The Karnes City United Methodist Church will be hosting a High Seas Expedition Vacation Bible School beginning Sunday, July 18 and running through Friday, July 23. Dinner will be served each day at 5 p.m. Sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. All preschoolers through sixth grade are welcome.
BLUEBONNET NURSING HOME BBQ FUNDRAISER
Bluebonnet Nursing Home and Rehab is pre-selling tickets for a BBQ plate sale on Friday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brisket an sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, bread, pickle, onion and jalapenos will be included for $6. Delivery is available for orders of two plates or more. For more information, call 830-780-3944.
BBQ FUNDRAISER AT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL
A barbecue plate sale for Jurnee Jaramillo will take place on Saturday, July 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Karnes City. A half chicken plate with all the trimmings will be available for $7. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. All proceeds will go towards travel expenses for the World Series Tournament in Illinois.
RUNGE LIBRARY ROWDY REPTILES
Calling all kids (and kids at heart)! Are you timid around turtles? Skittish around snakes? Agitated by alligators? Neurotic about newts? These and many other fascinating creatures call Texas home, so if you’d like to learn more about them, have I got a treat for you! Join us at the Runge Public Library on Wednesday, July 28 at 10:15 a.m. to hear Choke Canyon State Park Interpretive Park Ranger Paul Jaure present Rowdy Reptiles: Remarkable Reptiles of Choke Canyon State Park. He’ll be telling us all about the various scaly critters that can be found in the park, and he’ll be bringing live animals for you to meet, too. Admission is free and there’s plenty of room, so we hope to see you there.
KARNES CITY YOUTH BOXING CLUB FUNDRAISER
The Karnes City Youth Boxing Club will hold a fundraiser on Thursday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Karnes City Park. Brisket and chicken plates with all the trimmings will be available at the event, which is to help raise funds to attend the TAAF Games of Texas in Waco. For more information, call 780-5106.
ROGER E. SIDES PRE-K REGISTRATION
Roger E. Sides Elementary School will hold Pre-Kindergarten registration on Tuesday, August 3 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. in the elementary workroom. Individuals must have a birth certificate, social security card, shot record, a parent’s ID and proof of physical address.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE COOK-OFF
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church invites the community to our First Cook-off Saturday, August 7. Categories include: Beans, pork, spare ribs, half chicken, and brisket. Entry fees for each category are $30 or $100 for all four. Prizes will be given for first through third place in each category. The deadline for entry and payment is July 31. For more information call Jimmy Zapata at 830-583-5568 or Rudy Saenz at 830-583-5189, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
The Storehouse, located at 340 N. Sunset Strip in Kenedy, will be distributing 50 to 60 pounds of food to parents of school-aged children on Thursday, August 26 and Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. All participants must have qualifying income and be a Karnes County resident. For more information, call 830-583-3230.
KENEDY ISD REGISTRATION
Registration packets for the Kenedy ISD 2010-2011 school year for students in grades Pre-K through fifth will be available for parents to pick up on Thursday, August 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. We ask that parents complete packets and return them to Kenedy Elementary School by Tuesday, August 17. All immunizations must be up-to-date prior to the first day of school, August 23. Kenedy ISD welcomes transfer students. In addition to registration packets, anyone wishing to transfer into the district should contact Irma R. Leal at 830-583-4100, Ext. 1557.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Karnes City Public Library in Karnes City. Call 583-9283 for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at the Presbyterian church in Karnes City. Contact Steve at 830-623-1776 for more information.