Father Nature is not pleased! (Feb. 14)

The mysterious and magical world of Ya’Ria comes to life in Live Action Role Play (LARP) adventures with Sovereign Scrolls LARP group. You can visit with wizards and healers, warriors and druids, and many other fascinating members of the village that springs to life each month in Woodville, Texas, just about an hour’s drive from Nacogdoches. Participants wearing uniquely costumed garb travel the woods in search of adventure and treasure, using foam covered boffer weapons to slay those who need it.

EVENT DATE: Feb. 14-16, 2014
COST: Varies

Sovereign Scrolls usually meets one weekend a month, and sometimes more often. They also have an informative website and an active Facebook page.

Sovereign Scrolls website here.
It’s highly recommend to read as much as you can before your first event.


Click here to meet Fitz, the official armorer for Sovereign Scrolls.

Water Workshop (Feb. 18)

child fishing at a lake

Whether for fishing, canoeing, feeding animals, or drinking it ourselves, the issue of water quality affects us all and everyone can get more informed at the workshop coming soon. The workshop will include info about water quality, water pollution, watershed management, and efforts to help improve and protect water of theAngelina River and surrounding areas. Participants will receive a free copy of the Texas Watershed Steward Handbook and a certificate of completion and CPUs are available for crop advisers, engineers, planners, teachers, landscape architects and floodplain managers.

This workshop is presented by a cooperative effort of the AgriLife Extension, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers Community Based Organization and others.

DATE: February 18, 2014 (Tuesday)
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to Noon, with lunch included
LOCATION: 203 W. Main Street, Nacogdoches
COST: Free

How to register:

Visit Texas Watershed Steward website at tws.tamu.edu

Lighten Up, East Texas!

Need some motivation for losing weight? How about the chance to win a new car!? Allen Samuels Tyler has donated a new 2014 Dodge Dart as the grand prize in the weight loss competition that starts soon. Keep healthy eating affordable with other potential prizes of up to $5,000 worth of gift cards to Brookshire Brothers and other stores, too.

Registration is free and you can join the fun as an individual or as part of a team. You can also register as a team, with up to 5 people, to encourage each other.

To sign up, visit the following locations:

Fitness 360
4822 N. University Drive
Monday – Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

C.L. Simon Recreation Center
1112 North Street
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

M & S Pharmacy
917 E. Austin Street
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SFSA Campus Recreation
1817 Wilson Drive
Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Other times by appointment

Fun Run to honor teachers (Feb. 22)

You can run or walk in honor of a special educator in your life at the 3rd annual Chalk Walk/Fun Run hosted by the SFA Chapter of the Professional Association in Education (PDK). This great event will help support local educators and also raises money for scholarships. There is also an option to participate in an officially timed run during this event.

Registration deadline is February 1st, so don’t delay!

DATE: February 22, 2014 (Saturday)
TIME: 7:30 a.m.
LOCATION: SFASU Early Childhood Research Center parking lot
COST: $25 (includes T-shirt)
Deadline to register: Feb. 1

To register: Visit www.ttrtiming.com/events/sfa-pdk-chalk

Lego Club (Feb 15)

The Nacogdoches Public Library offers Lego Club usually once a month on a Saturday afternoon. Children ages 1 – 17 are welcome, and parents will want to stay with the younger children. It’s even recommended to stay with your older children, actually – why not set aside an hour for some focused time together, just relaxing and having fun together? This event is inside and includes free snacks – it’s perfect!

The library provides all the Legos you need, so there is no need to bring your own. The big meeting room will be set up with tables, and mats are available to identify your projects and work area. A huge tub of Legos is available – use as many as you need.

DATE: February 15, 2014 (Saturday)
TIME: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
COST: Free
AGES: 1-17

More info: Call the library, at 559-2970