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Community Calendar
Updated March 21, 2014 8:08 AM

March 20

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding a “Conversations about Dementia” class on March 20 from 11:30-1:00 at the Johnson City Public Library, which will equip you with strategies for conducting a productive and meaningful conversations. This class is free, and a light lunch will be served. Registration is required to attend, those interested can call 512-241-0420 or email to reserve their spot.

The Annual Meeting of the members of The Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 upstairs in the old courtroom. Social time with refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:00. Details about finances and restoration needs will be provided. Everyone is welcome!

March 22

Ruy Barraco Marmol will give a book presentation for his books “Faithful to Jesus Christianity” and “The Victory of the Word of God” on March 22nd at 2:00pm at the Blanco Library. If you love Jesus do not miss the book presentation!

Solar Financing Workshop set for March 22. While Texas leads the nation with its potential for producing solar energy, it is lagging behind much cloudier states in actual production of energy from the sun. Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization and regular exhibitor at Fredericksburg’s annual Renewable Roundup and Green Living Fair, and Fredericksburg SHINES have joined forces to host a solar financing workshop, Saturday, March 22, at the Hill Country University Center, 2818 U.S. Hwy. 290, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Blanco County Democratic Convention, Saturday, March 22, 10:00 AM – NOON at The Old Settlement Park Building in Johnson City. All Democrats who voted in the Democratic Primary Election on March 4th, 2014, are eligible to participate at the County Convention. If you are interested in attending the State Democratic Convention in Dallas June 26-28, 2014, delegates will be selected at the Blanco County Convention. Please bring your voters’ registration card showing you voted in the Democratic Primary. If you do not have that card, you will be asked to sign an affidavit of affiliation. I look forward to seeing you there. For more information please contact: Barbara Ann Hudson, Chairperson, Blanco County Democratic Party 830-868-4219 or

March 23

Project Graduation’s Golf Tournament – March 23rd at Vaaler Creek. Please contact Tim Nance to sponsor a hole or join a team!

March 27

Official assistance at Blanco Library. A state certified representative will be available to help people navigate and register on They will be available between 5 and 8pm in our small conference room for free for anyone needing assistance or information.

March 28 & 29

St. Ferdinand Church Annual Rummage Sale – Friday and Saturday, March 28th & 29th 8:30 – 4:30 and on Sunday March 30th from 8:30 to 1:00. Come shop with us and if you are into Spring Cleaning, we will gladly accept donations. Call Judy at (281) 850-9247 or Betty at (915) 637-7228 for more Information.

March 29

16th Annual Hill Country Lawn & Garden Show at the Burnet Community Center. Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9 am-4 pm. This free family event has a wide variety of native and exotic plants and garden supplies for sale, demonstrations throughout the day, children’s activities, a raffle and food for purchase.

KAPS Dragon 5K is Saturday, March 29, at 8 am. Run, walk or roll in this family friendly, pet friendly community event starting at the Katherine Anne Porter School. $20 registration includes a race t-shirt, family rate (up to 2 adults and 2 kids) just $45. Find the registration link at For more information, call 512-847-6867.

Yoga Nidra and How to Set an Intention Workshop with Adrienne Larson. March 29 1:30-3:30pm. Please bring paper and pen. Suggested Donation $20. This workshop offers an interactive experience, offering guidance and suggestions on how to create the life you want. It will be an hour of lecture, thirty minutes of discussion and writing exercises followed by a thirty to forty minute Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a guided deep relaxation that helps heal and restore the body and mind.

April 4 & 5

Wild Woman Weekend is April 4th-5th 2014. Women will pour into Blanco for a weekend of FUN! It all gets under way on Friday afternoon with the "Welcome" reception. Immediately after that we are repeating an event that was a huge hit last year--watch a movie-under-the-stars on the Courthouse grounds (see photo). The next morning ladies will take over the town for all kinds of events (see photos below from last year's event). There will be fly fishing classes, "chick" vendor market, author readings, brewery tour, wine-tasting, belly-dancing, luncheons, aromatherapy workshop, a 5k and 10k Run and more. And hang on to your hat ladies...we have lined up a special appearance by a singer-songwriter and storyteller, and she is amazing. She gets a standing ovation wherever she goes. On Saturday evening we'll finish with our big Casino Night and silent auction.

April 5

The Seventeenth Annual BVFD Fish Fry and Fundraiser! This year, the event will be held at Yett Memorial Park on Saturday, April 5 from 4 - 8 pm. Not only will there be great food, cooked to perfection by local volunteers and supporters, but there will be dancing and entertainment, demonstrations by our firefighters, a helicopter static display, and a raffle for a variety of fire arms. All proceeds will go to support your Blanco Volunteer Fire Department.

April 5 & 6

The Kingsland Garden Club presents their Annual Plant Sale at the Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts Spring Sale behind Wells Fargo Bank on Chamberlain St. in Kingsland. We will be on the east end. Get good homegrown Hill Country plants at very reasonable prices. Come early for the best selection. Open Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-until sold out. Info (325) 388-8849

April 6

Yoga with Natalie at Wild Woman Weekend April 6 10-11:15am at Gem of the Hills. This will be an all levels class focused on cultivating our power and femininity. Mats and props are provided. Any wild woman is able to attend! Suggested donation $5-$15. 20% of the proceeds will go directly to Gem of the Hills.

April 26

The 4th Annual Bands 4 Band will feature the amazing talent that exists right here in the Blanco area: Bobby Mack, Zydeco Blanco, Jim Raby, Devil's Hollow, Hair Farmers - more artist to be announced.

Proceeds from this event go to the Blanco Band Program in support of Blanco's High School Marching Band. $20.00 for a full day of exceptional music and fun with friends. Support music education! For More Information or to Inquire about Vending, Please call 830-613-5059.

May 3

The Hill Country Sound Situation 2014 Spring Recital. Join us at the Bindsiel Park, Pecan St. & 3rd, in Blanco on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. to enjoy the music brought to you by the students and instructors of the Hill Country Sound Situation. Bring your lawn chairs or sit on the rock benches of the amphitheater. Enjoy refreshments, and bring a special snack or desert to share with everyone.