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Thorndale Jamboree coming up Monday

THORNDALE—Thorndale VFW Post 4009 and Auxiliary will host the monthly Thorndale Country and Gospel Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 23.

"This will be the last show for 2009 as we do not have a December show, but will resume the series in January," Marjorie Menzel, publicist, said. "The November show will highlight our house band members," she said.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the kitchen will be open with homemade pies, sandwiches, sausage wraps and drinks. "Come enjoy the great music and the good food," Menzel said.

Milano Opry Saturday to feature Schlesinger

MILANO—The Milano Opry will be held at the Milano Civic Center on Saturday, Nov.21. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7. Guest artists will be fiddler-vocalist Paul Schlesinger of Taylor, Sabrina Ozio of Midway and Jim Hollis of College Station.

House band members are Lynn Martin, Billy Barnett, Glenn Schneider, John Clark Towslee, Johnny Towslee, Larry Rochelle and Donny White is emcee.

Prices are $4 and $3 for senior citizens. There will not be a show in December, but a huge Jan. 16 show is planned. For more information call Lynn Martin at 512-455-3175.

Hospital Auxiliary sets luncheon/auction event

Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Christmas luncheon and silent auction from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at St. John's United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

This will be the Auxiliary's main fund-raiser for the year, according to Sue Ohlswager, president. Tickets for the hot lunch are $10 each and can be purchased at the hospital's front desk or from any Auxiliary member.

Donations of gently used and new items for the silent auction will be welcomed. To make a donation, call Ohlswager, 446- 2282.

The RMH Auxiliary welcomes new members. If interested, fill out an application that can be found by the time clock at the hospital and return it to Melissa Tackett, the hospital's public relations manager.

Genealogy Society plans Christmas event

Milam County Genealogical Society's final meeting of the year will be a Christmas fellowship at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the home of Patricia McKee, 2009 Skyles, Rockdale. All members are encouraged to attend and bring an inexpensive, $5 or less, gift-wrapped item.- Linda Whorton, publicity

Sunshine quilters

Sunshine 'n Shadows Quilt Guild will hold its annual Thanksgiving meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at Meadow brook Baptist Church fellowship hall. For more information call Eddie Davidson, 446-6316.


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.

Rockdale 4-H Club

Rockdale 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the New Salem Clubhouse at Rockdale Fair Park. For more information call Rebecca Luckey, club manager, at 760-5775 or email

Milam County MOPS

MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) invite all mothers with children bir th-kindergar ten to join us for breakfast, guest speakers, crafts and fellowship. Meetings are held at First Baptist Church in Rockdale from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. each second Wednesday from September through May. Childcare is available for children 5 and under, but space is limited. Contact Sarah Batten at 455-9177 or rockdalemops@gmail. com. For additional information, visit www.rockdalemops.blogspot. com.

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.

Al-anon group

Al-anon group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Rockdale Christian Church, corner of Sager and Rockdale Road. For more information call 512-429-0079 or 512/446-3150.

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 fourth Thursday at Murray Street Church of Christ.

VFW Auxiliary

Rockdale VFW Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. each first Tuesday of the month at the VFW post home. "Anyone interested in learning more about the activities of the Auxiliary are invited to attend," said Barbara Walko, spokesperson. For more information call Walko at 446-6035.

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