Arts and Craft show
The 16th Annual Arts and Craft Show sponsored by Wallis American legion Post 200, 3300 Legion Road, will be held July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $1 admission for hourly door prizes. Food will be sold. For more information, call 281-743-3678.

Special needs fishing tournament
Sturm Fish Hatchery and Bait Farm will host a special needs fishing tournament for Angels Life Skills Center, Inc. of Katy Texas on July 13 in Sealy. For more information, call Laura Sturm at 817-718-6794.

Birding workshop
The Gideon Lincecum Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will hold a meeting and/or training workshop to learn more about the local native and migratory birds. There is no charge for the event. Both the workshop and chapter meetingare open to the public. They will be held Saturday, July 20, with the chapter meeting at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop at 11:30 a.m. at the Brenham Public Library, 100 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. For more information, email Betsy Palkowski at or visit

State of the State address
The Sealy Chamber of Commerce is hosting a State of the State address with Rep. Ben Leman at 11:30 a.m. on July 24 at The Backdrop Events Venue, 3701 Outlet Center Drive, Suite 60. For more information, visit

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Frelsburg
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Frelsburg will hold its annual festival on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the church located 10 miles north of Columbus off FM 109, at 1031 Church Lane. The day begins with Holy Mass at 8:45 a.m. and the Traditional Latin Mass at 12:30 p.m. A meal of fried fish, buttered potatoes, hush puppies, coleslaw, pinto beans, bread, pickles and tea will be served at 11 am. Meal tickets are $11 for a large plate and $7 for a small plate. There will be live music, games, auction, and more.

Texas Master Naturalist class
Sign up now for Fort Bend, Waller counties; Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie 2019 Class. It starts Aug. 20 and concludes in late October. The series includes four evenings on Tuesdays and eight Saturday classes at nature centers in area parks and preserves. The program costs $50 and class size limited to 20. For more information, contact Margo “Mac” McDowell at 281-633-7033, or visit

Horticulture seminar
The Horticulture Committee of Austin County will hold a five-hour Horticulture CEU Seminar Friday, Aug. 23, at the Liedertafel Hall in Sealy. There will be a variety of local vendors on site. The conference will offer topics covering a wide range of areas including: fall gardening 101, urban gardening, fruit and nut tree production, lawn and ornamental maintenance, and feral hogs: environmental impact and control. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and registration is $25 at the door. For more information, call 979-865-2072 or visit


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