The Bastrop CATS spay and neuter program has trapped, neutered and launched tons of and tons of of feral cats that will have in any other case reproduced and exacerbated the feral cat numbers on the town. It takes funds to maintain this system going. The favored Cool CAT Chili Prepare dinner Off is geared toward doing simply that.
The fifth annual occasion takes place on Jan. 25 on the 1832 Farmers Market, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. I’ve made most of them, and I can let you know first hand that the chili is nice, and it comes with “all of the fixin’s.” There will even be a bake sale and a cake stroll. Advised donation per bowl is from $6-10.
Cooks, mud off your chili chef hats and get your entry in earlier than the Jan.22 deadline. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for entry particulars. Attendees will vote for the Individuals’s Alternative Award and movie star judges will resolve winners for Finest Vegetarian and Finest Omnivore Chili.
Good bye to good friend as she strikes on
Not lengthy after I moved to Bastrop from Baton Rouge in 2004, I bought concerned with the Downtown Enterprise Alliance. Because the group grew, so did the scale of the occasions we sponsored, and so did our sources of revenue, and so did our want for a treasurer. Deb Viesel stepped up. If my reminiscence is appropriate, she crammed that place virtually so long as DBA held occasions downtown, round 10 years or so.
We labored intently, and I got here to know her as not solely a terrific treasurer, however as a caring and considerate individual. As a New Orleans native, we each share a love for our New Orleans Saints soccer staff. When she had an additional Saints baseball cap, she delivered one to my home. The identical factor occurred when she had a “second line” umbrella. In 2018, when she found a purple and gold LSU purse at one in all our resale retailers, she scooped it up for a particular birthday current.
I like her not simply because she has purchased me issues, although! Deb is an individual on whom you possibly can at all times rely, in good occasions and dangerous. You may’t say that about simply anybody.
The unhappy information is that she has bought her dwelling in Bastrop and is transferring to New Mexico. The Deb Viesel fan membership is getting collectively on Thursday at Cedars Mediterranean Grill for a farewell dinner.
Good luck, my good friend. The highway that leads you west will at all times convey you again to us in Bastrop. We hope you go to typically.
Calling all younger, aspiring thespians
If somebody who’s focused on being a member of the 2020 Bastrop Youth Performing Arts Academy Texas Non-Revenue Theatres, INC (TNT) Youth Convention Troupe, hear up. This 12 months’s convention might be held in Bastrop on the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Heart June 11-14.
Younger individuals from all throughout Texas who’re within the performing arts come collectively to attend workshops starting from improvisation to hip hop and stage make-up to audition strategies. Skilled theatre artists train all workshops, and every youth firm will even have the chance to carry out on the convention.
There might be an informational assembly on Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. on the Bastrop Opera Home. Name Lisa Holcomb at 512-517-6422 when you’ve got questions.
All in favour of civil political discourse?
I feel I can say, with out worry of disagreement, that today it’s nigh on to not possible to have a dispassionate political dialogue. Additionally, what number of Fb posts about one thing somewhat harmless have you ever seen dissolve right into a rant about one thing completely off the topic? I’ve seen a bunch.
Properly, a few 2019 faculty grads from the East Coast determined they wished to see if they may make civil political discussions occur. Marley Duchovnay and Casey Moore selected to maneuver to Smithville as a result of they wished to expertise a myriad of opinions however nonetheless be close to Austin.
They arrange “Undertaking Divided,” described as a multimedia challenge “to convey individuals to the desk to have tough conversations about politics” by initiating political discussions on their web site, social media channels, and internet hosting conversations within the space. Not too long ago they hosted a night of chili and discussions.
The pair really feel that the easiest way to impression the polarization that’s rampant as we speak is by constructing relationships with individuals of differing positions on as we speak’s points. Among the many issues they encourage is discussions primarily based on private values and by not assuming that if you’re “A” then you could imagine “B to Z.”
I feel I might be following “Undertaking Divided” sooner or later.
Till subsequent time
That’s all for now. Till subsequent time, be good to your self. Let me hear from you by electronic mail at email@example.com so I can share the enjoyable issues which can be occurring in and round Bastrop.
Bear in mind: “If you happen to choose individuals, you haven’t any time to like them.” Saint Teresa of Calcutta