Winter Storytime at library
Winter Storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers at the Madison County Library begins Thursday and continues through Feb. 27, with some holiday closures. …
Winter Storytime at library
Winter Storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers at the Madison County Library begins Thursday and continues through Feb. 27, with some holiday closures. Storytime begins every Thursday at 10 a.m. for a 30- to 45-minute program of stories, songs, poems, rhymes, fingerplays, feltboard activities, movement activities, and crafts. The library will host a Christmas party on Dec. 19 and a Valentine party on Feb. 13. Registration is required. Please come by the library at 605 S. May St. or call 936-348-6118 for more information.
Second Shepherd’s Play in Bryan
The Blinn College-Bryan Campus Theatre Arts Program will stage a medieval mystery play in December called The Second Shepherd’s Play, featuring comic and spiritual themes: Preceding the story of the visitation by the shepherds to the manger to see the newborn Christ, the shepherds must first rescue a lamb snatched by a renowned sheep-stealer.
The play will be presented at two free outdoor performances at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday on the front steps of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Bryan.
During the play, West 26th Street in front of the church will be closed for the performance. Guests are invited to bring chairs or blankets and watch the action from the street.
Journey Through Bethlehem
The annual Journey Through Bethlehem, a presentation of Bethlehem as it was on the night Jesus was born will be held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Walker County Fairgrounds located at 3925 State Highway 30, Huntsville, TX. Visitors will experience live animals and scores of volunteers dressed in time period clothing sharing customs, food, crafts, and trades as they may have been in Bethlehem when shepherds arrived seeking the Christ Child. All activities are free after a $1 admission "tax" is paid per person. For more information please visit: journeythroughbethlehem.com.
Lanier Stevens Memorial Gospel Singing
The Midway Church of Christ will host The Lanier Stevens Memorial Gospel Singing Tuesday in the church's Fellowship Hall. Finger food will be served at 6 p.m and the singing will start shortly thereafter. Dennis Ivey will be hosting the event, and anyone who likes to sing, play an instrument or just listen to some good 'ole gospel, country or Christmas music is invited to attend.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Advent activities
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church released their calendar for Advent: Sundays at 4:00 pm, Evening prayer, Benediction and preview readings for upcoming Sunday.
Angelus prayer given to all families to pray during Advent. It’s the story of the Annunciation and more.
Image of Blessed Mother passed around each week for prayer. Details at mass.
Jesse Tree. Activity for all at home to reflect each day on the Incarnation, the Word made flesh, Jesus!
Dec. 13, 3 p.m. Parish Penance Service.
BVCAP Head Start is a preschool program that provides comprehensive educational social services to eligible children. Head Start provides a rich, developmentally appropriate educational curriculum, social services to help with everyday needs of life, mental health services and nutrition services. The facility is at 901 B W. Trinity St. in Madisonville. Call (936-348-3915.
Safe Families of Brazos Valley hosts a parenting class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church for adults 18 years or older.
The class continues every Thursday until May 16, and meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Topics include communication, family fun, problem solving and more. Dinner and childcare provided.
There is no cost. For more information and registration: contact Noemi Prado at (979-458-0325 or by email at Noemi.Prado@ag.tamu.edu.
American Legion Quarterly Vendors Market
The American Legion Post 335 will host a Vendors Market each quarter through 2020 to continue to support and serve Leon County Veterans and Active Military. The markets will be held at the American Legion building, 346 N. Hwy 75 in Centerville (1 mile north of the city square). Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Dates of the Saturday markets will include a special “Twas the Saturday Before Christmas” market on Dec. 21, Feb. 15, May 16, August 15 and Nov. 21.
Post 335 requests vendors to fill spots available indoors and outdoors for larger vendors with specialty furniture, lawn/garden, Food Trucks/Tents, etc. The fee will be $30 per 10’X10’ spot and $40 per 10’X10’ spot if need electricity (indoor only).
Contact Suzanne Tullis @ 713-201-8216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Madisonville GED and ESL Classes
Adult GED (general education diploma) classes will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at 714 Bacon St. in Madisonville. There is no charge for attending.
English as a Second Language classes will be held Mondays from 5-9 p.m. Classes are free to attend.
For information, call 936-349-8003 or on Facebook at @madisonvilleadultlearning.
Childcare is available. Please mention it when you register.
Family genealogy classes are held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Madison County Library. Information: 346-300-2525.
A Madisonville prayer group meets every Saturday 1 p.m. at the House of Hope old chapel, 901 W. Trinity. For information, call Ferney Lord at 936-662-7856. All are invited.
The Madisonville Noon Lions Club meets at noon Thursdays at various locations. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact J.J. Alley at email@example.com or
American Legion Post 84 hosts an open 42 domino tournament each Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee, and partners are picked at random. For information, contact Mark Tinsley at 936-348-1269 or the Legion at 936-348-6036.
West End Cemetery
The West End Cemetery group will meet the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Senior Citizens Facility. We encourage all to be present and spread the word to others in
The Madisonville Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Madisonville Masonic Lodge.
The American Legion Family Post 84 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month.
Diabetes Support Group
Diabetes Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m., at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A/B. Snacks are provided. Group will feature varied educational presentations from experts. For questions, contact Hannah Allen 936-435-7919.
The Woodmen Lodge meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Madisonville Volunteer Fire Station.
Living Truth Church is hosting a monthly veterans’ coffee and fellowship at the church, Highway 75 North, on the first Saturday of each month. The event runs from 8-10 a.m., with a guest speaker at 8 a.m.
For information, contact Jim Vance at 936-348-1126.
The Grimes County Democrats meet the first Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Grimes County Commissioners’ Courtroom, 273 Buffington Lane, in Anderson.
Chamber of Commerce
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce meets the second Wednesday of each month. For information, call 936-348-3591.Heart Disease Support Group
Mended Hearts Support Group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 11:30-1 p.m., at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A/B. Light lunch will be served. Group will feature varied educational presentations from experts. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Rock Hounds, a club that is dedicated to observing and collecting rocks, fossils, etc., meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the old fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 102 S. McIver St. The agenda includes a potluck meal, rock talk, door prizes and plans for future field trips. Guest welcome and there are no dues.
Tails of Loss
A free community grief program for pet loss will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. the second Saturday each month at the Mending Hearts Grief Center, 2112 Southwood Drive, in College Station. Grief for the loss of a pet can be complicated, impacting people emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. Find Tails of Loss on Facebook or TailsofLoss.org.
The Madison County Republican Party meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Kevin Counsil at 281-808-5511.
High School Equivalency Testing will be offered through Region 6 ESC and the Madison County Public Library on the third Friday of the month through July 19. Testing is held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Library Annex Building. Registration is required through www.hiset.org. Information: call Region 6 at 936-435-8367 or visit www.esc6.net.
The Madison County NAACP Chapter 6193 meets every third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Madisonville Senior Community Center, located on Amos Street. For information, contact President Steven Green 936-348-4602.Nutrition and DiabetesDiabetes Nutrition Education Class meets the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Room A/B. A light lunch is provided, and topics vary each week. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or email@example.com for more information.
Amputee Support Group
Amputee Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 4-5:30 p.m., at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Room C. Snacks are provided. The Amputee Support Group is for encouragement, camaraderie, and to discuss different topics related to amputees. Representatives will be present from various prosthetic companies. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bariatric Support Group
Bariatric Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 5-6 p.m., at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A/B. A Bariatric Seminar will meet directly after the support from 6 to 7 p.m. Group will feature varied educational presentations from experts. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or email@example.com for more information.
Friends of Fort Boggy
Annual and quarterly meetings are the fourth Tuesday in the first month of each quarter — January, April, July and October. Meetings are held during the noon hour at the Centerville Municipal Building, 325 E. Saint Mary's, Centerville. For more information call Betty Heffler at 903-322-3478.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month from 10-11 a.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A/B. Learn and share valuable parenting advice. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Texas Mushroom Festival
The Texas Mushroom Festival board and committees meet the last Tuesday of each month at the Woodbine at 5:15 p.m.
The Madisonville Area Revitalization Initiative meets the last Tuesday of the month at noon at the Woodbine.