Upcoming Events

If you are planning on doing something outdoors this weekend be sure to take a look at the forecast before you head out. There is at least a 50% chance of rain from Friday through Sunday. If you are looking for something to do indoors you could always head over to Luckenbach for the big dance they will be throwing Friday night. Have fun.

The good folks over at Inks Lake State Park will be sponsoring free fishing lessons on Saturday morning of this week. They will supply all the gear and bait and you don’t even need a fishing license. On top of all that, the lessons only last for one hour so that will give you plenty of time to watch the really good college games on Saturday afternoon and night. Keep your eye on the weather because there is a chance of rain.

This Saturday morning you could take your children out to the LBJ State Park if you want to stretch your legs before watching hours of football. That is when park staff will make a presentation about native wildflowers, and then there will be a big wildflower seed planting event where you and the kids can participate in the planting. In the spring you can come back out and show your offspring the result of their efforts at planting seeds to provide for the next generation of wildflowers. That or you could spend three hours listening to talking heads argue about whether Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, or Ohio State should be ranked no. 1 in the country. Just sayin.

Saturday is the time to head over to Lakehills on the Medina Lake. That is when organizers will be holding their annual Cajun Fest. In addition to lots of Cajun and Zydeoc bands, there will be a gumbo cook off and many food booths offering up Crawfish Pie, Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, Cajun Meat Pies, Cajun Popcorn Shrimp, Fried Catfish and Boudin. Have fun and get ready to dance.

Choices, choices. If you want to go two stepping at some place out in the sticks that few people know about we have a couple of places to consider. Jody Nix will be playing at the historic Anhalt Hall tomorrow, and Wake Eastman will be playing at the Albert Dance Hall located in the shadow of Luckenbach. You can’t go wrong with going to either of those places. Have fun go easy on the swing dancing when they play an Ernest Tubb song.

If you want to go to an old school dance hall and an old school honky tonk this weekend for some dancing you are in luck. The Wagon Aces will be playing at the always crowd pleasing Luckenbach Dance Hall on Friday. The next night in the Cowboy Capitol of the World — Bandera — Arkey will be playing in the Arkey Blues basement, bar and ballroom. Have fun and make sure your windshield wipers are in good shape.

Now that the weather has cooled down some, this is the time to consider heading out to some of those fantastic dance halls in the Hill Country. For the next few days we will be posting some notices about who is playing where so you can get back into the swing of scheduling trips to various dance halls. On Friday Cory Morrow is playing at Gruene Hall, and Small Town Habit is playing a no cover show at John T. Floore’s. Both of those are great venues and the temperatures should make for a great night of dancing. Keep an eye on the weather, it might be raining over the weekend.

Saturday would be a great time to head over to the Guadalupe River State Park.  There will be a guided hike in the morning that will tell you all about the flora and fauna in the park.  In the afternoon you can take a dip in the river.  Later that night there will be a star gazing party with telescopes for you to use.  Check on river and weather conditions before heading out because there is a chance of rain all this week.

This event could either be a lot of fun or a train wreck. The folks over in New Braunfels are allowing folks to bring dogs to the Landa Park Pool on Sunday. You will need a leash and a collar and proof of inoculations to get into the pool. Have fun and here is to hoping they don’t run out of clean up bags.

If you have the day off, have fun with your leisure time. However, if you are thinking about doing something outside be sure to look at the radar before leaving. There is a pretty good chance of rain all day today.