Thursday, Jan. 30
The ninth season of the Boerne Performing Arts performance series will get kicked off with a show by Voctave, an acappella ensemble from Central Florida that has built a large YouTube and Facebook following singing everything from Broadway to pop to gospel and Disney tunes. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Boerne Champion auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd. in Boerne. Tickets cost $20 - $60 and are available at the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce, by calling 830-331-9079 and online at www.BoernePerforming- Arts.com.
Friday, Jan. 31
The Bandera County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Awards Gala at the Farm Country Club from 6-10 p.m. It will feature a catered dinner, beer and wine by donation, dancing to the music of Rebel Roxie and the presentation of the chamber’s annual awards, including the Cowboy Capital Award and the Citizen of the Year Award. Tickets are $15 per person for chamber members and $25 per person for non-members. The country club is between Bandera and Medina at 175 Pue Road.
Saturday, Feb. 1
The Friends of the Library at the Bandera County Public Library will hold its monthly book sale at the library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books, magazines, DVDs and other library materials will be sold to the public by donation at the sale. Proceeds benefit the friends’ group and the library, which is at 515 Main St. in Bandera. That same day, local author Karen Hoskelis will visit the library to talk about her book “Love Across Time,” that tells the story of a Hill Country woman who finds herself in a place and time she does not expect. The public is invited.
The Lakehills Area Library will hold its monthly book sale at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of books will be sold at steep discounts. Revenue from the sale will go back into library programming. The library is at 7200 FM 1283 in Lakehills.
Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2
The final weekend performances at the Kerrville Renaissance Festival will be held at the River Star Arts and Events Park in Kerrville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The festival is a fun-filled interactive event featuring jugglers, dancers, archers, musicians and other performers in period garb that will take participants back to the Renaissance period. A marketplace featuring unique wares made by 50 craftsmen will be part of the festivities, which costs $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for those ages 5-12 and is free for anyone age 4 and younger. The events park is at 4000 Riverside Dr. in Kerrville.
Sunday, Feb. 2
Al’s Hideaway Cabin and RV Rentals will hold its 3rd annual Super Bowl Chili Cook Off on Super Bowl Sunday to raise money for foster children. Chili entrants will be charged a $10 entry fee as part of the fundraiser. A raffle for a free night’s stay at Al’s Hideaway will be held as will a 50/50 drawing. Al’s is at 299 Willow Springs Dr. near Pipe Creek. Call 863-781- 9408 for additional information.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
The Bandera County Republican Party and the Bandera County Republican Women will co-host a 2020 Republican Primary Candidate Forum at the Roy Rogers Conference Room in the Flying L Ranch Resort beginning at 6 p.m. Bandera County commissioners Jack Moseley and Bruce Eliker along with Precinct 2 Constable Ernest Reich III have drawn opponents in the Republican Party Primary that will be held on March 3. All six candidates have indicated they will be present at the forum to discuss their campaigns. The Flying L is at 675 Flying L Dr. outside of Bandera.
The Bandera Independent School District will hold an information session for parents about a drug and alcohol survey it plans to give to students in grades 7-12 later in February, according to information posted on the district’s website. The survey, completed by students anonymously, is designed to help the district identify potential behaviors and problems that could jeopardize the running of a safe and drug free school, officials said. The information session will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Bandera Middle School, which is at 1005 Cherry St. in Bandera.
The monthly Cowboy Capital Opry will be held at the Silver Sage center from 7-9 p.m. featuring country and western singers, a raffle and door prizes. Tickets cost $5 per person, and reserved seats are available for $5 more. Doors to the center, which is at 803 Buck Creek Dr. in Bandera, open at 6:30 p.m. Funds raised at the show benefit the Meals on Wheels program in Bandera County.