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Inspire a love of reading! Enroll your child in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and get a FREE BOOK every month until their 5th birthday. Visit imaginationlibrary.com for more information, or call the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 903-874-3781. The church is located at 312 N. 13th Street.

Food Giveaway every Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm at Church Of Hope, 3308 N. Beaton. No registration required, just drive up and get free food.

Wednesday, March 29 - "Healthy You" from 11:30 am to 1 pm at MLK Center, 114 E. 6th Ave., Corsicana. Topics will include healthier food options & substitutions and healthier meal planning. Speaker: Suzanne Plyer. Visit www.corsicana.org/events to register. Presented by the Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, March 30 - 175th Art Alley Mural Unveiling at 5:30 pm at 112 W 6th Ave. The Navarro Council of the Arts will unveil five new murals in Art Alley, including a 175th celebratory mural. Food trucks will be open starting at 5:30 pm with the unveiling taking place at 6 pm. There will also be a special ceremony where Corsicana will receive its "Music Friendly" designation from the Texas Music Office from the Office of the Governor. In conjunction with the event, the Corsicana Palace Theare presents Ruthie Foster in concert at 7:30 pm. For tickets to Ruthie Foster: www.corsicanapalace.com

Friday, March 31 - Navarro Victims Center is hosting a Spring Fling at the IOOF Center, 601 N 45th St., beginning at 6:30 pm. There will be a dinner, a raffle, prizes, and a silent auction. They are accepting donations at their office as well, 202 N Beaton St, Corsicana. Tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40. For more information, call 903-602-5221.

Saturday, April 1 - One Mile Bulldog Run from 10 am to 12 pm at IOOF Park on 45th Street. All ages are welcome. Sign up at ucfwesleyatnavarro.org.

Saturday, April 1 - Easter in the Park from 11 am to 4 pm in Dawson Community Park, presented by Dawg Days of Dawson. Enjoy Easter egg hunts for multiple age groups, a Free to Enter Car Show, Cookie Decorating, Vendor Market, Food Trucks, and more. All are welcome.

Saturday, April 1 - 8th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Bunert Park, 1801 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., from 12 to 3 pm. Presented by Changing Navarro County. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 6 - Easter Hop for kids of all ages from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Come to downtown Corsicana for fun games, prizes, the Easter Bunny, pictures in Pocket Park, and more! Please bring your Easter baskets. The Easter Egg Hunt for ages 4 & under starts at 4:30, 5-7 years at 4:40, 8-10 years at 4:50. Presented by City of Corsicana Main Street and Parks Department. For more information, call the Parks Office at 903-654-4874.

Saturday, April 8 - 175 Minutes of Music at 211 N Beaton St., beginning at 3 pm. Cassaro Wines and Tasting Room joins Corsicana's year-long 175th Birthday Celebration with a special live performance in the outdoor courtyard. Wine and appetizer specials, street dancing to two bands, and a special introductory performer.

Tuesday, April 11 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting in Waxahachie at the Asian King Buffet at 507 N. Hwy 77, Suite 950, in the Northgate Plaza Shopping Center, across Hwy 77 from Whataburger, from 11 am until 1 pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth, Supt. of Waxahachie ISD, who will discuss the current bond issue. NARFE Chapter 1191 has members from Ellis, Navarro and surrounding counties. Members, guests, and all who are part of our federal active and retired family are invited. For membership information contact 972-878-6225.

Saturday, April 22 - Texas Veterans Parade at 10 am in downtown Corsicana. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Saturday, April 22 - Harmony Christian Ministries, 1816 W. 2nd Ave., will hold a BBQ, Auction, and Raffle at 12 pm, benefitting the Storm Damage Fund. For more information, call Betty Rousey at 903-654-3399.

Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30 - Derrick Days, celebrating Corsicana's oil heritage, from Friday at 7 pm until Sunday at 7 pm. There will be a Chili Cookoff, a marketplace, a car show, food and beverages, kids activity, pet adoption, live music, and lots more.

Sunday, June 11 - Lane Brown Car and Bike Show at the I.O.O.F. Center, 601 N 45th St, Corsicana, from 11 am to 3 pm. Sign-ups begin at 10 am. Car Show from 11 am to 2 pm, awards presented at 2 pm. Bike Show from 11 am to 3 pm, awards presented at 3 pm. BBQ plates will be for sale. BYOB. All proceeds go to the Lane Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 903-875-1752.

Saturday, September 30 - Corsicana AirSho. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Saturday, October 14 - The Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Monday, October 23 - Corsicana Solar Eclipse Kickoff from 7 to 9 pm. Join Fred Espenak, a retired NASA astrophysicist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, as he takes the stage to talk about the Total Solar Eclipse. Also known as "Mr. Eclipse", he worked with infrared spectrometers to probe the atmospheres of the planets and is known for his work predicting and observing solar eclipses. For more information, please visit: https://www.corsicanaeclipse.com


Ongoing events:

Church of Hope, 3308 North Beaton, hosts a Food Giveaway every Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm. Everyone is welcome.

RED is more than just a color on Fridays. In fact, it stands for "Remember Everyone Deployed", meaning the color red is a reminder for you to take the time every Friday to remember our troops. Please support our military servicemen by wearing a red shirt on Fridays!

Please place a frozen bottle of water in your mailbox for your mail delivery person on hot days. Those little white trucks they drive have no air conditioning and get very hot. Please help keep them hydrated!

Volunteer Fire Departments are always in need of bottled water. Please donate some if you can. Also, if you have a refrigerator you don't need, please consider donating it to your local Volunteer Fire Department. They can use it!

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to our senior neighbors, stop and enjoy a short friendly visit, and observe to ensure the senior is doing well. Most routes take less than an hour. You choose how often you volunteer: once a week, a month, or just on occasion. You'll need your own transportation, a valid drivers license, car insurance, a working mobile phone, and pass a background check. Call Jessica at 972-268-3851 or complete an application online at mownct.org/volunteer to sign up today!

Food Truck Friday is held on the first Friday of every month from April through September. Food and drink vendors from all over converge on downtown Corsicana. Live music, games, and of course, food trucks will be in the city parking lot behind Brick Streets Brewery, 224 E. 5th Ave., from 6-9 pm. This fun, family event is sponsored by Corsicana Main Street.

Mimosas at the Market is held from 10 am to 3 pm the second Saturday of each month. This event attracts locals and tourists from all over Texas to stroll our historic streets, sip on refreshing complimentary mimosas, and enjoy downtown shopping for everyone. For more information, call the Corsicana Main Street office at 903-654-4850.

The Corsicana-Navarro County Public Health Department is offering free COVID testing and vaccines Monday through Friday from 8-12 and from 1-4 at 618 N Main Street in Corsicana. For more information, call 903-874-6731.

The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Ave., offers an exercise class every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Fred Biltz at 903-654-4980.

HOPE TO GO FOOD PANTRY, a partner agency of the North Texas Food Bank, is now in operation. Navarro County residents may receive free food in emergency situations without qualifying based on income. The office is open from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Thursday at Mildred Baptist Church at 5502 S. Hwy 287, directly across from the Mildred schools. Regular Distribution schedule: First and Third weeks of the month, Tuesday: 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 11:30 am. Contact information: hopetogo@discovermildred.org or 903-303-2402.

The Northside Baptist Church Care Center, 2900 N. Beaton, invites those who are hungry and in need of assistance to come by for help. They are open Monday and Wednesday 9-3 and Friday 9-12.

Compassion Corsicana is located at 517 N Commerce Street, across from Salvation Army. They offer nutritious food to residents who meet the income requirements. They partner with the North Texas Food Bank and several local stores and community members to provide nutritious food for those in need. Residents may visit the pantry once per month for groceries, and weekly for produce. All you need is an ID or bill showing you live in Navarro Co. They are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm (closed from 12 to 1 pm), and on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, call (903) 874-4971.

The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton, Corsicana, holds member meetings on the 2nd Mondays at 5:30 pm. Honorably discharged Vets are invited to attend and join.

The Humane Society of Navarro County offers low cost dog and cat spaying/neutering available to residents of Navarro County. They're open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, call 903-875-1060, email thehsnc@gmail.com, or visit www.thehsnc.org.

The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Avenue, offers free exercise classes every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30. For more information, call Fred Biltz at 903-654-4980.

The Dawson Food Pantry needs donations, both non perishable food and monetary. They are open the 3rd Friday of the month from 9-12. Donations are being accepted at the following locations: Brookdale Assisted Living, 3329 W. 7th Ave., Corsicana; Country Meadows Nursing & Rehab, 3301 W. Park Row, Corsicana; and the Dawson Housing Authority, 210 N. Circle Dr., Dawson. For more information, call Alicia Rogers 903-519-1044, Alma Espinoza 903-467-8114, or Kelly Bell 903-872-8400.

If you have an unserviceable US, state, M.I.A., or military flag, bring it to the American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St. If the post is closed, you can place the flag in a plastic bag and hang it on the front door. After 2 pm daily, bring it inside. If you can not afford a new US flag, the American Legion will replace your unserviceable US flag with a new US Flag. They only can only exchange the US flag, but can accept any unserviceable flag for proper retirement. For more information, call the Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm daily.

Honor Flight DFW is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is committed to flying veterans, at no cost to the veteran, round trip to Washington, DC with a one night stay, to see the WW II Memorial and other monuments in the Washington area. They will fly any veteran of a War era since WW II, but priority is for WW II and terminally ill veterans. They have a "guardian" assigned to each veteran to assist him or her during the trip and a volunteer medical staff for each flight. Honor Flight DFW pays for the cost for the veteran and all others pay their own expenses. For more information about this organization and flight schedules, visit www.honorflightdfw.org. This is one way for us to honor our veterans while we still have them around.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for a felony crime. Call Crime Stoppers tip line (903) 874-TIPS (8477) with the information. You do not have to give your name. You will be given a number and that is the only way Crime Stoppers can identify you.

Angus Crime Watch meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Angus Government Center.

Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Group will meet at FBC Eureka at 8718 S Hwy 287 Eureka Tx the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The purpose of this group is to provide support, and encouragement, as well as offer helpful and informative information with occasional speakers coming in. Please let us know if you will need to bring children with you so our child care volunteer can be prepared. Contact Sister Marsha Jones for more information at 903-875-9706 (leave a message if no answer). Anyone in the Navarro county area is welcome to attend these meetings. We are looking forward to getting to know each of you.

The Corsicana Animal Shelter is in need of dog food, such as Pedigree (adult and small breed), Kibbles N Bits Original Flavor (adult and small breed, small bites), and Purina Smart Blend dog food. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during regular operating hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12 to 6 pm, and on Saturdays from 12 until 4 pm.

Prom Princess Ministries need your purses, dresses, shoes, jewelry, etc. for young ladies whose families can't afford them. Open 11 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays by appointment. Please drop off at 110 W. 6th St., Corsicana, or call 903 875 9060.

Oak Valley Crime Watch meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Town Hall. Dinner is served. You're asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

Griefshare Support Group meets every Tuesday from 6-8 in the Fellowship House at Northside Baptist Church. More info: Thelma at 903-875-8944.


Have an old cell phone or phones cluttering up their home? The Angels of Corsicana Troop Support has the answer. Just bring those old phones by their office on Bus. 45 across from the old hat factory any morning from 9-11 M-F or drop them off at Corley Funeral Home. The phones will be bundled and forwarded them to a company that refurbishes them and sends then to the troops to use.

Red Shirt Fridays are taking hold across America to support our military! VVA Chapter 1009 Navarro Rifles are announcing a campaign to get everyone involved. Red Shirt Friday T Shirts are on sale for $15 each. Please show your support by wearing red every Friday until all of our troops come home. More info: Steven 903-229-1801.


Important Phone Numbers:
For EMERGENCIES, Fire, Police, Ambulance - 911
Corsicana Police Department - 903-654-4902
Corsicana Fire Department - 903-654-4956
Navarro County Sheriff - 903-654-3001
Navarro County Emergency Management - 903-875-3315
Navarro Regional Hospital - 903-654-6800
Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber Of Commerce - 903-874-4731
City Of Kerens - 903-396-2971
Corsicana Public Library - 903-654-4810
City Of Corsicana - 903-654-4800
Animal Shelter 903-875-1060
Eating Disorders Hotline - 800-931-2237
Drug Abuse/Mental Health Info - 800-729-6686
Alcoholice Anonymous - 800-467-8019
Adult and Child Health Helpline - 800-462-6122
Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - 866-331-9474
Teen Pregnancy Helpline - 866-850-4250
National Runaway Hotline - 1-800-621-4000
Adult and Child Abuse Hotline - 800-752-6200
National Child Abuse Hotline - 1-800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE
Center For Missing And Exploited Children - 1-800-843-5678
Texas Poison Center - 800-222-1222
National Substance Abuse Helpline - 1-800-662-4357
Suicide Prevention Center - 800-273-TALK