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Wednesday, July 29

RSVP to First United Methodist Church at 903-885-2185 or Sharon Hughes at 903-885-3282 no later than July 29 in order to reserve a seat for “Taste of Dinner Bell,” a tasting of more than 60 recipes that will be included in Feed My Sheep Cookbook  being published in the fall by Dinner Bell Cooks. The tasting will be held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $15 per person. Limited food and seating. All proceeds/donations will go toward publication of the cookbook, which will benefit The Dinner Bell ministry of FUMC.

APPLICATION DEADLINE to participate in the Hopkins County Fall Festival Lip Sync Battle is July 29. Cost to enter is $15 per person; cash prizes for first through third place winners. The contest, sponsored by Circle E Western Store Inc. and Flowerland, is Friday, July 31 at First Baptist Church’s ROC. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is $5 to watch the show. Entry forms available at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, Circle E Western Store and The ROC.

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.

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.

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, July 30

BROTHERHOOD LUNCHES will be offered for a $7 donation starting at 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Chapel C.O.G.I.C., 402 South Jackson St. The menu includes chicken fried steak, green beans, mashed potatoes, bread, dessert and a drink. Dine-in or carry out. Delivery available for orders of two or more lunches per location. Call 903-885-0338 to reserve a plate.

MEN’S BARBECUE will be held at 12 noon at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Tim Walsworth and Mike Patterson will be grilling burgers and hot dogs. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cold drinks and Mary Grant’s homemade orange dreamsicle ice cream and Karon Weatherman’s vanilla ice cream. Games will also be played.

OPEN HOUSE help session for parents and guardians of returning Sulphur Springs Independent School District (who will be in grades 1-12) will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St. This will help parents/guardians who do not have computer access or who need help completing the back-to-school online registration process required for all students. All others may complete their forms on their SSISD Skyward Family Access account before school starts.

HERO TOWN, Sulphur Springs Public Library’s “hero version” of a community read in will be held from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. at the library (outside). Local heroes will be reading to kids, showing what real heroes do every day — care. Each child who turns in a reading log will receive a prize. Top reader prizes for SSPL’s Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program will also be presented. Hot dogs have been donated by Grocery Supply Co. and drinks by Brookshire’s for this event.

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.

BRIDGE IS played every Tuesday and Thursday, with the exception of the first and third Tuesdays, at Pizza Inn.

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 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; and “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday ($2 per class), at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. A men’s barbecue will begin at 12 noon July 30 at the center.

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, July 31

TASTE OF Dinner Bell, a tasting of more than 60 recipes that will be included in Feed My Sheep Cookbook  being published in the fall by Dinner Bell Cooks, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $15 per person. Limited food and seating. CAll First United Methodist Church at 903-885-2185 or Sharon Hughes at 903-885-3282 to RSVP. All proceeds/donations will go toward publication of the cookbook, which benefits The Dinner Bell ministry of FUMC.

HOPKINS COUNTY Fall Festival presents Next Best Thing Lip Sync Battle, sponsored by Circle E Western store and Flowerland, at First Baptist Church’s The ROC. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission to watch is $5. Proceeds benefit HCFF.

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., bingo is played at :30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 42 is played Wednesday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King. 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, Aug. 1

ANNUAL MEETING of Greenwood Cemetery Association will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Greenwood Baptist Church. A financial report and toher items of business will be discussed. Two members will be elected to serve on the board. Picnic foods, salads and desserts will be shared in the fellowship hall after the meeting. Drinks and paper good will be provided. Contributions may be made the day of the event or mailed to Greenwood Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 153, Saltillo, Texas 75478.

COOPER LAKE State Park offers Orienteering starting at Coyote Run Trailhead at 9 a.m. Reservations are required. Compasses will be provided. What's A Knot & What's Not/Knot Tying Program starts at 2:30 p.m. at Post Oak Amphitheater at Doctor's Creek. Rope will be provided.

BARGAINS AND Treasures Fundraiser Rummage sale will be hosted by several families rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reilly Springs Community Center, located at 109 County Road 1439,  just off FM 1567 east, next to Reilly Springs Cemetery. Proceeds will go toward building maintenance and repairs for the community center.  Donations of items — especially furniture, working appliances, household goods, toys and other items — to sell are also welcome. Contact Enola Gay Mathews at 903-438-3568 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to donate or to schedule for a donation to be picked up.

58TH ANNUAL Stouts Creek Cemetery Memorial Day service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a business meeting in Saltillo Community Center, located on FM 900 in Saltillo. The message and special music will be presented by Don Majors and friends. A service in memory of those who died within the last year will be held. Food and fellowship will follow. Bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to share; meat provided. All interested in the cemetery are urged to attend. For information, call 903-537-4625.

42-PLAYERS meet at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Call 903-885-1661 for more information.

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.

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.

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.

 

Sunday, Aug. 2

FIRST UNITED Pentecostal Church, 415 Airport Rd will have a youth revival at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mike and Sheri Loughary, ventriloquists, will be the special guests. Contact Brother Michael Davis at 307-371-8943 for more information.

REVIVAL SERVICES with Bro. Larry Jordan will be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Beckham Missionary Baptist Church, located on County Road 4760, 1.5 mile off of State Highway 19 north. For more information, call Gary Thompson at 903-885-6760.

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, Aug. 3

“EVEREST: CONQUERING Challenges with God’s Might Power” vacation Bible school for ages four years to fifth grade will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7, at Wesley United Methodist Church, with a free lunch following VBS. “The coolest week of summer” will include “new friends, lip-smaking snacks, amazing experiments, surprising adventures, glacier games and incredible music. For information, call 903-885-3383.

REVIVAL SERVICES with Bro. Larry Jordan continue at 7 p.m. at Beckham Missionary Baptist Church, located on County Road 4760, 1.5 mile off of State Highway 19 north. For more information, call Gary Thompson at 903-885-6760.

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.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 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, Aug. 4

“EVEREST: CONQUERING Challenges with God’s Might Power” vacation Bible school for ages four years to fifth grade continues from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 4-7, at Wesley United Methodist Church, with a free lunch following VBS. “The coolest week of summer” will include “new friends, lip-smaking snacks, amazing experiments, surprising adventures, glacier games and incredible music. For information, call 903-885-3383.

BRIGHT STAR Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Visitors welcome.

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 .

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.

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 Health and Balance” is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); a water color painting class will be taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, styrofoam plate for paints, piece of 8x10 inch cardboard and two brushes; paint and paper furnished

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, Aug. 5

“EVEREST: CONQUERING Challenges with God’s Might Power” vacation Bible school for ages four years to fifth grade continues from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 5-7, at Wesley United Methodist Church, with a free lunch following VBS. “The coolest week of summer” will include “new friends, lip-smaking snacks, amazing experiments, surprising adventures, glacier games and incredible music. For information, call 903-885-3383.

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.

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 12 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. First Choice will be at the center at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 5.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 1 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 Beulah at 903-885-8755.

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 6

“EVEREST: CONQUERING Challenges with God’s Might Power” vacation Bible school for ages four years to fifth grade continues from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday-Friday, Aug. 6-7, at Wesley United Methodist Church, with a free lunch following VBS. “The coolest week of summer” will include “new friends, lip-smaking snacks, amazing experiments, surprising adventures, glacier games and incredible music. For information, call 903-885-3383.

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. Visitors are welcome. Contract President Susie Faltesek at 281-789-1087 to confirm location and other information.

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.

BRIDGE IS played every Tuesday and Thursday, with the exception of the first and third Tuesdays, at Pizza Inn.

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.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday ($2 per class); 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, Aug. 7

“EVEREST: CONQUERING Challenges with God’s Might Power” vacation Bible school for ages four years to fifth grade continues from 9 a.m. to noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, with a free lunch following VBS. “The coolest week of summer” will include “new friends, lip-smaking snacks, amazing experiments, surprising adventures, glacier games and incredible music. For information, call 903-885-3383.

PACK THE Bus School Supply Drive will be held from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in CANHelp parking lot. All school supplies donated benefit less fortunate school children in Hopkins County. Call 903-885-9797, ext. 3 for additional information.

BINGO WILL be played starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, 42 at 12 p.m. and Yoga will be taught at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 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.

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 at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King. 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, Aug. 8

LIP SMACKIN', Good Eatin' Dutch Oven Program begins at Honey Creek Amphitheater at Cooper Lake State Park at 9:30 a.m. Bring a fork and bowl to sample the food. Discover the Trees at Cooper Lake State Park begins at Honey Creek Amphitheater at 2:30 p.m.; take a 0.2 mile hike with a Ranger around our Nature Trail. Bring water.

PACK THE Bus School Supply Drive will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Walmart parking Lot. All school supplies donated to CANHelp’s annual help drive will go to less fortunate Hopkins County children. Call 903-885-9797, ext. 3 for additional information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Sunday, Aug. 9

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, Aug. 10

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

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, Aug. 11

FREE BREAST-feeding class will be offered free for expectant mothers the second Tuesday of every other month in the OB Conference Room at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Call the OB department at 903-439-4091 to register.

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.

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.

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 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday and every Thursday; and a water color painting class will be taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, styrofoam plate for paints, piece of 8x10 inch cardboard and two brushes; paint and paper furnished

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, Aug. 12

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 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month at the Alumni Center on the Texas A&M Commerce campus. "Encouraging Writers to Tell Their Story," the Guild invites all interested parties to attend and learn more about membership/activities.

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 is played at 12 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 1 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 Beulah at 903-885-8755.

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 13

TRINITY HARVEST presents Kidz Glow Out from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 13-15, for ages 5-12, at the church, located at 1150 East Shannon Road. The event will feature puppets, dramas, games, object lessons and more. Youth are encouraged to wear neon or white clothing to be part of the glow experience.

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

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.

BRIDGE IS played every Tuesday and Thursday, with the exception of the first and third Tuesdays, at Pizza Inn.

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.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday ($2 per class); 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, Aug. 14

ALL NEW teachers at Yantis Independent School District will report for duty for the 2015-16 school year starting Aug.14, to receive an introduction to the district. All other teachers will start reporting for duty Monday, Aug. 17.

LAST DAY to obtain VIP tickets for Hot August Nights 9th Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Concert (scheduled Aug. 15 at the Civic Center) for $25 a ticket and general admission tickets for $15 a ticket is Aug. 14. Special youth group tickets available to churches by calling 903-885-7639. Tickets available at www.itickets.com or in person at 616 North Hillcrest Drive.

KIDZ GLOW Out continues from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15, at Trinity Harvest Church, 1150 East Shannon Road. The event will feature puppets, dramas, games, object lessons and more. Youth are encouraged to wear neon or white clothing to be part of the glow experience.

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.

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  is offered every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. and bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King; all ages welcome.  Phone: 903-885-1661. Bethany Home Health Services will be at the center at 9 a.m. Aug. 14.

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, Aug. 15

GEOCACHE TREASURE Hunting begins at 9:30 a.m. at Honey Creek Amphitheater at Cooper Lake State Park; a GPS receivers will be provided. Leaf Impressions begins at Pelican Point Group Pavilion at Doctor's Creek at 2:30 p.m.; after talking a little about leaves, find one and make an impression of it in plaster or make a rubbing with crayon. 

HOT AUGUST Nights begins at 5 p.m. with serving of food cooked for the 9th Annual BBQ Cook-Off, with Saints and Vagabonds performing at 5:30 p.m., on Hopkins County Regional Civic Center fair grounds and Arena. A concert featuring The Afters and Hawk Nelson begins at 7 p.m. All tickets for the barbecue and concert are available at www.itickets.com or in person at 616 North Hillcrest Drive. General admission tickets are available for $15 a ticket until the day of the event, when they will go up to $20 ticket. Special youth group tickets available to churches; for information, call 903-885-7639. All proceeds benefit Hopkins County volunteer fire departments.

KIDZ GLOW Out continues from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Trinity Harvest Church, 1150 East Shannon Road. The event will feature puppets, dramas, games, object lessons and more. Youth are encouraged to wear neon or white clothing to be part of the glow experience.

OPERATION R.U.F.F. (Reading Using Furry Friends), a free program designed to let children read “stress free” to a trained therapy dog, is offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at Sulphur Springs Public Library, 611 North Davis St. For more information about Operation R.U.F.F. or SSPL call 903-885-4926, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.sslibrary.org.

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.

 

Sunday, Aug. 16

THIRD ANNUAL Backpack Giveaway for students of all ages will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Harvest Church, 1150 East Shannon Rd. There will also be a drawing for a Samsung Galaxy 4 tablet.

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, Aug. 17

ALL YANTIS Independent School District teachers will report for duty for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Aug. 17.

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.

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, Aug. 18

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.

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 Health and Balance” is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and a water color painting class will be taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, styrofoam plate for paints, piece of 8x10 inch cardboard and two brushes; paint and paper furnished

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, Aug. 19

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.

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 is played at 12 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 1 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 Beulah at 903-885-8755.

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 20

SULPHUR BLUFF Independent School District will hold meet the teacher and a hot dog supper Aug. 20 at the school.

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.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday ($2 per class); 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, Aug. 21

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., Bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, and 42 is played at 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King. 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, Aug. 22

NIGHT SKY Activities begins at Gulls Bluff Group Pavilion at Cooper Lake State Park at 2:30 p.m.; make a “Sky Wheel” and learn about the night sky. Bring water. The Wonders Of The Night Sky/Stargazing begins at 8 p.m. in Honey Creek parking lot.

COMO-PICKTON Consolidated Independent School District will host it’s annual Back to School Bash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on all three campuses at the school. Students can visit their classes, drop off supplies and get schedules. Alliance Bank is providing 500 free hot dogs for families to enjoy and the school’s new food service contractor SFE will provide food samples too. Meet the Eagle will be held in the school gym at about 12:30 p.m.; teams will be introduced at that time.

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.

42 TOURNAMENT (originally scheduled June 26) has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. For information, contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

 

Sunday, Aug. 23

FAMILY & Friends Day fellowship will be held the fourth Sunday of every fifth Sunday 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, Aug. 24

YANTIS INDEPENDENT School District students will report for Monday morning, Aug. 24, for the first day of classes for the 2015-16 school year.

MILLER GROVE Independent School District students will report for the first day of classes Monday morning, Aug. 24.

NORTH HOPKINS Independent School District students are to report for the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 24.

SALTILLO INDEPENDENT School District students will report at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to the school for the first day of classes.

SULPHUR BLUFF students will report for the first day of classes Monday morning, Aug. 24.

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.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 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, Aug. 25

Sulphur Springs Independent School District students will return to classes Tuesday morning, Aug. 25, for the 2015-16 school.

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 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and a water color painting class will be taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, styrofoam plate for paints, piece of 8x10 inch cardboard and two brushes; paint and paper furnished. Bridge is also played at 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the center.

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.

 

Wednedsay, Aug. 26

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.

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 is played at 12 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

FREE HOT lunches are offered from noon to 1 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 Beulah at 903-885-8755.

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 27

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.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class is taught at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday ($2 per class); 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, Aug. 28

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., the monthly birthday party at 10:45 a.m., and Bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King. 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, Aug. 29

GUIDED CANOEING Tour at Cooper Lake State Park starts at 9:30 a.m. at Park Headquarters. Cost is a $12 canoe rental for up to three people. Bring water, cap and sun screen. Call the park office to reserve your canoe.

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.

 

Sunday, Aug. 30

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, Aug. 31

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. 1

BRIGHT STAR Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Visitors welcome.

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 .

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.

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 Health and Balance” class is taught at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class); and a water color painting class will be taught at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, all at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Painting class is free, but participants should bring a bowl for water, styrofoam plate for paints, piece of 8x10 inch cardboard and two brushes; paint and paper furnished

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. 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.

 

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.

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 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.

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. 

 

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.

 

Saturday, Oct. 10

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.

 

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.

 

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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