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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ray Wylie Hubbard's Grit 'n Groove Festival in Luckenbach

Grit in the Groove with Ray Wylie Hubbard in the world famous Luckenbach Dance Hall. Please call 830/997-3224 or 888/311-8990 for more information.

The vibe will be acoustic throughout the day with The Band of Heathens and Ray and his band closing the evening with full rockin' band sets.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Historic School Marker Dedication - 4/4

Join the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools with the dedication of a historic maker on Marktplatz at the Vereins Kirche honoring the rich public school history in Gillespie County since 1846. Please call 830/997-7298 for more information.


Sunshine Clown Camp for Big Kids - 4/1-3

“Sunshine” the Clown’s 6th Annual “Clowning wherever you can Camp” for Big Kids at the Willow City Schoolhouse in Willow City, TX . “Sunshine” will lead participants in a fun exploration to find their inner clown!!! Classes include: (A) Clown movement, (B) Character development, (C) Clown Makeup, (D) Ballooning Fun, Other clown camp courses include; juggling, magic and realizing the art of causing smiles and laughter. Fee is $150 per person. Special Guests! Please call 830/997-1852 to register, space is limited.


Friday, March 27, 2009

19th Century Ladies Conference and Reenactment

Join women from all over the country at Fort Martin Scott on Highway 290 East for 19th century activities and classes on Saturday at 10 am. Admission is free with donations gladly accepted. Please call 830/889-0776 for more information.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Strawberries Ready for Picking at Marburger Orchards

Gary Marburger, with Marburger Orchard has reported his strawberries are ready for picking. The orchard is located out Highway 87 South to Meusebach Road at 559 Kuhlmann Road. Please call 997-9433 for more information.

Springfresh 2009 - March 27

Enjoy this uplifting evening of dinner and fellowship for women at Fredericksburg First Baptist Church, 1407 E. Main Street, Friday at 6 pm. Tickets are $12.50 and are on sale now. Please call 830/997-9511 for more information.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

LBJ100 Bike Tour - March 28

Rain or shine, this bike ride includes 31, 45 and 62 mile loops into Gillespie County as well as an easy 10 mile family ride on the Ranch. The fully-supported tour traverses ranch roads during wildflower season. Luci Johnson will start the distance riders, then take riders on the 10 mile history tour of the LBJ Ranch. Tour cost is $30 pre-registered before March 16, after March 16 cost is $40. All pre-registered riders get a t-shirt and a commemorative bandana, like the one LBJ gave to visiting dignitaries during his Presidency. Please call 830/868-7128 for more information.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The New and Improved Alamo Springs Cafe

The latest from the Alamo Springs area is Alamo Springs Café has remodeled their restaurant and enlarged the parking area. The project included enclosing the deck into another dining area and kitchen. And just in time for the spring and summer, Mike added a large patio with a stage and dance floor for their Saturday night live music and coming soon Friday night live music. Please call 990-8004 for more information.

"Thai Treasure" at Fredericksburg Culinary Arts

Thai Treasures will be the theme of the Fredericksburg Culinary Arts' upcoming cooking class to be held on Saturday, March 28 at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus at 1406 S. Hwy 87 in Fredericksburg. The $49 class runs from 3:00-5:00 p.m. For information, call 830- 997-8396.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Texas Wine Maker Vintner Dinner Series at Cabernet Grill

Celebrate Texas wine and unique Hill Country cuisine at Cabernet Grill on Highway 16 South. This multi-course dinner will feature wines from Woodrose Winery. Cost is $59.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Please call 830/990-5734 for reservations.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Texas Public School Week FISD Community Breakfast

Help celebrate Texas Public School Week with a free FISD Community Breakfast. Please join by coming to Security State Bank & Trust Motor Bank at the corner of Crockett and Austin Streets for breakfast tacos and orange juice, Thursday from 7 to 8 am.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Paddy's Party, Rock N Roll into Spring - 3/21

Save the Date for Paddy's Party, benefitting the animals at Hill Country SPCA at Turner Hall, 103 W. Travis Street, Saturday from 6:30 to 11 pm. Enjoy a silent auction, dinner and dancing all in the name of the animals. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple donation at the door or buy in advance at the SCPA, located on Highway 16 South. Please call 830/990-9085 for ticket information.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

7th Annual Texas Geocaching Challenge - 3/13-15

Geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache. Once a geocacher finds the geocache, they will sign the log to show they were there. This year's challenge is hosted by the central Texas region of the Texas Geocaching Association at Lady Bird Johnson Park on Highway 16 South. During the weekend, geocachers will be encouraged to visit various locations in the Fredericksburg area to find geocaches hidden at area businesses and other interesting locations. Please call 512/636-6641 for more information.


Monday, March 09, 2009

St. Joseph Society Annual Feast Day Barbeque - 3/15

St. Joseph Society will host their Feast Day On March 15, from 10:30am - 2:00pm at St. Joseph's Halle, 212 West San Antonio. Enjoy this dine-in, take-out or drive-thru BBQ to support the legacy of St. Joseph's Halle. Cost is $7.50 per plate. At noon hear Herman Sons/Arion Choirs as they perform in the Halle. Proceeds will be used to continue the preservation of St Joseph's Halle Initiation of Interior Restoration Project.


Friday, March 06, 2009

Fredericksburg Music Club Presents the Brass Roots Trio - 3/8

The Fredericksburg Music Club presents the Brass Roots Trio, a concert of trumpet, French horn and piano at 3 pm at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano Highway. Cost is a by donation. Please call 830/997-5413 for more information


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Texas A&M Singing Cadets Concert - March 7

Known as the "Voice of Aggieland", the singing cadets are an all-male chorus that performs approximately 60 concerts each year throughout Texas, the United States, and even overseas. Their Fredericksburg concert is at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, 109 E. San Antonio Street, at 7 pm. Proceeds from the event benefit local scholarships for current A&A students. Cost is a $15 donation. Please call 979/845-5974 for more information.


Meusebach School Host Open House - 3/7

Join the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Trail for their open house at the Meusebach Country School. The Trail allows visitors to learn about the education and customs of the 19th century residents of German heritage in the Hill Country. Each month a different rural county school will host an open house and tour. Color coded maps of the trail are available at the Visitor Center at 302 E. Austin Street.


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Duncan Holmes Recording Live - 3/8

Pianist Duncan Holmes will be doing a live recording session for purchase at future concerts at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, 107 E. Lower Crabapple Road. This concert is free and the public is welcome. Donation will be gladly accepted. Please call 830/997-3968 for more information.



The City of Fredericksburg owns Fort Martin Scott and the Gillespie County Historical Society managed and manned it for tours and other events in the past. The City Council recently made the decision to have the Fort unmanned and to allow for self-guided tours with signage telling its story and history. Currently the signage is in production, and until completion there will be temporary signage at the Fort explaining to visitors the new plan for the Fort.


Open Mic night and Poetry Reading at Deja Vu - 2/6

Express yourself during 'Open Mic Night and Poetry Reading' at Deja Vu, 329 East Main Street from 6-8 pm tonight. Please call 830/377-1519 for more information.


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hill Country Wedding Expo - 3/8

One stop shopping for the bride-to-be at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South Sunday, March 8 from 10 am to 3 pm. Enjoy a style show, vendor booths, door prizes and a grand prize. This event is free to the public. Please call 830/997-2197 for more information.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Biscuits, blacksmiths and Buffalo Soldiers - 3/9-14

The sights, scents and sounds of frontier times will roll across the grounds of the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg as the Gillespie County Historical Society celebrates Spring Break March 9 through 14, 2009.

Families can take part in typical frontier activities all six days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scheduled exhibits include blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, fence building, and rope making. Buffalo Soldiers, Texas Rangers, Mountain Men and Lakota Sioux Indians will share their culture and history. Kids can sit in a one-room schoolhouse, taste biscuits from an authentic chuckwagon, and make old-fashioned cornhusk dolls.

On Friday and Saturday, Elsie's Country Store will serve tasty cakes, cookies, ice cream, lemonade and their signature dish - koch kase, or German cooked cheese.

"This week makes the museum come alive," said Liz Brookshire, Programs Manager. "People who haven't visited us in a while will be pleased to see the changes, our new entrance, and the beautiful new Museum Store."

For many visitors it will be their first time to see the new Museum Store at the corner of Milam and Main Streets. The store features an expanded and freshly-stocked collection of history books, T-shirts, gifts, classic games and toys.

During Spring Break week, the museum's regular exhibits and buildings also will be open for viewing. Visitors can walk through one a smokehouse, blacksmith shop, and an original Sunday House.

Admission to Spring Break activities is the regular Pioneer Museum fee of $5 for adults; $3 for ages 6 through 17, and 5 and under free.

Fredericksburg is a popular destination any time of year, and especially in the springtime. This hill country town is famous for its German heritage, shopping, dining, and architecture. The new entrance to the Pioneer Museum is located right on Main Street, at 325 West Main. Parking is free.

The exact schedule of the pioneer demonstrators will vary day by day. The public is invited to call ahead to get more details of each day’s events. Learn more by calling 830-997-2835


Gillespie County Veterans Benefit Fair - 3/7

March 7 at the American Legion Hall is a free event for all Gillespie and surrounding county Veterans and spouses or surviving spouses of a Veteran. There will be guest speakers, booths with representatives from related organizations to answer questions and door prizes. Registration is from 9:30 - 10am, presentations are 10am - noon then a free lunch followed by questions. Please call Tami Elliott at 997-3758 for more information.