6 things to do in New Braunfels through Jan. 30

Get a head start on filling your calendar for 2019 with these local events and happenings.

Through Dec. 31

Purchase unique artwork

Stop by the New Braunfels Art League, 239 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, to get a look at the gallery’s last show of the year. “Small Works for Big Holidays” looks to attract those shopping for holiday gifts.

Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 12-5 p.m. 830-629-8022.

Wednesdays & Thursdays

Get tech training at library

The New Braunfels Public Library offers open tech sessions to those who need assistance operating electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablets. The digital services librarian assists patrons from 1-2 p.m. Free. 700 E.

Common St., New Braunfels. 830-221-4300.

Jan. 6

Take time for family fitness

Gather on the first Sunday of the month for Family Fit Time, which provides a bonding experience while instilling healthy habits. Age 4 and older. 2-2:45 p.m. $10 per family.

Das Rec, 345 Landa St., New Braunfels.

Jan. 11-13

Go on a treasure hunt

The annual Antique and Vintage Show will take place daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It features more than 50,000 square feet of authentic antique and vintage merchandise. $3-$6 admission. New Braunfels

Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-625-2385. www.heritageeventcompany.com

Through Jan. 21

Treat kids to a day of fun

Several dates remain for Kids’ Day Out. The event allows children ages 5-12 to spend a day at the Landa Recreation Center enjoying games, crafts, movies and more. $25. 164

Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels. 830-608-2160.

Jan. 30

Be a business-savvy mom

Time Out for the Creative Mompreneur is a one-day conference for moms. Attendees will hear from local speakers about business topics. Yoga session and catered lunch provided. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $125-$150. The

Village Venue, 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels. 830-460-3500. www.timeoutformompreneurs.com

By Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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