VFW plans

benefit Saturday

Friday, Sept. 21 Country Sue karaoke and pizza. Saturday, Sept. 22 benefit for Zenaido Rodriguez, who worked for the city for many years.

Forever Families sets banquet

Celebrate Forever Families annual fundraising banquet is Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Country Club in Kemp. Tickets are $45 each. For more information visit foreverfamiliesprogram.org or call 903-498-1076. 

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

50th birthday

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.

Halloween event

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.

Learn to knit

and crochet 

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.

 

Movie Matinee

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 available

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

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.

Community

Connect

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 in Terrell

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 and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at New Hope Church community center, 1119 County Road 278, Kaufman, phone 469-595-4905.

Grandparents

Day Out

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.

NAMI 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

KHS Boosters Meet

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.

Help Center

Donations

Kaufman Christian Help Center launched a new website that facilitates online donations. Go to www.kaufmanhelp.org to make a one time donation or set up regular recurring donations. This website comes at a great time due to the record number of clients of over 700 clients a month.

Meals on Wheels

Kaufman County Senior Citizens serves meals Monday through Friday at the senior center at 112 S. Jackson St. and also delivers Meals on Wheels. Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals. To volunteer or for more information call 972-932-7002.

Kaufman County Commissioners

The Kaufman County Commissioners meet every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Kaufman County Courthouse Annex, 100 W. Mulberry St.

Story time

Pre-school story time at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the Kaufman County Library, located at 3790 S. Houston St., Kaufman.

City Council

The Kaufman City Council meets the fourth Monday of the month in the Kaufman Municipal Complex, 209 S. Washington St., at 6 p.m. Agenda are posted at kaufmantx.org, along with other city meetings.

Lions Club

The Kaufman Lions Club meets each Friday at noon at the Kaufman County Library’s Community room. Located at 3790 S. Houston St., Kaufman.

 

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