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Wednesday, Dec. 17

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 17-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

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, Dec. 18

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 18-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

SULPHUR BLUFF fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduation will be Tuesday, Nov. 18. Parents are invited to attend. Check with the school for the time.

TUBBY ADKISSON Memorial Mobile Mammography Coach from Hunt Regional Healthcare will be at Spring Village Shopping Center the third Thursday of each month to offer mammographies. All insurances accepted by Hunt Regional Healthcare system accepted for the screening, including Medicare and Medicaid. Payment resources available for uninsured/income-eligible women or those who pay cash; call 903-408-5720. Appointment required: register by calling 903-408-5010.

TIARA CLUB, a single ladies club, will meet at 12:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Twisted S. Contact: 903-8885-6891.

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.

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 will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday ($2 per class), 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, Dec. 19

ALL STUDENTS and staff in Sulphur Springs Independent School District  will be released an hour early on Friday, Dec. 19,  for the Christmas holidays. Buses will run one hour ahead of their regular schedule. SSISD Director of Human Resources and Communications Rusty Harden asks families make this adjustment to ther schedule for that afternoon. 

SENIOR CITIZENS Christmas Party complete with lunch, games, door prizes, Santa Claus and Christmas caroling with Little Texans Learning Center will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizens Center. “Yoga for the Rest of Us,” a program anyone can do, will be lead by Peggy Cappy every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. at the center.

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 19-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other 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.

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, Dec. 20

REILLY SPRINGS Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. The Dec. 20 Jamboree will feature award-winning singer/songwriter Tony Ramey along with The Haystacks Teen Choir, Victor Casad and Shea Birdwell. Grammy-winner Brad Davis will also perform. Admission is $10 per adult; children younger than 10 admitted free. For information, contact Enola Gay at 903-438-3568 or go online to reillyspringsjamboree.com.

LADIES OF Grace will meet at 10 a.m. in Grace Family Church Fellowship Hall for a short business meeting and to fill bags with goodies to be given to children following the Sunday evening program.

MITCHELL CHAPEL Church of God in Christ’s Rescuing the Perishing Ministry will once again be distributing 100 bags of free food to individyuals in need of a little help at Christmas from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until they’re all gone (whichever comes first) at Mitchell Chapel C.O.G.I.C., 402 South Jackson St. For more information, call Jackie Jackson at 903-885-6352 or Cornell Alex at 903-885-1386. Bring a utility bill or driver’s license for proof of identification and residency in the area.

OLD DOUGLAS High School Class of 1962-63 will be celebrating their 51-year class reunion at 7 p.m. at the H.W. Grays Building in Pacific Park. Those who attended Douglas are also welcome to attend. Cleautry Johnson is the reunion coordinator.

MT. ZION CHURCH Ladies Association will hold a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and offer a taco lunch for $6 or taco soup for $7 per quart from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, located 4 miles east of Commerce on State Highway 11 west. Among the items available at the bake salw are homemade pies, cookies and candies as well as a limited number of pickled beets, sweet jalepeños and plum jelly.

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 20-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

GEOCACHE TREASURE Hunt begins at 2:30 p.m. at Honey Creek Amphitheater at Cooper Lake State Park. Learn how to Geocache. GPSr provided.

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.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club meets the third Saturday of each month at 3:30 p.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. on frequency 146.68 negative offset, PL151.4. 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.

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, Dec. 21

GRACE FAMILY Church invites the community to hear Dr. Al Davis, pastor, bring the message “God’s Greatest Gift to Man — Jesus,” at the 10:30 a.m. service, and to the 6 p.m. service which will include program presented by Grace children and singing of Christmas carols lead by the choir.

CHANCEL CHOIR and children of Wesley United Methodist Church will present, “The Christmas Story: A Classical Carol Celebration” at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow in Wesley Hall. Wesley UMC is located at 614 Texas St.

"THE CHRISTMAS Story,” a Christmas program for all ages, will be presented at 6 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church, 415 Airport Road. For more information, call FUPC Pastor Mike Davis at 903-885-5781 or 307-371-8943.

CEDAR CREST Christian Church, 200 Airport Road, is having a fried chicken Christmas luncheon immediately after the 10:45 a.m. service. All are invited.

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 21-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

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.

GRACE GROUP of Alcoholics Anonymous begins at 7 p.m. Sundays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call 214-236-9091 for information.

 

Monday, Dec. 22

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 22-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

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.

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.

“YOGA FOR the Rest of Us,” a program anyone can do, will be lead by Peggy Cappy every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Fit and Strong will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the center.

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.

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.

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, Dec. 23

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23, the final night of the season, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

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.

FREE ART Class will be conducted by Vera Allen Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Bring a water container (ex. plastic butter dish), styrofoam plate (meat try), piece of 8x10 cardboard and two brushes (one flat and one detail brush sizes 0-3). Paint and paper will be provided.

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 will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class) 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.

GRACE ALANON Group, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call 214-236-9091.

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, Dec. 24

BIRTHRIGHT UNITED Methodist Church, located 1 mile east of State Highway 19 on FM 71, will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at a special 6 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service featuring Christmas hymns, a special message by Pastor Paul Bailey, and the celebration of Holy Communion and lighting of candles.

CHRISTMAS EVE candlelight service will begin at 6 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. The Rev. Steve Cook is pastor. For more information, call 903-885-3383.

SENIOR BOWLING will be offered every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Classic Lanes. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

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. every Wednesday and Friday and 42 is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m., 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 El Charro.

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.

 

Christmas Day, Dec. 25

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.

 

Friday, Dec. 26

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, Dec. 27

NIGHT SKY Activities information session begins at 2:30 p.m. at Gulls Bluff Group Pavilion at Cooper Lake State Park-South Sulphur Unit. Participants will make a “sky wheel” and learn about the night sky. Bring water. Wonders of the Night Sky stargazing will begin at 7 p.m. at Honey Creek Parking Lot in the park. Binoculars and a telescope will be available for use or bring your own. 

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, Dec. 28

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.

GRACE GROUP of Alcoholics Anonymous begins at 7 p.m. Sundays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call 214-236-9091 for information.

 

Monday, Dec. 29

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.

“YOGA FOR the Rest of Us,” a program anyone can do, will be lead by Peggy Cappy every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Fit and Strong will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the center.

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.

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.

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, Dec. 30

FREE ART Class will be conducted by Vera Allen Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Bring a water container (ex. plastic butter dish), styrofoam plate (meat try), piece of 8x10 cardboard and two brushes (one flat and one detail brush sizes 0-3). Paint and paper will be provided.

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 will be taught by John Little Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; “Tai Chi 4 Health and Balance” class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 cost per class) 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.

GRACE ALANON Group, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call 214-236-9091.

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, Dec. 31

SENIOR BOWLING will be offered every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Classic Lanes. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

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. every Wednesday and Friday and 42 is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m., 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 El Charro.

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, Jan. 1

First Day Hike, part of a state-wide parks event, will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Coyote Run Trailhead  at Cooper Lake State Park-South Sulphur Unit. Park rangers will be available for questions and assistance.

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

FREE LUNCH is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at MLK Church of Christ. The community outreach lunch and food pantry are open at the c hurch building at 154 MLK Jr. Drive. 

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

FREE LUNCH is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at MLK Church of Christ. The community outreach lunch and food pantry are open at the c hurch building at 154 MLK Jr. Drive. 

 

Saturday, March 14

FREE LUNCH is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at MLK Church of Christ. The community outreach lunch and food pantry are open at the c hurch building at 154 MLK Jr. Drive. 

 

Saturday, April 11

FREE LUNCH is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at MLK Church of Christ. The community outreach lunch and food pantry are open at the c hurch building at 154 MLK Jr. Drive. 

 

Saturday, May 9

FREE LUNCH is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at MLK Church of Christ. The community outreach lunch and food pantry are open at the c hurch building at 154 MLK Jr. Drive.

 

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