CASTROVILLE BLURBS, EVENTS AND MEETINGS

 

 

Kaffe Klatsch

Friday, Jan. 17, 8-9:30 a.m.  Alamo Hospice, 405 Lafayette. Sponsored by Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Hondo Guffaw

Saturday, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. -12 a.m. Medina County Fair Hall. Silent auction, dance and dinner. (See ad Section A)

 

Free demonstration

Sat., Jan. 18, 2 p.m. at Landmark Inn State Historic Site: Get Up Close with Compost.

 

Medina County Junior Livestock Show & Sale

Wed-Sat., Jan 23-25. at Medina County Fairgrounds, Hondo. (See Section A for schedule and other information.)

CASTROVILLE PUBLIC  LIBRARY EVENTS

Hours of operation

Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs. 12-8 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

 

Free programs

CPL has free programs for all ages. Call 830-931-4095, visit the library or www.castrovillelibrary.org for schedule.

 

Adulting 101

Meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. Basic need-to-knows of being a grown-up, for ages 16-25.

 

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group

Meets the third Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- noon. 

 

Chess Club

Meets 1st and 3rd Saturday of month at 1 p.m. and 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 2 p.m. during the summer.

 

Crochet Club

Group meets first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. 

 

Free movies

Movies (G or PG) are screened Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 p.m. All welcome; bring drinks, snacks, pillows / blankets. 

 

Gamers Club

Video game tournaments for teens and above, meets every Thursday at 3 p.m. 

 

Great courses

DVD presentations and discussions on “Fall and Rise of China,” led by Cindy and Don Jacox, Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. Info: 830-931-4095. 

 

Friends of CPL

Meets fourth Tues., 7 p.m. 

 

Junior Friends of the Library

Meets second Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., Castroville Public Library 

 

Monthly book clubs

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

 

Storytime

For preschoolers, Wed. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Includes Handwriting without Tears and Signing Time.

 

Teen and tween video game tourney

Meets 2nd and 4th Fridays of month at 4 p.m. 

REGULAR EVENTS

AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesdays only, 7 p.m. at Braden Keller Community Center. 210-237-9679.

 

NA meetings

Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursdays and Fridays, 7 p.m. at Braden Keller Community Center. Call Jeff, 830-444-1737.

 

Alsatian Dancers 

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

 

Castro Colonies Living History Center

309 Paris St. Open Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Free entry. www.castrocolonies.us.

 

Castroville Garden Club

Meets the third Thursday of December, March, June and September, 6:30-7:30. Various locations. For info, call Priscilla, 830-931-2262. 

 

Castroville VFC mtgs.

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at fire house. Info: 830-931-4751. 

 

Junior firefighters

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., meet at the Castroville Fire House. 

 

Daughters of the  Republic of Texas-Alsatian Pioneers 

Meets 1st Saturday monthly, 9:30 a.m., Braden Keller Community Center in Castroville. 

 

Free movie

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

 

Line dancing

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

 

Lions Club 

Meets first Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Sammy’s Restaurant. 

 

Mico VFD mtgs.

Located at 7127 CR 271. Firefighter training 1st Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and 3rd Saturdays at 8 a.m. Executive/Business meetings 2nd Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For info call Fire Chief Mike Tudor, 210-376-7832. 

 

Open Door Social

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 12-3 p.m., Medina Valley United Methodist Church on Country Lane. Enjoy dominoes and potluck. 

 

Quilters

Meet Sundays at the Shooting Star Museum in the Textile Room. Come & watch, or join in & quilt. Info, 210-386-6038.

 

Senior lunches

Tues. thru Thurs. (potluck on Thursday) noon-1 p.m. at the  Fuos Haus at Zion Lutheran Church. Lunches for seniors (age 60+) provided by Medina Senior Center / Meals on Wheels. Contact 830-741-6160. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for jigsaw puzzles, games and

socializing. 

 

Seniors’ Day Out

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

 

Square Dancing

Rock-N-Cedars Square Dance Club meets Mondays 7-9 p.m., at Braden Keller Center. Info: call Christina, 830-931-1399.

 

Zumba

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

YOUTH GROUPS, SCOUTS, ETC.

Castroville 4-H

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

 

LaCoste 4-H

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

 

Rio Medina 4-H 

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

 

Boy Scouts

Troop 310: call 210-347-6303; Troop 831: call 830-538-6402; Troop   471: call 830-931-3655.

 

Girl Scouts

For troop information, call Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, 210-349-2404, ext. 230.