East Texas Events 11-1



Annual symposium atKilgore College today


Kilgore College will host the second annual At the Intersection of Church and State Symposium from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 in the Devall Student Center Ballroom.

The symposium features the Rev. Darwood Galaway of Kilgore's St. Luke's United Methodist Church and a panel with Rev. Dr. Jayson S. Galler of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Jeff Stanglin, J.D., of Kilgore College and Dr. Glenn Young, of First Baptist Church.

The symposium is free and open to the public.

Information: 903-984-4333


Community band to perform fall concert


The Tyler Community Band, under the direction of Tim Schodowski, will host its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Caldwell Auditorium, 300 S. College Ave.

The musical program will feature Holst's "First Suite in E flat for Military Band," highlights from "My Fair Lady" and more.

Information: 903-593-3195


Leadership, successconference scheduled


The East Texas Center for Nonprofits will host the Bright Ideas for Leadership and Success Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Green Acres Lighthouse Center.

This year's conference will feature LaDonna Gatlin, a speaker, author and sister of the Gatlin brothers. Also speaking are Elizabeth McCormick, a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot and coach Herman Boone, the inspiration for Disney's "Remember the Titans."

Information: brightideasforsuccess.com


Tyler author hostingBullard book signing


Emmie Graham will host a book signing at the Red, White and Blue Festival from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7 in Bullard.

Graham is a Tyler native, graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1978. Her novel "Three Men: Sam's Story" will be available for purchase and signing. "Three Men" is loosely based on the experience of Ms. Graham's brothers as they sernved in the United States Marine Corps.

Information: graham.emmie@yahoo.com


Youth group hostingbear drive at Big Lots


Christians in Action Youth Group will host the Bears 4 Kids Toy Drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Big Lots, 4400 S. Broadway Ave. All donations of new teddy bears will be given to the Tyler Police Department.


Daylily Society meet,presentation slated


The East Texas Daylily Society will host their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Tyler Rose Garden Center's Rose Room.

This month's program features a presentation by breeder and grower Tim Bell, who will discuss his recently registered daylilies and newer plants under evaluation.

Information: 903-670-3302


Chandler historical society hosting benefit


The Chandler Historical Society will host a Souper Supper Fundraiser to benefit the Chandler Museum and Visitor Center from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Chandler Community Center, 811 Texas Highway 31.

After supper, November Roberts, of Tyler, will perform a selection of Patsy Cline's favorite songs.

Ticekts are $5 each and can be purchased at the door, Copeland's Chandler Drug Store, Chandler City Hall or the Chandler Library.

There will also be a silent cake auction featuring cakes made by Chandler residents.

Information: 903-849-2243


Red, White and BlueFestival set for Bullard


The Bullard Chamber of Commerce will host the Red, White and Blue Festival 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The event begins with a breakfast for military and veterans, followed by a parade, car show, air show and more.

Information: 903-894-4238


Gaming fundraiser setfor Saturday at UT Tyler


The East Texas Miracle Team will host a gaming event to raise money for Trinity Mother Frances and the Children's Miracle Network program from 6 to 10 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 7 in the University Center Ballroom at UT Tyler.

Entry is $5 for casual play or $10 for the tournament. Participants can register at extra-life.org

Information: 903-531-4542




The Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living will host the seventh annual East Texas Transition Conference, "Door to the Future," from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at First Baptist Church, 5700 N. Loop 256.

The free conference will provide resources for parents and educators of children with disabilities as they transition to adulthood.

Vendors will have resources for youth with disabilities, information about behavioral innovations, suicide prevention, financial assistance, advocacy, employment, higher education, recreation, disability rights, advocacy, assistive technology and other important resources.

Participants must be registered by Nov. 5 to attend.

Information: 903-729-7505


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The East Texas Genealogical Society will host their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Tyler Public Library in the Taylor Auditorium. The meeting's lecture "Personal Digital Security and Privacy" will be presented by Tony Hanson, an electrical engineer, who recently retired following a 34-year career with AT&T. Hanson is the current president of the Dallas Genealogical Society and has been an active volunteer with the group for 15 years.

Information: etgs.org


Beatriz weakens

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The city of Brownsboro will host Brownsboro Pioneer Days all day Saturday, Nov. 14 at Brownsboro Junior High School and High School.

The event begins with family activities at 10 a.m., including face painting, a petting zoo, mechanical bull and more. The entertainment continues throughout the day and a concert featuring The Second Chance Band and the Bent Bucket Band begins at 7 p.m. in the Brownsboro High School Gym.

Information: brownsboro.us


"Sip in the City" will bring a night of fundraising and wine tasting to Tyler from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Dixie Paper Company's warehouse/event space, 3010 E. Front St.

The event allows participants to vote between four competing charities to see which will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. Tickets are $30 until Nov. 13. Tickets will be $35 at the door.

Information: sipinthecity.eventbrite.com


Beatriz weakens

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The East Texas Burn Resource Center will host the inaugural Community Awards Masquerade Ball at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Cascades Country Club, 4511 Briarwood Road.

The event will feature a fashion show composed of burn survivors as models.

Tickets are $25.

Information: etbrc.org


-Compiled by Cory McCoy

Send event information to comccoy@tylerpaper.com



Beatriz weakens

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Grassroots America – We the People is scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 10818 University Blvd. in Tyler.

Terry Holcomb, known as the "open carry pastor," will discuss unlawful exclusion of Concealed Handgun Licenses and the new open carry and campus carry laws.

Holcomb has been a strong gun rights activist since 2013. He is pastor of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Oakhurst and president of the San Jacinto County Republican Club.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunches will be available for purchase or attendees may bring their own.

Grassroots America also announced its endorsement of Republican candidate David Watts in the race for Texas House of Representatives District 7. The district includes Longview, Kilgore, Gladewater, White Oak, Liberty City, Big Sandy and Gilmer.


Political Happenings are compiled by Staff Writer Adam Russell, who can be reached at 903-596-6303 or by email at arussell@tylerpaper.com.

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