Chisholm Trail Winery2367 Usener Road,  presents live jazz music by the George Eychner Quartet on Saturday from 2 to 5 pm. Call 830-990-2675 for more information.

SystemsGo, the Fredericksburg-based nonprofit organization that created the educational rocket program now used in about 50 high schools in Texas, has announced launch dates for 2012.

For the first time in five years of bringing students together for the launch, SystemsGo will conduct launches at two sites – one near Fredericksburg; the other near Houston. Exact locations and directions will be announced later.

The launch dates are:
Fredericksburg
Pre-Flight Dinner: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Launches: Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6, 2012

Houston:
Pre-Flight Dinner: Friday, May 11, 2012
Launches: Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13, 2012

In the past, students have launched about 70 large rockets they have designed and built in their high school classrooms over the course of the school year. The launches are free and open to the public. Visitors can watch students assemble and launch, along with participating in educational activities, including model rocket building for young students.

The goal of the program is to promote engineering studies and research, develop work force skills, and encourage students to enter academic and career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that lead to careers in the engineering industries.

SystemsGo is endorsed by NASA and certified by The Space Foundation.

More Information is available at www.systemsgo.org • info@systemsgo.org • 830-997-3567.

Photographer Jessica Taylor will be featured at a show this Friday, January 6 at Whistle Pik Galleries. Titled, 37 Degrees – Rediscovering the Ordinary, this show challenges viewers to look beyond just what is viewed from within the frames of Taylor’s photographs to see the extraordinary. A reception for the artist will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the gallery at 425 E. Main St., in Fredericksburg. For information, call 830-990-8151

Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant at 118 Boos Lane in Fredericksburg will be on hiatus through January 10 for vacation. The restaurant will resume service to its customers on Wednesday, January 11 at 5:00 p.m.

The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is closed this week through Thursday, January 5 until 5:00 p.m. for hunting season. As a result, the park will be closed these days to visitors. The park will be closed the next week as well – January 8 from 5:00 p.m. until January 13 at 2:00 p.m. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is located at 16710 RR 965, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg. For information, call 830-685-3636.