Update for September 11, 2014

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Bethlehem Lutheran

A service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the building of the current sanctuary in Quihi will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. A dinner will be held afterwards. All are invited. (See ad.)

TRTA - Huajilla Unit

The Huajilla Unit of Texas Retirement Teachers Association will have its first business meeting of the school year on Monday, Sept. 22 at Sammy’s Restaurant in Castroville at 10 a.m. A program will be presented followed by lunch. Members are encouraged to invite a newly retired educator to the meeting.

Red Hat Society

The Red Hat Society meets on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Brick’s Restaurant on the River in Bandera at 11:30 a.m. Hostesses are Aldeen Lanning and Helen Jones. Please remember to bring your donations for the Medina County Food Pantry. For info call 830-426-1032.

Hondo Project Graduation

Hondo Project Graduation 2015 is having a brown bag meal fund- raiser at the Hondo vs Devine game on Friday, Sept. 26. The $7 meal includes a hamburger with fixings, chips, dessert and drink. Tickets are presale only, ask any senior or parent. For info call Janet Zerr, 426-2830, or Jackie Stoner, 931-4149. (See ad.)

St. John Festival

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is holding a festival at the Medina County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 28 with many activities planned. The 5K Faith Walk/Run is a new event starting at 8 a.m. Mass will be held in the Fair Hall at 10 a.m. and an $8 BBQ meal will be served from 11:30-1:30 p.m. (See ad.)

Wiemers Reunion

The John & Aalke Wiemers Reunion will be held at New Fountain Family Life Center, Saturday, Oct. 4. BBQ provided. Please bring side dishes.

Volunteers needed

The Big Event: Hammering Home the Love of God needs volunteers for 2014 projects. Any skill, or no skill at all, they have a way for you to help. Volunteer registration and a kick off breakfast will be held Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Activity Center. (See ad.)

Bohmfalk Reunion

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. for the Bohmfalk Reunion, which will be held at New Fountain Family Life Center, Saturday, Oct. 11. Bring a covered dish and dessert to share. Hosted by the George and Mary Bohmfalk family.

South Texas Area Farm & Ranch Club Tour

A three day tour to Corpus Christi and South Texas is being held Oct. 21-23. Open to all adults, cost is $375/person for double occupancy or $475 for single occupancy rooms. Last day to RSVP is Oct. 10. For info, contact Brian Davis at the Wilson County Agrilife Office, 830-393-7357 or Wilson-tx@tamu.edu. (See ad.)

Alsatian Dancers

Alsatian Dancers have reorganized and have performed at two events and would love to share the fun with others. Practice is Sundays, 5 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church on Fiorella St. in Castroville. All ages are welcome to join and you do not have to be Alsatian! For more info call Mary at 210-854-9794.

Area Resources

Area Museums

• Medina County Museum 2202 18th St., Hondo, Wed.-Sat. 10-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., 830-426-2755.

• Shooting Star Museum

Free admission. 6 mi. south of Castroville off FM 1343. Antique aircraft, cars, farm equipment, vintage clothing.

Cancer support

American Cancer Society’s local resource room at Hondo Church of Christ provides information and services to cancer patients and their families: including wigs, hats, prostheses and more. Open Fri., 10 a.m.-noon. To arrange another time, call 830-741-2228 or 830-931-4766.

Caregiver resources

Hondo Public Library. Supplies, literature & resources provided. 830-426-5333.

Community services

Community Council of South Central Texas Inc., 375 CR 5214, D’Hanis, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 830-363-3119.

Darkness to Light mtg.

Classes to identify perpetrators and symptoms of child abuse at Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center, 1901 Ave I., 830-426-5554.

Driver’s license office

702 Harper, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 830-426-8975.

Emergency notification

Sign up now to receive text or email messages regarding emergencies at r.i-info.com/rc/arc. A link is also located on medinacountytexas.org.

Free clothing

Blessed Threads, Jesus Church, 2035 Hwy. 90, Castroville, 3rd Saturday monthly, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 830-931-3085 or 210-772-0720.

Free counseling

K’STAR Youth and Family Services, 1210 18th St., 830-426-2878. Individual and family counseling.

Free GED classes

South Texas Regional Training Ctr., 402 Carter St., Hondo, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-noon and Mon.-Fri., 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., 830-591-7235.

Garden club thrift store

1903 19th St., Hondo, Thur., 1-5 p.m.

Hondo Public Library

1011 19th St., Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 830-426-5333.

Book club: 2nd Mon, 2 p.m.

Story time: Wed., 10-11 a.m., ages 2-5, Sept.-May.

Tutoring: K-5 reading and math at Hondo First Baptist Church.

Medina Co. Food Pantry

502 Arnold St., Hondo, Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Texas Ramp Project

Anyone in need of a ramp for use with a walker or wheelchair may apply for area assistance by calling 830-426-0624. Volunteers to assist in installing the ramps also needed.

Veterans Service Office

Hondo: 709 Ave. Y, Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. Devine: 317 N. Hwy. 132, 1st & 3rd Wed., 9 a.m.–noon.

Castroville: 1312 Geneva, 3rd Wed., 830-741-6135 by appt. only.


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Writers’ group

The Medina Co. Writer’s Guild meets 3rd Mon. monthly, 4:30-6 p.m., at Hondo Public Library. For info, call Jarvis, 210-296-8171.

Clubs and Regular Meetings

4-H programs

For 4-H club info., contact Medina County Extension Ofc. 830-741-6180 or medina-TX@tamu.edu.

Addiction support

Addiction Education Recovery Support group, Community/Senior Center, Hondo, 1014 18th St., Mondays, 7 p.m. Contact David Cuellar 210-275-8345.

Al-Anon meeting

Heart of the Matter Al-Anon family support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at the Braden Keller Center in Castroville.

Amateur radio club

Medina Co. Amateur Radio Club, Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 2nd Saturday, monthly, 9 a.m. 830-741-2474.

American Legion

•Hal Jones Post #128, 804-B Harper St., Hondo; 3rd Mon. monthly, 7 p.m. 830-426-2847.

•Aguinaldo Pruneda Post #524, US 90 W, Hondo; last Thurs. of the month, 7 p.m. 210-219-8613.

Bereavement group

Meets at Cowboy Church, 374 CR 341 Hondo, first, third, and fourth Thursdays monthly at 7 p.m. Open to anyone having difficulty coping with the loss of a loved one.

Boy/Cub Scouts

For troop info. in Hondo, call 210-274-9975 or nicole78861us@yahoo.com.

Fire companies

• Hondo Vol. Fire Co.

Station #1, 1905 Ave. K. ,1st Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Open to all.

• Mico VFD

Fire house, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Tues. and 3rd Sat. monthly. 210-376-7832.

Free exercise classes

First United Methodist Church of Hondo Fellowship Hall. Walk Aerobics, Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m. Sit and Be Fit, Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. 830-426-2073.

Friendship Art Club

Lytle Church of Christ, Main St. Informal painting, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Monthly business meeting, program/outing and potluck lunch on 2nd Tues. All level painters welcome. 210-415-2546.

Girl Scouts

For troop info. in Medina County, call 210-349-2404.

Grief support meetings

First United Methodist Church of Hondo Fellowship Hall, 2nd Wed. monthly, 3 p.m. 830-426-9414.

Hermann Sons meetings

Men’s lodge 236-1,1st Tues. monthly at 7 p.m.; Women’s lodge 161-3, 2nd Tues. monthly at 6:30 p.m. at the lodge hall, 255 Hwy. 173N.

Hondo Art League

Corner of Harper and Vandenberg on the Hondo airbase, 4th Thurs., monthly, 10 a.m. All level classes and workshops. Come and go studio, Thurs., 9-4. 830-931-5565.

Hondo-D’Hanis Rotary

Meets at Hermann Sons Steak House, US 90 E, Hondo, Thurs., 11:45 a.m. For more info: hondodhanisrotaryclub.org.

Hondo Garden Club

Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 2nd Friday monthly, 1 p.m., Sept.–May. 830-741-2411.

Hondo Hootenanny

Musicians gathering, Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 1st Fri. monthly, 11 a.m., Bring covered dish & instruments. 830-426-2831.

Hondo Line Dancers

Medina Co. Nutrition Center, 808 Harper St., Wednesdays, 10 a.m., 830-741‑6160.

Hondo Lions Club

Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., Wed., noon.

Hondo Masonic Lodge

Ave. Q, 2nd Monday monthly, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 210-416-2124.

Medina Co. Writer’s Guild

Monthly meetings held 3rd Mon. monthly, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Medina Democrats

“Coffee ‘n’ Conversation” El Charro Restaurant, Hondo, Fridays, 10 a.m. 210-548-6585.

Navy officer wives club

Monthly luncheons, 1st Thursdays, 210-695-3146.

NF HANK Stitchers

New Fountain United Methodist Church, admin. building, 1st Thurs. monthly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quilting, embroidering, knitting and crocheting. 830-426-4219.

Order of the Eastern Star

Hondo Chapter #404, Masonic Lodge, 2607 Ave. Q, 3rd Mon. monthly, 7:30 p.m.

Red Hat Society

All ladies are welcome to join The Red Hat Society. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at different locations. Please join us for a fun luncheon. For more info call Anna, 830-931-5426.

Reformers Unanimous

National, Christ-centered, adult addictions program, Country Baptist Church, Lytle, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., 830-709-4265 or 210-789-4230.

Republican club

Medina County Republican Club, Sammy’s Restaurant, Castroville, last Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m., 830-931-0431 or 210-415-5957.

Sisters, Inc.

Hondo Art League bldg., Harper Rd., 3rd Wed. monthly, 10 a.m. Email s-kunkel@tamu.edu or call 830-741-6180.

South Texas Area Farm and Ranch Club

Agriculture/agribusiness club meets monthly at Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave., San Antonio. 210-473-4936. stafarc.org.

Square dancers

Rock-n-Cedars, Braden Keller Community Center, Castroville, Monday, 7–9 p.m., 830-931-1399. Lessons start Sept. 29.

Tex. Hill Wing CAF

Tex. Hill Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, 1st Sat. monthly, 10 a.m., Hondo airport terminal, public welcome. Contact Larry Stacy, 210-218-7358 or lstacy456 @sbcglobal.net; texhillwing.org

VFW Post 3891

804-A Harper St., Hondo airbase, 2nd Tues., monthly, 7 p.m. 210-287-4707.

Weight loss support

TOPS Chapter, Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., Thursdays weigh-in at 4-4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. meeting.

Castroville Blurbs

Fly the flag

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas ask that you fly the Texas flag on the third Saturday of September in honor of Texan Navy Day and on September 18 to recognize Texas Military Heroes.

Free popcorn and movies

Tuesdays in September, 4:30 p.m. Castroville Public Library. Free Family movies (rated G or PG). Bring your own drinks, pillows, and blankets. Call 931-4095 for info.

Medina County Fair

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, all day at the Hondo Fairgrounds and beginning with parade through Hondo on Saturday morning.

Scholarship Benefit Dinner

Friday, Oct. 3, 5 – 7 p.m. American Legion Hall at corner of Fiorella and Paris Streets. Roast beef dinner. Eat in or take out.

Bird Walk

Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m. in Regional Park. Bird Walk with Audubon expert Georgina Schwartz.

National Night Out

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. Houston Square. Meet our local superheroes: Police Department, Volunteer Fire Company, Army with armored vehicles, EMS, Crime Stoppers, Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center, Guardians of Children Bicycle Club, and Medina Valley ROTC. Have children dress up as Superheroes. Games and prizes for kids, free popcorn, food vendors available.



Free Programs

Castroville Public Library has free programs for all ages. Call 830-931-4095, visit library or www.castrovillelibrary.org.

Book Clubs

Library Book Clubs: Daybreak, first Mon. of the month, 10:30 a.m. to noon; and Nightfall, first Wed. of the month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Friends of Castroville Library meeting

meet the fourth Tues. each month at 6:30 p.m.

Junior Friends

Meets monthly, dates and times vary. Call library or Debbie, 210-414-4257 for info.


Meets Wed. 10:30-11:15 a.m. It includes Handwriting without Tears and Signing Time.

Music Makers

Meets Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Great courses

DVD presentations and discussions on Great Events, led by Cindy and Don Jacox meets Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 830-538-9498 for info.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Meets the third Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - noon.


Alsatian Dancers

practice in the Parish Hall at Zion Lutheran Church Sundays, 5 p.m.

Free Yoga

Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. Medina River West Community Center, 114 CR 573, Castroville.


Monday and Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Braden Keller Community Center, 1410 Amelia, Castroville. Call 210-632-6649 for info.

Senior Lunches

Monday-Thursday (potluck on Thursdays) 12-1 p.m. at the Fuos House at Zion Lutheran Church. Lunches for seniors (age 60+) with Bingo after lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays. Open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for jigsaw puzzles, games and socializing.

Children’s Choir

Tuesdays, Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Practice at 4:30 p.m. Call Alexandra, 830-931-1265.

Lion’s Club

Meets first and third Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. at Sammy’s. Come, find out about us and join.

“The Morning Word”

Thursdays, 7 a.m. Sammy’s back room. Men’s ecumenical Bible study and breakfast (Dutch treat). Join us and bring your Bible. Study led by Rene Maciel, 830-931-1958, or rsmac1984@gmail.com.


Meet Sundays at the Shooting Star Museum in the Textile Room. Come and watch, or join in and quilt. Call 210-386-6038 for info.

Free Movie

Second Sunday of the month, 6 p.m. at the Shooting Star Museum. Family movies for all ages, ice cream and popcorn. Call 210-386-6038 for info.

Castroville VFD mtgs.

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the fire house. Call 830-931-4751 for info.

Mico VFD meetings

Tuesdays at the Fire House (7127 CR 271 in Mico), 7-10 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays; trainings at 8 a.m. on 3rd Saturdays. Business meeting is 2nd Tuesday 7:30-8:30 p.m. Call Chief Suwienski, 210-268-7575 for info.

AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. at Braden Keller Center.

Narcotics Anonymous meetings

Fridays, 7 p.m. at Braden Keller Center.

Line dancing

Tuesdays at Braden Keller Center. Beginners-1 p.m., intermediate, 2 p.m. Everyone welcome. Call Ken for info, 830-931-3459.

Square dancing

Rock-N-Cedars Square Dance Club is looking for square dancers. Join the fun Mondays 7-9 p.m. at the Braden Keller Center in Castroville. For info, call Christina, 830-931-1399.

Open Door Social

Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 12-3 p.m., MV United Methodist Church on Country Lane. Enjoy Dominoes and potluck.

Castroville Garden Club meeting

Third Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30, various locations. Call Priscilla, 830-931-2262, for info.

Event Coordinating Team Meeting

Third Thursday of every month, 5 – 5:30 p.m. Landmark Inn. Call 830-931-3142 for info.

Seniors Day Out

Meets the third Thursday each month at Medina Valley VFW Post 8134 in LaCoste. Lunch is 1-2 p.m. Games, companionship 1-5 p.m. Bingo, Pitch and Dominos. Light refreshments.

Free GED classes

South Texas Regional Training Center, 402 Carter St., Hondo, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-noon and Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., 830-591-7235.


Fire Explorer’s Post 702

Meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the fire house on Paris Street in Castroville.

New Explorer’s Group

Meets every other Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Castroville Municipal Airport. Call 830-931-2222 for info.

Castroville 4-H

Meets the second Monday each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Castroville Elementary Cafeteria. Call Scott, 830-538-3706.

Rio Medina 4-H

Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month at Mumme’s Inc. in Rio Medina. Contact Betty, 210-835-5632.

LaCoste 4-H

Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday each month, LaCoste Elementary Cafeteria.

Boy Scouts

Troop 310: call 210-394-8051; Troop 831: call 830-538-6402; and Troop 471: call 830-931-3655.

Girl Scouts

Call Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, 210-349-2404, ext. 230, for info.











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