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.

Fajita Dinner at Bethany Lutheran Church – February 17

This Sunday, February 17, Bethany Preschool will serve their Annual Fajita Dinner.  “All Chamber members are especially invited”, stated Stephanie Hays, Director.  Tickets are $8 and include 2 chicken fajitas, rice, beans, and a brownie.  Dine in guests will also enjoy tea or coffee.  Meals will be served through the drive-thru (entering on Adams street) starting at 11:00 or dine-in service will be offered in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Lutheran Church, 110 West Austin Street starting at 11:45.

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.

Lutheran Fall Fest – September 15

The 25th annual Lutheran Fall Festival will be held on September 15, 2012 at Marktplatz!

The Fall Festival is the annual fundraiser for Lutheran Camp Chrysalis. They have planned a day for all ages so bring your friends, family, and neighbors. The day will start with the “Hit the Trails Running 5K” through Fredericksburg at 7:30 am. There are different categories of the run so feel free to walk with a group of friends, or try to beat your best time. For our littler legs, they have the Kids Dash at 8:45 am. At 9:00 am the rest of the events kick off with live music, artisan vendors, live and silent auctions, and tons of games and activities for the kids. The annual Chili Cook-Off kicks off at 10:00 am (judging at 11:00) and the tasting will go on all afternoon! Domino’s & cards will be played all day in the music pavilion so get your game face on!! Kids and adults of all ages will be having a blast, so make sure you have your camera for family pictures. Special areas are set up for photo opportunities! Thinking of food? Well you should because there will be plenty of options! While you’ll have lots of chili to choose from, various food trucks will make their way to Fredericksburg from all over Southwest Texas! They will be serving up a wide range of yummy lunch treats that will work for any and all appetites. Of course there will be Texas sweet treats too, so be on the look-out for apple & pecan pies and other baked goodies. For more information about the Fall Festival, to be a Craft or Food vendor, to participate in the annual chili cook-off, or to sign up for the 5K (walk or run) please go to http://www.crosstrails.org/support-cross-trails/fall-festival. You may also contact Dianna Hopkins, Director of Development at Dianna@CrossTrails.org.

Fest Nacht – February 11

On Saturday, February 11, Fest Nacht, formerly known as Fred’s Party, unfolds beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 16 South. The theme for this year’s costumed event is “Vegas, Baby!” Music will be provided by The Grooves, an Austin based dance band, which plays all styles of music. The event ends at midnight.

Tickets for Fest Nacht are $50 per person or $450 for a table of ten. Each guest is requested to bring adult beverages to share at the community bar and a monetary donation of your choice for the charities. Proceeds this year will benefit the Hill Country Needs Council, the Fredericksburg Food Pantry and PAWS (Pedernales Animal Welfare Society).

Tickets are on sale at Biedermann’s Ace Hardware at 1102 East Main Street, House.Wine. at 327 East Main Street or Lincoln Street Wine Bar at 111 South Lincoln, all in Fredericksburg. For more information, visit the website at www.festnacht.com, email party@festnacht.com or call Kyle Biedermann at (830)998-7111.

Country Schools Open House “Follow the Trail” – 4/2

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.

Paddy’s Party-March 29

Just as it has since 2006, this event pays tribute to “Paddy”, a little abused dog who has flourished since her adoption from SPCA. Featuring dinner, dancing, drinks and a silent and live auction to raise money to help support the animals at the Hill Country SPCA. This year’s event will be held at historic Pat’s Hall and will feature live music by The Cactus Country Band. Tickets may be purchased at the Hill Country SPCA or by calling (830) 990-9085.

6 pm to midnight. $40 per person (includes two drink tickets).

For more information, call 830-990-9085.

Fredericksburg Crawfish Fest 2014

The Fredericksburg Texas Jaycees are excited to announce the return of their annual Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival to Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. The festival will include many activities for the entire family including a variety of great Cajun food, live music, crawfish races, children’s carnival, and a Creole brunch prepared by Chef John Russ of the renowned Lüke San Antonio.

Festival times are as follows: Friday 6pm to midnight, Saturday 11am-11pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Tickets for the festival will be $7 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $10 on Saturday. Kid tickets (ages 6-12) will be $5 a day. 2-day passes are available for purchase for $12 and 3 day passes are $20. The Creole Brunch will be held at Marktplatz on Sunday, May 25th from 10am to 12pm. Ticket prices for the Creole brunch are $55 per seat or $450 for a table of eight.

This year’s musical entertainment will feature Texas Country music artist Cory Morrow, T-Broussard and the Zydeco steppers, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, Zydeco Blanco, Bayou Roux, and Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s.

Special guest this year will be the cast from CMT’s hit T.V. show “Gator 911.” Gary Saurage will be teaming up with his Gator Country crew to provide an educational and interactive show with some of his favorite gators.

Chef John Russ, executive chef at Lüke San Antonio, from the famed John Besh Restaurant Group, will be cooking a Creole Brunch on Sunday that is sure to be a delicious Cajun treat for any and all who attend.

The festival is organized by the Fredericksburg Jacyees, who since their founding, have grown to promote large fundraisers with all of the proceeds being used to help youth organizations, charitable groups, and those in need within the community.

For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance please visit www.fbgcrawfish.com.