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Guided Art Studio Bike Tour – April 11

April 7th, 2014 by Jeff

Join local art consultant Sherryl Brown on this bicycle tour that will visit 4 artists’ studios (all studios are in the city limits).  An optional lunch at Otto’s will be offered.  Group will meet at the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 W. San Antonio.  Artists include Finn Alban, Nancy Bush, John Bennett and Jack Kendrick.

9:30 am to noon.  Free. Call (830) 990-9305 for more information.

Gillespie County Historic Schools Annual Benefit BBQ – Tomorrow

April 5th, 2014 by Jeff

Join Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools for delicious pork and chicken barbecue with all the trimmings. Plates to-go or dine-in will be available. Featuring live music by the Polkamatics! Prize tickets will be available. Proceeds to benefit restoration and maintenance for the twelve historic schools. At the American Legion Hall.

Serving starts at 10:30 am until sold out. $9 per plate suggested donation. 726 S. US Hwy 87. Call (830) 685-3321 for more information

Experimental Aircraft Association Airport Day – April 5

April 4th, 2014 by Jeff

A chance for the public to get up-close looks at a variety of aircraft will be offered during “Airport Day”.  Hosting the free event will be the local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1088.  Expected to be on hand for the day will be several military-type planes, such as the Bird Dogs, which will be flying in formation.  The north area of the airport will be open to the general public to view aircraft.  Antique automobiles will also be on display.  Hamburgers grilled on site and other refreshments will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for local Boy Scouts.  Young Eagle flights will be available for youth 8 to 17 years of age.  At the Gillespie County Airport.

10 am to 2 pm.  Free. 191 Airport Rd off of S. State Hwy 16. Call  (830) 990-5764 for details.

Texas Hill Country Wineries “Wine & Wildflower Trail” – April 4 to 20

April 3rd, 2014 by Jeff

Come explore Texas Hill Country wine and enjoy the wildflowers.  With ticket purchase receive a minimum of 1 and up to 3 complimentary tastes at each winery, a 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases, wildflower seed packets and gift.  Tickets are limited and must be purchased online.  Self-guided tour during regular winery hours.

$40 couple/ $25 single. (512) 914-5561

Gillespie County Historic Schools Annual Open House (5 Schools)

April 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

Former students will be available to share stories of school days from the late 1800′s to mid 1900′s. Come see the classrooms like the one your ancestors might have attended. ”Preserving the past to enrich the future.” Schools open for this event include the Willow City School, Rheingold School, Cave Creek School, Nebgen School and Junction School. Please come by the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center for a driving map or visit the website to download a map.

10 am to 4 pm. Free admission, but donations gladly accepted.

“The Highwaymen” Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater – April 2 and 3

April 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

Known as “The Country Supergroup”, the Highwaymen made an incredible impact on music not only as individuals but as a combined force as well.  Join us as we host this tribute to Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.  Tickets available by phone or online.

Showtime is 7:30 pm.  $37-$47 per person. 109 North Llano. 830-997-7625

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.