HONDO BLURBS, AREA RESOURCES, CLUBS & REGULAR MEETINGS
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Tuesday, Dec. 8, Medina County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration required. Call 210-431-8326 or register online at www.safoodbank.org. Volunteers needed to help with distribution, call 830-741-6160.
Medina Electric Cooperative members are encouraged to participate in their Christmas contest by submitting a photo of their property decorated in lights, garland, candy canes, wreaths or more. (See Coop engages members in Christmas contest in this issue.)
Lytle’s annual Santa’s Hayride will be replaced with Santa’s Vehicle Parade on Saturday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. Starting point will be the Lytle Community Center.
Medina County Democrats
The MCDC have scheduled Zoom meetings. For more info www.medinademocrats.org.
Hondo Public Library
Open with restrictions, see website https://www.hondo-tx.org/library/.
Tuesdays - 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tot Tales (Facebook Live)
Wednesdays - 10:30 a.m. Storytime (Facebook Live)
Monday Memories - Every Monday, Facebook 10:30 a.m.
Taste of Thursday - (Thursdays) Facebook 10:30 a.m.
Friday Facts & Fun - (Fridays) Facebook 10:30 a.m.
• Medina County Museum 2202 18th St., Hondo, During the school year, Sat. 10-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. 830-741-3216. Free admission.
• Shooting Star Museum
Free admission. 6 mi. south of Castroville off FM 1343. Antique aircraft, cars, farm equipment, vintage clothing. 210-386-6038
American Cancer Society’s resource room at Hondo Church of Christ provides info & services to cancer patients & their families including wigs, hats, prostheses and more. For appointments call 830-741-2228 or 830-931-4766.
Hondo Public Library. Supplies, literature & resources provided. 830-426-5333.
Community Council of South Central Texas Inc., 1204 17th St., 830-584-2100.
Driver’s license office
8366 FM 471 S, Castroville, 830-538-6334, Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Blessed Threads, Jesus Church, 2035 Hwy. 90, Castroville, Open anytime by appt.and to the community on the 3rd Saturday in Aug. / Dec., 9 a.m. - noon. 830-931-3085 or 210-772-0720.
K’STAR Youth & Family Services, 1210 18th St., Hondo; 830-426-2878. Individual / family counseling.
Free GED / ESL classes
South Texas Regional Training Ctr., 402 Carter St., Hondo, GED: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon. & Wed., 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. ESL: Tues. and Thurs., 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 830-591-7235.
Hondo Public Library
2003 Ave. K, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 830-426-5333.
2nd Mon. of every month, 2 p.m. (No meetings in July or Aug.); at the library
Story time: Wed., 10:30 a.m., ages 2-5, Sept.-May.
Baby & Me: Tues., 10:30 a.m.
Family Story Time: 1st Sat. of every month., 10:30 a.m.
Korean War Veterans Association
KWVA Alamo Chapter #298, San Antonio is open to all veterans regardless of service who have served honorably on the Korean Peninsula from 1950 to the present time. For information contact Tom Cacy at email@example.com, 210-287-9200 or Fred Ragusa at firstname.lastname@example.org, 210-865-6552.
Medina Co. Christian Job Corps
Offers free classes in computer skills, job skills, resume writing, money management, devotionals and much more. For info contact Don, 830-329-6662.
Medina Co. Food Pantry
1031 Ave. Y, Hondo, Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Medina Senior Center/Meals on Wheels
808 Harper, Hondo, Mon.-Fri., 8-1, MOW delivery to qualifying residents. For info call 830-741-6160.
Providence Place, 6487 Whitby Rd., San Antonio. Email www.provplace.org., call or text 210-887-5394 for info.
Sabinal Public Library
311 N. Center St., Mon. & Thur.10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue. & Wed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 830-988-2911. Check out our Facebook page for events.
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.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255(TALK)
Veterans Service Office
Hondo: 925 Ave. Y, Mon., 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., 830-741-6135.
Devine: 317 Hwy. 132 N, Wed. & Thurs., 8:30-11:30 a.m.,830-665-8018.
Castroville: 8366 FM 471 S, Mon.- Fri., 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., 830-355-2711.
Free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, exercise classes, and health education. Help with CHIPS, Medicaid and SNAP applications, emergency food and other resources. 830-584-1760.
Medina County: medinacountytexas.org
City of Hondo: hondo-tx.org
Medina Regional Hospital: medinahospital.net
Young Hearts Matter: dating abuse awareness/prevention
For information on Teen Dating Abuse and Bullying, contact Southwest Family Life Centers, Inc. at their hotline 830-426-5131 or Texas Council on Family Violence at 800-525-1978.
CLUBS & MEETINGS
For 4-H club info., contact Medina County Extension Ofc. 830-741-6180 or medina-TX@tamu.edu.
Hondo Chapter #2543 meets the first Thursday of the month, 9 a.m. at the Hondo Public Library.
Heart of the Matter Al-Anon family support group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m. at the Braden Keller Center in Castroville.
Ultimate Weapon Group
Meetings will be held Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Hondo Church of Christ, 2302 Avenue M, in the Annex (behind the main building, facing 23rd St.).
Amateur radio club
Medina Co. Amateur Radio Club, meets at Zion Lutheran Church, 1106 Fiorella St., Castroville, 2nd Saturday, monthly, 9 a.m. 830-741-2474.
•Hal Jones Post #128, meets every 3rd Mon., monthly, 7 p.m., 1208 21st Street, Hondo, coupled with a potluck / social time at 6 p.m. All veterans welcome.Visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 128 Hondo, TX, or for info., call 210-725-2126 or email BPrice3475@aol.com.
•Aguinaldo Pruneda Post #524, US 90 W, Hondo; last Thurs. of the month, 7 p.m. 210-219-8613.
Meets at Cowboy Church, 374 CR 341 Hondo, 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly, at 7 p.m. Open to anyone having difficulty coping with the loss of a loved one.
Boy / Cub Scouts
For Boy Scouts Troop 370, contact James White, 830-931-1961. Meetings are Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
• 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
Meet Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lytle Church of Christ. Business meeting, program, and luncheon on 2nd Tues. Other Tuesdays devoted to individual art production. Everyone with an interest in art is welcome. Call Jane Brown, 210-415-2546 or Shirley Friesenhahn, 210-622-3791.
For troop info. in Medina County, call 210-349-2404.
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.
Dunlay Hermann Sons
Lodge 285 meets on the 3rd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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.
Meet at Hermann Sons Steak House, US 90 E, Hondo, Thurs., 11:45 a.m. For more info: hondodhanisrotaryclub.org.
Hondo Garden Club
Meets at various locations, 2nd Friday monthly, 1 p.m., Sept.–May. 830-741-2411.
Musicians gathering, Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 1st Fri. monthly, 11 a.m., Bring covered dish & instruments. Contact Billie Cornelius 830-864-4018.
Hondo Line Dancers
Medina Senior 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, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Monday monthly, meal at 7 p.m.,210-416-2124.
Medina Co. Democrats
“Coffee ‘n’ Conversation” El Charro Restaurant, Hondo, Fridays, 10 a.m. 210-548-6585.
Navy Officer Wives Club
Monthly luncheons, 1st Thursday monthly, 210-695-3146.
NF HANK Stitchers
New Fountain United Methodist Church, admin. building, 2nd Wednesday & Thursday monthly, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Join us to make blankets and pillowcases for HANK children. 830-426-4219.
Order of the Eastern
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.
National, Christ-centered, adult addictions program, Country Baptist Church, Lytle, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., 830-709-4265 or 210-789-4230.
Luncheon, devotion, fellowship and games for widows and widowers. All are invited, New Fountain United Methodist Church, 1st Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., 830-426-4219.
Hondo Art League bldg., Harper Rd., 3rd Wed. monthly, 10 a.m. (except June & July) Email email@example.com or call 830-741-6180.
Sons of Confederate
Camp #2254, meet the 2nd Tues. monthly, 7 p.m., Hondo Senior and Community Center, 1014 18th St. For info., call 830-426-8245.
Rock-n-Cedars, Braden Keller Community Center, Castroville, Monday, 7–9 p.m., Chris 830-426-7160.
TRTA Huajilla Unit
Service organization of retired teachers. Meetings are held monthly September through May at various locations. Call 210-355-4472 for info.
VFW Post 3891
804-A Harper St., Hondo airbase, 2nd Tues., monthly, 7 p.m. 210-287-4707.
Weight loss support
TOPS Chapter, FBC Hondo, 2400 Ave P (Family Life Center side of the buiding, opposite side from office).Thursdays weigh-in at 4:40-5:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. meeting.
See “Area Resources” and “Blurbs” for more services, organizations and happenings.