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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Eve Dance at Pat's Hall - 3/30

Marty White and Blue Clear Sky will be at Pat's Hall (406 Post Oak Rd) Saturday, March 30, to play their great dance music. This band specializes in George Strait covers, but they play so much more. Marty sounds and looks like George! The crowd loved him last time--they play great dancing music.

This is our Easter Eve Dance. So attend the Easter Fires, then come on over to enjoy Blue Clear Sky. We'll reserve seats with advance ticket purchase, but please call or email if several couples would like to share a table -- we'll do our best to accommodate you. The show starts at 7 pm.

Tickets available online and at the door when not sold out.


"Mindscapes" Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild - 2/28-3/1

See what the Fredericksburg Art Guild member artists “have in mind” during this art show. The Fredericksburg Art Guild is at 308 East Austin Street. Call 830-997-4949 for more details.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Lenten Fish Fry - 2/15 - 3/22

Every Friday night during Lent, from 5 - 7 pm, stop by St. Joseph's Halle for a Lenten Fish Fry. Suggested donation is $5 per plate. You'll get fish, hush puppies, fries and slaw. Proceeds will benefit local charities.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Luckenbach's Mud Dauber Fest - 3/23

Live music, the return of the mud dauber and a Mud Dauber Ball all at the world famous Luckenbach Dancehall. The Fest includes live music and dancing. Please call 888/311-8990 for more information.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Van der Stucken Festival Free Concert - 3/22

The community is invited to celebrate the life and music of Fredericksburg-born composer  Frank Valentin van der Stucken at a free concert on on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle in Fredericksburg.

The program will feature choral works sung by the Arion Maennerchor and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, under the direction of Mark Hierholzer.

The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra will perform for the third year, under the direction of Theresa Britt.

Carol Wills will sing, and baritone Larry Wolz, professor of voice and music history at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, will present a piece composed by van der Stucken. Dr. Wolz is an authority on the German composer’s life, and has more than 200 van der Stucken works in his personal library.

Following the short program, refreshments will be served and audience members can visit with Dr. Wolz and other performers.

Van der Stucken was born in Fredericksburg in 1858. His family returned to Belgium when the boy was 8. The young Frank studied with such composers as Edvard Grieg and Giuseppe Verdi.

Van der Stucken returned to the United States in 1884, where he led the “Sangerbund” movement, training singers in the tradition of German male choruses. He also was a champion of contemporary American composers, conducting the first concert devoted exclusively to them.

The Peddler Show - 3/22-23

Since 1977, the Peddler Show has offered a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South. Hours are Friday 1:00 - 9:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM - 4:00PM. Admission is $6 adults; $5 seniors 65+; $5 kids 5 to 11; under 5 free. Please call (800) 775-2774 for more information.


Friday, March 15, 2013

John Micheal Talbot in Concert - 3/16

John Michael Talbot is one of the most loved Christian recording artists with 53 albums to his credit as well as a respected author with 24 published books. Join us for an afternoon of inspirational music, motivational speaking, humor, deep prayer and meditation ministry at St. Mary’s Church, 306 West San Antonio Street, 1-3 pm. By Donation. Call 830-990-6986 for information.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Family Fun Day at National Museum of the Pacific War - 3/15

Families seeking to spend quality time together this Spring Break are invited to participate in Family Fun Day at the National Museum of the Pacific War on Friday, March 15 2013.  The event will take place at 10:30 in the Historic Ballroom of the Nimitz Museum. Children will enjoy a brief history lesson on kites in World War II. 

Kites were an important tool used to train anti-aircraft gunners.  Training kites were decorated with enemy aircraft silhouettes.  When flown, the kite's edges disappeared against the sky and gunners practiced shooting enemy aircraft.

The kids will have the opportunity to make kites that can be taken home and flown.   This fun activity is recommended for children ages 6-10, however younger children may attend.  A parent must be in attendance with their child for this program.

Cost for the event is $5.00 per child.  Payment may be made at the event by cash or check.  Younger siblings who attend but do not make kites are admitted free of charge.   Because supplies are limited, pre-registration is suggested. Call 830-997-8600 ext 223 to RSVP.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Break event at the Pioneer Museum - 3/9-16

Visitors to the Spring Break event at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on March 10, 12-17, 2012 can enjoy the culture of the Lakota Sioux Indians.

TaCha, Tatanka, and Sunkmanitu Eagle Horse will be present daily and offer dances at various times. During a typical demonstration, TaCha, tells of the history of the Lakota Nation and describes the dances and customs. They set up a real tipi, and wear the clothes of their ancestors, complete with leather leggings, chest plates, feathers, and regalia.

Other exhibits include blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, fence building, and rope making. Re-enactors representing Buffalo Soldiers and Mountain men will share their culture and history. Kids can sit in a one-room schoolhouse, taste biscuits from an authentic chuckwagon, and make old-fashioned toys. Activities take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a wide variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations and reenactments each day. There will be something for all ages to enjoy.

During Spring Break week, the museum's regular exhibits and buildings also will be open for viewing. Visitors can walk through one a smokehouse, blacksmith shop, and an original Sunday House.

Admission to Spring Break activities is the regular Pioneer Museum fee of $5 for adults; $3 for ages 6 through 17, and 5 and under free.

Fredericksburg is a popular destination any time of year, and especially in the springtime. This hill country town is famous for its German heritage, shopping, dining, and architecture. The new entrance to the Pioneer Museum is located right on Main Street, at 325 West Main. Parking is free.

The exact schedule of the pioneer demonstrators will vary by day. The public is invited to call ahead at 830-990-8441 to get details of each day’s events.

Visitors can also shop at the Museum Store at the corner of Milam and Main Streets. The store features an expanded and freshly-stocked collection of history books, T-shirts, gifts, classic games and toys. Information online at


Rockbox Celebrity Series - 3/13-14

With over 80 million albums sold, The Association has been acclaimed for their song “Never My Love” which is the second most played song of all time.  With original member Jim Yester, this popular 60’s group is as authentic as they come.  Two nights only at Rockbox Theater, 109 North Llano.  Call 830-997-7625 early to get the best seats!


Friday, March 01, 2013

Texas Star Trail Rides - 3/5-13

This is the annual trail ride from Fredericksburg to Austin with nightly stops in Luckenbach, Stonewall, Johnson City, Blanco, Fisher, Wimberley and Driftwood.. Get ready to ride out at 9:00am each day of the ride. $65 per week night; $150 for the week.. Please call 512/791-2503 for more information.