Gillespie County Country Schools Open House features five schools this spring. Willow City, Rheingold, Cave Creek, Nebgen, and Junction schools will be open for tour. Driving maps and directions for the tour are available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center at 302 East Austin Street, at each school, or online at www.historicschools.org/directions.htm. PRIZE DRAWING Prize tickets are available now through April 3. Proceeds to benefit restoration and maintenance at the twelve schools.
PIANORAMA IS BACK!
Pat’s Hall is pleased to announce that Pianorama is returning on February 22.
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.
Gillespie County Crime Stoppers are hosting their 2nd annual benefit – “Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future” at Pat’s Hall, 406 Post Oak Road
Sanctioned by the Lone Star Bar-B-Que Society and featuring brisket, chicken, pork ribs, beans and chili. Free live music, games and booths. At the Harper Community Park in Harper, Texas, at 10 am. Please visit the website for cookoff entry details and more information or call 830-739-1328.
“Shopping for a Cause”, this 11th annual shopping tournament gathers shoppers in costumed teams of four to shop in over two dozen stores along historic Main Street with special discounts, food, drinks and more. All proceeds go to the Fredericksburg Boys & Girls Club.
The day begins with a “Tee Time” breakfast and ends at the “19th Hole Celebration” with food, drink and prizes.
Come join us on Oct.8, 2011, at Gillespie County Farm Bureau, 237 Equestrian Drive for a night of dancing with live music by Sonny Burgess, Chad Reilly, & George Ducas. Come to enjoy yourself while helping the victims of the Central Texas Fires. Doors open: 6:00 p.m. Dance starts at 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased at:
Unique Party Supplies, 704 East Main Street
Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse, 305 West Main Street
The Juicerie, 507 West Main Street
For more info please visithttp://www.bootscootingforacause.com
Wear your western finery and join Friends and Supporters of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation and the future Texas Rangers Heritage Center.
This year honoring Esther Lehmann.
View the Herman Lehmann Indian artifacts, learn about the Texas Rangers Heritage Center and the Herman Lehmann Exhibit.
$150 per person by reservation.
At the Hangar Hotel & Conference Center, 155 Airport Rd. (830) 990-1192.
Thursday evening, June 13, 5-9 p.m.
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 – email@example.com, (806) 549-2483
PIANIST/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
Venue: Pat’s Hall
Address: 406 Post Oak Rd.
City: Fredericksburg, TX
Ticket price: $25 advance / $30 door
* This performance benefits Fredericksburg Youth Music and the Theater Scholarship Fund.
Spring is here! This is your chance to start your flower beds by shopping at the Garden Club’s plant sale at Kinderhalle on Marktplatz from 9 am to noon. Please call 830/997-5386 for more information.