Here is a listing of some of the events taking place in and around Liberty County:
- Groundbreaking for River Ranch Development – 11 a.m. at 4.5 miles south of Dayton on SH 146.
- Groundbreaking for Austin Bank, 807 E. Houston St., Cleveland – 10 a.m.
- 21st Annual City Park Party – 3 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Municipal Park. This free, family-friendly event features food and music. Groceries and school supplies will be given away, as well as door prizes. Free hot dogs, chips and sodas will be served.
- Benefit for Trey Pike – starting at 10 a.m. at Outlaw Jacks, 3216 Beaumont Ave., Liberty. The benefit includes a live auction, poker run, raffle for a Marlin 22, 50/50 raffle and the sale of barbecue plates for $10 each. Pike is battling Stage 3 kidney cancer. For more information, call Penny Johnson at 936-346-5166, Teri Traxler at 936-402-6369 or Rebecca Pike at 361-772-1419.
- Gatorfest – Held in Anahuac, where alligators outnumber humans almost 3 to 1, Gatorfest is an annual festival and celebration of alligators and their wetlands habitat. The event includes food, fun, music, arts and crafts. For more information, go online to www.texasgatorfest.com.
- Ribbon cutting and grand opening of Clear Creek Dentistry, 401 E. Crockett St., Cleveland; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon – 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liberty Center inside Liberty City Hall; catered this month by Chicken Express of Dayton; $12. Call 936-336-5736 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or reserve a seat online at www.libertydaytonchamber.com.
- The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a trip to the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, La. The chartered bus will board at the old Thrif-Tee Center parking lot, 1021 N. Main in Liberty, at 7:30 a.m. with departure at 8 a.m. The bus departs the casino at 5 p.m. and returns to Liberty at 7 p.m. The price is $15 per person. For reservations, call 936-258-5345 or 936-402-0340.
- Coffee With the Mayor of Liberty – 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers, 1829 Sam Houston, Liberty. Call 936-336-3684 for more information.
- Benefit – A fundraiser for the family of Atascocita Fire Lt. Jared Snell, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Aug. 9, will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Sept. 21, at The Grill at American Legion Post, 25774 SH 321, Cleveland. The event includes a car and bike show, barbecue plates and live music. For more information on the event, go online to http://www.facebook.com/AVFDTX
- Faux Real Trade Days – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Trinity Valley Exposition Fairgrounds, 321 FM 563, Liberty. This month’s theme is Blast From the Past. For information, call 936-391-8600 or send email to email@example.com.
- Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce 2019 Semi-Annual Bowling Tournament, 6 to 8 p.m., at Gokey’s Bowling and Recreation Center, 84 Kings Row St., Goodrich. Call 281-592-8786 to reserve space for your team. The price is $200 for teams of four or $50 for an individual.
- Cleveland Connections Luncheon hosted by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pueblo Viejo, 146 A Truly Plaza, Cleveland. The price is $10, which includes lunch, a drink and tip. Bring business cards and flyers to share information about your business. No reservation needed.
- Cleveland Historical Society meeting – 6 to 7 p.m., 203 E. Boothe St., Cleveland. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. Topics vary.
- Macho Bingo to benefit Bridgehaven Children’s Advocacy Center in Dayton – 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland St., Dayton. Only tables of 10 are being sold at this time for $600. Tables include 20 Bingo games, food, beverages and bottle of choice. For more information, call 936-258-0400.
- Tarkington VFD Annual Barbecue – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tarkington VFD station, 22353 SH 321, Tarkington. Meal options are brisket, chicken and sausage. The auction will begin at noon.
- National Night Out – 6 p.m. at the Hull-Daisetta Volunteer Fire Department.
- First Liberty National Bank is holding its annual Customer Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The address is 1900 Sam Houston St., Liberty. Food fun and entertainment featuring the music of County Judge Jay Knight and the Southern Breeze Band.
- Book Fair – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tarkington Community Library, 3032 FM 163 in Tarkington.
- Benefit for Ty Richardson – 11:30 a.m. at Liberty VFW Post 5621, Liberty. Richardson, the father of two sons, was diagnosed with leukemia. Supporters are selling barbecue plates for $10 each. There will also be a silent auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and music.
- Fall Festival – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stancil Exposition Center, 211 Peach Ave., Cleveland. For more information, call the Cleveland Civic Center at 281-592-2395.
- Church anniversary – Everyone is invited to the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church-Marysee for the 127th anniversary homecoming reunion. The church is located at 2988 SH 105 East, about three miles from the Moss Hill intersection. The day will start with breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a time of worship at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a variety of activities are planned, including a hamburger luncheon, water slide, volleyball and free throw contests, gospel singing, canned and baked goods show, games and visiting. Everything is free. Dress comfortably. For more information, call 936-346-6244.
- TVE Baby Parade – 10 a.m. at the Liberty County Courthouse Square. Enjoy seeing beautiful babies dressed in festive costumes. The TVE Baby Parade is one of the oldest baby parades in the country still in existence.
- TVE Concert Dance hosted by the Trinity Valley Exposition, Inc. – 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the TVE Fairgrounds on FM 563 south of Liberty. This year’s concert will feature opener Curtis Grimes and headliner Sundance Head. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, go online to www.tvefair.com.
- Dayton’s Spooktacular Treat Street – 2 to 5 p.m., 302 N. Church St., Dayton. The Fourth Annual event, hosted by JLA Realty, includes games, treats, face painting, popcorn and more.
- Treat Street – 6 to 8 p.m. at Stancil Exposition Center in Cleveland. This annual event is hosted by the Unity Committee of Cleveland and the City of Cleveland through a partnership with local businesses and organizations. More than 6,000 children and parents turned out for last year’s event. For more information on hosting a booth, call the Cleveland Civic Center at 281-592-2395 or Bluebonnet News Editor Vanesa Brashier at 936-346-1051. Booth spaces are free to participating businesses and organizations.