Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner – November 22

Raising funds for Hill Country agricultural and youth educational activities via live auction, raffle, door prizes and silent auction, the Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner returns to the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Saturday Night at 5:30 pm.

Dinner tickets $20 per person.

For more info please call (830) 997-5508.

 

First Annual Fredericksburg Star Party – 4/9

The night sky at the Black Forest Star Party in Cherry Springs, PA. This is a true dark-sky site with no light pollution. The Milky Way, star clouds, and dark nebulae can all be seen easily. Single 55 second exposure at ISO 3200 at f/2.8.

Come to the First Annual Fredericksburg Star Party held at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, south of town on Highway 16.

Activities will include raffles for a nice telescope, valued at over $500, and a handmade lap quilt with an astronomy theme. Live music will be provided. Of course, there will be many amateur telescopes for people to view a lot of celestial objects, including galaxies, nebula, planets, and stars.

This event benefits The Texas Amateur Astronomers’ Scholarship (TAAS) endowment at The University of Texas at Austin, Astronomy Department. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate major in astronomy once per year.

This event is free to the public, and especially beneficial for children. Donations to TAAS will be accepted. For more information, please contact Hunter Scott 830-992-0740

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.

Lutheran Fall Festival – September 16

The annual Luther Fall Festival will be from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 17 on Marktplatz. Enjoy arts and craft booths, and a chili cook-off. Proceeds benefit the Cross Trails Ministry. Call (830) 997-1143 for more information.

Lenten Fish Fry – March 30

The Parish Societies of St Mary’s Parish (Knights of Columbus #9765, St Mary’s School PTC, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Catholic Daughters, St Ann’s Society, & St Joseph’s Society) will be hosting a Lenten Fish Fry Dinner beginning on Feb 24th Every Friday evening throughout Lent, from 5-7:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Halle, as an opportunity for the entire community of Fredericksburg to join in a constructive community outreach.  The event is not viewed as a fundraiser but as an effort to bring together those of ALL faiths to meet for dialogue, discussion, and dining during the Lenten Season. For those who wish to attend, Stations of the Cross Devotion will occur on Friday’s at 6pm in the Marien Kirche with plenty of opportunity to attend the meal following the devotion.  This is our 3rd year for this event and the support and attendance has been outstanding from the community over the past 2 years.   Meals to go will be available, but there is no drive thru as we are hoping that people will wish to stay, meet new people, visit with old friends, and socialize during the event. Call Darin Holmes 456-1999 or Carlos Juenke 456-9645 for more information.

CROP Walk: Hill Country Hike for Hunger – October 20

A 5K walk around Fredericksburg or a “Golden Mile” for those who cannot walk the 5K.  Walkers collect donations to benefit world hunger relief.  75% of proceeds goes to Church World Services or the denomination of your choice and 25% goes to the local Food Pantry.  Event begins at Bethany Lutheran Church.

2:30 pm registration.  Walk starts at 3 pm.

Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept Annual BBQ & Auction

The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members invite everyone to join them for the annual benefit on Saturday, May 5 at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.

Activities will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The Auxiliary’s Country Store opens and a silent auction of 20 items will be open from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

A live auction (Dudley Althaus, Auctioneer) will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A pork barbecue meal with all the trimmings plus slices of homemade cakes and pies will be served after the live auction ends at approximately 5:30 p.m.  Cost per meal plate is by donation.  Tea, lemonade and water will be available throughout the afternoon.
Local musicians in the PEC Circuit Breakers Band will begin playing live country music at 5:30 p.m.

The prize giveaway drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Chances are available for 6 for $5.00 from Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue members and at Hohmann’s General Store in Willow City.

Auction Items and Giveaway Prizes include:  Auto and Tool Products, Electronics, Flyfishing Package, Furniture, Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates, Guitar, Home Décor, Jewelry, Knives, Pecan Pies, Quilts, Rifles, Shotguns, Skeet/Trap Package, and much more.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will help the department continue to maintain and improve the station, trucks and equipment, and for training, insurances and routine operating expenses.

Any business or individual wishing to donate goods for the country store, items for the auctions or prize giveaway, or desserts for the meal is asked to contact Margie Hohmann at 830-456-3785 or Janet Rabke at 830-685-3266.

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 Fundraiser playing in Luckenbach Texas

Fans of violin and fiddle music are invited to enjoy both, along with fun and fundraising as the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras present their 3rd Annual “Bach at the ‘Bach” event to be held at Luckenbach TX on Thursday, June 12. The music begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person, and include a boxed dinner of pulled pork or barbecue sandwich, cookie and chips, served by the Feed Lot at Luckenbach. T-shirts are available for purchase at $15. Tickets are available online at fredericksburgorchestra.com.

The program includes selections by the Community Orchestra, an ensemble of around 20 performers of all ages, from middle-school to retirement. Musicians in the Suzuki ensemble will perform, as will the orchestra’s youngest members, the Twinkle Group.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit orchestra, which promotes string education and performances in Fredericksburg and the surrounding community. For information, visit www.fredericksburgorchestra.com, or call (806) 549-2483.