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The LITTER BOX THRIFT SHOP, located at 303 N. Prairieville, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Items for sale include gently-used mens', womens' and childrens' clothing, jewelry, household items, toys, books and more. Proceeds are used for its spay/neuter program. It is also taking donations and giving vouchers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call: 214-542-4441, 972-672-5579, or 903-681-4513.

Master Gardeners at Farmers Market: From now through October, the Henderson County Master Gardener Association will be at the Athens Farmers Market on the first Saturday of every month. The Athens Farmers Market is located at 212 N. Palestine St. in Athens. HCMGA will have a booth from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Oct. 5. For more information, call 903-675-6130, email hendersonCMGA@gmail.com, or visit txmg.org/hendersonmg.

October 4

An Evening with Shinyribs 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 4. at The Texan at 209 E. Tyler St. in Athens. An unforgettable night with Shinyribs! His eclectic blend of music and playful spirit will keep you moving all over the dance floor!

October 5

United Methodist Church of Frankston is hosting a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5 at 161 S. Weldon St. in the Family Life Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Cherie Griffice at (903) 876-6181.

Take A Step to end poverty-St Edwards Conference will host the Every mile counts friends of the poor walk. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Athens High School Track 708 E. College St. Athens. Call Robert Fletcher for more information: 903-515-1028 or www.fobwalk.org.

Post Oak Memorial Cemetery Association annual meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 with the business meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch. The cemetery is located off Highway 3441 (CR 1309) between Malakoff and Cross Roads. Donations are welcomed at the meeting, or they may be mailed to Pomca, P.O. Box 2143, Malakoff, Tx. 75148

The Anding Family Reunion will be held at Beck's Chapel. A covered dish potluck will begin at noon. If you have questions regarding what to bring or further details call Cindy Wilbanks at 903-681-5971.

St. Edwards will be hosting a Walk-a-thon. Take a step to end poverty. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Athens High School track. 708 E. College St. Contact Robert Fletcher for more info: 903-515-1028. www.fobwalk.org, register online or at the event. Prizes and goodie bags will be available.

Athens Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Texan every Saturday. Local produce and products.

October 7

Salvation Army Malakoff is looking for volunteers and a few good helpers. Please contact them for more details. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month.

October 8

Cookbook Club at the Henderson county library, make a recipe from the selected cookbook of the month and bring it for a tasting. The club meets from 5:30 to 6:30 the second Tuesday of each month.

October 9

First Presbyterian Church Athens invites those interested in learning to play mahjongg to a new social group only in October. Mahjongg is a game played with small, rectangular tiles stamped with symbols. It's fun, relaxing and challenging, requiring some skill and lots of luck. Several women in the church currently play mahjongg weekly, and they invite anyone interested to attend a session. Classes will be held at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the church fellowship hall, 405 E. Corsicana St. in Athens. Upcoming sessions will be held Oct. 9 and Oct. 23. For more information, contact Pam Douglas at (903) 681-4459.

October 10

Lone Star Republican Women's Club will host The Honorable Wade Mckinney as their guest speaker Thursday, at 11:30 A.M. The event will be held at the Republican Headquarters, 207 East Tyler Street Athens. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Lone Star Republican Women's Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. For more information please contact Ginger Morton (903)-681-4470 or gingmort@aol.com.

October 11

The Van Zandt Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly dance starting at 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 11, at the Henderson County Senior Citizens Center in Athens. Country music will be provided by Joe Walenta and the Ranch Hands Band. Everyone is welcome.

October 12

East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society is having its annual Fall Festival! A great carnival atmosphere for all! The cost is only $5 a car so bring yourself and your family and friends! The time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the pet contest at noon!

The 49th annual Walnut Creek Cemetery and School reunion will be held from 11 a.m. To 2 p.m. at the historic Walnut Creek Cemetery. Lunch will be at noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish as friends and family gather. Walnut Creek cemetery is located just west of Athens on County Road 1500, half a mile west of Loop 7. If you are unable to attend please send your tax-deductible donation to Walnut Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o First State Bank of Athens, P.O. Box 471, Athens, TX 75751. https://www.facebook.com/walnutcreek.cemetery

Harmon Chapel will host the 2019 women's conference from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The theme is Here comes the bride. Free will offering accepted instead of a registration fee. Contact Leanna Jaubert at 682-429-5756 for information.

Edom Art Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. located at FM 279 and FM 314.

Dicky's barbecue will host their vehicle show at the Mabank location from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds will go towards their Feed the Hungry program.

Athens Country Club will host their Ladies Style show at 10:30 a.m

Black Beauty Ranch will host one of their amazing ranch tours at 1 p.m. Call 903-469-3811 to reserve a spot.

October 15

As part of the Henderson County Master Gardener Association’s Library Series, Brenda Swagerty, manager and grower for Plants of Texas, a family owned nursery located in Lindale, will speak on the topic of roses. Her presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens. This presentation is free and open to the public.For more information, please call 903-675-6130, send an email to hendersoncmga@gmail.com, or visit our website: txmg.org/hendersonmg.

Athens Trinity Valley Title will host an open house.

October 16

Keith Bell will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

October  17

The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society is hosting a holiday jam canning workshop October 17 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for non members, $20 for members. Call the arboretum to pay for your spot!  903-675-5630.

October 18

1st Responders luncheon at the Texan.

October 19

Athens Odd Fellows Lodge #961 and Athens Rebekah's Lodge #23 will be holding its semi-annual fish fry Oct 19 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. or until the fish runs out at the lodge hall, 1301 West Cayuga Drive. This event is to help with its annual Scholarships to T.V.C.C. which we have been giving eight Scholarships to area Students for twenty nine years.The cost is $9 a plate with tea if eaten in Lodge Hall. We would like to thanks all

who has helped us in the past and look forward to seeing you this time. You can call 903-675-4643 for any more information.

Carroll Springs UMC will be hosting Still Blessed, a gospel trio, at 6 p.m. followed by a light meal.

Kerens will host their Cotton harvest festival from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Booths are available. Call 903-396-2665 for details. Event will have a pancake breakfast, arts, crafts, food and a street dance.

October 23

First Presbyterian Church Athens invites those interested in learning to play mahjongg to a new social group only in October. Mahjongg is a game played with small, rectangular tiles stamped with symbols. It's fun, relaxing and challenging, requiring some skill and lots of luck. Several women in the church currently play mahjongg weekly, and they invite anyone interested to attend a session. Classes will be held at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the church fellowship hall, 405 E. Corsicana St. in Athens. Upcoming sessions will be held Oct. 23. For more information, contact Pam Douglas at (903) 681-4459.

October 24

Athens Country Club will host a Paint and Sip at 6 p.m.

October 25

Live to Lead seminar will be held at TVCC Perkins performing arts center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 100 Cardinal, Athens

October 26

34th Annual Country Store and Auction at the UMC of Frankston Family Life Center, 161 S Weldon St at Main St, Frankston, TX 75763. The Country Store opens at 9 a.m. Each year the Country Store offers homemade goods and new items. In past years the tables have been filled with everything from aprons, jelly, fresh baked items, fall home decor, Christmas wreaths, to children’s crafts. At 10:30 a.m. the auction of bigger ticket items starts. You see the results of hours of work by master quilters, woodworkers, welders, and other craftsmen. A silent auction is also available. Event ends after the last item is sold. Funds raised are used to meet ministry needs for the community and church missions.

Carroll Springs UMC will host its regular monthly singing at 6 p.m. with a meal to follow.

Black Beauty Ranch will host one of its amazing ranch tours at 1 p.m. Call 903-469-3811 to reserve a spot.

Henderson County Master Gardener Association will host numerous experts at Tomato Town, an all-day event from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Athens Country Club.  Purchase tickets through https://hendersonmg.ejoinme.org/tomatotown or by calling 903-675-6130.   Breakfast and lunch are also included in the $75 ticket price.  Email questions to tomatotown2019@gmail.com.

October 27

Anding Acres Social from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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