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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM | Thursday, June 30, 2011 | 9  To have your event publicized, email planner©herald-zeitung.com or call Kate Thomas at (830) 625-9144 ext 222 Post your events online at herald-zeitung.com  Today  Remembrance of the Battle of the Somme  When: 6 p.m. June 30 Where: Schertz Public Library Contact: (210) 945-8602 You should know: Southwest Branch of the World War I Historical Association will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.  Computer Classes  When: June 30  Where: Tye Preston Memorial  Library  Contact: (830) 964-3744 You should know: Sign up for computer classes at library help desk. Each session focuses on different issue.  Independence Day Celebration  When: 6:15 p.m. June 30 Where: Christ Presbyterian Church, 1620 E. Common St. Contact: (830) 629-0405 You should know: Kevin Williamson, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism,” will speak. There will be barbecue and live music. Tickets are $12.50.  Saturday  "Texas" art show  When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 2-30 Where: 239 W. San Antonio St.  You should know -  New Braunfels Art League members display works depicting Texas in paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and pottery.  Pond Building Class  When: 9 a.m. July 2, first and third Saturday through July Where: Water Garden Gems,  3136 Bolton Road, Marion Contact: (210) 659-5841 You should know: Water gardening is a hobby the whole family can enjoy. There will be a free class each first and third Saturday of the month.  Fourth of July  Fourth of July Parade  When: 9:15 a.m. July 4 Where: Main Plaza You should know: Everyone is welcome to walk or ride. To enter, call the Sophienburg Museum at (830) 629-1572  Annual Barbecue  When: 11:30 a.m. July 4 Where: American Legion Post 179, 410 W. Coll St.  Contact: (830) 625-0179 You should know: Plates are $8 after parade.  “Variations on America” Concert  When: July 4  Where: 11 a.m. at The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio; 5 p.m. San Marcos Plaza Park Stage,  205 N. CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos  You should know: The Heart of Texas Concert Band will play for the Fourth of July.  Tuesday  The Gathering Country Music Show and Dance  When: 7-10 p.m. July 5 Where: Gerónimo VFW, 6808 N.  APPLAUSE  LAURA MCKENZIE | Herald-Zeitung  Canyon High School Air Force JROTC Cadets Daniel Stanfill, Dustin Najvar and Kristopher Marrou were all named Distinguished Graduates at Cadet Staff Leadership School at Schreiner University. The Canyon High School Air Force Junior ROTC program sent 30 students to Air Force JROTC Summer Leadership Schools at Schreiner University recently.  Hwy. 123, Geronimo Contact: (512) 825-2180 You should know: Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m.. Adults $7 and kids $3.  Thursday  Mayor’s Citizens Forum  When: 6:30-8 p.m. July 7 Where: New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 S. Castell You should know: Guest speaker will be NB Fire Chief John Robinson. Light refreshments. For more information, call Mayor Gale Pospisil at (830) 629-2447 or email  mayor@nbtexas.org   Friday  Cactus Pear Music Festival -Orient Express  When: 7 p.m. July 8 Where: New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard You should know: For tickets or more information, visit  www.cpmf.us  or call 210-838-2218. Advanced single tickets $22 per adult, $5 per student with ID. At door pricing — $25 per adult,  $5 per student with ID.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’  When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday from July 7-31  Where: Circle Arts Theatre You should know: Tickets at The Crossing, Chamber, or circleart-stheatre.org. Champagne opening July 7.  Upcoming  Starlight Dance Club Patriotic Ball  When: 7-10 p.m. July 9 Where: NB Eagles Hall Contact: (830) 625-1663 You should know: Big Band music by Lil’ Fishermen. Casual dress (no shorts), wear something red, white and blue. Guests welcome. $25 / couple. No singles. BYOB.  Ice and sodas available. Complimentary dance lesson one hour prior to dance. This month:  Cha-Cha.  Pre-Marriage Seminar  When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 9 Where: Living Waters Worship Center, 3325 N. Hwy. 46, Seguin Contact: (830) 303-7515 You should know: Participants who complete "Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts" will receive a certificate good for $60 discount off their marriage license fee.  Register by July 6.  High Power Soccer Registration  When: 9 a.m. July 11 Where: McQueeney Baptist Church, 201 Schumann Road, McQueeney  Contact:  www.mcqueeneybc.org  You should know: For students 5-10 years old for free High Power Soccer, which will run from July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Students who register by June 15 are guaranteed a free tee shirt.  Youth Musical Theater Camps  When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11-15 Where: New Braunfels Christian Academy, 220 FM 1863 Contact: (830) 305-0758 or sandimitchell @ satx. rr.com You should know: Dancing, singing and acting. Glee Camp for ages 12-18 is an advanced camp that will work on vocal range and talent. Lion King Camp, from 9 a.m. to noon, is for ages 6-14 will have campers perform musical.  Pandamania Vacation Bible School  When: 6-8:30 p.m. July 11-14 Where: Friedens Church Contact:  www.friedens-church.org  You should know: Meal served at 6 p.m. each evening. For Preschool through sixth-grade children. Children will learn what about God and creation. Free family concert on July 14.  Legislative Action Workshop  When: 9:30 a.m. July 15 Where: Senior Center Contact: (830) 620-0344 You should know: New Braunfels Chapter 672, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.  ONLINE:  MORE EVENTS  Add your event to our online calendar at herald-zeitung.com  24 hours a day  HZ  Hill Country Chapter of Coastal  Conservation Association mtg.  When: 7 p.m. July 19 Where: Elks Lodge, 353 S. Seguin You should know: Dr. Greg Stuntz, chair of Fisheries and Ocean Health and Associate Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Stuntz recently did research on the spotted sea trout and its migration patterns. Coleman Todd, CCA Assistant Director, will give presentation on CCA TExas and what they’re doing on the Texas Coast. Families welcome. You don’t have to be a member to attend.  City-wide Rummage Sale  Fundraiser  When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 Where: American Legion Post 179, 410 W. Coll Contact: Pat Seegers at (830) 387-9988 or Kimmie Scott (after 3 p.m.) (830) 625-0179 You should know: One table, two chairs — $15. Inside with air conditioning. Sandwiches, drinks and desserts for sale.  Plan Ahead  Congressman Smith’s Office  When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19 Where: Senior Center Contact: (830) 620-0344 You should know: Rep. Lamar Smith’s state director Mike Asmus will speak to NARFE. Free and open to the public.  Koi and Fancy Goldfish Show  When: 9 a.m. Oct. 22 Where: Water Garden Gems,  3136 Bolton Road, Marion Contact: (210) 659-5841 or water-gardengems @ yahoo.com You should know: 19th annual Texas Koi and Fancy Goldfish Show will feature free seminars, arts and crafts on display, live  VOLUNTEER  Senior Citizen Thrift Store  Duties: Sorting clothes, tagging, customer contact and light lifting.  Available times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.  Information: (830) 629-4547  Volunteer Rainfall Observer  Duties: The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail &  Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a nationwide, non-profit, volunteer, rainfall reporting network. National Weather Service meteorologists depend on a network of rainfall observers to provide accurate and timely "ground truth" precipitation reports on a daily basis. If you are interested in being a volunteer rainfall observer, please go to  http://cocorahs.org/  or you may contact the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service  ( www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx ) via email to  mark.lenz@noaa.gov  or  steve.smart@noaa.gov .  Comal County Habitat for Humanity  Duties: Volunteers must be 16 or order. No previous experience needed. Commit to a day or two per month. Construction and office helped needed. Available times: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekday opportunities also available.  Information: www.comalhabi-tat.org or (830) 625-7005  American Cancer Society Memorial Program:  Duties: Receives, transmits and acknowledges donations that Honor and Remember Cancer Patients.  Information: Bob Peterson (830) 625-3252(9am-4pm)  music and good food. Fun for the whole family. Free admission.  Hope Hospice Masquerade Ball  When: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 22 Where: McKenna Center, 801 W. San Antonio St.  Contact: (830) 625-7500 or Ifergu- son@hopehospice.net  You should know: Tickets are $85 each or $150 for pair. Sponsorships available to organizations. Black-tie optional, and attendees encouraged to wear formal wear from time period of their choice, including modern. Ball will feature complimentary wine, cash bar and progressive dinner. Live music and dancing.  Vendors Wanted for Craft Show  When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 Where: Redeemer United Church, 7415 Gin Road, Marion Contact:  rucczuehl@yahoo.com  or (830)914-2168  ►  ►  ►  ►  ►  BIRTHDAYS  Kleo Halm (73) Jonathan Schmidt Kahlie Barrett Sean Fitzsimmons (19) Ruben Valdez  AN N1VERS ARILS  ► Jackqi and Matt Ethridge Karl and Avis Mittwede (55)  TODAY’S CLUBS, MEETINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS  Friends of the Library Bookstore  When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Where: 700 E. Common St at the New Braunfels Public Library Contact: (830) 627-7824 or  www.nbpl.lib.tx.us/friends.htm  You should know: Used books, hardbacks $2, paperbacks $1  Karaoke Contest  When: 6 p.m. Thursdays Where: Fiesta Lanes, 1202 Huisache Contact:   donni@soundsgreatent.com  (210) 519-5118,   www.soundsgreatent.com   Quilting/Sewing Group  When: 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays Where: Comal County Senior Center  Contact: (830) 629-4547 You should know: The group's main project is making quilted sleeping bags that are donated to  the Salvation Army, the Women's Shelter and more. No quilting/sewing skill needed.  Hatha Yoga Classes  When: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays Where: Unity Church of Practical Christianity, 408 Gruene Road Contact: (830) 608-9515 You should know: Basic yoga positions that anyone can do regardless of age, level of fitness, weight or degree of flexibility. Led by Carol Willmann. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat or towel to sit on. Do not eat one hour prior to class.  Free GED Distance Learning  Online Classes  When: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays Where: Villa Serena, 109 Rosa Parks Road  Contact: (830) 379-1220 ext. 3 You should know: Register all year at this Where. Getting your GED and improving your skills makes it possible to get a better job and to continue your education. Child care not provided.  Any Baby Can  When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays Where: 1619 E. Common Building C Suite 303  Contact: (210) 227-0170 or sgon-zales @ anybabycansa.org You should know: This is an education night for parents who have children diagnosed with autism. Volunteers will be needed every week.  Pinochle  When: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays  Where: Comal County Senior Center, 655 Landa St.  Contact: (830) 606-8447 You should know: We are looking for single-deck pinochle players.  Anxiety I O.C.D. Support Group  When: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays Where: River City Advocacy, 145 Landa St.  Contact: (830) 643-0200  Eagles No. 2999 Bingo  When: 5 p.m. Thursdays Where: Eagles Hall,  257 E. South St.  Contact: Dave McNeil, (830) 629-1965  You should know: Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m., games at 7 p.m.  Canyon Lake Rotary Club  When: Noon Thursdays Where: Tye Preston Memorial Library  Contact: (830) 964-4744 You should know: The club hosts guest speakers discussing relevant community topics. Lunch, drink and dessert costs $12.  New Braunfels Noon Lions Club  When: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays Where: Senior Center Contact: (830) 237-3157 You should know: Lunch, followed by meeting with regional informative guest speakers. The public is invited.  Kiwanis Club  When: Noon Thursdays  Where: 600 Peace Ave., VFW Post  7110  Contact: (830) 643-4169  Night Time Bingo  When: 7-10 p.m. Thursdays Where: Seguin Elks Lodge Contact: (830) 303-5844 You should know: Cash-only Bingo  Abortion Recovery Support Group  When: Thursdays  Where: Options for Women, 785  Loop 337  Contact: Call Cathy at (830) 832-4509  You should know: A Bible study/group led by women who have experienced abortion. Study is done is small groups with total confidentiality.  New Braunfels Donor Room  When: Monday through Saturday Where: 651 N. Business 35, Suite 830, The Marketplace You should know: Donate blood 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

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