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Girl Scouts Interest Events

Parents and their girls are invited to come learn more about Scouting at these come-and-go events. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday, September 13th
6:00-7:30 pm | Rockwall County Library
1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane, Rockwall 75087

Saturday, September 15th
11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Rockwall County Library
1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane, Rockwall 75087

Got questions? Contact Emily Krizan-Lopez, ekrizan-lopez@gsnetx.org | gsnetx.org/joinGS

What’s Cookin’ in Rockwall

Join One Man’s Treasure for an exciting evening during its newest event, “What’s Cookin’ in Rockwall,” hosted by Inwood National Bank on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on 2830 Ridge Rd.

Come learn about the nonprofit’s latest achievements and future projects, enjoy a sampling of hors d’oeuvres from Rockwall’s favorite restaurants and complimentary wine and tea, and participate in an exciting raffle and limited silent auction.

The event is completely free of charge. Please RSVP by calling 972-771-4141 or by emailing info@onemanstr.org.

One Man’s Treasure is a nonprofit organization based in Rockwall that seeks to empower men recently released from prison in the Dallas area by providing them with clothing and opportunities for networking. For more information visit www.onemanstr.org. 

Hot Rocks Bike Ride 2018

Registration underway for Hot Rocks Bike Ride Aug 11

Get ready to ride! The 31st annual Hot Rocks Bike Ride, hosted by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club, will return Saturday August 11, 2018. You can register online NOW at HotRocksBikeRide.com.

This year’s ride includes 12, 24, and 42 mile routes and the main event: a 56 mile course. Riders of all ages and skills level can enjoy Hot Rocks by participating in one of our shorter routes, or test their skills by competing for cash prizes awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 56 mile course.

Hot Rocks participants will receive a free t-shirt, swag bag and delicious lunch provided by Applebee’s and Luby’s. Six rest stops, ranging from 5 to 10 miles apart, will be stocked with ice cold water, hydration drinks, and fresh fruit.

Hot Rocks Chair Greg Blair said this year’s courses were designed specifically with safety in mind. “The changes were made for purposes of safety, minimizing traffic congestion, and enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the ride, as it largely takes place in rural northern Rockwall and southern Collin Counties,” Blair said. “The course is full of rolling hills and corn fields, with surprisingly light traffic for a ride in the Dallas Metroplex.”

Substantial resources have been allocated to improve signage throughout the course, with a goal of minimizing confusion at all turns.

Riders in the 56 mile route will take off at 7:30 a.m., while riders in the 12, 24, and 42 mile routes will take off at 8:10 a.m. Rockwall police officers will precede the first group of riders to keep them safe as they travel through intersections.

Proceeds from Hot Rocks go directly to local scholarships for graduating seniors from both Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath High School. Last year alone, Hot Rocks  raised over $45,000 for local students.

Join us for a great ride for a great cause! Register online today.

Rockwall ISD New Teacher & Employee Breakfast

Save the date for the 2018 Rockwall ISD New Teacher & Employee Welcome Breakfast, this year at Rockwall-Heath High School.


Want to get involved with the New Teacher & Employee Welcome Breakfast? Contact Savannah@RockwallChamber.org for committee and sponsorship opportunities.

Special thank you to the following businesses for being early supporters: Allegiance Title | Alliance Bank | City of Fate | Honda Cars of Rockwall | Lakeside National Bank | Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP | Republic Services | Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall | Credit Union of Texas | Special Products & Mfg., Inc. | American National Bank of Texas | Fenton Nissan | HomeBank Texas | Guaranty Bank & Trust | Rockwall Economic Development Corporation | Owens Interiors at Home


Rockwall Dog Days

Rockwall residents can register their pooch with the city for free and everyone can take advantage of discounted vaccinations and micro-chipping from 10 a.m. to noon at Harry Myers Dog Park. Activities continue through 2 p.m. Bring proof of rabies vaccination; dogs must remain on leash outside of dog park. More info at www.playrockwall.com.

Teacher Prayer Breakfast

J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall invites all area teachers, including those in the Rockwall ISD and Community ISD, to a FREE Teacher Prayer Breakfast in their honor from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, August 3rd.

There will be a time of prayer and encouragement, and prize drawings – including a free YMCA family membership.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Roosevelt Nivens, Superintendent of Community ISD. Enjoy a special performance by Karla Nivens, Worship Leader, Highland Park UMC.

Child care is available.

The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is located at 1210 N. Goliad Street in Rockwall.

RSVP in advance to Jocelyn Craig, jcraig@ymcadallas.org or call 972-772-9622.

Christmas in July – Visit with Santa

The Little Gym of Rockwall is celebrating the warmth of the season with a Christmas in July event, 3:30 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 21.  Everyone is welcome – bring friends and family for lots of fun!

They’ll offer savings on fall enrollments – plus enjoy a visit from Santa!

The Little Gym of Rockwall specializes in unique educational classes that revolve around active play – from gymnastics to dance and sports skills. The curriculum features a variety of programs that build confidence by allowing children to experience success in a fun and nurturing environment.  In addition to physical skills such as coordination, balance, rhythm and flexibility, children’s listening, social and emotional capacities are all enhanced in the process.

Learn more on their website at thelittlegym.com/rockwallTX/ and visit them on Facebook. 

Y Rock Sprint Triathlon plus 5K & 1-Mile Run

Registration is underway now for those wishing to participate in the Y Rock Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 24 at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA, 1210 N. Goliad St. in Rockwall. The course features a 300-yard pool swim (snake swim in the Y’s 25-yard indoor pool), a 9.5 mile (2 loops) bike ride, and 3.1 mile run.

New this year is a Run-Bike-Run event happening at the same time, for those seeking an alternative to the traditional Swim-Bike-Run.

In addition, the Y Rock 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run returns this year, providing an opportunity for everyone of all ages and abilities to take part in an active, fun day.

Photo by Frank Locke – You’ve Been Shot Texas.

Sponsored by Blue Ribbon News, these Y Rock events benefit the J.E.R Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The funds help ensure that everyone can participate in Y programs, regardless of their financial situation. Supporting sponsors include American National Bank, Brad Epstein, Rockwall Futbol Club, Rockwall Sports Center, Lakeside Allergy, Ear, Nose & Throat, and Rockwall Nutrition.

Photo by Blue Ribbon News

For details, course maps, and registration for the Swim-Bike-Run or the Run-Bike-Run, go to https://www.playtri.com/all-races/y-rock-sprint-triathlon.

For details, course map, and registration for the 5K and 1-Mile Run, go to https://www.playtri.com/all-races/y-rock-5k-1mile-run.

Democratic Men’s Club Luncheon Meeting

The Democratic Men’s Group of Rockwall County will host a luncheon meeting at noon Saturday, June 2nd at Cole Mountain Feed Store-Restaurant and Catering​ at 1407 S. Goliad, Rockwall. The speaker is Bill Pedersen running for Place 9, Texas Fifth Court of Appeals.

This group meets for lunch at noon on the first Saturday of each month at various local restaurants. They welcome open-minded, progressive men who are concerned about the future direction of Texas and Rockwall County.

Friends of the Library Luncheon

The May luncheon meeting of the Rockwall County Friends of the Library will be Tuesday, May 8, at 11:00am in the Community Room of the library at 1215 E. Yellow Jacket Lane. The program will be a double treat:  Richmond Punch, violin virtuoso, graduate of Juliard, along with Kay Irwin, retired school librarian, currently a docent and lead educator for the Bush Presidential Library.  Officers for the upcoming year 2018-2019 will also be installed. The cost for the luncheon will be $20 and reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 1 by contacting Gloria Bishop at 972 475 7738, gloriab4@verizon.net or Susan Suchand at 972 979 7669, swsuchand@hotmail.com.  The menu will be chicken enchiladas, ranchero beans, Spanish rice, green salad and tres leches cake.

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.

Rockwall Farmers Market

The Rockwall Farmers Market will open for the 2018 season on May 5, and continue 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through September 29 on the Historic Downtown Square.

Established in 2008 by the Friends of Downtown Rockwall, the Rockwall Farmers Market has been a Saturday morning staple, run by all volunteers with assistance from the City of Rockwall.

Its mission is to establish a link between farmers and consumers, and to offer the community high quality agricultural goods from local growers and ranchers, as well as provide gourmet artisan foods. Having grown to more than 30 vendors, it has become one of the area’s most popular destinations for locals to purchase fresh produce and specialty foods such as grass-fed meats, fresh baked artisan breads, farm eggs, seafood, honey, jams, pasta, tamales and more.

The Rockwall Farmers Market also features live music from local talent, and is pet friendly. And when you visit Farmers Market, reserve a little extra time to visit the downtown shops and eateries, each offering its own unique flavor and appeal.

For parking info and map, vendor applications, musician applications and more, visit rockwallfarmersmarket.org.