April 5

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site will be open from 2 to 7 p.m., in the rear addition of the Corsicana YMCA.   Low income individuals and the elderly can get assistance from the VITA site in filing  their 2011 tax return.  The volunteers are limited to only basic tax returns and individuals with more complicated returns may be referred to local preparers when the scope of the return exceeds the VITA limits.  For more specific information contact George Burrell at (903) 879-2091 or Stuart Schoppert at (903) 875-9310.

The Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the  Blooming Grove Fire Station. The speaker will be Amanda D. Putman, Judge, Navarro County Court at Law. Everyone is invited and light refreshments will be served.

American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Martin Hall. Call 1-800 RED CROSS to make an appointment.

Hop Downtown Corsicana will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Beaton Street. There will be cookies and refreshments sponsored by Grace Community Church; collect Easter eggs from the Easter Bunny’s helpers, sponsored by HEB, Brookshires and Wal-Mart; Photos by Memories by Melissa in the Pocket Park; Bounce House, Face Painting and Tattoos, sponsored by Ideal Self Storage; Give-Away bicycles, by Ideal Self Storage; Easter Baskets sponsored by the Corsicana Main St. Program; Visit the Easter Bunny, sponsored by Chili’s of Corsicana. Program presented by Corsicana Main Street Program and Ideal Self Storage.  

April 6

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will hold a Free Career Development Workshop titled Job Search Strategies from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.

April 7

The Resident’s Council at Friendship Towers is holding an Easter party for residents and staff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Everyone is invited to stop by and take part.

American Legion Post 22 will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt held by the Auxiliary at 10 a.m. for ages 1 through 10. The Post location is 632 N. Beaton. The community is welcome with members. There will be a free box of crayons given to the children at the door, and they will be asked to color a Easter picture where they will place their first name and age. These will be judged and a prize given for ages 1 through 5 and ages 6 through 10. All these pictures will then be donated to the Angels of Corsicana Troop Support for our military in harm’s way. Heritage Oaks Retirement Village has filled our eggs with candy and goodies this year. There will be most eggs awarded in the different age groups. This will be followed by hot dogs, chips, cupcakes, and drinks. For more information, call the Post at (903) 874-3938.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 22 will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. at the Post. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting and pick up a Post-wide cookbook that are now in. They will be $10. We also will have a booth at Derrick Days, and need members to work there. The annual garage sale is being planned for May. We need members to get all the latest updates. Post 22 is located at 632 N. Beaton St. For more information please call after 4 p.m. at (903) 874-3938.

Sugar Rush for a Cure Easter Bake Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Olé Foods. Many treats to choose from such as cakes, pies, cupcakes, Oreo balls, cookies and more. All proceeds will benefit the Navarro County Relay for Life.  

Mildred Volunteer Fire Department will hold a community appreciation dinner/fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. at the fire station. This event is being held by Mildred VFD in appreciation for all the help during the Black Sunday fires in September. There will be no charge for plates, but donations will be accepted, and there will be a silent auction. Come enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the trimmings. For more information please call (903) 641-7384.

April 9

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have its meeting at 6 p.m.  in the meeting room of the Corsicana Public Library.  All members, their families and guests are cordially invited.

April 10

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site will be open from 2 to 5 p.m., in the rear addition of the Corsicana YMCA.   Low income individuals and the elderly can get assistance from the VITA site in filing  their 2011 tax return.  The volunteers are limited to only basic tax returns and individuals with more complicated returns may be referred to local preparers when the scope of the return exceeds the VITA limits.  For more specific information contact George Burrell at (903) 879-2091 or Stuart Schoppert at (903) 875-9310.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m.  at the Sirloin Stockade,  2508 West 7th 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 February 28,1961 and May 7,1975, or in ANY duty location between August 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 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.

 

NARFE Chapter 1191 (Federal Retired Employees) will hold it's regular monthly meeting at Ryan’s Grill and Buffet, 1400 Hwy 77 N. Waxahachie at 11:30 a.m. The program speaker will be Red Oak police officer Nathan Bickerstaff on credit card scams and RFID theft. For more information, call (469) 939-8102, (903) 874-3092 or (972) 268-5793.

April 11

The Kinsloe House will feature the popular style show “Fashions as Fresh as Springtime — Shops of Corsicana” at noon. Carol Langham is chairman for the Style Show committee. Other members include Marsha Banks, Elonda Cassady, Pam Dunn, Carolyn French, Lynda Green, Jera O’Neal, Ruth Scott, Jo Skews and Arlene Stewart. Fashions will be featured from Uniquely Yours, Canterbury Couture and Cassady’s. Corsicana women will really enjoy this program. Reservations may be made by calling Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 by noon Monday, April 9.

The MAAG will meet for a good time with lots of food, fun and fellowship at 11 a.m. for a covered dish lunch and surprise entertainment at the Bardwell United Methodist Church in Bardwell. Mark your calendar now and don’t miss this great opportunity.

April 12

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site will be open from 2 to 7 p.m., in the rear addition of the Corsicana YMCA.   Low income individuals and the elderly can get assistance from the VITA site in filing  their 2011 tax return.  The volunteers are limited to only basic tax returns and individuals with more complicated returns may be referred to local preparers when the scope of the return exceeds the VITA limits.  For more specific information contact George Burrell at (903) 879-2091 or Stuart Schoppert at (903) 875-9310.

Rising Star Creative Ministry, a ministry of When Are We Going Home Ministry, will host a Kite Flying Day at 6 p.m. at new Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove. The class is free and open to medically challenged, disabled or special needs children ages 0-21 and their immediate siblings.

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will feast at the Italian Village at 11 a.m.  Contact Pat Schroeder at (903) 872-9663 for more information.

April 13

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will hold a Free Career Development Workshop titled “Starting your own Business” from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.

April 14

The Navarro County NAACP will host the Sixth Annual Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. The Ross Breast Center Mammography Mobile will also be there, to schedule an appointment, please call Barbara Kelley at (903) 872-7973. If you would like to set up a booth at the health fair, please call for more information.

Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 9 a.m. at the Angel Room located at 1020 N. Bus. 45. All ages are welcome to come pack. The shipment packed at this time will be the Easter shipment. Angels of Corsicana is in need of donations to fill the special holiday boxes. Because of the coming heat, this will be the last month to ship soft candies. Anyone with the name of a deployed soldier is encouraged to bring it to the packing. For more information, please contact Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.

The Navarro County NAACP will have its sixth annual Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1114 E. Sixth Ave. Slots are still available for mammograms given by the Ross Breast Center. Booth spaces are also available. For more information, please call (903) 872-7973.

The House of Refuge will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the south side of Olé Foods parking lot. There will be a little bit of everything for sale. For more information, please contact Cindy Humphries at (903) 641-9921.

Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force meets at the Tucker Hardgrave Memorial Hangar at the south end of C. David Campbell Field, the Corsicana Municipal Airport.  There will be a staff meeting at 10 a.m. with the general meeting to follow.  Prospective members and the public are invited to attend the general meeting.  The Squadron is preparing for the 14th Annual Corsicana Airsho to be held Saturday, May 12, and is making plans for the Pride of Corsicana, its own PT-19.

Ronald McDonald will make an appearance at the McDonald’s at 1934 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, at 5 p.m. Mom and Dad may bring their cameras so kids can have pictures with Ronald McDonald. Come join in the fun!

April 15

A Memorial Benefit concert for “Big Jon” Reed Phillips will be held at The Remington, 122 W. Third, Corsicana. Music will begin at 3 p.m. and $10 donations will be taken at the door. There will be a 50/50 drawing. “Big Jon” lost his battle with esophageal cancer recently, and some of his former band mates wanted to help his family with medical expenses. Bands performing will be Bobby Perry and Cryin’ Shame, Fuzzy Whitener Band, Randy Blue Band, Larry Andrews Band, and Diamond Back Band. There will be an open jam session you won’t want to miss.

April 16

The Corsicana Independent School District Clothing Center will be open to parents of students enrolled in CISD to obtain school clothing. The Clothing Center is located in the courtyard trailer at 1009 W. 13th Ave., (formerly Travis) and is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will hold a Free Career Development Workshop called “Insights into On-Line Job Search,” from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.

United Way of Navarro County Social Service Committee will host a seminar titled “Legacies of Care: The History of Helping” with Dr. Gaynor Yancey of Baylor University School of Social Work as the speaker. The seminar will take place at 5:30 p.m. (dinner) at Northside Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5 per person. You are invited to hear Dr. Yancey’s powerful presentation on the history of helping the poor. Please RSVP to Pam.Crawford@pchas.org or call (903) 874-2517 and leave a message by April 13. This program is sponsored by the United Way of Navarro County, Corsicana Ministerial Alliance, and Tom Eady Charitable Trust.

April 17

Kerens Masons meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 106 SE Second in Kerens. Meal starts at 6:30 p.m. All Masons and their guests are urged to attend. For more information, call (903) 654-3408.

April 19

The Navarro County Republican Party will hold a “Barbecue and Boot Scooting” fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Remington, 111 W. Third Ave., Corsicana. Dress is casual, jeans are fine. Tickets are $50 per person, and must be paid in advance no later than April 13. The speaker will be Steve Munisteri, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. For tickets or reservations contact Peggy Clay at (903) 874-1512 or Margarita Patterson at (903) 874-8785.

Navarro College Multimedia Department presents Media Fest 2012, to be held at 10 a.m. at the Cook Center Planetarium at Navarro College. This is a great opportunity to see the best work produced by our multimedia students during the last year. There will be photograpy, drawings, paintings, 3-D, music, and video on display on the planetarium ceiling. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Mark Rosenberg at (903) 875-7538 or mark.rosenberg@navarrocollege.edu.

The Corsicana Newcomers Club Road Runners will venture out to Edom for a visit to the Blue Moon Nursery followed by lunch at The Shed. If you would like to join them, call Peggy Dixson at (903) 874-8316 for more information.

April 21

The Navarro County A&M Club will hold its Aggie Muster from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Center, Navarro College Campus. For more information, contact Paul Tannehill at (903) 872-2900 or (903) 229-4113. RSVP by April 18, 2012.

April 24

Carter BloodCare will host a Blood Drive at Community National Bank and Trust from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 321 N. 15th Street. The Carter BloodCare bus will be stationed in the front parking lot. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Brenda Stubbs at (903) 654-4514.

April 26

VOICE will have the 8th Annual Spring Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Cook Center.  This annual fundraiser for VOICE will include lunch, a silent auction, the presentation of the Gioia Keeney Service to Children Award, and guest speaker comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend.  This is a fun way to spend lunch on the Thursday before Derrick Days.  Sponsorships and tables are now available, contact Gina Dieterichs at VOICE for more information (903) 872-180 or gdieterichs@voiceinc.org.

The 2nd Annual Mystery Art in Tuckertown Art Auction and Reception will be at the Warehouse Living Arts Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Enjoy a reception while browsing local art that is up for silent auction.  Winners as well as the mystery artists will be announced at 6:30 pm. This is a fundraiser for the Navarro Council of the Arts and VOICE.  Contact Leah at the Navarro Council of the Arts (903) 872-5411 or Gina at VOICE for more information (903) 872-0180.  

When Are We Going Home Ministry, Spirit Sent Music Ministry will present its annual talent show at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove. The class is free and open to medically challenged, disabled or special needs children ages 0-21 and their immediate siblings.

The Corsicana Newcomers’ Club monthly meeting will feature a lively book revue by Shirley Nussbaum. If you are new in town or would like to welcome new residents, join us at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. for a great lunch and friendly conversation. Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and reservations.

April 28

The Corsicana Newcomers’ Supper Club will be held at the home of Mike and Cindy Haddenham. The event will have a Mexican theme. For more information call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508.

April 30

The Corsicana Independent School District Clothing Center will be open to parents of students enrolled in CISD to obtain school clothing. The Clothing Center is located in the courtyard trailer at 1009 W. 13th Ave., (formerly Travis) and is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 5

The City of Frost will celebrate its 125th Anniversary  May 5, 2012. We are looking forward to having entertainment and events that your family and friends will enjoy. Keep up with the changes for the 125th Anniversary at website www.frostcity.org updated as new information becomes available. If you would like to have more information, or become part of the celebration call (903) 682-3861.

The Dresden Cemetery Association will hold its annual “First Saturday” meeting May 5.  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.

 

May 7

The Corsicana Independent School District Clothing Center will be open to parents of students enrolled in CISD to obtain school clothing. The Clothing Center is located in the courtyard trailer at 1009 W. 13th Ave., (formerly Travis) and is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 10

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Rising Star Creative Ministry at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove. The class is free and open to medically challenged, disabled or special needs children ages 0-21 and their immediate siblings.

May 15

Kerens Masons meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 106 SE Second in Kerens. Meal starts at 6:30 p.m. All Masons and their guests are urged to attend. For more information, call (903) 654-3408.

May 21

The Corsicana Independent School District Clothing Center will be open to parents of students enrolled in CISD to obtain school clothing. The Clothing Center is located in the courtyard trailer at 1009 W. 13th Ave., (formerly Travis) and is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 24

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Spirit Sent Music Ministry Hawaiian Luau End of School Party at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove. The class is free and open to medically challenged, disabled or special needs children ages 0-21 and their immediate siblings.

June 7

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Rising Star Creative Ministry at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove. The class is free and open to medically challenged, disabled or special needs children ages 0-21 and their immediate siblings.

June 21

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold a Spirit Sent Music Ministry at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove. The class is free and open to medically challenged, disabled or special needs children ages 0-21 and their immediate siblings.

June 23

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold an annual Ministry Day at Hawaiian Falls in Mansfield. Children ages 0-21 who are medically challenged, disabled or have special needs and their immediate siblings are invited.

 

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