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AROUND THE HILL COUNTRY

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Wednesday, Feb. 26

The Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District will host a workshop in Utopia at 10 a.m. examining the ongoing work on an early flood warning system that the district, the U.S. Geological Survey and other partner agencies are implementing along the Sabinal River and a workshop at 2 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bandera Electric Cooperative headquarters showing the public how it can access and use the flood warning system that already has been implemented for the Medina River. The event in Utopia is at the senior center, 22542 FM 187. The BEC is located at 3172 Highway 16 North outside of Bandera.

Thursday, Feb. 27

The Madrona Garden Social Club will hear Carol Hagemier speak on Bluebird Basics beginning at noon in the meeting room at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Bandera. The meeting is free and open to the public. St. Christopher’s is located a 395 Highway 173 North.

The Symphony of the Hills will perform a concert focusing on the genius of Chopin and those who influenced him, including J.S. Bach and Franz Liszt, at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville beginning at 7:30 p.m. Ryo Yanagitani, the gold medal winner at the 10th annual San Antonio International Piano Competition, will be a featured performer. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Cailloux box office at 830-896-9393 or online at www.symphonyofthehills.org. A wine reception for the performance will start at 6:30 p.m. The Cailloux is located at 910 Main St. in Kerrville.

Saturday, Feb. 29

The Bandera Masonic Lodge 1123 will host an Open House and Raffle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to let the public know more about what it stands for and to raise money for the scholarships it awards and the essay contest winners it recognizes. The raffle, which offers a variety of products, gift cards, services and experiences as prizes, will begin at noon. The lodge is located at 794 Highway 173 in Bandera. The public is invited to attend.

G.R. Williamson, author of “George Devol: Notorius River boat Gambler,” will make a presentation to book lovers at the Medina Community Library beginning at 10:30 a.m. The library is at 13948 Highway 16 North in Medina.

The Kerrville Art Club will hold a reception and awards ceremony for a judged art exhibition from 2-4 p.m. at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett in Kerrville. Ben Beckendorff, artist, musician and owner of Beckendorff Gallery in Fredericksburg, will be the judge of the exhibition, which will be held at the cultural center from Thursday, Feb. 27, through March 28. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 3

The Cowboy Capital Opry will return to the Silver Sage center for its monthly performance of Grand Old Opry-styled entertainment. Admission is $5 and reserved seats are an extra $5. Proceeds benefit the the Meals on Wheels program that the Silver Sage puts on . The center is at 803 Buck Creek Dr. in Bandera. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the music will start at 7 p.m.