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AROUND THE HILL COUNTRY

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Wednesday, March 18

The monthly meeting of the Kerrville Genealogical Society will be in the lecture hall of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority’s Guadalupe Basin Natural Resource Center in Kerrville, beginning at 2 p.m. Kerr County Clerk Jackie Dowdy will talk about the records her office maintains and the digitization process involving those records. It like other meetings of the society is free. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is invited to attend. The resource center is at 125 Lehmann Dr.

Saturday, March 21

The Bandera County Public Library will play host to comments and a book-signing by local author

Joanne Kukanza Easley from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Easley has written a novel titled “Sweet Jane,” a novel about a woman who has spent her life running away from an ugly past that she has to confront again when she returns home following the death of her alcoholic mother. The library is at 515 Main St. in Bandera.

The Celtic Angels, the Celtic Knight Dancers and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin, Ireland will celebrate all things Irish with songs, dances and stories at Kerrville’s Cailloux Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and run up to $45, with students and children receiving a 40 percent discount. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 830-896-9393, going online to www.CaillouxTheater.com or by visiting the Cailloux box office at 910 Main St. in Kerrville. The show is part of the Cailloux Performances series.

Monday, March 23

Poet, essayist and teacher Janice Brazil will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Joshua D. Brown Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It will take place at the First United Methodist Church in Kerrville, at 321 Thompson Dr., beginning at 10 a.m. A Dutch-treat lunch will follow at an area restaurant. Any woman older than 16 is eligible for membership in the DRT if she is a lineal descendant of a person who provided loyal service to Texas before Feb. 19, 1846.

Private water well owners are invited to take part in a free training session put on by the Texas Well Owner Network at the Bandera County River Authority & Groundwater District office in Bandera, 440 FM 3240. It will provide information on groundwater resources in the state, septic system maintenance, well construction and maintenance and water quality and treatment. Participants also are allowed to bring well water to the session for screening of nitrates, total dissolved solids and bacteria in the water. The screening costs $10 per sample The session will run from 1-5 p.m. Preregistration can be completed at http://twon.tamu.edu/training or by calling 979-845-1461.

The Texas Master Naturalists Hill Country Chapter will hold its monthly meeting at the Upper Guadalupe River Authority lecture hall, 125 N. Lehmann Dr. in Kerrville, with a social period starting at 6:15 p.m., a business session at 6:45 p.m. and a speaker scheduled for 7 p.m. That speaker is Dr. James Gallagher, a former assistant professor at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service who has worked at the Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area for more than seven years. His talk will focus on the reintroduction of native wildlife species at the management area in Mason. The public is invited to attend.