Cedar Creek Bible Church is hosting free skating from 7 to 8:30
p.m. Friday nights in March and the first two weeks in April for
children ages 4 to sixth grade. Parents may drop off their
children. Skates are free, along with sodas, popcorn, hot
chocolate and snow cones.
The church is located one mile north of the Seven Points traffic
light on SH 274.
For information call the church at (903) 432-2175.
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. One session remains at
7 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Mabank FUMC.
Free except for study book.
The Greater Cedar Creek Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 2
p.m. Thursday (today and every third Thursday), at 256 Harbor
Drive, GBC. For information call Bill Shaw at (903) 887-4789 or
Kemp PS fundraiser
Kemp Primary School is hosting a silent auction during school
hours. Place bids in person from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday, or by calling the school between 3:30 and 4 p.m.
Bidding will extend from 5:30 to 7 p.m. during Open House
Thursday (tonight). Proceeds will be used to purchase “SMART
Boards,” a computer-based learning tool.
Environmental Co-op hosts Master Composting Classes from 6:30 to
9 p.m. Thursday (today – organic gardening), at 100 E. Aimee
Street, Forney, and (building a compost pile) from 8:30 a.m. to
noon Saturday, March 12, at 200 E. Main Street, Forney. For
information call the Co-op office at (972) 525-0007, or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
The Gun Barrel Beautification Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday (today) at Brawner Hall. All interested POA groups are
invited to enjoy as Carol Morton of Keep Athens Beautiful
presents a PowerPoint program. For information call GBC city
hall at (903) 887-1087.
Basic Internet class
Navigating the Internet class, taught by A.J. Amyx, marketing
director of A New Way to Market, is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday,
March 15, at Tri-County Library. Learn about Twitter. Class fee
charged. To register or for information, call the library at
AARP Driver Safety
A one-day AARP Driver safety Course is set for 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday (today), at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake, Seven
Points. Designed for drivers age 50 and over, but 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.
KofC 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.
The GBC Chapter 369 Rainbow Girls are hosting a beans and
cornbread lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
March 12, at the Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge, 402 Legendary
Lane, GBC. There will be a variety of beans, cornbread and
dessert for a small donation.
Rosser VFD chili supper
The Rosser Volunteer Fire Department’s annual chili and stew
supper is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Rosser VFD.
Auction begins at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the RVFD.
BBQ judges sought
The annual Kaufman County Junior Livestock Show Barbecue Cook
Off Scholarship fundraiser needs judges at 11 a.m. Saturday,
March 12, to help judge beans, chicken, ribs and brisket. Call
Bill Thornton at (972) 452-3290 or (214) 729-4522.
VFW style show
The VFW Post 4376 and its Ladies Auxiliary are hosting a
“woman-less style show” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13. A donation
will help support our veterans. There will be snacks, and plenty
of laughs as patrons see what “real” modeling is about. For
information call the VFW at (903) 432-2138.
Senior Game Day
Senior Game Day at Brawner Hall is set for 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15. Sara Smith from A Trinity Valley Home Health
and Therapy Services is the speaker. All March birthdays will be
celebrated with a cake. For information call city hall at (903)
Mabank Garden club
The Mabank Garden Club meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the
Tri-County Library, Mabank. Ron Loper of the Texas Native Plant
society will present a program titled “Going Native in Your
Garden.” Guests are welcome. For information call Donna at (903)
Sarah Maples DAR
The Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at The
Library at Cedar Creek Lake, Seven Points. Charlotte Gish will
present “Women’s Issues.”
The Henderson County Women’s Board of Realtors meets at 8:15
a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Cedar Creek County Club.
Speaker is Hoss Pratt.
Grief counseling meeting
Restoration House Ministry is hosting grief counseling meetings
at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 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 at (903) 880-9692.
Canton country dance
A country dance, featuring the music of Al Barlow and the
Lakesiders Band, is set for 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, at
the Canton Senior Center, 200 Grove Street, Canton. For
information call (903) 489-3396.
The Rootseekers Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. Monday,
March 21, at Tri-County Library, downtown Mabank. Meetings open
to the public. Attendant will be available from 9:30 a.m. to
noon Tuesdays in the genealogy room to those researching their
HC livestock show
The annual Henderson County Livestock Show is set for Monday
through Saturday, March 21-26, at the Henderson County Fair Park
Complex in Athens.
CCL Literary Club
The Literary Club of Cedar Creek Lake is hosting its bridge and
luncheon benefit at 9 a.m. (doors open) Thursday, March 24, at
Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church, Will White Road and
Old Indian Trail, Tool. All proceeds benefit The Library at
Cedar Creek Lake, Seven Points. For information call Jeanie
Hulsey at (903) 432-3341 or Ruth Pimm at (903) 778-4752.
Kiwanis Pancake Day
The Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis club will hold its annual Pancake
Day fundraiser from 6 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24. Breakfast
includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, syrup and butter for a small
donation. Delivery to businesses available (minimum three
orders) after 7 a.m. Fax orders to (903) 432-2415 no later than
5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Dine-in at St. Peter Lutheran (next
to Pizza Hut) in GBC.
The Cedar Creek Civic League’s seventh annual Appraisal Fair is
set for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Family Life Center,
First United Methodist Church, Mabank. The Antique Road
Show-type event features two popular appraisers from the Dallas
area. Tickets are available from Civic League members, and at
Bluebonnet Emporium and Old Friends Antiques. For tickets and
information on costs, contact Susan Thomas at (903) 887-0818 or
Noma Parkhouse at (903) 778-4177.
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 fundraiser. View pictures
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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