MHS Fall Festival
The Madisonville High School Fall Festival will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the school’s south parking lot. Organizers said the festival will operate rain or …
MHS Fall Festival
The Madisonville High School Fall Festival will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the school’s south parking lot. Organizers said the festival will operate rain or shine.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Tamale Festival
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will hold its annual Tamale Festival Friday through Sunday at the church, 100 S. Tammye Lane in Madisonville. The church requests volunteers to help make and sell tamales on Friday and Saturday and also needs donations of masa to make the tamales. A volunteer sign-up list is in the front of the church. Contact Susie Miller for more information 936-348-8072.
Brazos County Expo Pavilion
Texas A&M University and Bryan community groups will host the Brazos County Expo Pavilion, a community-wide international festival to promote and celebrate the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley on Sunday at 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. Festival and event parking are free. The festival includes culture displays, demonstrations, performances on multiple stages, arts and crafts, storytelling, vendors, international cuisine and more. Connecting Cultures. Honoring Heritages. More information about the event can be found at http://brazosvalleyworldfest.org.
MHS Veterans Day Program
Madisonville High School will host a Veterans Day Program at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the new gym. For more information, contact Jennifer Johnson at 936-348-2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and country music is invited to attend.
Huntsville Christian Women’s Connection luncheon
The Huntsville Christian Women’s Connection invites all ladies to a Nov. 21 luncheon at Elkins Lake Clubhouse, 632 Cherry Hills Drive, Huntsville, TX. Reservations are necessary. Come as early as 10:30 a.m. to shop for birthday and Christmas gifts, decorations and good things to eat. Our luncheon and program will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. Our speaker this month is Gale Duran. She was born and raised in Ohio but moved to Texas after the sudden death of her husband. She will tell us how she became a true Texan. The cost of the luncheon is $15. For reservations, call Carol at 936-295-6178 by 10 p.m. Nov. 18.
Fall Storytime at the library
Fall Storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers at the Madison County Library begins tomorrow and continues through Nov. 21. The program runs for 30-45 minutes at 10 a.m. each Thursdsay, featuring session of stories, songs, poems, fingerplays,
feltboard activities, movement activities, and a craft. There will be a Halloween party
on Oct. 31 and a Thanksgiving party on Nov. 21. Registration is required.
Please come by the library at 605 S. May or call 936-348-6118 for more information.
Shiloh MBC Thanksgiving dinner
Shiloh MBC will host its first Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 a.m. Nov. 28 in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The church will offer turkey with all the trimmings. Shiloh MBC is located at 205 South MLK in Madisonville.
Madisonville Christian Fellowship Thanksgiving meal
Madisonville Christian Fellowship, 3973 State Highway 21 E. in Madisonville, will host a community-wide Thanksgiving meal from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at the church. They will serve until all food is gone. A box will be available for donations of jackets, gloves, hats and personal hygiene items.
Library seeks input for sign language class
The Madison County Library holds classes in Basic Sign Language Classes Mondays at the Madison County Library Annex Room (behind the main building), 605 S. May St. in Madisonville. Classes are from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays (except Oct. 11) and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays for children. Schedule (days and times) may be subject to change for personal reasons and level of interest/attendance and may be adjusted for different skill levels. Call 936-348-6118 to sign up.
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.
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.