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Friday, June 30, 2006

Gary P. Nunn Live at Hondo's on Main - July 2

Legendary performer, Gary P. Nunn will be performing at Hondo's on Main in Fredericksburg on Sunday July 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Hondo’s. 312 West Main Street. Or call (830)997-8176.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Live Music at Austin & Crockett Cafe

Live music in the Pedernales Ballroom of the Austin & Crockett Cafe, 116 N. Crockett, in Fredericksburg, Texas every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Enjoy a full bar and great food like steaks and seafood before showtime. For more information, please call (830) 997-2776.

  • 06/29/2006 - The Magnolia Band
  • 06/30/2006 - Tracy Conover & Stephen Pointer
  • 07/01/2006 - Leon Russell & Kyle Bennett Band

Luckenbach Celebrates Independence Day Weekend!

It's time for Luckenbach, Texas' Fourth of July picnic. There will be live music all weekend starting at 1:00 p.m. for the Fourth of July weekend as follows: Saturday – Candace Kunz and T-Roy Miller, Sunday – Butch Morgan & the HIX and Monday – Kevin Deal Band. On Tuesday, July 4, Walt and Tina Wilkins host a whole bunch of musicians you won’t want to miss. Free admission.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Fall Creek Vineyards Burgers and Blues - July 1

Fall Creek Vineyards hosts the annual “Burgers and Blues” Independence Day Celebration, Saturday, July 1, 2006, in Tow, Texas. Reserve your Burger Plate Lunches by calling 325/379-5361, and plan to relax with a glass of award winning Fall Creek wine while listening to Live Hill Country Blues musicians, John Van Vleck and Jay Hill, amid the majestic vineyard views of Fall Creek Vineyards, 11 am – 5 pm on Saturday. Guests are invited to savor the day’s hot-off-the-grill Burgers along with other fine grilled goodies on the breezy patio while listening to the easy-going blues guitarists. Surround yourself with pretty Texas flowers and herbs on the garden patio where you’ll find Fall Creek’s new “Flower & Herb Sale” continuing throughout the summer.

Grilled plate lunches @ $10/adult, $5/child, reservation preferred, but not required for lunch by calling: 325/379-5361. Sizzling Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers, Potato Salad, Potato Chips and Brownie/Cookie Grilled Chicken Breast on Salad Greens or Bun, Asian Noodle Salad and Brownie/Cookie Children’s Menu: Hot Dog, Chips, Dill Pickle and Cookie.

Fall Creek Vineyards is located on the northwest shores of beautiful Lake Buchanan, 2.2 miles north of Tow, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country. The Winery and Gift Shop are open everyday all year long, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Day and Easter for free tours and tastings: Monday – Friday 11am – 4 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 5pm; and Sunday, 12noon – 4 pm. Let Fall Creek Vineyards be your destination for special events: a private event of your own or one hosted by the winery. Event plans and/or reservations may be made at 325/379-5361.

Art Gallery Tour - June 30

Sheryl Brown Fine Art will be offering a walking gallery tour on this Friday, June 30, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Galleries to be featured include Fredericksburg Art Gallery, Photography 414 and Whistle Pik. The tour will start at Fredericksburg Art Gallery at 314 East Main Street.

Double B's Jamboree & Fireworks Display - 7/1

The 4th annual Independence Day Celebration at Double B Ranch & Hidden Springs Golf Course features a mega fireworks display at 10PM, with 4 real cannons blasting, and live music from Barbra Puckett & Limited Edition from 7PM - 12AM. Tickets are $10/per person in advance or $15 at the gate. Kids under 12 are free with parental supervision.

There will also be a Golf Tournament at the Hidden Springs Golf Course getting underway at 2PM; $60/per 2-person team.

Other daytime activities include a kid & pet parade, tug-o-wars, Rubber Ducky races, cake walk, face painting, silent auction, Dachshund races, and arrowhead & woodcarving demos.

Bring your picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs, board games, and cards.

Do not bring beer or other alcoholic beverages; there will be hot dogs, corn dogs, cold beer, sodas, and water available on the grounds at Double B.

Call (830) 990-9500 for more information.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Island Assault: 1944 - Nimitz Museum 7/1-2

Experience the sites, 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.

The Museum of the Pacific War is at 340 East Street. Call 830-997-4379 for information.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Ausländer Summer Music Festival - 6/29 to 7/3

Already known for its large selection of beers, delicious German food, & live music on the weekends, the Ausländer Biergarten and Restaurant, 323 East Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas, brings to you live and direct the Summer Music Festival 2006.

The lineup includes:
• Thursday June 29th - Bruce Robison @ 9PM
• Friday, June 30th - Sam Baker @ 7PM & Walt Wilkins @ 9PM
• Saturday, July 1st - Billy Joe Shaver @ 9PM
• Sunday, July 2nd - Ian Moore @ 9PM
• Monday, July 3rd - Joe Ely @ 9PM

Garden House Retreat Opens !

The Garden House Retreat, a therapeutic spa, has opened at 418 West Austin Street. For more information, contact Debbie at (830)990-2845.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance Summer Concerts - 6/25

During the summer months, the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance puts on free concerts as a "thank you" to the Oktoberfest volunteers. This weekend, The Band Aids Jazz Band will perform their Dixieland jazz on Marktplatz from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Call (830) 997-9307 for more information.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Art Guild Show - 6/24-25

The Fredericksburg Art Guild will have a show at 308 East Austin Street. The show runs from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Call (830) 997-7660 for more information.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

ARTS Encounters with the Benini's - 6/24-25

ARTS Encounters at The Benini Foundation Galleries & Sculpture Ranch is a fun & unique artsy-thing to do, and happens on a monthly basis! All events are free of charge and EVERYONE's welcome!

ARTS Encounters Hours: Saturday, June 24th, the event runs from 10AM - 6PM, while on Sunday, June 25th, the event runs from 1PM - 6PM.

Presentations begin at 1:30 p.m.

This month's featured artists are:

* MARSHALL CUNNINGHAM, M.D.: Sculptor from Willow City, Texas.
* DON PULLUM: Akashic Vineyards, Mason, Texas.
* ARNY NADLER: Sculptor from St. Lous, Missouri
* DR. LYDIA FRENZEL: of San Marcos, Texas

Following ARTS Encounters Saturday, the Kirchman Gallery and Debra Goldstein Fine Art in Johnson City will both host receptions. Both galleries are on Nugent Street, Johnson City.

Afterwards, The Silver K Cafe in Johnson City will host the ARTS Encounters Dinner Buffet beginning at 7PM. Call (830) 868-5244 for more information.

Roots Music in the Texas Hill Country - 5/20

The Gillespie County Historical Society's Roots Music Series continues its 5th season on Saturday june 24. The lineup features The Acadien Cajun Band and Rosie Ledet. Tickets are $10 at the gate. The show will be held at the Pioneer Museum Complex, 309 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas, and will begin at 6 pm. Call (830) 997-2835 for more information.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Luckenbach Rod & Custom Show - June 24

Saturday, June 24, Luckenbach will host the third Rod & Custom Car, Truck & Bike Show to benefit the Hill Country Boys & Girls Club. Gates open at 9 a.m. The show will include hot rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1976, and motorcycles and Corvettes. The entry fee is $20 if postmarked by June 19 and $25 after that date.

Activities include a silent auction and door prize drawings. The annual event is sponsored by Luckenbach, Bank of the Hills, Classic Car Care Center, the ALARA Group, Vintage Air, So Fast Printing Inc., Ken Stoepel Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Kuykendall Homes and the Revolution KRVL 94.3 FM.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Live Music at Austin & Crockett Cafe

Live music in the Pedernales Ballroom of the Austin & Crockett Cafe, 116 N. Crockett, in Fredericksburg, Texas every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Enjoy a full bar and great food like steaks and seafood before showtime. For more information, please call (830) 997-2776.

  • 06/22/2006 - Steve Tepneny
  • 06/23/2006 - Doug Morland & South First Band
  • 06/24/2006 - Diamond Simon & The Rough Cuts

Texas Hills Vineyard Vinter Dinner Presented by Cotton Gin Restaurant - 6/21

The Cotton Gin Restaurant, 2805 S State Highway 16 in Fredericksburg, Texas, presents the Texas Hill Vineyard Vinter Dinner Wednesday night at 7 pm. The cost is $49 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call (830) 990-5734 for more reservations.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Hunks & Huggables 2007 Calendar Preview Party - June 24

On Saturday June 24th, Pedernales Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) will be holding their Hunks and Huggables 2007 Calendar Preview Party. The calendar will feature Fredericksburg Men and their Four-Footed Friends. At the party there will be music by the Derek Spence Band, free food and drink, plus the PAWS calendar (photos by Melissa Starry) and artwork by Art Guild members for sale.

All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Steve Shepherd Memorial Pet Spay and Neuter Fund.

The party will be held at the Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 East Austin, from 5 to 8 pm. Call (830) 997-5854 for more information.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Pro-Tour of Nature Photography Awards Celebration

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau and the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission, Images for Conservation Fund presents The World's Richest & First All-Professional Photo Tournament: The Pro-Tour of Nature Photography Awards Celebration. Join the excitement as the winning photographers and landowners are announced, and awards totaling $160,000 are given to the winners!

There will be a VIP Grand Prize, an Awards Ceremony, Social & Dinner, and a viewing period to see the winning photos.

Come see the award winning photgraphs at the Hanger Hotel, 155 Airport Rd., on Saturday June 17, at 6 pm. Call (830) 997-9990 for more information.

Alamo Kountry Kickers Trailride

Luckenbach is the base camp for the Alamo Kountry Kickers Trailride. Bring your wagons, horses and friends to ride the Scenic and Historic beautiful back roads around Luckenbach Texas. Also join in the festivities and dance the night away to the tunes of The Robyn Ludwick Band. Cover Charge is $5 a person. Call Luckenbach, Texas for more information at 888/311-8990.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Dr. Pepper Open Tennis Tournament - June 17

Fredericksburg, Texas' adult tennis tournament, $10/per person, per event. The tournament will be at the Lady Bird Johnson Park Tennis Courts, on Hwy. 16 South. Call (830) 997-6162 for more information.

Stonewall Peach Jamboree & Rodeo

The hills around Fredericksburg, Texas are famous for peaches. Each June, the folks in Stonewall host the annual Peach Jamboree. The festivities will get underway at 6:30 pm on Friday night. The rodeo starts at 8 pm, and afterwards, dance to the music of the McKay Brothers. On Saturday, the new Peach Queen will be crowned at 2 pm. And after the rodeo on Saturday, Josh Peek performs. For more information, contact the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, 115 St. Francis St. in Stonewall, Texas, or call (830) 644-2735 for more information.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A Mosaic Class by Suzan Germond - Artisans at Rocky Creek

Suzan Germond will be the instructor for a Mosaic class at Artisans at Rocky Hill, 6266 E Us Highway 290, which is 9 hours over two days - Sat., June 17th: 10AM to 4PM AND Sat., June 24th: 1PM to 4PM. Cost is $150.00.

Suzan Germond has been a practicing mosaic artist in Lakeway, Texas for 6 years. She has a Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford University and has experience as a college instructor, an art appraiser of Old Masters and working in fine art galleries. With this substantial art background to draw upon Suzan has chosen to make mosaics that embody the transformative process; changing old, discarded, nondescript objects into works of beauty. Suzan uses a variety of materials such as iridescent glass, Italian smalti, ceramic tile, colored mirror, jewelry and found objects to create detailed, colorful and whimsical art work. Suzan's instruction has been seen on HGTV's "That's Clever" plus, she has been approached by a publishing company to write a "Mosaic How-To" book.

Make your reservations NOW to get into this class for your chance to learn Mosaics from a Master! Call (830) 990-8160 for information.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Live Music at Austin & Crockett Cafe

Live music in the Pedernales Ballroom of the Austin & Crockett Cafe, 116 N. Crockett, in Fredericksburg, Texas every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Enjoy a full bar and great food like steaks and seafood before showtime. For more information, please call (830) 997-2776.

  • 06/15/2006 - Texas Radio & Stephen Pointer
  • 06/16/2006 - Pauline Reese & Sunny Sweeney
  • 06/17/2006 - Zach Huckabee

Monday, June 12, 2006

Flag Day Program in the Plaza of Presidents - June 14 - 11 am

This is an annual event hosted by the National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 East Main, Fredericksburg, Texas. Call (830) 997-4379 x227 for more information.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Friday Night Bead Party - June 9 - 6-10 pm

Come and meet fellow beaders in the Fredericksburg community every Friday night from 6 - 10PM. You can share ideas, bring projects with you to work on, start a brand new project, or shop and choose from the wonderful and unique selection of beads on sale in the store. Definately a night out for beaders! There is a $5 fee per person, and reservations are required.

J's Kreations, 507 E. Highway St., Ste. #A, in Fredericksburg, Texas, a full-service bead store for all your beading needs, offers individual beading classes. Contact Jacqueline Johnson at (830) 997-6970 to schedule your class.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Cut Your Own Lavender at Triple L Farms - 6/3-4

With the arrival of spring comes the blooming lavendar. Visit Triple LLL Farms and Trading Post, 9229 Old San Antonio Rd, east of Fredericksburg, Texas, stroll through the fields of thousands of lavender plants, and cut your own! Also visit the Trading Post, Triple LLL Farm's gift shop featuring lavender items such as soap, plants, antiques and collectibles. Call (830) 990-4195 for more information.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Fredericksburg Lavender Farm Cut Your Own - 6/9-10

Stroll through the lavender fields at the Fredericksburg Lavender Farm (1348 Royal Oaks Loop, just outside Fredericksburg, Texas) and cut your own lavender! Need directions? Call (830) 997-4090.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Volkssportverein Walk & Swim - June 10

This event celebrates 30 years of Volkssporting in Fredericksburg and the USA as well as the 160th birthday of the founding of Fredericksburg. Each walker that walks for credit will receive a booklet titled Fredericksburg: Then and Now. Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg (VVF) is a member of the International Volkssportverband.

Walk: Fredericksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau at 302 E. Austin St. - 7AM to Noon; finish by 3PM. The walk may be repeated on the same day for double distance on the same card.

Route: The 20K route has one short segment that is an unpaved trail going up Cross Mountain and is rated "3" at that point (no strollers or wheelchairs). The remainder of the 20K and the 10K route is paved and suitable for strollers/wheelchairs. The route is rated "1" ocurring on paved streets. There are some busy street crossings. Participants will have the option of a 5K route.

Swim: Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and Swimming Pool. - Begin between 8:30AM and Noon. Finish by 1PM.

Celebrating the 30th birthday of the first Volkssport in the USA/FBG, a 1" diameter hat pin will be available to purchase. Only 100 pins will be sold with no re-order.

There is no pre-registration. The fee is $6 for the award with IVV Credit or $3 for credit only for EACH the walk and the swim. Persons not seeking credit may walk and swim free although donations are appreciated. Everyone must register; events take place rain or shine; no refunds; participate at your own pace and everyone is welcome.

Refreshments: Water will be available at the Start/Finish and check points. There are many fine restaurants and bakeries in town.

IVV Credit: Each event will count for IVV Credit. Books must be stamped upon completion of the event. Stamps can ONLY be put in official AVA/IVV Achievement Books. Achievement Books and New Walker Packets will be for sale for $5 each.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets MUST be kept on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the building. Restrooms are at the Start/finish. There is NO smoking and NO littering. Waivers for the walk and swim must be signed.

For more information, contact VVF, Box 503, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact Elizabeth Crenwelge at (830) 997-2533 or Joyce O'Rear at (830) 992-2053.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Fredericksburg: Founders & Familiar Sites Photo Exhibit May 11 to June 30

Coinciding with Fredericksburg's 160th Anniversary, Photography 414 Gallery will feature an exhibit documenting the historical & contemporary aspects of Fredericksburg, Texas. Call (830) 990-1330 for more information.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

New Horizons Benefit Barbecue - 6/4

This annual takeout BBQ chicken dinner is sponsered by the Gillespie County ARC to benefit New Horizons, a vocational training center for adults with mental retardation. $7/per plate. Serving begins at New Horizons, 107 Industrial Loop, at 11 am and runs until 1 pm. Call (830) 997-8696 for more information.

Movies at the Stagecoach Theater - June 1 -8

Beginning Friday, Stagecoach Theater in Fredericksburg, Texas, will add an afternoon showtime! This week, in theater 1 is The DaVinci Code. In theater 2 is Over the Hedge. in theater 3 is X-Men 3: The Last Stand. The schedule can be found here.

The Stagecoach Theater is at 2254 US Highway 87 South, just outside of Fredericksburg. Call 830-997-1777 for details.