Art auction, hot-dog themed gathering among upcoming East Texas events

Published on Friday, 3 November 2017 18:34 - Written by

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 meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 or contact Scott Fitzgerald at

Border Lows to hold monthly camp out

The “Border Lows,” a local chapter of “Loners on Wheels,” will have its monthly campout Thursday to Sunday at Camp Tonkawa Springs in Garrison.

All singles are welcome to attend.

Information: For more details, contact Ruth at 903-678-3714 or Dorothy at 903-701-4907.

Tyler Innovation Pipeline hosts art auction

The Tyler Innovation Pipeline is hosting a celebration and silent auction of the work of abstract artist Kelly Gowan from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9.

Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine, provided by 55 Winery, and listen to an intimate acoustic performance by Simon Young at this “Wine & Rhythm” evening mixer at the Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 E. Oakwood St.

Two community pieces created at the Paint with a Purpose Event in October will also be auctioned, and proceeds from these paintings will be split between the American Cancer Society and Tyler Innovation Pipeline.

A portion of silent auction proceeds will benefit the Tyler Innovation Pipeline, a place that ensures artists, makers and innovators in the community have a safe and welcoming space to network and create.

Admission for the event is free. Parking is available on North Spring Street.

Tyler Sunrise Paw Park to hold hot dog-themed event

The Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club will host a hot dog-themed event titled “Hot Digity Dog Day” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunrise Paw Park, 11415 CR 166.

Free hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided. The event will feature face painting, a wiener dog race, music and other entertainment.

Organizers said the event would be held to raise awareness and support of the park, which is a project of Tyler Sunshine Rotary Club.

Information: For more details, contact the club’s PR Chairman Dennis at 903-352-0053.

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.

Keep Tyler Beautiful hosts 14th annual Tyler Recycles Day

Keep Tyler Beautiful will host a community collection event to celebrate America Recycles Day from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 18.

The event is a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, designed to help communities spotlight their recycling efforts.

Tyler Recycles Day will be held at the Tyler Recycling Collection Center, 418 N. Bois D’Arc Ave. Keep Tyler Beautiful is asking citizens to bring their acceptable recyclables to the collection center during this event to support and celebrate the city’s recycling efforts.

Ark-La-Tex Shredding Co. and Interstate Batteries will also be providing special services. Ark-La-Tex Shredding will offer free personal document shredding for individuals and businesses and there will be a collection station for all types of batteries hosted by Interstate Batteries.

Some fees may apply for electronic devices. For more information on accepted items and fees, visit .

Information: For more details, contact Keep Tyler Beautiful community coordinator Angela Cardoza at 903-595-7217.

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.

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