LW Arts sets
audition dates
Lake Whitney Arts has scheduled auditions for “A Doublewide Texas Christmas” to be performed November 9-17. The show’s director, Ed Sanders, will hold auditions Friday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. No appointment is required. There will be cold readings from the script. For more information, visit  The theatre is located at 500 South Bosque (Highway 22).

Peoria VFD to hold barbecue
Peoria Volunteer Fire Department will hold a barbecue fund raiser Saturday, September 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner will be held at the fire station. For more information, call Bobby Baker at 254-337-0860.

Breakfast in Laguna Park
The West Shore Civic Association will hold a breakfast fund raiser for its annual cleanup Saturday, September 21. The meal will be served at the West Shore Civic Center, located at 560 FM 3118 in Laguna Park. Mark your calendars and watch for the advertisement in next week’s edition of The Lakelander for more information.

Pioneer Days apps available
Vendor booths are available for the 44th annual Pioneer Days festival to be held Saturday, October 5, in downtown Whitney. For more information or an application, call the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce at 254-694-2540.

Decorate for homecoming
A homecoming decorating contest is being held once again this year by the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce. Businesses are asked to enter and decorate their storefronts for the homecoming football game against McGregor to be held Friday, September 27. Judging will be Wednesday, September 25, at 6 p.m. Winners will receive a one-year chamber membership. Email, or call the chamber at 254-694-2540.

Garden Club to meet Thurs.
Lake Whitney Garden Club will hold its September meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 12, at Lake Whitney Public Library.  Guest speaker will be retired oncologist Dr. Joan Windmiller. She will be speaking on hot flashes and peppers. A salad luncheon will be served, and the meeting is open to the public and all interested in joining the mission to beautify Whitney.

Senior Center open Tuesdays
The new Lake Whitney Senior Center is now open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. for a suggested donation of $2 for anyone 60 and up. Come enjoy activities, guest speakers, movies, crafts, games, library and fellowship. For more information or to reserve your lunch, call 254-332-0041.

Chicks & Salsa planned
The next “Chicks & Salsa” event planned by the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, September 28, beginning at 5 p.m. The event will offer fellowship, shopping, refreshments and fun for a ladies night out. Contact the chamber at 254-694-2540 for more details.

Isaiah’s Place offers ASL class
Isaiah’s Place is offering American Sign Language classes beginning Tuesday, September 10. Classes will be weekly at 10 a.m. and online. Contact Isaiah’s Place for registration, details and costs. Contact Mistie Ballengee at or 832-414-2041.