Photo of the Week       I am really glad that I decided last week to add those four black-and-white pages; even though there were definite signs of haste and carelessness, there was still enough good material in that paper to make me proud of it.
       Not everyone agreed with me. I missed several events and earned several rebukes, ranging from a polite “We missed you,” to a quite abrupt “Where were you?” I want my readers to know that I am always disappointed to miss a Highland Lakes area event that fits my “good news” qualification, and that I am always embarrassed when it’s just because I got distracted (or too tired) and forgot to go. That has happened too many times in the past month, and I’m really upset about it. I hope I’ll do better in the future (but I won’t feel obligated to give a report on my whereabouts!)
John Hallowell, Editor       I put a couple of items in last week’s “Upcoming Events” article that may have been (unintentionally) misleading. Weakday Ministry will NOT host a Worship Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 21; they have postponed it until December, when they hope to have a bigger and better event. I’ll try to keep you updated as I learn more.
       And Llano will not be holding its regular “Heritage Weekend” in the downtown area this weekend, but there WILL be a chuck wagon cook-off and several other events going on (see page 2).
       Lisa Moore will be holding a Re-Grand Opening Celebration for her Oma’s Attic antique shop (formerly in Buchanan Dam) this weekend (Friday through Sunday) in the former Lake Fun Creations building, on Hwy 1431 in Kingsland (see ad on page 12). There will be bake sales, raffles, and door prizes. She is hoping to have a few outdoor vendors as well.

       Kingsland 4-H club reporter Grace Looney tells me that the club is having a multi-family garage sale! There will be furniture, clothes, Halloween costumes, baked goodies, and a variety of big and small items at Kingsland Charter School from 8 to 4 on Saturday, October 21. All proceeds go directly to Kingsland 4-H.
       This is the weekend for the big FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls, with events at several locations (but based at the Lakeside Pavilion) from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. Jimmie Vaughan (brother of the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan) will be the headliner, but there will be a bunch of other great musicians here, too. Proceeds benefit Harmony School of Creative Arts and music programs at the Marble Falls Independent School District.
       Speaking of great musicians, opera singer Robert Gardner (whose mother, Becky Jones, is the pianist at Sunrise Beach Federated Church in Sunrise Beach) is visiting in Texas, and will sing at their 9 a.m. Sunday morning service the next three Sundays, October 22 & 29, and November 5. You are invited to attend.
       A golf tournament is planned at Hidden Falls in Meadowlakes, on Sataurday, October 28, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Call Jayne Palmer at 512-638-2996 for details.
       Horseshoe Bay Resort’s 2017 Wine Dine and Jazz Festival welcomes celebrity chefs, celebrity jazz artists and great culinary delights throughout the weekend. Featured jazz artists include saxophonist Marion Meadows and the Richard Johnson trio. The fun starts Friday night with a seated five-course dinner and wine pairing prepared by Executive Chef Jay Hunter and several celebrity chefs. On Saturday, enjoy celebrity chef cooking demos followed by the Wine and Jazz Stroll, featuring Hill Country wineries and thoughtfully prepared food samples from some of the region’s most notable chefs and restaurants.

       The Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet has just completed a 2800-square-foot expansion. The community is invited to join the Friends of the Library for a ribbon cutting and open house to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
       A prospective Grape Grower workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Llano on Thursday, November 9. The workshop is designed to provide an overview of the unique requirements and economic risks associated with the establishment and operation of a commercial vineyard in Texas. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. the day of the program, and online pre-registration is available by going to and entering the keyword “grape.”

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