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Support Group Calendar

By Victoria Advocate
March 15, 2012 at midnight
Updated March 14, 2012 at 10:15 p.m.




March 18

Wonderkids Classes• Parkway Church, Rooms 203 and 204.

• 4802 John Stockbauer Drive

• Designed for children and youth with special needs. Ages 2-10 meet from 9:30-11 a.m.; ages 11-18 meet at 11 a.m. Email krisiti@parkwayvictoria.org

CELEBRATE RECOVERY• Faith Family Church, choir room

•  2002 E. Mockingbird Lane

•  9-10 a.m.

• Contact: 361-652-8137.

Christians Against Substance Abuse (CASA)• Central Church of Christ, annex

• 801 E. Airline Road

• 9-10 a.m.

• A 12-step recovery program for any kind of addiction. Including but not limited to drug, alcohol.

• Contact the church at 361-573-9133.



March 19

NAMI Victoria Monthly Meeting• St. Francis Episcopal Church

• 3002 Miori Lane, All Saints Room

• 6:30 p.m.

• No charge, all are welcome.

• Open to the public. Discuss mental health issues.

• Contact: Lisa, 361-935-0080.

Victoria Boulevard Lions Club Meeting• Grapevine Cafe

• 110 Medical Drive

•  6-7 p.m.

•  Contact: Harvin Suggs, president, 361-574-9591.

Divorce Care•  Faith Family Church

•  2002 E. Mockingbird Lane

•  7 p.m.

•  Contact: Adam Harris, 361-573-2484, Ext. 10.

Celebrate Recovery Classes•  Cafe

•  4802 John Stockbauer Drive

• 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program that provides a safe place for adults suffering from the hurt and pain of addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behavior. These include, but are not limited to overeating, overworking, overspending, sexual addiction, depression, divorce, co-dependency, drug and alcohol dependency.

•  Contact: 361-572-8340 or blowrey2002@msn.com

Young-at-Heart• Baptist Temple Church

•  1804 N. Laurent St.

• 2-4:30 p.m.

•  Contact: 361-573-9157.

Kiwanis Club of Victoria Meeting• Sky Restaurant

• 236 Foster Field Drive

• Noon-1 p.m.

• New members are welcome.

• Contact: Terry Blevins, 361-573-6451 or terrylynn@suddenlink.net

Free Income Tax Help• Senior Citizens Center 603 E. Murray

• 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• AARP Taxaide volunteers available to help low to middle income; special attention to 60-year-old and older taxpayers. Bring all tax related information and Social Security cards for all dependents.



March 20

Victoria Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meeting• 6 p.m.

• Building 381 on Hangar Drive at Victoria Regional Airport

• Anyone interested in aviation, search and rescue, and the training of cadets for a future in aviation or the military are invited to attend.

• Contact: Robert H. Brecount, 361-575-0078.

Toastmasters• Gonzales County Farm Bureau Community Room

• 1731 Seydler St., Gonzales. Visitors are welcome.

VFW Post 4146 and Auxiliary• 2001 VFW/Lova Drive

• 7 p.m. covered dish meal; 8 p.m. meeting

• Contact: Winnie McCarrell, 361-574-8939.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly• First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

• Moody Street entrance

• 8:30-10 a.m.

• Contact: 361-572-0523 or 361-578-1205.

Mom's Day Out• Baptist Temple Church

•  1804 N. Laurent St.

• 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

•  Contact: 361-573-9157.

Knit Happens• Hobby Lobby classroom

• 5:30-7:30 p.m.

• For more information, call Parkway Church, 361-572-8340 or email becky@parkwayvictoria.org.

Divorce Care for Men• Parkway Church

• 4802 John Stockbauer Drive

• Church offices facing Salem

• 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Contact: 361-572-8340, or becky@parkwayvictoria.org

Living Courage Support Group

• Mid-Coast Family Services

• 120 S. Main, Suite 310

• 2-3 p.m.

• For female survivors of family violence who have been affected by physical or emotional abuse, either past or present.

• Contact the Family Violence Department at Mid-Coast Family Services to sign-up: 361-575-7842.

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group• 3002 Miori Lane

• 6-7:30 p.m.

• Meet at 5:45 p.m., group starts at 6 p.m. Consumers do not have to be diagnosed, taking medications or in recovery to attend.

• For more information, call 361-578-3935.

Computer Class/Intro to Microsoft Word 2007• Workforce Solution Golden Crescent Computer Lab

• 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

• This class introduces basic skills in Microsoft Word 2007. Registration is required by phone or online, victoriapubliclibrary.org.

• For more information, call the Victoria Public Library, 361-485-3302.

Game/Bridge Day• Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• Noon-3 p.m.

• Anyone 60 or older can come play card games, board games, dominoes, Bridge, or shoot a game of pool. To reserve a place for Bridge, call Johnnie Gayda at 361-645-3763.

Victoria Chess Club• Victoria Public Library

•  302 N. Main St.

• 6-9 p.m.

• Informal chess games. Free. All ages and skill levels are welcome, from beginner and up. Bring a chess set along if you have one.

• For more information, call 361-578-5054.

Christians Against Substance Abuse (CASA)• Bloomington Church of Christ

• Corner of Fifth and Rail Streets, Bloomington

• 7-8 p.m.

•  12-step recovery program for any kind of addiction. Including but not limited to drug, alcohol.

• Contact: Robert Schmidt at 361-920-1947.

Wii Bowling• Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• 9-10 a.m.

• Esmeralda Robles with Retama Manor Victoria South will sponsor the event.

Bingo and Blood Pressure Checks• Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• 10-11 a.m.

• Renee Rameriz and Sandra Dominguez with Crossroads Home Health will sponsor the event.



March 21

The Prayer Shawl Ministry• First United Methodist, room one

•  814 N. San Antonio St., Port Lavaca

• Noon-1 p.m.

• Bring needles, hooks, and yarn.

• Contact: the church Monday through Thursday, 361-552-7434.

Divorce Care for Women• Parkway Church

• 4802 John Stockbauer Drive

• Church offices facing Salem

• 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Contact: 361-572-8340, or becky@parkwayvictoria.org

Quilters & Crafters• Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Fellowship, fun, and food while you quilt or craft items. Don't know how? We will teach you. Bring a friend. Come and go atmosphere.

Self-Guided Computer Training• Victoria Public Library

• 302 N. Main St.

• 9-11 a.m.

• Enhance your skills with more than 110 different tutorials.

• Visit victoriapubliclibrary.org or call the Victoria Public Library, 361-485-3302.

Blood Drive• DeTar Hospital Navarro

• 506 E. San Antonio St.

• 9 a.m.- noon

Luncheon and Bingo• First United Methodist Church fellowship hall

•  601 South Second St., Seadrift

• 11:30 a.m.

• A suggested donation of $3 will be accepted

•  All senior citizens, 60 years of age or older and their spouses (regardless of age), are invited to attend. A hot meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. Bingo will be played after lunch. The event is presented by the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc.

VPEN Monthly Meeting/Luncheon• UHV Multi-Purpose Room, University Center Building

• 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

• 11:30 am-1 pm

• Cost: Members - $15, guests - $20

• Contact: Wendy McHaney 361-920-4475.

Blood Pressure• Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• Laurie Koehl with Caring Senior Services will sponsor the event.

Bingo• Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• 10-11 a.m.

• Nancy Wyatt with Girling Health Care will sponsor the event.

Bingo• Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

• 4009 Halsey St.

• 10-11 a.m.

• D'Anna Robinson with Excel Complete Home Health Care will be providing the gifts and calling the numbers for bingo.



March 22

Celebrate Recovery Faith Family Church• 2002 Mockingbird Lane, enter at front left of building

• 6 p.m. free meal, 7 p.m. main lesson, 8-8:40 p.m. open share small groups.

• Contact: Pastor Leonard Johnson, 361-652-8137.

Victoria Lions Club Meeting•  Sky Restaurant

• 236 Foster Field Drive

•  Noon

•  For more information, call 361-578-4003.

Blood Drive• Citizens Medical Center

• 2701 Hospital Drive

• 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Quilt Guild Victoria• Grace Presbyterian Church

• 3604 N. Ben Jordan St.

• 9-11 a.m.

•  After the general meeting, members will be setting up for the Guild's Quilt Show on Friday and Saturday at First United Methodist Church. For further information, call 361-578-9767.

Bible Study• Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• 9-10 a.m.

• Lee Fernandez will be teaching a non-denominational Bible lesson.

Computer Class/Intro to the Internet and Email• Workforce Solution Golden Crescent Computer Lab

• 9-11:30 a.m.

• Learn how to find and use websites for a job search. Registration required by phone or online, victoriapubliclibrary.org.

• For more information contact the Victoria Public Library, 361-485-3302.

progressive Bridge• Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• 12:30-3 p.m.

• Progressive Bridge is for the serious Bridge player. To reserve a place, call Johnnie Gayda 361-645-3763.

Christian Against Substance Abuse (CASA)• Central Church of Christ, annex

• 801 E. Airline Road

• 7-8 p.m.

• 12-step recovery program for any kind of addiction. Including but not limited to drugs, alcohol. Meets on Thursday and Saturdays. The Thursday meeting is under new leadership.

• Contact the church at 361-573-9133.

Bingo• Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• 10-11 a.m.

• Melinda Rogers with Comfort Keepers will be providing the gifts and calling the numbers for bingo.

Bingo• Victoria County Senior Citizens Halsey Center

• 4009 Halsey St.

• 10-11 a.m.

• Holli Hasserodt with Elmcroft Assisted Living of Victoria will sponsor the event.



March 23

Women Rich In Faith Ministry• Faith Family Church, Kid's Life Room.

• 2002 Mockingbird Lane

• 7-9 p.m.

• A support group for women who have or had distractions with their walk with God. We invite you and your friends to join us for study, fellowship and fun. Our mission is to help and encourage women to find the true love that God has for them. Childcare provided.

• Contact: Patrica Pruett, leader at 361-578-2677.

Adult Games Night and Potluck Dinner•  First Baptist Church

•  301 N. Glass St.

•  6:30 p.m.

•  Public is invited.

• Contact church office 361-573-4373.

The Victoria Wright-Patterson Mahjongg Club •  1 p.m.

• Beginners are welcome.

•  Call 361-575-1344 for location.

Free Income Tax Help• Senior Citizens Center

•  603 E. Murray

• 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

• AARP Taxaide volunteers available to help low to middle income; special attention to 60-year-old and older taxpayers. Bring all tax related information and Social Security cards for all dependents.

Blood Drive• Victoria County Offices

• 115 N. Bridge St.

• 8 a.m.-noon

TEXercise• Victoria County Senior Citizens Murray Center

• 603 E. Murray St.

• 9-10 a.m.

• Rita Williams with Warm Springs Speciality Hospital of Victoria will lead the exercise.

Blood Drive• First Victoria National Bank: Navarro Branch

• 8811 N. Navarro St.

• 2-5 p.m.

Adult Game Night• 301 N. Glass

• 6:30-9 p.m.

• Come and join the fun, fellowship and games and pot luck dinner. All adults welcome.

Christian Against Substance Abuse (CASA)• Central Church of Christ, annex

• 801 E. Airline Road

• 7-8 p.m.

• 12-step recovery program for any kind of addiction. Including but not limited to drugs, alcohol. Meets on Thursday and Saturdays. The Thursday meeting is under new leadership.

• Contact the church at 361-573-9133.



March 25

Wonderkids Classes• Parkway Church, Rooms 203 and 204.

• 4802 John Stockbauer Drive Designed for children and youth with special needs. Ages 2-10 meet from 9:30-11 a.m.; ages 11-18 meet at 11 a.m. Email krisiti@parkwayvictoria.org

CELEBRATE RECOVERY• Faith Family Church, choir room

•  2002 E. Mockingbird Lane

•  9-10 a.m.

• Contact: 361-652-8137.

Christians Against Substance Abuse (CASA)• Central Church of Christ, annex

• 801 E. Airline Road

• 9-10 a.m.

• A 12-step recovery program for any kind of addiction. Including but not limited to drug, alcohol.

• Contact the church at 361-573-9133.

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