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2017-03-16

Keeping Up with Medina Matters

by Bev Barr

April MCL book club selection suitable for most ages; a good Spring Break read
When the Taliban took over the capital of Afghanistan in 1996, day-to-day life in Kabul changed dramatically. Whatever plans ordinary people may have had for their future came to a screeching halt. Women were prohibited from attending school, as students or teachers. In fact, they were not allowed to work at all. And overnight, women who were used to wearing stylish clothes were forced to wear the traditional burqa, to see and experience the world through a tiny rectangular window around the eyes.
In the midst of this violent political and cultural crisis, one young woman started a business right under the Taliban’s nose. Setting up shop in her family’s living room, Kamila’s business supported dozens of women and their families in many ways over the next five years. Her resilience, entrepreneurial spirit and courage kept a community of truly marginalized women anchored and alive.
Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the true story of Kamila and her five sisters in a novel-like narrative that is fast paced, thoroughly engaging and informative.
MVFD Fundraiser this Saturday
You are invited to a fundraiser for the Medina Volunteer Fire Department this at the Hill Country RV Resort and Event Center. Admission to the event is free and will include light refreshments; an auction from 6 – 7:30 pm; and live music and dancing beginning at 8 pm.
A wide variety of items will be auctioned, and of course every penny of the proceeds go to the fire department. EXIT 505 will begin performing at 8 pm.
The Hill Country RV Resort and Event Center is located at 17740 Hwy. 16. Phone 830-589-7475.

Thursday, March 16
MVFD Board of Directors meeting
The Board of Directors and volunteers for the Medina Volunteer Fire Department will meet at 7 pm at the community center in Medina on Highway 16. The public is invited and welcome to attend.

Saturday, March 18
Veterans Information Program from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Medina Community Library. Call 830-589-2825 for more information.

Wednesday, March 22
The Medina Independent School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:30 pm in the conference room of the administration building. Agendas and minutes are available to read at the district website www.medinaisd.org.

Thursday, March 23
New event at library
An art class for seven to 11-year-olds will meet on Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm in the community room at MCL. Call 830-589-2825 for more information.
MCL Board of Directors meeting
The Board of Directors for the Medina Community Library will at 5:15 pm, Thursday, March 23, in the community room. The meeting is open to the public.

ONGOING EVENTS
Mondays
LEGOs at the library
Play with the popular construction toy starting at 3:30 pm at the library.
Thursdays
Story Time at the library
Spend quality time with your little one from 10:30 to 11 am at the library.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Anyone who wants to change their drinking behavior is welcome to attend the Alcoholics Anonymous support group that meets at 7 pm every Thursday in the Cottage of Medina United Methodist Church, 266 Reed Avenue.