Grant writing, research seminars to be offered

A Circle of Ten, Inc. will be hosting a series of seminars about grant writing and research.

"Grant Writing as a Process" will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the New Life Worship Center, 18535 Hwy 69 S.

"Internet Nonprofit Grant Research" will be presented from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the New Life Worship Center, 18535 Hwy 69 S. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Troup Library, 102 S. Georgia.

For more information, email

Foster care, adoption information event set

Buckner Children and Family Services will host a free foster care and adoption information event at 6 p.m. Tuesday in its Longview offices, 110 E. Cotton.

For more information, email

Community to host Art and Quilt show

The Hamptons Assisted Living Community, 4320 Old Omen Road, is hosting an Art and Quilt Show from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information, call 903-566-8931.

Shopping event to benefit Barons' Gala

La Piazza, 4815 Old Bullard Rd., is hosting a "Remember the Cause" shopping event benefiting the 2015 Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, call 903-530-5688.

Readings, events at Lindale Library in May

Lindale Library's calendar of events for May includes:

The "Get Happy Singers" benefit at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 18.

"Wolfie the Bunny" reading at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

A reading of "Home" at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 22 "The Book with no Pictures" reading at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 29.

The library is also accepting registration for the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, to be hosted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2. This event is for ages 8 and older.

Activity day to be hosted by Naturalists

The Texas Master Naturalist's Chapter Activity Day has been set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Tyler State Park. Participants will meet at the park office, 789 Park Road 16. The group will present a program titled, "Interpreting Nature to the Public."

For more information, call 903-530-0620.

Ben Wheeler crawfish boil to benefit group

Moore's Store, 1551 Farm-to-Market Road 279, in Ben Wheeler will be hosting a Crawfish Boil from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 to benefit the Ben Wheeler Art and Historic District Foundation.

For more information, email

Lovin' on kids Benefit Festival, food drive set

The Magdalene Home of Tyler is hosting the "Loving on Kids Benefit Festival" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Bergfeld Park.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items.

For more information, call 903-526-6864.

Daughters group to host annual luncheon

The Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will host their annual May Dutch Treat Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at the Hong Kong Super Buffet Restaurant, 1644 South Jackson St. in Jacksonville. The cost to attend is $10.

For more information, call 903-854-2431.

Silver Lake Cemetery holding annual meet

The Silver Lake Cemetery Association will have its annual business meeting and decoration day at 11 a.m. on May 16. The meeting will be followed by a covered dish meal in the Silver Lake Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. Paper goods, tea and coffee will be provided. Desserts and other items may be purchased in a silent auction. Guests are invited to bring items for the auction. Donations to the cemetery's maintenance fund will be accepted. Checks should be addressed to the Silver Lake Cemetery Association Inc. and mailed to Donna Hooks, treasurer, at 359 Farm-to-Market Road 2422, Mineola, TX 75773.

"Rock the Park" event set for Whitehouse

The Whitehouse City Park will be hosting "Rock the Park" on Saturday, May 16 from 4 to 10:30 p.m.

The event will feature five area rock bands, two of whom are made up of students from Whitehouse ISD.

For more information, call 903-574-7819.

Live butterfly release, auction scheduled

The 2015 Compassionate Friends Butterfly release will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the Sharon Shrine Temple, 10027 State Highway 31 E.

Live butterflies are $10 and must be reserved. There will also be a silent auction.

For more information, call 903-258-2547.

TransCanada grant deadlines approaching

Applications for the TransCanada Grants must be submitted by 5 p.m., May 20. TransCanada is making the grants available for nonprofits with strong projects based on good ideas and compelling needs. Applicants must have a 501(c ) (3) or be a government entity. Applications are available at

For more information, call 903-533-0208.

John Tyler Class of '65 anniversary planned

Members of the John Tyler High School Class of 1965 will host their 50th anniversary from May 22 to 23. The class will host a meet and greet from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 22 at the Cedars of Lebanon. A commemorative service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 23 at the Holiday Inn on South Broadway, followed by a buffet and dinner on Saturday evening.

Registration is $65 and should be mailed to 19350 Norfolk Drive, Flint Tx 75762.

For more information, email

Master Gardeners to host June conference

The Smith County Master Gardener Association will host a "One-Day Gardening Conference" beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 6 at the Rose Garden Center in memory of Master Gardener Sue Adee. To register, visit

For more information, call 903-590-2980.

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