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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Festival - 3/3

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stonewall, Texas, is having their 16th annual parish festival on Sunday March 1 at 11 am. Enjoy a BBQ chicken meal, along with prize give-aways and a silent auction. Chicken plates are $8, with plates to go or dine in. Please call 830/644-2218 or 830/644-2368 for more information.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" - 2/22-3/10

Rome will never be the same! In this inspired musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim with the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, boy wants girl, slave wants freedom, and Roman war hero wants…. the same girl.

Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, the musical tells the bawdy story of love, mistaken identity, class warfare and the search for family – with all the masquerades, deceptions and blackmailing going wrong at every turn!

This Tony Award winning musical is a classic of the stage and was the subject of a 1966 film. Don’t miss the laugh-filled trip to ancient Rome presented by the Fredericksburg Theater Company at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Highway 87 South. Tickets are available online and at the Box Office, 306 E. Austin Street. Call 830-997-3588 for more information.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Admiral Nimitz Birthday Celebration - 2/24

The National Museum of the Pacific War and Admiral Nimitz Foundation are happy to celebrate the 128th anniversary of the birth of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz on February 24th. 

In celebration of Nimitz's birthday, the St. Mary’s choir will perform at 1:30 p.m. in the historic Nimitz Hotel Ballroom. Following the performance there will be cake and coffee for all of those in attendance at 1:45 p.m.  Anyone who shares Nimitz's birthday (February 24) will receive free admission to the museum for the day.  The birthday celebration is free and open to the public

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum of the Pacific War are honored this year to host members of the Nimitz family who will share stories about Admiral Nimitz after the cake cutting starting at 2 p.m. Come and listen as some of the Nimitz family share stories about their ancestor who answered the call and lead the United States to victory in the Pacific during World War II. The Admiral Nimitz Foundation would like to encourage local Nimitz family members to come and share their stories about Admiral Nimitz. If you are a Nimitz family member and plan on attending please contact Stephanie Manee at 830-997-8600 x223 or

Nimitz served as Commander In Chief, United States Pacific Fleet and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas during World War II. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, Texas in what is now Fitz & Hollerin toy store near the corner of Main Street and Lincoln Street. He was raised in what is now the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the corner stone of the National Museum of the Pacific War.  

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation supports, operates, and manages the National Museum of the Pacific War which is a Texas Historical Commission property


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pianorama featuring Marcia Ball, Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Domino, Red Young, Danny Levine - 2/23


“Based in Austin and steeped in New Orleans, Marcia Ball plumbs the richness of both musical meccas. From rootsy swamp pop and blues-drenched boogie woogie to languid ballads, Ball is equally comfortable with brash roadhouse romps and caressing love songs.” --USA Today

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS, will perform as part of Pianorama at Pat’s Hall in Fredericksburg on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Also performing are Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Domino, Red Young, Danny Levin and more.

Marcia Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano. Over the course of her career, Ball’s infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional songs have won her a loud and loyal international fan base. ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS is her fifth release for Alligator, and the fourth to receive a Grammy nomination. Ball received the 2012 Blues Music Award (BMA) for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year. She has now won a total of nine BMAs. She also won three 2012 Living Blues Readers' Awards: Blues Artist Of The Year--Female, Most Outstanding Musician--Keyboard and Best Blues Album Of 2011 for ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS. She was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Concert information is as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Event: Pianorama
Venue: Pat’s Hall
Address: 406 Post Oak Rd.
City: Fredericksburg, TX
Phone: 830-997-7574
Showtime: 7:00pm
Ticket price: $25 advance / $30 door

* This performance benefits Fredericksburg Youth Music and the Theater Scholarship Fund.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fajita Dinner at Bethany Lutheran Church - 2/17

This Sunday, February 17, Bethany Preschool will serve their Annual Fajita Dinner. “All Chamber members are especially invited”, stated Stephanie Hays, Director. Tickets are $8 and include 2 chicken fajitas, rice, beans, and a brownie. Dine in guests will also enjoy tea or coffee. Meals will be served through the drive-thru (entering on Adams street) starting at 11:00 or dine-in service will be offered in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Lutheran Church, 110 West Austin Street starting at 11:45.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Texas History Day - 2/16

Fredericksburg based Former Texas Ranger Foundation has partnered with the Gillespie County Historical Society and the Texas Heritage Music Foundation of Kerrville, to produce “Texas History Day”, a truly unique event that will be presented at the Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main Street, in Fredericksburg on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The event is scheduled during Spring Break as an outreach program aimed at the youth of Texas to present messages of Texas History and Texas Values.

Daytime programming will focus on character education by presenting the Five Character Traits of the Texas Ranger (courage – determination – dedication – integrity – respect), while being wrapped in the theme of Frontier Texas, through presentations of song, storytelling, magic and field reenactments. An estimated 2,000 – 2,500 people are expected for the outdoor staging portion of the event from 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM, and will culminate that evening with a catered dinner and concert by award- winning Texas author and singer Mike Blakely. Seating for the evening dinner and concert is limited to 200 patrons.

Admission for the daytime activities is $5 for adults, $3 for children age 7 to 17, and children under 7 are free. The evening dinner show is $40. All proceeds will benefit the Pioneer Museum and Texas Heritage Music Foundation.

Make plans to attend this family oriented, entertaining yet educational event …………

For tickets and information contact Evelyn Weinheimer, Event Coordinator, at the Pioneer Museum (830) 990-8441.


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

”Sweet Treats” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild -1/31 to 2/34

The Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 E. Austin St., presents art work displays by elementary school children from the Fredericksburg area who participated in the July and October, 2012, classes offered by the Guild.


Monday, February 04, 2013

Fasching Ball and Fat Tuesday - 2/9 & 12

Fasching Fredericksburg, the 9-day celebration of German Karneval, continues with the Fasching Ball on Saturday, Feb 9, and Fat Tuesday on Tuesday, Feb 12.

The Fasching Ball will be held at the Hangar Hotel, from 7 pm to 11pm. This event is a formal costume ball filled with Ice Sculptures, Vodka Bar, Bourbon Bar, Cigar Suite, Kabarett-style entertainment by Fredericksburg Theater Company, and live jazz combo Altered 5. Guests will also enjoy catered serving stations by premier Fredericksburg restaurants August E's, Vaudeville, and The Herb Farm. Ticket prices are:

$150 Individual Ticket
$1500/Table for 4
$2800/Table for 8
$3900/Table for 12

Fat Tuesday is the traditional Mardi Gras part to be held at Lincoln Street Wine Bar, from 4 pm until midnight. Organizers describe this as a New Orleans-style street party with a Hill Country flair. The event begins in the afternoon, with activities for the whole family, including live music, a children’s parade, face painting, and costume contest. Beginning around 7 pm, the activities shift to a more adult crowd, with more live music, contests, and crowning of the Fasching King & Queen. Ticket prices: $10 Individual Ticket/Tables of 10 for $200
Tickets for all Fasching Fredericksburg events can be purchased online at, or by calling 830-998-1981.


Friday, February 01, 2013

FHS Band Turkey Dinner - 2/3

A highlight of Fredericksburg's year, this event is a fundraiser for the Fredericksburg High School Band Boosters. Help support the youth of this community. Drive through or dine in and enjoy a band concert and raffle. Cost is $8 per plate, with advance tickets available from band students at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South, starting at 11 am. Please call 830/456-1226 for more information.

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