Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K Run 2015 – April 11

Join the folks in historic Luckenbach Texas for this annual event. Grab your friends and plan to stay for live music, beer, food and wine. Run through Downtown Luckenbach, along scenic Texas country roads and finish at the famous Luckenbach Post Office. We are proud to partner with and benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. T-shirts and finisher’s awards included. All runners receive entry into the post party celebration.

Packet pickup at 6 am; half marathon and 5k start at 8 am. All half marathon participants must complete the course within the 5 hour time limit (by 1 pm).

Half Marathon $85+ per runner; 5K $35+ per runner. Register online. Call (210) 494-7869 for more information.

412 Luckenbach Town Loop off RR 1376

Reflections of the ’60’s at the LBJ Ranch – April 11

The 7th Annual Reflections of the Sixties education conference at the LBJ Ranch is a great learning opportunity for persons interested in understanding the impact of the 1960s on the fabric of our country.Guest speakers such as authors, former legislators, and historians talk about topics relevant to the 1960’s.

This year, the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will be celebrated.  Highlighting the day will be a ceremony at 2 pm at the one-room Junction School.  At that site on April 11, 1965, President Johnson signed the landmark law that for the first time provided extensive federal funding of the nation’s elementary, junior high and high schools.

Admission is free. Gather near the Texas White House at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, 16 miles East of Fredericksburg, Texas, on Hwy 290 in Stonewall.

Call (830) 868-7128 for more information.

First Friday Art Walk – April 3

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.

Hsin-Yao Tseng Art Show at InSight Gallery – March 30 to April 10

Winner of countless artistic awards of excellence, Mr. Tseng is garnering the attention of the art world and making a sensational name for himself at the young age of 29. His exquisite compositions and fresh approach to urban cityscapes signal a contemporary edge while honoring traditional Western technique. Mr. Tseng will travel from San Francisco to Fredericksburg for the opening reception on April 3 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

InSight Gallery is at 214 W. Main. Call (830) 997-9921 for more information.

Harper’s Saturday in the Park – March 28

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!

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

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


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

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

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.