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

Friday, September 9, 2011

American Legion Mexican Food Taste-Off

American Legion Mexican Food Taste-Off
Saturday, September 10, 2011 by 4:00pm
1919 Industrial Drive (off FM 2821)
Huntsville, TX

Tomorrow, the American Legion is having a Mexican Food Taste-off. If you are a good cook (NOT IT), then prepare your best Mexican dish and bring it to the Sam Houston Post 95 by 4:00pm!

The entry fee is $5.00 and the taster kit (for those who just want to sample the good food) is $3.00.  

1st Place: 1/2 of Entry Fees & Certificate
2nd Place: Certificate
3rd Place Certificate
Taster Choice Certificate

* Entries arriving after 4:00 PM will not be accepted
* Entries must be prepared from scratch (no store-bought)
* On-site cooking facilities will NOT be available
* Entries must be covered and include a serving utensil
* Judging will be “blind”
* To judge Taster Choice or to sample the entries a taster kit must be purchased
* Awards to be announced immediately after judging

For more information: Call The American Legion (after 4:00 PM) at 291-0129

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mercury Baroque Ensemble - Friday, Sept. 9 @ 7:30pm

On Friday, Sept. 9, Houston-based Mercury Baroque Ensemble will perform at SHSU in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. This is the first in a series of concerts sponsored by the School of Music at SHSU.

This particular program will consist entirely of music by Mozart. We hear that they will be playing two pieces that were composed by Mozart when he was only 16 years old. We have also heard that this group has played in Huntsville before, and that they were excellent.

You can buy tickets through the Performing Arts Center, which can be reached via phone at (936)294-2339 or via email at tickets@shsu.edu. Tickets are available to the general public at $15 each. For students and senior citizens, tickets are $12 each.

You can view the Facebook page for Mercury Baroque Ensemble here: Click me!
Promo photo courtesy of MercuryBaroque.org

Friday, September 2, 2011

Reminder: Rita B. Huff Annual Garage Sale

Rita B. Huff Annual Garage Sale
September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
8:00am - 4:00pm
At the Elks Lodge

The Rita B. Huff Annual Garage Sale is happening NOW and will start up again tomorrow morning. If you don't know where the Elks Lodge is located, then click HERE for a map. It's kind of tricky to find. 

I went out there to check out what they have. They have a lot of different item, but just like most garage sales, you have to dig through a lot of junk to find the  "gems."

Here are some pictures that will give you an idea of what they have. 

More pictures can be seen on our Facebook page HERE

There are a lot of different items on the inside of the building that will be open to the public tomorrow. They are still getting those items organized. The clothes will be inside along with other various items. It is better to go early rather than late, because the good items will go fast! 

Remember, the money raised with this garage sale is for the animal shelter. If you have no interest in any of the items at the garage sale, but would like to make a donation, then click HERE

SHSU Biological Sciences Department Seminar Series Schedule

SHSU Biological Sciences Department Seminar Series

Thursdays from 4pm until 5pm

Lee Drain Building Room 214

Lectures Open to the Public

Thursday, September 1st: J. Nathaniel Holland- "Population and Community Ecology of Mutualism: Integrating Theory and Empiricism in Case Studies of Plant-Animal Interactions in the Sonoran Desert."
Thursday, September 8th:  Yunxin Fu, from The University of Texas Medical School—Houston
Thursday, September 15th: Erik Seiffert, from Stony Brook University.
Thursday, September 22nd: Puni Jeyasingh, from Oklahoma State University—Stillwater.
Thursday, September 29th: Lisa Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.
Thursday, October 6th: Douglas Rhoads-"The Genetics of Pulmonary Hypertension Syndrome; Using the Chicken as a Model of a Human Disease." From the University of Arkansas—Fayetteville.
Thursday, October 13th: Joel Trexler, from Florida International University—Miami.
Thursday, October 20th: Michael Reed, from Tufts University in Boston.
Thursday, October 27th: Chris Randle-"Taking to the Trees: The Natural History of an Aerial Parasite."
Thursday, November 3rd: Matthew Bolek-"How Frogs get their Worms! Understanding parasitic life-cycle strategies from an amphibian community perspective.” From Oklahoma State University—Stillwater.
Thursday, November 10th: Jay Banner-"Climate and Paleoclimate Change, Water Change, and Policy in Texas." From the University of Texas at Austin.
Thursday, November 17th: Win Sale-"The Indispensable Cilium: Regulation of Assembly and Function." From Emory University in Atlanta.
Thursday, December 1st: Joseph Petrosino-"Metagenomics and Human Microbiome." From Baylor College of Medicine—Houston.

For more information contact Madhusudan Choudhary at the following:

Phone: (936) 294-4850

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The American Legion's BBQ Sandwich Sale!

Friday, September 2  from 11:00am -2:00pm
The American Legion
1919 Industrial Boulevard
Huntsville, TX

On Friday, September 2nd, The Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders are having a BBQ Sale!

For only $5.00 you get the following:  chopped brisket Sandwich, soft drink, chips, pickles, onions, and BBQ sauce (hold the onions on mine, please!)

Click HERE to see the official flier.

Call Randy Neal at (936) 661-4711 to pre-order your sandwich TODAY.