The First United Methodist Church-Kaufman continues its annual Pumpkin Patch through Oct. 31.
The Pumpkin Patch will be open Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m.
For scheduling school field trips, contact the church office at 972-932-2838. The church is located at 208 S. Houston St, Kaufman.
Friends of Library
The Friends of the Kaufman County Library will host the 18th Book and Author Luncheon Thursday, Oct. 18.
Doors open at 11 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall at Calvary Baptist Church, 1609 Rand Road in Kaufman.
Tickets are $25 each or $20 when a table for eight is purchased for $160. Proceeds support the Kaufman County Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, Space: A Universe of Stories.
Authors are Jackson Michael, “The Game Before the Money,” and Melissa Del Bosque, “Bloodlines.”
VFW shuffleboard and karaoke
Friday night Country Sue karaoke, blind draw doubles shuffleboard at 7 p.m. and Gene Milligan birthday party. Saturday blind draw doubles shuffleboard at 7 p.m. and Doyle’s famous hamburger basket for $5.
Eat Healthy Food Distribution
The monthly Helping Kaufman to Eat Healthy food distribution sponsored by Texas Health Kaufman and local organizations will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 208 S. Houston St. while supplies last. For $7, receive a reusable bag with 15-20 healthy food items. No screening for the purchase. The next event will be Nov. 17 at Texas Health Kaufman, sponsored by TVCC nursing students.
Diabetes group schedules program
Current Studies in Type 2 Diabetes will be the program for the Diabetes Support Group Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10-11 a.m. at Texas Health Kaufman, basement conference room. Call Anita Hurtado at 972-932-5252 for more information. The support group meets monthly and is free. No preregistration is required but space is limited.
Combine VFD sets
The Combine Volunteer Fire Dept. will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 20 from 5-8:30 p.m. at Point View Baptist Church. The evening includes a barbecue dinner with homemade desserts and a 50th birthday cake; live and silent auctions; live music by the Acoustic Sound Hounds; drawings and door prizes; Combine FD 50th year apparel; equipment display including a CareFlite helicopter landing; and a chance to meet fire department members, city leaders and neighbors.
The Blackjack church is hosting a free lunch following the worship service on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11345 FM 429 South, Kaufman, Pastor Danny Boles, 469-223-3459. Everyone welcome.
County hay show Tuesday, Oct. 23
The 2018 Floyd Smith Memorial Kaufman County Hay Show is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. at the Kaufman County Fair Grounds, 4001 S. Washington, Kaufman (Hwy. 34 South).
Registration and hay judging begins at 5 p.m. with judging awards presented at 6 and hay division winners at 6:15. The barbecue dinner is at 6:30 and is $5. The hay auction is at 7:15 followed by a presentation from Ivan Suarez of the Farm Service Agency on eligibility and program overviews.
For more information, contact Ralph S. Davis, county extension agent or call the Extension office at (972) 932-9069.
coming to Kaufman
The annual Kaufman Scarecrow Festival on the downtown square is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 with food, arts and crafts, children’s area, live music and entertainment and a beer and wine garden. The parade kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m.
moving to square
One of the long-standing traditions in the City of Kaufman has been the annual Halloween on Houston. However, due to ongoing construction on Houston Street, this year the event will be held on the square in downtown Kaufman on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. The downtown merchants are coordinating the event, and the residents on Houston Street have been invited to participate.
The Light Up the Night Fall Festival and 10th Annual Black Light Show will be Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Fellowship, 7650 FM 1388 in Kaufman. The event is free for all ages and includes food, games, candy and bounce house. Black Light Show times are 7 and 8 p.m. Call 972-962-7423 for information.
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.
recycling event set
A free electronic recycling event for Kaufman County residents will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-noon or until truck fills at the Kaufman County South Annex Building, 3003 South Washington in Kaufman. Recycle computers, electronics, two TVs per household. Must show proof of residency for Kaufman County. Questions call CRS, 817-300-6958.
The North Texas Regional Veterans Court will hold its first fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 10 at Jake E’s Riding Roundup Ranch. Contact Program Manager Brennan Rivera-Jones at email@example.com or Capt. Lori Compton at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Reach Forever 5K/1K Fun Walk/Run will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. at Ben Gill Park in Terrell to benefit the REACH Child Placing Agency. Register at reachcpatx.org or email email@example.com.