meet at the parking lot behind the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. They will not make time to stop to eat so please plan accordingly. If you do not drive in the metroplex or at night, please call (903) 654-4808 to arrange a ride.
The Emhouse 53rd School Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. at the Taylorosa Event Center on West Hwy. 22 and FM 744 in Corsicana. All faculty, students and friends are welcomed to attend and share some time to relive those wonderful years at Emhouse School. At our last reunion we had school students from 1941 through 1959 when the school closed. Everyone is asked to bring a favorite dish to share a great meal with our friends. Dinner will begin at 12 noon after gathering at 11 a.m., and we’ll be dismissed by 2 p.m. Please make plans to attend.
The Hopewell Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at the cemetery at 11 a.m. The speaker and business meeting will be first, followed by a covered dish lunch afterwards. If inclement weather, we will meet at the Navarro City Hall. Doug Jordan of Nacogdoches, a descendent of the Harvards and Boyds will be the guest speaker. Attendance is encouraged and appreciated. If you or members of our family cannot attend, donations may be sent Rosellan Richards, 9300 SE CR 2150, Corsicana, Texas 75109.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will host a physician lecture in the hospital classrooms from 12 to 1 p.m. Join Dr. Neal Green as he talks on “Beyond 50!” What happens to us after 50 years of age? Why do things have to change? How can we handle these changes? Lunch will be provided. Contact Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.
Senior Circle from Navarro Regional Hospital is going to South Fork Ranch. Motor coach will depart the hospital parking lot at 9:30 a.m. We will tour the ranch, eat a barbecue dinner at Miss Ellie’s kitchen, tour the museum and more! Contact Connie Beal for more information and to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.
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.
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).
K.E.S.A. is raising money to build a Veterans Memorial in downtown Kerens. K.E.S.A. will host a fish fry to raise money for the Memorial from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult plates are $8 and kids 10 and under cost $4 per plate. Please come out and support this effort to recognize veterans in Kerens.
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.
City of Corsicana presents “Boots ‘N Brews” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include microbrew tastings, stick horse rodeo, salsa making competition and pony rides. Visit our local merchants, street, and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Byron Haynie and also by Grant Jones and the Pistol Grip Lassos. Free to the public and to vendors. For more information call 877-648-2688.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will have a Pot Luck at the hospital classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish of your choice and join in on the fun. Contact Connie Beal to sign up at (903) 654-6892.
Jackson Ex-Students Association will hold its 2013 Juneteenth Pageant at Drane Middle School. This is a fundraiser to support the JESA Scholarship Fund. Girls ages 13 through 19 and babies to age 6 are being sought to come participate in an annual fun event. Applications may be obtained from Mary Wilson at (903) 647-0005 or Seri Nolan at (903) 493-0612.
Senior Circle at Navarro Regional Hospital will hold its Senior Circle Lunch and Learn in the hospital classrooms from 12 to 1 p.m. Topic is “Identity Theft: How Safe Are You?” Identity theft happens all the time, whether over the phone or in a store, it can happen to you. Join Officer James Hudson of the Corsicana Police Department to find out how not to fall into the path of Identity theft. Lunch will be provided, please call Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.
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 222.corsicanasecondstaturdays.com.
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 our 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.
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 our local merchants, street and food vendros, 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.