VFW Auxiliary

benefit dinner

VFW Auxiliary 3905 is hosting a pulled pork dinner to benefit cancer and the general fund Friday, Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. for an $8 donation. Take-outs available, and Country Sue Karaoke will be featured at 1663 E. Highway 175, Kaufman. 972-932-9223.

Advocacy Center

holding fundraiser

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Kaufman County’s fall fundraiser is underway. The winner will be selected on Friday Dec. 7.

Only 100 tickets will be sold for a four-wheeler with a guided duck hunt for four.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to therapy and advocacy services at the center.

Visit kaufmanccac.org to participate.

Cutting for Cancer

Cutting for Cancer will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Hair Chief Salon, 105 W. Mount Vernon St. in Mabank. Proceeds will help cover cancer treatment costs for Jennifer, a wife and mother of two who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer and lacks insurance. Call 903-880-0293 for an appointment or walk in.

Alzheimer’s and

Dementia support

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.

Co-op announces

recycling days

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

uninsured residents

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.

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.

 

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

 

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