Heritage School Senior Fundraiser at Andy’s Steak & Seafood Grille – April 15

On Sunday, April 15th from 5pm to 8pm, Andy’s Steak & Seafood Grille, 413 S. Washington Street, will open for a special event open to the public. Andy’s will open on Sunday evening with a full kitchen staff and full regular menu. The Heritage School graduating Senior Class of 2012 will be the wait staff for the evening.

Andy’s owners, Don and Mary Wise, will donate a portion of all of the food sales and all of the tips to the seniors for their class trip.

Please come out and enjoy a Sunday evening dinner at Andy’s in support of a good cause.

Stonewall VFD Fundraising Skeet Shoot – June 7

Sporting clays fundraising skeet shoot. Price includes BBQ meal and 100 rounds of sporting clay targets. Early registration is encouraged for those wanting to participate in the event. Trophies will be awarded to winners and prizes will be given away in a drawing. Please call (210) 200-9929 for more information.

Registration at 8:30 am; start at 10 am. 5398 E. US Hwy 290.

Fredericksburg Community Orchestra at Luckenbach Texas on June 13


Thursday evening, June 13, 5-9 p.m.



Luckenbach Texas



The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra will perform selections from this season’s concerts on the outdoor stage starting at 7 p.m. A string quartet of members of FCO and guests will follow



Delicious Details Catering will be serving a buffet meal from 6 until 7 p.m.



Tickets are $15 per person for adults and children, and include the music and the meal.


Reserve tickets by Monday June 10, 2013. Tickets can be found online at www.fredericksburgorchestra.com or by calling 806-549-2483.


Proceeds go to the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit was formed in 2010 to promote string education for all ages in Fredericksburg and surrounding communities.



Theresa Britt, Director – info@fredericksburgorchestra.com, (806) 549-2483

“Dance Fest For West” to Raise Funds For West, Texas at Pat’s Hall – August 10

Historic Pat’s Hall and a number of musicians have joined together for “Dance Fest for West”, an all-day fundraising event benefiting the community of West, Texas on Saturday, August 10, from 1:00 p.m. until midnight.

“Dance Fest for West” aims to help the citizens of West, Texas “get back on their feet” and all event proceeds will be donated to the City of West, Texas. FEMA will not fund recovery of West, Texas. According to the City of West Mayor, Tommy Muska, home demolition fees are estimated to cost approximately $10,000 per home, a fee which will not be covered by home insurance.

“Dance Fest for West” festivities will kick off with music from the Czechaholics from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Saturday August 10, in Pat’s Hall’s air-conditioned dance hall. The Seven Dutchmen will continue the day of music with another live performance from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the dance hall at Pat’s Hall.

From 8:30 p.m. until midnight “Dance Fest for West” event-goers can enjoy music by the Bill Smallwood Band in the dance hall – or opt for live music under the old oak tree as a special guest plays in the outdoor pavilion.

In addition to beer, wine and beverages available in the dance hall, a number of Hill Country food vendors will be on hand serving up Hill Country fare throughout the day.

A “Dance Fest for West” raffle, including a stay at one of Fredericksburg’s bed and breakfasts, will be held during the event.

To learn more about “Dance Fest for West”, or purchase tickets, visit www.patshall.com, or call 830.997.7574. For additional information about the “Dance Fest for West” raffle, or to donate raffle items, please contact Ginger Schulz at Pat’s Hall at ginger@patshall.com.

“Pianorama” at Pat’s Hall – February 22


Pat’s Hall is pleased to announce that Pianorama is returning on February 22.

They’ll have Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Domino, Danny Levin and Red Young, all who performed at last year’s Pianorama.

This year, Earl Poole Ball will be joining the group. Earl was a member of Johnny Cash’s Band, and has also worked with Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, Freddie Hart, Wynn Stewart, Rick Nelson, Marty Robbins, Marty Stuart, Mickey Gilley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Along the way, he has acquired the nickname of “Mr. Honky Tonk Piano.” The talent on the stage will be quite incredible. Just talk to anyone who was at the show last year.

This performance benefits Fredericksburg Youth Music Programs. Food will be available for purchase, as well as a beer and wine cash bar.

They’ll set up the hall as they did last year, reserving tables/seats with ticket purchase. Tickets sold at the door are for general admission (non-reserved) seats. The sooner you order your tickets, the better seats you’ll have!

Doors open at 6 pm; show at 7 pm. $25 per person in advance for reserved seats or $30 at the door for general admission. Call 830-997-7574 for more information.

Military Blood Drive November 8 and 9

Support Our Troops with THE ULTIMATE CARE PACKAGE in our Military Blood Drive

WHAT: Another blood drive specifically for the U.S. military is being sponsored by The Knights of Columbus Council 9765 of the Saint Mary’s parish. As before, the KC’s are making this a Fredericksburg (Or Hill Country) area and community project, and they need everyone’s help.

WHEN: November 8 & 9, Tues & Wed, from 9:00 am to 7 pm both days.

WHERE: National Guard Armory, 598 Armory Drive, Fredericksburg, Texas Directions: From Fredericksburg, go west on Main Street, take Hwy 290 toward Harper, continue west. Look for and follow the signs about one-mile past the “Y”. Turn right onto Armory Drive.

WHY: When its blood supplies run low, the military must buy blood from civilian blood banks at retail prices. Also the military cannot request donations or civilian assistance (the military has to be invited into the community).

FOR WHOM: Donated blood will be utilized solely for the benefit of our military, first in war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, then to support medical facilities that care for our wounded, such as Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LARMC), Germany. One donation can help save up to three lives.

Please Support Our Troops with more than just a bumper sticker. How many times have you asked, “What can we do?” or “What can we send over to the troops?” Besides our prayers and gratitude, perhaps the best gift one can offer our troops is THE ULTIMATE CARE PACKAGE: the gift of life, life-saving blood. You can literally be there with the troops in their time of need.
Our community has supported our military in the previous drives with 2,424 units, averaging almost 300 units per drive. The Armed Services Blood Program suggests that 50 units is a successful drive, but our community has demonstrated that it can do much more. Thank you, Fredericksburg!
Again, this will be a total community effort. With your participation we can join hands and help achieve another meaningful goal for our troops. FYI: people on many medications can donate; so don’t let that be a deterrent. If you have concerns about your medications, bring a list of the meds—and their purpose—with you, so the staff can quickly tell whether or not you can share. Or in advance, regarding medications or travel issues, call Fort Sam Houston Akeroyd Blood Donor Center at 210-295-4655.
Can we count on you to “roll up your sleeve”? We encourage you to invite and bring your staff, family, customers, friends, and significant others. Walk-ins are welcomed, but for your convenience, you can go online to schedule an appointment for your donation at www.militarydonor.com. Search by zip code (78624), and choose your time. Homemade cookies and a unique military blood donor t-shirt will be provided for all donors.
If you have questions or need more information, please call Bob Sagebiel at 830-990-6986. He will gladly address a group, and/or he can send you a flyer by email for printing, or bring by one for placement in your business: bsagebiel@austin.rr.com.
Photo ID and SSN required to donate, and a signed parental consent if age 17.

Thank you for Supporting Our Troops with The Ultimate Care Package!

Pianorama featuring Marcia Ball, Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Domino, Red Young, Danny Levine and more at Pat’s Hall – February 23


“Based in Austin and steeped in New Orleans, Marcia Ball plumbs the richness of both musical meccas. From rootsy swamp pop and blues-drenched boogie woogie to languid ballads, Ball is equally comfortable with brash roadhouse romps and caressing love songs.” –USA Today

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS, will perform as part of Pianorama at Pat’s Hall in Fredericksburg on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Also performing are Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Domino, Red Young, Danny Levin and more.

Marcia Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano. Over the course of her career, Ball’s infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional songs have won her a loud and loyal international fan base. ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS is her fifth release for Alligator, and the fourth to receive a Grammy nomination. Ball received the 2012 Blues Music Award (BMA) for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year. She has now won a total of nine BMAs. She also won three 2012 Living Blues Readers’ Awards: Blues Artist Of The Year–Female, Most Outstanding Musician–Keyboard and Best Blues Album Of 2011 for ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS. She was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Concert information is as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Event: Pianorama
Venue: Pat’s Hall
Address: 406 Post Oak Rd.
City: Fredericksburg, TX
Phone: 830-997-7574
Showtime: 7:00pm
Ticket price: $25 advance / $30 door
Website: www.patshall.com

* This performance benefits Fredericksburg Youth Music and the Theater Scholarship Fund.

Fredericksburg Turkey Trot 2012 – November 24

5K/10K Race begins at 8:30 AM on Saturday, November 24 and the 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 10:00AM. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome! The Fredericksburg Turkey Trot benefits the FPS/FES/FMS PTO which raises money for Fredericksburg Primary, Elementary and Middle School field trips and enrichment programs, playground equipment and new perimeter fences just to name a few! So, come out and work off that turkey dinner! We look forward to seeing you there! “Git yer gobble on!”

Registration and more information available at www.events.signup4.com/TurkeyTrot2012.