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NOTE: Some of the following events may be canceled at a later date. We have removed events that had been canceled at the time of publication.
Monday 22 November
The historic 2022 calendar will be available for purchase at the Jacksonville Public Library, 526 E. Commerce, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, November 22. Calendars cost $ 10 each. Proceeds from the sale of calendars will help preserve the county’s history, as funds will be divided between the Cherokee County Historical Commission and the Vanishing Texans Museum.
Cherokee County Republican Women will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22. The expected speaker is Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson. The meeting will take place at the Jacksonville College Library, 416 Travis St., and is open to the public.
Tuesday 23 November
Cherokee County Commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23. The meeting will take place in the County Courtroom on the first floor of the Rusk County Courthouse.
Wednesday, November 24
A community thanksgiving dinner will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24 at Alto Hilltop Baptist Church, 210 Mill Street. The event will last until there is no more food. Plates will be available at the drive.
Saturday November 27
Don’t miss the Christmas hometown experience organized by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 27 in the square. The event features vendors, food trucks, a car show and the lighting of the 26-foot-tall Christmas tree to mark the start of the season. For more information, contact the Rusk Chamber at 903-683-4242 or [email protected]
Thursday 2 December
The traditional downtown Jacksonville Christmas Parade will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 2. Don’t miss this family celebration of the season. For more information on parade registrations, visit conta.cc/3pQRsyT or contact the Chamber by phone, 903-586-2217, or email, [email protected]
The Cherokee County Conservatives Club invites the public to meet with Texas District 8 Representative Cody Harris at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 2, at the Jacksonville College Chapel, 105 BJ Albritton Drive. Cherokee County Conservatives welcome all Conservative Republican candidates who run for office to visit community members.
Friday December 3
Bullard’s Magic on Main will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 3 on the Greenbelt in front of Hondo and Shorty’s downtown. The event includes mistletoe market shopping, food vendors, children’s activities, and a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. During the evening, the Bullard Masonic Lodge, located at 113 N. Philips St., will provide photos with Santa from 6:15 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 3. Free entry. The photos are free. Cookies and hot chocolate are also free.
Saturday 4th December
The annual Jacksonville Jingle Jog, presented by Christus Mother Frances Hospital, is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 4. This event is open to runners, walkers, adults and children. Kid’s Dash is scheduled for 9 a.m. and 5K will begin immediately after. Package pickup is scheduled for 4 pm-7pm on Friday, December 3 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital – Jacksonville Fitness Center, 2010 S. Jackson. Package pickup and registration will take place on race day from 7:30 am to 8:30 am For more information or to register online, visit CHRISTUStmf.org/JingleJog.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department is hosting a Christmas & Cuffs Golf Scramble on Saturday, December 4th. The event takes place at the Cherokee Ranch and Golf Club, 14089 US-79. The organizers are also looking for sponsors for the event. For more information, see the flyers posted November 4 on the Cherokee Ranch Golf Club Facebook page or contact Cpt. Logan Smith at 903-747-5995.
The Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair will be held in downtown Jacksonville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. The lounge will be located at the corner of Main Street and US-79. Don’t miss this opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, for others or for yourself, from a variety of local vendors.
The annual Bullard Christmas Parade will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 and precede the Movie on Main, an event that will take place at 7:39 p.m. on the Green Belt in front of Bullard Town Hall, 114 S. Phillips Street. The feature of the movie is Elf. Admission is free, but places are limited. Seats will be marked with hay bales and will be on a first come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chair or blanket and enjoy the show.
Sunday 5 December
Lake Striker Resort will be hosting a free event, Decorating Cookies with Mrs. Claus and Santa’s Elves, for children three and up. The pastry event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 5. Although there is no charge for the event, participants must register by November 28 by calling 903-854-2404 or 281-703-2729. Participants are kindly requested to bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots collection. Photos with Santa Claus are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and no registration is required to view or take photos with Santa. Lake Striker Resort is located at 18560 CR 3256 S. in Reklaw. For more information on LSR, visit their Facebook page or their website, lakestrikerresort.com.
Saturday 11 December
The Frankston Garden Club is sponsoring a Christmas Home Tour from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. The tour is to start at Silvermoon Tack and Gift, 290 S. Commerce St., in downtown Frankston, where people can pick up the business card and booklet. The self-guided tour highlights six beautifully decorated houses. Tickets are available in Pandora’s Box, Silver Moon Tack and Gifts, or online through PayPal. Tickets cost $ 17 in advance or $ 20 on the day of the tour. The proceeds will fund the Frankston Garden Club Scholarship Fund and other club efforts. For tickets or more information about the club, send an email to [email protected]