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SPRING/SUMMER 2020

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE TO WIMBERLEY

Arts, Entertainment, Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Events, Services, Real Estate, Community & Churches


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our sponsors ARTS/EVENTS/ATTRACTIONS

SERVICES

Bent Tree Gallery........................................................................................................................... 7 Cafe Susanna at Wimberley United Methodist Church............................................6 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens................................................................................................. 7 Lisa Motley Art................................................................................................................................ 5 Sacred Passages............................................................................................................................9 Silo Glass Studio & Gallery....................................................................................................... 7 Wimberley Arts Fest/Wimberley Valley Art League..................................................6 Wimberley Glass Works............................................................................................................. 5 Wimberley Lions Market Day (March through December)..................................... 5 Wings Over Wimberley Festival.............................................................................................6

Ball Brothers 1-800-Painting.................................................................................................31 CTMC - Central Texas Medical Center............................................................................. 33 Full Circle Salon, Leesa Stafford..........................................................................................34 Live Oak Health Partners.........................................................................................................31 Sunfree Tans ................................................................................................................................34 Texan Care Automotive Repair........................................................................................... 33 WAG Rescue.................................................................................................................................. 33 Wimberley Community Center.............................................................................................9 Wimberley Gardens.................................................................................................................. 23 Wimberley Life Care..................................................................................................................34

DINING & SPECIALTY

SCHOOLS

Cypress Creek Reserve Rum..................................................................................................13 Hill Country Spirits.......................................................................................................................13 Jobell Café & Bistro..................................................................................................................... 11 Los Olivos Market.........................................................................................................................13 Mad Rooster’s Liquor, Beer & Wine.................................................................................. 46 Nature’s Choice CBD & Supplements...............................................................................15

Zweites Haus School of Wimberley................................................................................. 35

CHURCHES Chapel in the Hills......................................................................................................................36 St. Mary Catholic Church........................................................................................................38 St. Stephens Episcopal Church........................................................................................... 37

The Leaning Pear.......................................................................................................................... 11 The Tavern & Swimming Hole at Cypress Falls............................................................. 11

Wimberley Church of Christ................................................................................................ 37 Wimberley United Methodist Church.............................................................................. 37

SHOPPING

REAL ESTATE/BUILDERS

Calley’s Jewelry............................................................................................................................19 Cedar Chest................................................................................................................................... 25 Eagle Mountain Flag...................................................................................................................19 Gracious Ladies........................................................................................................................... 25 Gypsy Market................................................................................................................................ 27 In Style Accessories & Shoes................................................................................................ 17 Jean’s Antiques.............................................................................................................................21 Kiss The Cook Kitchen Essentials...................................................................................... 23 Libelula Free Spirit Boutique................................................................................................ 27 Mad Rooster’s Liquor, Beer & Wine.................................................................................. 46 Nature’s Choice CBD & Supplements...............................................................................15 Queen Bee Gatherings & Antiques.....................................................................................21 River House Home Accessories.......................................................................................... 23 Star Antique.................................................................................................................................. 27 The Wild West Store...................................................................................................................19 Wall Street Western.................................................................................................................. 48 Wimberley Gardens.................................................................................................................. 23 Wimberley Glass Works............................................................................................................. 5 Wimberley Marketplace...........................................................................................................19

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services — Betty & Steve Giannone.....................41 Century 21 Randall Morris.......................................................................................................47 Gibson Properties Branch Office — David Routh.......................................................41 Hills of Texas / Sky Realty — Barbara Latimer...........................................................41 Keller Williams Realty — Linda Germain.........................................................................41 Keller Williams Realty — Partners in Real Estate...................................................... 40 RE/MAX Real Properties — Allison “AJ” Harwood.....................................................3

JOHNSON CITY The Science Mill...........................................................................................................................42

DRIPPING SPRINGS Cowgirls and Lace.......................................................................................................................45 Family First Chiropractic..........................................................................................................44 Heather Bobb, DDS....................................................................................................................44 High Cotton Home & Design.................................................................................................43 Navidad Farms..............................................................................................................................45 New Canaan Farms....................................................................................................................44

LODGING & EVENT FACILITIES 7A Ranch.........................................................................................................................................29 Creekhaven Inn.............................................................................................................................. 2 Mountain View Lodge..............................................................................................................29 Sacred Passages............................................................................................................................9 Wimberley Inn.............................................................................................................................29

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in this issue

EVENTS/ATTRACTIONS/ARTS

The best gift for the person who has everything!

SILO GLASS GALLERY + STUDIO

Glass art gallery offering beautiful works plus classes .............................................. 8

CREEKSIDE COOKERS BBQ & STEAKHOUSE

Delicious bbq and steaks in a family friendly setting..................................................10

CYPRESS CREEK RESERVE RUM

Visit Wimberley’s only distillery for tours, tastings & shopping .........................12

EAGLE MOUNTAIN FLAG & FLAGPOLE

Your one stop flag outlet, from creation to installation.............................................14

CALLEY’S JEWELRY

Creating custom fine jewelry for more than 40 years.................................................16

GRACIOUS LADIES

A relaxed living boutique for ladies, gentlemen & precious babies.......................18

SUSANNA’S KITCHEN

Talented performers in an intimate, smoke-free venue........................................... 20

SACRED PASSAGES

For weekend getaways, weddings, retreats and more............................................... 28

WIMBERLEY WAGON

New public transportation offers routes to shopping, dining, more...................32

THINGS TO DO & SEE

Plan your adventures in Wimberley............................................................................24, 26 LIVE MUSIC.......................................................................................................................................22 CHURCHES............................................................................................................................... 36-38 SCHOOLS...........................................................................................................................................35 REALTORS..................................................................................................................................39-41 CALENDAR OF EVENTS...........................................................................11, 19, 33-34, 44-45 DINING GUIDE................................................................................................................................. 30

Paintings from Your Photos Simply, email your photos to motleyarts@yahoo.com Watercolor-Pencil-Graphite Wimberley Market Days Booth #69 lisamotleyart.com • Art on 12 • 13811 RR 12 #12, Wimberley

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YOUR GUIDE TO WIMBERLEY FROM THE HILL COUNTRY SUN Spring/Summer 2020 Volume 30, Number 1 ISSN: 1524-2315. Entire contents © Copyright 2020 TD Austin Lane, Inc. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any

PUBLISHER/AD SALES Julie Spell Harrington 512-484-9716 • julie@hillcountrysun.com EDITOR/DESIGN Melissa Maxwell Ball 512-569-8212 • melissa@hillcountrysun.com WRITERS Ernie Altgelt, Bonnie Eissler & Colleen Brooks DISTRIBUTION Gerry Burns

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EVENTS/ATTRACTIONS/ARTS invites you to the 17th season of

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Play All Day, Watch the Bats Fly Away!

Friday, September 11 & Saturday, September 12, 2020 IN HISTORIC WIMBERLEY, TEXAS Festivities on the Ozona Bank property beside the Cypress Creek bridge. Wimberley is a Texas Cultural District and an International Dark Sky Community. /WVACA-WingsOverWimberley

& /Wimberley Arts

WimberleyArts.org. • WingsOverWimberley.com


EVENTS/ATTRACTIONS/ARTS

Visit the EmilyAnn

See a show, attend a festival, or stroll through the gardens and enjoy our interactive grounds.

Tours-Classes-Gifts • Free Tours • Beginning Classes • 25 Texas Artists

Gar

• Glass Supplies

22nd Annual

Butterfly Festival Saturday, April 18

Summer Outdoor Shows The Neverending Story

May 22 - June 21 ♦ Fri. & Sat. 8:15 pm + Sun. June 21 ♦ 8:15 pm Shakespeare Under the Stars

The Comedy of Errors July 21 - August 1 Nightly (except Sun.) 8:15 pm

9 am - 5 pm

Children’s Theatre Sleeping Beauty March 7 - 29

Tortoise & the Hare

July 11 - 26 Saturdays 10am & Sundays 2pm

in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre

1101 FM 2325 ~ Wimberley, TX ~ www.EmilyAnn.org

siloglass.com

(512)444-6494 • glass@siloglass.com 7990 Ranch Rd 12 • San Marcos/Wimberley, TX

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BY BONNIE EISSLER

hester John and Elissa BeachJohn, both retired now from programming careers at IBM, share a mutual passion for glass art. When they met seven years ago on New Year’s Eve, “I discovered that Chester had an even bigger collection of glass than I did,” Elissa says. In 2014, Chester and Elissa moved to Wimberley and bought the old Silo Antique and Feed store, located five miles from town on the road to San Marcos. They had plans for the original silo structure, which has been a landmark in Wimberley since it was built in 1985, but an adjacent rectangular building was torn down to make way for their new studio. The results are stunning. Silo Gallery is the largest warm glass studio in Central Texas (4,000 sq.ft.), with a grand entrance featuring a large koi pond and a grotto with two waterfalls. The colorful Mondrian-inspired facade is a tantalizing invitation to see what treasures lie behind the door. Elissa always enjoyed crafts and she did some beading before she started exploring the world of fused glass art. She originally thought she wanted to work with metal, but after taking a class, quickly realized that this wasn’t something she enjoyed. “Then I

Chester and Elissa Beach welcome you to Silo Gallery.

took a class working with glass and I loved it from the beginning,” she says, “you couldn’t get me out of the studio.” She likes how “forgiving” glass is, and the pleasant surprises that can emerge from the kiln, but her favorite aspect of glass art is the the way the glass catches and reflects light. Whether back lit, front, top or bottom, the change in the light of the day makes changes to the art. Debby Gibson, whose beautiful glass art is displayed and available to purchase at the gallery, says, “This studio was specifically designed as a fused glass studio and it has everything that a glass artist needs.” There’s a huge amount of specialized equipment – band saws, lapidary wheel, glass lathe, water-fed drill press, cutter, grinders, molds and a large room full of different kinds of kilns. “We have names for the kilns,” Debby says, “these two are Tom and Jerry, and over there are Mama Bear and Baby Bear.” “We designed and built the studio from the ground up,” Elissa says, “Chester wanted fans in the kiln room that would turn on and pull heat out of the room if the temperature got above 90 degrees.” Keeping the temperature at the right level is a crucial part of the process. A “computerized brain” sets the firing schedule for one of the kilns, adjusting the temperature as needed. Fused glass, joining together pieces of glass at a high temperature, is a relatively new art form, less than 50 years old. Sounds simple enough, but there are myriad variations on the basic theme and pieces with a lot of layers and colors require multiple firings in the kiln. Fusing at different temperatures produces strikingly different results. The gallery features more than two dozen very talented artists specializing in 3D art forms, including bronze, wood, pottery and warm glass such as fused, draped, slumped, cast and mixed media. Silo Gallery offers a number of fused glass classes. Beginners make a nightlight, suncatcher, picture frame, or coaster. Those who complete the Fusing 101 can take more advanced classes and rent studio space for only $6 an hour. Photos courtesy Silo Gallery. Silo Gallery is located at 7990 Ranch Road 12, just outside of Wimberley near the Junction. Beginner, project, Fusing 101 and advanced classes are available weekdays and weekends. Call 512-444-6494 or visit the website at siloglass.com for information about the artists whose works are showcased in the gallery and to learn more about upcoming classes.

Silo Glass Gallery + Studio.

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EVENTS/ACCOMMODATIONS

With multiple meeting spaces, a convenient location and a friendly staff ready to assist with every detail, the Wimberley Community Center is the perfect place for your next event. To book an event visit www.wimcc.org or call (512) 847-2510

The Affordable Place to Meet! More than a place. An experience.

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Celebrations • Reunions & Other Special Events Gated vacation rental & event venue nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country near Wimberley on 35 secluded acres.

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Creekside Cookers W BY ERNIE ALTGELT

imberley is definitely a community of appetites. With its extensive shopping opportunities, pristine rivers to float and fish, miles of scenic beauty ripe for hiking and birding or simply, hanging out and soaking in the small town ambiance, this little patch of Hill Country heaven can satisfy almost any pleasurable yen and that of course, can all be hungry work! Fortunately for visitors and locals alike, after (or during) a full day of adventuring, sating one’s need for nutrition – in true Wimberley fashion, albeit Texas-style – is as easy as pulling into the newly opened, and very welcoming, Creekside Cookers BBQ & Steakouse restaurant. Now conveniently (and permanently) located on verdant River Road a short hop from the square, this smoking outfit is truly the real deal and, as a result, oozes with the sweet smell of success. And currently, as the only barbecue eatery in the burg (there were others in the past), it’s really nice that it’s also one of the best. Yep, Creekside Cookers has brought BBQ back to Wimberley and we can’t get enough of it. Yum, yum! In actuality, Creekside’s humble beginnings can be traced back a decade or so to a towable food trailer that served its delicious (then as now) fare from various area locations and, during irregular hours. But, as founder and acclaimed, competitively-recognized, award winning pit master, Kelly Evers (a local boy) recalls, “Without my own “rock and mortar” place, I was severely limited in what I could or wanted to do BBQ-wise.” For most of his adult life, Kelly was also a fulltime middle school instructor which kept him away from the pit. But after retirement from teaching and fired with a deep desire to make a professional shift, his solution was to refurbish a former restaurant site, bring on a talented cadre of co-workers, add multiple high-grade offset smokers (filling them with only the finest in meats) and then, open for business. In October of last year, that’s exactly what he did and the response since has been well, “just delicious.” Today, a visit to Creekside Cookers BBQ will almost immediately get one’s juices flowing. The aroma, the hearty plates being

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BBQ & Steakhouse

contentedly consumed by fellow patrons and/or a perusal of the menu’s tempting offerings all contribute to an exciting expectancy of “what’s to come.” There are no unhappy faces within Creekside Cookers because the entire operation “meats” all expectations. Twelve-hour oak and pecan Smoked brisket, sausage, pulled pork, turkey and chicken all call Creekside home. These are the heroes (although, the human element, like Kelly, certainly contribute as well). Seasoned with Kelly’s special rubs before cooking, the slow-cooked meats beg to be eaten, with a homemade savory sauce or without – your choice. Adding to the mix are traditionally-grilled, exceptional “prime” beef steaks for those wishing a non-pit approach to unmatched flavor. And, of course, there are a number of superlative supporting sides like the amazing spiced-just-right beans, the essential German dill potato salad, the incredible creamed corn and even more. The prepared-at-Creekside desserts are to die for, too, and change depending on the season, so you’ll need to ask your smiling server for details on what’s currently available. Lastly, a full bar vending a variety of liquidity rounds out the offerings. Yum again! And, although Creekside’s new digs aren’t the primary reason for coming, they’re pretty nice, too. A large portion of the restaurant is housed in a late-1800s farmhouse with the remainder overflowing into comfortable dining rooms and shady porches. Outside, there’s plenty of space for chowing down while watching the kiddos play and, on weekends, live music is often on tap. And thankfully, there’s tons of free “right there” parking so a long, post consumption walk isn’t required. The entire grounds can be booked for private events as well and catering, whether on- and off-site, is available too. In closing, as Kelly requests, “Please stop by for a taste and let me know what you think because ‘feedback’ is almost as important as just plain ‘feeding’ is to me and my Creekside Cookers BBQ & Steakhouse.” Photos courtesy Creekside Cookers BBQ & Steak House. For more information visit the website at www.creeksidecookers.com or call 512-722-3683. The restaurant is located at 500 River Road and is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.


DINING

Calendar of Events EVERY DAY

Cocktails, craft drafts & sunshine are the perfect trio for spring and summer days at Cypress Falls!

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

First Sunday Coffee and Cars at Blanco Brew. Free to the public and open to all hot rods, classics, modern muscle, exotics, sports cars and bikes. facebook.com/wimberleycoffeeandcars

Come grab a drink and hangout!

The Tavern & Swimming Hole at Cypress Falls

EVERY TUESDAY

Rotary Club meets at noon at A Fit Plan. 15950 Ranch Road 12. 512-5856547, www.rotaryclubofwimberley.com Hill Country Community Band Rehearses. First Baptist Church. 7 PM to 8:30 PM. 512-517-3111. www.hillcountrycommunityband.org. The Tavern presents Open Mic Night. 1 Woodcreek Circle. thelodgeatcypressfalls.com.

1 Woodcreek Circle • Wimberley, Texas 78676

fresh

rustic

i n t i m at e

SECOND TUESDAY

Linda’s Fat Tuesday. Cajun food, live music at 500 Farm Market 2325. www.facebook.com/LindasFineFoods. 512-847-5464.

DINNER TUESDAY-SUNDAY 5-10

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

LUNCH TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11-2

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY

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. Karaoke Night at The Tavern. thelodgeatcypressfalls.com. Heart of Texas Genealogy Society meets at Wimberley Village Library. 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM. wimberleylibrary.org. Wimberley Village Library Lunch & Learn featuring guest speakers presenting on variety of subjects. Noon to 1 pm. wimberleyli-brary.org.

BRUNCH SUNDAY 10:30-2:30

512.847.5700 JOBELLCAFE.COM 16920 RANCH ROAD 12 WIMBERLEY, TX

SECOND WEDNESDAY

Wimberley Garden Club Meeting (September through May). 9:30 AM. Lutheran Church of Resurrection. 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

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Hill Country Neighbors Meeting (January through November).Wimberley Community Center at 10 am.

SEE Calendar, page 19

THE LEANING PEAR Hill Country-Inspired Cuisine

Head over to the Wimberley VFW Hall Post 6441, located at 401 Jacobs Well Road for family-friendly Bingo every Friday night. Early bird games start at 7: 15 pm. For more information, call 512-847-6441.

Unique. Well Crafted. Delicious. 111 River Road #110 Wimberley, Texas 512.847.PEAR leaningpear.com

info@leaningpear.com

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BY BONNIE EISSLER rom Ranch Road 12, it’s a pleasant three mile country drive on Jacob’s Well Road to Cypress Creek Reserve Rum. A rustic wooden sign “Buy Your Rum Here” lets visitors know they’ve arrived. This family-run operation is owned and operated by David Watson and his wife, Laura, and has the distinction of being the only distillery in Wimberley. David is a sixth generation Wimberley native whose ancestors were among the town’s earliest settlers. Laura, originally from Illinois, met David when she vacationed in Wimberley 24 years ago. The Watsons do everything at their small batch process distillery, from fermenting and distilling to bottling and labeling. “We wanted to make top quality rum from scratch,” David says, “to set up the whole operation on our property here in Wimberley.” David spent most of his life working as a welder, the last 20 years as an offshore rig welder. “An offshore welder must be able to build anything metal,” and it’s easy to see from just a quick tour of the grounds and warehouse that he has made good use of his welding skills. He designed and built the head and condenser out of copper for the the 600 gallon stainless steel still tank. He also built the two level seating area, incorporating the huge towering limbs of a large oak tree into the upper level of the patio, now a favorite spot for visitors to relax and sample the rums. He constructed some, and installed all, of the equipment and tanks in the distillery, including a 5000 gallon holding tank. David says the logistics of the ingredients, basically molasses, water, and yeast, are more favorable for rum, a sugar cane based product, than for other liquors. The water is crystal clear creek water and the molasses is blackstrap (extracted then boiled sugar cane juice), delivered thousands of gallons at a time in tanker trucks from Houston. From these simple ingredients,Cypress Creek makes three different kinds of rum: Crystal (named for the crystal clear creek water), vanilla flavored rum, and single barrel rum that’s aged a minimum of two years. Zach, who tends the bar and helps with production says that their homemade Tahitian varietal vanilla extract takes about six months to make and is especially good. The aged rum is stored in 53 gallon wooden whiskey barrels. “Whiskey barrels are used by rum industry primarily because when the barrels have had whiskey in them, they are sterilized by the alcohol once the liquor is poured out,” David says. Most of the distilling is done in the fall and the spring because too cold or too hot temperatures can either slow down the process dramatically or kill the yeast. It’s similar to making homemade bread with yeast where the temperature can cause the bread to rise too much or not enough, affecting the quality of the bread. They must be doing something right, because the quality of their liquor is excellent. One visitor from Trinidad, a country renowned for good rum, had high praise for Cypress Creek rum, noting that it compares favorably and he actually liked it better than the 12 year aged rum from his homeland. One of the most enjoyable aspects of this business has been meeting a lot of great people from all over the world – China, Australia, Russian, England, Scotland, and many other European countries – who drink in the peaceful hill country setting and relaxing atmosphere along with a variety of rum-based cocktails. Photos courtesy Cypress Creek Reserve Rum. Cypress Creek Reserve Rum is located on 1400 Jacobs Well Road. Call 512-847-6874 or visit the website at cypresscreekreserve.com for more information. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 6 pm. Come by to sample the rum, linger even longer over a delicious beverage.

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David and Laura Watson, owners of Cypress Creek Reserve Rum.

Guests enjoying a drink on the outdoor patio.


SPECIALTY SHOPPING/DINING Handcrafted Rums from the heart of Texas

• Great Selections • Locally Owned & Operated • Same Convenient Location

Cypress Creek Reserve Enjoy thethe peaceful atmosphere Enjoy peaceful onatmosphere our cocktail patio & tree on our cocktail house deck! Tastings, Cocktails patio & tree house deck! & Bottle Sales Available

Tastings, Cocktails &

Tues-Thurs 11:30 am-5:30 pm Bottle Sales Available Fri & Sat 11 am-6 pm Tues-Thurs 11:30 am-5:30 pm Fri & Sat 11 am-6 pm

CypressCreekReserve.com

1400Jacobs Jacobs Well Well Rd Road • Wimberley••512-847-6874 512-847-6874 1400 • Wimberley

WINE TASTING

BEER FLIGHT

512-722-3837

1 Brookmeadow • Woodcreek, TX Open 10 am-9 pm Monday-Saturday

LUNCH

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Eagle Mountain Flag & Flagpole A

BY ERNIE ALTGELT

little pride is a virtuous thing. It reinforces the very fabric of what comprises us and ultimately encourages our behaviors and attitudes arising from those actual things which make us proud in the first place. In essence, we are what we are most proud of – ourselves, our families, our communities, our associations and if blessed with being an American, our nation. And as a relating adjunct touching on this recognition, many of us choose to publically display a physical symbol of those very same sources that instill in us this deeply-felt personal emotion. Thankfully for those who call Wimberley home (and beyond), a ready outlet exists for the acquisition of perhaps the most fitting representations illustrating our pride – namely, free-flying flags. The company, aptly named Eagle Mountain Flag & Flagpole and conveniently located a few blocks west up main street from the town’s square, is a “banner” emporium that remains devoted to exclusively providing almost everything that’s needed for the attainment and display of symbolic standards and pennants, all representing a variety of prideful affiliations, national and otherwise. Really, to its ever expanding, worldwide customer base, Eagle Mountain has become the “rallying” resource for one and all wishing to showcase their unfurled pride, commercially, residentially and especially, patriotically. First established in 1995 by area couple Mike and Vickie Young, as proud Americans they recognized that a market existed for the public display of flags – especially our nation’s “Old Glory.” And from day one, business was good. After September 11, 2001 however, demand soared with orders coming in from across the United States. And since then, that enthusiasm, along with Eagle Mountain’s ever increasing orders list, hasn’t dimmed. But after 20plus years the Youngs were ready for some justly-earned retirement and, to their delight in 2018, “passed the colors” off to another like-minded husband and wife team who at that time, were seeking a new commercial opportunity. Lisa and Dan Pitcher were those folks and, after “striking” a mutually beneficial deal, the ownership was transferred. However Mike and Vickie remain unofficial, but appreciated consultants gladly providing advice as needed to the Pitchers. But for visitors to the establishment today, it’s obvious that Eagle Mountain Flag & Flagpole is doing just fine with Lisa and Dan in charge. Once inside the colorful interior, shoppers pleasure in a world of all-things flag. Red, white and blue predominate with U.S. and Texas flags in all sizes taking most of the space. However, other themes are also on display as well including historical, military, sport, school and more along with lots of the essential hardware for mounting, lighting and other related needs. As Lisa admits, “We really are your one-stop flag outlet – from creation to installation.” And re-

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garding the “creation” aspect, custom work equals Eagle Mountain’s stock offerings with one-of-a-kind requests competing with the traditional. So obviously, if you’re looking for a quality stock flag and the pole to mount it on, Eagle Mountain has definitely got you covered. Many sizes, styles, fabrics and price ranges are available. Generally, there are more than a thousand ready-to-be-purchased finished items on hand. And, if what you need isn’t in stock, it can be made for you – from tiny to football-field size, in any quantity required. But also, as an example, if you’re hosting a family gathering and need a special banner, the company can help there too. Provide Eagle Mountain with a sketch and they’ll handle the rest. Size, color, messaging and any other specific requirement won’t be a problem. Are these guys good or what? As proof, last October Eagle Mountain was selected to produce hand embroidered, very governmental-specific, flags for each branch of the military service for display in the White House. Wow! One special accomplishment that Eagle Mountain is excited about is their patented top-of-pole lighting system. Named StarGazer®, at night when illuminated, only the flag is seen. Additional “light pollution” is non-existent allowing the natural beauty of the evening sky to shine unimpeded. Those who live in the Hill Country can certainly appreciate that. So, if you’re hankering to fly your own “always made in America” flag, Eagle Mountain Flag & Flagpole is the place to help you realize your dream. As Dan attests, “When viewing a flag on a customer’s property, especially one representing our nation, that we enabled from start to finish, is very rewarding. But of equal importance, it makes all of us at Eagle Mountain a little proud too.” Salute! Eagle Mountain Flag & Flagpole is located at 333 FM 2325 in Wimberley. For more information (ordering, hours of operation, etc.), visit the website at www.emflag.com or call 512-847-0010.


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512-842-3336 Available CBD:

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• Kratom • Teas • Coffee

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Creating custom fine jewelry designs for more than 40 years

Cheryl and Craig Calley.

BY COLLEEN BROOKS

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or unique jewelry design you won’t see anywhere else, visit Calley’s Jewelry on the Wimberley Square, specializing in custom designs and transforming heirloom pieces into something more appealing to each customer’s taste. They primarily work with premium materials such as platinum and gold, in addition to offering restringing services and silver repairs. Owners Cheryl and Craig Calley have more than 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry. They started their business in Waco in 1980, a year after they got married. The couple had been working for two retired Zales executives in a traditional jewelry store with giftware, silverware, and china when they began to transition into their own design work. They moved to Wimberley in 2000 and opened Calley’s Jewelry, originally at the Junction, before relocating to the Square. The store is one of a few certified shops that utilize the laser welder, a unique tool in the jewelry business. While a lot of jewelers are now turning to CAD technology for wax design, Craig still prefers to create his designs by hand. His process involves using a block of wax that he carves down to give his designs a one of a kind look. At Calley’s, your piece never leaves the store, which is a ben-

A Calley’s custom ring in process (above left) and with stone setting (right). 16   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2020

efit to the customer who brings in a beloved heirloom piece for a remodel. “What we do most of is either in repairs, fabricating, or manufacturing something unique for everyone that comes into our store, Craig explains. “Jewelers like us are becoming few and far between. We provide a service that chain stores don’t.” Craig’s parents were artists and his creativity combined with the couple’s repair experience enables him to envision the final product throughout the process. “We focus on a focal point and then work around that to compliment it,” he explains. “We sell a lot of color. I use diamonds primarily as an accent.” Calley’s carries loose gemstones cut by Larry Woods, a local award-winning stonecutter. They also offer fine jewelry designs by Henri Lou, Dian Malouf, Echo of the Dreamer/Mars and Valentine. The items in Calley’s jewelry cases are unique, enabling customers to feel confident they won’t see their design on anyone else. Calley’s Jewelry has had the support of both the Wimberley community and their repeat customers, many of whom come from Houston and Waco. After 20 years, the couple is active and engrained in the Wimberley community. Their daughter and her family live in Wimberley and their son lives in Austin with his family. “We’ve been through milestones with our customers as well as they have been through ours, which is why so many are more like family,” explains Cheryl. “Our customers have watched our family grow over the years. Beware, you may encounter grandchildren when stepping into our store.” Photos courtesy Calley’s Jewelry. Calley’s Jewelry is located on the Square at 13904 Ranch Road 12 next to Los Olivos. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. For information, call 512-842-2281 or visit the website at calleysjewelrytexas.com.


Shoes made in Israel

Men’s Fine Resortwear

INACCESSORIES STYLE

The Best Selection in Texas

OPEN EVERYDAY ON THE SQUARE • WIMBERLEY (512) 847-1765 Larry & Kristi Broadway, Owners

WE SPECIALIZE IN TRENDY, 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 • Remonte • Mephisto • Kork-Ease • Fit Flop

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Gracious Ladies J

BY COLLEEN BROOKS

essica Bennett had a vision. She wanted to bring a resort feel to a small community by creating a boutique where women could shop for easy-care loungewear to live their lives in, along with relaxed living products for their home. She was living in Arizona with her husband when she felt this calling. At the time, she had over 30 years of experience in highend retail and a thorough knowledge of luxurious fabrics, thanks to the gracious ladies in her life. She explains, “Gracious Ladies was inspired by the influence of the women in my life, particularly my Mother’s elegance. My mother and my aunts inspired my love for beautiful things.” The couple considered many small Texas towns before deciding on Wimberley. Jessica smiles, “Our boys were both born in Texas and we had roots that drew us back here. Wimberley was that sleepy little art community that we loved to take day trips to while living in Austin.” They made her dream a reality. Her husband renovated the little house that would become the store, then built the family’s home in Driftwood. They opened Gracious Ladies Living in 2014. Gracious Ladies is a perfect destination for that hard to find gift. Jessica explains, “We provide luxury products for your home, yourself, and the new arrival in your life.” Jessica was raised in Kansas City and has fond memories of the women in her life. She recalls, “Every summer my Aunt Dorothy took me to buy my first day of school outfit. It may have been 100 degrees on the first day of school, but I was going to wear that outfit! My Aunt Betty sold beautiful merchandise at a department store in Tulsa and gave me my first experience of seeing a woman I knew in the profession I would later pursue as a career. Gracious Ladies is paying homage to the influence of the gracious ladies in my life. Celebrating their elegance, style, and ease of living.” Locally, the store is known for its luxury apparel, which is made from the finest fabrics. “My Mother is the face of Gracious Ladies adorning all of our advertising and marketing products,” Jessica explains. “She is 92 years old and still influences the standard I

Jessica Bennett, owner of Gracious Ladies on the Wimberley Square. Photo by Colleen Brooks.

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gentlemen... precious babies

set for the products we carry and the experience we want to provide our guests. One of our most recent logos for our women’s tee says it all ‘Gracious Happens.’ Our customers often refer to the store as the soft shop, which is reflected in our clothing line and comforts for your home.” Inside Gracious Ladies, you’ll find elegant linen loungewear, Milk jersey pajamas, yoga pants, and wraps for home or a day out. “We’re so excited about our Barefoot Dreams line featuring pillows, blankets, wraps, cardigans, scarves, and more in wonderful bamboo and chenille fabrics,” Jessica explains. The store is also home to Ilse Jacobsen slip-on shoes and sandals, in addition to men’s loungewear and Tommy Bahama sportswear. Tourists and locals alike love their luxury Wimberley tee shirts, pullovers, and hoodies. You’ll also find a Wimberley-Texas Hill Country Mug, which is handcrafted in Waco. The store also carries home accents, including French tabletop linens, Italian Pottery, artwork and tea towels from Mary Gregory, rustic cutting boards, stationery, journals, and Pickwick Candles, just a few of the items from which to choose. Pickwick is well known for its men’s candle, “Leather and Tobacco,” and its most popular southwest market scent, “Sweet Tea,” as well as seasonal scents. Gracious Ladies offers a beautiful collection of baby shower gifts, including Barefoot Dreams cozy baby blankets and onesies with beautiful designs and messages. The Maileg collection from Denmark will make a cute addition to any baby nursery. Jessica smiles, “We didn’t intend to get into the toy business, but this just fits in so perfectly here.” Guests often compliment Jessica on the boutique’s French country ambiance. She recently expanded with a new Patio Overlook Shop, featuring garden treasures and chimes, vintage signs, decorative accents, French mirrors, and pottery from Demark Bergs Pottery. Gracious Ladies has smaller pieces so visitors can have a beautiful piece of pottery that’s easy to get home. Jessica smiles, “This time of year is perfect to enjoy our area. Come step away from your hectic schedule and take time to sit and relax while you enjoy the beautiful view of Cypress Creek.” Photos courtesy Gracious Ladies.. Gracious Ladies is located on the Square at 101 Old Kyle Road. For more information, visit the website at www.graciousladiesliving.com or call 512-5577415. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 4, and Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. Follow Gracious Ladies on Instagram @graciousladiesliving. They’re happy to take orders over the phone and ship any purchase.


Calendar of Events

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

The

EVERY WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY

HUNDREDS OF VINTAGE COWBOY BOOTS

Wimberley Glassworks Glassblowing Demonstrations. Gallery open 10 am to 5 pm daily and Sunday noon to 5 pm. See art created in a live glassblowing demo. wgw.com.

EVERY THURSDAY June, July & August

Cafe Susanna. Enjoy entree, two sides, ice tea, bread and a decadent dessert for just $9. Wimberley United Methodist Church, 1200 CR 1492. Serving 11 am to 1 pm, take out available. 512-847-3109.

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.

O

Wild West Store

FROM PAGE 11

•Buy! Sell! Trade!

“The Boot Whisperer”

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.

EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Live Music at Linda’s Fine Foods. 500 Farm Market 2325. 512-847-5464. 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 intimate setting. Food, coffee and soft drinks available. Adults $15-25, students under 18 $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.

FIRST FRIDAY

Silo Gallery & Glass Studio hosts Fusing Musings, 6:30 pm to 8 pm. 7990 Ranch Road 12. 512-444-6494, siloglass.com.

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.

LAST FRIDAY

LT Custom Framing and Gallery hosts Wimberley Plaint Splash. Enjoy a BYOB art and social class. 6 pm to 8 pm. 715 FM 2325. ltcustomframing. com, 512-847-1666.

EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Arnosky Family Farms Market. Fresh cut flowers, cheeses, more. Ranch Road 2325 and Highway 165. www.texascolor.com.

SEE Calendar, page 33

317 FM 2325 Wimberley, Texas 78676 Follow us on Facebook & Instagram @wimberley.marketplace

Quality jewelry REPAIRS done on site Unique DESIGNER LINES in sterling silver

512-842-2281 Monday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-4

Arnosky Family Farms market. Photo courtesy Arnosky Famiy Farms.

Fine Custom Jewelry on the Square in Wimberley Spring/Summer 2020 Welcome to Wimberley   19


Susanna’s Kitchen S



Coffee House Concert Series

BY BONNIE EISSLER usanna’s Kitchen Coffee House hosts outstanding musical performers every month and is renowned for bringing acclaimed singer-songwriters to Wimberley, a community with deep roots in the arts. The tradition of showcasing musical talent at Susanna’s Kitchen began in the early 1990’s to raise funds for various programs and “as a way to give the community a safe place to encounter church,” says Susan Raybuck, a longtime member of WUMC since before the beginning of Susanna’s Kitchen. Susan’s husband, Perry, is the director of Susanna Kitchen’s Coffeehouse concert series. He is a singer-songwriter and a part of the worship team at WUMC. “Susanna” has long been associated in Methodist Church circles with food and hospitality because founder John Wesley’s mother was named Susanna. She always served food and beverages to people attending his meetings to make them feel welcome and comfortable. Susanna had 19 children and she was one of 25 children. The warm, hospitable ambience of a third Thursday gathering is very much in the spirit of its namesake. Ten percent of the concert admission income and all income from the kitchen sales are donated to The Barnabas Connection, Camp Good Sam, Bright Beginnings Pre-school, and Operation Good Shepherd. These programs offer information and assistance with housing, employment, medical expenses and other crucial needs. Camp Good Sam and Bright Beginnings support families by providing community services to overcome economic poverty and to ensure nurturing early childhood education. It isn’t difficult to lure artists to the area. “The performers love the venue and the family-friendly atmosphere,” says Susan, “and having attentive and appreciative audiences that are here to listen.” The musicians often turn in a more personal show, with more stories and interaction, than would be possible in a large auditorium or a crowded nightclub on Sixth Street in Austin. When Kelly Willis and Jamie Lin Wilson performed in January this year, a couple of Wilson’s children spent some of the time sleeping peacefully under the merch table. The concerts attract attendees from Austin, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Blanco and other towns around Central and South Texas, as well as from Wimberley. There’s the music, of course, and refreshments are available at reasonable prices. There is delicious pie by the slice from Sugar Shack Bakery, tamales, pizza, soft drinks, tea, and organic coffee from the local H.E.B. The concert series features a diverse selection of performers – blues and gospel singer, Ruthie Foster, Latin rock band Del Castillo, and Texas poet troubadour Ray Wiley Hubbard. Perennial favorites who regularly return to perform are folk musician and two-time Grammy Award nominee, Eliza Gilkyson, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, harmonica, mandolin) Terry Hendrix, folk singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves, and Susan Gibson, who tours all over the nation but calls Wimberley home and is scheduled to return to Susanna’s Kitchen in March. Wimberley United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Ranch Road 12 and County Road 1492. Musical performances are on the third Thursday of each month (unless it is a holiday) and the doors open at 7 pm, with 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm showtimes. No advance ticket sales, get your tickets at the door ($20 or $25 for adults and $5 for students under 18). For more information, contact Perry Raybuck at PerryRaybuck@gmail.com or visit www. wimberleyumc.org/susannas-kitchen.

Susan Gibson performs March 19, 2020. Photo courtesy Susan Gibson.

Chris and Adam Carroll perform April 16, 2020. Photo courtesy Chris and Adam Carroll.

Slaid Cleaves performs May 21, 2020. Photo courtesy Slaid Cleaves.1


SHOPPING

Jean’s Antique Mall ODIE’S PLACE - FOOD COURT

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

• Gringa’s Grub Shak Burgers, fish tacos, •

tacos, sandwiches, more. 512-648-9259, facebook.com/GringasGrubShak. Wimberley Shave Ice 100-plus delicious and unique flavors with something for all tastes. 512-497-9861.

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 www.pholishas.com.

Buy • Sell • Rent Space 11552 Ranch Rd 12

Wimberley, Texas

512-847-3305

Wed-Fri @the Y Center, 14306 Ranch Rd. 12 Sat-Sun @ the Shady Llama,18325 RR 12

cell 713-376-2554

Serving up delicious Asian-inspired cuisine plus a variety of Cajun dishes. Don’t miss the Phoritto!

MIDDLETON BREWING

101 Oakwood Loop • 512-847-3435

• St. Pita’s Unique pitas, plus curries, grilled cheese pitas and other snacks. facebook.com/SaintPitas. 512-648-1991.

• Slingin’ Sliders Handmade sliders with fresh ingredients and house-made sauces, fries, fried pickles and onion rings. facebook. com/slinginsliders.

JeansAntiqueMallTX.com

Packed from floor to ceiling with your favorite things! Located on the

Wimberley Square

Jewelry Glam, Glitz & Glitter Kimonos, Scarves, Wraps & Ponchos Mudpie Baby Gifts & Baby Outfits Rain Chains Collection Tyler Candles, Melts & Laundry Soaps Texas Gourmet Foods Texas & Wimberley T-Shirts

100 Oak Drive • 512-847-2113

Texas Ranch Room Collection

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BLUE ROCK ARTIST RANCH & STUDIO

333 Lone Man Overlook bluerocktexas.com

COMMUNITY PIZZA

111 Old Kyle Road Check facebook.com/ communitybeergarden

CREEKSIDE COOKERS BBQ 500 River Road (512)722-3683 creeksidecookers.com

DEVIL’S BACKBONE TAVERN

4041 FM 32, Fischer, Texas www.devilsbackbonetavern.com

HAYS CITY STORE

8989 FM 150 hayscitystoretx.com

INO’Z BREW & CHEW

14004 RR 12 (on the Square) inozwimberley.com

LINDA’S FINE FOODS

500 FM 2325 lindaallencatering.com

LONGLEAF CRAFT KITCHEN + BAR

314a Wimberley Square longleafwimberley.com/events

LOS OLIVOS MARKET

13904 Ranch Road 12 (512) 847-7771 facebook.com/losolivosmarket

MIDDLETON BREWING

101 Oakwood Loop at RR 12. middletonbrewingtx.com/events

RILEY’S ON THE BACKBONE RESURRECTED

6971 FM 32, Fischer, TX facebook.com/ Rileys-on-the-Backbone-Resurrected

ROUGHHOUSE BREWING

680 Oakwood Loop roughhousebrewing.com/events

SUSANNA’S KITCHEN COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT SERIES (see story, Page 20)

Wimberley United Methodist Church wimberleyumc.org/susannas-kitchen

THE SHADY LLAMA BEER & WINE GARDEN 18325 RR 12 theshadyllama.com

THE TAVERN AT THE LODGE AT CYPRESS FALLS 1 Woodcreek Circle thelodgeatcypressfalls.com

WIMBERLEY CAFÉ

101 Wimberley Square wimberleycafe.com

You can hear live music all around Wimberley, especially on the weekends! Be sure to visit the websites of these venues or call ahead for more details. 22   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2020


SHOPPING

River House OPEN 7 DAYS

Good Cooks Need Good Tools! Best Kitchen Store in the Hill Country

Superb ColleCtion

Celebrating 19 Years!

104 Wimberley Square • Wimberley, TX 78676

512-847-1553

Home • Ladies • Gents • Baby + Gifts

512-847-7009 /River House Wimberley

201 Wimberley Square, Wimberley, Texas

www.KissTheCookWimberley.com

PLANT NURSERY

specializing in

Native Perennials • Annuals Organic Soils • Compost House Plants • Pottery Candles & Unique Gifts

512.842.1220 • 419 FM 2325 • Wimberley

WimberleyGardens.com Spring/Summer 2020 Welcome to Wimberley   23


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 about and enjoy exploring the many shops and restaurants, or plan your excursion in advance online with information from wimberleymerchants.com and visitwimberley. org, Call 512-847-2201 for local information.

theatre & community events

in

Wimberley

live 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. Productions in the spring/summer 2020 season includes “The Tin Woman” by Sean Grennan, “Sleuth” by Anthony Shaffer, and “Legally Blonde,” a musical by Heather Hatch. Details and tickets at wimberleyplayers.org. The Wimberley Playhouse is at 450 Old Kyle Road. For more information, call 512- 847-0575.

ride a zipline

Photo courtesy EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens.

EmilyAnn Theatre & 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. Don’t miss the 22nd annual Butterfly Festival Saturday, April 18, where you can see more than 4,000 butterflies released throughout the day of fun. Attendees can enjoy crafts, games, bounce houses, wonderful food, live entertainment, an exotic butterfly flight house and much more. Admission to the festival is free, but donations are appreciated. The 2020 spring/summer theatre season includes “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” “Blood Brothers, A Rock Musical,” “The Neverending Story (Atreyu and the Great Quest),” “The Comedy of Errors” and “Othello.” The children’s theatre season features “Sleeping Beauty,” “Tortoise & the Hare,” and “Goldilocks & the Three Bears.” EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is at 1101 Farm Market 2325. For information, call 512847-6969 or visit emilyann.org. 24   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2020

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 26


SHOPPING

Gracious Ladies gentlemen . .. precious babies

a relaxedliving boutique ...offering luxury items for your home, gifts for the

ones you love along with apparel and accessories for Men, Women and Baby. Also visit our Patio Overlook Shop, an outdoor oasis featuring European antiques and garden treasures

...

On The Square

101 Old Kyle Road • Wimberley, Texas • 512-557-7415 • graciousladiesliving.com

The Cedar Chest

OPEN DAILY 10 am to 5 pm 13915 Ranch Rd 12 • Wimberley, TX 78676 512-847-1100

www.cedar-chest.com

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THINGS TO DO, from page 24

shop market days

swimming

Cypress Falls Swimming Hole Cypress Creek Swimming Hole is located on the largest portion of Cypress Creek. The beautiful backdrop of Eagle Rock and the waterfall add to the experience. Boat, tube, kayak and canoe rentals are available, or bring your own. An onsite bar serves beer/wine. Pets on leash are allowed, and fishing is also allowed. Cypress Falls is at 50 Marina Circle. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 8:30 pm and Friday through Sunday 8 am to 8:30 pm. Admission $8 adults, $6 kids (ages 5 and under get in free). More info at thelodgeatcypressfalls.com.

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, tree-shaded 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.

wine tasting

Photo by Gregory Browning.

Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Wimberley’s beloved Jacob’s Well, a perpetual artesian spring and headwaters to Cypress Creek, is a constant 68 degrees year-round. Jacob’s Well offers a day use facility open year-round. A nature center and hiking trails can be accessed at no charge. The swimming season runs May 1 through October 1. Swimming is allowed by online reservation only, admission charged. Demand is always high, so make your reservations early! Jacob’s Well Natural Area is at Mount Sharp Road. Hours are 8 am to 6 pm. For information, visit Facebook.com/JacobsWellOfficial.

Blue Hole Regional Park The 126-acre park includes 4.5 miles of trails, picnic areas, a community pavilion, playscape, basketball court, sand volleyball court, amphitheater, and the Blue Hole Swimming Area. The entire park is open to visitors during operating hours, swimming is only allowed during the designated swimming season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Fees apply, and reservations are required. No pets are allowed. Photo by Doug Carter. Blue Hole Regional Park is located on Blue Hole Lane. Call 512-660-9111 for more information. 26   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2020

Photo courtesy Wimberley Valley Winery.

Wimberley Valley Winery

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.

Bootiful Wimberley 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.


SHOPPING

Star Antique FINE VINTAGE LIGHTING

New! Swimwear & Kaftans

Eclectic collections to inspire the flower child in you!

Wimberley, Texas Fun. Funky. Found. Repurposed. A yard full of art, garden architecture, statuary & chandeliers. A shop full of vintage lighting & antique treasures. Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

301 River Rd • 512-847-9970 • StarAntique.com

Bohemian Cool Styles

Supporting local and small business artisans around the world. on the Wimberley Square 512-842-3372

Find Us on Facebook

facebook.com/wimberleyguide

The Gypsy Market

Instagram: @thegypsymarket etsy.com/shop/GypsyMarketTexas 116 wimberley sq. wimberley tx 78676 Spring/Summer 2020 Welcome to Wimberley   27


Sacred Passages Ranch A

for weekend getaways, weddings, retreats & more

BY ERNIE ALTGELT

“venue” is simply something that’s suited for a particular use. And, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country surrounding bucolic Wimberley, there are certainly many venues to be found. Visiting folks desiring a little exercise (wet or dry) won’t need to look very far. Likewise, for those wishing a private get-away or, perhaps to gather the extended clan for a little rural R and R, finding a “place” can be pretty easy too. How about hosting that ideal wedding or maybe staging a corporate or spiritual retreat far from the maddening city? Possibly no problem with those either. Quite simply, there are just lots of “targeted” venues to choose from. But, for the discriminating who have multiple “musts,” there might just be only one Wimberley-area setting with the versatility (not to mention the exceptional amenities) required for a multitude of superlative uses. Intrigued? Then stop on by the exceptional Sacred Passages Ranch and discover that perfect venue for almost anything. Located a few miles southeast of Wimberley off Ranch Road 12, Sacred Passages verdantly sprawls across 35 pristine acres of classic Hill Country terrain on property that has been in the Cook family since the 1980s. As owner and proprietress Rebecca Cook remembers, “My late husband and I wanted to raise our children in the country and felt this was the place to do it.” And, for the next 30 years, it was home. During this time however, the always imaginatively-inclined couple began establishing relationships with various like-minded artisans throughout the area (and beyond) and allowed them to participate in the creative transformation of the property, ultimately turning it into an inviting art-filled sanctuary enjoyed not only by the Cook clan but, their many friends as well. And, as the “improvements” were slowly added, often utilizing the abundant native flagstone and honey calcite crystal, an exciting process of evolution occurred that eventually resulted in a stunning combination of natural and manmade beauty that’s very apparent today. After Rebecca’s husband passed and with her children grown, she realized the “rightness” of sharing with a greater audience what so many had jointly built. Hence the opening of Sacred Passages as a commercial enterprise. That was eight joyous, guest-filled years ago. And by the way, the name was conceived while Rebecca participated on a spiritual ten day peace walk through Italy on the Camino de San Francisco. Upon returning, an inspired Rebecca added a chapel to the grounds which has greatly broadened the property’s appeal but, more on that later.

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So, just what is Sacred Passages? Well, as mentioned in the opening paragraph, many things. First, it’s a welcoming Hill Country accommodation available for couples or groups who wish to book exquisitely appointed, intimate lodgings. With only one (albeit spacious) “cabin” on the premises, renting it is almost like renting the entire property and, that’s quite a package. The structure boasts four bedrooms, a tricked-out kitchen, generous living areas, luxury bathrooms and a porch to die for. And, while incredibly neat (thanks in large part to the many locally-produced artworks on display), the wildflower-infused site it resides on is, as Rebecca states, “What folks really love.” Adjacent to the cabin is a pool with a palapa bar and seating area, an outdoor hot tub, a cascading waterfall splashing into a meditative (and bird attracting) Koi pond, several rustic tables, fire and barbecue pits and even, an outdoor “hanging bed” perfect for an afternoon nap. In total as Rebecca insists, “Everything contributes to making one’s stay more than enjoyable – it can really be heavenly!” Couple the comfy living spaces with the fun and educational footpaths that wend throughout the entire unspoiled, explorable grounds where wildlife (especially native birds) can be observed and many agree, “Why should we ever leave the ranch?” But of course, there’s Wimberley (dining and shopping) and other near-by Hill Country attractions (including two breweries right up the road) that beckon so, using Sacred Passages as a superb “base-of-operations” certainly makes a lot of sense too. Besides Sacred Passages’ function as a charming multi-night guest venue, the grounds are ideal for hosting group functions such as corporate retreats, educational seminars (even yoga retreats!) and, because of the aforementioned chapel, weddings. “Nana’s Chapel,” named in honor of Rebecca’s 92-year-old mother represents a nativestone labor of love that can seat up to 100 attendees. With plenty of adjoining space for the after-party (there’s even a stage for toasting and performing) getting hitched Hill Country style never has been better than tying the knot at Sacred Passages. And later, as many newlyweds have discovered, the cabin also makes for a wonderful honeymoon hide-away as well. Photos courtesy Sacred Passages. Sacred Passages Ranch is available for renting throughout the year. The property is located at 1218 Oakwood Loop in San Marcos, just a few miles from Wimberley. For more information, visit the website at sacredpassageschapel. com or call Rebecca at 512-665-1877.


Useful Numbers & Information

LODGING/ACCOMMODATIONS FIRE Wimberley Fire & Rescue 512-847-5356 / 911 111 Green Acres Drive. wimberleyfire.com. EMS Wimberley EMS 512-847-2526 / 911, wimberleyems.com HOSPITALS Ascension Seton Hays 6001 Kyle Pkwy, Kyle, Texas 78640 512-324-5000, seton.net Central Texas Medical Center 1301 Wonder World, San Marcos, Texas 78666 512-353-8979, ctmc.org Ascension Seton Southwest 7900 FM 1826, Austin, Texas 78737 512-324-9000. seton.net Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels 600 N Union Ave, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 830-643-6100, mckenna.org 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 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 107 Old Kyle Road • 512- 847-0025 Jacob’s Well Natural Area 1699 Mount Sharp Road • 512- 214-4593

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WIMBERLEY VISITORS CENTER 14100 FM 2325 (in front of Brookshire Brothers) Open 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday and 1 pm to 4 pm Sunday

Call 512-847-2201 for more information

Wimberley Inn

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 Spring/Summer 2020 Welcome to Wimberley   29


WIMBERLEY DINING

Local Restaurants

Brookshire Brothers Deli. 14100 RR 12. 512-847-2296. Community Pizza & Beer Garden 111 Old Kyle Road. Family friendly establishment with live music, cold beer, full bar, house made pizza. communitybeergarden.com, 512-412-0914. Creekside Cookers BBQ & Steakhouse 500 River Road. Steaks and barbecue. Beer and wine. Indoor and outdoor seating options. CreeksideCookers.com. 512-722-3683. 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 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 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/outdoor seating. jobellcafe.com, 512-847-5700. Linda’s Fine Foods 500 Farm Market 2325 Globally inspired cuisine served in a relaxed, countrystyle setting with indoor & outdoor dining. Beer and wine available. 512-847-5464, facebook.com/LindasFineFoods. Longleaf Craft Kitchen + Bar 314-A Wimberley Square Chef-inspired, handcrafted menu. Craft cocktails, beer and wine. 512-842-3044, facebook.com/ LongleafWimberley.

Los Olivos Market 13904 RR 12 Appetizers, shareable plates and sweet bites. Craft beer and wine. 512-842-3044, losolivosmarkets.com. Milagro’s Tex-Mex 9595 Ranch Road 12, Suite 12 Menu features a Hill Country twist on traditional TexMex. Full bar. Indoor/outdoor seating. 512-842-2800, milagroshillcountry.com. Mima’s Kitchen 701 Farm Market 2325 Family owned and operated Tex-Mex restaurant. Daily specials. Indoor/outdoor seating. 512-847-1305. Oldie’s Burgers & More 801 FM 2325 • 512-842-3363 Classic, old-fashioned burgers, chili dogs, and more. Facebook.com/Oldiesburgersandmore Pizza Hut 101 FM 2325. 512-847-2844. order.pizzahut.com Subway 809 Ranch Road 2325 Casual counter-serve restaurant chain for build-your-own sandwiches and salads. 512-847-7824, subway.com. The Leaning Pear 111 River Road, # 110 Hill Country inspired cuisine. Indoor/outdoor seating. Beerand wine. 512-847-7327, LeaningPear.com Trio Bistro 13900 RR 12 Hill Country inspired cuisine. Food, beer and wine. 512-842-1313, wimberleytriobistro.com Verde at Cypress Falls 50 Marina Circle Casual, creekside dining experience. Tacos, nachos, savory funnel cakes and other Southwest-inspired items. 512-8423434, Facebook.com/verdeatcypressfalls Wimberley Café 101-A, 5083 Wimberley Square Breakfast dishes, sandwiches and homestyle entrees. Daily lunch specials. 512-847-3333, wimberleycafe.com.

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Coffee Shops

SERVICES

Sip on the Square

101-C Wimberley Square Indoor and outdoor seating Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 6 pm 512-722-3685 • siponthesquare.com

Bring out the best!

Blanco Brew 14200 Ranch Road 12 Indoor and outdoor seating Mon-Fri 6:30 am-6:30 pm & Sat, Sun 8 am-4 pm 830-660-7767 • blancobrew.com

The Wimberley Way 13911 RR 12 Serving Amy’s Ice Cream 512-938-1084 • facebook.com/The-Wimberley-Way Old Mill Store

314 Wimberley Square Serving Blue Bell Ice Cream and assorted candies 512-648-6712 • facebook.com/The-Wimberley-Way

Sugar Shack Bakery 111 River Road, #100 Baked goods and sandwiches 512-847-0477 • facebook.com/SugarShackBakeryTx

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The Wooden Spoon 14000 RR 12 Frozen yogurt, you choose your toppings. 512-722-3724 • facebook.com/thewoodenspoonyogurt

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Wimberley Wagon W

NEW, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTION OFFERS FIXED ROUTE TO SHOPPPING, DINING & MORE

BY BONNIE EISSLER

hen Kelly Mattarocci moved from her home town in southeast Texas to Austin in 1988, it didn’t take her long to discover nearby Wimberley’s vibrant arts scene, community spirit and natural beauty. She has owned property in Wimberley since 2007, lived there full time since early 2017, and has observed first hand the changes that have occurred during those years. Although Wimberley still feels rather magical and more rural than not, it is nonetheless in one of the state’s fastest-growing counties in a state that is growing in population faster than any other state. Then there are the thousands of tourists who come every year to experience Jacob’s Well or Blue Hole Regional Park, brave the crowds for bargains on Market Days, or check out the local craft breweries and live music. More people, more shops, more places to go and things to do, more traffic congestion and problems finding a parking place. For practical reasons and lifestyle reasons, “there’s an increasing need for more public transportation in Wimberley,” Kelly says. Her plan to provide this type of transportation began to develop over the last year and her feeling was “Let’s launch this idea and see what happens!” The next step was renting a 14-passenger van to test to see if there’s a market for shuttle transportation in Wimberley. Driving is a big part of the culture in Texas, after all. People like their big trucks and cars and, for the most part, if our destination is within the state lines, we’re driving there. Kelly drove a bus for Laidlaw while studying accounting at The University of Texas at Austin, so the prospect of ferrying folks around town in a large van or bus doesn’t faze her. “Laidlaw was contracted to run the Capital Metro Leander Express, a direct bus from Leander into downtown, and the U.T. shuttle buses,” she says. The trial day and night runs for Wimberley Wagon took place from October to mid-December 2019, and the response from businesses and individuals was overwhelmingly positive. The shuttle service was promoted 21st-century style, on Facebook, and generated a high level of engagement. The five stops on the day route were Longleaf Craft Kitchen + Bar on Wimberley Square, Dovetails, Roughhouse Brewery, Middleton Brewery, and Devil’s Backbone. The four night route stops were Longleaf, Shady Llama, Hays City Store and Community Pizza. The launch was clearly a success. “Most riders were locals with friends from out of town,” Kelly says. “One couple, looking for a weekend getaway, came to Wimberley specifically because of the convenience of Wimberley Wagon.” Riders were delighted to have someone in the area to handle the driving and they appreciated the comfortable ride and friendly drivers. The next step for Wimberley Wagon was the purchase of their own bus, black with black leather limo perimeter seating, ADA accessible and with ample room for 10-14 passengers.

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Kelly Mattarocci, proud owner of Wimberley Wagon.

The new Wimberley Wagon bus features black leather limo perimeter seating, is ADA accessible and seats 10-14 passengers.

Guests of Wimberley Wagon park at the parking area at Woodcreek Drive and Winters Mill Parkway before beginning an excursion.

The day routes will start up again in March 2020 and will remain closer to Wimberley, “focusing on stops for shopping, swimming, restaurants and essentials,” Kelly says. With an hour long fixed route loop, passengers will get a wristband that allows them to get on and off the shuttle as many times as they like. When special events bring larger numbers of people to town, stops that are farther out will be provided. Photos courtesy Wimberley Wagon. Call 512-554-8707 or visit facebook.com/wimberleywagon/events for more information about Wimberley Wagon and for bus routes. Shuttle service begins March 6, 2020. Hours (tentative) are 11 am to 4 pm, and 7 pm to 11:30 pm. Credit card or cash payments accepted. Wimberley Wagon uses compressed natural gas, an environmentally friendly alternative fuel.


SERVICES

Calendar of Events

Help us save lives

FROM PAGE 19

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Jackson Open Air Market. Local artists and farmers, food, fun. 9 AM to 5 PM. 6341 FM 32 in Fischer, Texas. jacksonopenairmarket.com.

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

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.

Adopt  Volunteer  Foster  Donate

Wimberley Lions Market Days. The oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country, featuring 475-plus booths filled with unique treasures. Live music, food, beverages, unique shopping. ShopMarketDays.com.

We are a non-profit public charity for dog rescue and adoption serving Wimberley and western Hays County.

FIRST SATURDAY March - December

FIRST SATURDAY

Family Fun Days at Jacob’s Well Natural Area, noon to 2 pm. 1699 Mount Sharp Road. 512-214-4593, www.co.hays.tx.us/jwna.aspx.

SECOND SATURDAY

Bent Tree Gallery hosts Featured Art Exhibitions. Buffet of appetizers, wine and live Jazz music. Free and open to the public at 105 Henson Street. 4 pm to 7 pm. www.benttreegallery.com. Wimberley’s Second Saturday Gallery Trail. Galleries in and around the Square stay open late, offering art, wine, appetizers. GalleryTrail.com.

512-847-3200  www.wimberleywagrescue.org

General Domestic Automotive Repair

FEBRUARY 19 - APRIL 6

Wimberley Valley Art League Juried Exhibit. WVAL Gallery at Wimberley Community Center. wimberleyartleague.com.

FEBRUARY 29

The Wimberley Players present “Lift Every Voice — A Celebration of African-American Culture.” 2 pm. wimberleyplayers.org.

MARCH 1

Blue Hole Regional Swim Area opens. Reservations for swimming (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are required. Adults $10, kids $6. Call 512-660-9111.

SEE Calendar, page 34

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SERVICES

Wimberley Life Care Assisted Living Center

“Personalized Quality Care in a Homelike Setting”

Assistance with Medication, Grooming & Hygiene Nutritious Meals • Housekeeping Laundry • Large front porch Living area for reading, visiting, music & watching TV

Owner Janice Breeze

512-847-5676 Facility ID# 000974

Calendar of Events FROM PAGE 33 MARCH 7-29

EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents “Sleeping Beauty.” Saturdays at 10 am and Sundays at 2 pm. EmilyAnn.org.

MARCH 14

Wimberley Metaphysical and Holistic Fair. 11 am to 4 pm. Free admission. Wimberley Community Center. HeavensPathway.com.

MARCH 15

Starlight Symphony presents the Classical Young Artist Series. 4 pm. First Baptist Church Wimberley, 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. StarlightSymphony.org.

MARCH 16-20

Spring Break Camp at Blue Hole Regional Park. Facebook.com/ blueholeregionalpark, 512-660-9111.

MARCH 21-22

Family Campout at Blue Hole Regional Park. Space is limited, reservations required.Facebook.com/blueholeregionalpark, 512-660-9111.

Leesa Stafford 512-847-3855 11552 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, TX

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MARCH 28

Wimberley Community Civic Club Annual Crawfish Boil. Noon to 4 pm at Lions Market Day Pavilion on FM 2325. $35 per person. wimberleyccc.org.

APRIL 2

Wimberley Wine Walk. Texas wine tasting, local eats and live music downtown. 6 pm to 9 pm. Wine glasses and tastings provided, tickets required. $45. wimberleyccc.org.

APRIL 3

Moors and McCumber in Concert at Blue Hole Regional Park. Admission by donation. Facebook.com/blueholeregionalpark, 512-660-9111.

APRIL 3-11

EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents “Blood Brothers: A Rock Musical.” Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm (no show on Easter Sunday). EmilyAnn.org.

APRIL 10

Jesse Stratton in Concert at Blue Hole Regional Park. Admission by donation. Facebook.com/blueholeregionalpark, 512-660-9111.

APRIL 13

29th Annual Wimberley Pie Social. 11 am to 2 pm at Winters-Wimberley House near the Community Center. Free admission, best pie contest, auction of winning pies, live music and tours of the Zach House. Presented by Wimberley Institute of Cultures. www.wimwic.org.

APRIL 16

Spring Style and Fashion Show. Friendship, food and fashion at the Wimberley Community Center. 10 am to 1:30 pm. wimberleyccc.org.

APRIL 17

Ley Line in Concert at Blue Hole Regional Park. Admission by donation. Facebook.com/blueholeregionalpark, 512-660-9111.

APRIL 17 – MAY 15

The Wimberley Players present “Sleuth,” a cat and mouse whodunit. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. 450 Old Kyle Road. Wimberleyplayers.org, 512-847-0575.

APRIL 18

One-on-one sessions in a private and relaxing setting using VersaSpa to enhance a subtle and bronze color

22nd Annual Butterfly Festival at EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. Enjoy live butterfly releases (every 30 minutes), butterfly art, flight house featuring Texas native butterflies, nature activities, pirate and princess tents, crafts, games, bounce house, concessions and live entertainment. Free admission, but donations are greatly appreciated. 1101 FM 2325. EmilyAnn.org, 512-847-6969.

APRIL 23

Julie Knoblauch & Ashley Knoblauch Tanning Specialists

Wimberley Small Business Expo. 11 am to 5 pm at the Community Center. Meet local business owners and learn about the services and products they offer. Prizes and giveaways will be given away throughout the day. 512-847-2201, wimberley.org.

call 512-842-3372

Time of Night in Concert at Blue Hole Regional Park. Admission by donation. Facebook.com/blueholeregionalpark, 512-660-9111.

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APRIL 24

SEE Calendar, page 44


local schools

SCHOOLS

AGES 2 MONTHS thru 5th GRADE

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. 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.

PRE-K PROGRAM

Full-time & Part-time Available Providing individualized child care and education in a nurturing, home-like, Christ-centered environment

AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROVIDED (512) 847-7459

www.learningandlove.com

private Wimberley Montessori School

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. The beautiful Blanco River. Photo by Maengel Gonce.

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Church Leaders Tim Moore WIMBERLEY CHURCH OF CHRIST Tim 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 Reverend Jim 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. He 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. Sunday morning worship starts at 10 am. For information, visit wimberleychapelinthehills.com.

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Church Leaders

Wimberley Church of Christ

Rev. Wes Cain WIMBERLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Wes Cain is a product of God’s amazing grace and work within the United Methodist Church. Born and baptized in Burnet, he has deep roots both to the Texas Hill Country and what is now the Rio Texas Annual Conference. Wes attended college at Texas Lutheran University. There he graduated Summa Cum Laude in December of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a Minor in Biblical Greek and, more importantly, met and married the love of his life, Jessica. Wes then attended Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s of Divinity. The emphasis of his learning was on ministry to young adults/young families and creative preaching. Wes has pastored a number of churches in a variety of capacities both here in Texas and in New Jersey. His experience includes ministering to college students, prison inmates and correction officers, youth, and the local church. Wes and Jess are blessed with three children, James, Joseph, and Rebekah. The family loves going on walks through town together and spending time playing in the water.

Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Ladies Bible Study 10 am Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm

15500 North Ranch Road 12 • 512-847-9357

Wimberley United Methodist Church meets at RR 12 at CR 1492. Sunday morning worship: 8:30 - Traditional Worship 9:45 - Sunday School/Small Groups 11:00 - Blended Worship w/KidzChurch. HighFIVE(5th grade) and Youth Group(6th-12th grade) from 5 PM to 7 PM. wimberleyumc.org.

Wimberley weather... MONTH

Avg High

Avg Low

Avg Rainfall

March 71.................48.................2.99 April 78.................56.................2.20 May 84.................64.................4.13 June 89.................69.................5.04 July 93.................71.................2.09 August 94.................71.................1.77 Sept 88.................65.................3.07 October 79.................57.................4.09 November 70.................48.................3.19 December 62.................40.................2.60 January 60.................38.................2.36 February 63.................42.................2.24 source: usclimatedata.com

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Local Churches Chapel In The Hills

St Mary Catholic Church

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

14711 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-9181 smwimberley.org

Hill Country Cowboy Church

St Stephen’s Episcopal

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

Cowboys for Jesus

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

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.

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

St. Mary Catholic Church Weekend/Weekday Mass Schedule Saturday ......................................5:30 pm (Vigil Mass) Sunday English ............................ 8:00 am & 10:00 am

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

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

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Linda Germain, REALTOR, ABR, GRI, SRES, SRS

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KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY Linda Germain has been a Realtor here in the Texas Hill Country with Keller Williams Realty for the past 16 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 16 years ago and both are active, involved members of the Wimberley community. Linda has served a total of three 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 served two terms as 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 its fifth year of operation. “It is a joy to live here in Wimberley and an honor to serve and ‘give back’ to the Wimberley community.”

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 23+ 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 “Five Star Real Estate Agent” for the last 10 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. “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.

David Routh, Realtor® Welcome Home To Wimberley! I live here and want you to live here, too! I have been Licensed and Helping Buyers and Sellers in Wimberley and the Texas Hill Country for Over 20 Years. My Goal is to Help You find the property You are looking for and make the search educational and enjoyable along the way! My family has been in Wimberley for more than 25 years and we have raised both boys in Wimberley Schools. I am Wimberley’s First Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist Realtor -RSPS Certification. There is a good chance that the property you are looking at today online I know something about and might have sold it in the past.Please allow me to help you with all your professional needs in Residential Sales, Commercial Transactions, Land & Lot Purchases, Home Building, Farm & Ranch Sales & Leasing, so give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to meeting and representing you.

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 30 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 In Berkshire Hathaway nationally, earning them the coveted President’s Circle award! Spring/Summer 2020 Welcome to Wimberley   39


Real Estate Professionals Partners in Real Estate Group KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY Partners In Real Estate Group is the “premier real estate experts” in Wimberley, Dripping Springs, Blanco, and the Texas Hill Country. As highly trained, full time, experienced Real Estate Agents with Keller Williams Realty, Partners In Real Estate Group are always your best resource for the Texas Hill Country Real Estate information and community knowledge. We work with both buyers and sellers sharing our extensive knowledge in the latest real estate strategies. Partners In Real Estate Group has a team of agents with more than 50 years’ experience combined. We are a very knowledgeable experienced team that specializes in residential homes, water properties, lots and ranch properties. Stop by our office in Wimberley today.

Allison “AJ” Harwood, JD, MBA, GRI, CIAS RE/MAX REAL PROPERTIES

The Owner/Broker of RE/MAX REAL PROPERTIES, AJ offers extensive knowledge in Marketing, Finance, Contract Negotiations and Real Estate Law. He offers professional representation for both Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate transactions including Fine Homes, Recreational Ranches, Waterfront, Commercial and Investment Properties. He is consistently ranked as a “Peak Producer” by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (HW area) and RE/MAX of TEXAS. RE/MAX offers the most comprehensive collection of online information in Real Estate, so call AJ today to put his experience, the best technology and the very best brand name in the industry to accomplish your Real Estate goals. “I will make a constant effort to provide you with excellent service and I value the confidence you’ve placed in me and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks again for your support and the opportunity to be the trusted real estate resource for you and your family, friends and associates,” AJ says. AJ and his wife, Devrie, are proud parents of Heather and Holly. Call AJ today at 512-847-SOLD (7653)

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Betty 512-633-8916 Steve 512-751-2628

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Head to the Science Mill + explore Johnson City

J

ohnson City, long known as the hometown of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and a great place to see wildflowers, is quickly becoming a favorite day trip destination with activities that appeal to the whole family, including science, art, history, food and much more. One of town’s most notable new additions is the Science Mill, a hands-on museum housed in Johnson City’s historic 1880s mill. Since it opened in 2015, the state-of-the-art science center has welcomed more than 200,000 visitors who delight in its 50+ innovative, interactive, indoor and outdoor exhibits. In the Fractalarium, visitors experience a larger-than-life lighted representation of Romensco broccoli and see how fractals are a marvel of nature. They can control the 30-foot-tall Colossal Robotic Hand using a mini-hand joystick or make balls move through complex system of tracks and pulleys in the Incredible Ball Machine. They can explore the 1,000-square-foot Aquaponics Greenhouse, see axolotls and zebra fish (and learn why scientists like to study them) in the Bio Lab, and watch a 3D movie. In the Science Mill’s newest exhibit, SciDive 4D, visitors put on a VR helmet and use their arms to control the full-body motion table, exploring the coral reef from the vantage point of a sea turtle. When museum-goers get hungry, the on-site Lady Bird Lane Café, a small farm-to-table restaurant, offers lunches using local and regional ingredients. Nearby restaurants such as Pecan Street Brewing and East Main Grill are also popular options. Just around the corner from the Science Mill is the Visitor Center of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, which tells the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch in Stonewall. The Visitor features exhibits on President Johnson’s life and his legislative accomplishments as president. One block to the north is President Johnson’s Boyhood Home, where visitors can take guided tours to see how LBJ and his family lived prior to moving to the LBJ Ranch. Heading west from the Visitor Center, the sidewalk leads to the Johnson Settlement. where visitors can experience some of the historic landscape in the restored prairie and see the log cabin that was home to LBJ’s grandparents from 1867 to 1871. The historic Withers & Spauldings General Store in downtown Johnson City offers a glimpse at how a general store looked in the 1920s and serves as an information center, where visitors can learn about local shopping and dining options as well as additional attractions in the surrounding Hill Country community. The Johnson City art scene has blossomed in recent years, and the town now has seven art galleries, six of which specialize in contemporary art. Each gallery is owned and operated by professional, career artists, and the group shows international artists who work in a variety of styles, subjects and techniques. Every last Saturday of the month is Art Walk, when all galleries are open 4 pm to 8 pm, with free wine and snacks. Susan Kirchman Studio Gallery focuses on the owner’s paintings and mixed-media works. A Smith Gallery produces juried exhibitions of alternative photography, as well as Smith’s photographs. Lee Casbeer Fine Art offers the owner’s representational paintings and murals. Echo concentrates on mid-century modern furniture and antiques and contemporary art. J. L. Haynes Studio Gallery shows owner Janet Haynes’ mixed media works and that of 42   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2020

Colossal robotic hands at the Science Mill.

Johnson City’s Science Mill.

other contemporary artists. Mark Smith Studio Gallery offers Smith’s minimalist works and his Flatbed Press Collection. The newest gallery in town is Art Beat Studio & Gallery, where the owners show their own work and consigned design items, and conduct art classes. This spring, a new printmaking studio—Smith & Tully— is opening on gallery row. Photos courtesy The Science Mill. The Science Mill is located at 101 S. Ladybird Lane and is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. See www.sciencemill.org for hours and special events. The LBJ National Historical Park Visitor Center is located at 100 East Ladybird Lane and is open every day from 9 am to 5pm. More information is available at www.nps.gov/lyjo.

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Calendar of Events FROM PAGE 34

APRIL 25-26

Wimberley Arts Fest at The Waters Point. More than 100 juried artists, live music, food, drink, free parking and shuttles. Saturday 10 am to 6pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 13401 RR 12, wimberleyartsfest.com

APRIL 30 – MAY 10

EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens presents Disney’s “Frozen.” Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. 1101 FM 2325 EmilyAnn. org, 512-847-6969.

Jams, Jellies, Dips, Gourmet Foods, Gifts & Warm Friendly Smiles SAMPLE OUR Texas Pride Jalapeno Mustard Peach Salsa Peach Amaretto & Pecan Jam Jalapeno Jelly

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Celebrate Independence Day at the “Best Little Parade in Texas” on the Wimberley Square starting at 10 am July 3. Call 512-847-2201 for information.

MAY 2

Starlight Symphony Orchestra Pops Series at First Baptist Church Wimberley. 4 pm, 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. www.starlightsymphony. org.

MAY 9

Wimberley Garden Club’s 26th Annual Garden Club Garden Tour, “Passion for Gardening.” Be inspired, learn successful gardening techniques and shop the Garden Lover’s Market for “Texas Superstar” plants and unique garden art. Artisan bird houses will also be for sale, many hand-painted by artists from the Wimberley Valley Art League. Artists will be in the gardens demonstrating their creative process, showing and selling their work. A portion of the proceeds benefit Wimberley community gardens.9 am to 3 pm, rain or shine. wimberleygardenclub.org.

MAY 17

Wimberley EMS Duck Race. 2 pm at Waters Point. More information at www.wimberleyems.com.

MAY 22

Movie in the Park at Blue Hole Regional Park featuring “Jaws” at 7 pm. Movie will be shown in the 3-acre swim lawn on Cypress Creek. Swimming allowed. Free to attend, donations accepted. Facebook. com/blueholeregionalpark, 512-660-9111.

MAY 22 – JUNE 21

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EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens presents “The Neverending Story (Atreyu and the Great Quest).” Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 pm, Sunday, June 21st at 8:15 pm. EmilyAnn.org, 512-847-6969.

MAY 23-24

Red, White and Blues on the Falls Music Festival. The Lodge at Cypress Falls, 1 Woodcreek Circle, thelodgeatcypressfalls.com, 512-722-3131.

SEE Calendar, page 45

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Find Texas Goodness All in One Place!

Blues and BBQ Cookoff presented by Wimberley Merchants Association. Old Baptist Church parking lot, Friday 6 pm to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 9 pm. Live music, concessions and lots of bbq for the whole family. wimberleymerchants.com.

JUNE 22 – AUGUST 1

EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents Shakespeare Under the Stars, “The Comedy of Errors.” Nightly at 8 pm. EmilyAnn.org, 512-847-6969.

JUNE 27

Wimberley Metaphysical and Holistic Fair. 11 am to 5 pm. Free admission. Wimberley Community Center. HeavensPathway.com.

JULY 2, 3 & 4

75th Annual VFW Rodeo. Nightly rodeo competition events include: bull riding, tie down calf roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, mini bull riding, women’s breakaway roping, and women’s barrel racing, Wimberley Valley Veterans Park, 401 Jacob’s Well Road. texasvfw.net, 512-847-6441.

JULY 3

Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Parade. The “Best Little Parade in Texas” begins at 10 am on FM 2325 north of the Square and travels through the Wimberley Square on RR 12 to FM 3237. www.wimberley.org, 512-847-2201.

JULY 10 – AUGUST 2

The Wimberley Players presents “Legally Blonde,” the musical. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm, Thursdays July 11 and 18 at 7:30 pm. 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org, 512- 847-0575.

JULY 11-26

EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents “Tortoise & the Hare” (Children’s Theatre Series). Saturdays 10 am, Sundays 2 pm. EmilyAnn.org, 512-847-6969.

SEPTEMBER 11

EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens Patriots Day Ceremony. 9 am at Veterans Memorial Plaza, 1101 FM 2325. www.EmilyAnn.org, 512-847-6969.

SEPTEMBER 11-12

Wings Over Wimberley (WOW). Art, music and nature festival celebrates bat colony living under Cypress Creek bridge. Live music, artists, vendors, and more around the Wimberley Square. Family friendly event hosted by Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance. WimberleyArts.org.

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Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce presents Birdies for Business 2020 Golf Tournament at Quicksand Golf Course in Woodcreek. Registration 8:30 am,shotgun start 9 am. For more information call 512-847-2201.

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Designer Fabrics at Discount Prices Monday - Saturday 10 am-6 pm 1111 W. Hwy. 290 • Dripping Springs, TX 78620 The 75th Annual VFW Rodeo is July 2, 3 and 4 at Veterans Park. For details, call 512-847-6441 or visit the website at texasvfw.com.

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