December 10, 2013
Huntsville’s Region 6 Education Service Center will host a blood drive from 9am to 2pm Dec. 16. Donors must be at least 16 years of age. Reservations are helpful. The service center is located on Montgomery Road at Robinson Creek Parkway. For more information, call 295-0278.
November 25, 2013
The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Starry Night Gala” on Dec. 12. The event – which will include a silent & live auction – will take place in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom of the SHSU campus in Huntsville. Tickets are $55 each for chamber members – with a table of 8 available for $440. Reservations are essential. For more information, call the chamber at 295-8113.
The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will host their annual “Houston Family Christmas” celebration from 10am-2pm Dec. 7 on the museum grounds. Santa Claus will be there along with historical demonstrations, and goodies from Eliza’s Kitchen. Admission is free. For more information, call 294-1832.
The Huntsville Family YMCA is currently registering children for its winter sports programs. Youth basketball is for children ages 3 to 12, while youth volleyball is designed for kids ages 6 to 14. Financial assistance is available for families that qualify. Registration continues through Dec. 6. The YMCA is located on Old Houston Road. For more information, call the YMCA at 295-8009.
The Huntsville Community Theatre will host open auditions for their next production – William Nicholson’s “Shadowlands.” Auditions are set for 6pm Dec. 2 & 3 at the Old Town Theatre on 12th Street in downtown Huntsville. Rehearsals will star after the new year. Opening night is planned for Feb. 21. For more information, call 291-7933 or go online at huntsvillecommunitytheatre.org.
C.A.S.A. (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Trinity County is hosting a new- & gently used toy-&-gift drive benefiting the children, parents & foster parents served by the organization. Donations may be dropped off at C.A.S.A.’s Walker County office on 11th Street in Huntsville through 5pm Dec. 5. For more information, call 291-6363.
The Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center & Gift Shop will host its annual “Christmas Open House & Volunteer Appreciation” from 4:30-6:30pm Dec. 5. Guests will be able to take advantage of 25 percent off all merchandise excluding consignment. The visitor center is located on Highway 75 South. For more information, call 291-9726.
Huntsville’s annual “Journey Through Bethlehem” event will take place from 6-9pm Dec. 6 & 7 at the Walker County Fairgrounds. The event allows participants to experience Bethlehem as it was the night Jesus was born. The “tax” to enter is $1 per person. For more information, call 439.5899.
The Huntsville Alumnae Chapter & Kappa Mu Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority will host their annual “Toys 4 Tots” event to benefit clients of the Huntsville Housing Authority. The event will take place beginning at 6pm Dec. 6 at the housing authority’s headquarters on Thomason Street. For more information, call 294-9051.
The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly “Small Business Breakfast” beginning at 7:30am Dec. 12. This great networking opportunity will take place at Golden Corral restaurant on 11th Street at Normal Park in Huntsville. Cost is $7 for chamber members. Reservations are requested. For more information, call the chamber at 295-8113.