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Ongoing Community Events
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 • Posted May 13, 2008

Adult Grief Support Group - No one needs to suffer grief alone; everyone can benefit from care and support. CTMC Hospice Care provides a safe and comfortable environment through its grief support groups to express the feelings you may experience due to the death of a loved one. These services are available free of charge. For more information about CTMC Hospice Care, please call 512-754-6159 or toll free at 866-754-6159.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets M, W. and 8 p.m. at St. Michael Episcopal Church. On Tue & Fri. they are at 7 the Blanco United Methodist Church. Call 830-833-4713 or 830-456-6840. Meetings on Tues & Thurs at the Spring Branch Noon Group on FM 311 and Hwy 281 at 12:15pm. Call 830-885-6956 for more information.

All Faiths Chapel loans hospital equipment free to anyone needing crutches, wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, etc. 833-1031, 833-5092

Blanco All Sports Booster Club will host a monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month through May 2007 at the Blanco High School cafeteria at 6:30 pm, everyone is welcome to come.

Blanco American Legion Post 352 and Ladies Auxiliary meets on 4th Thurs at 803 13th Street. Potluck at 6:30 PM. Meeting and program at 7:30 PM. Further info:

Blanco Band Boosters meet the 4th Monday of each month at the H.S. Band hall except in June and December the meetings are held at 6:30.

Blanco Basic Building Blocks of Wellness meets first Tues. morning each month at 10 a.m. and first Wed at 7 p.m. at Gem of the Hills.

The Blanco County Cat Coalition meets at the Blanco Library every month. Those interested in improving the lives of stray and feral cats through Trap-Neuter-Return are welcome to attend. Call Dora Brown at 868-2264 for more information.

Blanco Chamber of Commerce meets second Tues. each month, 9 a.m., at 312 Pecan St. 833-5101, 833-0405

Blanco County Child Protection & Family Advocacy Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ Noon in Wesley Hall, behind the First United Methodist Church of Johnson City. An agenda is posted on the Court House door the previous Friday. The mailing address is P.O. Box 213, J.C. 78636. For more information, contact Diane Beagle, Chairperson at 830-868-2675 or . The public is welcome to all open sessions of the meeting.

Blanco City Council meets second Tues. each month, old Blanco courthouse, 6 p.m. 833-4525

Blanco County Commissioners Court meets second and fourth Tues. each month, Blanco County courthouse, Johnson City, 9 a.m. 868-7251

Blanco County Historical Commission meets third Thurs. of every other month, 7 p.m. 512-314-2120.

Blanco County Masters Gardeners meet second Tues. each month. 868-7167. Home Gardening Hotline, Thursdays 8 a.m.-noon, 868-7167.

Blanco Eagles Lodge Friday Night Steaks & Chicken Fried Steaks from 6-9pm. Dine in or take out. 903 Pecan St. 833-5046.

Blanco Film Society movies every Saturday night beginning April 21. 7:30 PM at the Blanco Library.

Blanco Lions Club meets first and third Thursdays, 6:00 p.m, Rocking R Steakhouse.

Blanco Market Days on courthouse grounds, third Saturday April-November with special Christmas Market Day in December. 833-2211

Blanco Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 216, 11th and Main, stated meeting second Thurs, 7:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Work meetings other Thurs 6:30 p.m. 833-4164, 833-4925, 868-7427

Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District directors meet third Thurs. each month, 7 p.m., 601 W.. Main St., Johnson City.

Blanco Ministerial Fellowship meets second Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at various churches except June and July.

Blanco Rodeo Association directors meet second Thurs. each month, 7 p.m., Yett Park Arena. Members meet quarterly same time/place.

Blanco Serenity closed AA meeting, 703 Main Street, Wenesday 12:15 pm; contact 830-885-4488.

Blanco School Board meets second Mon. each month, Blanco High School library, 7 p.m. 833-4414

Blanco VFW & Ladies Auxiliary For more information call 830-885-2493.

Blanco Volunteer Fire Department meets 7:00 p.m. EVERY first Tuesday this is the general business meeting. All other Tuesdays are set aside for training. The public is invited to attend.

Bulverde Area Republican Women will meet the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm in the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium 36101 FM 3159, for further information please contact Sonja Heldt-Harris at 830-228-4846.

Club 281 in Round Mountain holds a Senior Citizens Matinee dance each Sunday from 2:30-6:30 p.m. 830-825-2582.

Cord of Three 4-H Club meets second Monday, Blanco Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 4 pm. Call Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County for more information, 868-7167.

Daytimers Pot Luck Lunch first Fri. each month, noon, Trinity Lutheran Church.

ECI Homespun provides free screenings and assessments to children with developmental delays, ages birth-three years. Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm. 833-5567

Extension Education Association Chimney Valley Club meets second Tuesday, 2 pm. Call Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County for more information and location, 868-7167.

Extension Education Association Ranch Hiway Club meets first Tuesday, 2 pm. Call Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County for more information and location, 868-7167

Family Crisis Center 24-hour hotline. Collect calls accepted. All confidential. Shelter/assistance for victims of family violence/sexual assault. 800-66-HELP-4, 830-693-5600

Gem of the Hill Community Center & Blanco Senior Citizens Center calendar: Medicare, Medicaid, Food stamps, Long-term care - Assistance in filing forms available on first Tuesday of every month – 9:00am –12:00 noon (For more information please call 833-5206) • The free foot clinics will resume in 2008 – Please check schedule at that time. For more information contact Julianne Compere @ 833-2713 or Charlotte Dorsey @ 833-5206 • Community Orchestra meets every Monday 3:30-5:30 pm • Group Exercise sessions: Monday and Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm and Tuesday and Friday 8:25-10:00 am • Lunch with seniors every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ 11:30 am – Please call 833-5206 one day ahead to order • Senior activities (cards, dominoes, movies, arts and crafts) every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am –11:30 am – (For more information - 833-5206) • Potluck and Bingo every first and third Friday of every month @ 11:00 am • Bunko every fourth Thursday of every month @ 1:00 pm

Grief Share Group to meet this Spring at First Baptist Church. Meeting time will be on Tuesdays, September 11 - December 11, 2007, from 7-9 PM. Grief Share is a non-denominational group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. For more information, please call the church office at 833-4632.

Hill Country Spurs 4-H Club meets third Tuesday, Blanco County Fairgrounds Riding Arena, 6:30 pm and focuses on the 4-H Horse Project. You do not need a horse to participate. Call Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County for more information, 868-7167.

Lucky Leaf 4-H Club meets third Wednesday, Blanco EMS Station, 5:30 pm. Call Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County for more information, 868-7167.

Narcotics Anonymous - The new meeting of N.A. meets at the Liberty Lighthouse Fellowship Church (706 Main Street in Johnson City, 830-868-2723) on each Monday evening at 7pm. This is an open meeting, all are welcome.

Seniors Tennis - Any senior tennis player interested - Wednesday & Saturdays at 7:30 AM at Blanco Elementary for more information call 833-0487.

Texas Health Care Solutions - Home Health will be hosting a free foot clinic will be the 3rd Thursday in Sept. in Johnson City at the Housing Authority Apartments from 1-3, and in Blanco on the 4th Friday of Sept. at the Gem of the Hills 10-12. For more information call 833-1501.

Weight Watchers - Meetings Tuesdays at Gem of the Hills, 5:30 PM weigh-in, 6 PM meeting.

Youth and Young Adult Tennis - learn to play - singles and doubles. Saturdays 9:30 am at Elementary courts - Call Austin at 210-260-7677 for more details.

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