For a complete listing of local beat items, view the Daily Sun Web site at www.corsicanadailysun.com.



Sept. 11

Blooming Grove Young at Heart will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in the meeting room of the Blooming Grove Fire Station. Anyone 55 or older is invited to attend to enjoy refreshments, fellowship and fun with others in the Blooming Grove area. Meetings are held in September through May on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. For more information, call president Brenda Russell at (903) 354-6837. Other officers are vice president Rita Hollingsworth, secretary Liz Armstrong and treasurer Mary Johnson.



Frost Bear Backers, a spirit group to encourage Frost athletes, will have a spaghetti supper fund-raiser at 7 p.m. at the Frost school cafeteria. You are invited to come “Meet the Bears” and support Frost athletes. For more information, call Kelli at (903) 682-2032 or Karen at (254) 678-3296.



Dawson Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are welcome.



Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will host a “Workforce Center Orientation” at 10 a.m. and a job search workshop on “Interview Tips” at 10 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. “Basic PC Skills” training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at the center, but seating is limited and you must pre-register for this training. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



The second annual Freedom Walk will be held beginning at 9:15 a.m. with students and staff members from Hubbard Independent School District campuses walking to the site of the historic helicopter that was flown during the Vietnam War, located on State Highway 31. A patriotic program will begin at 9:45 a.m. Anyone who would like to participate in the walk is asked to arrive at the elementary school by 9 a.m. For more information, contact Hubbard Elementary principal Dr. Steven Slaughter at (254) 576-2359.



The Freedom Flag Committee will sponsor a Patriot Day ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. at Freedom Flag Plaza in Bunert Park. Local Navarro County first responders will be honored as well as those in the military. The speaker will be Command Sgt. Major Neil L. Ciotola, the highest-ranked non-commissioned officer at Fort Hood. The public is invited.



Sept. 12

Piecemakers Quilt Guild Sit and Sew will meet at 9 a.m. at Westhill Church of Christ. Bring a lunch (or order out) and come to work on your project or just talk and visit.



A retirement party for Navarro County auditor Paula Welch will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Commissioners Conference Room of the Navarro County Courthouse. You are invited to join in for cake, cookies and punch.



Sept. 13

Navarro County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. in the Corsicana Public Library Civic Room, 100 N. 12th St. The society will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the program will be presented by the first officers of the group. Refreshments will be served. The public and members are invited to attend.



The Legionnaires’ monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St. To attend the meeting, membership must be current. For more information, call after 2 p.m. to (903) 874-3938.



Angus Volunteer Fire Department, 6008 S. Interstate 45 West, will have its annual barbecue dinner fund-raiser with dinner beginning at 5 p.m. and Ryan Payne and the Cannons starting to play at 7 p.m. Anyone who wants to enjoy a great barbecue dinner and fine entertainment is invited to come out and join in. Menu will be brisket, sausage and ham, potato salad, beans, and all the fixings for $6 per plate. Also, raffle tickets will be $1 each or six for $5.



The Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force will meet at the Tucker Hardgrave Memorial Hangar at the Corsicana Municipal Airport. Staff meeting will be at 10 a.m. and the squadron meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to the squadron meeting. The speaker will be Mike Harwood, who will tell of his recent Alaskan experience this summer of flying with Samaritan’s Purse. This organization, whose president and CEO is Franklin Graham, has met the needs of poor, sick and suffering people in more than 100 countries. A lunch featuring Mexican food will follow the meeting. For more information, call (972) 279-0033 or (469) 387-0992 or view the Web site at www.coyotesquadron.org.



Sept. 14

Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will hold auditions at 4 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave., for “Guys and Dolls” by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Call backs will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Known as one of the America’s best-loved musicals, “Guys and Dolls” has roles for 15 adult men and six adult women (ages 18 and up), plus a large chorus. Production dates will be Nov. 20-23 at the Palace Theatre. Auditioners should dress to move, bring a prepared song and provide sheet music or taped accompaniment. An accompanist will be available. There will be cold readings from the script. Anyone unable to attend auditions on these dates, but wish to be considered for casting, should call the Warehouse Theatre by Sept. 10. Each auditioner should bring work and vacation schedules in order to fill out a rehearsal availability form. For more information, call Sandra Mahood at the Warehouse Theatre at (903) 872-5421.



Sept. 15

Barry Crime Watch will not meet this month.



Sept. 16

Kerens Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.



Sept. 16-25

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16, 18, 23, and 25. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.



Sept. 18

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will host a “Workforce Center Orientation” at 10 a.m. and a job search workshop on “Resume Preparation” at 10 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. “WorkInTexas.com” training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at the center, but seating is limited and you must pre-register for this training. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



Sept. 19

Kerens Kiwanis Club will have a homecoming hamburger supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kerens Alumni Center. Hamburger plates will be $6 each and include a burger with fixings, chips, tea or coffee, and a homemade dessert. Funds raised will be used to support annual scholarships.



Sept. 20

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host the Angels of Corsicana’s troop support garage sale and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Your help is needed for volunteers and donations. Baked goods and garage sale items may be brought by the post after 2 p.m. daily. Angels will have “Pillows for Troops.” Come pick out a card and put the veteran’s name and address on it. Donations for pillows with attached greetings will be going to troops for the holidays. Sons of American Legion will sell barbecue sandwiches, chips and a drink for $5 beginning at 10 a.m. Entertainment with Don McRay Band from Fort Worth will begin at noon. Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 23 will be serving a lasagna dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. for $7 per person. An auction will begin at 6 p.m. Items are needed for the auction. For more information, call after 2 p.m. to (903) 874-3938.



Kerens Area Chamber of Commerce will have a homecoming parade in downtown Kerens starting at 10 a.m. Following the parade, there will be a barbecue lunch at the Kerens Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also hosted by the chamber. Barbecue plates will be $8 each. For more information, call (903) 396-2391.



Sept. 21

American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will have a TABC certification class for all servers and sellers of alcoholic beverages. Iris Clark, approved TABC instructor, will hold the class from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security number, and $25 for the class. If you need TABC certification, please attend. For more information, call after 2 p.m. daily to (903) 874-3938.



Sept. 22

Barry Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are welcome.



Sept. 23

Navarro College SBDC will sponsor a session on creating a business plan from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. 12th St. Cost of the workshop will be $20. For more information or to register, call Ophelia Mendoza at (903) 875-7667 or e-mail ophelia.mendoza@navarrocollege.edu.



Winkler Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are welcome.



Navarro County Republican Women will meet at noon on the seventh floor of the Bank of America Building. The featured guest will be Dr. Tommy Stringer, speaking on the history and importance of the electoral college. All Republican women are invited to attend and enjoy a lunch and fellowship. The cost will be $7 per person. For reservations, call Linda Gober at (903) 872-2237.



Sept. 25

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will host a “Workforce Center Orientation” at 10 a.m. and a job search workshop on “Interview Tips” at 10 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. “Basic PC Skills” training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at the center, but seating is limited and you must pre-register for this training. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



Sept. 27-28

Hubbard Rodeo Association’s Slapout Outlaws will host a cowboy mounted shooting event at 10 a.m. Sept. 27-28 at the Mooney Holloway Arena. The event will be free to the public. Concessions will be available. For more information, call J.C. Foster at (254) 576-2347.



Oct. 3-4

Corsicana Art League will sponsor “Paint Historic Corsicana.” Look for the bright yellow shirts as artists paint the historic sights of Corsicana during the day Oct. 3-4. Anyone interested in participating check in at the Corsicana Visitor Center after 8 a.m. Oct. 3. Cost will be $15 which includes shirt. Paintings will be taken to The Art Spot at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 for a reception, judging and sale. Paintings will be hung a the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce throughout October.



Oct. 4

The 2008 Hangar Dance and Dinner will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Corsicana Municipal Airport, sponsored by Corsicana Field Aviation Heritage Foundation. Music will be provided by the Corsicana Swing Orchestra. A barbecue dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advanced ticket prices are $20 per person and may be purchased at the airport or by phone. Tickets on the night of the event will be $25 per person. All proceeds will benefit the construction of the USAAF Cadet Memorial. For more information or tickets, call Sarah at (903) 654-4847.



Oct. 7

Corsicana Chapter No. 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.



Oct. 21-29

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 29. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.



Nov. 4

Corsicana Chapter No. 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.



Nov. 11-20

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11, 13, 18 and 20. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.



Dec. 9-18

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9, 11, 16 and 18. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.

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