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November 11, 2014

Sam Houston Memorial Museum’s 5th annual Photography Contest Exhibit

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum’s 5th annual “Photography Exhibit” will be on display through Dec. 19. The exhibit will be featured in the museum’s Walker Education Center on 19th Street in Huntsville. Visitor will be allowed to vote for the contest winners, which will be announced Dec. 1. For more information call 294-3839.

Start: November 11, 2014 8:00 am
End: December 19, 2014 4:00 pm

November 24, 2014

Huntsville Family YMCA Basketball Registration

The Huntsville Family YMCA is registering for its upcoming basketball season. The ‘Y’ offers basketball competition for ages 3 through 12. Registration continues through Dec. 5. Financial assistance is available for all families who qualify. The ‘Y’ is located on Old Houston Road. For more information call 295-8009.

Start: November 24, 2014 8:00 am
End: December 5, 2014 5:00 pm

Huntsville-Walker County Chapter of C.A.SA

The Huntsville-Walker County Chapter of “C.A.SA.” – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is seeking donations of suitcases. New or gently used suitcases are being sought. Donations should be made by Dec. 15. For more information call 294-0201.

Start: November 24, 2014 8:00 am
End: December 5, 2014 5:00 pm

November 28, 2014

Boy Scout Troop No. 98 Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Huntsville’s Boy Scout Troop No. 98 will host its annual “Christmas Tree Sale” beginning later this week. This year, the scouts will also be selling wreaths. The sale will take place in the parking lot of Brookshire Brothers on 11th Street at Normal Park. The tree lot will be open from 10am to 8pm Mondays through Saturdays, and from 1-7pm on Sundays until all the trees are gone.  For more information call 662-1842.

Start: November 28, 2014 10:00 am
End: December 21, 2014 8:00 pm

December 2, 2014

SHSU Alumni Association Annual Tree of Lights Pre-Reception

SHSU’s Alumni Association invites you to its annual “Tree of Lights Pre-Reception.” The event -which is co-sponsored by the Walker County Area Alumni & Friends Club and the Student Alumni Association – will take place at 5pm Dec. 2 in the lobby of the Office of Alumni Relations on the university campus. Please bring canned good items to be donated back to the local community.  For more information call 294-3604.

Start: December 2, 2014 5:00 pm
End: December 2, 2014 8:00 pm

December 3, 2014

Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce Banking Seminar

The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host another of its free “banking seminars” beginning at 7:45am Dec. 3. The seminar will feature information pertaining to credit scores – and will take place in the board room of the chamber headquarters on 11th Street at Avenue ‘N’ in Huntsville. Breakfast will be served. RSVPs are recommended.  For more information call 295-8113.

Start: December 3, 2014 7:45 am
End: December 3, 2014 10:00 am

December 4, 2014

Huntsville Downtown-Late-Night Thursdays

Merchants located on Huntsville’s downtown square will host another “Late-Night Thursday” event benefiting SHSU’S new student food pantry. The event is set for Dec. 4. Select downtown merchants will stay open late for shoppers, and will be accepting cash & canned good donations for the pantry.  For more information call 295-6437.

Start: December 4, 2014 8:00 am
End: December 4, 2014 10:00 pm

Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center & Gift Shop Holiday Open House

You’re invited to kick off the holiday season and enjoy a special evening at the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center & Gift Shop. The center’s annual Holiday Open House & Volunteer Appreciation event is set for 4:30-6:30pm Dec. 4. The visitor center is located on Highway 75 South in Huntsville. For more information call 291-9726.

Start: December 4, 2014 4:30 pm
End: December 4, 2014 6:30 pm

December 5, 2014

Journey To Bethlehem

You’re invited to take advantage of the opportunity to join community organizations, churches & local families during the annual “Journey To Bethlehem” presentation. The event is set for 6:30-9pm Dec. 5 & 6 at the Walker County Fairgrounds on Highway 30 West in Huntsville. For more information call 661-1344 or e-mail:

Start: December 5, 2014 6:30 pm
End: December 6, 2014 9:00 pm

Wynne Home Arts Center Gingerbread House Contest

Huntsville’s Wynne Home Arts Center is now accepting entry forms for its annual “Gingerbread House” contest. Each gingerbread house entered must be delivered to the Wynne Home by 1pm Dec. 3. An opening reception for the Gingerbread House exhibit & contest is set for 7pm Dec. 5. Age categories include 12 & under, youth 13 through 17, and adults 18 & over. The Wynne Home is located on 11th Street at Avenue ‘O.’ . For more information call 291-5424 or online:

Start: December 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 5, 2014 10:00 pm