Saturday, May 5: Barbecue on the Pedernales at the LBJ Ranch in StonewallIn keeping with the historic Head-of-State barbecues held on the LBJ Ranch during the Lyndon B. Johnson presidency of the 1960's; the National Park Service is hosting a Barbecue on the LBJ Ranch from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The 1960's barbecues always included good entertainment and tasty food. To ensure good times, the Friends of LBJ National Historical Park have arranged for The Salt Lick Barbeque to provide the food with all the trimmings. Pecan Street Brewing will supply cold refreshments. Following the "feast" America's favorite cowboys, the "comedy and western" group, Riders In The Sky will provide a 90-minute show of true Western music with their own brand of wacky humor and way-out Western wit. The classic cowboy quartet has chalked up over 6100 concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries. Their cowboy charisma and comedic flair have earned them two Grammy awards and a membership in the Grand Ol' Opry. Riders are happy to make a stop along the trail ride to pay a visit to the LBJ Ranch and the good folks of the Hill Country region.
For more information and to make a reservation for this special event and fund raiser for the national park go to www.friendsoflbjnationalpark.org. For further information or to arrange to purchase reservations by mail call (830) 868-7128 x222.
Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6: Becker Vineyards 14th Annual Lavender Fest: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon - 6 p.m. Entrance is complimentary, parking is $5.00. There will be Lavender Products, Plants, Vendors, Cooking Demos, Guest Speakers, Culinary Delights, Concessions, Wine Tasting & Tours, Vintner Luncheons & Dinner, Music and much more. (Reservations required for the luncheons & dinners.) Visit www.BeckerVineyards.com for more information.
Sunday, May 6 [to be confirmed]: Johnson City Family Picnic & Lion's Club "Roaring Lions" vs. Women's Civic Club "Lion Tamers" Softball Challenge: Join us at the JC City Park beginning at 11:30 am. Food, Fun and Games! A Softball Challenge between Johnson City Lion's Club "Roaring Lions" and Johnson City Woman's Civic Club "Lion Tamers" will be held at the Softball Field at the City Park starting at 1:30 pm. We will have BBQ ($10 for an adult plate and $5 for a child plate), a Home Run Hitters Challenge ($10 entry fee) with GREAT Prizes, and a Raffle cordless drill donated by Sears and also $100 gift card donated by HEB! (Raffle tickets $5 each or $25 for six). There will be lots of games and fun for the kids. Proceeds benefit Johnson City Community Education Foundation, providing JCISD graduates with scholarships for college and technical school opportunities. For more information contact LeAndy Pletcher 512-775-9497.
BBQ Plate tickets and Raffle tickets available from JCCEF board members and at many local businesses around town.
Last Year the Women's Club won the Softball Game - but the game is still under protest! A great rematch is about to be underway and this year's game will be the playoff!! Be sure to come this year to see the outcome and support your favorite team. A great way to sponsor the JCCEF and our community!
Saturday, May 12: JCVFD Annual Fish Fry and Raffle Fundraiser: Blanco County Fairgrounds from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. There will be plenty of food and free beer. There will also me many raffle items and both a live and silent auction. Support the local fire department by attending the fundraiser and bring lots of cash to fill the donation can! Call 830-868-7900 for additional information. www.jcvfd.org
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: