Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Huntsville Community Theatre Presents: Nunsense

The Huntsville Community Theatre Presents: Nunsense
Old Town Theatre
1023 12th St.
Huntsville, TX 77340

The Huntsville Community Theatre has been working hard to prepare for their November production of Nunsense. Performances will begin this weekend. I’ve heard this is a very funny play, and it should be a fun event for the whole family. Reserve your tickets today by calling (936) 291-7933. Ticket prices are “$12 for adults, $10 for military and seniors and $7 for children and students (w/ ID).” Click HERE to see the official Huntsville Community Theatre website.
Performance Schedule:

November 11th: 7:00pm
November 12th: 7:00pm
November 13th: 2:00pm
November 18th: 7:00pm
November 19th: 7:00pm
November 20th: 2:00pm

Description (borrowed from HERE, because I have never seen this play):

"The Little Sisters of Hoboken, residents of Mt. St. Helens Convent and teachers at the school, have a problem. It seems Sister Julia (Child of God) has accidentally killed off 52 sisters with a botulism-laced vichyssoise. But even worse, the remaining nuns only had enough cash to bury 48 of the dearly departed; the other four are in the freezer. Nunsense is a benefit concert staged by the Little Sisters to raise money for a proper burial (before the health inspector comes)."

For more information: 291-7933

Senior Citizen Health Fair (Nov. 9th)

Senior Citizen Health Fair
November 9th, 2011 at 2:00pm
First Baptist Church
1229 Avenue J,
Huntsville, TX, 77340
FREE for Seniors

Tomorrow, the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting at Senior Citizen Health Fair at the Family Life Center located in the First Baptist Church. There will be fun activities, games, singing, and food. Most importantly, there will be free health-care screenings. This event will hopefully be both entertaining and very beneficial to the senior citizens living in the Walker County area.

For more information, please contact (936) 295-8113.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cary Grant Film Festival (Nov. 5th)

Cary Grant Film Festival
Saturday, November 5th (evening)
Wynne Home Arts Center
Admission: $20.00 for one movie, dinner, and the speaker's presentation

"Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you, but - well, there haven't been any quiet moments." -David Huxley (Cary Grant's character from Bringing up Baby.

This Saturday, the Huntsville's "Junior Fellows" organization will be hosting a "Cary Grant Film Festival" at the Wynne Home. This should be an exciting event for those who have the good taste to be fans of Cary Grant. There are so many Cary Grant movies to choose from. My favorites are Arsenic and Old Lace and Bringing up Baby. This particular event will feature the following two movies:
  • The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
  • The Awful Truth
Special guest and expert of the golden age of Hollywood, will be giving a lecture at this event. There will also be a dinner that will include many multi-cultural items.

For more information, contact Mike Yawn at (936) 294-1456 or email mike.yawn@shsu.edu. I haven't been able to find an exact time for this event,but it is in the evening since dinner will be served. 

Tickets must be reserved in advance.

Iron Ravens Motorcycle Club: BBQ Fundraiser (Nov. 5th)

Iron Ravens Motorcycle Club: BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, November 5th, 10:00am -2:00pm
Corner of FM 237 & FM 2821 in the park-&-ride lot

This Saturday, the Iron Ravens Motorcycle Club will be hosting a fundraiser in order to raise money for the SAAFE House and the Rita B. Huff Humane Society. The cost is $5.00 and that will include chopped brisket beef or sausage, chips, and a soft drink. Homemade peach enchiladas will also be on sale for $1.00. Delivery is currently available for orders of 10 or more for all TDCJ units, fire departments, and law enforcement personnel. Call Tracy Argo at (936) 581-4356 to make pre-orders or to get more information about this event. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Huntsville Memorial Hospital's Annual Craft Fair (Fri., Nov. 18)

Hey, holiday shoppers! Huntsville Memorial Hospital will be hosting its annual craft fair on Friday, November 18 from 7:30a until 2:30p. This will take place in conference rooms C & D on the 2nd floor of the Center for Rehabilitation Bldg. Hospital staff will sell handmade items, including: stocking stuffers, candles, purses, jewelry, clothing, baked goods, wind chimes, accessories (hair bows, etc.), painted gourds, and more.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Didgeridoo Workshop with Phil Shiva Jones (Sun., Oct. 30)

This Sunday, Phil "Shiva" Jones will be at Thoreau Woods (144 E Mosley Lane) from 1:30 - 3p hosting a workshop on the didgeridoo. No prior music experience is required, and participants will be provided an instrument to play during the workshop.

Photo courtesy of www.philjonesmusic.com
From the event page on Facebook:

This interactive workshop explores the use of breath and sound frequencies to connect with the Divine, and create a deeply serene state of consciousness for the enhancement of healing, meditation, prayer and creativity.

The didgeridoo is an ancient mesmerizing drone instrument made from the eucalyptus tree and is traditionally played in healing ceremonies by the Aboriginal clans of Australia.

Playing the didgeridoo creates soothing and resonant harmonics that easily erase the ‘monkey chatter’ in the mind ~ enhancing mental clarity and emotional equilibrium.

The primordial vibrations of the didgeridoo, combined with the breathing techniques, help create a state of relaxation, lower blood pressure, relax the heart, improve digestion, and ~ as recently proven by the British Medical Association ~ significantly reduce sleep apnea. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Huntsville Book Review Club Meeting (Mon., Oct. 24)

The Huntsville Book Review Club will be reviewing the book The Ten Best Days of My Life by Adena Halpern tomorrow (Mon., Oct. 24) at 10:30a at Old Town Theater (1023 12th St.). The club is open to new members, and all are welcome. For more info, you can call Kathleen Kreiner at (936)295-4381. 

Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Hey, ghouls and boys! With Halloween being next weekend, we thought we would fill you in on all of the opportunities for free candy this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday, Oct. 28:

4p-6p: Fall festival & open house @ The Roxie Douglas Learning Institute (719 19th St.). There will be bobbing for apples, a face painting booth, a cake walk, sack races, etc. If you would like more info, you can contact Carmen Irving at (936)668-0340. 

Saturday, Oct. 29:

12:30p: The puppet show "Pumpkin Pandemonium" will be performed by Puppet Wise Productions at Old Town Theatre (1023 12th St.). The show is appropriate for kids age 3 and up. The show is FREE, and kids may come dressed in family-friendly costumes. There will be refreshments. If you would like more info, call the library at (936)291-5472. 

5:30p-8p: 8th annual Scare on the Square on University Avenue (downtown). There will be booths and activities for kids of all ages, free Pizza Hut pizza and Nesquik chocolate milk, moonwalks, games, costume contest, and Oakwood Cemetery tours. If you would like more info, you can call (936)295-2150.

Sunday, Oct. 30:

4p-7p: Community-wide children's Halloween party, hosted by Jessie Johnson and Laura Walker. This will take place at 501 Smith Hill Road. There will be food, games, and a costume contest. For more info, you can call Jessie Johnson at (936)662-9083. 

5p-7p: Fellowship of Huntsville Church (3895 Hwy 30 W) is having a "Bible Character Quest." Kids are encouraged to dress up in friendly costumes, and they will go from door to door within the church getting candy from Bible characters.  There will also be a costume contest, snacks, and games. If you would like more info, you can call (936)291-3103.

5:30p-7p: Second annual Trunk or Treat at Huntsville Church of Christ (3737 Hwy 30 W). There will be a cake walk, activities, and candy. For more info, you can call (936)295-3884. 

Monday, Oct. 31

5p-10p: Halloween carnival & haunted house, hosted by Walker County Fair Association & Delta Tau Alpha. There will be hay rides, games, a cupcake walk, a fortune teller, confetti eggs, and more. There is no charge at the gate. Tickets for activities will be 2 for $1.00. Admission to the haunted house will be $2 for kids and $4 for adults. 

6p-9p: Halloween Extravaganza at Family Faith Church (2407 S. Sam Houston Ave.). Admission is FREE, and there will be candy, games, booths, rides, bounce houses, food, and entertainment. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Plant Sale & 2nd Annual Butterfly Festival (Sat., Oct. 22)

The Walker County Master Gardeners will hold a fall plant sale and second annual butterfly festival from 8am to 4pm on Saturday, Oct. 22. The event includes free seminars, garden tours, face painting, children's activities and a Monarch tag and release event at 2pm. 

A barbecue lunch will be available for $5. The plant sale will include annuals, bulbs, natives, fall veggies, herbs and butterfly merchandise. 

The Master Gardeners office is at 102 Tam Road off Highway 75 North. For more information, you can view their website by clicking here or you can call (936)435-2426.

Fall Photo Session for Families, Friends, & Pets (Oct. 22-23)

Tractor Supply will host a fall picture photo session for families and their friends and pets from noon to 5pm Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, at Tractor Supply on 11th St. Hopefully, some of the photos will turn out like the photos on the Awkward Family Pet Photos website:

If you get your photo taken here and want the world (or most likely just Huntsville) to see, send it to us at info@heyhuntsvilletx.com and we'll post it on our Facebook page

Monarch Butterfly Migration Workshop (Fri., Oct. 21)

There will be a monarch butterfly migration workshop at 6:30pm on Friday, Oct. 21, at the HEARTS Veterans Museum Conference Center, which is located at 455 Highway 75 N. The speaker will be Carol Cullar from Rio Bravo Nature Center. 
Carol Cullar flying with the butterflies in 2005!
The event will cost $12 for adults. Children under 14 will be admitted free.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Signing with Dr. James Moore (Tues., Oct. 18)

This Tuesday, Dr. James Moore, co-author of Darwin's Sacred Cause, will present "Darwin and the Sin of Slavery." This will be followed by a book signing.
The event will take place on the SHSU campus on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30pm in Academic Building 4, Room 220 (Olson Auditorium).

Bow Wow Band Jam 2011 (Oct. 23rd)

Bow Wow Band Jam 2011
Presented by the Rita B. Huff Humane Society
Sunday, October 23rd from 2:00pm -7:00pm
New Shelter Location at 600 I-45
FREE EVENT! Donations for the shelter always welcome!

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Rita B. Huff Humane Society, the Rita B. Huff Shelter will be hosting the Bow Wow Band Jam. This a  FREE EVENT, and they already have a lineup of amazing bands that will be playing.
Some of the acts for the outside concert include:

John Slaughter
John Riley
Texas Bluz Cats

I already know that I love MoJiller, and I am looking forward to seeing the other performers. Texas Bluz Cats is an awesome band name.

Bring you own lawn chair/blanket and food/drinks. Dogs are even welcome as long as they are on a leash! I guess I will be leaving my spoiled cats at home!

Please contact  (936) 295-4666 for more information about this event.

Click HERE to see the official website for the Rita B. Huff Foundation. This Foundation has done many great things for the poor homeless animals of our community. If you have ever thought about volunteering and you love animals, they are always looking for volunteers and/or donations.  Thanks, Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter! We are looking forward to celebrating with you!

Veteran’s Day Banquet (Nov.11th)

Veteran’s Day Banquet
Friday, November 11th, 2011
Veterans Conference Center
455 State Highway 75 N
Huntsville, TX 77320

On Friday, November 11th, the Hearts Museum will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Banquet. There are a limited number of tickets today. The cost is $20.00 per person, but there may be a reduced rate for veterans. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, then you should call (936) 295-5959 or stop by the Museum as soon as possible.  
Corporate Sponsors: $250.00 (8 tickets)
Individual Sponsors: $200.00 (8 tickets)

Schedule of Events:
Silent Auction- 6:00pm
Dinner- 6:30pm
Program- Directly after dinner

Dress Code:
Military should wear Class A or dress uniform. Civilian men are asked to wear suits and tie, and ladies should use this as an excuse to buy a new dress. I know I am!

For more information, call (936) 295-5959.

Friday, October 7, 2011

2011 Homecoming Week

Next Monday will kick off Homecoming Week. Expect many homecoming events (as you will soon see listed) throughout the week. This year’s theme is “Peace, Love, and Bearkats.” Hearing that theme makes me want to listen to some Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan right this minute! 
Here is a calendar of events. If you know of any events that aren’t listed, please let us know!

October 10th, 2011
Event: Homecoming Kick-Off
Place: Bearkat Plaza
Time: Noon

What to expect: You will see President Dana Gibson, the SHSU cheerleaders, and Orange Pride dance team “bringin’ it” with the “Bearkat spirit.” The 2011 Homecoming King and Queen nominees will also be announced. Groovy.

October 12th, 2011
Event: Sam Jam Carnival
Place: Holleman Field Parking Lot
Time: 7pm
What to expect: There will be a Ferris wheel, free food (I’m there), and various rides, games, and other attractions. The finalists for the Homecoming King and Queen will also be announced.

October 13th, 2011
Event: Homecoming Parade
Place: Along Sam Houston Ave.
Time: 6:30pm
What to expect: If you like parades, then this will excite you. MANY MANY people watch and participate in the parade each year. The only drawback to the parade is that it is almost impossible to get to Los Panchitos and other establishments until the parade is over. If you would like to participate in the parade, then you should click HERE to register online. The deadline is October 12th.

October 14th, 2011
Event: Golden Circle Reunion
Place: LSC Ballroom
Time: 11:00am
What to expect: This is a reunion for those that graduated from SHSU at least fifty years ago. I will have to wait only forty-seven years for this reunion!  
Event: Distinguished Alumni Gala
Place: LSC Ballroom
Time: 6:00pm
What to expect: This event will celebrate seven “Distinguished Alumni,” which will include the following exceptional people: Walter Anderson, James Carey, James Ferris, James Gaertner, Fredrick Pirkle, Allen Shamblin, and Lt. Morgan Luttrell, the Outstanding Young Alumnus.

October 15th, 2011
Event: Alumni Coffee with John R. Ragsdale
Place: Visitor & Alumni Center
Time: 10:30am
Event: Bearkat Alley
Place: Bowers Stadium Parking Lot
Time: Noon
Event: SHSU vs. Nicholls State
Place: Bowers Stadium
Time: 2pm
What to expect: SHSU is in it to win it!

Please contact SHSU’s student services at (936) 294-1729 for more information.

Click HERE to see the official Homecoming Website.

Stay tune for more information about what will be happening in the night life next week.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Theatre Department Fall Productions

The Theatre Department on the SHSU is working hard prepare for their fall productions. The following is a quick schedule and basic information for what they currently have scheduled:

October 2011
October 5th –October 8th
Production: Comedy of Errors
Location: Erica Starr Theatre in the University Theatre Center
Time: 8:00pm on October 5th through October 7th and 2:00pm on October 8th
Price: $12.00 general and $10.00 for students and senior citizens

October 19th –October 22nd
Production: Fuddy Meers 
Location: University Theatre Center's Showcase Theatre
Time: 8:00pm on October 19th through October 21st and 2:00pm on Saturday
Price: $12.00 general and $10.00 for students and senior citizens

November 2011
November 2nd –November 5th
Production: Bare
Location: Erica Starr Theatre in the University Theatre Center
Time: 8:00pm on November 2nd through November 4th and 2:00pm on November 4th 
Price: $15:00 general and $12.00 for students and senior citizens

November 30th –December 3rd
Production: Playhouse Creatures  
Location: University Theatre Center's Showcase Theatre
Time: 8:00pm on October 19th through October 21st and 2:00pm on Saturday
Price: $10.00
For more information, Google search the play names and/or contact the Theatre Department at 936-294-1329.

Archeology Speaker Amanda Danning and the "Son of America"

Archeology Speaker: Amanda Danning
(forensic sculptress )
“Face to Face with the Son of America”
October 12th, 2011
6:30pm until 8:00pm
Auditorium, Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

In celebration of Archeology Month (did you know that is in October?), The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will be welcoming forensic sculptor Amanda Danning.  Amanda Danning is not only a forensic sculptor, but also a very exceptional sculptor in her own right. She is also a painter. Click HERE to see her official website.  

Mrs. Danning will give a presentation to describe exactly what she does in her very interesting profession, and she will also introduce the audience to her special guest, the "Son of America"--SAM for short. According the the Sam Houston Memorial Museum website, "SAM is estimated to be about 10,000 years old and is not related to Native Americans of today," and is "one of the two most important anthropological finds in North America in the last century."

Many artifacts were also found with SAM, and Ms. Danning will also describe the significance of those items.

Continuing with the acheology theme of the month, the Museum will also have an Acheology Day on October 14th for the Huntsville Elementary students.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

AFTERMATH: Fair on the Square

Last Saturday was the 37th Annual Fair on the Square. According to unofficial reports, this was the most successful Fair on the Square to date, and I am not surprised. The first thing that I noticed while driving to the fair was the crowd. People were everywhere. Cars and trucks were parked in ditches and it wasn’t uncommon to have to park several blocks away from the fair. 
I went to the event with my very pregnant best friend and her two year old baby so I was only able to stay for a couple of hours, but I definitely enjoyed my time at the fair. My only regret was that I missed out on the yummy fair food because the lines were long, and I was too impatient to wait.
Practically every food vendor had a constant packed line. I wasn't the only one wanting fair food, but these people had the patience to wait for it and get it!

There were so many vendors selling so many items that it was practically overwhelming.
The local Livestrong organization was in attendance. This booth was filled with very nice people, and their bike riding community has a very good cause. Livestrong was founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, and this organization raises money and awareness for the fight against cancer. Visit www.livestrong.org to learn more about how you can join this wonderful organization.

I enjoyed the free samples from this vendor. Cinnamon Roasted Nuts are always a tasty treat.

We ran into one of our favorite business owners, Jason Dyches of Double Daves. Like normal, he had a big smile on his face.
The Huntsville Hornets cheerleaders were also smiling. This came to no surprise after I discovered the sweet deal they had worked out with Double Daves. They were helping Jason Dyches' booth gain customers, and in return they earned half of the money raised at the booth. Definitely not too shabby! Thanks for helping to support the cheerleaders and the local community.

One of our last stops was to the beer garden where we listened to MoJiller, which includes members from one of my favorite local bands, The Mixed Review. As expected, they were very good. I can't wait for their next local show where I will hopefully get to sit back, relax, and stay a little longer. The word on the street is that there next show will be at the New Animal Shelter Facility Benefit on October 23rd. We will keep you posted.
(Bill Hillman, Joe Miller, Scott Nutter, and Scott McCarly)

(Scott McCarly of MoJiller and The Mixed Review)
Unfortunately, I missed Wayne Williams & Thundercreek, but I have heard that they were also really good.
Overall, it was a very fun day at the fair. Hopefully, next year is an even bigger success!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

2011 National Night Out Celebration

2011 National Night Out celebration
Tuesday, October 4th from 5:00pm -8:30pm
Located in the Target parking lot

Don't be surprised when you see fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars in the Target parking lot tonight. Tonight is the National Night Out, which is an event that was created by emergency service providers  to increase awareness about safety, neighborhood crime watch programs, and drug issues. Along with the safety information, there will also be free hotdogs, games, and even a moonwalk! You MAY even see some helicopters from the TXDPS and US Forest Service! Sammy and Buzzy will also be making an appearance!
If you are unable to attend the National Night Out celebration and would like more information about Neighborhood Watch, Identification Programs, and Crime Prevention Programs, please call the Crime Prevention Center at 936-291-5913.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sam Houston Memorial Museum Photo Contest Awards/Exhibit Reception

Sam Houston Memorial Museum Photo Contest Awards/Exhibit Reception
October 3, 2011 5:30pm -7:00pm
Exhibit Gallery in the
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

For months people had the opportunity to enter the contest, and starting tonight and until November 25th, 2011, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to see the exhibit gallery featuring all of the submissions.

Tonight is reception for the 2nd Annual Sam Houston Memorial Photography contest. Awards will be given to the winners of each category. Photographers do not have to be present to win an award. Good luck to everyone that entered the contest. We are looking forward to seeing the submissions!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

“Mingling with the Media” w/ Dan Rather

Mingling with the Media” w/ Dan Rather
Wednesday, September 28th from 6:30pm -7:30pm
James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall
Arts Center 1751 Ave I
Huntsville, TX, 77340

One of, if not THE most famous SHSU alumnus, Dan Rather, will be on campus this Wednesday to discuss his sixty year career as a journalist. He will also be answering questions from the audience. His return to the SHSU campus is a part of a class project for a course called “Priority One,” which “is a course within the Department of Mass Communication that provides hands-on experience for students planning a career in public relations.”

In this class project, “Mingling with the Media,” the sixteen Priority One students have the task of promoting and publicizing the event. The Priority One students most likely made this very snazzy brochure for the event found HERE. I like everything about it except for the white text on the red background, but the red may look brighter on my computer than it does printed out. The brochure gives an excellent description of Dan Rather’s career, and it is definitely worth reading. Good luck, students!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The 37th Annual Fair on the Square: October 2nd, 2011

The 37th Annual Fair on the Square
Saturday, October 2nd, 2011 from 9:00am -5:00pm
Downtown Huntsville
FREE Admission
This Saturday is the 37th Annual Fair on the Square. The festivities will begin at 9:00am.

Multiple vendors will be selling a wide variety of items including clothing, toys, candles, outdoor and home d├ęcor, floral items, and many homemade and commercial items.

There will be plenty of yummy fair food such as funnel cakes, kettle corn, BBQ, fried pickles, and hopefully cotton candy. Quench your thirst with lemonade and root beer floats. Adults will be able to enjoy the beer garden that will be filled with various types of beer as well as sodas from the non beer drinkers. 

There will also be a free Kids Corner with a moonwalk, petting zoo, bungee run, arts and crafts, and a monster slide.

Two bands will be playing throughout the day. The first one will be MoJiller, which for this event will consist of Joe Miller, Scott Mcarley and Tom Weger from the Mixed Review (A Hey Huntsville, Cafe Texan, and Huntsville in general favorite) along with Billy Hillman on guitar and Scott Nutter on bass. Wayne Williams and Thunder Creek will also be playing. 

Music Schedule:

11:00am – 12:00pm: Wayne Williams and Thunder Creek
12:00pm -1:00pm: MoJiller 
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Wayne Williams and Thunder Creek
2:00pm - 3:00pm: MoJiller
3:00pm -4:00pm: Wayne Williams and Thunder Creek
4:00pm - 5:00pm: MoJiller

Huntsville Community Theatre Auditions: "Nunsense"

September 26th and September 27th
Old Town Theatre at 6pm
1023 12th St.
Huntsville, TX 77340
Cheaper By the Dozen still has another weekend of productions, but planning is already underway for the next Community Theatre play. Auditions will be held tonight and tomorrow at the Old Town Theatre. The next play that will be performed is Nunsense and consists of five female characters.

Description (borrowed from HERE, because I have never seen this play):

"The Little Sisters of Hoboken, residents of Mt. St. Helens Convent and teachers at the school, have a problem. It seems Sister Julia (Child of God) has accidentally killed off 52 sisters with a botulism-laced vichyssoise. But even worse, the remaining nuns only had enough cash to bury 48 of the dearly departed; the other four are in the freezer. Nunsense is a benefit concert staged by the Little Sisters to raise money for a proper burial (before the health inspector comes)."

For more information: 291-7933

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SHSRDA German Fest: Saturday, September 24, 2011

SHSRDA German Fest
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Tri-County Services Building
7045 HWY 75 South
Huntsville, TX 77340

Prices: Only $7.00 for just dancing OR Dinner and $12 for both dancing and dinner.

THIS evening, is the annual SHSRDA (don't ask me what that stands for) German Fest! If you are a fan of German food, then this is your chance to indulge in some tasty Mit Wurst (German Sausages), Kraut (Sauerkraut), and Kartoffel Salat (German Potato Salad). This is the same place that had the FREE square dancing lessons on Monday--and again this coming up Monday--and considering all of the FREE tasty food they had there, expect even more tasty goodness than what I already listed! Just writing this article is making me hungry! 

The dinner will start at 6:00pm and early rounds of dancing start at 7:00pm. There will be Square Dancing, Round Dancing, and Line Dancing from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. Even if you aren't a dancer, it is still fun to watch. 

Caller: Andy Petrere
Cuer: Peg Dockry

For more information contact: 
Ellen Quinn at (936) 448-1503. I met her on Monday and she is a VERY nice lady! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Reminder: Family & Friends Soul Food Festival (Sat., Sept. 24)

This Saturday, the Family & Friends Soul Food Festival is going down at Walker County Fairgrounds. The doors open at 12:00 noon. Here is the itinerary:

The entry deadline for the cook-off has been extended to the 23rd, so if you are interested in entering, you still have time! Just email or call Michelle Barksdale, event chairperson, for the entry form. She can be contacted via email at familyfest@suddenlink.net or via phone at (936)242-7327.

WWII Bomber @ Huntsville Municipal Airport (Sept. 23-25)

An award-winning B-17 WWII bomber will be visiting Huntsville Municipal Airport this weekend. The aircraft will be open for walk-through tours from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Tours are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. WWII veterans and active duty military are free.

Rides will be held at 8 a.m. and at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The cost is $425 per person for a 30 to 35 minute ride. As of yesterday, there were still seats available. 

All donations for tours and rides are tax deductible. 

For more information or to reserve a seat on the bomber, call Sandy Thompson at (817)304-0393 or email her at:  B17Rides@gulfcoastwing.org

Courtesy of Gulf Coast Wing - CAF
The B-17, named Texas Raiders, is here in conjunction with the celebration of The Wynne Home Arts Center's 5th anniversary and their exhibit of Col. John Thomason's World War I and World War II paintings. 

You can visit the Gulf Coast Wing website by clicking here or check out the Wynne Home's Facebook page by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Veterans Honor Ride (Sat., Sept. 24)

The HEARTS Veterans Museum is hosting the Veterans Honor Ride this Saturday. This event will start at 11a at the museum, which is located at 463 Highway 75 North. 

There will be a $20 registration fee which includes museum admission and a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Vietnam veterans memorial walkway at the museum. There will be food, entertainment, and classic cars and motorcycles. 

For more information, contact the museum at (936)295-5959. You can also view their webpage at http://www.heartsmuseum.com/.

from www.heartsmuseum.com

Monday, September 19, 2011

Open House @ Avenue L Coffeehouse (Sat., Oct. 1)

Avenue L Coffeehouse is hosting an open house on Saturday, October 1, from 5 - 7 PM.

Nicole Menasco, director of Avenue L, describes the venue as "a non-profit, community oriented, volunteer run coffeehouse, focused on supporting the community and the arts (including music and the lost art of conversation), all while serving organic, fair trade coffee for really cheap."

During the open house, volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate Avenue L's regular "community activities," such as painting, song writing, cooking, letter writing, etc.

At 7, the open house will end, and there will be an art gallery opening until 9.

Avenue L is located at 1215 Sam Houston Ave. - between the courthouse and Donut Wheel. You can view their Facebook page here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

George Russell Book Signing: From My Tuscan Window

George Russell Book Signing: From My Tuscan Window
Wynne Home Arts Center
September 15th from 4:00pm-6:00pm

(Picture taken from the Offical Facebook PAGE for From My Tuscan Window) 

George Russell, local business man, founder of the Universal Ethician Church,  mayoral candidate, as well as executive producer and actor (Click HERE to see his IMDB page), will be holding a book signing today for his book, From My Tuscan Window, at the Wynne Home Arts Center.

Description taken from Amazon.com's Product Description:

"In the fall of 1973, George, his wife, Sue, and Italian-born 2 year-old daughter Anne, noticed a bent over sign that read ""Gioviano"" and on a whim decided to see what lay at the end of the road. After 28 hair-pin turns up the side of a mountain on the flanks of the Apuanian Alps overlooking the Serchio Valley some 20 miles north of the city of Lucca, the Russell family arrived at one of the most charming and unspoiled villages left in Italy. That little adventure would change their lives forever and perhaps even the lives and future of the little hilltown itself."

The book is available in paperback and also for the Kindle. I am sure he will be willing to sign your Kindle if that is the version you own. =)

For more information, contact:
Wynne Home:  (936) 291-5424­