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2017-10-05

Keeping Up with Medina Matters

by Bev Barr

Mother's Day Out for the holidays.
Mark your calendar, make your appointments and grab a friend! The Medina United Methodist Church is ready to serve you this holiday season. As part of the church’s ministry and to ascertain the needs and interests of the community, they will introduce a pilot “Mothers Day Out” program in November and December. If you’re a mom or dad looking for some time for yourself, this childcare program is being created for you. So whether you want to go holiday or grocery shopping, or need to go to a doctor’s appointment, or are interested in volunteering in the community, or interested in attending Bible study or pursuing some other personal enrichment opportunity — you can do so without children under your feet!
Classes will be offered two Fridays in November and December for ages 18-months through kindergarten. This is a Christian program and the schedule will include music, prayer, a Bible story, lesson activities, games, crafts, mealtime and playtime.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays, Nov. 10 & 17; and
Dec. 8 & 15
TUITION: $40/month per child, additional siblings $30/month
SIGN UP: 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, October 6, at The Core.
Registration and payment are due by Wednesday, Oct. 25. If you miss the sign-up day, registration forms will be available at the church office or on the website at www.medinaumc.org.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is back!
Highway 16 at Love Creek Orchard will be swarming with little kiddos coming to experience the great outdoors and who will run around and climb over and struggle to lift the impressive squashes. So please, everyone, let’s be mindful of the little guys. The pumpkin patch will be open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in October.
TUESDAY, OCT. 10
Medina Genealogical & Historical Society
The Medina Genealogical and Historical Society resumes its monthly meeting from 10:30 am to 1 pm, in the Texana room at the Medina Community Library.

MCL Board of Directors’ Meeting
The board of directors meeting for the Medina Community Library will be from 5:15 to 6:15 pm, and is open to the public.
The Medina Book Club
"Summer Before the War," by Helen Simonson will be the book selection for October. The club meets for refreshments at 2:30 pm the second Tuesday of the month in the community room at the library. Book discussion begins at 3 pm.
SATURDAY, OCT 14
The Medina Main Street Sale begins at 8 a.m.
Pitch a table and sell some stuff, but please do not block access to businesses or private residences without permission. The sale typically lasts until 1 p.m. Expect to find all sorts of items for sale, including animals and plants, guns and knives, furniture and antiques, books and tools, and homemade crafts and goodies.
MONDAY, OCT. 12
Interested in singing in a non-denominational choir? The Medina Community Choir prepares for a concert in December from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Core. Call Deb Hopkins 589-7289; or email scotth1435@aol.com.
ONGOING EVENTS
MONDAYS
LEGOs at the library
Play with the popular construction toy at 3:30 pm at the library. An adult must accompany children younger than 8 years old.
WEDNESDAYS
Story Time at the library
Spend quality time with your little one from 10:30 to 11 am at the library.
THURSDAY
Alcoholics Anonymous
Anyone who wants to change their drinking behavior is welcome to attend the Alcoholics Anonymous support group that meets at 7 pm every Thursday in the Cottage of Medina United Methodist Church, 266 Reed Avenue.