East Texans who love the American songbook can look forward to extending their Valentine celebration one more evening by attending “An Evening with Cole Porter” on February 15, in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St., Tyler.
Starting at 7 p.m., guests can enjoy chocolate desserts and an espresso bar before the performance of Cole Porter classics by soloists, a jazz combo of instrumentalists, and the entire Chorale. Tickets are $25 per person, available from any chorister or at www.tylercivicchorale.org .
Porter (1891-1964) was known for his ability to write both lyrics and music and for his clever rhyming that incorporated topical references. The music on February 15 will include songs from his stage shows Paris, Anything Goes, Jubilee, Rosalie, Seven Lively Arts, Kiss Me Kate, Red, Hot and Blue, and the film Born to Dance.
A complete brochure of the series may be downloaded at www.fpctyler/finearts .
Bethesda Church in Lindale will host the East Texas Eyes and Wings Prophetic Conference from Feb. 13 to 16.
Guests speakers include Chuck Pierce, Wesley and Stacey Campbell and Patricia King.
The church is located at 2401 S Main (Highway 69). Registration is $15. Call 903-882-7597 or visit bethesdachurchtx.com for more information.
The Texas Gospel Music Hall will hold a concert featuring the Mark Trammmell Quartet at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at 65113 Highway 19 S Palestine in Athens.
Call 903-477-8084 or 903-677-2492 or visit www.texas -gospelmusichall.com for more information.
Holly Brook Baptist Church will host Family Game Night Saturday, from 5 to 7 p.m. February 8.
The church also hosts a prayer and support group for troops and military families that will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the church.
Tea and Tales, A Christian fiction book club, will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Holly Lake Ranch Hall.
A ladies’ Bible study will begin on February 10 at Holly Brook Baptist Church. Titled “Stronger: Finding Hope in Fragile Places,” the seven-week study will be offered on Monday evenings from 6:45-8 p.m. in the Family Life Center and will be led by Judy Dorman.
A second ladies’ Bible study will be offered on Friday mornings beginning Feb. 21. The 10-week study, “Living Beyond Yourself,” is written by Beth Moore and will lead women to explore the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the book of Galatians. Joyce Grisham will lead the study from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center.
The Saints Alive, the senior adult ministry of Holly Brook Baptist Church will meet February 11 for a luncheon of U.S. Midwestern foods provided by members. Program guests will be Billy and Winky Foote. Games will begin at 10 a.m., the program at 11 a.m, and lunch will be served around 11:45 a.m.
Holly Brook Baptist Church is located at 3219 S. FM 2869, Hawkins, telephone 903-769-2091. The Web site is www.hollybrookbaptist.org .
St James Missionary Baptist Church will hold their Men’s Day Program at 3 p.m. Sunday at 1020 S. Lyons Ave. The Guest Speaker is the Rev. Charles Faulks of North Star Missionary Baptist Church. Food Will Be Served. Call 903-595-2064 or 903-312-4087 for more information.
Newcomers of Tyler meets at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St., in the fellowship hall. Lunch is provided. Call 717-668-1613 for more information.