Guidelines for Best Bets

Best Bets may be submitted through e-mail at Items must be received by 1 p.m. to run the following day. Best Bets will run no less than five days in advance of the event because of space constraints. Questions regarding Best Bets should be directed to Lindsey Vaculin at (936) 295-5407 Ext. 3052.


Preschool Story Hour

The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. The theme for today will be “All About Me.” For more information, visit the Library’s website at or call the library at (936) 291-5472.

Business After Hours

Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted and sponsored by Keller Williams Realty is set for 5:15 p.m. today. Keller Williams Realty is now located at 49 State Highway 75 North. Business After Hours provides chamber members an opportunity to meet informally once a month at local business establishments, to visit and share ideas and opinions, socialize, make business contacts, meet new people, and learn more about their host’s business.

Resume Workshop

Workforce Solutions will host a resume workshop on from 9-10 a.m. today at 901 Normal Park Drive, Suite 7. Call (936) 291-3336.

Tropical Blast Benefit

The Senior Center/Meals on Wheels will host a Tropical Blast Benefit at 6 p.m. today at the Walker County Fairgrounds. For information, contact Debbie or Sandy at 295-7401.

Walker County Area Beekeepers

The Walker County Area Beekeepers meet at 7 p.m. today at the AgriLife extension office, 102 Tam Road on Highway 75 North. Educational programs are presented each month. The whole family is welcome. Walker County Beekeepers meet the last Thursday of every month.


Retired Teachers

Herb Norris, president of Texas Retired Teachers Association, will address members of District 6 retired school personnel at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Region 6 Service Center, 3332 Montgomery Road. For information, call Walker County Retired Teachers President Gene Jolly at (936) 295-3413.

Eythell Riding Club Annual Trail Ride

The Eythell Riding Club Annual Trail Ride will be Friday and Saturday. The gate opens at 7 p.m. Friday. Free fish will be available Friday, and DJ Fox Trot will perform Friday and Saturday. For More Information contact Jessie Eythell at (936) 662-9083.

Blood Drive

HMH is hosting a community blood drive Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the HMH Conference Rooms. Donors must provide identification, such as drivers license, student ID card, etc. All blood types are needed. Walk-ins are welcome.


Blacksmithing/Woodworking Demonstrations

Care to see steel bent by hand? See the forge heat up just as Joshua Houston worked in the blacksmith shop more than 150 years ago, and visit with our master craftsmen as they create, with chisel, plane and saw, their lumber into antique-like works of art such as tables, chairs and cabinets. Come out to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to see these demonstrations. For more information, contact the museum’s education department at (936) 294-4895.


Community Chorus

A newly formed Community Chorus is rehearsing for a joint performance with the Huntsville High School Chorale and Select Women on Nov. 16 of John Rutter’s “The Requiem” at the new Gaertner Performing Arts Center at Sam Houston State University. The Community Chorus meets for rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church.  Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Book Review Club

The Huntsville Book Review Club will hold its first review of the 2010-11 season on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Town Theatre, 1023 12th St. Susan Boone, from Dallas, will present Fannie Flaggs’ book, “Can’t Wait To Get To Heaven.” Dues for the season are $25 and will be accepted before and after the review or may be mailed to treasurer, Joyce Chamness, 319 Elkins Lake, Huntsville, TX 77340.

Kolkhorst to speak at Sam Houston Tea Party

The Sam Houston Tea Party will host state Rep. Lois Kolkhorst  on Monday at 7 p.m. at Alpha Omega Academy.  Kolkhorst will talk about the importance of electing conservative leadership for the state of Texas. She will talk about the increasing cost of health care and how Texas deals with federal health care reform. Meetings are open to all citizens. Alpha Omega Academy is located at 3891 Highway 30 in Huntsville. For more information visit the website:

Second Chance Square Dance Fun Night

The Huntsville Promenaders will present one additional Community Square Dance Fun Night on Monday. This is another opportunity to experience an evening as a Square Dancer. The community is invited. There is no cost and no prior dance experience is required. Join at 7 p.m. at the Tri-County Services building, 7045 Highway 75 S. Dress casual.  Refreshments will be served. For additional information, call Jerry Upton (936) 856-5287 or Margaret Sicola (936) 435-0985.



Golf Tournament

The Huntsville High School Grenadier Guard Drill Team is hosting a Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Sept. 25 at Raven Nest. The four-man scramble will begin at 9 a.m. Participants can register at Raven Nest. For more information, call the GG office at (936) 293-2998 or e-mail

Gigantic Musical

A musical featuring Souls of Faith, Southern Parader’s, O’Bryant Singers, Voices of Christ and many more will be at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Pets Helping Pets      training

Huntsville Pets Helping People (HPHP) will be conducting a Team Training Workshop for persons interested in pet therapy. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Room. Cost of the workshop is $75. This price includes the team training manual, refreshments and lunch. Anyone interested in attending this workshop can visit the website at, click on the classes and training tab and download and print a copy of the 2010 Workshop brochure. For additional information, please contact Diane Carpenter at (936) 295-8029.

Butterfly Festival Open House

The Walker County Master Gardeners present Butterfly Festival Open House from 10 a.m.. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 25. Tour the gardens, enjoy projects for the kids, face painting and a “Butterflies in Your Garden” presentation. Keynote speaker will be Zachary Stayton, Master Gardener and horticulturist at Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He will talk on “How to Set up a Home Butterfly Garden.” Located at Highway 75 North and 102 Tam Road approximately 2 miles north of the Pilot Truck Stop at the Walker County Master Gardener Facility. Call (936) 435-2426 for additional information.

Celebration Women’s Ministry

Celebration Women’s Ministry meets Monday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church social hall. Following a light meal and praise and worship, local speaker and author Louise Looney will present the evening’s message, “Hope for the Golden Years.” Child care is provided for preschool-age children. There is no charge for the meeting or child care and all women are welcome.

Prostate Blood Tests and Exams

Huntsville Memorial Hospital and Dr. Paul Kenworthy will offer free Prostate Blood Tests and Exams on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the HMH Surgery Department. This screening is offered to men age 40 or older, who have not had a prostate screening in the last 3 years. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. Please call (936) 291-4599 for a reservation or more information.

Dog Obedience classes

Huntsville Pets helping People (HPHP) will be conducting Dog Obedience Training Classes. This will be a 6-week obedience course. The registration for the class will be Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 at SHSU Ag Center, Avenue M and the northbound I-45 feeder road. The cost of the training is $60 for six lessons, including the AKC Canine Good Citizen testing at the last class. The time for each class is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Class dates are Tuesday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9. There is a limit of 10 participants. For further information, please contact Diane Carpenter at (936) 291-8029.


Preschool Story Hour

The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. This complimentary program promotes emergent reading skills for preschool aged children. Story Hour includes stories, songs, dance and finger plays and concludes with a craft activity. The theme for Sept. 30 will be “Airplanes.” For more information visit the Library’s website at or call the Library at (936) 291-5472.

Brady’s Office

Congressman Kevin Brady’s office will meet with constituents on from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Riverside City Hall, 2352 FM 980 in Riverside.

HHS Tennis Booster Club Meeting

The Huntsville High School Tennis Booster Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in Room 2025 at HHS.


Fair on the Square

The 36th annual Fair on the Square will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Sponsored by the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce.

Car Show

The Huntsville Cruisers will hold its Fair on the Square Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 2, during the 15th Annual Fair on the Square. The show will take place at the corner of 14th Street and University Avenue in Huntsville, just two block south of the downtown square. Registration – $20 per entry – will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, with awards presented at 3 p.m. For more information, call Shellie (936) 295-7052 or visit

Golf Tournament

The Sam Houston State University Women’s Basketball Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Raven Nest Golf Club. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Four-person scramble, $100 per player or $400 a team. Tee box sponsorship are $100. Please contact Leslie Reinecker for registration or more information at (936) 294-1742 or

National Night Out

National Night Out, sponsored by the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department, will be held on Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the fire station. Come out and meet with your local emergency response personnel, law enforcement and Texas Forest Service with Smokey the Bear. Frito pie with the works and sweets will be served.

Adoption Orientation

Lutheran Social Services of the South has opened up a Conroe/The Woodlands office and is looking for families that are interested in foster care and or adoption that are willing to provide a safe, secure and loving home to a child or children in need. These children have been removed from their biological families due to some form of abuse, neglect or abandonment. This meeting will inform potential Foster/Adoptive parents what the steps are in making a difference in the life of a child or children. Lutheran Social Services will provide the training and support needed to interested families. Orientation will be held on Oct. 5 from 10-11:30 a.m. and Oct. 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. TO RSVP contact: Kandi Carruth or Kimberly Greene at (281) 298-8639 or or Lutheran Social Services is located at 500 Spring Hill Dr., Ste. #180, in Spring.

Newcomers Meeting

The Huntsville Newcomers meeting will be on Oct. 7 at the SHSU Alumni Center at 9:30 a.m. Park in front of the SHSU football stadium press box, arrive by 9 a.m. for shuttle ride to Alumni Center. Breakfast will be continental style in the lobby from 9-10 a.m. Cost is $7 due before Oct. 3 with reservations to Ann Harbison. The program will be about SHSU and a tour of the campus.

Preschool Story Hour at the Library

The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The theme for Oct. 7 will be “Cookies by the Dozen.” For more information visit the Library’s website at or call the Library at (936)291-5472.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Huntsville Community Theatre will be performing “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Performance dates are Oct. 8, 9, 15 and 16 (all at 7:30 p.m.) and Oct. 10 and 17 (both at 2 p.m.). Performance location is the J. Philip Gibbs Jr. Centre for the Performing Arts (Old Town Theatre), 1023 12th St., Huntsville, TX. For more information, or to reserve tickets call (936) 291-7933 or go to  


Fall Plant Sale

The Walker County Master Gardeners invite you to their annual Fall Plant Sale. Located at 102 Tam Road (Highway 75 north, 2 miles north of Pilot Truck Stop) in Huntsville on Oct. 9. Sale begins at 8 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m. Featuring bulbs, perennials, natives, grasses, shrubs, herbs, house plants, roses, blueberries, blackberries, fruit trees and more. Don’t forget to bring your wagon. Call (936) 435-2426 for additional information.

Timber Growers Field Day

Walker County Timber Growers and Texas Forest Service Field will be Oct. 9 at Bearkat Camp in Riverside from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics include pond management, carbon credits and timber estimation. CEU available. Lunch will be served. To RSVP or for more information, contact Walker County AgriLife office at 435-2426 by Oct. 7.

Arts and Craft Show

The New Waverly Public Library will be having an Arts and Craft Show on Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are welcome – $25 a space. Spaces are 10-by-10. You can contact Darlene Piper at (936) 344-6237.

FUMC Charity Golf Tournament

The fifth annual First United Methodist Church Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Good Shepherd Mission is Saturday, Oct. 9, at Raven Nest Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. is open to four person teams and individuals at $75 per player. Cost includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes. Play includes a chance to win a car. Registration forms are available at First United Methodist Church (1016 Sam Houston Ave., Huntsville) or sign up at Raven Nest from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. on the 9th. For more information call Paul Harbison, (936) 435-1778.

Candidates Forum

The League of Women Voters of Walker County invites voters to attend a Candidate’s Forum highlighting candidates for city, county and school races on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, Avenue M, for city and HISD and Oct. 12 from 6-8 p.m. third floor of Walker County Courthouse for all county races.

Preschool Story Hour

The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The theme for Oct. 14 will be “Maisy Books by Lucy Cousins.” For more information visit the Library’s website at or call the Library at (936)291-5472.


Preschool Story Hour

The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The theme for October 21 will be “Apples Pie.” For more information visit the Library’s website at or call the Library at (936)291-5472.


Preschool Story Hour

The Huntsville Public Library hosts Story Hour every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The theme for October 28 will be “Happy Halloween!” For more information visit the Library’s website at or call the Library at (936)291-5472.


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