Matagorda County Branch of the NAACP
The Matagorda County Branch of the NAACP will meet at Mother Zion Baptist Church located at 2705 Ave. B in Bay City at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.
The Bay City Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League will open registrations until Sept. 25. The age divisions range form 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. The entry fee is $50 for the first child, and $30 for the second. Volunteer coaches are needed. The league begins Oct. 8. Registration applications can be picked up at their office, 1217 Avenue J or requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charm and Esquire honoring
The Charm and Esquire Club will honor Mrs. Mildred Johnson for starting their Charm and Esquire Summer Camp in 1980 and leading it for 35 years. She sent choreographers to the camp when she was unable to attend. All alumni from the first campers to the Ebonettes are invited to come back to honor Johnson and the club. The program will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Bay City Civic Center. Contact the Bay City Ebony Club at 979-240-9611, 979-241-5240 or 979-323-2005.
Matagorda Beach Cleanup
The GLO beach cleanup will be Saturday, Sept. 26 at Matagorda Beach, Jetty Park. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. If you have any questions, call Peggy Stanley at 979-216-6016.
Sargent Beach Cleanup
The Texas Fall Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 26. Join the volunteers at Sargent Beach from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign in at the County Park across from the swing bridge at the end of FM 457. Hot dogs and chips will be served and water provided. Bring sunscreen, insect repellant and comfortable shoes. For more information, contact Ray Fessenden at 979-482-7007 or Carole Patrick at 214-697-2428, or visit the website at www.texasadoptabeach.org.
Holy Cross Alumni Photo
Holy Cross School is celebrating its 75th anniversary and will take an alumni photo at 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 26 at the school. All alumni are invited to take part.
Gold Star Mothers
VFW Post 2438 and Ladies Auxiliary will honor Gold Star Mothers at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at the post home at 1672 Hwy. 60 North. The public is invited.
FZBC 19th Appreciation
The Free Zion Baptist Church in Blessing will have their 19th appreciation services for their Pastor and his wife, Rev. Ben and Edna Hadden at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Morning speaker will be Rev. Shaun Jammer form the Associate Minister and Evangelist Temple. The evening speaker will be Rev. C.L. Wallace from the Mother Zion Baptist Church, Wharton, moderator of I.M.B.G.A. Contact Faye Miller, 361-588-6314 or Cece Allen at 979-244-4708 for more information.
AARP will have a regular meeting with a covered dish luncheon at noon Monday, Sept. 28 at the Bay City Service Center. For more information, call 979-245-3255.
Alzheimer’s Information Session
The Texas State Healthcare and Hospice Care will present an Alzheimer’s Information Session with an Alzheimer’s Association Certified Speaker, Samantha Bell, at the Bay City Civic Center from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 29. Light refreshments will be served. If you are caring for a loved one or know someone who is please plan to attend. Contact Sandra Thompson for more information at 979-323-7099.
Financial Peace University
Dave Ramsey’s FPU returns to Bay City on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 1. We all need a plan for our money. Dave’s class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. Hosted by St. Peter Lutheran Church more info: www.stpeterbaycity.org
The Bay City High School Dungeoneers will present Sparks World Famous Show “Elephant’s Graveyard” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 at the Bay City High School Theatre. Tickets are $5 and will be available for sale at Homestead on the Square and BCHS Front desk starting Sept. 22. The show is best suited for anyone over 10 years of age.
Volleyball Tournament Benefit
There will be a Co-Ed benefit volleyball tournament for Lydia Diaz to help with medical expenses due to her liver cancer, Oct. 3 at the Amistad Park, 1700 Avenue C. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration required at $80 per team. First and second place trophies will be awarded. For questions and/or to sign up, call Maggie Monroy at 979-318-9550 or Christi Lara at 979-216-7420.
Jesus at the Center of it all 2015
Jesus at the Center of it all 2015/ Jesus es el Centro de todo 2015, hosted by Centro Cristiano will be from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Matagorda Courthouse. Musical performances include Elemento, Llama de Fuego, Aliento, Romero, and Mariachi Cristiano Houston. Free food and drinks will be available. For more information, call Efrain Robles at 979-479-1814.
Brittany’s Battle Benefit
Brittany’s Battle Benefit will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 starting at 11 a.m. at the Sargent VFW. The benefit will include barbecue chicken plates with all the fixings served from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. dine in or pick-up, live auction starting at 2 p.m., silent auction, raffle and cakewalk, live music by Remedy979 and activities for kids. Brittany Charlston Soto was diagnosed with stage 3C colon cancer in late August of 2015. She is the mother of two small children and is without insurance to cover her treatments and doctor visits. Email: Brittanysbattle23@yahoo.com for any questions.
Family Fun Day
The Annual Matagorda County Family Fun Day will be held from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 3 at LeTulle Park. This is a free event. There will be free food, entertainment, games, community resources, door prizes, Fall costume contest and more. For more information contact the Texas Agrilife Extension Service office at 979-245-4100.
Blessing of the Animals
In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3000 Ninth St., Bay City will host our annual Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at the pavilion at the corner of Ninth and Nichols. Sgt. Phillip Hester from the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office will be the guest speaker and will bring his new police dog Maximus. We will be accepting donations of pet food, toys, towels, and cash gifts for the Bay City Animal Impound. Everyone is invited to bring your pets and animals (leashed or caged, please): Fur, Fin, and Feathers, even Hooves –all are welcome.
Holy Cross Fall Festival
Holy Cross Catholic Church will host its Fall Festival and Turkey Dinner Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on 63 CR 216 (Nichols Rd). The turkey and dressing dinner will be a drive through or dine in from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. The plates will be $10 per plate. The live auction will begin at noon. A country store, raffle, snack bar, and children activities will be at the event. For large orders of 10 or more plates, call the church office at 979-245-6379. Everyone is welcome.
Retired Teachers’ Assoc.
Matagorda County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the First Baptist Church gymnasium. The entrée will be chicken fried steak. The meal will be catered by K-2 Steak House. The speaker will be Education Attorney Ben Barkley, who will give a report on educational concerns. MCRTA members must call for reservations before Sept. 29. For more information, call 979-245-5109.
Bay City ISD Meeting
Bay City ISD will conduct a TITLE I public meeting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. at the BCISD Administration Building.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
“Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds. Bring hazardous wastes to properly be disposed. Free paper shredding will also be available to avoid identity theft. For more information about the event and what will and will not be disposed of, call 979-244-2717.
MZBC Prayer Breakfast
The Mother Zion Baptist Church Mission II will host a Prayer Breakfast from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Contact Bettie Smith at 979-318-0514/979-244-4952 for more information. Tickets are $10.
The P.E.O., Philanthropic Education Organization, chapter FX, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. The organization meets every second Monday of the month, and meets at member’s locations. For more information, contact 979-245-2190 or 979-661-0095.
Aggie Mom’s Meeting
The Matagorda County Aggie Mom’s Club first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Legacy Bay House meeting room. All mothers of Texas A&M students are welcome to join and help support our Aggie students. The club meets on the second Monday of each month. For questions, contact Susan Salidivar at 979-240-9777.
The Crisis Center is hosting its annual candlelight vigil from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Liberty Park (next to Bay City Feed) to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, offer hope to those still facing abuse and support those who have survived domestic violence. They invite all citizens of Matagorda County to come out and show their support.
Exploring Business Opportunities
A one-day seminar with information, tips and techniques needed to run a business will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Bay City Civic Center. Seminar and lunch are free. Reserve you seat by calling 979-320-4085.
Go Purple Campaign
The Crisis Center is leading a county wide Go Purple campaign on Oct. 27. They invite all citizens of Matagorda County to join them in stopping the violence by breaking the silence and wearing purple, or displaying a purple ribbon on this day. If you or your business needs purple ribbons please contact email@example.com.
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.