Events

Wed
04
Oct

Library's 20th anniversary underway, Friday billed: 'The Big Day'

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Lollipop the Clown (aka Cheryl Westerman) greets the first arrival at Marble Falls Library Children's Day, Monday, Oct. 2. The event was the first in a week of celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Public Library at its 101 Main Street Home. The 69 years of the institution's history, the new library, its programs and latest renovations all will be showcased through Friday, Oct. 6.

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The 20th Anniversary celebration of the Marble Falls Public Library at its 101 Main Street Home is underway and the big finale is Friday.

The 69 years of the institution's history, the new library, its programs and latest renovations all are being showcased through Friday, Oct. 6, when “The Big Day” arrives, a community-wide celebration.

Children's Day, Monday, Oct. 2, began festivities with special programs for tots and school kids, featuring a magic shows with Lollipop the Clown.

For Librarians Day today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, librarians current and past will be treated to a luncheon. A tea is planned for all the volunteers and staff of the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store.

Author's Day on Thursday, Oct. 4, will fill the library with favorite Texas authors, there to meet readers and sign their books. A silent auction will be going on as well.

Tue
03
Oct

EMS fish fry at Blue Bonnet Wednesday

Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Service executive director Johnny Campbell is reminding the community that Wednesday is the day for the 2017 fall fish fry fundraiser at the Blue Bnonet Cafe in Marle Falls. Come and get it.

 

 

 

The annual fall fish fry fundraiser for the Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Service (MFAEMS) will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Blue Bonnet Cafe.

Twice a year for at least the last 25 years, owners of the historic eatery at 211 US 281 have opened their doors and their kitchen to supporters of the local EMS.

For $10 per adult and $4 per child younger than 5, fried fish and the fixings are available inside the restaurant or for take out. For orders to go, call 830-693-2444.

Staff of the EMS, local first responders and elected officials volunteer their time to wait tables and help keep food moving along. All profits are directed to the training and equipment needs of the MFAEMS.

Tue
03
Oct

County-wide emergency event set for Friday

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Anyone driving by the Burnet Community Center next Friday, Oct. 6, might think a major emergency is in progress.

It will be, but it will be a staged event to make sure response to an actual event goes like clockwork.

Tue
03
Oct

Authors, authors, all day authors, Wednesday at Marble Falls Library

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Readers who love to know their favorite authors will get the chance during the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Marble Falls Library at its 101 Main Street Home, going on Monday-Friday, Oct. 2-6.

Wednesday is Authors Day, and an even dozen Central Texas writers will be in Marble Falls to chat with patrons, sign and sell copies of their books from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Authors are scheduled in three groups:

  • 10 a.m.-noon—Ben Rehder, Helen Fanick, Monte Akers and Ed Mapel

  • 1-3 p.m.--Dennis Blocker, WC Jameson, Marcia Kaylakie, Susan Rogers Cooper

  • 3-5 p.m.--Jane Knapik, Donna Ingham, Dennis Blocker, Karen MacInerney

Historians like Knapik and Akers are balanced by cultural investigators like Jameson and Ingham and mystery writers readers love such as Susan Rogers and Helen Fanick.

Fri
29
Sep

Police plan a night out of fun in Marble Falls, Granite Shoals

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

National Night Out (NNO) will be celebrated in Marble Falls and Granite Shoals on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

The annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Locally that national goal is taken up a notch with other first responders taking part in the night of family fun.

The Marble Falls Police Department (MFPD) will conduct their event from 5-7 p.m. on the 200 block of Main Street where the police station is located.

Vendors and sidewalk sales will be found on the street, but also free food, music, bounce houses for kids and more. It is a chance families and neighbors to visit with first responders in a casual setting.

Tue
26
Sep

Students young and old prepare for Homecoming 2017

Contributed

Among thos vying for the 2017 Marble Falls High School Homecoming Couirt are, from left, front row: Macy Dyer, Payton Clough, Sarah Cauble, Madison Fields, Evo Barnabe; back row: Aubree Adams, Latham Nakhleh, Keegan Deering, Grant Fletcher, Alec Oberle. MFHS Homecoming events are going on all week, including the bonfire and parade scheduled Thursday, Sept. 28. The graduating class of 1972 is holding an open reunion that night and Saturday, Oct. 30 is the All School Reunion, followed by a 50th-year gathering of the Class of 1967.

Marble Falls High School (MFHS) Student Council members are hard at work preparing for this year’s Homecoming scheduled for Sept. 25–29 and MFHS ex-students are planning their own homecoming event Sept. 30--the All School Reunion-- including the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1967.

High school students will be building the Homecoming excitement with a week of in-school spirit days leading up to the Homecoming ceremonies and the football game against Medina Valley, Friday, Sept. 29.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Homecoming Parade, Bon Fire and Pep Rally on Thursday Sept. 28, and Friday night pre-game and halftime celebrations.

Fri
22
Sep

Marble Falls Library celebrates 20th year on Main Street

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Gov. Gregg Abbott, in addition to his proclamation of Oct. 1-7 as Power Up Your Library Week in Texas, officially recognized the 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Public Library in its home at 101 Main Street.

The library will be closed Sept. 21-29 for new renovations and it will reopen to the flurry of preparations for a week of 20th anniversary events.

“We are super excited,” said library director Amanda Rose. “Every day from Monday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 6, something special will be going on inside the library.

That first day will be Children's Day.

“Lollypop the Clown will put on magic shows and lead two parades through the library, one for pre-schoolers, and one after school for older kids,”said Rose.

Tue
19
Sep

Wags & Whiskers Gala coming Saturday

The Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) is busy putting the finishing touches on its second annual Wags & Whiskers Gala, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, from 6-10 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets priced at $50 each are still available to the public by calling HCHS directly at 512-793-5463.

The gala will take place at the Hill Country Hall, 15675 Texas 29, Buchanan Dam. Festivities will include dinner by Spyke’s Bar-B-Que of Kingsland, dancing to the sounds of the Instigators Band, silent auction items, and door prizes.

Sat
16
Sep

Relay for Life, a focus on cancer fight today

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Survivors lead the way at the kick off of the National Cancer Society Relay for Life Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16. The walk-a-thon, food for the family, games for the kids and information for all continues in Marble Falls Johnson Park until midnight.

Hill Country residents are joining together in Marble Falls today to raise money to fight cancer as the annual Relay for Life fundraiser that kicks off at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 16, at Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J.

Relay for Life will continue until midnight. It is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. At least one participant keeps on the track at all times to fulfill pledges for funds for the American Cancer Society made in the months leading up to the event.

Sun
10
Sep

World Trade Center bell tolls for 9-11

A brief but solemn ceremony will take place Monday, Sept. 11, in Sandy Harbor--the toning of a bell cast from metal from the World Trade Center.

Members of the Sandy Harbor Volunteer Fire Department (SHVFD) will welcome their neighbors at 9:45 a.m. for a ceremony that will end with the toning of the bell at 9:46 a.m.

The bell was donated by a supporter of the SHVFD whose cousin, a New York firefighter, lost is life in the towers' collapse.

"As first responders, our volunteers want to recognize the many sacrifices made by emergency personnel and so many others on this tragic day," said Douglas Hindelang of the department. "Please feel free to join us for a short period of reflection and prayer.

The SHVFD is located at 203 Granite Shoals Drive in Horseshoe Bay.

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