• The annual “Giving Room” is open 4:30-6 p.m. at the Houston United Methodist Church.
• Roby Fire Department firefighters meeting and training, 6 p.m. at the Roby station.
• VFW Post 473, Cabool, monthly meeting, 10 a.m.
• Christmas story time and a visit from Santa Claus begin at 10 a.m. at the Houston branch of the Texas County Library.
• The Houston Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade begins at 2 p.m. in downtown Houston. The theme is “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.”
• “The Christmas Skates” will be presented at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. by REP at the Melba Performing Arts Center in downtown Houston.
• “Just for Fun,” a concert by the Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra, 3 p.m. inside the Melba Performing Arts Center in Houston.
• Upton Township board meeting, 9 a.m. at the township maintenance shed, 12001 Highway FF.
• Summersville Friends of the Library meets at 5 p.m. at the Summersville library branch.
• Ozark Township meeting, 6 p.m. at 5458 Highway 17.
• Success School board meeting, 6:30 p.m. in room 114 at the school.
• Roby Fire Department board meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Roby station.
• Raymondville School board meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the library media lab.
• Cabool Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Cabool Senior Center, Cabool. Meet other area caregivers, share experiences and gain information. Contact Karen Rust, 417-259-7093.
• Summersville School board meeting, 7 p.m. at the high school library.
• Licking Bridge Builder Senior Center meeting, 12:30 p.m. at the Licking Senior Center.
• Houston Park Board meeting is 6:45 p.m. at Houston City Hall.
• Houston School board meeting, 6 p.m. in the Media Center at Houston Schools.
• Cass Township meeting, 5 p.m. at the township building at U.S. 63 and Highway UU.
• American Legion Post 41 meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall.
• Lynch-Tweed Civil War Home Preservation Society meets at 5 p.m. at The Health Food Store, Grand Avenue, Houston.
• Book signing by Larry Dablemont from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Health Food Store in Houston.