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Monday, October 31, 2011

Whistle-Pik Gallery Fall Show Wine Reception 11/4


Mark you calendars now for this not to be missed event! Four of Whistle-Pik Gallery's most popular artists will be presenting new paintings for the 2011 Fall Show. OPENING WINE RECEPTION will be Friday, November 4 from 5 to 8 pm, during November First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. All artists will be on hand that day at the gallery: Wanda Choate, Brian Grimm, Jerry Ricketson, & Sara Winters.

Artist demos and meet & greet times will be announced in October. Spread the word and come meet these national artists.

We look forward to seeing you in November! Check the website often as we will ad images for the show as we receive them


Texas 4 Step: Girls Shopping Weekend - 11/3-6

Shop, Dine, Wine & Play

Fredericksburg, Texas


How's that for a great deal?

Dancing the 4-Step is easy! Here's how:

Register for your Shopper Savings Card at at a cost of $5. Each participating business is offering a minimum of 15% off your purchase.
Round up your gal pals and plan your trip to Fredericksburg! To make it simple, our website features information on dining, lodging, spas, wineries and attractions.
Pick up your Shoppers Savings Card, map and list of special offers when you arrive in Fredericksburg. Plus, the first 500 to arrive will receive a FREE shopping tote!
Have a ridiculous amount of fun as you and your friends shop and SAVE to your heart's content. This is your weekend, so do it up right!

Please visit for all of the up-to-date information!

Vitner Dinner at Cabernet Grill - 11/3

Chef Ross Burtwell will be hosting Grape Growers Neal & Janice Newsom of Newsom Vineyards in the Texas High Plains for a five course dinner with wine matched specifically to the cuisine at Cabernet Grill, Thursday November 3, at 2806 Highway 16 South.  Cost is $69.95 per person plus tax and 20% gratuity.  6:30 PM.  Advance reservations are required. Ticket may be purchased online or by phone (830) 990-5734.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Golden Hub Halloween Open House

Children and adults of all ages are invited to stop by the Golden Hub Community Center, 1009 North Lincoln, on Halloween between 4 and 6 pm. Treats will be given out to the youngsters. Everyone is welcome to come by to visit, enjoy punch and cookies, and see the Hub’s “horrifying” Halloween decorations. Hub staff and volunteers will be in costume.


Hallelujah Night - 10/31

Hallelujah Night is billed as "Something Real to Celebrate". Activities will be available throughout the park. Games for the very young will be available near the playground on Marktplatz from 6-8 pm, and games for older youth and teens will be located in and around the pavilions. In the center of the park, you will find a place to relax and enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, and local live worship music. What is Hallelujah Night? It is an event to counteract the negative aspects of Halloween. The purpose of Hallelujah Night is to shine a light on a dark night. What can be a night of mischief, danger, and wickedness is transformed into a night of light with safe and wholesome fun with games and entertainment for kids of all ages. Sponsored by area churches and businesses, Hallelujah Night is free to all who come. For information on how to be involved in this annual event or to make a donation, contact Joe & Sharon Grimes (830)990-8858.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Charles Beckendorf Gallery 40th Anniversary - 10/29

The Charles Beckendorf Gallery, 105 North Adams, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a show and sale. The Beckendorf Family will release three new giclees especially for this show along with a new series of 26 hand water colored prints depicting images of the Texas Hill Country. All available framed or unframed at this event.

The family has also decided to sell a small number of Charles’ original works of art for the first time since Mr. Beckendorf passed away in 1996. All of these are available for viewing now on the company’s website at

Join the Beckendorf Family in celebrating 40 years of business in Fredericksburg with cocktails and hill country hors d’oeuvres on Saturday, October 29th from 10a.m. - 8p.m.


Texas Gun & Knife Show

The Texas Gun and Knife Association once again brings their Gun & Knife Show to Fredericksburg's Gillespie county fairgrounds. Hours are from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Buy - Sell - Trade - Browse - Guns, knifes, ammo, books, jewelry and accessories. Admission is $5/adults, kids 12 & under free.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Frolic Bicycle Tour - 10/29

Bicycling event sponsored by the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club includes 25, 48 or 60 mile rides starting at the Tatsch House at Lady Bird Johnson Park, Highway 16 South on Saturday at 8 pm.

$25 per rider; $30 if registered after Oct. 13.

To register or for more information call (210) 414-8559 or visit

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vogel Orchard Pumpkin Festival - 10/29

First annual event offering the pick-your-own pumpkin patch and activities, food, music and free evening trick-or-treating for costumed children. Vogel Orchard is at 12862 East US Highway 290. Charge for some activities.


Vintner Dinner and Art in the Garden at Fredericksburg Herb Farm

The Texas Hill Country is becoming a hot spot for art and wine; the Fredericksburg Herb Farm is celebrating both during their next Vintner Dinner and Art in the Garden event.

On Thursday October 27, 2011 the Fredericksburg Herb Farm will host “Art in the Garden” an event showcasing a variety of local artists with an assortment of talents including plein air painting, glasswork, pottery, jewelry, and much more. The event takes place between 5pm and 7pm and will be followed by a five course Vintner Dinner prepared by Herb Farm Chef Asa Thornton and featuring select wines from Becker Vineyards; the dinner bell will ring at 7pm.

You can expect to find artists of all types at the event including Emily Ferrier Leland, a pleine aire painter who has also worked in fashion, textile and metal design; Donna Lafferty, an impressionist who specializes in original acrylic or gouache paintings; Susan Gleye, an artist whose pottery and glasswork pieces are often featured at the Herb Farm’s gift shop; Larry and Vici Wray owners of Yummy Day Designs who will be displaying an array of garden art specialties; Jeep Collins, an accomplished jewelry designer with a retail shop located in Fredericksburg; Betty Blackmond, a former art teacher and city planner whose oil paintings are displayed at art galleries in Llano and Marble falls; Art Among Friends, a group of Austin watercolorists; Kathleen McBride, a fused and hot glass artist who is also currently featured at the Herb Farm; and Lance Von Prum, the Herb Farm’s resident artist who specializes in watercolors, blacksmithing, metal work and more.

The evening’s featured wine is a local favorite. Becker Vineyards is located in the Texas Hill Country on highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Stonewall. Representatives from Becker will be present during dinner to introduce the selection of wines that will be served. Wine pairings include Becker Chardonnay, Barbera, Rousanne, Reserve Merlot and Viognier.

The “Art in the Garden” event is free and open to the public; light hors d’oeuvres will be served and bar service from the Herb Farm’s new Bistro Bar will be available during the show. The five course Vintner Dinner following the art show is $89 per person and includes a pairing of Becker Wine with each course. Dinner reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information please contact the Fredericksburg Herb Farm at 830-997-8615.

The Fredericksburg Herb Farm, located at 405 Whitney in Fredericksburg (just four blocks off Main St.), is home to Nature's Spa, Sunday Haus Cottages, the Farm Haus Bistro, the Poet's Haus Gift Shop and a variety of gardens. More information about the farm can be found at or by calling 830-997-8615


Monday, October 24, 2011

Shop Around the Christmas Tree - 10/26

Get a jump start on holiday shopping and have fun doing it! This event will take place on Wed. October 26th at 408 North Adams from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Vendors participating are: Old Stone Market (Karen Vaucher, fine herbs & spices), Pampered Chef (Valerie Remschel, gifts for the kitchen & chef), J R Collection (Gloria Soto, ladies’ apparel), Ameriprise Financial (Robin Boone, financial services for women) and Arbonne International (Anne Matthews & Marlene Pylate, personal care & anti-aging). Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded to lucky guests. For more information call Marlene Pylate, Area Manager, Independent Consultant, Arbonne International at 830-997-8566.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gillespie County Historical Society Golf Tournament - 10/25

A vintage-themed, charity golf tournament is set for Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the prestigious Boot Ranch Golf Club and will benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg. The format will be a four-person, best ball scramble with registration starting at 10:30 am and shotgun start at 11:30.

The round of golf at this exclusive, award-winning golf destination will integrate archery, cowboy poker, skeet shooting, driving with a hickory-shafted driver, putting with an old fashioned putter and complimentary on course food and beverage. Following the tourney, players and their spouses or guests will enjoy a social hour and awards ceremony, a steak and quail banquet, live and silent auctions, and music by Mike Blakely and his band. Green fees are $750 per player and include golf cart, team caddy, social hour, dinner for golfers and their spouses/guests, and a memorable keepsake. Proceeds of the tournament will support the mission of the nonprofit Gillespie County Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum- to preserve the history of Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country. Individual players and teams are currently being accepted. For further information please call Tom Hutton at 830-669-2944 or Larry Jackson at 830-456-9384 or Pioneer Museum Executive Director, Stephen Vollmer at 830-997-2835 or go online at or

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

E-Waste Collection - October 16

Fredericksburg CARES will hold its semi-annual electronic recycling (E-Cycle) collection on October 15. The Goodwill truck will be parked in the parking lot on the east side of the County Jail behind the Gillespie County Courthouse. Unloading assistance will be available from vehicles to the Goodwill truck during the event.

Computer and computer components, personal copiers, and many other electronic appliances will be accepted. Televisions will also be accepted (including flat screen). There will be no disposal fees charged for televisions. For the very first time, we will be accepting plastics #3 – 7.

More information on the E-cycle program may be found at or 998-4133.

The public is also invited to join us at our next regularly scheduled FBG CARES meeting on Monday, October 24th at 6 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.


CROP Walk - 10/16

Crop walk participants collect pledges to raise money for various charitable causes. Those who want to make pledges or sign up to walk can do so online by going to and searching under "Find Walk." CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide -- and right here in the U.S. -- to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow. Each year some two million CROP Hunger Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors put their hearts and souls in motion, raising over $16 million per year to help end hunger and poverty around the world and in their own communities. And you are part of it! The walk begins at 3 pm at Markplatz.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus Day Authors Forum - Today

Join the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 East Austin, for an Authors Forum featuring James Hornfischer and Stephen Moore. They will talk about their most recent books, take questions from the audience and be available to sign books at the end of the program. Copies of Hornfischer's book, Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal, as well as Moore's book, Battle Surface: Lawson P. "Red" Ramage and the War Patrols of the USS Parche, will be available for purchase at the event.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Fredericksburg Jaycees Tractor Pull & Chili Cook-off - 10/7-8

The Texas Truck and Tractor Pullers take center stage at 7pm on Friday and Saturday at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South. More fun on Saturday at 1:30pm with the Texas Mini Tractor Pullers and at 5pm with the Local Open Class.

Chili Cook-off begins Saturday morning with a 2pm turn-in time.

For admission prices, including box seats, please visit the Fredericksburg Jaycees website.

Hill Country Tour of Homes - 10/7-9

Enjoy seeing new homes, neighborhood developments and the latest in decorating ideas? Make plans to tour the 2009 Hill Country Tour of Homes as 17 homes and 9 developments across the Texas Hill Country open to the public for touring this Friday from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more details, call 830-895-5424.


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Enchanted Rock Bird Walk - 10/8

See the first wave of fall migrants, and some lingering breeding birds, verify resident birds and be on the lookout for surprises as well.

Meet at the Loop Trail trailhead at 7:30 am and be prepared to walk about 4 miles, finishing around 1pm. Bring binoculars, water and snacks.

Free, but donations encouraged. Space is limited to 16. Email to reserve.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Boot Scootin' for a Cause: Benefit for Central Texas Fire Victims - 10/8

Come join us on Oct.8, 2011, at Gillespie County Farm Bureau, 237 Equestrian Drive for a night of dancing with live music by Sonny Burgess, Chad Reilly, & George Ducas. Come to enjoy yourself while helping the victims of the Central Texas Fires. Doors open: 6:00 p.m. Dance starts at 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased at:

Unique Party Supplies, 704 East Main Street
Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse, 305 West Main Street
The Juicerie, 507 West Main Street

For more info please visit