Community Calendar (Oct. 16, 2019)

Posted 10/15/19

MHS Class of 1969 reunion

The Madisonville High School class of 1969 will hold its 50th class reunion from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the MHS High School Cafeteria.

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Community Calendar (Oct. 16, 2019)

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MHS Class of 1969 reunion

The Madisonville High School class of 1969 will hold its 50th class reunion from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the MHS High School Cafeteria.

MHS Class of 1979 reunion

The Madisonville Senior Class of 1979 will hold its 40th class reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Madisonville Oak Ridge Country Club, 2006 Country Club Lane, Madisonville. Please text André Dean at 936-349-3526 if you and spouse plan to attend. Admission is $10 each at the door. Text confirmation today. Duane, Mary Martha, Diann & André are the initial planning committee. Call and help us find classmates and join the Thursday planning meeting.

Friends of Fort Boggy Quarterly Meeting

The Friends of Fort Boggy State Park will be meet Tuesday at the Centerville Municipal Building. A lite lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. This will be the last meeting of 2019. J.D. Miller, Park Superintendent will be giving a park update on construction of the new bathrooms and shower house plus much more. We will also have an update on preparations for the upcoming “Annual Kids Fish”. This meeting is open to the public. If you would like more information about the Friends of Fort Boggy State park and how you can become an active member contact Betty Heffler at 903-322-3478.

Centerville “Art in the Park”

The Centerville Arts Commission will hold the second Art in the Park Festival 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 in Fort Boggy State Park, 4994 Highway 75 South. Admission to the festival is $3.

First United Methodist Fall Festival

First United Methodist Church of Madisonville will host a community-wide Fall Festival from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church’s Wesley Park. The fair will offer hot dogs, games and “trunk-or-treat.” The church is just west of the downtown square on State Highway 21.

Dead People Walking Revival in College Station

New Victory Temple in College station invite Brazos Valley residents to share their musical talent at the Halloween and All Saints Day “Dead People Walking Revival,” 7 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Evangelist Cynthia Crochett, First Lady of Mount Zion Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Forest Hill with lead with her message of deliverance from dead things. There will be a special Q&A at 10 a.m. Nov. 2. New Victory Temple is located at 1115 Detroit Street.

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 Nov. 9 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.

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.

Library seeks input for sign language class

The Madison County Library began classes in Basic Sign Language Classes Monday at the Madison County Library Annex Room (behind the main building), 605 S. May St. in Madisonville. Classes will be held 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.

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 Noemi.Prado@ag.tamu.edu.

WEEKLY

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.

Genealogy classes

Family genealogy 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 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.

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 jj.alley@fnbhuntsvilletx.com or

936-348-3777.

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.

FIRST WEEK

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.

Woodmen

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.

SECOND WEEK

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 christy.garza@hmh.cc 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 TailsofLoss.org.

THIRD WEEK

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 www.hiset.org. Information: call Region 6 at 936-435-8367 or visit www.esc6.net.

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 christy.garza@hmh.cc 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 christy.garza@hmh.cc 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 christy.garza@hmh.cc 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 christy.garza@hmh.cc 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.

MARI

The Madisonville Area Revitalization Initiative meets the last Tuesday of the month at noon at the Woodbine.

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