Small Business Saturday – Nacogdoches – 2014

Shangriladoches is happy to encourage everyone to help keep our local economy strong by celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 29th.

Here’s a link with more about this great event – click here.

Shop local, Shop Nac First! (they have a site, too, here it is.)

Let us know about your small business, or that of a friend, and we will list them here.

Not every “small business” is located in the downtown area, after all . . . . we’d love to hear from you all.


Email your business info to admin@shangriladoches or tell us at Facebook right here.


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.



Free flu shots

Tired of getting food in the drive through? Today you can get a flu shot instead!

Simply stop by the parking lot of The Surgery Center at 4948 NE Stallings Drive this afternoon and you can get a quick and free flu shot.

WHEN?  3-7 p.m. (or until they run out of shots)

See the full Events Calendar here.


Rockin’ Axes Concert

A great new group at SFA – this is their very first concert- come check it out!

November 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ticket prices vary.

$8 for adults

$6 for seniors

$3 for students and youth

More info / buy tickets – 936-468-6407 or

Nacogdoches is a busy place with a lot to do – check out the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Minecraft Mania

Curious about Minecraft? Today’s the day!

On November 1st, Nacogdoches Public Library will be hosting a Minecraft event from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

2:30 for ages 8-11

3:30 for ages 12-17

Call 936-559-2970 for more details and to get signed up.

Or, check out more Events happening this month 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.

Halloween party-prep for teens

With Halloween just around the corner & Halloween party planning underway, now’s the time to learn more about edible decorations to fit the occasion and the public Library is here to help.

Gather your friends together and get signed up for the teen workshop about how to make delicious decorations this Thursday at 5:30 p.m., just in time for the big event on Friday.

Advance registration is required for this particular workshop, so remember to give the library a call to let them know you want to attend.


Library Website Here.

Nacogdoches Events Calendar Here.

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

Food Manager certification training class

Even the names of foodborne illnesses sound scary & awful. Terms like Cryptosporidiosis, Amebiasis, Campylobacteriosis and Vibrio Infections are enough to inspire anyone to want to learn more about food safety and how to protect yourself, your family, your clients and your customers from illness caused by unsafe handling of food.

Texas A & M is ready to help.

Course Name: “Food Safety: It’s our Business”

Offered by: Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service

Class location: Nacogdoches County Extension Office (near the courthouse)

Fee: $125 (valid Driver’s License is also required)

Re-test fee: $40

Certificate: Food Manager Certification (valid for 5 years)
Enrollment in the class does not guarantee you will pass the test or receive your certificate.

The fee includes all materials and the testing packet.Study materials available after you have paid the fee.