April 30, 2012
Fredericksburg Farmers Market opens Thursday!
Kicking off this Thursday, May 3, the Fredericksburg Farmers Market will bring fresh, locally grown foods for purchase each Thursday through August from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Kinderhalle Pavilion in the Marktplatz on W. Main Street. Enjoy live music while shopping for a variety of tasty produce, grass-fed beef, artisans’ bread and much more! GET FRESH, Buy Local!
Rockets 2012 takes off this Thursday
The public is welcome to watch this free event as schools from across the state participate in Rockets 2012, beginning Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6 at the Hillview Ranch located north off FM 1323. This event centers on each school’s launch of miniature rockets as part of the students’ science class projects. Launches are scheduled every 20 minutes daily from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Hill Country Motorcycle Rally starts Friday / opening social on Thursday
The 16th Annual Hill Country Motorcycle Rally will be held in Luckenbach Texas this Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6. Many biker activities are planned for the weekend, including Hill Country rides, Cowboy Breakfasts, new games, stunt team shows and helicopter rides. New this year will be the Brew & Brisket on Saturday night. And there will be great weekend entertainment featuring the Flashbacks on Friday and Cheap Sunglasses-A Tribute to ZZ Top on Saturday. Stop in at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 3, for the kick-off Social at Mahaley’s Café for live music and other surprises. For more Rally information and costs, call 830-997-8515. This event is a fund-raiser for the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg in support of youth programs.
Pedernales Brewing Company open this Friday and Saturday for tours and tasting
Fredericksburg’s newest brewery, Pedernales Brewing Company, will open its doors for a sneak preview this Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Stop by to learn about the organization and its Lobo beer. This brewery is located at 97 Hitchin Post Trail off U.S. Hwy 87 South just outside Fredericksburg.
First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg is this Friday
This Friday, May 4, First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg returns with special events planned throughout the day at participating art galleries – with most open until 8:00 p.m. Take a stroll through Fredericksburg’s historic district, sipping wine and checking out what each gallery has to offer. The participating galleries include Agave Gallery, Artisans at Rocky Hill, Cowboy Bronze Art Gallery, Fredericksburg Art and More, Fredericksburg Art Gallery, Fredericksburg Art Guild, Galeria 19 Fine Art, InSight Gallery, Larry Jackson’s Antique & Art Gallery, RS Hanna, River Rustic Gallery, The Charles Beckendorf Gallery, The Good Art Company, Whistle Pik Galleries, and Fredericksburg’s newest gallery, The Village Gallery. While at the galleries, enjoy wines from Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyard and Torre di Pietra Winery. Stop by the Visitor Information Center at 302 E. Austin St. in Fredericksburg to pick up a map to the participating art galleries. And for more information, call our offices at the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau at 830-997-6523. For all the latest, check out the FFAWF blog at www.firstfriday-fbg.blogspot.com.
Texas Society of Sculptors Art Show opens this Friday at Artisans at Rocky Hill
My Texas, a sculpture show featuring almost 30 pieces by members of the Austin-based Texas Society of Sculptors, opens this Friday, May 4 at Artisans at Rocky Hill. An opening reception and awards presentation for the 14 participating sculptors will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the gallery at 234 W. Main St. in Fredericksburg – with the awards ceremony slated for 6:00 p.m. See their works at the gallery on display through June 2. For information, call 830-990-8160.
From Above II Art Show opens this Friday at the Fredericksburg Art Gallery
Artist Phil Bob Borman will be featured this month at the Fredericksburg Art Gallery. His show, From Above II, opens this Friday, May 4 at the gallery at 314 E. Main St., and will run through May 26. A reception for this Kerrville artist will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. as part of the gallery’s First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg festivities. For information, call 830-990-2707.
Fredericksburg Art Guild is Celebrating America with an art show beginning this Friday
Celebrating 40 years of local talent, the Fredericksburg Art Guild’s newest show, Celebrating America, opens this Friday, May 4. Meet the artists and guild members at an opening reception at the gallery at 308 E. Austin St., during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg activities. For more about this show or the Guild, call 830-997-4949.
The Color of Life Art Show opens this Friday InSight Gallery
Artists Cheri Christensen, Quang Huang and Jennifer McChristian will be showcased at InSight Gallery in a show featuring their vibrant use of color – The Color of Life, opening this Friday, May 4 and running through May 21. An artist reception will be held at the gallery at 214 W. Main St. in Fredericksburg from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday. For information, call 830-997-9920.
RS Hanna Gallery opens The Power of Form Art Show this Friday
The Power of Form, a new show featuring works by artists Dan Beck, Kevin Beilfuss, Lindsey Bittner Graham, John Austin Hanna, E. Melinda Morrison and Hodges Soileau, opens this Friday, May 4 at the RS Hanna Gallery. Celebrating the beauty of the human form, this show will be on display through May 28 at the gallery at 208 S. Llano St., in Fredericksburg. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For more details, call 830-307-3071.
Great American Landscapes Art Show at Whistle Pik Galleries through May 26
Great American Landscapes, a show featuring paintings and sculptures capturing the beauty of our country by nationally acclaimed artists, continues this month through May 26 at Whistle Pik Galleries, 425 E. Main Street, in Fredericksburg. Painters featured in this event include Michael Albrechtsen, André Balyon, David Mensing, Bill Mittag, Robert Moore, Kay Northup (Fredericksburg), Robert Peters, Jerry Ricketson, Bill Sawczuk, Matt Smith, Phil Starke, Michael Untiedt, Bernard Vetter and Sara Winters(Fredericksburg). And bronze sculptors include George Northup (Fredericksburg), Sandy Scott and Sherry Salari Sander. For more details, call 830-990-8151.
Freddyburg Youth Theater presents three “One Act” classics this Friday and Saturday
The youth ensemble of the Fredericksburg Theater Company, Freddyburg, will perform three one-act classics – Rumpelstiltskin, Wiley and the Hairy Man, and Overtones – this Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 (at 7:00 p.m. both nights) at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 Hwy 87 South. For tickets or more details, call 830-997-3588.
Pioneer Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale this Saturday at the Marktplatz
The Pioneer Memorial Library will hold its annual Book Sale this Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Marktplatz on W. Main St., in Fredericksburg. Shop this sale for books, videos, DVDs and more. For information, call 830-997-6513.
Pioneer Handwerkers demonstrating at the Pioneer Museum this Saturday
The Pioneer Museum will host the Pioneer Handwerkers demonstration this Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the museum at 325 W. Main Street, in Fredericksburg. Learn more about the needle arts of days gone by including knitting, crochet, quilting and embroidery. Visitors are welcome to try their hand at these treasured art forms practiced even today. This event is free with regular museum admission during regular museum hours. For more details, call 830-990-8441.
Texas Vineyards & Beyond kicks off annual Spring Wine and Food Festival this Saturday
Texas Vineyards and Beyond will host its Spring Wine and Food Festival this Saturday, May 5 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at its location at 329 ½ E. Main St. in Fredericksburg. This boutique festival will feature five Texas wineries and local food artisans, along with live music by guitarist Florin Sanchez. Cost for admission is $12 and includes food samples, wine tastings and a souvenir wine glass. For details, call 830-990-9199.
Willow City VFD Annual Benefit BBQ on Saturday
Members of the Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are hosting a BBQ fund-raiser this Saturday, May 5 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Willow City Fire Station at 2553 Ranch Road 1323, located off U.S. Hwy 16, just north of Fredericksburg. Stop by the Auxiliary’s Country Store from 3:00-6:30 p.m. for baked and canned goods, and where a live auction will be held from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Pork BBQ plates with dessert will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. – cost is by donation. Live music begins at 5:30 p.m. and there will be prize drawings with chances available for six for $5. For more details, call 830-456-3785 or 830-685-3266.
Barbeque on the LBJ Ranch on Saturday
The Friends of LBJ National Historical Park annual fund-raiser, Barbeque on the LBJ Ranch, is this Saturday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park on U.S. Hwy 290, near Stonewall. This event includes a catered meal by The Salt Lick Restaurant and a musical performance by the Riders in the Sky band. Cost to attend this 4:00 p.m. event is $100 for adults and $40 for children ages 12 and younger – deadline for reservations is this Friday, May 4. For more information, log on to the Friends of LBJ National Historical Park website.
Becker Vineyards’ Lavender Fest this weekend
Celebrate all things lavender at Becker Vineyards’ Lavender Festival this Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from noon until 6:00 p.m. Activities include presentations, cooking demonstrations infusing lavender in the recipes, and vendor booths. Admission to the Lavender Festival is complimentary; however, there is a $5 parking fee. Live music and wine tastings available (fees apply for wine tastings). Lavender Luncheons will also be available at noon p.m. each day and at a cost of $65 plus tax per person – reservations required. Purchase luncheon tickets online with ticket pick-up at the winery or by calling 830-644-2681, ext. 230.
Guided Nature & Wildlife Tour and Walk this Saturday at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
Take a guided nature and wildlife tour this Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, located on U.S. Hwy 290 E., near Stonewall. Bring your camera and water to drink. No admission charge but donations are appreciated. The tour will be held again next Monday, May 7 and Saturday, May 12.
Fredericksburg Dance Club to host dance Saturday at the Turner Club
Dance to the sounds of The Troubadours this Saturday, May 5 at a Fredericksburg Dance Club-sponsored event at Turner Hall, 103 W. Travis St. Cost for non-members is $10 and the fun starts at 8:00 p.m. For details, call 830-997-2509.
National Museum of the Pacific War to show movie, Forgotten Soldiers, this Sunday
The National Museum of the Pacific War will host a free premier showing of the documentary movie, Forgotten Soldiers, this Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. in its Grand Ballroom of the Admiral Nimitz Museum at 340 E. Main St., in Fredericksburg. This movie is about the Filipino soldiers who enlisted to become the United States Army’s Philippine Scouts. For information, call 830-997-8600.
Maifest German Chorale Concert this Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hall
Mark Hierholzer, the Arion Maennerchor and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir will perform in a Maifest German Choral Concert this Sunday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle at 212 W. San Antonio St., in Fredericksburg. Snacks and drinks will be provided starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. For details, call 830-997-3936.
Best Store Nominations for ShopAcrossTexas.com start Tuesday (tomorrow)
Beginning Tuesday, May 1 (tomorrow), log on to the shopping-focused website, ShopAcrossTexas.com, to vote on your favorite store in Texas – in particular, in Fredericksburg. Which is your favorite store(s)? Cast your vote – visit http://www.shopacrosstexas.com/vote.php.
Sales and Services Coordinator position available at the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau – applications accepted through May 11
The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau is currently accepting applications for a Sales and Services Coordinator. Primary functions of the position are to provide superb service to incoming groups and conduct direct sales to assigned market segments. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an outgoing personality and attention to detail. Applicant must be computer literate and able to function in a fast-paced, professional office environment. Previous sales experience in the meetings, events, or tourism industry is a plus. Benefits, retirement, medical leave and paid time off are included. Position requires residency in Gillespie County. The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on the position or to submit a résumé, send an e-mail to Daryl Whitworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Issue: Monday, May 7, 2012
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