Wednesday, may 8

Sports Banquet To Honor Athletes

The 2018-2019 El Campo High School All-Sports Banquet will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at El Campo Civic Center, 2350 N. Mechanic. The cost is $10 per person.

American Legion Holds Meeting

American Legion will hold its executive meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at the American Legion Hall located on Hwy. 71 south of town.

Thursday, may 9

Lost Lagoon Hosts Chamber Blender

El Campo Lost Lagoon is hosting a Chamber Blender celebrating its opening 4:30 - 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at 665 CR 451. Event is open to the public.

Garden Club Holds Meeting

The Wharton Garden Club, including members from other towns in the county, will meet 9 - 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9 at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church (parish hall), 207 Bob-o-Link Lane in Wharton. Brunch refreshments are provided. Master gardener Patti Daniel will present the program Season in Review. Visitors are welcome. Membership is $10 per year.

Lobby Sales at ECMH

Collective Goods will be hosting a sale in the lobby at El Campo Memorial Hospital, 303 Sandy Corner Road, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Ruth’s Flowers and Gifts will sell 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 10. Proceeds benefit the Sunshine Ladies.

saturday, may 11

Help Feed Families

Bag healthy nonperishable food items and place by your mailbox Saturday, May 11 for your letter carrier to pick up and deliver to food banks and pantries in your community. You may also drop donations off at the El Campo Post Office, 110 S. Mechanic. Find more information visit www.stampouthungerfooddrive.us.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Enchilada Plate Sale Held

New Life Assembly of God, 707 Earl, will be having an enchilada plate sale 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Plates are $10 and can be delivered with orders of five plates or more. Contact Dora Guel at 541-7118 to place orders.

Wharton County Democrats Monthly Meeting

The Wharton County Democrats will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Lupe’s Mexican Cafe, 1031 Main (Hwy 90), East Bernard.

saturday, May 18

Movies In The Park

See Transylvania 3 at Alamo Park Saturday, May 18. Concession stand opens at 7 p.m. Movie starts at 7:45 p.m. Suitable for family audience. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Ongoing

2019-2020 School Registration Now Open

Myatt Elementary, 501 W. Webb, 2019-2020 school registration for new Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will be 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, May 24. Pre-Kindergarten students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019. Parents or legal guardians need to bring original birth certificate, shot record, social security card, photo ID (parents) and proof of residency. Pre-Kindergarten students will need to bring income records for the last 30 days for household or SNAP letter to qualify. All immunizations (shots) must have been completed before students can enter school for the first time. For questions call Myatt Elementary at 543-7514.

Students Can Test Out Of Classes

El Campo students can obtain credit in a course or grade level via “Credit by Examination” without prior instruction in the course(s) being tested. A student in Grades 6-12 can attempt to test out of a class. Tests will be given in Victoria through Region 3 Education Service Center on Wednesday, June 19; Thursday, June 20, Friday; June 21, Wednesday, July 10; Thursday, July 11 and Friday; July 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Applications at El Campo High School Counselors’ Office, 600 W. Norris. Deadline is May 17. There are no fees. For information, call Robin Crowell at 543-6341 or Dolores A. Treviño at 543-8255.

Red Wave Registration Open

The 2019 Red Wave Summer Registration is open until Friday, May 31. Register online at www.elcamporedwave.com under the registration tab.

Registration Open For Bowling Tournament

El Campo Youth Bowling League presents bowling tournaments Saturday, June 1. Adult/child tournament includes three games, $25 before May 10, $30 after May 10. Those 5-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-17 years (as of May 1) may enter. Doubles tournament registration is at 1 p.m. and is $50 per team. The tournament starts at 2 p.m. There will be cash prizes. Forms may be picked up at EC Bowling Center or ecbowl.com The Bowling Center supports the Youth Bowling League and out-of-town tournaments. For information, call 541-9404 or 541-7067.

Free Services Offered

The Mainstream Connection, a non-profit, offers pantry assistance, counseling, immigration cases, waivers, translations, evaluations, reference and hardship letters, residency and citizenship applications/renewals, notary services and DACA applications/renewals. Call 832-831-1688.

Heritage Center Offers Exercise, Bingo

The Heritage Center, 803 Fahrenthold, a non-profit organization, is open to men and women 50 and older for a fee. The center, open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., offers use of exercise machines, “Silver Sneakers” chair exercise sessions for those 63 years and older, pool table, dominoes, lending library, lap top computers, games, bingo and opportunities to volunteer. Covered dish luncheons are held once a month.

Free Legal Services Offered

Texas Legal Services Center is a nonprofit legal aid in the El Campo Branch of the Wharton County Library. The clinic is every third Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit www.tlsc.org/familylawclinics to register in advance.

Manna Meals Offers Food, Fellowship

Manna Meals is offered at no cost every Monday and Thursday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Meals are prepared then served by local congregations at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth Streets in El Campo). For more information on this dine-in for all program, please call 505-9362 or mannamealsec@gmail.com.

Have Questions About Medicare?

State Health Insurance Assistance Program Counselor Alex Rischan will be at the El Campo Branch Library every third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to offer advice and aid in making sense of Medicare. One-on-one counseling will be given at no cost to you.

Pilgrim Rest Distributes Commodities

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Labor of Love, 810 Palacios, distributes commodities at 7 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 541-7493.

Free English Classes At The Library

Classes de ingles gratis para personas que estan comenzando a aprender y practicar ingles. El enfoque sera en el desarrollo del vocabulario, construccion de oraciones y conversacion oral. Cada Sabado a las, 10 a.m. La Biblioteca de El Campo 200 W. Church. Free English classes for individuals who are beginning to learn and practice the English language. Focus will be on vocabulary development, sentence construction and oral conversation. Meet Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the El Campo Branch Library.

Library Books For Sale

All branches of the Wharton County Library System have started updating their children’s collections. Most books that are removed from the collection are given to our Friends of the Library Bookstore, which sells them for 10 cents to the public. The bookstore is located at the Main Library in Wharton, and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They sell children’s books, as well as adult hardback and paperbacks.

CASA Seeks Volunteers

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is looking for volunteers ready to assist children in the El Campo area. Contact Judy Peter for more information at 578-1600 or visit https://casa-mw.org/

Bingo Held At American Legion

American Legion Post 251 hosts bingo games every Friday with doors opening at 5 p.m., card sales at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. Snack bar will be open.

Library Introduces New Program

The El Campo Branch Library is starting a new reading group which is free and open to everyone. Short stories will be read and discussed in Spanish. The discussion group will meet the second Saturday of each month at 9:15 a.m. in the El Campo Branch Library’s Mayor’s Room. If you are learning Spanish and need the practice or if you speak Spanish fluently and like to read, this group is for you. For information, call 979-543-2362. La Libreria de El Campo está comenzando un nuevo grupo de lectura para personas que hablan español / leen. Leerás un cuento en español y La discusión será en español. Todos están invitados a participar. Si estás aprendiendo español y necesitas la práctica o si hablas español con fluidez y te gusta leer, este grupo es para ti. El grupo utilizará los recursos de la biblioteca sin costo para el lector. El grupo de lectura se reunirá el segundo sábado de cada mes a las 9:15 am en la Sala de la Alcaldía de la Libreria de El Campo. Llame al 979-543-2362 para preguntas o información.

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