In This Issue — Johnson City's Lights Spectacular, Bastrop's Veterans Day & Christmas Events, Blanco Performing Arts, Cedar Chest in Wimberley, Eye of the Dog Art Center, Saving New Braunfels History, Wine & Opera, and more.
Johnson City's 23rd Annual Lights Spectacular Christmas Hill Country Style
Prepare to delight yourself as you enjoy the spectacular light displays provided to you here in Johnson City. This year marks the 23nd anniversary of Lights Spectacular, Hill Country Style. Proclaimed as "the Centerpiece of one of the biggest shows on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail" by Southern Living magazine, the Lights Spectacular features a courthouse that "shines brighter than the star of Bethlehem". Read More
Bastrop Presents Veterans Day, Christmas Events
If you are looking for fun family things to do less than an hour’s drive from Austin, historic Bastrop, Texas is the answer.
On Saturday, November 10, you can stroll along downtown streets, visit artisan booths, shop our unique businesses, dine in our terrific restaurants, and enjoy over 200 show cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Read More
Bindseil Park to Sparkle This Christmas Season
“Christmas is a-coming, the goose is getting fat,” and Keep Blanco Beautiful is preparing for the celebration! Plans are underway for the Best Christmas Spectacular Ever! Lights are going up in Bindseil Park on the Blanco Square. Stars and trees, reindeer and camels, candy canes and candles (oh my!) are being refurbished thanks to the hard work of volunteers. Read More
Blanco County Community Choir Performs “Angel Bells and Baby”
This year’s concert is a delicate, exquisite program taken from highlight moments in the musical life of Director Vickie Pautz. The Choir convenes in September and performs the first weekend of December -- Friday, December 7, at 8pm in Johnson City at the Church of the Hills and Sunday, December 9, at 7:30pm in Blanco at the Baptist Church. Read More
BPA Opens Third Season with Performance on November 10
It’s hard to believe that Blanco is the home of not only a great high school football team and band, the beautiful Blanco State Park, the multi-faceted Lavender Festival, but also world-class classical music in the lovely Uptown Blanco Ballroom.
Blanco Performing Arts presents their third season, opening on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 pm with Melissa Marse, pianist. Read More
Cedar Chest a Wimberley Treasure
Find a few of your favorite things at the Cedar Chest in Wimberley. And, usually these are things you can’t find anyplace else in town.
“You’re going to find things that shops in the outlet mall don’t carry and you’ll find unique things because many of our lines are exclusive to us in Wimberley,” says Sarah Barlow. Read More
Creativity, Fun at Home at Eye of the Dog Art Center
The Eye of the Dog Art Center is almost hidden—five miles from Aquarena Springs on the very outskirts of San Marcos—and it’s worth every foot of those five miles to go visit.
This has been the home, art gallery, and creative studio of Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham since 2008. Just one glance around and you will notice that this is a place where creativity and fun happen. Read More
Saving New Braunfels History One Building at a Time
You’ve probably driven by one of the most historical salvation sites in the Hill Country and didn’t even know it was there. If you’ve lived in the area since the 1960s, you may even recognize some of the buildings at The New Braunfels Conservation Society’s Conservation Plaza.
Back in the 60s with all the growth and prosperity, many old buildings were torn down to make way for newer, more modern ones.
In 1964, a group known as a bunch of “crazy people who saved old buildings” crea ... Read More
Thanksgiving Tradition Comes to Hays County
Local runners lace up sneakers in preparation for the first annual Tanger Outlet Turkey Trot, produced by AllSports Timing. Activities and fun for the entire family take place at the Tanger Outlets on Thanksgiving morning Thursday, November 22.
Advanced and novice runners, avid walkers, trotters and kids are all welcomed to participate in the morning time festivities, set early enough to get some quality exercise in before the turkey is even finished roasting. Read More
Veterans Parade, Fundraiser Set for November 10, 2012
On Saturday, November 10, 2012, the American Legion Post 352 will host the 5th Annual Veterans Parade at 10:00am in beautiful downtown Blanco.
This year the parade will be followed by the first ever Red, White & Blue All American Fundraiser on the lawn of the Old Blanco County Courthouse to benefit the Post and its programs.
The Post will serve an all-American hot dog, chips, and a drink meal for a donation. Read More
Wimberley Habitat for Humanity Hosts 6th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Get started on your holiday shopping at the 6th annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 27, noon till 6pm, at the Wimberley Community Center.
More than 30 vendors will be featuring jewelry, clothing, art, candles, skin care products, pecans, pecan oil, canned goods, handmade paper items, beads, crosses, scarves, holiday and home decor, gifts for you and your loved ones and much more. Read More
Wine & Opera Evening to Feature Tenor Bellanova
Samuele Bellanova was born in Italy and now resides in the USA. He is a passionate writer and is deeply studied in Philosophy, Opera, and Symphonic music. He is fluent in Italian, German, English, and Hebrew. Opera was a natural part of his life through his Italian cultural and traditional upbringing. Read More