The Mabank ISD Fine Arts Festival is set for 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday (tonight) at the MHS commons area/auditorium. The event
includes artwork from K-12 students, and performances by the
choir, band percussion ensembles and one-act play.
Poynor country music
Country music at Poynor Civic Center is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Thursday (tonight). Frankston Health Care Center is preparing a
meal and serving it from 6 to 7:30 p.m., benefitting the
residents at the Center. Anyone may bring a dessert. For
information call (903) 360-0766 or (903) 876-5448.
Feral hog field day
The Henderson County Wildlife Committee, Texas AgriLife
Extension Service and Wulf Outdoor Sports is sponsoring a Feral
Hog Field Day, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Wulf
Outdoor Sports, Athens. Fee charged covers admission, meal and
tickets for hog trap and trap gate. Demonstrations include trap
design and construction, snare-trapping swine and varmints and
feral hog marketing. For information or required
pre-registration, call (903) 675-6130 by Thursday (today).
A free 10-week program assisting participants in writing the
story of their lives is being offered at two local libraries, at
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake, Seven Points, and at Tri-County
Library, Mabank. To register or for information, e-mail
or call (903) 880-2446.
Westside senior Center
The Westside Senior Citizens Center is open from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Thursdays (today and every Thursday), at the Cedar Creek
Bible Church Activities Building, 700, North Seven Points
Boulevard (SH 274), one mile north of the traffic light. Seniors
55 and older are invited to come for a light lunch, coffee, tea,
snacks, card and domino games and other activities. For
information call (903) 340-9672.
Lenten fish frys
The Knights of Columbus Council 8806 and St. Jude Catholic
Church have scheduled Friday fish frys during Lent. All you can
eat fish, hush puppies, fries, cole slaw, drinks and home-baked
goodies, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 8 and April 15, at the church on
Luther Lane, behind Pizza Hut in GBC. All proceeds benefit
local, state and national charities.
For information call Paul Ciardo at (903) 432-3529.
All you can eat fish fry
The Knights of Columbus Mary Queen of Heaven Council 12253 in
Malakoff is hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 8, and a take-out lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
meal includes catfish, hush puppies, coleslaw, drinks and
home-baked goods. The event benefits Spina Bifida research and
treatment and local charities. Take SH 198 to Star Harbor Road
(CR 3062), across from Malakoff High School.
Huge garage sale
The First United Methodist Church, Mabank, is hosting a “huge”
garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, and from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the church, located at 501
South Third Street (SH 198).
Eustace garage sale
Eustace Community Garage Sale is set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, on the Town Square. To donate items, bring
them the morning of sale to the GBC garage sale booth by 7 a.m.
Rootseekers garage sale
The Rootseekers Genealogy Society is participating in the
Eustace Community Garage Sale. The Rootseekers booth is on the
square across from the cafe and opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, April
9, for one day. Funds earned will be used to purchase books for
the genealogy room.
Rainbow Girls party
The GBC Rainbow Girls and Pledges are having a membership party
from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Cedar Creek Lake Masonic
Lodge, 402 Legendary Lane, GBC. Dress is casual.
For information or to RSVP, call Donna Dean at (903) 879-4305 or
Van Zandt senior dance
The Van Zandt Senior Citizens Club monthly dance is set for 7
p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Henderson County Seniors Center in
Athens. Joe Walenta and the Ranch Hands will provide country
music. For information call Duane Stevens at (903) 675-3774.
The Environmental Co-op encourages everyone to “Take Trash
Personally” by participating in the “Don’t Mess With Texas
Trash-Off” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9. Wear
comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes and meet at Southwestern
Christian College, 200 Bowser Street, Terrell. Refreshments,
trash bags and other supplies provided. Door prizes following
clean-up. To register or for information, call the Co-op at
(972) 524-0007 or e-mail
A low-cost vaccination clinic, sponsored by Friends of the
Animals Clinic, is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the
southeast corner of SH 334 and 198, behind the Huddle House
Restaurant. No appointment necessary. Fee charged. For
information call (903) 887-PETS. Dogs must be on leash and cats
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, at the
Payne Springs Fire Station, 9674 SH 198. A 2007 Harley Davidson
FX/ST is a part of the fundraiser.
View pictures at
www.psfirerescue.com. For information, call the fire
station at (903) 451-4511 and leave a message.
Outdoor Fools Day
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens is holding its
annual Outdoor Fools Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April
9. Information about outdoor recreation opportunities in East
Texas, plus hands-on skill-teaching activities – archery, pond
management, how to camp and more, all free with paid admission.
NewSong, hosted by First Baptist of Mabank, wants to help
post-abortive women find hope, healing, peace and a new song.
For information concerning the Sunday, April 10, meeting, call
Janet Wright at (903) 802-3202 or e-mail
email@example.com. Location is confidential.
The Literary Club
The Literary Club of Cedar Creek Lake meets at 9:30 a.m. for
refreshments, followed by a short business meeting and program
presented by Sharron Lucky Tuesday, April 12. Guests are
welcome. For membership information call Ruth Pimm at (903)
Athens bridge tourney
A bridge tournament featuring both duplicate and party bridge,
benefitting the Republican Party of Henderson County and the
Lone Star Republican Women is set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April
13, at the Cain Center, 915 S. Palestine Street, Athens. To
register or for information call (903) 675-2829.
GBC candidate forum
The GBC Chapter of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
is hosting a candidates forum for city council places 1E, 3W and
5 (at large) from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Brawner
Hall, behind city hall. Light snacks will be served. Free and
open to the public.
The Cedar Creek Bible Church is hosting its free Spring Carnival
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. The church is located at
700 N. Seven Points Boulevard (SH 274). More than 30 games for
children through sixth grade. Prizes, hot dogs, candy and sodas
all free. For information call the church office at (903)
FBC GBC craft fair
The First Baptist Church of GBC is hosting a craft fair from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. For information call Judy
Turner at (903) 778-2686.
Mabank VFD fish fry
The 24th annual Mabank Fire Department Fish Fry is set for 4 to
8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the fire station, 111 E. Mason
Street (Business 175). All proceeds benefit the Mabank Fire
Kemp Band golf tourney
The Kemp Band Boosters are hosting their second annual golf
tournament at noon Monday, April 18, at Cedar Creek Country
Club. For information call Bobbie Jo Taylor at (903) 498-6800,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mellisa Day at (903)
The Rootseekers Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday,
April 18, at Tri-County Library, Mabank. Kerry Yancey will
present a program on “Photography.” Meetings are open to the
Sarah Maples DAR
The Sarah Maples Chapter of the DAR will meet at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20, at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake. Mae
Bruce will present “Women in the Texas Revolution.”
Master Gardener is ‘in’
The Henderson County Master Gardeners will be available to
answer questions by phone during April and May. Call the
AgriLife Extension Office between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at (903)
675-6130, and ask for your Master Gardener.
Meals on Wheels drivers
Kemp Senior Citizen Center is seeking volunteer drivers for its
Meals on Wheels program. Only one hour a day, and you can pick
the day or days. Call Lisa Stinnett at (903) 498-4046.
Cedar Creek Bible Church is hosting free skating from 7 to 8:30
p.m. Fridays the first two weeks of April for children age 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)
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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