Lagniappe: Jan. 3, 2018

​​Caregiver’s Support Group Meeting

This Thursday, Jan. 4, is the first Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support  Group meeting of the year.  Caregivers of persons with dementia are invited to meet and share the latest information as we travel the care giving journey together.  We meet at the Wimberley Presbyterian Church Library, 956 FM 2325 at 1:00 p.m.  For additional information, contact Linda Germain, volunteer for Alzheimer’s Texas, at 512-924-3661.

Trail Walk

Get out into nature together with the city of Dripping Springs at this “Healthy Parks Healthy People” event at Charro Ranch Park on Jan. 6  from 10 a.m. – noon for a trail walk and bird watching event. Special guest Jesse Huth will lead event goers through some of Dripping Springs’ most enjoyable bird watching trails.

Community Meetings  on Facility Planning

The Dripping Springs ISD wants to keep the community in the loop in the New Year by hosting two community meetings to update the public on the progress of the Long-Range Facility Planning Committee (LRFPC).

According to a press release from Dale Whitaker, DSISD public information officer, the LRFPC has been meeting since early October 2017 to “assess current district facilities and develop recommendations for future schools and other facilities.”

The meetings will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m. in the board room at the DSISD Administration Building.

The same information will be shared at each meeting.

The LRFPC has turned over its recommendations to a Bond Steering Committee that is scheduled to meet this month “and potentially bring a recommendation for a bond package to the DISD Board of Trustees.”

Lunch & Learn

On Wednesday, Jan. 10 from noon-1 p.m., the Wimberley Village Library will hold a book readings with author Jane Little Botkin on her book “Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family.” Jane Little Botkin wrote the true story of her great-granduncle Franklin Henry Little (1878-1917) who was a labor organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). He fought tirelessly in some of the 20th century’s most contentious labor and free-speech struggles. After his lynching in Montana his life and legacy became shrouded in tragedy and family secrets.  The book chronicles his fascinating life and reveals its connections to the history of American labor and the first Red scare.

Savvy Caregiver Course

Caregiver U presents SAVVY CAREGIVER, an in-depth,  practical training for family caregivers of persons with dementia. The classes will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 16 – Feb. 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.at Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch  Road 12, Wimberley.  The class will be led by trained facilitators,  is offered free of charge and includes lunch.  This is made possible  by AGE of Central Texas, St. David’s Foundation and Alzheimer’s  Texas.  To register and find out more information about this free class, please call 512-241-0420 or email vcardenas@TXAlz.org.

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