New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Katrina Triptych Exhibit
When: Through September Where: Artmatters Gallery, 2339 Gruene Lal<e Drive You should know: The painting commemorates the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Girl Scouts Registration Rallies
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. today Where: Girl Scout House, 345 Howard St.
Contact: (830) 609-7855 or (210) 349-2404 ext. 227 You should knosN: Learn about Girl Scout membership and volunteer opportunities for adults.
AARP Safe Driving Class
When: 1-5 p.m. today Where: Tye Preston Memorial Library
Contact; (520) 271-8549
You should know: Reservations
When: 10 a.m. Sept 1 Where: Bulverde/Spring Branch Library
You should know: Certified Master Gardener Lee Franzel will present about Hill Country homescapes. Free and open to the public.
Men's Garden Club
When: 7:30-9 p.m. Sept, 1 Where: Faith United Church. 970 Loop 337
Contact: (830) 629-1576 You should know: Manager and coordinator James M. Tart will speak about Comal County Recycling Center
Seguin Conservation Society Luncheon
When; 11 ;30 a.m or 1 p.m. Sept.
Where; Moore House, 703 Johnson St.
Contact; RSVP by Aug. 30 at 379-7713
You should know; Cost is $7 for meal, $8 with dessert at the Victorian-style house.
Comal Garden Club
When; 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 Where; 222 Southbank Blvd. Contact; (830) 632-6944 You should know: Speaker will be David BAker of Wimberley Watershed Association. 2011-12 dues are due,
Cross Culture: Kinect at Friedens Church
When: 5-8 p.m. first and third Fridays starting Sept. 2 Where; Friedens Church, 2555
LALWA MCKENZIE | Herald Zeitiinq Viola Meckel of Saltier poses for a photo beside her birthday cake while celebrating her 98th birthday with a group of skat players Tuesday at Comal County Senior Citizens Center Meckel has been playing skat, a German card game, since she was taught by her tiusband and father-in law in 1933. "She lives to play skat," said her daughter, Margie Skolaul,
Friedens Church Road, Seguin You should know: Time together gaming and Kinect-ing. All ages welcome, under 12, bring parent. Video games, ping pong, sports, food and worship music. First and third Fridays beginning Sept. 2.
NB Square Dance Open Houses
When; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 9 and 16
Where; Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, St. Joseph Hall Contact: (830) 837-2936 You should know: No charge for non-dancers at open house. Beginner lessons start Sept. 23.
“Shades of Red” Art Show
When; Sept. 2-28 Where; New Braunfels Art League Gallery 237 W, San Antonio St. You should know; Reception 5-8 p.m. Sept, 2.
Bicycle Rodeo and Family Festival
When; 6 p.m. Sept. 3 Where: Community Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 6761 FM 1102
You should know: Bicycle rodeo for kids features obstacle course. “Entry fee" is a donation of school supplies to Communities in Schools. Bring bike and helmet. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a free bounce house and outdoor family games. Festival food available for purchase.
Pack 119 Registration
When; 10 a.m. Sept. 3 Where; Wesley Hall. 572 W. San Antonio Ave.
Contact: (830) 626-3749 or
You should know; For boys in first
through fifth grades to join Cub Scouts.
63rd Annual Fiesta
When; 6:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4 Where: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 624 E. Hopkins. San Marcos
Contact; www.st-johns.comComing Up
SARR/Dry Comal Whine 5 Mile Run
When: 8 a.m. Sept. 5
Where; Dry Comal Winery Hwy
Contact; (210) 601-5647 You should know: Register online at saroadrunners.com or in person at Johnson Furniture. Cost is $20 for SARR members. $25 for non-members and $30 race-day registration.
YMCA Labor Day “Open to Community”
When; 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5 Where; New Braunfels YMCA You should know; Pool Party from noon to 2 p.m.
German American Society Meeting
When: 6 p.m. Sept. 6 Where; Elks Lodge Contact; (830) 837-5058 You should know; Accordion artist Pearly Sowell will perform. Members and guests welcome.
New Braunfels Retired Teachers Program
When; 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 Where: NBISD boardroom You should know: RSVP-America Reads Program by Betty Niven. Everyone welcome and new direc
When: 9:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 Where: McKenna Events Center Contact: www.alzcare.net You should know: Free event will feature presentations by industry leaders, community resources, screenings, giveaways and more. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's Association
When; Sept. 8 to Oct. 2 Where: Circle Arts Theatre Contact: (830) 837-6172 You should know: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays.
Call for tickets, go online at www.circleartstheatre.org or visit the Chamber.
Autumn Tea at Prince Solms
When; 11 a m and 2 p m. Sept 8 Where; Prince Solms Inn Contact: (210) 710-3409 You should know; RSVP, $24 per person.
Starlite Ballroom Dance
When; 7-10:30 p.m Sept. 10 Where: Eagles Hall Contact: (210) 658-7667 You should know; Hawaiian theme. Public welcome and cost is $25 per person. There will be a beer/wine bar and burger grill.
When; Sept. 10 Where; Gruene Hall Contact; (830) 708-2991 or www.athleteguild.com/node/33 You should know: Leisurely or competitive run through Hill Country with medals for each age group. Sponsored by New Braunfels Running Club and will benefit a local charity
Conquering Walls that Separate Love Christian Concert
When: Noon to 5 p.m. Sept, 10 Where: Tree of Life Church. 5513 1-35 S.
Contact; (830) 237-9353 You should know: Free food and dnnks, guest speaker Tony Villanueva. Fun teaching activities for children and youth, music and jumping castles.
“Women of Comal County” Photo Exhibition Reception
When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 Where; Bulverde/Spring Branch Library
You should know; Sonja Harris’s “Women of Comal County" photos are on display this month.
Little Girl Cheer Clinic
When: 8:45 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 Where: New Braunfels High School
Contact; (830) 627-6182
You should know; For girls ages 4
to 12. Participants will cheer at the third quarter of the Homecoming football game on Sept. 16 at Unicorn Stadium. Cost is $35.
Book Signing and Reading When: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 Where: 152 Pennsylvania Blvd. Contact: (830) 608-9077 You should know: “Sonnetary Confinement," a collection of sonnets by Clark Terry.
All are welcome
Prayers for f^aceTaize Service
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 11 Where: Community Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 6761 FM 1102
You should know: In remembrance of Sept 11.
CLRW Sept. 11 Dam Walk
When; 1 p.m. Sept. 11 Where: Park at bottom of dam and catch the shuttle Contact: (830) 935-4142 You should know; Bring your American Flags and follow behind Comal County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard, veterans and first responders. Free hot dogs and cold drinks served aften^/ards at CRRC on the Dam Road.
Mid-Texas Symphony Concert Season “America the Beautiful” When; 4 pm. Sept. 11 Where: Jackson Auditonum, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin Contact: (830) 372-8089 or [email protected]
You should know; First concert will be a Sept. 11 tribute.
9/11: A Film by Jules and Gedeon Naudet
When: 2 p.m. Sept. 11 Where; New Braunfels Public Library
Contact: (830) 221-4316 You should know; A documentary following NYC firefighters into the heart of Ground Zero
Grace Memorial Sept. 11 Remembrance
When; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship services, Sept. 11 Where; Grace Memorial Church, 3240 FM 725 Contact; (830) 660-8037
► Vernon Schultz
► Peyton Delayne Nicks (4)
► Anne and Johnny Weisman (43 years)
► Margaret and Tommy Heitkamp (21 years)
Eddie and Stephanie Torres (15 years)
TOD \>'S CLl liS. VIKK'I'INCS. MIIM‘Oin’(.UOl I’S
Art and Creative Expression
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Where; River City Advocacy, 145 Landa St. You should know; Art therapy for adults with mental illness. All supplies provided.
Free Counseling with an LPC Intern
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Where: River City Advocacy, 145 Landa St. You should know; Call for appointment. Begins Aug. 24.
When; Fall session Wednesdays Aug. 24-Nov. 16
Where: Oakwood Baptist Church Contact: (830) 627-7006
Ditch the Routine, Join the Party
Where; Knights of Columbus, 111 Landa St. Contact: (512) 393-9155 You should know; Cost is $5, come join the zumba class.
Seventh-Day Adventist Bible Study
When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays Where: New Braunfels Seventh-Day Adventist, 2990 W. San Antonio St.
Contact: (830) 629-5673
Hill Country Breakfast Club
When: 8:15-9:15 a.m. Wednesdays Where: The Fork and Spoon Patio Cafe, Marketplace Shopping Center, 651 N. Business 1-35
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 923
When; 7 p.m. Wednesdays
Contact: (512) 357-0289
You should know: All veterans who served
during the period Feb. 28,1961, to May 7,
1975, are eligible to join regardless of duty
New Braunfels Rotary Club
When; Noon Wednesdays
Where; Seekatz Opera House, 265 San
Contact; (830) 608-0133
New Braunfels Skat Spielers
When; 6 p.m. Wednesdays Where; Zorn Bowling Club
Landa Ladies Golf
When; 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays Where; Landa Park golf course Contact; Carole, (830) 629-2621
When; 7 p.m. Wednesdays Where: Call for location Contact: (830) 481-3546, calls are confidential.
You should know: Support in the aftermath of an abortion.
Day Time Bingo When: Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays
Where: Seguin Elks Lodge Contact: (830) 303-5844Grow a green thumb at Comal Master Gardeners’ classes
By Lee Franzel
Special to the Herald- Zeitung
Mary O'Donru-il wants to contiiuie her education by taking the ni'xt class to l)ecom(' a certified Comal Master (iardener. And why not? She just celebratenl her 87th birthday.
Mary grew up in Wisconsin. Her tather dic'd in an acc ident when she was only .i. The family's veg-('table plot was vital during the Dc'pression.
"My grandmother could grow anything. As kids, if we were’ hungry, we'd go to the vegetable garden and pull a carrot — wiie off the.dirt and eat it/' s ie said. "We had a root cellar in our house and we stored f)otatoes, carrots, beet and onions to use over winter."
Comal Master Gardener Lee Franzel, in charge of the 2012 training class, discusses the native Mexican buckeye at the home of Mary O’Donnell of Canyon Lake.
She is a retired RN, and education has been emphasize d in her family. One of her six children has gone on to becoming an entomologist with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. Another is a chemist. And yet another is a professor of mec hanics.
"I read about the Master (iardeners in the Herald-
ZcMtung," she said. "I thought to mysc'li, you're too old to get involvc'd in sonK'thing nc'w like that. But then, I thought, why not;“ I'm in good hcvilth and the hobbies ot sewing and nc'c'dk'work aren't making muc h sense any more "
Mary lives with hc'r son at (\myon Lake, where thc‘y both endeavor to grow vegetal)les and landsc a[)c' plants in the thin soil and rocky terrain thc’re -bc'hind a dc^er-proof fence, to be sure'. Raised beds with haule'd-in, improvcnl soil makt‘s it a lot ot work, l)ut my visit saw hcMÍthy fruit trc»es and ornamentals struggling in this year's drought, hoping for better years to come.
Adults of any age can
look into the program. More' pc'of)lc' have Ix'come interc'sted in growing their own lood both to know whiU's in it, and for enjoyment. Learning to be successful with home land-sca[)es while conserving waten resources has also become ine reasingly important. Retired and semi-retired persons are nume'rous in the organization, .uleling knowledge to a life-long interest and "giving back" through volunteer work.
M.uiy home vegetable gardeners fondly remember c hildhood plots of their parents and grand|)arents and wish to pass skills along to their children and grandchildren.
Master C'lardener candi
dates sign up tor a 16-wcx?k curriculum, meeting Wc'dnc'sdays from 1:30 to 5 p.m. starting |an. 18, 2012, and ending May 2, with graduation May 9. Tuition is $175 and classes are taught by AikM professors, as well as specialists in many areas of gardening.
Soil, lawn grass, trees, vegetable gardening, insects and efiseases are includc^f, with an emphasis on Earth-friendly gardening. Volunteer hours are also recruited for certification. Class size limited to H). Call (830) 620-3440 for information, tmail c^uestions to vicepresidente mastergardener.com al.tx.us. Visit
http://txmg.org/comal on the Web.