The Wild Olive Branch Ministry is hosting a garment sale of
gently loved linens from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, Feb.
11, with a salad buffet luncheon both Thursday (today) 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 tower).
The Cedar Creek Lake 49ers Senior Citizens Club is hosting a
valentine celebration from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday (tonight)
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
(today) and Friday, Feb. 11, in the library community room.
Items include plants, baked goods, jewelry, etc. For information
call Jackie Groom at (903) 887-8545.
AL Sloppy Joes
The American Legion Post 310 Auxiliary’s Sloppy Joe dinner is
set for 5 p.m. until the food run out Friday, Feb. 11. Donation
benefits Poppy Fund, used to assist area veterans and their
families. Located on SH 198, GBC.
VZ senior dance
The Van Zandt Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly dance
at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Henderson County Senior
Citizens Center, SH 31, Athens. Country & Western music provided
by Joe Walenta and the Ranch Hands. Everyone is welcome.
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
Relay for Life
Registration for the Relay for Life, either as participant or
survivor, is set for 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.
Crisis Center training
The East Texas Crisis Center hosts sexual assault volunteer
training for Van Zandt and Henderson counties from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 12 and 26, at the Mabank Fire Department.
Call (903) 675-2137 or e-mail Henderson
register for the no-cost training.
Malakoff FFA events
The third annual Run for Roses barrel race is set for 9 a.m.
(taking entries) and exhibition at 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) 887-3532.
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 (903) 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 many local charities. To
register or for information, call Jeanie Hulsey at (903)
432-3341 or Claudett Allsup at (903) 432-3545.
CCL women’s club
The Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club executive board meeting is set
for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake
in Seven Points.
Senior game day
The GBC senior game day is set for 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
15, at Brawner Hall. Henderson County benefits counselor Sharon
O’Maley is the speaker. Afterwards, board and card games will be
enjoyed. February birthdays will be celebrated with cake. For
information call city hall at (903) 887-1087.
NewSong is a group dedicated to helping women affected by
abortion. It will begin the next eight-week study Wednesday,
For information concerning location, time or details, call Janet
Wright at (903) 802-3202 or e-mail to
Sarah Maples Chapter
The Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution’s annual “George Washington Tea” is set for 2 to 4
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake,
with William Covington as the speaker.
The Greater Cedar Creek Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 2
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 (each third Thursday), at 256 Harbor
For information call Bill Shaw at (903) 887-4789.
The Confederate Rose Chapter 2548 meets at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
19, at Tri-County Library, Mabank. Visitors are welcome. For
information call (903) 451-2709.
Animal welfare meeting
An animal welfare meeting is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
15 (the third Tuesday of the month), and from 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 (third Saturday of the month). Those
interested, whether rescue workers, shelter workers, foster or
volunteers, are invited to share concerns and ideas.
For information and location, contact Pam Boyd at
etxpets@gmail or phone (903)
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) 340-9672.
Cowboy Church Revival
Living for the Brand Cowboy Church revival is set for 10 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20, followed by dinner on the grounds, and 7 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 21-23, at 902 NE Loop 7, Athens.
Come as you are. For information call (903) 675-9177.
5th annual Art Show
The Star Harbor Watercolor Society is hosting its fifth annual
“For the Love of Art” show and sale from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 20, at the Star Harbor City Hall building. View more than
100 art pieces, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Located
just north of Malakoff.
At the Malakoff Fire Station, turn onto FM 3062, continue past
the high school 1.4 miles into Star Harbor, veer left at the
City Hall is at 99 Sunset Blvd., right off the golf course.
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. 21, 28 and March 7, at Mabank
Free except for study book.
CCL Women’s Club
The Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
22, at the Cedar Creek Country Club. Past Presidents to be
honored. The program “Is it a Collection or is it Clutter?” is
by Rose-Mary Rumbley.
Doors open at 10:15 a.m.
PS Water Supply meeting
The Payne Springs Water Supply Corporation annual membership
meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the PSWSC office,
9116 Frazier Lane, located off SH 198 South. Members are urged
For information call (903) 451-5300.
AARP Driver Safety
A one-day AARP Driver safety Course is set for 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 10, at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake, 410 E.
Cedar Creek Parkway, Seven Points. Designed for drivers age 50
and over, it is open to anyone. Drivers may qualify for
reductions in auto insurance.
For information call Jean Dirks at (903) 887-3836 or the library
at (903) 432-4185.
PS Fire Rescue benefit
The annual all-you-can-eat fish fry benefitting the Payne
Springs Fire Rescue is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9. A 2007
Harley Davidson FX/ST is a part of the fund-raiser. View
www.psfirerescue.com. For information, call the fire
station at (903) 451-4511 and leave a message.
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)
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