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Wednesday, Sept. 2

DIVORCE CARE, a 13-week session/support group featuring weekly nondenominational biblical teachings for people recovering from separation or divorce, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the basement of First United Methodist Church. Childcare will be provided. Each self contained session covers topics related to separation and divorce utilizing a video seminar and discussion group so people can join any time. For information, contact Shelia Lunsford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 682-557-2702.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

 

Thursday, Sept. 3

BRIGHT STAR Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Most meetings are held at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Anyone with an interest in gardening is welcome. Contact President Hillis Bass at 903-485-8165 with any questions.

HOPKINS COUNTY Beautification Program Committee meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month in the judges' quarters at Hopkins County Courthouse. Contact Wyvonne McDaniel at 903-439-4997 for more information. Everyone welcome. 

VETERANS OF Foreign Wars Post 8560 and its Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the VFW Hall. Supper will be at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-885-4666.

"SPOKES FOR Hope," the Sulphur Springs Chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Pizza Inn to eat; the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Contact President Randell Hughes at 903-438-1036.

CYPRESS BASIN Hospice hosts a monthly grief support group which is open to the public and free of charge the first Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cypress Basin Hospice office, 207 Morgan St. in Mount Pleasant. The support group allows participants the opportunity to talk about their loss and spend time with others who have experienced similar situations. One-on-one grief counseling is also available. For more information, call 903-577-1510.

WANNA BEES circle of quilters meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday and first Thursday of each month at Cedar Crest Church, located at 200 Airport Road (corner of North Davis Street).

SULPHUR SPRINGS Masonic Lodge #221 will hold its regular stated meeting the first Thursday of each month at the Lodge Hall on Oak Avenue. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.; and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, Sept. 4

SULPHUR SPRINGS Public Library announces our new Storytime beginning Sept. 4 in the Storytime room at the library on the first and third Fridays of every month through May at 10:30 a.m. The Very Ready Reading Program for preschoolers and their parent/caregiver uses books, music and activities to encourage the lifelong benefits of early literacy for your child.  

BINGO WILL be called by Sunny Springs staff starting at 9:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Yoga is offered every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m., and 42 is played at 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King; all ages welcome. Phone: 903-885-1661.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, 155 North Jackson St., for anyone with addictions, broken emotions or broken relationships.

 

Saturday, Sept. 5

GEOCACHE TREASURE Hunting begins at 9:30 a.m. at Pelican Point Group Pavilion at Doctor's Creek at Cooper Lake State Park; GPS receivers will be provided. “Birds! Habitat and Migration” program starts at 2:30 p.m. at Honey Creek Amphitheater at CLSP; Bring binoculars, water and a hat. Loaner binoculars will be available while they last. Contact the park office at 903-945-5256 for more information.

SIX WEEK Bible Study featuring clips from the movie “God’s Not Dead,” will be played on Saturdays at 6 p.m. through Sep. 12 at North Hopkins Community Church, located on State Highway 19 north, just north of FM 71 in Birthright, next to the cemetery. Call Linda Meek at 970-302-6282 for information.

PRIDE OF Columbia, Heroines of Jericho Court 490 meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at Trinity Oaks Apartment community center, 610 Woodlawn St. Must be in white attire. Questions or concerns may be directed to Nitri Adams at 903-348-3622.

COMMUNITY BLOOD drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month in Carter Blood Care’s mobile unit, which will be parked in the Memorial Medical Plaza parking lot. For an appointment, call 1-800-DONATE4 (800-366-2834).

CUMBY FOOD pantry will be open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Cumby Community Room on Main Street in Cumby. Interested families should bring proof of a Cumby mailing address, proof of income and Social Security numbers. The pantry is sponsored by First United Methodist, Cornerstone Baptist and First Baptist churches of Cumby and Mt. Zion Church.

SSHS CLASS of 1963 meets at the Red Barn at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for breakfast. Friends are welcome.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

COW COUNTRY Carvers Club meets on Saturdays in the Grist Mill at Heritage Park, 416 North Jackson St., from 8 a.m. until noon.

SUNRISE MARKET on Celebration Plaza offers seasonal produce, eggs, baked goods, canned goods and honey from area growers and producers from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SulphurSpringsGrowersGroup or call Hillis Bass at 903-485-8165.

 

Sunday, Sept. 6

LADIES BIBLE Class will be held at 4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month at MLK Church of Christ, 154 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

Monday, Sept. 7

ACTS OF LOVE Volunteer Group meets for lunch at 11 a.m., followed by the program at 11:30 a.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the first Monday of each month for a program.

MEL HAVEN Cemetery Society meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the H.W. Grays Building in Pacific Park.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Self Help Group, Broken Angels meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Greenville Public Library, located at 1 Lou Finney Blvd in Greenville. The group is a part of the Lone Star Chapter of MS. For information, contact facilitator Jeanne Smith at 903-413-7754 or online at www.mssupport.webs.com.

NIGHT GROUP of Community Bible Study meets on Monday nights this year at First Baptist Church from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information about the night group, contact Jon Coffee at 903-582-9328.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and yoga is offered at 1 p.m. Monday and Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

PRAYER ON the Square, a community-wide praise, worship and prayer service, will be hosted Mondays at 6 p.m. on the downtown square. Prayers will be offered for city, county, state and federal officials, as well as the military, schools, businesses and others. There will also be singing and music. All are invited to the weekly prayer and praise fellowship. For more information, call Larry Friday Sr. at 903-243-6863.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

“RECOVERY BOOT Camp: Lose the Baggage, Get Spiritually Fit!” meets at Family Life Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Knock out addictions, depression, anger, grief, broken relationships, etc. The church is located at 1400 East Loop 301. A free dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-439-2016 for more information.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

LADIES BIBLE Class, hosted by the sisters at the Arbala Road Church of Christ, will be held beginning at 7 p.m. The class goes from house to house each week. For locations, call Stephanie Pryor at 903-485-2343 or Thundra Lee at 903-885-4432.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 8

SULPHUR SPRINGS Area of Retired School Personnel meets at 11:15 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month during the school year, except January, at Home Plate Restaurant (the old Burton’s Restaurant). President Tommy Long will present an informational and organizational meeting; a Dutch treat lunch will follow. No reservations necessary; all retirees welcome. For more information about SSARS, contact Bonnie Burtch at 903-885-9152.

NAACP (NATIONAL Association for the Advancement of Colored People) meets the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Cypress Building, 400 Como St.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

BRIDGE is played at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (except the first and third Tuesday) at Pizza Inn.

VFW POST 8560 will host a dart tournament at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi 4 class is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays ($2 cost per class); and a watercolor painting class will be taught at 10 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy at 903 439-8449 or 903 885-0123 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 9

DIVORCE CARE, a 13-week session/support group featuring weekly nondenominational biblical teachings for people recovering from separation or divorce, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the basement of First United Methodist Church. Childcare will be provided. Each self contained session covers topics related to separation and divorce utilizing a video seminar and discussion group so people can join any time. For information, contact Shelia Lunsford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 682-557-2702.

SILVER LEOS Writers Guild, a group whose goal is to create and improve writing opportunities for themselves and others, meets from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month at the Alumni Center on the Texas A&M Commerce campus; refreshments are served from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Peer critiques of member submissions begin at 1:30 p.m. " Sulphur Springs artist and illustrator Heather Karstens will present “The Art of Illustrating Children’s Literature” at the September meeting.

HOPKINS COUNTY unit of the American Cancer Society meets the second Wednesday in March and September at noon at the Pizza Inn. Everybody is invited to attend and join. Call Jane Kivell at 903-885-6019 for more information.

COMMUNITY BIBLE Study invites women to a weekly interdenominational study of Christian leadership (1 and 2 Timothy, Titus and Galatians) and Christian living (Philemon; 1, 2 and 3 John; and Jude) from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings at First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Ave. Classes run through April 2016. Nursery care and children's classes are available as space permits. To register, contact Jan Bartley at 903-945-2689 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

BINGO IS played at 9:30 a.m. and 42 at 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab is hosting a “Homecoming Pizza Party” at 10:30 a.m. at the center Everyone welcome.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 12 p.m. Wednesdays in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter from the south side of the building behind Alliance Bank on Atkins Street; look for the signs. This Dinner Bell ministry “is a servant program reaching out to people in need in Hopkins County.”

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and cell phone batteries at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made at other times if necessary. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

HOPKINS COUNTY CHRISTIAN Alliance meets at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Wednesdays at noon. The first Wednesday of each month provides an opportunity for church youth leaders to share information about their youth programs.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

KIWANIS NOON Club, a community service civic organization that focuses on kids, meets for lunch at noon on Wednesdays at Home Plate restaurant.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. Call Nancy Green at 903-994-2550.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, Sept. 10

SPECIAL PRESENTATION will be made by North Hopkins Independent School District Board of Trustees retired Coach Tim Menke at the NHISD Cross Country Invitational Meet, which begins at 4 p.m. A reception will follow about 8 p.m. to honor Menke, who coached at NHISD for almost 20 years. The meet is being named after Coach Menke, who not only started the cross country program at the school, but also the meet itself 20 years ago. During that time, he coached the school to state girls state championship titles in 1993, 2003 and 2004, and took many boys and girls teams to state; including two individual state championships before retiring. All former runners, students and community members are invited to the meet to 

CEDAR SPRINGS Neighbors will meet at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month for lunch and a business meeting at Pizza Inn, located on Mockingbird Lane across from Bowie Primary School.

BRIDGE IS played the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Fit and Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and watercoloring class starts at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the center.

HOPKINS COUNTY Post 66, The American Legion, meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce conference room, corner of Connally and North Davis St. Members and eligible veterans are encouraged to attend. Call 903-440-4292.

J.M. “MATT” Barton Camp #441 of the Sons of Civil War Veterans meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive; phone, 903-885-1661. For more information, call Charles D. Bolding, SCV chapter president, at 903-365-2388.

CARRIAGE HOUSE Manor’s Family Council meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the sun room at the end of Hall 1. Family members of residents are urged to attend. Family Council's goal is to provide support and special programs for residents and family members alike.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, Sept. 11

SULPHUR SPRINGS TOPS (Taking Pounds Off Sensibly), a non-profit organization, will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Among the items for sale at bargain prices ranging from 25 cents to $3 will be baked goods, clothes, China, pots and pans, DVDs, CDs, books, bedding, tools, crafts and gardening tools. 

FRIDAY FRIENDS quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month at Our Savior Lutheran Church, located at 1000 Texas St.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

YOGA WILL be held every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m., 42 is played at 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday, and bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King; all ages welcome. Phone: 903-885-1661.

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, 155 North Jackson St., for anyone with addictions, broken emotions or broken relationships.

 

Saturday, Sept. 12

LIP SMACKIN' Good Eatin'/Dutch Oven Cooking program begins at 9:30 a.m. at Honey Creek Amphitheater at Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Unit; bring a plate and fork to sample the food. Geocache Treasure Hunting begins at 2:30 p.m. at Honey Creek Amphitheater; GPS receivers will be provided. Contact the park office at 903-945-5256 for more information.

SIX WEEK Bible Study featuring clips from the movie “God’s Not Dead,” will be played on Saturdays at 6 p.m. through Sep. 12 at North Hopkins Community Church, located on State Highway 19 north, just north of FM 71 in Birthright, next to the cemetery. Call Linda Meek at 970-302-6282 for information.

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Program offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. For more information, contact Sequita Mosley, Katie Robinson or Bettye Harrison at 903-885-8511.

SUNRISE MARKET on Celebration Plaza offers seasonal produce, eggs, baked goods, canned goods and honey from area growers and producers from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SulphurSpringsGrowersGroup or call Hillis Bass at 903-485-8165.

LONE STAR Heritage Quilt Guild announces a new quilting group that meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 100 Texas St.

UNITED DAUGHTERS of the Confederacy meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

CAPTAIN DAVID Philips Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Visitors are always welcome.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

COW COUNTRY Carvers Club meets on Saturdays in the Grist Mill at Heritage Park, 416 North Jackson St., from 8 a.m. until noon.

SUNRISE MARKET on Celebration Plaza offers seasonal produce, eggs, baked goods, canned goods and honey from area growers and producers from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SulphurSpringsGrowersGroup or call Hillis Bass at 903-485-8165.

 

Sunday, Sept. 13

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race Sept. 13 and 27, and Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

Monday, Sept. 14

FIC INVESTMENT Club meets at noon the second Monday of each month at Pizza Inn on Mockingbird Lane.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance will hold monthly meetings the second Monday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe on the downtown square. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. The group also meets every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy.

BEREAVED PARENTS Support Group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the TU Electric Building located at 635 Clarksville St. in Paris. Call 903-785-7781 or 903-784-2011.

NIGHT GROUP of Community Bible Study meets on Monday nights this year at First Baptist Church from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information about the night group, contact Jon Coffee at 903-582-9328.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and yoga is offered at 1 p.m. Monday and Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

PRAYER ON the Square, a community-wide praise, worship and prayer service, will be hosted Mondays at 6 p.m. on the downtown square. Prayers will be offered for city, county, state and federal officials, as well as the military, schools, businesses and others. There will also be singing and music. All are invited to the weekly prayer and praise fellowship. For more information, call Larry Friday Sr. at 903-243-6863.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

“RECOVERY BOOT Camp: Lose the Baggage, Get Spiritually Fit!” meets at Family Life Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Knock out addictions, depression, anger, grief, broken relationships, etc. The church is located at 1400 East Loop 301. A free dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-439-2016 for more information.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

LADIES BIBLE Class, hosted by the sisters at the Arbala Road Church of Christ, will be held beginning at 7 p.m. The class goes from house to house each week. For locations, call Stephanie Pryor at 903-485-2343 or Thundra Lee at 903-885-4432.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 15

LINE DANCING class will be taught by Wanda Wilson at 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month; Fit and Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi 4 class is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays ($2 cost per class); and a watercolor painting class will be taught at 10 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

AMERICAN LEGION Post 66 meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome to attend. 

WANNA BEES circle of quilters meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday and first Thursday of each month at Cedar Crest Church, located at 200 Airport Road (corner of North Davis Street).

MOPS (MOTHERS of Preschoolers) meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Shannon Oaks Church for food, fellowship and fun. Meetings are open to all moms with children in kindergarten or younger. For more information, call Amy Ritland 903-395-0353 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

COMMUNITY PLAYERS’ regular business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Main Street Theatre, 227 Main St. New members welcome.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT of Health, 1400 College St., offers immunization services the first three Tuesdays of each month. Parents may call 903-885-6573 for an appointment all other times. Bring your child's immunization records.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

BRIDGE is played at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (except the first and third Tuesday) at Pizza Inn.

VFW POST 8560 will host a dart tournament at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy at 903 439-8449 or 903 885-0123 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 16

COMMUNITY BIBLE Study invites women to a weekly interdenominational study of Christian leadership (1 and 2 Timothy, Titus and Galatians) and Christian living (Philemon; 1, 2 and 3 John; and Jude) from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings at First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Ave. Classes run through April 2016. Nursery care and children's classes are available as space permits. To register, contact Jan Bartley at 903-945-2689 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

BINGO IS played at 9:30 a.m. and 42 at 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 12 p.m. Wednesdays in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter from the south side of the building behind Alliance Bank on Atkins Street; look for the signs. This Dinner Bell ministry “is a servant program reaching out to people in need in Hopkins County.”

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and cell phone batteries at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made at other times if necessary. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

HOPKINS COUNTY CHRISTIAN Alliance meets at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Wednesdays at noon. The first Wednesday of each month provides an opportunity for church youth leaders to share information about their youth programs.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

KIWANIS NOON Club, a community service civic organization that focuses on kids, meets for lunch at noon on Wednesdays at Home Plate restaurant.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. Call Nancy Green at 903-994-2550.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, Sept. 17

CANCER OUTREACH support group will be held at Weaver Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m. For information, call Eleshia Rupey at 903-243-1259. 

HOPKINS COUNTY Detachment 1357 Of The Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. New members welcome. Call Derb 903-582-2263, for more information.

IN THE Heart of a Parent, a support group for those grieving the loss of a child, will be held the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at League Street Church of Christ, 1100 South League St. For more information, call Liz Etzkorn at 903-439-0592.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the activity room and information center at Pioneer Crossing, located at 668 Gossett Lane (the street that leads into Coleman Park). Programs are presented for those who have other challenges with movement, speech, sleep and mental difficulties. For more information contact Bobbie Miller at 903-440-3192.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.; and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, Sept. 18

STORYTIME begins at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of every month through May in the Storytime room at Sulphur Springs Public Library. The Very Ready Reading Program for preschoolers and their parent/caregiver uses books, music and activities to encourage the lifelong benefits of early literacy for your child. Direct questions to 903-885-4926.

TEXAS OUTDOOR Family Weekend will be held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 18-20, at Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Unit. Contact the park office at 903-945-5256 for more information.

HOPKINS COUNTY Marketers Association meets the third Friday of each month at noon at Pizza Inn.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

YOGA WILL be held every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m., 42 is played at 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday, and bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King; all ages welcome. Phone: 903-885-1661.

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, 155 North Jackson St., for anyone with addictions, broken emotions or broken relationships.

 

Saturday, Sept. 19

DEADLINE to get information and donations in for the Charter to Choctaw (Casino in Durant, Okla.) Fundraiser to help fund the “annual family reunion” for current and past Sunset Street residents is Sept. 19. A minimum donation of $20 per person is requested to go to Durant (on Sept. 26). For information, call Lois Cash at 903-243-0993, Betty Franklin at 903-454-6322 and 903-450-3949. All donations non-refundable.

REILLY SPRINGS Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, with the RS Kitchen open from 6 p.m. for a full meal and concessions available for a fee. Admission to the Jamboree is $10 per person. The Jamboree is a non-smoking, non-alcohol family-friendly environment, staged at the Reilly Springs Community Center, 109 County Road 1439. For information, contact Enola Gay at 903-438-3568 or go online to reillyspringsjamboree.com.

PINE FOREST United Methodist Church Food Pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month to give groceries to all who are in need. Pine Forest UMC is located on FM 269 (Weaver Road), halfway between Interstate 30 and Pickton.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

COW COUNTRY Carvers Club meets on Saturdays in the Grist Mill at Heritage Park, 416 North Jackson St., from 8 a.m. until noon.

SUNRISE MARKET on Celebration Plaza offers seasonal produce, eggs, baked goods, canned goods and honey from area growers and producers from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SulphurSpringsGrowersGroup or call Hillis Bass at 903-485-8165.

 

Sunday, Sept. 20

LADIES BIBLE Class will be held at 4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month at MLK Church of Christ, 154 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Children’s worship is also held at 11 a.m. the third Sunday of every month.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

Monday, Sept. 21

SULPHUR SPRINGS Health and Rehab will hold a mini “Walk to Remember” to benefit Terrific Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN’s Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each Monday at First Baptist Church’s The ROC on Gilmer Street.

YOUNG AT Heart meets at 10:30 a.m. with a covered dish lunch served at noon at First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. Everyone young at heart welcome. Meets the third Monday of the month.

NIGHT GROUP of Community Bible Study meets on Monday nights this year at First Baptist Church from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information about the night group, contact Jon Coffee at 903-582-9328.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and yoga is offered at 1 p.m. Monday and Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

PRAYER ON the Square, a community-wide praise, worship and prayer service, will be hosted Mondays at 6 p.m. on the downtown square. Prayers will be offered for city, county, state and federal officials, as well as the military, schools, businesses and others. There will also be singing and music. All are invited to the weekly prayer and praise fellowship. For more information, call Larry Friday Sr. at 903-243-6863.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

“RECOVERY BOOT Camp: Lose the Baggage, Get Spiritually Fit!” meets at Family Life Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Knock out addictions, depression, anger, grief, broken relationships, etc. The church is located at 1400 East Loop 301. A free dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-439-2016 for more information.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

LADIES BIBLE Class, hosted by the sisters at the Arbala Road Church of Christ, will be held beginning at 7 p.m. The class goes from house to house each week. For locations, call Stephanie Pryor at 903-485-2343 or Thundra Lee at 903-885-4432.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 22

WOODMEN OF the World meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church, 301 Church Street.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

BRIDGE is played at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (except the first and third Tuesday) at Pizza Inn.

VFW POST 8560 will host a dart tournament at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi class is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays ($2 cost per class); and a watercolor painting class will be taught at 10 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy at 903 439-8449 or 903 885-0123 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details. On Sept. 22, the club will hold a mini “Walk to Remember” at 10 a.m.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 23

HOPKINS PLACE will hold a mini “Walk to Remember” to benefit Terrific Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

COMMUNITY BIBLE Study invites women to a weekly interdenominational study of Christian leadership (1 and 2 Timothy, Titus and Galatians) and Christian living (Philemon; 1, 2 and 3 John; and Jude) from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings at First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Ave. Classes run through April 2016. Nursery care and children's classes are available as space permits. To register, contact Jan Bartley at 903-945-2689 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

BINGO IS played at 9:30 a.m. and 42 at 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 12 p.m. Wednesdays in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter from the south side of the building behind Alliance Bank on Atkins Street; look for the signs. This Dinner Bell ministry “is a servant program reaching out to people in need in Hopkins County.”

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and cell phone batteries at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made at other times if necessary. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

HOPKINS COUNTY CHRISTIAN Alliance meets at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Wednesdays at noon. The first Wednesday of each month provides an opportunity for church youth leaders to share information about their youth programs.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

KIWANIS NOON Club, a community service civic organization that focuses on kids, meets for lunch at noon on Wednesdays at Home Plate restaurant.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. Call Nancy Green at 903-994-2550.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, Sept. 24

SUNNY SPRINGS Nursing and Rehab will hold a mini “Walk to Remember” to benefit Terrific Tuesday at 10 a.m.

HOPKINS COUNTY Master Gardeners meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the AgriLife Extension Building, 1200B Houston St. Potential master gardeners are invited to attend. For more information, call Wyvonne McDaniel at 903-439-4997. For information on becoming a master gardener, call the AgriLife Extension Office at 903-885-3443.

HOPKINS COUNTY Historical Society meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at Heritage Park. Members and guests welcome.

UAW LOCAL 967 retirees meet every fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the hall located on Jack Finney Blvd., just west of L3 in Greenville, for bingo and fellowship. Lunch will be provided.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.; and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, Sept. 25

FRIDAY FRIENDS quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month at Our Savior Lutheran Church, located at 1000 Texas St.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

YOGA WILL be held every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m., 42 is played at 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday, and bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King; all ages welcome. Phone: 903-885-1661.

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, 155 North Jackson St., for anyone with addictions, broken emotions or broken relationships.

 

Saturday, Sept. 26

SULPHUR BLUFF Scholarship Foundation Bingo and Auction is set for Sept. 26.

SONG LEADERS practice and order of service practice begin at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month at MLK Church of Christ, 154 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 1300 League St. in Sulphur Springs. VE exam sessions are available at the meeting. Weekly public information net is Mondays at 7 p.m. Everyone invited. Contact Ed Olague, K5OLA, to test for new license or an upgrade. Call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org for more information.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

COW COUNTRY Carvers Club meets on Saturdays in the Grist Mill at Heritage Park, 416 North Jackson St., from 8 a.m. until noon.

SUNRISE MARKET on Celebration Plaza offers seasonal produce, eggs, baked goods, canned goods and honey from area growers and producers from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SulphurSpringsGrowersGroup or call Hillis Bass at 903-485-8165.

 

Sunday, Sept. 27

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race Sept. 27, and Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

SAINT JAMES Catholic Church-SS Knights of Columbus will have a free breakfast at 10 a.m. the last Sunday of each month in the parish center adjoining the church. While the breakfast is free, any and all donations are welcomed and appreciated.

SCLERODERMA SUPPORT Group meets the last Sunday of every month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Paris Regional Hospital (South Campus) in the Conference and Education Complex Building #3, facing the 900 block of Austin St. in Conference Room C. Contact: 903-739-9578.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

Monday, Sept. 28

WESLEY HOUSE Assisted Living/Wesley Oaks Memory Care will hold a mini “Walk to Remember” to benefit Terrific Tuesday at 10 a.m.

SHAWLS OF Love, an RSVP and Cypress Basin Hospice-sponsored group, that knits and crochets prayer shawls for hospice patients, meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

LONE STAR Heritage Quilt Guild meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

NIGHT GROUP of Community Bible Study meets on Monday nights this year at First Baptist Church from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information about the night group, contact Jon Coffee at 903-582-9328.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and yoga is offered at 1 p.m. Monday and Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

PRAYER ON the Square, a community-wide praise, worship and prayer service, will be hosted Mondays at 6 p.m. on the downtown square. Prayers will be offered for city, county, state and federal officials, as well as the military, schools, businesses and others. There will also be singing and music. All are invited to the weekly prayer and praise fellowship. For more information, call Larry Friday Sr. at 903-243-6863.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

“RECOVERY BOOT Camp: Lose the Baggage, Get Spiritually Fit!” meets at Family Life Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Knock out addictions, depression, anger, grief, broken relationships, etc. The church is located at 1400 East Loop 301. A free dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-439-2016 for more information.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

LADIES BIBLE Class, hosted by the sisters at the Arbala Road Church of Christ, will be held beginning at 7 p.m. The class goes from house to house each week. For locations, call Stephanie Pryor at 903-485-2343 or Thundra Lee at 903-885-4432.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 29

SULPHUR SPRINGS Senior Citizens Center will hold “A Walk to Remember” Mini Walk at 9:30 a.m., during Fit and Strong. All proceeds from A Walk to Remember benefit Terrific Tuesday. Cost is $20. Registration includes A Walk to Remember T-shirt. Tai Chi is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays ($2 cost per class) and a watercolor painting class will be taught at 10 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

BRIDGE is played at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (except the first and third Tuesday) at Pizza Inn.

VFW POST 8560 will host a dart tournament at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy at 903 439-8449 or 903 885-0123 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 30

ROCK CREEK Health and Rehab will hold a mini “Walk to Remember” to benefit Terrific Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 

COMMUNITY BIBLE Study invites women to a weekly interdenominational study of Christian leadership (1 and 2 Timothy, Titus and Galatians) and Christian living (Philemon; 1, 2 and 3 John; and Jude) from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings at First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Ave. Classes run through April 2016. Nursery care and children's classes are available as space permits. To register, contact Jan Bartley at 903-945-2689 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

BINGO IS played at 9:30 a.m. and 42 at 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 12 p.m. Wednesdays in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter from the south side of the building behind Alliance Bank on Atkins Street; look for the signs. This Dinner Bell ministry “is a servant program reaching out to people in need in Hopkins County.”

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and cell phone batteries at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made at other times if necessary. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

HOPKINS COUNTY CHRISTIAN Alliance meets at the CANHelp Community Resource Center, 613 Gilmer St., on Wednesdays at noon. The first Wednesday of each month provides an opportunity for church youth leaders to share information about their youth programs.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

KIWANIS NOON Club, a community service civic organization that focuses on kids, meets for lunch at noon on Wednesdays at Home Plate restaurant.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 10 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Weigh-in at 9 a.m. Call Nancy Green at 903-994-2550.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, Oct. 1

A WALK TO Remember will be presented at 6 p.m. at the Gardens at Memorial ont he west side of Hopkins County Memorial Hospital by KSST Radio to raise $10,000 for Terrific Tuesdays and to remember those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, senility and stroke. Cost is $20 to register (includes t-shirt). There will be sponsor booths with information and goodies. For information contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661 or KSST Radio at 903-885-3111. Registration forms available at KSST Radio station or the Senior Citizens Center.

BRIGHT STAR Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Most meetings are held at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Anyone with an interest in gardening is welcome. Contact President Hillis Bass at 903-485-8165 with any questions.

HOPKINS COUNTY Beautification Program Committee meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month in the judges' quarters at Hopkins County Courthouse. Contact Wyvonne McDaniel at 903-439-4997 for more information. Everyone welcome. 

VETERANS OF Foreign Wars Post 8560 and its Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the VFW Hall. Supper will be at 6:30 p.m. Call 903-885-4666.

"SPOKES FOR Hope," the Sulphur Springs Chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Pizza Inn to eat; the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Contact President Randell Hughes at 903-438-1036.

CYPRESS BASIN Hospice hosts a monthly grief support group which is open to the public and free of charge the first Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cypress Basin Hospice office, 207 Morgan St. in Mount Pleasant. The support group allows participants the opportunity to talk about their loss and spend time with others who have experienced similar situations. One-on-one grief counseling is also available. For more information, call 903-577-1510.

WANNA BEES circle of quilters meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday and first Thursday of each month at Cedar Crest Church, located at 200 Airport Road (corner of North Davis Street).

SULPHUR SPRINGS Masonic Lodge #221 will hold its regular stated meeting the first Thursday of each month at the Lodge Hall on Oak Avenue. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.; and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 10

NORTH HOPKINS School Homecoming will begin at 4:30 p.m. with registration and bingo at the school, with a barbecue meal served at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. A a video presentation honoring the Classes of 1965, 1975 and 1985 will follow the meal. A group of former students and friends will provide music. All former students, staff members and their guests are encouraged to attend. 

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Program offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. For more information, contact Sequita Mosley, Katie Robinson or Bettye Harrison at 903-885-8511.

 

Sunday, Oct. 11

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race Oct. 11 and 25. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 13

9TH ANNUAL Senior Citizens Expo will be sponsored by Hopkins County Marketers Association from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Church of the Nazarene, 1300 South League St. Among the free health screenings and information offered will be cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose checks, height/weight, body composition checks, blood oxygen levels, pre-needs counseling, home health equipment, insurance questions and answers for financial questions. Door prizes will be drawn and flu shots will be available.

 

Sunday, Oct. 25

CROSS COUNTRY Cowboy Church, located 1 miles south of Interstate 30 on State Highway 19 south, will host Play Day Buckle Series events including Cloverleaf barrels, poles and flag race. Any play day following a cancellation will be a double event. Books open at 1:30 p.m. Play Day starts at 2 p.m. for the following age groups: Lead Line for ages 7 years or younger, Peewee for ages 7 years or younger, Junior for ages 8-12 years, Intermediate for ages 13-17 years, Adult for ages 18-39 and Seniors for ages 40 and over. Requirements: $35 per family or $25 per person membership fee, plus $25 per Play Day entree fee. Negative coggins required for all horses. Call Carol France at 903-243-1239 before you haul. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.crosscountrycowboychurch.net or Facebook, or call 903-885-4222.

 

Thursday, Oct. 29

FREE SCREENINGS for thyroid, carotid artery, parathyroid, abdominal aorta, gall bladder issues and peripheral venous disease will be offered by Dr. Robert Lenington of Lone Star Surgery/Vein Center from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Call Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661 in advance for a screening appointment.

 

Saturday, Nov. 14

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Program offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. For more information, contact Sequita Mosley, Katie Robinson or Bettye Harrison at 903-885-8511.

 

Saturday, Dec. 12

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Program offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. For more information, contact Sequita Mosley, Katie Robinson or Bettye Harrison at 903-885-8511.

 

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