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“Mommy & Me, Hoppy Easter” Painting Class at The Yellow Door Studio – March 27

March 24th, 2015 by Jeff

Have a creative night out with your little one and join us for a parent/child painting class! “Mommy (or Daddy) & Me” classes are for parent and child to attend together. Children 5 and over are welcome. Parents are welcome too, and do not have to paint but must attend and help.

6 to 8 pm. First painter is $45; each additional painter in the same family is $20.

The Yellow Door Studio, 810 N. Llano, is Fredericksburg’s first community arts education center, offering a variety of artistic training for all levels and abilities. Come have fun with us!

6 to 8 pm. $45 per painter. (830) 456-0422

8th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour – March 28

March 23rd, 2015 by Jeff

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8th 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.

“Sands of Iwo Jima” Film at the National Museum of the Pacific War – March 25

March 21st, 2015 by Jeff

70 years ago this year, World War II in the Pacific was wrapping up and the war was coming to an end.  The National Museum of the Pacific War has annuonced that they will be showing famous films that cover certain battles in concurrence with the anniversary of those battles. First up, “Sands of Iwo Jima“, starring John Wayne.

These films will be free to the public and with limited seating.  Films are planned to be shown at 6 pm at the Admiral Nimitz Museum, 340 E. Main, unless otherwise noted. Call (830) 997-8600 ext.223 for more information.

Kite Day at LBJ State Park & Historic Site – March 21

March 20th, 2015 by Jeff

Bring the family to the LBJ State Park & Historic Site from 1 pm to 3 pm and spend Saturday making and flying kites. Learn the basics of kite construction and flying a homemade kite. The park will supply recycled materials and help kids make their own kites; you are also encouraged to bring your own kites to enjoy flying in the park.

LBJ State Park & Historic Site is located 2 miles east of Stonewall, 14 miles west of Johnson City on US Highway 290 toward Fredericksburg. Adjacent to both Ranch Road 1 and US Highway 290; enter on Park Road 52. Call (830) 644-2252 for details.

Van Der Stucken Festival – March 21

March 18th, 2015 by Jeff

DSC_1980A concert to honor Fredericksburg-born composer Frank Van der Stucken and featuring performances by the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra, guest speaker Larry Wolz and presenting the winner of the Van der Stucken composition contest.  At historic St. Joseph’s Hall.  The event is free and open to the public. Wine and cake will be served following the concert to celebrate the 158th birthday of Frank Van der Stucken.

Dr. Wolz is an authority on the German composer’s life, and will be available to answer questions during the reception following the program.

Van der Stucken, who was born in Fredericksburg in 1858, led the “Sangerbund” movement, training singers in the tradition of German male choruses. He also was a champion of contemporary American composers, conducting the first concert devoted exclusively to them.

For information, call (806) 549-2483.

URBANherbal Cooking & Gardening Classes: “A Fondue Party” – March 21

March 17th, 2015 by Jeff

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“A Fondue Party”. 11 am. $65 per person. Have fun with a friend or your sweetheart and learn all about Fondue! We will enjoy a mélange of fondues: Champagne Velvet, Benedictine & Texas Beer, Texas Country Road with assorted cheeses handmade in Texas, and Spring Forward with Texas cheeses and locally raised produce. You will enjoy two complimentary glasses of Texas wine with the class.

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!! wvarney@urbanherbal.com or 830-456-9667

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show – March 20

March 17th, 2015 by Jeff

1Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the US including arrowheads, pottery, beads, cases and books. Great door prizes. Food available. At the Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Highway 16 South.

8 am to 4 pm. Admission is $6 per person. Call (830) 626-5561 for more information.

Luckenbach Mud Dauber/Rockin Billy Chili Fest 2015 – March 21

March 16th, 2015 by Jeff

The best in Rock a Billy Music and a return to our Chili Cook Off Roots (Luckenbach and Terlingua are synonamous). A No Holds Barred Chili Cook Off… Get your team together and get ready to take the Luckenbach GOLD!! The Return of the Mud Dauber is also celebrated as Luckenbach has the best MUD in the Universe! Live music by Rosie Flores, Jesse Dayton, Two Tons of Steel, Paul Cauthen and Billy Joe Shaver. Public chili tasting begins at 1 pm. Chili tasting kits sold separately at the gate for $10 until sold out.

Day pass noon until 6 pm $15. Event pass good for day and night $35. Night show only (Paul Cauthen and Billy Joe Shaver) $30. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop off RR 1376. Call (830) 997-3224 for more information.

Texas Hell Week Bicycle Tour 2015 – March 14-21

March 13th, 2015 by Jeff

Daily unsupported bicycle tours of Gillespie County with three distances daily: 40-50 miles, 50-70 miles and 90-100 miles. Headquarters at the Sunset Inn Motel, 900 South Adams. Please visit the website to register or call 806-683-6489 for more information.

Rides start at 9 am each day.

Blues, Bluebonnets & BBQ at Becker Vineyards 2015 – March 14-15

March 12th, 2015 by Jeff

Dr. Becker’s brother is returning with his bluegrass band, The Wood Street Bloodhounds, from Chicago! Join Becker Vineyards for two days of great music, food and wine.

Sat 10 am to 6 pm; Sun noon to 6 pm. Wine tasting fees do apply. 11 miles east on Hwy 290 on Jenscke Lane. Call (830) 644-2681 for more information.