Event Calendar For October 2014

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The Anthony Moreno Band
October 1
On the patio in the heart of Round Top at Bybee Square

The Stone Cellar
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
204 E. Mill Street, Round Top
979-249-3390
Free

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Cool Freddie E & The Crew
October 1
Make plans to spend an incredible evening with Scotty and Friends as Cool Freddie E & The Crew perform your oldies, classic rock, country, MoTown, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Top 40 and Easy Listening favorites.  Call Scotty to reserve your table for this great event.

Scotty & Friends
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
109 Bauer Rummel Rd, Round Top
979-249-5512

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Big Red Barn Fall Show
Oct 1, 2, 3, & 4
The Show That Started It All!!  Big Red Barn, Continental Tent, Big Red Barn Tent and Carmine Dance Hall.  Admission ticket gets you into all 4 venues for all 4 days. Shop late Wednesday 9 - 7, Thursday and Friday 9 - 6 and Saturday 9 - 4.  Fabulous quality Americana, European, eclectic, silver, art, jewelry, linens, vintage and much more!

Big Red Barn,
Open Daily at 9:00am
475 S. Hwy 237, Carmine
512-913-3562
$10 per person

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Tubie and The Touchtones
Ocober 2
On the patio in the heart of Round Top at Bybee Square

The Stone Cellar
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
204 E. Mill Street, Round Top
979-249-3390
Free

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THANK YOU from Second Market and Company
October 3
Join Second Market for a special get together as they celebrate SHOPPING and GOOD MUSIC with a lot of libation and finger foods on this last weekend of "The Show'!  This is their way of thanking you for your patronage.  "Looking forward to seeing y'all!"

Second Market and Company
4:00 p.m.
150 Henkel Circle (Henkel Square Market)
713-854-8413

Stephanie Urbina Jones
October 3
Doors open at 7 PM.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 pm
1051 N. Jefferson St., La Grange
979-968-9944
$18

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Sam Murski
October 3
On the patio in the heart of Round Top at Bybee Square

The Stone Cellar
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
204 E. Mill Street, Round Top
979-249-3390
Free

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Burton Farmers' & Artisans' Market
October 4
The Burton Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Farmers' & Artisans' Market from 9:00 to Noon at the Railroad Depot in Burton on the first Saturday during the months of March through November.  Market items are Homemade and Homegrown by local folks.  Bring your friend and your bag and support the local Farmers' & Artisans' Market.

Burton Railroad Depot
9 a.m. - Noon

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  Annual Lone Star Water Forum
October 4
Please help us publicize this great event.  This year's speakers include former Houston mayor Bill White, State Senator Craig Estes and State Representative Doug Miller.  Our sponsors include Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, City of Brenham, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Washington Co. Wildlife Society, Bluebonnet Master Gardeners, Texas Wildlife Association, St. Edwards University among others.  $25.00 before Sept 19 and include a lunch or $35.00 after and at the door.

Washington County Fair Grounds Event Center
8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Brenham
979-541-9803

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Black Cat Choir
October 4
On the patio in the heart of Round Top at Bybee Square

The Stone Cellar
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
204 E. Mill Street, Round Top
979-249-3390
Free

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Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department's Fireman's Feast
October 4
At the Fire Station in Ledbetter, Texas.  Bingo 4 pm - 6 pm.  Fried Chicken Dinner Dine in or Carry out (Serving begins at 5 pm)  Live Auction begins at 6:30  pm.  To donate auction items, contact Abe Pace 979-966-2126

Fire Station in Ledbetter
979-966-2126

Greezy Wheels
October 4
Doors open at 7 PM.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 pm
1051 N. Jefferson St., La Grange
979-968-9944
$20

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Monthly Market Days - Pumpkin Festival
October 5
Meet your farmers!  Join us for our Monthly Market Day  (the first Sunday of every month) featuring our local farmers and vendors.  Live music, Pony Rides and Sunday brunch by Chef Brian Light of Ronin Cooking!  Come experience the best of the Brazos Valley... Our market features some of the best sustainable and organic small family farms in the Brazos Valley.

Home Sweet Farm Market
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
306 So. Baylor Street, Brenham
979-530-7993

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Town Council Meeting
October 20
All meetings are the 1st Monday of the month with few exceptions. Hours for the Office of the Town of Round Top are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Courthouse
7:30 a.m.
Town Square
979-249-5885

Teen Drawing and Painting Workshop
October 8 - Nov 14
ARTS is very happy to offer classes by this renowned teacher and artist.  This is a great opportunity for any student to experience a top notch art education experience.  Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays for six weeks.  These workshops will be held from 3:30 pm (after school) to 6:30 pm in Fayetteville in the Arts for Rural Texas, Mannie Schmid Classroom Annex.  Students can enroll for this free class by calling ARTS at 979-378-2113 or enroll online at www.artsforruraltexas.org

ARTS
114 N. Live Oak Street, Fayetteville
979-378-2113

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Caring for our Trees
October 9
Our neighbor, Margaret Spencer, will talk about current problems with trees in our area resulting from drought and insects, tree selection and planting. Margaret is a ISA Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist who is also the owner of Streamside Green, LLC, which provides education and training to arborists and landscapers in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. She is also an author of a delightful children's book "My City Tree Cares For Me".  Admission is free.

Round Top Family Library
7:00 p.m.
206 W. Mill Street, Round Top
979-249-2700
Free

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Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros
October 10
Doors open at 7 PM.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 pm
1051 N. Jefferson St., La Grange
979-968-9944
$25

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Judy A. Crowe & Deborah Hill Exhibit
Oct 11 - Nov 1
ARTS invites the community to the Opening Reception for the artists Judy A. Crowe and Deborah Hill at the Ross Gallery on, Saturday, October 11 from 5 - 7pm.
Judy A. Crowe is a painter  of the highest quality. She captures the beauty found in everyday life and conveys the "feel of time, place, or settings rather than create a photo representation."
Deborah Hill is an experimental/mixed media artists who works on multiple surfaces including canvas, paper, and hardboard. Her work includes three dimensional pieces comprised of assemblage, sculpting with polymer resins, epoxy resins, paper clay and found objects.
Come enjoy a wonderful show and celebration of the artistic spirit alive and well in our community.

The Ross Gallery at ARTS
114 N. Live Oak, Fayetteville
979-378-2113

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"Images of Fayette County"
October 11
The photographs of Joan & Jerry Herring - Opening Reception and Book Signing.  10 x 10", 168 pages, full color, hard cover, $45

Red & White Gallery
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
102 West Main, Fayetteville
713-818-9766

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Lone Star Gallery Trade Days
October 11 - 12
Lone Star Trade Days will be held every second weekend of the month. Vintage, shabby, antique, modern, re-purposed and more!

4212 State Hwy 237
Sat 10-6; Sun 10-4
Warrenton
512-797-9815
Free

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Oktoberfest
October 11
Get ready for the Best Little German Fest Out in the Country.  North Railroad St. will be transformed into a Texas Country Oktoberfest in downtown Burton. The fun includes weenie dog races, stein races, beer barrel races, a contest for Best Dressed German woman and man, and kids activities. Enjoy great live music as you polka to the John Holub Polka Band and groove with Slim Bawb & the Fabulous Stumpgrinders.  Of course there will be delicious, authentic German food and much more.  All proceeds benefit Burton community projects as the event is sponsored by the Burton Chamber of Commerce.

Railroad Depot
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Burton
$5 / Under 10 free

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9th Annual St. Mark's Medical Center Monte Carlo Nite
October 11
This is the annual fundraiser in the Foundation's support of St. Mark's Medical Center for equipment and or building needs.  Bistro 108 will again prepare wonderful steaks!  The bar will be sure to quench your thirst!  The lounge will be open for football updates!  Social start at 6 pm, dinner served at 7 pm.  Live auction, silent auction, then gaming to begin at 8:30 pm till 11 pm.  Reserved sponsor tables available - contact Michael Corker at 979-968-3892, Cliff Giese at 979-968-5477 or Donna Pyle at 979-966-3485.

Knights of Columbus Community Center
6:00 p.m.
La Grange
979-966-3485
$75.00

Ellis Paul
October 11
Doors open at 7 PM.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 pm
1051 N. Jefferson St., La Grange
979-968-9944
$20

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Brother Sun
October 17
Doors open at 7 PM.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 pm
1051 N. Jefferson St., La Grange
979-968-9944
$18

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Round Top Relay for Life
October 18
First Round Top 5K Benefiting our cancer relay for life team and another scholarship!!  Registration available online at www.R2T2RaceTiming.com and click on the race registration page.  Race day registration will also be available.  T-shirts for all registered participants!  Proceeds benefit Round Top Relay for Life and "Coach" Luz Arredondo Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Contact Tanya Nygrin 979-966-7163 or Dedra Wolff 512-789-3799 if you have any questions.

Round Top Relay for Life
8:30 a.m.
$35.00

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  Round Top - Carmine ISD Fall Festival
October 18
*Carnival Activities for the Kids *Turkey Stew *Dessert Table *Silent Auction *Class Basket Auction *Raffle
The Fall Festival is the sole fundraiser for the RTC Parents Club. The organization's main focus is to assist the teachers and students of RTC ISD by helping to purchase needed supplies for the classrooms as well as assist with classroom functions throughout the year. Examples of items recently purchased are: globes, atomic clocks & printer for yearbook staff.

At the RT-C Elementary School
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
N Hwy 237, Round Top
Free

11th Annual Barn Dance & Dinner Gala
October 18
The Texas Cotton Gin Museum proudly presents this 11th Annual Event!!  Tickets are $50. 00each/Sponsor Tables available $600.00 which includes 8 tickets.  RSVP by October 14.  Door Prizes! Gift Cards! Steak & Shrimp Dinner!  Live Auction & Raffles!  Live Entertainment - The Bret Graham Band!

La Bahia Dance Hall
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
979-289-3378

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Brew Feast
October 18
Home Sweet Farm Market teams up with the Brazos Valley Brewery to bring a fabulous farm to market dinner with a focus on Craft Beer.  Prepared by Chef Trish Eichelberger of the Alamo Drafthouse with Elizabeth McColgin, enjoy a unique event with your local farmers and Brewmasters!.  Seating is limited....Tax and gratuity included.

Home Sweet Farm Market
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
307 So. Park St., Brenham
979-530-7993
$55./person

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Farmers Market
October 19
Meet your farmers!  Announcing the the Market will be open every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month!!  Live music, free pony cart rides, farm fresh street food!  Farmers, Bakers and Food Artisans from the Brazos Valley.

Home Sweet Farm Market
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
307 So. Park St., Brenham
979-530-7993

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Architectural Review Board Meeting
October 20
All meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month with few exceptions. Hours for the Office of the Town of Round Top are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Courthouse
5:30 p.m.
Town Square
979-249-5885

Chamber Adopt A Highway Clean Up
October 22
All Are Welcome!!  Members and non-Members!!  We will meet at the Courthouse; the more folks we have, the quicker it will go!  The Chamber will have vests, bags and pickers.  Wear closed end shoes!  Lets make this a community event!

Courthouse
8:30 a.m.
Town Square
979-249-4042

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Texas Experience
10/22 - 11/2

Texas Experience

The Texas members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) were challenged to create 12 x12 art quilts that reflect the distinctive character of the Lone Star State. The resulting works of art reflect on each artist s version of their Texas Experience; the diverse topography and cultural landscape, the past, present, and future of the Lone Star State, and the emotional impact of being a Texan.

Copper Shade Tree - Henkel Square Market
102 Schumann Lane Round Top, TX 78954
979-249-4127
Free

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Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce Business Meeting/Mixer
October 23
Everyone is invited!  The Chamber will have a business meeting on the Trolley Download and up coming events such as the Wine Fest, Texas Highways Advertising and 2nd Annual Porch Plus Decorating Contest.

Henkel Square Market
5:30 p.m.
Henkel Hall
979-249-4042

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Kayak
October 23 - Nov 2
A drama by Jordan Hall - Climate change, S'mores and Noah's Ark are all onstage as doting mother, Annie, reveals the strange chain of events that have left her alone in her son's old kayak.

Unity Theatre
300 Church Street, Brenham
979-830-8358

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Rummel Haus Open House
October 25
The historic Rummel Haus, on the Round Top Family Library property, has been lovingly restored thanks to donations from our community and local foundations.  Come see the great work that has been done to restore this 1860's farmhouse and purpose it as an activity center for the Library's young and adult patrons and for the community.   Light refreshments will be served.   Come to Round Top and enjoy all the great German heritage celebrations that will be taking place that weekend.   

Round Top Family Library
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m
206 W. Mill Street, Round Top
979-249-2700
Free

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OktoBierFest
October 25
The 2nd annual OktoBierFest features two main events.  For those interested in the craft bier scene, there will be craft bier tasting from 1-4PM in the hall. Breweries from throughout Texas  and other parts of the USA will be represented. There is a small admission of $10 to the tasting plus $1 per tasting ticket.

The Biergarten opens at 12 noon under the outdoor pavilion. Fresh German sausage from the pit, sauerkraut and potatoes will be available all afternoon.  Imported German  keg biers from Paulaner, one of Munich's most popular breweries, will be available.  The three different biers from Paulaner being offered are the Wies'n  bier, typically served at the Munich Oktoberfest, the Oktoberfest bier which is an amber version of the Wies'n and the Hefeweizen bier, a highly carbonated bier made from wheat with added yeast resulting in a nice head of foam.   Bierfest visitors will be able to buy the traditional drinking vessels from the brewery to enhance the taste of these internationally acclaimed biers. These biers are sold for $3 per serving.

At 1:45 the Keg tapping ceremony will take place.  A special keg of  Paulaner's Munich lager will be tapped to the fanfare  of "Ein Prosit der Gemuetlichkeit"! Tasting of this bier will also be available.  This is a gravity fed keg requiring the tapper to be hammered in with a wooden mallet, just as it was done a century ago. No CO2 required! At 2PM the German music begins. On "tap" for this year's musical entertainment are the Round Top Brass Band and the Enzian Buam (boys).  The Band will be playing traditional German brass band music and the Enzian  Buam will be entertaining you with the best yodeling and alpine music this side of the Atlantic. Entry to the Biergarten is FREE.

Round Top Rifle Hall
Noon - 8:00 p.m.
710 FM 1457, Round Top
979-278-3929

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Preserved Moments in Time, A Photographic Time Capsule
October 25

The Round Top Area Historical Society is excited to invite you to this historic presentation of never-before-seen photos of the Round Top-Carmine area as  taken by renowned photographers Friederike Recknagel , Gustav Froelich and Robert Fulton Adams.  The photos span a time frame of 1853-1917 with the majority of them taken around 1880.   You will leave with  a greater respect for the people who helped make this area unique.

Round Top Area Historical Society
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
397 E. Mill Street, Round Top
979-249-5058
Free

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Townsfolk
October 25
The photographic exhibition and book record some of Round Top's "Townsfolk" and its history, with photography by Bernard Mendoza and stories by Marilyn Albert at The Gallery at Round Top.  The Artists' Reception and Book Signing will be from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  on October 25th.  Please RSVP 979-249-4119  The Exhibition Dates are October 25 - November 8th.  To preview the exhibit and learn more Click Here

The Gallery at Round Top
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
203 East Austin, Round Top
979-249-4119

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J.S. Bach Organ Recital - Townsfolk Exhibition Celebration
October 26
The Organ Recital at Festival Hill on Sunday, at 10:30 am is part of the Townsfolk - The Celebration at Round Top, Texas.

This performance and open house is presented in conjunction with The Gallery at Round Top Townsfolk Exhibition Photographs by Bernard Mendoza, Stories by Marilyn Albert, which opens on Saturday, October 25.

Performed by Alain Declert on the Henry Erben pipe organ, the program includes works by J.S. Bach:

            Fantasia and Fugue in c, BWV 537
            Choral Prelude "Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele", BWV 654
            Choral Prelude "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 639
            Choral Prelude "Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf", BWV 617
            Choral Prelude "In dir ist Freude", BWV 615
 
The 30-minute recital is followed by a docent-guided Chapel Open House.

Alain G. Declert, Program Director of Round Top Festival Institute, studied organ with renowned teacher and performer Genevieve de La Salle in France. He was for 10 years the organist of the Sacred Heart Cathedral of Algiers and for three years at St. Cyril of Alexandria, Houston, Texas.

Round Top Festival Institute - Edythe Bates Old Chapel
10:30 a.m.
248 Jaster Road, Round Top
979-249-3129

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Fayetteville's 1st Annual HalloWine Festival
October 31
A charitable event for Fayetteville's Education Foundation - Food, beer and wine tasting.  Raffle & Costume Contest.  Shops & Vendors.  Live Music by the Black Cat Choir.  For more information call Joe's Place 979-378-9035

Fayetteville Square
7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

17th Annual Theatre Forum
October 31 & Nov 1-2
Taking place from October 31 to November 2, the Theatre Forum s title this year is The Enchanted Years of the Stage: American Voices from 1870-1930. Presenters include Vern Sutton whose area is Melodrama and Olios, and Sonja Bruzauskas and Nancy Bailey, who will analyze and perform early works of George Gershwin. Ann Thompson will speak on opera in America in the early years of the 20th century, while other presenters illuminating this crucial transitional time include director/choreographer Chesley Krohn; designer, Tom Foral; prize-winning historian, Felicia Londre; and producer, Kate Pogue.

Round Top Festival Institute
248 Jaster Road, Round Top
979-249-3129

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