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April Update

Everyone had so much fun learning to crochet! ūüß∂ ūü™°

Can’t wait to see the finished products!

March Update:

Dream it and then make it happen! Today we dreamed big and had a blast!ūüíē

January Update:

The girls did an amazing job designing their own inspirational shirts! ūüĎ©‚Äćūüé®ūüé®ūüĖĆÔłŹ

See You Next Month!

December Update:

Merry Christmas! No workshop this month. See you in 2024!

November Update:

We had such a great time with the girls at SJRC Texas at our November Event. We are so thankful to be able to spend time with these AMAZING teens. This month, they decorated gratitude journals. Thank you Laura for hosting. They were also treated to Breakfast for Lunch. Everyone loves breakfast foods.

October Update:

The Halloween party was a blast! ūüéÉThere was endless fun, games, prizes, and candy!

September Update:

Another great Saturday morning was shared with the amazing teens at SJRC. Started off with the classic Rock’em Sock’em Robot and ending with Bingo. We had so much fun spoiling these teens! A big shout out to our amazing volunteers. Melissa, you were a great bingo caller and Tracie was a great assistant.
Next month, we are changing our monthly event to October 28th at 7:00 PM to celebrate Halloween with SJRC. We are looking for donations of candy, snacks, and treats. Please let me know if you would like to donate. It would be greatly appreciated.

August Update:

What a great time we had atSaturday’s Workshop. The girls and staff were able to design an outfit for their Mimic robot. I see some fashion designers in the future. Thank you Monika and Olivia for leading the workshop. Then we were able to see the robots in action. Boy…that was funny.
Thank you to the volunteers who show up to love on these kids. If you want to join us next month, would love to have you. We meet every third Saturday at 10:00 AM.

July Update:

Loved hearing about everyone‚Äôs dreams and sharing our personal mission statements. ūüíēūüę∂ūüŹľ These ladies have a bright future!

June Update:

We had a blast today! ūüéČ

It was so heart warming to see the girls smiling and having fun. ‚ô•ÔłŹ

May Update:

Everyone had a groovy time making tie-dye towels! Grateful for the laughs and beautiful conversations. ūüĆł
Check back to see how the towels turned out.

April Update:

We had an ‚ÄĚeggcellent‚ÄĚ time today! ????????

We made a mess with the confetti eggs, but had so much fun doing it. Always a blessing to spend time with the girls and little ones. ????

March Update:

Stay tuned for our workshop pictures! 

February Update:

Our annual T-shirt making workshop was wonderful as always!!
What an honor to get get to hang out with the youth at SJRC and offer the hope they need!


Please welcome Laura Lopez- Arenas as she is joining the leadership team for Chicktime Bulverde! Laura has volunteered with the chapter for several months and said I want more !!!
Watch out Chicktime Bulverde….here she comes!
Good things are coming for Chicktime Bulverde and the youth at SJRC.

Exciting times at Chicktime Bulverde!! Our leadership team just got bigger and stronger!
Please welcome Barb ! She has been volunteering with Chicktime Bulverde and Chicktime Canyon Lake for a while now and was ready to jump in and serve on our leadership team.

January Update:

Our workshop was canceled due to a very low census. Instead we dropped off lunch and dessert. 

It’s always a beautiful thing to share with the youth a homemade meal! 

December Update:

Chicktime Bulverde did not meet this month. It’s a busy time on the SJRC campus and they always have multiple things going on so we step away to allow others the opportunity to serve the beautiful kids we get to hang out with all year round. 

See you in 2023!

November Update:

Rain didn’t stop Chicktime Bulverde from showing up to make Gratitude journals with the youth at SJRC!
As always, our goal is to offer hope one workshop at a time.

October Update:

Our Joint Halloween Party with Chicktime New Braunfels was a Scream!!

Showing up once a month is so easy especially when you feel and see the how loves the youth feel by our presence!

September Update:

Had a great time at Chicktime Bulverde Saturday. The teens had so much fun learning how to play Bunco. I see a lot more Bunco in our future. They also enjoyed a lunch of Pizza, snacks, and homemade Ice cream cookie sandwiches. Every teen left with a goodie bag to enjoy all weekend long.
Big Shout Out to our volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!!!!
Chicktime Bulverde will not meet at the regular 3rd Saturday in October. We have moved our workshop to October 29th from 7:00-9:00 PM to celebrate Halloween. If you are interested in participating in the Trunk or Treating portion of the evening, please contact me for details. We are also excepting Candy and snack donations.

August Update:

Chicktime Bulverde celebrated going back to school with fun SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS! We started off by making homemade Ice Cream with only two ingredients. We continued by making lava lamps, calm down bottles, fish bowls to have as a room decor (expanding orbees was the experiment piece), and ended with mild art.
We have a very creative bunch at our Charity Partner – SJRC.
After the Chicktime activities, lunch was served and we got to taste the ice cream.
Thanks to Michael Carman, Levi Lewis and the other wonderful members of the ACLX-Alamo City LX Modern Mopar) group for sponsoring lunch from Ay Chiwawa Mexican Cafe.
Also, thanks to the wonderful volunteers who give their time every month to love on these kids.
We are always looking for more volunteers.
If you have a passion that you would like to share with the kids at SJRC during Chicktime, please contact me, Merrilee Shisk Berger Chicktime Bulverde is working right now on filling the 2023 calendar

July Update:

Chicktime Bulverde had a wonderful time Saturday morning serving our charity partner,
SJRC Texas. Thank you Elizabeth Hepp for hosting the workshop.
The teens and their babies enjoyed painting Keepsake Boxes and feasting on the delicious lunch. 
Thank you to the amazing volunteers who came out to love on these kiddos.
Feeling blessed to be part of such a wonderful group of people.

Thank you Maria “Alex” Ibarra and family for hosting June’s Chicktime Carnival Style.
The teens and babies enjoyed putt putt golf, giant Jenga, Mexican Bingo, Coke Ring Toss, Musical Chairs, and a carnival theme lunch, which included mini taco, sausage on a stick, corn on the cob and funnel cakes.
Everyone had so much fun. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, new ones and my faithful returning volunteers. You help make it happen. Hope y’all can join us next month.
Thank you Wayne Orchid for your donation.

May Update:

April showers bring May flowers!” Chicktime Bulverde delivered on the flowers during the May Workshop. Thank you to Lauren and Melissa Jozwiak for hosting such a wonderful workshop. Especially grateful for Lauren who came home from college on Thursday and hosted Saturday! We appreciate your dedication Lauren! The teens enjoyed decorating their clay pot(s) and then received a mini lesson on how to transplant the beautiful flowers. No better way to end the workshop then with a delicious lunch of Lasagna, salad, bread, and of course…dessert.
Thank you to the amazing volunteers who come out month after month to serve and love on these amazing teens. If you would like to join us, please contact me. It is VERY rewarding.




April 2022:

Saturday, Chicktime Bulverde celebrated Easter a day early with our young teens and babies at SJRC-Bulverde. Everyone pitched in to fill over 40 dozen empty egg shells with confetti. We also decoupaged eggs. After all that fun, they were treated to lunch and dessert. The cookies were almost to pretty to eat! And what is an Easter Celebration without breaking confetti eggs on each other. Sorry SJRC for the mess we left behind. The kids and adults had a blast.
This could not be possible with the support of our Chicktime Volunteers. Chicktime Bulverde is blessed to have the best volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with us at Chicktime-Bulverde or any of our Chapters, please reach out. You will not be sorry you did.


March Update:

It was a BEAUTIFUL day to be outside Saturday and that is exactly what we did at Chicktime-Bulverde. Thanks to Michael Carman , Levi, and the other amazing members of the Alamo City LX Modern Mopar Group for hosting this months Chicktime. It was very exciting to see the line of Chargers, Challengers, and the Jeep driving onto the SJRC Campus here to educate the youth on: what it takes to buy a car, car maintenance, car safety, insurance, and just a lot of car talk. They even let the youth start their cars. They were so trilled to be able to sit behind the wheel of such a “expensive, fancy” car as one of the kids put it.
Afterwards, Chicktime served the youth and volunteers lunch consisting of enchiladas, rice, beans, Sopapilla Cheesecake bars, and wonderful conversation.
Lastly, the girls enjoyed picking out and try-on Prom dresses for their upcoming Prom. It was such a fun, filled day. What a great way to end Spring Break.
Again, thank you ACLX and our faithful volunteers for showing up and loving on these youth.
If you are interest in showing love to kids in foster care, please look up Chicktime and get involved. We would love to have you volunteer with us. Contact your local Chicktime Chapter.


February Update:

Chicktime Bulverde was feeling blessed to be able to serve our charity partner, SJRC, in person last weekend. We had the most amazing group of volunteers to help spread some LOVE!
The teens enjoyed designing “shirts of inspiration” to inspire them in 2022. They were also served lunch and received lots of goodies for the long weekend.
Thank you to all the incredible volunteers who came out and gave their Saturday morning to love on these great teens.
Chicktime Bulverde can always use more volunteers. If you can not donate your time, please consider a donation so we can continue our service to SJRC.
Please contact Merrilee Shisk Berger if you would like to join Chicktime Bulverde or if you have any questions.



January Update:

December Update:

Our chapter did not meet in December to allow other campus festivities to take place.

We are excited to bring on the New Year with exciting and new workshops.

We have seen the beauty of what our workshops do and can’t wait to bring the same kind of joy in 2022.

We hope you will join us one month.

November Update:

Chicktime Bulverde is truly Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed. We had a wonderful November workshop hosted by our very own Co-leader Elizabeth Hepp. We started off with the Tree of Thanksgiving where the teens and volunteers wrote what they were thankful for. Next, we dabbed into our creative side and decorated picture frames so we can display some of our favorite Chicktime moment of 2021. A wonderful lunch with dessert was also provided. We even got to celebrate with one of the teens on her birthday! Add the wonderful conversations that were going on, it was absolutely spectacular. It could not be possible with the wonderful volunteers who come out to love on these amazing teens.
Chicktime Bulverde will not be hosting a workshop in December. Please come out and support Chicktime and the teens in SJRC in 2022.

October Update:

Thank you Phoenix Wetsel for the amazing workshop this month. The theme was dia de los Muertos and the activities included face painting, making luminaries, writing messages to your loved ones, and taking turns trying to break open the pi√Īata. All this while listening to the music of the season. The teens at SJRC had a great time; they didn’t want to leave. This all could not be possible with out great volunteers: Phoenix Wetsel and Ranger for the awesome workshop; Leanne and Avery Strum who did such a great job with the face painting; Michele Fey-Swellander; Cathy; Tara Chapman Johnson; Maria Alex Ibarra; Elizabeth Hepp and her friend Pam, and Merrilee Shisk Berger.
After all the festivities, the teens and staff were treated to a Nacho Bar Lunch. Thank you to the amazing, very generous Rahe Bulverde PTA for giving the leftovers from the teacher luncheon to Chicktime Bulverde to share with the teens.
Looking for a volunteer opportunity, please contact Merrilee Shisk Berger for details on Chicktime Bulverde. Now until October 27th, we are collecting candy and individual snacks for the Annual SJRC Halloween Party. Contact Merrilee for pick-up. Thank you!

September Update:

Thank you Lori Rhodes, Chicktime’s amazing founder, for providing the September Workshop for Chicktime Bulverde. Our teens and volunteers had a great time getting their “creative juices” flowing and designed beautiful Floral Arrangements. It was a great opportunity to introduce Floral Design as a possible career choice for them in the near future. I can see this as a great possibility for several of them.
Before sending them back to their houses, the teens enjoyed a lunch consisting of: Sheppard’s Pie, buttered corn, garlic sticks, and ice cream. There were enough leftovers for them to enjoy it for supper, too.
A big Thank you for our volunteers. This could not be possible without your help and contributions: Elizabelth Hepp, Melissa Jorwiak, Celcily Montanez, and the two 2021 Air Force Academy Grads stationed at Randolph Air Force Base. Cole and Charles, you bring smiles and laughter to the teens. It is appreciated!

July Update:

Hooray for Chicktime Bulverde!!! What a celebration we had for being able to meet with volunteers and the whole campus of SJRC Texas. This was the first workshop back in person serving all the houses together since COVID. Each teen was showered with confetti as they arrived. They were showered with lots of love.
Next, they were able to get creative by tie-dying a beach towel. The results were astonishing. They were very surprised and excited with the outcome. The teens at SJRC always enjoy a home cooked meal. This month, they were served Chicken Goulash with garlic sticks, muffins, and Italian Ices. We ended with letting the teens celebrate their togetherness with a nice, controlled confetti egg game. Chicktime Co-Leader, Dr. Melissa Jozwiak got in on the fun. Even Merrilee Shisk Berger was cracked with confetti eggs and if you know her, she usually doesn’t let anyone touch her hair.
A special thank you to Michael Carman for his donation and to all the Chicktime Ladies who came out…. Tara Chapman Johnson Letty Rodela Lesli McDonald Rodriguez Donnette TylerMelissa Jozwiak
It was so nice to be back celebrating with the teens. If you are interested in participating in all this fun, please reach out to Merrilee Shisk Berger.

June Update:

What an awesome June workshop! Thank you Alex Ibarra for getting together the 40 goodie bags for the teenagers. There was such great joy to see these kids eyes light up when they opened their bags and all they could say is WOW! The bags were filled with: soda; cookies; candy; bubbles; a bouncy ball-just to name a few. Not only did every kiddo get their own goodie bag, but Alex also gave each house a basket of games.
Lunch was also provided to each house: ham, chicken, and cheese sliders, chips, tea, and spicy crackers…their favorite.
Lastly, each kiddo was given a “Chicktime” tank top. What better way to start off the summer…Chicktime Style!!

May Update:

Chicktime Bulverde’s May workshop included boys and girls on campus! The teens got a yummy meal of bbq, baked potatoes and desserts ! Workshop leader ( and chapter Co- leader) Melissa, talked to the teens about college and what her college can do for them. She is a professor at Texas A&M San Antonio.
We are grateful that a very small group of volunteers at one time can lead in person workshops ! Baby steps, but we’ll take it!

April Update:

It’s that time of the year when everyone is busy with spring cleaning, end of school year festivities, lots of interesting weather, and planning summer vacations, Chicktime Bulverde still finds time to spring some love on the teenagers of their charity partner. Thank you Heather and Beth for supply April’s Workshop. After treating the kiddo a Taco Bell Lunch, they enjoyed learning about Financial Planning by completing a “Brainstorming Household Budget” worksheet.

They chose a career and then had to find out what they could afford: one or two bedroom apartment, did they need a roommate, etc. They were very engaged in this activity. Looks like we will be doing more of these workshop to help get them prepared for the future. Chicktime Bulverde loves the teenagers at SJRC Texas. Blessed beyond measure to be associated with them.

March Update:

Chicktime Bulverde dropped off lunch and some spring crafts for their charity partner on Saturday, March 20. They enjoyed ground beef Cabana Bowls for lunch, followed by making pine comb bird feeders and doing some sand art.
We are still practicing social distancing, so if you have a craft or an activity you think the kids would enjoy and would like to provide for them, I would be more than happy to take it to them. They enjoy being active.

February Update:

Our February workshop was canceled due to the big Texas storm!! SJRC was without electricity and water and to this day is still dealing with campus issues stemming from the winter blast. Chicktime Bulverde is going to shift gears with workshops this month and next to help out our charity partner! Our February drop-off will be gallon size beverages since SJRC has been without water!

January Update:

First Chicktime Bulverde Workshop of 2021 is in the books! We celebrated the New Year with our annual “Word of Inspiration t-shirt”. Their artistic creations made them hungry, so they were provided lunch from Whataburger. Each house also received a goodie basket to keep the long weekend fun and filling.
A big THANK YOU to Tara Johnson and Alex Ibarra for your contribution to make this weekend happen. We love you! Chicktime Bulverde depends on the generosity from our supporters to keep these workshops going.
These times are tough on the kids at our charity partner. When they receive something from the general public, it gives them hope, excitement and makes them feel loved. If you would like to help share the love and put a smile on these kids face, consider donating to Chicktime Bulverde. A special lunch, a small snack, or an art project can brighten their day!!!
If you would like information on how you can help, please contact Merrilee at merrileeann@hotmail.com.

December Update:

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes a special village to raise a foster child. Chicktime Bulverde is very blessed and thankful for our wonderful, special community volunteers who help us raise the teenagers at our charity partner, SJRC Texas. A simple call to Melanie Bass, owner of Santa’s Ranch in New Braunfels, and the kids at both the Bulverde and New Braunfels campuses have season passes to visit the amazing lights. They had such a great time and enjoyed complementary hot chocolate! Also, a big shout out to my amazing PTA at Rahe Bulverde Elementary for donating Hot Cocoa Bombs Friday. They have never seen anything like that and were blown away. Now they want to make them. I see a future workshop of making Hot Cocoa Bombs!
It takes special people like this to help raise up the children in foster care. We had a successful year here at Chicktime Bulverde because of the special people who volunteer with us to love on the kids at SJRC Texas.
If you would like to join us in raising the kids at SJRC, please check out http://chicktime.wpengine.com/bulverde or contact me. It is a very rewarding experience!!
Merry Christmas from all of us at Chicktime Bulverde!!
God’s Blessings in the New Year!
Merrilee Berger
Managing Leader

November Update:

Grateful, thankful and blessed for the opportunity we have to serve via Chicktime. Our November time at SJRC was so special thanks to volunteers who donate money for snacks and food and drop off activities for the youth to do. We are thankful for Chicktime Canyon Lake Co-Leader, Carolyn Boden, for our November Gratitude Changes Me Activity and the youth at Latter Day Saints Smithson Valley Ward for the Hygiene Bags!
We dropped off lots of Thanksgivng snacks for the kids to have during Thanksgiving week and we had our annual Wursefest meal too!

October Update:

Today was Chicktime Bulverde Saturday and it is….TO BE CONTINUED!!!
Chicktime Bulverde is fortunate and blessed to be able to host the 3rd Annual Halloween Bash this year. Yes, it’s going to look A LOT different than the past, but as long as we get to celebrate with our Charity Partner, we will do it “COVID” style.
This morning, each house was visited with breakfast goodies and NEON COLORS TO GLOW. The Party theme is “Glow in the Dark” so the workshop was to designing your Neon T-shirt to be worn on Halloween night. They were also given Zentangle Pumpkins to Neon color for use as decorations for the party. It looked like they were having fun. I sure had a blast.
If you would like to help out with this party, we are looking for candy and individual snack donations as well as gift cards to H.E.B., Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Samm Club or anywhere we can help make this a Wonderful Memory for these kids.
If you have any questions, please feel free to message me. Thank you in Advance.
 October 31st pics~ 2nd gathering!
Glow in the dark Halloween party~ So Fun!
Epic Evening!

Halloween love and fun dropped off this month!

Such a blessing when we can make a difference this way!

September Update:

Managing Leader, Merrilee, loves to make the youth at SJRC spicy crackers. They love them and ask for them every month.

Just look at the pictures and know they are so grateful for your donations.

August Update:

Saturday was Chicktime Bulverde Saturday at SJRC. Still not able to hang out with our Peeps, but we want them to know how much we love them. They were treated to lunch which included: ham and chicken sliders, chips, Merrilee’s crackers, brownies, tea, lemonade and watermelon. Each house also received a basket full of goodies to keep them happy throughout the weekend.
We sure do miss you guys and just remember…You are LOVED!!

It’s the third Saturday of the month. What does that mean…Chicktime Bulverde at SJRC. We could not meet face to face but we got some goodies together and treated them to a Taco Bell Chalupa Box lunch. The goodies included some of their favorite treat: Merrilee’s Fire Crackers, popcorn, oatmeal pies, Zebra cakes, puddings and more. We also included a couple of activities: Puzzles, Yahtzee and Jacks (a Blast from the Past).
It’s very hard for us not to be able to be with them, but we still want to show them how much they are loved. If you would like to help us show the LOVE to these AMAZING WONDERFUL Teens, we could use gift cards from local eateries, HEB, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michales, or Amazon. Any questions or want to know more about Chicktime or SJRC, message us. Thank you in advance.

In the meantime…..can you help?

Last weeks fun at SJRC-Bulverde with Chicktime Bulverde. We still can’t wait to see the girls in person, but in the meantime…..We will keep thinking of ways to love them from a distance!
Tuesday, I “loaded” the SJRC kiddos with baked potatoes with shredded chicken and lots of toppings along with the ever popular and highly requested Hawaiian Rolls. Did you like my pun…loaded as in a loaded potato.????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Friday, they were treated to Chalupa Boxes from Taco Bell. Thank you Michael Carman for your donation to help make this happen.

I love you kiddos at SJRC-Bulverde.

Chicktime Bulverde  Fed the kids at SJRC Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and homemade Mac and Cheese!

They donated supplies to decorate Paper Mache stars in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for our Freedom and also taught them how to make my spicy crackers.

Ended the festivities with Big Red ice cream floats.

Thank you Tara Johsnon for your donation to help Chicktime Bulverde keep showing up for the kids at SJRC and help them through the pandemic!

Chicktime Bulverde could not meet today for our monthly workshop but we did meet up during the week to share the love. We were honored to have Chef Robert Hicks spend his day off, after the busy Mother’s Day weekend, to prepare Chicken Faijaits, rice and beans for SJRC on Monday. You rocked Robert Hicks!!! They loved you’re cooking.

On Friday, the kids enjoyed Schlotzsky’s Boxed Meals. It was the first time for a lot of the kids to be introduced to the Schlotzsky’s experience. Thank you Jillian Bourn and family for your generous donation to purchase the sandwiches.

If you would like to help these amazing foster kids at SJRC during the pandemic, please message me. The feeling you get when you volunteer or donate is PRICELESS!!!

A little Cinco de Mayo celebration with the SJRC Peeps. Chicktime Bulverde donated the supplies  so SJRC could have a workshop on their own!

Loved the sombrero cookie decorating. Step one of pi√Īata making was really messy but enjoyable. Best part…getting your frustrations out on poor “Foxy”! Hope you enjoyed the candy and cookies in the Pi√Īata! Love you guys! We hope to be back June.

Chicktime Bulverde will not be meeting in May. We hope to resume our workshops in June. In the meantime, please keep the kids at SJRC in your prayers as well as our Nation.

During this time of quarantine, Chicktime Bulverde, is devoted to doing what we can to show love to the kids at SJRC Texas. We may not be able to have our Chicktime Workshops at the moment, but here are a few creative ways we are showing #stoppablelove!

I would like to thank everyone who donated prom dresses, suits, their time, talent, and connections to secure the food, drinks, and desserts for the first ever Murder Mystery Event at SJRC Bulverde: The Perfect Light, Aaron Jensen, Gennaro’s Trattoria,Princess 4 a Night, The Frost Goddess, cakes.n.books bakery, and my friends on Bendel Ranch Rd Next-door. With the “Stay at home” orders, the prom being planned for them was cancelled. We wanted to do something special and fun for these kids while utilizing the beautiful dresses and suits already donated and all the decorations already purchased and made. We could not have asked for a more amazing event. Each house came to the decorated Community Hall for their own special Mystery Game, followed by a delicious meal with dessert, and even some dancing. There is no better feeling then to see these kids having fun and working so nicely too!
Chicktime Bulverde Managing Leader

We took advantage of our local Sonic Drive-Thru and their Tuesday 1/2 price Cheeseburgers….and some sweet tea and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Life is good at SJRC. Supporting our local fast food restaurants and feeding our peeps.

February Update:

Thank you Alamo City LX Modern Mopar Group and. All our volunteers for spending your Saturday morning with the children at SJRC.

Thank you for teaching them auto essentials and sharing your passion for Mopar cars.

The children certainly enjoyed viewing the cool cars and learning about how the engines work too!! Look forward to seeing you again!

January Update:

Chicktime Bulverde started the New Year off with its annual Chicktime calendar and t-shirt designing workshop. The calendar hi-lites all the Chicktime workshops and events and even gives them something to color each month. Next, the designed a t-shirt with a “word of Inspiration” to live by for the next year.

There are a lot of talent with this group. We wrapped things up with lunch, consisting of tamales, chili, rice and queso. A big “shout out” to our wonderful volunteers who gave their Saturday morning to these kids.

Please join us next month as the Alamo City LX Modern Mopar Group shows the kids at SJRC basic car maintenance.

December Update:

We hope our Chicktime Volunteers have a wonderful Christmas. We will resume workshops in the new year!

We will not be having a December workshop.

We will see you in the new year.

November Update:

November is the month to be thankful and Chicktime Bulverde is
Thankful and Blessed to serve SJRC Texas.

We first created a tree of thanks by adding leaves to the tree, thanking someone , especially the staff who take care who take care of them.

Next we made “I am Thankful” boards.

Thank you Carolyn Boden for letting me spin off your “Grace workshop idea from Chicktime Canyon Lake”.

We finished with a “Wurstfest” style lunch of potatoes, cabbage and sausage and dessert of the most amazing tasting pies and Apple Cider.

October Update:

Thank you Liz and Cora for leading the children of SJRC through the “My Amazing Self” activity.

The Children are very inspirational and truly amazing. It was so wonderful to hear them share their ¬†messages of what is important to be successful with each other…such amazing courage. They also enjoyed making their own Halloween desserts!

September Update:

September’s workshop was a blast. We had the kiddos think about what their goals were after finishing school. They made envision board and/or notebooks, talked about career choices and even did some cooking. They enjoyed each other’s company while snacking on sliders, chips, brownies and cookies. Chicktime Bulverde is so blessed and honored to have such amazing volunteers who come out and love on these awesome kids.

Please come out and join us every third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to noon.

We are also looking for volunteers to host a workshop in the year 2020. Please let us know if you are interested or have any questions. Your workshop is simply sharing your passion with the kids at SJRC. When you are excited about what you do, others will share along with your joy. Come try it out with us!

Our September Workshop activity has changed. We will no longer be participating off campus in the Bulverde Jubilee Parade.

We are planning some wonderful life skill activities at SJRC!

We would love to have as many volunteers as possible to help us with the workshop, but mostly to share love and encouragement to these kids that need it!

SJRC Texas; 1400 Ridge Creek, Ln

Bulverde, Texas

Saturday, September, 21st


Questions? Contact Marilee @ 210-288-6267


August Update:

Thank you Animal Defense League for coming out for our August Workshop to talk to the kids at SJRC about your mission and volunteer opportunities on your campus.

The children had a great time baking treats, making dog toys and beds for the animals in the hospital!

Hope to see y’all at our next workshop!

July Update:

Thank you Ms. Alex for another wonderful Chicktime Carnival. The kids had so much fun bobbing for apples, playing Bingo and Chess, and all the other fun carnival games. The BBQ hamburgers and sausage were a big hit. Also, thanks to our awesome volunteers who come out to help support Chicktime and our charity partner, SJRC Texas every month.

If you want a rewarding experience, come join us on the third Saturday of each month at SJRC Texas. We guarantee a fun time for all!!

June Update:

Thank you, Charis, for sharing your talents with us today!

The children had a wonderful time being able to tap into their creativity and make beautiful paintings!

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers that spent their morning spending time with the children at SJRC!

See you next month!

May Update:

A big “Shout Out” to RBFCU for coming out last Saturday to give a financial workshop to the kids at SJRC Texas. They learned the financial lingo, how to write a check, make a “smart” plan, and played financial Bingo. Great job Jennifer from RBFCU!

A lot of the kids at SJRC Texas have jobs and this workshop gave them wonderful information on what to do with their money. They are all looking forward to opening an account with RBFCU. Thank you to all our awesome volunteers who came out to love on these wonderful kids.

April Update:

Chicktime Bulverde alone with its Charity Partner were so blessed and excited to have Julie from Artistic Blooms share her talent at our April Chicktime Worksop on Tuesday, April 16th. Ms Julie helped us make the corsages and boutonnieres for the 2019 SJRC Prom which will be held this Thursday. Thank you so much for  the lesson and putting your special touch on our creations. Also, thank you for helping make this prom everything we hoped it would be.

March Update:

Thank you Jennifer and family for organizing such a clever and puzzling activity for the children at SJRC.

The lock box game was a tremendous success.

February Update:

Chicktime Bulverde is thankful for  Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority from Texas A&M Univeristy РSan Antonio for coming out and spending part of their weekend to lead our February workshop. If you are interested in volunteering with Chicktime Bulverde, the 3rd Saturday of every month please  join and impact the life of a child!

Chicktime was Wonderfull.

 We decorated t-shirts and and the girls were extremely talented!

Our volunteers make it so special.

December Update:

Thank you Mary Young and the many volunteers who came out to celebrate the holidays with the children at SJRC!

They enjoyed the creative and interactive activities you coordinated and the wonderful snacks you provided.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

November Update:

Last week SJRC gave back to their community by spending time with the folks at The Village at Garden Ridge.

Thank you Tina and Sylvia for arranging this activity for our children.

October Update:

Thank you to our workshop leader and they many volunteers who came out today to welcome Fall and they children at SJR C.


We started the festivities with a wreath making contest, painted candy corn to make garlands and to decorate each house.

We snacked on ghost mozzarella sticks and pumpkin clementines.

September Update:

Our September workshop was canceled due to severe weather. We appreciate our volunteers so much we did not want to risk their safety. We hope you will plan to join us in October.

All our love,

Chicktime Bulverde

August Update:

We said good bye to summer break with the children at SJRC and had an absolute BLAST!

Enjoy these pictures capturing the fun had by all (adults, too)! Thank you Girl Scout Troop 855 for raising money for today’s fun filled activities!

July Update:

Our carnival was just what the summer needed!

Chalktime at Chicktime was so relaxing…

Food, Games and Fun filled the morning….

The perfect day…

June Update:

Thank you, Melissa, for organizing and leading yesterday’s activities. The children had a lot of fun paint rocks, face painting and making duct tape wallets. It was wonderful to see each child’s creativity at work.

May Update:

Chicktime Bulverde had a wonderful time celebrating Cinco de May! The children used their creativity to transform each drawing into an individual work of art. We can’t wait to see them melded together in one collage!

The celebration wouldn’t of been the same without Pinata Time!

We will have more fun next month…Join us!

April Update:

Thank you to the amazing sisters of Sigma Delta Lambda Texas A&M San Antonio for helping Chicktime Bulverde make today so much fun for the children at SJRC home. Everyone enjoyed the carnival ? games, snacks, and music…we all learned how to stroll!

March Update:

Thank you Julie Geib from Artistic Blooms for making the world more beautiful.

Julie shared her passion for art and fresh cut flowers.

What a great way to spend a Saturday morning!

February Update:

Chicktime Bulverde¬†brought the Olympic games to the children at SJRC! We made our own snow, medals, played hockey, ice skated, and made our own bobsled out of cups. Thank you to each volunteer that came and the workshop leaders who did an amazing job! We¬†‚̧ԳŹ¬†Chicktime Bulverde!

January Update:

We started the year off right with more love and joy than we could have ever imagined! We have the happiest volunteers and serve the sweetest kids at SJRC Texas!

Rock painting was so much fun! 

 Come join us next month for just as much fun,  snacks and fellowship!

December Update:

Chicktime Bulverde was honored to celebrate Christmas¬†by taking our workshop “off campus” for¬†some Christmas Fun!

Pizza at¬†Peter Piper Pizza and then Driving through Santa’s Ranch to look at all the Christmas Lights¬†!

To say it was a magical time would be an understatement! We saw Christmas in the eyes of the children of SJRC Texas!

Exciting things are planned for 2018! Come out and join us!

November Update:

These are the fabulous volunteers of Chicktime Bulverde!

And this is the FUN, FUN, FUN they bring month after month!


Our October workshop was a beautiful morning of love!!

We are blessed with such faithful volunteers who love Chicktime as much as we do…

So much Halloween fun was in the air and our hearts left ready to begin planning for our November workshop!

Please join us!

September Update:

Chicktime Bulverde held our workshop at the Bulverde Jubilee Parade. We had the kids make decorations, decorate the float and then ride on the float throwing candy to the parade goers!

Our “Uncle Sam” rocked it.

Thank you to Tejas Rodeo- Yancy and Terri Martin for letting us use hay for the float and the girls at Texas A &M University-San Antonio Sigma Delta Lamda Sorority for your help. What a difference you made!!

 Our September Workshop~pool party was a great way to ring in the upcoming school year!

Thank you to Chicktime’s founder, Lori Rhodes, for opening up¬†your home for our kids! They had the best time!

Join us Next month! See how you can impact a child’s life at SJRC Texas!

July Update:

Chicktime July was a great day to host a Carnival for the residents of SJRC Texas!

From bobbing for apples to darts~ we had about 10 unique carnival activities. At each activity they were given tickets where they could cash in for prizes!

Along with amazing hot dogs, funnel cakes, and homemade ice cream it was truly an amazing time!

Thank you to Chicktime Bulverde Volunteers for showing so much fun and laughter to the kids!

Special thanks to Maria Ibarra for putting so much thought and LOVE to the event!

We will learn how to arrange flowers next month! Hope you can join us !

How It All Began!!!

Being part of the Chicktime Movement, you never forget the faces. One of the
faces sealed in my memory is a little girl named Christy. She had long black
hair and swooping bangs that she often hid behind. She didn’t smile much. If
you had her childhood, you wouldn’t either. Every day she wore one of two
black shirts and the same shoes. She didn’t want the other kids in school to
know she was in foster care. It was her shameful little secret.
The one bright thing in Christy’s life, was music. I’ll never forget seeing
that big smile that I had never met before, when she told me she was going
to be in a choir concert. But the smile quickly faded when she later found
out that if you wanted to be in the choir you had to wear a fancy black
dress, close-toed church shoes, and a matching sweater. To most of you
mothers out there, this is no big deal. But to Christy, this was everything.
She didn’t want to tell anyone that she didn’t have those things.
Thanks to Chicktime, I was there in her moment, and able to help. We had
kids clothing stored and Christy and I went to the warehouse to pick out her
concert outfit.¬†¬†She was so excited. But I wasn’t.¬†¬†Because we had to pick
her outfit out of ugly garbage bags.  I had flash backs of when my mom would
take me shopping in the pretty stores, and how it would have felt if we went
shopping through other peoples’ trash.
Christy put on a brave face, even though I could tell she was disappointed.
And I don’t blame her. It broke my heart. And even though we found the
perfect outfit, and Christy’s concert was the highlight of her life, I
couldn’t let it go.¬†¬†There may not be much I can do to help her situation.
But by golly, I can do this.  I can make sure no other child has to go
shopping for clothes in the trash. Not on my watch.
That day the Donation Divas Boutique was born. And with the help of
Chicktime and partner charities, we were able to create something pretty
amazing.¬†¬†Sure, to those of you who like to shop, you probably wouldn’t call
it fancy. But you should¬†see the¬†look in these young girls’ faces when they come
to pick out a new dress. The same look Christy gave me as we picked out her
concert dress, and a tear rolled down her cheek, and for the first time she
hugged me.
If you want to become part of this amazing boutique, please contact me at
katyb@chicktime.com for more information. It’s the little things that make
the biggest difference.

June Update:

Wow!! Today was magical ‚ú® thank you to every volunteer who came out to love our littles at SJRC Texas.

¬†Merrilee Shisk Berger did a beautiful job putting together a day of car show wonders- private for only our kids!! Along with¬†hot dogs, nachos, and s’mores!!


Thank you to Texas Corvette Association Lions Clubs International CenTex Diesel @alamo car club Mopar Central Texas Classic Mustangs Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS Bulverde Police Department@south Texas camaro

We are speechless to the love and kindness you showed the children at SJRC Texas.

 We hope you will back back for next years car show in June and to another Chicktime event this year!

To our Chicktime Volunteers….humbly, we thank you for all you do to carry out the mission of Chicktime!!

Chicktime Bulverde Helps Their Charity Partner!!

Chicktime Bulverde Donation Divas gave up an evening to make the donation area look INCREDIBLE for the kids at their charity partner~ SJR in Bulverde, Texas! Way to go Chicktime Bulverde!!

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!! Philippians 4:4

May Update:

What a wonderful culinary experience we all enjoyed during Chicktime May!

Megan Perez, Realtor at Phyllis Browning Company did a wonderful job selecting fun new foods for the kids to make and taste.

The cooking class was a hit as we learned about restaurant etiquette, how to cook Breakfast Sushi- with a rice cake bar, Avocado toast with eggs, and fancy French toast! The kids left full and happy and everyone had a smile.

Thank you to¬†our wonderful volunteers that make our chapter so special! Every month is such a treat getting to spend time with one another and serving the awesome kids at SJRC Texas.¬†About 15 kids on campus didn’t want our volunteers to leave after our designated time was over¬†so they played a game of kickball and fellowshipped together! ?

April Update:

What a¬†HAPPY Easter Fiesta we all had this month at SJRC Texas!! Almost 40 volunteers¬†and they simply¬†took¬†our breath away with all of their love and enthusiasm for our kids! We made paper flowers and maracas…..

We decorated sugar cookies like Easter eggs and sugar skulls….

Played bingo and made sock bunnies…..

And we ended the day with the funniest cascarón egg hunt of all time!!!!

If you want to be completely filled and overwhelmed with joy while making a difference in kids lives, come out and join us for another month of fun at Chicktime- Bulverde!


March Update:

Chicktime this month was absolutely amazing! The 5th Grade Rahe Elementary team lead an awesome month full of St. Patrick’s day luck.

The kids enjoyed writing what they were lucky to have and made stress play dough- scented with essential oils! They also ate green jello, flew kites, played bingo and enjoyed fellowship with all of our volunteers.

We had some new faces this week and hope to see them back next month! Thank you for everyone that came out to support our chapter!

February Update:

This Saturday was so much fun!! Thank you to Alex and her family for hosting such a fun and joyfully activity ??

We had a blast crafting and snacking with our sweet kiddos at SJRC Texas! Keep a look out for our invitation to next months Chicktime in Bulverde.

The activity will be revealed and all are invited to come and play!

January Update:

A dream come true today at Chicktime-Bulverde. Had so many wonderful volunteers show up that we almost had 1 volunteer for every kiddo. It was great.

Thank you again Texas A&M-San Antonio Segma Delta Sorority, UT School of Dentistry of San Antonio, and my Rahe Bulverde/Comal family for coming out and helping us put a smile on these wonderful kids at St. Jude’s Ranch. Hope to see you next month!!


December Update:


Merry Christmas from Chicktime Bulverde!

This month, we had so much fun with both SJRC Texas campuses as we celebrated Christmas at Peter Piper Pizza and Santa’s Ranch! Over 60 kids from the ranch ate pizza, played games and drank hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles while taking the most beautiful light tour in Texas. Thank you to everyone who donated to make this night so special. Kids in care want to be with their families more than ever this time of the year so by volunteering and maintaining an established relationship with an organization you make such a difference in their holidays. Chicktime does it by showing up and giving them a familiar joy every month that brings smiles, peace, and a sense of family. We hope you will join us at Chicktime January!

November Update:

November Chicktime was a huge success! Our fall festival was so much fun both indoor and outdoors. Check out the pictures and video and join us next month for our December Event!


October Update:

Joyful, free spirited, and fun are three words that sum up our October Chicktime! Thank you for coming out and decorating with the sweetest little ones in the world! We love SJRC Texas!


September Update:

What a beautiful chicktime this month! Julie and her son Jacob taught everyone how to make a gorgeous flower arrangements and paper flowers. She owns a flower shop called Artistic Blooms Inc, and donated buckets of fresh flowers and over 40 baskets for everyone to take with them. What a treat it was to see this amazing chick and her little dude shine while doing what she does best!


August Update:

Chicktime this weekend was INCREDIBLE!! Will, who is in high school was the leader this month. The stations were well thought out, fun and educational. It was the perfect back to school chicktime, everyone was participating and having fun!! We made super bubbles, testing buoyancy, made lava lamps and 3D structures. Thanks to Will, his Dad, and all the volunteers that made Saturday so special!


July Update:


The St. Jude’s Children and volunteer cooled down by playing water games; the cool down began with relay games and ended with water balloons and water guns.  With all this fun we got quite hungry; so the kids and volunteer shared pizza, salad, lemonade, funnel cakes and delicious watermelon.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful leaders every month.  Thanks everyone.  See you all next month!






June Update:

It’s was a fun day at the carnival! Who doesn’t love a day of fun, games and good eats? We had a blast bringing an exciting day to the kiddos at St. Jude’s. They lit up with excitement as they played at the Water Gun Takedown booth, Balloon Dart Pop, Pie FACE, Wiffle Ball Toss, Guess How much in a Jar, Hula Hoop Toss, and Whack-A-Tin! There was a happy buzz of laughter in the air and bellies were full. The food was awesome as we all ate too much Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Mac n Cheese and tons of Candy! The lucky winners of the Cupcake Walk even indulged in cute little cupcakes which were donated by our amazing volunteers at Chicktime Bulverde! I am blown away by the effort, thought, preparation and care of the leaders this month and the joy we all shared as volunteers. We hope to see you this month at The Picnic. Heads up, there will be fun, laughter and water guns!





¬†Join us at St Jude’s Ranch for Fiesta and outdoor water games. ¬†
1400 Ridge Creek Lane, Bulverde, TX 78163.


RSVP to Laura Sowell @ chicktimebulverde@gmail.com or 361-244-0696.


Hope you can join us!


Final March


February News

Slithering their way to fun, the St. Jude’s kids made snakes out of rope, spoons and duct tape.  As they got hungry, they created their own yummy snacks.  Other activities were paper globes and some creative kids came up with their own original crafts too!

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January News

The St Jude’s kids and volunteers¬†show of their style by making¬†T-shirt. There was also art and crafts and tasty snacks.



December News


Christmas was filled with fun activities.  We started with yummy hot dogs and snacks.  Then the St Jude’s Children, staff and volunteers grab their passports and took a trip around the world to create different Christmas decorations.

Christman Chicktime



November News

This November the St. Jude’s Children made tasty Turkey treats, created Christmas ornaments and Thanksgiving cards.¬† They had a great time playing fun relay games and competing with each other.¬† Thank you to all the volunteers that showed up to play with the children at St. Jude’s.






October News

The St Jude’s kids, staff, and volunteers celebrated Halloween morning by showing off their creativity.



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September News


We enjoyed fresh air and amazing trials at the Bamberger Ranch.  The kids look for fossils, learn about our land, got to see dinosaur’s tracks and the only man made bat cave.  Afterward we top it off with hot dogs and an ice cream social.


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August News

We had an fantastic time.  The kids made elephant toothpaste, dry ice bubbles, silly putty and made their own ice cream.


Join us on August 15th


St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

1400 Ridge Creek Lane

Bulverde, TX 78163

We will have fun with science experiments.




July Update

We had an amazing time late month.  The kids were chefs and created their own pizzas. While they wanted for their yummy pizza to be baked, we all worked out some of those yummy calories. The kids did a Zumba workout and there was even some free style dancing.



Join us July 18th at St. Jude’s Ranch 1400 Ridge Creek Lane, Bulverde, TX 78163 from 9:30 to 11:30 for an awesome Chicktime! We will be learning Zumba and creating our own pizzas.¬† Delicious!!!



June News

Chicktime was a blast! We were able to kick off summer with tons of water balloons and relay races. The kids enjoyed a water balloon toss, sponge race, limbo activity, and hula hooping. Thanks to all our volunteers for making this Chicktime so wonderful.


Join us June 20th from 9:15 to 11:30! We will be having fun luau and water activities! This will be held at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children at¬†1400 Ridge Creek Lane Bulverde, TX 78163.


May Update


Last month we had a wonderful drawing lesson thanks to Mary Disbrow. Everyone was able to learn many techniques to forming a great piece of art work. We made beautiful birds on tree branches. Thanks to all the volunteers for helping unleash some awesome creativity!



July 2015 Invitation

April Update

We had a great time taking the St. Jude’s kids to the Mission’s Baseball Game. ¬†They really enjoyed the atmosphere and all the excitement exuding at Mission’s Stadium. ¬† We had hot dogs, soda and chips as well as snow cones. ¬†The game was very exciting and the Missions also offer great entertainment in between innings. ¬†It was fun for all ages, even little Truett (Laura’s baby), slept through it with great enthusiasm. ¬†Thanks to all the volunteers and contributions that made this event a great success for our precious kids at St. Jude’s.



Join us Sunday, April 19th, 2015

1:30 pm-5:30 pm

We will be taking the kids to the San Antonio Missions Baseball game.  Tickets are $13 and include a hot dog, chips, and a drink.

If you are interested please RSVP to Lori Rhodes at lori@mlrhodes.com or 830-708-4254.  Space is limited so reserve your tickets today!


March Update


We spent this Chicktime at the the Spring Branch Bulverde Library where we had many fun filled activities. We were able to make cards for the wounded warriors, bracelets, bags with supplies for the homeless, and explore the library for good books. The kids had tons of fun helping others in the community with these kind and charitable acts. Thanks to our leader this month, Tara Johnson it was beautiful and smooth running Chicktime. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out and supported the children and our leaders this month!


Join us Saturday, March 21, 2015

9:30am-11:30am at

Bulverde/Spring Branch Library (across the street from Home Depot)

131 Bulverde Crossing,

Bulverde, TX 78163

We be with the kiddos from St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

Activities include:

Making Cards for Wounded Warriors

Writing Blessings and Filling a care package for the homeless

Using the library facilities

Snack Station

We Hope you can join us and bring your friends!

For more information and to RSVP please contact Laura Sowell chicktimebulverde@gmail.com or 361-244-0696

February Update

This Chicktime we had fun paining flower pots and Oreo Balls.  The Oreo Balls were such a treat, thanks to our leaders.  We filled our flower pots with lots of candy.  Thank you to the many volunteers who enjoyed this Chicktime with us.  It was great to have more male volunteers and we look forward to everyone joining us again next month.


Join us Saturday, February 21, 2015

9:15am-11:30am At St. Jude’s Ranch

1400 Ridge Creek Lane

Bulverde, TX 78163

We will be making crafts and yummy snacks.

For more information please contact Laura Sowell chicktimebulverde@gmail.com or 361-244-0696

January Update

Thanks to Rhonda for bringing the Asian New Year to St. Jude’s this year. ¬†We had a great time making our own egg rolls and chinese lanterns. ¬†The kids of all ages enjoyed spending time with the volunteers and making other creative items with all the great paper and stickers that were brought for the lanterns.


Join us Saturday January 17th for an Asian New Year celebration!


December Update

We had a wonderful Christmas Party this December Chicktime. The kids got to decorate cupcakes that sparked much creativity. There was also a photo booth for pictures with fun outfits that accompanied the Christmas cheer. Before the games started we passed out Christmas presents which included monogramed towels and Chicktime shirts. It was a great Chicktime thanks to all the volunteers and wonderful kids who allowed this all to be possible! We can’t wait for next year!








November Update

November was filled with great craft activities that everyone enjoyed. ¬†Our leader, Ronda, provided all the supplies for a sweet candy Christmas tree, foam Christmas ornaments and creative card ¬†making. ¬†We were able to participate in these wonderful crafts in the beautiful new community room. ¬†What a fabulous blessing to have such a well appointed location to hold our Chicktime events. ¬†Thanks to all the volunteers that showed up to play with the children at St. Jude’s.


November news


October Update

This Chicktime we let science and fun meet! We had fun with science experiments making lots of bubbles and gooey creations. These included elephant toothpaste, putty, dry ice bubbles, coke and mentos explosions, balloon races, and lava lamps. These wonderful creation were a big hit thanks to our wonderful volunteers.



Spook-tacular Science Saturday!!!

Join us and the kids at St Jude’s Ranch.
October 18, 2014 from 9:30am-11:30am.

We will put the spooky in science experience.

1400 Ridge Creek Ln,
Bulverde, TX 78163

RSVP TODAY: chicktimebulverde@gmail.com

September Update

We treated the kids to a fun swimming party at the Canyon Lake Country Club.  Although splashing in the pool was a great time, we really enjoyed sitting on the deck eating the delicious hotdogs and visiting.  It was a nice relaxing day at a great locations for basking in the sun with a little bit of rain to cool off the day.


Sept Invite

August Highlights

Lots and lots of bubbles this August Chicktime! Thanks to Jane Nelson we had lots of fun blowing bubbles, making buttons, and playing with a huge parachute. The bubbles were a big hit for the kids and volunteers! We had many tools available to make bubbles of many shapes and sizes. The giant parachute helped us out with a-lot of games and other fun activities. It also easily turned into a fun dome to sit under with a rainbow of colors. The button maker produced many buttons with pre-made and personal sayings. The kids loved putting their own creativity into their buttons! Overall a great Chicktime! Thanks to all the kids, volunteers, and staff for making this all possible!


August Invite

Who would have thought etiquette and sports agility would go hand in hand.  We had such a wonderful day.  A special Thank You goes out the the Harty Family for making this day possible and wonderful!  We learned how to properly introduce yourself, set the table, and table manners.  It is easy to have proper tables manners when you are served delicious fruit salad and mini cakes with frosting and sprinkles.  Outside on the basketball court is where things really heated up.  A quick warm up consisted of jumping and squatting before the real fun started.  It takes a lot of concentration to move your feet: in in out out, without touching the squares on the ground.  Everyone enjoyed the friendly competition during the medicine ball relay races.  Thank you Harty Family and all the volunteers!

RSVP Today

361-244-0696 or chicktimebulverde@gmail.com

July Invitation

June was made possibly by Tara Johnson and the members of her book club.  Thank you! We had a wonderful morning at the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library.  Everyone enjoyed making journals, bookmarks, and ice cream.  The library gave tours of the beautiful facilities, and donated a special gift to each child.  The kids were ecstatic when they were told they could take a book home.  What an awesome gift!  Thank you again to all who helped make June such a joyful experience for the kids as well as all the volunteers.


June 2014

What a wonderful morning!!  A special thank you to Bonnie Cheatham, Carole Nelms and the staff at Paint Palooza.  So many laughs, smiles, dirty paint brushes, and creative dolphins were generated during the May event.  All the kids, staff, and volunteers enjoyed the activity.  The morning was completed with snacks and drinks.

May Invite

A special thanks to Leslie Matt and all the volunteers for making April full of fun, creative flower pots, and beautiful flowers.  We started the morning by getting creative and painting clay pots.  The weather was perfect for the pots to sit outside and dry before we planted the flowers.  While the paint dried we played outside and ate candy from easter eggs.  Yummy!!

April Chicktime

Thank you so much to Lori Rhodes and her team for making March at the Natural Bridges Caverns perfect!  Everyone enjoyed the awe-inspiring, ancient formations centuries old and still growing.  We saw natural wonders such as, amazing stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers and soda straws.  After walking 180 feet under ground, we exited the cave and went to work mining in a sluice for amethyst, rose quartz, emeralds and other treasures.  All the walking and mining worked up an appetite.  A delicious lunch, complete with cookies, under the oak trees made the perfect ending to a great day!     





Caverns Invite

A special Thanks to Kelly Vizzone and all the volunteers for helping make February a sweet success. ¬†The morning started off with an informative history of the origin of Zumba. ¬†Then it was time to get busy busting out the moves. ¬†We jumped, twisted, spun, shake, ‘made soup’, and ‘washed windows’. ¬†After our heart rates were up and the sweat was pouring we slowed down our breathing and stretched our bodies with yoga. ¬†What a great way to spend the morning!

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A big thank you to Liz and Katy Barger for making January Chicktime a HUGE success.  The girls loved making and eating delicious egg rolls.  Everything is more fun with glitter, especially decorating the Chinese Lanterns and dancing Chinese Dragons.  Thank you to all who volunteered.  

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January 2014

I would like to thank all the volunteers for their help and support!  You could feel the Christmas Joy during the December event. Everyone loved making cards, cookies, and decorating cookies with frosting and sprinkles.  It was the perfect way to start the Christmas season.

Wonderful Volunteers


We are very excited to announce the re-launch of Chicktime Bulverde! Watch for more information as the chapter gears up, and mark your calendars now for our first event on December 7th at 9:00 am at the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children! We are looking forward to serving with you all in the Bulverde area!

Please join us this month on Saturday July 27th with the girls of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to experience something truly great. Guro Jayson “Alupihan” Pena from Street Smart MMA in Canyon Lake is presenting a self defense seminar for the girls of St. Jude‚Äôs Ranch.¬† This girl‚Äôs self-defense seminar will teach them techniques that can be real life-savers in a dangerous situation. Please come to experience this sharing opportunity.¬† Volunteers are paramount for our success in offering love, laughter, and support for the girls of St. Jude‚Äôs. We need people like you. Bring your friends and your daughters! Please contact Betsy or Lesli for more information. Lesli- mattfamily5@gmail.com; Betsy – bfontaine01@gmail.com.


June Highlights


We had an amazing event with the girls in June. We did manicures and pedicures and had an awesome time. A huge thanks to all of our volunteers who showed up to make it a success. A special thanks to our national founder Lori Rhodes who donated the supplies and came to participate as well.   Everyone came out of the event with beautifully painted nails and a great feeling of fellowship.

Please come on June 1st to help pamper and give lots of love to the girls at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.¬† It will be a lovely day of manicures and pedicures and creativity. Bring your mothers, daughters, and friends to become immersed in love and laughter.


May Highlights


Our May event was truly spectacular at The Centre for Emergency Health Sciences. The girls had fun while learning all about how our bodies work. They learned CPR on dummies and they learned the Heimlich Maneuver by practicing on each other wearing specially made vests. We even learned the right way to wash our hands! We had a wonderful time at the Bulverde/Spring Branch EMS station and give big thanks to Candice Thompson, Capt. Scotty Bollitier, and Anatomy Ally. They really know their stuff and know how to make learning it lots of fun.

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Join us¬†on May 11th¬†for a great time at The Centre for Emergency Health Sciences. It’s a hands-on experience learning about anatomy and having lots of fun while doing it. Join the Chicktime ladies and the St. Jude’s children at 353 Rodeo Dr. Spring Branch, TX. Bring your daughters, sisters, or mothers for this awesome time.

April Highlights

What a great time we had with the ladies of University of Incarnate Word basketball team and coach, Taylor Carter, Candice Chaney, and Michelle Hale. They showed the girls some basics on the court, advanced moves and we played some challenging games. The girls loved it and wanted them to come back soon.

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Please come and join the Chicktime Glory Girls on April 13th from 9-11 at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 1400 Ridge Creek Lane, Bulverde, Texas. We can’t wait to see YOU there!¬†It will be a great event filled with love and laughter from all, with some of the University of Incarnate Word girls basketball team.¬† We also have some exciting news!¬† I would like you all to welcome our wonderful new co-leader Betsy Fontaine to the Glory Girls. What a blessing Betsy is to Chicktime!


March Highlights


The Glory Girls event in March was an event to remember. It was hosted by Anna Schnabel and Carole Nelms. A big thank you to Bonnie Chetham for inviting these wonderful ladies to host. The theme was Mardi Gras.  Carole did some great research, and taught everyone about the history of Mardi Gras, while the girls made colorful beaded and feathered masks. I think everyone there learned something. Carole is a great teacher.  Anna had a wonderful selection of masks to choose from, and all the girls personalities and artistic abilities shown though in their decorations.  Thanks to the gentlemen for making a very tasty low country shrimp boil. What a wonderful group of ladies we had there that day.  A huge THANK YOU to all of you that came and helped. Please join us on April 13 from 9-11 for another exciting day.



Our next event will celebrate Mardi Gras!  Come Join us Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 am Р12 am ** (NOTE: time change this month only!!)
St Jude’s Ranch for Children
4100 Ridge Creek Ln, Bulverde


February Highlights


Our February event was full of fun and laughter as we began the day decorating cupcakes and then Kari Surovik taught everyone how to play Bunco. With 6 tables of 4 each, the room was full of smiles and laughter and lots of shouts of “Bunco” as the girls rolled 3 of a kind on their dice. There were lots of winners – most wins, most losses, most Bunco’s etc; but the biggest win was watching all the smiles on the faces of the girls and hearing their laughter. Thank you Dee Patterson for planning the day and Kari and Lesli for making it happen when Dee needed to step in and help with a family event. For those of you who are reading this and have never come out to a Chickime event, we meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month and would love to have you join us. If you have a passion to share, or are creative, or just want to sponsor a month please contact one of the leaders of the Bulverde Glory Girls Chapter. We would love to have you.

Looks like someone rolled a bunco!

Looks like someone rolled a bunco!

We will be holding our first event as the newly renamed Bulverde Glory Girls on February 9th, and we will be playing Bunco and eating cupcakes!


January Highlights

Our January event was the best ever.  The girls gave of themselves by serving at the CRC Food Bank in South San Antonio.  It was such fun and rewarding for them, they have asked to help give out the food on a monthly basis.  This day was a blessing for all involved.