Relay for Life Team’s 10th Annual Fundraiser: “The Beat Goes On!” – April 26

The Zonta Club and Cancer Support Group present their 10th annual Relay for Life fundrasie April 26, from 5:30 PM TO 9:00 PM, at Hondo’s Main, 312 West Main street.

5:30 FHS Jazz Band directed by Brad Bryant
6:30 Callen Bohnert
7:00 Anne Blackmon, Luke Duderstadt, Danny Hallford with Graham Warwick
7:30 Ariana Detmar, Aubrey Houston, Kendra Jones, Alyssa Mohr, Tanner Stevens
8:00 Rachel Remlinger
8:30 Jimmy DePoy
9:00 The Victory Team

Tickets: $10.00 adults; $5.00 students. Ticket price includes luminaria or raffle tickets. Also including Silent Auction

Sound Provided by Graham Pearson

*Special Emcee: Tim Weinheimer of A+ Entertainment

Tax Deductible checks made payable to American Cancer Society

Texas 4 Step: Girls Shopping Weekend – November 3-6

Shop, Dine, Wine & Play

Fredericksburg, Texas

SPEND $5 – SAVE HUNDREDS!

How’s that for a great deal?

Dancing the 4-Step is easy! Here’s how:

Register for your Shopper Savings Card at www.TheTexas4Step.com at a cost of $5. Each participating business is offering a minimum of 15% off your purchase.
Round up your gal pals and plan your trip to Fredericksburg! To make it simple, their website features information on dining, lodging, spas, wineries and attractions.
Pick up your Shoppers Savings Card, map and list of special offers when you arrive in Fredericksburg. Plus, the first 500 to arrive will receive a FREE shopping tote!
Have a ridiculous amount of fun as you and your friends shop and SAVE to your heart’s content. This is your weekend, so do it up right!

Please visit www.TheTexas4Step.com for all of the up-to-date information!

Wildflower Run/Walk – April 27

2010 Wildflower Run Pictures 014_smallRunners and walkers of all ages will converge on the Fredericksburg Marktplatz on W. Main to participate in the Annual Fredericksburg Wildflower Run/Walk this Saturday, April 28 – with 5K and 10K races. Runs start at 8:30 a.m.; walk at 8:35 a.m., and there’s a Children’s Fun Run for children age 12 and younger that starts at 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center and benefiting the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters, this annual event is a fun way to promote healthy lifestyles and the encouragement of school academics. Cost in advance to participate is $15 for walkers, $20 for runners ($25 day of race), and $1 per child. For information, call 830-997-1355 or log on to www.hcmhs.org.

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!

Fredericksburg Holiday Home Tour this Saturday!

The Gillespie County Historical Society’s Holiday Home Tour unofficially kicks off the holiday season this Saturday, December 11, 2010. From noon to 6 p.m., seven select homes will be open to the public for the first time, from historic properties that have been restored, to modern structures designed to capture Fredericksburg’s architectural heritage.

Tickets for the Home Tour can be purchased up to the day of during the event. Tickets are $25 per person and include tour booklet and access to all properties. They may be purchased online at www.pioneermuseum.net, or by calling 830-997-2835. Visitors can also buy tickets in person at the Welcome Center, 325 West Main at the corner of Main and Milam Streets in Fredericksburg.

“This is a wonderful way to begin the holiday celebration in true Fredericksburg fashion,” said Michelle Weberpal, Event Chair. “These events also enable the Society to successfully continue and implement its mission of preserving the history and culture of this wonderful place.”

Featured properties include:

The Larry and Deanna Corn home, built in 1995 and enlarged in 2009. This is a fine example of Fredericksburg’s “built new to look old” architecture.

The Marsha and Jerry Bane home is filled with antiques, accent pieces, and – during Christmas – will include antique glass Christmas ball ornaments that have been collected over the years.

The Cydney Donnell and Robert Lotito home was restored by well-known local architect Albert Keidel in 1939. The current owners have kept the footprint true to the original, with remodeling and decoration touches that add style and function.

The David and Ruth Lusk home and guesthouse provide stunning Hill Country views from hilltop settings. Vibrant wall color helps to showcase the owners’ collection of Blue Ridge Pottery.

The Jim and Carol McCrae home is one they built themselves in 1995. This original home was small and efficient, and built of reclaimed materials, and filled with antiques.

The Walter and Judith Skinner Fredericksburg Sunday house was in the Weidenfeller family. In its later years it was a B&B, and is now filled with treasured collections.

The Pete and Alice Jensen rock home has a lively interior that features Alice’s sewing hobby and Pete’s woodworking. The roomy kitchen leads to a beautiful yard and porch. The downstairs serves as a workshop and the upstairs is a B&B.

This year marks the Diamond Anniversary for the nonprofit Society that was formed 75 years ago to preserve and share the area’s cultural heritage. For information: Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, 830-997-2835,

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

MarciaBallPIANIST/VOCALIST MARCIA BALL TO PERFORM IN FREDERICKSBURG!

“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.

Gillespie County Historic Schools Annual Benefit BBQ – Tomorrow

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