FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
"Pass the Hat" Campaign
The Guadalupe County Ministerial Association in conjunction with Seguin Radio KWED and the Seguin Daily News is hosting a community-wide "Pass the Hat" campaign for the fire victims from the Summer's Bend Apartments. Money raised will go to help the families who were burned out of their home. Money will be collected by non-profit organizations that includes spiritual leaders from the majority of churches represented in the Seguin community. Individual donations may be made to Ministerial Association by dropping off that money at the radio station, 609 E. Court. St. Donations can also be mailed to the Guadalupe County Ministerial Association, c/o Chaplain Tom Jones, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas 78155.
Rural Area Parenting Program Services will be providing a Co-Parenting class on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at the RAPPS office, 664 N. 123 Bypass, Suite #2. This class satisfies the courts requirements for persons going through a divorce with children 17 years of age and younger. To register, call 303-9225.
TLU/MTS Community Youth Choir Auditions
Auditions for the Texas Lutheran University/Mid-Texas Symphony Youth Choir will be on Aug. 28 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Students in the 4th through 12th grade may audition. Youth Choir will have its first rehearsal on Sept. 9 from 4:30 to 6:15 at the TLU Chapel of the Abiding Presence. To set up an audition time, call 456-3016.
Seguin Guadalupe County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents its 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Awards Banquet on Aug. 28 at the Coliseum. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Happy the Comedian will provide entertainment and tickets are $25. Tickets are available at the Hispanic Chamber Office, Su Casa Cafe, P.J.'s Restaurant with a limited sales at the Coliseum. For more information, call 372-3151.
Silver Center Friday Night Dance
The Silver Center Friday Night Dance will feature the music of Bob Appel on Aug. 29. Doors open at 6, music begins at 7:30. Admission is $8 and sandwiches will be available beginning at 6:30 for a light supper. There will be door prizes.
The Gold Battalion Booster Club is presenting a Tailgate Party on Friday, Aug. 29 from 5 p.m. until kickoff in the Tom Crump parking lot. Bring grills and lawn chairs. Sausage wraps, chips and drinks will be for sale. This event is alcohol free.
Geronimo VFW Benefit
Geronimo VFW is having a benefit to help defray cancer treatment medical expenses for John "Cajun" Dotson, on Aug. 30 from 1:30 p.m. until midnight. Barbeque plates are $7 each and admission for live music is $5. There will also be a bake sale and more. For more information, call 743-5161.
Free Soccer Skills Clinic
The All Youth Sports organization is offering a free soccer skills clinic on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. at A.J. Briesemeister Middle School. For more information, call 556-4271.
Call for Entries
The Seguin Art League has issued a "Call for Entries" for the annual "How I See It" photography show. The show is open to all artists, ages 18 and over. Entry forms must be postmarked no later than Aug. 30. Entries will be delivered, ready to hang, to the Selig Room at GRMC on Sept. 6 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. For more information, call 512-618-1087.
Waggin Tailz Adoption Services is having an adoption event on Aug. 31 at Pet Supplies Plus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
63rd Annual Sausage Festival
The New Berlin Fire Department and Community Club present its 63rd Annual Sausage Festival on Sunday, Aug. 31. Plates are $8 and serving starts at 11 a.m. There will be live entertainment, auction, games, rides and more.
Sunday Country Dance,
Geronimo VFW is having a Sunday Country Dance, featuring Weldon Henson Band from Austin, on Aug. 31 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The kitchen opens at 2 and an $8 donation is asked. The hall is smoke free and open to the public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org fax 379-2238, or drop off the information at the Seguin Daily News/KWED office, 609 E. Court St., Seguin.