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+ Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press April 19, 2017 Wiener Dog The wiens are back! Come out to Buda City Park April 29 and 30 to see the fastest pups around at one of Central Texas' biggest wiener dog festivals. This year's theme is "Wienertopia." Watch pups from all over put their best paws forward in the wiener dog races, enjoy local vendors and snacks and listen to live music at this annual event. Other events include pet parades, martial arts demonstrations, a spelling bee, cook-offs and much more. See budalions.com for a schedule or to register your racer. The Work Career of Cisneros Join the Witliff Collections on Satttrda3 April 29 for a day- long scholarly symposium on Sandra Cisneros' diverse body of work and celebrated career, featurtffg lectures by scholars from around the country. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. OnApri130 from 2-4 p.m., Cisneros will join The Witfliff to celebrate the opening of her archives with a public reading, an interview by John Phillip Santos and a book signing. Attendees are also invited to view Ms. Cisneros' exhibition, Sandra Cisneros: A House of Her Own. TheWifliff Collections is located on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library at Texas State University. Creedmoor May Fest This annual car show and May fest will be held Saturday, May 6 at the Creedmoor Community Center, 12511 FM 1625 in Creedmoor from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features vintage cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles along with craft and food booths and a silent auction. Admission and parking is free. Golf Tournament On Thursday, May 11 the Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 will hold its 29th annual Memorial GI flfTournament at the Onion Creek Club in Austin. This is a charity 4-person scramble golf event with live and silent auctions benefting a variety of veterans and community projects. For registration and scehdule, please visit the Post web site at www.alegiononioncreek.org. Kyle Market Days On May 13, come out to Kyle Market Days for the "Squeeze Me On the Square" Squeeze- box Music Fest. In addition to local vendors, live music will feature The Fabulous Polka-, sonics, Czech Melody Masters, Gulf Coast Playboys and the Conjunto Cats. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5 T=sday renzy COMMUNITY BRIEFS Free Diabetic Free Diabetic Education Classes are being offered byWimberley Home Health on Wednesdays through May31 from 2-4 p.m. at W'unbefley Home Health Office, Wmabefley Medical Plaza 201 FM 3237, Suite 123 Wunbefley. Classes will be held May 10, 17, 24 and 31. Plan to attend all four classes. Space is limited to a maxi- mum of 8 and a minimum of 3 participants. Contact Barbara Rosen at 512-738- 7048 for more information. Free tides for Earth Day The Capital Area Rural Transportation System will celebrate Earth Day 2017 by offering Free Rides on all CARTS services Friday, April21. CARTS provides trans- portation for the non-ur- banized areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and rllliamson coun- ties and the San Marcos urbanized area. Anyone in the CARTS District will be able to ride one of the many CARTS services Free on Friday, April 21, 2017. CARTS provides ad- vance reservation, shared ride van service with its Community Transit system to thousands of Central Texas custom- ers. Sixty mini-buses and vans operate this flexible general public, elderly and disabled paratransit service throughout the region. If you live in the CARTS rural service area, schedule your ride 24 hours in advance by calling 1-512-478-RIDE (7433). CARTS will also be offering free rides on the Interurban Regional In- tercity bus services, Metro Connectors and Municipal Bus services in the cities of Bastrop and San Marcos. Riding public transit, when you can, is ben- eficial in many ways. Economically, it's cost effective - especially with soaring gas prices. It also reduces your stress levels- someone else is driving. And, it goes a long way toward helping our en- vfronment- it conserves natural resources, reduces air pollution and harm- ful ozone levels. When it comes to our environ- ment, riding public transit makes a big difference! #1ovethefuture For more information visit RideCARTS.com, emall info@RideCARTS. com or contact the call center at 512-478-KIDE (7433). 3310 B FM 967, Ste #Al10 Buda, Texas 78610 Near the corner of FM 1626 and 967 512-523-8680" Iongortho.com Continued from pg. lC pages, Ron Tom and I have two guesses "trapdoor spider" and two guesses tarantula." On Resurrection Sunday morning, I watched Eastern Bluebirds pull dog hair offered in a suet feeder for the nest cup of their second nest, with youngsters from their first clutch watching. Remember, it was exactly two months ago that this pair gathered soft nest cup material for her to weave into their first nest. Then, we watched blue eggs and ugly nestlings that became feathered. Now, less than three weeks after the first babies fiedged, the process repeats itself, while the young still beg for food. If you have not walked in the early evening recently, you might want to put on insect repellant and stroll. Fireflies abound to the extent that four fireflies flew in when KissMe pushed open our bedrooms French door on Stmday night. On Monday morning, I photographed (with my handy dandy iPhone 7's portrait feature) a firefly on our smallAnacacho Orchid Tree. By daylight, it's quite the colorfifl beautiful beetle, with red, yellow, and shiny vinyl black. Texas has about 40 species of in the Firefly Family (Lampyridae.) TexasEnto.Net seems to show that Mountain City's fireflies are Photinus concisus, endemic to Central Texas. A spotlight up the tnmk of a Mountain City Oak makes for sttmning nighttime d6cor. The beautifully lit live oaks we see are on Maple, near Live Oak. Over on/uniper, Rebecca Perucca has a new a-salt weapon. The "Bug-A-Salt" gtm, intended for flies, fires a stream of salt water a distance of about 3 feet. An Amazon review shows a dead scorpion. A big weapon should be easier to find than an empty pill container without a childprooflid. Such was my challenge when I responded to KissMe's unrelenting barks in our dark dining room while RonTom was away. I decapitated the scorpion trying to trap it with a turned over pill bottle, before slipping a card underneath and flipping. I wonder if there's a "Cat-A-Salt" weapon to deter the black and white cats that come from more than one direction to kill birds and lizards in our yard. Rebecca reports the weapon is great fun. She didn't say who cleans up the salt water. What will you report to Montage? Give it a grain of salt thought, please. Send to ptom5678@gmail.com 2016 ~ available at v~w:~,t~r~corn / current ~/ special ~ archivss e Become a founding family today! Limited placement available ? ii:' =i? :i !:?" :i.!~ V:"+': -.- ifiEI . (sin 459-0258 $ttppinlStoneS ool,com I I i[:ill 1 .........r ........ .....