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Thorndale Jamboree set for 7 p.m. Monday

THORNDALE—The Thorndale VFW post and Auxiliary will present its monthly Country & Gospel Music Jamboree on Monday, July 27 at the VFW Hall on FM 486 north.

Music with the house band begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5:30. The kitchen will serve sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, chips, drinks and homemade desserts.

"Come enjoy the music, food and fellowship," said Marjorie Menzel, VFW Auxiliary president.

Milano Jamboree coming up Saturday

MILANO—The monthly Milano Country & Gospel Jamboree will be held Saturday, July 25 with all musicians welcome, Tena Galbreath, publicist, announced.

Admission is free and refreshments will be available, she said. For more information call 446- 5286.

Genealogy society to meet Tuesday

Next meeting of the Milam County Genealogical Society will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 in the Rockdale Citizens National Bank conference room, located at the rear of the bank.

Sara Proctor will present the program. All members are encouraged to attend. Visitors are always welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Local Girl Scouts registering for '09-10

Rockdale Girls Scouts are registering for the 2009-2010 year. Registration fee is $12. For more information call Heather Bartley, (512) 269-8713.

Sunshine quilters not meeting in July

Sunshine n' Shadows Quilt Guild w ill not meet in July because of vacation schedules. "We will meet in August," Eddie Davidson, publicist, said.


Rockdale Rotary Club

Rockdale Rotary Club meets at noon each Tuesday at the New Salem Clubhouse at Fair Park.

Noon Lions Club

Rockdale Noon Lions Club meets each first and third Wednesday at the Rockdale VFD fire station.

Historical Society

Rockdale Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday at the I&GN Railroad depot museum downtown. All persons with an interest in local history are invited.

Milam County MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is enrolling members for the 2009- 2010 year. MOPS is open to any mother with children ages bir thkindergarten. Fees $25. Meetings will begin in September at First Baptist Church in Rockdale at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Breakfast, guest speakers, crafts, fellowship. Childcare provided for 5 and under. Call Sarah Batten, 455-9177, or visit www.mops. org for additional information.

Downtown Association

Rockdale Downtown Association meets at 5:30 p.m. each first Monday at Bit of History, 114 E. Cameron Avenue. For more information, call Chris Dyess, 446-6680.

Kay Theater Foundation

Kay Theater Foundation meets at 5:30 p.m. each third Monday at Bit of History, 114 E. Cameron.

Alzheimer's support

Alzheimer's Family Support Group meets in the conference room at Renaissance Villa each first Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m.

VistaCare volunteers

VistaCare Hospice volunteers meet at 11:30 a.m. each third Thursday at Murray Street Church of Christ.

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