Lagniappe: Nov. 2, 2016

Nov. 8: Last chance to vote

Early voting is underway for this general election. See a list of voting locations online at HaysNewsDispatch.com.

First Thursdays extended

Opportunities for local holiday shopping just got better. First Thursday Dripping Springs has been extended to include Thursday, Nov. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m., featuring holiday appropriate activities such as a hayride, light show, fashion show and more. Participating merchants pull out all the stops to transform downtown Dripping Springs into a fun and lively atmosphere.

Caregivers Support Group Meeting

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers will meet this Thursday,Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Wimberley Presbyterian Church Library, 956 FM 2325.  This is an opportunity for caregivers to discuss  the latest dementia information and to share ideas as they  travel the care giving journey.  If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with dementia, please join us.  For additional information contact Linda Germain, volunteer for Alzheimer’s Texas at 512 924-3661.

Calling Tiger alumni

The Dripping Springs-Marble Falls game on Friday, Nov. 4, will be the Tigers’ final varsity football game to be played at the current stadium. The new stadium being built on the DSHS campus will be the future homesite for varsity games. All students who competed or performed at Tiger Stadium since it was opened in 1985 are encouraged to attend.  Following the traditional post-game “Senior Walk,” alumni also will be invited to walk across the field.

Wimberley Market Days

On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. head to the Lions Field in Wimberley for this free monthly event featuring locally made goods and live music. This month’s theme is child safety. Enjoy a day out at one of the largest outdoor markets in the area. For more information visit shopmarketdays.com.

Rainwater Revival 

Learn everything you need to know about collecting rainwater for home or business. This festival delivers a full day of speakers, demonstrations, exhibitors, vendors, raffle prizes, music, food and fun. The revival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. See rainwaterrevival.com for more information.

Empty Bowls Project

Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Empty Bowls Project held on Sunday, November 6, at the Mercer Street Dance Hall from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For a $25 donation, you can select from more than 1,200 beautifully hand-crafted bowls and enjoy gourmet soups donated by Dripping Springs and Austin restaurants and local chefs. It’s a fun day to share a wonderful meal, listen to live music, and support Helping Hands, our local food pantry that for over 30 years has provided support to our neighbors in need.

Wimberley Alive!

Come to downtown Wimberley Nov. 10-13 for this free annual event presented by Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance. Check out two artists’ villages, five stages of live music, food vendors, demonstrations and fun for all.  The festival leads up to the Empty Bowls Wimberley event put on by Crisis Bread Basket project on the last day.

Empty Bowls Project

Wimberley’s inaugural Empty Bowls Project will be held at Sante Fe Connection on the Wimberley square 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Nov. 13. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal, and the bowl, guests contribute a suggested minimum donation. Proceeds will go towards Crisis Bread Basket.

Stephen F. Austin’s Birthday, DRT Founders Day

Fly your Texas flag Thursday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 6  to honor the father of Texas who brought more than 1200 American colonists to Texas, and to honor Betty Ballinger and Hally Perry for organizing a Republic of Texas daughters organization.

Holiday Marketplace

Get into the holiday spirit by shopping at the Dripping Springs Women’s Club Holiday Marketplace on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 1-7  p.m. at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. More than 40 vendors will be selling handcrafted jewelry, clothing, and unique gifts for everyone on your list. A portion of the $3 admission goes towards DS Women’s Club scholarship fund for female seniors.

Kids Ride Day

On Sunday, Nov. 6, Dripping Springs Mountain Bike Team will host a Mountain Bike Mash Up and Swap Meet at Dripping Springs Ranch Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The team will provide bikes and safety gear for kids to try mountain biking for free.

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