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Friday, February 27, 2015

Admiral Nimitz Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series with George P. Shultz - March 4

Join us in Fredericksburg, Texas, the birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, for the initial event of the 2015 Admiral Nimitz Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series, at 304 W. San Antonio Street.  Featuring George P. Shultz, former Chairman of President Ronald Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory board and Secretary of State from 1982-89.  All tickets include dinner and open bar.  Cocktail Party begins at 6 pm, Remarks and Q & A at 7 pm, followed by Dinner.  Signed copies of Issues on my Mind:  Strategies for the Future by George P. Shultz will be available at the Cocktail Party.  To be held at the St. Mary’s Parish Center.  Space is limited and is on a first come basis.  To purchase tickets immediately, contact Laura Nelson at (830) 997-8600 ext. 200 or

Individual tickets are $250.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Turner Hall BBQ Fundraiser - 3/2

Sunday, March 1st – Annual Pork Bar-B-Que Fundraiser for Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein – 103 W. Travis Street - Food to go only - $10.00 donation per plate. Drive through lines available. Serving begins at 11:00 AM.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Smokehouse Secrets at LBJ State Park & Historic Site - Febraury 28

From stuffing to storage, discover how sausage, bacon and ham were cured a century ago, before electricity and refrigeration came to LBJ Country.  At the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 16 miles on E. US Hwy 290 in Stonewall.

10 am to 3 pm.  Free, but donations are appreciated. (830) 644-2252


Thursday, February 19, 2015

History in Your Backyard at the Pioneer Museum - February 20

Book signing by Ed Wright, author of the book Branches.  Wright, a descendant of Fredericksburg pioneers Franz Stein and Anna Jenschke, provides entertaining anecdotes reliving the life stories of those ancestors as well as those of his grandparents, Fredericksburg native Ida Stein and husband, James Wright, an Englishman.  Sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society.  Event to be held at the Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main.

6 to 8 pm.  Free. (830) 997-2835

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Enchanted “Rock Star” Festival at Enchanted Rock - Febuary 21

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 18 miles north on RR 965, has been designated by the International Dark Sky Association as a Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park. Efforts by staff and volunteers have helped earn this special status by changing out lighting for more efficient options, shielding lights and putting on programs that showcase the importance of night sky protection and preservation of our astronomical view shed.

This will be a full day event that begins as the darkness turns to morning light with a sunrise program and ending with a Star Party chock full of telescopes and a constellation tour by McDonald Observatory’s own Bill Wren. Throughout the day, there will be activities for children and the young at heart. Bat programs, Astral Photography programs, “Better Lights for Starry Nights”, sunset yoga, solar viewing, glow-in-the-dark face painting, night hikes with park rangers and more.

Mark your calendar now. More details coming soon to the website. (830) 685-3636

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ragin' Cajun Wine Event - 2/21

The wineries making up the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 invite you to participate in Ragin' Cajun event Saturday, February 21. Each of the wineries will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Ragin Cajun. No ticket to buy, just drive to each of the wineries and get your serving of a Cajun dish paired with a sample of that winery’s fine wine.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Cheri Christensen Art Show at InSight Gallery - February 16 to March 09

Start off the New Year celebrating a delightful show by Cheri Christensen at InSight Gallery, 214 W. Main.  Known for her Russian impressionistic style and colorful renderings of barnyard animals, her paintings always bring a smile to the viewer.  Please join us for a memorable evening with the artist on March 6 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. (830) 997-9921.

Rockbox Theater Celebrity Series presents 7 Bridges, Eagles Tribute - Febuary 18-19

Seven Bridges performs the best of the Eagles for two nights.  The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles, using no backing tracks or harmonizers.  Seven Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period featuring one brilliant hit single after another.  Please call or visit the website for ticket information.

Both shows start at 7 pm.  All seats reserved. Rockbox Theatre is at 109 N. Llano. 830-997-7625

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine Vines at Texas Vineyards & Beyond - February 14

Bring your sweetheart to Texas Vineyards and Beyond, 329 1/2 E. Main Street, enjoy “Honey Wine for Your Honey” – meet the owners of Rohan Meadery!  The winemakers will be on hand to describe their wine and autograph/personalize bottles for gifts or to remember your special time in romantic Fredericksburg.

1 to 6 pm.  Admission is free. 830-990-9199.


Rockbox Valentine’s Date Night - February 13-14

Romance is in the air! Rockbox Theater's tribute artists Barry White, Nat King Cole, George Strait and our amazing regular cast will make this a date night to remember.  As a special treat, there will be wine and chocolate for our guests.  All seats reserved.  Tickets available online.

Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 4:30 and 8 pm.  $32-$42 per person. 109 N. Llano.  (830) 997-7625

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Victor Jorgensen Photography Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War - 2/13 - 4/27

View images by one of the first photographers chosen to become part of the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit who traveled widely while documenting World War II.  During regular business hours at the George H. W. Bush Gallery in the National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin. For more information call 830-997-8600.

Valentine’s Jazz on the Lawn at Pedernales Cellars - February 14

There is no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than sitting on the Pedernales Cellars' deck (2916 Upper Albert Rd.) with the one you love, wine glass in hand, listening to jazz by Phil Grota and his trio.

Please join us on Valentine’s Day for live music from 1 to 5 pm.  Admission is free. 830-644-2037.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fat Tuesday at Hill Top Cafe - February 17

Featuring Swamp Blues with Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent.  Special Mardi Gras menu will include authentic Cajun recipes and Hill Top classics (menu items will be individually priced).  Reservations online or by phone.

$15 cover charge (food and drink items charged separately). Hill Top Cafe is at  10661 N US Hwy 87. 830-997-8922.

Valentine’s Dinner at Lost Draw Cellars - February 14

Make plans now to attend a night of four courses of exceptional food and wine with plenty of romance for you and your loved one at Lost Draw Cellars, 113 E. Park Street.  Live music by Andy Timmons.  By reservation. 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  $125++ per person. Call 830-992-3251 for more information.

Valentine Dinner and Dance at Torre di Pietra Winery - Febuary 14

Bring your sweetheart to Torre di Pietra, 10915 E. US Hwy 290, for an evening of romance!  Enjoy a delightful dinner catered by Delicious Details paired with Torre’s award-winning wines.  Dance to John Arthur Martinez and his full band.  By reservation.

7 pm.  $99.95++ per person. 830-644-2829

Monday, February 09, 2015

URBANherbal Cooking & Gardening Classes: Ice Cream & Sorbets - 6/14

“Refreshing Soups, Salads and Sides”.  11 am.  $75 per person.

Contact URBANherbal to custom design your private class/party for a couple’s retreat, for your group or organization, bridal or baby shower. Our preset classes are small and intimate maximum of 10 participants. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date in order to obtain a refund. See our website for more details.
Reserve you seat now!! or 830-456-9667

Annual Luckenbach Hug-In And Valentine Ball

Now is the time to start getting set-up for the 40th Annual Hug-In at Luckenbach Texas. Call (830) 997-3224 for more information.

Asleep at the Wheel holds court on Saturday night for the Valentine’s Ball and Dale Watson joins the fun on Friday night with the “Give Me More Kisses” dance.  Tickets are available for the entire event which includes a camping pass and tickets to both shows or purchase a ticket for just the shows, no camping.  Tickets for the entire weekend are $45.  Dale Watson’s show ticket is $15.  Asleep at the Wheel’s show ticket is $20.  Happy Valentine’s Weekend Y’all!  Come get your HEART on with us!  Details and tickets available online.

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Fredericksburg Chorale New Music Concert

The Fredericksburg Chorale invites you to hear new chorale works and instrumental music at St. Joseph's Halle, 212 W. San Antonio Street on Saturday February 7, at 7:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Please call 830-997-6869 for more information.

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Merlot & Chocolates at Becker Vineyards - 2/15-16

Becker Vineyards pairs Merlot wine with a guest chocolatier. No reservations are needed, and there’s no charge to attend. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Call 830-644-2681 for information.


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Beer and Hymns at Pedernales Brewing Company - 2/

Come by Pedernales Brewing Company one mile south of Fredericksburg, Texas, at 97 Hitchin' Post Trail, for a pint and some singing. Beer  and Hymns will be held on the first Saturday of each month beginning March 1, 2014 from 5 to 6 pm. Singing will be lead local band meister Bill Smallwood. Beer will be $4 a pint, no entrance fee and no purchase necessary.


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Hill Country Wine Lovers Trail - 2/7-23

Grab your sweetheart and enjoy scenic hill country driving while visiting area wineries participating in the annual Hill Country Wine Lover's Trail. This romantic "trail" winds through sleeping vineyards to cozy wineries. Enjoy sweetheart dinners, wine, enchanting food pairings, and chocolate!

Tickets are available online. All tours are self-guided.


Monday, February 02, 2015

George & Friends Variety Show at Rockbox Theater - 2/6-7

This show is a collection of some of the best tribute artists around. This unique combination of performers will be stars of the past that will revive all the best songs, memories and fun. George will be enjoying the visit from his friends and you get to be there for all the excitement!  Reserve your seats online or at the door when not sold out.

Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 4:30PM and 8PM.  Adults $32-$42; youth $17. Rockbox Theater is at 209 S. Llano.