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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015 • Photos
On Ash Wednesday, February 18th, we will celebrate the beginning of Lent with a worship service at 7:00 p.m. which will include the imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. Our theme for Lent this year will be “Holy Moses”, which will involve a series of six Lenten dramas in which we will be taken on a trip with Moses and the Hebrew people, as they retell and relive the greatest salvation event of the Old Testament.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library and The Piatigorsky Foundation will host world-class pianist Richard Dowling at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 22, at 2:00 P.M. The event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted. Hailed by The New York Times as “an especially impressive fine pianist,” RICHARD DOWLING appears regularly throughout the United States in solo recitals, at chamber and jazz/ragtime festivals, and as guest soloist with orchestras.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
The Mason National Honor Society chapter, in association with the United Blood Services, will be sponsoring its Mason High School Blood Drive Wednesday, February 11th. Donors may visit the technology lab in the main high school building at any time between 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Any individual 17 years or older is eligible to donate, though 17-year-olds will need parental consent.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
FREDERICKSBURG – A Valentine’s weekend concert featuring Gli Unici – The Tenors will be presented here Sunday, Feb. 15, as the fifth monthly program of the Fredericksburg Music Club’s 2014-2015 Concert Series. The 3 p.m. appearance by San Antonio Opera vocalists Donald Braswell, Timothy Birt and William Chapman, who have performed across the U.S.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
Girls aged eight and older and their mothers or female caregivers are invited to a free interactive presentation about growing up a woman on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Elementary School cafeteria. As part of Hill Country Memorial’s 15th annual Girl Talk seminar, Dr. Jennifer Dulaney will discuss: basic female anatomy hygiene hormones puberty The presentation includes a question-and-answer session and an interactive demonstration.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
The Hill Country Cattle Women will hold their February 17, 2015, meeting in Comfort, Texas, at Spinelli’s Cathedral located at 331 5th Street. The social hour will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the meeting to start at 10:30 a.m. with the speaker, Karen Fries owner of Blackbird Antiques and Interiors, and lunch to follow.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
It may not be Halloween, but the Heart of Texas Chapter of the DRT will be hearing about and discussing the “Graveyards of McCulloch County” at their next meeting on Monday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. Alvin Bolton, a member of the McCulloch County Historical Commission will be the guest speaker along with DRT Member Biddy Harkrider, also a member of the Historical Commission.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
Mason Elementary is having their annual PK/Kinder and Headstart Roundup (pre-registration) on Tuesday, February 17th in the Elementary/Junior High Library from 2:30—6:00 pm. If your child will be attending Pre-Kindergarten, HeadStart, or Kindergarten NEXT school year (August 2015), please come anytime between 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm to the library to register your child.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
Viticulture is a flourishing Hill Country industry true to Mason’s agricultural roots. Fortunately, knowing how to lawfully serve this sophisticated beverage at your event or venue--even in a dry county like Mason--can be easily learned. Join us at the Mason County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, February 6th, from 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
During the month of February, the Museum on the Square will have an exhibit highlighting pilots, their planes, and their flying experiences. Local pilots such as the late Horace Brandenberger, Bill Brollier, Don Daniels and Steve Toone are loaning some of their memorabilia for this very special display. It is indeed very humbling and awesome to hear their stories.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
On Saturday, February 7th, the Mason Ministerial Alliance will host the 2015 Mason Youth Lock-In at the River of Life Church Gym. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner for all the youth grades 6th through high school senior. The Lock-In will last until 2 a.m. for high school students and midnight for grades 6th – 8th.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Two years ago the Friends of the Library began partnering with the Mason Library to offer Spanish-to-English classes for adults who want to learn to speak English. Since then over 40 Spanish-speaking adults and 20 volunteers have participated in this program. This is remarkable given the size of our community.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
Who’s to blame for the Dysfunction in Washington? Is it the Democrats’ socialist policies or the obstructionist Republicans? Carl Jarvis, author of United States of Dysfunction, says it’s more closely related to how “We, the People, are involved in self-government. Considered among the best of today’s “non-academic” experts on American constitutional history, Jarvis will be the guest speaker at the Llano Tea Party meeting on February 5 at the American Legion Hall in Llano.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
The Spring Session of Beginning Spanish will begin on Friday, January 30, at 3:00 P.M. at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The Library offers the class at no cost, and Carmen Griffith will be teaching the class. Breakfast with Carmen will resume on Thursday, February 5, at 9:30 A.M.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
The Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) will meet at 6:30 PM, Monday, February 2, in the HEB meeting room at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg. Former shuttle astronaut Tom Henricks’ program will show what it is like to be a NASA Space Shuttle astronaut through unique video taken in the cockpit during launch and landing followed by pictures of the Earth from space and scenes of life aboard the Shuttle.