“I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.”
— Thurgood Marshall,
who was nominated as the first black Supreme Court justice on this day in 1967
From theatrical and musical performances to yard sales and a homecoming, today is shaping up to mimic an amusement park — you just can’t fit everything into one day.
Oh, and by the way, investing in battery operated, hand-held fans might be a wise investment. A bottle of sunblock couldn’t hurt either.
Let’s dive into today’s calendar.
• Brownwood Lyric Theatre Children’s Theatre Camp will hold performances of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at 2:30 p.m. at Brownwood High School. Tickets will be $5 at the door.
• The Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus will be presenting their annual chorus, beginning at 6:59 p.m. in the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center at Brownwood High School. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. The show will run approximately 30 minutes, under the direction of Dr. Derek Smith. Special guest quartet will be Vocal Fusion from San Angelo. This year’s title is “It’s All About the Weather.”
Busy day in Zephyr
The annual Zephyr Exes Homecoming will kick-off with coffee being served at 9 a.m. in the school cafeteria, followed by the Tour of the Historic Village. A 100th anniversary celebration for the Presbyterian Church building, now known as the Community Center will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. After lunch, it’s down to business, as the 27th Biennial Homecoming business meeting and awards program will commence, with visitation and class meetings scheduled from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. At that same time, the class of 1959 will be holding their 50th anniversary reunion. To cap off the events of the day, the Zephyr Volunteer Fire Department will be held from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Funds raised from the meal will help the department purchase reflective 911 address signs.
Just to say ‘thank you’
A reception honoring Coach Don Walker will be at Adams Street Community Center from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Walker is being recognized for his 43 years of service in youth sports, which includes 29 years with Brownwood baseball, 14 years with Early girls softball and a few years of basketball thrown in.
The Turtle and a Market
The Brownwood Area Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. or until sell out under the Austin Avenue overpass at Avenues A and Brady. The market will be hosting “From Market to Menu,” from 11 a.m. utnil 1 p.m. and will feature cooking demonstrations by chefs from The Turtle Restaurant, with customers being given the opportunity to sample prepared items.
Barbecue and Angus
• Trinity Chapel Church will hold its 14th annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trinity Church, located at 1040 Early Blvd. Dinner includes brisket, red beans, potato salad, iced tea and dessert. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children.
• Working to raise money for a leadership conference, the Brown County Rainbow Girls will be selling Angus burgers and Elgin Sausage wraps at Kroger from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•St. John’s Church, 700 Main at Depot Street will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by (buy) for treasures, trinkets, clothes, books, lines, furniture and dishes.
•The Brownwood Amateur Radio Club’s Volunteer Examiner team will hold test sessions at 10 a.m. at the Red Cross building, 600 E. Adams.
• The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279, will host bingo at 1:30 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m., the Lake Brownwood Leos will host karaoke. Concessions will be available.