The 52nd annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by Sealy First United Methodist Church, will be Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Fellowship Hall, 200 Atchison Street in Sealy. Serving for the chicken and gravy dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include Halloween costume contest, face painting, jump house, and games/contests. Call the church at 979-885-2223 or visit fumcsealy.org for more information.
Lions Sealy Dance Club
The Lions Sealy Dance Club is having a dance on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Sealy American Legion Hall with Lost Cause providing the music from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Guests are always welcome.
Holy Cross Parish Bazaar
Riverside Hall will be the site of the Holy Cross Parish Bazaar, Oct. 8. Lunch consisting of barbecue beef, chicken and sausage with “homemade” dressing and all the trimmings will be served at 11 a.m. Hamburgers will be available at 3 p.m. Pastries, refreshments and country store items will be available for purchase during the day. An auction is planned for 12:30 p.m.
Red Cross Assistance
The American Red Cross Immediate Assistance Program is designed to provide emergency financial assistance to Texas households in 39 federally-declared counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey, specifically in those communities where homes were most severely damaged, residents were displaced and life-sustaining services were disrupted. Registration will be open through Oct. 9, 2017, with a bilingual online portal that will enable applicants to self-register for assistance and select from several options to efficiently receive assistance through multiple financial channels. Visit redcross.org/hhia
Food Bank Produce Truck
The Houston Food Bank Produce Truck will be in Bellville at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 936 South Front St. (Highway 36), Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. The produce is free to anyone living in Austin County. There also will be someone from the Houston Food Bank to assist with anyone who needs help applying for or renewing SNAP (food stamps) or children’s Medicaid/CHIP.
HOA-Meals on Wheels
HOA-Meals on Wheels is planning its annual chicken/sausage lunch fundraiser Friday, Oct. 27 at Levine Park across from Sealy City Hall. As in the past plates are to-go only. Proceeds benefit the HOA-Meals on Wheels in their program of service to senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased by calling the HOA office at 979-885-4188.
Arts and Crafts Show
An arts and crafts show sponsored by the American Legion Post 200 of Wallis will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunay, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 330 Legion Road, Wallis. Barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers, desserts and srinks will be sold by the Legion. For more information call 281-743-3678.
Clasa de Ingles
Clasa de Ingles – gratis – cada martes y viernes a las 6:30 p.m.
Donde: La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santo de los Ultimos Dias
600 West St., Sealy
Telefono: Elder Wilding, 208-534-8071
State Historic Site
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site shares the stories of Stephen F. Austin and his colonists who came to Mexican Texas in the 1820s and 1830s. The historic site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers frequent special-content programming on weekends. Construction on a new museum is ongoing (anticipated opening is spring 2018). For more information or to plan a visit, call 979-885-2181 or go to www.visitsanfelipedeaustin.com.
Today’s Word Ministries
Today’s Word Ministries is starting a nondenominational Bible study at Tony’s Family Restaurant in Sealy. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month at 7 p.m. Come as you are and if you want to, enjoy your supper at 6 p.m. and study from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call Stew Williford at 979-661-0242 (cell), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated property tax information available
The Austin County Appraisal District has updated property tax information available to assist taxpayers. Information for select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons who are who are age 65 or older. For more information about these programs, contact the Austin County Appraisal District at 906 E. Amelia St., Bellville, or at 979-865-9124. Information is also available on the Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division's website.
Free Genealogy Class
The Gordon Memorial Library invites you to attend a free Genealogy class, each Wednesday at 11 a.m. until noon at the Gordon Memorial Library – 917 N. Circle Drive.
Please bring the following:
For further information call: the Gordon Memorial Library - 979-885-7469 or Elder Wilding – 208-534-8071.