Spring Fling Book Sale, Food Drive

The Alvarado Public Library holds its annual Spring Fling Book Sale and Food Drive through Sunday, March 30.

The library is clearing out books that have not moved off the shelves in more than five years as well as those donated for the book sale, with lots of children’s books available this year. Included in the sale are VHS and DVDs.  

In addition to the library’s Half-Price Saturday Sale and Bag O’Books for a Buck Sale on Sunday, the library is also offering Bag O’Books for 5 Cans O’Food. Bring in clearly labeled, undented canned goods that are 8 ounces in size or larger and trade them for one of the library’s bags, which can be filled with books from any table.  

All food collected will be given to the food pantry at Helping Hands for Jesus in Alvarado.

“This is your chance to do something nice for those who truly need your help while allowing you to bring home some new treasures,” library director Leana Cowan said.

For more information, call 817-783-7323.

EarthKind Rose Symposium

Registration is under way for the EarthKind Rose Symposium, which will be held Saturday, April 5, at the Cleburne Civic Center, 1501 W. Henderson. Sign-in for the symposium begins at 8 a.m., with the event itself from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The cost is $65 per person and includes one experimental potted rose, course materials, refreshments, boxed lunch and tour of a national rose research garden and Winston Patrick McGregor Park.

Seating is limited.

For more information, call 817-793-4625.

Antique Alley and Yard Sale

The 18th annual Antique Alley and Yard Sale will be held April 18-20.

Since 1999, this country-shopping extravaganza is held for miles via Farm-to-Market 4 South from Cleburne and throughout several communities.

“It's not just one event or show,” a spokesman said. “A wide variety of independent show promoters, local businesses, individuals and civic organizations lease booth spaces to hundreds of dealers from several states.

“Along the route there will be special shows, shop sales, yard sales and fund-raisers,” the spokesman said. “Hundreds of dealer booths will include antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, a great variety of food, gardening, home decor, nostalgic items, jewelry and more. Vendor booth spaces are still available.”

For more information about participating, contact Debbie Whipp at 817-641-0183 or whipp@hughes.net or JBurd Ellis at 817-641-8057 or jburd@hughes.net or visit www.myantiquealley.com.

1968 class reunion

Members of the Alvarado High School class of 1968 are planning for their 40th reunion this summer. Those who have contact with class members are asked to send addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses to Tony Garcia at 972-772-3825 or  jupiter492000@yahoo.com; Patsy (Van Winkle) Yawn at 817-790-2412 or alvaradoyawns@aol.com.

Children’s program

Full Circle of Life Family, 118 W. 2nd St., Venus, announces its new, free program, Discovery Clubs. The Christian club meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays for fun projects, games, snacks, crafts, a time to learn new skills, sing songs and find out more about God. Register a child at 7 p.m. Wednesdays or 10 a.m. Sundays.

Discovery Clubs are for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, contact Rowena Vaughn at 972-217-6575, pastor Terry Vaughn at 817-798-6393 or e-mail rdvfclc@yahoo.com.

Mom 2 Mom

Mom 2 Mom is a group organized by stay-at-home moms with children from birth through 5 years old that meets the second Monday of each month. Childcare is provided. For more information, call Amy Wood at (817) 774-8999 or Holly Chisum at (432) 349-4904.