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Keep Whitehouse Beautiful to meet

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful meets at noon on Monday, Feb. 12, at City Council Chambers.  The public is welcome to attend and volunteers are needed. KWB works with community members to make Whitehouse a more pleasing place to live through litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction. Please join us for some meaningful fun.

Cherokee Co. Genealogical Society to meet

The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in Jacksonville. The program will be presented by long time 1st UMC Associate Pastor Barbara Hugghins on “Some History of Photography in Jacksonville, Texas.” The meeting will be followed by light pot luck refreshments provided by CCGS members.  Regular CCGS meetings are held the second Monday evening of the months September through May unless otherwise announced.

Wildcat Extension Education club to meet

The Wildcat Extension Education Club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the meeting room at the Regions Bank, 1125 Hwy. 110, Whitehouse. Our program for the month will be “Fantastic Five” - using what is already available for household cleaning. Sherry Smith, Club President, will present the program. For more information, contact Elaine Jackson at 903-839-4853.

National Weather Service gives classes

The Tyler Amateur Radio Club (TARC) and the East Texas Emergency Communication Service (ETECS) will host a National Weather Service (NWS) spotter training session on their Skywarn program. Basic and advance spotter classes will be given at the session beginning promptly at 6 p.m. and concluding at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Shiloh Road Church of Christ. The church is located at 1801 Shiloh Road at the corner of Paluxy Drive in Tyler. Anyone interested in being a storm spotter is invited. The training is free. The website for TARC is www.tylerarc.org.

Tyler Aggie Moms to meet

The Tyler Aggie Moms will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Pollard UMC located at 3030 New Copeland Road in Tyler.  Refreshments will be served.  Two female police officers from the Texas A&M University Police Department will share self defense tips and techniques that will be informative for our members as well as their students.  All are welcome to attend.  For further information, contact Rebecca Mohr 903-312-2466 or email tyleraggiemoms@gmail.com.

Recycle-Recycle-Recycle

Republic Services in Whitehouse picks up recycling on Wednesday. Recyclable items include paper, newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and tin cans. Troup has a self-service recycling receptacle. The Allied Waste Recycling bin is located at the corner of W. Bradford and N. Georgia.

Jam session and sing along

Jam session and sing along runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. each Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Acoustic instruments only. Music includes Country, Bluegrass and Gospel. TASCA members are free. Guests are $1 each. TASCA is located at 10495 CR 2167 (Jim Russell Rd), in Whitehouse. 

American Legion weekly events

American Legion in Troup at 301 Magnolia has pool tournaments beginning at 7 p.m. each Wednesday night. 

Senior Activities

The Tyler Area Senor Citizens Association is open to the public, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. TASCA’s schedule includes the following events: 

Thursday, Feb. 8: Pinochle, 9 a.m.; Line dance, 9 a.m., 42 group, 12 p.m.; Hand and Foot, 12:30 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30; Beginner bridge, 1 p.m., Open Mic, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 9: Coffee social group; 9:30 a.m., Fitness exercise with Certified Instructor for Older Adults, 9:30 a.m.; Practice bridge, 12:00 p.m.; Sing along/jamming, 1:30 p.m. 

Monday, Feb. 12: Coffee social group, 9:30 a.m.; 42 group, 12 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.; Beginner Bridge, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: “84” group, 8:45 a.m.; Ballroom dance lessons, 11 a.m.; Potluck luncheon, 11:30; Joker and Hand & Foot, 12:30 p.m.; Bridge, 12:00 p.m. Mexican train, 5:45 p.m.; Ballroom dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Feb.14: Fitness exercise with Certified Instructor for Older Adults, 9:30 a.m.; 42 group, 9:30 a.m.; Writing workshop, 12 p.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m. 

The TASCA activity center is located at 10495 CR 2167 in Whitehouse. For more information on TASCA events or activities call (903) 871-3217 or email info@tasca.org.

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