READING AND CRAFTS – Boyd Public Library will hold a summer reading and crafts program for children ages 4 to 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at the library. For information, call (940) 433-5580.
CHEER CAMP – Cheer camp for Decatur youth is Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27, at Victory Christian Academy. Girls in kindergarten through third grade will attend 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and fourth through sixth graders 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $40. For information, email Alexia Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit universityofgymnastics.com.
BOOSTER CLUB MEETING – The Alvord Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the high school cafeteria.
RHOME LIBRARY ACTIVITIES – The Summer Blitz Reading Program has begun for youth of all ages at the Rhome Library. Prizes will be awarded to top readers in each age division. Contest will end at the close of the summer. The library is also holding a poster contest for all ages. Posters will be displayed in the library and must be turned in by July 31 with name and phone number on the back. A book sale is also going on all summer. Library hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
TRANSFER APPLICATIONS – Boyd School District is accepting applications for inter-district transfer students for the 2012-13 school year. Applications are available at the BISD administrative offices and online at www.boydisd.net. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday Aug. 1.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – Wise Hope Crisis Center is holding its annual School Supply Drive benefiting children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. The community’s help is needed in collecting school supplies and regulation-size backpacks. Donations may be dropped off at 201 N. Trinity in Decatur, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call Jael Mares at (940) 626-4585.
FOOD SAFETY TRAINING – Food service managers can register for a food safety training program 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Aug. 1-2 at Texas AgriLife Extension’s Wise County office in Decatur. The training includes materials and the Department of State Health Services approved ServSafe exam. To register, call (940) 627-3341. Space is limited.
ENCHILADA DINNER FUNDRAISER – The City of Bridgeport’s Finance Department will be hosting an Enchilada Dinner Fundraiser 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Bridgeport Community Center for one of their employees, whose family had an unexpected medical emergency and loss of income. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Bridgeport City Hall and the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. Meal includes enchiladas, rice, beans, dessert and a drink. For more information, call Amy Standard at (940) 683-3405.
CRUISE NIGHT – Cruise Night on the Courthouse Square is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in downtown Decatur. Entry fee is $10. Registration is 4 to 7 p.m., and judging begins at 7. Awards are presented at 8 p.m. for 20 various classes including classic, antiques and hot rods (original and modified). Stores and restaurants will stay open late, and streets are closed to traffic. For information, call (940) 627-6158.
BOOK SIGNING – Decatur resident Paula Rutherford will be signing copies of her first published book, “Dusting for God’s Fingerprints” 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Expressions, behind The Marketplace on Farm Road 51 South in Decatur. For information, call (940) 626-9707 or (940) 393-1487.
ALVORD FESTIVAL – The annual Alvord Watermelon Festival and Barbecue Cook-off on Saturday, Aug. 11, is now registering vendors. Call Debra McKelvain at (940) 389-1656 for information.
WATERMELON PAGEANT – The Alvord Watermelon Pageant is Saturday, Aug. 11, at Elm Creek Park Pavilion in Alvord. Check-in time is at 9:30 a.m., and the pageant is at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20. Proceeds go to the Library Restoration Fund. Categories are 0 to 23 months, 2 to 3 years, 4 to 6 years, and 7 to 9 years. Theme is Summer Time Fun. For information and/or a registration form, contact Michele Hardee at (940) 626-9337 or email@example.com.