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Friday, April 26, 2013

Kathy Bauer at Pat's Hall - 4/28

The Kathy Bauer Band will be at Pat's Hall, 406 Post Oak Road, for our Sunday Afternoon Dance on April 28. The dance begins at 2:30, the doors open at 1:30. Tickets are $8.

Kathy is a Texas Hill Country girl, but has paid her dues in Nashville. She's been in the top 100 on the Billboard charts, and has worked with Loretta Lynn, among others. Do you like the music of Tammy Wynette or Merle Haggard? That's Kathy's favorite style! So come enjoy Kathy's music and dance to your heart's content. Kathy has played quite a bit in the area, including the Floore's Country Store and Luckenbach.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gillespie County Benefit Schuetzenfest - 4/27

Target shooting competition benefitting the shooting clubs of Gillespie County.

Free for spectators. 9 AM to 5 PM. At the Grapetown Shooting Range, 7413 Old San Antonio Road. Call (830) 997-8006 for more information.

Generation Gap Tennis Tournament - April 27

The rules of this tennis tournament are that partners must have at least 20 years difference in their ages. The tournament will be at Lady Bird Johnson Park, April 27. For more information, please call (830) 997-7503. This tourney is free to Fredericksburg Tennis Association members and $5 to non-members.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2013 Wine & Music Festival - 4/26-27

Proceeds from these events support the proposed Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts in Fredericksburg.

-Texas Wine Tasting & Food Pairing Evening (4/26)  Two acclaimed Texas authors, Dr. Russell Kane and Chef Terry Thompson-Anderson, will be signing their latest books and offering tapas-style dishes paired with Texas Hill Country wines. There will also be a silent auction.  6 PM.  $100 per person includes signed copies of both books. At the Ruff Haus, 205 N. Elk.  

-Hill Country Wine & Music Festival at the Wildseed Farms (4/27)  A day long event featuring  lots of Texas wineries, Hill Country restaurants and specialty food vendors as well as amazing live music performances.  11 AM to 7 PM.  The admission price of $20 includes a souvenir wine glass, 7 wine tasting tickets and food samples.  Available for sale will be wine by the glass or bottle, non-alcoholic beverages, t-shirts, hats and posters as well as beer from the BrewBonnet Biergarten. 

For more information, please visit


Becker Vineyards Lavendar Festival - 4/27-28

Becker Vineyards will host its Annual Lavender Festival this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, at the winery located off Hwy 290 E., just 11 miles from Fredericksburg. Celebrate all things lavender while enjoying music, cooking demonstrations, vendors, and of course, wine! There’s no cost for admission. Parking is $5 per car. Luncheons will also be available at 12:30 p..m. each day and at a cost of $65 plus tax per person – reservations required. Purchase luncheon tickets online or by calling 830-644-2681, ext. 230.  Overall, this weekend will be filled with lots of fun, wine tastings, live music and row after row of vibrant lavender!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013 National Spring Art Show at Whistle Pik Galleries - April 5 to May 31

WhistlePik Galleries' annual Spring Show features new works from a select group of their national artists.  Please check the website to see a list of the participating artists who will be creating new works for you to add to your collection.  Opening artist reception on April 5 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.


PCAA Concert In The Park - 8/26

Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance Summer Concert Series hosts music in the park. Bring chairs, eats, drinks and enjoy Duke Davis and Buckshot!The concert is at Marktplatz from 6:30 - 8 pm.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show at Rockbox

The Rockbox Theater Celebrity Series continues with A J Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle as they celebrate the music and career of Simon & Garfunkel. Don’t miss this remarkable tribute show!  109 North Llano at 7 pm.

$32-$42/youth $17.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

“Slow Burn – Painting with Fire” Art Show at Artisans - 4/5-20

Showcasing the latest original works by pyrography artist Kathleen Marie of Johnson City at Artisans at Rocky Hill, 234 West Main.  Opening reception on April 5 from 5 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Call 830-990-8160 for more information.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

“Rhythm and Blues” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild - 4/4-23

Art that inspires the movement and mood of human life as created by members of the Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 E. Main.  Opening reception on April 5 from 4 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Call 830-997-4949 for more information.


Texas VW Classic - 4/19-21

The Texas VW Classic starts Friday evening with a casual cruise, starting at Pioneer Pavilion at 5:00PM. Meet at Pioneer Pavilion, refreshments will be served, this year we will draw for vintage coolers and picnic baskets. Each car receives one ticket. Also Saturday at 6:00PM is the free BBQ dinner, cost is $5 each at the show. Sunday, 20th all VW Car Show and swap meet, all years and makes are welcome. Please visit for registration more information and contact Steve Chamberlain 817/360-0678.


Monday, April 08, 2013

"True Texas Treasures" National Art Show at Whistle Pik Galleries - 3/1-30

Featuring works from Texas’ nationally treasured artists of yesterday and today!  Highly sought after work by Porforio Salinas and Robert Wood will be featured along with new work from our Texas stars of today:  G. Harvey, Sara Winters, Brian Grimm, John Cook, Mick Doellinger and Jeff Gottfried.  Opening reception on March 1 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.
Whistle Pik Galleries is at 425 East Main Street.


Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience - 3/5 to 4/10

Beginning March 5, Gillespie County Historical Society will present “Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience,” an exhibition organized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in the Vereins Kirche.

Through photographs, illustrations, artwork and text, “Alamo Images” presents a story that has captivated several generations of audiences. The exhibition explores what the Alamo means to Texans and the role of Mexican-Texans in the Texas Revolution. Dozens of photographs and artworks give viewers of this exhibition interesting visuals to illustrate the history of the Alamo as mission, fort and shrine, as well as the drama of its siege and fall in March 1836.

The    Gillespie County Historical Society  presents “Alamo Images” as a means to promote ongoing dialogue about the significance of the Alamo as a Texas experience, as seen through its various representations in popular culture.

The exhibition will be available to the public from    Tuesday, March 05 to    April 10   . For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact
Evelyn Weinheimer at 830-997-2835.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at or call 512.440.1991.


Thursday, April 04, 2013

Wildflower Celebration at Wildseed Farms - April 6-21

The Wildseed Farms Wildflower Celebration is held annually to welcome Springtime and the arrival of Texas Hill Country wildflowers on the highways and in the fields at the Wildseed Farms, the largest working wildseed farm in the country! call 830-990-8080 for more information.


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Gillespie County Historic Schools Annual Benefit BBQ - 4/7

Chicken and pork barbecue meal with all the trimmings served at American Legion Hall, 726 South Washington from 10:30 AM until sold out.

$9 per plate donation. Drive-thru or dine-in. Prize tickets available.

This event raises funds to help Friends of Gillespie County Schools preserve 12 historic school buildings currently being used as public community centers. Live music by The Polkamatics.

For more information, (830) 685-3385 or (830) 685-332.


Tuesday, April 02, 2013

3rd Annual Bluebonnets, Bluegrass, and BBQ! - 4/6-7

Join Becker Vineyards for the 3rd Annual Bluebonnets, Bluegrass, and BBQ! Robert Becker, brother of Dr. Richard Becker, proprietor, will bring his Bluegrass band Woodstreet Bloodhounds back to the winery, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. both days. There is no cover charge for the music.

Barbeque concessions will be Smokin' Willies Smoked Meats, of Dripping Springs, TX, and West End Pizza with BBQ Pizza, of Fredericksburg, TX. They will begin serving food from Noon until out.

An additional new event will be the Sunday Pig Roast-off beginning at 12 Noon until out. Teams will compete for Peoples' Choice Awards. Wild Texas Hogs will sponsor the event. For those interested in participating as an individual cook or team of cooks, the fee is $50 per person. Contact 830-644-2681 x 311 or

Monday, April 01, 2013

Book Signing at Admiral Nimitz Museum - April 6

On Saturday, April 6th at 1:30 pm in the historic ballroom of the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the author of For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts, John Wukovits along with veterans who served onboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413 will be present to talk about his book and the experiences of the veterans that were part of the crew.

For Crew and Country tells of the most dramatic naval battle of the Pacific War and the incredible sacrifice of the USS Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413. At 1:30 pm author John Wukovits will talk about what inspired him to write this story and the input he has had from the crew and their family members. Following John Wukovits guest will hear first from those who were at the Surigao Straits, and their courageous David and Goliath battle with the Japanese fleet.

The program will end with a Q and A session with those in attendance. For Crew and Country books will be available for purchase at the program with an opportunity to have them autographed by the author and those who lived the story.

This program is open and free to the public. If you have any questions about the program or book please contact Helen McDonald at 830-997-8600 ext.206 or by email at

The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas Historical Commission property supported, operated, and managed by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

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