Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Posted on 2/6/2018 1:00:00 AM.
Texas Exes Book Drive
The Guadalupe County Texas Exes are collecting used books the month of February to benefit the Friends of the Library in Seguin. Books can be donated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kitty Keller Designs located at 416 N. Austin St. in Seguin.

Gathering's Country Music Show/Dance
The Gathering's Country Music Show/Dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Geronimo VFW located at 6808 N. Hwy 123 in Geronimo. The featured artist are Dottsy, Bob Appel, and the Gathering Band. VFW hamburger kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $8. For reservations or more information call 830-305-8829 or 830-379-0506.

Chamber Luncheon
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Silver Center. The program will be "Financial Fraud Trends." To RSVP for the early bird price, call 830-379-6382. Walk-in price is $18.

Phil Chalmers Presentation
Renowned author, speaker, education and crime expert, Phil Chalmers will present his "True Lies" program at Seguin High School from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. There will also be a parent presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 in the Performing Arts Center. For more information visit www.philchalmers.com/.

Theta Kappa Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Theta Kappa Chapter at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Koennecke Elementary School Library.

Dietert School Reunion
There will be a Dietert School Reunion from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Zorn Bowling Club located at 12,000 Hwy. 123. Make food reservations with Clarence Voss before Friday, Feb. 9 by calling 830-379-2309.

Valentine Bake Sale
The Relay For Life of Guadalupe County will have its Valentine Bake Sale from 11 a.m. until everything is sold. Friday, Feb. 9 at El Ranchito. For more information call 830-379-3632.

Geronimo VFW Dance
There will be a dance featuring Jimmy Bolado and Country Sounds from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456 located at 6808 N Highway 123 in Geronimo. The kitchen opens at 2 p.m. Admission is an $8 donation. For reservations or more information call 830-305-8829 or 830-379-0506.

Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club Dance
There will be a Goodtime Polka & Waltz Club Dance from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at Eagles Hall located at 257 South St. in New Braunfels. Dance polkas, waltzes, country, and big band to the Barefoot Becky Orchestra from Iowa. For more information call 830- 660-0437 or 830-660-4866.

Vendors Needed
The City of Seguin Main Street is seeking vendors of handmade arts and related items for Arts Fest 2018 that will be held Saturday, March 3 in Central Park. Applications are available online on the Main Street page at www.seguintexas.gov.

Call for Nominations
The Seguin Commission on the Arts is seeking Nominations for its Outstanding Contributor to the Arts in Seguin. Nominations should be submitted to the Seguin Main Street Program in writing to P.O. Box 591, Seguin, TX 78156 or by emailing mainstreet@seguintexas.gov by Monday, Feb. 12.

Open House
The Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887 will host an Open House at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at 207 Prairie Lea Road in Kingsbury. The community Builder Award will be presented to the Kingsbury Fire Chief for outstanding service to the community.

Basic Computer Concepts Sessions
The Texas Lutheran University will offer free Basic Computer Concepts Sessions from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, Thursday, Feb. 22, and Tuesday, March 6. in the Beck Administration Building Basement, Room LLo5. Sessions will also be offered from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, Wednesday, Feb. 21, and Monday, April 16 in Tschoepe Hall, Room 103 (Computer Lab). For more information call 830-372-8160.

Retired Teachers Meeting
The Guadalupe County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 9:30 Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Faith Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall located at 1326 E. Cedar St. in Seguin. Comal Master Gardener Kathleen Scott will speak on "Creating a Bird Garden." Bring donations for the Children's Book Project and/or the Christian Cupboard.

Jam Session
There will be a jam session from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Geronimo VFW located at 6808 N Hwy 123 in Geronimo. Musicians, singers, and listeners are welcomed. Bring your snacks. Ice tea will be provided, and the bar will be open for other drinks. Free, but donations are accepted for use of the hall. For more information call 830-386-6294.

Native Plant Society
The Guadalupe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will meet beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the St. John's Lutheran Church located at FM 465 in Marion. The program will be "Riparian Plants: Rumor and Realities" by Lee Marlowe a Sustainable Landscape Ecologist for the San Antonio River Authority. For more information visit www.npsot.org/wp/guadalupe.

Blood Drive
The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center will have a Blood Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the Selig Room. For more information, contact Veronica San Miguel at 830-401-7211.

Silver Opry
The Silver Center will have its Silver Opry from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Entertainment will be provided by Clifton Jansky, Jay Eric Pfannstiel of Blieder's Creek, and the Silver Opry Band. Doors open at 6 p.m. A $7 enchilada dinner will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. General admission is $7 and tickets will be available at the door.

NARFE Meeting
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Christopher Looney will present a program on “New Braunfels Planning and Development Services.” For more information call Alice Pullin at 760-390-4482 or email apullin1@yahoo.com.

Food Connection Day
The Guadalupe County Farm Bureau will have its Food Connection Day at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at 325 S. State Hwy. 46 in Seguin. Hamburgers and drinks will be sold for $1 each until sold out with a limit of 2 per person.

Hispanic Chamber Banquet
Tickets are available for the Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet presentations the evening of Friday, Feb. 16 at the Fiesta Ball Room. Pre-sale tickets are $30. Tickets at the door are $35. To purchase tickets, call 830-372-3151.

Geronimo VFW Dance
There will be a dance featuring the Czechaholics from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456 located at 6808 N. Hwy. 123 in Geronimo. The kitchen opens at 1:30 p.m. with polish sausage plates. Admission is an $8 donation. For reservations or more information call 830-305-8829 or 830-379-0506.

Mid Texas Symphony
The Mid Texas Symphony will present "Magnificent Mozart" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 in the Performing Arts Center at Canyon High School in New Braunfels. Tickets are $15 and up. For more information call 830-463-5353 or visit mtsymphony.org.

Retiree Meeting
There will be an Annual Meeting of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., AT&T, Lucent, and Avaya Retirees at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19 in the basement of the American bank of Texas located at 200 N. Austin St. in Seguin. Snacks will be served. For more information call 830-914-4326 or 830-660-6450.

Job Fair
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will have a Job Fair in conjunction with its Seguin's got Talent Showcase 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum. Participants should bring a resume and be prepared to meet potential employers. Interviews and applications will be available on site.

Chamber Showcase 2018
The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Seguin's got Talent Showcase 2018 from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum. Admission is free. The Main Event Party with food, drink and more prizes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

Food Truck Festival
The Hermann Sons Life Seguin will have its Food Truck Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2918 W. Kingsbury St. in Seguin. There will be food trucks, shopping, craft beers, live music, family fun, and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit the Hermann Sons Life Seguin Building Fund. There is no admission fee.

Denim & Diamonds
The Seguin Education Foundation will have its Denim & Diamonds fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum. The event features cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, raffles, and entertainment. Tickets are $45 each and are available at KWED, by emailing SeguinEF@gmail.com, or by calling 830-822-2688.

Geronimo VFW Dance
There will be a dance featuring Bob Appel from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456 in Geronimo. The auxiliary kitchen opens at 2 p.m. Admission is $8. For reservations or more information call 830-305-8829 or 830-379-0506.

Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships
The Texas Farm Bureau is accepting applications for its S.M. True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award, The Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship, the Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Scholarship, the Memorial/Honorary Scholarship and its District Scholarship program. To apply visit TexasFarmBureau.org by Thursday, March 1. Information can also be found at the Guadalupe County Farm Bureau office located at 325 S. State Hwy. 46 in Seguin.

Texas Exes Texas Independence Day Celebration
The Comal County and Guadalupe County Texas Exes will have a Texas Independence Day Celebration beginning with happy hour at 5:45, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the Lade Breeze Ski Lodge located at 225 Ski Lodge Road in McQueeney. The guest speaker will be Lawrence Sampleton, former Texas Longhorn and NFL football player. There will also be a cash bar, silent and live auctions and raffles. Tickets are $40 per person. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds. RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 27 to Ann Terry at 830-372-2902 or anndterry@yahoo.com.

Bras For A Cause
The Guadalupe County Bras For A Cause will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the Seguin Events Complex located at 950 S. Austin Street. The event combines elaborate decorated bras, and local first responders strutting their stuff on the runway. There will also be music, dinner, wine, margaritas, and a pick of the litter bead raffle. Tickets are $50 and are available at Keepers Interiors. Table sponsors and sponsorships are available. Proceeds benefit the Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation Cancer Assistance Fund. For more information call 830-305-5858.

Seguin Police Youth Scholarship
The Seguin Police Youth Scholarship Program is offering a $500 one-year scholarship for one 2018 senior at Seguin High School. The application, essay, and related documents and requirements can be found online at www.seguintexas.gov/youth_scholarship or from Tricia Mayo, Counselor Secretary at Seguin High School. Items must be submitted to Tricia Mayo no later than Friday, March 2.

A Matter of Balance Class
AACOG will present A Matter of Balance Class from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Friday beginning Friday, March 2 at the Silver Center. The class is free and very beneficial for those needing to improve balance and prevent falls. Participants are encouraged to commit to coming every week to truly improve balance. For more information call 830-303-6612 to reserve your spot in the class.

Marion Trade Days
There will be a Marion Trade Days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 in downtown Marion by the City Hall. This is an outdoor event located at 303 Center St.

ArtsFest Run to Create
There will be a Run to Create as part of ArtsFest 2018 beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the kids 1K and the 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 in Starcke Park. Runners are encouraged to wear white clothing to start with a blank canvas. Register online at atheleteguild.com.

ArtsFest Market
The City of Seguin Main Street will have its annual celebration of the arts in Seguin, Arts Fest on Saturday, March 3 in downtown Seguin. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Klein Opera House into the Seguin Art League's Center for the Arts. The ArtsFest Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Central Park. There will be booths selling handmade crafts, jewelry, art and more. There will also be live entertainment featuring the TLU Community Music Academy, Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin and the Unicycle Fiddler brought to you in part by the Mid-Texas Symphony.

ArtsFest Poetry Readings
There will be Poetry Readings as part of ArtsFest 2018 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Seguin Public Library located at 313 W. Nolte St. in Seguin.

Local Authors Needed for Meet & Greet Event
Applications are being accepted by the Seguin Public Library for a Local Author Meet & Greet Event Saturday, April 14. Authors will be given a space to display, sign and sell their books during the event. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 5. For more information call 830-401-2422 or visit library.seguintexas.gov.

Annual Fun Shoot
The Guadalupe County 4-H Shotgun Sports Club will have its 12th Annual Fun Shoot beginning with check-in at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Bexar Community Shooting Range. Entry fee for a team of five is $400 and individuals is $90. Day of the shoot entry fee will be $100 per shooter. Register online at iclays.com. For more information call 210-385-9845 or 830-556-9487, or email guadco4hss@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit the CJ Carmichael Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Guadalupe County 4-h Shotgun Club.

Mid Texas Symphony
The Mid Texas Symphony will present its Big Band Blowout part II from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. For more information call 830-463-5353 or visit mtsymphony.org.

NARFE Meeting
There will be a National Active & Retired Federal Employees Meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 16 at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. The program will be, “The Road Scholar Experience – Travel and Learning.” For more information contact Alice Pullin at 760-390-4482 or apullin1@yahoo.com.

Springtime Fun Run/Walk
The Seguin Sunrise Lions will have a Springtime Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24 beginning at the foot bridge in Walnut Springs Park in downtown Seguin. The fee is $15 for adults and $5 each for first two children five or older. Children under 5 are free. Awards will be presented to the best decorated stroller. Stroller judging and registration will be held at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit Sunset Lions charities and scholarships. For more information call 830-379-8033 or email marvel.maddox@gmail.com.

Washers at The Warehouse Fundraiser
The Leadership Seguin Class of 2018 will have a Washers at The Warehouse Fundraiser beginning with check-in at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at The Warehouse Saloon located at 108 S. Austin St. in Seguin. In addition to the washer tournament there will also be food trucks, live music and gift basket raffles. The tournament fee is $200 for a two-person team. Team and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Dani Fuselier at 830-643-2029 or Kasie Tankersley at 830-401-8312.

Bittersweet Concert for SHS Alumni
There will be a Bittersweet Concert for Seguin High School Alumni Saturday, April 7 at the
Irma Lewis Outdoor Learning Center. The event will feature 60's and 70's music.

TLU VITA Tax Return Clinic TLU and the Business department will provide free tax return preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Clinics will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Saturday, April 14 at TLU's Beck Center, Lower Level - Room 5. There will be no clinics the week of spring break, March 10-18. Visit tlu.edu/vita-tax-clinic for more details.

Mid Texas Symphony
The Mid Texas Symphony will present "Passionately Bold" at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in Jackson Auditorium/Weston Center on the campus of Texas Lutheran University. Tickets are $15 and up. For more information call 830-463-5353 or visit mtsymphony.org.

ARF Donations
The Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. (ARF) is accepting donations that will be matched by a generous supporter through Sunday, July 1. Mail donations to P.O. Box 2831 Seguin, TX 78156. For more information call 830-433-2458.

Toddler Time
The Seguin Public Library offers Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 313 W. Nolte St. in Seguin. For more information call 830-401-2422
or visit library.seguintexas.gov.

Preschool Story Time
The Seguin Public Library offers a Preschool Story time at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 313 W. Nolte St. in Seguin. For more information call 830-401-2422 or visit library.seguintexas.gov.

Donations/Volunteers Needed
The Community Council of South Central Texas, Aging Senior Nutrition Program is seeking tax deductible donations and volunteer drivers for its Meals on Wheels America Program. Donations may be made online at www.ccsct.org or at 801 N. St. Hwy. 123 Bypass in Seguin. For more information call 830-303-4376 Ext. 206 or Ext. 209.

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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