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Tuesday, Nov. 25

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.

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

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

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.

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.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 26

PRIORITY DEADLINE to turn in a Blue Santa application to apply for assistance with toys for Hopkins County families is the close of business at CANHelp Nov. 26. Applicants should bring the original Social Security card for each child and photo ID for the parent/guardian applying for help. Proof of Hopkins County residency, such as a utility bill, will be required if correct address is not on the parent/guardian’s photo ID.

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, Nov. 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.

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, Nov. 28

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13, and nightly Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY Party sponsored by Linda Mobley of At Home Health and Wesley House/Wesley Oaks begins at 10:45 a.m. the fourth Friday of every month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Bingo is also played beginning at 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Phone: 903-885-1661. Phone: 903-885-1661. “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. Bingo is played at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the center.

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, Nov. 29

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13, and nightly Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

CHRISTMAS IN the Park is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Dec. 5 at Heritage Park on North Jackson Street. Hopkins County Historical Society hosts the event which features visits with Santa Claus, light displays, music, cocoa, cookies and old fashioned cider. Admission is $3 for adults; children under 7 admitted free.

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, Nov. 30

FIRST UNITED Pentecostal Church, 415 Airport Rd, will hold a special service starting at 6 p.m. with Sister Rachel (Fortner) Coltharp as  guest speaker. This service is for everyone.

FIFTH SUNDAY Night Singing will begin at 6 p.m. at Grace Family Church, 1901 East Loop 301. Special guests will be singers and musicians from the Nazarene church in Sulphur Springs. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be serve at the conclusion of singing

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. 1

BLUE SANTA Toy Drive will be conducted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and starting at 6 a.m. Dec. 2 until the goal is met, at Fix and Feed. The drive will be broadcast live by Moose Morgan on Thunder Country radio.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 2

HOPKINS COUNTY United Way will hold one final report meeting for campaign workers at 9:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Immediately following the meeting, everyone will gather at the “thermometer” on Gilmer, across from CVS, for a photo and celebration of what has the potential of being the most successful campaign in the history of Hopkins County United Way!

“EVERYTHING OLD is New Again” Christmas demonstrations will be offered at 1:30 p.m. at Hopkins County Extension Office, 1200B West Houston St. Due to overwhelming response, this shorted version of the annual Extension Christmas program will be offered for those who missed the program earlier this month. Participants will receive a booklet of all the ideas and recipes shared at the original session, goody bags and refreshments, but in a shorter version. Seating is limited to 40; call 903-885-3443 to reserve a seat. Cost is $3, payable at the door.

BLUE SANTA Toy Drive will be conducted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and starting at 6 a.m. until the goal is met Dec. 2 at Fix and Feed. The drive will be broadcast live by Moose Morgan on Thunder Country radio.

JOURNALING CLASS: Bring a blank journal or notebook to the Senior Citizens Center at 3 p.m. get tips from Wanda Wilson on how to keep a journal and write down simple stories about personal life experiences. Line Dancing for beginners will also be taught from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month by Wanda Wilson Miers; the class is free, but enrollment is required.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 3

“CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA with The Teels and Friends,” a Christmas program featuring puppets for kids of all ages will begin at 7 p.m. at Grace Family Church. For more information about the Christmas Extravaganza, call 903-243-5422.

 

Thursday, Dec. 4

BOOK-SIGNING for Sharon Feldt’s book “The Stable,” a children’s book telling the story of The Nativity, will be conducted from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the parlor of First United Methodist Church. Hard and soft cover books will be available for purchase Dec. 4 or may be purchased on Amazon or by contacting Feldt directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

LIGHTS OF Life’s Annual Christmas tree lighting is scheduled for 6 p.m., in the lobby of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. The event is sponsored by the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation.

 

Friday, Dec. 5

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13, and nightly Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

ANNUAL CASA Cookie Walk will be held at First United Methodist Church Dec. 5. Cost if $5 per pound. Proceeds benefit Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates for children.

CHRISTMAS IN the Park is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Park on North Jackson Street. Hopkins County Historical Society hosts the event which features visits with Santa Claus, light displays, music, cocoa, cookies and old fashioned cider. Admission is $3 for adults; children under 7 admitted free.

LION'S CLUB Electric Lights Parade and Christmas on the Square will start at Buford Park at 5:30 p.m. Those interested in entering the parade can get a form from the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, 300 Connally St. Along with the parade, on Celebration Plaza will be tree lighting, snow slide, white tigers, petting zoo, bounce houses, pony rides and vendors, all beginning at 5:30 p.m.

BRIGHT STAR League of Cultural Arts will host its Christmas Bazaar, beginning at 4 p.m., at 220 Connally St. and 212 North Davis St. Local artists will be selling handcrafted items such as pottery, jewelry, art, candy and more.

 

Saturday, Dec. 6

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 17-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

TEXAS OUTDOOR Weekend, a two-night family camping workshop, will be held Nov. 5-7 at Cooper Lake State Park. The $85 cost for up to six people includes a screened shelter with electricity (near restrooms with hot showers), geocaching, fishing, Dutch over campfire cooking,animal night sounds program, campfire stories and more with all equipment provided and instruction lead by a park ranger. Reservations required; call 512-389-8903.

TIRA COMMUNITY Christmas Party is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Tira Community Center. Brisket will be provided and residents should bring side dishes and desserts. Santa is planning to stop by and visit with the children. Tira residents are invited to stop by for a time of visiting with neighbors.

TEAM TERRY Perry will hold a chili, beef stew, and chicken and sausage gumbo fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. at Full Gospel House of Prayer, 824 North Jackson St. To-go boxes available. There will also be a gun raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Terry Perry, a husband, father and local nurse who will be receiving treatment for brain cancer at M.D. Anderson. For information, call 903-243-6832.

PHOTOS WITH Santa at Echo Publishing, 401 Church St., will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Photos are free and will be printed while you wait.

NORTH EAST Texas Choral Society presents “Once Upon a Christmas”  7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Auditorium. The 18th annual Christmas concert will feature a 100-voice choir. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and younger get in free. A family ticket is $25 for two adults and any number of children ages 6 to 12. Tickets may be purchased from www.netchoral.org, or the local banks and any choral society member.

 

Sunday, Dec. 7

NORTH EAST Texas Choral Society presents “Once Upon a Christmas” 2 p.m. at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Auditorium. The 18th annual Christmas concert will feature a 100-voice choir. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and younger get in free. A family ticket is $25 for two adults and any number of children ages 6 to 12. Tickets may be purchased from www.netchoral.org, or the local banks and any choral society member.

DIVORCE CARE meets Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building of the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs. Sessions are free and independent of each other. Anyone who is struggling with divorce or separation is invited to join the group.

 

Monday, Dec. 8

HOLIDAY EXPRESS, Kansas City Southern’s holiday train, will make a stop at 4 p.m. on the tracks between Cedar Street and Oak Avenue (near 328 Oak Ave.) in Sulphur Springs.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 9

SULPHUR BLUFF ISD will release classes at 12:02 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 due to UIL those afternoons.

HOLIDAY TOY Drive  to benefit Blue Santa continues through Dec. 9, at Hopkins House, 890 Camp St. On Dec. 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a drop and drive along with carolers, hot cocoa and candy canes.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 10

SULPHUR BLUFF ISD will release classes at 12:02 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 due to UIL those afternoons.

 

Thursday, Dec. 11

SULPHUR BLUFF ISD will release classes at 12:02 p.m. Dec. 10 due to UIL that afternoon.

READ TO Me will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon at Sulphur Springs Public Library. Preschoolers and their parents a®e invited to participate in the theme-book reading, song-singing and enrichment-activity program.

MEET ME in the Stacks, Sulphur Springs Public Library’s Teen Author Series, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month through December. Lindsay Cummings, author of “The Murder Complex” series, will be December’s featured author.

 

Friday, Dec. 12

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 12-13 and Dec. 17-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

 

Saturday, Dec. 13

NORTH POLE of Texas will be offering free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 17-23, at  227 CR 3378 in Pickton. Check www.northpoleoftexas.com for notices of cancelation during inclement weather, directions and other information.

LIP SMACKIN' Good Eatin' Dutch oven camp cooking session will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Honey Creek Amphitheater at Cooper Lake State Park. Bring a plate and fork to sample the food.

BLUE SANTA toy distribution to approved Hopkins County families will be conducted from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Be sure to have the family number assigned by CANHelp staff readily available and visible.

 

Sunday, Dec. 14

DIVORCE CARE meets Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building of the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs. Sessions are free and independent of each other. Anyone who is struggling with divorce or separation is invited to join the group.

 

 

Monday, Dec. 15

PRIORITY DEADLINE to turn in Santa letters to ensure they are published is Monday, Dec. 15. Letters may be dropped off at Circle E on the special Christmas letter stationary printed in the paper or at the News-Telegram, emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or typed into the Santa letter form on www.myssnews.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Friday, Dec. 19

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.

 

Saturday, Dec. 20

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.

 

Sunday, Dec. 21

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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