Events

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.

Fri
08
Sep

H-E-B honors firefighters by 'Helping Heroes'

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Marble Falls Fire Rescue and AirEvac personnel enjoy homemade Mexican food Friday, compliments of the H-E-B Helping Heroes program.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

H-E-B partners (employees) in Marble Falls served up a homemade lunch for the firefighters and emergency medical personnel at the Marble Falls fire station on Friday, Sept. 8, as part of H-E-B’s company-wide Helping Heroes program.

Fri
08
Sep

AirSho 2017 ready for take off in Burnet

Crowds in 2016 enjoy aviation exhibits before the Burnet AirSho begins. This year, The Highland Lakes Squadron Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and the City of Burnet will sponsor the annual event this weekend.

By Jennifer Robison

HIghland Lakes Newspapers

No plans this weekend? The Highland Lakes Squadron Commemorative Air Force (CAF) can help with that!

This Saturday, Sept. 9, is the 26th anniversary of the Bluebonnet CAF Highland Lakes Airsho, sponsored by the City of Burnet, at the Burnet Municipal Airport. It will be full day of excitement with the gates opening at 9 a.m. for spectators to look at all the displays. The air show will begin at noon.

Fri
08
Sep

Spicewood Destruction Derby spins out Saturday

One Saturday each year, the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department and EMS actually looks forward to seeing a lot of wrecks.

That day will be this Saturday, Sept. 9, when at the 26th annual Spicewood Destruction Derby is held on the grounds behind the fire department, 9805 Texas 71 East, Spicewood. Proceeds from this event benefit the fire department and emergency medical service.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with a live band performing at 4:30 p.m. The races will start at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Seating is on a first-come basis, and coolers, glass bottles and pets are not allowed. Food, drinks and beer will be available for sale from concessions.

Fri
01
Sep

Bring your 'sugar' to OatFest in Bertram this weekend

“Bring their sugar” to Bertram for the 40th Annual Oatmeal Festival, is the official invitation for Burnet County fun this Labor Day weekend.

The festival celebrates the historic community of Oatmeal with a line up of free, family events.

There is a reason all times for the festival events begin at three minutes after the hour or half-hour. It's because 3-Minute Brand Oats help keep OatFest alive and vibrant to this day.

Wed
30
Aug

Job fair offers employment opportunities

The Burnet Job Fair will take Thursday, Aug. 31, from 4-6 p.m. at the Burnet Community Center, 401 East Jackson Street.

The event is designed to help job seekers locate good jobs, change careers or explore employment options, and to showcase Burnet to employers as a good location to live and work.

Attendees looking for a new job, a better job, or even a new career will have the opportunity to visit with more than 25 participating companies, many of which offer on-the-job training or paid training. Some companies have said they plan to hire on the spot.

Wed
23
Aug

FCV Grape Stomp continues Saturday

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The response to stomping grapes on the face of Anton Cervantez of Marble Falls would make Lucille Ball proud. He is joined in vat of deep purple grapes by Emma, left, and Isabella, right, Clark, also of Granite Shoals. Their mother, Megan Martinke, looks on in the foreground. They and Anton's mom, Tami Martinke, far right, are attending the 28th Annual Fall Creek Vineyard Grape Stomp in Tow on Saturday, Aug. 26. The celebration continues this Saturday with free activities for the whole family and exclusive RSVP events (details at www.fcv.com).

This is the 28th year wine and fun lovers are journeying to the Tow Community to take part in the Fall Creek Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival.

The vineyard's annual event continues from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. Hundreds of guests generally attend not only to taste the wines and attend celebrity chef demonstrations but also to share a day that has fun planned for adults and children.

Then, there is the big event: a chance to beat their feet in a Lucille Ball-style grape stomp. Visitors kick off their shoes and experience the thrill of bare feet grape stomping. The classic “I Love Lucy” episode will be playing, so guests can stomp along in the wine barrels.

Wed
23
Aug

FBCMF Legacy celebrates first year

Contributed

Ready to celebrate the first anniversary of the Legacy Ministry of First Baptist Church of Marble Falls (FBCMF) is the Legacy Steering Team: front row from left, Linda Marshall, Karen Chesher, Nancy West and Brenda Crews; second row, from left, Ken Pulley, Patty Pulley, Scott West, Ginger Tatom and Shari French; third row from left, Bill Smyrl, George Crews, Judy Daniel, Sonya Smyrl and Weldon French, and back row from left, Eddie Marshall, Robert Daniel and Steve Tatom.

 

Legacy Ministry of First Baptist Church of Marble Falls (FBCMF) is about to celebrate its first anniversary with a Legacy Fair, a barbecue dinner and concert on Sunday, Sept. 10.

For anyone interested in the programs of Legacy, which aim for purposeful living for folks age 55 and older, the fair that begins at 4:30 p.m. is the place to start because it offers a glimpse of programs for the next year.

At 6 p.m., youth of the church will serve a Spyke's Bar-B-Que dinner, followed by a musical program by Kayle Stephens.

Wed
16
Aug

HCHS holds Saturday adoption special

Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) will be offering a one-day only adoption special in keeping with the spirit of the upcoming national “Clear the Shelters” event, Saturday, Aug. 19.

National advertisements for the campaign have been running on NBC television stations. “Although we will not be participating in the national event this year, we don’t want our community to miss out on the opportunity to help save the lives of your local shelter animals,” said an announcement from HCHS.

From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, HCHS will offer all adoptions for only $20.

“We hope this will help us in our effort to find forever homes for all of our wonderful shelter animals. We have many to choose from; cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, seniors, and some with special needs.”

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