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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Texas Inependence Day at Pedernales Cellars - 3/1-2

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with Pedernales Cellars, 2916 Upper Albert Road! This is a family-friendly event that celebrates a bit of Texas history with a two-day chili cook-off, a cannon, live music and, of course, great Texas wine.

Noon to 6 pm Saturday; noon to 5 pm Sunday. Free admission. Call 830-644-2037 for more information.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

“Pianorama” at Pat’s Hall - 2/22


Pat’s Hall is pleased to announce that Pianorama is returning on February 22. They’ll have Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Domino, Danny Levin and Red Young, all who performed at last year’s Pianorama.

This year, Earl Poole Ball will be joining the group. Earl was a member of Johnny Cash’s Band, and has also worked with Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, Freddie Hart, Wynn Stewart, Rick Nelson, Marty Robbins, Marty Stuart, Mickey Gilley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Along the way, he has acquired the nickname of “Mr. Honky Tonk Piano.” The talent on the stage will be quite incredible. Just talk to anyone who was at the show last year.

This performance benefits Fredericksburg Youth Music Programs. Food will be available for purchase, as well as a beer and wine cash bar.

They’ll set up the hall as they did last year, reserving tables/seats with ticket purchase. Tickets sold at the door are for general admission (non-reserved) seats. The sooner you order your tickets, the better seats you’ll have!

Doors open at 6 pm; show at 7 pm. $25 per person in advance for reserved seats or $30 at the door for general admission. Call 830-997-7574 for more information.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Moo-morial Pasture Dash 5K Run/Walk - 2/22

In memory of Keith Hagel with proceeds benefiting the Hagel Children Education Fund.  Event to be held at the Hagel Dairy (hence the MOO-morial!).  Participants can register at the Wellness Center, Mills & Associates Physical Therapy or online at

Run time is 10:30 am, at 3519 River Road.  Entry fee is $30 per person. Call (830) 456-8370 or (830) 992-9261 for more information.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 “Ragin Cajun SHRIMP Fest” - 2/22

Pairing Texas wines with Texas wild-caught Gulf shrimp is culinary magic! Doing this in Texas Hill County, recently deemed by Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the Top 10 wine tourism spots in the world, makes it even better.  One of our most popular events – Cajun food and good wine!  “Ragin Cajun” is the name of the event and the wineries along Highway 290 invite you to join them in celebrating the end of winter. 

Recognized as the #2 wine destination in America, second only to Napa, the Texas Wine Country wants to celebrate!  No ticket to buy – just drive to each of the participating wineries and get your serving of a locally prepared Cajun dish paired with a sample of that winery’s fine wine, plus a “throw bead” necklace (how much more Cajun can we get?)!

Free during regular winery hours until samples are gone.  Additional wine tasting fees do apply.

Please visit the website, or call 830-868-2321 for more information.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

“Eat. Drink. Be Inspired.” Short Film Screening and Dinner Benefit - 2/21

This year, we are continuing the tradition with an event featuring artist Jared Dunten.  Jared’s unwillingness to fully accept life as a quadriplegic fuels the spirit of the Will Walk Foundation which uses art and film to create awareness about paralysis.  His story is riveting and his determination is inspiring.  Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening at the Admiral Nimitz Museum Ballroom, 340 East Main.  Beer and wine reception with music by Victoria Celestine.  Dinner by local favorite My Own Chef Catering.  Short film screening (Will Walk) and presentation/Q & A by Jared Dunten and Marty Butler.
6 pm.  Tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit the Will Walk Foundation and the Hill Country Film Society.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Outdoor Adventure Showcase at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park - 2-22

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife Region 3 State Parks and friends in a day of outdoor adventure for families to enjoy in the Texas Hill Country.  Archery, fishing, geocaching, atlatl throwing, flintknapping, TPWD fire truck, TPWD game warden Operation Game Thief trailer, guided hikes, demonstrations and tours at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and many games and activities led by Park Rangers from your central area Texas State Parks!

10 am to 4 pm.  Free! Call  (830) 644-2252 ext 226 for details.

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Little Shop of Horrors” - 2/22 - 3/2

A hapless florist, a blood-thirsty plant, a Greek chorus of doo-wop singers and the search for fame, fortune and love create an innocent-looking “Little Shop of Horrors” – and a riotously funny musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman that will make you scream . . . with laughter. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87. Tickets available online.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Call (830) 997-3588 for more information.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Texas Gun & Knife Show -3/29-30

Buy - Sell - Trade - Browse - Guns, knifes, ammo, books, jewelry and accessories at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, Highway 16 South in Fredericksburg. Admission is $5/adults, kids 12 & under free. Saturday 9AM - 5PM and Sunday 10AM - 5PM. Call (830) 997-2359 for more information.


"evening of Romance" at Torre di Pietra - 2/14

Still trying to figure out where to take that special someone on Valentine's Day?  Come join Torre di Petra, 10915 U.S. 290 West, for an "Evening of Romance" with a one of a kind dinner and dance.

Come be serenaded by Nashville Star John Arthur Martinez and his band while dancing under the stars holding each other close. 

Dawn Gentle of Delicious Details has created an exquisite four course meal, with options to chose from. Everyone is sure to enjoy that perfect dinner. 

Each course will be paired with one of Torre's signature wines.

7pm-11pm, Dinner served from 7-9pm

$89.95 per person

Wine club member discounts apply

Call 830-644-2829 for more information      


Friday, February 07, 2014

Vintage Valentines at Pioneer Museum - 2/8

Pioneer Museum, 309 West Main Street, presents a special exhibit featuring Valentines dating from the turn of the century to the 1950’s. Craft a special Valentine or decorate a Valentine cookie. All Living History activities are included in the regular museum admission - $5 for adults, $3 for children. Please call 830/997-2835 for more information.


Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Dedication of the Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Sculpture - 2/7

A humble man from small beginnings in the Texas Hill Country who went on to command over two million men and women in the Pacific during WWII will be remembered in his childhood home in Fredericksburg, Texas.  Join us as an eight foot bronze sculpture of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz will be unveiled and dedicated in the Nimitz Platz on Main Street between the Command Post and the Nimitz Hotel, 340 East Main.  The statue was sculpted by Rip Caswell of Troutdale, Oregon, and was commissioned by the Navy Order of the United States.  The statue is one of two casted.  The other sits on Ford Island, Hawaii overlooking the USS Arizona.

10:30 am.  Program is free and open to the public.  No seating will be available. Call 830-997-8600 for more information.


Whiskey & Wine Date Nights at Charles Beckendorf Gallery - February 6-8

You and your Valentine are invited to a special evening at the Beckendorf Gallery, 105 North Adams, on any or all of the upcoming Whiskey and Wine Date Nights from 4-7 pm. Each will include appetizers, Becker Vineyards Wine and Bourbon Whiskey tasting by Garrison Brothers and Rebecca Creek. Fredericksburg retailers showing unique gifts for your special Valentine will include Rustlin’ Rob’s, Clear River Pecan, Java Ranch, Dutchman’s Market, LM Easterling, Creations in Jewelry and Wildseed Farms. RSVP appreciated by phone, (830) 997-5955, or online.

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