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Rowlett community notes
From Staff reports
Tuesday, March 5
8 a.m.: Golf Advisory Board
5:30 p.m.: City Council
Tuesday, March 12
6 p.m.: Planning and Zoning Commission
Wednesday, March 13
6:30 p.m.: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
First Rowlett UMC seeks to stop Rowlett hunger
First Rowlett United Methodist Church is holding a food drive during the Lenten season to stock food pantries in the area and to help bring awareness about hunger in the community.
The church is asking donors to leave the following food items on the shelves outside of the worship center in the narthex: On March 3, canned meat; March 10: soup and crackers; March 17, pasta and sauce (including macaroni and cheese); and March 24, boxed dinners (such as Hamburger/Tuna Helper).
First Rowlett UMC is at 4405 Main St. For information, contact Stephanie Leuschner at 972-475-3667 ext. 135 or email@example.com
Low-cost pet vaccine clinic available Saturday
Bring your pets up-to-date on their vaccinations during a low-cost clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Rowlett Animal Services building, 4402 Industrial St.
Package prices are $37 for puppies and $39 for adult dogs, and $21 for kittens. The adult cat package is $23, or $39 to include the feline leukemia vaccine. Ferrets can receive a rabies shot, as well; for information, call 972-412-6219 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Rowlett Beautiful with a Great American Cleanup
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, join your friends and neighbors, young and the young at heart, to clean up designated areas around the lake and around the city of Rowlett.
Scout groups, school clubs, church groups, corporate teams, families, even neighbors getting together can sign up and later join the fun after the work with a Volunteer Thank You Lunch at the Pavilion at the Wet Zone with fun and bragging!
To register your group or just yourself, contact Keep Rowlett Beautiful at 972 463-3929 or email@example.com.
KRB hosting electronic recycling roundup
Are you ready to get space at home by getting rid of the old, outdated electronics to help make Rowlett even more beautiful? Then bring those items to the Home Depot parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Items will be reused, recycled, or safely disposed of.
Acceptable items include printers, copiers, phones, faxes, computers, monitors, scanners, TVs, games, batteries ... and much more. Almost anything that runs on electricity or batteries, and their accessories, will be recycled. No Freon.
For information, contact Keep Rowlett Beautiful at 972 463-3929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers, start your keyboards
The Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission announces the 2013 Rowlett writing contest is here!
Youth in grades 1-12 and adults 18 and up are invited to submit works in three categories: Short Works (plays, essays, etc., of 15-30 minutes in length); Short Story (one to three pages, double-spaced); and Poem (one to two pages, double-spaced).
All entries must be typed and should be suitable for family viewing. No more than one entry is allowed per participant, per category. Each entry must be accompanied by a cover sheet that includes the writer's name, address, email, phone number, division and category; teachers submitting works for students may use the school's address and phone number. Do not include the name on the entry itself.
All first-place winners will receive a cash award (check) which will be presented at the Rowlett City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 18. The awards will be $100 for each adult category and $50 for each youth category.
Entries are due by Monday, April 29, and should be mailed or dropped off to the Rowlett Public Library at 3900 Main St., Rowlett, TX 75088.
Contact Mary Drayer at 214-226-3651 or email@example.com for information.
Rowlett library offers a book club for everyone
Every Wednesday from 2-3:30 p.m., the Rowlett Public Library hosts a book club just for homeschool teens. The meeting offers a great way to socialize and share what you're currently reading.
Readers can also join the "No Page Unturned" club on the third Thursday of every month for a lively and entertaining book discussion, sharing what they're currently reading with the group. The meeting is BYOL -- Bring Your Own Latte -- and the library will supply the cookies! The club meets from 7 to 8 p.m.
The Rowlett Public Library is at 3900 Main St. For information, call 972-412-6161.
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