Community briefs - Northeast Herald

Church offers diabetes education series this fall

Diabetes education series will be offered in October at Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Cooking Well with Diabetes series on four consecutive Mondays in October at the church.

The classes will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

The series of interactive classes is “packed with research-based information and delicious diabetes-friendly recipes,” said Charla Bading, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent in Guadalupe County, who will present the series.

Topics covered will include tips on how to reduce sodium and increase fiber in your diet.

The cost is $30 a person for all four classes; the fee will be collected at the first class. Seating is limited, so participants must call the AgriLife Extension office at 830-303-3889 to reserve a spot.


Master Gardeners group presents free program

The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present a free program next month at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin.

On Oct 16, the group will host the program “Planting Bulbs,” presented by Cynthia Martin, Guadalupe County Master Gardener, from noon to 1 p.m.

The program is free and open to everyone. For more on the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners, look for their Facebook page or go to their website,

For more information on upcoming programs, call 830-303-3889.


Church rummage sale to raise funds

Volunteers with Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Festival are seeking donations for the upcoming Trash & Treasures rummage sale.

The sale is part of the church’s annual fall festival, which is its big fundraiser for the year.

Donations will be accepted Oct. 17 and 18 in the church gym, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The community is encouraged to sort through their belongings for items to donate. No furniture please.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church is at 16075 N. Evans Road in Selma.

The rummage sale is set for Oct. 19 and 20 in the church gym. Admission is free.


United Methodist plans fall bazaar

Windcrest United Methodist Church is planning its Fall Bazaar for Oct. 19.

The event, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Walzem Road and Midcrown, will include vendors selling crafts, jewelry, and other wares. There will be food booths, a bake sale, silent auction, rummage sale, pumpkin patch, and the Windcrest Garden Club.

A Doggie Style Show will take place 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be given for best costumes. Please dress up pets in Halloween costumes or patriotic costumes.

The Converse Animal Shelter will have dogs up for adoption on site.

San Antonio

2019 Prayer Brunch planned

The Pilgrim Center of Hope will host its annual fundraiser Oct. 12 at Omni Hotel Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd.

The 2019 Prayer Brunch: Journey to the Mount of Beatitudes will feature keynote speaker Most Reverend Michael J. Boulette, auxiliary bishop of San Antonio. The event, featuring a brunch and silent auction, is from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Prayer Brunch is the sole fundraiser for the Pilgrim Center, a nonprofit Catholic ministry supported by financial donations.

Register at, or call 210-521-3377. Individual registration costs $75; tables start at $750.

Annual Holly Days event set for October

The 29th annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair is set for Oct. 5 at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 16245 Nacogdoches Road.

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop for handmade arts and crafts items from 50 different vendors. There will be a silent auction inside the church all day. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

Women’s Hall of Fame seeks nominations

The San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2020 Induction Class.

Nominees are divided in 16 categories and will be evaluated based on four criteria questions. Nominations must be typewritten in a narrative form, and should be sent to San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 461104 San Antonio, TX 78246; or to

The nomination deadline is Monday, Sept. 30. For more information, visit

The San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1984 to honor women who have made significant contributions to San Antonio and have demonstrated their support of other women.

Compiled from staff reports