Community meeting on facility planning
Dripping Springs ISD will hold community meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Dripping Springs High School Cafeteria to provide an update on the progress of the Long-Range Facility Planning Committee (LRFPC). The committee has been meeting since Oct. 9 to assess current district facilities and develop recommendations for future schools and other district facilities. The LRFPC has discussed various options regarding locations and models of future schools, including a concept that would potentially place elementary and middle schools at the same location where possible. This concept, which will be discussed at the Dec. 7 meeting, is explained in a narrated video at: https://goanimate.com/videos/0dDC6Q16QhJ0. Other major facility priorities that are being discussed are an expansion of Dripping Springs High School and a fifth elementary school.
EmilyAnn Trail of Lights
Head to Wimberley to celebrate the 20th annual festival at EmilyAnnTheatre and Gardens through Dec. 28. Enjoy more than 100 lighted exhibits created by Wimberley businesses and organizations 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Get parking info and more details at emilyann.org
Head to Dripping Springs’ Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead for this free annual event Dec. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. Take your photo with Santa next to the covered wagon, enjoy holiday refreshments, listen to Christmas books readings and tour the Pound House and see all the Christmas decorations.
Wimberley Winter’s Eve
Enjoy the enchanting lights and music of the season as you make your way around the Wimberley Square for holiday shopping on Dec. 9 from 5-10 p.m. at this annual event. Enjoy a family-friendly evening of live music, raffles, food and more. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. It’s a holiday festival you don’t want to miss.
Starlight Symphony Orchestra
Celebrate the holidays with the Starlight Symphony Orchestra’s performance of its holiday series “Innovative Traditions.” The orchestra will have three performances this season: Dec. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hays PAC Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Wimberley First Baptist Church.
Blue Christmas is a free annual holiday event at Blue Hole Regional Park on Dec. 16 featuring horse carriage rides, an ugly sweater contest, a roaring fire, local music groups, Santa, and blue lights everywhere. The event begins at 4 p.m. “Elf” will be playing in the swimming area beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. For more info call 512-660-9111.