St. Paul Lutheran Church Fundraiser
St. Paul Lutheran Church of Wallis, will hold its annual chicken fried chicken fundraiser Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Wallis Columbus Club Hall, 703 Columbus Drive. Tickets are available from church members or at the door.
Tickets include chicken fried chicken, buttered potatoes, green beans, and Cole slaw, bread and iced tea. Desserts will be sold extra/ Pies, cakes, and other desserts are made by members of St. Paul. A silent auction, sponsored by the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, will raise money for local and world mission projects, deaf ministry, disaster relief and women's ministry.

Sealy Pregnancy Resource Center Fundraiser
The Sealy Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the drive-through behind the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1390 Highway 90 West, Sealy. The menu includes a chicken fried chicken breast, cream gravy, German style potatoes, green beans and bread. Tickets are available at 2055 F.M. 1094 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Sealy Walmart on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m.

CERT Class
A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class is scheduled to start Monday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The training received will give an overview and better understanding of how the works during a variety of disasters that can affect our community. Ten, three-hour sessions will be scheduled over a three-month period, including one make-up session. As an Austin County team member, an individual will be able to assist the CERT program, protecting oneself, their family and their neighbors in a variety of emergency situations. There is no cost to attend. For additional information and registration call Ray Chislett, Emergency Management Coordinator at 979-865-5911. Registration forms are available at www.

Texas Master Naturalist
The Texas Master Naturalist™ Gideon Lincecum Chapter hosts its next meeting and program from 9 a.m. to noon Sept.15, at the Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 FM 2714, Round Top. The general meeting starts at 9 a.m. and will be followed at 11 a.m. with the presentation "Mushrooms 101" by David and Patricia Lewis. David Lewis is a Research Associate with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, an honorary staff member of the SM Tracy Herbarium at Texas A&M University, and President of the Gulf States Mycological Society. The program is free and open to the public. Participants will have the opportunity to examine specimens under the microscope.

Bike Ride Benefit
Ready2Roll Cycling is hosting the Pedal Away Alzheimer's Ride on Sept. 15 starting at 8 a.m. from the Austin County Fair and Convention Grounds in Bellville. The route options are open to riders of all levels and will include various ride distances from 22, 39, 48 or 65 miles of cycling. The routes will include law enforcement at key intersections, SAG and ride marshal support, porta-lets at the start, finish and rest stops, fully-stocked rest stops and a lively post-ride party. Packet pickup will be hosted at Sun & Ski Sports, 6100 Westheimer, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 and at Bike Barn, 5339 Weslayan, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 13. Packets can also be picked up from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on the day of the ride.
Volunteer opportunities are available both before the event as well as the day of the ride.

Sealy High School Class Reunion
The SHS 50-year class reunion for the Class of 1968 will be at noon Sept. 29 at Ermis Encore Double E Grocery, 10108 F.M. 1458, Frydek. No deposit needed. All class attendees, spouses and guests may order from the menu. Call 512-689-8703 or email for more information. RSVPs are encouraged. For accommodations and city information,

Bras for a Cause
Bras for a Cause will be held at the Saddleback Saloon Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the auctioned bras go to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Breast Care with Memorial Hermann-Katy. For more information contact Karen Lopez at 979-885-3562 or

Arts and Crafts Show
The Wallis American Legion Post 200, 300 Legion Road, Wallis, is hosting an arts and crafts show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28. Chopped barbecue on buns and hamburgers will be served along with desserts and drinks. For more information, call 281-743-3678.

Boo Bash
Sealy’s 12th annual Boo Bash, sponsored by The Sealy News, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and is free to the public. The event will include trick-or-treating and a costume contest. To register a booth or to become a vendor, visit and fill out the online application.

City-wide Garage Sale
St. John Lutheran Church will be renting out 10x10 spaces for the Wallis City-wide Garage Sale on Nov. 10. All Spaces will be on the back lot located at Fourth and Rogers streets. There will not be any booth spaces in front of St. John Lutheran church located at Third and Rogers Street. For details and applications please contact Carolyn Sell at 979-472-9038.

Sealy History
Two books on Sealy's history have recently been published and are available for purchase at the Gordon Memorial Library. "A Late Walk through Sealy" has been reprinted and a new book about the history of the Liedertafel by Bill Ripple has been published. Proceeds from the sales of the two books benefit the Sealy Area Historical Society and the Gordon Memorial Library.

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.

Volunteer with RSVP
Feed the hungry; reach out to the community with fundraisers, nursing homes, food pantries, volunteer fire departments, schools, holidays and community events. Participation in Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is free. Contact Mary Martin, RSVP project coordinator at 281-822-4209 or


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