Singles and seniors – meet for fellowship, fun and games at 1
p.m. each Monday at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church
fellowship hall in Tool. Refreshments are served. All singles
and seniors from around the lake are invited. Monthly outings,
breakfast and occasional parties are planned. For information
call (903) 432-2688 or (903) 887-1680.
Hensarling town meeting
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling will give a Washington legislative
update at 3:15 p.m. Thursday (today) at the TVCC Cafeteria
meeting room, 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, and at 6:30 p.m. at
the Terrell City Hall council chambers, 201 Nash Street,
Terrell. For information call Phillip Smith at (903) 675-8288.
Tea Party meeting
A Tea Party meeting for the west side of Henderson County is set
for 6:30 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at the Dairy Queen, Seven
49ers Senior Club
The Cedar Creek Lake 49ers Senior Citizens Club meets for
dancing to the music of Chuck & the 49ers from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday (tonight and every Thursday). Friendly atmosphere, no
alcohol or smoking. Small donation at the door. Located off SH
334, two blocks south on Arnold Hills Road, Seven Points. Phone
or fax to (903) 432-3522.
Relay for Life
Registration for the Relay for Life, either as participant or
survivor, is set for 2 to 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, Feb.
4-5, at the GBC McDonald’s. Also register from 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12, at McDonald’s in Athens. Information will be
available at the registration about the event, teams, becoming a
team leader, a participant and the American Cancer Society
Action Network. For information call (903) 425-6720.
CCL Garden Club
The Cedar Creek Lake Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.
4, in the community room at Tomlinson’s Funeral Home.
“Principles of Design” will be presented by Sandee Walters.
Those interested in design are invited to attend.
St. Jude Friday fish fry
The Knights of Columbus and St. Jude Catholic Church is hosting
an “all-you-can-eat” first Friday fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 4, at the St. Jude Church on Luther Lane, behind
the Pizza Hut. All profits benefit local, state and national
VFW hosts benefit
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4376, Seven Points, is hosting
a silent auction and bake sale at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, to
benefit a returning soldier who has served three tours in Iraq
and was wounded during each tour. Also, a chili supper will be
available for a small donation. For information call (903)
Early Valentine dinner
The annual “That’s Amore” Valentine’s Day dinner show is set for
6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Mabank High School Cafeteria. Choir
students will serve as wait staff and will provide
entertainment. Tickets may be purchased from any choir student,
the front desk at the high school or by calling the Fine Arts
Department at (903) 880-1620.
Methodist OWLS study
Mabank First United Methodist Church OWLS (Older, Wiser, Loving
Seniors) are sponsoring “From Age-ing to Sage-ing,” a study by
Zalman Schichter-Shalome and Ronald S. Miller, taught by the
Rev. Eston Williams, pastor of Aley UMC. Four sessions are
planned for 7 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 7, 21, 28 and March 7, at
Mabank FUMC. Free except for study book.
Kaufman County Master Gardener Margaret Ann Trail is presenting
a short workshop on maintaining and cutting back ornamental
grasses at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7. The event, weather
permitting, will be in front of the Garden Learning Center at
the Kaufman County south annex (old jail), 3003 S. Washington.
For information call The Texas AgriLife Extension Office at
Rose pruning workshop
Master Gardener Debra Middleton will present a workshop on
pruning roses, which should be done in February. The workshop is
set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the EarthKind Rose Trial
Garden located in front of the Kaufman County AgriLife Extension
Office at 2471 North SH 34. For information call the Extension
office at (972) 932-9069.
CCL Literary Club
The Literary Club of Cedar Creek Lake meets Tuesday, Feb. 8,
starting with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. at The Library at Cedar
Creek Lake, Seven Points. Rose-Mary Rumbley will present the
“History of the Comic Strip.”
Guests are welcome, and for information on membership, call Ruth
Pimm at (903) 778-4752.
Wild Olive Branch sale
The Wild Olive Branch Ministry is hosting a garment sale of
gently loved linens from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through
Friday, Feb. 9-11, with a salad buffet luncheon both Thursday
and Friday, featuring salads, croissants, sandwiches, tea
breads, scones, decadent cookies, cakes and tarts. The church is
located at 1008 South Tool Drive (across from the Tool water
The Cedar Creek Lake 49ers Senior Citizens Club is hosting a
valentine celebration from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10,
with dancing to Chuck & the 49ers. Great decorations and
friendly atmosphere. Donation at the door. Located two blocks
off Arnold Hills Road, off SH 334, Seven Points. Phone or fax to
The Friends of the Tri-County Library are sponsoring a
fund-raiser for the library from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday
and Friday, Feb. 10-11, in the library community room. Items
include plants, baked goods, jewelry, etc. For information call
Jackie Groom at (903) 887-8545.
The First Baptist Church, Kemp, is hosting its fifth Sunday
event, Quincy Jones, aka “Q,” founder of hip-hop group,
Christcentric, immediately following the Kemp High School
basketball game Friday, Feb. 11. Visit the website
Malakoff FFA events
The third annual Run for Roses barrel race is set for 9 a.m.
(taking entries) and exhibition from 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12,
at the Malakoff AG Arena, 15201 FM 3062, behind the high school.
Watch for signs.
Following the barrel race, the second annual chili dinner and
auction will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the crowning of the FFA
Sweetheart during the dinner.
A Valentine’s sit-down dinner hosted by American Legion Post 310
on SH 198 South is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. The
dinner (prime rib and trimmings) is followed by Big Band DJ
music. Dressy casual attire. Reservations required (only 72
seats available) and a charge.
For information call Marcia or Benny at the Post, (903)
The Rope, Catch and Ride for Christ Cowboy church is hosting a
free Sweetheart Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12,
featuring John Spivey and his band. Donations accepted to pay
the band. Prizes for kids and adults. Concession stand open to
the public. North on SH 198 to CR 2807, turn right. Cowboy
Church is on the right and looks like a red barn.
For information call Vickie at (9030 880-2695.
CC Civic League
The Cedar Creek Civic League is hosting a Joker Tournament and
luncheon benefit, with doors opening at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14,
at the Lakeshore RV Park recreation room, Seven Points. Prizes
for top players. Profits benefit Special Olympics, Tri-County
Library, The Library at Cedar Creek Lake, ETMC Neo-Natal
Department and Women’s Crisis, plus local Head Start programs,
to name a few. To register or for information, call Jeanie
Hulsey at (903) 432-3341 or Claudett Allsup at (903) 432-3545.
Many Boys and Girls Clubs are running a car donation campaign.
Donated cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help
support their many programs. For information or to donate call
toll-free (800) 246-0493.
Westside Senior Center
The Westside Senior Citizens Center meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 17 (every Thursday), at the Cedar Creek Bible
Church activities building, 700 North seven Points Boulevard (SH
274). Seniors 55 and older in the area are invited for
fellowship, domino and card games, other games, coffee and
snacks. A light lunch will be served. For information call (903)
Kemp Senior Citizens
The Kemp Senior Citizens Center, 300 North Dallas Street, Kemp,
serves lunch for a small donation at noon weekdays. Seniors can
enjoy games, quilting, puzzles, exercise class, Bible study and
a lot more from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information call Lisa Smith
at (903) 498-4046.
Free tax help
Free tax help is available at Tri-County Library, Mabank, with
Peggy Rogers, VITA. Rogers worked for the IRS for many years and
keeps up with current changes. Call the library at (903)
887-9622, leaving name, local phone number (calls from cells
with long distance numbers will not be returned), and the best
time for her to return your call to set up an appointment.
AARP free tax help
AARP free tax services will be available from 8 a.m. to noon
through Wednesday, April 13, at the following locations: Fridays
at the Henderson County Senior Center, Athens, Mondays at The
Library at Cedar Creek Lake, Seven Points, and Wednesdays at the
Senior Citizens Center, Malakoff. For information call (903)
Grief counsel meeting
First Assembly of God Church, 116 West Market Street, Mabank, is
holding grief counseling meetings at 10 a.m. each Thursday.
For information, call Pastor Royce Barker at (903) 887-4881 or
the Rev. Kathy Floyd at (903) 880-9692.
Flu shots available
Flu shots are available for adults and children. Contact the
Texas Department of State Health Services at (972) 932-2038 for
an appointment. Medicare/Medicaid accepted, sliding fee scale or
$20 for adults. The clinic is located at 3001 S. Washington,
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