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The Northeast Texas Community College Continuing Education and Corporate Training department will host a Community Health Resource Fair on Friday, Oct. 22, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N. Jefferson Avenue, Mt. Pleasant. The free event will host more than 60 booths from area vendors and agencies focused on health and wellness.
“The goal of the resource fair is to raise the level of awareness of available health and wellness services which can help our communities begin to recover from the effects of the last two years of the global pandemic,” Lisa York, Coordinator of Continuing Education, said.
We provide free food and door prizes, and Titus Regional Medical Center will also be in attendance providing free COVID-19 vaccines and a variety of health testing.
“We offered a senior adult conference in August, and feedback from the event revealed a need to highlight wellness resources in our area to help all communities in the region. This event is a direct result of that, and we hope to bring these resources together to share their services and what is available to assist people in our community,” York said.
Mark your calendars and join the Paris Festival of Pumpkins Saturday (Oct 23). This community event has become a favorite for the Northeast Texas region. Listen to live music, enjoy a unique shopping experience by browsing downtown stores for huge Festival savings! Visit the many vendors for one-of-a-kind finds and fill up on all your favorite festival Treats like corn dogs, funnel cakes, chocolate-dipped cheesecake, and kettle corn.
We will modify the event for the safety and health of the public. As always, kids have free activities, costume contests, and pumpkin decorating events. In addition, we award cash prizes for best costume and best-decorated pumpkin! As the festival gets closer, we will provide a complete schedule of events and contest information.
The Whatley Center at Northeast Texas Community College will host Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook starring Suzanne O. Davis on its stage Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 pm. Kaye and J.T. Brison sponsor the performance.
Tapestry is the premier musical tribute to Carole King. This show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry. Transport yourself back to the iconic image of her multi-million selling album of 1971.
“We were so disappointed when we had to postpone Tapestry last year due to COVID-19. It may be late, but this show is well worth the wait,” Carolyn Franks, Director of the Whatley Center, said.
Those who held Whatley season tickets for 2019-2020 already have seats reserved for the show. However, additional seats are still available for purchase for those who would like to attend. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students. They are available online at www.whatleycenter.com or by calling the Whatley Center Box Office at 903-434-8181.
The event will be held the same night as NTCC’s annual Scare Affair, so concert patrons are encouraged to use the main campus entrance and park in the area between the Whatley Center and the athletic fields.
Send your questions to Franks at 903-434-8182. Visit www.whatleycenter.com to learn about this and other upcoming events at the Whatley Center.