Friday, February 12, 2016
Posted on 2/12/2016 1:00:00 AM.

Call For Nominations
The Seguin Commission on the Arts is accepting nominations for an organization or an individual who has had an impact on the art community in Seguin during 2015. Nominations should include the name of the group, organization or individual, a comprehensive description of the nominee's presence and impact in the community and specific contributions and activities during 2015, and the contact information for the nominee. Submitt nominations in writing by Friday, Feb. 12th to the Seguin Main Street Program by mail to P.O. Box 591, Seguin TX 78156 or by email to The honores will be announced during ArtsFest 2016 on Saturday, March 12th.

Relay For Life Bake Sale
The annual Relay For Life bake sale will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12th at El Ranchito. There will be lots of Valentine goodies available. For further information call 830-379-3632.

LULAC Awards Banquet
The LULAC 6th Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 12th. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 1015 S. Austin Street in Seguin. The Keynote speaker will be National LULAC President, Roger Rocha. A Dance will follow at 8:30 p.m. with entertainment by Hunter Chavez & Los Cazadorz. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information contact Gloria at 830-556-2887.

Silver Center Dance
The Seguin Silver Center Friday night dance will feature the music of The Countrymen from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m Friday, Feb. 12th. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for Silver Center members and $9 for non-members. Sandwiches will be available for a light supper. For more information visit

VITA Tax Assistance in Marion
VITA Tax Assistance will be available in the Tondre Room of the Marion Community Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13th. For more information and/or to make an appointment, call 830-914-2371 or visit the library.

Habitat Ground Breaking
The Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity will officially break ground at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13th for its 22nd home, “The Connelly House,” which is being built for Robert and Annette Andrade and their four children. For further information call 830-401-0422 or email

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Broadway Review
The Seguin High School Theater Department is offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Broadway Review beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13th at the Silver Center. There will be a happy half-hour (cash bar) at 6 p.m. with roast beef dinner served at 6:30 p.m. followed by entertainment Tickets are $15 per person or $175 for a table of 10 and are available at the Silver Center located at 510 E. Court St. in Seguin. Donations will also be accepted. For further information call 830-303-6612.

Elementary and Middle School Art Show
A Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held for the Seguin Art League's 8th Annual Elementary and Middle School Art Show from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 14th. The show is sponsored by Alligator Dental.

Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club Dance
There will be a Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club Dance from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14th at Eagles Hall located at 257 E. South St. in New Braunfels. Dance polkas, waltzes, big band, and country to the music of Barefoot Becky from Mt. Vernon, Iowa. For more info call 830-660-0437 or 830-660-4866.

Valentines Day Dance
The Geronimo VFW will have a Valentines Day Dance from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14th. Sandwiches are available at 2 p.m. Admission is an $8 donation. For further information call 830-305-8829 or 830-305-5478.

Seguin Youth Soccer Registration
Registration is underway for the Seguin Youth Soccer Club. Registration is open to players with birthdates between August 1, 2000 and July 31st, 2012. The fee is $70 and includes jersey, shorts and socks. Games begin March 26th. Last day for registration is Monday, Feb. 15th. There will be a @10 late fee after Feb. 15th. Register online at A form may also be obtained from the free little library located at 802 N. King St. in Seguin. For more information call 830-660-3610 or email

Marion Library Closure
The Marion Community Library will be closed in observance of President's Day on Monday, Feb. 15th.

Guadalupe Appraisal District Closure
The Guadalupe Appraisal District office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15th and will re-open on Tuesday, Feb. 16th.

AT&T Retirees Meeting
There will be a meeting of AT&T Retirees at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15th in the basement of American Bank of Texas located at 200 N. Austing St. in Seguin.

Early Voting
The first day to vote early in person for the March 1st Republican & Democratic Primary is Tuesday, Feb. 16th. Early voting ends on Friday, Feb. 26th. For more information call 830-303-6363.

TLU Free Computer Skills Sessions
Texas Lutheran University will offer Free Computer Skills Sessions from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16th, with additional sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 17th, Tuesday, Feb. 23rd and Wednesday, Feb. 24th. There will be sessions in March on the 3rd and 7th, and in April on the 13th and 14th. For further information call 830-372-8160.

Comal Country Music Show
There will be a Comal Country Music Show from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16th at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 111 Landa St. in New Braunfels. The Featured Artist will be Arnold Parker, Carol Cochran and Sammy Dale. The doors open at 6 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. Sandwiches, desserts and cold drinks will be available. All proceeds go to charity. For more information call 830-708-1292.

Story Time
The Marion Community Library will have Story Time at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18th and every Thursday. Story Time is for Pre-K aged children and parents must accompany children.

Master Gardeners Meeting
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will meet on Thursday, Feb. 18th at the AgriLife Building located at 210 East Live Oak St. in Seguin. A social gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. The program will be on Edible Plants by guest speaker, Patty Leander. There will be a business meeting following the program. For further information call 830-303-3889 or visit

Pork Hamburger Sale
The Guadalupe County Farm Bureau will sale Pork Hamburgers for $1 on Texas Food Connection Day, Friday, Feb. 19th beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the at the Farm Bureau Office in Seguin. Limit 2 per person. Sodas will also be available for $1. For further information call 830-379-4456.

Geronimo VFW Polka Dance
The Geronimo VFW will have a polka Sunday Dance 3:00-6:30 p.m. with the Czechaholics on Feb. 21st. Sausage plates will be available at 2 p.m. Admission is an $8 donation. For reservations call 830-379-1971 or 830-305-8829.

Republican Women Meeting
The Guadalupe County Republican Women will meet  beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25th at the Silver Center. The featured speakers will focus on border issues, security and how to effectively replace the long serving Democratic congressman that has represented our district in Washington. Reservations for lunch must be made by Thursday, Feb. 18th by contacting Barbara Durham at For more information call 830 876-8980 or visit 

Showcase Seguin
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce presents Showcase Seguin with free admission from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18th at the Seguin Coliseum. There will be exhibitors, games, door prizes and a silent auction. The Show Me The Money Party will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include exhibitors, games, silent auction, food, live music, and drinks. The cost is $25. For ticket information call 830-379-6382.

Absentee Voting Deadline
The last day for early voting by mail is Friday, Feb. 19th. All applications to vote by mail must be received by the early voting clerk before the close of regular business. Applications to vote by mail must be submitted by mail, common or contract carrier, email (scanned with an original signature) or fax. For more information call 830-303-6363.

NARFE Meeting
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees will meet beginning 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19th at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center in New Braunfels. The program will be Social Security for the Federal Worker/Retiree Presented by Oscar Garcia, popular columnist, Your Social Security Solutions. For more information call Dorothy Creswell at 830-620-0344 or email

Silver Center Dance
The Seguin Silver Center Friday night dance will feature the music of Two Way Street from 7:30 p.m. to11 p.m.on Friday, Feb. 19th. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for Silver Center members and $9 for non-members. Sandwiches will be available for a light supper. For more information visit

Hispanic Chamber Awards Banquet
The Seguin Guadalupe County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 First Quarterly Meeting of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) on Friday, Feb. 19th in Seguin. There will be four business workshops free to the public during the meeting. The Chamber will also hold its 27th Annual Awards Banquet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19th at the Seguin Coliseum. Tickets are $25 and are available at Mimi's Mini Mart, P.J.'s Restaurant, and Su Casa Cafe. For more information call 830-372-3152.

Eastern Star Stew Dinner and Craft Sale
The Seguin Chapter #555 Order of The Eastern Star will have a Stew Dinner and Craft Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20th at the Guadalupe Masonic Lodge located at 1945 W. Kingsbury St. in Seguin. Proceeds benefit scholarships and other local charities. The menu includes stew & cornbread, tea or coffee and dessert.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
The Brown Cultural Enrichment Endowment Fund presents a Chamber Orchestra Kremlin U.S. Tour Concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20th at Jackson Auditorium on the campus of Texas Lutheran University. The event is free.

Denim, Diamonds, & Destinations
The Seguin Education Foundation will have a Denim, Diamonds, & Destinations fundraising gala on Saturday, Feb. 20th at the Seguin Coliseum. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, dancing, a silent and live auction, wine raffle and diamond destination raffle. Gala tickets are $50 and raffle tickets are $20. For ticket information call 830-379-0325 or email

Silver Center Swing Dances
The Silver Center will offer free one-hour Swing Dance lessons monthly. The new program will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20th. Members of the San Antonio Swing Dance Society will conduct the lessons and a swing dance with music from The Dirty River Dixie Band will follow from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Silver Center. Tickets for the dance are $10 for members and college students and $12 for the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Swing Dance Saturdays will continue on the 2nd Saturday of the month. For further information call 830-303-6612 or visit

Mid-Texas Symphony
The Mid-Texas Symphony presents its 4th concert of the season featuring Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes and Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21st at the Performing Arts Center CHS in New Braunfels.

Public MPO Meeting
The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will have a Public Meeting to discuss transportation projects being conseidered for federal funding by the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Public Meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd at the Seguin Coliseum. Guadalupe County residents can give input to guide the MPO's plans for the next four years. Online participation will begin Monday, Feb. 22nd at ALAMOAREAMPO.ORG/YOURMOVE.

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference
Texas Lutheran University will host Dr. Bryan Stevenson, Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption," will speak on racial injustice and the obligation to be just in all circumstances at Jackson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22nd.

Mariposa & The Saint
Texas Lutheran University will present a performance and dialogue on the growing movement to end isolated confinement in Texas prisons, Mariposa & The Saint, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd in the Chapel of The Abiding Presence on the TLU Campus. In 2012, Sara Mariposa was sentenced to 15 months in isolated confinement. Years later, she is still there. Through letters with long-time friend and current collaborator, Julia Steele Allen, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage. Admission is free. For further information visit

Senior Game Day
The Marion Community Library will have Senior Game Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24th in the Tondre Room. There will be food, fun, and fellowship.

Craft & Activity Day
The Marion Community Library will have a Craft & Activity Day from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Tondre Room on Thursday, Feb. 25th. This month's craft will be Harry Potter Potion Jars. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies will be available until 4:45 p.m.

Silver Center Dance
The Seguin Silver Center Friday night dance will feature the music of Vernon & Friends from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26th. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for Silver Center members and $9 for non-members. Sandwiches will be available for a light supper. For more information visit

Toast to Texas
The Abishai Mercer Dickson Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will celebrate 180 years of Texas Independence with a Toast to Texas at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd at the Sebastopol Historic House.

Sausage Plate Fundraiser
The Seguin High School Choir Boosters will have a Sausage Plate Fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5th in front of Cash America Pawn on the corner of Court St. and King St. in Seguin. Tickets are $7 per plate and are available at Keepers, Court Street Coffee, or from any choir member. Pre-purchased ticket-holders pick up by 12:30 p.m. to guarantee delivery. For more information call 830-305-1534.

Suicide Prevention Rally
The Precious Life Suicide Prevention will have its 21st Annual Suicide Prevention Rally at noon on Saturday, March 5th at 510 E. Court St. in Seguin. Register, donate or sponsor by visiting or call 830-372-5980.

Aggie Moms' Howdy Dinner
The Guadalupe County Aggie Moms' Annual Howdy Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 5th at the McQueeney Lions Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be beef & chicken fajitas and homemade desserts followed by a live auction and an evening of dancing. Tickets are $20 each or a table my be reserved for $250. Tickets available at Tri-County A/C and Heating or Gift & Gourmet. For more information email

Live Passion Play
The First Baptist Church will present a Live Passion Play in Central Park at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 6th.

Native Plants Society
The Guadalupe County Chapter of the Native Plant Society will meet beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a plant/seed exchange and greeting on Tuesday, March 8th at St. John's Lutheran Church located at FM 465 in Marion. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. which will feature a program on Wildscapes to Formal Landscapes: Natives Can Do Them All by Deedy Wright. For further information visit

Agri-Land Workshop
There will be a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agri-Land Workshop from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9th at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, "The Big Red Barn." The event is free, but pre-registraiton is required by calling 830-303-3889. CEUs will be awarded to private applicator holders.

Hotshot's Reunion & Fish Fry
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Hotshot's Reunion & Fish Fry on Friday, March 11th at the Starcke Park Pavilion. The dine-in hours are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and drive-thru hours are 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be live music by Natalie Rose. Tickets are available at the Chamber Office. Only a limited amount of tickets will be available at the event. For further information call 830-379-6382.

Scholarship Opportunity for Education Degrees
The Seguin-Guadalupe County Unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) encourages local students pursuing an undergraduate, masters or doctoral degree in education to apply for a TRTA Foundation Scholarship. Sixteen $500 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Texas college or university during the 2015-16 school year. The application deadline is Saturday, March 12th. For more information visit or call 830-557-4252.

Chili & Gumbo Cookoff
The VFW Post 8573 in Canyon Lake will have its 3rd Annual Open Chili & Gumbo Cookoff on Saturday, March 12th at the VFW Post 8573 in Sattler. There will be on-site cooking only. Sign-up is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The turn-in time is 2 p.m. $20 entry fee per event. Proceeds benefit San Antonio regional homeless veterans.

Craft and Art Vendors Needed
The Seguin Commission on the Arts is looking for craft and art vendors to set up in Central Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 12th for the ArtsFest Market. Contact the Seguin Main Street Program at 830-401-2475.

Connections Fundraiser
The Connections Individual and Family Services will have its Ante' Up for Kids Fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 19th at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Tickets are $25 per person. There will be food, gaming, a live & silent auction and dancing. For further information call 830-629-6571 extension 215.

Medical Scholarships
The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Volunteers are offering two scholarship awards of $1500.00 each for individuals continuing their education in a medically related field. Grades and financial need are the primary considerations. Applications are available at the Volunteer Services Office of Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, under volunteering, and at local schools counseling offices. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 25th.

Seguin Citizens' Police Academy
Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 25th for the Seguin Police Department's Seguin Citizens' Police Academy Class. The class will begin on Wednesday, March 30th. The class will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Applications are available at the Seguin Police Department, second floor. All applicants will undergo a background check and must be over 18 years of age. For further information call 830-401-2360.

Aggie Mother's Club Scholarship
The Guadalupe County Aggie Mother's Club is now accepting applications for its 2016 Scholarship to area high school students as well as current Texas A&M students. Details and application are available online at The deadline for the scholarship application is Saturday, March 26th. For more details contact 830-305-3759.

RADA Cutlery Fundraiser
The Extension Education Association of Guadalupe County is having a RADA Cutlery Fundraiser. Catalogues can be viewed at and at the AgriLife Extension Office located at 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin. Orders are due on Friday, April 8th. For more information call 830-379-2153.

Mid-Texas Symphony
The Mid-Texas Symphony presents its 5th concert of the season at the Performing Arts Center CHS in New Braunfels on Sunday, April 10th.

Free Tax Assistance
Texas Lutheran University and the Business department will once again provide free tax return preparation assistance to the community for the 2016 tax season through their VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Clinic. The program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
The hours are Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from  9 a.m. to noon on the TLU campus downstairs in the Beck Center, room LL05. The clinic runs through Wednesday, April 13th.

AARP Tax Aide Program
The AARP Tax Aide Program will provide free electronic (E-File) of Federal Income Tax Returns for the elderly, low and medium income at the Seguin Public Library through Saturday, April 16th on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Bring copies of 2014 tax returns, all W-2 or 1099R forms, Social Security cards for all family members, tax receipts for your personal residence, interest and dividend statements, original cost and date of purchase for any stocks sold plus date and price received, and all documents to support claims, and all health insurance forms. Taxes can not be prepared without the proper documents.

Mid- Texas Symphony
The Mid-Texas Symphony presents its final concert of the season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st at Jackson Auditorium on the campus of Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. The concert features Copland: Billy the Kid: Suite, the 2015-16 Young Artist Competition Winner in Piano with guest artist, Dr. Edwin Rieke, organist performing Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, C Minor, op 78, Organ Symphony.

Veterans Affairs New 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.

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 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.

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

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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