Lagniappe: Nov. 10, 2016

Discharge permit public hearing

The city of Dripping Springs will hold a public meeting Nov. 10 where residents can speak on the city’s draft discharge permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The meeting will be held at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park Special Events Room at 7:00 p.m.

Veterans Day Tribute

The Dripping Springs Rotary Club will be hosting its 2016 Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11, 2016, from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mercer Street Dancehall.   The event is open to the community free of charge and donations to our Veterans are accepted.  Food will be served, and children are also welcome.  Along with the delicious food, the evening will include recognition of our Dripping Springs veterans and live music. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit VFW Post 2933, American Legion Post 290, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  

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 at Sante Fe Connection on the Wimberley square 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Nov. 13. 

Run by the Creek 5K, 10k 

More than 450 runners are expected to take to the street the morning of Nov. 13 for the 5th Annual Run by the Creek 5k and 10k race in Dripping Springs. Hosted by the Dripping Springs Running Club, the course will have runners going from Roger Hanks Parkway down a portion of Creek Road and back.The race is slated to begin at 8 a.m. but motorists should be aware that the following road closures will occur at 6:30 a.m:  Roger Hanks Parkway from U.S. 290 to Creek Rd.; Creek Rd. to Dario Dr. Both roadways are expected to open at 10:30 a.m. Hays County Constable Deputies will be stationed at intersections affected by the race. For more info, visit www.runbythecreek.com.

Meet the Author at Blue Hole

The public is invited to meet author S.C. Gwynne, author of “The Empire of the Summer Moon:  Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History” on  Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Wood/Grinstead Amphitheater at Blue Hole Regional Park.  The book was a 2011 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. Contact info@friendsofbluehole.org for more information.

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.

Puritans or Pilgrims?

Were your ancestors Patriots or Loyalists? Do you know the difference & how to do the research?  Join guest presenters Cindy Ann Foreman and Beverly Herring and the Interactive Genealogy Group to learn how to research your family tree. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. at the Dripping Spring Community Library Meeting Room.

Austin Mystery Writers panel

 On Thursday, Nov. 17 from noon – 1 p.m., join V.P. Chandler at the Wimberley Village Library for a panel discussion with Austin Mystery Writers.  They will discuss their award-winning anthology, “Murder on Wheels,” and answer any questions you may have about critique groups, collaborating on an anthology, and National Novel Writing Month. Find out more at www.austinmysterywriters.com.

Nar Anon Family Group

Dripping Springs Nar Anon Family Group will meet beginning Dec. 6, 2015 at the DS United Methodist Church on Ranch Road 12 in the annex building behind the church every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m.  All newcomers are welcome. www.nar-anon.org.

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