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Friday, October 26, 2012

Dogtoberfest - October 27

Have fun at the first annual Hill Country SPCA Dogtoberfest at Lady Bird Johnson Park on Highway 16 South on October 9. The weather in October is more animal friendly and this event is dedicated to your family and dogs having a great time. There will be many interactive activities for everyone and the hairy people as well. This fundraiser will benefit the SPCA in their programs and their efforts to found their animals forever happy endings. Please call (830) 990-9085 or email Dudley Kiefer and ask about volunteering at this fun event.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Wait Until Dark” - 10/12-28

In Frederick Knott’s stage thriller, a recently blinded housewife must outwit a gang of criminals who threaten her life.

Susy Hendrix, independent and resourceful, innocently has come into possession of a drug-filled doll, a doll she has gifted to her difficult and slightly unreliable young neighbor.

The gang impersonates police officers and friends of her traveling husband to get access to Suzy’s apartment and gain her confidence.  Alone in her apartment and cut off from the outside world, Suzy takes the fight to these cutthroats on the only playing field on which she has an advantage; the total dark!

Find out in this nail-biting thriller just how dark “Dark” can get.

Fri and Sat at 7:30 PM and Sun at 2 PM. 

At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Hwy 87 South. 


Monday, October 22, 2012

The Wagon Aces at Pat's Hall - 10/28

The Wagon Aces will be at Pat's Hall for the first time in a long time. The dance will be from 3:00 until 7:00 and the cover charge is just $5.00. So go get you tummy full of turkey and dressing at St. Mary's then bring the whole family over here to dance it off. It just doesn't get any better than this. Pat's Hall is at 406 Post Oak Road.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kevin Carter Band at Pat's Hall - 10/20

The Kevin Carter Band will be entertaining folks at Pat's Hall on Saturday, October 20, with great traditional country and Western swing music. Doors open at 7 p.m., and Kevin Carter begins making great dance music at 8 p.m. Hilda's Restaurant will be the food vendor.

Kevin Carter grew up in Conroe, Texas, and began playing the fiddle at the age of twelve. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, he went on the road with Johnny Bush and the Bandoleros-a 12 piece band which included 3 fiddles and 4 horns.  During that time, Kevin shared the stage with well-known musicians such as Johnny Gimble, Frenchie Burke, Kenneth "Little Red" Hayes, Larry Franklin, Bob Boatright, Bobby Flores, and countless others-their influences bringing variety, experience, and excitement to his music career. Later, Kevin toured throughout the United States and Canada with the legendary Gene Watson & The Farewell Party Band. Kevin has recently toured with Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band. He offers four CD's that feature a combination of Western Swing, Classic Country, and
Cajun music. Kevin is currently working on his fifth CD,Mind of My Own.

Tickets (and additional information) are available online at until 5 p.m. October 20, at the Pat's Hall office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the door if still available.


German Heritage Day at Sauer-Beckmann Farms

Traditional German heritage activities and everyday farm life at the Sauer-Beckmann Farm at the LBJ Ranch State Park will be celebrated June 18, from 10 am to 3 pm. See blacksmithing and soap making done the traditional way. Try your hand at rope making, but don’t get tied up there, move on over to rub-a-dub-dub at the clothes washing and see what the garden is doing. Discover the long lost art of hair wreath making and how skills and crafts are carried on from generation to generation. Learn how important a milk cow is to a farm family. Finish the day pitching some washers or learn the old German card game of Skät. Accessible for the mobility impaired. Call (830) 644-2252 for more information.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crepe Nation and Jeff Wood at Grape Creek Vineyards

Enjoy a full tasting of six of Grape Creek Vineyards wines in either tasting room and then head out to the patios to listen to Jeff Wood live and have lunch with a culinary creation provided by Crepe Nation.
Sat 10am-6pm   Crepes available after 11am and music starts at 2pm.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Fredericksburg Music Club Classical Concert - 10/20

The Fredericksburg Music Club originated in 1937 as a small study club in a private home and has now emerged into a music organization of international reputation.  On Sunday, October 21, FMC will host a free concert featuring the Marianne Gedigian former Principal Flute with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, at 3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 1800 N. Llano in Fredericksburg. Donations are welcome. For details, call 830-997-5413.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Texas Blues Massacre at Luckenbach - 10/13

Add a little banjo, a pinch of fiddle and a splash of accordion and what do you get?  Bob Schneider’s Bluegrass Massacre at World Famous Luckenbach, Texas!  Clay McClinton opens the show with his highly contagious Roots/Rock and Blues.  $20 per person.  Show starts at 9 pm

Monday, October 08, 2012

Smokin' Rose of Texas BBQ and Lonnie Lett at Grape Creek Vineyards - October 12-13

Experience a tour and private tasting, then enjoy some savory BBQ and listen to live music with Lonnie Lett, at Grape Creek Vineyards, 10587 East US Highway 290. Sat. 10am-6pm and Sun. 11am-5pm BBQ available after 11am and music starts at 2pm both days.

For more information, call 830-644-2710.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Timeless Expressions at RS Hanna Gallery - 10/1-31

RS Hanna Gallery is proud to debut the new works of Dan Beck, Peter Fiore & Marc Hanson in this blockbuster October show! Their work complements each other in the depth of talent and inspiration they bring to life. Arrestingly rendered,haunting images so beautifully portrayed…no wonder they have all earned such recent and wide acclaim, powerfully moving images….Surely a show not to miss this year. Come join us in celebrating and meeting these fine artists on the rise. RS Hanna Gallery, a jewel box of "artist's artists" just a few steps off the beaten path in historic Fredericksburg. Show Runs the Month of October. Join us for a Meet the Artists Reception - October 5th, 6-8 PM.

Dan Beck is the 2011 National Show’s Gold Medal winner of the prestigious Oil Painters of America competition ... Peter Fiore who recently was awarded the Grand Prize in an international competition that resulted in his work being exhibited at the World Art Museum in Bejing this September…..and Marc Hanson who just received both the Best of Show and the Artist's Choice Awards at the largest outdoor plein air festival in the Midwest, and is the 2011 national Bronze medal recipient at the OPA National Show


Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Authors Forum at National Museum of the Pacific War - 10/8

This year's Authors Forum will feature Elliot Carlson, recent recipient of the Eliot Morrison Award for Naval History and author of Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway; Bill Sloan, author of Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Journey From Guadalcanal to Peleliu; and Sterling Mace and Nick Allen, co-authors of Battleground Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5. The authors will speak in order of topics, beginning with Midway and taking us all the way through Okinawa. The program will be moderated by Richard Koone, Education Coordinator.  After the authors' presentations, they will be available to sign books. Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public. It starts at 2 pm in the Nimitz Ballrom, 340 East Main Street.