Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Posted on 12/6/2016 1:11:00 AM.

Sunrise Lions Tree Lot
The Seguin Sunrise Lions Club will have its Christmas Tree Lot open weekdays from 5:30 till 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located at 305 N. Kings St. at Walnut St. in Seguin. Also for sale are tree stands and Tree Green perservative. There are 2ft. to 10ft. live Christmas trees available. All proceeds benefit the Lions Scholarship Program and local charities. For further information call 830-379-8033.

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed
The Salvation Army is need of volunteers to ring the bell for its Kettle Campaign at Wal-mart and Walgreens. The campaign will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 24th. To volunteer cal 830-401-4872.

Tax- Aide Volunteers Needed
The AARP Tax-Aide is in need of volunteers to assist low income and the elderly filing their 2016 income tax. Those interested should visit AARP.org/Taxaide by Sunday, Jan. 15th and fill out an application.

Blood Drive
Texas Lutheran University will host a Blood Drive continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th in the Alumni Student Center. For further information call Cathy Anderson at 830-372-8068.

Tween Craft Club
The City of Seguin Public Library will have its Tween Craft Club from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th. The crafts are geared toward ages 8-12.

Briesemeister Bands Holiday Concert
The bands at Briesemeister will have a Holiday Concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th in the gym.

SHS Choir Holiday Concert
The Seguin High School Choir will have its Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at Jackson Auditorium on the campus of Texas Lutheran University.

The Gathering Music Show
The Gathering Music Show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at the Geronimo VFW. The show features Moses Rangel, Tom Morris, and John Hanson. The doors open at 5:30. Admission is an $8 donation and reserved seats are available by calling 830-305-8829.

Children's Coat & Heater Drive
The Community Council of South Central Texas Community Service Program is conducting a Children's Coat & Heater Drive to provide assistance to low income families in Guadalupe County. Donations my be taken to 1201 W. Court St. in Seguin between 8 a.m. and noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday and will be accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 7th. Distribution will be on a first come first serve basis from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9th. Interested families must bring photo ID, proof of residency and food stamp letter. For more information call 830-379-3022.

Chamber Christmas Luncheon
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will have a Christmas Luncheon beginning with registration at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7th. For further information call 830-379-6382.

Social Media Marketing Seminar
There will be a Free Social Media Marketing Seminar by Olivia Hayse of Hayse Marketing at the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th. To RSVP call 830-379-6382.

Koennecke Elementary Music Club Performance
The Koennecke Elementary Music Club will perform at Koennecke Family Night at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th.

Patlan Extraordinary Singers Performance
The Patlan Extraordinary Singers will perform at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th in the Patlan cafeteria.

Guadalupe Lodge #109 Stated Meeting
The Guadalupe Lodge #109 will have its stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All Mason are invited and encouraged to attend and Guadalupe Lodge members are urged to attend.

TLU Community Music Academy Youth Choirs Recital
The Texas Lutheran University Community Music Academy Youth Choirs will have a Recital from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th at the TLU Chapel of Abiding Presence. For further information visit tlu.edu/events/community-music-academy-youth-choirs-recital/.

Briesemeister Choir Concert
The Briesemeister Choir will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th in the Briesemeister cafeteria.

SHS Bands Performance
The Seguin High School Bands will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th at Jackson Auditorium on the campus of Texas Lutheran University.

NARFE Holiday Party
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will have its Holiday party with music by the  Kaleidoscope Barbershop Quartet from 11:15 a.m. 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9th at the Golden Corral located at 1042 N. IH 35 in New Braunfels. Make reservations by Tuesday, December 6th with Dorothy Creswell by calling 830-620-0344. 

Country Christmas
The Texas Agricultural Education & Heritage Center will have its Country Christmas at The Big Red Barn from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9th  and Saturday, Dec. 10th at 390 Cordova Road in Seguin. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 per child. There will be an opportunity to visit the Christmas Village, take a tour of the Krueger Snow Village, listen to the choirs sing in the beautiful Zion Lutheran Church, visit with Santa, hay and train rides, campfires and marshmallow roasting. Concessions will be available at the event.

Geronimo Sip and Stroll
The 2nd Annual Geronimo Sip and Stroll will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9th. Vendors will be set up at the Geronimo VFW and local businesses will be participating in the event. Parking will be available at the Geronimo VFW. 

Silver Center Dance
The Seguin Silver Center Friday night dance will feature the music of The Countrymen from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9th. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a $7 admission for Silver Center members and $9 for non-members. Sandwiches will be available for a light supper. For more information visit silvercenterseguin.com.

Rescheduled Golf Tournament
The Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887 will have its Golf Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10th at Max Starcke Park Golf Course. The format is a two-person scramble. The fee is $85 per person or $170 per team. Sign-in is at 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. Registration is available at the golf course.

Holiday at Hogwarts
The Seguin Public Library will have Holiday at Hogwarts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10th. The wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter will be celebrated in the children's area of the library. Participants will get sorted into Hogwarts house, make a house ornament, play some quidditch, and more.

Elks Lodge Fundraiser Dance
The Seguin Elks Lodge will have a Fundraiser Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10th at the lodge located at 1331 C H Mathis Jr. Dr. in Seguin. Music will be provided by Wyatt and Friends. Tickets are $8 per person.

Laubach Hermann Sons Lodge 244-2
There will be a Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Party for the Laubach Hermann Sons Lodge 244-2 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11th at the Dixie Grill in Seguin. Bring canned goods for a donation to the Christian Cupboard.

Geronimo VFW Dance
There will be a dance featuring Sam Bentley from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11th at the Geronimo VFW. The VFW kitchen opens at 2 p.m. with an $8 admission donation. For futher information or to reserve seats call 830-305-8829.

TLU Christmas Vespers in Austin
The Texas Lutheran University will have its annual Vespers at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11th at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Austin.  This will be a celebration of music and word that honors the integral role music has played in Texas Lutheran's curriculum and religious and cultural history. For more information visit tlu.edu/events/christmas-vespers-2016/.

Las Posadas
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, St. James Catholic Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and the Plaza Hotel will host the Annual Las Posadas at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11th in downtown Seguin. It will be a celebration of the journey of Mary and Joseph as they traveled to Bethlehem. Area families will stroll from City Hall, to the Heritage Museum, the old Courthouse steps, the Plaza Hotel and historic St. Andrews church. There will be music from colonial Mexico performed by musicians from Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Blue Santa Application Locations
The City of Seguin Police Department D.A.R.E. Program is accepting applications for its Blue Santa toy program. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, Dec. 12th. Application locations include the Seguin Police Department, Seguin ISD District Office, Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office, Seguin Housing Authority, Ball Childhood Center, Jefferson Elementary, Guadalupe County Head Start Program, Rodriguez Elementary, Family Life Center, Seguin Community Council, and Centro Esperanza. For furher information call 830-401-2386.

Community Music Academy Lindenbaum Outreach Program & Youth Orchestras Recital
The Community Music Academy Lindenbaum Outreach Program & Youth Orchestras will have a Recital from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13th at TLU’s Jackson Auditorium. The TLU Community Music Academy Beginning and Intermediate Youth Orchestras, the CMA Performers, and the Outreach Strings Classes from Rodriguez, Patlan, Koennecke, Navarro, and Seele Elementary Schools will perform. For further information visit

Chamber Mixer
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will have a Business After Hours Mixer at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15th at Pape's Nutcracher Museum located at 5440 S. 123 Bypass in Seguin. For more information call 830-379-6382.

Marion Lodge No. 74 Christmas Party
The Marion Lodge No. 74 will have its Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church's Fellowship Hall in Marion. For questions or to reserve your meal call 830-420-2380.

Master Naturalist Class
The Guadalupe Master Naturalist 2017 Training Class is currently enrolling members. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3rd. The fee is $160 and the deadline for registering is Friday, Dec. 16th. Applications are available at the AgriLife Extension Office located at 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin or online at txmn.org/guadalupe. For more information call 830-379-5755. 

Library Cosplay Ball
The Seguin Public Library will have a Teen Cosplay Ball at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec.16th. Teens in grades 7-12 are encouraged to get dressed up as their favorite character. There will be a cosplay contest, live action cosplay chess, music, and refreshments. Teens must submit a signed permission form (available from the front desk) to get their free ticket. Limited to the first 100 teens.

Silver Center Dance
The Seguin Silver Center Friday night dance will feature the music of Most Wanted Band from 7:30 p.m. 11 p.m.on Friday, Dec. 16th. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a $7 admission for Silver Center members and $9 for non-members. Sandwiches will be available for a light supper. For more information visit silvercenterseguin.com.

Barbarossa Bowling Club Meeting
The Barbarossa Bowling Club will have its Semi-Annual Membership Meeting and Christmas Party at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18th. A tamale meal will be served free for members and $5 for non-members. There will also be Turkey Bowling at 2:45 p.m. and King and Queen Bowling at 4 p.m. Please bring snacks, Fritos, cornbread or dessert. For more information call 830-481-6103 or 830-708-5865.

Blood Drive
The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center will have a Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19th in the Selig Room. All donors will receive a $10 HEB gift card. For information call Veronica San Miguel at 401-7211.

Comal Country Music Show
The Comal Country Music Show will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20th at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 111 Landa St. in New Braunfels. The featured artist will be Stacy Stark, Britt Ballenger and Loren Scudder. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. Sandwiches, desserts and drinks will be available. All proceeds go to charity. For more information call 830-708-1292.

Holiday Stories and Crafts
The Seguin Public Library will have Holiday Stories and Crafts at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22nd. There will be holiday stories, songs, and crafts. Craft supplies will be out until 5:30 p.m.

Master Gardeners Class
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners are now accepting applications for their upcoming Become a Master Gardener Class 29. This classes will be held from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning January 17th through May 23rd at the Schertz Civic Center located at 1400 Schertz Parkway in Schertz. The cost of the class is $190 and the application deadline is Friday, December 30th. Class size is limited and applications are taken on a first come, first serve basis. For more information or registration contact Cynthia Lyssy at (210) 275-3970 or email cmlyssy@prodigy.net.

Silver Center Dance
The Seguin Silver Center New Year's Eve Dance will feature the music of Wrangler Country from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31st. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now for $15 each. Party favors, traditional food and champagne at midnight. Five cash prize drawings of $50 each throughout the night. To purchase your tickets and reserve your table call 830-303-6612 or stop by the Silver Center.

Guadalupe County Swearing In Ceremony
The Guadalupe County Swearing In Ceremony for elected officials will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2nd at the Guadalupe County Courthouse located at 101 E. Court St. in Courtroom 300 in Seguin.

Bras For A Cause
The Guadalupe County Bras For A Cause will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at the Seguin Coliseum.

Cajun Jamboree
A Cajun Jamboree benefiting The Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center will be held on Saturday, March 25th. There will be all you care to eat crawfish, shrimp, and sausage boil. Beer and wine provided. There will be music and dancing with entertainment by The Gulf Coast Playboys. Tickets are available at The Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, Gift and Gourmet, and Keepers Interiors.

TLU Dramatic Media Production
The Texas Lutheran University presents the Dramatic Media Production: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th and at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7th and Sunday, April 9th at Jackson Auditorium.

Kid's Fun Fish
The The Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center will have its Kid's Fun Fish on Saturday, April 29th. Recommended ages are 5 through 12 years old. Registration will be held on site.

Vocational ESL and GED classes
Alamo Colleges offers free Vocational ESL Certification and GED classes at 216 E. College St. in Seguin. For more information call 830-556-2090.

Precious Life Services
The Precious Life Services is offering idividual and group sessions for help with Anger Management, Domestic Violence and Parenting. For more information visit preciouslifeservices.org or call 830-372-5980.

Inter-Agency Provider Directory
The Guadalupe County Inter-Agency Provider Directory of all County Social Services available to serve the lowincome, disabled and elderly is currently available for $10 as a hard copy or emailed. Call 830-303-5911 to purchase a copy.

Veterans Affairs Office Hours
The Guadalupe County Veterans Affairs Office in Seguin will be open for services on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For further information call 830-303-8870.

Toddler Time
The Seguin Public Library will have Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Toddlers ages 9 months to 3 years will enjoy age-appropriate stories, songs, and playtime to develop early literacy skills.

Library Storytime
The Seguin Public Library will have Storytime at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Children ages 3 to 6 will listen to stories, sing songs, and do a craft, while developing early literacy and school readiness.

Story Time
The Marion Community Library will have Story Time at 9 a.m. every Thursday. Story Time is for Pre-K aged children and parents must accompany children.

Salvation Army Volunteers Needed
The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volunteer by calling 830-401-4872.

Cranny Hours
The Cranny is now open Monday though Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 100% of the profits from The Cranny go back to the Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter for direct services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. To volunteer or for more information call 830-372-1216.

Volunteers Needed
The Silver Center Thrift Store is in need of volunteer assistants.  Whether you can donate one hour of your time, or four, your help would be greatly appreciated. The Silver Center relies upon the funds from the Thrift Store to offer the meals and other support that it provides to our senior citizens. For more information call 830-303-6612 or 830-379-8300.

Raise the Roof/Square Foot Club
The Seguin Art League is in need of donations to repair the metal roof and supporting wood structure of its recently purchased building located at 104 S. Austin St. in Seguin. Those making donations will join the Square Foot Club by helping to financially renovate 1 sq. foot of the building. Mail donations to P.O. Box 445 Seguin, TX 78155.

Walk for a Dog
The Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. (ARF) will benefit from the Walk for a Dog program. You walk your dog anyway, now, every mile you walk can benefit ARF. Get the App at WoofTrax.com and take your Walk for a Dog every day.

Call-A-Ride 4 Vets
The Alamo Area Council of Governments will provide eligible veterans rides free of charge anywhere in the Alamo region. For further information call 210-362-5254.

Heritage Museum Hours
The Seguin-Guadalupe County Heritage Museum will be will be closed on Mondays and open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Al-Anon Meetings
Seguin Serenity AL-Anon Family Group is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics and meets Tuesdays (AA meeting at the same time) at 7 p.m. Sunday Literature is at 5 p.m. at Tri-Party Club located at 2365 Huber Road. Call 830-557-5590 for further information.

iDream Community Center Food Distribution
the iDream Community Center located at 932 S. Austin St. in Seguin will distribute food every Wednesday and Friday at noon and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. For more information call 210-685-8544 or email idreamcommunitycenter@gmail.com or visit idreamcommunitycenter.org.

The Guadalupe County Extension Education Clubs consists of Clear Springs which meets the 3rd Wednesdays at 2 p.m., the Elm Creek Club which meets the 2nd Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the Extension Office on Live Oak St. in Seguin, and the Marion Club which meets the 2nd Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Marion Community Library.

Community Garden of Eatin'
The Community Garden of Eatin' will have gardeners present the 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to assist with harvesting. The community is also welcomed to assist with working in the garden located at the corner of Bowie and Walnut Streets.

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

Anger Management/Parenting Classes
Precious Life Services will be offering 6 to 18 week Anger Management and Parenting Classes every Thursday from 4 p.m. 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
There are vegetables 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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