December 10-14, 2009
•Events hosted by Blanco Verde: December 10, 6:00pm: Book Club discussion at Redbud Cafe. December 13, 5-9:00pm: Community Potluck at Old Blanco County Courthouse. December 14, 3:30-5:00pm: Eco-Club at the Blanco Library. All of these events will take place each month in or around the Blanco area.
December 11, 2009
•Yucca Garden Club - Christmas Lights Contest: Deadline for entry is Friday, Dec 11, and judging will take place on Tuesday, Dec 15. Two prizes will be awarded – one for the best lighting of a business and one for the best lighting of a home. Pick up an entry form at the Blanco Chamber or call Retta at 833-4720. Please use a separate form for each business or home to be entered. If entering by phone, be sure to give your name, address, number, and whether you are entering your business or home.
December 11, 2009
Blanco State Park – Trout Fishing: Around 1,000 rainbow trout will be stocked into the Blanco River at Blanco State Park on this day and again on Dec. 28. Only a day entry permit is needed to go fishing, no fishing license is currently required for fishing inside the park’s boundaries. Fish from the bank or rent a canoe/kayak (no motorized boats are allowed in the park). There is no length limit on trout, but a daily bag limit of 5. Dates are subject to change, so call A.E. Wood Fish Hatchery at 512-353-0572 before coming out to confirm date. For more info, call 830-833-4333.
December 12, 2009
•Blanco Christmas Parade: Start time is 10:00am. Route starts from Blanco Cemetery on to 163 towards town up to the nursing home and then down Pecan and around the square with a brief period on US 281 then back on 163 to the cemetery. We are still seeking floats, cars, marching units and etc. Just come be part of the fun! We will be lining up the parade at the Blanco City Cemetery, starting at 8:00am. You can contact Deb Yorgensen at 833-1218 or Linda Howard at 833-4971 for more details.
December 12, 2009
•Blanco County Cat Coalition is seeking caring humans of all ages to help us continue our mission to improve the lives of homeless and feral cats. Come visit us at our Market Days booth on Dec. 12. Come meet with us on Jan. 5 at 6:00pm at the Johnson City Library. See www.blancocounty cats.org for more info.
December 12 & 13, 2009
•Spring Branch Baptist Church: Step back in time and “Walk to Bethlehem,” as Spring Branch Baptist Church presents a Living Nativity experience. Brief guided tours will run from 6:30 until 8:30pm throughout the evening. 11755 US Highway 281 N, just 3/4 miles north of the SB Post Office. Reservations not required. For more info, call 210-887-1009 or email email@example.com.
December 13, 2009
•BBQ Benefit for Petey Chalico: Sunday, Dec. 13 at Yett Park from 12 noon until sold out. Silent Auction will take place at 12 noon to 2:00pm. Benefit is to help with medical bills from a severe head injury Petey sustained at a JV football game. For more info, contact Todd at 830-833-5868 or Clarence at 830-833-4303.
December 19 & 20, 2009
•The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! The community of Blanco presents a theatrical production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! by Barbara Robinson. The Christmas Story as you’ve never seen it before! Performances held at First Baptist Church in Blanco on Saturday, December 19 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 20 at 4:00pm. Admission is free, so come enjoy this holiday treat.
December 20, 2009
•St. Ferdinands Catholic Community invites you to be a part of the Posada on Sunday, December 20 at 4:30pm at the church.
Current to January 2, 2010
•Santa’s Ranch, the spectacular Christmas light park with more than 1.5 million twinkling lights on 12 acres, opened for its 7th season on Fri, Nov. 6. Located on I-35 between New Braunfels and San Marcos, the park has become a holiday destination for families through out central TX. Open every night through Jan. 2. Hours: 6-10pm, Sun-Thurs and 6-11pm on Fri and Sat. For more info, call 830-743-1293 or online at www.santasranch.net.