The Bell County Master Gardener Association and Harker Heights Activities Center presents Texas Superstar Annuals from 6-7:30PM Thursday, March 30th, at the Harker Heights Activities Center in Harker Heights. Certified Master Gardener Debbie Thompson will present a selection of annual Texas Superstars that are deer resistant, attract pollinators, and more. Registration opens March 13th and space is limited. Register online at http://bit.ly/3XUU2Bk
Come help celebrate the 75th wedding anniversary of Richard and Minnie Ruzicka on Saturday, April 1st, from 12:30-3PM at the Buckholts SPJST Lodge. They will have coffee and dessert. Dominoes may also be played.
Art Walk will be in downtown Cameron at The Venue by Railfan on Saturday, April 1st, from 4PM until 10PM. There will be new artists, new paintings, sculptures, and digital art to view and purchase. Wine will be served and a food truck will be available for your enjoyment. Please come out and mingle with the creative artists and enjoy a wonderful evening. Artists pay a 20% commission and those funds will be used to buy art supplies for Yoe High School art students who show promise with skills. Chris Douglas the Yoe Art teacher determines who will receive the supplies.
Gause VFD will host their annual BBQ Dinner from 11AM until sold out Saturday, April 1st. Plates of brisket, sausage, beans, potato salad, dessert, and drink are $15 each, dine-in or to-go. A silent auction will also be held.
The Yoe High School FFA will be hosting a community Floral Design Workshop. This workshop will go over the basics of vase designs, and is open to anybody who is interested in improving their floral design skills. This workshop will cost $20 a person, and you will be able to take your design home. This workshop will be hosted on April 4th at 5 pm in the Ag Building. RSVP by March 27th. Payment at the door. RSVP Online at: https://tinyurl.com/mryrnb23
Lunch Bunch is a monthly fellowship noon meal hosted by First Methodist Church of Cameron, held on the First Thursday in Family life Center, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend. Each month there is a speaker who shares information about the community. The main dish is furnished by the Church, those who are able are asked to bring a food dish to share. The next meeting will be on April 4, 2023. Milam County Judge Bill Whitmire will be the speaker. Come and enjoy food and fellowship while hearing about what is going on in our community. For more information contact Lue Wenzel at 254-605-4009.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. April 6th will be Home Canning.
A Pecan Grafting Clinic will be hosted by the Bell County Pecan Growers Association on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the Bell County Extension Office from 9:00am to 11:00am. This program will be free to the public and offer various pecan graft wood varieties for purchase following the clinic. At 9:00am Dr. Monte Nesbitt will be giving a presentation over grafting techniques and discussing industry updates followed by grafting demonstrations by Dr. Nesbitt and Bell county Pecan Association members. Seating is limited so please RSVP by April 4th by calling the Bell County Extension Office at (254) 933-5305.
The Cameron ISD Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament will be held April 8th at Cameron Country Club. Tee times will begin at 10AM. For more information, contact John Mendoza.
There will be a Community Farmers and Flea Market on Saturday, April 8th, from 8AM-2PM at Davilla Community Center. Sell all your old treasures or your garden veggies. Outside spots are $10 each and indoor spots are $20 each. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For info, call 254-721-2922 or 409-553-6866.
There will be a Bake Sale at the Burlington Rec Center on April 8th from 8AM until sold out. The Center is located at 110 Railroad Street in Burlington. For information or to donate baked goods, call 512-517-0678, 254-883-7301, 254-721-5290, 254-913-9920, 254-316-1910, or 713-254-6757.
The annual Cameron Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Chicken Plate sale will take place Easter Sunday, April 9th, from 11AM-1PM. All plates include a half chicken, beans, potato salad, pickles, and bread. Plates must be picked up at the fire station that day. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from any firefighter.
Rosebud-Lott ISD will be holding a pre-k & kindergarten round up April 10-14 and May 22-26 from 8am-5pm. If you have any questions you can email Martha Westerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy Hoelscher at email@example.com. You can also call (254) 583-7965 during regular hours.
Pre-K Roundup at Cameron ISD will be April 12th and 13th from 1-6PM. Registration by appointment only. Just 1 adult is needed for registration. Call the office at 254-697-3641 from 8AM-3PM March 29th-April 11th to set an appointment. Registration forms can also be picked up at Ben Milam Elementary between March 22nd and April 6th. All required documents must be provided at your appointment.
A Graduate Pathway Hiring Event through Workforce Solutions of Central Texas will take place Thursday, April 13th, from 9AM-4PM, in the Assembly Hall of the Bell County Expo Center. This is an opportunity for Central Texas graduating Seniors from our public schools and area colleges to come together with hiring managers from a variety of companies. This event is your opportunity to connect your students with employers that are interested in hiring new, well-trained talent from Central Texas. These employers value the education and training your students have received and want to hire them! Special thank you to Central Texas College, Texas A&M Central Texas, Temple College, and the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in partnership with our Chambers of Commerce and Workforce Solutions of Central Texas for providing this opportunity to our students.
The Central Texas Poss"abilities" Job Fair will be April 14th from 9AM-Noon for high schools and 1-3PM for young adults and college students with disabilities. This event will be held at the Bawcom Student Union on the University of Mary Hardin Baylor campus in Belton. Schools can sign up to bring students in the morning.
Bell County Extension will host the Bell County Small Grains Field Day on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at Blackland Research & Extension Center 720 E Blackland Rd. Temple, TX 76502. Registration will begin at 8:00am with breakfast provided by Capital Farm Credit along with a Production Loan Update. Following that will be comments and discussion from the Texas Wheat Producers Association. Extension Economist Dr. Mark Welch will be presenting a Commodity Market Update and Outlook for the 2023 growing season. Tyler Mays, IPM Agent in Hill County, will speak on local research he has done on Hessian Fly Impact with this and previous years wheat crop as well as IPM updates in small grain production. Following this we will move to the wheat and oat plots where we have 12 wheat and 4 oat varieties planted. Dr. Regan Noland will lead us on a walking tour of these varieties and discuss characteristics of each as well as other topics relating to this year’s wheat crop. This program will offer 2 TDA CEU’s 1-IPM & 1-General and 2 Certified Crop Advisor Credits. Please RSVP before April 17th by calling the Bell County Extension Office at (254) 933-5305.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. April 20th will be Intro to Genealogy.
The annual banquet to celebrate our amazing band will be held at the Fireman’s Hall on Monday, April 24, at 6:00 PM. Dinner will be catered by Nathan and Shelisa Lehmann and includes BBQ chicken, noodles, green beans, salad, bread, tea, and water. Tickets will be required for the meal only, not to attend the banquet, and will be on sale starting tomorrow through April 10. They can be purchased from Mr. Powers, Becca Raesz at the MS Office, Ashley Norton at the HS Office, or Amber Robinson at the Administration office for $12 a piece. You do not need to purchase a ticket for your HS band student. Their meal is provided. Cash or check is accepted. Checks should be made payable to Thorndale Band Boosters.
In addition, we are asking that parents donate a dessert for the banquet.
Please contact a Band Booster if you have any questions.
The Rockdale Chamber is having their Annual Banquet on April 27th at the New Salem Building in Fair Park starting at 6:30PM. This year the theme is Small Town America! Feel free to dress the part in red, white & blue! The Happy Hour begins at 6PM. Various community awards will be presented during the banquet. Nominations are now being accepted for those awards. Contact the Chamber to make a nomination. Table sponsorships are also being sought.
Tickets are now on sale for the Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department semi annual Fundraiser to be held on Saturday April 29th, Ticket price is $125 per Couple ( no one under 21) Mark your calendars and come join us and enjoy a Steak Dinner and have a good time. Tickets will be available at the Rosebud Feed and Grain or any member of the Rosebud VFD.
The annual Cameron Lions Club Radio Auction will be held May 1-3.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. May 4th will be Soap Making.
There will be a Community Farmers and Flea Market on Saturday, May 13th, from 8AM-2PM at Davilla Community Center. Sell all your old treasures or your garden veggies. Outside spots are $10 each and indoor spots are $20 each. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For info, call 254-721-2922 or 409-553-6866.
Friends Supporting Sam Berry will have a fundraiser for him on Saturday, May 13th, at the Venue at Railfan located at 101 East Main in Cameron. Sam was diganosed with Osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. He has undergone procedures but is also dealing with an infection and follow up surgeries and chemo. This fundraiser will kickoff with a meal at 5PM followed by a silent auction, live auction, and a performance by the South 77 Band. There will also be a bounce house, photo booth, and more. Burgers, chips, and a drink are $10. To go will be available. Proceeds go to cover his medical expenses.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. May 18th will be Garden Watering Systems.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. June 1st will be Cheese Making and Long Term Butter Storage.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. June 15th will be Water Collection and Storage.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. July 6th will be Crochet.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. August 3rd will be Quilting.
Davilla Community Center Cottage Classes continue the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30AM and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM. All classes are no charge. September 7th will be Home Egg Production and Storage.
The American Legion Carlyle Post #358 in Rockdale is starting a new program called Post 358 Cares. It will send care packages to all active-duty service members from Milam County. For this program to happen, they need to know who is currently serving from Milam County. If you have a son or daughter, niece, or nephew, or even friend or neighbor that is from Milam County and is on active duty, please contact the Post at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those that reach out must provide the name, rank, and mailing address of the active duty person. The Post is still working on funding and have been helped by a major grant from HEB grocers.
On Going Events
Hearts Homes and Hands is doing a cardio drumming class for seniors the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. It is free for them and it is held in the Methodist Fellowship hall. Hours are 2 to 4 pm they can come and go as they choose. ( stay for 15 min or hour as long as the choose ). Everything is provided the yoga balls and the drumsticks.
Book Buddies is back in action. Former members and new folks who love to read are invited. When: once a Month. . the 3rd Tuesday at 10 a.m.(June 22nd this Month)
Where: 1st Methodist Life Center(side door plz.) 208 W. 2nd St. Cameron, Texas 76520
Questions: Contact Trish: Sazzycaty2@gmail.
Or the office at 1st United Methodist Church: 254-697-4933
Coffee or tea and a light snack will be served please RSVP if possible.
Cameron Police Department has now started the year round Explorer program. This program is a career oriented learning for life and geared to help encourage interest in all career paths. This program helps students learn the life of a law enforcement officer, life saving techniques, and developmental skills. This program is open to anyone ages 14-20, no arrest history, good moral character, positive references, and must be able to attend meetings and trainings. For more information or to apply stop by the Cameron Police Department at 605 W. 4th St. or call 254-697-6574. Background check may be required and parent permission is required.
Rosebud Senior Center is open from 9AM to Noon, Monday-Friday. We have games (Bingo, Dominoes, Cards, etc.) each day. Box meals are served with a one-day notice. If you live in town and need transportation, please call us and we'll send someone to pick you up and return you to your home. Please call 254-583-4745 for more information.
Camp Gladiator training with Rachel Kirk goes on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at the Cameron Courthouse starting at 5AM. For more information Call 254-482-0385.
The Milam Regional Farmers Market will be held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in March through November from 9am to 1pm at The Yards of Cameron. There will be fresh produce, meat, eggs, bread and other baked goodies along with artisans, mushroom logs, crafts, woodworking and much more. Falls County Recycling will also be available to take recycled goods. For more information contact 254-697-4970.
There will be washer tournaments benefitting the American Cancer Society on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at Apache Pass in Rockdale. On the 2nd Sunday, bring your partner. On the 4th Sunday, draw for a partner. Tossing starts at 5:15PM with registration at 4:30PM. Cost is $20 per team, double elimination. Prizes will be awarded. For info, call 512-760-7194.
Fridays and Saturdays 7AM-Noon, there will be a Farmers Market at 2103 N. Travis in Cameron
Join the Cameron Library for Books to Grow On Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30AM.
The Cameron Volunteer Fire Department is now accepting applications for membership in the department. No prior fire service qualifications are needed. Applicants must be 18 years of age, no criminal history, have a drivers license, a vehicle to respond with, live within a few miles of Cameron, and most of all be able to repond to fires and attend meetings and drills each Monday. For more info, contact any firefighter or stop by the fire station, or call 697-4702.
The Yoemen Band Booster Club meets every 2nd Monday at 6PM in the Yoe High Band Hall which is next to the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The public is welcome. Memberships are also available for $10 per person. Upcoming meetings are Oct 10th, Nov 7th, Dec 12th, Jan 9th, Feb 13th, Mar 6th, Apr 10th, and May 8th.
Monthly Meetings of San Andres Masonic Lodge #170 AF&AM in Cameron, located at 106 West 6th Street, will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month. A meal is at 6:30PM, with the meeting to follow.
Defensive Driving/Ticket Dismissal classes are available the 2nd Saturday of every month in Milano from 8:30AM-3PM. For class dates, Text or call: 254-760-6110, or send an e-mail to: HarrisEdSvc@yahoo.com for more informatio. Pre-register is required. You can save up to 10% on your vehicle insurance by taking a class!
Every Thursday and 3rd saturday, Jimmie Maze and the Milano Playboys perform at Chriesman Community Center, from 7-9PM.
Milano Jamboree will be held the last Saturday of every month at 7PM in the Milano Senior Citizens Center.
Blessings From God Food Pantry distributes free food every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 8 am to 10 am. In case of an emergency, Call 254-455-0380. The Central Texas Food Bank truck is at the Yards of Cameron every 3rd Wednesday of every month for distribution.
Enrollment for GED classes is getting underway. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8PM. ESL classes will also be held. ESL classes will be Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6PM. Cost of the classes is free. If you would like to enroll or would like more info, contact Karen at 593-3011 or 593-2744.
Are you 55 years or older & in search of a job in the Cameron area? Put Experience Works to work helping you. We are a National non-profit organization that provides training and job placement services for older workers. We provide paid work experience through collaboration with community service agencies in the your area. Put your experience to work today by calling 1-800-460-8801 ext. 2003 TODAY!
Standards of Care will be at Bea's Kitchen, at 101 East Main Street, at 10:30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month for free blood sugar and blood pressure checks.
Crafting Galore will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 12:30-4PM roughly at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 111 N Travis in Cameron. This is a community group for all Handcrafters. If you're working on a project, competed 1 and want to share it, or just looking for ideas or instruction, this is the group for you. Use the side door and bring a small snack to share. Coffee and tea are available.