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Calendar of Upcoming Events

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21st annual Fight for Air 5K Run/Walk

8 am / Sea World

The American Lung Assn. is presenting the 21st annual Fight for Air 5K Run/Walk at Sea World on the theme park grounds. Interested participants may start a team, join a team, join as an individual, or volunteer. Donations may be made online to a runner/walker, a team, or the event. Proceeds will help further the mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

For more information call 210-308-8978.
28th Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-B

9am- 12pm / -

Volunteers are needed to help with the cleanup at 31 of Texas' most popular beaches. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Each volunteer will be given data cards, gloves, pencils, and trash bags. Volunteers are advised to wear closed toe shoes, wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

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Buck Taylor SCTICA benefit team ropin

10:00 a.m. / Stockdale Chamber of Commerce Arena

Featuring No. 7, 9, and 11 ropings. No. 7 books open at 10 a.m. with roping to begin at 11:00. Ropers may enter one, draw three; or enter open, draw four for $100 Books open for No. 9 and No. 11 at noon with competition to begin at 1 p.m. Ropers may enter one, draw three; or enter open, draw four for $100. The No. 9 and No. 11 will run together with seperate short rounds.

For more information call 830-391-2331.
Contact Person: Jaime Macias
Event Venue Open House - Studio C

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Studio C, 246 Paloma Dr.

Wedding & Event Venue Open House. Free to the public.

For more information call 210-902-0763.
Contact Person: Christina Bourne
Fanick's Garden Center Back to Nature Da

- / 1025 Holmgreen near Rigsby and W.W. White Rd.

Join us Saturday for "Back to Nature Day" and learn all about Texas best soil amendments for your yard and garden. Cotton Burr, Alfalfa, cow and chicken compost are just some of the quality products they make. Free samples, hats, pens and more to be given away while supplies last.

For more information call 210-648-1303 or visit
Guadalupe County Sheriff's Posse Playday

9 am / Posse arena (Seguin)

Registration begins at 9 am. Leadline classes will start at 10 am. Events will include pole bending, cloverleaf and strait barrels, and a different mystery event each playday, Leadline classes will run a shortened pattern. Cost for the playday events are: $5 per event and a $5 office charge per family per playday. Negative Coggins are required at each playday. Concession stand will be available.

For more information call 210-416-6737 or or visit
Contact Person: Kristy Leasman
Hermann Sons picnic

- / Tanneberger Ranch on the Cibolo

Hermann Sons Lodge 180 will hold its annual picnic Sat. April 26. Weather permitting. All members and guest are invited. In case of heavy rain, the picnic will be held in the Lodge Hall at 300 Bluebonnet Drive (F.M. 775) in La Vernia. Reservations may be made by calling Marlin or Sharon Tanneberger

For more information call 210-827-7229.
Contact Person: Marlin or Sharon Tanneberger
Newspapers in Education Golf Tournament

8 a.m. / Riverbend Golf Club

The 12th annual Newspapers in Education golf tournament is an event that highlights the national NIE program that promotes literacy and reading in schools.

For more information call 830-216-4519 or .
Contact Person: Pam Smith
Rosenberg/Rotter Cowboy Breakfast

All Day / Sacred Heart Church, Parish Hall

Cowboy Breakfast will be April 26th at 7:30 am to ???. This annual event benefits the Wilson Area Housing Foundation.

For more information call 830-216-4075.
Contact Person: Brenda Pawlik
Blood Drive

9:00am - 12:30pm / La Vernia United Methodist Church, 210 Bluebonnet (FM775), Family Life Building

South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be in town collecting blood donations. Participants must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and in good general health. A photo ID is required.

For more information call 830-477-9328 or visit
Contact Person: Cheryl Cardenas
Relay for Life Survivor Dinner

2-4 p.m. / LVISD Primary cafeteria

Dinner is for all Wilson County survivors, their caregivers & relay participants.

For more information call 940-867-7390.
Contact Person: Lori Marroquin
"Go Blue" Spaghetti Dinner

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. / Knights of Columbus Hall, 1009 Trail Street

In support of child abuse awareness month, event benefits Foster Care Friends of Wilson County. Plates are $7: spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.
Annual Parish Feast & Festival Fun

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. / John Paul II Center, Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, FM 1346

Brisket & Sausage plate with iced tea $7. Cakes, big drawing, plants, crafts, homemade foods, music, live and silent auctions, fish pond, cotton candy, face painting, sausage wraps, and more!

For more information call 210-667-1232.
Contact Person: Annunciation BVM Catholic Church
Sift for Sherds

5:30pm to 7:00pm / Richter Drywall yard, 4092 CR 342 near Chihuahua St.

"Sift for Sherds" of historic Suttles pottery! Tuesday, April 29, from 5:30pm to 7pm at Richter Drywall yard, 4092 CR 342 near Chihuahua Street. All finds are property of the State of Texas in the care of the La Vernia Historial Association. Participants must bring heavy gloves, a hand trowel or hand shovel and a shovel, if possible, a bucket, and water for drinking. Dust masks and sunblock are recommended. Saw horses are also needed. Restroom facilities will not be available. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The dirt was excavated from a construction site near the pottery business which was operated by Isaac and George Suttles, Union soldiers who made pottery in La Vernia from the 1870s to the 1920s in La Vernia's historic downtown area. The dirt contains many broken pieces of Suttles pottery. The dirt must be very dry to sift, therefore if it rains one or two days prior to the event, sifting will be cancelled.

For more information call 830-779-2636 or visit
Contact Person: Elaine Stephens
Civil Air Patrol open house

6:45 pm / Squadron HQ at Stinson Airport

The Alamo Composite Squadron (TX-187) of the Civil Air Patrol will host an open house event. The event will provide attendees with information about cadet programs, emergency services, and aerospace education. Civil Air Patrol is a U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Program for boys and girls ages 12-20. Attendees will also be able to register for Civil Air Patrol membership.

For more information call 830-570-7040.


Floresville Opry

6:00 p.m. / Floresville Convention Center


For more information visit
Contact Person: Wilson County Historical Society
BBQ Benefit for Courtney Winningham

12 Noon / Stockdale City Park

Cancer Benefit for Courtney Winningham, to help raise funds for Bone Marrow Transplant and Medical Expenses. Benefit is May 3, 2014 at Stockdale City Park starting at 12 Noon. Horseshoe, Washers and Volleyball Tournaments and Basketball will be played. BBQ Chicken Plates (1/2 Chicken, Cowboy Potatoes, and beans) are available for purchase for $8.00/plate. Blood drive on site from 12-3pm.

For more information call 830-534-3614.
Contact Person: Katie Woods
St. Ann Teen ACTS 5K Fun Run/Walk

Race begins promptly at 8am. / St. Ann Catholic Church

PROCEEDS GO TO: St. Ann’s Teen ACTS retreat scheduled for this summer July 10-13 and Open Doors Ministry, who have been helping the persecuted church worldwide since 1955. Will you come and take a “Walk in Their Shoes”?

For more information call 210-854-9708 or or visit
Contact Person: Katie Cartwright
Jamaica Family Fun Fest

TBA / Contact for info

Come sell your foods and crafts while listening to local entertainers. For booth reservations, call A. Garcia at 830-534-8563.

For more information call 830-534-8563.
Contact Person: A. Garcia
SSVFD seeks rummage sale items

- / Sutherland Springs VFD

If you have unwanted items or if you are Spring cleaning, please donate unwanted items to the Sutherland Springs Volunteer Fire Dept for it's Spring Rummage Sale.

For more information call 830-581-8580.
EMT basic course

6 pm / La Vernia Volunteer Fire Dept Bldg.

Register now for the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Dept. EMT Basic Course. The cost for the course is $995, space is limited.

For more information call 210-748-1695 or .
Contact Person: Scott Burgess
Backyard Birds and Butterflies

7.00PM / St John's Lutheran Church, FM 465

Jane Tillman, Master Naturalist, National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward Host and Travis Audubon Society member, will teach Guadalupe County Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas to attract, keep and support the beautiful flyers that we love. Her presentation will focus on how to make outdoor spaces come alive by providing natural foods, water, and shelter -- while still reducing garden chores -- to benefit wildlife. The program is open to the public and visitors are always welcome.

For more information call 830-865-3047 or .
Contact Person: Jennifer Wilson
Career assistance at LV High School

6-8 / La Vernia High School Library

Looking for career assistance? Need help with navigating through those online applications and preparing a resume? Attend a Career Assistance Session. Interested attendees should take any and all information needed to create a resume or complete an application.

For more information .
Contact Person: Nicole Ellis
36th Annual Bluebonnet Fest

Fri 6-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm / La Vernia City Park

Presented by the La Vernia Lions Club, the 36th Annual Bluebonnet Fest will feature a carnival, a free petting zoo and free pony rides. There will be arts & crafts vendors, all the festival foods you know you love and crave, a live auction, a raffle and maybe even a Wild West Show. Saturday ends with a free dance under the stars featuring live music from Clint Taft and the Buck Wild Band.

For more information call 210-646-1346 or or visit
Contact Person: Steve Mays
Annual Rotary SHRIMP BOIL

6:30 - 10:00 P.M. / Beer Warehouse

Shrimp Boil includes shrimp, sausage, corn on cob, potatoes, bread, tea, lemonade, and 2 adult beverage tickets. Shrimp cocktail while supplies last. Serving 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Entertainment by Raisin' Kane. Silent Auction.

For more information call 830-393-2231 or visit
Contact Person: Yvonne Moseley
Drama Kids Spring Performance

TBA / Wiley Seale Auditorium, 1813 Tiger Lane

Drama Kids International presents its Spring Presentation, where Drama Kids from Poth, Stockdale, La Vernia, and Floresville join together in performances throughout the day. Get ready to be entertained by these special students who have worked hard all year and are ready to show off their skills!

For more information call 830-216-7222 or or visit
Contact Person: Sandy Detamore
Floresville Lions Club 1 Annual Car Show

9:00 - 17:00 / Floresville High School

The Floresville Lions Club is excited to announce its 1st Annual Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show. ALL proceeds go to Scholarships. Sponsorship opportunities are available and must be turned in prior to April, 1St. For more information, registration, sponsorship opportunities and donations, please call Glen Mabe @ 210.315.7688 or Lee Gonen @ 210.383.7744

For more information call 210-315-7688 or .
Contact Person: Glen Mabe
Denim & Diamonds Gala

5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. / La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall

Benefiting LV Sport Booster Club. $100 per couple. Wayland Hicks and the Travelers 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Steak dinner, live and silent auctions, door prizes, sports merchandise and drawing. Tickets available at La Vernia Spirit Shop, Bear Beautiful, and La Vernia Athletic Department

For more information call 210-289-5318.
Contact Person: Shawn Strey


La Vernia High School Graduation

TBA / LVISD HS Football Field

High School Graduation
Open House & Mixer at La Vernia News

5-7 p.m. / La Vernia News Office, 112 E. Chihuahua

Chamber mixer and Open House. Food, drinks & fun. Winners of our iPad mini giveaway, Springtime in South Texas Photo Contest and the Pet Parade contest will be announced.

For more information call 830-216-4519 or .
Contact Person: Julie Dahlberg


Floresville Opry

6:00 p.m. / Floresville Convention Center


For more information visit
Contact Person: Wilson County Historical Society


La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest Bike Ride

8:00am / La Vernia City Park

"Saddle up" to ride your BICYCLE through our beautiful countryside! Routes include a 34-, -53, -65-mile ride PLUS a 10 mile Family Ride and a free Kiddie Ride in the park. Friendly Rest Stops, too! A portion of proceeds benefits the La Vernia Veterans Memorial Project. Hope to see ya there, Pardnuh! Hosted by the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce. More information soon! Find us on Facebook, too!

For more information call 830-253-2100 or or visit
Contact Person: Elaine Stephens or Barbara Magor


China Grove Lions Annual Fundraiser

To Be Announced / Martinez Hall

China Grove Lions Annual Fundraiser (Martinez) Sat, November 1 (hide details) To Be Announced Martinez Hall Annual Fundraiser featuring Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition. For more information call 210-648-9242. Contact Person: Lion Pat Carroll

For more information call 210-648-9242.
Contact Person: Lion Pat Carroll
Floresville Opry

6:00 p.m. / Floresville Convention Center


For more information visit
Contact Person: Wilson County Historical Society
Heavenly Touch Massage Therapy
Blue Moon Karaoke
Steve Valdez
Triple R DC Experts