Gästehaus Schmidt Gift Certificates On Sale

Are you wondering what to buy your loved one, friend, boss or business associate for a birthday or anniversary?  A Gift Certificate to a Bed & Breakfast or Guest House is the perfect solution.  Just call 866-427-8374 toll free and purchase a gift certificate .  The recipient can check on-line and choose the home that is perfect for them!

Our gift certificates are good for two years, so they will have plenty of time to decide on a perfect time to visit!

Lutheran Fall Fest – September 15

The 25th annual Lutheran Fall Festival will be held on September 15, 2012 at Marktplatz!

The Fall Festival is the annual fundraiser for Lutheran Camp Chrysalis. They have planned a day for all ages so bring your friends, family, and neighbors. The day will start with the “Hit the Trails Running 5K” through Fredericksburg at 7:30 am. There are different categories of the run so feel free to walk with a group of friends, or try to beat your best time. For our littler legs, they have the Kids Dash at 8:45 am. At 9:00 am the rest of the events kick off with live music, artisan vendors, live and silent auctions, and tons of games and activities for the kids. The annual Chili Cook-Off kicks off at 10:00 am (judging at 11:00) and the tasting will go on all afternoon! Domino’s & cards will be played all day in the music pavilion so get your game face on!! Kids and adults of all ages will be having a blast, so make sure you have your camera for family pictures. Special areas are set up for photo opportunities! Thinking of food? Well you should because there will be plenty of options! While you’ll have lots of chili to choose from, various food trucks will make their way to Fredericksburg from all over Southwest Texas! They will be serving up a wide range of yummy lunch treats that will work for any and all appetites. Of course there will be Texas sweet treats too, so be on the look-out for apple & pecan pies and other baked goodies. For more information about the Fall Festival, to be a Craft or Food vendor, to participate in the annual chili cook-off, or to sign up for the 5K (walk or run) please go to http://www.crosstrails.org/support-cross-trails/fall-festival. You may also contact Dianna Hopkins, Director of Development at Dianna@CrossTrails.org.

Cooking Demonstration and Pairings at Pedernales Cellars – May 20

Join Pedernales Cellars for a wine & food cooking demonstration/pairing by their very own Food Dude, Bob Nascimento. Bob will demonstrate the execution of an appetizer and entree for the audience and pair several of their award winning wines with the dishes. The event is free to the public. Recipes will be available at the time of the class.

Pedernales Cellars is located 17 miles from Fredericksburg, off of Highway 290 East, at 2916 Upper Albert Road. For directions and more information, please visit www.pedernalescellars.com.

6th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour – March 29

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.

E-Waste Collection – October 15

Fredericksburg CARES will hold its semi-annual electronic recycling (E-Cycle) collection on October 15. The Goodwill truck will be parked in the parking lot on the east side of the County Jail behind the Gillespie County Courthouse. Unloading assistance will be available from vehicles to the Goodwill truck during the event.

Computer and computer components, personal copiers, and many other electronic appliances will be accepted. Televisions will also be accepted (including flat screen). There will be no disposal fees charged for televisions. For the very first time, we will be accepting plastics #3 – 7.

More information on the E-cycle program may be found at jwatsongreenliving@gmail.com or 998-4133.

The public is also invited to join us at our next regularly scheduled FBG CARES meeting on Monday, October 24th at 6 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

Enchanted “Rock Star” Festival at Enchanted Rock – February 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