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Friday, September 24, 2010

American Legion Auxiliary BBQ Dinner - Sept 26

This event is a fundraiser for the American Legion Auxiliary. BBQ plates will be TBD. The American Legion Hall Post 244 is located at Highway 87 South. Serving begins at 4 pm. Call (830) 997-7995 for more information.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Renewable Energy Round-Up and Green Living Fair - 9/24-25

The Renewable Energy Round-Up and Green Living fair returns to Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg this weekend. Lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, family activities, music and environmental film festival are features at the biggest sustainability event in the South. Hours are noon to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Gate fees are $10 on Friday and Sunday, $12 on Saturday. A $20 three-day pass is also available. Tickets at the front gate only.


Hill Country University Center Grand Opening - 9/23

Join us in welcoming Hill Country University Center to our community. The Hill Country University Center offers an innovative partnership to fill the critical need for nursing, education and business degrees as well as workforce training in the Texas Hill Country. Underserved and non-traditional students in our region, who otherwise may not advance their education due to economic or geographic barriers, are now able to begin or go back to school without interrupting their lifestyle. For its first eight years, HCUC and its academic partners used borrowed classrooms and administration spaces to fulfill its mission. The 24,000 sq.ft. Academic Center opened in the summer of 2010 including state-of-the-art classrooms, science and computer labs, student lounge and bookstore, and faculty support space. This beautiful, state-of-the-art facility includes four classrooms, two lecture halls, science lab, computer lab, bookstore, and support space for both students and faculty. This will enhance the offerings of our many educational providers and allow us to reach more deserving students in our region. The Academic Center will offer both day and evening classes. Our partners estimate an immediate 38 percent increase in student enrollment due to the increased capacity of the facilities. And having all academic partners under one roof offers a collaborative atmosphere, a seamless continuum of programs and more cost effective operations.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Roots Music Series: Latin/Conjunto

Sept 25 - Latin/Conjunto Night

6pm - Jonas Alvarez
Jonas Alvarez combines Latin sounds and rhythms from around the world with passionate vocals and inspiring lyrics, to create a fusion of musical ideas he calls Latin American Roots music. His original songs earned first place in the 2005 and 2006 Austin Songwriters Contest and he was a semi-finalist in the 2006 International Songwriters Competition in Nashville.

7pm - The Texmaniacs
The Texmaniacs return to the Roots series for a performance that infuses traditional Texas music with contemporary vitality. The band has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, International Accordion Festival, Kennedy Center, Governor of Texas Ball and many major festivals overseas. Their first CD included a legendary line-up of guest artists, such as Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and Los Lobos. Los Texmaniacs current CD is the Grammy Award winning “Borders Y Bailes.”

8:50pm - Cerronato
The Austin band Cerronato plays an authentic version of Colombian vallenato and cumbia. Virtuoso accordionist and group leader Mike Maddux discovered the raw and intimate energy of the vallenato style, and incorporated it into his mix of Latin music. The band merges ornate melodies from the accordion with rumbling bass lines, the syncopation of the scraper, and the beat of the drums, punctuated by poignant four-part harmonies to create a captivating sound.

Longhorn Street Cafe will serve choice of 12 oz. rib-eye charbroiled to order, beef or chicken fajitas, or carne guisada. Sides will consist of tortillas, rice, and ranchero beans, plus dessert - all for $9. Tea, sodas, beer, wine and water for sale on the grounds.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg.
Entrance on Milam Street. Free parking. Bring lawn chairs.
All concerts take place on Saturdays, 6 - 10 p.m. Gates open and food is served beginning at 5 p.m.

Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free.
Special! $2 off for advance online tickets, or bring web page printout to gate for $2 discount for everyone in group -

Upcoming Concerts:
Next year marks the 10th Season. Watch for announcement of musical lineup and special surprises.

Proceeds Benefit:
Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society

A series of live, open-air eclectic Roots music concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting.

Gillespie County Historical Society
312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg TX 78624
830-997-2835 - FAX 830-997-3891

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bird Dog Invitational Fly-In at LBJ National Historical Park & Ranch - 9/18

Bird Dog Fly-in at LBJ National Park & Ranch, East of Fredericksburg on Highway 290 in Stonewall, landing Friday and taking off Sunday, weather permitting. Please call 830/868-7128 x231 for more information.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pacific War Symposium - 9/18

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the National Museum of the Pacific War will host the annual Symposium titled 'How has the Unconditional Surrender been Influenced by Subsequent Actions'the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium on Highway 16 South, and will also feature historian and veteran panelists. Cost TBA.

Harper BBQ & Chili Cook-Off - 9/17

Affiliated with Lone Star BBQ, this cook off, Saturday at Harper Community Park, features Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken, beans and chili. Entry fee: $65 for all meat or $25 per meat, Beans, Entry fee: $10. Chili, Entry Fee: $25. For more info call (830) 739-1328.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stonewall Sesquicentennial Celebration - 9/18

Join the citizens of Stonewall as they celebrate the town's 150th birthday. Call (830) 644-2735 for more information.

Fredericksburg Theater Company Presents "The Diary of Anne Frank"

Join the Fredericksburg Theater Company as they celebrate another season. FTC's production will be "The Diary of Anne Frank", the story of one young girl's indominitable spirit captured in her diary. This story will touch you deeply. All performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at The Steve W. Shepherd Theatre, 1668 Highway 87 South. No performance on Friday, September 17 in honor of Yom Kippur; alternate on Thursday, September 23. Call (830) 997-3588 for more information.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Tour & Savor Fredericksburg - 9/12

Local innkeepers, restaurants, caterers, world class shops will be paired together for an absolutely fun afternoon during Tour & Savor Fredericksburg sponsored by the Fredericksburg Area Lodging and Hospitality Association. This is a great way to discover Fredericksburg's wonderful lodging, fabulous cuisine and new this year local retail will showcase their goods with displays found in each lodging partner. "We want people to be able to see the many accommodations that are available, from quaint cottages to rock barns to a country-style inn all paired with local cuisine," said Debbie Farquhar-Garner, Tour board member. Purchasing a ticket for the tour is an opportunity to enjoy a glimpse of a unique bed and breakfast and sample favorites of the local restaurants as well as do some window shopping. Many styles of homes will be represented: historic, country retreats, one with spectacular views of the City, traditional B&B, and quaint Sunday Haus Style homes. Some have been fully restored and others are new construction or new on the market. The Tour is $30 per person, which includes the Grand Finale at Cabernet Grill. Maps available at Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Service at 231 West Main the day of the tour. To purchase tickets please call 1-866-TEX-FEST (839-3378).

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Boxtoberfest is the largest gathering of Boxter and Porsche enthusiasts at Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, 201 S. Washington Street . Last year we had 92 Porsches, with almost 200 people attending. The gathering starts Friday at 6:00pm. There is no registration fee.


Monday, September 06, 2010

BGCA Invitational Shopping Tournament - Sept 11-12

The Boys and Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country is hosting the fourth annual BGCA Invitational Shopping Tournament in Fredericksburg, Texas September 12th.

Similar to a golf tournament format, each team will consist of up to 4 shoppers who will "play a round" of shopping at 18 selected Fredericksburg, Texas stores. These stores will be providing a 10% discount on ALL items purchased by Tournament Shoppers on September 16, and will give an additional donation to the Boys & Girls Club. Many stores have indicated they will place additional items on special sale for the day of the tournament at even greater discounts. ALL SALES WILL BE FINAL. What a perfect time to start (and complete?) that holiday shopping!

There will be individual and team prizes, as well as prizes for the Team with the Best Costumes/Spirit, a prize for the team whose members collectively traveled the longest distance from home to participate, "The Longest Drive", and other prizes to be announced!

Entry Fee is $50.00 per Shopper/$200.00 per Team.

Call 830-456-2781 or for more info.


Friday, September 03, 2010

No Labor Day Weekend Celebration in Luckenbach

Live music all weekend in Luckenbach, Texas. Friday: Deryl Dodd and Friends. Saturday: Hayes Carll's Labor Day Bash. Call (888) 311-8990 for details.


Harper Frontier Days - 9/4

Enjoy the family activities at Harper Community Park: a parade, fishing contest, washer pitching & horseshoes, domino tournament, BBQ, concessions, crafts, mutton busting, dancing and rodeo. Washer tournament starts at 1:00PM, parade at 5:00PM, rodeo at 8:00PM and dance with Jason Allen Band from 9PM - 1AM. Cost for the dance is $8 and BBQ is $7 a plate. Call (830) 864-4912 for more information.


Thursday, September 02, 2010

Vereins Quilt Guild Show - 9/3-5

This quilt show at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau, 237 Equestrian Drive, showcases the many talents of the members of the Vereins Quilt Guild. Also enjoy vendors, a boutique and a tea room. Admission is $6 per person. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM - 4:00PM. Please call 830/997-4509 for more information.


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"It's a Mosaic World" at Artisans at Rocky Hill - 9/3-18

Artisans proudly presents "It's a Mosaic World" by Suzan Germond. Artisans at Rocky Hill's first-ever show featuring the very talented Suzan Germond and her magical mosaics! Opening reception 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy a vast array of Suzan's latest works plus, a special demonstration on Saturday September 4th from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Suzan's talent through "found objects as art" has been enjoyed by Artisan's visitors for over 5 years. Her work has been wildly popular in the Texas Hill Country and beyond. Suzan's work will be on display and available for purchase through Saturday, September 18th.


65th Anniversary of the Signing of WW II Instrument of Surrender

Experience the final surrender leading to the end of World War II at National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main Street . Call 830-997-8600 for details