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Community Calendar
Updated October 24, 2014 9:30 AM

September 7-November 2

Blanco United Methodist Church is hosting Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. Course runs 9 weeks and meets Sundays 4-6 starting 9/7 and ends 11/2. Cost is $93. Registration is available on our website www.blancoumc.org.

October 25

Blanco National Bank’s 4th Annual Pet Halloween Costume Contest is set for Saturday, October 25th starting at 10am. Dress your pets in their best Halloween costume and come join us at The Old Blanco County Courthouse grounds! There’s no pre-registration required and no fee to enter. Any and all pets are welcome, as long as they are on a leash. Cash prizes will go to three pets that are chosen by our judges.

Nature Walk with a Master Naturalist- Meet at the Caswell Trailhead at Saturday, October 25 at 10am. Learn about the history and biology of Blanco State Park. Identify plants and wildlife along the trail. Enjoy a beautiful walk along the river. All ages are welcome. Bring the whole family!

Flutter, Dart and Dash- Join the park ranger to explore and identify the butterflies at Blanco State Park. We will learn the basics about butterflies, identification and their life cycle. Then, we will look up close at butterflies while we explore the butterfly garden and go for a short hike. Meeting place: Nature Activity Center, What to bring: Water, comfortable shoes, When: October 25th, 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

November 1

Annual Church Bazaar at the United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 1st, 9:00am to 2:00pm. Enjoy our soup and salad lunch. Shop in the Plant Booth, the Furniture Department, the Great Bakery, the Garage Sale, and see the quilts on display for our raffle. The quilts should be on display around town as well.

November 7-9

3rd Annual Western Showcase. Entertainment, Food and Fun! Prices: $10/person/day with students/kids 5-18 $5 and kids under 5 are Free! Food from chuck wagon: $5/plate; the street dance is $10/person (unless you already have a day wristband). Event is Friday from 9am-6pm; Saturday from 9am-12 am with the dance starting around 8pm, and Sunday from 8am-3pm.

November 15

Java Jive. Three-time Grammy Award winners, the legendary Los Lobos co-headline with Cody Canada and the Departed at the Nutty Brown Cafe. More artists TBA. Doors at 5 pm. Limited VIP seating available, general admission. Proceeds benefit Katherine Anne Porter School. Tickets at nuttybrown.com. 512-847-6867.

November 28

Old Blanco County Courthouse Lighting- Gather on the grounds of the Old Blanco County Courthouse at 6pm to celebrate this time honored tradition. Caroling and Meet and Greet time with Santa. Afterwards, stroll the square and visit the merchants who will stay open late for this special night.

December 6

“FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING” Saturday, December 6, from Noon to 11:30pm at Twin Sisters Dance Hall. Multicultural Texas fiddle extravaganza with workshops by TX fiddle masters Brian Marshall (Texas Polish), Ed Poullard (Cajun), and Howard Raines (old time). Showcases by Mia Orosco (TX contest style) and Don Jose Moreno, “El Fidelero del Valle” (Texas Mexican). Western Swing Dance with Al Dressen’s Super Swing Review (7:30 to 11:00 pm) Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com : Dance - $10; individual workshops $30; all workshops & dance $60. Food, drinks, music and informal jams on the grounds.