Local Beat – April/May Edition
From Staff Reports
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April 13 – Mayoral Candidate Forum – 6 p.m. – City Government Center in Downtown Corsicana
Classical Piano Concert featuring Dr. Amanda Hughes, Egle Uljas, and Professor Emeritus Sheila Herod – 7 p.m. – Palace Theatre in Downtown Corsicana
April 14 – Food Truck Fridays are returning. The next event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 14, then every first Friday of the month through the summer at 224 E. Fifth Avenue. Featured Musician: Chaser Crouch
April 15 – E-Waste Day – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 4021 W E State Hwy 22 in the Youth Expo parking lot
The first of what is hoped to become an annual event for the Zion’s Rest (Old Duncan) Cemetery Association will be held on April 15 at the cemetery. Business meeting from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with cemetery cleanup from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone who is interested in Zion’s Rest Cemetery is invited to meet at the cemetery on North Beaton just past Northpark.
Tombstone Tourist – 10 a.m. – Drane Mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana. In case of inclement weather, the event will reschedule for a later date. Call 903-654-4808 for more information. The tour will learn about one of the most inspirational Methodist preachers of the 20th century, an inventor, an architect, people of all walks of life, a Corsicana firefighter, and car enthusiast on this visit.
Counting Fingers and Toes and the City of Rice – 3 p.m. – William Marsh Public Library in Rice hosts a Math Learning event for their local Pre-K students (free play kits will be limited to 10 families).
April 17 – Ribbon Cutting – McDonald’s – 1 p.m. – 3900 W. Seventh Avenue in Corsicana
Mom’s Night Out – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Total Point Urgent Care – 2312 W. Seventh Avenue in Corsicana. Bracelet bar, local boutiques, nibbles, specialty sips
April 18 – Navarro County Day in Austin
April 20 – Etta May and the Southern Fried Chicks – 7:30 p.m. – The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Avenue
April 21 – Shred Day
April 22 – Texas Veterans Parade – 10 a.m. – Downtown Corsicana
April 22 and 23 – Bike Race – 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Downtown Corsicana
April 23 – Cassaro Winery hosts Olive Oil and Wine Pairing from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Cassaro Olive Oil and Wine Pairing Tasting event features four imported olive oils paired with award-winning Cassaro wine, and guests will enjoy olive oil-based dishes to complete the pairing. Bottles will be available for purchase – no need to go to Italy! Tickets are available on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/italian-olive-oil-and-wine-pairing-tickets-572020758487
April 24 – Storefront, in collaboration with the Corsicana Public Library, also welcomes children’s author and illustrator Kaz Windneaa to share her insights on how to get published, with helpful tips and hints, and sign her book, Worm and Caterpillar Are Friends. This is a free event. – 4 p.m. – 200 W. Commerce Street at Fifth Avenue.
April 25 – Chamber YOU – Securing Mobile Devices
April 27 – Kerens Library 11th Annual Author’s Luncheon – 12 p.m. – Kerens Ex-Student Association building, 201 SW Second Street in downtown Kerens. Speaker is Kay Seamayer also know as Granny Globetrotter. She co-authored a book with her husband, Rudy Seamayer, of his courageous fight for survival during and after World War II on coming to America from Yugoslavia. Tickets are $15.00 each and may be purchased by calling the Kerens Library, 903-396-3025, paying with credit card and ticket will be at “will call” at the door. Tickets may also be purchased from Library board members. No tickets will be sold at the door. Lunch will be catered by KESA Cooking Team. Her book will also be for sale at $15.00 a copy. Door prizes also. Any additional questions, please call Sue Armstrong at 214-232-2192
Derrick Days Sip & Stroll – Downtown Corsicana
April 28 – Derrick Days Block Party – 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Corner of Twelfth and Collin Street in Downtown Corsicana
April 29 – Derrick Days – All Day – Downtown Corsicana
Storefront art and bookstore will feature authors for conversation and book signings surrounding Open Studios and the 10th Anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, April 29. Authors Elissa Altman (Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing) and Leigh N. Gallagher (Who You Might Be) will read from their latest works at 1 p.m. at a reception in their honor. This is a free event. 100 West will host Open Studios. – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – 100 W. Beaton Street
Derrick Days Adoption Event – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Located in the grassy area next to Chase Bank drive-thru.
May 4 – Member Luncheon – What is AI & How Can It Help Your Business
May 5 – Food Truck Friday (Cinco de Mayo celebration) – Downtown Corsicana
Oakwood Odyssey, Historically Speaking, seated performance 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, Corsicana Public Library. Saturday, May 6, walking tours at Oakwood Cemetery starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues at 15-minute intervals until 7:00 p.m. Call 903-654-4808 for ticket information.
This year the Genealogy Department is celebrating 175 years of Corsicana Historically Speaking. Entities it takes to make a community grow will be highlighted. Its people, medical, education, religion, government, architect, businesses, and special to Corsicana, oil stories will be brought to life through first-person presentations.
May 6 – Free Comic Book Day – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Presented by OilTown Comics, located at 520 W. First Avenue in Corsicana. For more information, check out the official Free Comic Book Day website.
May 19 – Golf Classic presented by Community National Bank & Trust of Texas
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