Friday, February 27, 2015

 

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 seguinzonta.org 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.

Servant Leaders of the Year
Recognize someone who makes Seguin a better place! Awards presented at the TLU Celebration of Service on Friday, April 10th, nominations due by Friday, March 20th at 5pm. Call 830.372.8160 for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The City of Seguin's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is scheduled for Saturday, March 7. Appointments are required and must be scheduled by February 27. The event is free and open to Seguin residents only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Waste Management at 1-800-449-7587. Additional details are available at www.seguintexas.gov.

MCLA Domino Tournament
The Marion Community Library Association will have a Domino Tournament on Friday, Feb. 27th at 9:30 a.m. in the Tondre Room. Players are limited and encouraged to visit the library to reserve a spot. For more information call 830-914-2803 ext. 432.

Hispanic Chamber Awards Banquet
The Seguin Guadalupe County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will have their 26th Annual Awards Banquet in conjunction with hosting the 2015 first quarterly meeting and workshops of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) on Friday, Feb. 27th at the Seguin Coliseum. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling 830-372-3155. Tickets are also available at the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce and J.P.'s Qwik Stop.

Silver Center Dance
The Seguin Silver Center Friday night dance will feature the music of Wrangler Country on Friday, Feb. 27th, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Doors open at 6.  Admission is $7 for members and $9 for non-members.  Sandwiches will be available for a light supper.  For more information visit http://www.silvercenterseguin.com/.

Basketball Tryouts
The Seguin Knights select basketball teams will be having tryouts on Saturday, Feb. 28th at Jim Barnes Middle school.
Boys 9th to 12th grade will be from 10 a.m. to noon and Girls 9th to 12th grade will be from noon to 2p.m. 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. A parent must be present to sign a release. Contact Star Sutton at 830-305-4285 for any questions.

BBQ Fundraiser
The Kingsbury 4-H Club will have a BBQ 5" Sandwich Fundraiser beginning at from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28th at Cash America Pawn at 1111 E. Court St. $6 for Sandwich and chips. Baked goods and drinks will also be available.

Pony Baseball/Softball Registration
The Seguin Pony Baseball/Softball registration is currently underway. The $50 registration deadline is Saturday, Feb. 28th at the Seguin Print Shop. For more information call 830-556-4271 or 956-792-7824. Like All Youth Sports Organization on Facebook.

Call For Nominations
The Seguin Commission on the Arts is seeking nominations for an organization or an individual who has had an impact on the art community for the Outstanding Contributor to the Arts in Seguin Award. Nominations should include a comprehensive description of the nominee's presence and impact in the community and specific contributions made during 2014. Submit by Saturday, Feb. 28th in writing to the Seguin Main Street Program by mail to P.O. Box 591, Seguin, TX 78155 or by email to mainstreet@seguintexas.gov.

Heart of Texas Roadshow
The Stephen & Mary Birch Texas Theatre presents the Heart of Texas Roadshow featuring Barbara Fairchild with Roy Morris, Dottsy & Justin Trevino on Saturday, Feb. 28th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 830-372-6168 for more information.

Geronimo VFW Dance
Glenn Collins and Alibi Band will be playing great classic country dance music at the Geronimo VFW in Geronimo on Saturday, March 1st from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  VFW kitchen opens at 2 pm. $8 donation. For more information call 830-305-8829 or 305-5478.

Seguin Volleyball Rosters Due
The Seguin Volleyball Association Rosters are due Monday, March 2nd and Wednesday, March 4th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fiesta Ballroom. There will be a meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th in the Hall of Fame building at the Guadalupe Fair Grounds. League begins Monday, March 16th. 

Moore House Luncheon
The Seguin Conservation Society will have a Moore House Luncheon sponsored by First Commercial Bank on Thursday, March 5th with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meal price is $10 and $12 with dessert. Reservations can be made by calling Cascades Gift Shop at 379-7713 by Monday, March 2nd.

News & Views Luncheon
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an "It's All About the Spring" News & Views Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 4th. From a Spring Fashion Show to learning about the best plants for the Texas environment, this luncheon is all about the spring. Cost is $12 for each lunch. To RSVP call 830-379-6382 by Monday, March 2nd.

Toast to Texas
The Abishai Mercer Dickson Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will host a Toast to Texas to celebrate 179 years of Texas Independence. The event will be held at Sebastopol Historic Home on Monday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m. Citizens are also encouraged to display the Texas flag on March 2nd.

Lean Seguin
The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center will offer free 4-week programs that will encourage and teach strategies to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are Four, 4-week programs to choose from in March, June, Sept. and November. The first session begins Monday, March 2nd from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the GRMC Classroom located at the Central Entrance, 2nd floor and will continue each Monday until the 23rd. For further information call 830-401-7676.

Texas Exes
The Guadalupe County Chapter of Texas Exes will have a Texas Independence Day Celebration at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd at El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant. There will be a $10 cover charge. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. RSVP to Ann Terry by calling 830-372-2902.

Country Music Show
The Gathering's Country Music Show/Dance will be held at Geronimo VFW in Geronimo on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. VFW kitchen opens at 6 p.m.  Adults $7 chidren 12 and under $3. This month's entertainment features Sam Bentley, Diane Farley, & Del Kubena with a great house band. For reservations call Dorothy at 512-825-2180.

Volunteer Information Session
The Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center is having an information session for those interested in volunteering and helping at the "Red Barn." The session will be held on Wednesday, March 4th with registration beginning at 9:15 a.m. followed by the session at 9:30 a.m. For more information about the session or volunteering call 379-1122.

Blood Drive
The City of Seguin will host a South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 4th. The Mobile Unit will be at the Coliseum Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Toastmasters
Join Seguin Premier Toastmasters at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4th 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 mmeet Wednesday, March 4th at 1900hrs at the Dunbar Center located at 801 W. MLK in San Marcos. Call 512-353-0945 for further information.

Master Gardeners
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will host their March Lunch & Learning Program on Thursday, March 5 th from noon to 1 p.m. at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office. Bring your own lunch (optional). There is no cost. Master Gardener, Peggy Jones, will present “How to Use Companion Planting in the Landscape.” For further call 830-303-4712.

Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Michael Thomas Raetzsch Skatepark Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 5th at Park West located on the southeast corner of San Antonio Avenue and N. Vaughan Avenue.

Bras for a Cause
The Guadalupe County Bras for a Cause is having its first ever fundraising event on Thursday, March 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Individual tickets are $50. For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact Sydney Miller at 830-305-5858.  Proceeds benefit the Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation Cancer Assistance Fund.

First Friday Feast
The Geronimo Lions First Friday Feast steak dinner at the Big Red Barn will be held on Friday, March 6th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meal is $15 (A hotdog child's meal is available for $5). This month's beneficiary is the Guadalupe County 100 Club with entertainment by Best Friends.

Golf Classic/Dinner & Auction
The Connections Individual and Family services 17th Annual "Fore" The Children Golf Classic will be held on March 6th at The Bandit Golf Club beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a Dinner & Auction on Saturday, March 7th at 6 p.m. at the McKenna Events Center. Register online by Monday, March 2nd at www.connectionsnonprofit.org.

Spring Clean-Up Day
The City of Seguin's Spring Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th from 8 a.m. through noon at the Coliseum. The event is free for Seguin residents with a ID or utility bill proving Seguin residency. Progressive Waste Solutions and city staff will be available to help unload vehicles and trailers. Hazardous waste, tires with rims or tires larger than 19.5 inches are not allowed. Tires from local businesses will not be accepted. On site paper shredding will be available. For additional details, call 401-2416.

Celebration of Life Youth Rally
The Precious Life will be having their Celebration of Life Youth Rally at noon on Saturday, March 7th at the Silver Center. There will be lunch and Entertainment. For more information about registration or to sponsor a child, call 830-372-5980 or visit www.preciouslifeservices.com.

SGT Grimaudo Benefit
There will be a benefit for SGT Grimaudo who fought for our country in Iraq on Saturday, March 7th from noon until closing at Cues and Brews located at 3420 FM 78 in McQueeney. BBQ plates are $8. There will also be raffles, dart and pool tournament, karaoke, dj, and games and prizes all day.

Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club Dance
The Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club Dance will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Eagles Dance Hall at 257 E. S. St. in New Braunfels. Dance polkas, waltzes, country, and big band to the sounds of Fritz Hodde & The Fabulous Six from Hutto. For more information call 830-660-0437.

Computer Skills Session
The next free Texas Lutheran University session covering basic computer skills will be Monday, March 9th from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Tschoepe Hall Room 103. No reservations needed. For more information contact 830-372-8160.

Native Plant Society
The Guadalupe County Chapter of the Native Plant Society will meet on Tuesday, March 10th at beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church located on FM 465 in Marion. The program, "The Beautiful, Bountiful, Bewitching Botany of Texas Food Plants" will be presented by Dr. Karen Clary PhD, Program Manager for Plant Conservation at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.

DAV 50th Anniversary
The Seguin Chapter 61 of the Disable American Veterans 50th Anniversary Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday, March 14th at the VFW Post in Geronimo. Food will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the dance will be from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For tickets contact Terri at 830-305-4338.

Scholarship Applications
Applications for the Seguin Police Youth Scholarship are now available. Seguin High School Seniors that have graduated from a sanctioned D.A.R.E. program are eligible to apply. A written essay and resume are required. Applications are available at www.seguintexas.gov and must be submitted to SHS Counselor Secretary Tricia Mayo by Monday, March 16th.

Chilifest
The Comal County Fair Chilifest will be held Saturday, March 28th at the fairgrounds. The entry deadline is Monday, March 16th. Some Events are limited. For more information visit www.comalcountyfair.org.

Comal Country Music Show
The Comal Country Music Show will be held on Tuesday, March 17th from 7:30 p.m.  to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Braunfels. Featured artist will be Carol Cochran, Gene Bartikiwitcz and Sammy Dale. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. All proceeds go to charity. Call 830-708-1292 for more information.

Library Lego Donations
The Seguin Public Library is seeking community support in launching a LEGO Club by accepting donations of new and used LEGO pieces. Donations will be accepted during regular business hours. The first LEGO Club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th at 4:30 p.m. For more information call 830-401-2422.

Seguin Citizens' Police Academy Class
The Seguin Police Department is offering its Seguin Citizens' Police Academy Class beginning on Wednesday, March 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first floor of the Police Department at 350 N. Guadalupe St. The classes will run for 10 consectutive Wednesday evenings. Completed applications are due by Friday, March 20th and are available on the second floor of the Police Department and on the City of Seguin Website. For more information call 401-2360.

Stockdale Lions Club BBQ Cook-off
The 2nd Annual Stockdale Lions BBQ Cook-off will be held Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st at the Stockdale City Park. There will also be a mud run, co-ed volleyball tournament and human foosball tournament, kid's pork chop cook-off and baking contest. For more information call 830-996-1300.

Customer Service Seminar
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will host the customer service seminar, "My 5 STEPS" on Thursday, March 26th. There will be two sessions from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Member cost is $89 per person ($79 for 5 or more). To register call 830-379-6382.

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.

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.

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 www.seguintexas.gov or call 830-401-2475. 

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 volunteercoord@safeseguin.org.

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: 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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