Make Plans Now! Rockets 2011 – May 5-8

Rockets 2011 coming May 5-8Students from 50 participating High Schools across Texas will gather at Hillview ranch on the Willow City Loop on May 5 thorough 8, to launch 80 rockets they have designed and built as part of SystemsGo Aeroscience studies.

First-year rockets will launch one-pound payloads one mile high. Advanced students will launch rockets that exceed the speed of sound.

The goal of the program is to promote engineering studies and research, develop work force skills, and encourage students to enter academic and career paths in STEM fields that lead to careers in the engineering industries.

Their innovative Aeroscience Studies science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum uses inquisitive learning based on a problem- and project-based model to invoke and stimulate skills in design, development, testing, analysis, and innovation. Students experience hands-on research through design and development projects within the engineering industries. Endorsed by NASA and certified by The Space Foundation.

For details, visit IgniteEducation.org or call 830-997-3567.

Craft Beer Weer at Fredericksburg Brewing Company – May 20

<a href=”http://www.brewersassociation.org/” target=”new”>The Brewers Association</a>—the national non-profit association representing the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, and publishers of CraftBeer.com— and <a href=”http://yourbrewery.com/” target=”new”>The Fredericksburg Brewing</a> Company, the oldest brewpub in Texas, will celebrate <a href=”http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/news-and-events/american-craft-beer-week” target=”new”>American Craft Beer Week</a> (ACBW) May 16-22.
Considered The Mother of All Beer Weeks, ACBW recognizes one of America’s true culinary arts and provides a platform for small and independent craft brewers to salute supporters and connect with their local communities. Thousands of today’s beer enthusiasts, beginners and hard core geeks will toast craft beer, with ACBW events predicted to take place in all 50 states.
The brewmasters at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company invite you to participate in ACBW with them. Share a beer and visit with the brewers every afternoon of ACBW at 4:30pm on the benches outside the brewery on Main St. Fredericksburg. Friday, May 20th at 10am learn how the brewing process works during a brewery tour and designated meet the brewers hour. All week long featured food specials at the brewery will include items made with the brewery’s craft beer. Also, enjoy live music during the weekend of ACBW and other special events all week long including a photo contest.
Check out the<a href=”http://www.blogger.com/www.facebook.com/yourbrewery”> Fredericksburg Brewing Company’s Facebook page</a> for information about how to submit photos in our contest to win brewery paraphernalia.
“American Craft Beer Week is an annual celebration of these historic beer times and the amazing community citizenship of craft brewers,” said Julia Herz, a spokesperson for the Brewers Association. “With an emphasis to savor the flavor responsibly and the resurgence of a rich brewing culture here in the U.S., the week is a chance to highlight and recognize the incredible contributions of America’s craft brewers.

<a href=”http://www.brewersassociation.org/” target=”new”>The Brewers Association</a>—the national non-profit association representing the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, and publishers of CraftBeer.com— and <a href=”http://yourbrewery.com/” target=”new”>The Fredericksburg Brewing</a> Company, the oldest brewpub in Texas, will celebrate <a href=”http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/news-and-events/american-craft-beer-week” target=”new”>American Craft Beer Week</a> (ACBW) May 16-22.
Considered The Mother of All Beer Weeks, ACBW recognizes one of America’s true culinary arts and provides a platform for small and independent craft brewers to salute supporters and connect with their local communities. Thousands of today’s beer enthusiasts, beginners and hard core geeks will toast craft beer, with ACBW events predicted to take place in all 50 states.
The brewmasters at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company invite you to participate in ACBW with them. Share a beer and visit with the brewers every afternoon of ACBW at 4:30pm on the benches outside the brewery on Main St. Fredericksburg. Friday, May 20th at 10am learn how the brewing process works during a brewery tour and designated meet the brewers hour. All week long featured food specials at the brewery will include items made with the brewery’s craft beer. Also, enjoy live music during the weekend of ACBW and other special events all week long including a photo contest.
Check out the<a href=”http://www.blogger.com/www.facebook.com/yourbrewery”> Fredericksburg Brewing Company’s Facebook page</a> for information about how to submit photos in our contest to win brewery paraphernalia.
“American Craft Beer Week is an annual celebration of these historic beer times and the amazing community citizenship of craft brewers,” said Julia Herz, a spokesperson for the Brewers Association. “With an emphasis to savor the flavor responsibly and the resurgence of a rich brewing culture here in the U.S., the week is a chance to highlight and recognize the incredible contributions of America’s craft brewers.

Williams Creek Historic School Open House – 6/4

Join the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Trail for their open house at the Williams Creek School at 5501 South Ranch Road 1623. The Trail allows visitors to learn about the education and customs of the 19th century residents of German heritage in the Hill Country. Each month a different rural county school will host an open house and tour. Color coded maps of the trail are available at the Visitor Center at 302 E. Austin Street. Please call 830/669-2855for more information.

Forget Someone’s Birthday? Get Them a Gastehaus Schmidt Gift Certificate!

It’s never too late to give someone a belated birthday gift. Gästehaus Schmidt has the perfect gift for the people in your life: a Gift Certificate to their favorite guesthouse or bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas or the Texas Hill Country!

Our Gift Certificates are valid for two years, giving your friends plenty of time to find the perfect occasion to visit.

It’s not too late! Call us at 866-427-8374 and get your Gift Certificate now!

July 4th Office Hours

Our office will be open from 10 am to 4 pm today, so that we may celebrate Independence Day with our families. Please follow the after hours key arrangements on the map we sent you.

As a reminder, there will be a 4th of July parade on Main Street from 10 am to 11 am.

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Der Küchen Laden In-Store Frequent Buyer Program!

Sign up for Der Küchen Laden‘s FREE Frequent Buyer Program Membership!

Every time you make an in-store purchase at Der Küchen Laden, 258 East Main Street, they will record the amount of your purchase on the back of your card. After the 6th purchase, you get a store credit for 10% of your total purchases! It’s that easy!

You don’t have to keep track of your card because they will have it at the front cash register for you to get every time you visit!

Fourth of July Activities

Make Fredericksburg your long weekend destination and join us for our annual July 4th holiday celebrations. Enjoy small town America at its best — celebrating the nation’s independence! Here are just some of the community events planned:

8:00 a.m. — Children’s Parade around the Marktplatz on Main St. (age up to 11 years).

10:00 a.m. — Parade down Main St. this year honoring Korean War Veterans.

11:30 a.m. — 4th of July Patriotic Program with music at the Marktplatz on Main St.

9:30 pm – Fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Park

The Gastehaus Schmidt App Has GPS Directions to Fredericksburg Events

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations. Need GPS directions to a winery or the Pedernales Brewing Company tasting room? Before you arrive in Fredericksburg, download our iPhone or Android app.

  • There is an “What’s Happening” tab with GPS directions to the events around town.
  • You can find GPS directions to select wineries, restaurants and shops as well.
  • Send a “Wish You Were Here” e-Post Card directly from the app to one of your friends!
  • You can also preview some of our lodging.

The app is free. Comment here, or on our Facebook page, and let us know what you think!