TASTE OF WISE – The third annual Taste of Wise is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Decatur Civic Center. The free event includes samplings of food and drink offered by local businesses, live entertainment and door prizes every 10 minutes. To showcase your business, to sponsor or donate door prizes, call Susan Miller at 940-627-7658.
OFFICE CLOSING – The Decatur Housing Authority office will be closed Aug. 26 through Sept. 2 for management to attend training and for the Labor Day holiday.
VETERANS GROUP MEETING – The Wise County Veterans Group will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Runaway Bay Golf Club. All veterans are welcome.
QUILT SHOW – The Wise County Quilt Guild will have its 2013 show 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Bridgeport Community Center. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, bed turning, an antique sewing machine display, bake sale and country store, along with several vendors. Cost is $5. A preview, lecture and trunk show is 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. Cost is $15.
TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT – Northwest ISD middle school students can pick up their Netbooks and high school students can pick up their Latitude tablets at their campus during the following dates and times: 1 to 5 p.m. today; and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. Students that are unable to pick up their device on these dates will receive their devices during the first two weeks of school.
RELAY COMMITTEE – A meeting for those interested in serving on the Relay For Life of Wise County planning committee is 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Pizza Hut in Decatur. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Stephanie at 940-393-3165.
SUPERHERO RUN – The Superhero 5K run/walk benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Wise and Jack Counties is 7 a.m. Saturday beginning at Fit-N-Wise in Decatur. Registration begins at 6 a.m. Cost is $25 for the race or $40 with a T-shirt. There will be kids’ activities and awards in each age category, including best costume. For more information, call 940-627-7535 or visit www.casawise.org.
RETIREMENT PARTY – Alvord is holding a come and go retirement party for Shorty McKelvain 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today at City Hall. Food and drink will be served.
COOKING CLASS – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting a Dinner Tonight Cooking School Thursday, Sept. 5, at Weatherford College Wise County. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so participants can visit exhibits and vendors. (Space is still available for vendors.) The cooking school begins at 6 p.m. and will include the demonstration of three easy and nutritious menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Goody bags, cookbooks and door prizes will be given away. Space is limited. Pre-register for $20 by calling 940-627-3341. Cost is $25 at the door.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Fall registration for new and returning students at Weatherford College Wise County ends today. Course schedules can be viewed online at www.wc.edu/schedules-catalogs. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 26. Call the college at 940-627-2690 or email email@example.com for more information.
BLOOD DRIVE – Best Value Rhome Pharmacy will sponsor a Carter BloodCare blood drive 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
FUNERALS – Service for Randy Nabors, 69, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Dorothy Jean Bunnell Ray, 81, of Denton is 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Paradise with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Dr. Paul Martin Green, 91, formerly of Decatur is noon Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Joseph Chabert, 49, of Justin is pending at Coker-Hawkins.
MEMORIAL service for Damon Bounds, 73, of Springtown is 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Family visitation is noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at DFW National Cemetery at a later date.