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2016-01-28

Keeping up with Medina Matters

by Bev Barr

Astronomy Club - tonight, Jan. 28, 7 - 8 pm, the Medina Community Library.
People have been observing and discovering patterns in the night sky for a very long time. What one concludes from those observations and what one does with knowledge about our universe varies, of course.
Last Saturday evening -- before it was even dark -- millions of people acted independently of one another, and yet we shared the experience of watching a beautiful full moon appear above the horizon. Also during the week, some people set their alarm clocks a couple of hours before dawn in order to see an unusual alignment of five planets: Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. Still, others go to great lengths and expense to see rare events and to study the cosmos.
George Angelos is one such person. A retired scientist, he is now an astral-photographer. Astral-photography is a highly specialized field of photography that, along with other specialized tools, enables Angelos to observe deep space. Angelos looks forward to meeting others who share an interest in astronomy. He and other amateur astronomers will share their expertise. There are no requirements. You don't need to be any kind of expert to join a discussion and learn about astronomy.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28
Bandera County Commissioners' Court - meets at 10 am, Bandera County Courthouse, 500 Main St., Bandera. Open to the public.
Bandera County Federated Library Board Meeting - 5 pm, Albert and Bessie Mae Kronkosky Bandera County Public Library, 515 Main St., Bandera.
The Medina Community Library is a member of the Bandera County Federated Library System and the Texas State Library and Archives regional system.
FRIDAY, JAN. 29
FCCLA Valentine's sale - Now is the time to place your orders for Valentine's Day goodies to benefit the local FCCLA organization: $10 per cake, $3 for three truffles, and carnations for $2 per stem. Contact Sherry Kelly at Medina High School, 589-2851, or any of the students involved in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America organization.
Book Club - Karen Lowrance will lead the discussion at the next book club meeting. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind is a fast-paced comic drama by Ann B. Ross. The stranger-comes-to-town plot sets the stage for hilarious upheaval and scandalous circumstances when a wealthy widow learns she is the legal guardian of a nine-year-old bastard son of her late husband.
The book is available in hard-back, paperback and Kindle editions through online bookstores. The club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm in the community room of the Medina Library.
SATURDAY, FEB. 6
Little League - Batters up! Medina Little League registration and tryouts are coming up. Details unavailable at time of printing.
ONGOING SERVICES
• Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 - 9 pm, Thursdays; noon - 2 pm, Mondays at the Cottage of Medina United Methodist Church, 266 Reed Avenue.