Best Bets Guidelines
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Boy Scout Troop 98 Tree Sale
Huntsville Boy Scout Troop 98 will be selling Christmas trees in the Brookshire Brothers parking lot location beginning Monday, Nov. 25. Hours Monday through Saturday are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.
‘Urinetown, the Musical’
Sam Houston State University’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre will present “Urinetown, the Musical” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Nov. 23, in The University Theatre Center’s Erica Starr Theatre with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday. “Urinetown” is political satire, a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The show, however, is not an indulgence in toilet humor, but a look at how greed and corruption on the highest levels affects citizens. General admission is $15. Tickets are available at (936) 294-2339 or (936) 294-1339 or online at www.shsu.edu/boxoffice .
‘Once Upon An Opera’
SHSU’s Opera Workshop will presents scenes from fairy tales in “Once Upon An Opera” in performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 815 17th St. “Once Upon An Opera” will include scenes from Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and Hansel and Gretel, and includes music by Mozart, Rossini, Massenet and Sondheim. General admission tickets are $15; $12 for senior citizens; and $5 for students. Tickets are available at www.shsu.edu/boxoffice or by phone at (936) 294.2339. For more info about the show, contact Rebecca Grimes at email@example.com.
Operation Christmas Child/Samaritan’s Purse
First Baptist Church in Huntsville will serve as the relay center for Operation Christmas Child/Samaritan's Purse, providing shoebox gifts to children around the world. The church will accept these gifts and ship them to children in need. The relay center will be open at the church, 1229 Ave. J, from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 18-25. For more information, visit
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/ or call local coordinator Ruby at FBC at (936) 293-8053 or (936) 661-2795.
Lions Club Christmas Parade Entries
Those interested in entering the Huntsville Lion’s Club annual Christmas parade at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, can obtain an entry form at www.huntsvillelionsclub.org or at the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce office, located at 1327 11th St., or Cole Insurance located at 253 Highway 75 North. For more information, contact Huntsville Lions Club member John Cole at (936) 662-6440.
HYFL Seeks Board Members
The Huntsville Youth Football League is seeking qualified candidates to join the HYFL board for the upcoming 2014 season. Positions available are president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and registrar. Other positions on the board are available as well. Those interested in filling a position are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You also can contact Stacey Bell at (936) 662-3043 or Larry Archie at (936) 668-6615. HYFL will be a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. at the City Service Building located on Highway 75 North.
Free Movies at Wynne Home
Ralph Pease will host free screenings of movies at 6 p.m. three Mondays in November at the Wynne Home Arts Center, 1428 11th St. On Monday, Nov. 18, the 1940s movie “On The Town” will be shown. The 1950s classic musical, “Singing in the Rain” will be shown on Monday, Nov. 25. All movies will be accompanied with handouts and brief commentary. For more information, call the Wynne Home at (936) 291-5424.
Operation Santa Bike Collection
The Huntsville employees of the U.S. Postal Service and Huffy Corp. have teamed up to collect used bikes in any condition for repair and donation as Christmas gifts to children in need. The bikes will be reconditioned with new paint and all new parts provided by Huffy Corp. The postal service employees will then distribute these reconditioned bikes to area children who would otherwise not have a gift for Christmas. Drop off your used bikes at either location of the postal service in Huntsville or you can ask your mail carrier to pick them up. Any non profit group that would like to have some of the bikes to hand out tat Christmas can contact Chris Brown at (936) 662-9167.
Story Hour at the Library
The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at the library. This complimentary program promotes emergent reading skills for young children. Story Hour includes stories, songs, dance and finger plays and concludes with a craft activity. The theme for Nov. 13 will be “Tosha Time: Oh My… It’s Pie!” with activities focused around all kinds of pie. For more information visit the library’s website at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call the library at (936) 291-5472.
Mended Hearts Support Group
The HMH Mended Hearts Support group will meet at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in HMH Conference Rooms A/B. Meredith Henry and John Barndt, with the Walker County Extension Agency, will speak on management of Hypertension and the plan of action for administration of the DSHS grant for Adult Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations. For reservations or more information, call (936) 291-4599.
Travel Program at FUMC
The First United Methodist Church will kick off “The Trips” program with a lunch/presentation at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the church’s Social Hall. The presentation will focus on traveling to the Canadian Rockies in the summer of 2014 and other local and day travel opportunities for 2014. The Trips program is sponsored by the Parish Nurse Ministry at FUMC and is open to all interested persons. Make lunch reservations by calling (936) 295-5441. The cost of lunch is $5 per person.
Alzheimer's Information Seminar
The Alzheimer's Association of Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter will offer a free Alzheimer's Information Seminar at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Carriage Inn, 2805 Lake Road, Huntsville. The seminar will focus on the basics of Alzheimer's, health and wellness programs, and caregivers’ stress management. This event is free and open to the public but attendees are encouraged to RSVP by calling (936) 295-0600 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Food Bank at MLK Center
The Houston Food Bank will distribute fresh produce at the Boys and Girls Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the MLK Center. Staff will be available to assist with applications for food stamps, Medicaid and TANF.
Creekside Turkey Fest
Creekside Retirement Center will host a free public Turkey Fest from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the facility, 1433 Veterans Memorial Parkway. This family-friendly event will feature cakewalks, hay rides, horse shoes and turkey giveaways, plus additional prizes, a bouncy house, face painting and free food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and beverages.
Clyde Loll Reception at City Hall
The city will host a farewell reception for outgoing Ward 4 Huntsville City Council member Clyde Loll at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the front lobby of City Hall before the 6 p.m. City Council meeting to canvass the Nov. 5 election results. The public is invited to attend and share in light refreshments.
Citizens are also encouraged to check out the November 2013 City Connection or the October 30 issue of “This Week in Huntsville” for a special letter from Loll. For more information, contact the City Secretary’s Office at (936) 291-5403 or visit the city’s website, www.huntsvilletx.gov.
Faith Lutheran Church Hospice Seminar
Faith Lutheran Church will host a hospice seminar at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. This will be an informal gathering with members of the First Choice Hospice staff. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Moldenhauer at (936) 295-7100 or email@example.com.
Best of Texas-Made Short Films 2013
SHSU’s Film Program and Raven Films will host Alfred Cervantes, deputy director of the Houston Film Commission and a collection of the Best of Texas-made short films 2013, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre. Admission is free. The 90-minute event will showcase a jury panel representing the filmmaking that comes from Texas. For more information, call (936) 294-2339.
Core Exercise Seminar
HMH and Dr. Matthew Wagner will present “Building a Strong Core” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the HMH Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at 125 Medical Park Lane. Wagner will discuss how to improve your overall health and exercise performance with targeted core exercises. For reservations or more information, call (936) 291-4599.
Walker County Retired Teachers Association
The Walker County Retired Teachers Association will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Huntsville Independent School District Transportation Department, located at 95 Martin Luther King Drive. Meredith Henry, county extension agent, will be doing a program on holiday cooking. All retired teachers and school staff are invited to attend.
Robinson Memorial Fish Dinners
Robinson Memorial Church of God in Christ will serve fish dinners from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the church, 515 Ave. M. Dinners will include fish, green beans, rice dressing, bread, cake at $7. Volunteers will deliver orders of five or more dinners within the city limits. Preorders are welcome. To preorder or for more information, call (936) 355-9615 or the church at (936) 295-7702.
‘Hood’s Brigade at Home and at War’ Seminar
The Hood’s Texas Brigade Association will host the annual two-day seminar, “Hood’s Brigade at Home and at War, ” in Huntsville Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, in Huntsville. i
The event will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday with a tour of the Thomason Rare Books Room at the Newton Gresham Library. Thomason’s sketches of Civil War scenes, together with the rare book treasures in the Civil War collection will be featured. There will be a tour of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Rotunda at 6 p.m. followed by a reception and dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the President Houston Room on the lower level of the Walker Education Center. Rick Eiserman, a SHSU alum, will present his research on identifying the Joe Joskins of the 5th Texas Infantry. Susannah Ural’s boo, “Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades,” based on Civil War letters and diaries, will be presented. The seminar will continue at 8 a.m. Saturday. Ural will discuss her collection of letters in “To See the Boys from Texas”; Charles Grear, who will speak on “Sam Houston and the Fate of Texas”; Keith Bohannon, who will discuss “Hood’s Brigade & Chicamauga”; and Phillip Sozanskywill discuss “Hood’s Texans: Frontier Warriors.” Lunch is included. The public is invited. Cost of the Friday reception and dinner will be $45. The all-day seminar is $60, lunch included. To register, contact Pat Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-875-2348. For additional information, contact Martha Hartzog, president of the association, at email@example.com.
Mt. Zion and Warren Chapel Special Services
Mt. Zion and Warren Chapel United Methodist churches will host their pastor and wives appreciation celebrations. A grand musical will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Warren Chapel United Methodist Church, 1230 Old Phelps Road. Evangelist Timothy O'Bryant, M.C. will speak and gospel recording artist Chester "D.T." Baldwin and a host of local talent will perform. An Appreciation Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, with sermon by Pastor David Green of Coldspring United Methodist Church.
First Baptist Church of Dodge Garage Sale
The First Baptist Church of Dodge will hold a giant garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the youth building behind the main sanctuary at the church on FM 405 in Dodge. Furniture, some collectibles, exercise equipment, jewelry and household items will be for sale.
St. Stephen’s Annual Bazaar
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host its annual bazaar on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Handcrafted items of various sorts will be offered, as well as barbecue, a variety of frozen casseroles and numerous baked goods. Tickets for a drawing to be held on the day of the bazaar for a chance to win a weekend at an ocean-front home in Galveston are $2 each or six for $10. For more information, contact the church office at (936) 295-7226, Nancy Franklin at (936) 435-1509 or Sue Harris at (936) 439-0086.
Wreaths Sale Fundraiser
The Sam Houston Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will host a wreath sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in front of Huntsville Tractor Supply. Cost of each wreath is $15.
Kick Wheel Pottery Demonstration
The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will host a kick wheel pottery demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Raven’s Pottery Shed located on the museum grounds. For more information, contact the museum at (936) 294-1832.
Texas Draft Horse/Mule Association Field Day
Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association members will be demonstrating plowing, disking, and planting using horse drawn farm equipment during its field day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 145 FM 1696 west, Huntsville. This event is open to the public. For more information call (936) 355-7972.
Walker County Genealogical Society
The Walker County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Community Room of the Huntsville Public Library. The speaker will be Heather L. Kramer, who works in the Genealogy & Local History Room at the Montgomery County Memorial Library. She will discuss using DNA results in genealogical research.
Sarah McQuaid & Ordinary Elephant
Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse presents Sarah McQuaid & Ordinary Elephant at 7 p.m. opening Saturday, Nov. 16, at Thoreau Woods, 144 E. Mosley Lane. Doors open 6:30 p.m. McQuaid is from the U.K., and Huntsville is the last stop on her U.S. 42-city tour. Ordinary Elephant is a husband/wife duo from Houston. For more info, go to www.twuuc.org/coffeehouse.html.
Oakhurst Full Gospel Church Revival
Oakhurst Full Gospel Revival Church will be hosting a revival beginning with a morning service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the church, 441 FM 946 S. Oakhurst. Dinner on the grounds will be served after service. Nightly services this week will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 and at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, through Wednesday, Nov. 20. Supper will be served at 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Cherry Ministries will be singing and preaching.
Good Hope Usher Annual Day
Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church will be having its Usher Annual Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the church. The theme is, “Just a Doorkeeper.” Rev. D.F. Johnson and Pool Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Madisonville, Texas, will be the special guest along with the ushers of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Donnie R. Tubbs is the pastor of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
St. Paul UME Family and Friends Day
St. Paul United Methodist Church will celebrate its Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the church, 322 Horace Smith Road. Guest speaker will be Pastor Leonard Minor and the Midway Baptist Church family. For more information, call (936) 295-1451. Rev. Arlo Roberson is the pastor.
Collaborative Piano Recital
SHUSH School of Music will present Ilonka Rus-Emery performing a selection of pieces by Debussy, de Falla, Bizet, Lamero, Rachmaninoff, Vidal, Schubert and Khachaturian for one piano four hands at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Garneter Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall. Graduate students Sarah Ray and David Verruga also will perform. The music is based on an array of Spanish, French, Russian and Colombian dances. Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 294-2339.
Monday, Nov. 18
Republican Women Luncheon
Although filing for the 2014 primary will not yet be complete, the Walker County Republican Women will host a luncheon for all Walker County Republican Primary candidates to introduce themselves and provide a little information about their campaign at the next WRAC membership meeting at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Huntsville Public Library Community Room. Following lunch, a business meeting, which will include officer elections, will begin 11:30 a.m.. Candidates will make their presentations immediately following the business meeting. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend. Lunch participation is not required, but will be served by Chick-filo-A for $10/lunch to those making reservations and payment. To make reservations for more information, call Madriene at (936) 581-0094.
Who Let the Dogs Out?.....at the Library!
The Huntsville Public Library will host the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. The R.E.A.D program improves children’s reading skills by employing a powerful method, reading to a registered therapy dog, in a relaxed, safe, non-judgmental environment. This program will continue every third Monday of the month. Registration is recommended. If your child would like the opportunity to participate in this program, please call the library at (936) 291-5472 or visit the library website at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com.
Walker County Historical Commission Meeting
The Walker County Historical Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, fat the Gibbs Powell House County Museum, 1228 11th St. (corner of 11th Street and Avenue M). The meeting will be a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Texas Historical Commission and the 50th anniversary of the Walker County Historical Commission. The meeting will highlight significant activities over the years by THO and WHICK to further the purposes of historic and archeological preservation. The public is invited to attend. A reception will follow a brief business meeting. For more information, contact the Walker County Historical Commission at (936) 435-2497.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Huntsville Kiwanis Club
The Huntsville Kiwanis Club will be meeting at noon Tuesday, Nov 19, at Golden Corral, 2050 11th St. For more information, contact Bryan at 936/577-4424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DA David Weeks Celebration
A gathering to celebrate Walker County District Attorney David Weeks selection as 2013 Texas Prosecutor of the Year will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Walker County Storm Shelter, 463 Highway 75 N. Weeks has served us as Walker County district attorney since January 1991. The public is invited to attend.
Erik Estrada to Screen Film at Grace Baptist
Actor Erik Estrada will be present for the screening of the film in which he stars, “Finding Faith,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Grace Baptist Church, 248 Highway 19. Estrada is best known for his leading role in the television series, “Chips." Since that program, he has appeared in several movies, television shows, and reality programs. Estrada is also the spokesman for the Safe Surfing’ Foundation, the creators of the film “Finding Faith.” Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information about "Finding Faith," visit the film’s website at www.FindingFaithFilm.com
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Story Hour at the Library
The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at the library. This complimentary program promotes emergent reading skills for young children. Story Hour includes stories, songs, dance and finger plays and concludes with a craft activity. The theme for Nov. 20 will be “Bear-ly Awake,” with activities focused around sleepy bears and hibernation. For more information visit the library’s website at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call the library at (936) 291-5472.
Texas Army National Guard Open House
The Texas Army National Guard unit stationed in Huntsville will be hosting a open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the installation, 1901 Veterans Memorial Parkway. This event is designed to bring the local community and its different organizations together to get acquainted and tour the new installation. Organizations will be setting up booths and tables to pass out information during this event. There is no charge for this family event, which will include a rock-wall, bounce house, military vehicles and weapons display and food. For more information about setting up a booth, contact Capt. Phoma at 832-488-8956 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Huntsville Christian Women’s Fall Luncheon
The Huntsville Christian Women’s Connection will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21,at the Elkins Lake Clubhouse, 632 Cherry Hills Drive. The luncheon will include a silent auction for gift baskets or purchase baked and canned goods from the Country Store. Guest speaker will be Janet Shrewsbury from Carthage, who will share, “Is there Life after Prescription Drug Addiction.” She is a published author of mysteries, a retreat speaker and host of the radio program, “Good News in the Afternoon with Janet.” Cost is $14. For reservations and complimentary child care, call Carol at (936) 295-6178 on or before Monday, Nov. 18.
Huntsville Audubon Society
The public is invited to attend the Huntsville Audubon meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Novel. 21, 2013, at the City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Highway 75 North. The evening begins at with a light meal, followed by a short meeting and the featured speaker. Board members will provide tortilla bean soup along with toppings of sour cream and cheese. Side dishes and desserts are appreciated.Featured speaker will be Marsha May, a biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, who will address Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Biological Inventory Team Project, in which citizens assist TROW in conducting collecting data on Texas species. For more information, please contact Carol at (936) 295-3958.
Family Movie Night Series
Huntsville Public Library in partnership with Texas Children’s Health Plan is offering a free monthly family night movie. October will kick off the movie series with a blockbuster kid friendly movie at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Stop by the library to pick up your free tickets. All movies are rated PING or G. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For specific titles or more information, call the library at (936) 291-5472 or visit the website at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com
Friday, Nov. 22
Healthcare Professionals Appreciation Lunch
Carriage Inn wil host a free lunch to show appreciation for healthcare and hospice partners at 11:30 a.m. at the facility, 2805 Lake Road. Attendees are asked to RSVP by calling (936) 295-0600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Walker County Area Go Texan Day
Walker County Area Go Texan will host a Go Texan Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Walker County Fairgrounds. The event will include horseshoe pitching, washer pitching, and domino competitions as well as mutton busting’ and dummy calf roping for the kids. Barbecue sandwiches will also be available for purchase. All proceeds go toward scholarships for Walker County youth. For more information call Valerie Mattias at (936) 661-0392.
Granny’s Kitchen at First Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Granny's Kitchen and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Social Hall of the church,1016 Sam Houston Ave. The sale will include homemade pies, cakes, cookies and breads for Thanksgiving dinner. There also will be homemade jellies and frozen chicken casseroles. Besides food items, there will be handcrafted items, costume jewelry, a silent auction, and a treasures corner featuring antiques and estate items and gently used items in the “nearly new” room. A new item for sale will be a special cookbook written in 1948 by the women of First United Methodist Church. A lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches will be available.
Blacksmithing and Woodworking Demonstrations
The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will host blacksmithing and woodworking demonstrations on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the blacksmith shop and Guerrant Cabin located on the museum grounds. For more information contact the museum at (936) 294-1832
Book Signing by Local Author
Rita Nesbitt, author of two Inspirational Romance Suspense books, will appear at a book signing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Lottie's Books, 325 Highway 190 East.
Nesbitt also has written a humorous word definition column for several newspapers for the past 22 years.
Sunday, Nov. 24
Pleasant Rose Family and Friends Day
Pleasant Rose Holiness Church will be having its Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at 203 Cemetery Lane, Willis. Speaker will be Superintendent C.H. Greggs of the Robinson Memorial Church of God in Christ of Huntsville.
Monday, Nov. 25
Celebration Women’s Ministry Meeting
Celebration Women’s Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov.r 25, in the First United Methodist Church Social Hall. Following a light meal and praise and worship, speaker Rev. Kimberly Orr will present the evening’s message, “Living as Covenant Women.” The Scripture lesson will come from John 14:1-18. Child care is provided for children. There is no charge for the meeting or child care, and all women are welcome.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
Wesley Methodist Youth Fundraiser
The Youth of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church will have its annual barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the parking lot of Walker County Feed & Farm, 482 FO 2821 West. The meal will include a barbecue sandwich, chips and drink for $6. This year, we are also offering whole pre-cooked briskets ranging from $25-50 depending on size. Contact Shannon Atrip at (936) 537-1907 for more details or check out our weedage at www.wesleyhuntsville.org. Order forms can also be picked up at Wesley Memorial UME at 700 Highway 30 East.
Elected Officials Appreciation Lunch
Carriage Inn will host a free Elected Officials Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the facility, 2805 Lake Road. This event is open to all those who hold an elected office and their spouses. Attendees are asked to RSVP by calling (936) 295-0600 or emailing email@example.com.
Snazzy, Jazzy Hymns & Holidays
Kick-off the holiday season with Zeta Mu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity as its members present “jazzed up” arrangements of holiday classics at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Garneter Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Nov. 27
Story Hour at the Library
The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at the library. This complimentary program promotes emergent reading skills for young children. Story Hour includes stories, songs, dance and finger plays and concludes with a craft activity. The theme for Nov. 27 will be “Thankful for Books” with activities celebrating Thanksgiving. For more information visit the library’s website at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call the library at (936)291-5472.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
93rd Annual Tree of Light Ceremony
Students, faculty and staff will celebrate the spirit of the holiday season during the 93rd Annual Tree of Light Ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, n Bearkat Plaza. SHUSH President Dana Gibson will speak at the ceremony and light the official SHUSH tree. The Orange Pride Dance Team and University Choir will perform. Hot chocolate, hot wassail, gingerbread and cookies will be served. In addition, the Department of Student Activities will collect canned goods at the event for a drive to benefit the Good Shepherd Mission. Students can receive a free T-shirt, with the donation of a minimum of two canned good items, while supplies last. Students and organizations are also encouraged to bring one ornament to decorate the tree before or during the ceremony. All SHUSH students, organizations, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Student Activities will also feature an exhibit in the LSC Art Gallery highlighting the history and tradition of the Tree of Light Ceremony. The gallery will be from Monday, Dec. 2, until Friday, Dec. 6. For more information, contact Student Activities at (936) 294-3861 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Dec. 6
Journey through Bethlehem
Journey through Bethlehem will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Walker County Fairgrounds. The event allows participants to experience Bethlehem as it was the night Jesus was born. The "tax" to enter is $1 per person. For more information, call Darren Grant at (936) 439-5899.
Toys 4 Tots
The Huntsville Alumnae Chapter and Kappa Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host their annual Toys 4 Tots event to benefit the Huntsville Housing Authority at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Huntsville Housing Authority, 724 Thomason St. If you would like to donate toys, call (936) 294-9051 or send an email to email@example.com
Saturday, Dec. 7
Wynne Christmas Party
The Wynne (Misty Blue) Christmas Party will be held from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Walker County Fairgrounds. A dress code will be enforced; no jeans or tennis shoes allowed. The event is open to those age 21 and up. Security staff will be present. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, contact Elem Wynne at (936) 581-6708;
Roxie Wynne at (936) 295-2723; Jerrika Lewis at (936) 900-9257 or Annette Perry at (936) 661-2985.
Christmas in the Pines 5K & 10K Run/Walk
The third annual Christmas in the Pines 5K and 10K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7., at the SHUSH Health and Kinesiology Center. Costumes are encouraged. Those interested can pre-register at active.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the chamber at (936) 295-8113.
Journey through Bethlehem
Journey through Bethlehem will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Walker County Fairgrounds. The event allows participants to experience Bethlehem as it was the night Jesus was born. The "tax" to enter is $1 per person. For more information, call Darren Grant at (936) 439-5899.
Lion’s Club Christmas Parade
The Huntsville Lion’s Club annual Christmas parade will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Huntsville. Those interested in entering the parade can obtain an entry form at www.huntsvillelionsclub.org or at the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce office, 1327 11th St., or Cole Insurance, 253 Highway 75 North. For more information, contact Huntsville Lions Club member John Cole at (936) 662-6440.
Friday, Dec. 20
Walker County Retired Teachers Association
The Walker County Retired Teachers Association will be meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 1801 19th St. for its Christmas luncheon. The luncheon will feature Don Allphin, District VI president of Texas Retired Teachers Association, who will be giving an update about the latest happenings with retired teachers in Texas. Don and his wife, Janet, will also be performing Christmas songs for the group. All retired teachers and school staff are invited to attend.
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