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Monday, September 25, 2006

Jon Schallert's Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
8:30AM - 2:45PM

nn on Barons Creek
Spa & Conference Center
308 S. Washington St.
Fredericksburg, TX

Co-sponsored by the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission, Jon Schallert's workshop - Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business - is open to the public, but seating is limited. You are encouraged to register early.

Registration before Sept. 11th: $55/per attendee, lunch included.
Registration after Sept. 11: $70/per attendee, lunch included.
Deadline for registration: Tuesday, Sept. 19th, at 5PM.

Click here for a printable registration form that you can mail in.

Any questions? Please contact Ernie Loeffler, CVB Director, at (830) 997-6523.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Texas Woodcarver's Guild Fall Extravaganza - 9/24-30

Sept. 25th - 28th: Four days of woodcarving classes & instructions, 7:30AM - 5PM
Sept. 29th - 30th: Annual Texas Woodcarvers Guild State Show & Sale, 9AM - 5PM.

The Woodcarver's Guild Festival will be held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on State Highway 16 South in Fredericksburg, Texas. Call (432) 563-2517 for information

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Drama Production: Star-crossed in Texas - 9/22-24

“Star-Crossed”, put on by the Hill Country Children's Theater, is a show for the whole family and is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, set in an Old West, Texas town. The play follows the budding romance of two characters caught between their families and the law. The outcome is anything but predictable, and is filled with action and drama, sprinkled with country humor.

Show times are at 7:30PM Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3:30PM on Sundays. Tickets for “Star-Crossed in Texas” are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The Stagecoach Theater (2254 S. Highway 87) is a ticket outlet where you can get advance tickets. Discounts are available for large groups; please call the above listed phone number for more information.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Roots Music in the Texas Hill Country -9/23

Presented by the Gillespie County Historical Society, Roots Music in the Texas Hill Country is a concert series now in its 4th season that presents concerts focusing on America's main genres of music.

Here are the different music genres to be presented in the 2006 Concert Series:
05/20/2006 - Bluegrass & Texas Swing
06/24/2006 - Zydeco
07/22/2006 - Gospel & Blues
08/19/2006 - Swing & Jazz
09/23/2006 - "Best of the Season"

Gates open at 5PM; music gets started at 6PM and running 'til 10PM. Tickets are $10. Children 11 & under are free. A $2.00 discount coupon may be printed simply by printing this page & bringing the page with you to the concert.

Please bring your own lawn chairs. Food & beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers are allowed on the grounds. Beverages may not be removed from the premise. Pets are welcome on a leash.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Renewable Energy RoundUp & Green Living Fair

The Renewable Energy RoundUp & Green Living Fair is the biggest sustainability event in the Southern U.S., & features exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, family activities on renewable energy, organic growing & gardening, green building, alternative-fuel transportation, water use & re-use, green products for sale, and live music.

Located at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg,
ticket prices are: $8/Friday or Sunday, $10/Saturday, or $16/for a 3-day pass.
RoundUp hours are: 12PM - 6PM Friday, 9AM - 6PM Saturday, and 9AM - 3PM Sunday.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Hill Country Parade of Homes - 9/21-24

The semi-annual Hill Country Parade of Homes is featuring Stone Ridge Development at this year's Parade; Stone Ridge Development is located a few miles north of Fredericksburg on State Highway 16N (the Llano Highway).

Hours for the Parade of Homes will be:
Thursday & Friday - 3PM - 8PM
Saturday - 10AM - 7PM
Sunday - 12PM - 6PM

Tickets are $10/adults at the gate, $8/in advance, & kids 12 and under are free.


Saturday, September 16, 2006

HAT Open House - 9/17 1-6 pm

Ten Fredericksburg, Texas b&b’s and guesthouses will be open Sunday September 17 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. as part of the “Waltz Across the Great Stays of Texas” State-Wide Open House presented by Historic Accomodations of Texas. Tickets are $15 and available in advance at or at the door of any participating property on tour day.

The local properties include Hoffman Haus, Das Garten Haus, Cottage at Limestone on Main, Magnolia House, A Casita on Creek/Angel Haus, Das College Haus, Runnymede Country Inn, Longhill Guesthouse, Rose Hill Manor and Full Moon Inn.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Woodrose Winery's Grand Opening - 9/16

Live music and fine wine - Woodrose Winery plans a grand on opening Saturday, September 16th, where their new decks and fine wines will be showcased.

Woodrose Winery is located at 662 Woodrose Lane on the south side of U.S. Hwy 290, just west of Stonewall or 14 miles east of Fredericksburg.


Nimitz Fall Symposium - Desperate Days: The Challenge Develops

Sponsored by The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, The Texas Historical Commission, St. Edward's University (Austin), FISD, the U.S. Naval Institute (Annapolis, MD), Texas Tech University, and the Exxon Mobil Volunteer Involvement Program, The Admiral Nimitz Foundation & The National Museum of the Pacific War invite you to their fall symposium, Desperate Days: The Challenge Develops. The symposium will focus on the first six months of the Pacific War during which the United States and its allies suffered a series of devastating defeats, which in turn ultimately led to the setting of the stage for the Battle of Midway, a turning point for the war in the Pacific.

Historians, scholars, and veterans will present different perspectives on a variety of topics. The following speakers are scheduled to speak at the symposium, although there may be last minute changes to this schedule.

• Japan's Forces & Objectives - Allied Forces in the Pacific: Don Goldstein, author of numerous books on Pearl Harbor and editor of translation of Ugaki's diary.
• Pearl Harbor, Guam, Wake Island: Albert A. Nofi, author & historian AND BGen Vicente Blaz, teenager on Guam in WWII.
• American, British, Dutch, & Australian Naval Actions: James Hornfischer, author & historian AND Art Nicholson, author of a book about the sinking of HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales.

• Allied Territorial Losses - Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore, Burma, & the Dutch East Indies: BGen J. Hagen, USMC, author & historian AND Inez Jongenburger, Dutch civilian on Java, POW AND Preston Holcomb, USN, served aboard the USS Tulsa, 1 of the last 3 surviving ships of the Asiatic Fleet.
• Fall of the Philippines - Bataan, Corregidor, MacArthur's Exodus: Richard B. Frank, author of book on downfall of the Imperial Japanese Empire AND Richard Meixel, author of book on the Philippines.
• Roundtable - New Guinea and Battle of Coral Sea: Historians Frank, Goldstein, Hagen, Hornfischer, Meixsel, and Nicholson.
Veterans are being contacted and will relate their experiences on these topics. Paul Stillwell - historian, author and founding editor of Naval History magazine, will be the Moderator.

Registration Information: The symposium is open to the public and runs from 9AM - 5PM both days. The cost is $40 per person for members of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and $50 for non-members. Students with ID's are admitted free. Box lunches are available for an additional $9 per day. Dinner with the panelists is available Saturday evening for $40/per person. Online registration is available for participants, or call (830) 997-8600 for registration info.

The symposium's headquarters are Fredericksburg Inn & Suites at 201 S. Washington St., (800) 446-0202.

For more information, please visit the website of the Nat'l. Museum of the Pacific War, or call (830) 997-8600.

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FHS Battlin' Billies Football Schedule

Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billie 2006 Football
(AS OF 8-28-06)

Sat., Aug. 19 La Grange Scrimmage There 10:30 AM
Fri., Aug. 25 Burnet Scrimmage There 6:30
Fri., Sept. 1 New Braunfels H.S. There 7:30
Fri., Sept. 8 Pflugerville Connally There 7:30
Fri., Sept. 15 S.A. South San Parents’ Night HERE 7:30
Fri., Sept. 22 Pflugerville Hendrickson HERE 7:30
Fri., Sept. 29 OPEN
Fri., Oct. 6 Cameron Yoe There 7:30
Fri., Oct. 13 *Alamo Heights HERE 7:30
Thurs., Oct. 19 *S.A. Kennedy – Alamo Stadium There 7:00 (Date & Location Change)
Fri., Oct. 27 *Tivy Middle School Night HERE 7:30
Fri., Nov. 3 *S.A. Memorial Homecoming HERE 7:30
Fri., Nov. 10 *Boerne There 7:30


Sat., Aug. 19 La Grange Scrimmage There 9:00 AM
Fri., Aug. 25 Burnet Scrimmage There 5:00
Thurs., Aug. 31 New Braunfels H.S. HERE 6:00
Thurs., Sept. 7 Pflugerville Connally HERE 6:00
Thurs., Sept. 14 S.A. South San There 7:00
Thurs., Sept. 21 Pflugerville Hendrickson There 6:00
Thurs., Sept. 28 OPEN
Thurs., Oct. 5 Cameron Yoe HERE 6:00
Thurs., Oct. 12 Alamo Heights* There 6:00
Wed., Oct. 18 S.A. Kennedy* HERE 5:30 (Date Change)
Thurs., Oct. 26 Tivy* There 6:00
Thurs., Nov. 2 S.A. Memorial* There 6:00
Thurs., Nov. 9 Boerne* HERE 4:00


Sat., Aug. 19 La Grange Scrimmage There 9:00 AM
Fri., Aug. 25 Burnet Scrimmage There 5:00
Thurs., Aug. 31 New Braunfels H.S. There 5:30, 7:00
Thurs., Sept. 7 Pflugerville Connally There 5:30, 7:00
Thurs., Sept. 14 S.A. South San There 1 Game, 5:00
Thurs., Sept. 21 Pflugerville Hendrickson HERE 5:30, 7:00
Thurs., Sept. 28 OPEN
Thurs., Oct. 5 Cameron Yoe There 1 Game, 6:00
Thurs., Oct. 12 Alamo Heights* HERE 5:30, 7:00
Wed., Oct. 18 S.A. Kennedy* @Kennedy HS There 5:00 (Date Change)
Thurs., Oct. 26 Tivy* HERE 5:30, 7:00
Thurs., Nov. 2 S.A. Memorial* HERE 5:30
Thurs., Nov. 9 Boerne* There 5:30, 7:00
TWO-A-DAYS begin Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 (AS OF 8-28-06; SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

64th Semi-Annual Hill Country Classic Car Auction

Classic, antique, collectible, and custom vehicles offered at auction, followed by '50's & '60's style sockhop, BBQ plates, and more. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/children. The Auction will be at the Hanger Hotel, 155 Airport Road, in Fredericksburg, Texas.


Lutheran Fall Festival - 9/16 9am to 4 pm

The annual Lutheran Fall Festival features a chili cook-off, arts & crafts booths, a live auction, quilts, & much more. No admission - event is free and open to the public and is held at Fredericksburg, Texas' Marktplatz.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Third Annual BGCA Invitational Shopping Tournament - 9/16

The Boys and Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country is hosting the Third Annual BGCA Invitational Shopping Tournament in Fredericksburg, Texas on Saturday, September 16, 2006.

Similar to a golf tournament format, each team will consist of up to 4 shoppers who will "play a round" of shopping at 18 selected Fredericksburg, Texas stores. These stores will be providing a 10% discount on ALL items purchased by Tournament Shoppers on September 16, and will give an additional donation to the Boys & Girls Club. Many stores have indicated they will place additional items on special sale for the day of the tournament at even greater dsicounts. ALL SALES WILL BE FINAL. What a perfect time to start (and complete?) that holiday shopping!

There will be individual and team prizes, as well as prizes for the Team with the Best Costumes/Spirit, a prize for the team whose memebers collectively traveled the longest distance from home to participate, "The Longest Drive", and other prizes to be announced!

Early Entry Fee, if paid by July 15, 2006): $50.00 per Shopper/$200.00 per Team After Julyl 16, 2006: $75.00 per Shopper/$300.00 per Team

Call or email Mary Lou White: 830-456-2781 or for more info.


Fall Creek Vineyard's Cooking Demonstration 9/16

Fall Creek Vineyards,1820 CR 222, Tow, Texas, hosts s demonstration lunch and COOKBOOK SIGNING ($50/person) featuring Chef Rebecca Rather, author of The Pastry Queen and owner of Rather Sweet Bakery & Café of Fredericksburg, Texas, from 10:30a.m. – 12:30pm on Saturday September 16.

The winery offers tours, tastings and gift shop daily with the exception of major holidays. Monday – Friday, 11am – 4 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 5pm; and Sunday, 12 noon – 4 pm.

Call (325) 379-5361 for more information.


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tex Hill Wing of the Commemorative Air Force FundRaiser

The "Tex" Hill Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, a non-profit organization, is having a fundraiser sale with the sales of new and used items, food, BBQ beef and chicken plates. Friday, September 15, 2006 thru Saturday, at the American Legion Hall, 726 South Washington Street in Fredericksburg, Texas, 9AM - 3PM. Call (830) 997-5582, for more information.


Monday, September 11, 2006

Luckenbach School Barbecue - 9/17

A drive-thru barbecue meal to benefit the restoration of the Luckenbach School will be held Sunday, Sept. 17, beginning at noon. Meal tickets are by donation. Raffle tickets are also available from school memebers or at the Luckenbach store. The raffle drawing will be held Sept. 24. Call 997-2474 for more information.

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Concordia University Accelerated Degree Program

Concordia University’s Accelerated Degree Program for Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business begins in October 2006. Accelerated Degree Programs are now available for adults 25-54 yrs. who would like to earn their degree while earning their living and/or raising a family!

Classes are held in both the fall and spring semesters with open enrollment at Concordia University's Hill Country University Center at 102 E. San Antonio St. in Fredericksburg, Texas. For further information about the Accelerated Degree Program, please contact Katherine Knowles - Concordia’s Admissions Advisor – at (210) 253-3258.


Friday, September 08, 2006

Fredericksburg Bed & Breakfast & Cuisine Tour - 9/10

Area restaurants team up with select local B&B's opening their doors for tours; enjoy delicious cuisine while seeing twelve of Fredericksburg's charming B&B establishments. There are a limited number of tickets available at $25/per person, & can be purchased at Gastehaus Schmidt (231 W. Main St.) or Creative Marketing (701 N. Llano St.) Tickets are also available online.


Thursday, September 07, 2006

Backstage Coffee House at the Stagecoach Theater

The Backstage Coffee House at the Stagecoach Theater, located at 2254 South US Highway 87, offers authentic Italian coffees and is open Mondays through Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., as well as daily with the movie schedule. The location also has wireless internet access. For more information, contact Stacey Weeks, Coffee Bar Manager, at (830)997-1777 or visit


Fall Planting Days at Wildseed Farms - 9/9-17

Wildseed Farms is the nation's largest working wildflower seed farm, where you can purchase wildflower seeds direct from the grower. Wildseed Farms' Fall Planting Days include free seminars on how to plant wildflowers, everyday from 2PM - 4PM.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Primeaux’s Bar Announces Hours

Primeaux’s, located at 215 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. for cocktails and lounging. For more information, call (830)997-3484.


New Horizons Benefit Concert & Radiothon - 9/9

Annual country concert & radiothon sponsored by KNAF to benefit New Horizons, a vocational training center for adults with mental retardation, Saturday, September 09, 2006, 4PM - 10PM at Fredericksburg's Marktplatz.

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Hill Country Cuisine class at Central Market

Ross Burtwell of Cotton Gin Restaurant and Lodging will be presenting a cooking class on “Hill Country Cuisine” at the Central Market at 4821 Broadway in San Antonio on September 19 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. For reservations, call (210)368-8617.

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Luckenbach's Tex-American Fandango - 9/9

Mike Blakely's Tex-American Fandango is an annual event at Luckenbach, and features wine tastings, book signings, and live music on Friday, & live music, shooting, riding and rope demonstrations, stagecoach rides, and fun for the whole family on Saturday. Admission.

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Habitat for Humanity Fall Fund Raising Dinner

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg is having their fall fund-raising dinner; tickets prices are $25, and are available by calling (830) 990-8585, or at Cuvée (342 W. Main St.) during regular hours. The dinner will be at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 601 W. Creek Street in Fredericksburg, Texas.

6PM: Wine & Cheese Reception
7PM: Dinner
8PM: Auction of Birdhouses Created by Local Artists


Friday, September 01, 2006

National Museum of the Pacific War Booksigning - 9/4

Author John Wukovits will be in the George Bush Gallery Lobby/Conference Room of the National Museum of the Pacific War for his new publication’s booksigning, One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa. The event is free and open to the public, and begins at 11AM. Books will be available for sale.

One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa is drawn from new sources, including participants' letters and diaries and exclusive first hand interviews with the battle's survivors. It is a riveting true account of a fight between two determined foes, neither of whom would ever look at the other in the same way again.


Cotton Ginning: A 1900's Crop - 9/2 LBJ State Park

Demonstrations and presentations on cotton ginning will be featured at the LBJ State Park & Historic Site in Stonewall this Saturday from 9AM - 3PM.

A display of items currently made from cotton and its by-products will be on display at the main buildings of the parks, and at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, participants can see cotton growing and watch a hand-turned cotton gin ginning cotton grown at the farm. There will also be hands-on activities for children.

The Sauer-Beckmann living history farm is located east of the visitor center and off the nature trial, all within LBJ State Park & Historic Site. 2 miles east of Stonewall and 14 miles west of Johnson City on US Highway 290 toward Fredericksburg, the park is adjacent to both Ranch Road 1 and US Highway 290; enter on Park Road 52 off of US Highway 290.


Jelly Jamboree & Raspberry Stomp - 9/2

Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods presents its 4th Annual Jelly Jamboree & Raspberry Stomp at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus 1406 US Hwy 87 South, in Fredericksburg, Texas. This is fun for the whole family and there is NO admission! Come out from 10AM - 8PM and enjoy the following activities:

* World's 1st raspberry stomp
* Rock My World Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce Recipe Rumble
* Shopping for unique items
* Makeovers by Sunshine the Clown
* Learn gardening tips from Wildseed Farms' John Thomas
* Cooking demos from some of the area's best chefs
* Enjoy live music

Call (830) 997-8969 for more information.