Saturday, November 3: PLEASANT HILL SCHOOLHOUSE ANNUAL SMORGASBOARD (Opening Day of Hunting Season). Join us at the Pleasant Hill - Rocky Community Schoolhouse, 7 miles west of Johnson City, just off U.S. 290 West on CR 205 (Rocky Road). Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 8:30 p.m. or until food runs out. Meals are by donation. Funds raised are used to help support the North Blanco County EMS, the Blanco and Johnson City Libraries, the Johnson City and Stonewall volunteer fire departments. The Blanco County Youth Council. The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Wellness Center. (for more information contact Milton Hawkins 868-9075)
Saturday, November 17 - Tuesday January 1 [to be confirmed]: Hill Country Christmas Lights Display: Hill Country Christmas Lights 2012! More than half-a million lights illuminate this Drive Thru Christmas Light Display nightly. Bring your family and experience it this year! From the 25' Tall Tree of light, and the Holidazzle Dancing Light show, to the drive thru tunnel of light, this display is sure to fill you with the Christmas Spirit. Enjoy the lights from the warmth of your car as you listen to our very own radio station that plays non-stop Christmas music. 101.7 fm The STAR. Back by popular demand this year "The One Silent Night" Live nativity on Dec 8 & 9. Hill Country Christmas Lights will be open Nightly Mon-Thur 6:00pm-10:00pm and Friday & Saturday 6:00pm-Midnight. Come see us this year! 1685 N US Hwy 281 (1 mile north of Johnson City) Dexter Haynes at (830) 992-7646. www.hillcountrychristmaslights.com
Thursday, November 22: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Friday, November 23: 23rd Annual "Lights Spectacular, Hill Country Style": The official lighting of the Blanco County Courthouse will begin with Santa's arrival at 6:30 pm. After the lighting, the Chuck Wagon Food Court will be open next to the Johnson City Bank.
Live band music will continue throughout the evening festivities,
Free hayrides, sponsored by the Antique Tractor Club, will operate until approximately 10 pm (loading in front of Texas 290 Diner - weather permitting),
Carriage rides will be available,
Johnson City Garden Club will offer Christmas ornaments and crafts in the courthouse lobby.
The Blanco County Courthouse, in Johnson City, glows with 100,000+ lights for a full month of holiday splendor. Also featured are a one million light display at the PEC headquarters on Ave F, Christmas in the Park and light displays throughout the community.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Starting November 23 [to be confirmed] & continuing throughout the Holiday Season: Hayrides: Sponsored by the Antique Tractor Club and loading at Texas 290 Diner from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. every weekend throughout the Holiday Season (weather permitting) By Donation
Friday, November 23 – Tuesday, January 1: Lights Spectacular: This year marks the 23rd anniversary of Lights Spectacular, Hill Country Style. Proclaimed as "the Centerpiece of one of the biggest shows on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail" by Southern Living magazine with a courthouse that "shines brighter than the star of Bethlehem". The entire town is bathed in lights with 100,000 lights twinkling on the Blanco County Courthouse while Pedernales Electric Coop’s Headquarters on Ave F boasts a lighted forest of over 1 million lights. Hayrides and carriage rides are available throughout the season. Each weekend, the Garden Club fills the Courthouse with Christmas ornaments and holiday crafts for purchase. Johnson City is located at the crossroads of the Hill Country. Spend your nights with us while taking in the Hill Country Lighting Trail. For the entire trail, go to http://www.tex-fest.com/regional/ For additional information, call the Johnson City Visitors Center at 830-868-7684.
Fri. - Sun., November 23 - November 25: Johnson City Courthouse Ornaments Sale: The Courthouse lobby will be open during the holiday on weekends and the Garden Club will be selling Christmas ornaments, crafts, post cards, bird houses, bumper stickers and local cook books. The ornaments are hand made each Monday morning throughout the year at our nursing home by the residents, and they are excellent decorations for a very modest cost. Proceeds support local non-profit organizations. Opening weekend of Lights Spectacular the "store" is open 5p-9p on Friday through Sunday of opening weekend. Each weekend thereafter it is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 6p-9p through 12/23. Info: contact Joycelyn Carter, 868-7010.
Saturday, November 24: Whittington's Jerky Hosts 11th Annual OPEN HOUSE: at Whittington's Jerky and General Store, 604 HWY 281 South in Johnson City. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. — Hourly door prizes including Gift Baskets with Whittington's Jerky products and other goodies. The OPEN HOUSE will also include children's activities, book signings and wine tasting, all free to the public. Products available for purchase with FREE SHIPPING for items purchased on the day of the OPEN HOUSE. Visit www.WhittingtonsJerky.com for more information.
The fun leads up to Johnson City's Annual Light Spectacular Lighted Parade at 6:30 that evening around the downtown Courthouse!
Saturday, November 24 [to be confirmed]: 4th Annual Lights Spectacular 5K Run: The First Christian Church of Johnson City will be sponsoring the 4th ANNUAL Lights Spectacular 5K Run at 3 p.m. Medals will be awarded for each age group and there will also be a drawing for door prizes. For more information contact Dawn Capra of the First Christian Church at 512-577-4833. Web: www.jcfirstchristian.org
Saturday, November 24: Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade, Clickety Cloggers begin the activities at 5:30 p.m. with the Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade at 6:30 p.m. Clickety Cloggers will start of the second night of Lights Spectacular with a performance in the street in front of the Courthouse on the Square. The 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. The Chuck Wagon Food Court will be open, the Court House lobby will be filled with the Garden Club’s Christmas ornaments and crafts and carriage rides will be available.
Saturday, November 24: Lamplight Tours of the LBJ Boyhood Home – 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. National Park Rangers will provide an open house and relive a 1920’s small town Christmas celebration in this decked out historic home located on Elm Street, one block south of Hwy 290 (Main Street) in Johnson City. Free. Complemented by stunning lighting display at the PEC, across the street.www.nps.gov/lyjo for more information or call the public affairs office at (830) 868-7128, ext. 244.
November 30 - December 16: Holiday Wine TrailIncludes 22 wineries in the Texas Hill Country.
Tickets available October 20th.
Recurring Monthly Events
Every Tuesday: Dominoes at the First United Methodist Church
Dominoes played at 10 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
Every Wednesday Evening: Miller Creek RV Resort
Miller Creek RV Resort hosts a $3 home cooked meal at 6:30 p.m. in the Rec Hall (bring your own drink of choice).
Every Weekend: Downtown Entertainment & Dining at Pecan Street Brewing
Enjoy good food, hand-crafted beers and live music on weekends. See entertainment and menu details at www.PecanStreetBrewing.com. Located at 106 E. Pecan Drive (across from the Courthouse Square). 830-868-2500.
1st Tuesday: Johnson City Writes
If you would like to enjoy sharing the creative experience of writing, join us at the Johnson City Library, each month at 9:30am. We'll have some fun, and it's free. For further info, contact Bambi Haley @ 830-868-9269 Web: www.jclibrarysite.org
2nd Tuesday: JC Chamber of Commerce Meeting
6:00 pm - Location to be announced. Call the Chamber for more info: 830-868-7684.
2nd Thursday: Johnson City Garden Club Craft Day
2 p.m. Contact Joycelyn Carter at 830-868-7010 for location.
2nd Sunday: TASTE Wine+Art
ART WINE & LIVE MUSIC. TASTE Wine +Art, 213 N. Nugent, Johnson City, across from the courthouse. Join us Noon - 3 p.m. Visit www.TASTEwineArt.com for more information.
4th Tuesday: Johnson City Library - Civil War Roundtable
Do you have an interest in the Civil War? Are you a Civil War collector? Do you like to read about or watch Civil War videos? One way to peak your enthusiasm is to participate in a Civil War Roundtable with other like-minded individuals. 7pm @ The Johnson City Library. Web: www.jclibrarysite.org
4th Tuesday: Alzheimer's Association - San Marcos
Noon - 1:15 in San Marco. Email HERE or call 800.367.2132 to sign up.
Last Saturday: Art Walk at the Galleries on Nugent: