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Master Naturalists class signup deadline Friday

El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is planning a series of weekly training classes for new members, from Jan. 4 until the end of March.

Classes will be held at the Milano United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays with four field trips planned on Saturdays.

Don Travis, spokesman, said classes and field trips will provide training in water conservation, mammalogy, botany, entomology, herpetology, ornithology, wildscapes, climatology and more.

Visit, and look at the chapter’s page on Training for more details. Contact any chapter class leader to enroll before the Friday, Dec. 15 deadline.

FMI: Dorothy Mayer, 254-482-3235, or Pamela Neeley, 254-482-0822.

Alcoa Retirees’ Christmas meeting Thursday at lake

Next meeting of Alcoa Retirees-Rockdale will be Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Alcoa Lake Training Center.

“This will be our Christmas meeting,” said Doug Williams, spokesman. “Set up will start at 3 p.m. and volunteers are needed,” he said.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. A short business meeting will begins at 5:45 and the meal at 6 p.m. “There will be no gift exchange but retirees are asked to bring canned goods which will go to the Rockdale Christian Services food pantry,” Williams said.

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