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Wed
10
Feb

Enjoy Bluebonnet Chorale over free soup supper

Enjoy the Bluebonnet Chorale's dulcet tones over a steaming bowl of tortilla or minestrone soup Thursday, Feb. 11. The annual thank you soup supper of Granite Shoals Christmas Outreach will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the performance followed by soup service 6-7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 4007 Valley View Lane in Granite Shoals. Donations are accepted, of course, to build the fund for Christmas support for families in need throughout the Highland Lakes.

Wed
10
Feb

Booklove Party for kids Thursday

A valentine craft will be added to the reading time for children, 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main Street. Parents should register children at the main desk and they may contact Misty Smith for more information at msmith@burnetcountylibrary.org  or 830-693-3023.

 

Wed
10
Feb

Register today for love Friday

Gordon T. Smith, PhD

Romantic relationships will be the topic of Gordon T. Smith, PhD, at the upcoming Lunch with an Author program on Friday, Feb.12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main Street. Reserve a seat for the free program by calling 830-693-3023.

 

Fri
08
Jan

Quilt show coming up in Kingsland

Organizers of the 9th Annual Kingsland Quilt Show are seeking participants to enter their quilted creations in the show to be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Kingsland Convention/Community Center.

“We want everyone to come see the creative talents of quilt, sewing and needle art makers in our area,” said organizer Barbara Greenawalt.

Anyone is welcome to enter their quilts – new or old – in the show.

To enter a quilt, email Greenawalt at barbsewtx@gmail.com or call 325-423-1934 to receive a submission form.

Fri
08
Jan

Horseshoe Bay rings in the New Year!

An ice skating scene is just part of the intricate railroad set up at Donna and Larry Canter's New Year's Eve party.

Large crowds of celebrants had a great evening on Dec. 31, 2015, heralding the arrival of the New Year.

The biggest party was at the ballroom in the Yacht Club where guests dressed in cocktail attire and enjoyed a four-course dinner from 6-8 p.m. This was followed by dancing to The Groove Labs Band, enjoying a cocktail and visiting with friends. Later, there were enough party hats and noise makers to go around, along with champagne for everyone to welcome in the New Year at the stroke of midnight.

Fri
08
Jan

Spicewood author releases book about '100 Horses'

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'100 Horses in History' is the result of a 10-year writing project undertaken by Spicewood author Gayle Stewart.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

The Highlander

 

 

Many people have an overriding interest in a subject, a lifelong motif, but few follow through with a decade of research and writing to produce a substantial book about it.

When Gayle Stewart of Spicewood embarked on delineating “the talents and deeds” of historical and more recent horses that impacted humankind, she didn’t know the result would be her recently released piece of nonfiction, 100 Horses in History–True Stories of Horses Who Shaped Our World.

Mon
13
Oct

Resculpting Main Street

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Pokey Park, a returning sculptor in the Sculpture on Main competition, will be entering this artwork for judging.

by Alexandria Randolph

Within a few days, new sculptures will be converging on Main Street for Marble Falls Annual “Sculpture on Main” competition.

Sculptures will be installed Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The event will include a full-color, walking tour guide with photos of the sculptures, artists’ names, and costs of the sculptures, which will be produced and distributed through local businesses, museums, galleries, and area chambers of commerce and visitor bureaus. Walking guides will also be available to art lovers 24/7 at a special “map locker” found on the median in the 200 block of Main Street.

Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bill Rives said an artists' and patrons' reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday night, Oct. 17, at the Marble Falls Visitors’ Center on US 281. 

“We’ve got around 20 pieces from 19 artists this year,” he said, “some are returning.”

Mon
13
Oct

FiestaJam to offer beat

by Alexandria Randolph

The first Marble Falls FiestaJAM will debut this Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19, offering a music and wine festival on Lake Marble Falls and in several other local venues.

The three-day festival will feature activities designed to showcase the blossoming music and wine scene in the Marble Falls/Burnet County area of the Texas Hill Country, while supporting Marble Falls Independent School District and the Harmony School of Creative Arts music education programs.

The festival kicks off with a Friday-night Patrons of the Arts VIP reception at Uptown on Main. Scheduled to perform are Mike Blakely, Alex Harvey, Joel Guzman and John Arthur Martinez (who just happens to be the FiestaJAM creator, along with renowned conductor/producter Robert Linder.)

Mon
29
Sep

Button collectors’ workshop draws small but committed crowd

Karen Perry, far left, from Houston and Joyce Simpson, far right, from Dallas, look at buttons with Freda Knight, middle, and Cynthia Boatman, who are both members of the Ft. Worth Button Club.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

Folks from all over the state traveled to Marble Falls Saturday, Sept. 27, for the first Bluebonnet Button Club workshop at the First United Methodist Church.

Many spoke about the beginnings of their interest in buttons, which almost always included Grandma’s “button box.”

“It all started with my grandmother’s collection,” said Susan Barber of Ft. Worth. “Buttons are not made, they’re created. We all have a feeling about buttons or we wouldn’t be here.”

It was definitely a social gathering, with more interest in chatting, making friends and comparing button collections than on wheeling and dealing. 

“The thing that just fascinates me is that every button was created as an idea in someone’s mind, they’re works of art,” Barber said. “You don’t buy a button because it’s beautiful, but because it speaks to you.”

Sun
03
Aug

Theater students performing at Uptown Theatre

MFHS theater students Corey Bogue, Katie Mintz and Robynne Sisco-Martinez manage to play roles much older than their years.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula.
 
Marble Falls High School theater students are gracing the stage of one of the oldest venues in the city this week. With the help of two student technicians, six student actors are performing “Over the River and Through the Woods” at the Uptown Theatre on Main Street, and you can still catch the performance. Marble Falls native Jonathan Clark, theater teacher at MFHS, said his students have willingly sacrificed much of their summer break to work on the production.

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