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Mimosas at the market

Join the Corsicana Main Street Program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month for a morning of shopping with friends and sipping mimosas at Downtown Corsicana. Here you’ll find a vendor’s market filled with handcrafted items from southern artisans, as well as charming downtown retail outlets. Mark your calendars and invite your friends. Call the Main Street office for more information: 903-654-4850.

IOOF Trade Days

IOOF Event Center hosts a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. flea market on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month at 601 N. 45th Street in Corsicana. Join them for a family event featuring several local vendors selling crafts and food.

Tuesday, January 25

Navarro County Republican Women to Meet Candidates

Navarro County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Republican Headquarters, 111 W. Third Ave., Corsicana. The guest speaker is Sheriff Elmer Tanner. Also candidates for local elections in the next elections. There are 14 running with opponents.

Lunch with suggested donation of $10. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to 903-345-9271.

The Margins book club resumes at the window of the residence of artists and writers of Corsicana

If you’re someone with an insatiable curiosity or have your own growing collection of oddities, join Margin’s book club at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 at Storefront as he dives into his first reading of the year, The Whale Museum You will never see.

Dallas-based author and Corsicana Residency alumnus A. Kendra Greene drops us off in Iceland, the country with the most museums per capita in the world, and there guides us through the quirky, hilarious and the profoundly human. What drives people to collect objects as mundane as rocks and as bizarre as phallological specimens? We’re not exactly sure, but Greene ponders the answers in her curious and wondrous book.

Margins will discuss the first 50 pages of the book at next week’s meeting. Refreshments will be offered. Come for the literature, stay for the community. Pick up your copy of The Whale Museum You’ll Never See in advance during storefront hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Storefront at 203 N. Commerce St. Call 703-505-3750 or visit corsicanaresidency. org for details.

Thursday January 27

Navarro County Hosts Political Candidates Forum

The Navarro County Republican Party is set to host a Political Candidates Forum on Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Corsicana Opry at 215 E. Fifth Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit navgop.org for more information.

Ribbon Cutting Brick Street Realty

Join the Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate the grand opening of Brick Street Realty at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, with light refreshments to follow at 423 N. Main St. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday February 17

Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

Presented by Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, this is the first banquet of the year for members and the community, taking place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17 at the Cook Education Center. Awards for Tom White Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Large and Small Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year and Doris Horne Ambassador of the Year are presented. Sponsorships are always available. Admission is $65 per person or $650 for a table of eight. For more details on this event, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-874-4731.

Jennifer C. Burleigh