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Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Earth Day with Various events. The primary work day for Earth Day is Friday, April 20th. This year, the kickoff will be at the High School gym, beginning at 8:30 am with breakfast tacos served by the Emmaus Project. At 9 am, there will be a welcome and send-off of volunteers and teams to various clean-up projects around town. There are 7 or 8 high school organizations participating on Friday, April 20th and 2 Girl Scout troops doing a project on Saturday, April 21st. Additional volunteers and teams are welcome to participate. Call Dave at 512-269-6425 if you have questions or want to be involved.

The Milam County A&M Club will be holding the annual Aggie Muster on Saturday, April 21st at 44 Farms in Cameron. Muster starts at 6 pm with dinner, followed by guest speaker Lynn Hagan of Gause, Aggie Class of 1977. Hagan was awarded the 2010 Texas A&M Aggie Women Network’s Legacy Award for her work with Texas A&M and international humanitarian work. Roll call for the absent will take place after the speaker. All former, current, and parents of Aggies are invited. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at Ideal Poultry in Cameron.

Academy will be hosting their Annual Lady Bee Softball BBQ Fundraiser Saturday, April 21st from 9 am until sold out at the corner of Highway 95 and 436 in Little River Academy. Plates include your choice of Brisket, sausage, ribs, and brisket sandwiches. Pre-orders are accepted and delivery is available Academy and Temple area residents. Call 325-439-9203 for pricing and more information.

The City of Taylor will hold their annual clean up day on Saturday, April 21st. Residents of Taylor will be able to haul any unwanted trash and debris to dumpsters at 1200 Welch and 1424 North Main from 8 am-3 pm. Those participating should bring proof of residency. Items NOT accepted include wire, tires, batteries, antifreeze, chemicals, paints, liquids, concrete, dirt, roofing materials and asbestos siding. Unmanageable brush will also be turned away. Refrigerators will be accepted, however, compressors must be removed. Oil, filters, scrap metal, and computers and printers may be taken to the Williamson County Recycling Center. Volunteers will also be available to assist in picking up and removing items. For info, contact the City at 512-352-5818.

Tickets are on sale now for the annual R-V-F-D giveaway, set for Saturday, April 21st at the Rockdale KC Hall. Spokesman Mike Korenek said tickets are being sold, with priority given to those on a list held over from last year. Tickets are priced at $125 each. For additional information, you can call Mike Korenek at 512-446-6577 or Dwain David at 512-446-8449.

The La Escuelita 15th annual spring cook-off Saturday, April 21st, from 8 am-5 pm, at the church just east of the Rockdale KC Hall. The family friendly event features food, games, music, and a treasure trove of arts and crafts. Cook-off entry is $15 per category, with winners chosen in Brisket, Chicken, and Pork. There will also be horseshoe and washer tourneys. For info, call 512-430-0236 or 512-760-5927.

The Rogers Community Alliance Rogers City-Wide Garage Sale & Bake Sale will be Saturday, April 21st from 8 am until 2 pm. Clean out your garage and attic and see how many treasures others find in your unwanted and no longer needed items. Donations to Bake Sale are needed. Bake Sale Funds raised will go toward additional playground equipment. Call 254-642-3312, 254-721-7649, or 254-654-2389 for information on garage sale. Home based sales $10, Civic Center sidewalk space is $20, inside Civic Center space is $30. For Bake Sale please call 254-493-8032. Registration forms for Garage Sale available at Rogers City Hall and on RCA Website

Calvert and the Calvert Main Street Preservation Program present Calvert 150-A Texas Celebration Fit for a Queen on Saturday, April 21st from 9 am-10 pm. Numerous attractions and events are planned. Admission is free. Among the activities are a parade, cakes, historic tours, food trucks, music, artisans, a car show, and much more. Fireworks will wrap up the night. For information, call 979-364-2323.

The American Legion Auxiliary will host a Veterans Appreciation Day on Sunday, April 22nd at Ledbetter park in Cameron from 1 pm-5 pm. All veterans and gold star families are welcome. Baked Ham dinner will be provided at no cost. R-S-V-P by Saturday, April 16th at 254-605-4001 or 254-833-1531.

Rockdale ISD Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration will be Tuesday, April 24th from 3:45 pm-5:45 pm at the Rockdale Elementary School Cafeteria. Parents will need to bring the child’s social security card, immunization record, proof of residency, parent driver license, and proof of income for Pre-K eligibility. Prospective students must be 4-years-old on or before September 1st for Pre-K and 5-years-old on or before September 1st for kindergarten.

The Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Taylor Economic Development Corporation, will host Trade Day Career Fair from 10 am-4 pm Wednesday, April 25th at the Williamson County Expo Center. The Fair is open to all students, adults, and local residents.

Thrall Elementary will be holding Pre-K and Kinder Round Up on Thursday, April 26th, from 4 pm – 6 pm at the Elementary school on 201 S Bounds. Please refer to the Thrall ISD website, at www.thrallisd.org, for more information.

The Thorndale Classic Car Show in Downtown Thorndale is Saturday, April 28. Vehicle registration begins at 8 am. Winners will be announced at 1 pm. The show will be held in downtown Thorndale on paved streets. Pre-registration fee is $20.00, or on show day $25.00. A car show t-shirt and a goody bag will be given to those who enter the car show. Come for a fun day of shopping, food and fellowship. For more info, call 512 905-3038.

The Davilla Community Center will be having a fajita fundraiser dinner on Saturday, April 28th, from 4 pm-6 pm. Fajita plate with rice, beans, and tea or water for only 7 dollars. Take out is available.

First Shiloh Baptist Church Youth will be having a Talent Show and Ice Cream Social Saturday April 28th at 3 pm at 100 CR 481 in Thrall. It will be held outdoors so bring your lawn chairs.  There is no admission fee into the show.  There will be awards, door prizes & a concession stand.  For more information call 512-269-5848.

The 4th Annual Country Gospel Jamboree will be Sunday April 29th at 6:30 pm at The Giddings High School Auditorium.  The Admission is free.  There will be $8.00 Hamburger Plates at 5:30 pm.  Music will feature, The Second Chance Band, Tommy & Cindy Hart, Deby Leschber, Julie Stermer, Kimberlyn & Curtis Krause,  David Jordan and Phil Richardson.  Freewill Donations will be accepted.

The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department will be selling Half Chicken plates with 2 sides, trimmings and dessert from 11am-2pm on Sunday, April 29th. Plates available for drive-thru pickup at the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Dept. The Fire Department is located at 301 North Wilcox Street.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce and Working for Cameron 5th Annual Cameron Funfest & BBQ Shootout is Friday, May 4th & Saturday, May 5th at Wilson-Ledbetter Park. Events include the BBQ Competition, a Kid Fun Zone, a Beer & Brat Trot 5k, Kid Fish, Arts & Crafts, Horseshoe & Washer Tournaments, and free live music during the Party in the Park on Saturday night. For more information, contact the Cameron Chamber of Commerce at 254-697-4749.

The Milam Regional Farmers Market will be May 12th from 9 am to 12 pm at The Yards of Cameron at 301 Adams in Cameron.

Now through July 31st, the hours for the Milam Appraisal District offices will be from 9 am-4 pm weekdays. The abbreviated hours will allow the staff time before and after public hours to process necessary paperwork created by the higher volume of phone calls and walk-in taxpayers generated by the mailing of the notices. You can come by the District’s office at 120 North Houston Avenue in Cameron during the designated hours if you have questions or concerns about your appraisal notices or other District-related questions.

The Rockdale City Library is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 5pm, Thursdays from 10:30am to 7:30pm, and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Al-Anon Support Group “Just For Today Rockdale” Meets Every Tuesday 6pm to 7pm in the Fellowship Hall of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 302 East Davilla (corner of Green & Davilla).  For More Information Contact:  Carolyn S. at 512-273-2484.

Rockdale I-S-D is currently hiring bus drivers. Pay starts at $11.50/hour.Rockdale I-S-D will pay fees for physical, certification and testing for CDL license. FBI background check and drug testing required prior to hire. Contact the Transportation Department at 512-430-6020 for more information.

Rockdale PAWS is an Organization that socializes, cares for and finds foster homes or forever homes for animals picked up by Rockdale Animal Control. They are looking to pet lovers for help. They need volunteers to feed and take care of the animals. Donations are welcome to pay for food, shots, spaying and neutering and treatment to get them ready for adoption. For more information call 512-799-8502 or visit the Rockdale PAWS Facebook page.

The Lexington Cancer Care Ministries will meet at 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at the Lexington Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 221 Third Street in Lexington. For more information, you can call Jen Coleman at 512-367-3677.

The Rockdale Senior Center is in need of Volunteers for Meals on Wheels. The Center needs help for deliveries on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you would like to volunteer, you can call Carolyn at 512-446-2666.

Enrollment is now open for Tiger Learning Center. The Brand New Tiger Learning Center is dedicated to the growth and development of all children and is equipped to offer quality instruction in a safe, loving and engaging environment.  Space is limited and those who have already pre-enrolled are guaranteed acceptance into the TLC.  For more information, contact Sari McCoy at 512-430-6027 or smccoy@rockdaleisd.net.

Pack Pals a 501c (3) non-profit organization currently serving the children of Rockdale and Milano School Districts is looking for donations. This program provides weekend supply of nutritious food for children when school lunch of breakfast is unavailable on a weekday, weekend or school holiday. Pack Pals is in need of individual serving sizes of foods and monetary donations. If you would like to donate, you can drop of food at Rockdale Signs & Photography. Monetary donations can be mailed to Pack Pals, P.O. Box 766, Rockdale, Texas 76567. If you would like to volunteer, call Jocelyn Lewis at 512-461-6908.

G-E-D classes are available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am-3pm at the One Stop Center at 313 North Main in Rockdale. For more information, you can call Barbara Cromwell at 512-446-6440 ext. 7021.

Rockdale iTigers offers iFit twice a week: Mondays at 6:30pm and Wednesdays at 7pm at the RHS weight room. This is also open to the public and it is free.

Rockdale I-S-D Gold Cards are available for complimentary general admission to school events, sports, etc., for persons who are 60 years of age or older and live within the Rockdale Independent School District. The cards do not have an expiration date and are available in the R-I-S-D Central Administration Building, 520 West Davilla during regular office hours.

The Milam County Tax Office Rockdale Substation is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-4pm. The office is closed at 12noon for lunch.

Rockdale High School and Junior High School Students have an opportunity to learn the skills to build an Airplane.  Students will be able to work on constructing a plane.  Rockdale Tiger Flight meets each Saturday at 10 am at H.H. Coffield Regional Airport on FM 908 South. For more information, call Jimmy Cox at 512-429-0230.

The Coat of Many Colors Thrift Store at 121 East 2nd in Taylor is open Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. Sheppard’s Heart and Community Ministries also located at 121 East 2nd is open Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-3pm and on Saturday from 9am-10am. For more information, you can call 512-352-5553.

Every Thursday and 3rd Saturday of the month, Jimmie Maze and the Milano Playboys perform at the Chriesman Community Center in Chriesman, Texas from 7 p.m.-9p.m.

Karaoke the 1st and 3rd Friday every month at the Cameron VFW Post 2010 in Cameron.

The Milano Jamboree will be held on the last Saturday of each month at 7 pm in the Milano Civic Center in Milano. Everyone is invited to come enjoy some great country and gospel music.  Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

Standards Hospice sponsors grief support meetings from 6 pm-7pm every 2nd Thursday at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located on 112 North Travis in Cameron.  For more information call Gary Nichols at 254-284-0045 extension 2013.

The Cameron Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for membership in the department. No prior fire service qualifications are needed. Applicants must be 18 years of age, no criminal history, have a drivers license, a vehicle to respond with, live within a few miles of Cameron, and most of all be able to respond to fires and attend meetings and drills each Monday. For more information, contact any firefighter, stop by the fire station, or call 254-697-4702.

The Scott & White Blood Center is in urgent need of type A blood. The donor center is located in room 115 across form the McLane Dining Room. Hours are Monday -Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Friday 9 am.-2 pm.  Call 254-724-HERO or 877-724-HERO.

Allen AME Church and Worship Center at 216 E. Third Street in Rockdale invites everyone to Wednesday Bible Encounter at 6:30pm, Sunday Church School at 9:30am, and Sunday Worship Experience at 10:30am. Call 512-446-4124 for more information.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Taylor invites you to worship every Sunday at 9:15 am. The church is located at 401 7th Street in Taylor.

American Legion Riders are looking for Veterans that are motorcycle riders. The chapter will be out of Post 9 in Cameron.  For information, call 254-605-0601.

Defensive Driving/Ticket Dismissal classes are available the 2nd Saturday of every month in Cameron, Milano or Rockdale. For class dates, text or call 254-760-6110, or send an e-mail to HarrisEdSvc@yahoo.com. Pre-register is required. You can save up to 10 percent on your vehicle insurance by taking a class.

Standards of Care will be at Bea’s Kitchen, at 101 East Main Street, at 10:30 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month for free blood sugar and blood pressure checks.

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