VFW has Friday
Friday night chopped barbecue baskets and shuffleboard tournament. Saturday Christmas party with gift exchange and Country Sue karaoke. RSVP for New Year’s Eve with Country Sue karaoke, no cover charge and a great time with lots of food.
Santa at the Library
Santa will be at the Kaufman County Library from 11-11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Santa will read the “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and hand out candy. Punch and cookies will be served.
Victory Church at 7325 S. State Hwy. 34 in Scurry will host a live nativity Thursday and Friday, Dec. 20-21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The church will also hold Christmas worship Sunday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.
Grace Fellowship Church at 7650 FM 1388 in Kaufman announces Christmas events.
A Christmas concert is planned Sunday, Dec. 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be Monday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group meets every fourth Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Riter C. Hulsey Public Library in Terrell, sponsored by the library and the Terrell Healthcare Center. Contact Angie West at 443-629-4654 for information.
Beginning Oct. 1, the 24/7 recycling drop off at the Environmental Co-op, 1100 Airport Road in Terrell, will be open only on Wednesday and Saturdays.
Program aimed at
Texas Health Kaufman hospital has initiated the Healthy Education Lifestyle Program (HELP) to assist uninsured residents with chronic disease management through lifestyle changes, as well as affordable health care.
Patients must be at least 18 years old and uninsured or under only Medicare Part A with one or more conditions: diabetes mellitus (Type A or B), hypertension, high cholesterol and/or congestive heart failure. To enroll or for information call 972-932-5238.
Energy assistance offered
For assistance with high heating and cooling bills and weatherization, apply online to the Greater East Texas Community Action Program at www.get-cap.org. Local office is at the Share Center in Terrell, 103 W. Jones St. Eligibility based on household income and high energy burden. No face to face appointment necessary.
Helping Angels of Kaufman County provides emergency financial aid, medications, nonperishable food pantry, clothing (provided by Angels Closet), utility bill assistance and temporary emergency shelter. It is located at 1400 S. Washington, Suite D., Kaufman, 972-932-2670, www.helping-angels.org.
Teen Book Club
The Kids of Appetite Teen Book Club for ages 14-18 meets the second Thursday of the month at 3:45 p.m. at the Kaufman County Library. Come for some delicious reads and treats. Home schoolers are welcome.
Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday Book Club meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Kaufman County Library. Adult Cozy Coloring begins at 1 p.m. All supplies are provided. Light refreshments are served.
Friday Night Music
The Sunshiners Country Music Revue performs every Friday night from 7-9 at the Kaufman Senior Citizens Center, 112 S. Jackson St. No admission charge.
Texas Health Resources hosts Community Connect, an online data base of community assistance agencies. Citizens can access information on a variety of resources and community services. Organizations and agencies can have their information available by registering at TexasHealth.org/CommunityConnect.
Monthly hiring events
The Terrell Workforce Center schedules hiring events on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon at 109 Tejas Dr., Suite 300. Prospective employees should bring a resume and must be registered at WorkinTexas.com.
The Foundation Stone Group
The Foundation Stone Group is a 12-step recovery program for all struggles serving men and women.
Meetings are held each Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 300 E. Cherry St. Suite C, Kaufman, phone 469-595-4905.
Casey’s Place on County Road 143 will hold Grandparents Day Out on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is aimed at grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The Free 2B Me Day Camp is for ages 4-13. Call 972-932-5156 to reserve a spot.
Family Support Group
Kaufman County National Alliance on Mental Illness has a family support group meeting the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Lakes Regional Center, 400 Airport Road in Terrell and the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman in Basement Room A. For more information call 214-202-1183 or 972-962-3784
The Kaufman Athletic Boosters Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the KHS Library during the regular school year. This organization is for parents of all KISD athletes.