Events

Wed
21
Jun

Granite Shoals holding a free dinner, town hall meeting and movie in Bluebriar Park

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Friday and Saturday, June 23-24 will be busy in Granite Shoals with a community spaghetti dinner, a town hall meeting on urban deer and Movie Night at Bluebriar Park.

Spaghetti at the fire hall

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or a member of the Granite Shoals Fire Auxiliary (GSFA) is especially invited to a free community spaghetti dinner for families in the city sponsored by Granite Shoals Fire Rescue (GSFR).

Fri
16
Jun

Shepherd & McCabe premier song Saturday in HSB to support Living Love Animal Shelter

Coley McCabe and Thom Shepherd perform Saturday, Jan 17, to cap off the Forever Home Challenge tournaments in Horseshoe Bay. Admissions benefit the Living Love Animal Rescue Shelter, a no-kill facility in Burnet County.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The premier live performance of a new song by Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe will take place in Horseshoe Bay on Saturday, June 17, for a good reason.

It was inspired by Living Love Animal Rescue Shelter here in Burnet County and June 17 is the date of the Forever Home Challenge, a benefit for the shelter at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Morning activities from 9 a.m.-noon will include the Living Love Tennis Challenge and the Putting4Paws Whitewater Putting Challenge. Then, from 6-9 p.m., a concert and fajita party will take place at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club.

Music will start at 7 p.m., featuring Shepherd and McCabe and concluding with the performance of their new single release, “Forever Home.”

The premier live performance of the new song by Shepherd and McCabe will take place in Horseshoe Bay for a good reason.

Fri
16
Jun

Soapbox Classic Show & Shine Friday night, Tom Ben Lindley street dance Saturday

Tom Ben Lindley

 

 

 

The 15th Annual Soapbox Derby Races have plenty of daytime action, but the cool of the evenings offer even more, including a street dance this year to the tunes of Tom Ben Lindley.

The West Texas singer/songwriter is coming to Marble Falls compliments of Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse in Spicewood.

He may have started life with a classical violin, but once he picked up a guitar, Lindley came up through the “Outlaw Country” ranks to powerhouse wallop of Southern–fried Del Rio swingin' singin' blues. He will bring the sound to to this lakeside city beginning at 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Most of the action of the derby takes place right at the top of the Third Street hill downtown, but vendors and racers will be found along Main Street on either side of the downhill racetrack.

Wed
07
Jun

Burnet County Area Fair is 'Hill Country Proud' is underway

The Burnet County Area Fair is underway, through Saturday, June 10, with free family fun at the Burnet Community Center, 401 East Jackson Street in Burnet.

Entries have been invited from Burnet, Bell, Blanco, Lampasas, Llano, San Saba, Travis and Williamson counties.

Opening Ceremonies were the official start at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, with the Hill Country Blenders singing the Star Spangle Banner and other songs fitting this year's theme: "Hill Country Proud."

In the foundation building a quilting demonstration began at 10:30 a.m. Linda Wells, the AgriLife Extension Agent, will host a cooking demonstration, “Hill Country Foods that can make us proud.”

Tue
06
Jun

Singing zoologist, first Marble Falls summer reading program

The first special program Marble Falls Public Library Summer Reading Club will be Thursday, June 8, when Lucas Miller, the singing zoologist makes a visit to the library at 101 Main Street.

A favorite at schools and libraries, Miller has performed in many venues, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival and two seasons of the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece Artist Tour. He earned a BA Degree in zoology at Miami University before beginning his career as an author and recording musician.

Miller will be singing his silly songs with serious science woven into laughter and learning at 3 p.m.

Registration for the club began Wednesday, May 31, at the library.

Fri
02
Jun

Harmony spring recital brings a range of dances on stage

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

In rehearsal for an advanced tap number, 'Sing, Sing, Sing,' are senior members of the Harmony Academy of Dance are, from left, on the back row, Emma Porterfield, Sloan Francis, Jade Gaither, Amber Hibler, Marie Kirtman, Rachel Allee, and on the front, Matthew Kirtman, Abby Dillard, Amy Foley and Grace Abbey.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Harmony School of Creative Arts Spring Dance Recital will presented in three performances, entitled “Time Flies,” this weekend at Hill Country Community Theater in Cottonwood Shores.

The presentations will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.

The recital will include dancers from all age groups and experience levels, demonstrating their skill and artistry choreographed to delight the young and young at heart.

“Our dance faculty have been working diligently to ensure students are ready to perform,” said Kenneth Jordan, executive director of the non-profit school that serves the Highland Lakes area from its studio in Marble Falls. “This year's recital promises to be memorable as we welcome so many young dancers and bid fare well to our graduates.”

Fri
02
Jun

Adult Soapbox Classic official meeting Tuesday

Adult soapbox racing can be a family team affair, as it was for the Merkel family in 2016. It's time for the next Marb le Falls downhill challenge. Racers, teams and fans meet Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

Racers, sponsors and fans of the 8th Annual Marble Falls Soapbox Classic are invited to the official racer meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.

The meeting for the adult soapbox race, set for June 16-18, will be held at the race starting line, R Bar & Grill at Third and Main Streets in Marble Falls.

Racers must bring a photo ID. A derby tee shirt or racer badge will get an attendee $1 off a drink at the bar.

Registrations will be reviewed, rules discussed, final paperwork signed and processed. The racing committee will be available for questions.

These processes must completed by out of town racers by Friday June 16.

Fri
02
Jun

Living Love animal shelter inspires new song, holds HSB benefit concert, tennis and putting challenge

Coley McCabe and Thom Shepherd  will include their new song, "Forever Home" in a concert to benefit Living Love Animal Rescue in Horseshoe Bay Saturday, June 17.

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The premier live performance of a new song by Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe will take place in Horseshoe Bay on Saturday, June 17, for a good reason.

It was inspired by Living Love Animal Shelter here in Burnet County and June 17 is the date of the Forever Home Challenge, a benefit for the shelter at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Morning activities from 9 a.m.-noon will include the Living Love Tennis Challenge and the Putting4Paws Whitewater Putting Challenge. Then, from 6-9 p.m., a concert and fajita party will take place at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club.

Music will start at 7 p.m., featuring Shepherd and McCabe and concluding with the performance of their new single release, “Forever Home.”

Thu
01
Jun

First Friday Art Walks begins June 2 on Marble Falls Main Street

A door prize at Marta Stafford Fine Art, entitled 'Spirit Rattle,' is the kind of discovery visitors on an evening stroll through Marble Falls Main Street shops and galleries will find at First Friday Art Walk.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Marble Falls will see its first-ever art walk Friday, June 2. The First Friday Art Walk will take place on historic Main Street from 5-8 p.m. to continue through September.

The idea is an opportunity to take an evening stroll through galleries to enjoy their hospitality and refreshments, but in Marble Falls it seems most of downtown was ready to join in.

“Most of the shops in Old Oak Square will be open and other up and down Main Street will be open late,” said Debbie Heatley, who opened Galleries on Pecan Creek in the square in November and now has 28 area artists on exhibit.

Across the way at 318 Main Street, Highland Lakes Art Guild Gallery will be open to exhibit the works of its members.

A mainstay of art, not only from Texas but from all over the country, is Marta Stafford Fine Art at 200 Main Street.

Tue
30
May

MFHS Class of 2017 graduates

See our albumn on Facebook for scenes from the ceremony: http://bit.ly/2rB6JGQ

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The Marble Falls High School Class of 2017 graduated Saturday, May 2017, entering to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance onto Mustang Stadium, filled for the first time on both sides of the field.

Not only was a capacity crowd there to cheer them on, but viewers at home were welcomed to the commencement via live-stream telecast.

Valedictorian Madelyn Maples addressed the crowd as well as Salutatorian Meikala Hester.

National Honor Society (NHS) President Wolf Williams welcomed family and friends assembled for the occasion and NHS Vice PresidentStefanie King introduced guests on the podium, located for the first time on the north end of the field of Mustang Stadium. Prayers were offered up by NHS Secretary Megan Offutt and NHS Treasurer Abigail Weber.

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