Closings for President’s Day start with county offices: Kaufman
County Courthouses, will be closed Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday,
Feb. 21; Van Zandt courthouse offices will close Monday only and
Henderson County remains open.
As this is a federal holiday, all federal facilities, Post
Office and Banks will be closed. No mail will run at the Seven
Points Post Office but customers will be able to make purchases.
City offices will remain open.
The Greater Cedar Creek Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 2
p.m. Thursday (today and each third Thursday) at 256 Harbor
Drive, GBC. For information call Bill Shaw at (903) 887-4789.
49ers Valentine event
The Cedar Creek Lake 49ers Senior Citizens Club is hosting a
Valentine’s celebration from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday (tonight),
with dancing to the music of Chuck & the 49ers. No smoking or
alcohol. Located off SH 334, two blocks south on Arnold Hills
Road, Seven Points, For information or fax call (903) 432-3552.
Carter mobile eye van
The Carter Mobile Eye Van will perform free eye exams for
seniors citizens 60 and older, starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday,
Feb. 18, at the Kemp Senior Center, 300 N. Dallas, Kemp. All
seniors are welcome. For information call Lisa Smith at (903)
A country dance is set for 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at
the Canton Senior Center, 200 Grove Street, Canton. Dance to the
music of Al Barlow and the Lakesiders Band. Everyone is welcome.
S-R dinner & auction
The Scurry-Rosser FFA and 4-H Parents and Friends dinner and
auction is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Auction begins at 7
p.m. Proceeds will help purchase sale items at the Kaufman
County Show for Scurry-Rosser FFA and 4-H students.
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.
The Rope, Catch & Ride for Christ Cowboy Church arena team is
hosting its Playday Series, starting at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Feb.
19, 26 and March 5, with a rain date of March 12. Five events
offered – must make two out of three. Negative Coggins required.
Age groups – lead line 12 and under, 13-18, and 19 and over.
Concession stand open. North on SH 198, right on CR 2807. Cowboy
Church looks like a red barn on the right. For information call
Animal welfare meeting
An animal welfare meeting is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
19 (each 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) 714-2172.
The Cedar Creek Church is holding a revival starting at 7 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 20-23, with Bishop John T. Chism.
The church is located at 142 Rodney Drive, GBC. For information
call (903) 887-2591.
The Cedar Creek Church is holding a revival starting at 6 p.m.
Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 20-23, with
Bishop John T. Chism. The church is located at 142 Rodney Drive,
GBC. For information call (903) 887-2591.
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 “Y.” 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, March 7 and 14, at
Mabank FUMC. 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. Rose-Mary Rumbley brings the program “Is it a
Collection, or is it Clutter?” Doors open at 10:15 a.m.
PS Water Supply meeting
The Payne Springs Water Supply Corporation’s 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
to attend. For information call (903) 451-5300.
Westside Senior Center
The Westside Senior Citizens Center meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 24 (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)
Henderson County POA
The Henderson County Property Owners Association meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Indian Harbor Community Center. County
Attorney Clint Davis will discuss the Nuisance Law and how to
make it work. For a map to the location, go to
Grief counseling meeting
Restoration House Ministry is hosting grief counseling meetings
at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 24, March 3, 17 and 24 (first, third
and fourth Thursdays of each month). All in need of healing are
welcome, as grief comes in many forms – death, divorce,
separation or a major change. For information call Pastor Barker
at (903) 887-4881, or the Rev. Kathey Floyd (903) 880-9692.
The Eustace Masonic Lodge, East Wheeler Street, located under
the water tower in Eustace, just south of U.S. 175, is hosting
its sixth annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 26. Pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk and orange juice
– all you can eat for a specified donation. For information call
Steve Bledsoe at (903) 340-9137.
Crisis Center training
The East Texas Crisis Center hosts sexual assault volunteer
training for Van Zandt and Henderson counties the next four
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 26 at the Mabank
Fire Department. Call (903) 675-2137 or e-mail
to register for the no-cost 40-hour training.
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.
K of C Fish Fry
The Knights of Columbus Mary Queen of Heaven Council 12253,
Malakoff, is hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5 to 7
p.m. Friday, March 11. Meal includes catfish, French fries,
hushpuppies, coleslaw, drinks and home-baked goods. Take SH 198
to Star Harbor Road (CR 3062) in Malakoff. Follow Catholic
Church sign to CR 1703.
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
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