NMC continues cereal drive
Nacogdoches Medical Center is hosting a Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive this week with money and cereal donations collected going to the HOPE local food pantry.
The drive began Friday and ends Friday with the Women’s Center lobby serving as a drop-off point. Donations also can be made online at www.NacMedicalCenter.com/healthyoverhungry. Funds will be used to purchase milk, fruit and lean protein.
About 640 families visit the HOPE pantry once a month for food. The all-volunteer nonprofit provides food to seniors, children, disabled, veterans and those living in poverty.
Kids Night Out set for Friday
The Nacogdoches Public Library will host its Kids Night Out Friday for children ages 10 and younger.
The event begins at 4 p.m. at the library, 1112 North St., and is free, but registration is requested.
For more information call 936-559-2970.
Mission Tejas to host ‘Height Hike’ Saturday
Mission Tejas State Park near Alto continues its Saturday outdoor activities with a guided hike highlighting the park’s tallest trees.
“Height Hike, Tallest Trees in Tejas” will begin at 9 a.m. at the Mission Saturday. Participants learn how to use a tangential height gauge and search for the park’s largest trees.
“Build Your Own Walking Stick” will be held from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the Maintenance Area. Those planning to join this activity are asked to reserve a spot so that there will be adequate supplies.
“Bag Some Bugs, Critter Catch and Release” will be held at the playground from 4 to 5 p.m.
On June 22, the park will host “Foraged Teas on Ice” at 10 a.m. and “Marvel at the Moon” that evening from 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. Other programs include a June 29 “Hike with a Ranger, Steep Ravine Trail” and “Critters Keeping Cool — Summer Survival.”
Participants should bring drinking water, bug spray and sun protection. The park, 120 Park Rd. 44, lies about an hour east of Nacogdoches between Alto and Crockett on State Highway 21 in Houston County. All education programs are free with park admission, which is $3 for ages 13 and up. For more information, call 936-687-2394.
Author to appear at BossLight
Local author Glenda Watters will review her book, “My Life Takes Up Too Much of My Time,” Thursday at BossLight, 123 E Main St., at 6 p.m. For information, call 936-715-0665.
CVB earns TripAdvisor award
The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau this month received its ninth year TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on user feedback.
The recognition goes to restaurants, accommodations and attractions that consistently maintain an overall rating of 4 out of 5 or above with a minimum number of reviews and have been listed for more than a year.