November 5

Groundbreaking Ceremony 

  The city of Palacios and the Palacios Beautification & Pavilion Committee will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 at the South Bay Boat Ramp at the intersection of South Bay Blvd. and Sixth Street. The community is invited.

November 7

2nd Annual Trash-2-Treasures & Christmas Market 

  The Matagorda County Fair will host the 2nd Annual Trash-2-Treasures and Christmas Market from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The event will be free admission with booth rentals starting at $50. New and gently used items are welcomed. For more information, visit www.matagordacountyfair.com or call 979-245-2454. 

Art League of Bay City Judged Student Art Show

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in a judged student art show. Free registration from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. For more information call Linda Head at 979-479-2698

November 8

Turkey Dinner

  CDA Hearty Turkey Dinner will start at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at the KC Hall on Main Street in Palacios. Cost is $9 a plate including dessert and tea. Eat in or plates to go. There also will be a raffle.

November 9

P.E.O. Meeting 

  The P.E.O., Philanthropic Education Organization, chapter FX, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, November 9. The organization meets every second Monday of the month. For more information, contact 979-245-2190 or 979-661-0095. 

Book Review Club

  The Book Review Club of Bay City will meet at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9in Robbins Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. Speaker Nancy Ashley will review the book, Reading Jackie O: Her Autobiography in Books, by William Kuhn. Guests are welcome.

November 10

Bay City Nature Club Meeting  

 The Bay City Nature Club will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 in the clubhouse at the Bay City Nature Center. Join us for a guided visual tour as we explore Portugal. Dr. Robert Malina will present the beauty of the birds and country he knows so well. Admission to the Nature Center is free for this event. Refreshments will be served.

Veteran’s Free Legal Clinic   

  A Veteran’s Free Legal Clinic hosted by the Matagorda County Bar Association and VFW Post 2438 will be held at 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Bay City VFW Post 2438, 1672 State Hwy 60 N, Bay City. Bring your DD-214. A representative from Congressman Blake Farentholds’ office will be there to address your Veteran’s administration concerns. 

Houston Hospice of El Campo 

  Houston Hospice of El Campo will present “An Empty Place at the Table” from 2 – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2216 Ave H, Bay City. The two-hour seminar will assist the bereaved with creating a meaningful plan to address the holiday season after the death of a loved one. Registration is required. Call 979-578-0314 to register for the free event.

November 11

BCHS Veteran’s Day Program

 The Bay City High School Veterans’ Day Program will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the BCHS gym. Veterans and their families invited to breakfast before the program at 8:30 AM in BCHS cafeteria

Veterans are invited to be a part of the program. Contact Liz Griffin at egriffin@bcblackcats.net. Include your name, military branch, rank, military honors, number of years in service and a photo (if possible).

November 12

Rock the Block

This month’s Rock the Block will be Nov. 12 and will honor our veterans. Wear your red, white and blue. Every second Thursday from 5-7 pm, join the party on the square in downtown Bay City for food, fun and live entertainment. Presented by the Historic Business Association, sponsored by the Bay City Main Street Program and Matagorda County CVB.

Annual Pancake Supper 

  The Annual Pancake Supper of the Bay City Kiwanis will be from 4:30 -7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Service Center. Tickets are $8. Come eat with the group or get your plates to go. 

November 14

Give Back Fest!

  The Give Back Fest, a community event organized by citizens to give back ticket sales to the food banks of Matagorda County and Wharton County, will be held from 5-10 p.m. Nov. 14 on 4521 Avenue F.  There will be live music by Sam and the Clams and more. Free door prizes will be presented and as an open event, you are welcome to bring your own ice chest and refreshments. 

Blessing of the Graves

  A Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Francisville Cemetery, southwest of Wadsworth, on at 2 p.m. Nov. 14.

November 18

EAC Thanksgiving Lunch

  The Economic Action Committee will host its annual Thanksgiving luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Eagles Hall. All senior citizens in Matagorda County are invited. Doors open at 10 a.m.

November 19

Chamber After Hours 

Chamber Business After Hours hosted by MRMC Foundation will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at the MRMC Foundation, 1833 7th Street.

November 21

Market Days

Market days on the Square at 9:30 a.m. around the Matagorda County Courthouse.

Blood Drive 

  M.D. Anderson will host a Blood Drive from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  Nov. 21 at the Bay City Service Center. To make an appointment, call Debby at 979-429-0179. 

Takin it to the Streets 

IMPACT Street Warriors (ISW), “A Ministry of the Broken for the Broken” founded by Frankie Cole, will hold its third “Takin’ it to the Streets” warrior rally at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3317 Whitson in Bay City. 

November 24

VFW 2438 Open House

  Philip H. Parker Post 2438 and Auxiliary will host an open house and reception from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 24 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the post. The public is cordially invited to tour the post home at 1672 Highway 60 North and view various exhibits that will be on display.

November 27 

Matagorda Lighted Boat Parade and Gumbo Cook-off 

Matagorda’s Christmas Yuletide Sail-a-Bration holiday lighted boat parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in Matagorda Harbor. Everyone is welcome to enter their boat and participate. Cash prizes are awarded for the best boats. There will be a fireworks show hosted by STP Nuclear Operating Company and a raffle with some great items. The Gumbo Cook off provides a food feast for all. The proceeds help local charities.

 November 28 

Small Business Saturday • Keep Calm and Shop Local

Support local merchants and shop Bay City first!

November 30

VV Future Leopards Youth Basketball Deadline 

  The Van Vleck Future Leopards Youth Basketball will hold registrations through Nov. 30. The registration fee will be $40 for first child $15 for each additional child. Applications are available at any VVISD campus. 

December 1

Christmas Parade 

The Christmas Parade will be held in downtown Bay City at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.

December 3

Holiday Mixer 

There will be a Holiday Chamber Mixer from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Matagorda County Museum, 2100 Avenue F. 

December 3 & 4

Christmas In the Park

The Trail of Lights at Riverside Park will be open from 7-9 p.m. Dec 3-4. Cost is $5 for parking

December 5

Christmas In the Park

Christmas in the Park, a Christmas celebration at Riverside Park, will be from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 5. There is a $10 entry fee

Palacios Chamber of Commerce Seaside Holiday

Palacios Christmas Tour of Homes

Quickbooks 2015

  There will be a hands-on Quickbooks 2015 class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1900 Fifth Street. Fee is $99 a person and includes hands-on instruction, light lunch, certificate of completion and refreshments. There is limited seating so call 979-320-4085 to reserve your spot.

December 10

Rock The Block 

Don your ugliest Christmas sweater for Rock the Block on Dec. 10. Every second Thursday from 5-7 pm, join the party on the square in downtown Bay City for food, fun and live entertainment. Presented by the Historic Business Association, sponsored by the Bay City Main Street Program and Matagorda County CVB.

December 10

Hospice Support Inc. Celebration of Life Luncheon and Tree Lighting 

Hospice Support Inc. Celebration of Life Luncheon and Tree Lighting will be at noon Dec.10 at the Bay City Country Club

December 12

Quickbooks 2015

  There will be a hands-on Quickbooks 2015 class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1900 Fifth Street. Fee is $99 a person and includes hands-on instruction, light lunch, certificate of completion and refreshments. Must pre-pay to register. There is limited seating so call 979-320-4085 to reserve your spot.

December 12 & 13

Art League of Bay City Holiday Art Sale

December 19

Christmas Market Day 

The Christmas Market Day will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Bay City Civic Center.

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