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Ongoing Community Events
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 • Posted September 2, 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 at no cost to the participant as a community service. The next Adult Grief Support Group will begin Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. and will meet for 6 weeks at the CTMC Hospice Care Office, 1315 IH 35 North, San Marcos, Texas. Pre-registration is requested. For more information or to register, please contact Joe Flores, CTMC Bereavement Coordinator/Chaplain at (512) 754-0322.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets M, W. and Sa.at 8 p.m. at St. Michael Episcopal Church. On Tue & Fri. they are at 7 p.m.at 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. Closed A.A. meeting, 12:15pm Thursdays, Gem of The Hills Community Center, use north rear entrance, 830-885-4488.

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

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:http://www2.moment.net/~legion/

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 and Family Advocacy Board meets the 3rd Thurs of the month at 6:00 pm in Wesley Hall, behind the First United Methodist Church of Johnson City. An agenda is posted on the Blanco County Court House door 72 hours before the meeting. The mailing address is P.O. Box 213, Johnson City, Texas 78636. For more information, contact Diane Beagle, Chairman, at diane.beagle@yahoo.com.The public is welcome to all open sessions of the meeting and community involvement is welcome.

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 Sat night beginning April 21. 7:30 PM at the Blanco Library. www.blancofilmsociety.org

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

Blanco Market Days on courthouse grounds, third Sat 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, 7p.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 Tues 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.

Computer literacy classes every Friday at Blanco Library 10 – 11am $15.00 per class. 305-302-5683 or philipjamescline@yahoo.com

Cord of Three 4-H Club meets second Mon, 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. Mon thru Fri, 8am-5pm. 833-5567

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

Extension Education Association Ranch Hiway Club meets first Tues, 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 & Blanco Senior Citizens Center: *Join us every 3rd Friday of the month from 10:30-1:00 for Bingo and Potluck Lunch. Please call 1 day in advance. *Tom Phillips will be hosting dance classes in Sept on Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00. *Free Foot Clinic last Friday of Sept & Oct, sign in 9:30, clinic 10:00-12:00. *First Tuesday of each month - Bilingual Outreach Worker available to provide application assistance with the following: CHIP, TANF, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Long-Term Care Services for elderly/disabled. *Community Orchestra meets Mondays, 3:30-5:30. Come and listen! *Play Dominos, arts & crafts, or Skip-Bo and share lunch with other seniors in the community on Tues, Wed, and Thur, 9:00am-12:00pm. Please call 1 day in advance. *CART bus available in Blanco for transport to Community Center, doctor appointments, and shopping needs. Call us for info regarding CART and our Meals On Wheels program at 833-5206. Liz Marek 833-2713 or Liz Begay 833-5206.

Grief Share Group will be meeting each Tues beginning Sept. 9th - Dec. 9th at 7:00 pm at the 1st Baptist Church in Blanco. For more information contact Jana Gillis at 833-1407

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

Lucky Leaf 4-H Club meets third Wed, 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 Mon evening at 7pm. This is an open meeting, all are welcome.

OBCCPS meets the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7:00 pm.

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

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