June, 2013 Volume 3 Issue 4 Complimentary Copy
Pathfinder Of Lake Livingston Monthly Guide Serving Lake Livingston and the Surrounding Area
Texas Blueberry Festival
Inside Picnic in the Park Farmers’ Markets 45th Annual Powwow “Helping you see the forest through the trees.”
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Table of Contents Page 1, Cover Page 2, Table of Contents Page 3, Select Power Sport Page 4, Farmers’ Markets Page 5, Farmers’ Markets Cont. Page 6, Downtown Treasures Page 7, Larry Gatlin Page 8, Hometown Health Page 9, Picnic in the Park Page 10, Blueberry Festival
Page 11, Blueberry Festival Cont. Page 12, Angelina Arts Page 13, Angelina Arts Cont. Page 14, Red, Hot & Blue Fest Page 15, Piney Woods Pathfinder Page 16, Mike’s Saw and Supply Page 17, Waterway Nights Page 18, 45 Annual Powwow Page 19, Monthly Meetings Page 20, Picnic in the Park
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“Helping you see the forest through the trees” The Piney Woods Pathfinder is published monthly by M&R Publishing and is owned by Ryan and Michael Downhour. Our goal is to furnish readers information regarding businesses and upcoming recreational events in Lake Livingston and the surrounding area. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed. Direct any correspondence to Piney Woods Pathfinder, PO Box 115, Coldspring, Texas, 77331. Phone 936-523-0033, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.PineyWoodsPathfinder.com All rights of publication are reserved by the publisher. Articles and editorials are welcome but cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-address, stamped envelope. Nothing appearing in Piney Woods Pathfinder can be reprinted in part or in whole without prior written consent. Information concerning any event of interest to our readers should be sent to us by the publication deadlines posted in the paper each month. Opinions and editorials printed in Piney Woods Pathfinder are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher.
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Farmers’ Markets A Fun Experience for the Whole Family There are many benefits of shopping at local farmers markets: fruits and vegetables are typically vine ripen, this enhances the quality of taste, texture and aroma of the produce. Often a better deal can be gotten when buying locally, so you are able to possibly save money and support local growers. Farmers markets are also a great outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy. Fun Tips for the Farmers Market Try a new vegetable/fruit. Make sure to ask the vender for suggestion on preparation, they may have a recipe or useful tip. Always check ahead of time to see if there will be any special event at the market. For instance, during the month of May Montgomery hosted an antique festival in conjunction with the farmers market. If you are bringing children give them $3.00 each and let them become a
part of the market. You can often try the produce prior to buying. Simply ask the vendor if you can have a sample. Bring friends and family. This is a better way of spending time than going to a movie theater. Farmer Markets in the Area Huntsville’s Downtown Farmers Market Huntsville’s Downtown Farmers on Historic Main Street runs through July 27th, every Saturday starting at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 1203 University Ave. on the eastside of the court house in Huntsville, Texas 77340. While shopping for produce at the farmers market make sure to check out all the shops in downtown Huntsville. Primary Contact: Kim McAuliffe, email: email@example.com, telephone: (936) 291-5920.
www.PineyWoodsPathfinder.com Conroe Saturday AM Farmers Market Conroe Saturday AM Farmers Market is a community market every Saturday morning at the new parking lot at the northwest corner of Main Street and Metcalf. The market encompasses four areas: Art & Handicrafts, Produce, Concessions (Food & Drinks), and Entertainment. Community participation is encouraged by all groups. The market starts at 9:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm. The expressed purpose of this market is to re-introduce folks to beautiful downtown Conroe. Come visit the art galleries, shops, restaurants, and the pub. Take a walking tour of the art benches. See for yourself how this town is coming to life again. For more information call 936-7182554 or check out the website: Lufkin Farmers Market 2107 South Medford Drive (Exit 69 South off Loop 287) in Lufkin, Texas. Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday City of Nacogdoches Farmers Market, 107 West Pearl Street, Nacogdoches, Texas. Days of Operation: Wednesday, Saturday Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturdays www.farmermktnac.blogspot.com Feast of Artisans Farmers Market The Woodlands home for fresh local produce, food & art! Feast of Artisans Farmers' Market provides The Woodlands community with locally-produced seasonal produce and art each Wednesday from 3pm 7pm, and Friday afternoons from 4pm 7pm. * local fruits and vegetables * local honey * grass fed beef * other meats * goat milk, flavored milk
Piney Woods Pathfinder, June, 2013, Page 5 * nut butters and cerealsNew!
The Woodlands, Texas
* olive oil
* balsamic vinegars * free range chicken eggs * orchids and other plants * yogurt, kefir, cheese * fresh prepared Indian * prepared bath sundries * tie dye clothing * art and more! * artisan baked goods The Feast of Artisans Farmers Market is a Texas Certified Farmers Market. Texas Certified Farmers Markets, Inc. is an association of farmers markets across the great state of Texas. Each member market association may have conventional or Organic fruits and vegetables available and must have a majority (51%) of their members be growers or producers. The Woodlands Mall In the alcove between Barnes & Noble and Anthropologie 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr
4890 W. Panther Creek Drive (Esprit International School) The Woodlands, TX 77381 www.feastofartisans.com Grogan's Mill Village Association 2230 Buckthorne Intersection of Buckthorne and Grogans Mill Rd The Woodlands, Texas Days of Operation: Saturday Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. www.grogansmillvillage.com Montgomery Farmers Market This seasonal open air market features a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, plants, honey, farm products turned into baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsas, along with homemade wares produced by local artisans. Located at the corner of FM 149 and College Street in Montgomery, Texas on the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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Trades of the Trail
Downtown Treasures Your One Stop Local Shop Where You’ll Find Unique Gifts For Everyone Downtown Treasures is a very unique gift store located in the heart of the downtown Livingston Main Street District. We are a family owned business and have been in downtown Livingston for nearly thirteen years now. We have created the most amazing customer base over the past thirteen years. We have made so many friends through this business and hope to make many more. We would like to announce that we have recently relocated our store next door to the Courthouse Whistlestop Café. Our new address is now at 312 N. Washington, Livingston, TX, where The Unique Mall was located. We owned both The Unique Mall and
Downtown Treasures, so we decided it would be better and less stressful for us to combine both of our retail shops into one location. We are very excited about this new venture and are looking forward to being able to focus on having one of the most unique places to shop in Polk County. Downtown Treasures is the kind of place you just don’t see in every town. When you walk in, you are greeted in a very friendly East Texas manner and told to enjoy your visit. The store is full of unusual antiques, collectibles, gift items and unique décor for almost any occasion or room imaginable. If you are looking for that special gift for the hunter, fisherman, cowboy or cowgirl, golfer, family member, friend, coworker or whomever, you can certainly find it at this store. New inventory arrives almost daily, so you can always see something you probably didn’t see the last time you were in the store. You’ll find new and old throughout the entire store. We have numerous vendors who keep their rooms filled with various items for you to shop for. Each room has its own personality. We also have wonderful lines such as Willow Tree figurines and ornaments, Jim Shore figurines and ornaments, Joan Baker Glass Designs, Betty Boop Collectibles, Looney Tunes Collectibles, Disney Collectibles, Home Grown Collectibles, Woodwick Candles, Trail of the Painted Ponies figurines and ornaments, Cow Parade, Hot Diggity Dogs, Fredericksburg Jellies/Dips/Rubs/Mustards/Salsas, Heart of Christmas, Pillars, Jewelry, Chimes, Knives, Leaning Tree Greeting Cards, Crazy Signs for all occasions and so much more. As we mentioned earlier, we are next door to the Courthouse Whistlestop Café, who is open seven days a week. They serve breakfast
daily until 11AM and lunch daily until 2PM Mon thru Thurs and until 3PM Fri thru Sun. They have a menu that offers daily specials, daily soups and anything from a sandwich to a steak. Fried green tomatoes are one of their specialty appetizers! Be sure to check our all of the wonderful antiques for sale in the café too! We are so excited that we share our building with this busy and established café. It is a great combination. Shop, then eat…. Or eat, then shop. Either way, it makes for a great time in downtown Livingston. We encourage all of you to eat and shop local and are inviting each of you to come in and check out our wonderful selection of gift items for that special someone in your life. We are now located at 312 N. Washington on the historical downtown Livingston courthouse square. We are open seven days a week from 9:00AM until 5:00PM Mon thru Sat and 9:00AM until 4:00PM on Sundays. We can be reached at 936-327-7740. We do offer a layaway program and we accept all major credit cards.
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Sharity Productions Presents
Channel/Huckabee Show and was previously on the Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs Tonight Show.
â€œAn Evening with Larry Gatlinâ€?
Larry Gatlin enjoyed initial success as a solo act, but grew in popularity when he was joined by his brothers, Steve and Rudy in 1979, billed as Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers. Larry Gatlin was awarded Top Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 1979 and his album "Straight Ahead" was certified gold.
Sharity Productions will be producing and presenting "An Evening with Larry Gatlin" with Country Music and Grand Ole Opry Superstar, Singer and Songwriter Larry Gatlin at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas. The Crighton Theatre has posted our show on their theatre website, and our show tickets are now on sale. We encourage everyone who wants to attend this very special "An Evening With Larry Gatlin" performance to get their show tickets as early as possible. For show tickets, theatre information or directions to the theatre call (936) 441-SHOW (7469) or go online to www.crightontheatre.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Born and raised in Seminole/Midland-Odessa, Texas, Larry Gatlin was raised listening to Country and Gospel Music. Even since childhood, he and his brothers (Steve and Rudy) have always performed together and often sang in their local church, and sometimes performed on local radio stations and television shows. After graduating from Odessa High School in 1966, he attended college at the University of Houston, where he was a wide receiver on the University of Houston football team, and was well known to have caught a touchdown pass in a game in which the University of Houston scored 100 points.
From the dusty streets of Seminole/Midland-Odessa, Texas to the bright lights of Nashville, Broadway and Las Vegas, Larry Gatlin is best known for his contribution to the Gatlin Brothers, whose success garnered them 10 Top Ten Hits during the 1970's and 1980's. Larry Gatlin has had a total of 33 Top Forty Singles during his career (combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers). Larry Gatlin is a Country Music and Grand Ole Opry Superstar, Singer and Songwriter. This Grammy Award Winner and Legendary Guitarist is known to have one of the finest voices in Country Music. His evocative falsetto voice and charismatic demeanor are true crowd pleasers. Favorite Gatlin songs include "Houston Means I'm One Day Closer to You", "All the Gold in California", "I Don't Wanna Cry", "Love is Just A Game" and many more. Thru the years, Larry Gatlin was associated with the Legendary Country Singers Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Rogers, Janie Fricke, The Imperials and the late Country Music Superstar Dottie West. After more than a decade of singing together, in December, 1992, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers embarked on a farewell tour before retiring to their own theatre in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Larry Gatlin went on to star in the Broadway Production of "The Will Rogers Follies". In 1995, he played himeself in
the television movie about Dottie West's life, Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story. Since 2010, Larry Gatlin has contributed to FoxNews Channel and Fox Business Network as a political and Social Commentator. On Sunday, April 7, 2013 he appeared on the Fox
For more information go to http://www.gatlinbrothers.com.
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Hometown Health addresses heat exhaustion and benefits of physical activity The Texas A&M Health Science Center is pleased to provide the latest installment of “Hometown Health” As temperatures rise, so does heat exhaustion risk Kory Gill has summer on his mind, but it isn’t because of an upcoming vacation. A sports medicine physician at Texas A&M Physicians and regular team physician for Bryan-College Station High Schools and Texas A&M University, Gill knows summer fun brings new risks to children and families. And one of the biggest and most often overlooked hazards is heat exhaustion. “Our bodies keep us cool primarily by sweating, because the evaporation of sweat has a cooling effect,” says Gill, D.O., of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. “Heat exhaustion occurs whenever your body can’t keep itself cool, either because sweating isn’t enough to cool you down,
or you aren’t well-hydrated enough to produce enough sweat.” But, he adds heat exhaustion isn’t just a summer hazard. “The outside temperature, the amount of liquid you’re taking in and how strenuously you’re exerting yourself are all factors,” Dr. Gill says. “This can become a real risk for children, not just in the summer but in the spring. Humidity is also a factor, because it reduces your sweat’s evaporation, which makes sweating less effective in cooling you down.” Dr. Gill says people tend to think of heatstroke occurring under extreme circumstances –the peak of summer or playing through a long football game – without understanding that the risk of heat exhaustion can be present even without these extremes. “Playing outside – whether it’s on the playground or in organized sports – puts kids at risk of heat exhaustion, which can present as dizziness,
confusion, nausea and headaches as their body temperature rises to an abnormal level,” he says. “The high temperatures also put a person in danger of having heatstroke, which is even more threatening because it can cause damage to your organs and brain, or even lead to death.” To prevent heat exhaustion, Dr. Gill recommends parents ensure children are drinking plenty of liquids when active outside and they take breaks periodically throughout the day to cool off. If symptoms develop, bring the child into a cool indoor environment immediately; give a cool bath or shower, if possible; and provide plenty of cool liquids the rest of the day, avoiding further physical activity. Should symptoms persist for an hour or worsen, take the child to a doctor. Tips for heat exhaustion and other summer safety are available in Texas A&M Physicians’ Kids’ Summer Survival Guide. View and download a free copy at http://www.texasamphysicians.com/reso urces.html Physical activity extends lives, reduces cancer risk We all know physical activity is good for you and makes you feel better. New research now suggests even more reasons to stay active and keep moving. Even mild physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, regardless of body weight. According to a recent study funded by the National Cancer Institute, people who engaged in leisure time physical activity had life expectancy gains of as much as 4.5 years.
sitting in a car, a desk or at home, resulting in their being active only 3 percent of the day. By thinking about being active the other 97 percent, that person can reduce cancer and other chronic disease risks. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults ages 18-64 engage in regular aerobic physical activity for 2.5 hours at moderate intensity – or 1.25 hours at vigorous intensity – each week. Moderate activities include brisk walking, gardening or housework. Vigorous activities include running, fast dancing or lifting heavy loads. Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas and affiliate of the TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, reports from her vast review of research that “being more active has been proven to not only reduce cancer risks but also improve the health and quality of life of cancer survivors.” When it comes to practical tips for moving more, we’ve all heard to “take the stairs, not the elevator.” According to Dr. Ory, it’s still good advice, but there are many more ways to get physically active breaks in your day: * Buzz me active – Set a timer on your phone or your computer to remind you every 40-60 minutes that it’s time to stand up, stretch and take a brief walk, outside if possible. * Walk with me – Need to have a quick chat with a family member or a co-worker? Instead of sending a text or an email, suggest going for a walk. * Stand to talk – Standing desks are great, but if you don’t have one, you can always stand up every time you answer the phone. If the cord is long enough or you have a speakerphone, you can walk around, do deep knee bends and stretch while talking on the phone.
“Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for yourself to stay healthy,” says Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health and a leading researcher in cancer survivorship and aging. “Yet, today only about 31 percent of U.S. adults say they engage in any kind of regular physical activity.”
* Park to walk – When you are shopping or at an off-site meeting, park your car at the furthest edge of the lot. Enjoy the opportunity for an outdoor physical activity break.
According to Dr. Ory, a person who gets up in the morning and spends 30 minutes on the treadmill or walking in the neighborhood feels pretty good – and he or she should. But what happens during the other 15 hours or so the person is awake? Most Americans are
“Think of exercise as medicine,” Dr. Ory says. “Regular exercise can reduce the need for medications and costly health care treatments. There are many different types of exercise, chose one that you enjoy – this will help you stay active for life.”
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Livingston Main Street Presents
Picnic in the Park July 4, 2013 10:00 am -1:00pm For a memorable 4th of July, join us at Livingston's Anniversary Park on Tyler Street (next to Melbo's). Listen to a live band playing patriotic music as you enjoy a car and motorcycle show. The F.A.I.T.H. Military Group will be there with active duty personnel
mingling with the crowd telling true life war stories. Any donation to the F.A.I.T.H Military Group will get you a free hot dog and a Coke. Bring a lawn chair and come celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Livingston.
Pecan Orange Cake with Blueberries Ingredients for the Pecan Orange Cake: ·
6 T. Butter, room temperature
1 cup Cake flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1-1/2 tsp. Orange Vanilla
3/4 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
· 1/2 cup Texas pecans, whole, roasted for garnish
Directions: Preheat oven to 325° F. Butter and flour a 9-inch baking pan. In a mixer, combine butter and sugar. Mix for 3 minutes, adding 1 egg at a time and then add orange vanilla, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Transfer to baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until done. To prepare the whipping cream: In a bowl, whip cream until stiff and fold in sugar.Divide cake evenly onto 6 plates and garnish with whipped cream, pecans and blueberries.
· 1 pint Texas blueberries, for garnish ·
Zest of 2 oranges
Ingredients for the Whipping Cream: ·
1 cup Heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup Sugar
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Texas Blueberry Festival Saturday, June 8th NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS -The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers and produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce returns to Nacogdoches the second Saturday in June with a celebration of the annual blueberry harvest, featuring delicious blueberry fare, live entertainment and activities for all interests and ages. “The 24rd annual Texas Blueberry Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, in our historic downtown and Festival Plaza, the grassy park area just south of the brick streets,” said Festival Chair Michelle Smith. “The festival keeps getting bigger and better every year, and thanks to Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful, the festival is a litter free event.” EVENTS Blueberry Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. until they are gone! Better hurry! Downtown on Pecan St. in between Hospital and Main St. - $5 Sponsor: Kiwanis Club Fresh Blueberries for Sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until unavailable. Downtown at the east end of the festival on Main Street. Near the Main Street stage. $2.50/pint and $25.00/flat (12 pints) at the festival. If purchasing a flat (12 pints) or more, you may pick up a ticket that can be redeemed for blueberries later that day. Look for a separate line for pick up. Sponsor: Hayter's Mill Creek Farm Blueberry Farm Pick and Peek: Free shuttles to the Blueberry Place every ten
minutes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a free ticket to reserve your shuttle time at the tent on Church St. a block north of Main St. $1.50 a pound, pick your own berries fresh from the bush. The ride is free! Sponsors: The Blueberry Place, Brookshire Brothers, Tipton Ford, Pinecrest Children's Academy, Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital Blueberry Hill Soda & Sweet Shoppe 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Regions Bank Lobby, Blueberry cobbler with ice cream, blueberry lemonade, coke floats and other special treats. Sponsors: Regions Bank. Blueberry Treats Sponsors: Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, N.I.S.D., Fredonia Hotel, Shipley's DoNut Shop and Oak Manor Nursing Home. CMA Motorcycle Show: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Motorcycles at Mound and Main. No entrance fee, but donations for Run for the Son are accepted - click here for more information about the mission project. Sponsored by the Christian Motorcyclists Association - Pineywoods Peacemakers chapter. Deja Blue Classic Car Show: 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Regions Bank parking lot. Get your American Graffiti fix with street rods, pre and post-WWII cars and trucks. Twenty-three classes of trophies will be awarded to the participating car owners at 1 p.m. Awards for Best in Show and Best Paint also presented. Dozens of antique and classic cars are expected. Get upclose looks and make keepsake photos of the vehicles that sparked the imagination of generations of Americans! Registration form Sponsors: Deep East Texas Antique Automobile Club of America. True Blue Pet Parade 9:30 a.m. be at Mound & Main St. at Wrap It Up for registration. Parade begins around 10 a.m. Prizes for most unique, cutest, best costume. Sponsors: Best Water Store, Nacogdoches Animal Services COMPETITIONS NEW!!! CASA Blueberry Cupcake Battle - calling all bakers for this Berry Exciting Showdown! Three competition categories: ages 8 to 12 (prize: bike from Target); ages 13 to 18 (prize: $100 Walmart gift card); and adult (prize: $100 Brookshire Brothers gift card). Entry fee is $5. Entries must consist of 12 cupcakes in a "Blueberry
Piney Woods Pathfinder, June, 2013, Page 11 Theme" delivered to CASA of Deep East Texas, 115 E. Main St., by 10:30 a.m. for judging. Scoring is based on theme, taste and presentation. Judging takes place at 11 a.m. and prizes will be awarded following the decision. Entry form coming soon! Sponsored by CASA of Deep East Texas. Little Miss Blueberry Pageant presented by Pageants of East Texas. Contact Kathryn at 936-229-2897. The pageant will be held on Saturday, June 1 at SFA. Winners will be presented at the Texas Blueberry Festival on June 8. Pageant event poster Registration form Running of the Blueberries 5K Run/Walk benefiting Dog Park Nacogdoches. 7:30 a.m. at the Coy Simms Softball Fields, 801-Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Blue Washer Board Tournament: 11 a.m. Festival Plaza just south of downtown Sign up early at Nacogdoches Recreation Center, 1112 North St. Registration dates are May 9 - June 7. Sponsor: City of Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation Dept. Blue Threads Costume Contest 9:45 a.m. registration Commercial Bank lobby 10 a.m. competition during the Cowboy Max Show Sponsors: Nacogdoches Medical Center, Commercial Bank of Texas Blueberry Pie Contest: Click here or check with your local Brookshire Brothers store for registration form. Downtown Square, 200 E. Main St. in front of Visitors Center. No later than 10 a.m.: turn in entry, with form available at Brookshire Brothers. (See the Brookshire Brothers' special rules). Winners announced at 12:30 p.m. Prizes: Gift cards for $150, $300 and $500. Sponsor: Brookshire Brothers BLUEBERRY KIDS ACTIVITIES The Texas Blueberry Festival is a Mom & Baby friendly event. Baby feeding and care facility is located in the lower level of the Visitors Center, 200 E. Main St. * CASA Kids Cupcake Decorating 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CASA of Deep East Texas, 115 E. Main St. Create and enjoy your own blueberry-sweet treat at a cupcake decorating booth! $1/cupcake cupcakes, icing and blueberry-theme decorations provided. Look for the Blueberry Lemonade Stand too! * Kroger Craft Corner - FREE
activities for children. Art and craft projects for children that will vary through the day. Sponsored by Kroger. * Kids Get Wet Water and Bounce Park - Giant inflatables for giggles and spills. Inflatables with water feature! (Individual tickets $2, arm-bands $10). Sponsored by Citizens 1st Bank, Party'N Things, Huntington State Bank. * Too Blue Petting Zoo - A petting zoo with horses, ponies, goats, mini horses, llamas, dogs and baby ducks and chicks. Pony rides available for a nominal fee. Nacogdoches Animal Shelter will bring adoptable animals. Sponsored by Nacogdoches County Exposition Center. * Big Blue Murals - We're looking for artists short and tall to complete our murals! Come to the grassy banks of Banita Creek in Festival Plaza. Sponsored by Consolidated Communications. * Cool Zone and Teddy Bear check up - Water misters and cool fans! Sponsored by Nacogdoches Medical Center. Bring your special stuffed animal friends for the Teddy Bear Check Up Station! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Plaza Principal Stage at south side of Visitors Center 8 – 8:45 am - To Be Announced 9:15 - 10 am - Ally Fuller 10 - 10:20 am - Kathryn Williams, Little Miss Blueberry Pageant Results 10:30 - 11:30 am - OhEmGee Athletics Performance 11:45 - 12:30 pm - Kindred 12:45 - 1:30 pm - Only On The Weekend 1:45 – 3 pm - Jagged Row Main Street Stage at intersection of Main and Mound streets 8:30 – 9 am - Timbertones 9 – 9:30 am - Heart of the Pines Chorus 9:45 – 10:30 am - The Never Brothers 10:45 – 11:30 am - Kit Scott 11:45 – 12:30 pm - Chris Green 12:45 – 1:30 pm - The Nightshift 1:45 – 2:30 pm - To Be Announced Festival Plaza Stage in Festival Plaza, south of brick streets 8:30 – 9 am - Twirlerettes 9:15 – 9:45 am - Boys and Girls Club Gymnastics Team 10 – 10:45 am - Cowgirl Kickers Clogging Group 11 – 11:45 am - June’s Band 12 – 12:45 pm - Jed Crisp 1 – 1:45 pm - To Be Announced 2 – 2:45 pm - To Be Announced All acts and times are subject to change. These are held on the stages on the brick streets and in Festival Plaza. A wide range of free entertainment from classic rock to acoustic folk guitar to Texas country, across three stages in downtown Nacogdoches. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oldies Concert at 330 E. Main St. (GODTEL) in the lobby of the historic Redland Hotel (built 190607) and which later housed the Marx
Brothers as they began their career and where a presidential hopeful, William Jennings Bryan, made a speech from the balcony). Music includes songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and, of course, Fats Domino's Blueberry Hill. Though the melodies will be familiar, some of the words have been changed to reflect a Christian outlook. We call them "Redeemed Oldies." You are welcomed to come sit, rest, and listen -- or join in the singing. NEW!!! Bob Murphey Story Reading Room: Enjoy the humorous tales of Bob Murphey read every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the comfy cool Regions Bank Community Room - enter from Pilar St. Discussion and Q&A sessions throughout the event and coloring and craft activities for children, too! Sponsors: Regions Bank Cookin' Up the Blues: Celebrity chefs will cook up some tasty blueberry delights during cooking demonstrations happening in the CBTx lobby at 9 a.m. Amy McLeod, consultant for Brookshire Brothers, and at 11 a.m. - Merci Nicklas, Merci's World Cuisine. Sponsors: Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Commercial Bank of Texas. Cowboy Max: Cowboy Max saves the Blueberry Farm and Sweet Betty Blue from the evil villain in a family-friendly Wild West melodrama in the CBTx lobby. Cheer for the hero, boo the villain and
swoon at Sweet Betty Blue (and the air conditioning.) Will Cowboy Max be able to save that blueberry farm? Find out in a show the whole family is sure to love. See the shows around 10 a.m. and noon. FOOD, ARTS AND CRAFTS Vendor Booths & Activities 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Downtown between Main and Pilar, North Street and Mound, and Festival Plaza. 100-plus booths of scrumptious food, ice-cold drinks and unique arts and crafts. KSWP/KAVX Fun! - Bring the family by the KSWP/KAVX booth to take a free fun family photo with lots of “blueberry” props. While you are there you can sign up to win a family four pack to Schlitterbahn Waterpark, leave your prayer requests and meet on air personalities. Festival of Quilts is presented by Nacogdoches Quilters Guild www.nacquilters.org and will be back in 2014. No quilt show for 2013 festival. For more information about the Texas Blueberry Festival, call the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 936-560-5533 or the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-888-OLDEST TOWN. For a complete schedule of events and other festival details including event registration forms, go to www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com.
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Angelina Arts Alliance Announces 2013-14 Season
Lady of Song” on Sunday, October 27th with A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD. For more than fifty years, Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the U.S. with 13 Grammy awards and 40 million albums sold to her credit. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra is a 17-piece big band which specializes in re-creating classic performances from the past with historical accuracy. It will play original arrangements by superstars, such as Count Basie, Billy May and more. These arrangements have not been heard live by audiences in more than 40 years.
“Come Take a Journey…” Angelina Arts Alliance began season subscription sales on May 3rd for its 2013-14 Premier Series at the Temple Theater in Lufkin. While single tickets go on sale for each show
30 days prior to every event, a season subscription is a guarantee audience members will never miss a sold-out performance. From a bona fide Broadway star to a bluegrass
phenomenon, a world-famous opera star to a cutting edge tap sensation -- the coming season of attractions is sure to thrill longtime audience members and newcomers alike, with an enticing mix of outstanding artists. The Thirteenth Anniversary Premier Series opens September 14th with FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW! A rapid-fire tap extravaganza described as “…brilliantly danced”, and “Flat-out amazing!” Rhythmic Circus mixes together four innovative dancers, an infectious seven-piece band, vocalists, and a very unique, one-man a cappella beat-box sensation and the result is a truly unique music and dance experience that appeals to all ages. AND, after appearing in Lufkin, the company travels to New York for its Broadway debut. Featured vocalist Delores King Williams accompanied by The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra honor the legendary “First
How about a hearty serving of laughter, dished up by Pat Hazell, writer, playwright and veteran stand-up comedian? On Saturday, November 23rd come see THE WONDER BREAD YEARS, a humorous and heartwarming salute to baby boomers and pop culture. Pat, one of the four original writers for NBC’s Seinfield, shares his comedic view of growing up a ‘boomer’. Showtime declared Pat Hazell, “One of the Five Funniest People in America,” so come grab a slice of ‘wonder’-ful laughs. Imagine the pure, rich vibrant tone
Piney Woods Pathfinder, June, 2013, Page 13 of expertly played handbells. NOW, imagine the most famous - and widely considered the best – handbell group in the United States and you have the SONOS Handbell Ensemble. The internationally acclaimed SONOS will join world-famous FREDERICA VON STADE for an unforgettable ringing, singing Christmas celebration on Friday, December 6th. Von Stade, a dazzling mezzo-soprano, is known as one of the truly great singers of our day. She has been performing leading roles with New York’s Metropolitan Opera for over forty years. This very special Christmas concert is filled with traditional Christmas musical selections and will be an inspiring beginning to your family’s holiday season. The New Year starts with a ROAR Saturday, January 18, 2014, as RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE bring their phenomenal bluegrass to the Temple Theater stage. The awards just keep coming for Rhonda and the Rage including “Song of the Year” and a coveted “Entertainer of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Rhonda received
a staggering seven consecutive IBMA “Female Vocalist of the Year” awards (2000-2006). She is among the most complete and accomplished artists of her generation – in any genre. The Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America designated Rhonda its “Entertainer of the Year” for 2002-2011 inclusive – an unrivaled-ten year streak! Few stories are as timeless -- or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit -- as THE MIRACLE WORKER. On Tuesday March 4th, bring the whole family to see this stirring dramatization of the early life of Helen Keller which has been mesmerizing audiences for decades. Young Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Annie Sullivan, her gifted tutor. In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities. The Miracle Worker is a story of victory over unbelievable odds -- accomplished through conviction, perseverance, and love. The New York Post calls him “The greatest entertainer on Broadway today
– period!” Acclaimed performer, Mandy Patinkin, will come to Lufkin Texas on Friday, March 28. His concert, MANDY PATINKIN: DRESS CASUAL, is a chance to see him do what he likes best, reaching out to live audiences with the power and the passion of popular song. Mandy belongs to the special breed of singer who doesn’t merely dramatize songs, but incorporates them into his very being. His interpretations of popular standards, superbly accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, come straight from the heart, mesmerizing audiences from coast to coast. Mandy Patinkin is a Tony Award® winner, an Emmy® Award
winner, a Golden Globe Award winner and a familiar face for fans of the TV series Criminal Minds and Homeland. In addition to the Premier Series, the 2013-14 season will offer three Family Matinee events for everyone to enjoy including: Sunday, September 15, Feet Don't Fail Me Now!, Saturday, October 19, Alice in Wonderland, and Saturday, February 1, Stuart Little. Season subscriptions are available at the Temple Theater box office weekdays, 11 am -5 pm. For more information, visit the website at www.angelinaarts.org, call (936-6335454) or follow us on Facebook.
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The Woodlands Celebrates The 16th Annual
Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza Celebrate our nation’s independence in The Woodlands with one of the area’s largest fireworks displays, live music, children’s activities, vendors and more at the 16th annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival, presented by Ellis & Ellis Private Wealth Management, on Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, the festival will be held in Town Green Park and Waterway Square, both located along The Woodlands Waterway®. Guests will enjoy hot dog and watermelon eating contests, face painting, strolling performers, games, inflatables, arts and crafts, concessions, a beer tent, plus much more. One of the Largest Fireworks Displays in the Houston Area At dusk, the Red, Hot & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by BBVA Compass, will light up the night sky, dazzling the thousands of spectators gathered to watch. The breathtaking, 20minute fireworks display will be simulcast on Sunny 99.1. The Woodlands Waterway offers
the best spot for viewing the fireworks display, according to organizers. Coolers, outside food and drinks are prohibited in Town Green Park and Waterway Square. “Red, Hot & Blue has become Texas’ premier July 4th celebration,” says Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We welcome the growing number of visitors each year that travel to The Woodlands for this exciting, familyfriendly event.” A Fun-Filled Schedule of Activities While the fireworks show is certainly front-and-center, there plenty of other fun and patriotic events in The Woodlands throughout the week. On Saturday, June 29, 2013 enjoy the acoustic sounds of Clayton DeGuerre and strolling entertainment at Waterway Nights, a kid-friendly and popular concert series from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Waterway Square. On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 spend evening under the stars with the entire family at the Houston Symphony’s annual Star Spangled Salute, a free concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion starting at 8 p.m.
www.PineyWoodsPathfinder.com Before the Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4, catch the South County Fourth of July parade at Market Street – The Woodlands, starting at 9 a.m. After the parade, cool off at Splash Day from noon to 4 p.m. at one of the 13 pools in The Woodlands. Later that evening, bring the kids to Northshore Park, west of Lake Front Circle on Lake Woodlands Drive, for the “Things That Go” Bike Parade and Decorating Contest at 4:30 p.m. Children 14 years and younger are invited to parade their patrioticallydecorated bike, scooter or wagon and parade around the park. Awards will be given throughout the afternoon. Afterwards, enjoy free, live music at Town Green Park and Waterway Square at the Red, Hot & Blue Festival. Acts include the Country and Americana sounds of Grady Skelton, Country and Folk singer Parker McCollum, Classic Rock favorite SERAPH and The Knowhow, an Alternative Rock and Blues band. Waterway Cruisers will operate Monday, July 1, 2013 through Thursday, July 4, 2013; however, service will stop before the fireworks display. The Cruisers will resume regular schedule on Friday, July 5, 2013. Those visiting The Woodlands for the week can choose accommodations to suit any taste and budget, including The Woodlands Resort with its Forest Oasis Waterscape, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, a four-
diamond property, or Hyatt Market Street. A number of limited-service and select-service properties also are available. The Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza is free and open to the public thanks to our generous sponsors: Ellis & Ellis Private Wealth Investors, BBVA Compass, H-EB, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Coca-Cola, Talisman Energy, City of Shenandoah, Waste Management, Wright’s Printing, Bud Light, The Woodlands Development Company, St. Luke’s – The Woodlands Hospital, Congressman Kevin Brady, Planet Ford, City of Oak Ridge North, SplashTown, The Woodlands Country Club & Canongate, Rico’s Mexican Grille, and Gigi’s Cupcakes. For more information, a complete schedule of activities, maps and up-todate parking information or a listing of hotels and pools in the area, visit www.redhotblue.org.
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Trades of the Trail
Of Lake Livingston
Monthly Guide Serving Lake Livingston and the Surrounding Area For those of you who are active and always looking for something new and exciting to experience around the Lake Livingston and surrounding area you should get your hands on an edition of the Piney Woods Pathfinder. Owned and operated by Ryan and Michael Downhour, the Pathfinder has something for everyone.
introduce visitors and remind residence of what this area has to offer.” “For the businesses in the area I offer an affordable and effective method of marketing, as well as offer “Trades of the Trail”, were businesses will have an opportunity to communicate directly with the community through an article.”
“I had grown up in the newspaper industry and had always known that I wanted to be in print media. When my husband and I moved to the Livingston area I knew that this is where I wanted to start a monthly guide.”
“Our goal at Piney Woods Pathfinder is to continue bringing the community to you. We are constantly striving to increase circulation and will continue to offer our monthly guide free of charge. Another way that we are keeping everyone informed is through our website, www.PineyWoodsPathfinder.com. The website has an electronic edition as well as upcoming events, organizations and information for all the advertisers of Piney Woods Pathfinder.”
“My goal with the Pathfinder is to bring to the community a source that has all the upcoming events along with a description. In doing this I hope to
“My husband and I are open to any questions or comments. We could not have done this without the help of the community.”
“We started the Piney Woods Pathfinder as a way to share with the community all that the area has to offer, in the process we’ve enjoyed meeting new people and have had some wonderful experiences.”
Ryan and Michael Downhour Publishers of Piney Woods Pathfinder
The Piney Woods Pathfinder recently celebrated their one year anniversary in March. “This was a huge accomplishment for us and we are proud to work in such a beautiful area and with truly wonderful folks.”
June cover of the Piney Woods Pathfinder Now available on newsstands.
The Pathfinder can be found at grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, banks, and all of the advertisers featured in the Pathfinder carry the publication. The monthly guide is distributed once a month before or on the first. Deadline to submit information for upcoming events is the 20th of the month prior to the month it is to be published.
Ryan and Michael Downhour can be contacted by phone at 936-523-0033, email info@PineyWoodsPathfinder.com, or by mail at P.O. Box 115, Coldspring, Texas 77331. Don't forget to “like” Piney Woods Pathfinder on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PineyWoodsPathfi nder.
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“Waterway Nights” Returns To Waterway Square In June With Live Music & Entertainment Enjoy free summer fun at Waterway Square in The Woodlands with the return of Waterway Nights, live music and strolling entertainment every Saturday in June from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, the series features a variety of live music acts with the best of Cajun & Zydeco, Country, Soft Rock & Acoustic, Jazz, Pop and Top 40 hits. Various strolling entertainment, including jugglers, clowns, magicians and more will accompany each night’s live music performance. The “Waterway Nights” entertainment schedule is as follows: June 1: The cajun and zydeco sounds of Dr. Zog, Strolling entertainment: Juggler June 8: Boot-tappin’ country tunes by Daryl Bullinger, Strolling entertainment: Stilt Walker
June 15: The swingin’, smooth sounds of Jazz Avenue, Strolling entertainment: Clown June 22: Lively pop and top-40 jams by the Level One Band, Strolling entertainment: Magician June 29: Clayton DeGuerre’s soft rock and acoustic sounds, Strolling entertainment: Unicyclist Grab a bite at one of the restaurants surrounding Waterway Square or pack a picnic to enjoy while listening to some of your favorite local bands. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. “Waterway Nights continues to be a favorite weekend activity among residents and visitors to The Woodlands,” says Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. “People of all ages gather to enjoy a fun-filled summer evening listening to the sounds of local and regional favorites.”
Paid parking for Waterway Nights is available in the Waterway Square Parking Garage, between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court, in 24 Waterway Parking Garage at the corner of Fountain Plaza and Lake Robbins Drive, and on the surface lot at the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch place. Prices vary by lot. Limited, free curbside parking is available along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place, and Timberloch Place. Paid covered parking is available at the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (corner of Fountain Plaza & Lake Robbins Drive), the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and the parking lot along the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place. Waterway Nights is free and open to the public, thanks to The Woodlands Development Company, Munday Chevrolet, Kyle Sherburne - State Farm
Insurance, Xfinity, Kroger and Gigi’s Cupcakes. For more information on The Woodlands, visit www.TheWoodlandsCVB.com or call 281-363-2447. Also, “like” The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VisitTheWoodland s, “follow” them on Twitter www.Twitter.com/TheWoodlandsCVB and “view” them on YouTube www.YouTube.com/TheWoodlandsCV B
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Itâ€™s time for the 45th Annual Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Powwow We invite you to come experience the 45th Annual Powwow hosted by the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe on June 7 & 8, 2013. The powwow is held at the Indian Reservation Ballpark located on US Highway 190. The reservation is 16 miles east of Livingston and approximately 90 miles north of Houston. Coming from the Beaumont area, take US Highway 190 west in Woodville and travel 15 miles. Look for signs on the highway prior to and the entrance of the ballpark. Parking is free. Admission fee is $5.00 per person. On Friday, June 7, the powwow begins at 5 p.m. with Gourd Dancing and Grand Entry is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The schedule for Saturday, June 8, is 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for Gourd Dancing and Grand Entry is set for 7:30 p.m. Plan on coming early and bring your lawn chairs as seating is limited. Native as well as contemporary food will be available on the grounds. Crafts, including pine needle baskets, turquoise
jewelry and art, will be available. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted. When coming to the powwow or for any weekend getaway, why not try our Lake Tombigbee Campgrounds which surrounds a beautiful 26-acre lake. Primitive sites to full hook-ups are available at reasonable rates. Several cabins are available to rent. A pavilion is available to host family reunions or birthday parties. You can go fishing, swimming, hiking or just sit back and relax in this quiet area shaded by big pine trees. For camping reservations, call 800/926-9038 or 936/563-1221. For information on the powwow or other events sponsored by the Tribe, please call 936/563-1131. You may also email to email@example.com. See you at the powwow!!! Sharon Miller, Public Relations Director and member of the Powwow Committee
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Monthly Meetings American Legion Post 629 - Meets in Camilla Texas across from Browder’s Marina, we have our regular meeting every 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM for the legionnaire's. Our physical address is 1348 FM 3278 our post phone number is: 936-653-4708 for other info. Better Breather's Club - These meetings are free of charge and open to anyone with lung disease, anyone with a friend or loved one with lung disease, or anyone that wants more information on lung health. Meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm. Meeting location: Memorial Medical Center, Livingston, Tx, 936-327-8825, Contact: Shelia Peabody Care Share Mission, Inc. of San Jacinto County - is a food pantry open from 10am until 2pm, weekly Monday and Thursday. We serve qualifying residents of San Jacinto County. We are located at 21 Butler St., Coldspring, Texas. You may call for more information during our working hours at 936-6535543. Christian Motorcycle Association – King's Kids – Meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Texas Pepper. Rides are planned on fourth Saturdays. For information, call Doc Hinds at 936566-4340 or Jimmy Mattix at 936-3271223. CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – For information to become a volunteer donating time for children of Polk County, call Joanis Robertson at 936-523-0519. Coldspring's Area Business and Merchants - Meets the second Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. Coldspring Cafe. Call 936-653-2332 Coldspring / San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce - Meets 3rd Tuesday, every other month. Dates are 5/14, 7/16/, 9/17, 11/19. Meeting are at noon for member luncheon at the Coldspring Community Center. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 936-653-2184. Board Meeting is the first Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. Coldspring's Trade Days – 4th Saturday monthly , March – November DMA – Don't Mention Age – For people 55 and older meets at 10 a.m. the second Monday at First United Methodist Church – Livingston. Luncheons, speakers, book reviews, trips and entertainment. Call 936-566-4766. Families and Individuals thanking heroes – Meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Livingston Physical Therapy office. For
information, call Andrea at 936-3274084. Friends of Myrphy Memorial Library- Friends are active workers in library projects and raise funds for library projects. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the library, 601 W. Church Street. Friends of the Onalaska LibraryFriends of the Onalaska Library support a wide variety of library projects. For details, contact the Onalaska City Hall between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. You may also call librarian Jenny Quintin, at 936-646- Book (2665). Future Farmers of America - FFA members learn leadership skills, public speaking and occupational skills. Call Candis Carraway at 936-328-2257 for information about FFA programs. Habitat for Humanity of Polk County Applicant Meeting - Meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month at First National Bank Westside. Applicants must be residents of Polk County. Meeting begins at 1:00 and generally lasts about an hour, depending on number of applicants in attendance. Please call our office at 936-328-8529 or e-mail our Executive Director at email@example.com for more information. Hook 'Needle Charities Club – Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center – Livingston dinning room. The club crochets, knits and sews items for needy individuals. For information, call Joan Reeves at 936-3271989. The Livingston Art League - meets on the 4th Monday of the months Sept., Oct, Jan., Feb., April, and May, also the 1st Monday of Dec. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 836 Jones St., Livingston, TX 77351. Our time is 9:00am to 12:00 for our paint-in (everyone welcome to come and paint on whatever you chose) and 12:00 to 3:00pm for our meeting. We have refreshments and demonstrators who show all mediums. For more info. call Celeste Williamson, 936 967-2161 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Livingston Dance Group - Thursday night the Livingston Dance Group meets from 6 to 9 PM at American Legion Post in Camilla. Everyone is welcome to join them. Every Friday and Saturday Night there is also Karaoke done by Wolf. 936653-4708 for more information. Livingston Lion’s Club - Meets every Wednesday at 12 noon at Camp Cho-Yeh, For more information on meetings or joining contact Casey Evans
936-328-4888 or Henry Ager 936-3270936
information, call Arnette Daugherty at 377-3906.
Livingston Rotary Club – Every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cho Yeh, For information , call Ray Gearing at 936-327-2752.
Soup for Seniors – 936-327-3696 Soup Donation Sites: Guardian Healthcare 1601 Hwy 59 Loop N. Mikes Saw and Supply 2118 Hwy 190 W, TexTia's 904 W Church Street, Escapees Care Center 155 Care Center Drive, VFW Hall 3916 Hwy 59 North, The Coffee Spot 1503 E Houston St Cleveland.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild – Meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 106 Colt Rd (59 North....in the Hospital area). "Bees" are held at various times throughout the month. Call Kay Hardy at 936-329-3660 for more information. Come expand your quilting experience. Piney Wood Lakes Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist - Meets the first Thursday of each month at the Polk County Chamber of Commerce located on Hwy 59 North of Livingston. Our meeting time is 2 PM. Polk County Republican Club Meets every first Tuesday of the month at La Casita Mexican Restaurant on old Highway 59 (Washington Street) starting at 6:00PM for those wanting to eat and visit. The program begins at 6:30. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. For more information contact Penny Uselton at 713-553-0962 Polk County Social Club – Meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW hall. For more information, call Mary at 936-327-9015. Polk County SPCA - Meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:00pm at the Masonic Lodge, 1907 N. Washington Ave. San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce - Meets first Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. in at the Chamber's Office. Shepard Chamber of Commerce – Meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 pm at the EDC Building on the corner of Rt 150 and McKellar St, in Shepherd. Call 936-628-3890. SJC Women's League - The Women's League of San Jacinto County meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Coldspring Community Center. The monthly meetings begin at noon and include lunch and a program. For more
Stroke Support Group “The Preventers” – The 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 1 pm at Guardian Health Care in Northridge Plaza, next to the hospital on the Hwy 59 feeder raod, Suite 400. A hands – on community forum for preventing stroke and helping those affected by stroke. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Livingston Chapter - Meets Thursday evening at Livingston Memorial Hospital lunch room. Weigh in starts at 4:30 pm. Meeting starts at 5:30 pm. For more information call Alice at 936-967-8811 or Teresa at 936-328-4170. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Onalaska Chapter - meets Thursday morning at Pine Forest Baptist Church on Hwy. 190 W. Weigh-in 9:00A.M. Meeting starts 9:30A.M. For more information call Betty Willis at 936-9673913 or Doris Daniels at 936-967-8850. United Daughters of the Confederacy – Meets the second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Livingston Heritage House. The genealogical society welcomes the public. Veteran’s of Foreign Wars - Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at the Post Home, located at 3916 US Highway 59 North in Livingston (3 miles north of Livingston). Covered dish menu at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm. For more info 936-327-9119, www.livingston.net/vfw8568. Youth Movie Night - 2nd Friday of each month @ 7pm at Indian Ministries for Jesus, 195 Owl Hoot Trail, Livingston, Texas in Indian Springs Subdivision. Everyone is invited. Popcorn & Refreshments served. Pastor Lolo Garza. Please call Kim for directions or more info: 936-435-4203
To Summit your Monthly Meeting to Piney Woods Pathfinder please email info@PineyWoods Pathfinder.com. This is a free service that is provided to the community.
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