Nov. 13

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 invited.



A blood drive with Carter BloodCare will be held from 1 to 6 p.m., hosted by H-E-B, 201 S. 15th St. Donors will be registered for the “Give and Get Away” drawing. For more information, visit www.carterbloodcare.org or call (800) 366-2834. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and have a photo ID. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (903) 874-4778.



Calico dance officers and Mrs. Guinn will be working for tips from 5 to 9 p.m. at Italian Village, 510 N. 24th St. The money earned from tips will be put toward the trip to perform at the Capital One Bowl Game in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 1. Come enjoy a night out on the town and show your support for the Calico dance officers.



Nov. 13-16

Navarro College Theatre Department will present “Love in Lampasas” in the Dawson Auditorium on the Navarro College campus. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 13-15, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 16. There will be no admission fee; however, donations are welcome. For more information, call Dr. Shellie O’Neal at (903) 875-7632 or e-mail to shellie.oneal@navarrocollege.edu.



Nov. 14

Blooming Grove Community Library will have a raffle drawing at 4 p.m. for a Nintendo Wii game. Winner need not be present to win. Tickets are on sale through Nov. 13 at $2 each or three for $5. This is an effort to help the library meet its year-end budget goals. Tickets may be purchased at the Blooming Grove Prosperity Bank, Blooming Grove City Hall, Amy’s Cuts, Navarro Mills General Store, Frost Community Center and Frost City Cafe.



Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary will have a bath and beauty sale from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the hospital dining room. Proceeds will benefit the Winona Stewart Scholarship Fund for Navarro College students going into a medical field. For more information, call Connie Beal at (903) 654-6802.



Corsicana High School Class of 1974 will have a reunion planning meeting at 2 p.m. at Don Jose’s. Anyone interested in helping is invited to attend. For more information, contact Karen Tackett Baker at (903) 467-8018 or (254) 678-1833 or Lois Folmar Douglas at (903) 875-1293 or by e-mail at douglas1956@yahoo.com.



A planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Dawson High School cafeteria for those interested in helping with Christmas in the Park in Dawson. Members of the community are requested and encouraged to attend with suggestions and ideas for this important event which will be Dec. 18. This year’s committee chairmen are Sheryl and Danny Feuge.



Nov. 14-16

Lone Star Pony Club will have a miniature and Shetland horse show at the Navarro County Exposition Center, West State Highway 22, beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 and at 8 a.m. Nov. 15-16. Free to the public. For more information, call Linda at (325) 356-3838.



Nov. 15

Navarro College Micronesian Education Committee invites all Micronesian islanders to a free event beginning at 5 p.m. at The Cook Center on the college campus. Come learn more about what Navarro College has to offer such as free ESL and GED classes. There will be presentations given on continuing education classes, college admissions, financial aid opportunities, along with career pathways through the business, professional and technical education programs. For more information, contact Sina Ruiz, director of career and tech prep, at (903) 875-7481 or sina.ruiz@navarrocollege.edu. You may also visit the Web site at www.navarrocollege.edu.



Bowie Elementary School will host the Bowie carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. All can come to enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides, a train ride, bounce houses and super fun games. Contact a Bowie student to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Cowboys autographed football, a Wii, a flatbed trailer, and much more.



The 2008 National Juried Art Show artist reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W. Sixth Ave. The show will hang through Dec. 6. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Navarro Council of the Arts at (903) 872-5411.



Nov. 18

Navarro College SBDC will sponsor a workshop on developing policies and procedures for small business from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. 12th St. Cost of the workshop will be $25. For more information or to register, call Ophelia Mendoza at (903) 875-7667 or e-mail ophelia.mendoza@navarrocollege.edu.



Kerens Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after lodge. All masons are invited.



Central Texas Quarter Horse Association will hold a ride night for members only at 6:30 p.m. at the Navarro County Exposition Center, State Highway 22, Corsicana. For more information or how to become a member, call Steve at (903) 872-6267.



Navarro College PAL organization will take a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. Cost will be $20. For more information or to sign up, call Carole at (903) 875-7340.



Navarro County Local Emergency Planning Committee will have its fourth quarter meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Magellan, 21115 W. State Highway 22, Frost. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Nov. 14 to larry.e.hawthorne@exxonmobil.com. For more information, visit the Web site at www.navarrocountyoem.org.



A planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Dawson High School cafeteria for those interested in helping with Christmas in the Park in Dawson. Members of the community are requested and encouraged to attend with suggestions and ideas for this important event which will be Dec. 18. This year’s committee chairmen are Sheryl and Danny Feuge.



Nov. 19

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.



Nov. 20

Downtown Lighting Ceremony will be held at the intersection of Beaton and Collin streets. Pictures with Santa in Pocket Park will be from 3 to 5 p.m. (photos by Memories by Melissa — two 4x6 for $12). Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be free chicken and refreshments, music presented by Sam Houston Elementary Choir, Corsicana High School choral program and Corsicana Swing Orchestra, carriage rides by Star Buck Carriage, and visits with Santa. The lighting ceremony and fireworks display will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call Corsicana Main Street Project at (903) 654-4851.



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.



Navarro College PAL organization will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cook Center on the Navarro College campus. All senior citizens are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and come enjoy food, fellowship and meet new friends. For more information, call Carole at (903) 875-7340.



Nov. 20-23

Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will present “Guys and Dolls,” the final show of the 2008 season, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-22 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave. “Guys and Dolls” is known as one of America’s best-loved musical comedies. Tickets are now on sale at the WLAC, 119 W. Sixth Ave. For reserved seating and ticket information, call the WLAC box office at (903) 872-5421.



Nov. 22

RJ Production will have an open team sorting at the Navarro County Exposition Center. Practice will start at 11 a.m. with the event to start at noon. For more information, call Jessica at (903) 229-3850.



Nov. 23

Heart of Texas Barrel Racing will have an exhibition at noon with the show from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Navarro County Exposition Center, State Highway 22, Corsicana. Free to the public. For more information, call Camille at (903) 872-5283.



Nov. 24

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 invited.



Nov. 25

Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary will have a bake sale in the hospital dining room beginning at 8 a.m. until sold out. Proceeds will benefit the Winona Stewart Scholarship Fund for Navarro College students going into a medical field.



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 invited.



Central Texas Quarter Horse Association will hold a ride night for members only at 6:30 p.m. at the Navarro County Exposition Center, State Highway 22, Corsicana. For more information or how to become a member, call Steve at (903) 872-6267.



Nov. 26

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. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



Nov. 29

Hat Brand Rodeo will have bull rides, bare back, saddle bronc, tied downs, calf roping, break-away roping, barrel racing, open team roping, steer wrestling and chute dogging at the Navarro County Exposition Center, State Highway 22, Corsicana. Tickets are $6. Slacks will be at noon, with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Lynn at (903) 654-3914.



Nov. 30

Heart of Texas Barrel Racing will have an exhibition at noon with the show from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Navarro County Exposition Center, State Highway 22, Corsicana. Free to the public. For more information, call Camille at (903) 872-5283.



Dec. 2

Corsicana Chapter 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. Members are reminded to bring can goods to benefit the Navarro County Food Pantry and items for the House of Refuge. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.



Dec. 8

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have its meeting and catered Christmas party at 6 p.m. at Star Hall. All members, their families and guests are cordially invited. Because this is being catered, please RSVP by Nov. 21 by calling Trudy Howell at (903) 874-7050.



Dec. 9

Corsicana Emergency Corps, 416 S. 12th St., will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend. Monthly meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call (903) 872-5072.



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.



Dec. 10-11

Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary will have a “Books R Fun” sale in the hospital dining room beginning from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Winona Stewart Scholarship Fund for Navarro College students going into a medical field.



Jan. 6

Corsicana Chapter 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at 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.



Feb. 3

Corsicana Chapter 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at 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.

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