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By James Henry Frazar

By James Henry Frazar

Cajun cooking dates set
The 34th annual Medina Lake Cajun Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, and that's some time away, but the preparations for the big Lakehills festival benefiting the Medina Lake Betterment Association are beginning.
One of those big tasks is preparing the food. That means Cajun cooking days at the Lakehills Civic Center beginning the first Thursday in August. People can come down to the civic center to help and maybe even learn a bit about Cajun cooking. So come to the civic center starting Aug. 7 about 9 am.
Volunteers will be preparing pastries Aug. 7, meat pies Aug. 14, crawfish pies Aug. 21.
There will also be food preparation each Thursday in September, which will be Sept. 4, 11, and 18. Sept. 25 will be the week before the festival so there will be all kinds of preparation going on.
The MLBA is asking for additional help this year. Since the festival got rained on in 2013, the association could use some donations. Donations of groceries are appreciated. Barbara Engel reports the MLBA has received good response on donations of many food stuffs and cash, but more is needed. To donate, call 830-751-2121 or email to find out what they need.
In addition to various activities for youth, the MLBA sponsors a senior program on weekdays which serves 600 people a month for lunch.
Lakehills Library Doings
Niki Lake, a ranger with Government Canyon Nature Reserve gave a presentation on birds to the children who attended the summer reading program Wednesday, June 25. She will return July 23 and talk about spiders. She'll have stories, crafts and games. It will start at 10:30 am.
The computers and wifi are now up and running at the library. All repairs have been made and the staff is ready to help you with your technology needs.
The next teen program will be Monday, July 21. Teens can come by anytime between 2 pm and 6 pm to compete in one of our building challenges or to create whatever they can dream up with the crafting materials in our crafting makerspace. There is no charge for these activities and prizes will be awarded in the building challenges. This is a very free form program that gives the teens a chance to explore their creativity without too much instruction.
The Texas State Library and Archives commission and the US Institute of Museum and Library Services has given the library a grant that allowed the library to purchase a new projector and sound system for our meeting room, four new laptops and an iPad. These items will all be used to offer more classes to the community on technology. The library has had several requests for iPad classes and social media classes in addition to the basic computer and Word for beginners classes that we already offer.
This fall, more classes will be coming. If you are interested, please call Lakehills Library at 830-510-2777 for information.