Pioneer Days Festival to take place in Brownsboro
The Brownsboro Pioneer Days Festival will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 4 in several Brownsboro neighborhoods.
Parade entries will begin lining up at 7:30 a.m. at the Brownsboro City Park along Stuart Street. The parade route will end at the Brownsboro High School parking lot.
The purpose of the event is to celebrate Brownsboro’s rich history. Admission is free. All other activities will take place at the Brownsboro high school and junior high school properties.
The Brownsboro Chamber of Commerce works to spotlight the city’s origins and host an event the community can enjoy.
The parade is still accepting entries. Businesses, organizations and other groups are welcome to participate. Information: For more details, call Brownsboro City Hall at 903-852-6761 or go to www.brownsboro.us .
Kool Smiles allowing children to trade in Halloween candy for toys
Kool Smiles, a provider of quality dental care for children and families in Tyler, is coordinating for the sixth year, “Operation Troop Treats” to encourage children to bring their Halloween candy to any of the area Kool Smiles dental offices in exchange for a toy.
All donated candy will be sent in care packages to U.S. service members stationed overseas via Operation Gratitude.
Kool Smiles will collect the candy until Nov. 4. The Kool Smiles Tyler office is located at 1932 E. SE Loop 323.
Information: For more details, call the office at 903-533-1816.
Festival to benefit The Magdalene Home
The third annual Caring for Kids Benefit Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday at Bergfeld Park, 1501 S. Broadway Ave.
The event will feature bounce houses, a silent auction, local vendors, laser tag and more. The event will benefit the Magdalene Home, a local crisis and unplanned pregnancy center for young women that provides them with multiple options to prepare for taking care of themselves and their babies.
Information: For more details, contact Wendi Rees at wendi@TheMagdaleneHome.com.
Banquet to be held for veterans, first responders in Big Sandy
The International Alert Academy will hold a veterans banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at its building at Once Academy Boulevard in Big Sandy.
The event is open to veterans, first responders and their immediate family members.
The academy wants to recognize the public servants who serve on the front lines of their communities as first responders, continually dedicating their lives for safety.
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a formal dinner served by students from the ALERT Academy. Immediately following the banquet will be an evening of special music and keynote address.
Reservations are required, but there is no charge to attend. Reservations can be made over the phone at 903-636-2000, ext. 2101, and will not be accepted after Friday.
Car show to take place in Gladewater
The Brick and Brew, 103 N. Main St., Gladewater, will hold a free car show from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 4 at the restaurant in downtown Gladewater.
Organizers said 40-60 cars are expected at the event, and trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. The local band, Shake, Rattle and Roll will be performing.
African cultural experience marks start of sorority’s anniversary celebration
The Tyler alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will celebrate 75 years of service in the East Texas community Nov. 4 to 11.
The celebration begins with the Dallas-based Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble workshop and stage production at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 in Wise Auditorium at Tyler Junior College.
The workshop will be presented in partnership with the TJC Dance Department.
This kickoff event is the Diamond Jubilee celebratory presentation of the chapter’s Arts and Letters Committee.
Organizers said the purpose of the workshop is to create awareness and teach African culture and history through the medium of dance and music.
Registration for the workshop has begun. The workshop fee is $15 for participants and $5 for observers.
The final day for registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Delta Sigma Theta Service Center, 700 N. Moore Ave. Onsite registration will not be conducted on the day of the event.
Information: For more details, call Pam at 903-618-0104 or VaLita at 903-592-7678.
Genealogist to speak at East Texas Genealogy Society’s next meeting
Professional genealogist Kelvin Meyers will present a program about using newspapers to trace ancestors at the East Texas Genealogy Society’s 2 p.m. Nov. 11 meeting inside Taylor Auditorium at the Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
A professional genealogist for the last 15 years and an avid researcher and historian for the last 25 years, Meyers brings a great knowledge of social sciences, history and genealogy to his work. The Dallas Public Library employed him for 10 years in the genealogy department. Now, Blake and Blake, a company engaged in missing heir and adoption searches, employs him in the research field part time.
Information: For more details, go to www.etgs.org or contact Scott Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Texas Daylily Society to hold meeting
The East Texas Daylily Society will hold a meeting from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive.
The presentation is titled “Happiness” and will be given by Mark Carpenter of The Lily Farm in Center. After his presentation, he will auction off some of his world-class daylily plants. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to hold Christmas sale
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17-18 at the Spence Marketplace Building at the corner of East Bow and North Spring streets.
Organizers say the 5,500 square foot building is loaded with Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, ornaments, cards, dishes, wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbon, lights, outdoor and indoor decor, all at bargain prices.
All proceeds will benefit the Tyler Salvation Army.
Jacksonville Public Library to hold poetry celebration
The Jacksonville Public Library, 502 S. Jackson St. in Jacksonville, will host an autumn celebration of poetry from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18 with an open microphone meeting.
Peter Hoheisel, a former professor at Lon Morris College and published poet, will moderate the gathering.
“In an open reading,” he said, “people are encouraged to bring poems which they have written, or any poems which they like. There are no criteria for the reading.”
Hoheisel will make a few brief remarks about the nature of poetry to open the gathering. He stresses that even shy or introverted people who do not wish to read, should come.
“All that is required is that you either like poetry, or are curious to learn about it,” he said.
Send event information to email@example.com.