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Events 6-18

At the workshop, Texas Historical Commission staff will show participants how to research and apply for a historical marker.

The Texas Historical Commission will provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals, as participants walk through a sample Official Texas Historical Marker application and narrative.

Information: For more details, or to reserve a space at the workshop, call the Texas Historical Commission’s Historical Programs Division at 512-463-5853.


TV’s “The Shark Brothers” to appear at TJC’s science center

The Shark Brothers will appear at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Center for Earth Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

The TJC science center is at 1411 E. Lake St. Tickets are $5 for children, seniors and students and $7 for adults. Parking is free.


American Radio Reply League’s Field Day to take place Saturday

The Tyler Amateur Radio Club will once again participate in the American Radio Reply League’s annual Field Day.

The field day provides a 24-hour on the air opportunity for licensed operators to practice their emergency response capabilities and contact as many other stations as possible in an informal contest.

This year’s ARRL Field Day will take place in the Tehan building at Camp Tyler, 15143 Camp Tyler Road, Whitehouse, and take place from 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Event organizers said this is a day that members of the public, of all ages, are invited to come out, be introduced to the Ham hobby and work a contact without having a license. Attendance is free.

Information: For more details, visit TARC’s website at .


Van Zandt County Genealogical Society to hold presentation on landowner maps

A presentation designed to help genealogists gather information about their ancestors by using original and early landowner maps will take place in the Van Zandt County Library’s Buchanan Room at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Greg Boyd will lead the program, titled “ Unlocking the Past with Original and Early Landowner Maps.”  The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will host the meeting, which is open to the public.

 The Van Zandt County Library is at 317 First Monday Lane In Canton. Refreshments will be served.


Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to hold games day

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will hold a games day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26 at the organization’s marketplace building, 717 N. Spring St.

In addition to mahjongg and bridge, the event will feature lunch, prizes and a chance to shop.

Attendees may pay $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Payments can be mailed to Jennifer Jones, Salvation Army, 633 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX, 75702. All proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army of Tyler.

Those who would like to participate in the games are also asked to make reservations by contacting Christi Roberts at 903-780-7484 or Anita Beam at 903-595-1366.


July 4 celebration to take place at Winchester Park in Chandler

Fireworks, hot dogs, barbeque sandwiches and a parade will be featured at Chandler’s Annual Old Fashion Fourth celebration at Winchester Park on July 4. 

The concession stand will open at 6 p.m. and the float decorating booth will open at 7 p.m. Children can bring their bicycles, wagons, tricycles, scooters, etc., already decorated or stop by the booth for their patriotic additions.   

 This year’s parade around the park will start at 8 p.m. and prizes will be awarded to the best entries.

The annual event is sponsored by the Chandler Historical Society, the city of Chandler, Chandler EDC and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.



Emmett J. Scott class of 1967 to hold reunion

The 50th reunion for the Emmett J. Scott class of 1967 will take place July 8 at the Magnuson Hotel Conference Center, 3310 Troup Highway.      

Registration takes place from 8 a.m. to noon and outside activities are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. The reunion program and dance begins promptly at 6 p.m.

All classmates are asked to attend and be present for roll call.

Information: For more details, call an event organizer at 903-262-9800.


Transit to offer free rides to Tyler library for children and teens this summer

The Tyler Public Library is partnering with Tyler Transit to bring children and teenagers to the library this summer.

Through Aug. 31, children and teens wanting to go to the library, 201 S. College Ave., can ride the bus for free. Throughout the summer months, the library offers a multitude of free programs for all ages to coincide with its annual Summer Reading Club.

Transit and transfer passes are free for children and teens up to age 18, only to and from the library. Adult passes are $1 each. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.

Families wishing to take advantage of this offer will need to show a Tyler Public Library card to the bus driver and state that they are either traveling to or from the library.

Information: For more details on the transit program and other library events, go to or call 903-593-7323.


Concert to benefit the East Texas Fraternal Order of Police

Coach’s Cowboy’s, 8374 Paluxy Drive, will host a family food and fun event Aug. 11 that will feature a model car show and concert that will benefit the East Texas Fraternal Order of Police.

Beginning at 4 p.m., families and supporters of all ages can enjoy menu items, drinks and games at the grand opening of the newly remodeled Coach’s sports bar, with proceeds being given back to the FOP. At 5 p.m., supporters of all ages can visit the classic model car show in the parking lot.

At 7 p.m., the doors will open at Cowboy’s for a benefit concert featuring country music artist Curtis Grimes, with opening act Brian Chance. Advance concert tickets are $15, and $20 at the door for attendees 18 and older only. Concert tickets will be available for purchase online by July 1.

Information: For more details regarding business and individual sponsorships, contact Event Management Project Progress at 903-780-7969 or

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