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Bible Study

7:00-8:00 p.m. / Verdi Community Center

Understanding the Bible and in depth Bible study from Genesis to Revelation

For more information call 830-200-6678 or .
Contact Person: Armand & Gina Huizar
Master Gardeners Lunch & Learn

Noon to 1 p / AgriLife Extension Office, 210 Live Oak Street, Seguin, TX, 78155

LUNCH AND LEARN GARDENING PROGRAM Will be on Thursday September 3, 2015 from 12-1PM. The topic will be “Drip Irrigation for the Landscape and Garden” Presented by Jim Johnson and the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners It will be held at the AgriLife Extension Office, 210 Live Oak Street, Seguin, TX, 78155 Topics will be: Drip Irrigation in your Landscape, Install an easy and inexpensive drip Irrigation system & Ways to save you money and make watering easier and more efficient. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and free handouts will be available. For more information, call 830-303-3889, AgriLife Extension Office, or guadalupecountymastergardeners.org

For more information call 830-303-3889 or visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.
Contact Person: AgriLife Staaff
Take Off Pounds Sensibly TOPS

6:30-7:30 / EMS Training Room Hwy. 87

We are a fun group. We have a weekly weigh in and are welcoming new members and visitors.

For more information call 210-275-7854 or .
Contact Person: Judy Walden
Kerrville Fall Music Festival

Gates open at 1pm on the 4th / Quiet Valley Ranch

Kerrville Fall Music Festival Labor Day weekend announces lineup including many favorite songwriters, John Gorka, Peter Case, Eric Taylor, Dana Cooper, Chuck Pyle, Gretchen Peters, Shake Russell The Kerrville Fall Music festival is Labor Day weekend September 4 - 6, 2015. Three days of songwriters from around the country including many favorites John Gorka, Peter Case, Eric Taylor, Dana Cooper, Chuck Pyle, Gretchen Peters, Shake Russell and some newcomers like Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds (daughter Ezra Idlet one half of the famed duo Trout Fishing in America. (They will both be playing with Dana as ‘the birds’). Returning after much time back in their home in Australia is Bluehouse, a duo with independent record sales exceeding 100,000 units and a self-sustaining and highly successful national and international touring circuit for over 20 years. The Tejas Brothers close out Friday night with fun Tex-Mex Honky Tonk get up and dance music. This event includes seminars and tasting booths for Texas wines and Texas Microbrews. The seminar for Texas wines and food pairings will be on Saturday from 3:30 - 5:30PM and the seminar for Microbrews on Sunday. The Crafts Booths in the Kennedy Theater Mainstage are staffed with wine makers and brew masters and a choice of tastings during the evening concerts. A VIP Party ticket package is also available. Included in the package are tickets for the 3 day Festival, heavy hors-d'oeuvres buffet and beverages all three nights and private access to a hosted area in the back of the main Kennedy Outdoor Theater. Also included is a gift bag with Festival memorabilia, new and historic. The full schedule for the Kennedy Theater Mainstage and all of the Fall Music Festival events is posted and tickets are already on sale at a discount online. Join the mailing list for updates and special offers at http://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com

For more information call 830-257-3600 or or visit www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org.
Contact Person: Rachel Brown
Labor Day Weekend Campout

6 p.m. check-in / John William Helton - San Antonio River Nature Park, 15662 FM 775

Join the San Antonio River Authority for a special weekend campout! We're only opening the park for camping this weekend and will have plenty of games and activities for the whole family on Saturday. Campsites by reservation only. Contact Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259 or kgasker@sara-tx.org to reserve your site. Campsites are limited, register by Aug. 31.

For more information call 210-302-3259 or or visit www.sara-tx.org.
Contact Person: Kayla Gasker
Featherfest

9am - evening / Nixon Livestock Showbarn, Hwy 87 East of Stockdale

Come to Nixon's Featherfest! Morning Parade. Games/music throughtout the day. Fools of the Trade open for Cody Johnson. Chicken Flying Contest... Fun for the whole family!

For more information call 830-534-6682.
Contact Person: Harold Rice
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Mocha
Mocha is a fabulous toy poodle who is super active and playful. She loves to give kisses. Mocha is 1-1/2 years old and belongs to Daira Austin from Floresville.
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Little fiddler with a big talent

Little fiddler with a big talent

One wouldn’t think an 8-year-old could have such a strong vision and determination, but Macrae Meek does. Full Story »

‘Road rage’ driver gets charges

Police here have charged 43-year-old Sean Kelly Hernandez of La Vernia with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, following an Aug. 28 incident on U.S. 87. Full Story »

Be a living ‘sign’ to others

One of my friends used to travel frequently and on one particular trip noticed some good church signs. Knowing I keep a “fodder folder” of ideas for articles she wrote some down for me. I too like to read church signs and there are many good ones. Full Story »

The vegetarian grill

The vegetarian grill

Football season is upon us, and when it comes to tailgates and game-watching parties, people tend to think of hamburgers, steaks, brats and hot dogs for grill entrees. Instead, move the meat over and make room for vegetables. Why not try zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, bell peppers or portabella mushrooms? Grilling vegetables caramelizes them and brings out a sweetness not typically found in other cooking preparations. Full Story »

Bears dominate Texans for big win at home

Bears dominate Texans for big win at home

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Two lessons

Lesson One: While our four children were still at home and attending public schools, a small wooden plaque hung in our kitchen. It was titled “Children Learn What They Live,” and contains these sentences: Full Story »

Weaving a wonderful web: Nature’s bug catchers at work

Weaving a wonderful web: Nature’s bug catchers at work

They may make you shudder -- “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider,” Charlotte’s Web, Miss Spider, “Arachnophobia,” Anansi the Spider, even Aragog, Hagrid’s pet spider from Harry Potter, and Shelob, the giant spider from The Lord of the Rings. From the time we listened to fairy tales on our mother’s knee through adulthood, spiders have been eight-legged creatures of fascination, horror, and whimsy. Full Story »

Register now for Sept. 12 Hammerfest

Register now for Sept. 12 Hammerfest

The Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the eighth annual La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle Ride set for Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. in the La Vernia City Park. Full Story »

Overcoming the giants in your life

When faced with any crisis, people react with panic and anxiety. Small problems sometimes become giants because we are concentrating on how big and how powerful the problem is. Sometimes we panic because we do not know how to deal with it. When we panic, we let the problem control us instead of facing the problem with God on our side. Full Story »

An easy dish for Labor Day

An easy dish for Labor Day

The first Monday in September is Labor Day, a celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers, and their contributions to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. While the holiday has been celebrated nationwide since 1894, the original founder of Labor Day has long been a matter of debate. Full Story »

Bears to battle Texans this Friday

The wait is finally over! After many months without football, the high school season in Texas is set to kick off this week, and the La Vernia Bears will be at home against the Wimberley Texans. Full Story »

From rockpile to restful refuge

From rockpile to restful refuge

There is a beautiful but not extremely well known refuge from the summer heat and bustle of San Antonio, tucked away off I-35 near the San Antonio Zoo. Full Story »

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