The Boys and Girls Club of Sealy will host a carnival June 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the organization, located behind Sealy Junior High School. The event was planned by fifth-grade students Taylyn Holiday and LaShanda Fitzgerald, making signs for each booth and collecting needed supplies. The carnival will include a face painting booth, fingernail painting booth, fish pond, make it and take it art project booth and food. For more information, call the Boys and Girls Club at (979) 885-6292.
The Round Top Summer Antiques Show is set for June 21-22 at the Big Red Barn event Center, 475 S. Hwy 237 in Round Top. The hours are June 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. A shipper will be on site and full concessions and plenty of parking will be available. For more information, call Susan Franks at (512) 237-4747 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site http://www.roundtoptexasantiques.com">www.roundtoptexasantiques.com.
The Esther Tyler Scholarship Praise-A-Thon will be held June 21 at 6 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 513 San Felipe Road in Sealy. Special guests will include the To God Be The Glory Praise Dancers from Richmond, the Representatives of Christ Praise Mime Group from Houston and United Praise from Bellville, as well as other soloists and local youth choirs. For more information, call Cookie Curry at (979) 885-3861
The Sealy Knights of Columbus 22nd annual Polka Fest is June 21-22. Polka mass is Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The dance will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the KC Hall with music by Texas Sound Czech Band. Hamburgers and kolaches will be available all evening. The Sunday dance will be from 1-7 p.m. with music by Red Ravens and Lazy Farmer Polka Band. A fried chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (dine-in or drive-thru) with a raffle drawing following the dance at 7 p.m. Kolaches and hamburgers will be available after 2 p.m.
The Wallis Dance Club will have a public dance June 21 from 8-11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Wallis. Music will be by Johnnie Underwood. Guests are invited to attend. Door prizes will be awarded and coffee will be served.
The Wallis Volunteer Fire Department will host a Fireman?s Frolic June 22 at the Wallis American Legion Hall. A barbecue beef and chicken dinner with all the trimmings and tea, catered by the Wallis Knights of Columbus, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with plates available to go only. The event will also feature a cakewalk, moon walk, auction at 12:30 p.m., grand raffle, potluck drawing and the Brazos FFA Tractor Show, with judging to begin at 10:15 a.m. For more information on the tractor show, call Jayson Hill at (979) 478-6012 or (361) 772-0822. For more information on raffle tickets or to make a donation call Clay at (979) 478-2230 or (979) 885-9990; or Dennis at (979) 478-6213 or (979) 478-2106.
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 3313 is hosting a fried chicken dinner June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dine-in or drive-thru. Desserts will be available.
A town hall meeting with updates on the 81st Legislative Session, the Sunset Advisory Committee and the Trans Texas Corridor-69 project will be held June 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Royal High School Auditorium, 2520 Durkin Road in Brookshire. Senator Glenn Hegar and State Rep. John Zerwas will be the guest speakers. For more information, call Martha Estes at (979) 826-2715 or email her at email@example.com.
Bluebonnet Quilt Guild
The Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild will meet June 24 at 7 p.m. at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Bellville, where Jo Adams will present a trunk show featuring antique quilts. All are welcome to attend.
Looking for an exciting novel to read this summer? Visit the Gordon Memorial Library and learn about novels recommended by the Eighth grade Pre-AP Language Arts students at Sealy Junior High School. The library has put together a list of favorite authors and topics for young adult fiction. Read plot summaries and reviews for more than 60 novel titles. The displays will be at the library until June 24.
Change of command
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Medium Tactical Vehicle division will host a change of command ceremony for Lt. Col. Kevin J. Pope and Lt. Col. Mark A Neal on June 25 at 10 a.m. at BAE Systems, 5000 I-10 West. DCMA Director Edward Bridges of the Ground and Menition System division will conduct the ceremony.
MS support group
A Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Pattison United Methodist Church, 3711 Avenue H in Pattison. The group?s next meeting will be June 25. Anyone who has MS or has a family member with the disease is invited to attend. The goal is to provide support for those facing the challenges of the disease. For more information, call the church pastor, Rev. Herb Stallknecht at (281) 375-8488.
Enchanted Sleeping Beauty
The Plaza Theatre on the Square in Wharton is hosting performances of ?Enchanted Sleeping Beauty? June 26-29. The Brothers Grimm fairy tale is adapted by Vera Morris with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors 65 and older or groups of ten or more, $5 for students 24 and younger and $3 for members of authorized youth groups. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on June 26 and June 27, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during Freedom Fest on June 27 and 2:30 p.m. on June 28. For tickets, call (979) 282-2970 or visit http://www.whartonplazatheatre.org">www.whartonplazatheatre.org.
God and Country
The Shepherd?s Way Church will host the presentation ?God and Country ? a promotion of Godliness and patriotism? June 29 at 10 a.m. No late admissions will be accepted. For more information, call (979) 885-1225.
After 28 years of ministry, Rev. Dale Leland of Trinity Lutheran Church will retire. A commemoration of his years of service will be held on June 29 at Trinity Lutheran. Anyone who has been touched by his ministry is invited to join in the festivities. A worship service will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a catered dine-in beef and chicken fajita lunch in the Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Center. Tickets for the catered dine-in lunch can be purchased for $8 from the Sealy Chamber of Commerce office or the Trinity Lutheran Church office, 402 Atchison. Tickets must be purchased in advance by June 22. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Austin County will hold an emergency readiness briefing June 30 at 6 p.m. at the Austin County Fairgrounds Convention and Expo Center. The briefing will offer readiness-relevant presentations and will evaluate emergency readiness at all levels. For more information, call the courthouse at (979) 865-5911.
The Sealy Dance Club will host a public dance July 5 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Sealy American Legion Hall, 1630 Meyer. The Lazy Farmers will perform and the theme for the dance will be ?Red, White and Blue.? Participants are invited to wear their stars and stripes. Free cake, coffee, sandwiches, chips and dips will be served and door prizes will be awarded. The public is invited to attend, with admission $7 per person. For more information, call (979) 885-3489.
Widow support group
Hospice Brazos Valley offers young and widowed bereavement support groups the second Wednesday of every month. The next meeting will be July 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Brenham branch, 302 E. Blue Bell Road. To register call Debbie Mackey at (979) 277-9525.
Ricky Seals Golf Tournament
The Sealy Tiger Booster Club will host the Ricky Seals Memorial Golf Tournament July 11 at the Stephen F. Austin Golf Course. Participants can sign up to play at 8 a.m. or 2 p.m. Sponsors for the event are also needed, with advertisements to be placed on signs displayed on the golf course. To sign up to play in the tournament or sponsor the event, call Jimmie Mitchell at Sealy High School at (979) 885-2461 or Brett Montier at (281) 734-8658.
Arts and crafts show
American Legion Post 200 of Wallis is sponsoring its fifth annual arts and crafts show July 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wallis American Legion Hall, 330 Legion Road in Wallis. Chopped barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers, desserts and drinks will be served at the event. There is an admission fee of $1 and door prizes will be given hourly. For more information, call (979) 885-2164.
Vacation Bible School
The Sealy Circuit AME Churches and Rev. David Bradford are hosting a Sealy-San Felipe community Vacation Bible School July 14-18 starting at 6 p.m. and with dinner served beforehand from 5-5:45 p.m. For more information, call Carolyn Scott at (979) 877-0534 or St. Paul AME Church at (979) 885-2149.
1st Step meeting
Hospice Brazos Valley offers 1st Step meeting on the third Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the next meeting set for July 15. 1st Step helps family members who have experienced the death of a loved one learn healthy grieving methods and encourages comfort and hope. Beverages are provided at each meeting and guests should bring a dish to share. For more information, call Marlise Johnson at (979) 968-6913.
Christian Women?s Connection
The Katy Christian Women?s Connection is hosting the ?putting a stamp on happiness? luncheon July 17 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, 23030 Cinco Ranch Boulevard in Katy. Lizette Lobpries of Stamping Up will demonstrate how to create greeting cards using stamps. Nancy Briggs, a cancer survivor, will present on the search for happiness. The cost of the luncheon is $16 inclusive per person. Reservations are required and should be made by July 14 at 5 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call Elizabeth at (281) 395-9922 or email KATYCWC@gmail.com.
The San Felipe de Austin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet July 19 at 10 a.m. at the Gordon Memorial Library, 917 N. Circle St. in Sealy.
The Council for Health Education and Development is hosting a falls and balance workshop July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 N. Holland St. in Bellville. The workshop will focus on causes and costs of falling and strategies in fall prevention. The event is free to those registered. To meet the July 24 registration deadline call (877) 747-1542.
Sealy High School is holding new student registration Aug. 5-7 from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1-3 p.m. in the counselor?s office. Appointments are preferred. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (979) 885-3515, extension 7100.
Sealy High School is holding freshman orientation for 2008-09 ninth-graders Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the school. The orientation will provide students with information for the upcoming school year and is only for freshmen. For more information call (979) 885-3515.
The Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) of Fort Bend is hosting the second annual Christmas Countdown craft show Nov. 15 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Building C. Both indoor and outdoor booths are available for a nominal donation. For more information or to secure a vendor application call Sharon at (979) 793-5073.
Early Childhood Intervention
When it comes to child development, getting help early is best. Region III Education Service Center Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECI) provides support and services to families with children ages birth to three with developmental delays and disabilities. For questions or concerns about a child?s development, call the program service center at (888) 909-3512. ECI screenings and evaluations are at no cost to families.
Charity?s Animal Rescue and Shelter
Charity?s Animal Rescue and Shelter (CARS), a non-profit 501(c)3 animal shelter serving Austin County, is looking for one to two acres of land in the Wallis/Sealy area in order to build a permanent animal shelter. The land needs to be donated or sold to CARS on a bargain sale to charity basis. The property also needs to have a working well. Please contact Niki at (979) 877-0980 or Marianne at (979) 478-7300.
Health and Human Services
The Texas Health and Human Services office located at 535 FM South Hwy 359 in Brookshire has relocated to the Texas Health and Human Services office located at 1739 13th Street in Hempstead. For services and/or inquires, please call (979) 826-0502.
The Bellville High School class of 1998 will have a class reunion soon and organizers for the event need recent addresses for all classmates. Information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; or BHS Class of ’98, 744 Concordia Drive B, Bellville, TX, 77418.
The Sealy Tiger Band Booster Club is selling cookbooks for $10. To purchase a book, contact any Sealy High School band member.
Career and Recovery Resources Inc. if offering a Merit Software GED preparation program at the United Way Service Center in Brookshire. Classes are held Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and each class if for one hour every day for six weeks. Students need to bring their drop-out sheet with them, as well as necessary paperwork if they are attending on a court order. For more information, contact Deborah Tallman at (281) 822-4210.
Girl Scout camps
Whether it?s games and crafts or swimming and singing, there?s something for every girl ages 6-17 at day and twilight camp this summer. Day camp takes place Monday through Friday, with campers returning home each afternoon/evening. Twilight camp takes place Monday through Friday from 6-9 p.m. Girls do not have to be registered as a Girl Scout prior to registration. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to register. Call (713) 292-0300 for more information or to register, or visit http://www.gssjc.org">www.gssjc.org for a complete listing of camps, including times and deadlines for registration.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m. at St. John Episcopal Church, Hwy 36 and 6th Street.
American Legion boxes
Sealy American Legion Auxiliary Post 442 is collecting items for boxes to be sent to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations overseas. The auxiliary is also looking for soldiers to send boxes to. To make a donation or let the auxiliary know of a soldier a box can be sent to, call auxiliary president Norma Pavelka at (979) 885-3163 or Heather Smith at (979) 885-4802. Boxes are sent every three to four months, with the next shipment slated to be sent in one to two months.
St. Paul AME Church is hosting Bible study every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Rev. David Bradford is the pastor.
Everyone is invited to a community-wide Bible study every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 513 San Felipe Road in Sealy.
Career and Recovery Resources Inc. will offer a basic computer literacy training session at the United Way Service Center in Brookshire. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no cost to enroll, but pre-registration is required. To register, call Deborah or Alton Tallman at (281) 822-4210.
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa) is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. Bellville?s CoDa meeting will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Learning Center at 936 Front Street on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. For more information, call (979) 865-9560.
Women of Mission Bible Study (WOMBS) is seeking a meeting room to hold weekly Bible studies. Bible studies will be held Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information or to provide a meeting room, contact Elsa Aguries at (281) 682-7708.
Women of Mission Bible Study (WOMBS) meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Sealy and seeks to help women discover their purpose as individuals, mothers, wives, friends, sisters and daughters by learning and applying the principles of Jesus Christ. For more information, call Elsa Aguries at (281) 682-7708.
Single in Sealy
Singles in Sealy are meeting every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Cazadores Restaurant.
The Springcreek Bluegrass Club Jam Session and Show is every fourth Saturday from January through September at Coushatte Recreation Ranch in Bellville. For more information, contact Buddy or Carolyn Brockett at (979) 865-5250 or (979) 877-9526 or by e-mail at email@example.com. The Web site is http://www.springcreekbluegrass.com">www.springcreekbluegrass.com.
San Felipe de Austin Historical Park contains the J.J. Josey Store Museum, which is open each weekend, weather permitting, at the San Felipe Historical Site at 15945 FM 1458 and the Brazos River. It is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 or free. Call (979) 885-3043 or (979) 885-7035 for more information. Group tours are available on request.
Met Head Start of Sealy is always in need of volunteers throughout the year to assist in the classroom, kitchen and with janitorial responsibilities. Head Start is also accepting applications for children for 2008-09. Please contact Matt Schaeffer at (979) 885-3874 if interested.
The Virgil and Josephine Gordon Memorial Library is hosting story time every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at 917 N. Circle Drive in Sealy. For more information, contact Joyce Williams at (979) 885-7469.
Early Days of Sealy
The Sealy Area Historical Society is selling ?The Early Days of Sealy? by Eva Smythe Perry for $28. The books are being sold at Citizens State Bank. For more information, contact Bill Ripple at firstname.lastname@example.org.