In This Issue — Events and more for September 2010. Explore the Green Lifestyle at the Texas Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair in Fredericksburg. Plus the Texas Metal Arts Festival in Gruene, Lavender Landscapes in Johnson City, Fredericksburg Theater's Anne Frank exhibit and play, Uptown Blanco Art Center, Objets Lang Syne in Kingsland, the Llano Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, High's in Comfort, and more.
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— A visitor to the Roundup & Fair looks at a solar-powered car on display at last year’s event. Read more about recyclable, renewable, and reusable ideas
presented at the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair in Fredericksburg on September 24-26. Photo courtesy the Roundup.
Recyclable, Renewable, and Reusable Ideas
For eleven years the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair has been a source of ideas that are recyclable, renewable and reusable. “When options are available, people lean towards a green lifestyle that is organic; sustainable; locally produced; energy efficient; and less toxic,” said Russel Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association and co-organizer or the Renewable Energy Roundup. Read More
Artists in Johnson City to Capture the Lavender Landscapes
Mark the first weekend in October for a trip to the Hill Country! Johnson City, at the crossroads of the Hill Country wine trail, is always a destination for wine lovers.
On October 1-3, nature and art share the spotlight as plein-air artists capture the fall landscapes at Johnson City-area lavender farms. Read More
Metal Artists Converge on Gruene for Festival
From Red-Hot Steel to Polished Gold, you will find a full range imagination and craftsmanship in metal at the 7th Annual Texas Metal Arts - A Festival at Gruene. Artistic metal works, including funky & fine jewelry, decorative art, sculpture, fun garden decorations, and functional objects will be presented at this Art show and sale.
Forty Texas Artists, including goldsmiths, tinsmiths, silversmiths, blacksmiths and sculptors will show their creative work ranging from fine art to folk art for yo ... Read More
The Diary of Anne Frank Comes to Live on the FTC Stage
Vividly bringing the historic account of Dutch Jews hiding from the Nazis during World War II to life, the Fredericksburg Theater Company will proudly present The Diary of Anne Frank, beginning September 10.
Tickets go on sale Monday, August 30 for the second production of FTC’s 14th season which includes performances on Sept. Read More
Uptown Blanco is in Its Third Year and Still Getting Better
The Uptown Blanco Art Center is now entering its third year of art education in Blanco. It opened in February 2008 as the second phase of the new Uptown Blanco project on Main Street. Over the past three years Uptown Blanco Arts and Entertainment also opened the Restaurant, the Courtyard and recently unveiled the beautiful new Ballroom with much more to come. Read More
Objects of Desire From Times Long Since
From a long-held interest in art and antiquity sprang the idea to design one-of-a-kind assemblages that manifest the lasting character and rich patina of aged iron, metal, glass, stone and other vintage materials. Martha Pool’s elegantly eclectic candlesticks coupled with pure, hand-poured beeswax candles are a favorite among interior designers and other clients seeking unusual accessories to enhance both the home and corporate environment.
The name chosen for her enterprise is just as creati ... Read More
Start Your Fires
Llano Chuck Wagon Cook-off – Oct. 15-17
Visiting Llano during the weekend of October 15-17, visitors will step back into the Old West during the 6th annual Llano Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Twenty authentic chuck wagons will be circling the camp, complete with living history campsites. Harold Castleman and the Highway 16 Band, featuring Jenny Taylor, will be providing the music as the cooks prepare quite an authentic Old West feast. Read More
High’s Serves Up Good Food Without a Lot of Fuss
Answering a need in the community of Comfort, Denise Rabalais and Brent Ault started a restaurant that has been going strong for five years old. High’s Cafe & Store serves soups, salads, and sandwiches during a long lunch every day except Wednesday. The focus is on a fresh-made, quick and easy lunch menu in a friendly, sunny place. Read More