Show your creative side at Downtown Street Chalk Art 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22 in downtown Cuero. Chalk, some ideas and some shade will be provided. Roll up your sleeves and have some fun during Cuero Main Street’s June Art Month.
The second annual Juneteenth Celebration will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 302 N. McLeod Street in Cuero. This event will feature a complimentary lunch and entertainment as well as a community health fair with free blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, BMI screening and much more.
Cuero’s Downtown Farmers Market Days is 9 a.m-4 p.m. June 22 in downtown Cuero. Shop for fresh vegetables, meats, eggs, jellies and wine under our shaded and cool Main Street Market Pavilion. Enjoy a selection of jewelry, gift items, crafts and more.
Visit Carl & Mary Welhausen Library, 810 Front St. in Yoakum, for Summer Reading Programs at 2 p.m. each Wednesday through July 17. The schedule includes Happy Tails Entertainment, Wednesday; Repco, June 26; Brackenridge Texana Park, July 3; Magician John O’Bryant, July 10; and Magic Balloon Show, July 17.
Health Checks in Yorktown will begin at 11 a.m. June 25 at the Yorktown Fire Station, 107 Main St. Cuero Home Health provides free blood pressure checks and blood sugar checks.
Community Wide Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon June 24-27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church Yorktown, 234 N. Gohmert St. Pick up your enrollment form at the church office.
Visit Jackson County Memorial Library for Summer Reading Programs at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium. Doors open at 9 a.m. and programs begin at 9:30 a.m. Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist, is scheduled for Friday; John O’Bryant the Magician, June 21; and Clint Pustejovsky, Texas Snake Man, July 12. The End of Summer Awards Ceremony featuring the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Space Dome is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 2. There will be book drawings at the library at 10 a.m. June 28, July 19 and July 26. Pick up your Summer Reading Logs at the library June 7.
Join Edna Rotary Club for Casino Night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 29 at the Edna Country Club, 1216 County Road 301. The event benefits Friends of Elder Citizens. Each ticket includes $1,000 in chips and two beer tickets. Tickets are $50 per ticket. For more information or to buy tickets, go to the Edna Rotary Club Facebook page.
Brackenridge Park will host an Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks July 6. This year’s event includes an Antique Tractor Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and parade, 2:30 p.m.; a Kiddie Peddle Tractor Pull, 10 a.m.; Ride’em-Push’em-Pull’em Parade, 11:30 a.m.; hot dog eating contest, 12:30 p.m.; watermelon eating contest, 1:30 p.m.; family fun obstacle course competition, 5 p.m.; DJ Dance about 8 p.m.; and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. The event is free. Visitors can best view the fireworks by parking in the grassy field across from the Harry Hafernick Recreation Center. The fireworks can be heard echoing throughout the surrounding area. Brackenridge Park and Campground is located about 6 miles south of Edna on SH 111. For more information, please call 361-782-5456 or visit brackenridgepark.com.
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture presents Lunch and Learn Email Marketing 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. July 18 at the chamber annex, 317 W. Main St. in Edna. Lunch will be provided.
Visit the Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 705 E. Fourth St., for Summer Reading Programs 10-11 a.m. each Tuesday through July 30. The schedule includes Chris Rybak, Tuesday; Eat Smart to Play Hard, June 25; Matt Sandbak’s Shadow Factory, July 2; Mr. Kippy, July 9; GVEC with the amazing Van de Graaff machine, July 10; Flying Disc Dogs of Austin, July 23; and the final party and raffle drawing, July 30. These programs are for children of all ages; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of all programs. Think Thursdays are 1-3 p.m. each Thursday. This event is for children ages 10 and older only. All the events are free.
Hallet Oak Gallery, 115 N. Main St. in Hallettsville, will host Summer Camp for ages 7-11 from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21 with Linda Cejka. Registration is $85. Register by calling 361-217-7030.
Saturday and July 13, the Spoetzl Brewery is celebrating Shiner Saturdays with The Salt Lick barbecue and sampling some of Shiner’s beer. Enjoy live music, tour the brewery and take home a free souvenir glass. June 15 is featuring tunes by Croy and the Boys, and July 13 is featuring tunes by Aaron McDonnell. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, $10 for under 18 and $55 for a family pass. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit shinersaturdays.eventbrite.com
Shiner Lutheran Church, 1103 N Ave. B in Shiner, is having Vacation Bible School, “Roar,” 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12 for kids in prekindergarten through fifth grade.
Shiner Half Moon Holidays are July 5-6 at the Green Dickson Park. Events of the day include giblet rice, kids cook, margaritas and a ribeye steak cook-off. Live music starts at 3 p.m. The Emotions will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday’s events include a barbecue cook-off and contests for beans, chicken, ribs and brisket. Live music begins at noon. There is a $15 gate fee after 7 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, food vendors, a kid’s fishing tournament, a kid’s fun zone, beer garden, fireworks and more.
Visit Dennis M. O’Connor Public Library, 815 Commerce St., July 3, 10, 17 and 24 for its annual Summer Reading Program. The 10-11:30 a.m. session is for students entering first, second and third grades; the 2-3:30 p.m. session is for students entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades. You may register at any time at the library. All programs are free. For more information, call the library at 361-526-2608.