The annual Halloween event at the Texas Fresh Water Fisheries
Center is set for 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday (today), at the TFWFC.
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy. The
TFFC will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
49er’s seniors club
The Cedar Creek Lake 49er’s Senior Citizen Club is hosting a
Halloween costume party 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday (tonight), and
dancing any Thursday to the music of Chuck & the 49er’s. No
smoking or alcohol. Donation at the door. Located on Arnold
Hills Road, two blocks south of SH 334, Seven Points.
Garage sale at McDades
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is hosting at garage sale
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, at
McDades Nursery located on SH 274, Tool.
Styx gospel singing
The Styx Baptist Church is hosting a gospel singing 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28. Everyone is welcome. Bring instruments, music,
CDs, friends and family. Refreshments served afterwards. The
church is located at 31800 SH 85, six miles west of Seven
Points. For information, call (214) 616-4659.
Lakeview Church Fest
Lakeview Church annual Fall Festival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, in the church parking lot, located on the
corner of SH 334 and Wood Street, across from Seven Points City
Hall. Included are a bounce house, kid events, apple bobbing,
cake and cup cake walks, a hay ride, hot dogs, chips, drinks and
desserts. For information call the church at (903) 432-2682.
Providence Fall Fest
Providence Baptist Church is hosting its annual Fall Festival
from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1016 Church Road, Tool.
The event is free and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, hay rides,
door prizes, cake walk and lots of candy for the kids. For
information call the church at (903) 432-3238.
Kemp Fall Festival
The Kemp Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 29. Park
opens at noon, parade at 2 p.m. For information call (214)
Rosser Cemetery benefit
Rosser Mt. Olive Church is hosting a benefit for Rosser Cemetery
1-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Events include face painting, talent
show, bounce house, cake walk, 3-on-3 basketball and a lot more.
Bring a dish for the pot luck dinner. For information, call
Erlisa Gibbons 469-595-3340.
Harbor Point POA sale
Harbor Point POA is hosting a super one day rummage and bake
sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
The Rootseekers Genealogical Society is hosting a seminar
featuring Lloyd Bockstruck from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 29 at the First United Methodist Church Hall, 501 Third st.
SH 198, Mabank. He will speak on how to find the maiden names of
females and onomatology (the study of names). For information,
call Brenda Price at (903) 880-2488 or go by Tri-County Library.
Proceeds earned benefit the genealogy room at the library.
CC Church Octoberfest
Cedar Creek Church of God is holding Octoberfest from noon to 4
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at 142 Rodney Dr. in Gun Barrel City.
Food, games, auctions, entertainment and a drawing for a car,
televisions and other prizes featured.. For more information,
call Cheryl Barr at (214) 536-5072.
Tool Fall Festival
The city of Tool is hosting its annual Fall Festival for
children ages 12 and under, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29,
at Oran White Civic Center. Events include games, candy,
inflatables and much more. For information, call (903) 432-3522
Kemp Fun Fest
Hillcrest Baptist Church is holding its annual Fun Fest 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, as an alternative to trick or treating. The
church is located at 909 N. Elm in Kemp. There will be food,
games and prizes.
Rockin’ Country Church
The Rockin’ country Church is hosting its inaugural Children’s
Fall Festival from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at 737 N. Seven
Points Boulevard, Seven Points. Admission is one canned food or
non perishable food item. Proceeds benefit the local food
pantry. Included are bounce houses, games, cake walk, hot dogs
Harbor Baptist Church
Harbor Baptist Church Trunk or Treat is set for 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30, including candy games and fellowship. The
church is located at 12059 SH 198, Payne Springs.
The residents of Cardinal Hall, the newly opened residential
hall at Trinity Valley Community College, is hosting Cardinal
Halloween from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. The
trick-or-treat event is free and open to kids ages 12 and under.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cardinal Hall is
located at the intersection of Dean Street and Farm-to-Market
Road 2494 on the TVCC-Athens campus.
Christian Life Center
The annual Hallelujah Party, hosted by Christian Life Center, is
set for 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. The event is free and offers
inflatables, games and lots of candy.
The church is located at 2611 W. Main, Gun Barrel City. For
information, call (903) 887-5429.
First Baptist Fall Fest
First Baptist Church, Gun Barrel City, is hosting it annual Fall
Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, with games, prizes,
hayride, train ride, cake walk, hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn
and more. For information call (903) 887-6955.
Patriotic essay contest
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4376 announces the 2012
Patriotic Essay Contest for students in grades 9-12. The winning
essay on the theme, “Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military,”
offers an opportunity for students to compete at higher levels
to earn college funds. An essay contest for students in grades 6
to 8 is also offered. For information on either contest, call
Cmdr. Sid McIntosh at (903) 432-2138 or president Lynn Hill at
CCL Literary Club
The Literary Club of Cedar Creek Lake will hold an executive
board meeting at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points
at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Care Giver’s seminar
The first Care Giver’s Information Seminar is set for 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Kaufman County Extension
Office, 2471 North SH 34, Kaufman. Speakers will be present to
cover some tough subjects. For information call (972) 932-9069.
The Gun Barrel City Beautification Committee is holding a
holiday merchant decorating contest Tuesday, Nov. 1, at city
hall. Entry fees are canned goods and the prize is $250. The
winner will be announced Dec. 7. For more information, call
The Payne springs United Methodist church fellowship night is
set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, with a covered dish dinner
followed at 7 p.m. by entertainment by the Trinity Valley
Community College Encore Ensemble. Public is invited. For
information call (903) 451-3131.
First Presbyterian stew
The Busy Bees are serving up their annual stew and cornbread
luncheon 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the First
Presbyterian Church in Mabank to complement their Christmas
Bazaar, held Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The historic church is located at
112 W. Vernon St.
For more information, call (903) 887-2571.
Round and square dancing is held from 8 to 10 p.m. the first and
third Saturdays of each month, at Log Cabin Swingers Square
Dance Club, located at 1210 North Tool Drive (SH 274). Everyone
is invited. No charge for observers. For information, call (903)
VFW food drive
The VFW Post 4376 and its Ladies Auxiliary in Seven Points are
collecting nonperishable food items for the families in need of
assistance at Christmas time. To make a donation, call (903)
The Westside Senior Centers Club meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
every Thursday. Covered dish lunch served at noon. The event is
at the Cedar Creek Bible Church Activities Building, 700 North
Seven Points Blvd.. Seniors 55 and older can attend and enjoy
refreshments, cards, domino and other games.
CCL Garden Club
The Cedar Creek Lake Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.
4, at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake. The program, “Growing
Lilies and Other Bulbs,” is by Steven Gent, owner of McDades
Nursery and Garden Center. The public is invited.
The Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church annual Christmas
Bazaar is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 5, featuring Home and Holiday shop,
bake shop, quilt donated by Marie Dicus, silent auction ending
1:30 p.m. Saturday. Lunch on both days begins at 11 a.m. Menu
includes stew and cornbread, ham and chicken salad sandwiches
and great desserts. Church is located at 100 S. Old Indian
For information, call (903) 432-3657.
The Cedar Creek Civic League is hosting a Joker Tournament and
benefit with doors opening at 9 a.m. and play beginning at 10
a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the Family Life Center of the First
United Methodist Church in Mabank, located at 501 South Third
St. (SH 198), Mabank. Registration fee includes lunch. Profits
benefit area charities. To register, call Claudett Allsup at
National EAS test
The Emergency Alert system Nationwide will take place at 1 p.m.
local central time Wednesday, Nov. 9. This first nationwide test
involves radio, television, satellite TV, cable TV and wireless
video services. The test will resemble the monthly EAS test with
Harbor youth supper
Harbor Baptist Church Youth Group invites the community to a
spaghetti supper and an evening of food, fellowship and
entertainment from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Donations
will fund the youth camp. The church is located at 12059 SH 198.
For information, call (903) 451-4171.
5K Fun Run/Walk
Helping All in One - DECA - is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8:30
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Mabank Pavilion. Register online at
Mabankisd.net. For information, call (903) 292-3450 or (903)
467-2791 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humane Society needs
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake currently has a shortage
of canned dog and puppy food and is in immediate need of
donations. Lamb and rice or chicken is preferred. The brand is
The Log Cabin Swingers Square Dance Club meets from 8 to 10 p.m.
the first and third Saturday of each month. All square dancers
are welcome. No charge for observers. Lessons taught by Club
members are from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday at Promenade Hall, 1210
N. Tool Dr. (SH 274) in Tool. For information, call (903)
Celebrate recovery with Hurts, Habits and Hang-ups recovery
program at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene,
150 Mabelle Ln. in Gun Barrel City. For more information, call
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