Events

Tue
12
Dec

Walkway glowing through Jan. 1

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce has dedicated the Walkway of Lights 2017 to volunteers who have provided electrical experience for more than 20 years to the annual display. Pictured here on opening night they are, from left,  Gaylynn and Bradley Sutherland and Terry Evans.

 

 

 

 

The Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls is continuing each night from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 1 with two million lights organized into 400 sculptures in Lakeside Park on Buena Vista Drive.

The long range forecast is for generally clear weather up to Saturday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 25, when rain and drizzle are expected to be possible.

Visitors can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with friends and family if there is a chill in the air. But, because this is an outdoor event, if the ground is wet, the Walkway will be closed as a safety measure. For updates on the Walkway's status, call 844-635-4448. For more information, visit www.walkwayoflightstx.com.

Admission is always free, but donations are welcome and concessions benefit non-profit organizations.

 

Tue
12
Dec

Bergman to be memorialized Friday

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

A native son who returned to Marble Falls to shoulder community service for four decades will be memorialized this week.

Wallace Dale Bergman, known to family and friends as Dale Bergman, passed away at the age of 72 on Nov. 12. A service honoring his life will be held Friday, Dec. 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive,

at 3:30 p.m., with the Rev. Ellen Ely presiding.

Bergman, the 1963 salutatorian of Marble Falls High School, was born March 31, 1945 in Blanco, and lived with his family in Johnson City before moving to Marble Falls in 1957.

He married Angeline Jones of Marble Falls on Aug. 20, 1965, while he was attending the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a BS Degree in civil engineering in 1968.

Fri
08
Dec

Christmas Market on Main: something for everyone

Richard Zowie/The Highlander

Christmas Market on Main is just one more example of how Marble Falls goes all out for for the holidays. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, vendors will fill historic Main Street. Don't miss the Walkway of Lights in the evening. Just as visitors to First Friday Art Walk on Dec. 1 found carolers and Main Street shop specials, everyone finds something to love at Market on Main, including more music. Carolers from Trendz at the Art Walk are, from left, Steve and Shery Taylor, Anna and Karen Gurganus, outside Trendz set the mood with Christmas songs.

The annual Marble Falls Christmas Market on Main Street will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to the strains of live holiday music up and down the downtown boulevard of vendors.

In addition to crafts and fine art, shoppers will find an array of goods and goodies.

Children will find activities just for them.

Living Love Animal Rescue will sponsor “Santa Paws,” photos of pets with Santa for a $10 donation.

The Highland Lakes Service League will be selling tickets to their “Chow Down” Chuck Wagon Dinner and auction on Jan. 25. A $25 ticket give admission to the scholarship fundraiser at hidden Falls Restaurant in Meadowlakes.

The sunny weather, with highs expected in the 60s will be just right for a visit at the end of the day to the Walkway of Lights.

Fri
08
Dec

Snow Day restores Burnet wonderland Saturday

Highlander file photo

The world-famous Beachers Lawn Chair Brigade regularly performs at the annual Christmas parade in downtown Burnet on the historic square. The parade begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and is followed by the Courthouse lighting ceremony and photos with Santa. From noon-4 p.m., there will be Snow Day will be held at the corner of Jackson and Pierce. All the activities are free.

Thursday night's snow flurries may have melted away, but there is a 100 percent chance of snow on the corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Burnet Snow Day.

Christmas on the Square, co-sponsored by the City of Burnet and Burnet County, will take place noon-9 p.m. in downtown Burnet ,with live music performances throughout the day and performances by the Burnet High School Highlandettes and Studio 29 Dance Centre.

In addition to the snow, families also can enjoy vendors, food on the square, pictures with Santa on the courthouse steps, a bicycle drawing and the Jingle Bell Jog 5K – a new addition to the even.

Wed
06
Dec

HLBWS features sparrow expert Dec. 7

Contributed/Greg Lasley

A Rufous-crowned sparrow sits on a branch. Byron Stone will talk about the whole range of 'little brown birds' tomorrow with the Highland Lakes Birding & Wildflower Society.

 

 

 

The Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Society (HLBW) will meet Thursday morning, Dec. 7, with snow birds in mind.

“Dr. Byron Stone, one of our favorite birding and field trip experts, is back,” said society member Margy Butler. “His presentations and field trips for the Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Society previously have dealt with the 'Big Birds', the raptors. But now we go on to another family of birds, those pesky 'Little Brown Birds', the sparrows, some of the wee small birds in our Hill Country bird lexicon.

“Doc's talk will feature the various species of sparrows who journey down to Central Texas in the winter, snow birds as it were.”

Wed
06
Dec

Groundbreaking Thursday for new adult community

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, for Tuscan Village Summit Rock, a new community for adults age 55 and older, at Summit Rock in Horseshoe Bay.

The community is being developed by Austin-based Legend Communities and is the second Tuscan Village-themed concept for the company, joining its predecessor in Lakeway.

“We are thrilled to extend our highly successful Tuscan Village living concept for active adults to Summit Rock Horseshoe Bay — one of Texas’ most breathtakingly beautiful and desirable areas for retirees,” said Haythem Dawlett, founder and principal of Legend Communities.

Fri
01
Dec

Harmony School performs 'Nutcracker' Saturday and Sunday

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Jordan Gaither, the Snow Queen, at left, and Grace Abbey, the Star of Bethlehem, right, posed in first arabesque, appear together in the finale of 'Nutcracker Gifts of Christmas,' this Saturday and Sunday at Marble Falls High School. The ballet is a creation and production of Harmony School of Creative Arts as a gift to the Highland Lakes.

“Nutcracker Gifts of Christmas,” will be performed Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, by a troupe of 51 ballet dancers of Harmony School of Creative Arts.

“The Nutcracker Ballet” has been described as a German Romantic short story set to music by a Russian composer and brought to life on stage by a French choreographer. You could add that the late 19th Century piece has been popularized by New York City stagecraft since the 1940's and, now, by dance teachers in the Highland Lakes.

“Harmony school has been doing a version of 'The Nutcracker' for 16 years, but this is a new version of put in place last year,” said Pamela Dillard, the new director of dance at Harmony. “Dance mistress Jane Huber, Rebecca Carmack and Kristi Steere took the Nutcracker choreography and inserted the story of Christ’s birth.

Tue
28
Nov

First Friday Art Walk a Christmas treat

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

First Friday Art Walk on Marble Falls Main Street Friday, Dec. 1, will have a holiday flair. Beautiful to look at and available to take home, the international and imaginative Santas and other Christmas characters on exhibit at Marta Stafford Fine Art, 200 Main Street, are creations of doll maker Marilynn Huston.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Nothing brings out the artist in folks like Christmas and visitors to First Friday Art Walk on Marble Falls Main Street Friday, Dec. 1, are bound to find inspiration for their own holiday expression.

The event goes on from 5-8 p.m. as visitors stroll through stores open late and offering refreshments and entertainment.

There will be art, of course. The city's three galleries—Marta Stafford Fire Art at 200 Main Street, Galleries at Pecan Creek at 309 Main Street and the Highland Art Guild Gallery at 310 Main Street—are devoted to it. But many shops up and down the boulevard offer paintings and prints, jewelry and fashions and furniture and accessories, all created by artisans.

Tue
28
Nov

Tree of Angels ceremony honors victims of violent crime Saturday

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The Tree of Angels will be displayed in Marble Falls City Hall again this year following a ceremony to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Each angel represents a friend or loved one who was a victim of violent crime.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Tree of Angels commemorating victims of violent crime in the 33rd and 424th Judicial Districts will again be displayed at Marble Falls City Hall and the local ceremony, forgone last year, will return on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the Marble Falls Church of Christ, 711 Broadway Street.

Tue
28
Nov

Victorian Christmas Open House Saturday night features 125-year-old Marble Falls home

Contributed

Jane Knapik and Caryl Calsyn decorate the parlor of the Christian-Matern Home to prepare for the annual Victorian Christmas Open House to be sponsored by Falls on the Colorado Museum Saturday, Dec. 2. The home is 125 years old, an enduring part of Marble Falls history.

 

 

 

 

The home of the annual Victorian Christmas Open House is celebrating its 125th year at its original location at 603 Seventh Street in Marble Falls.

The doors of the beautiful lady will be open from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Owner of the Christian-Matern Home, Caryl Calsyn, will be on hand to talk with visitors as they tour this important part of Marble Falls history.

The annual event is a gift to the community from the Falls on the Colorado Museum Board of Directors, who also will be greeting the public and inviting them to share holiday refreshments.

at that location is sponsored by board members of the Falls on the Colorado Museum is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017. Home owner

The home is located at 603 Seventh Street at Avenue F, on the east side of U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. Easier access with fewer stairs is available from parking at the back of the house.

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