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Friday, September 28, 2007

Fredericksburg Cooking Academy presents Texas Poetry Calendar - 9/30

Join the folks at Fredericksburg Cooking Academy under the pecan tree at Town Creek Bed & Breakfast for a wonderful afternoon of poetry reading and book signing. The reading begins at 2 pm and is free!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Point Theatre Production of "Circling the Drain"

The Hill Country Arts Foundation and the Point Theatre present "Circling the Drain". Written by local playwrights John Ruth and Kay Bocock, the play traces the lives of three West Texas sisters through 50 years of trials and tribulations. Performances are From September 28 to October 13, Thursday - Saturday at 7:30PM , with one matinee on Sunday, October 7th at 2:00PM. Please call 830/367-5121 for reservations or more details. Point Theatre is at 120 Point Theatre Road South Highway 39 West in Ingram, Texas.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Vintner Dinner at Cotton Gin -September 26

Cotton Gin Restaurant & Lodging will be presenting a vintner dinner on this Wednesday, September 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. Fabulous cuisine will be paired with wines from Driftwood Vineyards. The cost is $49.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call (830)990-5734 for reservations.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Fredericksburg Cooking Academy presents Making Chocolate - 9/26

Fredericksburg Cooking Academy presents Chocolat by Lecia Duke, owner of Chocolat in Fredericksburg, Texas, as she teaches you how to savor the differences in a chocolate tasting; temper chocolate; make a ganache, sophisticated truffles, chocolate bark and chocolate dipped fruit. The class is limited to 8 people and costs $65 per person. The class will be held on September 26, 2007, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at Chocolat, 330 West Main Street. Call (830) 997-6848 for more information.

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Travel Italy Blog started

Darlene Marwitz, owner of Villa Texas, is leaving for a tour of Italy soon. She has started a blog to document her journey. Subscribe now to visit Italy vicariously through her!


Texas Woodcarvers Guild

The Texas Woodcarvers Guild Fall Roundup and Show is this week at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. There are five days of instruction and then the show and sale are on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spectators are invited out throughout the week; small fee for classes.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Roots Music in the Texas Hill Country - 9/22

Presented by the Gillespie County Historical Society, Roots Music in the Texas Hill Country is a concert series now in its 5th season that presents concerts focusing on America's main genres of music. Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

September 22nd is Mexican Conjunto & Ranchero Night and features Los Pinky's and Los Texmaniacs.

Beer, wine, soft drinks, water and food offered for sale on the grounds. Bring your own lawn chair. $10 for outdoor shows; 11 & under free.

Call (830) 997-2835 for more information.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Texas Woodcarvers Guild Roundup & Show 2007 -

Week-long schedule of classes and instruction followed by the annual Texas Woodcarvers Guild Show & Sale held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Hwy. 16 South Sunday, September 23 thru Saturday, September 29. Call (432) 563-2517 for more information.

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Hill Country Children's Theater Production "Wonderland, Alice Returns"

Hill Country Children's Theater announced that tickets are available for their upcoming show, "Wonderland, Alice Returns" at Dietert Auditorium on Schreiner University Campus. Showtimes are at 7:30PM, Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22. On Sunday there will be a 2:30PM matinee. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Please call 830/990-5752 for more details.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Classic Automobiles Auction of America - 9/21-22

The Fredericksburg Event Center is having the 66th Semi-Annual Hill Country Classic Car Auction and Car Show & Auto Swap Meet hosted by Classic Automobiles Auction of America and the San Antonio Mustang Club. Enjoy a concert Friday night by Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88's. For car show info please call 210/681-3313, for swap meet info 210-653-6046 and for auction info 866-495-8111 for times, admission and general info.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Chef Jacque Rudman's Culinary Art Class - 9/20

Chef Jacque Rudman presents "Let's Do Lunch", a cooking class to help you entertain with ease using very simple recipes. Class begins at 10:00AM and is $35 per person. The cost includes cooking instruction, copies of all recipes and a four course lunch with beverages provided. Please call 830/456-1174 for more information.

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Fredericksburg Cooking Academy Releases Fall Schedule

The Fredericksburg Cooking Academy released their fall schedule of classes. Click on the link to download a printable flyer.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Chef Jacque' Rudman's Culinary Art Class - 9/16

Chef Jacque' Rudman presents Couture Cuisine, a gallery of tastes and demonstrations for the epicurean elite. 5:00 - 6:00PM happy hour includes complimentary wine, sparkling water & HAUTE HOR' DEURVES. 6:30PM culinary art demo table for "hands on" work. Location is The Art Academy, $45 per person, reservation in advance. Please call 830/456-1174 for more information.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Texas Tech Red and Black Golf Tournament - 9/15

Enjoy a day on the Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course and help raise scholarship money for students attending the Hill Country campus and the Lubbock campus. Please call 830-990-2717 for more information about the tournament and how you can help.


A Mosaic Class by Suzan Germond - Artisans at Rocky Creek

Artisans at Rocky Hill is hosting A Mosaic Class by Suzan Germond. The fee is $200 which includes all supplies for you to keep plus, a mirror of mosaic. This is the second day of the class on the 15th from 1:00 - 4:00PM. Drinks will be provided, please bring a lunch. The class will be held at Fredericksburg Artists' School at Rocky Hill. Please call 830/990-8160 for more information.

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Grand Opening John Bennett's Rodeo Studio and Gallery

This event is the official ribbon cutting and open house for John Bennett's Rodeo Studio and Gallery at 208 E. San Antonio Street. The public is invited to attend and see John's sculptures from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday September 15.

John recently was commissioned by the Leesburg Library in Florida to conceptualize and complete a life size bronze sculpture of Alice Reeves, the granddaughter of a slave. Mrs. Reeves sits with her three year old great-granddaughter on a park bench reading. The sculpture will sit in front of the new $8.2 million Leesburg Library to represent the contributions of the African American community in Leesburg. This will be the second commission for John Bennett by the library; the first, a life size bronze sculpture of Annie Oakley and her dog Dave was installed in it's own courtyard on the library grounds in June.

Other artists that show in Rodeo Studio are:
  • Roy Lee Ward of Hunt
  • Nancy Boren, The Colony
  • Delia Hunt, Comfort
  • Martha Allen, San Antonio

Call (830) 990-9305 for more information.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wine and Cheese Nights at Berkman Books

On Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Berkman Books, located at 416 East Main Street, offers wine and cheese as you browse their latest selections of both new and used books. For more information, call (830)997-1535.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Youth Rodeo - Sept 14

The Hill Country Horse Club promotes all equine sports for adult and youth riders in the Texas Hill Country. Members enjoy youth rodeo, team roping, barrel racing and trail riding events. The arena is located on Equestrian Drive, off of Highway 87 South. All events are open to the public. Youth rodeo is scheduled this Friday, September 14, starting at 7:00 p.m., and team roping on Saturday, September 15, starting at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Diane Wetz at (830)864-4517 or Sue Lawson at (325)347-5815.


Nimitz Symposium - 9/15

Enjoy this internationally acclaimed Pacific WWII symposium featuring authors, scholars and veterans held at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium on Highway 16 South, Saturday, September 15 thru Sunday, September 16 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Sponsored by the National Museum of the Pacific War. Call (830) 992-2765 for more information.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Cooking with Molly Fowler-9/11

On this Tuesday, September 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Molly Fowler will present a cooking class entitled “A Movable Feast.” Learn the secrets to make several great dishes for a picnic or tailgate party. The cost is $35 per person, and you must pre-register by calling (830)990-2449.

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Threads Now Open!

Threads, located at 224 West Main Street, has opened. They feature upholster and drapery materials, iron beds and custom made linens. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (830)997-4554


Chef Jacque' Rudman's Culinary Art Class - 9/11

Chef Jacque Rudman presents "Harvesting Nature", enjoy this "Chat-n-Chew" lunch and learn the basics of "how to" pickle, marinade and preserve our delicious fall harvest. The class will be held at 101 Cristol Drive from 11 am to 2 pm, and costs $35 per person, which includes cooking instruction, tasting and copies of all recipes. Please call 830/456-1174 for more information.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

New Horizons Benefit Concert & Radiothon - 9/8

Annual country concert and radiothon sponsored by KNAF AM to benefit New Horizons, a vocational training center for adults with developmental disabilities. The event is from 4:00PM - 10:00PM on Fredericksburg's Marktplatz with no admission, however contributions are encouraged. Contact Rick Star at KNAF (997-2197) if you would like to volunteer.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Farm and Ranch Equipment Auction - 9/8

The Fredericksburg Event Center on Tivydale Road is hosting a Farm and Ranch Equipment Auction on Saturday September 8. Please call 830/990-1010 for more information


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bed and Breakfast & Cuisine Tour - 9/9

A great opportunity for members of the local hospitality community to see what the B&B community is offering guests comes up on Sunday, September 9, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tour ten of our local bed and breakfasts who will be paired with tastings from local restaurants and caterers. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to Tickets are $25 per person.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Shops at Rocky Hill offering The Ben Beckendorf Band -9/8

Everyone is invited to The Shops at Rocky Hill in the lovely Texas Hill Country for an evening of wine, art, beer, appetizers and complimentary music by The Ben Beckendorf Band. The Tasting Room for Bell Mountain Vineyards will be open late with their fabulous local wines available for tasting. Please call 830/990-8160 or 830/997-9694 for more details.


Monday, September 03, 2007

2007 Ben Hur Schrine Circus

The 2007 Ben Hur Shrine Circus will be at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South for one day only --- Wednesday, September 5 starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children 12 years and under. Tickets will be on sale at the Fairgrounds box office one hour before show time.