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Updated November 14, 2014 12:47 PM

November 14

A Solar Show- A Solar telescope for safe sun viewing will be set up in the Pavillion at Blanco State Park. Come see sunspots, prominences and other surface features of our closest star. Friday, November 14, 3pm-4:30pm. Park entrance fees apply.

Stars in the Park- Volunteer astronomers will be on hand to help with telescopes and explain the wonders of Blanco’s nighttime sky. View stars, planets, galaxies, and nebula through a variety of telescopes! At the Pavillion at Blanco State Park, Friday, November 14, 5:30pm. Park entrance fees apply.

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 512-847-6867.

Fishing with a Ranger- Saturday November 15 from 10am—11:30 am come join a ranger for a morning of catch and release fishing on the Blanco River. We provide the rod and reel, artificial bait, but feel free to bring your choice of bait. Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and water. Regular park entrance fees apply. Park entrance fee of $4.00/ person for everyone over the age of 13 To register call 830-833-4333 Ext. 241.

November 22

Stories in Stone- A high tech scavenger hunt at Blanco State Park to reveal the stories left in stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This hands-on program will teach you how to use a GPS and then test it out on our 2 mile, CCC inspired, geocache course. Register at park headquarters or at

Genealogy Fair and Research Workshop, Saturday, November 22 from 1 - 3:30 at the Kingsland Library, Hwy 1431, Kingsland, Texas. Learn how to research your family’s history. The event is free and open to the public, reservations are required. Please contact Georgi Brochstein for additional information and reservations: or 512 755 4855.

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 : Dance - $10; individual workshops $30; all workshops & dance $60. Food, drinks, music and informal jams on the grounds.