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EVERY MONTH IN JOHNSON CITY



EVERY MONDAY:

1ST MONDAY:

METHODIST FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: At 7p, at Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Drive. Free, including refreshments. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Marvelously Matures. 830-868-7414. www.fumcjctx.org. Note, date is first Monday AFTER the first Wednesday.


2ND MONDAY:

JC ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD MEETING: At Johnson City Hall, 303 E. Pecan Drive. Portal Mini-Web

JC ORDER OF EASTERN STAR (OES) #376: At Masonic Lodge, 403 Hwy 290 W. Meal: 6:30p, Meeting: 7:30. 830-868-4367

JC ISD SCHOOL BOARD: 6:00p, 505 N. Nugent, at 303 N. LBJ Drive, in the Boardroom. School Board. 830-868-7401


3RD MONDAY:

NORTH BLANCO COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT: At 7p, at location rotating between the EMS Station and Fire Station.


4TH MONDAY:

JC ATHLETIC BOOSTERS: At 7p, at PEC HQ, 302 S. Avenue F.


5TH MONDAY:


LAST MONDAY:

JC WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB: At 7p, at various locations, by invitation, no meetings in July-Sept. No web.

EVERY TUESDAY:

DOMINOES: At 10a-12 noon, at Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Dr., 830-868-7414. All are welcome.

JC LIBRARY DISCOVERY ACADEMY: For children, after school until 5:15p, at LBJ Middle School. Math and science enriched after school program. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469

GED PREP CLASS: At 6p-9p, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469

ESL CLASS: At 6p-9p, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469. Also same time at Cypress Mill

SUPPORT GROUP FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, LONELINESS: At 7p, at JC Housing Authority meeting room. Self-help group that hopes to boost each other up. No qualified counselor or therapist at the meetings. Occasional guest speakers.


1ST TUESDAY:

JC WRITES: At 9:30a, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469. If you would like to enjoy sharing the creative experience of writing, join us. We'll have some fun, and it's free.

CITY OF JC COUNCIL: At 6p, at City Hall, 303 E. Pecan Drive. www.cityofjohnsoncity.info. 830-868-7111


2ND TUESDAY:

EARLY BIRD 4H CLUB: At Pleasant Hill School. Contact: Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Blanco County. 830-868-7167

BLANCO COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT: At 9a, at the Courthouse. www.co.blanco.tx.us. 830-868-4266.

BLANCO COUNTY INTERAGENCY COUNCIL: Meets 2nd Tue of odd months at noon at the Blanco County Courthouse Annex. Agencies serving Blanco County residents meet to discuss what we do and network. http://blanco-co.tamu.edu/Publications.cfm. Gretchen Sanders at the Extension office, 830-868-7167

BLANCO COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION: At JC Fire Department, alternatively at 1p & 7p. An arm of the Blanco County Extension Office & the Texas Master Gardeners at Texas A&M. Provides public education in horticulture & community support for horticulture projects. www.blanco-texas.com/master-gardener-blanco-county.html. 830-868-7167

JC COMMUNITY GARDEN CLUB: At 2p, at various locations. Mini-Web: www.HillCountryPortal.com/web/jcgardenclub

JC CHAMBER BOARD: At 5p, at Visitor's Center, 100 E Main, US-290 at Nugent Ave, 830-868-7684. www.JohnsonCityTexasChamber.com

FIBER ARTS CLASS: At 7p, at Johnson City Library, 501 Nugent Ave. 830-868-4469. Knitting & crocheting. Furnish own supplies. www.jclibrarysite.org.

LIBRARY BUS TOUR: Bus Tour, every other month (even months), departure time in early am, destination & fee varies. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 501 Nugent Ave. 830-868-4469


3RD TUESDAY:

GARDEN CLUB CRAFT DAY: 9a-4p, at EMS Station, 105 Bill Watson Drvie. Joycelyn Carter, 830-868-7010

JC READS: At 9:30a & 7p, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469

JC RED HATTERS: At 11:30a-1p, at Pearl Tea Room. Social club that assists with various community needs, including serving as greeters for the Lights Spectacular event. 830-868-2711. www.redhatsociety.com

JC HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: At 5:15p, at 304 South Avenue F. 830-868-7322

CITY OF JC COUNCIL: At 6p, City Hall, 303 E. Pecan Drive. www.cityofjohnsoncity.info. 830-868-7111

JC PLANNING & ZONING COMMITTEE: At 6p, at JC City Hall, 303 E. Pecan Drive. Everyone welcome.

JC MASONIC LODGE MEMBER MEETING: Social (open to public): 6p, Dinner & Meeting: 7:30p (members only), at Masonic Lodge, 403 Hwy 290 W. John Henderson: 512-858-7177

HILL COUNTRY SPURS 4-H CLUB: At 6:30p, at Blanco County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Contact: Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Blanco County, 830-868-7167. www.HillCountrySpurs.org

JC MASONIC LODGE #561: At the Masonic Lodge. Dinner: 6:30, meeting at 7:30p. 830-868-4618


4TH TUESDAY:


5TH TUESDAY:


LAST TUESDAY:

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: At 7p, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.jclibrarysite.org. 830-868-4469.


EVERY WEDNESDAY:

SIT! STAY! READ!: After school, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.jclibrarysite.org. 830-868-4469.

GED PREP CLASS: At 6p-9p, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469.


1ST WEDNESDAY:

JC FOOD PANTRY: At the back area behind the County Annex Building. Food distribution on the first Wednesday (after the first Tuesday), 9a-noon, 830-868-4349

MARVELOUSLY MATURE GROUP: At 9a, at Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Drive. Anyone 55 or better. A non-denominational outreach to the senior community. Guests and visitors always welcome. Fellowship, music, potluck lunch, speakers from the community on topics of interest, and dominoes & other games after lunch. Movies shown occasionally. 830-868-7414. www.fumcjctx.org


2ND WEDNESDAY:

JC 4H CLUB: At 5:30p, at Blanco County Courthouse Annex, JP Courtroom. Contact: Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County. 830-868-7167

NORTH BLANCO COUNTY EMS BOARD: At 7p, at EMS Station, 105 Bill Watson Drive. www.northblancocountyems.org.


3RD WEDNESDAY:

BLANCO COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP (EDC): 9:30a, location alternates between Blanco & JC libraries; www.blancocountyedc.com. 830-868-0873

EXTENSION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION-ROUND MOUNTAIN (& Johnson City): Usually 2p, at various locations centered on Round Mountain. 830-868-7167. Contact: Gretchen Sanders, Blanco County Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Blanco County.

SOARING EAGLES 4H CLUB: At 5:30p, at Blanco County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Contact: Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Blanco County, 830-868-7167.

LIFE DRAWING: At 7p-9:30p, at LMC Murals Studio, 104 N Nugent Ave. Uninstructed, clothed model, all media/ages welcome, BYO art supplies. $7 model fee. Models wanted ($40 paid for 2 hr pose w/breaks every 25 mins.). Verify date before coming. 830-456-9615. www.lmcmurals.com


4TH WEDNESDAY:

JCVFD BUSINESS MEETING: At 7p, at Fire Station, 300 Live Oak Drive. 830-868-7900. www.jcvfd.org.


5TH WEDNESDAY:


LAST WEDNESDAY:


EVERY THURSDAY:

JC LIBRARY DISCOVERY ACADEMY: For children, after school until 5:15p, at LBJ Middle School. Math and science enriched after school program. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469

ESL CLASS: At 6p-9p, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469. Also same time at Cypress Mill


1ST THURSDAY:

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: At 2p, at Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Drive. 830-868-7414

JC LIONS CLUB: At Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Drive. Social: 6:30p, Business: 7p. Community service organization. www.lionsdistrict2s3.org


2ND THURSDAY:

GARDEN CLUB: At 2p. Contact Joycelyn Carter, 830-868-7010 for location.


3RD THURSDAY:

JC LIONS CLUB: At Methodist Church, Social: 6:30p, Business: 7p. Community service organization. www.lionsdistrict2s3.org

BLANCO COUNTY CHILD WELFARE & FAMILY ADVOCACY BOARD: At 6:30p, at Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Drive. Open to all. Portal Mini-web: www.HillCountryPortal.com/web/blancocountycpfa. Mission: To encourage and promote activities that benefit Blanco County children involved in court-ordered protective custody as well as those underprivileged children in need of services. Brenda Adair, 512-466-6445.

BLANCO-PEDERNALES GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: At 7p, at 601 W Main Street. www.blancocountygroundwater.org. 830-868-9196


4TH THURSDAY:

QUILTER'S GUILD: At 7p, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 285 281 Loop Road. No meetings Nov & Dec. Annual community project to make a quilt for a special need in the community. Open invitation. Beginners welcome. 830-868-7307


5TH THURSDAY:


LAST THRUSDAY:


EVERY FRIDAY:

GIRL SCOUTS: At 3:15p, at Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Drive.

GAME NIGHT: Location varies (1st Fri=JC Baptist, 2nd Fri=JC Christian Church, 3rd Fri=Stonewall Lutheran, 4th Fri=JC Methodist Church), 7p


1ST FRIDAY:


2ND FRIDAY:

POST OAK COMMUNITY CENTER PLAY 42 ACTIVITY: At 7p, at Post Oak Community School House (RR 2721 about 3 mi E of the Gillespie County line and 1/4 mile W of RR 1320). 830-868-9218. Everyone brings a snack to share and some money for the electric bill. Dominoes. All welcome.

3RD FRIDAY:

OAK CREST LUNCHEON: At Dining Hall, noon, bring potluck. Dorthy Turner, 830-868-2776


4TH FRIDAY:


5TH FRIDAY:


LAST FRIDAY:


EVERY SATURDAY:

CHILDREN'S STORYTELLING: At 10a, at JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. Come expand your child's mind with a story adventure. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469


1ST SATURDAY:


2ND SATURDAY:


3RD SATURDAY:


4TH SATURDAY:


5TH SATURDAY:


LAST SATURDAY:

ART WALK: Park, walk and enjoy the Art, Wine, Food at five downtown art galleries. 4-8p


EVERY SUNDAY:


1ST SUNDAY:


2ND SUNDAY:

TASTE WINE + ART MUSIC EVENT: Reception and live music at Taste Wine + Art Gallery, 213 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, across from the courthouse.


3RD SUNDAY:


4TH SUNDAY:


5TH SUNDAY:


LAST SUNDAY:

MONTHLY MEETINGS/EVENTS IN JOHNSON CITY



New JOHNSON CITY MARKET DAYS: JC Farmers Market

New market now held downtown in the City Memorial Park on US 290 W, between Nugent and Avenue G, Sat 10a-5p, Sun: 10a-4p. Every 4th weekend.

Food, artisans, vendors, in the heart of the Texas Wine Country.
Contact: Jack Hardwick, 830-868-7684, Chamber Web





QUARTERLY MEETINGS/EVENTS IN JOHNSON CITY


PLEASANT HILL CLUB: At 6:30p, at historic Pleasant Hill-Rocky Creek School Building, located 7 miles W of Johnson City, just off Hwy 290 West, on CR 205 (Rocky Road). James Sultemeier-President (868-7323), Dorothy Uecker-VP (868-7585), Milton Hawkins-Secretary/Treasurer (868-9075). Membership is fee and open to living in or interested in the Pleasant Hill-Rocky Creek area. Meets 2nd Thurs quarterly in Jan, Apr, July, Oct.

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

TOWNSCAPE TASK FORCE: At 1p, at Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Drive. Larry Milner, 830-868-9270. This Chamber committee works on community improvement projects. Open to all. Call for next date to be announced. Usually about quarterly as needs determine.


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JANUARY:

Mid-Jan: BLANCO COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL LIVESTOCK SHOW. At Blanco County Fairgrounds. 830-868-7167. http://blanco-co.tamu.edu. 4-H and FFA youth projects.

Late Jan: ANNUAL LIBRARY MEETING: At 6p, at the Library, 105 N Nugent. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469.

Late Jan: ANNUAL FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH COOK-OFF: At 6p, at the Library, 105 N Nugent. 830-868-7252. Chili Cook-Off, Bake-Off, Silent Auction. 4p-7:30p. Benefits youth activities.

FEBRUARY:

Early Feb: JOHNSON CITY WRITER'S EVENT: At 10a-4:30p, at Johnson Settlement Event Center at LBJ National Historical Park. Sponsored by the Library, classes are free to the public for ages 17+, and all skill levels are welcome. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469.

Mid-Feb: HILL COUNTRY WINE TRAIL. Enjoy wine and food pairing event. Venture through sleeping vineyards, and cozy wineries, along the way enjoying complementary chocolates and enchanting wine parings. Self-guided. 866-621-9463. www.texaswinetrail.com

Mid-Feb: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL BANQUET, 6p, at varying locations in Johnson City. 830-868-7614. www.johnsoncitytexaschamber.com. Annual Awards.

Late Feb: YOUTH COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (YCAP) ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING. 7p, at 102 N Nugent (corner Nugent & Main). 512-557-8937.

MARCH:

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 March: BLANCO COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL: 830-833-4138; POB 1255, Blanco, TX 78606. http://blanco-co-tamu.edu. blanco-tx@tamu.edu). Info: Keitha Johnson, 830-833-4138. Annual Youth Stock Show: All Blanco County youths are invited to participate regardless of affiliation with 4-H, FFA or FCCLA. Prize money or scholarship donations may be mailed to above address.

Early March: JOHNSON CITY WOMAN'S CIVIC CLUB SPAGHETTI DINNER & BINGO NIGHT. At Methodist Church, 105 LBJ Drive. Serving: 5:30p, Bingo 6:45p. Karen Weber: 830-868-7688. www.librarysilentauction.com. Benefits JC Library. 2012: Sat, Mar 3

Late March: GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC CHURCH MEXICAN DINNER & RAFFLE. 11a-2p at 285 281 Loop Road. 830-868-4106.

Late March: TEXAS MEN's STATE CHILI & BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP COOK-OFF. At Blanco County Fairgrounds. 512-567-2835. This Texas tradition is fun for the whole family. Cooking begins Friday evening. On Sat vendors offer treats and treasures from throughout the Hill Country, while cooking continues. Activities include cow chip shuffle board and 42 domino tournaments. Admission: free. Come early to judge or just taste chili made by the best in Texas. Sponsored by CASI. 2012: Sat, Mar 31

Late March: POD ON THE PEDERNALES CHILI COOK-OFF. At Blanco County Fairgrounds. 830-868-7684. This Texas tradition is fun for the whole family. 2011: Sun, Apr 1

APRIL:

All April: JOHNSON CITY WILDFLOWER DAYS: Courthouse Square and surrounding wildflower loops. Johnson City is the Wildflower Capital of the Texas Hill Country, and they celebrate every year some of the most beautiful wildflowers you will ever see. 830-868-7684. Maps and more detail at www.JohnsonCityTexasChamber.com/wildflower_loop/index.html. Wildflower Days Market event.

Mid-April: COUNTY-WIDE HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT. At IESI Transfer Station, 377 Transfer Rd, just S of JC, E off Hwy 281. 8a-1p. A Blanco County government sponsored event. Flyer. Tessa Doehrman, 830-868-6082. 2012: 4/21

Mid-April: FAMILY EASTER PICNIC & EASTER EGG HUNT: Franklin Family Ranch, FM 165 & Middle Creek Rd., Johnson City, TX 78636. From 11a-2p.

Mid-April: EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: Whittington Mountain, Whittington Randh, Middle Creek Loop Rd./CR 203, Johnson City, TX 78636.

Mid-April: TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: .Held at different locations in the Hill Country over the long weekend. 512-249-6300; www.texaswineandfood.org

Mid-April: LIBRARY BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER: At the JC Library, 501 Nugent Ave. www.johnsoncitylibrary.com. 830-868-4469. 9a each day. Books sales, silent auction.

Late-April: BLANCO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAR UNIT FUNDRAISER: Held annually at Blanco County Fairgrounds, 12 noon-1a. Honors first responders and other emergency groups. Washer tournament, ranch rodeo, demonstrations by local emergency groups, kid's play area with games, face painting, smoke house, live music, silent auction, Barbecue supper, raffle, live auction, country western band & dance. BC-SAR is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to assisting law enforcement agencies and other groups that are searching for lost people. This SAR unit provides off-road services by horseback, foot and all-terrain vehicles to perform search operations. Members devote hours to training and to SAR operations, and provide their our own equipment and transportation. Since no public tax funds are received, they depend on support of the community for donations of money, equipment and supplies. Contact Kimberly Radich, 830-469-9677

MAY:

Early-May: JC FAMILY PICNIC & LION'S CLUB "ROARING LIONS" VS. WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB "LION TAMERS" SOFTBALL CHALLENGE. At JC City Park, 11:30a. Food, Fun and Games! A Softball Challenge between Lion's "Roaring Lions" and JC Woman's Civic Club "Lion Tamers". BBQ, Home Run Hitters Challenge with great prizes, and a Raffle! Benefits JC Community Education Foundation, providing JCISD graduates with scholarships for college and technical school opportunities. LeAndy Pletcher 512-775-9497.

Early-May: JCVFD ANNUAL FISH FRY AND RAFFLE FUNDRAISER, At Blanco County Fairgrounds, 5p-8p. 830-868-7900. www.jcvfd.org. Live name band, food, beer, raffle, live and silent auctions.

JUNE:

Late June: JOHNSON CITY ANTIQUE ENGINE AND TRACTOR PULL. Starting at 9am. Tractors 1965 and back (Nebraska Test Book). All Engines Welcome. No charge to exhibitors. Food, live music, vendors, horse shoes, washer pitchin', kid's tractor pull. Admission: Adults: $5, Kids: $3, 12 & under: free. 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place and Best in Show Plaques. Proceeds benefit Blanco County Fair Association. Information: 830-868-2809. For Vendor information contact Horst at 830-868-7614 or Robin at 830-868-2510.

Mid-June: PEC ELECTRIC COOP ANNUAL MEETING: 2p, at PEC Training Center, 1506 US Hwy 281, Johnson City, TX 78636. www.PEC.coop.

JULY:

July 4: SPANGE-DANGLE JULY 4th CELEBRATION. Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds. 3p-midnight. Fireworks & parade. Music, games, wine, food, beer. 830-868-7684; www.johnsoncitytexaschamber.com

AUGUST:

Mid-Aug: BLANCO COUNTY FAIR & RODEO & BIG CARNIVAL. Johnson City, at Blanco County Fairgrounds. www.johnsoncitytexaschamber.com. www.bcfra.org. Kay Odiorne: 830-868-7053

SEPTEMBER:

September: PEDERNALES WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COOP: 830-868-4528; 4256 Ranch Road 1320, Johnson City, TX. Romelia & Harris Greenwood; and Todd Swift, Blanco County Extension Agent, Texas Cooperative Extension, Blanco County, 830-868-7167. A non-profit group that works to promote neighborliness and good wildlife management practices, with information sharing and an annual meeting in September highlighting talks by leading authorities on wildlife management. Call to get schedule or to get on email list.

Mid-Sep: BLANCO COUNTY CONSERVATION EXPO. At the Fairgrounds, 8:30a-1:30p. Oak wilt, brush management & water, native grasses, wildfire prevention. 830-868-7904. Lunch provided. www.texasconservation.org

OCTOBER:

Early Oct: TEXAS HILL COUNTRY LAVENDER FESTIVAL AND LAVENDER LANDSCAPES. Area Lavender that will open to the public. Guests cut fresh lavender, partake of lavender-themed food and drink, purchase lavender products, art and crafts, enjoy singer-songwriters and attend educational sessions at the farms. A farm visit takes young and old back to a simpler way of life with a closer appreciation of our earth. Art will be professionally judged on Sunday morning, an artist reception will follow starting at noon and the silent auction will continue until 4pm. Lucky visitors will take home original art. 830-385-5336. www.lavender-landscapes.com

Early Oct: GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC CHURCH MEXICAN DINNER & RAFFLE. 11a-2p at 285 281 Loop Road. 830-868-4106.

Early Oct: WILD GAME DINNER & DANCE. At Blanco County Fairgrounds. 830-833-5335. Meal, dance, door prizes, raffle, silent and live auctions.

Early Oct: PIG ROAST EVENT. At Blanco County Fairgrounds. Proceeds to benefit Cherokee Home for Children. Annual event with Poker Run, Bike Show, free camping, BBQ on Saturday, bands Friday and Saturday night and more. $25 per person, 6 and under free. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. www.jcpigroast.org or call Horst for vendor info: 830-868-7614, Lisa for band info: 830-868-7693 or Sandie: 512-556-5579 or sandieandbob@sbcglobal.net.

NOVEMBER:

Early Nov: PLEASANT HILL SCHOOLHOUSE ANNUAL SMORGASBORD: On opening day of hunting season. At the Pleasant Hill - Rocky Community Schoolhouse, 7 miles W of Johnson City, just off US 290 West on CR 205 (Rocky Road). Serving: 5p-8:30p. By donation. Support county EMS, volunteer fire departments and librarires and others. Milton Hawkins 830-868-9075.

Late Nov: WHITTINGTON'S JERKY HOSTS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE. At Whittington's Jerky and General Store, 604 Hwy 281 S. 9a-4p. Hourly door prizes including Gift Baskets with Whittington's Jerky products and other goodies. Children's activities, book signings and wine tasting, all free to the public. Products available for purchase with free shipping for items purchased that day. www.WhittingtonsJerky.com

Late Nov & Dec: CHRISTMAS AT THE BOYHOOD HOME, 1920S STYLE. At the Boyhood Home. 830-868-7128 ext. 231. www.nps.gov/lyjo, www.friendsoflbjnationalpark.org

Late Nov: LIGHTED HOOVES AND WHEELS PARADE. At Courthouse Square. www.johnsoncitytexaschamber.com. 830-868-7684. Clickety Cloggers start of the second night of Lights Spectacular with a performance in the street in front of the Courthouse on the Square at 5:30p. Highlight of the evening will be the Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade at 6:30 pm and pictures with Santa in Memorial Park on Main Street. Chuck Wagon Food Court will be open. Courthouse lobby will be filled with the Garden Club's Christmas ornaments and crafts. Carriage rides and hayrides will be available.

Nov-Dec: CHRISTMAS AT THE BOYHOOD HOME, 1920S STYLE. At the Boyhood Home. 830-868-7128 ext. 231. www.nps.gov/lyjo, www.friendsoflbjnationalpark.org

Nov-Dec: HILL COUNTRY TOY RUN. JC Courthouse at 9a. (arrive early for social time with coffee and donuts), the Bikers Toy Run heads west and swings through Fredericksburg, then up Hwy 16 north through Llano to the small town of Cherokee, picking up bikers along the way. With Santa and a sleigh full of wrapped presents purchased through donations and proceeds from the Johnson City Pig Roast, the children of the Cherokee Home will be wide-eyed and smiling as Christmas joy is delivered and the motorcycle enthusiasts share a meal with the children and spend the afternoon with them to make their day special. Event open to all. No fee. Motorcycle encouraged. Kevin Martin, 830-868-4007 or Lisa Lusk 830-868-7693. www.jcpigroast.org/HillCountryToyRunAssoc

DECEMBER:

Mid-Dec: "A TIMELESS CHRISTMAS IN JOHNSON CITY". At the Johnson Settlement. 830-868-7128 ext. 231. www.nps.gov/lyjo, www.friendsoflbjnationalpark.org. A 1920s Christmas at the Boyhood Home, and a 1860s Christmas.

Late Nov-Dec: DEXTER'S HILL COUNTRY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DISPLAY. At 1685 Hwy 281 N, 1 mi N of town. 830-992-7646. www.hillcountrychristmaslights.com; 200,000+ lights.

Nov 26-Jan 2: LIGHTS SPECTACULAR-HILL COUNTRY STYLE. Millions of lights on the Blanco County Courthouse and the PEC HQ building. Methodist Living Nativity Pageant; Hill Country Toy Run; LBJ Park: Christmas at LBJ Boyhood Home; A Timeless Christmas at the Johnson Settlement; Annual lighting of the Blanco County Courthouse with 100,000+ lights. "Light Art Displays" featuring the 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas in the Park. One million lights twinkling in the trees around Pedernales Electric Coop's Headquarters on Ave F. Carriage and hay rides available at the Courthouse. The Courthouse is open on Saturday and Sunday nights from 6p-9p and will be selling ornaments and crafts from the Garden Club. After the parade, a Food Court for dinner and dessert will be behind the Friendly Bistro and in the alleyway next to Johnson City Bank on Courthouse Square with food booths on opening weekend hosted by local non-profit organizations with one of their biggest fundraisers of the year (hosted by Lions Club, Little League, JOY, Baptist Church, Women's Club, and many more). You can purchase items from delicious funnel cakes, hamburgers, glow necklaces, designer candy, chopped beef sandwiches, sausage wraps, turkey legs and much more. You don't want to miss this. Admission to all events is free. Volunteers needed for set up. Contact JC Chamber: 830-868-7684; see schedule details at: www.JohnsonCityTexasChamber.com. See JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR, by George Cofran, freelance author: www.HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular and You-Tube Video of PEC Lights (ranked #4 of World's Best Holiday Light Displays for 2008 by Travel & Leisure Magazine!). Also see Johnson City, Texas' Free Holiday Events, "Celebrating the Holidays in Johnson City", published 10/30/06, by Amy Francisco, Associated Content: Article

Several weekends in Dec: METHODIST LIVING NATIVITY PAGEANT: Program for all ages, 5 free shows per night, starting 6:30p. Refreshments. 830-868-7414. www.fumcjctx.org

Several weekends in Dec: LAMPLIGHT TOUR OF THE LBJ BOYHOOD HOME: At 6-9p. 830-868-7128, ext 244. www.nps.gov/lyjo. Park Rangers provide an open house and relive a 1920's small town Christmas celebration. Free. Complemented by magnificent lighting displays at the nearby Courthouse and PEC headquarters.


PERIODIC, NO SET SCHEDULE MEETINGS/EVENTS IN JOHNSON CITY


BLANCO COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED EDUCATORS (B-CARE): Contact Cindy Sultemeier, 830-868-7290. This group seeks to provide meaningful information to its membership to enhance health and well being. They provide a collective voice with the legislature on items of concern to all. Donations go toward student scholarships.

BLANCO COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: (Betty McNallen, Chair). Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization established 30 years ago with the goal of eliminating poverty housing from the face of the earth. In year 2005 Habitat built its 200,000th home. The organization builds in 100 countries around the globe, making it one of the largest home builders in the world. Habitat only goes into communities where they are invited by members of that community, making it a grass-roots organization. Though unashamedly Christian in purpose and roots, Habitat extends its mission to all regardless of religion - or lack thereof. The Blanco County Chapter, made up of a group of your friends and neighbors, is associated with the Austin Habitat for Humanity Affiliate, one of the largest affiliates in the country.

BLANCO COUNTY PREDATOR CONTROL ASSOCIATION (BCPCA): 830-868-0873; c/o Joe Stewart, 6457 RR 1323, Johnson City, TX 78636. Mission is to support predator control activities, including paying a portion of the Blanco County Trapper's salary. If you have problems with predatory animals, call our Trapper: Joe Finch, Ofc: 830-833-4453, Cell: 210-488-4855. Donations needed to support this program to help the deer numbers and sheep and goat producers (send to this address).

BLANCO COUNTY PRESCRIBED BURN ASSOCIATION: 830-868-7237, Ext 3 (NRCS office in C). BPBA has four goals: share equipment, share labor, train members, and foster good relations between neighbors and within the community in regard to the sue of prescribed burns. BPBA is a chapter of the Hill Country Prescribed Burning Association (based in Kerrville) and works in cooperation with the Pedernales Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Chairman: Al Lindig. 55 members. Prescribed burning is a soil enrichment process that adds needed nitrogen back into the soil for greater plant production. Burning cleans up dead litter build-up and enhances wildlife habitat by creating a niche for forbs production. Burning also helps control invasive species and puts land back Into a more balanced environment.

BLANCO COUNTY FAIR & RODEO ASSOCIATION: Blanco, TX 78606. 512-940-7073; www.bcfra.org, info@bcfra.org. A non-profit organization that raises funds for scholarships for graduating seniors by holding events throughout the year. We hope you will join us and thank your for your support of our association. Members are the driving force of the organization. Annual fair & rodeo in August at Blanco County Fairgrounds in Johnson City. Contact: Kay Odiorne, above number.

FRIENDS OF LBJ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: Office: 830-868-7128 x222; POB 1831, 100 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636. Click: Map. A non-profit, volunteer support organization for the LBJ National Historical Park. Volunteers & donations are warmly welcomed. www.FriendsOfLBJNationalPark.org. info@FriendsOfLBJNationalPark.org




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