Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Latino Lives Through Art
The Texas Lutheran University Mexican-American Studies Center invites you to celebrate Latino Lives Through Art featuring artist Adriana MJ Garcia Wednesday, October 1st beginning at 6pm in Langer Hall 120.

Chamber Membership Luncheon & Candidate Forum
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a membership luncheon and candidate forum on Wednesday, October 1st at the Seguin Coliseum. Early Bird Tickets for members are $12 and may be picked up in advanced at the Chamber office. Call for reservations at 830-379-6382. Walk-ins and non-member tickets are $15.

Gardening Event
San Antonio Garden Center Clubs Meeting will meet Wednesday, October 1st at 10 am at 3310 N. New Braunfels @ Funston. Program will feature KSAT 12 television meteorologist Katie Vossler, who will share some of her weather-news experiences and explore the controversy over today's "hot" weather topics: global warming, climate change, extreme drought, etc. Join us for coffee at 9:30; meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, go to San Antonio Garden Center <> or call (210) 824-9981.

Veterans Meeting
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 923 - San Marcos will meet on Wednesday, October 1st at 1900hrs in the Dunbar Center located at 801 W MLK in San Marcos.

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.

Kids Day in the Park
Vendors are needed for the 6th Annual Kids Day in the Park, sponsored by Connections, to be held on Saturday, October 18th from 10am to 2pm in Central Park. The event includes inflatable rides, entertainment, face painting, activity booths, and much more. Food concessions will be available for a small fee. Call Susan DeLane at 830-629-6571 for more information.

Moore House Luncheon
Argent Court of Seguin will be the October 2nd Moore House Luncheon Sponsor.  The Republican Women's Club will be the servers.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Denver Lackhorn and Ollie Booker.  Reservations can be made at Cascades Gift Shop or by calling 379-7713.  The meal is $10.00 or $12.00 with desert.  The October’s menu, catered by Nash Catering, will consist of Jager Meister, (breaded pork cutlet with a mushroom gravy), Potatoes au gratin, Sauerkraut and a dinner roll.  For those who wish to choose from an offering of taste tempting desserts, bread pudding or peach cobbler will be available. Two seatings, one at 11:30 a.m. and another at 1:00 p.m. are offered to accommodate luncheon guests.  The deadline for reservations is September 30th. Proceeds from the Moore House Luncheon helps support the efforts of the Conservation Society in maintaining the historic Moore House located at 703 Johnson St.

Community Forum Meeting
The Community Forum and TLU are hosting a panel discussion titled Seguin: A Strong Mexican-American Community next week, Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30pm in TLU Langner Hall 120. Panelists include Rene Ramos, Vickie De La Rosa, Ileen Rangel, and Eddie Davila. All are welcome. Call 830.372.8160 for more details.

Lean Seguin
The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center presents a 4-week Lean Seguin program to encourage and teach strategies to maintain a healthy wellbeing. The dates are Thursday, October 2nd, October 9th, October 16th and October 23rd from 6-7:30pm at the GRMC Central Entrance Upstairs Classroom. To register call 830-401-7676.

14th Annual Fundraising Dinner
South Texas Pregnancy Care Center will have its 14th Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, October 2nd at the Seguin Coliseum. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. The Guest speaker is Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, Christi Craddick.

Band Concert
The Texas Lutheran University Band Concert: Falling Leaves, Falling Stars will be performed on Friday, October 3rd from 7:30 to 9pm in Jackson Auditorium.

Marion Trade Days
A Marion Trade Days will be held on Saturday, October 4th in downtown Marion by City Hall from 9am to 3pm. The event is sponsored by the Greater Marion Area Chamber of Commerce. There will be local art/craft vendors, games for the kids and music. The Project Graduation will be having a pumkin patch and the 2nd Annual business cake/prize walk will also take place during the event.

Chili Cook Off
The Geronimo VFW Post 8456 hosts a CASI-Sanctioned Chili Cook Off on October 4th and 5th. Entry fee is $20 for Chili, Green Chili (Saturday only) is $10, and Jackpot Beans (dry pinto) $10. Saturday turn-in times: Beans is noon; Green Chili 1pm, and Chili 2 pm. Sunday turn-in times for Beans is noon; and Chili 1pm. Sunday Cooks Biscuits and Gravy 6:30 - 8am. Campers welcome, limited electrical outlets available. Judges are needed both days for beans and chili at 11am (experience not required--just like free chili!). The Geronimo VFW is located 5 miles north of Seguin at 6806 N Hwy 123. Proceeds benefit our military assistance and homeless veterans programs. Contact Mike Martinez (210) 317-9487 or leave a message at (830) 379-9260.

Organ Awarness Walk
The Annual Organ Awarness Walk will be held on October 4th at Jackson Park on the campus of Texas Lutheran University beginning at 7am with the walk starting at 8:30. Tacos, donuts, healthy foods and drinks will be provided. There will be a silent auction and door prizes. Rigistration fee is $15.00 with a t-shirt provided.

Geronimo VFD Annual Bar.B.Q Supper
The Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department Bar.B.Q. Supper will be held on Saturday, October 4th beginning at 5pm at the Geronimo Community Center. There will be an auction, raffle, amusements, and refreshments. Entertainment by Best Friends from 5pm to 7pm.

A Taste of Change Pachanga
The West End Neighborhood Project is hosting A Taste of Change Pachanga on Saturday, October 4th at the corner of Dolle Ave, and Jones St. The event will include music, informational and activity booths, food, and families playing games to encourage and stimulate a renewed pride in the neighborhood.

Officer Jerry Guerro Benefit
There will be a Barbecue and auction to benefit injured officer Jerry Guerro on Saturday, October 4th from 5-10 pm.  The event will be held at the KC Hall (1015 N. Austin St.). $8 Tickets will be available at the door and during normal business hours at the Seguin Police Department, Bling, Gift and Gourmet and KWED. To donate items for the auction call 401-2340.

Bar-B-Que Music Jam Fundraiser
Equessence Therapeutic Horse Play is having a Bar-B-Que Music Jam Fundraiser from 11am to 8pm on October 5th at the Texas 46 Bar & Grill in Spring Branch. Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Donations welcomed. Fun activities and a silent auction will be held. Call Dar at 210-849-0762 or Judy at 210-367-3482 for advance tickets and questions.

Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club Dance
The Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club Dance will host a dance on Sunday, October 5th from 3 to 7pm at the Eagles Hall (257 E. South St. in New Braunfels). The dance features polkas, country and big band music to the sounds of the Cloverleaf Orchestra on a great wooden floor.  Call 830-660-0437 or 830-660-4866.

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.

Crafty Kids
The Seguin Public Library is hosting Crafty Kids on Monday, October 6th from 4-5pm. Crafty Kids will be welcoming fall with crafts for school-aged children. Younger children are welcome with a caregiver's assistance. Free and open to the public. For additional information call 401-2422.

Country Music Show
The Gathering's Country Music Show/Dance will be at Geronimo VFW (6808 N Highway 123 in Geronimo) on Tuesday, October 7th, from 7-10pm. Great VFW kitchen at 5:30 PM. Adults $7--12 & under $3. This month featuring -Hayden James (with a new CD release party), Diane Farley, Kenny Penny, & Del Kabeano along with a great house band, 7-10pm, VFW kitchen at 6pm. Adults $7--12 & under $3. Reservations call Dorothy at 512-825-2180, <>.

Welcome to Medicare
The Alamo Area Agency on Aging presents a Welcome to Medicare meeting on Tuesday, October 7th beginning at 6:30pm at the Silver Center (510 E. Court St.). For details call Suzanne Ruff at 1-866-231-4922 or 210-362-5223.

National Night Out Party
The FM 1044 Neighborhood will be gathering at the gate by Creekbottom Farm located a 4907 FM 1044 for a National Night Out party on October 7th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Bring drinks and food to share. Call 830-629-1000 for further information.

Guadalupe Master Naturalists
The Guadalupe Master Naturalists will meet at the Seguin Public Library at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 7th.  Program Speaker will be Todd Darkasc of the San Marcos Green Belt Alliance.  Guests are welcome. Chapter business meeting for members will follow.

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 October 8th at 8am and continuing through October 12th. To schedule a visit, call 914-3735.

Seguin Respect Training
Free training for neighborhood residents, churches, nonprofits and anyone else seeking to build stronger, healthier communities. Thursday, Oct. 16, 9-3pm at First United Methodist. Registration deadline of Oct. 9. Visit or call 830.372.8160 for more information.

TripRSVP is sponsoring a 10 day motor coach tour October 10th through October 19th 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.

Seguin Police Moonlight 5K Run/Walk
The 6th Annual Seguin Police Moonlight 5K Run/Walk is scheduled on Saturday, October 18th at 8:30 p.m. at 104 River Dr. East, Starcke Park. Register prior to October 10th to be guaranteed a Seguin Police Moonlight Run T-Shirt. Registration fee prior to October 10th 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 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.

Seay and Springs Family Reunion
The Seay/Springs family reunion will be held on Sunday, October 12th at the Silver Center in the Ezell Room. Lunch will be catered at 11:30am. Please bring a dessert. Auciton items are appreciated. Call Connie Land Green for more information at 830-556-1783.

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (Alamo Area MPO) will be hosting its third round of public meetings in support of the development of the region's long-range multi-modal transportation plan update. A public meeting is scheduled in our area for Monday, October 13th from 6pm to 8pm in the Seguin Coliseum.

Retired Teachers Meeting
The Seguin-Guadalupe County Retired Teachers Association will meet Tuesday, October 14th at the Faith Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (1326 E. Cedar St.). Refreshments begin at 9:30am and the Program & Business Meeting at 10am. The program will be Volunteering in Health Care Settings presented by hospital chaplain Jeremy Roy. Project donations for Children's Book Project and "Paws for a Cause" animals will be accepted.

Native Plant Society Meeting
The Guadalupe County Chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas presents "Saving Texas Wildlife" on Tuesday, October 14th at St. John's Lutheran Church (FM 465 in Marion) beginning at 7pm. There is a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30pm. The speaker is Judit Green, Urban Wildlife Biologist and she will "Wildlife Conservation Issues in Texas - What Does the Future Hold?" Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome.

Spelling Bee
Zonta Club of Seguin’s 8th Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, October 14th in the Seguin Coliseum. Doors open at 6pm. Meal service starts at 6:15pm with spelling starting at 7pm. Tickets are $12 (available from members and Cascades Gift Shop). Bucket raffle. Audience Spell contest, $5 to enter. Concessions open for beer/wine/sodas.

Succulents Educational Seminar
The Bexar County Master Gardeners October Educaitonal Seminar will be held on Thursday, October 16, from 1-3pm at the  Texas A&M AgriLife Ext Svc, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208 San Antonio, TX 78230. At the free seminar you can learn all about Succulents with Mary Irish from the San Antonio Botanical Garden. If you have questions, please call 210-467-6575

Elder Law and Estate Planning
The Naional Active & Retired Federal Employees will meet on Friday, October 17th beginning at 9:30am at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Priscilla Magouirk will address Elder Law and Estate Planning issues. For more information call 830-620-0344.

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 Friday, October 17th, October 7th, and December 5th from 9-noon at the Silver Center. Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15th - December 7th.

SHS Class of 1984 Reunion
The SHS Class of 1984 is having their 30th reunion on October 17th & 18th. Visit the class Facebook page at Seguin High School Class of 1984 or call/email Kelly Donegan Follis at 830-305-1534, for more information.

Texas Water Star Program
On Saturday, October 18th from 8:30am to Noon, the Texas Water Star Program Earth-Kind® Landscape School will be held at Texas A&M AgriLife Ext Svc, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230.  Topic for the final class is  Wildscaping, Rain Gardens and Yard Waste Reduction.  Plus, question-and-answer session. Registration fee:   $20 per session.  Contact Angel Torres, (210) 467-6575, or

Golf Tournament
The Navarro Band Boosters Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, October 18th at Starcke Park Golf Course. Lunch will begin at noon followed by a 1pm tee time.

Kids Day in the Park
Connections Individual and Family Services, Inc. present the 6th Annual Kids Day in the Park is on Saturday, October 18th 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.

Growing Herbs Workshop
On October 20th from 1:30-3:30pm at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230, there will be a Growing Herbs Workshop that will cover what herbs grow best in Central Texas, how to use them in cooking & in other ways. Presenter is Don Crites, Master Gardener, & Master Wellness volunteer.   $10 per person.  Part of the Food Artisanry Series.  To register call, Annette Pawelek, (210) 467-6575 or email:

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

Rummage and Turkey & Dressing Plate Sale
The First Latin Assembly of God will hold a Rummage & Bake Sale and Turkey & Dressing Plate Sale from 8am-1pm on October 25th. Plates will be sold from11am to1pm. The price is $7.00 per plate. Turkey, dressing, gravy, mash potatoes, green beans, and all the fixings. The sale will be held at 806 North Camp St. Call 830-305-1117 or 830-379-1479 For more information.

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.

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.

40th Reunion
The Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1974 will celebrate their 40th reunion on Saturday, November 8th from 6 to 11 p.m. 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.

Bexar County Master Gardeners Meeting
On Thursday, November 20th from 6-8pm at the Bexar County Master Gardeners November Meeting, you are invited to learn about Heritage, Heirloom and Pass-along Plants with Numa Laiche and Jamie Daily. Meeting is free and open to the public at Colonies House Meeting Room, 3511 Colony Dr, San Antonio. Social at 6pm, followed by presentation and meeting. If you have questions, please call 210-467-6575.

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.

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.

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, 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
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: fax 379-2238, or drop off the information at the Seguin Daily News/KWED office, 609 E. Court St., Seguin.

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