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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally at Luckenbach - 6/2-3

Luckenbach, Texas hosts the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally Run, Frdiay June 2 and Saturday June 3. There will be live music, including Jay Sims, the Kim carson Band and the Ben Beckendorf Band. Call 830/997-3224 or 888/311-8990 for more information.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Easy Orchid Workshop - 5/27

Come to Oma's Haus & Garten, 1107 N Llano St, in Fredericksburg, Texas, and see how easy orchids can really be when you come to Oma's Haus & Garten to learn about orchids that do well in our area and how to care for them. There will also be demonstrations on how to re-pot your orchids. Call (830) 997-0105 for more information.

Island Assault: 1944 - Nimitz Museum 5/27-29

Experience the sights, sounds and drama of a World War II assault on an enemy bunker. Re-enactors use authentic clothing, weapons and vehicles from the Pacific War era. Programs are in an outdoor environment, so dress for the weather conditions. Educational opportunity for the entire family.

Demonstrations will be presented at the Pacific Combat Zone at 10:30 a.m., 12:30PM,
2:30PM and 4PM each day. The Pacific Combat Zone is located two blocks northeast of the museum complex on E. Austin Street between Elk and Lee.

Fees for "Island Assault: 1944" are free with regular museum admission of $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children age 5 and younger. Fees without museum admission are $2 for adults and $1 for students.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Fredericksburg Herb Farm's Herb & Art Festival - 5/27

The Fredericksburg Herb Farm and the Fredericksburg Art Guild, along with guests from Die Kunstler von Fredericksburg, The Kerrville Art Club, & the Artisans at Rocky Hill want you to come out as they team up for a weekend of art, music, shopping, great food, & fine wine!

Picture the Herb Farm with artists in every garden creating & capturing the beauty of Spring. Now add great food, local wines, music & art for sale - and you have the Herb-n-Art Festival! Walk the gardens, watch art in the making, sip wine, listen to music, shop, & don't miss the special dinner and awards ceremony followed by more music...

The Sights & Sounds of Ben Beckendorf - 5/26 - 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Ben Beckendorf, son of legendary Texas artist Charles Beckendorf, provides the musical backdrop for his artwork on display at Artisans at Rocky Hill, 6266 E Us Highway 290, east of fredericksburg, Texas. Like his father, Ben enjoys working in many mediums which include oil, acrylic, pencil and watercolor. Ben's style is his own; developed over many years of building his personal collection, which has recently become available to the public.

Enjoy the softer side of Ben against a Hill Country sunset while visiting with local Artisans and enjoying fabulous foods and Bell Mountain wines. Call (830) 990-8160 for more information.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance Summer Concerts - 5/21 - 6:30 pm

Fredericksburg's live music weekend concludes on Sunday night with the PCAA Summer Concert Series featuring Bill Smallwood's Lonestar Swing Orchestra. This 18 piece band performs music from the "Big Band" era of the 30's and 40's. Imagine Glenn Miller and Count Basie meet Bob Wills and Spade Cooley.

The LSSO features Bill on vocals, tenor sax, & trumpet. This group also features Sandi Campbell on vocals accompanied by some of the Texas Hill Country's finest instrumentalists.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Robert Bates Organ Concert - 5/21 - 3 pm

What began as a music study club in 1937, the Fredericksburg Music Club has evolved into a nationally and internationally recognized presenter of outstanding musical artists and ensembles. This weekend, they present Robert Bates, concert organist, at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano Street in Fredericksburg Texas. The concert begins at 3 pm. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call (830) 997-5413 for more information.

Bates has recorded the complete organ works of Brahms (Pro Organo), Daquin (Loft Recordings) and Correa de Arauxo (to be released by Loft Recordings). His three-CD set, "Viaticum" (Loft Recordings), contains eight of his own compositions. A live performance for the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in 2000 is now available on CD ("Robert Bates in recital at Lagerquist Hall" (ReZound Recordings).

8th Annual Lavendar Festival, Becker Vineyards 5/20-21

Becker Vineyards celebrates lavender with their annual lavender festival. Vendors are invited to participate and sell lavender and gardening related products. No admission. Becker Vineyards will be open 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and noon to 6 pm on Sunday. Call (830) 644-2681 for more information.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Miniature Theme Garden Workshop - May 20

Oma's Haus & Garten, 1107 N Llano Street in Fredericksburg, Texas, welcomes children & adults of all ages to a workshop to learn how to build your own miniature theme garden!

Bring your imagination and any materials you may want to use (small plants, trinkets, or container), and of course Oma's Haus will have plenty of plants and supplies on-hand as well. Call (830) 997-0105 for more information.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Hill Country SPCA Dog Trot 5K Run/Walk

A family-fun, and pet friendly event, the Dog Trot benefits the Hill Country SPCA. Please bring your pets! They will recognize the pets adopted from the HCSPCA, and the owners will receive a ribbon to wear. Over the past nine years they have found homes for over 1800 dogs and cats and hope to see many of these pets at the Dog Trot. Sign up at 7 am at the SPCA building 2981 S State Highway 16 in Fredericksburg, Texas, or call (830) 990-9085 for more information!

Fredericksburg Choral Spring Concert - 5/19-20

The Fredericksburg Chorale will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B Minor at Zion Lutheran Church, 426 West Main, in Fredericskburg, Texas. Friday night, the concert will begin at 7 pm. On Saturday, the concert is at 3 pm.

Bach began setting the Latin Mass to music in 1724, writing four different parts. In 1749, the four pieces were bundled together. Portions of the Mass in B Minor were performed frequently, but the entire mass was not performed until 1859.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Founders Day Festival - 10 am - 5 pm

The Pioneer Museum, 309 W Main St in Fredericksburg, Texas, presents a day of various living history activities, artisan demonstrations, live music and great food for both local families and visitors alike. Come see activities such as blacksmithing, soap making, sheep shearing, spinning, wool dyeing, flint knapping, fence making, corn grinding, quilting, and much more. Admssion is free but donations accepted. Call (830) 997-2835 for more information.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Fredericksburg's Live Music Weekend - 5/19-21

If you are into music, Fredericksburg, Texas is the place to be next weekend.

On Friday and Saturday, you can hear Bach's Mass in B Minor performed by the Fredericksburg Chorale. Saturday evening, enjoy Blugrass by Sarah Jarosz and The Grassy Knoll Boys at the Roots Concert Series. Sunday afternoon, concert organist Robert Bates will perform. Then Bill Smallwood and the Lone Star Swing Orchestra plays Big Band and Country Swing music on Sunday evening.

There's something for almost every taste!

Intertribal PowWow - 5/12 - 5/13

The annual Intertribal PowWow takes place every year in Fredericksburg, Texas, and is considered one of the best in the nation. Admission to Fort Martin Scott is free, but there is a $3 parking fee. Call (830) 997-8925 OR (830) 990-9382 for more information.


Friday - 5PM - midnight

Saturday - 12PM - midnight

Monday, May 08, 2006

Fredericksburg's 160th Anniversary - 5/11

Fredericksburg, texas celebrates it's birthday this weekend with events all over town. you'll find plenty of things to entertain you!

Friday, May 05, 2006

City Elections Early Voting begins

Early voting for Fredericksburg, Texas' City elections began May 1 and will continue until May 9. You may vote at City Hall at 126 West Main Street. on election day, May 13, Voting will be at the Middle School Cafeteria, 110 West Travis Street.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Willow City VFD Annual Benefit BBQ

Fire Departments always face budget problems, but volunteer fire departments are always needing funds. The Willow City Ladies Auxiliary will sell homemade canned & baked goods, and desserts from 3PM - 4PM. Live auction starts at 4PM with raffle prize drawings throughout the afternoon. BBQ meal served at 6PM with more door prizes after the meal. Admission by donation. The benefit will be at Willow City Fire Station, 2553 Ranch Road 1323, Fredericksburg, Texas. Call 830-685 3385 for more information.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Embracing Hope & Embracing Life: Robert Jacoby Benefit - May 6 - 5 pm

Robert Jacoby is a native of Stonewall and a 1973 graduate of Fredericksburg High School. He is self-employed and owns his own construction business. He was recently diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, and his racked up a large amount of medical bills. This benefit is a BBQ dinner, raffle and silent auction will be held at the Stonewall Chamber Building, 200 Peach Street in Stonewall, Texas. For more information, please contact one of the following:

• Glenn Koennecke 830/997-8723

• Patrick Pehl 830/997-8942

• Sherry Rode 830/997-2540

• Kim Jacoby 830/992-0785

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Maifest - a German Chorale Concert - May 7

Held at the historic St. Joseph's Halle, 212 W San Antonio St, and 7 pm, this free concert of German chorale music presented jointly by Arion Maenneschor and Hermann Sons Mixed Choir (under the direction of Mark Hierholzer) is a long standing Fredericksburg, Texas tradition. Call (830) 997-3936 for more information.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Friends of Pioneer Memorial Library Annual Book Sale - May 6

One of my favorite annual events in Fredericksburg, Texas is the annual book sale to benefit the Pioneer Memorial Library. Choose from thousands of hardcover and paperback books. It is held at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg from 9 am to 3 pm. Call (830) 997-6513 for more information. If you have books to donate to the sale, take them to the Pioneer Memorial Library at 115 West Main Street during regular library hours.