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March 30

Dine With Your Dog

Greek Brothers of Victoria

6220 N. Navarro St.

6-7:30 p.m.

$50 per person, one dog per person

Includes a three course human meal and a three course canine companion meal. Proceeds benefit Adopt-A-Pet.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., call Greek Brothers of Victoria, 361-575-2767, Carol Klages, 361-575-6768, or Gary Moses, 361-573-2853.

Happy Feet

First United Methodist Church

407 Bridge St.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Visit booth from 11-11:45 p.m.; speaker presentation by Dr. Rolland C. Reynolds, Jr. from the Comprehensive Wound Care Center at Warm Springs from 12-12:45 p.m.; question and answer session from 12:45-1 p.m. There will be door prizes and lunch will be provided.

R.S.V.P. to Kathy Frels, 361-576-5553.

Lyceum Lecture

Victoria College Fine Arts Auditorium

9 a.m.

Free

Feature noted economist and professor, Dr. James Galbraith, will speak about the current state of the economy in the United States. Admission to the lecture is free, but reservations are recommended.

To make a reservation, call 361-582-2418 and leave a message including your name and the number of seats you would like to reserve. Reservations may also be made via e-mail to events@victoriacollege.edu.

Computer Class - Introduction to Publisher

Victoria Public Library

302 N. Main St.

9:30 -11 a.m.

Learn the basic use of desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher 2007. Prerequisite: Introduction to Word. Registration required by phone or online, www.victoriapubliclibrary.org. For more information contact the Victoria Public Library, 361-485-3316.

Senior Benefits

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

9:30-11 a.m.

Cheryl Moore with the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission Area Agency on Aging will present the program.

For more information, call Debbie Garner, 361-576-2189.

Korean War Military Veterans Photographs

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

10 a.m.-noon

Charles Spurlin and Bob Allen will be at the Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center to make instant duplicate photographs of Korean War Veterans Photos. They need photographs of Crossroads Korean War Veterans in uniform or any other photographs that dealt with the Korean War. The photographs will be displayed at the Museum of the Coastal Bend from June 24-26, in conjunction with the 60th Anniversay of the start of the Korean War.

For more information, call Charles Spurlin 361-575-5337.

Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Award Dinner

Victoria College Student Union

6-9 p.m.

Honoring Catherine R. McHaney.

For more information, call Stacy Gasch at 361-574-5549

museum of the Coastal Bend

2200 East Red River

Tuesday-Thursday

10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Through Jan. 29, 2011

Where Texas History Began

March 31

Head Start Parent Workshop

ACFI Head Start Central Office

1908 N. Laurent St., Suite 150

4 p.m.

The workshop "All About Kindergarten" is for the parents of Head Start children who will start kindergarten in August. VISD kindergarten teachers will tell parents all about kindergarten.

For more information, call Sherri Kuecker, Head Start Transition Coordinator at 361-489-3059.

Quilters and Crafters

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

-603 E. Murray St.

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come and go atmosphere.

For more information, call Debbie Garner, 361-576-2189.

Free Tax Returns for Teachers

Liberty Tax

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Through April 6

801 West Fairwinds, Hallettsville

516 Lott St., Yoakum

1319 Sam Houston, Victoria

2007 Lone Tree Road, Victoria

301 West Rio Grande St., Victoria

Toddler Story Time - Bunny Hop

Victoria Public Library

302 N. Main St.

9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m.

For 2- to 3-year-olds and a parent/caregiver. Stories, repetitive songs, simple crafts, and finger plays to encourage early language development.

For more information, visit www.victoriapubliclibrary.org or call the Victoria Public Library, 361-485-3302.

Birthday Bingo

Victoria County Senior Citizens Centers

4009 Halsey St. and 603 E. Murray St.

10-11 a.m.

Pauline Rivera, Melissa Hernandez, and Tracey Johnson with Accolade Home Care, Accolade Hospice, and Retama Manor South, respectively, will be providing the gifts and calling the numbers for Bingo.

For more information, call Debbie Garner, 361-576-2189.

Wander Guard System

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

11 a.m.-noon

Tracey Johnson with Retama Manor South will present the program.

For more information, call Debbie Garner, 361-576-2189.

Wound Care

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

4009 Halsey St.

11 a.m.-noon

Pauline Rivera with Accolade Home Care will present the program.

For more information, call Debbie Garner, 361-576-2189.

Free Botox and Treatment Giveaways

Fountain of Youth Medical Spa

Whispering Creek Center

6234 North Navarro St.

4-7 p.m.

Wine tasting and hors d oeuvres, free botox and treatment giveaways, and weight loss testimonials.

For more information, contact Nhi Le, M.D., Medical Director 361-576-9100 or info@fountainmedicalspa.com

Bood Drive

Victoria College

2200 East Red River

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Karaoke with Sandie

Four Corners Country Bar, Mission Valley

7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Wild Bill and The Invisible Band

Firehouse Bar and Grill

Mechanic St., El Campo

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Crawfish Boil Every Wednesday

April 1

Free Income Tax Help

AARP Tax-Aide

Heritage Center Calhoun County Senior Center

2104 West Austin St., Port Lavaca

Thursday's and Friday's

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 3

Wildflower Walk

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center Auditorium

Noon

Free

Refuge van tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

For more information call the Refuge, 361-286-3559.

Easter Egg Hunt

Luther Hotel

408 South Bay Boulevard, Palacios

11 a.m.

For age groups 3 and under, 4 to 6, and 7 to 10. Special prize eggs with a coupon will be awarded for each age group. Sponsored by the Palacios Chamber of Commerce.

Rockport Herb Festival

Paws and Taws Fulton Convention Center

402 N. Fulton Beach Road, in Rockport

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Herb Festival showcases an array of speaker, vendors and live plants. There will also be cooking demonstrations.

For more information, call Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 800-242-0071.

April 5

Children's Storytime

Hastings Books Music and Video

5206 N. Navarro St.

10 a.m.

for more information call Hastings, 361-573-3721.

April 9-10

Annual 2010 Spring Clean-Up - Calhoun County

Calhoun County Solid Waste and Recycling Center

Friday - 8 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m.

Saturday - 8 a.m.-noon

Free Disposal , freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances, boats, motors. sorted scrap metals, furniture, mattresses, household garbage, yard waste, brush, motor oil, filters, batters.

For more information, call 361-552-7791.

April 10

Freshwater Fish and Alligators

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center Auditorium

Noon

Free

Refuge van tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

For more information call the Refuge, 361-286-3559.

Salsa Festival

Downtown Three Rivers

10 a.m.

Free

Salsa judging, kid's rides and games, vendor booths and food booths. There will also be continuous entertainment on two stages until 6 p.m.

For more information, call Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, 361-786-4330.

April 11

John Rodriguez Benefit

Dos Amigos

1212 S. W. Moody St.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

$6 per plate

Plates consist of barbecue brisket and sausage with all the trimmings, eat in or take out. There will also be an auction and live music.

April 12

Carl and Mary Welhausen Library Spring Luncheon

Yoakum Community Center

105 Huck St., Yoakum

Noon

$10 per person

Guest speaker will be Dr. William C. Welch, a professor of Horticulture and works for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University.

Tickets may be purchased at Welhausen Library or by calling Cheryl Trott, 361-293-5346, Betty Borchers, 361-293-3023, or Dorothy Mgebroff, 361-293-2188.

April 15

Victoria Tax Day Tea Party 2010

Special Events Area at Riverside Park (across from Rosebud Stadium)

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Protest

April 16

Make 'Em Laugh 2010

Victoria Country Club

14 Country Club Road

6:30 p.m.

$65 per person

Featuring actor and comedian Chuck Cason. Music will be provided by Retro Nation. There will also be a live auction. Sponsored by Robby and Tami Burdge. Proceeds benefit Perpetual Help Home.

For more information or table sponsorship, contact Janet Whitehead Jones at Perpetual Help Home, 361-575-5335 or janet@perpetutalhelphome.org.

April 18

K of C No. 1329 Chicken Barbecue

Knights of Columbus Hall

Corner of Airline Drive and Ben Wilson Street

8:30 a.m. until sold out

$6 per chicken; $1.50, per pint of Spanish rice and beans.

Proceeds benefit various council projects

For more information call the hall Sunday Morning at 361-575-9214.

Inez Catholic Daughters Games Party

St. Joseph Catholic Church CCD hall

Church Street in Inez

2-5 p.m.

$6 donation

Refreshments will be provided. There will also be a raffle and a country store.

For reservations call Kathy Prukop 361-575-3559 or Laura Koliba 361-935-6918.

Cinderella Pageant

Homewood Residence

9606 NE Zac Lentz Parkway

For more information, contact Cara Neff, 381-989-7999 or nefffamily2008@att.net; or Kelly Harvey, 281-858-1223 or txcindydirector@aol.com.

May 1

Book Signing

Hastings Books Music and Video

5206 N. Navarro St.

1-3 p.m.

Victoria native D.E. Cummings will be signing copies of her recently released book "Knights of Warsaw".

for more information call Hastings, 361-573-3721.

May 8

Support the Troops Golf Tournament

301 Colony Creek Drive

$100 per player; $400 per team - Lunch and registration starts at 11 a.m.; shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

144 Golfers - 36 Teams. Entry fee includes: 18 holes of golf with cart , lunch, driving range balls, gift bag, free beer, soda, or bottled water and a chance to win door prizes. Proceeds benefit Victoria Family Readiness Group. Register on-line at www.texasguardsoldier.com.

For more information, call 361-576-0020.

May 16

K of C No. 1329 Chicken Barbecue

Knights of Columbus Hall

Corner of Airline Drive and Ben Wilson Street

8:30 a.m. until sold out

$6 per chicken; $1.50, per pint of Spanish rice and beans.

Proceeds benefit various council projects

For more information call the hall Sunday Morning at 361-575-9214.

June 6

Sacred Heart Spring Picnic

Flatonia

11:30 a.m.

Fried chicken and stew and all the trimmings will be served. Drive-through or dine in. Activities include, an auction, bingo, children games, and music.

Third Tuesday

Flag City Opry

Jackson County Services Building

411 N. Wells

7 p.m.

$5

Catered meal $6.00 per plate. Includes Enchilada casserole, spanish rice, pinto beans and tea.

Featured Performers: Margie LeBlanc - Onalaska, Texas; Arnold Parker - Victoria; Texas Karen Williams - Hope, Texas; Larry Youngblood - Houston, Texas Flag City Opry Band

For more information, contact Charlie Kroll 361-782-9211 or charlie.kroll@wildblue.net

Third Saturday

Victoria Market Days

Doesn't start again until Oct. 17

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Special Events Area Riverside Park

311 Memorial Drive

Food and beverage vendors and more than 100 Texas artisans will be featured.

For booth information, contact Victoria Parks and Recreation Department at www.victoriatx.org or by calling 361-485-3200.

Sundays

Pokemon TCG League

Victoria Mall Food Court

2 p.m.

Free

New and experienced players welcome. Don't have a deck? Well loan you one or show you how to build your own. Not sure how to play? Well help you!

For more information, contact Randy Pollard, 649-5937 or Pollard1234@suddenlink.net

First Monday

Children's Storytime

Hastings Books Music and Video

5206 N. Navarro St.

10 a.m.

for more information call Hastings, 361-573-3721.


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