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Round Up Sunday
Pastor Ken Wells and the Northview Baptist Church of Lewisville invites guests and friends to attend their annual Round Up Sunday today.
Along with the western theme of the City of Lewisville, Northview will also dress their building in a western style.
"We're encouraging folks to wear jeans and boots", Wells said.
The Copper Canyon Bluegrass Band will be performing in both the 9:30 and 11a.m. worship services. In addition, the band will return that evening for a bluegrass/gospel concert at 6 p.m.
Northview will also be offering a very special study on creation, beginning today as well. Scientists and theologians from the Institute of Creation Research will be the guests not only on Sunday but also for the next four Wednesday nights in the month of October.
Northview is located at 2021 North Mill Street in Lewisville.
For information, go to www.NorthviewBaptist.com
GDC Young Republicans sets meeting
The next scheduled meeting of the GDC Young Republicans will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at the Square One Sidewalk Café in Old Town Lewisville, 136 W. Main St.
The special guest speaker will be Denton County’s new sheriff, William B. Travis. The Sheriff Elect will speak about the road to victorious campaigning, the role of the county sheriff and his vision for our county.
Social hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to purchase traditional café drinks, food plates and more. In addition, a big screen will be showing the Cowboys game.
Cancer killers workshop set
Dr. Ashley Green of Lewisville Family Chiropractics will host a workshop about cancer at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at the Lewisville Public Library in the Crawford Meeting Room. The seminar will help residents gain a better understanding of cancer, the different causes and the different studies that have been done all over the world. It will also go over ways to avoid cancer all together and the different things people can do if they have already had it. Registration is required at 972-219-3779.
Sustainable landscape site design seminar
Environmental Designer Heather Venhaus will present “Sustainable Landscape Site Design” at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Flower Mound Public Library.
Learn simple concepts to create beautiful, healthy home landscapes by following the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES).
SITES is a voluntary, national system for sustainable landscapes developed by subject matter experts on soils, water, plants, sustainable materials, and human health. This presentation will provide descriptions of solutions any homeowner can put into place in their own landscape to harness Mother Nature’s power to improve soil, clean water, provide natural habitat and create a healthy environment.
A coalition of local community, resource conservation friendly, nonprofit organizations including The Flower Mound Foundation, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful and the Native Plant Society of Texas/Trinity Forks Chapter host this presentation. Representatives will be available before and after the event to answer questions, provide information about membership and future activities, and assist attendees learn how we can work together to create a better community.
Call 972-874-6165 to register. Admission is free.
Women of Flower Mound
The Women of Flower Mound will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Bridlewood Golf Club. Guests are welcome, and you don't have to live in Flower Mound to join or attend.
Meetings include a fun program, door prizes and a delicious dinner. For the October meeting, the speaker will be Chef John Gannon of Rouge Moderne Bistro. He is going to teach some new holiday recipes for entertaining and share with us some short cuts in the kitchen.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for registration and get acquainted time, dinner is served at 7 p.m. The event usually concludes between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
RSVP at www.womenofflowermound.org for the meeting by the Thursday prior to each meeting date to get the discounted timely RSVP dinner rate of $15 for members. RSVPs received after Thursday, and pricing at the door and for guests will be at the full price of $20. Dinner fees can be paid with cash or check at the door, or by credit card online in advance of the meeting.
Friends of Lewisville Public Library donates sculpture
Friends of the Lewisville Public Library donated the sculpture “Pages of Knowledge,” by sculptor Kevin Robb, to the Lewisville Public Library. The custom-designed stainless steel sculpture was unveiled Sept. 14 by Friends president Jackie Knittle and secretary Marilyn Perkins. Money for the purchase was raised by the group through its semi-annual used book sale and a donation from Point Bank.
The Cross Timbers Family YMCA will host the 2012 Community Fall Festival from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the YMCA, 2021 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound. This is a free event.
There will be food, carnival games, activities, candy and prizes. The YMCA is also recruiting local businesses to get involved in this event.
For information, call 972-539-9622.
LFD open house set
Lewisville Fire Department will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Central Fire Station, 188 N. Valley Parkway. Activities will include demonstrations and displays, children’s activities, hot dogs, popcorn and special appearances by Life and Fire Safety clowns. For information, please call 972-219-3580.
‘Changing Face of Publishing’
The Flower Mound Public Library will host the program “The Changing Face of Publishing” at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane.
More avenues to reach potential readers exist than ever before: traditional large and small presses, new e- and/or hard-copy presses, and a multitude of self-publishing options.
Award-winning author Dr. Liese Sherwood-Fabre will describe current opportunities for those entering the thrilling--and sometimes frustrating--world of book publishing.
She will touch on the advantages and disadvantages of each option as well as how to approach them once you have a book ready to go.
Local author Liese Sherwood-Fabre’s debut novel, “Saving Hope,” a thriller set in Russia, is now available from Musa Publishing. She is also the author of Corazones, a collection of literary short stories.
Call 972-874-6165 to register for this free event.
Counselor to offer help
Reni Parker, a licensed professional counselor, will be conducting an eight-week support program called SafeHaven to provide guidance to children and their families coping with the loss of a loved one.
SafeHaven is sponsored by Ann’s Haven VNA and will meet Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Dec. 13 (except Nov. 22), at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Denton, 2200 North Bell Avenue. The meeting time is 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
SafeHaven is open to any child age 5 through 18 years of age who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no cost to attend SafeHaven, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling Ann’s Haven VNA at 940-349-5900 or 1-800-383-5435.
Author to be featured speaker
Larry Barber, a licensed professional counselor and author of “Love Never Dies,” will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 9 hospice family luncheon hosted by Ann’s Haven VNA. Mr. Barber will speak on “Grief and the Coming Holidays.”
The luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Denton Elks Lodge, 228 East Oak St. There is no cost to attend the luncheon, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling Molly Harrison, Ann’s Haven VNA bereavement coordinator at 940-349-5900.
Ann’s Haven VNA hospice family luncheons offer supportive company from friendly and understanding people to individuals who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
Addiction workshop set
Dr. Jason ZW Powers, MD, DABAM, DABFM, is a board-certified addictionologist and a board-certified family medicine physician. He will be hosting a workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the LISD Bolin Administration Center, 1565 W. Main Street in Lewisville.
Powers is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice.
Powers is the chief medical officer of TRS Behavioral, Inc., a company that includes Right Step, Spirit Lodge, and San Cristobal chemical dependency treatment centers located throughout Texas and New Mexico. He is an interventionist and also manages an outpatient addiction medicine practice. In 2007, 2008, and 2009, Powers was recognized by H Texas Magazine as one of the best addiction medicine doctors in Houston. In June 2010, he was named to the National Basketball Association's Network of Addiction Professionals.
RSVP by contacting Eric Ayles at Eric.Ayles@RightStep.com, or contact Kathy at 972-467-7704 for information. The event is being sponsored by Winning The Fight, a local organization dealing with addiction issues.
Grief Recovery Support Group
|If you’ve lost someone close to you, or know someone who has, call the Grief Recovery Support Group to find out information about the group’s weekly grief share seminar/support group.
A new series began Sept. 20 and meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 1401 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound.
Call 972-539-5200 for information.
Newcomers club meetings set
The Greater Lewisville Newcomers Club was organized in 1975 to promote friendships, provide activities and social contacts and foster interest in the civic affairs of the community. Membership is open to new and existing residents of the communities in the Greater Lewisville area. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from September thru May, at 9:30 a.m., at the Lewisville Church of Christ, 901 College Parkway in Lewisville.
For information visit www.glnclub.org.
Library group sets meetings
The Lewisville Public Library Friends of the Family meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the library.
Spirithorse International program
Spirithorse International in Corinth announces its newest program, Spirithorses for Heroes, which is designed to serve wounded American warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Utilizing its award-winning methods for rehabilitation, Spirithorse will provide free equine-assisted healthcare sessions to physically and mentally wounded veterans commencing Sept. 4 at its headquarters facilities in Corinth.
Spirithorse currently is the largest center for equine-assisted healthcare in the world, serving over 400 people with special needs free of charge each week.
Additionally, Spirithorse has 70 licensed centers worldwide that serve approximately 5,000 clients with special needs each week.
The launching of this program is strongly supported by the American legion, post 71, Denton, and the Denton lions club, which is holding a bowl-a-thon at Brunswick Bowling Alley in Denton behind the golden triangle mall on Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. Teams are being organized by john loving, Denton Lions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-566-2363.
Contributions to support the wounded warriors may be mailed to Spirithorse at 1960 Post Oak Drive, Corinth, Texas 76210, or made by credit/debit card through its web site at www.spirithorsetherapy.com.
KLB seeks nominations
Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB) recognizes one residential and one business each month from April through October for the “Yard of the Month.” KLB is looking for nominations. All nominations must be in by the 20th of each month. Photos of each property will be displayed on KLB’s website by the 25th of each month for voting.
For information call 972-538-5949 or visit www.keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.
Flower Mound Walking Women
The Flower Mound Walking Women meet-up group is a free all women’s walking group that walks various trails in Flower Mound. The group encourages those interested to bring their socialized dog. Go to http://www.meetup.com/Flower-Mound-walking-women to sign up for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning and evening walks.
Volunteers needed to help nursing home residents
The North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program has immediate need for warm-hearted volunteers to help residents of nursing and assisted living facilities in Denton and Collin Counties. Ombudsmen advocate for residents’ rights including, but not limited to, dependable and consistent care and an environment that promotes the residents’ dignity, self-determination and communication.
Volunteer Ombudsmen also receive and investigate complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents or their families. Since many residents do not receive regular visitors or have close relatives, it may be difficult for them to enlist advocates. Volunteer Ombudsmen serve as advocates for all residents, connecting them to their broader communities, affirming their rights, and assisting them in resolving concerns.
No prior experience is required to serve as a volunteer ombudsman, but volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and complete a free training course that consists of both classroom study and training at local nursing homes, lasting up to 34 contact hours. After training, volunteers serve an internship, working two to three hours per week in their assigned facility. Hours are flexible and are determined by each volunteer. Training begins in late August and will be held locally.
For information contact Pat Borgfeldt at 817-360-0984 or PBorgfeldt@nctcog.org.
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