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EVERY MONTH IN BLANCO
CHILDREN'S READING PROGRAM: At 3:30-4:30p, at Library (in the Children's Area), 1118 Main. www.blancolib.org. 830-833-4280. Sunny waits to hear you read!
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: At 8p, at St. Michael Episcopal Church, 120 Singleton Dr, 830-885-4174
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION: At 6p, at Byars Bldg, 308 Pecan
BLANCO COUNTY ROTARY CLUB: At 11:45a, at Old 300 BBQ
CORD OF THREE 4-H CLUB: At 4p, at Baptist Church, 1200 4th Street. 830-868-7167
BLANCO ISD SCHOOL BOARD MONTHLY MEETING: At 7p, at Blanco HS Library, 1215 Fourth St. 830-833-4414. www.blancoisd.com
BLANCO COUNTY ROTARY CLUB: At 6:15p, at Old 300 BBQ
BLANCO BAND BOOSTERS: At 6:30p, at Blanco HS Band Hall, 1215 Fourth St. (No meetings Jun & Dec)
BLANCO HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE: At 6p, Byars Bldg, 308 Pecan. An arm of the City of Blanco. Retta Martin, 830-833-4270.
EXTENSION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION-RANCH HIWAY (& Blanco): Usually 2p, at various locations. 830-868-7167. Contact: Gretchen Sanders, Blanco County Extension Agent, Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County.
BLANCO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETING: At 7p, at Fire Station, 5th & Pecan Street. Public invited. Training meetings all other Tuesdays.
BLANCO CHAMBER BOARD: At 9a, at Chamber Office, 312 Pecan. (Meet & Greet begins at 8:30). 830-833-5101. www.blancochamber.com
EXTENSION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION-CHIMNEY VALLEY (& Blanco): Usually 2p, at various locations. 830-868-7167. Contact: Gretchen Sanders, Blanco County Extension Agent, Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County.
BLANCO CITY COUNCIL: 6p, Byars Bldg, 308 Pecan. 830-833-4525
BLANCO COUNTY CAT COALITION: At 6p, at Blanco Library. www.blancocountycat.org. 512-318-5875. Meetings are open to all. TNR program, adoptions, service, information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #14844: At 7p, at St. Ferdinand's Church, 29 Main Street.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: At 8p, at St. Michael Episcopal Church, 120 Singleton Dr., 830-885-4174.
BLANCO STREETSCAPE COMMITTEE: At 5:15p, at Redbud Cafe, 410 4th Street. 830-833-4720
BLANCO COUNTY EDC: At 9:30a, location alternates between Blanco & JC libraries; www.blancocountyedc.com. 830-868-0873
THE BLANCO BOOK BUNCH (WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB): At 2p, at Library (in Small Conference Room), 1118 Main. www.blancolib.org. 830-833-4280.
LUCKY LEAF 4-H CLUB: At 5:30p, at Blanco EMS Station, 607 Chandler St. 830-868-7167
BLANCO LIONS CLUG: At 6:30p, at Uptown Blanco Restaurant. 830-833-0287
BLANCO MINISTERIAL FELLOWSHIP: At 8a at various locations. (No meeting June-July)
OLD BLANCO COUNTY COURTHOUSE PRESERVATION: At 7p, at Old Courthouse. www.historicblanco.org.
BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR'S MEETING: At 7:30p, at Yett Park Arena.
BLANCO MASONIC LODGE AF & AM NO 216: At 7:30p, at 11th & Main. Dinner @ 6:30p, Meeting. 830-833-4164 or 4925 or 868-7427.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILLARY: At 4:30p, at 803 13th St.
AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL HIGHWAY POST 352: At 803 13th St, Potluck at 6:30p, meeting & program at 7:30p (except Nov & Dec). Veterans always welcome. Members are encouraged from all of Blanco County and beyond. 830-228-4556, www2.moment.net/~legion
STORY TIME: At 10:30-11:30a, at Library (Children's area), 1118 Main. www.blancolib.org. 830-833-4280. Ages 3 to 6 are welcome!
BLANCO DAYTIMER'S POT LUCK LUNCH: At noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7th & Main St. 830-833-4771
MEN'S BOOK CLUB: At at Library (in Small Conference Room), 1118 Main. www.blancolib.org. 830-833-4280
RANCH, SCULPTURE & FIBER TOUR: 11a & 1p, at Old Oaks Ranch Fiber Arts Center. www.theoldoaksranch.com. 512-847-8784. See the Alpacas, Sculptures, and fibers. Learn about where alpacas come from and how they spit, how an artist takes an idea for a sculpture to a finished bronze piece, and how to make yarn from that furry beast and turn it into cloth.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: At 8p, at St. Michael Episcopal Church, 120 Singleton Dr., 830-885-4174.
BLANCO QUILTERS ON THE SQUARE: Meets 2nd Sat, 9a, in the ballroom at Uptown Blanco Arts, 317 Main St, Blanco. Contact: 830-833-1579, bad jennifer at uptownblanco.com
BLANCO YETT PARK TRADE FAIR: 2nd Sat each month, 9a-4p. Located 2 miles S of town on US 281 S, a 1/4 mile N of RR 32. $25 vending fee. Swap meet, arts & crafts, farmer's market. Admission free. Contact: Chamber, 830-833-5101
BLANCO MARKET DAY: 9a-4p, at Old Courthouse Square on US 281 in downtown, April-Nov. www.historicblanco.org, 830-833-2211. Arts, crafts, antiques, food, and much more. Plus special December Christmas Market Days event.
>>NOTE: GEM OF THE HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES: Almost daily activities. Community Orchestra, Group Exercise, Lunch With Seniors, Country Western Dance, Art with Penny, Therapeutic Yoga, Bunco, www2.moment.net/~gem. Located just N of Blanco on Hwy 281. Info: 830-833-2713
QUARTERLY MEETINGS/EVENTS IN BLANCO
Late March: BLANCO CHAMBER MIXER: 830-833-5101. www.blancochamber.com. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. 2011: Mar 31; July 21; Sep 22
BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION MEMBER'S MEETING: At 7:30p, at Yett Park Arena.
BLANCO COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Quarterly meetings, dates, times and locations to be announced. 830-833-4950 or 830-868-3243. Year 2011: Feb 14, May 14, Aug 15, Oct 24-Annual Meeting
ANNUAL MEETINGS/EVENTS IN BLANCO
Late-Jan: BLANCO CHAMBER ANNUAL BANQUET: 830-833-5101. www.blancochamber.com
Late Feb: BLANCO ALL SPORTS BOOSTER CLUB FISH FRY: BISD Baseball Field, at 4-6p. Meal, raffle, prizes.
Early March: TEXAS STAR TRAIL RIDE: www.texasstartrail.com. A 107 mile horse ride the original Texas Star Trail through Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, Stonewall, Johnson City, Blanco, Fischer, Wimberley and Driftwood.
Early Mar: BLANCO MARDI GRAS: At Uptown Blanco Courtyard. 6p-10p. www.uptownblanco.com. Cajun food, live music, Mardi Gras costume contests, fortune telling, tarot card reading, king and queen contest, and many more fun activities will be offered for one entry price. Fun for the entire family!
Early Mar: GUARDIAN TITLE MARDI GRAS: At Guardian office, 508 8th Street. 11:30a. Stop by for some King Cake, gumbo, and other surprises!
Early April: BLANCO TRASH-OFF DAY: First Sat, a Keep Blanco Beautiful event. Retta Martin, 830-833-4270. First Sat in April.
Early April: BLANCO VFD FISH FRY: Fundraiser, raffle.
Early April: ST. MICHAEL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CLEAN SWEEP RUMMAGE: At 218 Pittsburg St.; Fundraiser for BC Young Life. Sat 8a-2p.
Mid-April: COUNTY-WIDE HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT: . 9a, at Bindseil Park. You must obtain a voucher at City Hall. Collection at the City Yard on Jones Avenue. A Blanco County government sponsored event. Paul Granberg, 830-385-4195. 2015: 4/18
Late-April: SUNDAY COMMUNITY EASTER "SON RISE" SERVICE: At Yett Park located just S of town. At 6:30a. Stay for a time of fellowship and breakfast tacos.
Late-April: BLANCO HISTORIC CEMETERY ASSOCIATION: At Blanco Library. Annual meeting, public invited. At 6p-8p.
Early May: BLANCO RODEO PRO BULL RIDE: At Yett Memorial Park, 1813 Hwy 281, S of town. 7a-11p. Dance. $10.
Mid-May: BLANCO CLASSIC CAR SHOW: At 42 Main St, along the banks of the Blanco River, in Blanco State Park. Blanco Chamber of Commerce: 830-833-5101, www.blancochamber.com. 3rd Sat in May.
Mid-May: REAL ALE BIKE RIDE: 512-477-3472. www.realale.com. Supports Blanco Community and the Ronald McDonald House Charity. The route will take you through gentle rolling hills ranging in distances from 15, 30, 50, 65 and 80 miles. Volunteers needed.
Mid-June: RELAY FOR LIFE OF BLANCO COUNTY: Sat, 3p-3a, at Blanco High School Football Field. American Cancer Society, Wendy Smith, POB 269, Johnson City, TX 78636. Annual fundraising event. www.cancer.org/relayonline, Sylvia Romero, 512-461-6337.
Mid-June: BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL: At Courthouse Square. 830-833-5101. www.blancolavenderfest.com. Blanco is the Lavender Capital of Texas and holds a great "Lavender Festival" each June with vendors, displays, tours & entertainment. The entire town the surrounding countryside will be bathed in lavender during the Festival. The Lavender Market, on the grounds of the historic Blanco County Courthouse, is always a must-see highlight of the festival. Selected vendors and artists from across the Hill Country offer lavender-related pleasures and treasures from the finest craftsmen.
Late July: BLANCO CHAMBER SUMMER MIXER: 830-833-5101. www.blancochamber.com.
Early Oct: LADIES STATE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP OF TEXAS: At Yett Memorial Park, 1813 Hwy 281 S. Annual event. www.ladiesstate.org. Free admission.
Mid-Oct: OLD BLANCO FAMILY FESTIVAL: At Old Courthouse. 830-833-2211. Free annual gala event. From 1-4p. Designed for kids and families, includes special appearances by the Texas Rangers who will perform a re-enactment of the famous shoot out with Sam Bass and will issue Ranger Deputy badges to kids attending. Special Storytelling Area will feature stories about historical Blanco, demonstrations about the life and times of early pioneers will be presented courtesy of Pioneer Park in Johnson City, and special roping tricks will be performed. A pumpkin patch will be set up with over 100 pumpkins available for sale and some will be given away free to kids. Special Halloween mask making courtesy of the Uptown Blanco Arts Center. Washer-throwing contests and food vendors.
Mid-Oct: BLANCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OPE: At Vaaler Creek Golf Club (Rockin' J Ranch). 830-833-5101, www.blancochamber.com. Open to Members and Nonmembers. Four-man scramble. Noon shotgun start. Don't play golf? Attend a Golf Clinic and Putting Contest!!
Mid-Nov: AMERICAN LEGION VETERAN'S PARADE: At 10a. Help us honor our veterans on this day. To participate in the parade, contact Roxann Avants @ 512-627-0584 or Bruce Huguelet @ 830-833-5211. Join us as a spectator - parade begins at 10am in Blanco. A fundraising dinner will be served by The American Legion Post 352 immediately following the parade @ Bindseil Park, next to City Hall.
Mid-Dec: BLANCO CHRISTMAS PARADE. Downtown. 830-833-5101. www.blancochamber.com. Floats, prizes, Santa, Holiday Market Days at Old Blanco Courthouse lawn.
Late-Dec: "RING OUT THE OLD ! BRING IN THE NEW" CHILI/BBQ COOK-OFF AND BLANCO TRADE DAYS: Supports The American Legion Memorial Highway Post 352 in Blanco. New Year's Eve various craft vendors will set up from 10a-8p; New Year's Day they will set up from 9a-3p. The American Legion runs the snack bar. This event is free to the public. Come out and join the fun, taste some of the fine fix'ins, and enjoy the music and fireworks at midnight New Year's Eve. Vendor information: Donnea Simon at 830-833-4460.
NOTE: For Hill Country-wide events (festivals and major events), see Portal Calendar
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