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MARCH 18-22

SPRING BREAK AT ELGIN PARKS

The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department is hosting spring break activities from March 18 to March 22. Register for these events online at http://bit.ly/ElginParksEvents. On Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Elgin Memorial Park, 1127 North Main Street, play giant tennis in the park; gigantic rackets and tennis balls are provided, and the event is free. On Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fleming Community Center, 802 North Avenue C, Clever Tiger owner Ashley Smith will teach an art class. Spots are limited, and participation will cost $10. On Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. at Thomas Memorial Park, 411 Madison Street, there will be a free field day with hotdogs and games such as three-legged races, egg toss tug-of-war and more. On Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Morris Memorial Park Pond, 802 North Avenue C, participate in free catch-and-release fishing with poles and bait available to borrow. On Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., come beautify the Fleming Community Center grounds just in time for spring and the pool season. Lunch and supplies will be provided.

MARCH 20

ELGIN EXTENSION EDUCATION CLUB MEETING

The Elgin Extension Education Club (EEEC) will meet Wednesday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the First National Bank Community Room. The meal will be potluck and everyone is asked to bring a green food to share. The EEEC is open to all who are interested. Contact President Claudia Murphy 512-281-2747 for more information.

MARCH 20

DINE FOR GOOD WITH DOWN HOME RANCH

When you dine in or order to-go every Wednesday in March at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop, 10 percent of sales will be donated directly back to Down Home Ranch. Contact Down Home Ranch at info@downhomeranch.org or call 512-856-0128.

MARCH 19-22

ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

The Elgin Public Library is hosting spring break activities from March 19 through March 22. On Tuesday, Library Camp featuring lunch, crafts, board games, movies and books will be from 1 to 4 p.m.; there is limited space, sign-up is required. On Wednesday, in addition to Arts & Crafts at 4:30 p.m., children can learn basic food prep and how to prepare a meal using a cookbook; sign-up is required. Thursday will be Movie Day, with showings of Goosebumps 2 (PG) at 10:30 a.m. (snacks provided), Orphan Horse at 1 p.m. (bring your lunch) and Lego Jurassic World at 6 p.m. (hot dogs provided), with Lego free build time from 5 to 6 p.m. On Friday is Bots & Books with Legos and Duplos from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; bot builders need to be in third grade or up and be able to use a laptop.

MARCH 22

FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

The First Christian Church, 101 Robin Street in Elgin, will host a Family Movie Night with episodes from “The Bible – The Mini-Series.” The event is free, and all are invited. No reservations necessary. The fourth episode of “The Bible” is titled “Kingdom” and will be shown at 7 p.m. on March 22. If you have questions, call Ronnie Gregory at 512-661-8866.

MARCH 23

THE URBAN EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY MIXER

Bastrop County Cares is hosting a community mixer and conversation to improve inclusion and diversity in Bastrop County, and their first stop is in Elgin! The event will be held on March 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Regulators Sports Bar & Grill, 202 South Avenue C in Elgin.

MARCH 25

MCDADE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING

The McDade Historical Society will hear from Courtney Young, the stewardship and volunteer manager for conservation non-profit Pines and Prairies Land Trust, about the organization’s mission on March 25 at 7 p.m. at the McDade Museum, Old Highway 20 & Waco Street. Pines and Prairies Land Trust has conserved over 2,500 acres of private and preserve land in a five county region of central Texas. One of their most loved nature preserves lies outside McDade, straddling the Bastrop and Lee county line: Yegua Knobbs Preserve. For any questions, contact Ken Moody at vp@mcdadetx.org.

MARCH 26

NOTICE OF ELECTION: 2019 ELGIN JUNETEENTH ORGANIZATION

The Elgin Juneteenth Organization Election of Officers will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the First National Bank, 1312 US-290, Elgin, Texas. All members whose memberships are current may be eligible to vote and may be eligible to be elected. A form of identification is required. We look forward to your participating in this election. For more information are questions, please contact Elsie Williams at 512-281-6322 or elsiewms2001@yahoo.com