Community Calendar (June 26, 2019)


Midway Volunteer Fire Department fish fry

The Midway Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry, fireworks and crawfish boil fundraising event at 5 p.m. June 29 at the Midway VFD station, 5648 School Road in Midway. Fireworks will begin at nightfall from the Midway Community Center and last 45 minutes to an hour. The event is free, but the VFD will accept donations to support the organization. For more information, contact Chief Edwin Faw at 936-348-0898.

Lanier Stevens' Memorial Gospel Singing

The Midway Church of Christ will host The Lanier Stevens' Memorial Gospel Singing on Tuesday, July 9 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 and country music is invited to attend.

Huntsville Christian Women’s Connection June Luncheon

The Huntsville Christian Women’s Connection will hold its June luncheon on June 20 at Elkins Lake Clubhouse, 632 Cherry Hills Drive in Huntsville. Visiting starts at 11 a.m., lunch and. program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are necessary. The luncheon will feature a return performance of the Prime Time Dancers under the direction of Terri Quinn. The speaker for the month will be Kitty Kane, a speaker, singer, composer and author who shares her compelling and often humorous struggles with the “crimson streak that runs right through the middle of you.”

The cost of the luncheon is $15. For reservations, call Carol at 936-295-6178 by 10 p.m. June 17. There will be no luncheon for July or August.

Davis Family Reunion

The 82nd Davis Family Reunion will be held at Lake Madison Park on July 7. The Davis family has been meeting annually since 1937. For more detail, contact Larry Stewart at 832-420-1018.

Hilltop Lakes Classical Conversations meeting

The Hilltop Lakes Community of Classical Conversations®, a classical education resource for Christian homeschoolers, will hold an open Information meeting for interested parents at 6:30 a.m. July 8 at Living Truth Church – 1100 N. May St. in Madisonville. CC is used by homeschoolers in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries. For more information on the CC program, go to, or call 979-255-8000.

Genealogy Weekened at Huntsville Library

The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the seventh annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend on Aug. 2 and 3. On-site registration for “Believe It or Not? – How to Verify Research” will begin at 9:30 a.m. for both days at the Huntsville Public Library. Programs will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on

Aug. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 3. A light supper will be provided on Friday. The library will remain open until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. The event is free, but pre-registration is suggested. Register to attend by contacting Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471. Go to: to register or for a schedule.

MHS reunion

The Madisonville High School classes of 1954 and 1955 will celebrate a class reunion together June 22. The reunion will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall. Friends of the classes are invited to stop by for a visit. For more information, contact Colvin Walker or Jerry Reed.

MC/MA reunion

Organizers have slated the Madisonville Colored/Marian Anderson High School reunion for Oct. 5. They are looking for graduates of the 1969, 1970 and 1971 classes. Graduates from those years should contact Jackie Johnson or Alice Turner at 936-348-8344.

Head Start

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.

Parenting class

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


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.

Geneology classes

Family geneology classes are held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Madison County Library. Information: 346-300-2525.

Prayer Warriors

A Madisonville prayer group meets every Saturday 12:30 p.m. at the House of Hope old chapel, 901 W. Trinity. For information, call Ferney Lord at 936-662-7856. All are invited.

Lions Club

The Madisonville Noon Lions Club meets at noon Thursdays at various locations. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact J.J. Alley at or


American Legion

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

our community.

Eastern Star

The Madisonville Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Madisonville Masonic Lodge.

American Legion

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.

Veterans Coffee

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.

Democratic Party

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 for more information.

Rock Hounds

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


Republican Party

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.

Equivalency testing

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 Information: call Region 6 at 936-435-8367 or visit

NAACP MeetingThe 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 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 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 for more information.

WEEK 4-5

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 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.