2nd Annual Nimitz Golf Classic at Boot Ranch –

If avoiding hazards like tanks and low-flying WWII-era planes while golfing at one of the best ranked courses in Texas sounds like fun, then the Nimitz Golf Classic at Boot Ranch is for you! The Second Annual Nimitz Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, June 3, and promises to be an event to remember.

Designed by PGA Champion Hal Sutton, Boot Ranch is an exclusive golf course recently ranked in the top 10 courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. Spaces are filling up fast, but there are still some teams left for people interested.

The schedule of events for the day includes a players’ breakfast, a 9 a.m. cannon shot start for an 18-hole four-man scramble, and lunch and beverages along the course. Evening events include a cocktail reception and private tour of the George H.W. Bush Gallery, dinner in the Nimitz Museum Ballroom, and a live auction and a dance featuring the music of Sentimental Journey and the Memphis Belles. Live auction items include a trip for two to Callaway Headquarters and Training Center in San Diego, California, for personalized club fittings for two sets of Callaway clubs; a week in a beautiful Santa Fe home; a trip for two to Honolulu including a week-long stay in the Ala Moana Hotel plus airfare, including a personalized Admiral’s barge tour of Pearl Harbor and the USS ARIZONA Memorial, plus much more.

Registration for the all-inclusive event is $750 per golfer or $3000 per team of four, with all proceeds directly benefiting the education programs of the National Museum of the Pacific War and Operation Comfort, a program that supports the rehabilitative, recreational and financial needs of wounded military receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. For registration or more information, contact Marty Kaderli at 830.997.8600 x204.

Garden Club Plant Sale – April 14

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.

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

PatshallA fundraiser to help the community of West, Texas will be held at historic Pat’s Hall, 406 Post Oak Road, from 1 pm to midnight on Saturday, August 10.  All day admission is $25.  Bands scheduled so far include the Czechaholics, the Seven Dutchmen, the Bill Smallwood Band and headliner Weldon Henson.  Bands will be playing in the hall during the day, and from 8:30 pm to midnight one band will be playing in the hall and one on the patio.  Refreshments and food vendors will be available.  All proceeds benefit the citizens of West, Texas.

Jaycees Children’s Magic Show – July 3

Fundraising event to be held at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium (Highway 16 South) at 7 pm. Call (830) 456-2698 for more information.

Lutheran Fall Festival – September 21

The annual Fall Festival is a day event benefitting Cross Trails Ministry. The day is full of activities such as a chili cook-off, live music, arts and crafts, food trucks, children’s activities and so much more!

All are welcome! Free admission. On Marketplatz, 9 am to 3 pm.

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.

ST. JOSEPH SOCIETY ANNUAL FEAST DAY BARBEQUE

Don’t cook lunch on Sunday! The St. Joseph Society annual Feast Day BBQ starts at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 West San Antonio. The meal includes pork barbecue and all the trimmings. You can drive through or eat in. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Scott Eilers will perform until 12:30 when The German Mixed Choir performs.  call 830-997-9505 for more information.

Willow City VFD Annual BBQ Benefit – May 3

Country Store opens at 3 pm. Silent Auction open 3 to 6 pm. Live auction starts at 4 pm. Prize Giveaway Drawings at 6 pm. Barbecue meal served at 6 pm until sold out. All donations appreciated. Proceeds benefit the Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Event to be held at the Willow City Fire Station, 2553 Ranch Road 1323.

3 to 8 pm. Call 830-685-3385 for more information.

Honor Flight Austin Benefit for Gillespie County WWII Veterans – August 1

“One More Tour with Honor”.  Taking WWII Veterans living in and around the Austin area to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial that was built in their honor 65 years after the war was over.  Live music fundraiser at Hondo’s on Main, 312 West Main.  Featuring music by Sol Patch, Sons of Slim, Clay McClinton, Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze, Bill Lewis, Lishman & Prewitt, Jake Martin and CamKing. Call (830) 997-3758 for details.