Yoe High Leo Club is seeking monetary donations for Playtatious Taylor-Gossett. She is a Yoe High senior that was severely burned in March requiring skin grafts. Currently she is homebound requiring daily medical treatment with weekly visits to Dallas Parkland Burn Unit. Donations will help with medical and transportation cost for Playtatious. Donations can be made at the Yoe High Kiosk.
The annual Cameron FunFest and Cameron PD BBQ Shootout will be April 29th and 30th at Wilson-Ledbetter Park. Events scheduled include the BBQ cookoff, pet parade, washer tourney, horseshoe tourney, bounce house, arts & crafts, and food & drink booths. Back this year is the FREE kidfish with the help of Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens. On Saturday at 9PM, catch a free live performance by the Vegas Stars. New this year is also a 5K Beer and Brat Trot. Kids start at 8AM for their own 1K, with the adults starting at 8:30AM. 5K registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids. Food and drinks will be provided to run/walk participants. For info, call 254-718-7052
There will be a benefit for Emma Leigh Vaca, an 18-month-old girl who suffers from a rare aggresive cancer of the eye, on April 30th at the Belton VFW Post 4008. At Noon, they will be selling BBQ plates for $8. A live auction kicks off at 1PM. Other ways to assist include making a donation to the auction, providing baked goods, help cleaning up, or serving food. Proceeds will go toward surgery and treatment and other medical needs. For info, call 254-290-5064, 254-541-1030, or 254-760-9243.
Cameron Car Club will host its 8th annual car show on April 30th at the Milam County Courthouse square. Registration is 9AM-Noon. The cost to enter is $20. There will also be a silent auction.
The Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, May 5th at noon at the First United Methodist Family Life Center. The program will be presented by Chris Wilson from the Cameron Public Library who will give information about the library – past, present and future. The public is invited to attend. Bring a food dish to share for the lunch at noon. The Lunch Bunch will then take a summer break and will meet again in September.
Children’s Mental Health Awareness week is May 1-7, 2016. Throughout the week there will be ongoing events nationwide to increase efforts to educate the nation about the importance of prevention and early identification of mental health challenges in children. Central Counties Services Child & Adolescent Services are proud to host our very own Children’s Mental Health Awareness 5K Fun Run/Walk. The event will take place at Pepper Creek Trail in Temple. We will be inviting the public within our five-county catchment area of Bell, Milam, Lampasas, Coryell, and Hamilton to attend. The event will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9 AM to noon. We will have booths set up with providers from within the community whom serve children with mental health issues. There will also be fun activities for kids. The fun run/walk and all activities are free for anyone that attends.
Rockdale Uncorked, a wine tasting and silent auction, sponsored by Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, May 14th, from 3-7PM at the Patterson Center in Rockdale. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. A wine glass is included in the ticket price. There will be multiple wineries in attendance and wine will also be available for purchase. A raffle for a 28-bottle wine cooler will also be held. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Need not be present to win. Get tickets at Big Boys BBQ, Farmers Insurance, Gattis Pizza, Lone Star Guns & Goods, Mr. Liquor, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Rockdale Signs, and State Farm Insurance.
There will be a Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Saturday, May 14th at Hoelscher Field in Rosebud. Entry fee is $150 per team, with the deadline to enter May 12th. Teams are 10 players each and will compete in double elimination brackets. For info, call 254-721-9658, 254-931-0579, or 254-252-2224
Cameron VFW Post 2010 will host a 10-gun Raffle on May 21st at the VFW Hall in Cameron. Only 500 tickets will be sold. One ticket will be drawn every 30 minutes, with first ticket drawn at 7PM. Winning tickets will also be added back to the pot for each drawing. One ticket will get you a meal at 6PM, a chance to win a gun, and a dance at 8PM. Proceeds will go to the local veteran relief fund and to the VFW Post. Tickets are $30 each. Get your tickets by calling 697-2078, 627-0179, or 295-6222. You can also get tickets through any Cameron VFW member.
Hillsboro's Historic Bond's Alley Art Festival is returning on June 4th & 5th to showcase some of the best Artists from across the state. George Boutwell, Official State Artist of Texas in 2006, will be the Featured Artist the festival's 42nd year. The show kicks off at 10AM Saturday and at Noon on Sunday. In addition to Boutwell, various artists and vendors will be set up inside of Bond's Alley and Gould Street. New this year is the Hillsboro Star Talent Competition, beginning at 6PM Saturday on the music sage behind the Public Library. The competition is open to anyone. For information, questions, or vendor/artist/food booth forms, visit hillsboromainstreet.org
Kristi's Krusaders will be holding their Pre-Ride Run Benefiting The National Multiple Sclerosis Society on June 4th at Nat's in Milano. They will have a Fish Fry and plates will be sold from Noon until sold out for $10. There is NO RIDE FEE but donations will be accepted. First Bike out will be at 12:30PM with Last Bike in at 5:30PM. Following the ride will be a 50/50 drawing and a LIVE AUCTION. All Bikes, Trikes, Cars and Trucks welcome. For info, call 512-760-0143 or 512-540-2561
On Going Events
Karaoke 1st and 3rd Friday every month at the Cameron VFW Post 2010
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 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 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
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.