The John Alexander and Laura Hilton Sowell reunion will be Sunday, July 21st at
the Kimbro Center. This is the 48th Annual Meeting of this group.The descendants and guests will gather at 10:00 AM for visitation and coffee. A covered dish lunch will be served at noon. An afternoon program, "Allphin Cemetery" will be presented by Frieda Michael and Maisie Temme. Anyone interested in learning more about Allphin Cemetery is invited to attend.
Wells Fargo ATM ribbon cutting
The Madisonville Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ATM at the Wells Fargo drive up banking location, 112 N. Price St., at noon on Friday. The ATM is already functional.
Madisonville CISD substitute teacher training
Madisonville CISD’s Community Education Program will offer substitute teacher training July 22-15 at Madisonville Elementary School. The class will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day in the library. Registration fee is $35. Interested people should contact assistant principal Prince Fite at 936-348-2261 or Connie Kelly at the MCISD Administration Building, 936-348-2797.
Genealogy Weekend at Huntsville Library
The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the seventh annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend on Aug. 2 and 3. On-site registration for “Believe It or Not? – How to Verify Research” will begin at 9:30 a.m. for both days at the Huntsville Public Library. Programs will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 3. A light supper will be provided on Friday. The library will remain open until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. The event is free, but pre-registration is suggested. Register to attend by contacting Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471. Go to: http://www.huntsvilletx.gov/789/Genealogy-Programming to register or for a schedule.
Community Prayer Vigil
Organizers will hold the annual Community Prayer Vigil at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Kimbro Center. Pastor Ed Collins of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Cindy Clark of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church will lead the vigil.
Organizers have slated the Madisonville Colored/Marian Anderson High School reunion for Oct. 5. They are looking for graduates of the 1969, 1970 and 1971 classes. Graduates from those years should contact Jackie Johnson or Alice Turner at 936-348-8344.
Brazos County Expo Pavilion
Texas A&M University and Bryan community groups will host the Brazos County Expo Pavilion, a community-wide international festival to promote and celebrate the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley on November 9 at 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. Festival and event parking are free. The festival includes culture displays, demonstrations, performances on multiple stages, arts and crafts, storytelling, vendors, international cuisine and more. Connecting Cultures. Honoring Heritages. More information about the event can be found at http://brazosvalleyworldfest.org.
BVCAP Head Start is a preschool program that provides comprehensive educational social services to eligible children. Head Start provides a rich, developmentally appropriate educational curriculum, social services to help with everyday needs of life, mental health services and nutrition services. The facility is at 901 B W. Trinity St. in Madisonville. Call (936-348-3915.
Safe Families of Brazos Valley hosts a parenting class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church for adults 18 years or older.
The class continues every Thursday until May 16, and meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Topics include communication, family fun, problem solving and more. Dinner and childcare provided.
There is no cost. For more information and registration: contact Noemi Prado at (979-458-0325 or by email at Noemi.Prado@ag.tamu.edu.
Madisonville GED and ESL Classes
Adult GED (general education diploma) classes will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at 714 Bacon St. in Madisonville. There is no charge for attending.
English as a Second Language classes will be held Mondays from 5-9 p.m. Classes are free to attend.
For information, call 936-349-8003 or on Facebook at @madisonvilleadultlearning.
Childcare is available. Please mention it when you register.
Family geneology classes are held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Madison County Library. Information: 346-300-2525.
A Madisonville prayer group meets every Saturday 1 p.m. at the House of Hope old chapel, 901 W. Trinity. For information, call Ferney Lord at 936-662-7856. All are invited.
The Madisonville Noon Lions Club meets at noon Thursdays at various locations. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact J.J. Alley at firstname.lastname@example.org or
American Legion Post 84 hosts an open 42 domino tournament each Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee, and partners are picked at random. For information, contact Mark Tinsley at 936-348-1269 or the Legion at 936-348-6036.
West End Cemetery
The West End Cemetery group will meet the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Senior Citizens Facility. We encourage all to be present and spread the word to others in
The Madisonville Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Madisonville Masonic Lodge.
The American Legion Family Post 84 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month.
Diabetes Support Group
Diabetes Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m., at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A/B. Snacks are provided. Group will feature varied educational presentations from experts. For questions, contact Hannah Allen 936-435-7919.
The Woodmen Lodge meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Madisonville Volunteer Fire Station.
Living Truth Church is hosting a monthly veterans’ coffee and fellowship at the church, Highway 75 North, on the first Saturday of each month. The event runs from 8-10 a.m., with a guest speaker at 8 a.m.
For information, contact Jim Vance at 936-348-1126.
The Grimes County Democrats meet the first Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Grimes County Commissioners’ Courtroom, 273 Buffington Lane, in Anderson.
Chamber of Commerce
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce meets the second Wednesday of each month. For information, call 936-348-3591.Heart Disease Support Group
Mended Hearts Support Group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 11:30-1 p.m., at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A/B. Light lunch will be served. Group will feature varied educational presentations from experts. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or email@example.com for more information.
The Rock Hounds, a club that is dedicated to observing and collecting rocks, fossils, etc., meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the old fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 102 S. McIver St. The agenda includes a potluck meal, rock talk, door prizes and plans for future field trips. Guest welcome and there are no dues.
Tails of Loss
A free community grief program for pet loss will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. the second Saturday each month at the Mending Hearts Grief Center, 2112 Southwood Drive, in College Station. Grief for the loss of a pet can be complicated, impacting people emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. Find Tails of Loss on Facebook or TailsofLoss.org.
The Madison County Republican Party meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Kevin Counsil at 281-808-5511.
High School Equivalency Testing will be offered through Region 6 ESC and the Madison County Public Library on the third Friday of the month through July 19. Testing is held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Library Annex Building. Registration is required through www.hiset.org. Information: call Region 6 at 936-435-8367 or visit www.esc6.net.
NAACP MeetingThe Madison County NAACP Chapter 6193 meets every third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Madisonville Senior Community Center, located on Amos Street. For information, contact President Steven Green 936-348-4602.Nutrition and DiabetesDiabetes Nutrition Education Class meets the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Room A/B. A light lunch is provided, and topics vary each week. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Amputee Support Group
Amputee Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 4-5:30 p.m., at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Room C. Snacks are provided. The Amputee Support Group is for encouragement, camaraderie, and to discuss different topics related to amputees. Representatives will be present from various prosthetic companies. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or email@example.com for more information.
Bariatric Support Group
Bariatric Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 5-6 p.m., at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A/B. A Bariatric Seminar will meet directly after the support from 6 to 7 p.m. Group will feature varied educational presentations from experts. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friends of Fort Boggy
Annual and quarterly meetings are the fourth Tuesday in the first month of each quarter — January, April, July and October. Meetings are held during the noon hour at the Centerville Municipal Building, 325 E. Saint Mary's, Centerville. For more information call Betty Heffler at 903-322-3478.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month from 10-11 a.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Rooms A/B. Learn and share valuable parenting advice. Call Christy Garza at 936-435-7929 or email@example.com for more information.
Texas Mushroom Festival
The Texas Mushroom Festival board and committees meet the last Tuesday of each month at the Woodbine at 5:15 p.m.
The Madisonville Area Revitalization Initiative meets the last Tuesday of the month at noon at the Woodbine.