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Royse City’s FOL to give away Kindle Fire

The Royse City Friends of the Library will give away a Kindle Fire e-reader. A paid membership to the FOL -- $10 per individual, $25 per family, $100 per sponsor and $250 for patron – is your chance to win. For more information contact Susan Simon, president of the Friends of the Royse City Library, at 972-214-6493 or email tootie2259@hotmail.com.

Low-cost spay/neuter shuttle planned

The low-cost spay/neuter Rockwall PAWS/KCAAP shuttle will run March 21. Pets will be picked up at 7:30 a.m. in the southeast corner of the I-30 Wal-Mart parking lot and returned at 6:30 p.m. Dogs must be on secure leashes with collars that cannot be slipped; cats must be in secure hard carriers (no cardboard boxes). Prices are reasonable; however, assistance is available. To make an appointment call 972-472-3500 (hablamos Español). For more information call Rockwall PAWS at 973-310-1354.

Fundraiser, craft show planned in RC

The 4th Annual Battle of the Bulldogs Fundraiser & Craft Show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 23 at the Royse City HS Royce Swiney Indoor Facility, 700 S. FM 2642. The event, sponsored by Royse City Softball, will include a car show, rag ball tournament, cow patty bingo, silent auction, and jail and bail. Special visits by the Easter bunny also will be offered, with photos available with the bunny from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for an indoor booth is $50. For more details visit rcisd.org/rchs and click on the Battle of Bulldogs link.

Easter egg hunt set at park

The City of Rockwall’s Parks & Recreation Department-sponsored Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. March 23 in Harry Myers Park. Special prize eggs will be included in this old-fashioned hunt. A bounce house, games and other fun activities are planned. For more information call 972-771-7740.

‘God’s Favorite’ auditions set

Audition for the Neil Simon comedy “God’s Favorite” will begin at 1 p.m. March 23 at the Rockwall Community Playhouse, 609 E. Rusk, in Rockwall. No appointments are needed. “God’s Favorite” is a light-hearted piece with a cast of five men and three women. Those planning to audition should bring a resume and headshot and be prepared to read from the script. Aimee Thibodeaux will direct the play.

Church to host Spring Fling

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3003 Horizon Road, will host its annual Spring Fling from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 23. The event, which will feature an egg hunt, pony rides, bounce house, cakewalk, cotton candy and games, will be free and open to the public. An Easter basket giveaway also is planned. For more information call Pastor Matthias Dinger at 972-771-8118.

FUMC-Heath plans Easter-related events

The Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church at Heath, located at 140 Smirl Drive, will perform the Cantata at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services March 24. The annual children’s Easter egg hunt will follow the 11 a.m. service, so children are invited to bring their Easter baskets. For more information call the church office at 972-7716732 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays or visit fumcheath.org.

Dr. Larry Lea to speak March 24

Dr. Larry Lea, founding pastor of the Church on the Rock in Rockwall, will be on hand to preach at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services at Generations Church, 3025 E. I-30, Fate, on March 24. Church on the Rock birthed a movement of more than 500 churches internationally that either adopted the name or were initiated by the mother church. Lea is the best-selling author of “Could You Not Tarry One Hour?” and has traveled to more than 60 countries helping others develop a personal prayer life. He is coming to Fate to preach for his son, Pastor John Lea, and will teach through the outline he developed from the Lord’s Prayer. For more information visit generationschurchtx.org.

Rockwall plans Citizen Fire Academy

The City of Rockwall Fire Department is accepting applications for its 2013 Citizen Fire Academy, which will run March 28 through May 23. The academy, designed to provide participants with information on increasing fire and life safety awareness, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each Thursday with a full day on May 18 at Fire Station No. 2 at 920 Rockwall Parkway. Participation in the academy is offered free of charge. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. For more information on the academy, contact Billy Termin at 972-771-7770 or 972-771-7772 or by email at btermin@rockwall.com.

FUMC youth to lead Easter sunrise service

The youth of the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall will lead an Easter sunrise service beginning at 6:30 a.m. March 31 at the Harbor Amphitheater, 2047 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall. The service will include communion. Participants are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

Women’s League seeks grant requests

The Rockwall Women’s League is accepting grant requests from nonprofit agencies that provide services in Rockwall County. Submission deadline is April 1. Grant requests should include: program name, 501(c)3 ID number, program description, program beneficiaries and amount requested. Grant requests should be submitted in writing to P.O. Box 383, Rockwall, TX 75087, attn.: Joey Grand-Lienard. For more details call 972-800-7724. Proceeds from the RWL annual charity ball are used to provide grants, as well as scholarships to Rockwall County high school seniors. Last year $22,200 in grants and $50,000 in scholarships were awarded. This year’s charity ball, Under the Big Top, is set for April 20 at The Fairmont Hotel, Dallas. To contribute or attend, contact Christy Kirk at 972-742-9752 or christy@dallasflooranddesign.com.

Republican Women to meet April 8

The Rockwall County Republican Women will conduct their monthly meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. April 8 at the Harry Myers Community Center. A light dinner will be served. The program will be on CSCOPE, presented by Jeanine McGregor. Rockwall ISD Place 4 board candidates Jon Bailey and Bill Watts, as well as Place 5 candidates Bryan Pope, Jim White and Shana Young, have been invited as well. Candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions. For more details visit rcrw.org or visit the organization’s Facebook page.

FOL Lunch Basket event slated

A Friends of the Library Lunch Basket event will begin at 9 a.m. April 9 in the Rockwall County Library’s Community Room. Zach’s will provide lunch at a cost of $15 per person; those planning to attend should plan to pay at the door. Sheriff Harold Eavenson will speak on “Schemes and Scams: How to Protect Yourself from the Bad Guys.” Reservations are required by 5 p.m. April 2; email cplagens65@aol.com.

CASA plans April 13 banquet

Lone Star CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) will host its annual banquet to recognize its volunteers on April 13 at the Shadow Ridge Farms, 12198 Shade Ridge Lane, in Terrell. A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. This will be a “denim and diamonds” event, so dress will be casual. Dinner, provided by Carmona’s, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Captain Bud. Proceeds from the event will help support the organization’s mission. Tickets and table sponsors are available. Call CASA headquarters at 972-722-5858 or Gay Becker at 214-543-1464 or visit lonestarcasa.org.

Low-cost spay/neuter shuttle set April 18

The low-cost spay/neuter Rockwall PAWS/KCAAP shuttle will run April 18. Pets will be picked up at 7:30 a.m. in the southeast corner of the I-30 Wal-Mart parking lot and returned at 6:30 p.m. Dogs must be on secure leashes with collars that cannot be slipped; cats must be in secure hard carriers (no cardboard boxes). Prices are reasonable; however, assistance is available. To make an appointment call 972-472-3500 (hablamos Español). For more information call Rockwall PAWS at 973-310-1354.

Relay For Life registration under way

Cancer fighters, survivors and their caregivers are invited to participate in the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event beginning at 7 p.m. April 26 at Cain Middle School. Those who plan to participate should register as soon as possible at relayforlife.org/rockwalltx. For more details, contact Sheila Wooten at 469-698-9599 or email kilarwooten@yahoo.com.

Low-cost spay/neuter shuttle slated

The low-cost spay/neuter Rockwall PAWS/KCAAP shuttle will run May 16. Pets will be picked up at 7:30 a.m. in the southeast corner of the I-30 Wal-Mart parking lot and returned at 6:30 p.m. Dogs must be on secure leashes with collars that cannot be slipped; cats must be in secure hard carriers (no cardboard boxes). Prices are reasonable; however, assistance is available. To make an appointment call 972-472-3500 (hablamos Español). For more information call Rockwall PAWS at 973-310-1354.

Tour of Gardens set May 18

The 10th Annual Tour of Gardens, the premier educational event of the Rockwall County Master Gardener Association, will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18. This year’s events, in celebration of the 10th anniversary, will include visits to favorites from past tours. Cost will be $8 in advance, $10 on the day of the tour. Details and ticket locations will be posted on rockmga.org as they become available or call 972-204-7660 for more details.