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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Howl-O-Meow - 10/31

The Hill Country SPCA will be open from 6- 8 pm on Friday night to provide a safe place for kids to trick or treat. We will have trick or treats for kids, fun games, drinks, snacks and more. People are encouraged to bring a treat for the dogs and cats they will have costumes on (if they want to) and their trick or treat baskets ready to go. Please call 830/990-9085 for more information.


Halloween Open House - 10/31

Kathy Weigand Photography, Hill Country Images at 515 E. Highway Street, Suite Chaving a fun HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE (not spook house) tonight from 5-7 pm. Bring your little trick-or-treater (babies & toddlers) by for a complimentary Halloween Portrait. Refreshments will be served. Please call 830/997-8066 for more information.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

FHS Navy Junior ROTC Lasagna Dinner - 10/31

This dinner at the FHS Cafeteria on Highway 16 South benefits the FHS Navy Junior ROTC program. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 fro children from 4 - 12 and runs from 4:30 - 7 pm.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Costume Contest at Chisholm Trail Winery - 10/31

Halloween at Chisholm Trail Winery, west of Fredericksburg on Highway 290 at Usener Road runs from 7 - 10 pm on Friday night. Costume contest with prizes, wine, entertainment and more. Please call 830/990-2675 for more information.


Wellness Center's Flu Shot Drive-Thru - 10/30

The Wellness Center at Hill Country Memorial Hospital is having their annual quick and easy drive-thru flu shot day at Fredericksburg EMS Building, 221 Friendship Lane from 9 am - 2 pm. Never leave your car. Cost is $20 per person. Please note children under 18 years of age will need a prescription from their doctor. Please call 830/997-1355 for more information.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fredericksburg Theater Co. presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Beginning October 17 and running on weekends through November 2, the Fredericksburg Theater Company will perform Shakespeare’s popular “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 Hwy 87 S. in Fredericksburg. This light-hearted comedy about a misguided knight will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (except on October 31) and on Sundays at 2:00 p.m., with a special performance on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. Call 888-669-7114 for ticket information


Monday, October 27, 2008

Windcrest Nursing & Rehab Center Annual Fest Open House - 10/31

Join Windcrest Nursing and Rehab Center 210. W. Windcrest Street, as they celebrate their annual Open House. Enjoy a cake walk, apple bobbing, candy for the kidos and much more fun.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Cobblestone Antiques Grand Opening - 10/25

Join Cobblestone Antiques at 107 North Llano from 4-6 pm, as they celebrate their Grand Opening. Enjoy food, fun and entertainment. Please call 830/992-3245 for more information.

Concert at the Boys and Girls Club - 10/24

The Boys & Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country is hosting a 3 band concert for students 13 years and older at the Boys & Girls Club, 208 E. Park Street, from 7-10 pm. Cost is $3 for member of the club and $6 for non-members. Please call 830/997-9833 for more information.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Radio Free Texas Concert - 10/26

Radio Free Texas along with notable members of the Texas music community will host a “Save the Old Quarter Acoustic Café” benefit on Sunday in Downtown Luckenbach from 12-8 pm.

In September, Hurricane Ike destroyed the historic Galveston venue and later this month musical friends of Old Quarter will gather to raise money for owner Rex “Wrecks” Bell to rebuild in an all-day event. Austin’s Band of Heathens will headline the benefit at Luckenbach Texas, another of Texas' historic music venues. Some of the performers who have offered to donate their time to this event include Gary P Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Owen Temple, Jason Eady, Adam Caroll, The Gougers, Liz and Lincoln, Quincy Harper, Susan Gibson, The McKay Bros and more. The event will include a silent auction, exclusive merchandise and opportunities for patrons to give donations. All proceeds from the event benefit the Old Quarter and rebuilding efforts. This show is part of the overall Radio Free Texas "Concert For The Coast" - - event which will include concerts at more than a dozen venues with over 100 artists held simultaneously throughout Texas. Please call 830/997-3224 for more information.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Masquerade Ball - 10/25

The Nimitz Event Center presents their 2nd annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday October 25. Happy hour is at 7:00PM, with the party starting at 8:00PM and the costume judging at 9:00PM. Cost is $20. Please call 830/997-4379 for ticket information.


Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest - Best of the Fest Chefs - 10/24

A celebration of Texas food and wine. One of three Special Events is the Best of the Fest Chefs. The finest Hill Country cuisine matched with the best Texas wines can be enjoyed at the Admiral Nimitz Ballroom in The National Museum of the Pacific War, Friday night from 7 - 9 pm! Please call 830/997-8515 for reservations.


Warbirds Sky Ventures Fly-In

Warbirds Sky Ventures Fly-in will be landing Thursday and taking off Sunday at the Gillespie County Airport, on Highway 16 South, weather permitting.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sign up for Military Blood Drive

This community is joining hands to again support our troops with The Ultimate Care Package – blood drive on behalf of our military. Did you know that if the military runs short of blood, it has to purchase blood? Help defray costs and perhaps save a life by participating in a Fredericksburg area blood drive to be held on Wednesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 13, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the National Guard Amory, located at 598 Armory Rd. in Fredericksburg. Walk-ins are welcome, but to reserve a specific time, log on to and type in this blood drive location’s 78624 zip code or either of its November 12 or 13 dates. One donation can help up to three lives, so consider donating your blood. For more information, contact Bobby Sagebiel at 830-990-6986 or send e-mail to

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Harvest Classic & European Motorcycle Rally - Oct. 24-26

The Harvest Classic is held each fall in scenic Luckenbach, Texas. Organized by Central Texas Motorcycle Charities to raise money for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. Anyone who loves riding, owning, and looking at classic and European motorcycles and scooters or having a great time will love the Harvest Classic. Call 830/997-3224 or 888/311-8990 for more information.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Sierra Phillips-Hess Benefit Concert

Sierra Phillips-Hess, a Fredericksburg High School student, is the daughter of Valerie Phillips and Marc Hess and the granddaughter of Les and June Phillips. Sierra is battling against Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) and is in need of a double lung transplant. PPH is a disease of unknown origin that chokes off the pulmonary artery and prevents oxygen from entering the blood, causing the heart to overwork. Sierra's family would like to invite the community to help support Sierra’s challenge of a double lung transplant by attending a benefit concert and silent auction on Wednesday, October 22 at Hondo’s. Concert performances that evening include the Cross Mountain Bluegrass band from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., followed by a special reunion of the Phillips Sisters. This vocal trio consists of Sierra’s mother, Valerie, and her aunts Vickie and Dawn. Sunshine the Clown will also be on hand for the kiddos and young at heart. The concert and silent auction will go toward Sierra’s medical expenses. Hondo’s On Main is located at 312 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. For information or to help contribute, call 830-997-8952

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Magical Mosaics Exhibition & Sale - 9/20 - 10/18

All are invited to Artisans at Rocky Hill, 234 West Main, to celebrate Fall and enjoy a very special exhibit with Texas' finest mosaic artists. Participating artists will be in attendance and visiting with gallery guests during the opening reception Friday from 5:30 TO 8:30 PM. Demonstrations will take place each Saturday during the show from 12:00 - 3:00PM. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10:00AM - 5:30PM. This event is free and open to the public. Please call 830/990-8160 for more information


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Think Pink" Tea Party - 10/17

It’s a Tea Party! The Cancer Resource Center at 808 Reuben Street invites all breast cancer survivors to attend a free “Think Pink” afternoon tea party Friday, October 17, from 1-4 pm. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Hill Country Memorial Health System wants to show its appreciation for the courage that cancer survivors demonstrate. The tea will initiate a project to collect uplifting survivor stories on all forms of cancer from patients, caregivers, relatives or friends who wish to participate. No RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be offered. Generous Fredericksburg merchants Sweet Pea and Showcase Antiques have donated door prizes with a tea party theme, and the Fredericksburg Herb Farm will provide non-alcoholic hibiscus/lemonade tea drinks called “Arnold Palmers.” Please encourage breast cancer survivors to come to the event.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rotary Club Spaghetti Dinner - 10/17

The annual Rotary Club spaghetti dinner at the Fredericksburg High School
Cafeteria on Highway16 South is a fundraiser for the local Rotary Scholarship fund. Cost is $6 per person. Serving starts at 5 pm.


Meals on Wheels Fundraising Dance - 10/18

Kick up your heels at a benefit dance for our local Meals on Wheels program this Saturday, October 18 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at the Marktplatz on the corner of N. Adams and W. Main streets in Fredericksburg. Enjoy live music, food and BYOB drinks. Admission is $7 and kids under age 12 can enter for free. For specifics, call 830-997- 7131.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast - 10/19

All you can eat pancakes and saugage, along with coffee and juice at St. Mary's School Cafeteria from 7:30-10:30 am. $5 per person, with children 11 and under free. Please call 830/990-1072 for more information.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

"Haworth & Mahlke Fall Show" at Whiskle Pik Galleries - 9/27 - 10/11

Enjoy the new works from Mark Haworth and Denise LaRue Mahlke at Whistle Pik Galleries, 425 E. Main Street. This event is free and open to the public. Please call 830/990-8151 for more information.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Pig Roast in Johnson City -10/10-12

Proceeds from Johnson City Pig Roast Motorcycle Run will benefit the Cherokee Home for Children. Enjoy games, music, food and much more. Please call 512/556-5579. You won't want to miss one of the few old school motorcycle runs left in Texas.


Monday, October 06, 2008

Cessna 195 Fly-In - 10/8-12

Cessna 195 Fly-in will be landing Wednesday and taking off Sunday at the Gillespie County Airport on Highway 16 South, weather permitting.


Friday, October 03, 2008

Hill Country Marching Festival - Oct. 4

High school marching bands from the surrounding area compete in a marching contest at the Fredericksburg High School footbal stadium on Highway 16 South. Admission - $5. Call (830) 990-9980 for more information.