Calendar and Current Events

Our Chapter Calendar contains all events, past and future. You can view by month or week. You can also have your Android or iPhone calendar automatically include these events, in a color of your choosing, in your smartphone calendar app. or in your own Google online calendar. Look for the Google calendar called “MN-El Camino” as the calendar name to add to your calendar.   Our Weekly Events email notice (latest shown below calendar) goes directly to all members and others who have requested it.  To submit events for this notice, and the calendar, send them to ECRMNNotification@yahoo.com.

Texas Master Naturalist
El Camino Real Chapter
Events NoticeEvent:  Managing Grass Burrs Presentation
Date:  Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 pm
Where:  Bea’s Kitchen, 105 E Main, Cameron (across the street from courthouse)
Details:  Little River Basin Master Gardener Association will host a program by Milam County Extension Agent Floyd Ingram on managing grass burrs at their monthly meeting. Public is welcome.
VMS: AT: AgriLife sponsored; list topic specifics in the “Describe your service or training” description box

Event: Milam County Historical Museum, 112 W 1st St, Cameron, TX 76520
Date: As soon as display arrives; anticipated to be between Oct. 4 – 10, Times to be announced
Details: Volunteers needed to help set up and take down renowned photographer Chris Talbot’s photos along the Trail display in museum. Questions or to sign up to help: Joyce Conner (mike@conner.net) or Geri Burnett (geriburnett@sbcglobal.net). Wear Texas Master Naturalist identifying clothing/name tag.
VMS: VT, Community Outreach: Indirect.

Event:  October Chapter Meeting
Date:  Thursday, October 10, potluck meal at 6:00 pm, program at 6:30 pm
Where:  Milano Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Details: ECRMN members Cathy Johnson and Donna Lewis will present a program and show a video about Monarch butterflies and milkweed.
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Mtg, VE for meeting, VE for Hospitality if appropriate

Event: El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association (ELCAT) Annual Meeting; registration is now open
Date: Friday, October 11, noon – 7 pm+
Where: Apache Pass, 9132 FM 908, Rockdale, TX 76567
Details: A great way to celebrate and learn more during Archeology Month! Current members and public are invited. All activities are free except for meals (lunch =$20; no speaker during lunch, reception & dinner =$32.50). For more information and to register, go to https://www.elcaminorealdelostejas.org/sponsorship/. Speakers are planned throughout the day (but are not listed on the program yet). If wanting AT for any of the talks, confirm with Kathy Lester. Wear Texas Master Naturalist identifying clothing/name tag. Questions: mike@conner.net.

Event: El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association Tour; $40 registration is now open
Date: Saturday, October 12, 9 am  –5 pm
Where: Park vehicle in Cameron at Milam County tax office parking lot. It is at the intersection of First Street and South Fannin
Details: A great way to celebrate and learn more during Archeology Month! Current members and public are invited. You must register and sign liability waiver. For more information and to register, go to https://www.elcaminorealdelostejas.org/sponsorship/. Lengthy and sometimes strenuous hiking, recommended to wear good shoes, hat, bring water; be prepared for standing at stops. Bus tour guides are John Pruett and Geri Burnett. Stop at Sugarloaf for talk by Dr. Alston Thoms. Stop at Cedar Hill Ranch for bag lunch, hike the Trail to part of the Rancheria Grande, and hear Steven Gonzales. Stop at Mission San Francisco Xavier de los Dolores. End tour by visit to County History Museum, Cameron, and see plant specimen exhibit, photo exhibit, buy books from Milam County Historical Commission, visit Master Naturalist table. After the tour, you are welcome to have dinner at Apache Pass or at the Steak, Stein, and Wine Fest in Cameron – both require prior reservations. Confirm with Kathy Lester for AT credit. Wear Texas Master Naturalist identifying clothing/name tag. Questions: mike@conner.net.

Event: Milam County Historical Museum, 112 W 1st St, Cameron, TX 76520
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12, Times to be announced
Details: Volunteers needed to help man the Texas Master Naturalist, El Camino Real Chapter information table; answer questions about the plant collection along the Trail; hand out copies of the Wildflower Brochure, and answer questions about the Trail itself. Questions or to sign up: Donna Lewis, Lead. (979-279-9856; dbirdlewis@gmail.com.) Wear Texas Master Naturalist identifying clothing/name tag.
VMS: VT, Community Outreach: Indirect.

Event:  When Good Gardens Go Bad Presentation
Date:  Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm
Where:  Rockdale Community Room, 109 N. Main, Rockdale TX
Details:  Little River Basin Master Gardener Association will have Judy Barrett, Gardening Editor and Publisher, present the program. Judy is the author of several garden related books. Meeting is open to the public.
VMS: N/A

Event:  TMN Annual Conference; registration is open
Date:  October 18-20
Where:   Hilton Rockwall, on the east side of Dallas
Details:  For more information, including a complete agenda, visit https://txmn.org/2019-annual-meeting/.
VMS: AT: Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) or TMN Sponsored. Volunteer opportunites are also available.

Event:  November Chapter Meeting
Date:  Thursday, November 14, potluck meal at 6:00 pm, program at 6:30 pm
Where:  Milano Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Details:  Kelly Simon, Texas Parks & Wildlife Biologist, will present a program on how to garden in the changing climate.
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Mtg, VE for meeting, VE for Hospitality if appropriate

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