Event Calendar For December 2015

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3rd Annual Round Top Porch Decorating Contest
December 1 - 18
Come Shop, Dine or Stay in Round Top's Winter Wonderland! Stroll the town and check out our Holiday Spirit. Vote for your favorite porch design and register to win Round Top Bucks. Redeem at any participating Round Top Merchant.

Town of Round Top
979-249-4042

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Board of Directors Meeting
December 3
The Board of Directors of the Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special meeting of the board regarding the Christmas Parade and Board membership.

The Orchid Tree Gallery
4:30 p.m.
453 N. Washington, Round Top
979-249-4042

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Tap Takeover
December 3
Tap Takeover with Cycler's Brewing Co.

Home Sweet Farm
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
307 So. Park St., Brenham
979-530-7994

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Miracle on 34th Street
December 3-20
The Christmas Spirit is alive and well in this heartwarming yuletide classic based on the beloved film and novel - a nostalgic holiday treat! Curtain times: Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 4:00 p.m.

Student rate $15.00  ~  Preview, Thursday, December 3  $17.00.

Unity Theatre Main Stage
300 Church Street, Brenham
979-830-8358
$27.00

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Grifters & Shills
December 4
Live Music in the Biergarten! on stage at 7:30 p.m.  Downtown Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade

Home Sweet Farm
7:30 p.m.
307 So. Park St., Brenham
979-530-7994

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Christmas on the Square in Round Top
December 5
Join us for a Country Christmas! Parade starts at 11:00 a.m.!  Entertainment, Homemade Stew & Refreshments, Gumbo Cook-Off, and Llamas. End your fun-filled day with an evening of dancing at the Round Top Dance Hall at the Stone Cellar featuring The Black Cat Choir.

Participate in our Toy Drive by donating unwrapped gifts to benefit local families (Label gift for boy or girl and age group). Drop off Points: Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce Office and The Stone Cellar.

Town of Round top
979-249-4042

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Christmas Market at The Park Arts and Crafts Show
December 5
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  Announcing the 1st Annual Holiday Christmas Market Arts and Crafts Show.  Enjoy the Round Top Christmas Parade then shop the Merchants at The Park for beautiful handmade gifts.  For vendor information, contact Debbie Koenig 713-305-6776)

Orchid Tree Park & Gallery
10:00 a.m.
453 N. Washington Street, Round Top
713-305-6776

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Leon Hale - Book Signing
December 5

LEON HALE CHRISTMAS BOOK

Leon Hale s well-known gift for warmth and humor finds the ideal subject in this personal recollection of the Christmases he has known throughout his long life. Whether Hale is scrambling to put together a new toy for his children on Christmas Eve, making an unscheduled visit to his own aging parents, or reliving his family s fraught holiday on a hardscrabble sheep farm during the Great Depression, the unique sensibility that has endeared him to generations of readers shines through every word. These are stories to savor by oneself or to read out loud to loved ones of all ages during the holiday season, when we discover again in our own memories the reasons why this time of year is so special.

Copper Shade Tree
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Henkel Square Market - 102 Schumann Ln Round Top
979-249-4127
Free

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CANCELLED - Catherine Winkler Royroud - Book Signing and Demo
December 5
CANCELLED - Little Rescue Book for Women in Crisis pairs thoughtful words with beautiful examples of Scherenschnitt, the art of creating intricate paper cutouts. The text shares Winkler Rayroud s own experiences and calls for women to recognize they are not alone, offering hope, while the incredibly detailed paper cutouts add a touch of humor to her sincere support for women in all walks of life. As she writes, When a woman is down on her knees, let s all stand up and make sure she can stand straight again. Every woman in the world deserves respect and a chance to be who she wants to be!

Catherine will demonstrate her skills and techniques throughout the afternoon.

Copper Shade Tree - Henkel Square Market
Noon - 4 p.m.
102 Schumann Ln - Round Top
979-249-4127
Free

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18th Annual Round Top Area Historical Society Christmas Tour of Homes
December 5
Tickets can be purchased before the event beginning November 28.  Watch for further details.

Round Top Area Historical Society
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
397 E. Mill St., Round Top
979-249-5058
$15.00

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Season of Celebration Holiday Open House
December 5
The Gallery at Round Top and Comforts invite you to join them for a Season of Celebration Holiday Open House.

The Gallery at Round Top
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
203 E. Austin, Round Top
979-249-4119
Free

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"Hansel and Gretel" by Carranza Puppets
December 5
Festival Concert Hall - The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale followed by the Annual Holiday Open House.  Tickets: $25 Adults / $10 Students

Round Top Festival Institute
3:00 p.m.
248 Jaster Road, Round Top
979-249-3129

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Anthony Moreno Band
December 5
Live Music in the Biergarten! on stage at 7:30 p.m. with  LJ's BBQ for dinner from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Home Sweet Farm
7:30 p.m.
307 So. Park St., Brenham
979-530-7994

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LSG Trade Days
December 5-6
Weekend of the second Saturday of every month! Featuring Vintage, Antique, Re-purposed, Shabby, & More! Indoor Shopping and Onsite Concessions.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Lone Star Gallery
4212 S. State Hwy 237, Warrenton
512-797-9815
Free

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Holiday Crystal Wine Trail
December 5-6 & 12-13
Sponsored by the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.  Get in the spirit this holiday season by exploring your local Texas wineries and get a bit of holiday shopping done along the way.  The trail is comprised of seven area wineries, all of which are serving up two wines for you to enjoy, paired with a festive holiday appetizer. And, if you visit 6 of the participating trail wineries, you will receive a commemorative keepsake crystal wine glass.  Single ticket price of $35.00 or $56.00 for a Ticket-for-Two. Visit the trail website for more information on winery locations and to purchase tickets.

Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
Brenham
979-203-5500

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Wood Fired Pizza
December 5-26
Join us as we fire up our oven for some fresh, made-to-order pizzas. We're throwing the dough and pairing those pizzas with our award winning wines on  Saturdays (weather permitting, and while supplies last).  For weather plans/updates, visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

Saddlehorn Winery
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
958 FM 1948, Burton
979-289-3858

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  23rd Annual Polka Fest
December 6
Sponsored by the Ellinger Chamber of Commerce.  Mass at 10:00 a.m. with Msgr. Benedict Zientek followed by Fried Chicken & Sausage Dinner (Adults & To Go - $10.00; Child (12 & under) - $4.00);  Silent Auction; and  Dancing from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with music by The Dujka Brothers and The Red Ravens.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

Chamber of Commerce Hall, Ellinger
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
$10.00

Board of Directors Meeting
December 9
The Board of Directors of the Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their December board meeting on December 9th at the home of Linda Gay (due to work being done at the courthouse).  Board Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Courthouse at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce
5:30 p.m.
110 Schumann Lane
979-249-4042

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Shake Russell and Michael Hearne
December 11
Legends in the Folk and American Music Scene! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Suggest purchasing tickets online.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N. Jefferson, La Grange
979-968-9944
$30.00

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Matt Caldwell
December 11
Full band show and Ugly Sweater Party

Buffalo Creek Wedding and Entertainment Venue
10827 Hwy 36, Bellville
979-865-0702

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Alyse Black
December 11
Live Music in the Biergarten!

Home Sweet Farm
7:30 p.m.
307 So. Park St., Brenham
979-530-7994

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The Small Show
December 11 - 12
The Red & White Gallery is delighted to host a two-day show of affordable jewelry, gifts, art and good items. The show features over 20 artists.

Opening wine and hor d'orves reception Friday, December 11   4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 12   10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Red & White Gallery
On the Square, Fayetteville
713-818-9766

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Santa Paws Holiday Pet Parade and Costume Contest
December 12
Presented by Pam Langford and Sandy Reed of Sandy Reed Country Properties. Refreshments provided by Los Patrones, JW's Steakhouse, & Bistro Napolitano. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded for best costumes ~ Raffle for door prizes ~ Milk Bones for dogs, Candy Canes for kids, and Catnip for cats ~ Pet photos with Santa! Adopt a Pet! Local shops will be offering specialty items and treats for your pets.
Call Pam or Sandy for your entry form. Entry fee $15.00

Bybee Square Patio
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Round Top
979-249-5070

The Nutcracker Ballet
December 12
Festival Concert Hall - Presented by Ovation Ballet Company, Danced by Children for Children of any age.  Tickets: $30 Adults / $15 Students

Round Top Festival Institute
4:00 p.m.
248 Jaster Road, Round Top
979-249-3129

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Christmas at Winedale
December 12

Visitors are invited to tour the period-furnished historic Texas homes at Winedale while also enjoying demonstrations of blacksmithing, quilting, woodworking, folk dancing, lace making, and pioneer encampment. Children's activities include old-fashioned crafts and games, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a petting corral. Amid folk life presentations and theatrical performances, you might even see a Weihnachtsmann (German Santa Claus)! Featured musical entertainment will include The German Singers  and the Celtaire String Band. Food and drinks available for sale.

Winedale Historical Complex
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
3738 FM 2714, Round Top
979-278-3530
Free

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Members' Show & Holiday Party
December 12
Arts for Rural Texas Call for Entry. A celebration of this year's best work.  Artwork MUST be delivered by Wednesday, December 9th.  ALL AGES WELCOME!  Bring a dish to share.
Exhibition runs from December 12th - December 31st.

Arts for Rural Texas
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m
114 N. Live Oak, Fayetteville
979-378-2113

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Paula Nelson Band
December 12
When your dad (Willie) is a founding father of outlaw country and a major musical legend, at some point, you realize resistance is futile: Even if you don't seek a career in music, eventually, it's gonna seek you out.

Paula Nelson Band plays a smart collection of jazzy rockers, seductive love songs and heartfelt ballads that makes the most of Nelson's vibrant alto-to-soprano vocals and the band's guitar driven sound.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N. Jefferson, La Grange
979-968-9944
$25.00

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Holiday Open House
December 12
Please join us at our holiday open house. Meet Marie-Renee Hoeks from Amsterdam.

The Gallery at Round Top
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
203 E. Austin, Round Top
979-249-4119

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Christy's Clay
Dec. 16 - Dec 24
Christy Dunn a clay artist that is skilled in wheel-throwing, hand-carved, sculpturally altered animal effigy vessels: teapots, creamers, oil candles, and urns. Carved traditional stoneware pottery in many designs and styles. One-of-a-kind original gifts and collectibles.

Copper Shade Tree
102 Schumann Ln Henkel Square Round Top
979-249-4127
Free

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RTexas Gallery - Meet the Artist
December 19 - 20
Artist and gallery owner, Ray Hadaway likes to work on large pieces, usually on wood, mostly in acrylic, sometimes oil and acrylic mixes. He designs his customs frames from recycled woods. Drop in the meet Ray and get a glimpse of his original artwork.

RTexas Gallery
205 N. Live Oak Henkel Square Market, Round Top, Texas
832-928-8094

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Libby Koch
December 18
Live Music in the Biergarten!

Home Sweet Farm
7:30 p.m.
307 So. Park St., Brenham
979-530-7994

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Guy Forsyth
December 18
Formerly of the Asylum Street Spanders, Guy Forsyth is known today as a musician with gripping, powerful vocals as well as a master of numerous instruments. He is an insanely talented multi-instrumentalist that puts on a must see show, alternately dazzling and amusing audiences on a musical journey that ventures from ragtime jazz and Delta blues to socially conscious folk and rollicking modern rock.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Advance Ticket Purchase online recommended.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N. Jefferson, La Grange
979-968-9944
$22.00

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Benjamin Laskoskie
December 19
Live Music in the Biergarten!

Home Sweet Farm
7:30 p.m.
307 So. Park St., Brenham
979-530-7994

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Sam Baker
December 19
Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986. It's taken years to heal. Time to reconnect. The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and music. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Advance Ticket Purchase online recommended.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N. Jefferson, La Grange
979-968-9944
$22.00

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Wes Nickson & Bo Brumble
December 26

Buffalo Creek Wedding & Entertainment Venue
6:00 p.m.
10827 Hwy 36 S., Bellville
979-865-0702
Free

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New Year's Eve Bash
December 31
Evening Includes: Live Music by The Argyles of Austin ~ Cuisine throughout the Evening ~ Complimentary Champagne Toast ~ BYOB Setups Provided ~ Shuttle to and from Brenham Hotels. Event attendance is limited so purchase your tickets today! Limited Reserved Tables of 8 = $900.00, Open Seating = $100.00.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Band starts at 9:00 p.m. Black Tie optional. Must be 21 or over to attend.

Ant Street Inn
8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
107 W. Commerce Street, Brenham
979-836-7393
$100.00

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Blue Note Brothers
December 31
New Year's Eve Party with Music, Dancing & Merriment!  Enjoy a Catered Meal at 7:00 p.m. for an additional $15.00.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Party til Midnight!

Buffalo Creek Wedding & Entertainment Venue
7:00 p.m.
10827 Hwy 36 S., Bellville
979-865-0702
$15.00

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New Year's Eve Dance
December 31
Mark your calendar for a lively and fun New Year's Eve at the Historic Round Top Rifle Hall! 

Night Shift, the great band from Bellville, is back again for a great evening.  They will be playing everything from country to rock to polkas and waltzes.  

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Come in early to select your table, decorate, and set up your refreshments.  Hamburgers will be sold in the kitchen and at midnight we'll provide complimentary black-eyed peas and cornbread.  

Advance tickets are $15 per person.  Starting December 5th, they will be for sale  at the Round Top Mercantile Company and Round Top State Bank. If any tickets remain December 31, they will be sold at the door. 

Only 400 tickets will be sold, so don't run the risk of missing this fun event - purchase your tickets early!

Round Top Rifle Hall
8:30 p.m.
710 FM 1457, Round Top
281-788-3278
$15.00

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New Year's Eve Gala
December 31
Round Top Festival Institute announces a "Midnight in Paris" theme for it's New Year's Eve Gala with a classic pink and black color scheme. Ticket price includes the Dinner and Party.

The Festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. with champagne & light appetizers, followed by a fabulous seated dinner served with complimentary wine at 8:00 p.m. The Party continues with music and dancing at 9:00 p.m. with your favorite songs and requests played by DJ Walter McClellan with Toast Entertainment. Cash bar will feature Champagne, Beer, Wine, Setups, coffee and water. Last call at 12:30 a.m. Complimentary Champagne Toast and singing of Auld Lang Syne with friends at Midnight! Call to book a room for after the Party and stay to enjoy the New Year's Day Brunch (by Reservation only)! Brunch tickets sold separately online for $29.95 plus tax & service.

Round Top Festival Institute
7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
248 Jaster Road, Round Top
979-249-3129
$150.00

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