Garden club meets
at the lake
The Cedar Creek Lake Garden Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points. The program will be “Plant Propagation Techniques” presented by landscape designer Carol Harrison. Visitors and prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information contact club President Marti Tanner at 903-887-2632 or email@example.com.
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 Family Peace Project will hold a Designer Purse Bingo fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Athens Country Club. Doors open at 9:15. Presale tickets are $45 and $50 at the door. A table for eight is $500. Purchase tickets online at FamilyPeaceProject.org or call 903-677-9177.
Terrell State Hospital Fall Resource Fair for clients and families is Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 1-3 p.m. at the Menendez Center Gym on the TSHG grounds. To reserve a table contact peer support at 972-551-8255.
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 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.
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. Items for the auction may be dropped off at the fire station, city hall or any fire fighter.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Capt. Lori Compton at email@example.com for information.
Learn to knit
Basic crocheting and knitting class is held from 10 a.m.-noon on Mondays at the Kaufman County Library. Space is limited. Call the library to register. Classes are free. Supplies provided.
at the library
Come watch the movie “Book Club” (PG-13) Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Kaufman County Library at noon. It’s a comedy of how four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous “Fifty Shades of Grey.” This event is free and open to the public. Movie snacks provided.
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.