Les Cockrell: RSVP supporters to hit the links in May

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Plans for the 12th annual RSVP Golf Classic have been announced and area golfers can now sign up at www.rsvpgolfclassic.com.

The tournament will be played Tuesday, May 6, at the Golf Club at Champions Circle in Fort Worth. Registration deadline is April 25. Entry fee is $150 per player and includes a day of golf, prizes, giveaways and a luncheon.

Check-in on tournament day is at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start is planned for 8 a.m. After play ends, an awards ceremony and a silent auction will be held.

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) has been serving communities of Denton County since 1973. What started out as 15 volunteers serving two volunteer sites has turned into more than 1,200 volunteers serving at 192 sites, according to a news release.

RSVP’s mission is to “identify and address issues impacting communities of Denton County and through volunteer service enhance the lives of senior volunteers as well as those they serve,” the release states.

RSVP volunteers not only invest their time and experience helping nonprofit agencies but they can also serve clients directly through RSVP-driven programs such as Seniors for Childhood Immunization (SCI), Rockin’ Readers, West Nile Virus Education, Senior Medicare Patrol and Senior Environmental Corps.

For more information, contact Diana Corona at 940-383-1508 or dmcorona@rsvpserves.org.

UNT continues Celebrating Global Citizens Month events

Events planned as part of Celebrating Global Citizens Month at the University of North Texas continue this week with the Japanese Spring Festival, an international dance party and the Basant Kite Festival.

The Japanese Spring Festival will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday on the Willis Library mall.

The dance party is planned from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday on the library mall, and the kite festival is slated from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in Pavilion 3 at North Lakes Park.

This is the third consecutive year that UNT has observed Celebrating Global Citizens Month in April to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about diversity, internationalism and sustainability.

A complete list of events can be found at http://international.unt.edu.

For more information, call the Welcome Center at UNT-International at 940-369-8625.

Ann’s Haven Hospice Auxiliary to meet Thursday

The April meeting of Ann’s Haven Hospice Auxiliary will be on Thursday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave. in Denton.

Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

Prospective members are invited to attend and learn about volunteering to help the Ann’s Haven VNA. The auxiliary has four meetings a year.

Ann’s Haven is a nonprofit hospice, and auxiliary members help raise money to support the organization by staffing a Christmas donation tree at Golden Triangle Mall every December and through other activities.

Dues are $10 for active members and $20 for patron members. Anyone interested in membership can call Dee Carrico at 940-382-3821.

Lewisville school retirees plan Thursday meeting

Members of the Lewisville Area Retired School Personnel Association will host Christian Community Action representative LeAnne Jennings at their meeting on Thursday.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1002 Fox Ave. in Lewisville. Light refreshments will be served and attendees are eligible to participate in door prize drawings.

Jennings will provide information on CCA community service programs including the food pantry, toy store, summer meals and back-to-school programs. She will also tell the group about the health services CCA offers as well as its high school education program.

Members are encouraged to bring a new or gently used book for the group’s children’s book project and a nonperishable food item to be donated to the CCA food pantry.

The Lewisville Area Retired School Personnel Association meets on the third Thursday of each month from September through May.

Little Elm market accepting vendor applications

The Little Elm Farmers’ Market will open for another season on May 10, and prospective vendors are invited to submit applications.

“Right now, we’re still accepting applications from area growers and producers of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains as well as food specialty products like jams, jellies, spices, condiments, cheeses, eggs and meats,” Chad Hyde, director of Little Elm Parks and Recreation, said in a news release.

The market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 18 in the parking area of the Little Elm Towne Crossing shopping center, facing Hobby Lobby, at 2700 Eldorado Parkway. The market is owned and operated by the town and is funded by both a grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and fees paid by participating vendors and sponsors.

More information and vendor packets are available by visiting www.littleelm.org and clicking on the Farmers’ Market icon on the bottom of the home page, or at www.managemymarket.com.

Carrie Rodriguez to perform at Lewisville theater

Carrie Rodriguez will perform at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater on Saturday as part of the fourth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

Mikaela Kahn, a product of the University of North Texas, is scheduled to open for Rodriguez, according to a news release.

The show will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors 60 and older or children 12 and younger. To purchase tickets, visit http://mclgrand.tix.com.

Lewisville residents can purchase tickets for $5 each, either in advance at Lewisville City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online. A current driver’s license or utility bill is required to verify residency.

Remaining performances in the series are Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison on May 24 and Anson Funderburgh on July 5. Tickets are available now.

LES COCKRELL is interested in your input for Out & About. Help share information about Denton County events and people by calling him at 940-566-6887. His e-mail address is lcockrell@dentonrc.com.


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