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Powder Puff Game

Sealy High School senior girls will take on the juniors at the Powder Puff Football Game to be held at T.J. Mills Stadium on Wednesday, May 16. Game time is 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Visual Promotions. Tickets will be available at the gate. Proceeds will go to SHS Project Graduation 2018.

Texas Master Naturalist training

The Gideon Lincecum Chapter announces its chapter meeting and advanced training program May 19 at the New Ulm Lion’s Club Center, 1722 FM 109. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and the training will begin at 10:45 a.m. This is free and open to the public. Bring your own snacks. Chapter member Donna Mueller will present “Bite Me or Leave Me Bee,” an educational program designed to create an awareness of dangers in nature. Topics such as protozoan infections and venomous fauna will be discussed. Kathryn Hokamp, butterfly entomologist with Cockerell Butterfly Center, Houston Museum of Science, will present information on the Texas Butterfly Monitoring program. For more information on the meeting and the Texas Master Naturalist program, visit https://txmn.org/glc/ or email Betsy Palkowsky at bpalkowsky@outlook.com.

Texas German Society

“Schule und Lernen”-“An Overview of the German Educational System” will be program for the next meeting of the Bluebonnet Chapter of the Texas German Society at 7 p.m. May 23. at the Hill Center in Sealy. Visitors are invited to attend the meeting. Anyone may join the chapter by contacting president Herbert Schuman at 979-865-3804.

Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild

In addition to the installation of 2018-2019 officers, members and guests of the Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild enjoyed a pot luck dinner at their April 16 meeting. Members were reminded to get their quilts ready for exhibit in the Austin County Fair in October and be prepared to help out with set up before and during the fair. Plain brown paper bags will be provided to members at the next two meetings. This will give everyone who wishes to participate a chance to acquire their bag. Members are asked to bring three fat quarters in a light, a medium, and a dark fabric. A fat quarter is a piece of fabric that is cut at 18 by 21 inches. Bags will be exchanged at a future meeting (date to be announced when everyone has had a chance to pick up a bag) and members will use the “mysterious” fabric in the bags to make a quilt block for a group project charity quilt, to be assembled next year. On May 21, 2018, Janis Fischer from All Around the Block in Giddings will present a program on “Specialty Rulers.” Guests are welcome to join in the fun. The group meets at the Sens Center, 200 Briar Ridge Drive in Bellville, starting at 6 p.m. For more information about the guild, visit www.baqg.org.

Lions Club Dance

The Lions Sealy Dance Club is having a dance on Saturday, June 2, at the Sealy American Legion Hall with the Twilights providing the music from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Guests are always welcome.

Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as Gordon Memorial Library presents “Libraries Rock” during their summer library program. Activities may include craft creation, group games, musical crafts and more. The 2018 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through sixth grade with programs, prize drawings, story times, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program. (Include your summer calendar here.) Registration for “Libraries Rock” begins on June 7-28, Every Thursday, there is an event or craft. For more information, call the library at 979-885-7469. All programs are free of charge.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates

Every child has a chance … It’s you! Become a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) and speak up for children in the foster care system. Volunteer to be a CASA crusader to help in capacities outside of the advocate role – fundraising, legislative advocacy, speakers bureau, etc. Learn more at wespeak4kids.org. Contact info@wespeak4kids.org or 979-277-0088.

Texas German Society

Americans of German descent constitute the largest ethnic group in the United States with more than 58 million Americans proudly proclaiming their German heritage. Austin County and the surrounding areas contain a large number of inhabitants with German backgrounds. The Bluebonnet Chapter of Texas German Society strives to preserve and promote the German language, culture and traditions. This group meets bi-monthly at the Hill Center in Sealy. Anyone, including non-German speaking individuals, is encouraged to join. They may contact chapter president Herbert Schumann at 979-865-3804.

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