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Community Calendar

Thursday, April 11 
Groesbeck Chamber Lunch & Learn with a presentation from GHS senior Hayden Getz on the important mission of the Kailee Mills Foundation at the Groesbeck Convention Center.  The foundation aims to reduce fatalities and injuries resulting from non-seat belt use through awareness, education, and community involvement. Learn more about the Kailee Mills Foundation and their efforts at www.kaileemillsfoundation.org. Lunch will be provided.

Friday - Sunday, April 12-14
7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. — Sister Act will be presented by Palestine Community Theater at Texas Theater in downtown Palestine. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students 18 and younger. Visit  www.PCTBoxoffice.com 

Friday, April 12
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Cynthia Ann Garden Club is hosting a plant and bake sale at the Groesbeck Parquette on the corner of Highway 14 and Navasota in Groesbeck. 

Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. to dusk — Bluebonnet Festival in Tehuacana featuring a parade, horse show, bounce house, cake and silent auction, music and vendors.
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5 to 6:30 p.m. — Annual Fish Fry and Bake Goods Auction by First Methodist Church of Coolidge. $10 per plate, dine-in or take-out. Delivery in the Coolidge area only. 254-786-2212. 

Sunday, April 14
3 p.m. — Old Fashion Day at Smith Primitive Baptist Church of Wortham. The speaker will be the Rev. H.V. Chambes Jr. of Tabernacle of Faith Primitive Baptist Church of Mexia. Everyone is invited.

Tuesday, April 16 
MANNHA food distribution in Mexia. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.
 
Friday & Saturday, April 19-20
Groesbeck Ex-Students Association is hosting a BBQ Cookoff and cornhole tournament at the Thronton Slab. All proceeds will go towards the Ex-Students Scholarship fund. Direct donations are appreciated and sponsorships are available. Contact Lisa Stewart at 254-292-3155. More information to come.

Saturday, April 20 
Artifacts Show at the Groesbeck Convention Center, 106 E. Navasota.
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3.p.m. — Pastor and Wife Appreciation Service at Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. —  Chris Heise and Relaxed Atmosphere will host the “Kruzin to Kosse Car & Truck Show” in downtown Kosse. There will be awards for best of show, best paint, interior, rat rod, engine bay, and patina, as well as best truck and car. Vehicle entry will be $25 and accepted until 1 p.m. the day of.  For information or to register your show vehicle call Chris at 832-876-7975 or Smiley at 713-825-7185.
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9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Baking Contest for the Kosse Spring Festival at the Kosse Community Center hosted by the Kosse Heritage Society. There is a $5 entry fee with entries due at 8:15 a.m. Winners will receive a ribbon and bragging rights. Judging will take place at 11 a.m. Categories are pie, cakes, decorated cakes, cookies, cookie bars, and bread. First-place winners will be silent auctioned with proceeds going to the heritage society.  The remaining entries will be sold at the dessert bar. Everything must be brought in disposable pans. No items that must be refrigerated are allowed (i.e. whipped topping, cream cheese, etc.)
Make your plans now for the Kosse Spring Festival and Car & Truck Show to be held at the Kosse Community Center. Come and enjoy the vendors, food, raffles, and fun. A limited number of vendor booths are available – call 254-375-2212 for information and to reserve your spot! Details can be found at KosseTexas.com/springfest

Sunday, April 21
6 to 8 p.m. — Limestone County Aggie Muster at First Methodist Church of Coolidge featuring $15 pork chop dinner and silent auction. Guest speaker will be Texas Rep. Angelia Orr. RSVP deadline is April 14. Text Angela Torp at 254-715-5352 or  emall Angela.Torp@yahoo.com. 106 N. 3rd St., Coolidge.

Monday, April 22 
10:30 a.m.— Storytime at the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library.
 
Tuesday, April 23 
2:00 p.m. – Groesbeck and Mexia Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony with Advanced Pain Care at 625 McClintic Dr., in Groesbeck. 
 
Wednesday, April 24
6:15 — Monthly Parent University at H.O. Whitehurst Theatre. This month’s topic is Summer Engagement and will be presented by Groesbeck Athletics, Booster clubs, Principals, and select colleges.

Friday, April 26
9 a.m. to noon — LMC will be hosting a Spring Fling Health Fair. They will have free health screenings and educational information booths. LMC is located at 701 McClintic Dr, Groesbeck. For more information call 254-729-3281 or email lfreeman@lmchospital.com 

Saturday, April 27
6:15 a.m.  —  2nd Annual Chad Walker Memorial Fishing Tournament at Lake Limestone Park 2 to support scholarships for our local youth looking into law enforcement and related careers. $100 Team Entry, $50 Individual. Weigh In 2 to 3 p.m. No Jug Lines. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/mtkdwv9a
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6 p.m. — $10,000 drawing sponsored by the Limestone Medical Center Foundation at the Groesbeck Convention Center. Second prize is $750, Third is $500. This event is to raise funds for LMC medical equipment. Tickets are $100 each or $130 with insurance. Dinner for two will be provided with your ticket purchase, takeout will be available. Tickets can be purchased at Limestone Medical Center or through any LMC Foundation Board Member.

Sunday, April 28
3 p.m. — Senior Choir Annual Spring Musical Program at Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church
 
Tuesday, April 30 
MANNHA food distribution in Wortham/Kirvin. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.

Friday, May 3
1:00 p.m. – Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony with Kristen Morgan Photography at 309 Allison Ave.., in Groesbeck. 

Saturday, May 4

9 a.m. to Noon — The College Station Texas Family Search Center will host a Family Discovery Day. This is a free family-friendly event for all the community highlighting the many family history resources available in the area. Demonstration booths will be hosted by Carnegie History Center, the Brazos Valley African American Museum, the Texas Research Ramblers, the Descendants Group of the Star of the Republic Museum, the City of College Station’s Historic Preservation Committee and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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All Day – Groesbeck Spring Citywide Garage Sales –  If you plan to have a Garage/Yard Sale, you may submit your address to the Groesbeck Chamber at info@groesbeckchamber.com, (254) 729-3894 or contact the Groesbeck Journal, 254-729-5103 - NO LATER THAN FRIDAY - APRIL 27, to get your SALE address added to the list to be printed in the Groesbeck Journal and the Groesbeck Chamber social media and website.
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9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m – Groesbeck Spring Peddlers Market - Groesbeck Convention Center, 106 E. Navasota, Groesbeck, hosted by the Groesbeck Chamber.  Visit https://bit.ly/49gkRWy for vendor applications and more information.

Sunday, May 5
3 p.m. — Friend and Family Day at Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church with guest speaker Pastor Carlton Stimpson of Open Doors COGIC Church of Waco

Monday, May 6 
10:30 a.m. — Storytime at the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library.
 
Tuesday, May 7 
MANNHA food distribution in Streetman. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.

Saturday, May 11
8 a.m. — LARAS house is hosting Puttin 4 Pups, a fundraiser golf scramble at Battle Lake Golf Course. $400 per four-person team, $100 hole sponsorship, and $10 mulligan. Cost includes lunch and prizes for first place, second place, a random drawing for third, closest to the hole, and longest drive. Battle Lake Golf Course is located at 4443 Battle Lake Rd, Mart. To register contact Vanessa Lide at 903-390-8744 or at vanessa.larashouse@gmail.com. Or contact John Liscano at 254-744-7692 or at john.larashouse@gmail.com
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10:30 a.m. —  The Wilson Chapel Cemetery Association Memorial and Business Meeting will be held at the Wilson Chapel Cemetery which is located on FM 795 in Freestone County near Donie, TX. The meeting is open to all associated with WCCA and interested in the care of the cemetery.  Following the business meeting, all are welcome to enjoy a traditional picnic on the grounds under the pavilion and post oak trees.  Bring your own tables & chairs, along with your favorite potluck foods to share with family & friends. For more information, contact the WCCA at WilsonChapelCemAssoc@gmail.com or call 979-966-8897.

Tuesday, May 14
MANNHA food distribution in Winkler. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.
 
Monday, May 20 
10:30 a.m.— Storytime at the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library.
 
Tuesday, May 21 
MANNHA food distribution in Coolidge/Prairie Hill. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.
 
Tuesday, May 28 
MANNHA food distribution in Tehuacana. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.
 
Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Join the First Methodist Church in Groesbeck for Vacation Bible School. This year’s theme is “The Great Jungle Journey”.
 
Tuesday, June 4 
MANNHA food distribution in Mexia. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.
 
Friday, June 7
2 p.m. — Kosse Homecoming BBQ Cookoff check-in at the city park.  Call 254-275-1046 for more information or visit kossetexas.com/cookoff
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6 p.m. —  Homecoming Bingo with raffles, prizes, and food. Learn more at kossetexas.com/bingo
 
Saturday, June 8
7:30 a.m. – Kosse Greyhound 5k Run available to all ages. Call 254-375-2212 for more information or visit kossetexas.com/5k
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10 a.m. – Kosse Homecoming Parade, call 254-375-2212 to enter
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11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  – Kosse Fire Department fish fry and auction at the community center.  $12 per plate. Donations accepted. Funds raised during this event will help our firefighters stay up to date with the latest technology & training used to keep local communities safe. Visit kossetexas.com/lunch to learn more.
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1 p.m.  – “Game Day” Heritage Tours Cornhole, Horseshoes, and Washers Tournaments at the city park and tours of the Hearne-Gidden House
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8 p.m. to midnight  – Homecoming Street Dance featuring Cory Morrow with Diamondback TX. Bring your own chairs, coolers are welcome. Advance tickets are $20, they will be $25 day-of.  Visit kossetexas.com/streetdance to learn more.
 
Tuesday, June 11 
MANNHA food distribution in Richland. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.

Thursday - Saturday, June 13 - 15
Thornton Homecoming, Rodeo, and Dance.  The rodeo will take place all three days. Entry is $12 per person but free for kids 10 and under. There will be a $1 fee for using a credit card. The youth rodeo will take place on Thursday. Live music will be provided by 45 South on Saturday night. The concert will be $20 per couple or $12 per person. Well-known PRCA Barrel Man Preston Broxson will be performing on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information call 254-747-0655 or 903-208-0330. 

Tuesday, June 18
MANNHA food distribution in Wortham/Kirvin. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.
 
Thursday - Saturday, June 20 - 22
94th annual Mexia Rodeo brought to you by the Mexia Chamber of Commerce. More information to come.
 
Tuesday, June 25
MANNHA food distribution in Streetman. Check their Facebook page for the time and place the day before.

Friday & Saturday Sept. 14 & 15
Groesbeck Homecoming game, parade, and reunions.

Saturday, Oct. 5
All Day – Groesbeck Fall Citywide Garage Sales  –  If you plan to have a Garage/Yard Sale, you may submit your address to the Groesbeck Chamber at info@groesbeckchamber.com, (254) 729-3894 or contact the Groesbeck Journal, NO LATER THAN FRIDAY - SEPT 28, to get your SALE address added to the list to be printed in the Groesbeck Journal and the Groesbeck Chamber social media and website.

Saturday, Nov. 9
10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Veterans Day Car Show at Limestone Medical Center. 

Ongoing 
Every Monday —  8 a.m.- Early Birds continue to meet. Everyone is welcome as they study the history of the church and the Bible at Springfield Hall, Park Rd. 35, Groesbeck.
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Every Monday — from 6 to 8 p.m. – Anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet is invited. There is no cost, and the yarn is provided. – For more information, call 281-224-5137
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Every Monday, 7 p.m. – Celebrate Recovery for adults is held at Shiloh Baptist Church – For more information, contact Pastor David at 254-747-5847.
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Every first Monday, 6 p.m. — Groesbeck Masonic Lodge #354 meal and meeting.
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Every second Monday,  5:30 p.m. – The Limestone Cancer Support Group meets at the Mexia EDC boardroom, 214 N. Sherman in Mexia. –  Anyone interested in helping those going through cancer treatment or who wants more information all are welcome to attend. –  For more information, email everycancermatters@yahoo.com
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Every third Monday, 6 p.m. — Mexia ISD Regular Meeting at the Administration Building, 616 N. Red River St. – Called meetings are conducted at times and dates as the need arises.
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Last Monday of each month, Noon — American Legion Department of Texas Post 288 brunch, meeting immediately after at 213 West Navasota Street.
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Every Tuesday during school, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. — First Methodist Groesbeck brings you Groesbeck Kid’s Club.  Preparing Kids for an abundant life. Begins in August 2024.
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Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 7 to 8 pm — Narcotics Anonymous meets at the building beside 401 W. Sabine in Groesbeck. – For questions, email journeyin2recovery@gmail.com.
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Every Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m. —  Crystal Meth Anonymous meets at First Baptist Church Tehuacana. – For questions, call 254-625-1665.
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Every Tuesday and Thursday, at 7 p.m.— Central Baptist Church in Thornton hosts Life Recovery Meetings for any addiction or life circumstance. Contact Pastor Tracy Sims at 254-747-3264 or Jamie Garrett at 254-422-0093 with any questions. “Recovery is a process, you just have to start.”
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First and third Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. — Caritas of Mexia will hold drive-up food distributions. 
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Every first Tuesday, Noon — The Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets at the Groesbeck Convention Center, club room for their monthly meeting.
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Every first Tuesday, 7 p.m. — West Lake Limestone WLLVFD Station 1 regular business meeting at 6614 FM 937 in Thornton – Public welcome.
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Every first Tuesday, at 6 p.m. — The Thornton Masonic Lodge #486 meets – All Masons are invited to attend.
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Every third Tuesday — The Stone County Conservative Coalition meets. – For the place of the meeting, please email stonecountycc@gmail.com.
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Every third Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. — Mexia City Council Regular Meeting at City Hall, 101 N. McKinney in Mexia – Called meetings are conducted at times and dates as needed.
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Every fourth Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. — Tri-County Beekeepers meet at Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield.
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Every Wednesday, Noon — Groesbeck Lions Club meets at Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant. 
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Every Wednesday — A group seeks people to play 42 at the Mexia Senior Citizens Center, 111 N. Sherman St. – Call 254-747-5803 for more information.
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Every first and third Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon — Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry at Church on the Rock in Groesbeck at 1470 Highway 14 is open to those in need. You can come as many times as needed. For more information, call 254-729-5200. 
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Every Thursday, 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. — GriefShare, a grief support group at Calvary Baptist Church, 519 McKinney, in Mexia. – Entrance and parking in the back of the building – For more information, call 254-562-2269.
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Every first Thursday, 4 to 6:30 p.m. — Limestone Farmers Market at the Groesbeck Parkette, 302 W. Navasota. – For vendor applications and information, email limestonetxfm@gmail.com. Some products are available in between events through the market’s Facebook page.
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Every second Thursday, noon — The Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce hosts general Lunch & Learn community meetings unless specified otherwise. Meetings are to not commence during February, June, and July. Speakers and Topics vary.  If you are interested in being a speaker for a general meeting, contact us at 254-729-3894 or info@groesbeckchamber.com
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Every second Thursday, 9 a.m. — Coffee for Veterans with the Groesbeck American Legion Post 288 at the American Legion Post 213 W Navasota. 
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Every second Saturday —Monthly Meeting and Potluck Lunch. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. and the public is invited. Potluck Lunch starts at noon or right after the meeting. We encourage all our veterans to come out for good food and fun visiting.VETERAN PARTNERS OF TEXAS, P.O. BOX 112, 972 FM 1365, MEXIA, TX 76664   fb/peersupport171
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Third Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Veterans Marketplace, at Veteran Partners of Texas, 972 FM 1365, Mexia, TX 76667. Help support our local veterans. Veteran Vendor Fees are $20. Non-Veteran Vendor Fees are $35 for one spot and $45 for two spots. Email mpsc4vets@gmail.com or call Joe Rob at 254-723-7810 for more info. 
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If you are interested in taking free GED classes, please contact us via email at director@groesbecklibrary.org or a phone call at 254-729-3667. If it is after hours, please leave a message and a callback number.
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Veterans who need someone to talk to are invited to call the Veterans Partners of Texas to talk to a volunteer who will listen. Call 254-562-9270 and text Joe “JoeRob” Roberts to arrange a date.
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Submissions: To submit an item for the community calendar, email The Mexia News or The Groesbeck Journal at news@groesbeckjournal.com or news@themexianews.com
Got questions? Call The Journal office at 254-729-5103 or The News at 254-562-2868.
 
 
 
 

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P.O. Box 440
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Phone: 254-729-5103
Fax: 254-729-0362