April 24-May 13
The Hispanic Samaritan Organization is holding its 20th Anniversary Raffle for the Imelda Villalon Memorial Scholarships. First prize is a Visa Card of $400, 2nd prize is a 3 day stay ay the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Galveston(use anytime except during holidays or special events), 3rd prize, $250 Gift Card, 4th is a $150-44Farms Family Pak, 5th & 6th prizes, $100 Visa Cards, 7th, $50 Visa Card. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing on May 13th, need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at Gloria's Hair Fashions, or from Mrs. Imelda Villalon, Linda Acosta, Juanes Restaurant, Los Comales, Taqueria Sanchez. Call Roy Martinez for information at 254-627-9032
SPJST Nursing and Rehab in Taylor is having a Masquerade Marketplace $5 jewelry and accessory sale from 10AM-5:30PM Friday, April 28th at the Social Events Center at 1810 Old Granger Road in Taylor. Credit and Debit cards will be accepted. Proceeds benefit Alzheimers Association.
Texas Czech Genealogical Society presents Tracking Ancestral Footprints: A Genealogy Research Workshop April 28-29 from 10AM-4PM at the Caldwell Civic Center. The workshop is open to anyone and no membership is required. Registration is $10 for 1 or both days. Lunch is on your own. For info, call 972-790-2848.
Cameron ISD's annual community Walk For Yoe Life will be saturday April 29th, from 9-11AM at the Cameron ISD Track. There will be a fun run to win prizes, inflatables for the kids, and the Milam County Health Department Standards Home Health and WIC will offer blood pressure readings and more. Cameron Police, Milam County Sheriff's Office and Cameron Fire Department will also be on hand.
The Temple Parks & Recreation has announced that hip hop musician Biz Markie, will perform on the CEFCO stage at the 12th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival on Saturday, April 29. Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of hip hop experience and a huge fan base.
Rockdale Fair Association will have a baked potato lunch. Pre sale tickets only $8 baked potato with all the trimmings and dessert will be included. The event starts at 11Am until 2PM at the concession stand in the livestock concession stand or call Penny Horelica for pickup in Cameron at the Cameron Fire Station at 254-652-3612
The Rockdale Downtown Association is hosting BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser at Rockdale Fire Department starting at 11AM Sunday, April 30th. Plates are $9 and include a half chicken, sides, drink, and dessert. Proceeds go toward support and resources for the downtown area. Tickets are available at the door until sold out. To get tickets or more information, call 512-639-9004.
There will be a benefit for Angela Gail Danek at 11AM Sunday, April 30th, at Moravian Hall in Georgetown. BBQ plates will be available from 11AM-1:30PM for $10 per plate. To-go and dine-in will be available. Desserts are $1 extra. A silent auction and live auction will also be held. T-shirts will be sold. The benefit is also accepting auction items and baked goods. To donate, call 254-760-4546, 512-863-5117, or 512-863-0090. Angela was diagnosed with breast cancer and proceeds will go toward her fight against cancer.
National day of prayer will be Thursday May 4th, CAMA will be having community prayer at the courthouse mall during the noon hour. Everyone is invited to come and pray For more information call, 254-482-0307
The Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, May 4th, at noon at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Cameron. Micah Holcombe, Milam County Extension Agent, will give a program on youth opportunities in the Milam County community over the summer. The public is invited to attend. Bring a food dish to share for the lunch at noon.
The 2017 Cameron Fun Fest and Cameron Police Department BBQ Shootout will be held May 5th and 6th at Ledbetter Park. BBQ cook off contestants have a chance to win over $5000 in cash and prizes. Other events scheduled include a concert, 5K run, carnival, arts & crafts, car show, kid fish, and horseshoe & washer tourneys. Plus Saturday night is a Party in the Park!
The Rockdale PTO Luau will be 10AM-3PM May 13th at Fair Park in Rockdale. Enjoy games for all ages, a magician, dunking booth, Elvis impersonator, cotton candy, popcorn, various vendors, food, BBQ, and a bounce house.
Central Counties Services Child & Adolescent Division will host the Second Annual Children's Mental Health Awareness 5K Fun Run/Walk at Miller Park in Temple from 9AM-Noon May 20th. The theme this year is Flight to Freedom. Activities include a butterfly release and booths with providers and resources from the community who serve children with mental health issues. There will also be fun games for kids. All activities to include the 5K are free.
Cameron VFW Post 2010 is raffling off a Craftsman 42" deck zero-turn riding mower on May 31st. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. You need not be present to win. Proceeds go to the VFW Post. For info or tickets, call 254-627-0179 or 254-295-6222.
The Rockdale Masonic Lodge presents their 1st annual Casino Night Fundraiser from 7-11PM Saturday, June 10th at the Rockdale VFW Banquet Hall. Tickets are $50 per person and only 240 tickets will be sold. Three prizes will be awarded, with the top prize $1500. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The casino will feature 33 games, including Hold'em, Black Jack, Roulette, and more. A silent auction will also be held. For info, call 512-484-1111 or 713-253-9600.
Relay For Life Milam County Hunting for a Cure will be November 4th from 3-10PM at Thorndale City Park and Pavilion. For info, call 800-227-2345 or go online to relayforlife.org/milamcotx
On Going Events
Karaoke will be held the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday every month at the Cameron VFW Post 2010. The Canteen will also be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 5PM to Midnight and Saturdays from 10:30AM to 1AM. Dart tourneys will be held every Wednesday and Domino and Pool tourneys will be on Saturdays.
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.
American Legion Riders are looking for Veterans that are motorcycle riders. The chapter will be out of Post 9 in Cameron. For info, call 254-605-0601
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 Cameron, Milano or Rockdale. 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! usa
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 will distribute food to citizens on the first and third tuesday of each month. The first Tuesday, hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the third Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
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.