March 3 – Community Open-Mic Night

At The Bosslight in downtown Nacogdoches

Calling storytellers,
short-story writers,
hula hoopers.

Community Mic Night is your chance to get up and do your thing.

* come by and sign up ahead of time, so we have some idea what you’re planning.
* music must be 100% acoustic. No worries, the room will make you sound great!
* comedians, please be funny. And no inappropriate material. Sorry!

More info at the FB event page here:

Library Events – 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Celebrate Diversity Community Rally



Celebrate Diversity, Celebrate Community at the rally event planned for Saturday, November 8th in downtown Nacogdoches.

Bring a friend (or several) and meet a lot of new ones as a group gathers to help spread the word about one of the most positive aspects of the Nacogdoches community – diversity. Through many, one, and let’s stand up and speak out for a positive, welcoming, and vibrant community where everyone feels welcome.


3:30 at the Courthouse, bring your own positive-message sign as the group will spread out through downtown and on North Street & Main Streets to show our support.

5:00 (ish) – Walk to Eugenia Stern Park for a candle-light (or candle-app) vigil, with time for special speakers Dr. Paul Sandul, Reverend Leonard Sweat and Joanna Lovejoy and others.

Refreshments are not planned, so please feel welcome to bring your own snacks to stay refreshed during the event. (no alcohol, please).

Family-friendly, pets on leash, all that good stuff.

For final details and other info, please find the rally on Facebook at

See more Events in the area at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar here.



Haunted Gardens

2nd annual “Haunted Gardens” at the SFA Mast Arboretum.

Entry to the haunted trail is located on Wilson Drive between the agriculture and art buildings.

Cost varies.

$2 for SFA students with ID

$3 for general admission.

Proceeds help provide professional training to members of the Horticulture Club.

See more events at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Halloween & Fall Festival Listings

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

“Fall Festival”
Calvary Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Trunk or Treat”
Austin Heights Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Trunk – n – Treat”
First Church of God
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing”
Millard’s Crossing Historic Village
(old-fashioned neighborhood trick or treating)
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Edible Decorations Workshop for Teens”
Nacogdoches Public Library
October 31
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

“Dia de los Muertos Fiesta”
Downtown Nacogdoches / Cole Art Center
November 1st
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Skate-o-rama Update

If you have not been rollerskating at Skatorama logoSkate-o-rama in Nacogdoches for awhile, I would recommend visiting them again now. The renovations by the new owners are completed and the whole place has been completely remodeled and is absolutely fabulous!

Highlights – new carpet (bright and colorful), new ticket booth, new snack bar area (a lot more seating now), new wall around the skate floor, new decorations on the walls, new locker area, everything is just new, New, NEW!

Give roller skating a try for a refreshingly different type of night on the town. It’s cheaper than a movie or a bar, and healthier for you, too. Enjoy!

Skate-o-rama is also available for private parties and other events by arranging in advance.


(Please note – all are subject to change, because the schedule may change, depending on other things going on in town. For example, during football season, Friday night is not usually available for skating.)

Please contact Skatorama directly for the most updated rates and schedule.

Skate-o-rama Website Here.

Sample / Approximate Schedule & Rates

Skate rental is not included in admission cost.
Skate rental is $3.00.

12-7 p.m. is $6.00
8-11 p.m. is $7.00

12:30- 5:00 is $5

Dia de los Muertos

Downtown Nacogdoches will come alive the evening of November 1st to celebrate the “Day of the Dead Fiesta” from 6-9 p.m. Everyone’s invited to attend this great event that has a lot to offer.

Activities will include a costume event, competition for best-decorated alter, food, drinks, live entertainment and prizes. There will also be art available.

This event is hosted by the Cole Art Center, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Main Street program.

Free pancakes!

pancakesFree pancakes will be available for the hungry runners who are participating in the Homecoming 5K during SFA homecoming weekend.

For the rest of us, just $6.00 is all it takes to enjoy a buffet of flapjacks and special toppings to make your breakfast both bountiful and beautiful.

This delicious event will be held on October 25 (Saturday) at 8:00 a.m. right in front of City Hall, 202 E. Pilar Street, in downtown Nacogdoches. Come early to get a spot in line because these fantastic flapjacks won’t last long, I’m sure!

This is a fundraiser event for the SFA Alumni Association.

For more info, contact them at 936-468-3407 or visit their website here.

Early Voting Info

Vote now and you’ll avoid the rush and long lines and potential delays at the voting box on November 4, 2014. Why wait? Vote today!flags300

Early voting is ready and waiting for you at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Annex at 203 W. Main Street, Room 113.


8-5, Monday to Friday (Oct 20-24)

Noon to 5:00 on Sunday, (Oct. 26)

8-5, Monday – Wednesday (Oct. 27-29)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday & Friday (30th and 31st)

Saturday, October 25 – office closed, no early voting today

Interesting articles about voting from other sites:

Why should “young people” vote? Read article here.

Why do “old people” vote more often? Read article here.

Are more “black people” voting than ever before?  Read article here.

Are fewer “asian people” voting? Read article here.

Texans & voting – horrible news! Read the sad article here.

$5.00 Fun at the Lamp-Lite Theatre

info provided by Lamp-Lite Theatre . . . thanks!

“Audience Dress Rehearsal” of “I Hate Hamlet” will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014. This is a great way to see fabulous live theatre at the most family-friendly affordable price possible – just $5.00 per person! Reservations for “Audience Dress Rehearsal” are not possible and advance ticket purchases unnecessary. It is fine to arrive a little early to have time for visiting with friends and finding a great place to sit to enjoy the performance.

“Audience Dress Rehearsal” plays an important role at Lamp-Lite Theatre. This is the last rehearsal opportunity for cast and crew to sharpen their delivery, timing and procedures. Traditionally, the Thursday evening BEFORE OPENING NIGHT, Lamp-Lite Theatre opens its doors to the student population of the Nacogdoches Area. For $5.00 donation students, their friends and family are invited to attend a “sneak preview” the “audience dress rehearsal” of the upcoming production. Parents and guardians are invited to accompany their youngsters.

Celebrate the Halloween season with this romantic comedy which is also a hilarious Ghost Story. John Barrymore, a dashing actor famous for his portrayal of Hamlet (in the 1920s) comes back from the beyond to coach a nervous young TV actor slated to play the same part in New York’s Shakespeare in the Park. Barrymore coaches the young actor in the art of acting and the art of seducing a woman. The delightful comedy features fighting, séances, and romance – all with a comic twist. The cast includes Tiffany Gauntt, Justin Hughes, Tim Hogle, Bill Small, LaChanda Maxie and Sarah McMullan.

Lamp-Lite Theatre
4210 Lamp-Lite Lane
P.O. Box 630446

Lamp-Lite Theatre is located on the west side of Nacogdoches, Texas at the junction of US 59 and Old Tyler Road (FM1638). You need to know that US 59 is incorporated in the west portion of Loop 224 that surrounds Nacogdoches. Lamp-Lite Theatre is nestled in the trees at the very end of Lamp-Lite Lane. Lamp-Lite Lane intersects Old Tyler Road at the north east quadrant of the junction of US59 and Old Tyler Road. Lamp-Lite Lane is a short black top street that runs between the Grace Baptist Church on the left and a Texas State Forrest Service Compound on the right.