■ Cherish Celebration: 6 p.m. Jan. 26, El Cerrito Lodge, 6819 FM 726 in Diana. An acoustic evening with Doug Stone benefits Hannah House Maternity Home. Cost: $50 individual tickets; tables available. Information: https://tinyurl.com/y8krj8mp .

■ Alzheimer’s Community Forum: 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31, The University Center Ballroom/University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler. The Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter will present “Advancing Dementia Science” with updates on the latest research from …

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■ Longview Christian Women’s Connection is hosting a buffet luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Copeland’s of New Orleans, 3213 N. Fourth St. in Longview. Special music: Greg Scobee, soloist; guest speaker: Tammy Whitehurst of Longview will present “Girl Talk — Getting Real about Real Life.” …

Gregg and Harrison counties have teamed up once again to sponsor the 2019 Credit Hour Program that will be held Jan. 25 at the Gold Hall Community Center in Hallsville. The annual program will feature five continuing education units toward any Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide license.

■ Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St. in Longview, and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy 80 in …

■ D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center, 1125 Judson Road, Suite 153, Longview, needs reams of printer paper and disinfecting wipes. For information, call (903) 803-0100.

 Harmony Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 612 S. Carter St. in Marshall, will have its “Men & Women’s Day” program at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker: the Rev. Jacqueline Tolbert of Vivian Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Longview.

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?

Isabelle Howerton is an expert in slime — and she has the Instagram followers to prove it. The Spring Hill fourth-grader spends her time experimenting with different slime techniques and learns chemistry at the same time.

The quality of food we eat, water we drink and air we breathe — in fact the well-being of all plant and animal life — is determined by the quality of our topsoil. The earth’s crucial thin layer of soil must be protected, maintained, built and nourished. A mulch cover enables, conserves and e…

■ Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St., and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy 80. Syringes can b…

■ St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2108 Ridgewood Drive in Longview, will offer The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph services: vigil at 5:30 p.m. today, mass at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; and Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God services: vigil at 5:30 p.m. Monday, mass at 8 a.m. and…

■ Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, 3117 W. Marshall Ave. in Longview, is accepting food, personal care items and toys for people who need assistance this holiday season. Food items include: butter, eggs, milk, sugar, canned vegetables, coffee, and ham. Personal care/toy items include: perfume/cologn…

■ Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St., and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy 80. Syringes can b…

■ St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2108 Ridgewood Drive in Longview, Advent services: Saturday vigil at 5:30 p.m., Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; The Nativity of the Lord — Christmas Mass at 5:30 pm. and 10 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Jose…

The best tip for buying a portable home generator: Don’t wait until the lights go out. Whether you live in a place at the mercy of snowstorms, hurricanes, heat waves or an outdated electric grid, a power outage can range from an annoyance to life-threatening.

■ Prescription drug drop boxes: Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by using the drop boxes in the lobbies of the Longview Police Department, 302 W. Cotton St., and White Oak Police Department, 108 E. Old Hwy 80. Syringes can b…

■ Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, 3117 W. Marshall Ave. in Longview, is accepting food, personal care items and toys for people who need assistance this holiday season. Food items include: butter, eggs, milk, sugar, canned vegetables, coffee, and ham. Personal care/toy items include: perfume/cologn…

■ Holy Truth Ministries, 512 W. Luckett St. in Longview, presents its annual choir musical at 6:45 p.m. today. For information, call (903) 431-2824.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered predator to the southwestern U.S.

■ Veterans Walk-in Flu Shots: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Longview Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1005 N. Eastman Road in Longview. No charge, no appointment necessary; veterans will need their VA identification card. For information, call (903) 247-8262.