Monday, October 20, 2014

D.A.R.E. Volunteers Needed
The Seguin Police Department D.A.R.E. program is seeking volunteers to sponsor booths and haunted house rooms at the annual Halloween Safe House. They are also seeking candy donations. The Halloween Safe House will open on Friday, October 31st from 7-9pm at the Seguin Coliseum. Call 830-401-2386.

Dutch Treat Lunch
The Silver Center invites Aggie Football Fans to the Silver Center for Dutch Treat Lunch every Monday in October and November from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To order a sandwich to be ready when you arrive, call 303-6612. For more information, call 379-7770.

Relay For Life Kick-off Meeting
There will be a Relay For Life Kick-off Meeting on Tuesday, October 21st from 5:30-7:30pm at the Seguin Public Library. Call Joel at 830-556-5677 for more information.

Comal Country Music Show
The Comal Country Music Show will be held on Tuesday, October 21st from 7:30 to 10pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Braunfels. $5 cover charge. All proceeds go to charity. For more information call 830-708-1292.

Backyard Gardening Series
On Tuesday, October 21st from 6:30-8:30pm you can create your own home aquaponics to grow plants and vegetables in a water environment along with aquatic fish which is part of the Backyard Gardening Series. Come and hear Steven Sumrow, Aquaponic Systems USA at the Texas A&M AgriLife Ext Svc, 3355 Cherry Ridge, San Antonio. The fee is $10. RSVP to Angel Torres at 210 467-6575 or matorres@ag.tamu.edu.

CEU Program
There will be a 3-hour Pesticide Applicators License CEU Program sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-9pm at Santa Clara City Hall. 1-IPM & 2 General CEU's available. Call 830-379-1972 for more information.

Blood Drive
The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center will have a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 22nd from 8am until 2pm in the Selig Room.  For more information, please call 401-7211.

Family Movie Night
The Seguin Public Library will have a Family Movie Night on Thursday, October 23rd at 6pm. Free popcorn while supplies last. For more information call 830-401-2422.

Pecan Fest Heritage Days
The Pecan Fest Heritage Days at Central Park and other various locations will run from Friday, October 24th to Sunday, October 26th with events scheduled all day. For a full schedule visit SeguinGoNuts.com. Call 830-401-0810 for further information.

Relay Team Sign-Up
There will be a Relay for Life booth at Trade Days on Saturday, October 25th from 9am to 4pm in Central Park. This will be an opportunity to sign-up teams and get more information about Relay for Life. Call 830-556-5677 for more information.

Car Show
There will be a Pack the Bus Benifit Car Show during Pecan Fest and Trade Days on Nolte St. on Saturday, October 25th from 9am to 4pm. Older cars, custom, muscle cars and trucks, and Mustangs are invited to attend. Show fee is $30. Concessions available.

Sip N Stroll Mugs
The Downtown Business Alliance of Seguin announces the sale of the 2014 Sip N Stroll Mugs. The mug depicts the artwork of Robin Roberts Walker's original painting of the historic Power Plant. The mugs will be availbe for purchase during Pecan Fest Heritage Days on October 25th. Mugs are $12 and can be purchased at various local businesses in and around downtown Seguin. The Sip N Stroll event is scheduled for 5:30pm on Friday, December 5th.

Night of the Zombies
A Night of the Zombies event to benefit Precious Life Services will be held on Friday, October 24th at King Ranger Theater. The movie The Dog Who Saved Halloween will be presented at 6pm. There will be a Best Zombie Costume Contest for kids and candy bags and prizes for kids. Zombies 12 and under $6 in advance or $7.50 at the door. Zombies 13 and older are $8 in advance or $9.50 at the door.

Candidates Forum
The VFW 9213/Ladies Aux will host a Candidates Forum 2pm on Sunday, October 26th at McQueeney VFW Post 9213 located at 275 Gallagher Rd in McQueeney. All state, national and local candidates are invited to attend. The moderator is KWED/Seguin Daily News General Manager, Darren Dunn. Candidates should register by Friday, October 24th by calling 830-303-3074.

Creative Cultural Arts Activities
The Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin will have Creative Cultural Arts Activities on Saturday, October 25th from 10am to 2pm at Teatro's Cultural Arts Center. Learn how to make papel picado flores de papel and ojos de dios as part of the Pecan Fest experience. Call 830-401-0232 for details.

Urban-15 at Teatro
An Urban-15 workshop and demo will be held at 3:30pm at Teatro's Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, October 25th as part of Pecan Fest. Call 830-401-0232 for more information.

Conjunto Festival
The Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin presents the 11th Annual Viva Seguin Conjunto Festival on Saturday, October 25th from 7pm to 10pm at the Teatro Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Call 830-401-0232 for for information.

Pink Champange Breakfast
The Pink Stoppers are hosting a $10 donation Pink Champange Breakfast on Saturday, October 25th at 9am at the Seguin Youth Services Breast Cancer Fundraiser.  Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Superhero Fun Run
The Stockdale Lions are hosting a Superhero Fun Run benefiting 6yr old Stockdale Elementary student Devian Rivera on Saturday, October 25th at Bryce Field in Stockdale. Registration begins at 7:30am and the run starts at 8:30am. Call 830-477-1390 for more information.

Call for Entries
The Seguin Art League has issued a "Call for Entries" for the annual Fantasy Show. Entries can be in any medium but should reflect the theme of "Diversity." Entry forms will be accepted postmarked by October 25th. Artwork must be delivered to The Selig Room at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center on Saturday, November 1st between 10am and noon. The show will be open free of charge November 1st through December 6th. Call 830-618-1087 for more information.

Children's Decorated Pumpkin Contest
The Seguin Conservation Society will host a Children's Decorated Pumpkin Contest as part of Pecan Fest on Saturday, October 25th from 10pm  to 2pm at Heritage Village at the Dietz-Castilla Doll House S. River at E. Live Oak. There are two categories- carved and painted. Drop off entries from10am to noon. Winners announced at 2pm for best carved and best painted in each group. Groups are 3 - 6, 7 - 9, and 10-12. Children design but adults have used the knife! No entry fee!
Also during Pecan Fest in Heritage Village is the First Church Quilt Show, viewing of Campbell Hoermann Log Cabin
and "Pecan Treats for Sale" at Los Nogales.

Preserving and Promoting Texas History Events
On October 25th from 10am to 11:30am former Texas Rangers Association will dedicate a Texas Ranger Memorial Cross at the Juan Seguin Burial Site across from the Seguin Coliseum. The sons of the Republic of Texas will fire a cannon and muskets and Texan Re-enactor in period clothing will fire a salute. At 11:30am guest speaker Dr. Stephen Schneider will present "After San Jacinto: Restoring Juan Seguin." There will be a question and answer session and light refreshments after the presentation at the Coliseum.

Geronimo VFW Dance
The Nathan Young & Keen County Band will be playing classic country dance music at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456 on Sunday, October 26, 3-6:30 pm. Door/kitchen opens at 2 pm. $8 donation. Call 830-305-8829or 305-5478.

Saints Alive Cemetery Tour
The 2014 "Saints Alive" Cemetery Tour featuring re-enactments of Seguin's fascinating citizens entombed at the Riverside Cemetery will take place at 201 E. Klein Street and South River Street at 1:30pm and 3:30pm on Sunday, October 26th in conjunction with Pecan Fest. Tickets are $10 and will benefit the local Women's Clubs. Purchase tickets at Gift and Gourmet, Cascades, Seguin Area Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, Silver Center, Keepers,  from members of the clubs and at the gate.

Free Tennis Lessons
The Seguin ISD tennis coaches in partnership with the TLU tennis program are offering free tennis lessons beginning Tuesday, October 28th from 4-5:15pm at the Seguin High School Tennis Courts. The free lessons are open to all Seguin ISD students in grades 2nd-8th. Call Tina Anderson at 830-372-5770 for further information.

Domestic Violence Awarness Vigil
October is Domestic Violence Awarness Month, and the Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter is holding a vigil on Tuesday, October 28th in Central Park from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information call 830-372-2780.

NARFE Meeting
There will be a National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting on Tuesday, October 28th from 6:15-7:30pm. The program will be "Federal Connection" networking and update on legislative and benefit issues of interest to federal employees, retirees and their spouses. Call 830-620-0344 for more information.

Tamale Fundraiser
The Seguin Sabres Baseball Club is having a tamale fundraiser. Order $10 per dozen pork, chicken or bean tamales by Tuesday, October 28th at the Paisley Patch in dowtown Seguin. Orders will be ready for pick-up Saturday, November 22nd from 2-4pm at St. James Catholic School cafeteria.

Monster Bash
The Seguin Public Library will have a Monster Bash on Thursday, October 30th at 6pm. There will be games and children's and family costume contest. For more information call 830-401-2422.

Boo Bash
There will be free haunted booths, games, and trick-or-treating at a Boo Bash at the Windsor Nursing & Rehab of Seguin on Thursday, October 30th from 6-8pm.

Halloween Dance
The Geronimo VFW 8456 will have a Halloween Dance and Costume Contest on Friday, October 31st rom 7:30 to 11:30pm. Call 830-305-8829 for more information.

FUMC Pumpkin Patch
The First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch is now open and will run thru October 31. It is open daily, Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am til dusk and on Sunday after worship services have ended from noon until dusk. For more information call 379-4112.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The McQueeney VFW 9213 Auxiliary is hosting a "Voice of Democracy" Scholarship Contest for students in grades 9, 10, 11, & 12. The deadline to enter is November 1st. The topic is "Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nations History and Future." To apply, write a three to five minute speech and record it on a CD. Call 830-303-3074 for details.

Patriot's Pen Program
The McQueeney VFW 9213 Auxiliary is hosting a "Patriot's Pen Program" for students in grades 6, 7, & 8. The theme is "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans." To apply, write a 300-400 word essay. Call 303-3074 for further information. The deadline to enter is November 1st.

Artisan's Market
The Guadalupe County Republican Women are hosting an Artisan's Market on Saturday, November 1st from 2 to 4pm at Tiemann Farm (350 Old Seguin-Luling Rd). $20 advance tickets are available at Court Street Coffee and the Seguin Area Chamber. Tickets at the door are $25. Call Kelly Follis at 830-305-1534 for more information or visit www.guadalupe-county-rw.com.

Moore House Luncheon
There will be a Moore House Luncheon on Thursday, November 6th. There will be a 11:30am and 1pm seating. The meal is $10.00 or $12.00 with dessert. The deadline for reservations is Monday, November 3rd.

Vietnam Veterans of America
There will be a Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 923 meeting on Wednesday, November 5th at 1900hrs at the Dunbar Center in San Marcos. The guest speaker is Abel Rodriquez, Bereavement Coordinator, CTMC Family Grief Center.

Fields of Faith
The Seguin, Marion, Navarro and TLU Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host the annual Fields of Faith on Wednesday, November 5th at Matador Stadium. Pizza will be served at 6:30pm and the program begins at 7pm.

Medicare Part D Questions?
The AACOG/Alamo AAA will provide unbiased information and counseling for Medicare beneficiaries to understand and insure it is the best plan for them on November 7th, and December 5th from 9-noon at the Silver Center. Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15th - December 7th.

Brown Bag Luncheon
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners present their brown bag luncheon at the Seguin Public Library, 707 E. College,  on Friday, November 7th from noon to 1:30pm featuring Nancy Masterson, Master Gardener and member of the Guadalupe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas. She will be recommending plants with outstanding blooms and berries for Seguin. This program about native plants will provide free handouts.

Designer Purse Fundraiser
The Guadalupe County Children's Advocacy Center is having a Designer Purse Fundraiser from 7-9pm on Thursday, November 6th at the KC Hall. Tickets are $35 in advance and a limited number of $40 tickets will be available at the door. There will be games, snacks and drinks. Tickets available at Keepers, KWED, Gift & Gourmet and ZDT's.

Golf Tournament
The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department is having a Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 8th at The Bandit Gold Club. Registration is at 10am, Putting Contest from 10:30-11:30am and a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $100 per person for the 4-person scramble. For more information call 830-481-0438.

40th Reunion
The Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1974 will celebrate their 40th reunion on Saturday, November 8th from 6pm to 11pm at the Embassy Suites NW, 7750 Briaridge Rd. in San Antonio. Cost is $100 per person through November 7th and $125 at the door. For more information, call 210-373-8415.

Native Plant Society
The Guadalupe County Chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas presents "5,000 Plants of Texas and How They Thrive" on Tuesday, November 11th at St. John's Lutheran Church in Marion. There will be a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 followed by the program at 7pm.

Lead Through Change
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will host Lead Through Change, a healthcare leadership event, on Wednesday, November 12th from 9am to 3:30pm at the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Central Entrance. Call 830-379-6382 for ticket information.

Guadalupe Master Gardeners
The Guadalupe Master Gardeners will meet on Thursday, November 20th at the Justice Center beginning at 6:30pm. Dr. Kelly Lions, an assistant professor of biology at Trinity University will be the guest speaker. She will be speaking on native species plants, invasive plants and their impact on ecosystems.

Volunteers Needed
The Guadalupe Family Violence Shelter (GVFS) and The Cranny Thrift Store are looking for volunteers. Free trainning is available. For more information call GVFS at 830-372-2780 or Ashton at volunteercoord@safeseguin.org.

Ring The Bell Kettle Campaign
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for the "Ring The Bell Kettle Campaign", outside of Wal Mart from November 28 through December 24. Anyone interested in helping or for more information, call 401-4872.

Holiday Stroll Parade
The lighted Holiday Stroll Parade will take place in downtown Seguin at 6pm on Thursday, December 4th.

Sip N Stroll
The annual Sip N Stroll event will take place at 5:30pm on Friday, December 5th. Downtown businesses will serve cocoa to visitors brandishing their Sip N Stroll mugs for tasting cocoa. A contest will be held for the best tasting cocoa ricipes of the night.

North Pole Stroll
The North Pole Stroll will feature family friendly activities in Central Park from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, December 6th. Businesses who had the winning flavors during the Sip N Stroll event will have their cocoa available for tasting.

Donation of New Items for Fire Victims
Drop off donations of new items for Summer's Bend Apartment fire victims is being accepted at The Cranny (113 N. River Street) Tuesdays through Saturdays between 9am and 3pm. Individuals making a donation are asked to let store personnel know that their donation is designated for the fire victims.

Habitat Seeking Applicants
Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for the newest home. Families are elected based solely upon their housing need, ability to pay a $450 to $500 monthly payment on a 20 to 30 year no-interest mortgage payment, and willingness to help build their own home. Applications may be obtained from guadalupevalleyhabitat.org, the Seguin Public Library or the Habitat store on Friday's and Saturday's between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group
The Country Church of Marion hosts an Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group each 3rd Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Educational Building. The next meeting is scheduled on October 20th and the public is invited. For more information, call 914-4749.

Caregiver Support Group
Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center presents a free Caregiver Support Group every first Wednesday at 2 p.m. at 1210 Eastwood Dr. For more information, call 379-9308.

Parents Helping Parents
The group Parents Helping Parents provides parents with information, guidance and support. They meet every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church located on the corner of King and Walnut streets. A nursery and programs for children and youth is also provided. The program is sponsored by Methodist Healthcare Ministries and is free to the public. Call 830-372-1397 for more information.

Seguin Premier Toastmasters
The Seguin Premier Toastmasters meet on Wednesday's at 6 p.m. at the IHOP in Seguin. The purpose of Toastmasters is to empower the individuals to become better communicators and leaders through overcoming fears of public speaking and increasing confidence. For more information, call 379-0760.

Anger Management/Parenting Classes
Precious Life Services will be offering 6 to 18 week Anger Management and Parenting Classes every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at 1420 N. Austin St. Suite 5 and Suite 6. Fee is by sliding scale. For more information, call 372-5980.

RSVP America Reads Program
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers to be trained as a reading tutor for the America Reads Program. Volunteers will be placed in a school of one's choice in Guadalupe County. For more information, call 379-0300.

Free Vegetables
Tomatos, okra and peppers are available for picking at the Seguin LULAC Foundation Community Garden located on Eighth St. Bring a bag and use caution when walking and picking. The Community Garden is free to the community and is planted and maintained by Seguin LULAC Council 682. For more information, call 379-9219.

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program
Seguin Animal Services encourages the public to take advantage of the low-cost spay/neuter program for all owned dogs residing within Seguin city limits. Cost of surgery depends on weight of animal. Surgeries performed at participating local veterinary clinics. Vouchers are issued on a first-come, first serve basis and expire within 60 days. Applications are available at Seguin City Hall and Seguin Animal Services. For more information, call 401-2335.

To be sure your non-profit organization's meetings and events appear in this calendar, send information to: communitycalendar@kwed1580.com fax 379-2238, or drop off the information at the Seguin Daily News/KWED office, 609 E. Court St., Seguin.


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