Friday, July 18

FOR FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

Blood Drive
KWED Radio/Seguin Daily News is having a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, July 24 from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Silver Center. All presenting donors will receive a donor ball cap and mini physical. Donors who give blood twice this summer will be entered to win a pair of plaza level Spurs tickets and parking pass to 10 home games.

Silver Center Friday Night Dance
The Silver Center Friday Night Dance will feature the music of Bobby Jordan on July 18 from 7:30 to 11. Doors open at 6 and admission is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Sandwiches will be available for a light supper.

NARFE
New Braunfels National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 672 will meet on July 18 at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Social time with refreshments is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. followed by the business meeting and program from 10 to 11. The public is invited.
 
Friday Karaoke Night
Geronimo VFW is having a Friday Karaoke Night on July 18 and July 25 at 7:00. The hall is smokefree and open to everyone.

Special Field Day
Seguin Autism Support Group and Texas Special Kids Network is having a Special Field Day for children ages 3 through 7, on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Guadalupe Regional Wellness Center. The event will engage kids in fun sports and floor time activities. For more information, call 401-4946.

Seguin Art League
The Seguin Art League will meet on Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. in the Selig Room in the East Campus of GRMC. Business will include submission for entries for the "Our Best To You" exhibition and discussion of building location, fundraising and upcoming events. For more information, call 876-8980.

Registration
Guadalupe Valley Young Marines will have registration for boys and girls ages 8 to graduation who would like to learn teamwork, leadership and discipline on July 19 at 10 a.m. at Navarro Jr High Cafeteria. Must bring social security card, emergency contact information, a copy of insurance card, birth certificate for ages 8 and 9 and a recent physical. Cost that day is $50, with the remaining $200 due by Aug. 23. For more information, email gvyoungmarines@gmail.com

SYLA Seeking Monetary Donations
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking tax deductible contributions for the Seguin Area Youth Leadership Academy that will be held from July 19 through July 25. For more information, call 379-6382.

CASI Chili Cook Off
Purgatory Creek Pod presents its 31st Annual CASI Chili Cook Off at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456. Chili grind must be turned in on Saturday, July 19 at 2 p.m. with a $20 entry fee and/or on Sunday, July 20 at 1 p.m. with an $18 entry fee. There will be a silent auction on Saturday and complimentary breakfast on Sunday. Proceeds benefit Geronimo VFW scholarship fund. Checks may be payable to PCP. For more information, call 512-353-8895.

Dog-themed Art Contest
The public is invited to Seguin's only Dog-themed Art Contest and Silent Auction on Sunday, July 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Court Street Coffee Shop. The cost is $10 per entry in any category. Decorating ideas, supplies and workroom will be provided at You're So Crafty. Prizes will be awarded and all proceeds benefit Paws in Prison. For more information, call 379-7000.

Seguin Youth Sports League
The Seguin Youth Sports League-CFPO will be having its summer football skills camp for all ages July 28 through July 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Vogel Elementary. The cost is $25 and participants will need to wear shorts, t-shirt and cleats or tennis shoes. A camp t-shirt will be given to everyone with a paid registration. Cheer camp and registration is on July 28 and July 29 from 6 to 7:30. There is no charge and the deadline to register is Aug. 2. Registration for the fall football season will also be available. For more information or interested in volunteering/coaching, call 386-6457.

Collecting for Pack the Bus
All locations of American Bank of Texas, Bank of America, Shrimp Barn and Barnard Insurance will be collecting for "Pack the Bus" now through Aug. 10. Donations may be dropped off through the window or in the lobby.

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.

Welcome Bags
Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce Education Partnership Committee will be distributing 175 Welcome Bags to new teachers in Seguin Area schools. Businesses are asked to donate gift certificates or products to be included. Donations are due to the Chamber office between July 22 and Aug. 1 anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2014 Community Service Award
Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2014 Community Service Award. Nominees must be a resident of Guadalupe County for at least 5 years and have made a significant contribution to the betterment of Seguin or Guadalupe County. Nominees who currently hold a political office is not eligible. To nominate someone, write a brief narrative as to the accomplishments of the individual and why they should receive the award. Nominations must be submitted by July 31.

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.

Tennis Sessions
Daytime Sweat Sessions Seguin Area Community Tennis Association presents Daytime Sweat Sessions on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinics are open to all high school, junior high and younger tennis players at all experience levels. The cost is $10 per day. Advanced registration is preferred. To register, email mhunt@tlu.edu

Summer Meal Program
SISD is offering the Summer Food Service Program at Seguin High School now through July 24. Breakfast is served from  7:30 to 8 while lunch is available from 11:30 to 1 p.m. The program is operational Monday's through Thursday's, provides meals free of charge to children from ages 1 to 18. Adults interested in participating will be charged $1.90 for breakfast and $3.25 for lunch.

Swim Lessons
Texas Lutheran University is offering pool memberships starting at $90 for one person or $210 for a family of four. For more information, call 372-8137.

Summer Reading Clubs
The Seguin-Guadalupe County Public Library is inviting students in grades 1st through 6th to participate in the Summer Reading Club and children ages 3 through Kindergarten to join the Read To Me program. Participants must have either a library card or telephone number to register. For more information, call 401-2422.

Fan Drive
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.

LULAC Community Garden
The Seguin LULAC Community Garden has green beans ready for picking. The public is invited to bring a bag and pick what they need. The Community Garden is free to the community and is planted and maintained by Seguin LULAC Council 682.

RSVP Trip
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.

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 July 21. For more information, call 914-4749.

Love Approach Trainings
South Texas Pregnancy Care Center is offering Love Approach Trainings July 21 through July 23 and Aug. 18 through Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the GVEC Center. For more information, call 303-2151.

Brown Bag Luncheon
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners present their Brown Bag Luncheon on Thursday, July 24 at the Seguin Public Library, at 12 p.m. featuring Jose Contreras, Fire Wise Specialist and Master Gardener. Admission is free and feel free to bring a lunch.

Barbeque Dinner and Auction
The Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department is having its 45th Annual Barbeque Dinner and Auction on Saturday, July 26 at Fire Station #1, Hwy 90 East and FM 1104. Barbeque plates are $7 for adults and $6 for children and will be served from 5:30 to 9. Live auction begins at 7 and a free dance will start at 9. Other events include a bake sale, silent auction, games, water slide and more.

Sunday Country Dance
Geronimo VFW is having a Sunday Country Dance, featuring The Countrymen Band, on July 27 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.

Free Swim Day
The Lions Clubs of Seguin and the Parks and Recreation Wave Pool present a Free Swim Day for "Pack the Bus" on Sunday, July 27. Each person entering must bring a school supply and enter the pool between 1 and 4 p.m. to get in free. All ages are welcome.

AARP Smart Driver Course
The AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered on July 29 at 9 a.m. at the Silver Center. The cost is $15 with an AARP card or $20 without. The class is accepted by most insurance companies for a discount on auto insurance rates but cannot be used for ticket dismissal. Register for the half day class by calling 303-6612.

Class #26 Enrolling
Guadalupe County Master Gardeners Class #26 is from Aug. 13 through Dec. 10 on Wednesday's from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $190 and the registration deadline is July 31. Anyone interested in enrolling may visit guadalupecountymastergardeners.org or call 624-1114.

First Friday Feast
Geronimo Lions Steak Dinner First Friday Feast is scheduled on Aug. 1 at the Big Red Barn from 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner is $15 and includes a Rib eye steak, salad, baked potato, garlic bread, dessert and tea. There will also be live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the "Pack the Bus" program.

25th Silver Anniversary
Seguin Guadalupe County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents its 25th Silver Anniversary Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Coliseum. Efrain Guerrero, Happy the Comedian, will provide some entertainment. Tickets will go on sale in the first week of Aug.

"Pack the Bus" Collection Day
The Lions Clubs of Seguin and Geronimo Lions will be collecting for "Pack the Bus" for school supplies for low income families on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Plaza Del Rey and other intersections downtown. Anyone interested in volunteering may call 303-5911.

SHS Student Registration
Seguin High School will have student registration for all new students, all ninth graders and grades 10th through 12th with last names A-E, on Monday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. For students new to Seguin ISD, registration documentation includes a birth certificate, report card and records from previous school, proof of immunization, a Social Security number and two types of address verification.

Celebrate Retirement Reception
Seguin Guadalupe Co. Retired Teachers Association present a "Celebrate Retirement Reception" on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. All new 2014 retirees from any Guadalupe County school district are invited. Light refreshments will be provided and there will be door prizes. To RSVP, call 557-4252.

Student Registration
Student registration for kids in Pre-K at Ball Early Childhood Center is on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. SHS new students and grades 10th through 12th with last names F-K may register from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Documentation required to register Pre-K through 8th grade students include a photo ID of the parent and two types of address verification to include name and home address. For students new to Seguin ISD, registration documentation includes a birth certificate, report card and records from previous school, proof of immunization, a Social Security number and two types of address verification.

Master Naturalists Meeting
Guadalupe Master Naturalists will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seguin Public Library meeting room. The public is invited.

Student Registration
Student registration for kids in Pre-K at Ball Early Childhood Center is on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kindergarten through 8th grade at all campuses serving grades K-8 may register from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. SHS new students and grades 10th through 12th with last names L-Re may register from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Documentation required to register Pre-K through 8th grade students include a photo ID of the parent and two types of address verification to include name and home address. For students new to Seguin ISD, registration documentation includes a birth certificate, report card and records from previous school, proof of immunization, a Social Security number and two types of address verification.

SHS Student Registration
Student registration for SHS grades 10th through 12th with last names Ri-Z is on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. For students new to Seguin ISD, registration documentation includes a birth certificate, report card and records from previous school, proof of immunization, a Social Security number and two types of address verification.

Geronimo Sporting Clay Shoot & Gun Raffle
The 10th Annual Geronimo Sporting Clay Shoot & Gun Raffle is scheduled on Aug. 9 at 401 Harborth Hill from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 stations with 60 targets for $55 or 8 stations with 100 targets for $75. Gun raffle tickets are available for $25 each or 5 for $100. Proceeds benefit FFA, FCCLA and 4-H members. For tickets or more information, call 305-2096.

Rainwater Harvesting for the Homeowner
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presents "Rainwater Harvesting for the Homeowner" on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the GBRA River Annex, 905 Nolan St. The class is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 979-845-6980.

Distribution Day
Lions Clubs of Seguin and Seguin ISD will have its "Pack the Bus" Distribution Day and Community Health Services Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Seguin Coliseum.

Fun Night Gala
Texas Agricultural Education & Heritage Center presents the 2nd Annual Fun Night Gala on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Big Red Barn. The event includes dinner, games, door prizes and more. Tickets are $40 and $100 and are available at Westerholm-Koehler Insurance, Gift & Gourmet, Texas Agricultural Education & Heritage Center or by calling 379-1122.

Master Gardeners Meeting
The Guadalupe Master Gardeners will meet on Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Justice Center, 211 Court St. at 7 p.m. A social function will start at 6:30. Attendees will choose 3 small discussion groups to attend. For more information, call 303-3889.

14th Annual Fundraising Dinner
South Texas Pregnancy Care Center will have its 14th Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Seguin Coliseum.

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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