The 8th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference will be September 15-16 in Bastrop. Join an exciting gathering of farmers, non-profits, and local food activists to get the latest on policies and regulations affecting farms and food producers. Keynote speaker is Jim Hightower. For info, or to register, go to www.farmandranchfreedom.org/farm-food-leadership-conference or call 512-537-2692
The Republican Women of Milam County are hosting a Rally in the Park on September 16th at the gazebo in Cameron City Park. The event kicks off at 6PM, with a program featuring Mark Collins as George Washington. There will also be hot dogs and more.
Bartlett comes to life September 19-20 with its annual Old Town Festival where there are activities for all ages. Start off Friday with Bartlett football hosting Holland, followed by a Chili Cook off. Saturday, the fun starts at City Hall with Ft. Hood's Color Guard raising the colors, followed by a parade. There will be a BBQ Cook off, sponsored walk, tractor pull, vendors, games, food, and much more. The night winds down with a street dance, featuring Mark Richey Band. For info, call (254)527-4461; (254)527-3371; or (254)527-4433
Come Dance the Night Away Featuring DJ Scott Leonard at the Cameron VFW Post 2010 on Saturday, September 20, 2014 !! . The music will begin at 9pm and Tickets are only $5.00!! All Proceeds go to Local Charities and our Youth Scholarships. The VFW is now open Tuesday - Sunday from 3pm - 9pm. VFW Post 2010 and the Ladies Auxiliary are proud to give back to our community with Great Music and Great Fun!!
There will be a Chili Supper & Auction at Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church in Thorndale on Saturday, September 27th. Supper is served at 5PM, with the auction to start at 7PM.
Get ready for the Annual Arts & Crafts Fair& Fun Run on Saturday, October 4th! The 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair is underway. Vendor registration forms are available and booths are already starting to sell at a steady pace. If you are interested in being a vendor you can get a registration form at the Chamber office at 102 E. First St. or online at www.cameron-tx.com. And donít forget, the 21st Annual Fun Run held in conjunction with the Arts & Crafts Fair. The Fun Runis held in Downtown Cameron and will begin at 8AM October 4th. Registration forms will be ready later this month. Proceeds from the Fun Run will be donated to the Milam County Crime Stoppers. For more information please contact 254.697.4979
Thorndale Masonic Lodge #978 will have their annual Fish Fry Fundraiser on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Thorndale Firemenís Hall, serving will begin at 11:00 am and will continue till sold out. Plates are $ 9.00. You can eat at the hall or get your plates to go. Everyone is invited to come out and support the local masonic lodge and get yourself a delicious plate of Fried Fish.
Desserts will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Thorndale Lodge Scholarship Fund.
The Milano Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have their annual Fall Garage Sale on October 9-11. Thursday and Friday hours are 8AM-5PM, with Saturday hours from 8AM-1PM. The sale will be at the new Milano Fire Department Building/Shelter at 305 E. Ave. C along TX36/US79. The building will be open October 2-3 to accept donations for the sale. For info, call 512-446-5110 or 979-224-0227,
El Camino Real Trade Days is coming up November 8th & 9th On the "El Camino Real de los Texas National Historic Trail". This is s Milam County based/non profit event set at Apache Pass. The event runs 9AM-6PM, rain or shine, with this year's theme: Tradin' on the Trail. There will be a big consignment auction and vendors are currently being sought. If you'd like to join the street team, email Michelle at email@example.com. All vendors should visit the website www.elcaminorealtradedays.com for information or get a vendor application. The event is sponsored by Rockdale Hotel Occupancy Tax, Apache Pass, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Thorndale Chamber of Commerce & Cameron Chamber of Commerce.
On Going Events
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 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 or $20 per family. With a membership you will receive a yard sign to show your support the Yoe Band.
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
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 254-275-9954, or send an e-mail to: HarrisEdSvc@yahoo.com for more information. Pre-register is required. You can save up to 10% on your vehicle insurance by taking a class! usa
A Farmer's Market will be held on Tuesdays @ the Busy Bea parking lot from 9AM-1PM. Any local growers invited to participate on Tuesdays. Call Becky for info - 446-7774 or 760-0074
1st and 3rd Saturdays senior citizens Milano Playboys free music in Christman between Milano and Caldwell.
Every Thursday and 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.
Adult ESL classes have resumed at Ben Milam Elementary. Classes are taught on Monday and Wednesday evening from 4:30-6:00. Please come to improve your English speaking and writing skills.
Cameron ISD is asking citizens over 65 years old that dont have a Senior Yoeman Club Card and want one, call 697-3512 to make arrangements for taking their picture and obtaining a card. The Senior Yoeman Card will allow you to come to any Cameron ISD sponsored extra-curricular event free of charge. For questions or information, call 697-3512.
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.
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