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Community Calendar
Updated October 16, 2014 11:50 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 18

24th Annual Fundraising Gala returns to Old Blanco County Courthouse, Blanco, Texas, Saturday, October 18, 6-9 PM. Denim and Diamonds Gala features premiere local food, beer, wine, silent and live auction, music by James Watson. Tickets: $60/person or $500/table of eight. Contact Lesley Griffin, 830 833-2211 or info@historicblanco.org.

5th Annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament takes place upstairs in the Old Blanco County Courthouse, Blanco, Texas, Saturday, October 18, 10 AM to 4 PM. Entry fee is $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Grand prize drawing is a trip to Las Vegas. Call or email Mable Rollins, 210 393-3377 or mablerollins@gmail.com.

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.

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 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.