Monday, September 01

FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2014

Tobacco Awareness
Rural Area Parenting Program Services will be providing a Tobacco Awareness class on Monday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. at the RAPPS office, 664 N. 123 Bypass, Suite #2. To register, call 303-9225.

Fall 2014 Registration
The Texas Lutheran University/Mid-Texas Symphony Community Music Academy is announcing registration for 2014 Fall private string and guitar lessons, the youth choir and youth orchestra ensembles. The deadline to register for the fall semester is Sept. 1. Lessons and Ensembles begin the week of Sept. 8. Private lessons are offered to both children and adults. Online registration and fee information can be found by visiting tlu.edu/cma. For more information, call 456-3016.

Luncheon Meeting
Seguin-Guadalupe County Retired Teachers Association will have a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Silver Center. The meal costs $11 and the RSVP deadline is Sept. 2 by calling 379-7349.

Country Music Show/Dance
Geronimo VFW is having a Country Music Show/Dance on Sept. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:30 and admission is $7 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. To make a reservation, call 512-825-2180.

Guadalupe Master Naturalists Meeting
The Guadalupe Master Naturalists will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seguin Public Library Meeting Room. Guests are welcome.

Parents Helping Parents
Parents Helping Parents, a program focused on successful parenting skills and quality family life, begin its free 12 week fall session on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at First Presbyterian Church beginning with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. A nursery and activities are provided for children and youth ages 3 to 17. For more information or to register, call 372-1397.

Anger Management
Rural Area Parenting Program Services will be providing an Anger Management class on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. at the RAPPS office, 664 N. 123 Bypass, Suite #2. To register, call 303-9225.

Member Luncheon
Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Chamber Member Luncheon and Reception for Sherry Nefford-Esse on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Seguin Coliseum. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program and lunch will follow at 12 p.m. Tickets are $12 for Early Bird purchase and may be picked up in advance from the Chamber. The cost for walk-ins and non-members is $15. To make a reservation, call 379-6382.

San Antonio Garden Center Clubs
San Antonio Garden Center Clubs will meet Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. at 3310 N. New Braunfels at Funston. Join for coffee at 9:30 and meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 210-824-9981.

Parenting Classes
The Seguin Public Library will be offering free Parenting Classes on Wednesday's from Sept. 3 through Oct. 29 in the Conference Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided, however childcare will not be provided. To reserve a spot, call 379-4208.

Meeting
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 923 will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Dunbar Center, 801 W. MLK in San Marcos.

Workshop
Habitat's Family Selection Committee presents a workshop for anyone interested in applying for the newest Habitat for Humanity home, on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 201 E. Nolte St. Application help will be given. Questions about the workshop may be directed to the Habitat office at 401-0422, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 7 and 11 a.m.

Breakfast
McQueeney VFW Post 9213 will be having a breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. in observance of Patriot Day on Sept. 11. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Veterans and First responders eat free.

Flea Market
The American Legion Riders and Sons of the American Legion are having a Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion, 618 E. Kingsbury St. Breakfast tacos, burgers, hotdogs and baked goods will be available. Spaces are available for $15 inside and $10 outside. To rent a space, call 372-3493.

5th Annual FFA Panther Fest
Navarro FFA Booster Club presents the 5th Annual FFA Panther Fest on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Grain Bin Cafe & Store, 121 Dennis Dr. in Geronimo. Barbeque plates are $8 and the meal will start at 4 p.m. There will also be a washer tournament at 5 p.m., $50 per 2 man team. Other events include a live and silent auction. For more information, call 377-8405.

All Youth Sports Registration
The All Youth Sports organization is offering youth volleyball and flag/tackle football programs in the Fall. Registration is $50 per child and children may sign up at the Seguin Print Shop by Sept. 7. For more information, call 556-4271.

Sunday Country Dance
Geronimo VFW is having a Sunday Country Dance, featuring The Countrymen Band, on Sept. 7 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The kitchen opens at 2 and an $8 donation is asked. The hall is smokefree and open to everyone.

Fall Private String and Guitar Lesson Registration
Texas Lutheran University/Mid-Texas Symphony Community Music Academy is now registering students who wish to take private violin, viola, cello, bass or guitar lessons this Fall. The Community Music Academy offers 12 lessons per semester for either 1/2, 3/4 or full hour lessons. To register, visit tlu.edu/cma or call 456-3026.

Help Seguin Shine
Applications for Help Seguin Shine grants are available at the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, Sept. 26. Help Seguin Shine funds projects can beautify the city, make a property more attractive or safe, install seasonal decorations, enhance recreational opportunities or increase tourism, sporting events, competitions or conventions. Projects are judged on their visibility, cost-effectiveness, community involvement and benefit.  For more information, call 379-6382.

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.

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

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.

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.

Fan Drive
The Seguin Fire Department is hosting its annual Fan Drive. Fans are available to households without air conditioning and may be picked up at the Municipal Court/Fire Administration building at 660 South Hwy 46 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. A picture ID and proof of residency is required. Limit one fan per household. Donations of fans or money may also be made. For more information, call 401-2310.

RSVP Trip
RSVP is sponsoring a 10 day motor coach tour Oct. 10 through Oct. 19 to see the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Laughlin. The trip includes a free day in Las Vegas to explore the famous Las Vegas Strip. To receive a color flyer with details, call 379-0300.

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.

Seguin Premier Toastmasters
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.

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.

Dutch Treat Lunch
The Silver Center invites Aggie Football Fans to the Silver Center for Dutch Treat Lunch every Monday in Sept., Oct. and Nov. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Sept. 8. To order a sandwich to be ready when you arrive, call 303-6612. For more information, call 379-7770.

Climate Change and Native Plants
Guadalupe County Chapter presents "Climate Change and Native Plants" on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Marion. There is a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7. Meetings are open to the public. Visitors are welcome.

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 Sept. 15 and the public is invited. For more information, call 914-4749.

Propagation of Plants
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present a seminar on Propagation of Plants on Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Guadalupe County Community Garden in Schertz. The cost of the program will be $10.00 at the door. Anyone interested in learning more are invited to bring their own plants.

Basic Computer Skills
The next free TLU session covering basic computer skills will be Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the Beck Admin. Bldg. basement (Room LL05). Additional sessions are scheduled on Sept. 23, Oct. 2, Oct. 28, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. For more information, call 372-8160.

NARFE Meeting
New Braunfels National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 672 will meet on Sept. 19 at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Social time with refreshments will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. followed by the business meeting and program from 10 to 11. For more information, call 620-0344.

Under the Big Top
CASA of Central Texas invites the community for an evening "Under the Big Top" to raise funds for the organization and honor Commissioner Greg Seidenberger and District Attorney Heather McMinn for their support in the fight against child abuse, on  Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage building on Cordova Rd. Guests will enjoy a carnival-themed evening of fun and entertainment, including dinner, carnival acts, live music by Tin Roof, live and silent auction and more. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased in advance at Cascades, Gift & Gourmet, the Seguin Chamber of Commerce or by calling 626-2272.

24th Annual Barbeque and Auction
Belmont Volunteer Fire Department will have its 24th Annual Barbeque and Auction on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Belmont Social Club. Brisket and chicken plates are $9 and serving is from 5 to 8 p.m. Other events include, a raffle, music and more.

94th Annual Chamber Banquet
Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 94th Annual Chamber Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Seguin Coliseum. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7. Individual tickets are $35 and are available at seguinchamber.com or at 116 N. Camp St. Table sponsors and event sponsors are also available. For more information, call 379-6382.

14th Annual Fundraising Dinner
South Texas Pregnancy Care Center will have its 14th Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Seguin Coliseum. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30.

Fair Barnyard Tours
The Guadalupe Agriculture & Livestock Fair Association will be providing 30-minute educational experiences and exhibits to groups and school tours at no charge starting Oct. 8 at 8 a.m. and continuing through Oct. 12. To schedule a visit, call 914-3735.

Kids Day in the Park
Connections Individual and Family Services, Inc. present the 6th Annual Kids Day in the Park is on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Central Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free fun-filled event includes inflatable rides, entertainment, face painting, a climbing wall and over 30 information and activity booths.

Seguin Police Moonlight 5K Run/Walk
The 6th Annual Seguin Police Moonlight 5K Run/Walk is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8:30 p.m. at 104 River Dr. East, Starcke Park. Register prior to Oct. 10 to be guaranteed a Seguin Police Moonlight Run T-Shirt. Registration fee prior to Oct. 10 is $25 for 13 years and over and $20 for 12 years and under. Day of race is $30 for 13 years and over and $25 for 12 years and under. Registration on Race Day will start at 6 p.m. under the large covered pavilion. Registration is available online at athleteguild.com or at the Seguin Police Department (upstairs). Awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in each age group and to the runners/walkers with the most lights for an adult and a child.

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

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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