November 12, 2013
SHSU’s 2013 Collegiate FFA “Steer Saddling” event is set for 7pm Nov. 21. The event will take place at the Ag Science Indoor Arena on Ave. ‘M’ at the I-45 East Feeder Road. Registration will take place beginning at 5pm. Entries will be taken until 6:45pm. Spectator admission is $5. Sponsorships are being sought For more information, call 294-1215.
SHSU students, faculty & staff members – and members of the community – are invited to help celebrate the spirit of the holiday season during the university’s 93rd annual “Tree of Light” ceremony. The event is set for 6-7pm Dec. 3 in Bearkat Plaza on the university campus. Hot chocolate, hot wassail, gingerbread & cookies will be served. In addition, the Department of Student Activities will be collecting canned goods for a drive to benefit Huntsville’s Good Shepherd Mission. For more information, call 294-3465.
November 11, 2013
The Walker County 2014 Relay for Life is gearing up, and teams are being formed and team captains are needed. The next team captain meeting is Monday, November 18th at 5:30pm at La Quinta Inn, 124 I-45 North in Huntsville. For more information, visit www.walkercountyrelay.org
Huntsville-area children from ages 4 through 14 can register online for the upcoming season of Huntsville Little Dribblers basketball. Cost is $70 per player through Friday. The cost increases to $85 per player beginning Saturday. All players are encouraged to attend a skills assessment event Saturday at Huntsville Intermediate School on Highway 190 East. For more information, call 581-4058.
Huntsville & Walker County will be utilizing the “CodeRED Emergency Notification System” on Thursday afternoon. The calls will continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give personnel with the Walker County Public Safety Communications Center the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community wide disaster. For more information, call 435-8001
“C.A.S.A. – Court-Appointed-Special-Advocates” is seeking volunteer advocates for neglected, abused & abandoned children who are placed in the foster care system. C.A.S.A. of Walker, Trinity & San Jacinto Counties trains volunteers. Potential volunteers interested in learning more are invited to an information meeting at 4:30pm Thursday. The meeting will take place at the Mickey Center in Trinity, located across from the downtown Post Office. For more information, call 291-6363.
The Hood’s Texas Brigade Association will host its annual 2-day seminar Friday & Saturday on the SHSU campus. “Hood’s Brigade at Home and at War” will begin at 2pm Friday with a tour of the Thomason Rare Books Room at the university’s Newton Grisham Library. A tour of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum will follow at 6pm before a reception & dinner at 7pm at the Walker Education Center on 19th Street. The seminar will continue Saturday with lectures & presentations. Cost of the Friday dinner & reception is $45 – cost for the all-day seminar will be $60. For more information, call 830-875-2348.
SHSU’s Opera Workshop will present scenes from fairy tales during its “Once Upon An Opera” program. Performances are set for 7:30pm Friday & Saturday, and will take place in the Recital Hall of the Gaertner (gat-ner) Performing Arts Center on campus. The program will include scenes from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella,” “The Little Mermaid” & “Hansel & Gretel.” Tickets range from $5 to $15. Advance tickets are available. For more information, call 294-2339.
November 6, 2013
Huntsville’s Wynne Home Arts Center will host free screenings of classic motion pictures on Mondays this month. On Nov. 18, the 1940s classic “On The Town” will be featured, with the classic 1950s musical “Singin’ In The Rain” set as the feature Nov. 25. All showings will begin at 6pm, and will be accompanied by informational handouts and brief commentary. The Wynne Home is located on 11th Street at Ave. ‘O.’ For more information, call 291-5424.
SHSU’s University Percussion Ensemble will offer a free performance Thursday evening at 7:30pm. The event will take place in the University’s Gaertner Performing Arts Center on campus, and will feature new & classic percussion pieces with significant ties to Texas. For more information, call 294-2339.