Homecoming Day set in Pilot Point

       The 19th Century Club’s 69th annual Homecoming of the Pilot Point Community Cemetery celebration is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Pilot Point High School.

       The 19th Century Club and the Pilot Point Community Cemetery Association would like to recognize the descendents of pioneer families who are buried in the cemetery. Relatives of those pioneers will receive an invitation letter from the Cemetery Association and will have a seat reserved during the event.

       This event is open to individuals and family reunions. Everyone is welcome to attend.

       To reserve a table, contact Linda Fox at 940-390-9983 or Vera Jo Cordell at 940-686-5180. 

 

PPHS sophomores plan golf tourney

       Pilot Point High School’s sophomore class will hold its second annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 3, at the Bridges golf course in Gunter.

       Four-man scramble begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $400 per team. The first 30 teams to register will be guaranteed a spot. Mulligans are $20 for four and are unlimited per team.

       Prizes will be awarded to first through third place.

       Sponsorships are also available for $50 to $600. All sponsors and team entries are due by Friday.

       All proceeds raised during the event will go toward funding the Class of 2016’s junior and senior prom, rose cutting and graduation ceremonies.

       Information is available from Angie Price at 940-686-8740.

 

Aubrey church plans Easter service

       The Aubrey First Christian Church will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday.

       Pastor John Clay will direct services at the church’s location at the corner of Main and North Street in Aubrey. A continental breakfast will follow the event.

 

Mears presents in symposium

       Corinne Mears of Aubrey participated in Southwestern University’s 2014 Research and Creative Works Symposium on April 8.

       Mears presented a research project titled “Interpretation in Kurt Weill’s Pirate Jenny.” Research was done with professor Kerry Bechtel.

 

Mellow Drummers take on Burnett

       The zany comedy of Carol Burnett, Tim Conway and their friends will come to life in the Mountain Springs Mellow Drummers’ upcoming presentation of “The Many Faces of Carol Burnett.”

       Performances are planned for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, at the Mountain Springs Community Center. 

       Four of Burnett’s TV shows — “Buzz Off,” “Family Reunion,” “Born Free” and “Music School” — will be staged by the Drummers. Additional entertainment will be provided by the Mountain Springs Chicks and the Sparkle Sisters, Toni Holland and Colleen Carri, who will be accompanied by Larue Lybbert.

       The 2014 production marks the 32nd year of Drummers productions. The directors of the show are Holland and Nadine Pitzinger.

       Performers for “Buzz Off” are Hollis Parsons, Lisa Prier and Homer Still; “Family Reunion,” Dave Isbell, Sherry Isbell, John Roane and Ronda Robinson; and “Born Free,” Kay Fuller, Darrell Coxsey and Elvin McCormick. The Chicks are Beverly Mordecai, Marquita King, Lisa Prier, Rocky Morgan and Paulette Coxsey.

       Admission to the program is $5 per person, with all proceeds used for the community building’s upkeep and operation.

 

Oveross named to honor society

       Mattie Oveross of Pilot Point has been inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Oveross was initiated at the University of North Texas.

       Oveross was one of 32,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni inducted into the society each year. Induction into the society is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

 

Decoration day at Oak Grove

       The Oak Grove Cemetery, located on FM 720, will observe decoration day on Sunday, April 27. The cemetery is 134 years old.

       Decoration day is held annually on the fourth Sunday in April.

       Information is available from Georgia George at 940-365-2187.

 

TNMP offers grants to nonprofits

       Texas-New Mexico Power is offering grants to innovative and creative projects that encourage community and neighborhood revitalization; corridor, street or median improvements; green space creation, and creation of meaningful public spaces.

       The grants, valued at $15,000 each, will be awarded to nonprofit organizations. Information on the grants and how to apply is available at www.tnmp.com/grants.

       All grant applications must be submitted online by 6 p.m. May 31.

 

Auditions set for new production

       Auditions for The Girl I Left Behind Me, the latest project of Family Friendly Productions and the Pilot Point Community Opera House, will be held next month.

       Singers and actors between the ages of 9 and 19 are needed for the show, which will be held at the Opera House in June.

       Auditions will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the Opera House. Registration is required through www.familyfriendlyproductions.com.

       Performances are planned for June 8, 13,14, and 15.

 

Educational gala planned in Aubrey

       The 15th annual Aubrey Education Foundation Red and White Gala is from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Tom McCutcheon Reining Horse Arena in Aubrey.

       This year’s theme is “Boots and Bling” and proceeds raised directly benefit teaching grants and senior scholarships in the Aubrey school district.

       Student projects will be on display during the event. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by dinner, a live auction, music and dancing.

       Various sponsorship levels are available. Blue sponsors will receive two tickets for $250, White sponsors can purchase four tickets for $500, and Red sponsors can reserve a table for eight for $1,000.

       The Education Foundation will recognize district alumni and staff who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. All military and their family are invited to attend for this special recognition. To submit a name for recognition, contact the Foundation at aubreyef@gmail.com or at 940-668-0073.

       Tickets are available for $30 at the front desk of all Aubrey campuses and online at www.aubreyef.org. Tickets are also available on the organization’s Facebook page or by phone at 940-668-0073.

 

Homecoming Day set in Pilot Point

       The 19th Century Club’s 69th annual Homecoming of the Pilot Point Community Cemetery celebration is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Pilot Point High School.

       The 19th Century Club and the Pilot Point Community Cemetery Association would like to recognize the descendents of pioneer families who are buried in the cemetery. Relatives of those pioneers will receive an invitation letter from the Cemetery Association and will have a seat reserved during the event.

       This event is open to individuals and family reunions. Everyone is welcome to attend.

       To reserve a table, contact Linda Fox at 940-390-9983 or Vera Jo Cordell at 940-686-5180. 

 

Park to begin book club

       The Ray Roberts Reads book club will hold its inaugural meeting at 11 a.m. May 10 at the Isle du Bois unit of the Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

       The club is part of the Arts in the Park initiative, which strives to provide opportunities for residents to get outside and use their creativity to connect with the natural world. Workshops in photography, nature journaling, painting and haiku have been part of this effort.

       Ray Roberts Reads will focus on fiction books of 300 pages or less.

       The club will kickoff its first meeting with a discussion of Andy Weir’s The Martian. Club members will meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater.

       Isle du Bois is located off of FM 455 and can be reached by phone at 940-686-2148. 

 

Park offers weekend hikes

       A guided Owl Prowl on the Lost Pines Nature Trail starts at 8 p.m. Friday at the Isle du Bois unit of the park. A brief talk will precede the easy, half-mile hike.

       Saturday, a ranger talk about the benefits of fire begins at 10 a.m. on the Lost Pines Nature Trail. Park personnel will explain the healing and invigorating properties fire can have in the park.

       Isle du Bois is located off of FM 455 and can be reached at 940-686-2148.

       Hikers can wind down their day during a sunset hike at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Johnson Branch’s Pavilion 1. Sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight are recommended.

       Saturday morning bird enthusiasts can learn about their flying feathered friends during an 8 a.m. hike starting at Pavilion 1. Binoculars, sturdy shoes and water are recommended.

       A hike along the Vanishing Prairies trail will follow Saturday at 10 a.m., starting at Pavilion 1. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended for this easy half-mile hike.

       The Johnson Branch is located off FM 3002 and can be reached at 940-637-2636.

 

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