Volume 14, Issue 11: May 2022
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May is here! If you have kids in school, you know that the countdown to summer vacation has officially begun! Have you started to think of how you are going to keep the kiddos entertained this summer? Boerne has plenty of fun summer day camp options, vacation bible schools, and of course there is Arrows Active Play Park! Be sure to read this month’s feature on Arrows to learn more about how they got started and their mission. Also, make sure to take note that Arrows was designed with parents in mind, ensuring it is the perfect spot for you moms and dads that need to catch up on work while the kids play! Warmer temperatures mean more fun things to do in and around Boerne! The local calendar of events is filled with all sorts of concerts, movies in the park, and activities to inspire the whole family to get out and enjoy the great Texas hill country! Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events starting on page 10. As always, if your business or organization has an event that you would like to add to our calendar please feel free to let us know about it! Also in this issue we share Boerne Performing Arts’ announcement of their upcoming 2023 Season. For eleven seasons now, the organization has fulfilled its mission to feature internationally acclaimed
artists, educate through student outreach programs, and enrich the quality of life in the community. Could your small business use some extra funds to help you get to the next level? Maybe you have considered a small business loan, but weren’t quite sure where to start. Turn to page 28 where United Texas Credit Union shares six ways to use as small business loan. With Mother’s Day, all of the end-of-year school and sports events, graduation, Memorial Day and more, I am sure that May will fly by. While our days seem busier and busier, try to take the time to enjoy this beautiful month and all the fun that May brings!
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Boerne Performing Arts Announces the 2023 Season with Acts from Around the Globe
Boerne Performing Arts is ready to send audience members around the world for a globe-trotting adventure of sounds, sights and experiences from Canada, Great Britain, China, and the country of Georgia - all from the seats of Champion Auditorium! With season tickets in hand, patrons won’t miss a moment of the inspiring performances ahead! First to grace the stage in the 22-23 season will be a special holiday event, first anticipated during the 2020-21 Season, which had to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now touring again, CANADIAN BRASS will open the season on December 15, 2022, with the signature sounds of their brass quintet performing jubilant arrangements of beloved Christmas songs. This internation-
they are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. At the close of the 2023 season, THE PEKING ACROBATS will continue to celebrate over 30 years of awe-inspiring entertainment with their fans, young and old! As in every one of its’ now eleven seasons, Boerne Performing Arts strives to fulfill its’ mission to feature internationally acclaimed artists, educate through student outreach programs, and enrich the quality of life in the community. Thanks to the continued financial support by Boerne Performing Arts’ patrons and corporate sponsors, season ticket prices for the 2023 season will remain unchanged from their prior levels. Season ticket packages for the 3-concert series are available as follows:
ally acclaimed group, also known as, “the men who put brass music on the map,” will bring their trademark mix of musical genres to ring in the Christmas season with their unique sound and playful, musical celebration! The regular season begins on January 26, 2023, when Boerne will host the BRITISH INVASION – LIVE ON STAGE as this popular musical group recreates the songs that made up the musical tidal wave known as the British invasion that began with the introduction back in February 1964 of The Beatles to television audiences and the bands that soon followed. The musical scene and songs that emerged from that era will entertain audiences with hits from the Rolling Stones, Dave Clark 5, the Animals, and of course, The Beatles. February 24, 2023, brings a rare opportunity for arts lovers with the colorful sights, percussive sounds, and fancy footwork of the ROYAL NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY from the country of Georgia. Performing the “Fire of Georgia,” this visually thrilling dance troupe combines Georgian folk dances and a modern attitude with exquisite costumes to artfully blend the professional devotion of classically trained dancers with the unique expression through choreography of the traditional dances from the Caucasus region of Asia. They beautifully and powerfully illustrate why dance meets no language barriers in telling the stories of a people and its traditions as they dance, soar and twirl through a riveting performance covering every inch of the stage. Finally, to complete the season, on March 24, 2023, THE PEKING ACROBATS leap and thrill their way into town as they astound, amaze, and amuse in a performance that epitomizes family fun! While they perform audacious, daring acrobatics, they do so with a grace so effortless it belies the incredible strength and skill required to routinely master such precarious wonders. With flawless timing and agility,
• Patron: $170 (individuals wanting to purchase premium seating that also includes a donation toward Boerne Performing Arts FOR KIDS and the performing arts in Boerne). • Subscriber: $100 - $75 - $50 (student). • Corporate Sponsorships: Marketing and advertising opportunities are available for local businesses. Please note: The Canadian Brass holiday performance is a special event and is an additional ticket to the three-concert regular series. Special Event tickets to the Canadian Brass concert are available only with the purchase of 2023 season tickets at this time, giving season ticket holders priority for tickets to that event. Single tickets for all four performances will go on sale November 1, 2022. Boerne Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to partnering with patrons and businesses in order to fulfill its goals and mission. Previews of these world-class artists are available at www. BoernePerformingArts.com where you can download a 2023 Season Ticket Order Form for the 3-concert series and holiday special event. If you would like a 2023 Season Ticket Packet mailed to you, please call the Boerne Performing Arts Message Line at 830-331-9079, or request one at info@BoernePerformingArts.com. All performances will begin at 7:30 pm at Boerne Samuel V. Champion Auditorium. Boerne Performing Arts partners with Boerne ISD for these presentations and will be offering outreach programs to the students of Boerne ISD with each visiting artist. Boerne Performing Arts invites you to get your season tickets so you don’t miss a single, exciting performance from our global artists and guests! Come travel the world of fine arts from your theater seat right here in Boerne!BBM
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MAY EVERY SATURDAY OLD JAIL MUSEUM TOURS 10:00am to 5:00pm 208 E. San Antonio Ave. – Boerne Tour the Old Jail Museum and enjoy its unique exhibits.The Kendall County Historic Jail was constructed in 1887 and served for a century as the county jail. In recent years, the Friends of the Kendall County Historic Jail have painstakingly restored the space, bringing it back to life as a oneof-a-kind museum of Kendall County history. $5 Adults; Free for Children under 10,Veterans, and Law Enforcement
A DAY AT THE FARM AND FARMERS MARKET 9:00am to 1:00pm | Herff Farm 33 Herff Rd. – Boerne Vendors will be set up at Herff Farm to supply you with some of your local favorites. Whether you want to hike the trails, shop in the open air, get gardening inspiration, take classes on growing your food, help the Cibolo Center for Conservation maintain the land through volunteer service projects, or get new recipe ideas, the Farmers Market at Herff Farm is the place to be. MAY 3 & 17 KCBFO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 2:00pm to 4:00pm 447 N. Main Street – Boerne These meetings focus on 1) A short-range program of projects and operational improvements that can be implemented in the short term to relieve current congestion; 2) A long-range program of transportation improvements that addresses current and projected travel demand; 3) A program of recommended policies to guide the planning and design of the transportation/land use system within Kendall County.
Calendar of Events MAY 7 ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL 10:00am to 4:00pm The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center 102 City Park Rd. – Boerne The Boerne AgriCultural Museum & Arts Center is hosting their annual Antique Tractor Pull event. Come out and watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance.
and Flamenco musical influences. Advance: $32; at the door: $37 (if available) MAY 8 – MOTHER’S DAY
ROCK THE JAIL 4:00pm to 9:00pm Old Jail Museum 208 E. San Antonio St. – Boerne Live Music, Car Show, Merchandise,Texas Rangers, Reenactors, Jail Tours, Food Trucks, Beer & More!
MAY 10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00pm to 8:00pm Livestream Meeting See ci.boerne.tx us for link to meeting.
BLACK RIFLE BLOCK PARTY 4:00pm to 10:00pm 101 S. Main St. – Boerne Join the folks at Black Rifle Coffee Co for another Block Party! You and your family will enjoy live music, a car show, food and beverages from participating businesses plus more you don't want to miss! MUSIC IN THE CAVE: ACOUSTIC EIDOLON EXPERIENCE 7:00pm to 9:00pm Cave Without A Name 325 Kreutzberg Rd. – Boerne Experience a unique musical experience down in the Queen's Throne Room. Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire, are from Colorado and has graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their signature "new acoustic" sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World,
MAY 9 KENDALL COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S COURT 9:00am to 11:00am Kendall County Cour thouse 201 E. San Antonio Ave. – Boerne
GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR SOLO WEB SOLUTIONS 11:30am to 12:00pm The Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce Boardroom 121 S Main St – Boerne MAY 12 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR OCTANE PERSONAL TRAINING 12:00pm to 12:30pm 23702 IH-10 W Suite 102 – San Antonio GBCC BOERNE AFTER 5 MIXER: HOSTED BY THE ROUNDUP MUSIC VENUE 5:00pm to 7:00pm 531 FM-3351 North – Boerne MAY 13 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR ASEA REDOX 1:30pm to 2:00pm The Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce Boardroom 121 S Main St – Boerne
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MAY 13 NIGHT HIKES FOR ADULTS 8:00pm to 9:30pm Cibolo Center for Conservation 140 City Park Rd. – Boerne Explore the Cibolo at Night! Join naturalist Jasmine Torrez and explore the Cibolo Center for Conservation to discover various living organisms that call the Cibolo home. Get a chance to see native plants and wildlife up close. Learn about animal and plant species’ habitats, natural history, and identifying them.You never know what you will find, so join them for this wildcard night hike through the Cibolo. Please bring a flashlight and a water bottle. Shoes may get wet crossing the creek during the months of June, July, and August. Attendees will meet at the Cibolo’s Visitor Center before heading out on the trails. (times will vary due to Daylight Saving and weather) $10 members; $15 non-members. MAY 13-14 10TH ANNUAL BOERNE ART WADDLE Friday: Artist Meet and Greet 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Tusculum Brewing Co. Saturday:10am to 6:00pm Downtown Boerne The 10th Annual Boerne Art Waddle will be located along the Cibolo Creek Trail.This is a relaxed fun event with the attributes of a major fine art event. Self-guided route maps will indicate all Artists’ locations. Artists will have the opportunity to interact with Waddlers (the Public) through art demonstrations and booth chats in their assigned areas. Great food, music, and activities for all ages. MAY 14 KUHLMANN-KING MUSEUM TOURS Kuhlmann-King Historical Complex 402 E. Blanco Rd. – Boerne Step back in time to experience and explore how a Boerne family would have lived in the late 1800s. Keep an eye out for different educational programs each month. MOONDANCE OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: RUTHERFORD 7:00pm to 10:00pm Doors open at 7pm & Music starts at 7:30 PM Cibolo Center for Conservation 140 City Park Rd. – Boerne,TX 78006 For the first time, gracing the stage at the nature center is the Rutherford Band. A regular out of Tapatio Springs will now be enjoyed in Boerne. Bring your coolers, chairs, family, and friends to a night of music and dancing under the live oaks. Food Trucks will be on-site. $15 per concert $10 members $5 Students Ages 12-15 RED DIRT ROADSHOW FEATURING STONEY LARUE, CODY CANADA AND HOLLY BETH 6:00pm to 11:00pm Kendall County Fairgrounds 1307 River Rd. – Boerne When the Roadshow rolls into Boerne, the Kendall County Fairgrounds will transform into a homegrown honkytonk featuring the best Red Dirt acts touring America and beyond – it's your time to have a good time.Ticket prices are $42 - $52; All ticket prices increase by $5 on the day of the event. continued on page 12
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A Play Park wi th a Mission by Lauren Stumberg
Swing, slide, jump, climb and play! If you are looking for a place to let your kids burn off some energy this summer (or all year round) Arrows Active Play Park is the place. Arrows offers local families a safe, secure, clean and adventure-filled indoor playground where children ages 6 months - 12 years old can be active and explore. From celebrating birthdays to reconnecting with friends, Arrows was created for fun, food and fellowship for the whole family. Founded by Will and Katrina Ansell, the mission of Arrows Active Play Park is to serve families while pointing their children to the only true source of hope, Jesus. “Raising kids can be tough!” said William Ansell, “The pace of life we are expected to live is fast, busy and often overwhelming. We created Arrows Active Play Park to give parents a place to have purposeful
engagement with their children and make the most of their time with their kids. We want more children turning away from the screens and towards each other!” So how exactly did Arrows come to be? The Ansells found themselves living in Boerne after following Will’s job here about seven years ago. Once here, Will’s company underwent a restructure, followed shortly by an acquisition, and this caused some uncertainty around their future in Boerne. According to Katrina, “We KNEW we wanted to stay in this beautiful little town and weren’t ready to follow Will’s job to another city. The best way we could think of to secure our home in Boerne was to start a business. But what would that be, exactly?” This is where the Ansells dug deep and began the process of figuring out what their next steps looked like. Around this same Katrina and Will Ansell, Founders of Arrows Active Play Park
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time they found themselves becoming more and more involved in their local church. “Our children’s ministry was desperately in need of volunteers to help out with all of the kids, so I decided to offer a helping hand and absolutely fell in love. Of course, I have always loved my own kiddos more than life itself, but it wasn’t until this point that I understood just how important it was to me to be able to serve kids and parents within my community. I extended this passion outwards and got involved with a local chapter of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) community. The connection, support, and understanding I was able to provide in this group was life-changing,” said Katrina, “It’s from these experiences that Will and I started to explore the idea of working with children in some capacity.” With this in mind, Will and Katrina reflected on everything that was important to them: faith,
family, community, and serving parents. And from this, an idea was born! They started exploring the possibility of establishing a faith-oriented, parent-friendly play park in Boerne that would allow them to serve the community and remain in the place they loved the most. “It was during this time that God laid Psalm 127:3-5 on my heart,” said Katrina, “Children are a heritage to the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like Arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. That was it – Arrows!” Once the name, Arrows Active Play Park, came to light things moved fast! In 2018, they took a big leap of faith and bought the land and started finalizing details for the park. Things were beginning to unfold, their plans were in the final stages and they had set an official open date in April of 2020. But then came the pandemic and put a halt to it all. “We truly believe that God's timing was perfect because if we had opened any earlier, we’re not sure we would have been able to support the business throughout the pandemic. God was present in every part of our journey to get continued on page 18
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where we are today. As we reflect on the rocky beginnings of Arrows amidst the pandemic, we understand that God was not telling us ‘no’. He was telling us, ‘not yet,’” added Will. Fast forward a year, and in April 2021, the Ansells held Arrows grand opening with their nearest and dearest friends and family! Since opening, Arrows has rewritten the normative experience surrounding indoor parks into one that is enjoyable and relaxing for the whole family. When most people think about indoor playgrounds, plenty of negative words and emotions come to mind. Loud. Dirty. Expensive. Chaotic. But not at Arrows! Katrina and Will have worked hard to create an environment that is welcoming to busy families. Not only are safety and cleanliness at the top of the priority list, but Arrows offers a one-of-a-kind design with every detail handpicked by Katrina and Will. The space was even designed with 6-foot clearances so parents can engage and play alongside their children! The space is 8,600 square feet, 3 levels high and complete with multiple party rooms that stretch across the length of the entire building! The indoor playground has fun features like the Ball Blast area with eight air guns and a canon where kids can battle it out with soft foam balls, the Maze which is complete with obstacles, tunnels, slides, climbing bars and more, and the Racer Slides where you can race six at a time down a rainbow of two-story slides! Need even more excitement? Try out the Track Racer where you can race your neighbor across the desert at high speed or the Warrior Course where a mixture of obstacles will challenge your balance and strength! There is even a toddler play area reserved for the 3-year-old and under crowd. This spot is a fun safe place for the little ones to interact with soft play equipment, slides and a ball pit. In addition to all of this high-energy fun, Will and Katrina have worked hard to make Arrows a high-end atmosphere that feels like a space for adults to work or relax in. There is also a café that is focused on homemade, healthy meals and free Wi-Fi! The cafe focuses less on kids food and more on balanced meals and snacks. There are many gluten-free options as well as beer and wine for adults! “We’ve consciously partnered with Hope Coffee to bring you espresso drinks and special holiday flavors from one of our favorite companies that share our mission and love for Jesus,” Katrina added. “Arrows is meant to be a place where you can work remotely and effortlessly as your kids play
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safely or just a place for you to rest, relax and connect.” “In our opinion, the biggest thing that sets Arrows Active Play Park apart is our desire to be a part of something much bigger than just an indoor playground,” said Will. “We believe raising children is a gift from God and some of the most important work we can commit our lives to. We created Arrows Active Play Park to give parents time to purposefully engage with their children while also providing a relaxing, welcoming environment.” According to the Ansells, “Each and every day, we are blessed to see pure joy and peace on the faces of both kids and parents. We’re honored to foster and fuel relationships within our community and provide parents with the support they deserve. We’re so proud of the staff we’ve been blessed with! Most of all, we are overwhelmed by all the ways in which we have been able to serve our community through Arrows.” BBM
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What will the healing process look like? Initially the dots from the treatment will be invisible and the skin will be reddish. In about 24-48 hours the dots will form crusts that will be brownish color. These dots will stay on the skin for approximately 5-7 days. It is crucial to the healing process that the dots are allowed to fall off on their own. Aftercare products will be provided to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. It is important to note that not all “plasma pen” devices are the same. Many are actually electric pens which burn the skin’s surface and do not actually create plasma. It is recommended that you only receive treatment with a true plasma pen to achieve safe, effective results.BBM To find out more about this treatment or to see if you are a good candidate, contact Claudia at The Cottage Door for your free consultation. www.thecottagedoor.info or (210) 570-5416 103 E. Kronkosky – Boerne
CALENDAR OF EVENTS | cont’d MAY 19 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR ANYTIME FITNESS FAIR OAKS RANCH 1:30pm to 2:00pm 9091 Fair Oaks Pkwy – Fair Oaks Ranch LIVE! AT THE LIBRARY 7:00pm to 9:00pm Patrick Heath Public Library Amphitheater 451 N. Main – Boerne Featuring musical group the Haywire Bluegrass Band.This program is free and open to the public. Since the program is outside at the Amphitheater, please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. MAY 20 MOVIE AT THE MAIN PLAZA: SING 2 7:00pm to 8:00pm Main Plaza Park 100 N. Main St. – Boerne Don’t miss a fun night on Main Plaza full of pre-movie activities and an entertaining musical flick., and of course there will be the always popular bounce house! MAY 21 KENDALL OF KENDALL ENCORE PRESENTATION 10:00am to 12:00pm Patrick Heath Public Library 451 N. Main Street – Boerne Enjoy an encore presentation with local historian, Bryden Moon, on the life and history of George Wilkins Kendall, for whom Kendall County is named. MAY 23 MEALS ON WHEELS KENDALL COUNTY GOLF CLASSIC 10:30am to 6:00pm The Dominion Country Club 1 Dominion Drive – San Antonio, The Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place is excited to present the next Meals on Wheels Kendall County Golf Classic.Top prizes include a trip for 4 to Pinehurst and a trip for 4 to Lajitas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 830-249-2114 to sign up a team or to become a sponsor! MAY 24 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR ROVER OAKS DOG PARK 11:30am to 12:00pm 601 Esperanza Blvd. – Boerne GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR CIBOLO CREEK QUILTERS GUILD 1:30pm to 2:00pm The Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce 121 S Main St – Boerne CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00pm to 8:00pm Livestream Meeting See ci.boerne.tx us for link to meeting.
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Many Texans have received notices this month that their properties appraised much higher this year than last. Such increases often leave property owners expecting exorbitantly high property tax bills the following year, but an economist with the Texas Real Estate Research Center (TRERC) at Texas A&M University says that’s a misconception. "Many factors complicate how property taxes are calculated, but by and large the increases in property appraisals being reported vastly overstate the average increases in property tax bills that should be expected next January," said TRERC Research Economist Dr. Adam Perdue. Texas’ appraisal districts are required to appraise all real property at fair market value each year, which Perdue said typically leads to manageable and understandable increases in tax appraisals. TRERC’s Texas
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS | cont’d MAY 26 GBCC BOERNE AFTER 5 MIXER: HOSTED BY HILL COUNTRY MISSION FOR HEALTH 5:00pm to 7:00pm 122 Commerce Ave – Boerne GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR HILL COUNTRY MISSION FOR HEALTH 5:30pm to 6:00pm 122 Commerce Ave – Boerne MAY 27 Z’S ARTISANS MARKET 6:00pm to 10:00pm Z’s Wood Fired Pizza 118 Old San Antonio Road – Boerne There will be live music, local vendors who handcraft their products! Vendors may include handmade soaps, hand sewn items, handwritten home decor, hand poured candles and maybe even entertainment for the whole family! FAMILY NIGHT HIKES 8:00pm to 9:30pm Cibolo Center for Conservation 140 City Park Rd.– Boerne Explore the Cibolo at Night! Join naturalist Jasmine continued on page 24
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS | cont’d Torrez and explore the Cibolo Center for Conservation to discover various living organisms that call the Cibolo home. Get a chance to see native plants and wildlife up close. Family Night Hikes are great ways to explore the Cibolo and for children to see what lives on the land in the dark! This hike is suitable for families with small children. Trails are comprised of dirt roads and rocks, which may not be ideal for strollers. Please bring a flashlight and a water bottle. Attendees will meet at the Cibolo’s Visitor Center before heading out on the trails. (times will vary due to Daylight Saving and weather) $8 members, $10 non-members.
MAY 28 HOPPS AND HOT RODS All Day Tusculum Brewing Co. 236 S. Main Street – Boerne All makes, models, and years are welcome! Bring a car to show off or come to enjoy the festivities and admire a great collection of awesome vehicles. Come on out and enjoy some beer, food, live music in the evening, and check out the cars! This is a free event and it is open to the public! Have a car and want to participate!? All makes, models, and years are welcome! Load-in for the car show will begin at 3:30pm.
MUSIC IN THE CAVE: TO THEM, WE OWE - TINSEL 7:30pm to 9:30pm Cave Without A Name 325 Kreutzberg Rd. – Boerne Well known for their unique annual Christmas arrangements,Tinsel returns to sparkle in the cave Memorial Day Weekend singing all new a'capella arrangements of patriotic songs mixed with pop and jazz standards. Advance: $32; at the door: $37 (if available). MAY 29 COUNTRY GOSPEL SHOW & LUNCHEON 11:30am to 1:00pm Sisterdale Dance Hall & Opera House 1210 Sisterdale Rd. – Boerne Experience the high energy songs of old-time gospel music as heard on the Grand Ole Opry and WGM Radio of the 1930’s & 1940’s. The show will take place the last Sunday of every month, starting on March 27th! Go to https://holdmyticket.com/event/389449 to purchase your tickets today! BOERNE CONCERT BAND MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 7:00pm to 9:30pm Main Plaza Park 100 N. Main St. – Boerne Bring your chairs, snacks, and ears to listen to the Boerne Concert Band performing live in honor of Memorial Day. MAY 30 – MEMORIAL DAY MAY 31 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR COMFORT ORGANIZING CO. 1:30pm to 2:00pm The Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce 121 South Main Street – Boerne JUNE 4 BOERNE FAMILY FISHING TOURNAMENT City Lake Park Pavilion 1 City Lake Rd. – Boerne Boerne Parks and Recreation is holding their annual Boerne Family Fishing Tournament at Boerne City Lake Park.The tournament provides a free opportunity to introduce the sport of fishing to children.This event provides a safe environment for parents and children to enjoy the outdoors together. Visit the City of Boerne website for more info and to register. BBM
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THE WILLIAM The William is the only hotel located on Main Street in the heart of the Hill Country Mile. Residentially designed, each room is unique and invokes luxury with a touch of whimsy! Take advantage of the shopping and restaurants right outside of your doorstep or just relax above it on the private, New Orleans-Style balcony. Ready to book your stay? Go to thewilliamboerne.com or call (361) 420-1270. The William is located at 170 S. Main St. in historic downtown Boerne. Come check out Boerne’s best kept secret!
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MERCY WELLNESS CLINIC - BOERNE It was a great morning celebrating Mercy Wellness Clinic- Boerne’s 4 Year Anniversary and welcoming them into the Chamber officially! Mercy Wellness Clinic, with locations in Spring Branch, Alamo Ranch and now Boerne, is all about community and service. They work to bring quality healthcare to the uninsured in the Hill Country area! With experience in primary care, emergency medicine, women’s exams, sports physicals and more, Mercy Wellness Clinic changes the way you experience healthcare. To learn more, or to book an appointment, call them at (830) 438-9300 or visit mercywellnessclinic.com. Their new Boerne office is located at 134 Menger Springs, Suite 1230.
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TRI LEAF TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC. Congratulations Tri Leaf Technology Services, Inc. and welcome to our Boerne Business Community! Tri Leaf Technology provides top tiered support, intrusion protection services, and managed IT care for businesses both big and small. They create a plan catered directly for your business and bring forth years of extensive education and experience in the field. They have locations in Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas, and are also available for remote assistance 24/7! For more information on Tri Leaf Technology Services, visit them at trileaftech.com or give them a call at (833) TRI-LEAF.
LILLIAN JAXX CANDLES & SOAPS Lillian Jaxx Candles & Soaps offers home fragrance and personal products, handmade right here in Boerne, Texas! This company has been in business since 2015 and has added soaps, lotions, balms, bath salts and more to their shop since opening. Lillian Jaxx uses high quality, heavily scented wax, and lead-free cotton wicks to produce candles that burn evenly and fill your home with a beautiful fragrance. Their overall mission is to provide quality home and body products at a reasonable price. Join them at their new showroom at 920A E. Blanco Rd. in Boerne or visit their website lillianjaxx.com to shop around!
IDEAL HEALTH OF BOERNE Ideal Health of Boerne is a local weight loss center that offers a wide range of services and classes including coaching, accountability and even a full line of weight loss products. They also have classes in Pilates, cardio, weight training, stretching, jazzercise and mindful day planning! Ideal Health of Boerne is a great place to get your total health in balance! To contact them, please call (830) 431-3230, email Traci at traci@ idealhealthboerne.com and like and follow their facebook page facebook.com/IdealHealthBoerne. Congrats Ideal Health, we can’t wait to see all the people you help get healthy here in our Community!
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RIVERVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION’S OPEN HOUSE Riverview Nursing and Rehabilitation offers a living alternative for those unable to care for themselves, and an array of nursing and rehabilitation services for short and long-term stays. Their staff is committed to providing exceptional care for your family. From the admission of the first resident seeking help many years ago today, their philosophy has always been and remains that living and rehabilitation must include caring for the mind, body, and soul. When you can’t live or recover in your own home, your invited to do so at Riverview! Call (830) 249-2799, go online riverviewnursingandrehab.com, or stop by and visit them at 1102 River Rd. Boerne,TX 78006 to learn more!
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PATRICK HEATH PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE CEREMONY FOR ED ROGERS Ed Rogers is a huge supporter of our local nonprofit community. He has donated over $1,000 worth of non-profit professional development books which will be housed in the Patrick Heath Public Library for public check-out for other Non-Profit leaders to use these valuable books to grow their leadership skills. It was a great afternoon celebrating Ed with a short ceremony in Ed’s honor and for his generous donation to our Non-Profit community! Stop by the Patrick Heath Public Library located at 451 N. Main St. in Boerne to check out the full collection of Non-Profit themed books. Thank you Ed Rogers with Simple Senior Benefits, Staci Almager with Hill Country Family Services and Robin Stauber with the Patrick Heath Public Library for all you do and for making this happen!
SOLID REALTY GROUP’S 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Solid Realty Group, LLC is a full service real estate brokerage offering flexible commission structures to meet the needs of all clients. Owners, Jessica Johnson and Cali Redd-Green, seek solutions by providing genuine effort and dedication to buyers, sellers, partners, employees and our community. Their goal is to put the fun in real estate and to constantly build one Solid relationship after another! Call Solid Ready Group (210) 827-3733, email them at contact@ solidrealtygroup.com or visit their website solidrealtygroup.com to get started today on your buying or selling process!
FOR BOERNE SCHOOLS PAC For Boerne Schools PAC is an organization who has set their sights on educating the community on the upcoming Boerne ISD 2022 Bond. They believe that “the bond includes projects that will positively impact EVERY student.” They rely solely on donations to fund the marketing and advertising expenses they incur while educating the community. The PAC is excited for this time of year, and wish to reach as many community members as possible in their efforts to educate! To learn more about For Boerne Schools PAC, register to volunteer, and see event dates, head to their website at forboerneschools.com. *The Boerne Chamber is a non-partisan organization, we do not and we are not affiliated with or have a bias to one political party.
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