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Page 4C 5:. ~ , COMMUNITY i Hays Free Press May 13, 2015 Swing on the Square Formerly the Texas Natural and Western Swing Festival, this annual event features western swing acts and a variety of other styles of music that are the roots of western swing: including blues, 1940s jazz, big band and country. On the courthouse square in San Marcos May 15-17. Dick's Classic Garage Car Show May 16, bring your classic car to compete for prizes or just bring your friends and family to enjoy a good time. Live music and food keep the party going. Dick's Classic Car Garage, 120 Stagecoach Trail. www. 512-878-2406. May 16-17 head to the Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos for the annual clay festival. Enjoy clay art demonstra- tions, refresh- ments, a kids' clay play table i and live music. Kyle Mental Health and Pet Fair Join Kyle Animal Con- trol for the 3rd annual mental health and pet fair at City Square Park, next to the his- toric city hall. The event will be held May 16 from pet contests, bounce tions and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy house, K9 demonsra- Brewgrass Festival Come out and support your local sheriff's department. On May 16 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Brewster's Pizza will be hosting the Brewgrass Festival at the Junction (9595 Ranch Road 12 in Wimbefley). Enjoy face painting, live music, hourly prizes, talent competition and more. All proceeds benefit the Hays County Sheriff's Department. Remember the fallen Join the VFW Kyle/Buda Post #12058 to observe Memorial Day with a flag raising ceremony, guest speaker, food and drink. Take a moment to remember those who served our country. Takes place at 8 a.m. May 25 at 103 S. Front Street in Kyle. @MAD MAX: FURY ROAD R 3-D 12:00 7:00 2-D 12:30 3:20 9:30 @AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON ~-13 3-D 3:00 9:45 2-D 11:20 11:45 12:15 2:30 3:30 4:00 6:20 7:00 7:45 8:30 10:15 @PITCH PERFECT 2 P~13 11:15 12:00 2:00 3:15 4:45 5:45 6:45 7:30 9:35 10:15 OHOT PURSUIT ~,3 11:40 2:15 4:20 7:05 9:40 THE AGE OF ADAMNE PC-13 11:25 2:05 4:55 7:40 10:10 PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 PG 4:40 7:10 9:25 HOME PG 11:35 2:20 @Sorry, No Passes / Supersavers Additional uDchame for a[I 3-D features. See You At l~e Movies! On mo~t ~lec~ t~~ Circle of Friends Continued from pg. 1C really need to make time for themselves to go to their doctor appointments, or just to have a moment to themselves." Wimberley Senior Citizens Activities, Inc., a nonprofit organization, formed the Circle of Friends program to offer individuals who suffer from memory loss a chance for social engagement in a safe, supportive environment. Carol Scheel, director of programs and president of Wimberley Senior Citizens Activities, Inc., said the program has been a long time coming. "I knew that this needed to be done a long time ago," she said. The group started in January. Scheel said she has seen a growing need for this kind of organization in the community, so she formed a steering committee made up of experienced professionals to design the program. "I expect that it will grow and grow," she said. Right now, four participants are part of the circle. Not for a lack of recruiting, though, according to Germain. "There is sometimes a reluctance to let go by the caregiver," she said. Scheel said many have inquired about the program, but a lot of the caregivers have expressed a hesitant attitude about leaving their loved one there. However, all the program volunteers are trained Members of the Circle of PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAVA Friends prepare decorations. and experienced caregivers. Jan Hendrix, the husband of one of the ladies in the program said that caregivers have nothing to worry about. "I have complete confidence in the group, they're wonderful," he said. "I have no reservations leaving my wife with them." Hendrix said he notices a difference in his wife after she returns from the group. "She can't remember much of what happened, but her in-the-moment awareness is there, and it just perks her right up," he said. Circles of Friends is ready to take on more participants. "We have more volunteers than we have seniors," Scheel said. "We are now ready to take on more." Sierra said he believes the program is a huge success. "We always do arts and crafts," Sierra said. "[My wife] can't remember much of what happened, but her in- the-moment awareness is there, and [the Circle of Friends] just perks her right up." - Jan Hendrix, whose wife is part of the Circle of Friends "They also like to listen to old music and dance. We try to keep them as physically and mentally stimulated as we can." They also keep the events seasonally appropriate. Last week the seniors were decorating a Cinco de Mayo-themed table runner. '~ny excuse for a party,'! Germain said with a smile. Committee member Annette Dunne said the organizers and volunteers have as much fun as the participants. "We just have a ball with them," she said. The organizers arrive an hour early to set everything up, and stay afterwards to discuss problems, ideas and suggestions for the following session. "We always talk about improvements for the next week," Sierra said. Besides crafts, music, and dancing, Sierra said the seniors are accompanied on outdoor walks, entertained with live music and provided with snacks. He said that this four-hour outing is something they look forward to all week. "We have social, physical and educational curriculum," he said. Hendrix said having the four hours to himself has done him a lot of good. "I can get things done and am able to go on my walks again," he said. Sierra agreed that it's also good for caregivers to separate from their IQved ones sometimes. He understands the amount of effort it takes to have that responsibility. "Taking care of someone with dementia is a 24-hour-a-day job," Sierra said. "It's good for both people to spend some time apart, enjoying themselves." 2nd Annual Travis Lee Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Disc Golf Tournament Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Twin Parks Country Club 1111 Hays Country Acres Road, Dripping Springs Saturday, May 16 Old Orchard Park * Diboll, TX We're searching for the best tamales for our Tamale Cooking Contest. Tamale Eating Contest, Pepper Eating Contest, Kids Area, Arts & Crafts, Mexican Food, Folklorico Dancers, Mariachi Band, Washers Tour- nament, Volleyball Tournament and lots more. For booth information or for more information, call 936-829-4888 or email Dewberry Festival Saturday, May 16th, 2015 Wilson Ledbetter Park Cameron, Texas to DEW at our fun Festival! (ome out end enjoy all the fun activities! You. Fishing Tournament Classic Car Show ~i~ Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors :~:~ Horseshoe Tournament ~)3~ ..... Dewberry Cake & Cobbler Bake-Off ...... Bounce House Bicvcle Parade & Decorating Contest H~ J Sponsor:VFWPost2OlO6,LadiesAuxiliary Pet Parade *d~,~.~ Sponsor: Texas Country 1kle Cameron For information contact the Cameron Chamber of Commerce Hometown, Texas 254.697.4979. 102 E. First Street . May 23 & 24 Saturday & Sunday GENERAL ADMISSION $10 for Adults $5 for Kids Limited box seating available. PE~'rINC Zoo * VENDOR BOOTHS 4H Buyers' Pool. It is the most important fundraiser for the 4-H club members and directly benefits every member and their projects throughout the year! BBQ * BYOB CONCESSIONS SNOW CONES r. and Mrs. Steven Glomb are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Lea, to Klinton Vornsand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Vornsand of Hallettsville. Melissa attended Texas State University and graduated from the Dental Assistant program at Allied Health Careers. She is employed at the Yoakum Dental Office of Dr. Sandra Bergey. Klinton is a graduate of Victoria College with a degree of Applied Science Instrumentation and is employed by Devon Energy as an Automation Operator. They are planning a September wedding. Lester Meier Open Pro Rodeo includes bulls, broncs, team roping, barrels, tie down roping, breakaway roping, calf scramble and mutton busting For more information, call 210-860-8033 Sponsorshil~s still available 4- q :: Hill = il Ill:ill t II I I i ,ll II , [li ,i I I1 llli ['l! II I11 r l]i I ,, :',: i: ': il