Monday, March 12, 2012

Girl Scouts Parade (March 24th)

Event: Girl Scouts Parade
Date: March 24, 2012 (Time TBA)
Location: Begins at the 1st United Methodist Church/Ends at the Girl Scout House on Ave. M

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In celebration of the Girl Scouts 100 year anniversary, a parade will be held on March 24th. It will begin at the 1st United Methodist Church and end at the Girl Scout House. All current scouts, as well as alumni, are invited to participate in the parade. Everyone is invited to watch. We are not sure when this parade will start, but we will update this article as soon as we find out.

Happy anniversary girl scouts, and may you continue selling those thin mint and caramel delight cookies for many years to come!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CASA: Volunteer to Make a Difference (Training Class on March 22nd)

Event: CASA "Court Appointed Special Advocates" Training Class
Date: March 22nd
Location: 1300 11th Street, Suites 430 B Huntsville, TX 77340

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CASA, which stands for "Court Appointed Special Advocates," is currently seeking new volunteers. The next training class will be on Thursday, March 22nd.

As defined by their website, a Court Appointed Special Advocate "is an adult willing to stand up for an abused or neglected child. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to provide factual information on behalf of a child caught in a difficult legal process. In a court system challenged by increasing caseloads, a CASA volunteer can make the single greatest difference in the life of a child."

In order to become a CASA volunteer, applicants must be over the age of 21, pass a background check, and be willing to go through an extensive training program. CASA volunteers usually dedicate about six to ten hours a month to this cause.

Click HERE to see the list of the full requirements needed to become a CASA volunteer.
Click HERE to print out the registration form.

It is still possible to help this organization without becoming an advocate. It is also an option to join "Friends of CASA," which is a group that helps with "fundraisers, community awareness efforts, and also the training sessions for advocates."  
For more information about CASA, visit their website HERE or call (936) 291 6363.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Huntsville Promenaders 13th Annual "Chili Cook-Off" (March 12th)

Event: Huntsville Promenaders 13th Annual "Chili Cook-Off"
Date: March 12th at 6:15pm
Location: Tri-County Services Buildings (7045 Highway 75 South)

Next Monday, the Huntsville Promenaders Square Dance Club will be hosting its 13th annual "Chili Cook-Off." The event will kick off at 6:15pm with the judging of the chili entries. A big dance will start at 7:30pm.

For more information on how to become a contestant or for general information about the Huntsville Promenaders Square Dance Club, call Jerry or Theta Upton at (936) 856-5287. Click HERE to see the official flier for this event.

Blood Drive (Sat. March 10th)

Event: Blood Drive
Date: March 10th from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Location: Gibbs Pre-K Center (19th Street)
Cost: Blood Donation

This Saturday, the Huntsville Memorial Hospital will be hosting a blood drive from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the Gibbs Pre-K Center located on 19th Street. Appointments are appreciated but not required. Call (936) 295-0278 or (936) 661-5867 for more information.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Master Garderners Spring Plant Sale (March 10th)

Event: Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale
Date: March 10, 2012 from 8:00am until 2:00pm
Location:  102 Tam Road
On March 2nd, the Walker County Master Gardeners will be having their annual Spring Plant Sale. Many different types of plants will be on sale including the following: vegetables,  tomatoes, herbs, roses, natives, fruit trees, and many more. The money raised at this plant sale will be used for scholarships, educational project, and Master Gardener community activities.

(We assure you that the plants grown by the Master Gardener's
look much nicer than the ones pictured above)

For more information call (936) 435-2426 or visit the Walker County Master Gardeners website found HERE.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

15th Annual Camellia Garden Tour (March 3rd)

Event: 15th Annual Camellia Garden Tour
Date: March 3, 2012 from 10:00am until 4:00pm
Location: Marcotte Garden (11 Whippoorwill Drive Huntsville, TX 77340)
Cost: Unknown
On March 3, 2012, the Coushatta Camellia Society will be hosting its 15th Annual Camellia Garden Tour. There are five tours taking place in the surrounding areas, but the one that will take place in Huntsville will be located at the Marcotte Garden.

Along with the tour of the garden, this event will also have planting and grafting demonstrations along with plants for sale.  


Lu Mitchell & Catch-23, Keegan McInroe (Sat., March 3)

This Saturday, March 3, Keegan McInroe will be opening for Lu Mitchell & her band, Catch-23. The show starts at 7p at Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse.

We were going to write a description of Lu Mitchell, but we weren't sure what to say, so we recommend that you visit her website and check her out for yourself:

Opening for Lu: Keegan McInroe, a Texas-based singer/songwriter. You can check him out at

Genealogy Weekend

Event: Genealogy Weekend
Dates: March 2, 2012 -March 4, 2012
Location: Huntsville Public Library
Cost: FREE

In celebration of Texas Independence Day Weekend, The Huntsville Public Library and Walker County Genealogy Society will be hosting a "Genealogy Weekend" at the newly renovated library. There will be events for both adults and children. Click HERE to see the official event schedule for "Genealogy Weekend."

To register or obtain more information, please contact (936) 291-5471 or email