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Events for Dec. 3 – 10, 2017

ELF SCAVENGER HUNT

December 2017 – all month

https://www.facebook.com/events/1910000655994453/

Grab a scavenger hunt card from the Nacogdoches Visitors Center, or any of the other 30+ participating locations, and be sure to fill it out when you go out to shop, eat and scout for the magical elves that will be watching over Nacogdoches this Christmas. After finding all of your elves, take your scavenger hunt card to Party N’ Things to enter for a chance to win gift certificates for their amazing toys! $100, $75, and $50 gift cards will be provided. For more information, call Nacogdoches Main Street at (936) 559-2573.

HEALING CENTER 15TH ANNIVERSARY

December 3, 2017 (Sunday)

6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

(The Healing Center)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1175239655953430/

 Join Isaiah 61 One as we celebrate 15 years of ministry at the East Texas Healing Center!

The band will do a full worship set along with all the other festivities!

There are rumors of tacos!

WRITING CONTEST

December 3, 2017 (Sunday)

Now – until Dec. 31, 2017

(online)

https://www.facebook.com/BigThicketBooks/

 

Write a piece of Loop Poetry and you may win a prize!

See details at the BTB page.

 

HOUR OF CODE

December 4, 2017 (Monday)

4:30 p.m. – until Dec. 8th at 5:30 p.m.

(Library)

https://www.facebook.com/events/144290439629087/

The Hour of Code is a global movement introducing tens of millions of students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered. Drop in any day between December 4th and 8th at 4:30pm to try a fun, hands-on coding activity and get inspired! All ages. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a parent.

THEOLOGY ON TAP

December 5, 2017 (Tuesday)

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

(Front Porch Distillery)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1643155759083447/

Theology on Tap meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Locations will vary, but we will always find a place that has good food, good drink, and space to talk, listen, think, and share about faith and life. Please contact Jenni Marshall at jzmarshall101@gmail.com.

 

 DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

(tabletop)

December 7, 2017 (Thursday)

6:30 p.m. – until late

(Gamers Hollow)

https://www.facebook.com/gamershollow/

Gamer’s Hollow is now Nacogdoches’ premiere collectible card game, board game, tabletop and RPG game store, and is also a great place to hang out with your old friends, and meet new ones.

 

FINDING CHRISTMAS

December 8-10, 2017 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Lamplite Theater

https://www.facebook.com/events/285247388607322/

Getting ready for the holidays is beginning to wear down everyone in town — and is definitely hurting the spirits of Santa’s elves, who are trying to get things ready in time. Then, when a homeless family strays into the workshop, Christmas might be delayed even more. 

 

BEAUTY IN THE BOOKS SPA MAKEOVER NIGHT

December 8, 2017 (Friday)

5:30 p.m. – until ?

Bring a friend and join us for DIY facials, manicures, and cosmetic makeovers. Enjoy sweet treats, warm beverages, and even warmer company for this laidback, stress relieving evening of pampering. Please visit www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/library or call 926-559-2970 to register.

 

 

MAGIC: THE GATHERING

December 8, 2017 (Friday)

7:00 p.m. – until late

(Gamers Hollow)

https://www.facebook.com/gamershollow/

Draft, tournaments, casual, serious, formats may vary, please call to see what’s happening this week. Gamer’s Hollow is now Nacogdoches’ premiere collectible card game, board game, tabletop and RPG game store, and is also a great place to hang out with your old friends, and meet new ones.

 

 

JINGLE AND MINGLE

December 8, 2017 (Friday)

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

(downtown)

https://www.facebook.com/events/521075944896946/

Join us in Downtown Nacogdoches for our annual Jingle and Mingle. We have revamped the previous years events to make this the biggest downtown shopping event of the season by adding food trucks, live entertainment, and more. Participating stores will be open late so you can mark plenty of people off your Christmas list. Take a stroll downtown on December 8 and you will be sure to get into the Christmas spirit!

 

FARMERS MARKET

December 9, 2017 (Saturday)T

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/nacogdochesfarmersmarket/

Local produce, baked goods, eggs, cheese, jellies, canned goods, honey, personal care products, local wineries, and locally produced crafts. Help support your local community! The Farmer’s Market is a Smoke-Free facility. We welcome animals on a leash.

 

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES

December 9, 2017 (Saturday)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/162368724503450/

Join the Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. at the 2017 Christmas Tour of Homes. Celebrate this holiday season by visiting five incredible and unique homes in Nacogdoches. See link for list of homes and more details.

 

CLOTHING SWAP

December 9, 2017 (Saturday)

2:30 p.m.

(Library)

https://www.facebook.com/events/128279277813492/

Gather gently used items you no longer need and come to a clothing & toy swap party. You may bring adult’s and children’s clothes, as well as toys, household items, and accessories, to exchange with others, just in time for the holidays! Party leftovers will be donated to a local charity organization. We’ll also accept new, unopened toys for gifts to local foster children. In collaboration with Resilient Nacogdoches. Please visitwww.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/library or call 926-559-2970 to register.

 

PROGRESSIVE DINNER

December 9, 2017 (Saturday)

5:30 – 10:00 p.m.

(downtown)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1533347590058888/

Nacogdoches Main Street is excited to announce the return of the Downtown Progressive Dinner, and it’s sure to be BETTER THAN EVER. On December 9, you’ll begin your evening with artisan cheese by the Daily Rind and wine by NacaValley Vineyards hosted at Morning Glory Yoga’s newest location, MGY2. Then you’ll move on to Dolli’s Diner for your soup and salad course. Your entree will be served at The Fredonia Hotel with a one of their signature cocktails. Your final stop will be at the Fredonia Brewery for beer flight with delicious homemade dessert by Blue Horse Bakery. Tickets are $100 each. Seating is very limited.

 

 

NAC NIGHT OF WORKSHIP

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

December 9, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1792283864405671/

Interdenominational community based worship for Christmas.

 

ARTS & SCIENCES EVENT WITH POTLUCK

December 10, 2017 (Sunday)

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 (ish)

(at Pecan Park)

http://amtgard.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SunFallAbbey/

The Republic of Sun Fall Abbey is an Amtgard park that plays in at Pecan Park (826 Starr Ave) in Nacogdoches Texas, right next to Stephen F Austin University. We meet on Sundays, starting at 12:00 pm. This week we will have arts and crafts of various types on display, plus potluck. Bring something to share and please join us!

 

Still thing there’s “nothing to do” in Nacogdoches?

For even MORE things to do this week, please see the Nacogdoches Events Calendar!

Click here!

Awesome Weekend Fun – Dec. 1-2, 2017

 

December 1, 2017 (Friday)

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
At Millard’s Crossing Historic Village

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$10 Adults
$5 Children
Free – 3 and younger

Petting Zoo
Pony Rides
Face Painting
Happy Train Rides
Christmas Music
Live Nativity
Delicious Food
And more!

December 2, 2017 (Saturday)

AN EVENING IN OLD BETHLEHEM
Friday, December 01, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 02, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: 50 cents

This is an awesome event.
Take the family & friends and make a night of it.

Location: George H. Henderson Exposition Center, 1200 Ellen Trout Dr. , Lufkin, TX US 75904

Bring your family, join your friends and step 2,000 years into the past, as we recreate the old city of Bethlehem. As you stroll the streets of the ancient marketplace, you’ll see how the residents lived and worked. You’ll meet the inhabitants of the town where Jesus was born and learn about the crafts and skills of olden times. Your visit will become especially significant as you experience the joy of the Nativity.

MORE INFO HERE

PHOTOS HERE

Events for Nov. 4-5, 2017

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

7:00 a.m. 
59th ANNUAL BAZAAR AT PERRITTE UMC
You saw that right – 59 years – and still going strong!
https://www.facebook.com/events/472993766417568/

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
VINTAGE MARKET DAYS
http://www.vintagemarketdays.com/market/east-texas/

5:30 p.m. 
FAMILY GAME NIGHT (at the library)
https://www.facebook.com/events/758603484324349/

6:30 p.m.
TROLLS – FREE MOVIE
Festival park / downtown
Also with Halloween Candy buyback-
trade in your candy for cash!

7:00 p.m.
MAGIC THE GATHERING
at Gamer’s Hollow
https://www.facebook.com/gamershollow/

7:30 p.m. 
NACOGDOCHES HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Last home game of the season

8:30 (ish)
NACOGDOCHES MARCHING BAND
Last chance to see the award-winning band at home

7:30 p.m.
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Hosted by Lamplite Theatre
https://www.lamplitetheatre.com/

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

7:30 a.m.
FAMILY 5K – “GET THE LEAD OUT
check-in & on-site registration – Family 5K “Get the Lead Out” 
https://www.active.com/nacogdoches-tx/running/distance-running-races/get-the-lead-out-family-5k-2017

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
NACOGDOCHES FARMERS MARKET
https://www.facebook.com/nacogdochesfarmersmarket/

10:00 a.m.
VETERAN’S DAY PARADE
downtown Nacogdoches

10 am to 2 pm
DOG FAIR 2017
Talent showcase for dogs, dog first aid demonstrations, adoptable dogs, weiner dog races, costume contest, longest tail, and more, with concessions available
http://business.nacogdoches.org/events/details/dog-fair-2017-21854

8 am to 2 pm
COMMUNITY PARKING LOT SALE
(help benefit Habitat for Humanity)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1540192179394494

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
VINTAGE MARKET DAYS
http://www.vintagemarketdays.com/market/east-texas/

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
KIDS AND TEENS COOKING CONTEST
https://www.facebook.com/events/132182447432340/

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING BY RICHARD D. RAMSEY
Science Fiction author
https://www.facebook.com/events/292203714600534/

Hosted by The Bosslight bookstore,
https://www.facebook.com/thebosslight/

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 
BACKYARD ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
https://www.facebook.com/events/399221680510154/

Hosted by Pineywoods Permaculture
https://www.facebook.com/pineywoodspermaculture/

4:00 p.m.
SFA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT
http://business.nacogdoches.org/events/details/sfa-percussion-ensemble-concert-21869

3:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FIESTA
https://www.facebook.com/events/718277681702616/

7:30 p.m. 
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Hosted by Lamplite Theatre
https://www.lamplitetheatre.com/

10:00 p.m. 
WRITING CONTEST
BIG THICKET BOOKS
Find out the theme for our November contest.
https://www.facebook.com/BigThicketBooks/

Spotlight on Gayla Mize Garden

Spent some time this afternoon at the Gayla Mize Garden and was reminded how beautiful the woods are in springtime.

Step away from the desk . . . . you know you want to . . . .

For new page, with photos, click here, please.

Library Events – August 2016

AUGUST 2016

All events are subject to change.
Please call the Library for updated info and any recent changes.
More info: Call 936-559-2970




EPIC RELAYS
August 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
All Ages.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

In keeping with our summer reading program theme “On your mark, get set, read!” and in preparation fo rthe summer Olympics, we will be hosting our on set of competitions, relay style.

TECH TALK
August 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Walk-in workshop for anyone who needs some help with learning to use your tech device, such as digital
camera, tablet, laptop, etc. Please bring the device with you.

LIBRARY OLYMPICS
August 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-reg required by August 8, 2016. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Celebrate the games of the XXXI Olympiad. Establish your own country, design your own flag, and then compete in the official Judy B. McDonald Public Library Olympic Games. Please be aware – pre-reg is required for this event, so be sure to sign up by August 8, 2016.




BRAIN FOOD TRIVIA
August 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-reg is required. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Bring your own team or join with new friends on the spot to take each other on in general trivia. Winners get bragging rights and a special prize. Pre-reg is required. Please call today.

THE PUZZLE ROOM
August 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

What if you were locked in the Library with only your wits to help you find your way out? Find out how you’d do at the Puzzle Room event at the Library.

ADULT ART SERIES
August 15, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Drop-in workshop for adults (18+) for a creative outlet in an adults-only environment. This is an ongoing series and each session will focus on a different technique. Please call the Library to find out the technique for a particular session.

GAMES FOR SENIORS
August 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
(Regular event on the 3rd Tuesday)
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Join your friends for some friendly competition in Spades, Dominos or whatever you’d like.

VORTEX AIR CANNONS
August 17, 2016 at 5:30
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Help us build a giant vortex air cannon and learn how to build a smaller one at home. Great crowd-pleasing fun!

CHOCOLATE TASTING
August 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

For all you chocolate lovers out there, exercise your taste buds and learn about the different types of chocolate as well as ways to incorporate it into your favorite recipes.

END-OF-SUMMER EVENT
August 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Chocolate! Games! Drawings! Prizes!

The Summer Reading Prize Winner will also be announced.

HOW TO START A GARDEN
August 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Learn the basics of setting up your fall garden. Beginners welcome!




Library Events – July 2016

JULY 2016

 All events are subject to change.
Please call the Library for updated info and any recent changes.
More info: Call 936-559-2970

NINJA GAMES
July 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 7-11 years
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Ninjas are stealthy and ninjas are masters of self-control and ninjas are awesome! Come learn and practice your ninja skills with an hour of ninja fun.




MAKERSPACE: RASPBERRY PI
July 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
AGES: 10 years and older
Pre-reg is required. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

BLIND TASTE TESTS
July 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Adult Event (18+)
More info & register: 936-559-2970

You’re invited to taste and compare organic vs. chemicals, home-made vs. restaurant, and many more pairings. Can you really tell the difference? Come find out!

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING & SUCCESSIVE PLANTING
July 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Learn how to get the most out of your available gardening space and make plans for fall plantings.

WELLNESS SMOOTHIES
July 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Cool off at the Library while you learn to make delicious and nutritious smoothies.

Tasty samples will be available!

INTERNATIONAL GAMES
July 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
All ages.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Join us in an engaging hands-on celebration of cultures, as we learn about various countries represented by some of the many families right here in our very own Nacogdoches. Big city diversity in one of the friendliest small towns in America. We have the world right here!




GAMES FOR SENIORS
July 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
(Regular event on the 3rd Tuesday)
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Join your friends for some friendly competition in Spades, Dominos or whatever you’d like.

NERF BATTLE ROYALE
July 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
AGES: 10-17 years
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Find out if you have what it takes to triumph in target challenges and team combat. Please bring your own Nerf gun. All guns may be checked and will be subject to approval by the Library staff.

MAKERSPACE: TECH SALVAGE JEWELRY
July 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 10 years and older
Pre-reg required for this event. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Our Hackathon will provide lots of leftover pieces from chips to wires to scrap metal. Learn how to recycle odds and ends to create cool and clever jewelry. Pre-reg required for this event. Please pre-reg by July 23, 2016.

PICNIC AT THE LIBRARY
July 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Bring your own picnic and blanket and food for your family. We’ll provide storytime, fun and games. Enjoy a great family picnic indoors, without the need for bug spray or sunscreen.

HUMAN HUNGRY HIPPOS
July 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
AGES: 10-17 years
Pre-reg required. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Remember the classic board game, “Hungry Hungry Hippos” ? Make yourself a part of the game in this large scale human version! Please note that pre-reg is required for this event. Please call before July 26th.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT – OLYMPICS EDITION
July 29, 2016 at 6;00 p.m.
All ages welcome.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Bring the whole family for over-sized games, books, dominoes and more. There will be something for everyone.




Spring Events 2016

February 25-28, 2016
NACOGDOCHES FILM FESTIVAL
Film Festival website and info here.

February 28, 2016
A VISIT FROM THE KING (Sun Fall Abbey, Amtgard LARP)
End-reign, kingdom visit, and potluck. Fun for all!
More about Sun Fall Abbey here.
More about Amtgard in general here

March 3-6, 2016
NACOGDOCHES MUSIC FESTIVAL
Website and info here.

April 2, 2016
10th ANNUAL SPRING FLING, (a project of Nacogdoches Farmers Market)
Want to have a booth? All sorts of booth spaces are available, including vending, activities, projects, info booths for your organization, all sorts of things. Contact Buckley right now to request your space and get more info, before they are all gone. Contact: danabuckley@hotmail.com
Spring Fling flier here

May 21, 2016
SPRING BREW FEST 2016 (hosted by Nac Brew Club)
Advance registration & membership is required, so sign up soon.
Brew Club site here.
Spring Brew Fest page here.

ongoing
NACOGDOCHES FOOD FOREST (a project of Resilient Nacogdoches)
Now scheduling appointments for family yards and community spaces to be planted with food plants to help build community while reducing food insecurity. Contact: NacFoodForest@gmail.com
Food Forest Flier here.

Pioneer Day at Durst-Taylor

DATE: October 17, 2015
TIME: 10 – 2

The Durst-Taylor house is easy to find, right on North Street, near downtown.

Herb planting
Weaving
Help chink the smokehouse

and more!

Here’s the Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/events/1667836773463425/