TO-DO LIST: 14 January and February events in and around New Braunfels

The fifth annual MLK Day March will take place Jan. 20. (Courtesy  New Braunfels MLK Association)
The fifth annual MLK Day March will take place Jan. 20. (Courtesy New Braunfels MLK Association)

The fifth annual MLK Day March will take place Jan. 20. (Courtesy New Braunfels MLK Association)

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Admiral William McRaven wrote "Sea Stories, My Life in Special Operations." (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)
An evening with Admiral William McRaven

Jan. 16

Four-star Admiral William H. McRaven, a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, will present his new book, "Sea Stories, My Life in Special Operations," at the McKenna Event Center from 6-9:30 p.m. $45-$125. 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-606-9595.

Rising Stars of New Braunfels Gala

Jan. 17

Celebrate the 20 rising stars of New Braunfels at this year’s gala. The event will include a social hour, served dinner, presentation of awards and the announcement of the 2019 Distinguished Young Leader Award. 6-9 p.m. $100-$125. The Milestone, 1723 Herbelin Road, New Braunfels. 830-625-2385.

5th annual MLK Day march

Jan. 20

Hosted by the New Braunfels MLK Association, the fifth annual MLK Day March will begin at the NB Civic Center and proceed down South Seguin Avenue to the Plaza before returning to the civic center. The University of Texas San Antonio Gospel Choir will sing, and the Herblock exhibit "The Long March" will be on display. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. 375 S Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-708-6065.

2nd annual Girls Night Out

Jan. 23

Join the 2nd annual Girls Night Out at the Village Venue benefiting the Crisis Center of Comal County. The event will feature women-owned businesses and businesses marketed toward women. 5:30-10 p.m. $20-$50. 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels. 830-460-3500.

NBPAA presents 'Frozen Jr.'

Jan. 24-26

The New Braunfels Performing Arts Academy presents "Frozen Jr." at the Brauntex Theater. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Fri.), 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $15. 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-627-0808.

Hill Country Wedding Show

Jan. 26

Meet 60 vendors from the Hill Country at the Village Venue and see vendor showcases, live hair and makeup demos, a bridal fashion show and other entertainment. 1-5 p.m. Free. 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels. 830-460-3500.

Monthly Night Dive

Jan. 29

Hosted by Stone Oak Scuba each month, the night dive offers divers an opportunity to see nightlife in the Comal River at Hinman Island Park. Gear not provided. 7-9 p.m. Free. Hinman Island Drive, New Braunfels. 210-267-2027.

Money 101

Jan. 30

Learn how to manage money, plan for the future and build wealth with Five Rings Financial’s Money 101 event hosted by Dos Rios Mexican Bar & Grill. RSVP via email to [email protected] 6-8 p.m. Free. 1281 N. Academy Ave., New Braunfels. 830-832-2682.


Feb. 7

Hosted by the Braunfels Foundation Trust, funds raised at Tablescapes will help to award 100 Career Tech Scholarships of $1,500 per recipient to graduating seniors. Attendees can view uniquely decorated tables created by local sponsors and volunteers. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $50. 561 Oasis St., New Braunfels. 830-837-5480.

Blingo Bingo

Feb. 7

Join Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels for a night of bingo benefiting local families experiencing homelessness. Prizes include jewelry donated by local businesses, such as Ernesto’s, San Anthony and others. 7-10 p.m. $50; for tickets visit 631 Lakeview Blvd., New Braunfels. 830-214-0024.

The Rugged Ranch Run

Feb. 8

Challenge your strength and endurance in an obstacle course 5K at Texas Ski Ranch with over 20 obstacles. 6:30-11 a.m. $25 (participating juniors 17 and under), $35 (participating adults 18), $35 (competing juniors 17 and under), $45 (competing adults 18 and up). 6700 N. I-35, New Braunfels.


Love the Run You’re With 5K

Feb. 8

Hosted by Comal Fit, the Love the Run You’re With 5K encourages runners to dress as a famous duo with their loved ones. 9-10:15 a.m. $10 (Comal ISD staff through Feb. 1), $15 (early registration through Feb. 1), $25 (Feb. 2-7), $30 (day of) 164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels. 830-608-2160.

Beauty and wellness show

Feb. 8-9

The second annual New Braunfels Beauty & Wellness Show at the New Braunfels civic/convention center will feature presentations, fashion, shopping, and demonstrations about beauty and health from over 100 local organizations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $5. 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-488-7814.

Duty to God Interfaith Hike

Feb. 9

On Scout Sunday, take part in the annual Interfaith Hike, which will include faith stops throughout the downtown area beginning at the McKenna Children’s Museum. Registration ends Feb. 2. 2-5 p.m. $5. 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 210-262-1449.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.