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Community Calendar

Monday, July 15
11 a.m. –– Groesbeck Public Library summer reading program third installment. Pre-registration is required but events are free to the community. Register online via the link on the library's Facebook page and explore worlds of imagination with the Maffett Public Library.

Tuesday, July 16
6 p.m. — Fran Rhodes, president of the conservative political group True Texas Project, will speak at Springfield Hall about Texas issues and the upcoming election. 199 Park Road 35, Groesbeck.

Friday, July 19
 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. — The City of Kosse will be hosting a Blood Drive at the Kosse Community Center. For more information call Christina at the City office at 254-375-2212 or email the City of Kosse.

Saturday, July 20
Noon — Thornton VFD 3rd annual fish fry. $15 per plate for fried fish, fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, banana pudding, and tea or water. Located at the Mary Helen Nance Community Center, 301 E 8th St. The event also includes an indoor cornhole tournament with signup beginning at noon and the actual tournament beginning at 2 p.m. 50/50 payout with a $50 entrance fee. There will also be a live auction. 

Sunday, July 21
2 p.m. — The Ferris Studio in Tehuacana proudly presents its graduating seniors in a featured recital.  Amanda Burkeen and Jenah Bradley will provide vocal and piano selections. The public is invited to enjoy this free recital at the Wortham Methodist Church. 

Monday, July 22 
6 p.m. – Groesbeck ISD School Board will be in the board room at the High School for their monthly meeting.

Saturday, July 27
The 36th Annual Groesbeck Athletic Booster Club Golf Scramble will be held at Battle Lake Golf Course in Mart. The registration fee is $300 per four-person team. Check-in is at 7 a.m., tee time at 8 a.m. Enjoy lunch, gifts, and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. One mulligan and range balls are included and an additional mulligan can be purchased for $10. The registration deadline is July 23 and can be completed by calling 254-423-8412 or 254-876-2837.

Sunday, July 28
6 p.m. — Mexia Back to School Prayer Service at Black Cat Field will be led by local church leaders asking God’s blessing on a new school year.

Tuesday, Aug. 6
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention community event hosted by The Family Abuse Center. Located in the Methodist Activity Center at 212 W Navasota St
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6 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Groesbeck Police Department’s National Night Out at the Groesbeck City Park. This year’s attractions include the Ballistic carnival chair ride, the Pirate’s Revenge swinging boat ride, the Face-to-Face Climbing Wall, a 26’ Rock Wall, the 27’ tall Cliffhanger inflatable slide, the Vortex Warp Wall, the Dunk Tank, and free swimming from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Additional attractions are pending, but not yet confirmed. The Food Court will include pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, chips, snow cones, popsicles, chilled watermelon, and chilled pickles. The Drink Stations will include soda, water, and sweet tea. If your business or organization is interested in participating or sponsoring an event, please contact Chief Chris Henson at 254-729-3497 or chenson@cityofgroesbeck.com.

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

Saturday, Sept. 21
Cross Creek Meadows Annual Golf Scramble Fundraiser will occur at Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. The fee is $75 per person with teams of four.  This includes 18 joles, a golf cart, two mulligans, and lunch afterward. There will be prizes for first place, middle of the road, second to last, and longest drive for men and women. You may pre-register by calling or texting Darlene Lacey at 281-639-1582 or Darla Wurtz at 254-900-7715.  

Friday & Saturday Oct. 4 & 5
The second annual Groesbeck Art Show will be hosted at Springfield Hall. Submissions will be accepted on Oct. 3. This year only framed artwork will be accepted. The show is currently still looking for sponsors for the winner’s prizes. Contact Melakee Nicholson at melakee@gmail.com with any questions or to sign up to enter or sponsor the event. 

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. 

Thursday, November 21
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Limestone County Hiring Fair at the Groesbeck Convention Center, 106 E. Navasota. Sponsored by the Groesbeck and Mexia Chambers in conjunction with HOT Workforce Solutions. 

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 — noon — AA meeting held by First Methodist Church at the MAC Building (212 W Navasota) Entry is available through the side door in the alley.
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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 at 9 a.m.  — Windsor Skilled Care hosts an exercise class. Located at 510 W. State Street in Groesbeck.
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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, 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, at 6 p.m. — The Thornton Masonic Lodge #486 meets – All Masons are invited to attend.
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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 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 Friday — noon — AA meeting held by First Methodist Church at the MAC Building (212 W Navasota) Entry is available through the side door in the alley.
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Every second Saturday — 10:30 a.m. — Monthly Meeting and Potluck Lunch. 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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Groesbeck, TX 76642
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