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Butterfly project plans three free programs

MILANO—The Milano community project, “Bring Back the Monarchs to Milano Junction Memorial Garden,” will sponsor the following free courses at the Milano Community Center, 303 W. Avenue E:

• Noon Friday, May 24, “Sex in the Garden—Butterfly Garden, That Is,” by Flo Oxley, a professor in Austin who has lent her expertise many years at the LBJ Wildflower Center.

• Friday, May 24, “Mycology is Better Than Yours—Texas Mushrooms,” by Flo Oxley, from 1 until 3 p.m.

• Wednesday, May 29, “Advanced Monarchs,” presented by Dr. Kiphart and Cathy Downs, 9 a.m. until noon in Milano. Dr. Kiphart is a Monarch Larval Monitoring trainer and Conservation Specialist. Downs is a NABA leader and Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist. Topics will include the plight of the Monarch butterfly and milkweed ecology. Live Monarch specimens will be presented.

RSVP necessary to reserve a seat. FMI/RSVP: Debbi Harris:

Sunshine quilters to meet Thursday

Sunshine ‘n Shadows Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. Members will work on individual projects, according to Eddie Davidson, spokesperson. Visitors and new members are welcome. FMI: 446-6316.

Milano Jamboree set Saturday at 7

MILANO—The monthly Milano Junction Country Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25 in the Milano Civic Center, according to Tena Galbreath, publicist.

“All listeners and all musicians are invited to attend and can perform if they desire,” she said.

Admission is free and concessions will be available.

Genealogy society will meet here on Tuesday

Milam County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 in the conference room of Citizens National Bank (rear entrance). Eugenia Newton will present the program.

Members with surnames beginning with A-P are responsible for refreshments. Charles and Marie Hubert will supply paper goods, ice and drinks. Visitors are welcome.—Linda Whorton, publicity

Smyrna Cemetery yearly work day set for June 1

MILANO— Smyrna Cemetery will hold its yearly work day from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 1 at the cemetery near Milano, according to Linda Farris, spokesperson.

“If this cemetery is not mowed and cared for, it will be lost,” she said. “All labor is out of love and memory for our relatives.” She said the work day is for everyone who has a family member buried in the cemetery.

FMI: 405-598-2488.

Grief support meetings

CAMERON—Standards Hospice is holding Grief Support Group meetings from 5 to 6 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesdays. Greg Nichols is bereavement coordinator. Location is Standards Hospice, 602 N. Travis in Cameron. FMI: 254-284- 0045, extension 2013.

Thorndale VFW to host Memorial Day show

THORNDALE—Thorndale VFW Post 4009 & Auxiliary will host the Thorndale Country & Gospel Music Jamboree on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at the VFW Hall on North FM 486 in Thorndale.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.

“Yes, we will have a show and be observing Memorial Day,” spokesperson Marjorie Menzel said. “Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our Country. We will have music and special observance to honor our Veterans who have served their country and are no longer with us.”

The kitchen will serve sausage wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade pies and desserts and drinks. Be sure to come enjoy the music and food.

“ We welcome all to a fun filled evening of entertainment by special guests and our House Band,” Menzel said.

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