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Immanuel Lutheran Church pastor, Rev. Bob Palan (left), visits Rev. Steve Curry, pastor at La Vernia UMC, at a craft fair at the Lutheran church. More Featured Photos »

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Workday at Rancho de las Cabras

8:30 a.m. to noon / Rancho de las Cabras

Sign up to spruce up Rancho de las Cabras, Mission Espada’s ranch located in Wilson County, on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Interested volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes, long-sleeved shirts, pants, sunblock, and hat, if desired. The workday will primarily consist of trail restoration and ground maintenance. Gloves and tools will be provided, along with water and limited snacks. Registration is required, as attendance is limited to 20 to 25 persons. To register, email Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Upon signing up, volunteers will receive a confirmation email with a location of where to meet. For more information, email Lindsay Compton at

For more information call 210-932-1001 or .
Contact Person: Lindsay Compton
Children's Christmas Party at RUMC

9:30 am - 11:30 am / Resurrection UMC, 7709 Knowlton Rd.

This is a free community event for children and their families. Children will have their picture taken with Santa (pictures will be mailed to your home). Children will also participate in the following activities: Decorate Christmas cookies, make Reindeer Dust, make a photo frame for Santa photo, write a letter to Santa, and listen to Christmas stories and songs. All activities including pictures with Santa are free. Children younger that 5 must have an adult (or teenage sibling) with them.

For more information call 210-649-2636 or or visit
Contact Person: Donna Drake
Community Holiday Covered Dish Dinner

6 p.m. / 411 14th @ the corner of 4th

Annual Holiday Community Dinner, hosted by the SSCA,Inc. Meat and soft drinks will be provided. Bring a side dish or dessert. Santa will arrive after dinner to give out stuffed animals, door prizes for adults. Children MUST be accompanied by their adult!

For more information call 830-534-8563 or or visit
Contact Person: Alice Garcia
Poth ISD 1st Annual SHAC Fun Run

Registration 8:00am Run at 9:00am / Starts at Jack Lane Field

The School Health Advisory Council is hosting a 5k; proceeds to benefit Jr. High Student Alyssa Olivo. Suggested dontation: $20 adult/$10 child For more info or to download form visit

For more information call 830-484-3330 or or visit
Contact Person: Joni Palacios
Wilson County Road Runners Group Run

8:00 AM / 867 Evening Shade Dr, Adkins 78101 - Whispering Oaks Park

Join us for a run or walk! Group runs are FREE and open to the public, with water provided on the route. Both novice and experienced runners & walkers are welcome! After the run & walk, we will enjoy a picnic & hold the WCRR Annual Meeting.

For more information call 210-393-0714 or or visit
Contact Person: Heather Smith
Winter Softball Skills Camp

8am-6pm / Sacred Heart Church Field

Softball camp covering hitting, fielding, and baserunning as well as fun tips on how to be a better teammate and player! 8u: 8am-11am 10u: 11:30am-2:30pm 12u: 3pm-6pm

For more information call 830-391-4254 or .
Contact Person: Tori Bayer
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