East Texas Events for the week of 11-12

Published on Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:04 - Written by

East Texas PFLAG to meet Tuesday

Tony Vedda, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, will be the speaker at the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (East Texas PFLAG) meeting on Tuesday. Entrance to the meeting room is on E. Line Street.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Genecov Room of the Chamber of Commerce, 315 N. Broadway Ave.

Vedda will discuss the Welcome Everyone program


Grub Burger to donate portion of proceeds to Tyler Aggie Moms

The Tyler Aggie Moms and Grub Burger, 6421 S Broadway Ave., will host a Grub Gives Back event Thursday. 

The event will last all day.

Those who would like to show their support to the Tyler Aggie Moms must mention the organization when placing an order.

A portion of the proceeds from each participant will be donated to the scholarship fund for the Tyler Aggie Moms.

Aggie Moms’ clubs have been a tradition at Texas A&M since 1922.  The purpose of the nonprofit organization is to support Aggie students, learn more about TAMU and its traditions, build friendships with other moms and raise money for student scholarships.


Art event to raise funds for Hiway 80 Rescue Mission

An event featuring wine, hor d’oeuvres and an art auction will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at 5911 Brixworth Drive.

The event, titled “The Art of Transformation,” will began with an art preview at 6 p.m. The live auction begins at 7:30 p.m.

The art is provided by local artist, homeless artist and Denver Moore, New York Times bestselling author.

Proceeds will benefit Hiway 80’s future expansion “Triumph Village.” Tickets are $50.


Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to hold Christmas sale

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host its annual Christmas sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Spence Marketplace Building at the corner of East Bow and North Spring streets.

According to organizers, 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 décor -- 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 Saturday.

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 www.KeepTylerBeautiful.com .

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. Saturday 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.


Children’s Park to hold annual Christmas event

The 14th annual Christmas in the Park at the Children’s Park, 110 E. Dobbs St., will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 1.

Organizers said the celebration attracts hundreds of families and allows park visitors to enjoy the season and spend intentional time together. The event will include Christmas carols and storytelling around a decorated tree, signature snowman soup, s’mores and the opportunity for children to make a special craft.

Tax-deductible contributions toward the lights and ornaments at the park can be made by visiting www.childrensparktyler.org or calling 903-939-1597.

Send event information to augustarobinson@tylerpaper.com.