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Lenten Fish Fry – March 7 – April 18

April 1st, 2014 by Jeff

halleThe Parish Societies of St Mary’s Parish (Knights of Columbus #9765, St Mary’s School PTC, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Catholic Daughters, St Ann’s Society, & St Joseph’s Society) will be hosting a Lenten Fish Fry Dinner beginning on March 7 every Friday evening throughout Lent, from 5-7:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Halle, as an opportunity for the entire community of Fredericksburg to join in a constructive community outreach.  The event is not viewed as a fundraiser but as an effort to bring together those of ALL faiths to meet for dialogue, discussion, and dining during the Lenten Season. For those who wish to attend, Stations of the Cross Devotion will occur on Fridays at 6pm in the Marien Kirche with plenty of opportunity to attend the meal following the devotion.  This is the 4th year for this event and the support and attendance has been outstanding from the community over the past 2 years.   Meals to go will be available, but there is no drive thru as they hope that people will wish to stay, meet new people, visit with old friends, and socialize during the event. Darin Holmes at 456.1999 or Carlos Juenke at 456.9645.

Beer & Hymns at Pedernales Brewing Company – April 5

March 31st, 2014 by Jeff

24468550Come by Pedernales Brewing Company one mile south of Fredericksburg, Texas, at 97 Hitchin’ Post Trail, for a pint and some singing. Beer & 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.

First Friday Art Walk – April 4

March 30th, 2014 by Jeff

First Friday Art Walk in Fredericksburg, TexasOn the first Friday of every month, 9 art galleries keep their doors open late to show off  the finest in regional, national & international art being displayed in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting.  Along with the art, each gallery serves local wines from Becker Vineyards, Torre di Pietra and others, and some offer live entertainment.  For schedule of events, visit the First Friday Art Walk website.

Gun and Blade Show – March 29

March 27th, 2014 by Jeff

A collection of guns, knives, ammo, jewelry, fishing, coins, gifts and collectibles. Buy, sell, trade or just browse at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South. Admission is $5 for adults and 12 and under free. Hours are Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Van Der Stucken Music Festival – March 29

March 26th, 2014 by Jeff

Music fans are invited to help celebrate the life and music of Fredericksburg native son Frank Van der Stucken at the Van der Stucken Festival this Saturday, Mar 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg TX. The event is free and open to the public.

The Van der Stucken Festival was established in 1991 by Friends of Van der Stucken to increase appreciation for the life and work of Fredericksburg native composer Frank Van der Stucken. This will be the first year that the nonprofit Fredericksburg Community Orchestras (FCO) presents the festival. This year’s program will introduce the first Van der Stucken Composition Contest. The winner of this nationwide competition will be announced at the festival and the winning composition will be premiered by an ensemble of FCO.

Also on the program:
Hermann Sons Mixed Choir and the Arion Men’s Choir, led by Mark Hierholzer

Soprano, Brynn Bowyer singing Ave Maria by Franz Schubert; Du bist die ruh by Franz Schubert; and Gedenken-Vergessen by Frank van der Stucken, Op. 17, No. 7.

The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra, directed by Theresa Britt
-Incantations by David Hinds
-Tango D’Amour by Susan Day
-Vistas de Mexico by Ken Keuning II. Cancione de Amor, III. Fiesta
-Brook Green Suite by Gustav Holst I. Prelude II. Air. III. Dance

Traditionally the evening concludes with the audience joining in singing Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God).

Refreshments will be served following the performances.

The Van der Stucken Festival is supported with contributions from the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, Monterrey Iron & Metal Works, and Jack Vexler, whose wife, Bette, is a direct descendant of Frank Van der Stucken.

Information at www.fredericksburgorchestra.com.

6th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour – March 29

March 25th, 2014 by Jeff

Luci Baines Johnson Tour
Photo from http://www.friendsoflbjnationalpark.org

7th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour provides routes of 10, 30, 42, 62 and 85 miles throughout the scenic Texas Hill Country taking riders on quiet country roads and past historical landmarks.  The ride begins and ends on the LBJ Ranch airstrip. Ride begins at 9 am and event ends at 5 pm. At the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Parks in Stonewall. You can register online.

Paddy’s Party-March 29

March 24th, 2014 by Jeff

Just as it has since 2006, this event pays tribute to “Paddy”, a little abused dog who has flourished since her adoption from SPCA. Featuring dinner, dancing, drinks and a silent and live auction to raise money to help support the animals at the Hill Country SPCA. This year’s event will be held at historic Pat’s Hall and will feature live music by The Cactus Country Band. Tickets may be purchased at the Hill Country SPCA or by calling (830) 990-9085.

6 pm to midnight. $40 per person (includes two drink tickets).

For more information, call 830-990-9085.

Harper’s Saturday in the Park – March 29

March 23rd, 2014 by Jeff

Saturday in the Park returns this Saturday, March 31, in Harper (located just 20 miles west of Fredericksburg), and will benefit the Harper Library. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Harper Community Park off Hwy 290 West, with live music, a book sale, children’s activities, $7/plate barbeque and more – wrapping up at 4:00 p.m. The event is free!

Wings of Freedom Tour 2014 – 3/22

March 21st, 2014 by Jeff

The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Tour.

Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history!

Call (978) 562-9182 for flight reservations. At the Gillespie County Airport.

Annual Spring Fling at Chisholm Trail Winery – March 22

March 20th, 2014 by Jeff

Celebrate Spring at Chisholm Trail Winery, 2367 Usener Road (9 miles west of Fredericksburg on US Highway 290), with fine wine, wood fired gourmet pizza! Call 830-990-2675 for more details.