Friday, March 27, 2015


Excel Sessions
Maximize the potential of Excel spreadsheets by attending free sessions provided by TLU from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. on Friday, March 27th, and Monday, March 30th in Tschoepe Hall Room 103. Call 830.372.8160 for further information.

Silver Center Dance
The Silver Center Friday Night dance will feature the music of Two Way Street on Friday, March 27th from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Admission is $7 for members and $9 for non-members.  Sandwiches will be available for a light supper.  For more information visit

White Cane Day
The Lions Club will be collecting funds for White Cane Day on Saturday, March 28th. They will be collecting at Court St. & Austin St., Court St. & RIver St., Court St. & Guadalupe St., Court St. & King St. and at HEB.

Relay for Life garage sale
A multi-family garage sale to benefit the Leander/Cedar Park Relay for Life, American Cancer Society will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28th on Camp Joy Road near Clear Springs Restaurant just off of State Highway 46 in New Braunfels.

Master Naturalists Free Family Program
The Guadalupe County Master Naturalists will have a free "Discover What's Flying" program for families and kids pre-k to 4th grade from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m on Saturday, March 28th at Walnut Spring Park located at 317 W. Court St. in Seguin. Kids will receive free "fun-noculars" to study shapes, sizes and colors of birds. For more information call 847-226-4375.

Wellness Center Open House
The Guadalupe Regional Wellness Center will have an Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28th. There will be various fitness classes, a Kids Cross Training Class from 10 a.m. to noon, free chair massages, tours and an opportunity to meet the trainers. For further information call 830-401-7676.

BPA Car Wash/Bake Sale
Parents and students from Seguin High School will be hosting a Car wash and Bake sale fundraiser for the BPA students who will be attending Nationals in Anaheim California Saturday, March 28th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Commercial Bank on Court Street next to HEB. Car wash Dry and Tire shine only $10.

Pictures with the Easter Bunny
The Seguin Ladies Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting pictures with the Easter Bunny on the antique fire truck and a Bake Sale on Saturday, March 28th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Station 3 on N. 123 Bypass in Seguin. Pictures are $5.

Backyard Basics Expo
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Backyard Basics Expo on Saturday, March 28th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Madison High School Agriscience Magnet Program facility located at 5005 Stahl Road in San Antonio. The event will provide information, educational opportunities and hands-on demonstrations related to producing, preparing and preserving homegrown and homemade foods. The registraiton fee is $20 and can be submitted online at or by calling 979-845-2604.

Street Closure
The City of Seguin announces a the closure of Guadalupe St. between Court St. and Mountain St. on Saturday, March 28th from approximately 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Detour signs will be in place. This closure is needed for the installation of the TXDOT Hike and Bike Trail pedestrian bridge in that area.

Sweet Home Dinner Fundraiser
The Sweet Home Alumni Seguin Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Sweet Home School site at 3340 Sweet Home Rd. in Seguin. Wild pork sausage or BBQ chicken plates are $8 per plate. Proceeds benefit the historical site.

Tax Assistance
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides tax preparation services to low-income individuals and families. Trained TLU students will be available every Wednesday, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - noon until April 15. Come to the Beck Admin. Building basement (Room LL05) on the campus of Texas Lutheran University. Call 830-372-8160 for further information.

Team Caraway Fundraiser for Kera
There will be a Team Caraway Fundraiser for Kera Caraway on Saturday, March 28th at Comanche Crossing (2080 FM 477) in Seguin. The BBQ Chicken Plate Sale is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $8 and $10 at the door. There will be a silent auction, bake sale, cotton candy, snow cones, 50/50 raffle, horseshoe tournament and DJ. For tickets call 361-834-3308.

Navarro Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser
The Navarro Athletic Booster Club is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Geronimo Community Center. There will be dinner, games and live auction. $20 tickets can be purchased at Gift and Gourmet or the Grain Bin Restaurant. Tickets at the door are $25. For more information call 830-743-3287.

Cajun Jamboree
The 7th Annual Cajun Jamboree benefiting the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center will be held at the center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 28th. There will be a crawfish, shrimp & sausage boil with potatoes, corn & adult beverages, music and dancing with the Gulf Coast Playboys. There will also be raffles, a silent and live auction and much more. Tickets are $50 in advance only. Call 830-379-7652 or email for more information.

Geronimo VFW Dance
The Jimmy Sims Band from Austin will be playing traditional country dance music on Sunday, March 29th at the Geronimo VFW in Geronimo from 3 p.m. to 6:30 pm. Doors & VFW kitchen open at 2 p.m.  Admission is an $8 donation benefiting  Auxiliary programs. For more information call 830-305-8829 or 830-305-5478.

Moore House Luncheon
The Seguin Conservation Society will host a Moore House Luncheon sponsored by American Bank of Texas at 703 Johnson St. in Seguin on Thursday, April 2nd. The seatings are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reserve seats by Monday, March 30th by calling Keepers at 379-9995.

Chamber News & Views Luncheon
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will honor their volunteers at the News & Views Luncheon on Wednesday, April 1st beginning at 11:30 a.m. Early Bird Tickets are $12, walk-ins and non-member tickets are $15. Deadline to RSVP is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30th. Call 830-379-6382 for more information.

Debutante Informational Meetings
The Seguin Chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild will host an Informational Meeting concerning their 2015-2016 Debutante Program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st. For more information call 830-305-5550.

Appraisal District Closure
The Guadalupe Appraisal District will be closed on Tuesday, March 31st and re-open on Wednesday, April 1st.

Zonta Non-Traditional Scholarship
The Zonta Club of Seguin is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a non-tradional female living in Guadalupe County desiring to further her education. Applications are available at or from any Zonta member. Applications are also available a Cascades, American Bank of Texas from Beth Dennison or Caroline Stahl, or by calling Pat Grigg at 830-379-6790.  Please respond by Tuesday, March 31st.

LULAC Scholarship
The LULAC Council 682 is accepting 2015 Scholarship Applications. The applications are available at Seguin, Marion and Navarro High School Counselor's offices or by visiting  Applications are due Tuesday, March 31st.  For more information call 830-401-0168.

Habitat Application Deadline Extended
The Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for their newest home until  Tuesday, March 31st. For details and applications visit the Habitat Store at 256 W. Court St or call 830-401-0422 or Family Selection Committee Chair, Juan C. Chavez at 210-488-1800. Applications may also be obtained at the Seguin Public Library.

Luling Foundation Scholarships
The Luling Foundation offers Agriculture, Healthcare, and Trade/Vocational Scholarships. Applications are now being accepted and are due by Tuesday, March 31st. Applications for graduating seniors from Caldwell, Gonzales, or Guadalupe Counties can be obtained online at, through high school counselor's offices or at the county extension offices. For more information call 830-875-2438.

Blood Drive
The Marion Community Library Association announces a Blood Drive in the parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st. For more information call 830-914-2803 ext. 432.

Library Toddler Time
The Seguin Public Library will have Toddler Time on Tuesday, March 31st and every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Toddler Time is geared toward children ages 12 months to 3 years old. This program introduces toddlers to stories, songs, and playtime with other toddlers.

Library Crafty Kids
The Seguin Public Library will have Crafty Kids on Tuesday, March 31st at 4 p.m. Spring-themed crafts will be made. This program is geared toward school-aged children, but younger children are welcome with the assistance of an adult caregiver. For more information call 830-401-2422.

Library Storytime
The Seguin Public Library will have Storytime on Wednesday, April 1st and every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. This program helps children ages 3 to 5 develop early literacy skills, and includes stories, songs, and a craft. This month's stories all feature one color each week. For more information call 830-401-2422.

Join Seguin Premier Toastmasters at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st at Holiday Inn Express, 2801 Jay Road in Seguin (behind IHOP and Hampton Inn) to grow your leadership skills and improve your presentations.

Vietnam Veterans Meeting
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 923 will meet at 1900hrs on Wednesday, April 1st at the Dunbar Center, 801 W. MLK in San Marcos. The Guest Speaker will be Rick Johnson, VN Vet Welcome Home Anniversary. For more information call 512-353-0945.

Citizens Fire Academy Applications
Applications are currently  being accepted for the Citizens Fire Academy Ten-Week Course The course begins on Thursday, April 2nd. The academy is free and all equipment is provided for use. Participants must be 18 or older and a Seguin resident. Applications are available and being accepted at Fire Administration inside the Municipal Court building at 660 S. Hwy 46 and and may also be obtained on the fire department page of the City of Seguin website, Space is limited and all applicants will undergo a background check and must sign a waiver. For more information, please call (830) 401-2310.

Marion Library Story Time
The Marion Community Library Association will have Story Time Thursday, April 2nd and every Thursday at 9 a.m. for children 3 and 4 years of age in the community. Parents must be present with the child. For more information call 830-914-2803 ext. 432.

First Friday Feast
The Geronimo Lions will have First Friday Feast at the Big Red Barn on Good Friday, April 3rd from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This month you have a choice of steak or fried fish plus super salad, potato, goodie bread, dessert, tea and a complimentary beer or wine for $15. A hotdog child's meal is available for $5. The beneficiary this month is the Trinity Oaks/Wishes for Heroes Foundation. Fools of the Trade will be the entertainment.

NAACP Meeting
The NAACP Election's Meeting will be held at10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4th at the Seguin Community Center located at 919 N. Guadalupe St. in Seguin.

The Gathering Country Music Show/Dance
The Gathering's Country Music Show/Dance will be at Geronimo VFW in Geronimo on Tuesday, April 7th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Great VFW kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m.  Adults $7, 12 & under $3. This month will feature Dale Norris, Star Longoria & Jim Henry and a great house band. For reservations call Dorothy at 512-825-2180.

Roomful of Teeth in Concert
The Brown Cultural Enrichment Endowment Fund presents the winner of the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Roomful of Teeth, in concert at Jackson Auditorium on the campus of Texas Lutheran University at 7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7th. This eight-member vocal group has been hailed by Rolling Stone, The New York Times and NPR for its innovative and unique sound that incorporates non-traditional singing techniques from around the world. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed.

Concert/Art Show and Auction
There will be an evening of jazz and art featuring the artistry of Shaakir benefitting TLU Tennis. The concert will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th at Court Street Coffee Shop. There is no cover, donations will be accepted. The Art Show and Silent Auction is currently open and will end at 7:30 p.m. at the event. Visit or for further information.

GCRW Star-Studded Evening
The Guadalupe County Republican Women will host "A Star Studded Evening" at the Texas Theater on Thursday, April 9th at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. The evening includes an exclusive live auction featuring a trip to the Napa Valley, a fishing excursion with lodging and more. Tickets include beer & wine reception & dinner. Individual tickets are $100, table sponsorships are $1,000. Contact Kelly Follis for more information or to purchase tickets at 830-305-1534 or After-5 Attire.

GCRW Star-Studded Evening
The Guadalupe County Republican Women will host "A Star Studded Evening" at the Texas Theater on Thursday, April 9th at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. The evening includes an exclusive live auction featuring a trip to the Napa Valley, a fishing excursion with lodging and more. Tickets include beer & wine reception & dinner. Individual tickets are $100, table sponsorships are $1,000. Contact Kelly Follis for more information or to purchase tickets at 830-305-1534 or After-5 Attire.

Hermann Sons Flea Market & Craft Sale
The Seguin Hermann Sons Lodge #37 is having a Flea Market & Craft Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11th.  There will also be homemade breads, cakes, pies, and cookies. Call 830-379-9943 for more information.

Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Clean Up Day
The Annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Clean Up Day will be Saturday, April 11th from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at Parker Lumber Parking Lot, Navarro Junior High School Parking Lor or The New Braunfels Airport. Register online at For more information call 979-845-6980.

Just for Kids Fishin' Day
The Seguin Parks and Recreation Department will have a "Just for Kids Fishin' Day" from9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11th at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For further information call 830-401-2480.

Tax Assistance
The AARP Foundation Tax-aide Tax Assistance will be available at the Seguin Public Library through Saturday, April 11th. Assistance will be available Fridays from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and Saturdays 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Native Plant Society
The Guadalupe County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will meet on Tuesday, April 14th at 7 p.m. at
St John’s Lutheran Church, FM 465 in Marion. There is a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program "Tracking the Wild Invaders" presented by Minnette Marr, Field Botanist with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

South Texas Pregnancy Care Center Walk For Life
The South Texas Pregnancy Care Center will have "Hold on to Hope" Walk for Life events on Saturday, April 18th in La Vernia, Saturday, May 16th in Seguin and Saturday, May 16th in Luling. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walks at 9:30 a.m. For further information call 830-303-2151.

Texas Ladies State Chili Championship
The 45th Texas Ladies State Chili Championship will be held in Seguin on Saturday, April 18th. The public festivities begin at 9 a.m. in Max Starcke Park East. There will be music, games, crafts, food vendors, a silent auction, raffle, drawings and activities for kids and more. To register to be a judge visit

Pre-Kindergarten Registration
The Seguin ISD will have registration for the 3 and 4-year-old Pre-kindergarten/Head Start Program at Ball Early Childhood Center on Monday, April 20th through Wednesday, April 22nd from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 23rd from noon to 7 p.m. Registration will occur in the school gym that is accessible from San Antonio St. For more information call 830-401-1281.

Future Teacher Scholarship
The Theta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor siciety for key women educators, is accepting applications for its 2015 awards. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a current junior or senior level education major. For applications and/or information contact 830-379-5755. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, April 24th.

New Teacher Grant-in-Aid
The Theta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor society for key women educators, is accepting applications for its 2015 awards. Two $100 Grants-in-Aid awards will be given to new educators in their first or second year of teaching. For applications and/or information contact 830-379-5755. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, April 24th.

Spring Plant Sale
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will have their Spring Plant Sale during Seguin Earth Day in Central Park from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (or the plants get sold out) on Saturday, April 25th. They will also have a tree raffle, children's activities and a Master Gardener Information Booth.

Noon Lions Annual Spring Fling
The Seguin Noon Lions Club Annual Spring Fling will be held at the Seguin Coliseum on Thursday, April 30th. There will be a $12 pork steak dinner, $10 per entry bug races, a silent auction and raffle. For more information call 830-372-3003.

The seminar, "Strategies to Help Children and Teens Become Emotionally Healthy" will held on Friday, May 1st from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Wayland Baptist University in New Braunfels (1672 Independence Drive, Suite 150). An optional donation of $5 will be accepted.

SCA Fiesta
Seguin Christian Academy’s 4th annual SCA Fiesta Dinner & Auction fundraiser is Saturday, May 2nd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Church, 1440 Eastwood Drive. Tickets for the chicken fajita dinner are $10 for adults and $7 for kids under 12, but are not necessary to attend or to participate in the auction. Dine-in and drive-through service is available from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tickets at SCA, Seguin Chamber, and Court Street Coffee. Call Kelly Follis with questions at 830-305-1534.

Cow Plop Extravaganza
The Seguin FFA Booster Club will have a Cow Plop Extravaganza beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th. There will be dinner, dancing with music provided by Clint Taft & the Buckwild Band and live/silent auction. Tickets are $25 and $10 for 4-10 year-olds - 4 and under are free.

Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present a Lunch and Learn class on herbs from noon to1 pm on Monday, May 11th at the GVEC Service Center Community Room at 908 Curtis Street in Schertz.  Gail Johnson, Guadalupe County Master Gardener will present “Twenty Great Herbs for South Central Texas.” Attendees are welcome to bring lunch and free handouts will be available. For more information call 830-303-3889.  

Legacy Scholarship Applications
The Lincoln-Ball High School Alumni/Ex-Students Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 Legacy Scholarship. The graduating students must be related to a Lincoln-Ball High School graduate, ex-student, staff, teacher or administrator. The student can be a graduate from any school district in the United States. The graduate does not have to be from Seguin. Applications can be obtained online at, through high school counselor offices, churches, or by calling 830-305-2323. Application deadline is Monday, June 15th.  

RSVP Motor Coach Trip
The RSVP Program is sponsoring a seven-day tour to Albuquerque and Sana Fe, New Mexico June 15th through June 21st. The price per person for double occupancy is $698. For further information call 379-0300.

4th of July Parade Applications Available
The 2015 Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade Applications are now available from the City of Seguin Mainstreet Department. To apply online visit or call 830-401-2475.

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.

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

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. 

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

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