Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

August 19, 2013

Local Beat 8/20/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Aug. 20

Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, in the St. John’s Episcopal Church Annex, 417 W. Collin St., Corsicana.  All are welcome to learn to give and receive support at the weekly meetings. For more information call (903) 872-6302.



U.S. Rep Joe Barton (R-Ennis) is hosting a Town Hall meeting at noon at the Kerens Ex-Students Association building in Kerens. Everyone is welcome to attend the event.

Aug. 21

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Government Center, at 200 North 12th Street. Barton will provide an update on activities taking place in Washington, D.C., and will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.



Corsicana Marcha Para La Reforma/ Immigration Reform Rally will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. during the Joe Barton Town Hall Meeting. The march will begin at the lot behind Super One (formerly Ole) and walk down Seventh Ave., then up 12th St. to city hall. For more information, visit Corsicana Marcha Para La Reforma on Facebook.



Aug. 22

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will welcome members back from summer vacations with a grand style show of Fall Fashions from Corsicana's own marketplaces. If you are new in town, want to meet new friends, or just ready to help the Newcomers learn their way around town join them at Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. for a great lunch, fun, fellowship and fall fashions. Call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or confirmed reservations.



Aug. 23

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 24

 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) 874-3938 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Aug. 27

Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, in the St. John’s Episcopal Church 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 discussions on various aspects of mental health. For more information call (903) 872-6302.



Aug. 28

Adult ESL classes will be offered at First Baptist Church in Corsicana on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A nursery is available for infants thru pre-K.



Aug. 29

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior CIrcle “Lunch Bunch” will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hospital classrooms. Please join and learn more about the Cardiac Rehabilitation program now offered at Navarro Regional Hospital. Speakers will be Jan Elmore, cardiac nurse, and Vicki Arnett, director of Therapy Services. Lunch proviced by Guardian Healthcare. Please register at (903) 654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net. Seating limited.



Aug. 30

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 31

 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. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.  The meeting is being held on this date because we are hosting our Second Annual Never Forget Memorial on Saturday, Sep 7.  More information on this event will printed in the newspaper soon.



Sept. 3

The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St. in Blooming Grove. The program will be presented by Billy Bason who will discuss his work history with airplanes.  For more information, call (903) 673-2635 or (903) 695-2633.



Sept. 5

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society building across from Blooming Grove City Hall. The guest speaker will be Blooming Grove ISD superintendent Jimmie Malone. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.



Corsicana Community Blood Drive will be held at First United Methodist Church Martin Hall, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Battle of the Badges, Law Enforcement vs. Fire Department means each donor denotes which organization they support, and the one with the most supporters wins. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.



Sept. 7

Johnson-Wiggins American Legion Post 22 of Corsicana will host its Second Annual 9-11 Never Forget Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at the Post, 632 N. Beaton St. The memorial service will honor the victims of the attack on America and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight. There will be a blood drive, the Veterans Tribute Motorcycle (www.veteranstributemotorcycle.com) will be on display, MeMaw’s Misfits wil dance, there wil be a silent auction, several cook-off events, and vendor booths. For more information, contact the Legion at (903) 874-3938.



Sept. 9

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.



Sept. 10

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, Sept. 10, 2013 at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West 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.



Sept. 12-15, 17, 19-21

The Warehouse Living Arts Center will present MAMA WON’T FLY opening on Thursday, Sept. 12. The mad-cap, family-friendly comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten involves an outrageous race against the clock when Savannah (Darlene Pleiner) agrees to get her feisty mother (Norma Russell) all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding to Hayley (Annot Walthall). Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly! The cast, led by Russell, Pleiner and Walthall also features a large cast of talented supporting actors including: Debbie Bigler, Sharon Goodman, Debbie Hanks, Irvin Horn, Randy Jones, Sandra McClure Mahood, Ron Motley, Kevin Painter, Grace Sowell and Adam Walthall. MAMA WON'T FLY opens Sept. 12 with a performance at 7:30 p.m., followed by the opening night gala. Additional performances are Sept. 13, 14, 17, 19 - 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call (903) 872-5421 or visit us at www.warehouselivingartscenter.com.



Sept. 12

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will enjoy a casual lunch at the Corsicana Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Call Pat Schroeder at 903-872-9663 to save you a seat at the table.



Sept. 14

Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174 is announces its first Benefit Golf Tournament taking place at the Oak Trails Golf Course. The tournament will have a shot gun start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with contests including closest to the pin on holes 6 and 11, and a Hole in One contest on hole 16 with a grand prize of a new Ford Fusion automobile. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit the charitable work of the lodge. For more information, contact Ervin Richards at 903-654-2084, or Randy Richards at 903-467-2588.



The City of Corsicana presents “Fiesta Tejas” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month in its final Second Saturday event of the 2013 series from 3 to 9 p.m. (or dark). This event celebrates Hispanic Heritage month. Festivities include live Conjunto music, Charro horse show, Ballet Folklorico, a homemade tamale contest, car club cruise in, bounce house, vendors, food, and more! The event will take place at Third Avenue between Main and Beaton Streets in downtown Corsicana. Come early and visit our local merchants. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, contact Wrenda Freeman at (903) 654-4852 or wfreeman@ci.corsicana.tx.us. For information on the tamale contest, please contact Raul or Monica Jimenez at (903) 875-8350 or (903) 467-8736.



Sept. 21

Corsicana Vendor’s Day will have a Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting/grand opening at it inaugural show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 801 N. 13th Street (original KMart building) Pegasus Ballroom. This show will house 73 vendors, so make plans now to come out and shop.



Sept. 26

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will meet at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Come listen to the beautiful sounds of the Bella Voce`Trio while feasting on a great lunch with all your new best friends. If you are new in town or ready to find some new friends call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or confirmed reservations.



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