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+ HaysFreePress.com Read which 10 most valuable properties make up 9% of school district's tax base. - Page 1g October 5, 2011 * Page 18 uda's First Thursday event themed "Ladies Night" urill be held on October 6 from 5-9 p.m. Stroll through the unique antique and specialty shops in downtown Buda while enjoying food from downtown restaurants. Activities include Pumpkin Art from Art Around Town. The 8th annual Buda Fine Arts Festival ~11 be held on October 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and October 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the green- belt behind the Buda Public Library. The festival includes a weekend of fine art, live music, children's art activities, student art, demonstrations and a"Taste of Buda," selec- tions from Buda's downtown restaurants. The festival features over 50 juried artists from around Texas exhibiting oils, pastels, acrylics, glass, mixed media, photography, sculpture and fine jewelry for sale. Admission to the fes- tival is flee. For more infor- mation, please visit www. budafineartsfesfival.com. The 1st annual Buda Beer and Polka Fest will be held on October 22 from 1 la.m. ....... to 10 p.m. at City Park under the large pavilion. The festival features a Bavarian Oompah band, traditional dancers, German food and beer, beer including European beers, a photo booth, alpenhorns and authentic polka bands. Games include a Stein Hold- ing Competition, Sexiest Fraulien Costume Contest, and sausage eating contests in the Bier Garten plus arts and crafts booths. All parking will be onsite at City Park located north of the large pavilion off of Garison Road. The 3rd annual Buda Gear= heads Open Car Show ~ be held on October 22 at Cabela's. The car show will be filled with music and food and is your opportunity to view clas- sic and custom cars. For more information, please visit www. budagearheads.com. The 9th annual Boo-Da Hal- loween event will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 6-8 p.m. in downtown. Downtown Buda serves as a safe and fun opportunity for children to trick-or-treat for Hallow- een and includes Halloween stories, crafts, games, and more Halloween fun at the Buda Public Library. Down- town and the greenbelt will be filled with local businesses and organizations giving away free candy and promotional items. The Buda Gearheads will be conducting a Trunk or Treat at the City Hall parking lot showcasing classic and custom automobiles. If your business and/or organiza- See BUDA PARKS & REC, pg. 2C PHOTOS BY LINCOLN RAMIREZ During the First Thursday event in September, women gather to knit and visit at The Yellow Sweater store on North Main Street in Buda. Another first for First ay in Buda STAFF REPORT Come Thursday, watch out for gal pals browsing antique and specialty shops, sampling food and possibly even knit- ting in downtown Buda. Around two dozen merchants on and around Main Street are hosting a "Girls Night Out" for the October rendition of First Thursday, the monthly event that draws visitors to the historic down- town. "Everybody works together to get people to come," said Lorri Lowden, the new owner of Roilin' Hot Grill, formerly the Main Street Cafe. "Usually we have a really good little turnout." ~' Alisha Burrow, the city's tourism di- rector, said the event brings energy and excitement to Buda every month. "Merchants have come up with cre- ative ways to entice visitors to stores, come up with enticing menus, and I .think that awareness has spread," she said. "We get people coming not only from the Buda and Kyle area but we have some regulars from San Marcos and Austin as well." One of the downtown merchants, the Buda Grocery and Grill, is offering "din- ner under the stars" beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner includes a wine tasting and live music and is served in the garden area of Sue Ellen's Florist shop next door walking by. Several musical acts perform in front of shops and in courtyards each month during First Thursday in downtown Buda. at 122 S. Main St. Lowden said she often installs an em- ployee just outside her restaurant, at 116 N. Main St., to hand out samples of hamburgers and other fare to the people "If you can get them in the door to let them see your place, it really works," she said. The First Thursday in November ~]1 feature a Thanksgiving and American Indian theme. Xavier Berreles-Luna, 5, of Buda draws with green chalk at the National Night Out kickoff party last Thursday at Buda City Hall. Samantha Heidler of Buda paints a fiery-colored butterfly on the cheek of Camille Reynolds, also of Buda. PHOTOS BY LINCOLN RAMIREZ Buda firefighter Beto Contreras shows off a firetruck to several chil- dren last Thursday at the National Night Out kickoff party. Neighbor- hoods throughout Kyle, Buda and the rest of the state held block parties Tuesday night for the annual National Night Out. rain o,.i nnne Q_ :::~~ ~iL ENDS Don't ask! No we did not get any rain. Not even a drop, lightning struck nearby and burned out our coffee pot. Did not realize the water shortage was that serious - hope enough is there for a pot of coffee, ifI had one. (I do). Noticed that the last of the cotton along Gristmill Road has been harvested. Good to see several of the large mod- tries of cotton at the end of the field. Now, it may rain! To correct the mistake in one 0fthe papers, the Clai- borne Kyle Log House did NOT sponsor the chicken fry i at St. ]ohn Lutheran Church in Uhland. It was the Men's Fellowship of St. John; I have no idea why that appeared in the column. Best wishes and prayers go with Annie Sassman, who has returned to The Texan Nurs- ing Home in San Marcos after several admissions to Seton Hospital. She has been very ill. Also to Myrtle Carson, a former member of St. John Lutheran Church, who has been having a lot of health problem& Charlotte, Franklin and Gladys Sorrells spent an afternoon helping sort and pack baby food and supplies See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 2C has bilingual CHECKIT .... OUT AhWarded an early child- ood reading grant om Target Stores, Kyle Public Library began a series of bilingual storytimes the frst of October which will run through December 17. The library is also planning spring and summer sessions with dates to be announced later. The Target grant enables the library to expand its story time offerings, enhance the children's collection with additional bilingual books and provide staff members with additional training in early literacy programming. Added benefits of the grant are the additional educational manipulatives, interactive educational materials and story props that will extend the literacy and learning expe- riences for young children. Bilingual storytimes are Saturdays at noon, from now through December 17 for chil- dren age two through five. Help keep your family healthy and happy Get your flu vaccine Wash your hands Cover coughs and sneezes Stay home when ill Stay up-to-date at AustinRegionalClinic.com : Sched: !e: oui fiu vaccine today: forseniors ages 65 and older, +