BNI (Business Network International) - Cedar
Creek Professionals - meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites,
located at U.S. Hwy. 175 and TX 198 in Mabank. For more information, call Larry Williams
(903) 887-2847 or www.bninetexas.com
Boy Scout Troop #398 meets at the Cedar Creek Bible Church from 7-8:30
p.m. each Tuesday. For more information, call (903) 498-5725 or (903) 498-3830.
Cedar Creek Art Society meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Thursday of
each month at the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department. A $3 donation per artist is asked.
Cedar Creek Domino Club meets each week on Wednesday at the Mabank
Volunteer Fire Department. For more info, call (903) 887-6549.
Cedar Creek NAR-ANON meets at 8 p.m. on Thursday at 715 S. Hwy. 274, Ste.
D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 715 S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903)
Cedar Creek 49ers Club meets every Thursday for fellowship and dancing.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The club is located off Arnold Hill Road in Seven Points. Call for
more information, (903) 432-3552.
Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Wednesday at The
Jalapeno Tree in Gun Barrel City, except the second week of the month, when the club meets
Thursday in conjunction with the area chamber of commerce luncheon.
Cedar Creek Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Dairy Queen
in Seven Points. For more info, call Danny Hampel at (903) 778-4508.
Cedar Creek Republican Club meets every fourth Thursday. For more
information call (903) 887-4867.
Cedar Creek Rotary Club meets at noon each Friday at Vetonis
Italian Restaurant. For more information, call Dee Ann Owens at (903) 340-2415.
Cub Scout Pack #333 meets at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank
the second and fourth Monday at 7 p.m. For info, call Mary Harris at (903) 451-5280 or
Tonya Capley at (903) 498-4725.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 101 meets the second Monday of each
month at the Senior Citizens Center on Hwy. 31 in Athens.
Girl Scout Troop #112 meets at the First United Methodist Church in
Mabank on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call GeriLeigh Stotts at (469) 323-7943,
email email@example.com, or (800)
422-2260 or visit www.gsnetx.org.
Girl Scout Troop 2667 meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Aley United
Methodist Church. For more info, call Suzann Smith at (903) 887-3889.
GriefShare Recovery support group meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Cedar
Creek Church of God, located at 142 Rodney Dr., Gun Barrel City. Call (903) 887-0293 for
Gun Barrel Quilters Guild meets from 10 a.m. on the second
Wednesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in Mabank. For more information, please
call (903) 451-4221.
Kaufman County Republican Womens Club meets the third Saturday of
each month at the Farm Bureau Insurance Company, located at 2477 N. Hwy. 34 in Kaufman.
For more info, call (972) 287-1239 or (903) 880-6770.
Kemp Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Thursday at La Fuente Mexican
Restaurant in Kemp. For more info, call Dr. Jim Collinsworth at (903) 887-7486.
Lake Area Council of the Blind meets at 6 p.m. on the second Saturday of
the month at West Athens Baptist Church.
Lake Area Democrats Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the
month at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Mabank Al-Anon Family Group meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at Mabank First
Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Families of alcoholics are welcome. Call (903) 887-2781
Mabank/Cedar Creek Area Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth
Tuesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in Mabank. Call (903) 887-5252 for info.
Mabank Garden Club meets at 1:45 p.m. at the Tri-County Library on the
third Tuesday of every month (different times in May and December).
Oak Harbor/Tanglewood Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday
of the month at the R.T. Beamguard Community Center in Oak Harbor.
Rainbow Girls, Masonic Youth organization meets on the second and fourth
Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Creek Masonic Lodge. For more information contact Donna
Dean at email@example.com.
Roddy Masonic Lodge meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday each month. Call
(903) 887-6201 for info.
RootSeekers meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in the
Tri-County Library in downtown Mabank.
Southeast Kaufman County Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors meets
at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the center, located at 300 N. Dallas
Street in Kemp. For info, call (903) 498-2140.
Tamarack Ladies Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month
at the TLC Hall.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the
First United Methodist Church of Athens. Call (903) 489-0563 or (903) 675-2600.
Trinity Valley Community College Band meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in
the TVCC band hall. Group is open to any community member who plays an instrument. Call
(903) 675-6222 for info.
Trinity Valley Singles Support Group meets at 7 p.m. each Monday at
Athens First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Lovers Lane. This is a support
group for singles of all ages. For more info, call Jean Love at (903) 451-4697 or Donna
Stinson (903) 675-7270.
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A great day at Texas Freshwater Fisheries
By Linda K. Holt
Monitor Staff Writer
ATHENS–A beautiful day to be outside enjoying our state parks!
Many kid-friendly exhibits were scattered about the grounds of
the Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens for its annual April
Fools Day event, Saturday, April 9.
Several exhibits were hands-on, including build-your-own
compressed air-propelled rockets, live hermit crabs and examples
of various creatures of the deep.
Wildlife on the Move handler Eric Brittingham gave an hour-long
interactive show of various critters from around the world, from
a king snake of Mexico, to a spur tortoise of Africa to the star
of the show, a very large Burmese python.
The 10-foot-plus python took four additional adults to carry out
from its crib. Kid volunteers got to touch the animals and all
who wished got to stroke the python.
Dutch oven cooking demos, hunter education, a shuttle tour of
the facilities and raptor presentations were also given.
Archery and kayaking demonstrations also gave kids and adults
alike a try at their skills.
A Canada goose in the fly fishing pond wasn’t too happy about
kayaks so close to her nest!
Hunting dogs showed off their skills as well, from tracking game
to fetching ducks (actually lures) out of the water.
The TFFC curator, Wayne Heaton, entered the center’s
26,000-gallon aquarium for a 2 p.m. feeding of bass, catfish and
long-nosed gar for a rapt audience.
Two-way communication allowed him to explain the foods being
given, the species of fish in the tank, and answer questions
from the audience.
Many took advantage of the free fishing and tried their hand at
catching catfish and trout throughout the various ponds, or just
enjoyed lunch and a nap under the shade.
Being a wildlife photographer, I was fortunate to spy – with my
long-lensed eye – martins, a green heron, ring-necked doves,
dragonflies, damselflies, caterpillar, various fish, red-eared
slider turtles, Canada geese and a bullfrog.
The carnivorous pitcher plants were in full bloom and the pure
white water lilies were starting to emerge from the depths.
The only downside to the day was knowing the massive state
budget crisis may result in many cuts, and possibly the closing
of several state parks in Texas.
So get out and enjoy your state parks and show your support of
our great outdoors!