The Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics will host an alumni and friends of Texas A&M University-Commerce celebration, as part of the Lion Safari Tour, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hollytree Country Club.

Area former students, graduates, friends, and fans are invited to the reception and presentation to be made by Ryan Ivey, athletic director at TAMUC.

Also, area athletic directors, coaches, student/athletes can hear the informational presentation about the university, its academic and athletic programs.

Information: 903-312-4991.


The John Wingate Truitt Log Cabin in Jenkins will host a 175th anniversary celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday. The cabin is on the north side of Farm-to-Market Road 144 outside of Daingerfield.

Information: 903-533-0208.


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

Information: 903-590-2980.


Studio Movie Grill will host a screening of "Tomato Republic," a documentary about small-town politics in the Jacksonville mayoral race, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7. The documentary features Kirk Sadler, a member of the community with special needs, who served as campaign manager during his cousin Rob Gowin's 2013 mayoral bid.

Information: email


Buckner Children and Family Services will host a free foster care and adoption information event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in their Longview offices, 110 E. Cotton. The event is intended to provide families with information about the resources they need to adopt.

Information: email


The East Texas Genealogical Society will host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The meeting will feature a presentation called "The Battle of King's Mountain" by Don Raney, a sixth-generation Texan. Raney is a life member of the San Jacinto Descendants and past director of GENTECH and the Dallas Genealogical Society's Compute Interest Group. He teaches genealogy courses at Richland college and in 2009 published a book, "Martin Varner, Texas Pioneer: 1785-1844" about the life and adventures of his ancestor Martin Varner in Colonial Texas. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Information: 903-539-5572.


Simon Kidgits Club will host a children's event for small chefs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Broadway Square Mall. The event is a free culinary course that will allow children to sample food and help prepare treats.

Families are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the East Texas Food Bank.

The event is free to Simon Kidgits Club members. Annual membership is $5.


—Compiled by Cory McCoy

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