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Friday, June 29, 2007

Fireworks Jamboree This Saturday at Double B Ranch Resort

The Fireworks Jamboree will be held this Saturday (June 30) from 4:00 p.m. to midnight at Beaux Hickey’s Pavilion at Double B Ranch Resort, near Harper. Lots of family fun! Tickets are $7 at the gate, with children 18 and under for $1. This event benefits Harper’s new library. Call (830)990-9500 for more information.


Red, White & Blues! - June 30

Celebrate Independence Day with music from the Ben Beckendorf Trio June 30 at Texas Hills Vineyard, 1 mile east of Johnson City on Ranch Road 2766, $25.00 per person includes 2 glasses wine, cheese plate & logo glass. Space is limited call 830-868-2321 for reservations.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

July 4th Begins This Weekend at Rockbox Theater

Rockbox Theater presents 'Old Glory & Grace' for a limited run this weekend only, along with a special 4:30 Wednesday July 4th show.

'Old Glory & Grace' is a roller coaster ride with music from the golden era of rock n roll to filling hearts with a wave of patriotism in a 1940's USO show.

Performance schedule:

8pm Friday

4:30 Saturday

8pm Saturday

1:30 Sunday

4:30 Wednesday, July 4

For reservations or information, call 1-866-349-6688.


Summer Music Festival at The Auslander Starts Tomorrow

The Auslander Restaurant and Biergarten, located at 323 East Main Street, will be hosting a Summer Music Festival from this Thursday, June 28 through July 7. All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Performers include Two Tons of Steel on June 28, Guy Forsyth on June 29, Ryan James on June 30, South Austin Jug Band on July 1, Bruce Robison on July 2, Eliza Gilyson on July 3, Django Walker on July 4, Johnny Cooper on July 5, Jimmy LaFave on July 6 and No Justice on July 7. Visit or call (830)997-7714.


Monday, June 25, 2007

Blood Drive for Military

The Knights of Columbus Council 9765 will be sponsoring a blood drive that specifically will benefit U.S. troops wounded in conflicts around the globe. Dates for the drive are Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days at the St. Joseph’s Halle, located at 212 West San Antonio Street. For more information, contact Bobby Sagebiel at (830) 990-6986.


Friday, June 22, 2007

Sportsman Expo & Gun Show - June 23-24

The Sportsman Expo & Gun Show will be at Fredericksburg Event Center, 224 Tivydale Road. Modern and Antique firearms, Texas Rifle Association, Unique Guns, ammo, knives, cowboy artifacts, Western & Military memorabilia, 4X4 vehicles, coins, jewelry & much more!. Auction starting at 6pm Saturday, June 23. Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission $5. Free Parking. Full Service Restaurant. Exhibitor Hall Air Conditioned. Call 830-990-1010 for more information.


PAWS Hunks & Huggables Calendar Preview Party - 6/23 5-8 pm

The PAWS Hunks & Huggables Calendar Preview Party at the Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 East Austin Street, is chock full of fun and entertainment with music, wine, food, art, photos, and Fredericksburg's finest men and their four-footed friends featured in a fund-raising calendar. Proceeds go towards the Pedernales Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hill Country Children's Theater (HCCT) Presents 'A Pirate's Tale' - 6/23

Tickets for HCCT's eleventh, stage production - “A Pirate’s Tale”, will be available on Friday, May 11th. The original, two-act play, which takes actors and audiences into the exciting world of 17th century Caribbean pirates. Opening on June 23, 2007, the show will appear at the First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville on June 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 2007. The Point Theatre will host the final weekend dates of July 6, 7 and 8, 2007. All shows begin at 7:30pm, except Sunday matinees are at 3:30pm. Tickets for the show are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Group discounts are available, and all active-duty military personnel are welcome to attend the shows for free. Children 12 years of age and younger always have free admission. Contact the office for ticket outlets and any other show information.A Silent Auction will also be held during the show; proceeds to benefit the children's theater and it activities.


Fredericksburg Art Guild Annual All-member Show & Sale - 6/23

The Fredericksburg Art Guild's Annual all-member Fine Art Show and Sale. Features art, jewelry, sculpture and a variety a handmade artwork by local Fredericksburg artists! Reception with food and wine at 308 E. Austin Street, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Call (830) 997-4949 for more information.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tickets on Sale for “The Wizard of Oz”

Follow the yellow brick road to the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium! The Fredericksburg Theater Company will produce “The Wizard of Oz” this summer at the FHS Auditorium. Performances will be June 29, June 30, July 5, July 6, and July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees will be on July 1, July 4 and July 8 at 2:00 p.m. Call the box office at (830)997-3588 for ticket information.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Presentation on Wind Powered Electric Generators and Impact on Land Ownership

The Gillespie County Economic Development Commission is presenting Terry Argotsinger, a noted expert on the leasing of agricultural land including leases for wind powered electric generators, on Thursday, June 21, at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center of The Hangar Hotel, located at 155 Airport Road. The event is open to the public on a first come, first served basis.


Fredericksburg Cooking Academy Debuts on June 20th

Fredericksburg Cooking Academy will hold it first class on Wednesday, June 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Town Creek Bed & Breakfast. The guest chef will be Jacque Rudman. Participants will visit a peach orchard, learning about picking the freshest peaches, and then the chef will prepare delicious peach dishes. Cost is $65, and class size is limited. Call Connie Gikas at (830) 997-6848 for more information.


Monday, June 18, 2007

VILLA TEXAS lavender field open

Open for the last of three weekends in a row this year, Villa Texas' lavender field is available to pick fresh bouquets of lavender, enjoy picnics, and shop their seasonal farm store. The field will be open Saturday 9 am -5 pm and Sunday 9 am -3 pm.


Vintner Dinner at Cotton Gin Restaurant & Lodging - June 20

Cotton Gin Restaurant & Lodging announces their next vintner dinner on Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m., which will feature the cuisine of Chef Ross Burtwell and the wine of Texas Hills Vineyard, near Johnson City. Tickets are $49.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call (830)990-5734 for reservations.


Friday, June 15, 2007

Alamo Kountry Kickers Trail Ride

Luckenbach is the host community for the Alamo Kountry Kickers Trail Ride. There will also be live music starting at 8PM on Friday June 15.


“house. wine.” Now Open on East Main Street

A new retail store/wine bar is now open at 327 East Main Street called “house. wine.” The retail component features “Hill Country Loft” style furniture and accessories for the home, while the wine bar features wine by the glass, bottle or case. Call (830) 997-COOL for more information.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Victory Canteen Dance - June 16

Sentimental Journey Orchestra will perform at the "VICTORY CANTEEN DANCE" at the Fredericksburg Event Center, 224 FM 2093 (Tivydale Road). Dance Contest, Food & Cash Bar, Spacious Dance Floor! Attire is WWII-Era Dress, Military Uniforms or Casual Wear. $20 advance price, $25 day of the show. Students 6-20, $7 advance, $10 day of show. Age 5 & under are free. Optional dinner available until 9pm.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Flag Day Program at the National Museum for the Pacific War

Every year, the National Museum of the Pacific War, located at 340 East Main Street, celebrates flag day, June 14, at 11 am.

Quiet Hill Ranch Offers New Activities

Quiet Hill Ranch, located near Doss, now offers nature photography and bird-watching opportunities and a five-mile hiking trail for their overnight guests or on a day-use basis for a fee. Call (830)669- 2253 for more information.

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Texas Hill Country Wine Tours Open for Business

Jim Thompson has purchased Texas Hill Country Wine Tours and is open for business. He is featuring full-day and half-day winery tours. He will also do custom tours of wineries for a minimum group size of eight people. The telephone numbers are 1-877-TEX-WINE or (830)997-TOUR.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

VILLA TEXAS lavender field open

Open three weekends in a row this year, Villa Texas' lavender field is available to pick fresh bouquets of lavender, enjoy picnics, and shop their seasonal farm store. The field will be open Saturday 9 am -5 pm and Sunday 9 am -3 pm.


Sunday Brunch at Bejas

Bejas Grill & Cantina, located at 209 East Main, is now open for Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a special menu featuring items such as Sweet Potato Pancakes, Migas, French Toast Casserole and New York Strip and Eggs. Call (830)997-5226 for information.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Grand Opening for Pierce’s Disease Research Facility

The Gillespie County Economic Development Commission cordially invites you to the grand opening ceremony for the Pierce’s Disease Research Facility on Thursday, June 14, at 10:00 a.m. The new facility is located at 259 Business Court, in the Gillespie County Business Park off Tivydale Road.


Friday, June 08, 2007


JUNE 14: 6PM to 8PM Participate in hands-on workshop for exploring techniques, an evening full of tips and inspiration. Experiment with creative ideas for capturing your adventures --- via sketches, watercolors, or by collaging "treasures" from your wanderings in nature. A selection of watercolor and sketching materials including fine Italian paints and paper, fine art pens, wide array of journals and more will be available at our onsite farm store (or feel free to bring your own art supplies). Fun for all skill levels.

The workshop is FREE, but please call 830-997-1070 to reserve your space.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

First Annual Cherry Springs Festival - June 7 - 10

Come witness a celebration of the senses. The Canto Chamber Choir, and World class entertainers will perform from June 7, 2007 through June 10, 2007 at the Manesfeldt Sheep Barn, 1234 Cherry Spring Road. Fine art will also be featured, and food and drinks are available.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Rockbox Theater Grand Opening Weekend

Rockbox Theater, located at 109 North Llano, will have their grand opening starting Friday, June 8. Shows every weekend will be at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays, 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays. Shows are approximately two hours in length.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

VILLA TEXAS Lavender Farm open

Open three weekends in a row this year, Villa Texas' lavender field is available to pick fresh bouquets of lavender, enjoy picnics, and shop their seasonal farm store. The field will be open Saturday 9 am -5 pm and Sunday 9 am -3 pm.


Monday, June 04, 2007

Cooking Classes at Runnymede Country Inn

Molly Fowler returns to Runnymede Country Inn this week for two more fabulous cooking classes!

On Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Molly will host a Luau Buffet. This fun evening will not only give you a great dishes for a buffet dinner but fun ideas for decorating and serving! Planters Punch; Spinach Salad with Mango Dressing; Fruited Chicken; Curried Rice; Sautéed Green Beans; and Cheesecake Bars with Tropical Toppings. $40 per person.

On Thursday, June 7, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Molly explains why Fresh is Best. As summer arrives fresh produce and herbs are at our fingertips. Salad of Green Beans, Tomatoes and Mozzarella with Basil Vinaigrette; Chicken Salad Provencal; Margarita Marinated Melon Compote; and Fresh Peach and Blackberry Cobbler $35 per person.

Call Runnymede Country Inn at 830-990-2449 to register.


Friday, June 01, 2007

Lavender on Menu at Local Restaurants

As part of the “Fredericksburg Lavender Trail --- Farm to Table”, the following restaurants will have a menu item that utilizes lavender in the recipe from now through June 30: August E’s, Bonterra, Clear River Pecan Company, Cotton Gin Restaurant and Lodging, Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee & Tea, Fredericksburg Herb Farm, Hannah’s on Main, Hondo’s on Main, Kelly’s Cafe, Rather Sweet Bakery & Café, Rathskeller, and Rose Hill Manor. Stop by and check out the “flavors” of lavender.

Quintessential Chocolates Now in Whole Foods!

Selected liquid center chocolates from Quintessential Chocolates of Fredericksburg are now available in Whole Foods in Austin and San Antonio. Visit Chocolat, the retail store, at 330 West Main in Fredericksburg to learn more about these delicious treats.


FHS Graduation - June 1

The 2007 Class of Fredericksburg High School graduates tonight at 8 pm.