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Page 6C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press • December 1,2010 + DNESDAY, DEC. 1 Santa's Arrival and Tree Light- ' ing Ceremony, 4:30 p.m. Santa ,: will arnve and listen to wishes anal . district choirs will provide carols .~ ~ from 5-9 p.m. Food and drink •. vendors will be on site along with fun activities. Free and open to the ' public. Historic Train Depot, Front and Center streets, downtown Kyle . • Hays County Courthouse Ugh(v ing, 6 p.m. Lighted trail, carolenk% Mr. end Mrs. Claus all join in the ~' festivities. Downtown square, San . Marcos • Sights and Sounds of Chdat- mas, 6 p.m. UI' Town of Bethle- hem, cotton candy, funnel cakes; perfect for the whole family to enjoy. a night filled with fun & holiday cheer. Santa Arrival at 6 p.m. 401 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos • Friends of the Ubrary Meeting, 7 p.m. Buda Public Ubrary THURSDAY, DEC. 2 • Irene Lee Pagan Jewelry Trunk Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. hosted by Coco Blackbird and Virginia Flem- ing, San Michele, 219 Hy Road in Buda • Rrst Thursday in histodc down- town Buda. 5-9 p.m. Stroll through the unique antique and specialty shops and enjoy dinner downtown. • Main Street Chnstrnas at the Ubrary, 5-9 p.m. Carriage rides, holiday stories and holiday music, Buda Public Library • Kyle Chamber Ambassador's B.A.S.H. and Toy Ddve, 6 p.m. Am opportunity for all members of the community to network in a relaxed setting, bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child that will be donated to a child in need this Holiday Season, The Winfield Inn, 900 Scott Street, Kyle • Wassailfest, Stroll through holi- day lights and sample wassail from downtown merchants, Main Plaza, New Braunfels • Sights and Sounds of Christ- mas, 6 p.m. (see Dec. 1 for further detallls) • Middle School Winter Band Concert, 6:30 p.m. Beginners and Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles from Simon, Chapa and Wallace middle schools. Free and open to the public. HCISD Perfom~ ing Arts Center, Kyle • Drum for Fun Rhythm Circle, 6:30-8 p.m. Ongoing circle, open to everyone including children. Create spontaneous rhythm. Drums and lots of little percussion toys will be provided. Bring your own if you have them. Chucks Coffee Shop and Dell, Manchaca • Los Lobos, 9:30 p.m. Rock, Tex-Mex, folk, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music in one graceful, gritty sound. Gruene Ha~ Gruene FRIDAY, DEC. 3 • 20th Annual Wild Ideas Holiday Event at the Wildflower Center, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Jo Pollock signs her beautiful holiday ornaments from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kitty Keller has a trunk show of cloisonne or- naments and hand-painted pottery from 1 to 4 p.m. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin • 2010 Holiday Wine Trail, 10 a.m.-5p.m. Enjoy the sounds of carols, sniff the delicious Christ- mas treats and bask in front of the fireplace with your favorite glass of cheer during a self-guided tour, visiting each of'the 27 Hill Country wineries. • Kyle Library Bilingual Story Time, 10:30 a.m. • Kyle Garden Club, 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Old Kyle City Hall, downtown Kyle ~ • Kyle Community Ubrary Gain- • ing Time, 3-5 p.m. For kids 7-12 years old. Wii games, board games, computers and popcorn. • Fdday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall, 4-7 p.m. Happy hour, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes, broadcast live, Gruene • 2010 Project Graduation's Holiday Bazaar, 5-8 p.m. Clothing, Thousands of people gather at the Sights and Sounds of Christmas last year in San lights will happen again December 1-4. PHOTO BY TAMMY JOHNSON Marcos. The festival of jewelry, crafts, candles, food, face eer stz'eet, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over painting and so much more. Hays 70 vendors, live entertainment and High School Cafeteria great food in historical downtown • Friends of the Library Book district, One block north of Hwy. Sale, 6-8 p.m. Members only 290 West, Dripping Springs preview and silent auction display, • Elgin's Holiday by the Tracks, Buda Public Library 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Holiday Bazaar with • Sights and sounds of Chdat- Lopez burgers and art projects mas, 6 p.m. (see Dec. 1 for further for the kids who can share their detaills) Christmas wishes with Santa Claus throughout the day. Admission is • Family comedy "A Monster flee. Ughted Christmas Parade Carol", 7 p.m. In this family com- begins at dusk, followed by an auc- edy for the holidays, the audience tion of decorated Christmas trees. will come to find out what funny Veterans' Memorial Park, down- things happen when Chnstmas town Elgin mixes with Halloween. Texas State University, Theatre Center main • Gruene Chdstmas Market and stage, San Mamos Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Artists • Bob Schneider, 9:30 p.m. The & craft vendors, specialty shops & restaurants in Gruene's His- mo~ awarded singer-songwriter in Austin's history, he's known for his toric District. Photos with Cowboy Kringle, live music, entertainment solid musicianship, lyrical storytell- and the Town Lighting Ceremony ing, and impish onstage persona. Gruene Hall, Gruene at 6 p.m. • Winery U! - All Hail the King, • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Take a look SATURDAY, DEC, 4 at the history and development • Friends of the Ubrary Book of Cabernet Sauvignon. $30. Dry sole, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Silent auction Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Her- display and lots of great books belin Rd., New Braunfels for Christmas gifts, Buda Public • 29th Annual Georgetown LJbrery Christmas Stroll, noon-8 p.m. • San Marcos Market on the Victorian carolers, artisan dam- Square, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy the onstrations, seasonal musical bounty of local farmers, artists and entertainment, arts and crafts crafters. Downtown San Marcos booths, photos with Santa, holiday • Wimbedey Market Days, 9 a.m. merchant showcase and after- Stroll tree-shaded paths, listen to noon parade. Histonc Coudhouse live music and shop to your heart's Square, Georgetown c’,r, tent. Wimberley • Bark to the Winery, noon-5, • 20th Annual Wild Ideas Holiday Pictures with Santa. All natural dog treats, handmade quilts and fleece Event at the Wilclflower Center, 9 blankets and holiday toys. Doggie a.m.-5:30 p.m. (see Dec. 3 for more and wine gifts. Dry Comal Creek details) Vineyards and Winery, 1741 Herbs- • Budatest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pa- fin Road New Braunfels, TX 78132 rade, carnival, artisans, food, live music, dance performances, pup- • Sights and Sounds of Chdst- pets, choirs, fiddlers and guitansts, mas, 2-11 p.m. (see Dec. 1 for Pictures with Santa. Downtown further detaills) Buda • Conversation: Enc Zimmerman, • Bay Scout Toy Ddve for Brown 2 p.m., Artist shares the rich refer- Santa, 10 a.m. Troop 967 of Buda, ences to history, innovation, and will be collecting new, unwrapped quests for scientific knowledge that toys for newborns to 17 years, for led him to create his project, We the Hays County Brown Santa Pro- Chose to Go to the Moon. Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress gram during the Budafest Parade Avenue, Austin • Old Fashioned Christmas Ornament Making Party, 10 * English as a Second Language a.m.- 4 p.m. Holiday cookies, hot Classes, 3-4 p.m. Kyle Community chocolate and cider will be served. Library, 409 W. Blanco Masonic Lodge, 103 Fitzhugh at • Family comedy "A Monster Mercer Street, Dripping Springs Carol", 4-6 p.m. (see Dec. 3 for • 2010 Holiday Wine Trail, details) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (see Dec. 3 for • Gruene Town Lighting, 5-8 further details) p.m. Gruene closes out the many • 6th Annual Chdstmas on Mer- festivities of the day with a brass band street performance at 5 p.m. followed by the annual town light- ing at 6 p.m. when Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback • Winter's Eve celebration in Wimberley, 5-10 p.m. Explore shops and restaurants on the Square, the Quarter and on Old Kyle Road. Enjoy tasty treats and spirits as you encounter a variety of foecl booths from local vendors. Downtown Wimberley, RR 12 at Old Kyle Road • Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll, 6-9 p.m. Join KUT's Eklektikos host John Aielli for traditional songs of tt~e season on the steps of the State Capitol. Then sing O' Christmas Tree as the Capitol Christmas tree is lit at 7 p.m. Entertainment on Congress Ave. Shops open late. Downtown Austin. • American Choral Directors Maddgal Dinner, 7 p.m. Comedy, music and artistry will accompany a grand feast that all are sure to enjoy! St. Mark's Episcopal Church Hall at 3039 Ranch Rd. 12, San Marcos • Cowboy Chd~ma= Ball, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Michael Martin Murphey & The Rio Grands Band, accompained by the Texas State Chamber Orchestra. LBJ Student Center, Texas State University • NPR's Ira Glass at the Para- mount TheaVe, 6 p.m. Host and producer of the public radio and television program "This American Life." Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue, Austin • The Kelly Willis and Bruce Robinson Holiday Show, 10:30 p..m. Enjoy a laid back atmosphere and good tunes from this talented couple. Gruene Hall, Gruene SUNDAY, DEC. 5 • FderKJs of the Ubrary Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Budsfoat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (see Dec. 4 for further details) • 2010 Holiday Wine Trail, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (see Dec. 3 for further details) • Gruene Chdstmas Market and Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (see Dec. 4 for further details) • 2Oth Annual Wild Ideas Holiday Event at the Wildflower Center, noon-5 p.m. (see Dec. 3 for details) • Mare-y Chdstmas Barn Tour benefiting Horse Feathers, 1-5 p.m. Visit five scenic barns, experience a live demo of mustang wrangling, old-fashioned Christmas sing-along, tapas, appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks, live music. H2Oasis, 29402 RR12, Dripping Springs • Author Marshall E. Kuykendal, 2-5:30 p.m. Reading end book signing for "Not Enough Bullets", San Michele, 219 Hy Road in Buda • Family comedy "A Monster Carol", 4-6 p.m. (see Dec. 3 for details) • Chdstmas Dinner for Senior Citizens, 5-7 p.m. Chnstmas dinner for senior citizens, serving starts 5 p.m., Onion Creek Senior Citizens Quilt raffle drawing, 6:30 p.m., Santa Cruz Catholic Church, Buda MONDAY, DEC. 6 • Free GED and ESL Classes, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. GED, basic skills, and English Language Learn- ers (ELL), San Marcos Public U- brary, Hopkins Street, San Marcos • School Choirs Perform Holiday Program, 6-9 p.m. Hays High, Si- mon and Dahlstrom choirs perform consecutively at the Performing Arts Center, Kohler's Crossing, Kyle TUESDAY, DEC. 7 • Hay County Commissioners Court, 9 a.m. Hays County Court House AMERICA'S HOLIDA • Buda Library Story Time for Toddlers, 10:30 a.m. • San Marcos Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m. Local vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and other natural food and products. 104 CM. Allen Pkwy. • School Choirs Perform Holiday Program, 6:30 p.m. Lehman High and Wallace Middle School choirs perform consecutively at the Performing Arts Center, Kohler's Crossing, Kyle • Buds City Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Buda City Hall • Life After Loss Adult Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Helping bereaved people better understand the process of grief and how to live through it in a way that is healing. CTMC Hospice Office, 1315 IH-35 N., San Mercos • Kyle City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. Kyle City Hall WEDNESDAY, DEC 8 • Buds Public Ubrary Story Time for Preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. • Kyle Community Library Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and noon • Buds Chamber of Commerce, noon, Catered lunch and carols by Hay High School choir, Good Shep- herd Church, 401 RM 967, Buda • Buda Public Ubrary Story Time for homeschoolers, 1:30-3 p.m. • School Choirs Perfmm Holiday Program, 6:30 p.m. Chapa and Barton middle school choirs perform consecutively at the Performing Arts Center, Kohlefs Crossing, Kyle ONGOING TUESDAYS • TOPS ('rake Off Pounds Sensi- bly) 10 a.m. Buda Public Library WEDNESDAYS • Free Computer Classes, 10 a.m. end 5:30 p.m. Basic lessons in intemet searching, email, Word end Excel. San Marcos Public Library. THURSDAYS Kyle United Methodist Church Christian Book Club, 7 p.m. Star- bucks, Kyle • Co-ed Chdatian Book Club, 7 p.m. 242 Hutton, Kyle SATURDAYS • English as a Second Language classes, 3 p.m. Kyle Community Ubrary • san Marcos Job Corps. As- sistance with GED, high school diiploma and college training. Age 16-24. Free. 512-665-7327 • VFW Post 12058. Local veterans of foreign conflicts are encouraged to join. Meetings 2nd and 4th Thurs- day. membership@vfw12058.com FAVORITE + ,,, , j,i , + The Hays Free Press is dedicating a special section of the Bulletin Board to Senior C#Jzens. If you have any or- gani'~tJons or events for this section, please email to news@haysfreepress. corn or Sandra@haysfreepress.com or mail to The Free Press, R O. Box 339, Buda, 78610. THURSDAY, DEC.2 • The Onion Craeksonior Citizens Board Meating, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon. Buda SUNDAY, DEC. 5 • Senior Citizens Chdstmas Dinner, 5 p.m. Onion Creek Senior Citizens quilt raffle drawing, 6:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Catholic Church, Buda TUESDAY, DEC, 7 • Kyle Area Senior Zone, 9:30 a.m games. Lunch at noon. Old Kyle City Hall • Onion Creek Senior Citizens Game Night, 6 p.m. Snacks: $2 Buda THURSDAY, DEC. 9 • Onion Creek Senior Citizens, 9 a.m. Christmas dinner served at noon, Buda • Hays CISD Holiday for Seniors, 5:30 p.m. RSVP 268-2141, Pedorming Arts Center, Kyle EVERY TUESDAY • Quilting at Onion Creek Senior Citizens, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Buda MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVERY WEDNESDAY • soniorflt, 9:30 a.m. Low impact chair classes for all fitness levels, • Duplicate Bddge, 11:30 a.m. $2/class, Old Kyle City Hall. Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center, Buda FIRST TUESDAY • Games of Canasta and 42, 6 p.m. Cost $2. (295-3015) Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center, Buda FIRST WEDNESDAY • Alhelmer's Caregiver Support Group, noon, Arveda Alzheimer's Family Care. 645 FM 967, Buda SECOND MONDAY • Kyle Quilters, 6:30 p.m. Old Kyle City Hall SECOND TUESDAY • Kyle Senior Luncheon, noon, First Baptist Church, Kyle EVERYTHURSDAY • The Onion Creek Senior Citizens, games 9 a.m. Lunch at noon. $4, Buda • KASZ, Line Dance Class, 9-10 a.m. Games 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Kyle City Hall THIRDTHURSDAY • National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, 10 a.m., South Austin Senior Cen- ter, 3911 Manchaca Rd, Austin EVERY WEEK DAY • Kyle Meals on Wheels Table games, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Old Kyle City Hall. PRIS|NTED BY THRILLING FAHILIES FOR 75 YEARS! 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