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Beauty and the Beast

SHS Tiger Stage Co. will present Beauty and the Beast Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The show will be in the Golson Auditorium on the Sealy High School campus.

Fantasy of Lights

The 2017 Fantasy of Lights Parade is Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is Christmas Around the World. Visit www.sealycommunityfoundation.org for forms and information.

Breakfast with Santa

Free pictures of children with Santa, sponsored by the Sealy Lions Club, will be offered at Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Atchison St. on Dec. 2. A pancake breakfast begins at 9 a.m. through 11 a.m. Donations are appreciated. All you can eat; children under 8 years old are free. The public is invited; proceeds benefit Lions Charities.

Lions Sealy Dance Club

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

Austin County Aggie Moms

Austin County Aggie Moms will have their next meeting on Monday, December 4th at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellville. For our Christmas meeting we would like members to bring a snack or dessert to enjoy at 5:30 p.m., followed by a short meeting and ornament exchange at 6 p.m. All mothers of current and former Texas A&M students are invited. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Anne Davis or visit our website (austincountymoms.aggienetwork.com) for more information.

San Felipe Festival and Parade

The San Felipe Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and the event also includes a cookoff. For more information, call Wendy Fuller at 832-654-2317.

Election filing

The time to file for a place on the ballot for the March 6, 2018, Republican general primary election ends Dec. 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. Applications are to be filed with County Chair H W “Buddy” Koenig, 7902 Hoppe Sister Rd, New Ulm, TX 78950. For information call 979-357-2716 or 713-582-8384.

Focusing Families

Save the date of Friday, January 26, 2018, for the annual Focusing Families fundraising dinner and auction. It will again be held at the Austin County Convention and Expo Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 979-826-3290 for ticket information, reservations, and to donate to the auction. Focusing Families provides shelter and crisis support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the counties of Austin, Waller, Washington, Grimes and Northwest Harris.

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.

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 stewandmickey@earthlink.net.

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:

1. Information about you, your parents, and your grandparents;

2. An email address and corresponding username, password and/or cell phone;

3. A laptop computer (optional).

For further information call: the Gordon Memorial Library - 979-885-7469 or Elder Wilding – 208-534-8071.

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