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September

America's Prepare Athon

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM / Walmart , 305 Tenth St., Hwy 181, Florsville, Texas

Wilson County Prepares! A community disaster preparedness event. Get informed, make a plan, build a kit and get involved. Be smart, take part, prepare and join America's movement to be safe during disasters.

For more information call 830-393-8573 or .
Contact Person: Cynthia Stafford, Volunteer Coordinator
 

October

Constitution 101-Free Class

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

5th of 10 DVD lessons on "The Meaning and History of the US Constitution", produced by HILLSDALE COLLEGE. Session 5 title: # Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government # 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
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 Meeting

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

Program features KSAT 12 television meteorologist Katie Vossler who will share some of her weather-news experiences and explore some of today's "hot" weather topics: global warming, climate change, extreme drought, and more. Join us for coffee at 9:30. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 210-824-9981 or or visit www.sanantoniogardencenter.org.
Contact Person: Rhonda Banuelos
Wilson County Public Library Poth Branch

10am to 2pm / 1221 Dilworth Plaza

Wilson County Public Library Poth Branch will be open for business October 1st. Come by and greet Nicki Storh, Librarian and see the new the new branch library. Wifi, check out books, audio books every service the main library, in Floresville, has is being offered here,too. There will be a book return for the publics use. The branch hours will be Tuesday through Thursday for four hours each day.

For more information call 830-391-2161 or .
Contact Person: sandra migl
"Puttin' for Pink" 2014

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. / Embassy Miniature Golf, 500 Embassy Oaks

Putt anytime between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Concert featuring Texas Recording Artist Natalie Rose starts at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Texas Wings, an organization that provides comprehensive breast health care services to women in Central and South Texas.

For more information call 210-496-5847.
Contact Person: Embassy Oaks
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
WC Road Runners Planning Meeting

6:00 pm / Jack's Cafe- 507 10th St in Floresville

Inaugural meeting to establish a chapter of the Road Runners Club of America in Wilson County.

For more information call 830-581-9719 or .
Contact Person: Michelle Felux
Hike & Bike Trail Sign Unveiling

10 a.m. / Train Depot (by Beer Warehouse)

The formal unveiling of the signs to will mark the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. Bring your bikes and try it out. Also register to win a new bicycle by donating blankets, books or stuffed animals for the Children's Alliance of South Texas. (One ticket per donation.) Invocation by Fr. Frank Kurzaj. Ribbon cutting will be held at the Train Depot, South 2nd Street next to Beer Warehouse. Sponsors: City of Floresville,Wilson County Historical Society, Children's Alliance of South Texas, Floresville Parks Foundation, and Republic.

For more information call 830-393-3105 or or visit www.cityoffloresville.org.
Contact Person: Henrietta Turner
Salem Sayers Baptist Church Founders Day

10:00am-6:00pm / 5212 FM 1628

Salem Sayers Baptist Church Founders' Day, Celebrating 135 Years. All Are Welcome! Everything is Free! A Day of Good and Godly Family Fun! Free Food from noon-3pm! Free Games

For more information call 210-649-2153 or visit www.salemsayers.org.
Contact Person: Annabelle Sifuentes
Wilson County 2nd Responders / CERT

9:00 AM to Noon / Wilson County Office of Emergency Management, 800 Tenth St, Courthouse Annex II, Bldg B, Floresville, Texas next to Wilson County Justice Center.

Monthly meeting. Agenda will include preparation for Alamo Regional CERT Drill to be held November 1, 2014.

For more information call 830-393-8573 or .
Contact Person: Cynthia Stafford, Volunteer Coordinator
FHS Cheer/Mascot Booster Golf Tournament

Registration at 7:30 am / River Bend Golf Course

$65 per player or $260 per team. Includes green fees, cart, lunch, and goodie bag. Prizes and Silent Auction Registration @ 7:30 am Shotgun Start @ 8:30 am

For more information call 210-254-6634 or .
Contact Person: Sam Carter
Kicaster VFD Annual Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Firehouse on Big Oak Dr, in Presidents Park

Door prizes, auction, drawing. Serving 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., dine in or take out. Adults $8, Children $3.

For more information call 830-217-4332 or visit www.kicastervfd.org.
Contact Person: Betty Zacharias
Knights of Columbus March for Life

7-10am / Knights of Columbus Hall, 1519 Third St.

Floresville Knights of Columbus Council #6641 will host its fifth annual March for Life Saturday, Oct. 4, supporting life, beginning at conception. The march will begin at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1519 Third St., and continue to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1009 Trail St., where a Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall at 9 a.m., featuring pro-life speakers.Contact Joe Rodriguez Jr at 830-391-4885 or Israel Lopez Sr. at 210-548-9127.

For more information call 830-391-4885.
Contact Person: Joe Rodriguez Jr.
Mini Golf Tournament Fund Raiser

8:00am Check In / 9782 US Hwy 87 East

United Methodist Church Fund Raiser Community Wide Tournament. $5.00 Per Person pre-registration at www.resurrection-umc-sa.org. Hole Sponsor $20. Corporate Sponsor $120. Prizes will be awarded. Hot Dog Lunch available for $5.00! Call 210-649-2636 for information. Green Acres Golf and Games on Hwy 87. Great for youth groups, families, team building, seniors. ADA course available.

For more information call 210-385-5753 or or visit www.resurrection-umc-sa.org.
Contact Person: Debi Shaw
Planting Trees & Shrubs

10:30-11:30 a.m. / Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs for good results with minimal stress to the plants. Arborist Kevin Belter will share tips and tricks for planting trees and shrubs and how to nurture their growth in the years to come. Free.

For more information call 830-249-4616 or or visit www.cibolo.org/calendar.
Contact Person: Cindy Glass
Rummage Sale for Charity

8:00 am - 2:00 pm / 3305 Church Road off of FM 467 near New Berlin

Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek is having a rummage sale to raise funds for the New Life Children's Center in Canyon Lake. Lots of treasures ready for a new home!

For more information call 830-303-4669 or or visit www.christelmcreek.com.
Contact Person: Anne Kolmeier
Stockdale Lions Highway Cleanup

7:00 am till complete / Bryce Field

Come help the Lions & Leos of Stockdale clean up the highway! We will begin at 7am with Hotdogs and drinks when completed!

For more information call 210-601-2524.
Contact Person: Stockdale Lions Club
Fall Festival - St. Ann Catholic Church

10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. / La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Park

Annual Fall Festival. Turkey dinner plates, dine-in or plates to go, $8.50. Live and silent auctions. Kids games, concession stand, homemade goodies, plants & yard items.

For more information visit ww.stannslv.org.
Contact Person: St. Ann Catholic Church
CoDA Meetings

7pm / St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Fr. Andrew Kafara is happy to announce St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Elmendorf will be the newest host meeting location for CoDA.org meetings!! Co-Dependents Anonymous, is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. For more information to to www.coda.org

For more information call 210-635-8073 or or visit www.coda.org.
Contact Person: Andrew
National Night Out - La Vernia

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. / La Vernia City Park

National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime" - A great night to get to know your neighbors and other community members and La Vernia Emergency Services personnel - FREE event open to the public. Free food and refreshments, DJ music, visits from McGruff, Sparky, AirLife.

For more information call 830-779-2438 or .
Contact Person: Jason Scheel
Floresville Peanut Festival Goober Games

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Wilson County Courthouse Lawn (Downtown Floresville)

Come and enjoy the fun of Goober Games, a long time tradition of the Floresville Peanut Festival! Come help kick off the official Peanut Festival week with smiles and fun! Come enjoy: Sack Races * Peanut Pond * Face Painting * Peanut Toss * Fun Bounce * Musical Peanut and many more... $5.00 Wristbands will be sold. Individual Tickets are $0.25 each. We hope to see you there!

For more information call 210-262-6777 or visit www.floresvillepeanutfestival.org.
Contact Person: Courtney Cantu
Trinkets & Treasures Resale Shop

9:30 am - 3:30 pm / Logan Hall 6711 South New Braunfels,San Antonio, TX

The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital is opening their "Trinkets & Treasures Resale Shop” to the public Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 9:30 am -- 3:30 pm! 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 D้cor, • Kitchen Items All proceeds benefit the patients at the San Antonio State Hospital (SASH).

For more information call 210-531-8130 or .
Contact Person: Patti Rangel
Wildlife Field Research

Days and evenings / Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, 140 City Park Road

The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm is seeking volunteers to participate in this five-day bio-blitz, joining teams of citizen scientists to conduct biological surveys of the CNC’s nature preserve. People of all ages and interests are welcome to help survey birds, butterflies, mammals, fish, plants and more. Observations are used to make scientific assessments that inform land management. Lunch will be provided during surveys. Sign up online at WildlifeFieldResearch.org or call 830-249-4616 to learn more.

For more information call 830-249-4616 or or visit www.wildlifefieldresearch.org.
Contact Person: Ben Eldredge
Constitution 101-Free Class

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

6th of 10 DVD lessons on "The Meaning and History of the US Constitution", produced by HILLSDALE COLLEGE. Session 6 title: # Religion, Morality and Property # 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
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
Floresville Peanut Festival Coronation

7:00 PM / Wiley Seale Auditorium at Floresville High School

The 70th Annual Floresville Peanut Festival Association Presents Coronation of Queen Tunaep LXX Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M. Wiley Seale Auditorium The coronation tickets will go on sale to the public, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Friends and Company, 1212 10th Street, Floresville, TX 393-7799. Coronation tickets are $10 each. Tickets will be available at the door. Any questions regarding Coronation tickets please contact Terri Broll at (830) 393-6943

For more information call 210-262-6777 or visit www.floresvillepeanutfestival.org.
Contact Person: Courtney Cantu
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
Semi-Annual SausageFest

11 am to 7 pm / Polish American Center - 2611 Mission Rd

Kiolbassa(TM) Sausage plates consisting of new potatoes in gravy, green beans & Kapusta (Polish style sauerkraut)

For more information call 210-922-6277 or .
Contact Person: Polish American Center
Life-Size CandyLand

4-9 pm / Wilson County Public Library

Support the Wilson County Public Library 2015 Summer Reading by playing a game of CandyLand in the library. $2 per person

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

6pm / Downtown Floresville

The Women's Service Organization invites everyone to come out and participate in the annual Peanut Festival Kiddie Parade on October 10, 2014 at 6 pm in downtown Floresville. Registration for the parade will begin at 5pm with the registration table to be set up near the corner of Second and C streets. Entry categories will include floats, wagons, battery-powered vehicles, bicycles, teams/organizations, and individuals. No live animals, ATVs, or other gas powered vehicles will be allowed. For more information, call 210-310-9286

For more information call 210-310-9286.
Contact Person: Liana
Floresville Peanut Festival

Friday 5 p.m. to Midnight; Saturday all day / Downtown Floresville

Join us for the 70th Annual Floresville Peanut Festival in historic downtown Floresville. Live entertainment, food booths, carnival rides and much more. It is fun for the entire family! Saturday morning, October 11th be sure and grab a spot for the Grand Parade starting at 10AM. Following the parade will be entertainment all day long as well as kids activities and great food. Please visit our website for more information! We hope to see you there!

For more information call 210-262-6777 or visit www.floresvillepeanutfestival.org.
Contact Person: Courtney Cantu
Movies Under the Stars

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

Free Movie Event - All are Welcome!! 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
Life-Size CandyLand

9:00 am - 4:00 pm / Wilson County Public Library

Support the Wilson County Public Library 2015 Summer Reading by playing a game of CandyLand in the library. $2 per person

For more information call 830-393-7361 or or visit www.wilsoncountylibrary.org.
Contact Person: Nicki Stohr
Muslim to Christian 2

6 p.m. / La Vernia Church of Christ, 133 Industrial Boulevard

Free seminar. Hear the continuing story of one man's quest for truth, and his experience comparing Islam to Christianity. Speaker Wisam Al Ithawi.

For more information call 830-779-2525.
Contact Person: LV Church of Christ
San Antonio Rose Society Meeting

7 PM / San Antonio Garden Center at 3310 N. New Braunfels at Funston

Program “Grooming and Propagating Roses” will be presented by Rosarians, Murray Warner, Ginger Hodges, Ed Bradley and Dave Koch. They will in turn share their knowledge on propagating roses via cuttings and grafting; along with techniques to enter our upcoming rose show. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 210-649-4002 or or visit www.sarosesociety.org.
Contact Person: Peggy Jones
Relay for Life WC

630PM TO 730PM / SOUTH TRUST BANK

ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE COMMITTEE MEETING

For more information call 210-363-7407 or .
Contact Person: CINDY RITZEN
Wilson County Candidates' Forum

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. / American Legion Hall

There will be a candidate forum cosponsored by the Wilson County News and Texans for a Constitutional Government for all candidates running for office in Wilson County (excluding city council) and for the 218th District Judge at the Floresville American Legion Hall. All are welcome and encouraged to come.

For more information call 830-391-6872 or .
Contact Person: Carter Thomas
Rotary Club Meeting

6:30pm / Lew's Patio and Grill, 101 Club Dr.

The next Rotary Club Meeting. Everyone is welcome. Come see what we are all about.

For more information call 210-825-7244 or or visit www.rotary.org.
Contact Person: Norma Chavez
Saving Texas Wildlife

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

Judit Green, Urban Wildlife Biologist, will present "Wildlife Conservation Issues in Texas - What Does the Future Hold?" to the Guadalupe Co Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas. New diseases, climate change, urbanization, poor land use, energy production, and shrinking funding all threaten our state's wildlife. The conservation community must work to assure a solid future for the wildlife of our great state. Visitors are most welcome.

For more information call 830-865-3047 or .
Contact Person: Jennifer Wilson
Constitution 101-Free Class

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

7th of 10 DVD lessons on "The Meaning and History of the US Constitution", produced by HILLSDALE COLLEGE. Session 7 title: #Crises of Constitutional Government# 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
Grand Opening Poth Branch Library

10am to 2pm / 121 Dilworth Plaza

The Wilson County Poth Branch Library will host an grand opening on Wednesday from 10 am to 2pm. Come and visit with Nicki Storh,librarian and see how thelibrary can help you. Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 830-391-2161 or .
Contact Person: sandra migl
Floresville City Candidates' Forum

6:30 - 8:30 / Floresville Council Chambers

The public is invited to a free Candidates' Forum. Please come out and hear what your elected officials have to say. Audience will have a chance to ask questions after the formal answers. Candidates for mayor and city council are invited to participate on the panel.

For more information call 830-216-4519 or or visit wcn-online.com.
Contact Person: Nannette Kilbey-Smith
Guadalupe County Master Gardeners Meetin

:6:30 pm / Justice Center, 211 Court Street

The Guadalupe Master Gardeners will meet on Thursday, October 16th at the Justice Center on 211 Court Street in Seguin, TX. Mr. Kirby Fry will be the speaker and talk about “Food Forests: Perennial Forest Gardening Systems.” Mr. Fry has been a permaculture teacher and design consultant for more than 15 years. He studied permaculture under Bill Mollison. He is also familiar with conventional agriculture and forestry, having studied these disciplines at Texas A&M. He offers permaculture design services via his firm, Southern Exposure Permaculture. In addition, he has extensive experience as a building contractor, including natural building. Mr. Kirby studied Natural Resource Conservation at Texas A & M University, and served in U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala, working in the area of agro-forestry. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm after a social function starting at 6:30. For further information visit our website at www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org or feel free to call us at 830-303-3889. The Guadalupe Master Gardeners “Thank you”.

For more information call 830-303-3889 or visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.
Contact Person: AgriLife Staff
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
Octoberfest at Riverbend

TBA / Riverbend

Details to come

For more information call 830-570-1140 or .
Contact Person: Sarah Aniol
Sacred Heart School Annual Golf Classic

8 am Registration, 9 am Tee Off / River Bend Golf Course

4-man scramble, $70/player or $240/team of 4. Mulligans, Prize Holes! HOLE IN ONE wins a 2014 Ford Super Crew F150 XLT 4x4, sponsored by Ancira Ford Floresville! Hole sponsors are available for $100 per hole. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

For more information call 830-216-4519 or or visit www.shsfloresville.org.
Contact Person: Al Kolodziej/Kristen Weaver
Wilson County Sheriff Santa Shootout

9:00 A.M. / WCSO Shooting Range CR 310

The 20th Annual Shootout is one of the two principal fundraisers for the Sheriff Santa Program. Sponsored by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office. The Shootout has grown from a handful of people the first year to over 50 participants. The shootout is an original and one of a kind experience. Shooting at targets for places in various divisions. The shootout has door prizes, prizes for each division, lots of fun, and great food! Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. It is $8 per round, with unlimited round entries. The Shootout will take place at the WCSO Range on CR 310. More information contact the Wilson County Sheriff Office's Investigators at (830) 393-2535.

For more information call 830-393-2535.
Contact Person: Gary Laughlin, Sr.
Turkey Dinner and Bingo

11:00 a.m. until / American Legion Post #539

Annual Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Plates $8. Bingo at the hall begins at 12:30; prizes alternate-ham or turkey.

For more information call 210-667-9368 or .
Contact Person: Dale Thomas
Floral Design School

12n - 3 p.m. / 3310 N New Braunfels

Create floral arrangements in these 3 hands-on classes. Take home a finished project each week. Tuition $75

For more information call 210-824-9981 or or visit www.sanantoniogardencenter.org.
Contact Person: San Antonio Garden Center
Constitution 101-Free Class

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

8th of 10 DVD lessons on "The Meaning and History of the US Constitution", produced by HILLSDALE COLLEGE. Session 8 title: #Abraham Lincoln and 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
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
Lunch & Learn w/Dr. Meeghan Lautner

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / CMMC- Large Conference Room

Part of Connally Memorial Medical Center's "I Heart Health" program, join Dr. Meeghan Lautner for lunch while she discusses- "Breast Cancer Surgery- More is Not Always Better". Reservations are required.

For more information call 830-393-1311 or or visit www.connallymmc.org.
Contact Person: Lori Marroquin
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
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
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
Superhero Run Run

7:30 a.m. / Bryce Field

Hosted by the Stockdale Lions Club, all ages welcome. Benefiting Devian Rivera, a Stockdale Elementary student, who needs medical equipment and help with medical costs, for an ongoing condition. $25 registration fee. Register by October 11 to guarantee event T-shirt.

For more information call 830-477-1390.
Contact Person: Bobbie West-Todd
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
Blood Drive

8:00 - 12:00 / St. Ann Catholic Church

St. Ann Knights of Columbus Council will be hosting a blood drive on Sunday October 26 between 8:00 to 12:00. The Blood Mobile will be located in the main parking lot at St. Ann Catholic Church. Walk-ins are welcomed. Pleas e help save a life, donate blood.

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
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
Citizens Forum on Border Security, Islam

To be determined / 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, the San Antonio Tea Party, and the Wilson County Patriots.

For more information call 830-216-4519 or or visit www.wcn-online.com.
Contact Person: Elaine Kolodziej
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
 

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
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
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
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
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
Movies Under the Stars

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

Free Movie Event - All are Welcome!! 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
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
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
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
Wassail Walk

To Be Announced / Individual Businesses

Wassail Walk on Chihuahua Street

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

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
 
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Steve Valdez
Blue Moon Karaoke
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