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Tastings from top Texas wineries, scrumptious food vendors, late-night shopping & live music! Bring your friends & we provide the wine & glass. Thursday, April 5, 2019 • 5 pm-8 pm Downtown Wimberley

Fall/Winter 2018-19 Published by the Hill Country Sun

Volume 28, Number 2 ISSN: 1524-2315. Entire contents © Copyright 2018 by TD Austin Lane, Inc. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any fashion without the written consent of the publisher.

Julie Spell Harrington Publisher/Ad Sales 512-484-9716 • julie@hillcountrysun.com

Melissa Maxwell Ball Editor/Design 512-569-8212 • melissa@hillcountrysun.com Bonnie Eissler & Colleen Brooks Writers Gerry Burns Distribution ON THE COVER Your Wimberley sunset viewing spot awaits at The Shady Llama. (See story, page 10.) Photo courtesy The Shady Llama. facebook.com/hillcountrysun facebook.com/wimberleyguide www. hillcountrysun.com

Tickets $45.00 (on sale January 14, 2019) available at WimberleyWineWalk.com

In this issue Susan Gibson

Sharing her immense gifts............................... 6

WVACA

Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance.......... 8

The Shady Llama

Beer & wine garden, great spot to relax..............10

Sweet Water Cookies

Beautiful and delicious.................................14

So much to do & see

Plan your adventure! ..................................18

3D Art, including Glass, Wood & Pottery Weekend Classes • Largest Purpose Built Warm Glass Studio in Central Texas

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Great shopping at local boutique......................26

Blanco River Outfitters

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Events....................................................................... 40 Churches ................................................................. 36 Schools .................................................................... 42 Realtors .............................................................. 38-40


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Schools

St. Stephens Episcopal School..... 42 Zweites Haus School of Wimberley................................. 42

Chapel in the Hills....................... 37 Lutheran Church of the Resurrection............................ 37 St. Marys Catholic Church........... 36 St. Stephens Episcopal Church.... 36 Wimberley Church of Christ........ 37

Dripping Springs Cedar Valley Eats Food Trailer Park.......................... 43 Cowgirls and Lace......................... 45 Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival...................... 45 Heather Bobb, DDS...................... 43 New Canaan Farms....................... 45 The Stem Cell Center.................. 43 YMCA........................................... 43

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SUSAN GIBSON Sharing the gift of song

Photo by Doug Davis.

by Bonnie Eissler

Photos courtesy Susan Gibson

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inger-songwriter Susan Gibson loves the great outdoors. When she isn’t doing something musical, like writing songs or performing or teaching a workshop, she wants to be outside “puttering around, or walking with my dogs” (she has four) on her Wimberley property near the Blanco River. Reflecting on her childhood dream of being a forest ranger, she considers the possibility “that may have been just my desire for work that allowed for a lot of outdoor time.” It’s quite likely that Susan, whose song lyrics are meditative and often poignantly personal, is a kindred spirit to the many poets, philosophers, saints and ordinary people who seemed to understand, and often wrote about, the creative and therapeutic value of walking and being outdoors in nature. William Wordsworth, who is said to have walked more than 180,000 miles during his lifetime, described nature as “the guide and guardian of my heart.” About 150 years later another poet, Edward Hirsch, wrote that “walking brings a different sort of alertness, an associative kind of thinking, a drifting state of mind,” that was, for him,

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intimately linked with his writing. In a similar vein, Susan says the very best part of songwriting, the most enjoyable part, is the feeling you have when you know, sometimes after getting close but not quite there multiple times, that you have finally found just the right phrase or line. “Songwriting is more discovery than invention,” she says. “I often write about my family – my sister, mom and dad, nieces and nephews – looking back to those people who have been the most influential in my life.” Music was important in her family and making music was encouraged. Her mother taught piano and sometimes sang harmonies along with her daughters. Susan sang in school and church choirs, eventually got a guitar and began composing her own songs, performed as a solo act and later with a band. The first song she ever wrote was called “The Beauty of the Change,” and she wrote it for a See SUSAN GIBSON, page 7


SUSAN GIBSON, from page 6 United Methodist Church retreat for empty nesters that her mother attended just after Susan graduated from high school. Words don’t seem to matter as much to some listeners and modern musicians because for them it’s all about the beat and the sound, but for Susan, “music is the vehicle to get the lyrics out.” All the folks love songwriters in the circles she travels in. She plays a lot of house concerts where all the audience members actively listen, picking out the lyrics. “Those people aren’t there for the chicken wings, or to play darts or find a date,” she says, “they are there for the songs and stories.” For eight years, Susan has worked with children, ages 10 to 18, at a music camp, “Real Life, Real Music” at the Dosey Doe in The Woodlands, Texas. These workshops last a week and offer participants sessions with professional songwriters (like Susan), recording, rehearsing and a showcase performance before an audience. Susan says there’s a misconception that you have to know something specific or have a certain skill set to write a song. “We all speak and are capable of telling stories – speech itself is lyrical and rhythmic. Also, everyone writes some crappy songs, without exception,” she says,“it’s called the writing process, not the writing finished project.” In some ways, kids are easier to work with because they’re already braver and bolder, and they’ll take chances when writing their songs that adults are afraid to. It’s important to get in and get up close to the material, but it’s also necessary to step back at a certain point because finishing the song requires more detachment. “Working with young songwriters is inspiring,” she says, “and it’s fun to see a light bulb come on.” The young songwriter’s tendency to take more chances, to stay close to the material rather than edit too soon, and to be enthusiastic over “Eureka” moments of discovery are reminders that all of this is actually fun. And, Susan says, “Writing songs, telling stories is therapy for sure.” For many of the military veterans who participate in “Soldier Songs and Voices,” a weekly songwriting and guitar workshop hosted by Dustin Welch at Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, music has been the ultimate in therapy. Some have credited the organization, which offers music and songwriting lessons to veterans free of charge and provides them with guitars, with quite literally saving their lives and getting them back on track in the civilian world. Susan has volunteered at some of these workshops, sharing what she knows about crafting songs and performance strategies and offering feedback as needed. She says, “Feedback boosts confidence and answers questions like ‘Is my message coming through?’ and is most valuable to someone who is exploring new territory.” For more information about Susan Gibson and to see her schedule

of upcoming workshops, classes, house concerts and other performances, visit her website at www.susangibson.com. See realliferealmusic.com/songwriter-experience to learn more about the summer songwriting camps at The Woodlands, and for background, testimonials and other information about Dustin Welch’s weekly workshops for U.S. Military Veterans, visit the website at www.soldiersongsandvoices.com.

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WVACA Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance By Bonnie Eissler

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imberley isn’t a particularly large town, according to the number of residents, but it boasts a disproportionately large population of artists, many of whom are nationally and even internationally recognized. With a steady stream of visitors, Wimberley has been a not-so-hidden gem and a retreat for artists, musicians and writers for many years. And the town is really big when it comes to community spirit and camaraderie. There are many genres of fine arts and crafts to be found in Wimberley, including paintings (oils, pastels, watercolors) sculptures, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, and creative crafts too numerous to specify. The performing arts are also well represented with live music venues, indoor and outdoor theaters, bands and orchestras. “The visual and performing arts community in Wimberley is large and diverse and needs to be promoted, both for the artists themselves as well as for all the residents and visitors who enjoy seeing art exhibits, attending plays and concerts,” says Pam Rudd, current president of Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance (WVACA). WVACA was formed in 2013 by a group of local businesses and organizations, including the local library, radio station, Wimberley Institute of Cultures, and the Chamber of Commerce. They sponsor many creative projects and special events to foster local art and culture while greatly enriching the lives of people in Wimberley and surrounding areas. They encourage and advance the artistic community in three significant areas – appreciation, collaboration, and education – with meet and greet events, an annual arts expo, second Saturday Gallery Trail, the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) program with the school district, public art projects and fundraisers. The “Empty Bowl” fundraiser for Wimberley’s Crisis Breadbasket raised money by selling soup bowls decorated by local student and adult artists. Wimberley was designated a Cultural District by the Texas Commission for the Arts in 2015, one of 36 such districts across the state. Not every gallery or theater is included in this district because the area is supposed to be walkable, so the sites on the map are all located in and around Wimberley Square. The Gallery Trail takes place on the second Saturday of each month. There’s wine, music and light refreshments as galleries and shops stay open until 7 PM or later, offering a festive atmosphere for newcomers or regular patrons to see the art, perhaps meet the artists and find that perfect piece of art to add to their art collection, for a special gift or to decorate their home or office. The annual Art Expo takes place at the Wimberley Village Library in October and is a wonderful opportunity to meet artists, gallery owners, musicians, photographers, and art suppliers. In 2017, there were about twenty participants. This event is a good time for those individuals who don’t have gallery representation to show their work. One of the best and most visible public art projects, Bootiful Wimberley, is a WVACA project that began in 2014. Fifty six-foot tall fiberglass cowboy boots, all painted in distinctive styles by local artists, are displayed in public places – stores, business offices, restaurants, galleries, inns, theaters, the library, visitor center – that sponsored a boot. A splashy debut with a big party brought what seemed like the entire town out to the community center to walk among the beautiful boots admiringly before they were installed at their sponsor

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locations. A map is available to help you locate all of them, and it’s a fun outing to track them all down and take the time to appreciate a genuine work of art in giant boot form and the artists who made each one so unique. There’s an agreement with the sponsors that the boots remain on display for a certain period of time, but after that period is up, if the owner changes locations or retires or just decides to take his boot home, then another boot is commissioned to keep the total number at fifty. A new boot was recently installed at Wimberley Chiropractic on Ranch Road 2325. The design certainly seems to fit the business with two human skeletons on a vibrant blue background with lots of colorful flowers. For more information, visit: www.wimberleyarts.org, www.bootifulwimberley.com. and www.Facebook.com/wimberleyarts. The Wimberley Valley Arts and Culture Alliance has monthly board meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:15 AM and general meetings at 9:15 AM at the Visitor Center located at 14100 Ranch Road 12. They also have quarterly meetings that are open to the public at various art venues in Wimberley.


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The Shady Llama owners Karalisa and Lamar Sellers

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By Colleen Brooks Photos courtesy Shady Llama

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f you’re looking for a spot where you can enjoy a nice evening out with friends and family while indulging in a cold beverage and catching a beautiful Hill Country sunset, the Shady Llama fits the bill. All members of your family are welcome to this outdoor beer and wine garden, so bring your children and well-behaved dogs.

Karalisa and Lamar Sellers opened The Shady Llama in March 2018. The two met in Austin in 2008, bonded over their love of craft beer, tied the knot, and relocated to Houston for their careers (Lamar was an attorney and Karalisa worked in commercial insurance). Over time, they decided they wanted to create something together in the Hill Country. “We had this dream to start something together. We both enjoyed our jobs but wanted to do something where we could be together all day,” Lamar explains. The couple made that dream a reality in January 2017 when they purchased property just outside of Wimberley. Lamar explains, “We ended up falling in love with this property.” Several llamas came along with the acreage and they decided to make them part of the operation and have since added to their herd. Karalisa smiles, “We’ve been surprised by the interest in the llamas See SHADY LLAMA, page 12

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the Shady Llama

SHADY LLAMA, from page 11 and how many people come out just to see them. They make for a fun bar mascot.” Resident llamas include Dolly (who loves neck rubs and kisses), Odin, Sadie, Anastasia, and the property’s newest addition, Barley. Lamar and Karalisa also have two miniature donkeys. The animals roam the property and are allowed to come and go as they please. In addition to the wildlife that makes the Shady Llama unique, you’ll also find 24 beers on tap. “The point of the business was to highlight Texas craft beer. Our taps rotate all the time,” Lamar explains. “When something runs out, we try to put something new on. The wall changes from day to day.” You’ll also find local Texas wines, offered through a partnership with local vineyards and featuring an extensive rotating selection of bottles and wines-by-the-glass to choose, plus soda and iced tea. There’s live music on Friday nights and food trucks available during most business hours. “We try to have something for everyone,” Lamar says. “We wanted to make it a place we would want to hang out with our daughter.” In this spirit, the couple installed a children’s play area with a rock box and running bridge. The beer and wine garden offers plenty of room for guests of all ages, and you and can also indulge in a game of cornhole or just relax in a hammock. Lamar says he and Karalisa don’t miss their former busy lifestyle, but instead, are enjoying the rewards that come with working full-time together on the business, parenting their two-year old daughter, and being what they call, “sunset connoisseurs.” “We’re so grateful we found this property,” Lamar says. “And we’re thrilled to be able to be a part of this community,” Karalisa smiles. Karalisa and Lamar plan to expand their hours and add special events as their business grows, so keep an eye on the website for announcements. And because it is an outdoor business, be sure to check the Shady Llama’s social media outlets to verify business hours if the weather looks unfavorable. The Shady Llama is located at 18325 Ranch Road 12 on the west side of the highway, just five miles north of the Wimberley town square and ten miles south of Dripping Springs. Their hours are Thursday – Friday 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday noon to 10 pm, and Sunday from noonto 9 pm. You can email them at theshadyllamatx@gmail.com, or follow them on Instagram or Facebook @TheShadyLlama.


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Sweet Water

COOKIES

by Bonnie Eissler

Photos courtesy Sweet Water Cookies

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emember Grandma’s big sugar cookies (she called them tea cakes) that always appeared like magic in the cookie jar whenever visitors came around and, though delicious, they weren’t iced or even sprinkled with sugar. For special occasions, they might be glazed with icing and some colored sprinkles. Cindy Hunter, owner of Sweet Water Cookies, elevates Grandma’s simple tasty sugar cookie to a whole other dimension with her custom creations, beautifully decorated in a dizzying array of whimsical colorful patterns. “All I ever really wanted was to be a wife and mother,” says Cindy, who has three daughters, two granddaughters, one grandson, and will celebrate her 30th wedding anniversary in September. Although she set her sights primarily on home and family, Cindy was always doing something creative. As a teenager, she was captivated by the cake decorating skills of a high school boyfriend’s mother. “I could spend hours just watching her work,” Cindy says, “she was a great inspiration to me.” Cindy took a cake decorating class and started making special birthday cakes and wedding cakes, but she later realized her true calling was making cookies. A customer from Kyle who hosts a huge Christmas party every year hired her to make something special for this festive event. “I made sugar cookies with buttercream icing,” Cindy says. She started looking online and found an amazing artist “who expresses herself through cookies,” lives in a small town somewhere in Texas, blogs as Sweet Sugar Belle, and could give Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster a run for his money, writing “Everything I see becomes a cookie in my head.” Cindy had found her muse. “This was exactly what I wanted to do,” she said, “but it didn’t happen.” Cindy had the opportunity to observe the event industry up close when she worked for an event planner. She also worked for a while at a flower shop and continued to provide the large order every year for the Christmas party in Kyle. She’d be working on those cookies late into the night and having a blast, clearly in her element. “My husband, Bart, told me I should find something to do that would bring me as much enjoyment as I got from making those cookies. He’s the one who encouraged me to start my own business,” Cindy says, “and now he helps with baking and deliveries.” As a seventh generation resident of Hays County, Cindy feels a close connection to the area’s many streams, creeks and rivers. “I named my business Sweet Water

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Cookies because I’ve always loved the water,” Cindy says. “Often when I’m in Wimberley, I’ll stop to sit by a bridge or on a bench just to enjoy being near the water and listening to it.” After the Memorial Day flood in 2015, she became temporarily disenchanted with water because the beauty and serenity she associated with it were overtaken with images of the devastation caused by the flood. At the same time, she felt a strong desire “to do something that I’m truly passionate about,” thus renewing her enthusiasm for Sweet Water Cookies. On the first day of school after that summer, someone asked Cindy, “Do you have cookies?” and she didn’t have any, but she told her that anyone who wanted to could go to the Facebook page and place an order, and “by the end of the day I had $500 in cookie orders.” The orders kept coming. Birthdays, retirements, sports banquets,


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back-to-school, graduation, baby showers, wedding showers, bachelorette parties – all of the usual and not-so-usual occasions seem to go better with a platter of Sweet Water Cookies. Cindy typically has at least three different designs for a party theme. For a beach-themed party, there are starfish, sand dollars, beach scenes with “sand” and palm trees, seagulls and even a tiny pair of flip-flops. It’s these lovely little details that set Cindy’s creations apart. “I try to give my cookies personality,” she says. Mission accomplished. Perusing Sweet Water Cookies online portfolio of decorated cookies can be addictive. A cookie decorated like a doughnut? Absolutely! Doughnuts with pink icing and sprinkles to munch along with sugar cookie cups of coffee for a police officer’s birthday. Another perfect, and perfectly whimsical, design is the chemical 2D structure for oxytocin to decorate cookies destined for a meeting of midwives. Sweet Water Cookies typically limits production to 25 dozen a week, although in August Cindy decorated 75 dozen in one week, which included 400 to donate for a benefit. “Every day something surprises me,” Cindy says, “this is what I’m supposed to do.” For more information about these beautiful custom decorated sugar cookies, or to place an order, contact Sweet Water Cookies via Facebook message, or email Cindy at cindy@sweetwatercookies.com.

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Chandelier in the Shed

490 FM 2325 (next to Linda Allen’s) 409-679-5554 Chandelier In The Shed has anything from Antique to Vintage, Industrial to Shabby Chic, Boho to Farm Fresh. The eclecticism will keep you searching (looking) for that one of kind treasure you know is in here!

Creekside Vintage in The Quarter Shops 14015 Ranch Road 12 Suite 5 Wimberley’s source for all things mid-century. We carry an eclectic collection of vintage furniture, housewares, vinyl, books, art and decor from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.

Manor House

14015 RR 12 (Quarter Shops) • 512-842-3328 Offering a wide variety of carefully curated finds for the home at affordable prices. Furniture, antiques, vintage oil paintings, one of a kind jewelry and handbags. Come discover that finishing touch for your home.

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Star Antique

301 River Road • 512-847-9970 Fun. Funky. Found. Repurposed. A yard full of art, garden architecture, statuary and chandeliers. A shop full of vintage lighting and little antique treasures. Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. www.starantique.com.. 16   Welcome to Wimberley Fall/Winter 2018-19

Hidden gem of Wimberley! 3,000 square feet of rescued treasures - vintage collectibles, antiques, artisan, repurposed, “man-tiques and chic junqtiques,” we have it all! Heather Jackson, owner/operator. Open Wednesday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Facebook.com/ RescuedRelicResale & on Instagram at relicsrescued.


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So much to do & see shopping & dining

On & Around the Square Love to shop? You’re in the right town! Well known for a variety of unique shops, boutiques and galleries on and around the charming Square, Wimberley offers shopping choices for just about everyone. You’ll find a great selection of fine art, custom jewelry, gourmet food and gifts and fashion, plus plenty of dining options. Head to town, get out and explore, or plan your excursion in advance online with information from wimberleymerchants. com and visitwimberley.org, 512-847-2201.

theatre & community events

in Wimberley

theatre

The Wimberley Players

Photo courtesy Wimberley Players.

Founded in 1979, the Players are the oldest non-profit organization in town. The group’s mission is to provide first-class live theater and they do not disappoint! If you have the opportunity, catch a performance in the intimate Wimberley Playhouse. The 2018 season includes “The Sunshine Boys” by Neil Simon, “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Born Yesterday” and “The Lion in Winter.” Details and tickets at wimberleyplayers.org. The Wimberley Playhouse is at 450 Old Kyle Road. For more information, call 512- 847-0575.

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Photo courtesy EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens.

EmilyAnnTheatre & Gardens

Bring a picnic, stroll the paths, play in the musical gardens or enjoy a game of chess or checkers on the oversized board at the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. Or, hike to the top of the hill to Veterans Memorial Plaza, and enjoy 360-degree views around the Wimberley Valley. The EmilyAnn offers a wealth of family entertainment and theatre, and serves as a special place for remembrance of loved ones. The 2018 fall/winter theatre season includes “Twelfth Night” and “The Mousetrap.” The children’s series features “Little Red Riding Hood” and “A Christmas Carol.” EmilyAnn Theatre & Garden’s Holiday Trail of Lights, a favorite community event, is November 24 to December 28, nightly from 6 pm to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday; and 6 pm to 10 pm Friday & Saturday. There is no charge for admission to the Trail of Lights, but donations are greatly appreciated as this is one of the theatre’s largest fundraisers for the year! Donation boxes are available at the entrance and around the Trail of Lights.EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is at 1101 Farm Market 2325. For information, call 512-847-6969 or visit emilyann.org.

Photo courtesy Wimberley Zipline.

Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Experience high flying fun on an action packed ride at Wimberley Zipline, as you soar over canyons and creeks with 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley on a series of 10 zip line crossings. Tours last 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Admission is $90 per person, and includes parking, equipment, training, a guided walking tour, bottled water and the zipline adventure. Wimberley Zipline is located south of Wimberley on Four Winns’ Ranch at 300 Winn Valley Drive. Advance reservations required; guests must be 9 years of age or older; legal guardian must sign release for participants less than 18. Visit wimberleyzipline.com or call 512-847-9990. See THINGS TO DO, page 20

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“Best Vintage Find” Southern Accents • “Where to Buy” London Financial Times 2006

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Wild West Store HUNDREDS OF VINTAGE COWBOY BOOTS •Buy! Sell! Trade!

“The Boot Whisperer”

The Wimberley Square in the 1930s. Photo courtesy Dorothy Wimberley Kerbow.

Useful Numbers & Information

In the 1850s, Wimberley had a grist mill, tannery, store, shoe shop, and a school that was also used as a church and meeting hall. By the 1870s, it also had a blacksmith. By 1880, the Post Office was set up. By 1900, nine houses were built around the square. By the 1920s, the county finally started to improve roads in and out of the village (the road to San Marcos was paved in 1921). By 1939, electricity was available. The population tripled from 1880 to 1947, based on estimates by the Post Office, to a little more than 400 people.

FIRE

Wimberley Fire & Rescue Central Station 512-847-5356 / 911 111 Green Acres Drive. wimberleyfire.com.

EMS Wimberley EMS 512-847-2526 / 911, wimberleyems.com HOSPITALS

Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle 512-324-5000, seton.net Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos 512-353-8979, ctmc.org Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin 512-324-9000. seton.net Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels 830-643-6100, mckenna.org

as seen on BBC World News July 2013

Just off the Wimberley Square Olde Towne Plaza - 13709 RR 12

“Go for a consultation with the Boot Whisperer, who reads feet like a psychic reads palms.” Texas Monthly, August 2010 Open by appointment. Please call in advance 512-293-4890.

EAGLE

MOUNTAIN • Flags & Flagpoles • Custom Flags • Patriotic Gifts Mon-Thurs 9 am-5 pm • Friday 9 am-3 pm

512-847-0010 • 800-385-5605

wwwEMFlag.com • 333 FM 2325 • Wimberley

River House

PHARMACIES

Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy 14100 Ranch Road 12 • 512-847-7520 HEB Pharmacy 14501 Ranch Road 12. 512-847-3048 Wimberley Pharmacy 120 Joe Wimberley Blvd., 512-847-2288

LIBRARY

Wimberley Village Library 400 FM 2325 • 512-847-2188, wimberleylibrary.org

AIRPORTS

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 512-530-2242, ci.austin.tx.us: 42 miles San Antonio International Airport 210-207-3514, infax.com/mobile/sat/: 62 miles

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

Wimberley Post Office 111 Joe Wimberley Boulevard • 512-847-2623

PARKS

Blue Hole Regional Park 100 Blue Hole Lane • 512-660-9111 Cypress Creek Nature Preserve 512- 847-0025 Jacob’s Well Natural Area 1699 Mount Sharp Road • 512- 214-4593

Superb ColleCtion

Home • Ladies • Gents • Baby + Gifts 102 Wimberley Square • Wimberley, TX 78676

512-847-7009 /River House Wimberley Fall/Winter 2018-19 Welcome to Wimberley   19


THINGS TO DO, from page 18

shop market days

wine tasting

Photo courtesy Wimberley Valley Winery.

Wimberley ValleyWinery Wimberley Market Days

Photos courtesy Wimberley Lions.

Shop Wimberley Lions Market Days the first Saturday of the month, March through December, from 7 am to 4 pm (rain or shine). You can peruse 475-plus booths filled with treasures along wide, treeshaded paths, and enjoy a variety of food and drink. Live music begins at 11 am, performed on three stages. Wimberley Lions Club Market Day is at 601 FM 2325. There is ample parking in three Lions Club lots, plus other nearby private lots. For information, visit shopmarketdays.com.

Susanna’s Kitchen Coffee House

Susanna’s Kitchen Coffee House Concert Series

Music lovers, take advantage of presents Susanna’s Kitchen Coffee House, a monthly concert series hosted the third Thursday of each month at Wimberley United Methodist Church. This intimate smoke- and alcohol-free venue, offers the audience a wonderful listening expeThursday, November 15 rience and hosts renowned Texas Pie, Pizza & Tamales Doors Open at 7 pm artists. Past performers include ALL ARE WELCOME Slaid Cleaves, Butch Hancock, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dale Watson, SuDale Watson san Gibson, Eliza Gilkyson, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, Kevin Welch and others. Doors open by 7 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm. Food and drink is available for purchase, including tamales, pie, coffee and sodas. Wimberley United Methodist Church is at 1200 County Road 1492. All are welcome, tickets available at the door. For more information, visit wimberleyumc.org/susannas-kitchen.

Kevin Welch

Adults $20 • Students under 18 - $5 Wimberley United Methodist Church

Founded in 1983, Wimberley Valley Winery has a history of producing wines in Central Texas with a “focus on quality and a wide selection to suit all palates.” Stop by for a tasting! Open 7 days a week, Wimberley Valley Winery and Tasting Room is at 2825 Lone Man Mountain Road in Driftwood. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 7 pm. Call 512-847-2592 to inquire about availability and pricing. For information, visit wimberleyvalleywine.com.

olive oil/wine tasting

Bella Vista Ranch

Stop by the beautiful Bella Vista Ranch and taste the fresh olive oil they’ve been producing in Wimberley since 2001. Bella Vista Cellars is a winery also located on the Ranch. Tasting room hours are Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:30 pm, and tours of the ranch are offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Groups of 15 or more by appointment only. Visit texasoliveoil.com or call 512-847-6514.

rum tasting

Corner of RR 12 & CR 1492 • 512-847-3109

Don’t Miss

December 20 • $25 Admission

A portion of the proceeds go to Operation Good Shepherd, Barnabas Connection & Bright Beginnings Preschool at Wimberley UMC

Bootiful Wimberley

boot trail

Have you ever seen anything like it? Spend some time enjoying the 6-foot fiberglass cowboy boots — painted by area artists — all over town! A project of the Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance, the “Bootiful Wimberley” collection includes 50 unique and artisticlly themed boots. Stop by the Wimberley Visitor Center (512-847-2201) or visit bootifulwimberley.com for a Boot Trail map. 20   Welcome to Wimberley Fall/Winter 2018-19

Photo courtesy Cypress Creek Reserve.

Cypress Creek Reserve Rum

Using fresh spring water that feeds Cypress Creek and blackstrap molasses from the cane fields of East Texas and Louisiana, David Watson experimented for years to work out the recipe and distillation process and developed an award-winning crystal rum, vanilla rum and a gourmet vanilla extract. 1400 Jacobs Well Road. Complimentary rum tasting Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and Friday from 11 am to 6 pm. Visit cypressreserve.com or call 512-847-6874.


The Cedar Chest Open Daily 10 am-5:30 pm • 13915 Ranch Rd 12 • Wimberley, TX 78676 512-847-1100 www.cedar-chest.com Fall/Winter 2018-19 Welcome to Wimberley   21


Circa Soap Apothecary

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by Bonnie Eissler

Photos courtesy Circa

Circa Soap Apothecary offers fine bath products including soaps, lotions and scrubs, Turkish bath towels, linen and cotton gowns. A truly beautiful store, Circa’s interior space is a delight to the senses, even a little bit magical, stirring memories of those ancient apothecaries who meticulously mixed herbs and oils – two parts grandmother’s flower garden, one part Harry Potter. Gina Maples, mother of three and Wimberley resident for 16 years, purchased Circa a year ago. “ The previous owner wanted a French luxury store,” she says, and the casually elegant ambience still reflects that idea, although Gina has added new product lines, expanded other areas, and definitely put her own stamp on the décor and presentation. She takes great care with the details and creative presentation of products. Vintage and antique furnishings – chandeliers, cabinets and tables, farmhouse sink, pie safe, wooden trunk – are all practical and most often provide storage or display space. A vintage medicine cabinet holds essential oils and perfumes such as Tokyo Milk and Lollia. An antique European baby tub on a stand is lined with burlap for a rustic look and filled with “bath bombs,” a great gift that’s fragrant, fizzy, fun, and a bargain at $3 each. “I want everyone who comes to the store to feel like they can buy something,” Gina says. Circa has an area dominated by an old extra large farmhouse sink where customers can test hand soaps, lotions, and scrubs, something Gina encourages. “It’s important to test, and it’s part of the experience,” Gina says. She also likes to take the time to describe the products because their history is often interesting. “Everything has a story,” she says. B.Witching Bath Co. is a new line just in at Circa that has a fascinating origin story. The owner began her company using her grandmother’s notebooks that were filled with recipes for lotions, creams, salves and balms that she started making at home in the 1960s. She used roses and lavender from her garden and other ingredients to make the early versions of the natural honey soap, arthritis rubs and other items the company produces today. Although Circa carries items from as far away as France and as close by as Austin, the guiding principle for deciding what to offer at the store is that they have natural ingredients and often are produced in small batches. Austin-based Kuhdoo was the first line that Gina brought to Circa, after meeting the husband and wife owners at their pop-up store and seeing them often at Wimberley Market Days. She fell in love with their small batch produced soaps and candles. “The day after we bought this store, we contacted them asking to carry their line,” Gina says, “they’re great and have tons of fun stuff.” Another company that Gina likes is In the Weeds, from San Antonio. Their signature item, the one that made their name, is Dollface, an all-natural face scrub and mask for sensitive skin that sounds good enough to put on a salad, is made from organic sugar and lemons, raw honey, and a blend of natural and essential oils. For anyone mystified about exactly what essentials oils are, they’re liquid aroma compounds from natural sources – spearmint and lavendar and hundreds more, including that renowned quartet of medicine and music, “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.” Gina says some of her best customers are men. “It’s pretty amazing, but a lot of the time there are more men than women in here,” she says. She added items to appeal to the men in a gorgeous display with beard oils, moustache wax, shaving brushes, soaps, razors, and solid cologne on tables decorated with black and white photographs of Victorian era gentlemen, old books and vintage shaving accessories. Circa Soap Apothecary is at 14015 Ranch Road 12, Suite 15.Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 am to 5 pm, Friday 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10:30 am to 6 pm, and Sunday hours vary. For more information, call 512-847-1095 or email circasoap@gmail.com.

Circa Soap Apothecary owner, Gina Maples.


Jean’s Antique Mall

Good cooks need good tools!

Buy • Sell • Rent Space 11552 Ranch Rd 12

Wimberley, Texas

512-847-3305

cell 713-376-2554 Best Kitchen Store in the Hill Country

Celebrating 17 Years – Open 7 Days! 201 Wimberley Square • 512-847-1553 facebook.com/kissthecookwimberley

www.KissTheCookWimberley.com

JeansAntiqueMallTX.com

Packed from floor to ceiling with your favorite things!

Jewelry Glam, Glitz & Glitter Kimonos, Scarves, Wraps & Ponchos Mudpie Baby Gifts & Baby Outfits Mudpie Kitchenware Tyler Candles, Melts & Laundry Soaps Texas Gourmet Foods Located on the

Wimberley Square

100 Oak Drive • 512-847-2113 24   Welcome to Wimberley Fall/Winter 2018-19

Texas & Wimberley T-Shirts Texas Ranch Room Collection


Shoes made in Israel

Men’s Fine Resortwear

In Style Accessories

Larry & Kristi Broadway, Owners

512-847-1765

InStyleWimberley.com

OPEN EVERYDAY

Shoes made in Portugal

ON THE SQUARE

We Specialize in Stylish Comfortable Shoes Sizes 5-11

Merrell • Rieker • Aetrex • Bionica • Vionic • Taos • Tamaris • Bernie Mev • Alegria • BZees Tony Pons • Spring Step • Olukai • Arcopedco • Pikolinos • Glitter Flops • Cobb Hill • Naot André Assous • Rockport • Artiste • Cloud • Earth • Fantasty • Remonte • Romika • Volatile

“The Original Happy Shoe”

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the Find by Bonnie Eissler

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The Find owners, mother and daughter duo Calli Swindle and Pam Couch (right).

he Find, a trendy boutique offering clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories, as well as home décor and gifts, opened two years ago on River Road in Wimberley. The owners are Pam Couch and Calli Swindle, a mother-daughter duo who are likely familiar faces to some of the locals. “We feel close to the people of Wimberley,” Pam says, “residents from here have been shopping at our store in San Marcos (Two P’s and Calli’s Boutique) for many years and we appreciate them.” For those mothers and daughters out there who seldom make it through lunch without drama, and for any other skeptics, Pam says, “There are some challenges, but we enjoy each other and love doing this together.” They apparently have highly compatible personalities. “Calli and I will go to Market (in Dallas) and people there will say, ‘y’all are so easy to work with’,” Pam has been interested in retail since she was in high school. “After I was married, when we lived in Austin, I did home shows and private parties during the Christmas season. We had about fifteen different vendors and people really enjoyed the shopping experience.” The home shows became quite a lucrative seasonal business and were a great experience. “The ladies in my church encouraged me, and See THE FIND, page 27


THE FIND, from page 26 someone from the Austin Statesman came out to interview us,” she said. After moving to San Marcos, Pam decided to open a business, starting out with 400 square feet. (Today, Two P’s and Calli’s Boutique, located near the Outlet Mall in San Marcos, has fifteen times more space.) Calli started helping out in the San Marcos boutique when she was in high school. Pam says, “Of course, she grew up around the business, learned all about customer service from a young age, and she is a very giving and caring person.” One of Pam and Calli’s favorite parts about working together is going to Market to select merchandise for the store. Pam says, “We decide everything together. Sometimes I say no and sometimes she says no, but we’ve done this long enough to respect and trust each other’s decisions.” Tribal a favorite vendor for both Pam and Calli. The company was founded in 1970 and has grown into one of the country’s leading women’s sportswear companies. Their styles are versatile, polished and affordable. “Of course, Calli and I don’t dress the same,” Pam says, “because of the difference in our ages, but we both like denim – and denim is always a good look in Texas.” Pam adds that today is an exciting time in fashion because there’s so much crossover in style, without as much division between the markets for older and younger women. For example, kimonos are casual and cool styles that work for all ages and sizes. “A young college girl will wear her kimono with shorts, while an older woman might wear that same kimono with jeans,” Pam says. Pam sees the Wimberley lifestyle as “classy but comfy – casual with lots of opportunities during the year to dress up and sparkle.” But she adds that they are still trying to figure out what the best fit

is for Wimberley customers – what works and what doesn’t. They recently added some tank tops and tees that were specifically designed for Wimberley. The tops are made out of a wonderfully soft fabric and have a deer with flowers on antlers design. The OTBT (for “off the beaten track”) shoes merit a special mention. “ I’ve been in this business for 25 years and this is the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn, ” Pam says. Like the kimonos, these are suitable for all ages from college girls to senior citizens. You can See THE FIND, page 28

Lavish Handmade Soaps Sugar Scrubs • Body Creams Expertly blended in house infused with sweet essential oils

Hand-poured Candles • Home Essentials

The Quarter Shops Wimberley • 512-847-1095

Gracious Ladies ... gentlemen

... precious babies

a relaxedliving boutique... offering luxury items for home and apparel for men, women and babies along with gufts for the ones you love

on the square

graciousladiesliving

patio overlook shop an outdoor oasis featuring european antiques and garden treasures

101 Old Kyle Road • Wimberley, Texas 512-557-7415 graciousladiesliving.com Fall/Winter 2018-19 Welcome to Wimberley   27


THE FIND, from page 27

spend ten hours walking around in them at Market Days and still feel fine. Pam especially enjoys the opportunity to work with women who come in the store needing something for a particular occasion, but feeling like there isn’t anything there for them. “We can always find something, no matter what her age or size, that will make her feel beautiful inside and out,” she says. She’s also excited that The Find is planning some special events for the cheerleaders at Wimberley High School this year, as a way to show support for these young women and the community. They will have a private shopping event for the group along with their mothers, as well as some other surprises during the school year. The Find is located at 111 River Road, Suite 200A. The boutique is open Tueday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, visit the website at thefindtexas.com, or call 512-722-3592.

Cabins also available for smaller groups.

1/2 mile stretch of Blanco River Access • Swimming Pool & Pioneer Town with a free scavenger hunt for kids to explore

Sleeps up to 40 in 10 private bedrooms

Commercial kitchen & dining space for 40

BANDIT’S HIDEAWAY A Vintage Accommodation Bandit’s Loft sleeps 4 - $135 for 2

Bandit’s Cottage sleeps 2 - $115

On the Blanco River Small Dogs Welcome! www.banditshideaway.com • 512-847-9088

512-847-2517 www.7ARanch.co 333 Wayside Dr. Wimberley, Texas 78676 28   Welcome to Wimberley Fall/Winter 2018-19

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Wimberley Inn

THE FIND, from page 28

Comfortable rooms in a beautiful, serene setting

A Hill Country Hideaway • Walking distance to Wimberley Square & Blue Hole • Perfect for family gatherings or a romantic getaway • Home-cooked breakfast on weekends

200 FM 3237 • Wimberley, Texas 512-847-3750 • www.WimberleyInn.com

Creekside Weekend Getaways

Texas Hill Country elegance is yours at this secluded paradise, lush in natural settings, exquisite décor and gracious hospitality. We are your perfect setting for a romantic getaway, intimate wedding, retreat or meeting. Special treats: • Outdoor hot tub • 600’ of private access to Cypress Creek • Delicious breakfast buffet • Friday evening guest reception • Schedule an in-room massage • Romance packages

Upscale in-room amenities: • 14 luxurious private guest rooms • Whirlpool baths, Jacuzzis • Private decks or balconies • Wireless internet available • Flat Screen TVs, DVD and MP3 players

512-847-6000 800-827-1913

www.creekhaveninn.com • 400 Mill Race Ln, Wimberley, TX 7867

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Blanco River Outfitters By Colleen Brooks Photos courtesy 7A Ranch

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he Blanco River is one of Wimberley’s natural attractions. Mild winters allow the opportunity to get out on the river almost year-round, and thanks to the newly-opened Blanco River Outfitters, visitors and locals alike can now do just that. General manager Amanda Calaway explains, “We opened the outfitters store to accommodate people looking for river products. We have a variety of river tubes and floats for all ages, protective phone cases, goggles and snorkel sets, swimwear, swim shoes, sunscreen, and towels. We try to carry everything you need to get in the water.” You’ll find plenty of souvenir T-shirts specific to the Blanco River, 7A Ranch, Wimberley, and Texas, plus small souvenirs and trinkets — key chains, mugs, shot glasses, koozies, magnets, postcards, and retro 7A postcards. Amanda explains, “We also sell a variety of fun kid’s items such as arts and craft items, outdoor items, camping gear, lanterns, travel activities, and classic kid games.” Their line of Texas Hill Country artisan products - LuBella hand forged candles, Old Factory soaps and bath salts, and coffee from D’s Roastery make perfect take-home gifts. The new shop also offers boutique items including swimwear and cover ups by Roxy, Reef, and O’Neill for women; men’s Salty Crew, Quiksilver, and O’Neill swimming apparel; and Quiksilver and Roxy swim apparel for children. Plus, you’ll find footwear by Malvados, Roxy, and Quiksilver. Blanco River Outfitters is located at 7A Ranch and also offers Blanco river day access from Memorial Day through Labor Day for $10 a person. They provide a summer locals’ day discount for all Hays County residents on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for just $5 per person (please be prepared to show a form of ID). Off-season access is available for just $5 per person, so plan to take advantage of our beautiful Texas weather all year. In addition to selling floats and tubes, kayaks are available for rental year-round. Pricing begins at $15 per hour for a single and $25 per hour for a tandem. They also offer two-hour pricing at $25/single and $35/tandem, and full day access for $50/$75. 7A Ranch, beloved Wimberley landmark since 1946, was severely impacted in the 2015 Memorial Day Flood and underwent a massive renovation, but still retains its original Pioneer Town. In this 1880’s Western “town,” you’ll find an arcade with old-school video games, air hockey, a pool table, Skee-Ball, and an ice cream parlor that serves Blue Bell Ice Cream, milkshakes and ice cream floats. The ranch can accommodate small and large overnight groups, with many options. Individual units accommodate 4, 6 or 12 guests. The ranch is a great venue for reunions and retreats, with larger lodges that can accommodate up to 40. For the budget conscious, they offer two units of fourplexes. And the classics units provide more of a rustic feel, but with modern amenities. The grounds offer many activities for overnight guests — a swimming pool, stargazing, roasting smores. The addition of Blanco River Outfitters allows both day access guests and overnight guests the ability to be able to wade, kayak, or float in the river, no matter what they may have left at home. Amanda smiles, “We’re very family oriented. We want people to be able to make memories here. As the resort has grown and changed, we felt there was a need for people to purchase things for the river and leave with a really cool souvenir.” Blanco River Outfitters is located inside the main office at 7A Ranch, at 333 Wayside Drive. For more information, visit the website at 7aranch. co, email info@7aranch.co, call 512-847-2517, or follow on Facebook and Instagram. Hours vary, usually open 8 am to 4 pm daily.


Help us save lives Adopt  Volunteer  Foster  Donate We are a non-profit public charity for dog rescue and adoption serving Wimberley and western Hays County.

512-847-3200  www.wimberleywagrescue.org

Angie Dahl Serving the Hill Country Since 1983

107 E. Summit Dr. Wimberley, TX 512-847-5549 www.DD-INS.NET

Leesa Stafford 512-847-3855 11552 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, TX Next to Jean’s Antiques Appointments Tues-Sat

Now Leasing

1 & 2 Bedrooms!

512-648-3989

Woodcreek is tucked away in a beautiful rural setting in the majestic Texas Hill Country and bordered by the flowing waters of Cypress Creek. Woodcreek is the place to be for a growing family or time for slowing down in life. Just minutes from the town of Wimberley, you have all the conveniences you need. Small town living conveniently close to San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Buda, San Antonio and Austin.

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16515 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, Texas 78676

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Local Restaurants Brewster’s Pizza / Wimberley Brewing Co.

9595 Ranch Rd 12. Family-operated pie parlor & microbrewery with patio seating. 512-847-3299, brewsterspizza.com.

Brookshire Brothers Deli. 14100 Ranch Rd. 12. 512--847-2296.

Food Trucks THE JUNCTION DRINKERY & EATERY 200 FM 32, San Marcos, Texas • thejunctiontx.com

• Tacos Nine Breakfast tacos, lunch tacos, plates, burritos, •

Community Pizza & Beer Garden

111 Old Kyle Road. Family friendly establishment with live music, cold beer, full bar and house made pizza. communitybeergarden.com, 512-412-0914.

Durango’s Authentic Mexican Food

401 FM 2325. Homemade flour & corn tortillas, carne guisada, rice, beans, migas, chili relleno, tacos made to order, more. 512-847-3473

nachos, quesadillas, and more. 737-213-7197. The Patty Wagon Burgers, seasoned fries, chicken strips, corn dogs and grilled cheese baskets. 512-413-9891, facebook.com/ ThePattyWagon01. The Good Banana Vegan, gluten, dairy, grain and GMO free, soy free! Tacos, bowls, brownies, juices. thegoodbananatx. com. Grattons Cajun Kitchen Po’ boys, etoufee, gumbo, boudin and more. www.thecajungrattons.com. Gigi’s Food & Drinks Homemade Chinese food. 512-760-1922. Dreamland Savory comfort foods. dreamlanddining.com.

Hays City Store & Ice House 8989 FM 150, Driftwood. Scratch menu Texas comfort food plus wood-fired pizza. Full bar, 50+ beers on tap. Indoor and outdoor seating. 512-722-3905.

Ino’z Brew & Chew 14004 Ranch Road 12, on the Square Casual American bar & grill. Indoor and great deck seating overlooking Cypress Creek. inozwimberley.com, 512-847-6060

411 FM 2325, Wimberley • (512) 497-9861

ODIE’S PLACE - FOOD COURT

• Gringas Grub Shak Burgers, fish tacos,

Jobell Café & Bistro 16920 Ranch Road 12 Eclectic bistro fare served in a rustic and intimate environment amidst the charm of Texas Hill Country. Casual. Wine and beer. Indoor and outdoor seating. www.jobellcafe.com, 512-847-5700.

Kate’s Place 600 Farm Market 2325

Creative twists on American favorites. Local craft beers, wine. Indoor and outdoor seating. katesplacewimberley.com, 512-722-3744

Linda’s Fine Foods 500 Farm Market 2325

Globally inspired cuisine served in a relaxed, country-style setting with indoor & outdoor dining. Beer and wine available. 512-8475464, www.facebook.com/LindasFineFoods.

Milagro’s Tex-Mex 9595 Ranch Road 12, Suite 12

Menu features a Hill Country twist on traditional Tex-Mex. Full bar. Indoor and outdoor seating. 512-842-2800, milagroshillcountry.com.

Mima’s Kitchen 701 Farm Market 2325

Family owned and operated Tex-Mex restaurant. Daily specials. Indoor and outdoor seating. 512-847-1305.

Pizza Hut 101 FM232. 512-847-2844. order.pizzahut.com San Angel Mexican Bar & Grill 500 River Road

Traditional Tex-Mex restaurant. Full bar. 512-722-3257, facebook. com/SanAngelWTX

Subway 809 Ranch Road 2325

Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches and salads. 512-847-7824, subway.com.

The Back Porch 50 Marina Circle

BBQ & burgers on the banks of Cypress Creek. Outdoor seating. Gorgeous views. 512-722-3121, facebook.com/BackPorchWimberley.

The Leaning Pear 111 River Road, # 110

Hill Country inspired cuisine. Indoor/outdoor seating. Beer and wine. 512-847-7327, LeaningPear.com

Wimberley Café 101-A, 5083, Wimberley Square

Breakfast dishes, sandwiches & homestyle entrees served in old-timey quarters with counter seats. 512-847-3333, wimberleycafe.com.

tacos, sandwiches, more. 512-627-4875, facebook.com/GringasGrubShak. RonDooley’s Lots of sandwich choices, plus fajita tacos, hot dogs, fries and more. Call 512-847-0080 for more information. Wimberley Shave Ice 100-plus delicious and unique flavors with something for all tastes. 512-497-9861. The Salty German Authentic German cuisine cooked fresh. Schnitzel & Spätzle, Fleischkäse, Brotchen, Strudel, more. 512-943-7635, thesaltygerman.com. Wimberley Subs and Salads Fresh, friendly and affordable food - salads, hot and cold sub sandwiches and homemade soups.

TRIFORKS FOOD TRUCK

1 Woodcreek Circle • 512-648-1835 • triforks.com Sandwiches, delicious burgers, wraps, corndogs, fries, mac ‘n cheese, sweets and more. Check Facebook for daily specials.

PHO-LISHA’S FOOD TRUCK

14306 Ranch Rd. 12 • www.pholishas.com. Asian-inspired cuisine plus a variety of Cajun dishes. Don’t miss the Phoritto.

CREEKSIDE COOKERS BBQ

14306 Ranch Rd, 12 • creeksidecookers.com Brisket, pulled pork, sausage, turkey plates (and by the pound), more.

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Classic, old-fashioned walk-up burger stand, Simple menu of burgers cooked fresh, hand cut fries, and cold drinks.

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Church Leaders

St. Mary Catholic Church

Tim Moore Wimberley Church of Christ

Weekend/Weekday Mass Schedule Saturday ......................................5:30 pm (Vigil Mass) Sunday English ............................ 8:00 am & 10:00 am Sunday Spanish ............................................. 12:00 pm Tuesday............................................................. 6:00 pm Wednesday - Friday ...........................................9:00 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday ....................... 4 pm-5 pm & by appointment

https://smwimberley.org phone 512-847-9181 • fax 512-847-5573 email: office@smwimberley.org 14711 Ranch Rd 12 • Wimberley, TX 78676

Dear Neighbor, SSEC Promises to Be a Parish that is ... totally vibrant radically different mission-oriented We invite you to join us this Fall.

SUN Services: 8:00 a.m. Traditional, 10:30 a.m., Full Choir SUN School: 9:15 a.m. (Adult), 10:15 a.m. (Kids), 5:00 p.m. (JH, HS) WED: 5:00 p.m. (Meditation), 6:00 p.m. (1/2 Time, Communion, Band) TH Services: 10:00 a.m. (Healing, Prayer, Communion, Annointing)

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im Moore is a native Texan who grew up in the oil fields of north Texas near Wichita Falls. After attending school in Lubbock, he and his wife, Brooke, spent 15 years in the western Colorado town of Paonia, where Tim was minister for the Paonia Church of Christ. Tim and Brooke moved to Wimberley in March of 2003. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. Wimberley Church of Christ meets at 15500 North Raanch Road 12. Sunday morning Bible Study is at 9:30 am, followed by Worship at 10:30 am. Sunday evening Bible Study is at 5 pm, Wednesday evening Bible Study is at 7 pm. For more information, visit wimberleychurchofchrist.org.

Rev. Jim Denham Chapel in the Hills

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everend Denham and Molly moved to Wimberley from South Padre Island where Jim served as resident Chaplain for Chapel by the Sea since 2008. From 1999 to 2008, Reverend Denham had previously served as Senior Pastor for the Chapel in the Hills in Wimberley. Jim has also served as Director of Chaplaincy Services for the Seton Hospital System, Pastor of Austin Heights Baptist Church and Hospice Chaplain for Girling Home Hospice. Jim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Texas in Austin, a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY, and Clinical Pastoral Education from Baptist Hospital, San Antonio. “Let’s jump start the joy and happiness and see what God can do with our efforts to be his followers at our special place to worship, our church, Chapel in the Hills,” says Reverend Denham. Jim and Molly have three daughters and two grandsons. Molly is an Education Consultant. For information, visit wimberleychapelinthehills.com.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 6000-A F.M. 3237, Wimberley TX 78676 512-847-9956 www.ststeve.org

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Wimberley Visitors Center

14100 FM 2325 (in front of Brookshire Brothers) 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday • 1 pm to 4 pm Sunday. For more information, call 512-847-2201.


Local Churches Chapel In The Hills

14601 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-9762 wimberleychapelinthehills.com

Hill Country Cowboy Church

120 Green Acres Drive 512-847-9526 hillcountrycowboychurch.com

Cowboys for Jesus

8400 FM 32 Fischer, Texas 210-389-6235 cowboysforjesus.com

Cypress Creek Church 211 Stillwater 512-847-1222 cypresscreekchurch.com

First Baptist Church 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy. 512-847-9035 fbcwimberley.com

Freedom Valley Fellowship

10691 Ranch Road 12 512-680-9765 freedomvalleyfellowship.org

Jehovah’s Witness 443 Jacobs Well Road 512-847-8129 • jw.org

Wimberley Church of Christ Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Tuesday Ladies Bible Study 10 am

Spoke Hill at Ranch Rd. 12 512-847-3386 welcometonewlife.org

St Mary Catholic Church 14711 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-9181 smwimberley.org

St Stephen’s Episcopal

6000 Ranch Road 3237 512-847-9956 ststeve.org

Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm

15500 North Ranch Road 12 • 512-847-9357

Chapel in the Hills Interdenominational Church

Unity Church of Wimberley

455 White Wings Road 512-847-6587 unityofwimberley.com

Wimberley Church of Christ

15500 Ranch Rd. 12 512-847-9357 wimberleychurchofchrist.org

Wimberley Christian Church 13706 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-3853

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Linda Germain,

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Linda Germain has been a Realtor here in the Texas Hill Country with Keller Williams Realty for the past 14 years, since starting her Real Estate career in 2004. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Linda attended San Francisco State College, majored in Business, and then spent more than 25 years in retail management for major retailers. Outstanding customer service has always been a high priority in Linda’s retail career and remains her number one priority in working with her Real Estate clients. She is a member of the National and Texas Association of Realtors, as well as the Austin and Four Rivers Board of Realtors. Linda and her husband, Gene, moved to Wimberley 15 years ago and both are active, involved members of the Wimberley community. Linda has served a total of 3 terms on the Board of Directors for the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce, having served as the Board’s Chairperson for two years. She is past President and current Membership Chair for the Wimberley Community Chorus and Secretary of the Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance (WVACA). As a long-time volunteer for Alzheimer’s Texas, Linda facilitates the Wimberley Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, teaches caregiver classes for Alzheimer’s Texas and has been a partner in establishing and operating ‘Circle of Friends,’ a weekly Respite Program established through the Wimberley Senior Center that is in it’s fourth year of operation.”It is a joy to live here in Wimberley and an honor to serve and ‘give back’ to the Wimberley community.” 38   Welcome to Wimberley Fall/Winter 2018-19

Barbara Latimer, Broker/Branch Manager Hills of Texas / Sky Realty Broker/Owner at Hills of Texas Realty, Barbara merged her company with Sky Realty in 2015 to form Hills of Texas Sky Realty. Her 20+ years’ experience and knowledge of the market provides the highest level of service for her clients. “It’s work I love. There is nothing else I’d rather do, she says. “There are challenges to working in a rural market, but I thrive on those challenges. Every property is unique and interesting. I love problem solving and helping my clients.” Well, septic and Oak wilt inspections are typical occurrences for Barbara, but to urban agents they can be foreign. A local market expert and a Texas Monthly magazine “Five Star Real Estate Agent” for the last 8 years, it is obvious Barbara loves her career and is eager to help buyers and sellers. Her clients definitely count on her expertise, but they also love her approach. She’s the whole package and say things like, “We interviewed several agents, but we wanted someone we could connect with,” says one client. “Barbara walked in the door, and her enthusiasm and attention to detail won us over. She’s definitely the reason we were able to finalize the sale.” Originally from Houston and a graduate of the University of Texas, Barbara and her family moved to Wimberley in 1997. In her free time, she and her husband, Gaylan, enjoy boating, live music venues and exploring the Hill Country.

Betty & Steve Giannone, GRI, SRS, RSPS, MRP, Luxury Collection & Presidents Circle

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Steve and Betty Giannone have lived in Wimberley and worked in Real Estate in the Texas Hill Country for more than 28 years. Steve’s background is in the mortgage industry, which equips him with outstanding value analysis and negotiating skills. Betty’s experience is in real estate marketing where she honed her skills at reaching out to buyers for national development companies. With their combined talents, specializing in marketing and transaction management they offer both buyers and sellers a distinct advantage in the real estate marketplace. Steve attended St. Thomas in Houston, and he enjoys watching professional sports and chasing a small white ball in Texas wide open spaces. Betty grew up in Chicago but moved to Austin for the music in the late ’70s. She also enjoys chasing the white ball, just from several strokes behind. Together they have raised three fine young men in Wimberley. Trust, integrity, stability and longevity are the hallmarks of Don Johnson REALTORS, the area’s oldest real estate brokerage. Founded by Don and Ann Johnson more than 50 years ago, the company currently has four offices and 150 Realtors. State of the art technology and an unyielding commitment to customer service are the tools and ideals we think give our clients an advantage in the real estate market place. Betty and Steve’s production is rated in the top 4 percent nationally!


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Wimberley Weather MONTH Avg High

Avg Low

Avg Rainfall

October 80......................57...................... 3.40 November 70......................48...................... 2.80 December 62......................40...................... 2.00 January 58......................36...................... 2.10 February 64......................40...................... 2.10 March 71......................47...................... 1.90 April 78......................56...................... 2.80 May 84......................64...................... 4.50 June 90......................68...................... 3.70 July 94......................71...................... 2.30 August 94......................71...................... 2.50 September 88......................67...................... 4.50 source:

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EVERY DAY Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance presents “Bootiful Wimberley” a public art project. Fifty giant cowboy boots painted and designed by local artists are installed all around the Wimberley Valley. Stop by the Visitor Center, 14100 Ranch Road 12, for a map or find them online at www.WimberleyArts.com, 512-847-2201. EVERY TUESDAY Rotary Club meets at noon at A Fit Plan. 15950 Ranch Road 12. 512-585-6547, www.rotaryclubofwimberley.com Hill Country Community Band Rehearses. First Baptist Church. 7 pm to 8:30 pm. 512-517-3111. For more informaton, visit www. hillcountrycommunityband.org. The Tavern presents Open Mic Night. 1 Woodcreek Circle. thelodgeatcypressfalls.com. SECOND TUESDAY Linda’s Fat Tuesday. Cajun food, live music at 500 Farm Market 2325. www.facebook.com/LindasFineFoods. 512-847-5464. EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY Wimberley Community Tennis Association. Plays at 5 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30 am Saturdays at the Wimberley High School Tennis Courts on Texan Blvd. www.wimberleytennis.org EVERY WEDNESDAY Wimberley Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown/raised foods and products from area farmers, ranchers and artisans, 3 pm to 6 pm. Parking lot of Wimberley Community Center at corner of Ranch Road 12 and River Road. 512-264-1637. Facebook.com/WimberleyFM. Enjoy Karaoke Night at The Tavern. 1 Woodcreek Circle. thelodgeatcypressfalls.com. SECOND WEDNESDAY Wimberley Garden Club Meeting (September through May). 9:30 am. Lutheran Church of Resurrection. 1 West Spoke Hill. www. WimberleyGardenClub.org. THIRD WEDNESDAY The Herb Society of America Hill Country Unit Meeting (August through May). 9:45 am to noon at Wimberley Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 956 Ranch Road 2325. HillCountryHerbs.org FOURTH WEDNESDAY Hill Country Neighbors Meeting (January - November).Wimberley Community Center at 10 am. WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY Wimberley Glassworks.Gallery is open 10 am to 5 pm daily and Sunday noon to 5 pm. See art created in a live glassblowing demo. wgw.com. SECOND THURSDAY Hill Country Bead Society Meets. Wimberley Community Center. 1 pm. For information, Marilyn Pierce at mp@smpierce.net. SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY Wimberley Toastmasters Club. Learn public speaking, leadership skills. 7 pm. Community Center. wimberley/toastmastersclubs.org. EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY Live Music at Linda’s Fine Foods. 500 Farm Market 2325. 512-8475464. www.facebook.com/LindasFineFoods. THIRD THURSDAY Susanna’s Kitchen Coffeehouse. Concert series brings the best musical talent to Wimberley every third Thursday at 7:30 pm. Enjoy great live music in an intimate setting. Food, coffee and soft drinks available. Adults admission is $15-25, students under 18 get in for $5. Wimberley United Methodist Church. 512-847-3109, WimberleyUMC.org/ Ministries/Susannas-Kitchen. EVERY FRIDAY Bingo. Hosted by VFW Hall Post 6441 at 401 Jacobs Well Road. Early bird games start at 7:15 pm, regular games at 8 pm. 512-847-6441, texasvfw.net. Silo Gallery & Glass Studio hosts First Friday Fusing Musings. Come meet others interested in glass ask questions and have fun. Free and open to everyone. 6:30 pm. 7990 Ranch Road 12. 512-444-6494, siloglass.com. See EVENTS page 41


EVENTS, from page 40 SECOND FRIDAY Wimberley Community Civic Club Meeting. (September through November, January through May) 11 am at Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch Road 12. wimberleyccc.org. EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY Arnosky Family Farms Market. Fresh cut flowers, cheeses, more. Ranch Road 2325 and Highway 165. www.texascolor.com. EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY Jackson Open Air Market. Local artists and farmers, food, fun, more. 9 am to 5 pm. 6341 FM 32 in Fischer, Texas. jacksonopenairmarket.com. Tour Jacob’s Well. Hear stories about floods, divers, experience beauty of the spring that started the town. 10 am. www.jacobswellspring.org. Blair House Inn’s Saturday Evening Dinners.An evening of Wimberley fine dining, served at 7 pm. Reservations are required. www. blairhouseinn.com, 512-847-1111. FIRST SATURDAY March - December Wimberley Lions Market Days. The oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country, featuring over 475 booths is filled with unique treasures - a shopper’s delight. Live music, food and beverage options, unique shopping experience. 601 FM 2325. www.ShopMarketDays.com. SECOND SATURDAY Bent Tree Gallery hosts Featured Art Exhibitions. Awaken your creative self by meeting the accomplished artists of Bent Tree. Buffet of appetizers, wine and live Jazz music. Free and open to the public at 105 Henson Street. 4 pm to 7 pm. 512-847-9438, www.benttreegallery.com. Wimberley’s Second Saturday Gallery Trail. 14 galleries in and around the Wimberley Square stay open late, offering great art, wine and appetizers. Facebook.com/SecondSaturdayGalleryTrail. SEPTEMBER 7-30 The Wimberley Players present “Born Yesterday.” Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Never underestimate an underestimated woman. 450 Old Kyle Road, www.wimberleyplayers.org. SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 30 Wimberley Valley Art League Gallery Juried Exhibit. Reception Friday, September 14, 5 pm to 7 pm at Wimberley Community Center. www. wimberleyartleague.org.

Enjoy scarecrows on and around the Wimberley Square in October.

Photo by Michael Flippo.

SEPTEMBER 27 Freedonia. Live music at Blue Rock Studio. 512-847-7440. www. bluerocktexas.com/rsvp. SEPTEMBER 29 St. Stephen’s Episcopal School’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament. Quicksand Golf Course starting at 8 am. 1 Pro Lane. 512-847-9857, www. ststeveschool.org. Wimberley Glassworks. You’re invited to feast your eyes on the annual patch of more than 500 hand blown glass pumpkins and gourds. Enjoy live Latin music, Middleton Brewing cold beer on tap and glassblowing demonstrations. 6469 Ranch Road 12, 512-393-3316, wgw.com. SEPTEMBER 29-30 Casa de Linda’s Fall Studio Open House and Art Show. Enjoy an exhibit of artwork created by adult student/artists and refreshments. 13620. 10 am to 5 pm Saturday. noon to 4 pm Sunday. Ranch Road 12, Building B. 830-221-7676, casadelinda.com. SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 21 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents Little Red Riding Hood. Performed in Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre Saturdays at 10 am and Sundays at 2 pm. 40 minute show promises fun for ages 2 - 102. www.emilyann.org. OCTOBER 1-31 Annual Scarecrow Contest. Charming scarecrows throughout downtown. 512-842-2281. OCTOBER 6 Wimberley Players host Under the Tuscan Moon. Annual fundraiser at Messina Inn, 6 pm to 9 pm. www.wimberleyplayers.org OCTOBER 12-13 We Believe Women’s Conference. Engaging presentations, workshops and social time designed to connect, equip and inspire women of all ages and backgrounds to live fully engaged, positive and contributing lives. Wimberley Community Center. webelievewomensconference.org. OCTOBER 13 Wimberley FFA Alumni Booster Club 7th Annual Wild Game Dinner. 6 pm at the Wimberley VFW Hall, 401 Jacob’s Well Road. Plenty of food along with drink, gun raffles and prizes. 512-757-9350. See EVENTS page 44


AGES 2 MONTHS thru 5th GRADE

local schools public Wimberley ISD wimberley.txed.net, 512-847-2414

Wimberley ISD provides public education to students in Wimberley and the surrounding areas. Children from pre-K through 12th grade attend classes on four separate campuses.

PRE-K PROGRAM

$28/day NO REG. FEE Providing individualized child care and education in a nurturing, home-like, Christ-centered environment

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www.learningandlove.com

SCUDDER ELEMENTARY Pre-K - 1st grade 400 Green Acres Rd., 512-847-3407 JACOBS WELL ELEMENTARY Grades 2-5. 3470 Ranch Road 2325, 512-847-5558 DANFORTH JUNIOR HIGH Grades 6-8. 200 Texas Boulevard, 512-847-2181 WIMBERLEY HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9-12 100 Carney Lane, 512-847-5729. In addition to a strong academic program, Wimberley High School is known for its prowess in UIL competitions. The theater department has a history of awards. The band is successful in marching and concert season. Opportunities for involvement in clubs and organizations abound, a strong sports program includes football, tennis, basketball, track, softball, volleyball, more.

Katherine Anne Porter School Grades 9-12

515 FM 2325, 512-847-6867, kapschool.org. Free, public charter high school. KAPS mission: “We educate and empower our students with knowledge, skills, and practices to be successful and compassionate in school and life.” Accelerated curriculum, advanced placement (AP) courses available. Evening “Dragon Knights” program and a wide variety of unique electives.

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St. Stephen’s School has been helping students shine for over 25 years! Visit us and see for yourself. Call Today! 512-847-9857 St. Stephen’s Episcopal School • 6000 FM 3237 • Wimberley, TX www.ststeveschool.org

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Ages 3-13 45 La Buena Vista Drive, 512-847-6055 Providing a Montessori-based education for students

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

Ages 3 through sixth grade. 6000 FM 3237, 512-847-9857, ststeveschool.org For 25 years, St. Stephen’s has been helping students develop a lifelong love for learning.  

Zweites Haus School Of Wimberley

Ages kindergarten through fifth grade 1500 Fischer Store Road, 512-847-7459, learningandlove.com. Christian-based child care and education for children ages two months to pre-kindergarten. Also offers fun-filled after-school program including pickup from local elementary schools and homework help, daily, for children.


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The magic of the EmilyAnn Theatre’s Holiday Trail of Lights.

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OCTOBER 14 Starlight Symphony Orchestra at the Wimberley First Baptist Church. Free admission. 4 pm. 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. 512-902-1361, www.starlightsymphony.org. OCTOBER 21 Annual Marigold Barn Dance at the Big Blue Barn. Evening includes: 5 pm socializing, 6 pm potluck, 7 pm dance. Please bring a dish to share (enough to feed your family and four more); chairs; BYOB. Tea and water provided. Requested donation of $10 at the door. Arnosky Family Farms Market. 13977 FM 2325 (intersection of Ranch Roads 2325 and 165) in Blanco. 830-833-5428, texascolor.com. OCTOBER 26. Herb Fest. Matt Turner, naturalist, teacher and freelance writer, presents “Herbal Uses of Native Plants” and insight from his latest book “Remarkable Plants of Texas”. Tickets are $20 and include a delicious herbal luncheon and herbal seed favors. Silent auction, herbal crafts, and plant sale will also be available. Reserve and confirm at francesadams@gmail.com or call 512-847-3401. 10 am to 1 pm at Wimberley Presbyterian Church, 1956 FM 2325. www. hillcountryherbs.org. OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 18 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents “The Mousetrap.” Performed in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 44   Welcome to Wimberley Fall/Winter 2018-19

EVENTS, from page 41 7:30 pm and on Sundays at 2 pm. www.emilyann.org. OCTOBER 27 15th Annual Knights of Columbus Hunter’s Night Out and 30-Gun Raffle. Celebrating the hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions of Texas with live music, food and beverages, raffles and silent auction. 14711 Ranch Road 12. www.huntersnightout.com. OCTOBER 28 Wimberley Adoption Group WAGala. Great food, live music, silent and live auctions – all to help the pups. 6 pm to 9 pm at Hog Heaven. Wimberleywagrescue.org. OCTOBER 29 Casa de Linda Art StudioKids’ Halloween Painting Party. Children ages 6-12 can complete a Halloween-themed painting. Fee of $25 per child includes materials and snacks. 5 pm to 7 pm. 13620 Ranch Road 12, Building B. 830-221-7676, www.casadelinda.com. OCTOBER 31 Trick-or-Treating on the Wimberley Square. All goblins, large and small, are invited to come in costume and visit the merchants who will be handing out candy and goodies from 4 pm to 8 pm. www. wimberleymerchants.com 512-847-1818. Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department Free Safe Halloween. Safe, fun indoor trick or treating and games at Central Station, 111 Green Acres Drive. 6 pm to 8:30 pm. NOVEMBER 8 David Ramirez. Live music at Blue Rock Studio. 512-847-7440. www. bluerocktexas.com/rsvp. NOVEMBER 9-10 Wimberley Community Civic Club 31st Annual Wimberley Civic Club Hill Country Home Tour. Visit a unique mix of homes and get great design ideas for your own. Proceeds help to provide funds for scholarships and community grants. 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets ($20) available online at www.wimberleyccc.org. NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 2 The Wimberley Players present “The Lion in Winter.” Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Betrayal, treachery and a knife fight. 450 Old Kyle Road. www.wimberleyplayers.org. NOVEMBER 10 Wimberley FVW Post 6441 Veterans Day Lunch and Open House. Veterans and their families honored with a free lunch. 401 Jacob’s Well Rd. www.texasvfw.net. NOVEMBER 16-17 Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce Wimberley Winter Wonderland. Stroll through the Wimberley Community Center and the amazing array of artfully created Thanksgiving centerpieces, and Christmas trees and wreaths. Pick out your favorite and place your bid. Live music, refreshments and Santa, too. 512-847-2201, www. wimberley.org NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 16 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents “A Christmas Carol.” Performed in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre Saturdays at 10 am and Sundays at 2 pm, part of the Children’s Theatre series featuring wellloved tales. 1101 Farm Market 2325. www.emilyann.org. NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 28 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens 20th Annual Trail of Lights. Sundays through Thursdays 6 pm to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 6 pm to 10 pm. Walking path with more than 100 lighted exhibits created by local businesses, churches, organizations and families. Yule Log, entertainment most nights. Admission is free; donations appreciated. www.EmilyAnn.org, 512-847-6969. DECEMBER 1 Arnosky Family Farms 2nd Annual Poinsettia Preview Party at the Big Blue Barn. $25 at the door, please RSVP, so there’ll be plenty of delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages for all. You can select three Arnosky-grown poinsettias. Wimberley artisan potters Michael and Gay Lynn Hodgson, and fine furniture makers Gary and Leslie Weeks, offer beautiful creations for sale. Plus limited berry jams for sale, and gift bags of bulbs and fresh, balsam fir and mixed greens wreaths. 4 pm to 9 pm. 13977 FM 2325 in Blanco. 830-833-5428, texascolor.com. See EVENTS page 45


EVENTS, from page 44 DECEMBER 7, 8, 9 Wimberley Community Chorus Christmas Concerts. Performances at 7 pm Friday and Saturday and 3 pm Sunday. Enjoy the music of the holidays and reception following each performance. Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch Road 12. www.wimberleycommunitychorus.org. DECEMBER 10 Winter’s Eve, A Christmas Festival. Hometown fun on the Square. Enjoy live music, great food, free “Christmas Cash,” and lots of holiday offerings including raffle tickets for incredible prizes. Santa will be there 6 pm to 7:30 pm with a professional photographer. 5 pm to 10 pm. www.wimberleymerchants.com, 512-847-1818. DECEMBER 12 Christmas with Carrie Rodriguez, Erin Ivey, and Billy Crockett. Live music at Blue Rock Studio. 512-847-7440. www.bluerocktexas.com/rsvp. DECEMBER 16 Starlight Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy Christmas and holiday selections. at Wimberley First Baptist Church at 4 pm. Free admission. 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. 512-902-1361, www.starlightsymphony.org. DECEMBER 29-30 Wimberley Glassworks Annual Slightly iRRegular Art Glass Clearance. Up to 75 percent off glass with tiny blemishes, prototypes, extra shades and more. WGW.com. JANUARY 25-27 Wimberley Art & Soul - Learn, Create, Experience. Workshops and classes and open houses. www.Facebook.com/wimberleyartandsoul. FEBRUARY 19 Starlight Symphony Orchestra Young Artists’ Concert. 4 pm at Wimberley First Baptist Church. www.StarlightSymphony.org. APRIL 5 Wimberley Wine Walk. Tastings from top Texas wineries, food, shopping and more. 5 pm to 9 pm. Downtown. WimberleyWineWalk.com.

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