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Ongoing Community Events
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 16, 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. Support Group will begin Thursday, Aug 21at 7:00p.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 info or to register, please contact Joe Flores at (512) 754-0322.

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

All Faiths Chapel loans hospital equip free to anyone needing 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 6:30p.m. Meeting and program at 7:30p.m. Further info:

Blanco Band Boosters meet the 4th Monday of each month at the H.S. Band Hall, except in June and Dec 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 month at 6pm, Wesley Hall, behind the First United Methodist Church of JC. Agenda posted on Blanco County Court House door 72 hrs before meeting. Mailing address PO Box 213, JC, Texas 78636. Info, Diane Beagle: Public welcome to open sessions & community involvement welcome.

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

Blanco County Commissioners Court meets 2nd & 4th Tues each month, Blanco County courthouse, Johnson City, 9 a.m. 868-7251

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

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

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, 11 & Main, meeting 2nd Thurs, 7:30pm.Work meeting other Thur 6:30pm. 833-4164, 833-4925

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 8:00a.m. at various churches except June and July.

Blanco Rodeo Association directors meet second Thurs. each month, 7:00p.m., Yett Park Arena. Members meet quarterly same time/place.

Blanco Thespians will be hosted by the Art Center. 1st meeting of drama club Tues, Sept 30 6:00-8:00pm at the Art Center & facilitated by Rebecca Doll. Meeting is free & open to all persons interested in performing theater. Free coffee and refreshments will be served.

Blanco Serenity closed AA , 703 Main St, Wed 12:15 pm; 885-4488.

Blanco School Board meets 2nd Mon, BHS Library, at 7. 833-4414

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

Blanco Volunteer Fire Department meets 7pm every 1st Tues. General meeting. All other Tues for training. Public invited to attend.

Bulverde Area Republican Women meet the 1st Mon of every month at 7:30pm in the GVTC auditorium; 36101 FM 3159. For further info please contact Sonja Heldt-Harris at 830-228-4846.

Caregiver Support Group Begin Sept 16, CTMC Hospice Care offering support group for family caregivers for sick, elderly or disabled. 3rd Tues of each month from 2:30-4:00pm at First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland St in San Marcos. RSVP to Alicia Taylor at 512-754-6159 or

Club 13 kids 12-14 meet every Tues, 4-6pm. Club is on-going art club that explores new subject each week. Activities for boys & girls. Youth may be dropped off at 4pm with $13 & picked up at 6pm.

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 Fri at Blanco Library 10-11am: $15.00 per class. 305-302-5683 or

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: *3rd Fri of the month from 10:30-1:00 Bingo & Potluck Lunch. Please call 1day in advance. *Tom Phillips hosts dance class in Sept on Tuesdays, 7-8. *Free Foot Clinic last Friday of Sept & Oct, sign in 9:30, clinic 10-12. *First Tues of each month-Bilingual Outreach Worker to provide app assistance with: CHIP, TANF, Medicaid, Food Stamps, & Long-Term Care Svs for elderly/disabled. *Community Orchestra meets Mon, 3:30-5:30. Come listen! *Play Dominos, arts & crafts, or Skip-Bo & share lunch w/other seniors in the community on Tues, Wed, and Thur, 9-12. Call 1 day advance. *CART bus available in Blanco for transport to Community Center, doctor appts, & shopping. Call for info on CART & 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 NA meets at the Liberty Lighthouse Fellowship Church (706 Main St, Johnson City, 868-2723) on each Mon evening at 7pm. Open meeting, all are welcome.

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

Poetry Club meets Thurs, 6-8pm at Art Center. BEAT is lead by poet Roger Barber. Brilliant after dinner entertainment for $10 a person. Free coffee and refreshments will be served.

Professional Artist Guild hosted by the Art Center. 1st meeting Wed, Oct 1, 6-8pm at Art Center & facilitated by Rebecca Doll. Meeting is free & open to all skilled artists interested in selling more of their fine art. Free coffee and refreshments will be served.

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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