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Thursday, Oct. 3 The Bandera County Republican Women will hear Nathan Craig Mc-Daniel, district director for first-term U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, talk about key issues confronting Congress when it meets at the Bandera Electric Cooperative’s Community Room beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m. The coop is at 3172 Highway 16 North.

Saturday, Oct. 5 The ninth annual Texas Frogs for Freedom Run will be held at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar in Bandera, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the first bikes leaving at 10 a.m. The event which raises money for widows and children of fallen Seal and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (or SWCC) Warriors includes a live auction, food and live music. The bar is at 307 11th St.

The first of two garage sales will be held by the Agape Offerings Thrift Store at its storage area at 164 Caton Lane in Medina from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of items will be for sale at discounted prices. The second garage sale will be held at the same time and place on Oct. 12.

Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 5, 6 A new Halloween event called the Thirteen Nights of Fright Haunted Hayride will get under way in the area around the Farm Country Club at 347 Pue Road, with a soft opening welcoming area media representatives the first night and a more formal opening the second night. The event takes paintball shooters into the fields on wagons to ward off zombies that have taken over the fields. It will cost $20 to get on to the grounds and in wagons to shoot paintballs, but general admission to the grounds costs $5. Games, live music, food, vendors and a target shooting stand for zombies will be part of the general admission offerings. The event will continue on weekends through October and on Oct. 29, 30 and 31.

Sunday, Oct. 6 The Lakehills United Methodist Church’s annual Chicken Dinner fundraiser will be held in the church’s Mission Hall at the corner of 8th and J Street in Lakehills to raise money for the “Christmas for Community Children” Christmas toy benefit. A Trade Day featuring sales of a variety of good by area vendors and residents will be part of the event. Chicken dinners will be available for $10 and whole chickens will be sold for $11.

A Fields of Faith program offering motivational talks, live music and a guest speaker will be put on by the Medina High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the Medina stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. It is free. The stadium is next to Medina School at One Bobcat Lane.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 Bandera County AgriLife Extension Agent Tarlton Holloway will talk about the benefits of fertilizer to the Rose Garden Club of Medina at its monthly meeting at the Medina Community Center beginning at 2 p.m. The public is invited to participate. The center is located in the 13000 block of Highway 16 in Medina.