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October

Free Geology Hike at Jackson Nature Park

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 9284 County Road 401

Explore the fascinating history of Jackson Nature Park on a walk through time. FREE event. Limited number of participants. Register by calling Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259 or email kgasker@sara-tx.org. Deadline to register is October 23, 2014.

For more information call 210-302-3259 or or visit www.sara-tx.org.
Contact Person: Kayla Gasker
Free S.S. Old Town Day

All Day Free Entertainment / SS Community Building

26th annual Old Town Day benefits SS Community Bldg. Remodeling Projects & Scholarship Fund. Children's costume contest and Baked Food contest sign-in 10 a.m.,Parade at 11 a.m.; BBQ Chicken Plates $8; 11:30 Elora; 1 p.m. Pinto; 2 p.m. Cinco; 3:30 Pipes and Drums; 4 p.m. Serenatas by Letty with Pat & Wayne; 5 p.m. Cunjunto Puro Corazon; 7-10 p.m. Conrad & The Country Legends.

For more information call 210-289-3583.
Contact Person: Tambria Read
2014 Circle Fest - Halloween Celebration

4-8 p.m. / The Circle School, 217 Pershing Ave

This wonderful Halloween Celebration offers live music, delicious food, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and a raffle. The event features a unique Pumpkin Path, where children hear stories from costumed characters on a path lined with pumpkins and luminaries. This is an educational, fun-filled experience for the whole family!

For more information call 210-822-0461 or .
Contact Person: Blana Luna
Book Club Meeting

3:00 pm / Wilson County Public Library

Join us as we discuss "The Unseen" by Heather Graham.

For more information call 830-393-7361 or or visit www.wilsoncountylibrary.org.
Contact Person: Nicki Stohr
Family Fun Festival

Noon to 5 PM / 5056 HWY 87 West

BBQ Plates, Bounce House, Painting, Horse Painting, Silent Auction, Demonstrations by volunteers and former horse camp participants with the horses. All proceeds go to the care of the horses at Osborne Stables Equine Rescue, Inc. 210-827-3136

For more information call 210-827-3136 or or visit www.osbornestablesequinerescue.org.
Contact Person: Claudette Osborne
Free Family Halloween Party

7 p.m. to midnight / Quail Run subdivision, outside La Vernia

2nd annual Halloween Party hosted by Blue Moon Karaoke & DJ. Bring the family for this free outdoor event. Bounce house, costume contest, karaoke, ghost stories, game and prizes. Bring your coolers and lawn chairs for a safe, fun night for all ages. RSVP required. To RSVP or get more info and directions, email Boo@BlueMoonKaraoke-DJ.com or call 210-527-7401.

For more information call 210-527-7401 or or visit www.bluemoonkaraoke-dj.com.
Contact Person: Shane Dahlberg
Free Movies in the Park

6 p.m. / Helton Nature Park, 15662 FM 775, Wilson County

Tree Walk & Talk along the new trail at Helton Nature Park. Bring blankets & chairs to enjoy the outdoors and a free movie with family and friends. Movie will start at sunset - The Lorax. Presented by San Antonio River Authority.

For more information call 210-302-3259 or .
Contact Person: Kayla Gasker
Helena Indian Summer Festival

10 am to 5 pm / Old Helena Courthouse

Celebration of Helena, there will be booths, the Bandera Gunslingers along with the Sons of Confederate Veterans in a Confederate Camp, along with Company K, 6th Texas Infantry Reenactors Come, have fun, see history in person...

For more information call 210-488-3498 or .
Contact Person: Glenn Toothman
Juan N. Seguin Celebration

10:00 a.m. / 950 N. Austin, Seguin, TX

Former Texas Ranger Association will dedicate a Texas Ranger Cross at JNS burial site. Open to the Public no addmission. Afterward a short talk on Seguin after San Jacinto at the coliseum across the street. Everyone is welcome. Story of a true native born Texas.

For more information call 409-948-4094 or .
Contact Person: Albert Seguin Gonzales
Junior Gardener's Club: Butterflies

10-11 a.m. / Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

Children of all ages are invited to learn about butterflies and how they are helpful in the garden. Children must be accompanied by caregivers. Free.

For more information call 830-249-4616 or or visit www.cibolo.org/calendar.
Contact Person: Stephanie Colvard
Purple Run

8:30 a.m. / Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood Drive

The Purple Run -- a 5-kilometer walk/run -- will take place Oct. 25 in east San Antonio in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This family-friendly walk/run will raise funds for Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. and the Kristine Meza Foundation in addition to honoring victims of domestic violence. The 3.1-mile run/walk is open to individuals, families, teams, and even dogs. Individual registration is $30 through Oct. 19, $35 through Oct. 24, and $40 on the day of the race. Children 9 and under may participate for free, but children older than 9, teams, and dogs have special rates. Participants may pick up their registration package and a “goodie bag” beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event, which also will include a balloon release.

For more information call 210-930-3669 or visit www.athleteguild.com/running/san-antonio-tx/2014-the-purple-run.
Contact Person: Vanessa Rodriguez
San Antonio Rose Society Fall Rose Show

1-4pm / San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels @ Funston

See over 300 entries of roses and artistic floral designs. At 2 pm there will be a seminar on "Growing Roses". Free and open to the public

For more information call 210-649-4002 or or visit www.sarosesociety.org.
Contact Person: Peggy Jones
Stockdale Lions Club Superhero Run

Reg 7:30am Start 8:30am / Bryce Field

Superhero Run and games benefiting Davian Rivera. A 6yr old Stockdale Elementary student with a genetic disorder called Ectodermic Dysplasia. With this disorder his body does not sweat, he is unable to cool his body temperature, has a blood disorder (IGA & IGM), and has a lack of an immune system. We are raising money to help with the cost of a cooling vest and help with other medical costs. Devian has to receive immunoglobulin infusions every 4 weeks. This creates a large burden on the family finances.

For more information call 830-477-1390 or or visit www.stockdalelionsclub.org.
Contact Person: Bobbie West-Todd
Wilson County Collection Event

8:00 am - noon / 511 7th St - Precinct 3 Yard

The San Antonio River Authority (SARA), Marathon Oil Corp., and Wilson County will conduct a free household hazardous waste collection event for Wilson County residents on Saturday, October 25, from 8 a.m. to noon at Wilson County Precinct 3 yard at 511 7th St. in Sutherland Springs. Residents can bring the following items: •Household hazardous wastes, including acids, antifreeze, used motor oil and filters, pool chemicals, lawn and garden chemicals, household chemicals, and batteries; •Automobile tires with no rims; •Used electronics such as microwaves, blenders, toasters, televisions, monitors, and computer parts; •Pharmaceutical waste, to include prescription and nonprescription meds, pet medications, inhalers, and vitamins. Leave items in original containers and black out all personal information. Items not to bring include: •Trailer or tractor tires, tires with rims, agricultural chemicals, ammunition, explosives, large appliances, containers larger than 5 gallons, syringes, oxygen tanks, and more. A flyer with detailed lists is available on the Wilson County website at co.wilson.tx.us under Events. Materials will be collected on a first-come, first-served basis. or more information, call 1-866-345-7272, ext. 3228, or visit www.sara-tx.org.

For more information call 866-345-7272 or visit www.sara-tx.org.
Contact Person: San Antonio River Authority
22nd Annual Koi and Fancy Goldfish Show

10-6 / Water Garden Gems

Come out and experience the Koi Hobby at its finest and see amazing trophy Koi on display in the competition **Over 200 entries expected for the show this year** Saturday - Educational Seminars presented by experts in the field 10:00 Aquaponics - Steve Sumrow (Aquaponics Systems USA) 11:00 Pumps and Filtration - Mike Zmina (Laguna Rep) 12:00 Build your Pond like a Pro - Paul Amos (Firestone Rep) 1:00 Breeding Quality Koi - Kurt Klienholz (Klienholz Koi Farm) 2:00 Bonsai Club Demo - San Antonio Bonsai Society 3:00 Winterizing your Pond - Shane Stefek (Water Garden Gems) *Times and seminars subject to change...visit WATERGARDENGEMS.COM for latest updates* Sunday 1:30 - Special Koi & Goldfish Auction ...find a great deal on top quality Koi! ...proceeds benefit the TKFGS (non-profit) Special Fish Sale: Tank Hollow Fisheries (Long Fin Koi Breeder) Klienholz Koi Farm (Koi Breeder) Ornamental Pond Fish (Koi/Goldfish Breeder) Water Garden Gems (Japanese Koi, Goldfish Seller) Special Vendors on site: Arts and Craft Vendors San Antonio Bonsai Club Minami Koi - Tomigai Laguna ....and more!!!

For more information call 210-659-5841 or or visit www.watergardengems.com.
Contact Person: Shane Stefek
Ride for Kids

8 a.m. / Retama Park

San Antonio Ride to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

For more information call 830-391-5096 or or visit www.rideforkids.org.
Contact Person: Michele Carlton
Saints Alive Cemetery Tour

1:30 AND 3:30 TOURS / Riverside Cemetery 201 E. Klein St.

Portrayals of 8 local historical figures. $10 ticket benefits the Women's Club Rooms.

For more information call 830-305-4379.
Contact Person: Sudy Bruns
Annual Lord's Acre Fried Chicken Dinner

11:00 AM to "?" / Stockdale Community Building

Bake Sale - 11:00 AM Dinner - 11:00 AM you get fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert, iced tea or coffee all for $8.00 per plate, will have plates to go too! Silent Auction - 11:00 AM Live Auction - 12 (Noon) with Auctioneer Ron Wiatrek

For more information call 830-996-3007 or .
Contact Person: Lorettta
Czech Heritage Festival

11:30am - 4:30pm / KC Hall, 5721 Rigsby (Hwy 87 E / Loop 410), San Antonio, TX

Celebrate Czech culture, food, and music. Meal is $8.50/adults, $4/child - includes pork roast, sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, and more. Kolaches and other desserts for sale. Music by Chris Rybak. Silent Auction, Genealogy information, and much more. Come join the fun!

For more information call 210-649-2702 or visit www.czechs.org.
Contact Person: Alice Vida
GERONIMO VFW 8456 SUNDAY DANCE

3-6:30 pm; kitchen 2 pm / Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123, 78115

Nathan Young & Keen County Band will be playing classic country dance music at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456, 6808 N Highway 123, Geronimo on October 26, 3-6:30 pm. Door/kitchen opens at 2 pm. $8 donation Hall is smoke free and open to everyone. Info 830-305-8829/305-5478.

For more information call 830-303-9903 or .
Contact Person: Barbara Owen
KOC Blood Drive

8:00am - 12:15pm / St Ann Catholic Church

Knights of Columbus council 12208 Blood Drive

For more information call 210-313-8565.
Contact Person: Craig McDowell
Sunday Evening Music and Art in the Park

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. / La Vernia City Park

FREE community event featuring local talent and local artists. Brought to you by The La Vernia Foundation for the Arts.

For more information call 210-216-8218.
Contact Person: Randy Leonard
NOW Ministry Fashion Show

7:00 PM / Event Center 600 97 W

NOW ministry will have a fashion show to bring cancer awareness to our community and surrounding communities.. All models are cancer survivors or patients.. Our desire is to make awesome memories for them . This year we will honor the life of Sophie Sparks. Our theme is "Write YourStory" Come join us celebrate life... Vendors from 4:00-6:00 pm Social hour 6:00-6:45 pm . Speaker - Dr. Lautner from Connelly Memorial Fashion Show 7:00 pm

For more information call 210-602-6123 or .
Contact Person: Dorie Perez
Candlelight Vigil

6:30pm-7:30pm / Central Park

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter is holding a vigil on October 28, 2014. This tribute to victims and survivors of family violence will be held at Central Park in Seguin from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please plan to attend and join community efforts to stop domestic violence. If you would like more information, please call the shelter at 830-372-2780.

For more information call 830-372-2780 or or visit www.safeseguin.org.
Contact Person: Guadalupe Family Violence Shelter
Party in Pink Zumbathon Charity Event

7:00-8:30PM / Studio C, 246 Paloma Drive

Get ready as we prepare for our FIFTH annual Party in Pink Zumbathon at Studio C. It is scheduled for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH FROM 7-8:30PM! Admission is $10 and proceeds go to the Susan G Komen foundation, Race for the Cure! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! TWO BROS DJ WILL BE IN THE HOUSE. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT!!!!! www.floresville-studio-c.com

For more information call 210-902-0763 or or visit www.facebook.com/studioctexas.
Contact Person: Christina Bourne
Rotary Club Guest Speaker

6:30pm / Lew's Patio & Grill at 101 Club Dr.

Dr. Maryanne Arienmughare will be speaking about her visit to Nigeria, polio and eboli. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call 210-825-7244 or or visit www.rotary.org.
Contact Person: Norma Chavez
Constitution 101-Free Class

Noon-1:00 pm / 121 Dilworth Plaza (JP2 ofc, by Kolodziej's)

9th of 10 DVD lessons on "The Meaning and History of the US Constitution", produced by HILLSDALE COLLEGE. Session 9 title: #The Progressive Attack & The Constitution# Bring your own Brown-Bag-Lunch and join us! ***EVERY WEDNESDAY*** “Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country.”

For more information call 830-484-2356.
Contact Person: Nancy Hosek
Fall Festival: Trunk-or-Treat

6:00 - 8:00 PM / First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of La Vernia FREE Annual Fall Festival 201 South Crews Street La Vernia, TX 78121 Bounce House - Hay Ride - Games - Prizes - Candy - Food

For more information call 830-253-1239 or visit www.fbc-people.com.
Contact Person: Jeff Parker
Humana Health & Well-Being Center to Hos

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM / Vision Center inside Wal-Mart

Where: 6703 Leslie Road San Antonio, Texas 78254 Humana will host Managing Diabetes; part three of a three-part educational diabetes series for the San Antonio community. The three sessions, which are free and open to the public, will provide attendees with all the critical tools needed to take control of their diabetes. Diabetes is a serious health problem for Americans. Currently, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes and one in four Americans are unaware that they have the disease. Even more concerning, by 2050, a third of U.S. adults will likely get diabetes. Knowledge of diabetes and diabetes management is fundamental, which is why each session will focus on a different diabetes topic, including diabetes’ basics 101, nutrition and overall diabetes management. For more information, call (210) 520-7085.

For more information call 210-520-8072.
Contact Person: Ross McLerran
Citizens Forum on Border Security, Islam

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. / Floresville High School Auditorium

This event is an educational forum to inform the public about issues along the border and how radical Islam plays into the border security. Sheriff Joe Tackitt will introduce the event and welcome guests. Speakers are: Lt. Col. Roy White (Ret.) who speaks about radical Islam, Jim Gibson, spokesman for the Texas Border Volunteers, and Dr. Jeffrey Addicott, terrorism expert with St. Mary’s School of Law. The Citizens Forum on Border Security and Radical Islam is sponsored by the Wilson County News, the Floresville Chamber of Commerce, Texas Leadership Coalition, San Antonio Tea Party, and the Wilson County Patriots.

For more information call 830-393-9971 or or visit www.wcn-online.com.
Contact Person: James Jay
In-Depth Bible Study

7:00 - 8:00 pm / Verdi Community Center

Part II In-depth Bible Study on The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ

For more information call 830-200-6678 or .
Contact Person: Armand or Gina Huizar
Geronimo VFW 8456 Halloween Dance

7:30-11:30 PM / Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123 78115

Come on out for a real spooky Halloween dance and costume contest (if you dare) at the Geronimo VFW with GLEN COLLINS and Alibi Band playing traditional country dance music on October 31, 7:30-11:30 pm. $8 donation. Benefits veterans and military projects. Hall is smoke free and open to all. Info Resv 830-303-9903/379-1971.

For more information call 830-303-9903 or .
Contact Person: Barbara Owen
 

November

Chihuahua Trail Art Show & Sale

10am to 8pm / La Vernia Heritage Museum

The tenth annual Chihuahua Trail Art Show and Sale, hosted by the La Vernia Historical Association, will begin a special, extended anniversary exposition on Saturday, November 1, from 10am to 8pm at the La Vernia Heritage Museum, and will continue every weekend in November from Noon to 3pm, except Thanksgiving, and then open again on the first weekend in December from Noon to 3pm, and then wind up the season on the evening of Friday, December 12 when the show will be open from 5-7pm during the Chihuahua Street Wassail Walk. The popular art show features fine art for sale by local artists, including this year's lineup of 25 professional artists and 75 works of art. The art includes framed landscapes, still life, animals, abstracts and much more in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Admission is free. Show visitors may vote on their favorite for the People's Choice award. A professional judge will select winners for the show theme category, which is "The Art and Soul of La Vernia" and for the overall show in which artists may enter works of their own choice. Awards will be presented at a public reception on Nov. 1 from 6-8pm. Show proceeds benefit the individual artists and the La Vernia Heritage Museum. The LVHA is online at LaVerniaHistory.com and on Facebook.

For more information call 210-392-3281 or or visit www.LaVerniaHistory.com.
Contact Person: Susan Richter
Movies Under the Stars

8 p.m. / Riverbend Golf Course, Hole 9

Free Movie Event - All are Welcome!! This month's movie: Amazing Spider Man 2. Bring your blanket & lawn chair to Hole 9 to enjoy free popcorn & local vendors at a different family movie each month.

For more information call 830-570-1140 or or visit www.riverbendvillages.com.
Contact Person: Sarah Aniol
Pat Carroll Memorial Fundraiser

6 p.m. - midnight / Martinez Hall

Annual Fundraiser featuring Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition. $25 per person includes BBQ dinner from 6-8; Silent Auction 6-9; (Dance only $10 from 8-12) Proceeds benefit benevolent projects of the China Grove Lions Club. (Corporate tables $250) Lion Mike Blount 210-335-4950

For more information call 210-648-0448.
Contact Person: Lion Cathy Ripps
Trinkets and Treasures Resale Shop

9:30am-3:30pm / San Antonio State Hospital - Logan Hall

Many gently used items are available at a very favorable price. • Women's, Men's ,and Children's Clothing • Accessories / Shoes / Handbags • Bedroom and Kitchen Linens • Holiday & Home Décor, • Kitchen Items All proceeds benefit the patients at the San Antonio State Hospital (SASH).

For more information call 210-531-8004.
Contact Person: Stephanie Weimer
Constitution 101-Free Class

Noon-1:00 pm / 121 Dilworth Plaza (JP2 ofc, by Kolodziej's)

10th (Final) of 10 DVD lessons on "The Meaning and History of the US Constitution", produced by HILLSDALE COLLEGE. Session 10 title: #The Recovery of The Constitution# Bring your own Brown-Bag-Lunch and join us! ***EVERY WEDNESDAY*** “Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country.” Thank you for your patriotism.

For more information call 830-484-2356.
Contact Person: Nancy Hosek
Free Estate Planning Workshop

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. / La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1910 10th St., Floresville, TX 78114

CLA Estate Services will be hosting a free workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. Seating is limited. Please RSVP today by calling 1-866-252-8721 9am-5pm CST. Guests will receive a workbook and information regarding: - The pros and cons of wills and trusts; - How to avoid probate; - Long-term health care concerns; - Tax reduction planning. CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts.

For more information call 866-252-8721 or or visit www.claestateservices.com.
Contact Person: Lisha MacPherson
Kidney Smart Class

3:00 P.M. / Otto Kaiser Hospital 3349 S. Hwy 181 Kenedy, TX

The class covers how kidneys function, the causes of chronic kidney disease, how medications and nutrition work together to keep you healthy, how to continue educating yourself and what treatment choices are available.

For more information call 830-393-4010 or or visit www.kidneysmart.org/class.
Contact Person: Jennifer Dominguez
San Antonio Garden Center Clubs

10:00 AM / San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels @ Funston

Meeting program features John R. Thomas, owner and founder of Wildseed Farms, the nationally-known wildflower farm and nursery in Fredericksburg, TX. He will share the story of Wildseed's success and offer tips for growing your own wildflowers. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 210-824-9981 or or visit www.sanantoniogardencenter.org.
Contact Person: Rhonda Banuelos
Three Oaks EEC Senior Citizens Dinner

10 a.m. Till / Three Oaks Community Center

Seniors Citizens Dinner to be held Nov. 5 at the Three Oaks Community Center. Bingo. Free Event to area seniors

For more information call 830-484-2159.
Contact Person: Margie Arnold
Shilo Harris Book Signing

4-6 p.m. / Wilson County News, 1012 C St., Floresville

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WILL UPDATE CALENDAR WITH NEW DATE, WHEN AVAILABLE. Wounded Warrior Shilo Harris will sign copies of his book, "Steel Will -- My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I was Meant to Be." Come meet Shilo and enjoy refreshments with friends!

For more information call 830-391-0072 or .
Contact Person: Susan Hodges
Floresville Opry

6:00-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. / 600 St. Hwy 97 West

Floresville Opry, Thursday, November 6, 2014, 600 St Hwy 97 West, Floresville, Texas, 6:00-9:30 p.m. Doors Open at 5:00 p.m., Benefit for Wilson County Historical Society, House Band: The Playin’ to Win Country Band, Headlining the Opry will be: The Accordion Cowboy Chris Rybak, Janice Maynard, Sally Carlson and Richard Stadler, Plus an Anniversary Grand March Releasing Viola’s new song, “Fifteen Minutes”, Turkey & Dressing Dinner by Snoga’s Catering/$8.00 a plate General Admission $10.00,or a Reserved Table $120.00 Seats 10, Contacts: Viola Henke #830-393-6512 or LaJuana Newman-Leus #830-393-2166, Wilson County News, a proud sponsor of the Floresville Opry.

For more information call 830-393-6512 or .
Contact Person: Viola Henke
Child Passenger Seat Inspections

10:00 am - 2:00 pm / TxDot Office - 317 Hwy. 97 East

FREE CHILD SEATS AVAILABLE. This is also an opportunity to have your children's car seats checked and make sure they are working correctly and installed correctly!! ALL FOR FREE!!!!

For more information call 830-216-7010.
Contact Person: Tammy Haecker
Master Gardener's November Lunch & Learn

Noon to 1:30 pm / Seguin Public Library, 707 College

The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners present their brown bag luncheon at the Seguin Public Library, 707 E. College, Seguin ,TX 78155 on Friday, November 7 from noon to 1:30 featuring Nancy Masterson, Master Gardener and member of the Guadalupe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas. She will be recommending plants with outstanding blooms and berries for Seguin. This program about native plants will provide free handouts. According to Nancy Masterson, “The program is NICE: Natives Instead of Common Exotics. Learn how to save money, save water and save the natural legacy of our beautiful state. Fall is a great time to add new plants to the landscape and some native plants put on their best show in autumn.” Admissions is free and feel free to bring your lunch.

For more information call 830-303-3889 or visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.
Contact Person: AgrLife Staff
Country Christmas Craft Show

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Atacosa County Show Barn, 2209 W Oaklawn Rd

THe Atascosa Child Care Board is holding the Country Christmas Craft Show, benefiting local children in care of the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. Vendors will be selling quilts, Christmas items, handmade items, bird houses, and much more. Concessions available for sale and door prizes will be awarded. Admission is free. Vendor booths are 8x8.$45 per area. All vendors are asked to donate one item for door prize.

For more information call 830-769-2855 or .
Contact Person: Barbara
Pecan Jubilee & Grand Opening Ceremony

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. / John William Helton-SA River Nature Park, 15662 FM 775

The San Antonio River Authority invites the community to attend John William Helton-San Antonio River Nature Park's Pecan Jubilee and Grand Opening Ceremony. This event is FREE and open to the public and will feature the following: Pecan Harvesting Demonstrations, Tree Giveaways, Children Activities, Games, Music and Food Vendors will be available. For more information please contact Angela Camarillo at (210) 302-3267 or visit www.sara-tx.org

For more information call 210-302-3267 or or visit www.sara-tx.org.
Contact Person: Angela Camarillo
Wilson County's Got Talent

7:00PM / La Vernia high school auditorium

5th annual community talent show. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Must audition by emailing: talent@lvshoestring.com. Professional judges at show. Don't miss this year's exciting line up.

For more information call 210-413-3900 or or visit www.lvshoestring.com.
Contact Person: Pascalle Bippert
9th Annual FISD Veterans Day Ceremony

8AM to 10AM / Eschenburg Field FISD High School

The Floresville Independent School District would like to invite you and your family to Eschenburg Stadium at the Floresville High School on Tuesday November 11th for the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony. They will have a light breakfast at the Tigers Den starting at 8:00AM, with the Ceremony starting at 9:00AM. We would like all Veterans to sit on the field during the Ceremony. Parking is available off Highway 97 East. Handicap parking is available off A Street.

For more information call 830-393-5370.
Contact Person: Col Steve Rakel
Relay for Life Committee Meeting

630pm to 730pm / South Trust Bank

COMMITTEE MEETING, ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

For more information call 210-287-1571 or .
Contact Person: teresa beasley
5,000 Plants of Texas & How They Thrive

7pm - 8pm / St John's Lutheran Church, FM 465

Bill Lindemann, an expert in Texas plants and wildlife, will describe the strategies that the 5,000 native plant species of Texas use in order to flourish in our natural landscapes, and what factors must influence where, when and which native plants we should choose for success in our own personal landscaping adventures. Program is open to the public, admission is FREE and visitors are always welcome.

For more information call 830-865-3047 or .
Contact Person: Jennifer Wilson
Veterans Day Ceremony

10:00am / La Vernia City Park

Veterans and the public are welcome to attend this Veterans Day ceremony at the site of the proposed La Vernia Veterans Memorial in the La Vernia City Park. The ceremony will include expressions of appreciation for all veterans. Attendees may bring chairs for the brief program. A rendering of and information about the proposed memorial will be available at the event. The ceremony and the Veterans Memorial project are programs of the La Vernia Historical Association. For additional information, visit LaVerniaHistory.com or call 210-392-3281.

For more information call 210-392-3281 or or visit www.LaVerniaHistory.com.
Contact Person: Kip Workman
Kidney Smart Class

3:00 P.M. / Courthouse Annex 1103 4th St Agrilife Extension classroom

The class covers how kidneys function, the causes of chronic kidney disease, how medications and nutrition work together to keep you healthy, how to continue educating yourself and what treatment choices are available.

For more information call 830-393-4010 or or visit www.kidneysmart.org/class.
Contact Person: Jennifer Dominguez
Archery Day at Jackson Nature Park

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / Jackson Nature Park, 9284 CR 401

The San Antonio River Authority, in partnership with the Lone Star Archery Project, will host an introduction to archery program at John William Helton-San Antonio River Nature Park. Discover the thrilling sport of archery, techniques used, types of bows and safety measures. All instruction and equipment will be provided. FREE Only 15 spots available for each time slot: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kayla Gasker at 210-302-3259 or email kgasker@sara-tx.org. Event will take place in the Sports Field area of the park located on County Road 128, Floresville, TX 78114.

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

9am-5pm / 12131 Loop 107, The Lone Oak Lodge

Hermann Sons Lone Oak Lodge presents Holiday Family Fun Fest. Craft Show/Rummage Sale/Kid Games & Crafts

For more information call 210-389-3626 or .
Contact Person: Terri
Keep La Vernia Beautiful

6:30pm to 8pm / Mesquite Bean Restaurant, behind HEB

We are excited to announce that KLVB will begin having regular monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at the Mesquite Bean Restaurant, behind HEB. Anyone interested in programs which strive to keep our community beautiful is welcome to attend. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6:30-8pm at Mesquite Bean Restaurant. You are invited! Who should attend? -anyone who wants to keep our beautiful little community as clean and beautiful as possible. - anyone who has or wants to start a neighborhood beautification project. - any club or organization with an interest in supporting beautification projects. - anyone who would like to strengthen the efforts, and help plan and design litter abatement programs. - anyone with ideas for keeping La Vernia beautiful. KLVB is an Affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful, which offers many programs to guide organizations such as KLVB in litter abatement, recycling, environmental concerns and more. For additional information, call 830-253-2100.

For more information call 830-253-2100 or or visit www.LaVerniaChamber.com.
Contact Person: KLVB
Beethoven Concert Band Casino Night

6-10:30pm / Beethoven Halle und Garten, 422 Pereida St.

The Beethoven Concert Band presents its second annual Casino Night fund-raiser at the Beethoven Halle und Garten, 422 Pereida St., San Antonio. Proceeds benefit the band, a nonprofit that promotes and preserves the performance of German music. The band performs more than 14 concerts per year at the Garten and in the community. The meal menu is roast pork tenderloin, rosemary potatoes, red cabbage, and a drink. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets start at $15, which includes a meal, one free drink, and entertainment, but no gaming. Full admission, $40 per person, includes the meal and drink, entertainment, and $1,000 in game chips, along with entry in a prize drawing. A no-meal option is available for $30, which includes $1,000 in game chips. Enjoy blackjack, roulette, and more.

For more information call 210-771-6094.
Contact Person: Jerry Hogue
Sacred Heart School Casino Night

TBA / Floresville Event Center, Hwy. 97 W

TBA

For more information call 830-393-2117 or or visit www.shsfloresville.org.
Contact Person: Sacred Heart School
Community Thanksgiving Service

6 PM / Floresville United Methodist Church, 1205 B Street, Floresville, TX 78114

Annual Thanksgiving Service hosted by the Floresville Ministerial Alliance

For more information call 830-534-3139 or .
Contact Person: Pastor John Conrad
Sunday Evening Music and Art in the Park

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. / La Vernia City Park

FREE community event featuring local talent and local artists. Sponsored by The La Vernia Foundation for the Arts!

For more information call 210-216-8218 or .
Contact Person: Randy Leonard
 

December

Kidney Smart Class

3:00 P.M. / Otto Kaiser Hospital 3349 S. Hwy 181 Kenedy, TX

The class covers how kidneys function, the causes of chronic kidney disease, how medications and nutrition work together to keep you healthy, how to continue educating yourself and what treatment choices are available.

For more information call 830-393-4010 or or visit www.kidneysmart.org/class.
Contact Person: Jennifer Dominguez
Riverbend Rejoice

TBA / Riverbend

Details to come.

For more information call 830-570-1140 or .
Contact Person: Sarah Aniol
4th Annual St. Ann FIAT Retreat

9:00 am to 5:00 pm / Goertz Hall St. Ann Church

The 4th Annual St. Ann Women’s FIAT Retreat is dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. Our Blessed Mother Mary invites us to take the Child Jesus in our arms, look into his eyes, and exchange our heart with his for all eternity. Fiat Retreat is Free with continental breakfast and lunch provided. Handicap Accessible

For more information call 478-951-7975 or .
Contact Person: Suzanne Zelinski
Christmas Tree-Lighting at LV City Park

5:30 p.m. / City of La Vernia Park

Sleigh ride, Christmas movie, ice slide, snow. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

For more information call 210-219-3984.
Contact Person: Dennis Snow
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Highland Social Club, 2929 So. W. W. White Road

Indoor arts and crafts fair. Free admission and free parking. Approximately 40 vendors

For more information call 210-912-1367.
Contact Person: Reba Malone
Lions Club 1st Annual Rummage Sale

8am - 3pm / Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 131 Industrial Dr.

House or garage bursting at the seams? We can help! Donate your unwanted items to the La Vernia Lions Club for our 1st Annual Rummage Sale or reserve a table to sell your items for $20. For details or more information on how to donate items for the rummage sale or raffle, or to sign up for a table to sell your crafts, please contact Mary Ann Mays (830) 779‐3825. Proceeds will benefit the La Vernia Lions Club scholarship and other charitable giving funds.

For more information call 830-779-3825 or or visit www.lavernialions.org.
Contact Person: Lion Mary Ann Mays
Yulefest Arts & Crafts Show

10:00 am -4:00 pm / 950 S. Austin St.

Fine arts and crafts show at Guadalupe County Coliseum

For more information call 830-303-2181 or or visit www.seguinartleague.com.
Contact Person: Karen Roberson
Kidney Smart Class

3:00 P.M. / Courthouse Annex 1103 4th St Agrilife Extension classroom

The class covers how kidneys function, the causes of chronic kidney disease, how medications and nutrition work together to keep you healthy, how to continue educating yourself and what treatment choices are available.

For more information call 830-393-4010 or or visit www.kidneysmart.org/class.
Contact Person: Jennifer Dominguez
Chihuahua Street Wassail Walk

5-7 pm / Individual Businesses

Stroll along old, historic Chihuahua Street, visiting and shopping late at the merchants along the way who will offer hot wassail and refreshments from 5-7pm. Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be available at the La Vernia News office to review those carefully made lists of wishes from good little boys and girls while parents take photos to record the precious moments. And don't miss the last day of the Tenth Annual Chihuahua Trail Art Show and Sale at the La Vernia Heritage Museum from 5-7pm. Vote on your favorite wreath in the Wreath Decorating Contest and hang around for the winners to be announced at 7pm. Presented by the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce and the La Vernia Municipal Development District, the Wassail Walk has quickly become a holiday tradition in La Vernia! Open to the public.

For more information call 830-253-2100.
Contact Person: Greater Chamber
 

January

Artist Reception

1-3 pm / Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 1007 Trail St.

Enjoy art and meet the artists of Sacred Heart School's Wine & Art Festival during the school's annual artist reception Jan. 25. A selection of artworks will be available for viewing to serve as a preview to Sacred Heart School's Wine & Art Festival, where some of the art will be auctioned off to benefit the school. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call 830-216-4519 or or visit www.shsfloresville.org.
Contact Person: Kristen Weaver
 

February

Masquerade Ball

TBA / TBA

2nd annual fundraiser event benefiting the Children's Alliance of South Texas that provides free services to sexually, physically, emotionally, mistreated & abused children and their non-offending family members.

For more information call 830-393-6290 or visit www.cactx.org.
Contact Person: CAST Masquerade Ball Committee
Wine & Art Festival, Sacred Heart School

doors open at 6 p.m. / Floresville Event Center, SH 97 W.

The 10th annual Wine & Art Festival to benefit Sacred Heart School, established in 1933, is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Plan to attend this enjoyable event to appreciate a variety of art by local artists and artisans. Enjoy a complimentary selection of wines and a gourmet meal. A silent auction and live auction are part of the fun evening.

For more information call 830-216-4519 or or visit www.shsfloresville.org.
Contact Person: Kristen Weaver
 

March

Wilson County Gardening Day

All Day / Floresville Alternative Education Center

Save the Date! The Annual Wilson County Gardening Day, sponsored by Milberger's Landscape & Nursery, KLUP Radio, and the Wilson County News, benefits the Floresville Alternative Education Center. This year's theme will be Hummingbirds and Butterfly Gardens.

For more information call 830-393-5180 or .
Contact Person: Johnny Hewell
 

April

Floresville Lions Club 2 Annual Car Show

09:00-17:00 / Floresville High School

Floresville Lions Club 2nd Annual Car show

For more information call 210-383-7744 or .
Contact Person: Lee Gonen
MusicFest 2015

3:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m. / La Vernia City Park

MusicFest 2015

For more information call 210-216-8218 or .
Contact Person: Randy Leonard
2015 R&R Cowboy Breakfast

TBA / Wilson County Show Barn, Hwy. 97

The R&R Cowboy Breakfast benefiting the Wilson Area Housing Foundation is scheduled for 2015! The Rosenberg & Rotter Cowboy Breakfast will be held at the Wilson County Showbarn in Floresville. Watch for more details as the event draws closer

For more information call 830-216-4075 or .
Contact Person: Brenda Pawlik
 

May

Relay for Life Event

6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. / Stockdale H.S. Football Field

Relay for Life fundraiser for the ACS.

For more information call 210-363-7407 or .
Contact Person: Cindy Ritzin
Annual Sacred Heart Parish Picnic

All Day / Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The annual picnic and reunion for Sacred Heart Church will include silent and live auctions and all the traditional fun and games for the entire family.

For more information call 830-393-6117 or visit http://churchsh.org/.
Contact Person: Parish Secretary
 

September

La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle R

8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. / La Vernia City Park on San Antonio Street

Hosted by the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, a portion of the proceeds from the event benefits the La Vernia Veterans Memorial.

For more information call 830-253-2100 or or visit www.laverniawildwesthammerfest.org.
Contact Person: Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce
 
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