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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© or call Kate Thomas at (830) 625-9144 ext 222 Post your events online at herald-zeitung.comToday 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 [email protected] 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 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 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: 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. 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: 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 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 @ 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 or you may contact the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service ( via email to [email protected] or [email protected] 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: 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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 You should know: Used books, hardbacks $2, paperbacks $1 Karaoke Contest When: 6 p.m. Thursdays Where: Fiesta Lanes, 1202 Huisache Contact: [email protected] (210) 519-5118, 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 @ 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. ;