Mark your calendar now for the Yoe High School Senior Scholarship Night on Monday, May 23rd. The reception will begin at 6:30PM with the ceremony to begin at 7PM.
There will be a food handlers class presented by the AgriLife at the Chamber of Commerce Conference room. The next class will begin on May 25th starting at 1PM until 3PM. This class is accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services it is required for all food service employees to ensure food is served safely at your establishment. Space is limited so please call and reserve your spot. You may call Micah Holcombe at 254-697-7045.Cost of the class is $20 per person. Other class dates are as followed: June 30, July 19, August 30, September 8, 2016.
The annual Memorial Day program in Cameron will be at 10AM on Memorial Day on the Courthouse Square. KMIL will broadcast that program.
May 31-June 5
Join Sparky Thomason and the Community in Concert Band for the 2nd Annual Community Band Camp. Even if you haven't played in years, you are invited to dust off your instruments and head to the Kay Theater. Rehearsal schedule is May 31st through June 2nd from 6:30-8:30PM each night. A concert will wrap up the series at 3PM on June 5th at the Kay. For questions or info, call 512-446-3884.
Cameron ISD will begin the annual Summer Food Program, starting June 1st and ending on June 30th. All children age 18 years and younger will be able to eat free from 11AM until 12:30PM in the Cameron Elementary Cafeteria.
The 29th Annual Buckholts Cotton Festival will be held June 3rd and 4th. On Friday, the BBQ cookoff kicks off with 2 jackpot categories of Exotics and Margaritas. A DJ will provide entertainment. On Saturday, events start with a parade at 9:30AM. A live DJ will provide entertainment during the day. The BBQ cookoff will continue with judging of brisket, ribs, chicken, and beans. There will also be a volleyball tourney, washer tourney, bounce house, arts and crafts, souvenirs, baked goods, and food booths.
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
Cameron Area Thrift Shop is having a "Clean Up" Day on Saturday Morning June the 4th. Volunteers are need to help move shelfs and clean. Groups and individuals are to show up at 8:30 am at the Thrift Shop, 300 South Houston in Cameron. For more info go by the Thrift Shop or call 254 482 0307.
The next meeting of the ALCOA Retirees of Rockdale will be Thursday, June 9th at the ALCOA Lake Training Center. Set up starts at 4PM, doors open at 5PM, and a meeting will be held about 6PM. Dessert group is last names N-Z. There is no silent auction or gift exchange.
The Blackwood Singers will be in concert on Friday, June 24th at 8PM in the Milano Civic Center. Adults are $10 and kids are $5. For tickets or info, call 512-455-9232.
The 26th Annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff will be June 24-26, rain or shine. The Fireman's Softball Tourney will be held each day at the City Park ball fields. On June 24th, there will be a fireworks show at 9:30PM and a dance under the pavilion from 8PM-Midnight. Come back June 25th for arts, crafts, and food booths, washer pitching, horseshoe pitching, a 42 tourney, turkey and dressing dinner, and more fireworks. BBQ winners will also be announced. For info, call 512-269-3598, 512-760-0669, or 512-228-0249
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation present their Central Texas Big Game Banquet on Saturday, June 25th at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Doors open at 5PM. This event begins with a social, games, silent auction, and raffles followed by dinner, introductions and welcome, and then on to the main event: a live auction and prizes. Event proceeds benefit elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. For tickets or info, call 254-744-9673 or 254-760-5052 or visit www.RMEF.org
Members of the Milam Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise on June 25th and 26th, starting at 1PM at 303 San Jacinto Dr. in Rockdale. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is opened to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For more information about Field Day, contact Leroy Swift – at firstname.lastname@example.org - or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio
The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will present the 1st Annual Buckin' Bulls & BBQ Cook-off July 22-23 at Fair Park. This weekend event will be an action packed fundraiser to promote Rockdale with many exciting events scheduled. There will be a two-day BBQ Cook-off competition, Saturday evening concert by Texas Country Music Chart sensation Natalie Rose and an action packed sanctioned Bull Riding competition featuring PRCA award winning Barrel Man Joey “Hashbrown” Hacket with over 30 Bull Riders! In addition, there will be a mechanical bull to try out your bull riding skills, a children’s play area, tons of vendors – both food and arts & crafts and much more!!
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.