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American Gothic Art Auction Fundraiser

The Rockwall County Historical Foundation is hosting an art auction fundraiser. We will distribute over 100 six-by-six inch canvases on which area artists and non-artists will create art (any media), donate and return for silent auction display and coordinating bid-sheets. Dinner will be served and wine will be available. $35 pp Reservations taken at rockwallhistory@gmail.com. A reservation made is a reservation paid!

Artists of any age are eligible to participate, including Rockwall ISD students. Any media  may be used on the canvas, including painting, watercolor, and photography. Interested artists are asked to come pick up a free canvas at the RCHF Museum located at 815 E Washington St. during Museum hours (Tues/Thurs 1-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

For more information call the Museum at 972-722-1507.

Full Metal Jackets Robotics Raffle

It’s raffle time in Rockwall! The Full Metal Jackets FRC 1296 Booster Club is raffling a 2017 Ford Mustang to support Rockwall High School robotics. To purchase tickets visit rockwallrobotics.com and click on the car.

The prize is a 2017 Ford Mustang V6 Fastback and is currently on display at Rockwall Ford (990 E Interstate 30). One must be 18 years or older to enter. One need not be present to win. No more than 2500 tickets to be sold. Ticket sales and drawing are audited by Lori Orta, CPAs. The prize is selected on December 16 at 5 p.m. at Rockwall Ford.

Square Dance Lessons

Rockwall Parks and Rec and Rockwall Squares dance club are offering Square Dance lessons for couples, singles and families of all ages!  Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1st at 7:45 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., the first two lessons are free, and take place at The Center in downtown Rockwall. The cost will be $25 per person for residents of the City of Rockwall and $39 per person for non residents. This will include lessons on Tuesdays until December and get dancers to the “Mainstream” level.

For more information please contact Nick and Janet Chirrick with Rockwall Squares at 469-264-7033 or the City of Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department at 972-771-7740.

Rainbow Drum Jam

Musicians and music lovers are invited to participate in the Weekly Rainbow Drum Jam from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights at the Rockwall Harbor Amphitheater.

The sun setting over Lake Ray Hubbard makes a beautiful backdrop for this weekly jam session presented by Tropikal Productions and the local reggae/worldbeat group known as Watusi.

Bring drums and other instruments, food, and drinks and enjoy the good vibes. Families/children are encouraged to take part! The group continues to grow, averaging 20 to 50 participants each week. Spectators welcome, too.

For more information, call 469-338-9237 or visit the Facebook event page.

Square Dance Lessons

Rockwall Parks and Rec and Rockwall Squares dance club are offering Square Dance lessons for couples, singles and families of all ages!  Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1st at 7:45 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., the first two lessons are free, and take place at The Center in downtown Rockwall. The cost will be $25 per person for residents of the City of Rockwall and $39 per person for non residents. This will include lessons on Tuesdays until December and get dancers to the “Mainstream” level.

For more information please contact Nick and Janet Chirrick with Rockwall Squares at 469-264-7033 or the City of Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department at 972-771-7740.

Rainbow Drum Jam

Musicians and music lovers are invited to participate in the Weekly Rainbow Drum Jam from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights at the Rockwall Harbor Amphitheater.

The sun setting over Lake Ray Hubbard makes a beautiful backdrop for this weekly jam session presented by Tropikal Productions and the local reggae/worldbeat group known as Watusi.

Bring drums and other instruments, food, and drinks and enjoy the good vibes. Families/children are encouraged to take part! The group continues to grow, averaging 20 to 50 participants each week. Spectators welcome, too.

For more information, call 469-338-9237 or visit the Facebook event page.

BINGO!

Home Care Assistance and Young Professionals of Rockwall presents: BINGO!
Join Home Care Assistance and YPR for a fun night of Bingo for a great cause on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rockwall Wedding Chapel. The event will include a silent auction, dinner, drinks, and of course Bingo! Bingo sheets are $5 and all money raised goes directly to Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County.

Square Dance Lessons

Rockwall Parks and Rec and Rockwall Squares dance club are offering Square Dance lessons for couples, singles and families of all ages!  Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1st at 7:45 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., the first two lessons are free, and take place at The Center in downtown Rockwall. The cost will be $25 per person for residents of the City of Rockwall and $39 per person for non residents. This will include lessons on Tuesdays until December and get dancers to the “Mainstream” level.

For more information please contact Nick and Janet Chirrick with Rockwall Squares at 469-264-7033 or the City of Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department at 972-771-7740.

Rainbow Drum Jam

Musicians and music lovers are invited to participate in the Weekly Rainbow Drum Jam from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights at the Rockwall Harbor Amphitheater.

The sun setting over Lake Ray Hubbard makes a beautiful backdrop for this weekly jam session presented by Tropikal Productions and the local reggae/worldbeat group known as Watusi.

Bring drums and other instruments, food, and drinks and enjoy the good vibes. Families/children are encouraged to take part! The group continues to grow, averaging 20 to 50 participants each week. Spectators welcome, too.

For more information, call 469-338-9237 or visit the Facebook event page.

Dallas Dysautonomia Awareness Celebration

The Bank of America Building, a landmark in the Dallas skyline, will light up turquoise on Saturday, Oct. 28 in support of Dysautonomia Awareness Month. Dysautonomia International is hosting a fundraiser at nearby Enchilada’s Restaurant from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., where guests will enjoy spectacular views of the Bank of America Building shining turquoise.

Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe several medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nerves control the “automatic” functions of the body that we do not consciously think about, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, dilation and constriction of the pupils of the eye, temperature control, and more. People living with various forms of dysautonomia have trouble regulating these systems, which can result in lightheadedness, fainting, unstable blood pressure, abnormal heart rates, malnutrition, and in very severe cases, death.

To learn more or to get involved, visit www.dysautonomiainternational.org.

 

Fine Art Show & Sale

Rockwall Art League will host its 2017 Fine Art Show & Sale on Friday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 29, at Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club at The Shores (2600 Champions Dr.). Event is free and open to the public. Artists receptions from 5-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Hidden Gems Tour

Bus tour of little known historic landmarks and places of interest in Rockwall County.
Mark Russo – Tour Guide
Reservations required, seating is limited. $20 per person
Tour bus will board at the RCHF Museum at 901 East Washington Street.
Email: rockwallhistory@gmail.com or call 214-384-5580 to make your reservation
Please mail payment to: RCHF, P.O. Box 916, Rockwall, TX 75087
or make arrangements to pay at the gate.

Rockwall Democrats

The monthly meeting of Rockwall Democrats will be at Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington St., Rockwall. A Continental Breakfast will be served.
This month we will be discussing the amendments to the Texas constitution proposed by the 85th Texas Legislature. Early Voting begins October 23. Election Day is November 7th.

You can review the focus report by the House Research Organization at: http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/pdf/focus/amend85.pdf

Democrats are urged to join in this discussion.