Offering several food trucks and lots of cold beer! Including a performance from John Arthur Martinez from 2-4pm, continuing the Summer Concert series that will run thru Labor Day….promoting local food, local musicians, and local beer.
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“Laissez les bon temps rouler!”
Crawfish, gumbo cook-off, music and fun!
Starring Jake Hooker & The Outsiders on Fri night and The Bart Crow Band on Sat night.
Fri 6 PM to midnight; Sat 11 AM to midnight; Sun 11 AM to 5 PM.
2-day pass $10; $7 adults; $1 kids 12 and under. $10 starting at 7 PM on Sat night.
Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees.
Fredericksburg Farmers Market runs through August at Marktplatz. Bountiful fresh produce, including strawberries, will be available for sale! The market also features Artisan breads, award-winning goat cheese, grass-fed meats, free-range chicken and farm fresh eggs. Wines from local wineries are available by the glass or bottle.
Living History re-enactors at the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War will present three Pacific Combat Zone renenactment shows on both Saturday and Sunday. The 90-minute shows begin at 10:30am, 1:00 and 3:30 pm each day at the Pacific Combat Zone.
Visitors will learn about the American and Japanese forces as they prepare for battle on a Pacific island. Weapons will be discussed and demonstrated and later used in a final attack on the Japanese-held island. Attendees will feel the rumble of a Stewart tank as it moves past the audience and onto the battle field. The only operational WW II flame-thrower in Texas is used in the final assault.
Appropriate for the entire family, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. World War II veterans and children under six are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the Pacific Combat Zone at the beginning of each performance or in advance at the Front Desks of the Admiral Nimitz Museum on Main Street and the George H.W. Bush Gallery on E. Austin Street. The majority of the programs are standing room only so it’s advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show times.
While 80 percent of the seating is shaded, sun screen and hats are recommended. Ear plugs will be provided.
The Pacific Combat Zone’s “Ship Store” will be in full operation before, during and after each performance. In addition to various snacks, bottled water and soda, there will be an assortment of adult and youth field gear, hats and tee shirts. Children’s helmets, toy guns, army action figures and gliders will be offered for sale. Rounding out the list are photographs of the volunteer re-enactors (available for autographs, too).
Join the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance for the April Concert in the Park! Bring your own lawn chairs, picnic meal and friends! This week featuring The Marshall Ford Swing Band! The show starts at 6:30 pm on Marktplatz.
The Lone Star Street Rod Association State Run is a car show featuring pre-1949 vehicles. $25 advance registration for participants or $30 at the gate; spectators free. Fri 3 to 6 PM; Sat 8 AM to 5 PM; Sun 8 AM to Noon. At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Hwy 16 S. (903) 652-2855.
Considered one of today’s top pianists with over 3 million CDs sold, Emile Pandolfi will be in concert at 3 PM. By donation.
Fredericksburg area residents and small business owners are invited to a solar workshop to learn about the nuts and bolts of solar water heating and electricity generation.
There is no fee to attend the event which is scheduledSaturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at Hill Country University Center, 2818 East U.S. Hwy. 290 in Fredericksburg.The event is an initiative of the clean energy subcommittee of Fredericksburg SHINES, a nonprofit organization showcasing Fredericksburg as the center of sustainability in Texas.
Michael Hurst, green builder and president of the Fredericksburg SHINES board of directors, said this workshop is the place to find answers. “Essentially, this event will cover questions and issues surrounding solar installation such as costs, placement and viable financing,” he said. “We really encourage anyone who has ever thought about solar energy—but dismissed it as too costly or too technical—to attend this workshop and learn how this exciting new energy source is overcoming those early challenges and is really now in reach of regular people and small businesses looking for sustainable, more environmentally friendly ways to live and operate from day to day.”
Introductory presenter for the workshop will be John Watson, a Corpus Christi native now living in Fredericksburg, who will recap his personal, multi-year journey from solar interest to actual installation of his solar energy system and, more recently, a solar water heating unit. Watson’s presentation will include a brief segment on an easy, money-saving way for almost anyone to harness the sun’s power for their benefit.
Thomas Isaac, chief executive officer of Techsun Solar, a solar water heater manufacturer, distributor and installation company headquartered in Martindale, TX, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various residential and commercial solar thermal system designs.
Isaac, whose company has installed systems for NASA, the U.S. military, HUD and many commercial and residential entities, including the solar water heating system at the Watson home in Fredericksburg, will review common installation or design errors and the effects of hard water.
He will also discuss a solar water heating system’s financial return, its significant environmental impact and reasons it has not yet been more readily adopted in Texas.
John LaFleur, sales consultant with Native, Inc., of Austin, a green builder and a licensed installer of solar, rainwater collection and geothermal air-conditioning and heating systems, also will make a presentation at the workshop. The company installed Watson’s solar electric system in Fredericksburg.
David Peterson, P.E., director of engineering and operations at Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC), will be on hand to answer questions about CTEC members installing solar systems and connecting to the CTEC distribution system. CTEC does have a policyfor what is called “distributed generation” that addresses how a member may generate power while continuing to connect to the distribution system.
After the workshop concludes, local residents with solar installations will be available to talk about their personal experiences with solar technology.
Light refreshments will be available. While there is no charge to attend the workshop, reservations are encouraged for planning purposes. For more information or to reserve seats, call Watson at 830-997-3543, ext. 27, or email him at email@example.com.