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Public Announcements

Local Government
• Bandera City Council, 1st & 3rd Thurs, 6pm. 830-460-7170.
• Bandera ISD, 2nd Mon, 6:30pm. 830-796-3313.
• Medina ISD, 2nd Mon, 7pm, administration building. 830-589-2855.
• Utopia ISD, 2nd Mon, 7:30pm, conference room. 830-966-3339.
• Bandera County Commissioners Court, 2nd & 4th Thurs, 10am. 830-796-3781.
• Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District meets quarterly at 7pm. Dates to be announced. 830-796-7260.
Community Events
Every Day
• AA meetings every night, 8pm, behind Christ Community Church at corner of Hackberry & 14th St in Bandera.
• Bandera American Legion Post 157, Open Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm. Open to public. 830-796-7528.
Second Sunday
• Cowboy Camp from 1pm-5pm, Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th Street; free acoustical cowboy music show, Everyone welcome, especially musicians, pickin' & grinnin' fun for the whole family. Held inside museum during the hot summer months. Call 830-796-3864 for more info.
• MS Support Group, 1st Mon, 6:30pm, Lakehills Civic Center. For more information 830-796-7996.
• Boy Scout Troop 146; 7pm, Bandera United Methodist Church.
• Boy Scout Troop 144, every Tues, 7pm, Pipe Creek Presbyterian Church.
• Meditation & Book study group led by Debby Gibson every Tues, 10am, Bandera County Library, 515 Main St. 830-460-1271.
• AA meetings, every Tues, Thurs & Sat, noon. Behind Christ Community Church at corner of Hackberry & 14th St in Bandera.
• Bingo 1st & 3rd Tues of month, LH American Legion Post 410 on PR 37.
• Obesity Support Group, 2nd Tues, 6pm, Bandera Library meeting room. For people who have had, or are contemplating, weight loss surgery.
• Book Club, 2nd Tues, 3pm, Medina Community Library, 830-589-2825.
• American Legion Post 157 and Auxilary. 3rd Tues every month, 7pm, 205 12th Street, Bandera. Open to Public. 830-796-7528.
• Bingo every Wed, Bandera American Legion Post 157 on 12th St.
• Quilt Guild, 3rd Wed, Silver Sage Corral, 803 Buck Creek Blvd, at 10am.
• Mary Jo Schaffer, Bandera County veterans' service officer, will meet with veterans, 1:30 - 4:30pm, the last Wed. of month, Lakehills Annex on FM 1283. Call 830-460-1643, for appt.
• Bandera Farmer's Market, in front of Sid's Barbecue on Main Street. Every Thurs, 8 - 11am.
• Bandera County Kiwanis meets at the China Bowl, 1203 Pecan, 2nd & 4th Thurs, every month, noon.
• Low Impact Exercise Group, every Fri, 10am, Bandera American Legion Hall. No fee.
• Pipe Creek VFD bingo at the firehouse on FM 1283, every Fri. Doors open at 6pm, bingo starts at 7pm.
• Overcomers Recovery Group, 7 - 8pm, every Fri, Living Springs Assembly of God, 151 Purple Sage Rd.
• Summer Buckle Series Rodeo, BR Lightning Ranch, Pipe Creek, 818 FM 1283, every Fri, 8pm. Cost: $6.00, free for kids 5 & under. Call Jerry to enter 830-796-0031.
• Classic car and motorcycle show, 1st Fri, every month 5pm, at Fatboys Sandwich Shop, SH 16 S.
• Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, 1st Fri every month, 5pm until sold out. St. Joseph's Hall, Cedar and 7th St, Bandera. Plates are $8; dine in or take out.
• Open Community Jam, Medina Community Center, free, 2nd Fri every month, 6pm.
• Farmer's Market in Medina, every Sat, 9am, locally grown fruits and vegetables, free range eggs, jams, jellies, salsas, plants, and other local products for sale. 830-796-8337.
• Bandera Farmer's Market, in front of Sid's Barbecue on Main St, Every Sat, 8 - 11am.
• Cowboys on Main, features Western Cowboy Exhibit in front of Courthouse and entertainers strolling Main St, every Sat, 1 - 4pm. Sponsored by the Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. No Fee.
• The New Twin Elm Rodeo, 8pm, every Sat, except Memorial Weekend, 810 FM 470, Bandera. 210-290-5094.
• Bandera Market Day on Courthouse Square, 1st Sat every month. Artists and craftsmen presenting original works and farmers selling produce, canned goods and baked goods. Non-profit organizations also have booths. 830-796-4447.
• Book Sale, 1st Sat, Bandera County Public Library, 505 Main St. 9:30am - 1:30pm.
• Lakehills Area Library book sale, 1st Sat, 10am.
• 1st Sat, Car Show, 2-5 pm, Turk's Deli in Lakehills. Music by Rodney Joe Smith with "Woody" Wood, The Allmost Brothers; 12293 PR 37.
• The Bandera County Democratic Club, 2nd Sat, every month, 11:30am - 2pm, Bandera Electric Coop. Join us for a potluck lunch and interesting speakers.
• American Legion Auxiliary Bargain Day, 3rd Sat every month, 9am - 4pm, rent a table, $8. Call Phyllis at 210-897-1231 to reserve your table. Legion Post 157, Bandera.
• Classic car and motorcycle show, hosted by Texas Street Customs on their lot next to Sonic on Main St, 3rd Sat every month, 2 - 5pm.
Thursday, Jan. 9
• Cathy's Sweets Wine & Chocolate Pairing; 6 pm, 11768 PR 37, Lakehills; Cost: $20, includes 6 wines to pair. free 6 pack of truffles and wine goblet. Call for reservations as space is limited, 210-383-2923.
Thu - Sat. Jan. 9-11
• 77th Annual Bandera County Junior Livestock Show, Junior Livestock Show Barn at Mansfield Park. Auction Saturday.
Saturday, Jan. 11
• Bandera 100K, 50k, & 25k ; Hill Country State Natural Area. 830-796-4413.
Sunday, Jan. 12
• Frontier Times Museum Cowboy Camp; 1 pm - 5 pm; Free. Enjoy traditional cowboy music, bring your guitar and join in. Bring your own refreshment and chair. 510 13th St., Bandera.
Thursday, Jan. 16
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County's Youth of the Year event; 6:30 pm, at Bandera Electric Cooperative Community Room, 3172 SH 16 North, Bandera.
Saturday, Jan. 18
• 7th Annual Baubles and Boots Celebration, 4:30 - 7:30 pm; Dinner & auction benefiting the Bandera ISD Education Foundation. Tickets available at Bandera ISD Office and McMullan Insurance. Held at Flying A Ranch, 1919 SH 173 South, Bandera; 830-796-3313.

Saturday, Jan. 25
• Wild Game Dinner hosted by Grace Lutheran Church. All you can eat, serving everything from white tail deer to more exotic game at Mansfield Park Rec Center; from 4 to 7 pm. Dine-in or take-out. $15 donation. 830-796-3091.