Lagniappe: Sept. 21, 2017

Friends Foundation BBQ

On Oct. 5, join the Dripping Springs Friends Foundation as it hosts its 24th annual BBQ fundraiser at Pecan Grove, formerly known as the Salt Lick Pavillion.  The event, which will go from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., will have guests participate in a silent and live auction, as well as enjoy the music of the Hot Texas Swing Band. The fundraiser helps provide services to the community and seniors in the greater Dripping Springs area. All monies raised go to help support the Friends Foundation’s programs. Those include Our Daily Bread, which is a hot meal delivery program for the homebound, as well as Phillips Lifeline medic alert devices. The fundraiser also assists low-income seniors with financial assistance, as well as fund special events at Hill Country Care and its residents. Find more information at thefriendsfoundation.org.

Frank Little and the IWW

On Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m., the Dripping Springs Community Library will host a book reading and signing with Jane Little Botkin, author of  “Frank Little and the IWW: The blood that stained an American family.” Franklin Henry Little (1878–1917), an organizer for the Western Federation of Miners and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), fought in some of the early twentieth century’s most contentious labor and free-speech struggles. Following his lynching in Butte, Montana, his life and legacy became shrouded in tragedy and family secrets. In “Frank Little and the IWW,” Botkin chronicles her great-granduncle’s fascinating life and reveals its connections to the history of American labor and the first Red Scare.

Pound House Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day is an educational experience of pioneer times held at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead in Dripping Springs, this year on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read all about Pioneer Days here.

‘Everything I Know I Learned From Rock Stars’

The Dripping Springs Community Library will host an evening with Bill Page Sept. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. Page’s book “Everything I Know I Learned From Rock Stars” reveals decades of music reporting and candid conversations with 50 influential artists including Roy Orbison, Queen, Electric Light Orchestra, Grace Slick, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Boy George and Robyn Hitchcock. Paige’s writing career includes ventures in journalism, marketing, public relations, music promotion, and broadcasting.

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