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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pacific Combat Area Tour Hours

Effective immediately until further notice, the Pacific Combat Zone at the National Museum of the Pacific War will operate a reduced schedule on Mondays and Tuesdays with tour hours now from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Please call 992-2785 for more information.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wine Road 290 Trail

Participating wineries have taken advantage of their close proximity along Highway 290 to create the Wine Road 290 Trail. Mardi Gras Texas winery style on Saturday 2/28. Creole, crawfish and gumbo are all likely suspects to be found on this trail, and of course wines. Tasting fees may apply.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Girl's Night Out Trollbead Trunk Show - 2/26

Gather the girls and enjoy, food, drink and beads during the premiere of just released Trollbeads at Heirlooms, Comforts of Home at 132 E. Main Street. Please call 830/997-7439 for more information.


Fredericksburg Theater Company Presents "I Do! I Do!" - 2/13 - 3/1

Join the Fredericksburg Theater Company as they celebrate Season 12. FTC's production will be the Tony-nominated musical "I Do! I Do!". All performances are at The Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Highway 87 South on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Please call 888/669-7114 for tickets.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spay Day USA - 2/24

Even though February 24 is Spay Day USA, every day we should be responsible pet owners and have our pets spayed or neutered. Pedernales Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) offers assistance in getting pets spayed/neutered. Please call PAWS at 990-1018 for more information on this non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation in Gillespie County.


Texas Wine Maker Vintner Dinner Series

Celebrate Texas wine and unique Hill Country cuisine at Cabernet Grill at the Cotton Gin Village on Highway 16 South at 6:30 pm on February 24.. This multi-course dinner will feature wines from Becker Vineyards. Cost is $59.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Please call 830/990-5734 for reservations.


Monday, February 23, 2009


The Hill Country Community Needs Council is having their annual "Something From the Heart" fundraiser through March 13. The goal is $85,000 and they have a match for the entire amount. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at 209 S. Acorn Street. Please call Deborah Agnew at 997-9756 and ask how you can help.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid Information Session - 2/23

Financial Aid for College, need help completing the forms? Attend FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid Information Session, with two sessions at 5:00 or 6:30pm at the Fredericksburg High School Library on Highway 16 South. Spanish sessions and a bilingual financial aid advisor will be available, as well as a DVD presentation and written materials in Spanish. Austin Community College (ACC) Mobile GO Van will be on site for easy application to ACC and FAFSA. Everyone is welcome, no matter what college you plan to attend. This event is sponsored by Hill Country University Center (HCUC). Austin Community College, Texas Tech University, Concordia University and Angelo State University are partners of HCUC. Please call 830/990-2717 for more information.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Rhythm of the Soul Vinyasa Workshop

Combining live music by Oliver Rajamaini with vinyasa flow to guide you inward during your practice. Cost is $35 per person at The Yoga Center, 128 Kneese Road, on Saturday from 4-6 pm. Please call 830/990-9642 for more information.


Wireless Internet at Pioneer Memorial Library

Good news! The Pioneer Memorial Library, located at 115 W. Main St. in Fredericksburg, now offers access to free wireless internet for visitors to the library using a laptop computer.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Navajo Grill's Pre-Theater Menu

For those of you out for an evening of theater -- whether it's at Rockbox Theater or at a performance at the Fredericksburg Theater Company -- you'll now have the option to enjoy a special pre-theater menu at Navajo Grill, 803 E. Main St. Cost is $37.00 plus tax and gratuity per person for three "acts" or courses. Call 830-990-8289 for reservations.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mamacita's Closed for Remodeling

Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant, located at 506 E. Main St. in Fredericksburg is currently closed for remodeling and will reopen soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ambleside School Open House - 2/21

The Ambleside School of Fredericksburg invites families to learn more about the advantages of an Ambleside education at the annual Open House on Saturday, February 21st from 10 a.m. to noon at 106 South Edison. Guests will hear from faculty, parents and students about their experiences at Ambleside. There will also be an overview of the unique curriculum, a presentation of student work and a tour of the classrooms. Light refreshments will be served and childcare is provided. Guests needing childcare should call the school at 990-9059.

Since 1999 the nonprofit Christian school has served kindergarten through twelfth grade students. It is based on the educational philosophy of British educator Charlotte Mason. Miss Mason described education as an atmosphere, a discipline and a life. Ambleside School of Fredericksburg also provides on-site training for teachers and parents from all over the world in the philosophy and practice of a Charlotte Mason education at the model school in Fredericksburg. In time there will be an international community of Ambleside schools.

At Ambleside, all children are viewed as persons, created in the image of God with a vast potential. Students are not classified according to strengths or weaknesses, but all participate in a broad, rigorous curriculum. All children calculate, solve, attend, explore, ponder, recite, paint, and sing. All children are held to a high standard in relationship to self, others, ideas, and work. All children are expected to have their ignorance informed and their weakness strengthened.

Ambleside provides a broad curriculum of inspirational and disciplinary subjects: science, mathematics, Bible, geography, Spanish, nature study, handwork as well as classic literature, art and music. In higher grades, swimming and tennis programs are offered and recently a strings program began. Ambleside offers small classes, minimal homework in the elementary school, and noon dismissal for lower primary grades. No standardized tests or letter grades are used. The main teaching method is written and oral narration.


"Girl Talk", A Mother Daughter Talk

Come to a FREE interactive seminar on growing up a woman at FISD Elementary School Cafeteria, 1608 North Adams Street at 6:30 pm on Wednesday night, and visit with a health care professional who will discuss and answer your questions on such diverse topics as basic female anatomy, menstrual cycle, feminine hygiene, and mood swings. Please call 830/990-6627 for more information.


25th Anniveersary Treats at Choclat

Quintessential Chocolates/Chocolat has added two new flavors to its already tantalizing repertoire of candies: Amaretto Liqueur and Irish Cream Whiskey. This year Chocolat celebrates 25 years of making fine chocolates using a 200-year old European process for which has garnered plenty of national media attention. For a free sample of the new flavors, stop by the store at 330 W. Main St. in Fredericksburg. For more information, call 830-990- 9382.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Growing Antique Roses - 2/21

Learn about choosing, planting and caring for Antique Roses in the Hill Country, presented by the Antique Rose Emporium at Woerner Feed & Garden Supply, 305 S. Lincoln Street. Bring your rose questions and a lawn chair! All class attendees receive 10% off all plants & gardening products. Please call 830/997-2246 to register.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Dinner at Becker Vineyards

Becker Vineyards announces their Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 10, at the Lavender Haus Reception Hall. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $85 per person, plus tax, with prepayment and reservations required. . For reservations, call (830)644-2681.


Valentine's Day at Tin Star Ranch - 2/13

Spend either Friday or Saturday, or both days, at Tin Star Ranch with your sweetie. On Friday enjoy comfort food, such as burgers, chicken fried steak or chicken and music by the Raggedy Cats starting at 6:00pm. Saturday enjoy prime rib, trout or chops. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Cost is $5 per person or $8 for a couple. Please call 830/685-3464 for reservations.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day at The Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock - 2/13

Spend Valentine's Day at The Trois Estate for an elegant dinner. Two seatings at 5:30 and 8:00pm. Entertainment by Matt McCormack and Ruby James. Cost is $75 per person, which includes a glass of champagne and a long stemmed rose. Please call 830/685-3415 for reservations.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fredericksburg Music Club Presents the Austin Children's Choir - 2/15

The Fredericksburg Music Club presents the Austin Children's Choir for a vocal ensemble at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano Highway, at 3 pm on Sunday. Donations gladly accepted. Please call 830/997-7679 for more information.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's Day Couples Yoga - 2/14

Do yoga as a couple for Valentine's Day at The Yoga Center, 128 Kneese Road (North of Fredericksburg on Highway 16) Saturday from 1-3 pm. Enjoy this light hearted class that is open to all levels. Cost is $25 per couple. Please call 830/990-9642 or email for more information.

Valentine and Wine - 2/13

Enjoy an intimate and romantic candlelight evening of wine and gourmet food pairing at Water 2 Wine, 228 W. Main Street. Seating is limited. Please call 830/997-9400 or email for reservations


Monday, February 09, 2009

Fredericksburg Culinary Arts Cooking Class Valentine Dinner

Enjoy a romantic Valentine dinner for couples at Fischer & Wieser's das Peach Haus
1406 Highway 87 South, Saturday from 6:30-9:30 pm. Cost is $119 per couple. Please call 830/997- 8396 for reservations.


Portfolio Wine Tasting - 2/13

Owner/Winemaker Paula Williamson, of Chisholm Trail Winery, is featuring her new "port style" dessert wine with a dessert pairing at Texas Vineyards & Beyond, 329 1/2 E. Main Street, on Friday from 2/13 from 4-7 pm. Please call 830/990-9199 for more information. And stop by to pick up your complimentary Texas Wine Lovers Journal.


Valentine Trollbead Trunk Show - 2/12

Enjoy a Valentine's Day treat at the Trollbead Trunk Show Heirloom, Comforts of Home at 132-A E. Main Street on Thursday from 5-8 pm. Trollbeads will unveil just released items, as well as rings and earrings. Please call 830/997-7439 for more information.


Thursday, February 05, 2009

Art Lovers Show and Sale - 2/6-7

Enjoy new works of art by at least 24 renowned Texas artists, including minitures, at Fredericksburg Art Gallery, 314 East Main Street. This event is free and the public is welcome. Please call 830/990-2707 for more information.


Monday, February 02, 2009

Fredericksburg Dance Club - 2/7

Join the Fredericksburg Dance Club as they host the Night Shift at the Turner Hall, 103 W. Travis Street from 8 pm to midnight.. Admission is an appreciated $8 donation per person at the door. Turner Hall has a cash bar and popcorn, however no coolers are allowed. Dancers are welcome to bring in outside food.