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November 6, 2017 CVB News

November 6, 2017

Scenic City Seminar Slated for Friday
Scenic Hill Country, a chapter of Scenic Texas, is hosting an information-packed seminar on scenic infrastructure issues in Fredericksburg on Friday, November 10th. The seminar at the Hill Country University Center is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch and refreshments to be provided. For more information, visit

Texas White House Closing Temporarily for Preservation Work
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has announced that the Texas White House on the LBJ Ranch will be closed for public tours beginning on today, Monday, November 6, and continuing through at least November 9, 2017, due to a historic preservation project.

This Week in Fredericksburg:

  • 20th Annual Big Band Bash at Hill Top Cafe Wednesday through Sunday

Join the Hill Top Cafe for the 20th annual Big Band Bash, which runs Wednesday to Sunday, November 8 through 12. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. nightly and benefits local music and theater programs. It features four nights of amazing food and great music plus Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch. For more information, visit

  • Fredericksburg History 101 Class Slated For Thursday Evening

Earn your PhD (Proud History Devotee) by attending the Fredericksburg History 101 Class sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The final class in a series of four, the November class is “The History of Fredericksburg as a Popular Tourist Destination” presented by Standard Radio Post columnist, Michael Barr. Classes to be held at the Gillespie County Historical Society Sanctuary. For more information, visit

  • 25th Annual Die Kunstler Art Show and Sale Friday to Sunday

Experience the 25th annual Die Kunstler Art Show and Sale, the largest on-going art show held in Fredericksburg, with over 300 hanging original paintings, of various mediums, by over 60 local artists, Friday through Sunday, November 10 through 12. The event is held at the Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall and runs to from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit

  • An Evening Under the Stars at Torre di Pietra Friday

Join Torre di Pietra Winery for a fun evening under the stars with planetary geologist Eddie Hrncir on Friday, November 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. View Saturn and its rings, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Hercules Globular Cluster, the Big & Little Dippers and more. Tickets purchased include a glass of wine to sip and gaze. For more information, visit

  • Alexander Vineyards Vintner Dinner at Fischer & Wieser Friday Evening

Join Fischer & Wieser for a vintner dinner class with Alexander Vineyards starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10. For more information, visit

  • An Evening with Radney Foster in Luckenbach Texas Friday

Listen to the country-rock-folk-blues show of Radney Foster on Friday, November 10, in Luckenbach Texas. The show in the dancehall begins at 8:00 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit

  • Living History Program at Pacific Combat Zone Saturday and Sunday

Following an $8 million renovation to the Pacific Combat Zone, the National Museum of the Pacific War’s WWII Pacific Combat Program will bring history back to life on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12. Program times are at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, and 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on both Sunday, November 12. For tickets and additional information, visit

  • Veterans Day Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War Saturday
    Join the National Museum of the Pacific War on Saturday, November 11, for its annual Veterans Day program as we say “thank you” to those who have and are serving this country starting at 11:00 a.m. Captain Michael Tatsch, US Navy (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker for this year’s program. To be held in the Memorial Courtyard of the National Museum of the Pacific War, the Fredericksburg High School ROTC will present the colors with the Ambleside Choir performing during the program. The Nimitz Living History Detachment along with Bill Smallwood will close the ceremony with a three gun volley and taps. For more information, visit
  • 6th Anniversary Celebration at Mendelbaum Cellars Planned for Saturday

Join Mendelbaum Cellars for their 6th Anniversary on Saturday, November 11. Enjoy live music and a new wine pairing with Biblical cuisine – five ancient dishes paired with five varieties of wine from The Holy land. Food and wine pairings at noon, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Reserve your seat online or call the winery. For more information, visit

  • Classic 1970s Rock Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater Saturday

“Back to Avalon” is Nashville’s premier Heart tribute band, and they will take the Rockbox Theater stage on Saturday, November 11, at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.The first half of the show will pay tribute to Heart and the second half will be packed with Classic 70’s Rock ‘n Roll.For more information, visit

  • Fredericksburg Theater Company Presenting 4th Annual Fundraiser “Life is a Cabaret”

Eat and drink while you enjoy the finest vocalists in the Texas Hill Country during “Life as a Cabaret” featuring Donald Braswell II, during the 4th Annual Fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Theater Company on Saturday, November 11. The event will feature a silent auction, raffle, food, drinks, and the best of the Broadway at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. For more information, visit

  • Kairos’ Second Saturday Dinner Series Returns Saturday

Kairos, The Celebration Barn, will hold their Second Saturday Dinner Series – a monthly four-course gourmet dinner created by Chef Joe Grimes along with live music from pianist Duncan Holmes on Saturday, November 11. Event begins at 5:00 p.m. and phone reservations or advance ticket purchase required. For more information, visit

  • Art and Vino Painting Class Slated For Saturday Evening

Explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends during painting classes led by local artists on Saturday, November 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The classes are $45 per person. For reservations and additional information on Saturday’s “Fall Trio” class, visit

  • BBQ Tennis Social Scheduled for Sunday

Take part in a BBQ Tennis Social on Sunday, November 12, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Tennis Association. Juniors start play at 3:00 p.m. and all other players start at 5:00 p.m. until finished.A meal and socializing will occur after play has concluded. For more information, visit

Ongoing Events:

  • “The Dust Bowl” Exhibit at Vereins Kirche Continues

View “The Dust Bowl” exhibit at the Vereins Kirche, which includes photos taken in both the 1930s and the 1970s. The exhibit continues through November 18, is free and open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed on Wednesday). For more information, visit

  • Portraits & Stories of WWII Veterans Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War

Running through January 14, 2018, this exhibit features a comparative photographic study of WWII veterans then and now at the George H. W. Bush Gallery. For more information, visit

  • Historical and Architectural Walking Tour on Wednesday Evening

The Pioneer Museum’s weekly walking tour will begin at the Schandua House at 111 E. Austin St. on Wednesday, November 8, at 4:00 p.m. and continue every Wednesday through November 29 (no tour on November 22). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The tour is not recommended for small children. For tickets and more information, visit

  • Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market Held on Thursday

The Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market continues on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Thursday, November 9, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy local produce, cheeses, breads, pizza, local wines, live music and more each Thursday through November 16. For more information, visit

Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner on November 18
Support agriculture, youth education and rural living in the Texas Hill Country by attending the Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, November 18. The event features great food, drinks, auctions, games, exhibits and prize drawings.  The event to be held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit

Next Issue: Monday, November 13
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