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Friday, November 25, 2011

TACEF Invitational Arts & Crafts Show - Marktplatz 11/24-25

Visit some of Texas' finest artists and craftspersons during the busiest shopping season of the year! Location will be in an open air gallery in historic Marketplatz in downtown Fredericksburg. No admission. Show hours ate from 10 am to 6 pm daily.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Annual Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Pyramid - 11/25

The 2011 Mayor's Christmas Committee invites you to join them on Marktplatz on Friday November 25 at 7 pm, as they kick off the Christmas Season at the FREE Yuletide celebration complete with Christmas carols, Brass Band, Children's Chorus, performances by our local Nutcracker dancers, holiday music and more!

A Fredericksburg tradition, this community event will truly get you into the holiday spirit!


26 ft. German Christmas Pyramid
30 ft. Lighted Christmas Tree, adorned with German ornaments designed by local artisans
Nativity provided by private donation
Two 50 ft. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" skylines
Gingerbread Village designed by local artist Margaret Hannum
Tunnel of Lights
26 LED lighted trees
30 lighted wreaths

Free hot chocolate, cookies and pastries!

**In the spirit of giving, you are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for our local food pantry.**

Monday, November 21, 2011

Golden Hub Thanksgiving Dinner - 11/24

The Golden Hub Community Center, 1009 North Lincoln Street, will hold a Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at 1009 N. Lincoln Street.

The event is open to anyone of any age. Turkey, ham, and dressing, and drinks will be provided. Diners are asked to bring a side dish, vegetables, salad, or dessert, if possible.

Reservations should be made by calling 997-7131.
The Golden Hub is a non-profit organization that manages the local Meals on Wheels program, which serves disabled and homebound seniors with a hot, daily, delivered meal. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. People of any age are welcome to come to eat lunch at the Hub, as well as participate in activities held there

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Autumn at Ambelside: A Holiday and gift market - 11/18-19

Come enjoy a day of shopping and fun while supporting the children of Ambleside School of Fredericksburg!

  • Southern Belle Book Fair featuring adult and childrens titles from multiple publishers.
  • Wonderful array of kitchen and gourmet gifts, art, apparel, holiday decor, children's gifts, jewelry, beauty, plants, handcrafted items and more!!
  • Children's Train Rides and Bounce Castle.
  • Make or Take Gingerbread Houses for $20.
  • Coffee Shop featuring Fresh Baked Pies and Gourmet Caramel and Chocolate Apples
  • Santa is also expected to come by!

When: Friday, Nov 18th from 2pm - 6pm and Saturday, Nov 19th from 10am - 4pm

Where: St. Joseph's Halle, 212 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg TX 78624

For more information: Call 830-990-9059
For vendor space information, call 830-992-3362


InSight Gallery Art Show - 11/17-12/31

InSight Gallery, 214 West Main Street, will host small works show featuring over 30 new pieces of art including holiday treasures from Walt Gonske, Robert Pummill, Tom Browning and Tim Cherry, to name a few. The show will run from November 17 to December 31.

Artist reception on Dec 2 from 6 to 8 PM complete with live music from the San Antonio Opera.

To preview the show, please visit InSight Gallery's website.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Art Sale 11/2 to 12/31

The Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 East Austin Street, presents handmade Christmas ornaments and gifts, jewelry, pottery and paintings all made by the 30+ Hill Country artists who are Art Guild members.

Opening reception from 2 to 8 PM during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Fbg Music Club's Concert Series: Texas Bach Choir

Fredericksburg Music Club hosts monthly classical concerts and January's concert features the Dallas String Quartet. Admission is free-will donation. The concert will be held at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano Street, and begins at 3 pm.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fredericksburg Rotary's 1st Annual Volunteer Fair - 11/12

The Fredericksburg Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Volunteer Fair. “This is an opportunity for the many organizations that support our community to receive the support of the Fredericksburg Rotary Club. The idea is to pool our resources and work together to recruit potential Volunteers. Many people want to give back, but may not know the many ways they can contribute. The Volunteer Fair will showcase the local organizations that need the support of volunteers, and the various events they host throughout the year. As the holidays approach, this is the season to get involved” said Alicia Lackey, Public Relations Director for the Fredericksburg Rotary Club.

Representatives from the Hill Country Needs Council, the Boys & Girls Club, the American Red Cross, Alamo Area Council of Governments and others will be at Markt Platz on NOVEMBER 12, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to welcome potential volunteers with food, games and entertainment. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be on-site with a mobile unit for those that would like to give blood. Further, the Fredericksburg Rotary Club will kick-off the collection of unwrapped toys for the annual Toys for Tots campaign.

Rotary invites everyone who wants to learn more about this opportunity to visit for more information. Public contributions can also be sent to The Fredericksburg Rotary Club, PO Box 1006, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.


Monday, November 07, 2011

Fall Farmers Market - 11/10

"Get Fresh, Buy Local" every Thursday at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market on Marktplatz from 4-7 pm. Only the finest produce and products from Gillespie County.
Photo by Stacey M Smith.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Military Blood Drive - 11/8-9

Support Our Troops with THE ULTIMATE CARE PACKAGE in our Military Blood Drive

Y O U R H E L P I S N E E D E D !

WHAT: Another blood drive specifically for the U.S. military is being sponsored by The Knights of Columbus Council 9765 of the Saint Mary's parish. As before, the KC’s are making this a Fredericksburg (Or Hill Country) area and community project, and they need everyone’s help.

WHEN: November 8 & 9, Tues & Wed, from 9:00 am to 7 pm both days.

WHERE: National Guard Armory, 598 Armory Drive, Fredericksburg, Texas Directions: From Fredericksburg, go west on Main Street, take Hwy 290 toward Harper, continue west. Look for and follow the signs about one-mile past the “Y”. Turn right onto Armory Drive.

WHY: When its blood supplies run low, the military must buy blood from civilian blood banks at retail prices. Also the military cannot request donations or civilian assistance (the military has to be invited into the community).

FOR WHOM: Donated blood will be utilized solely for the benefit of our military, first in war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, then to support medical facilities that care for our wounded, such as Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LARMC), Germany. One donation can help save up to three lives.

Please Support Our Troops with more than just a bumper sticker. How many times have you asked, "What can we do?" or "What can we send over to the troops?" Besides our prayers and gratitude, perhaps the best gift one can offer our troops is THE ULTIMATE CARE PACKAGE: the gift of life, life-saving blood. You can literally be there with the troops in their time of need.
Our community has supported our military in the previous drives with 2,424 units, averaging almost 300 units per drive. The Armed Services Blood Program suggests that 50 units is a successful drive, but our community has demonstrated that it can do much more. Thank you, Fredericksburg!
Again, this will be a total community effort. With your participation we can join hands and help achieve another meaningful goal for our troops. FYI: people on many medications can donate; so don’t let that be a deterrent. If you have concerns about your medications, bring a list of the meds—and their purpose—with you, so the staff can quickly tell whether or not you can share. Or in advance, regarding medications or travel issues, call Fort Sam Houston Akeroyd Blood Donor Center at 210-295-4655.
Can we count on you to "roll up your sleeve"? We encourage you to invite and bring your staff, family, customers, friends, and significant others. Walk-ins are welcomed, but for your convenience, you can go online to schedule an appointment for your donation at Search by zip code (78624), and choose your time. Homemade cookies and a unique military blood donor t-shirt will be provided for all donors.
If you have questions or need more information, please call Bob Sagebiel at 830-990-6986. He will gladly address a group, and/or he can send you a flyer by email for printing, or bring by one for placement in your business:
Photo ID and SSN required to donate, and a signed parental consent if age 17.

Thank you for Supporting Our Troops with The Ultimate Care Package!


Americal Legion Turkey Shoot - 11/04

Target shoot at 100 yards using rifles and pistols (bring your own) at Harper Community Park on 290 West, 20 miles from Fredericksburg, Friday November 4, from 10 am to 5 pm. There will also be a raffle wheel with lots of prizes. $4 per shot. Spectators free. All proceeds benefit the American Legion Post 650. Call 830-864-4364 for more information.


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Jaycees Turkey Shoot - 11/4

Participate in the turkey shoot, paddle wheel and a raffle at the Tivydale Shooting Range. Enjoy the concession stand and it all benefits the community. Admission is free and the start time is 10:00AM - dusk. Call 830/997-3604 for directions and more information.