Wednesday — Sunday, March 4-8
The Hill Country Cluster of Dog Shows will be held at the Hill Country Youth Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The free show will start on Wednesday with two specialty shows by the Alamo Brittany Club, followed by American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Shows on Thursday and Friday and the San Antonio Kennel Club’s AKC Dog Shows on Saturday and Sunday. Each day, an estimated 1,000 dogs will compete for the Best in Show trophy. Vendors also will be on the grounds at 3785 Highway 27 in Kerrville.
Thursday — Saturday, March 5-7
The Bandera County Quilt Show will be held at the Pipe Creek Presbyterian Little Rock Church from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Nancy Westley Quilting Circle at Pipe Creek Presbyterian is hosting the show which will put about 200 quilts from quilting groups around the county on display. The show is open to the public at no charge, but a sampler quilt made by the Nancy Westley group will be raffled away to raise money for supplies the quilting circle needs. Raffle tickets cost $5 apiece. The church is at 8589 Highway 16 South outside of Pipe Creek.
Friday, March 6
A workshop titled “Rural Cooperatives, the Farm Bill and You” put on by the Alamo Resource Conservation & Development Area, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the National Association of RC&D Councils will be held at Faith Tabernacle Church, 7789 FM 1283 in Pipe Creek, beginning at 11 a.m. Information about rural cooperatives, U.S. Farm Bill programs and programs sponsored by the Alamo Area Council of Governments Area Agencies on Aging will be discussed. A light lunch will be served that is free to seniors. The workshop fee is $10 for others. Organizers are asking those interested to pre-register for the workshop online at www.alamorcd.org by Wednesday, March 4.
The monthly Cruise In classic car, motorcycle and refurbished vehicle show will be held in the parking lot outside FatBoyz Sandwich Shop beginning about 5 p.m. It is a free event that includes food inside the restaurant at FatBoyz. The location is 610 Highway 16 South in Bandera.
The Knights of Columbus Weekly Lenten Fish Fry will be held at St. Joseph’s Hall on the grounds of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church beginning at 5 p.m. Fried fish plates with side dishes and a drink will be served for $9 a plate. The hall is at Cedar and 7th Street in Bandera.
Friday, Saturday, March 6,7
Fort Clark Days will be held in Fort Clark Springs in Brackettville with more than 100 living historians demonstrating the skills developed by settlers in the 19th Century and educating the public about the history of Southwest Texas. It is a free event that focuses on educational activities for students on Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., and a public event including an arts and crafts fair on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. Museum and historic district tours also will take place during the celebration put on by the Fort Clark Springs Community Council along with a 5K run. The event is held at Fort Clark Road near Highway 90.
Saturday, March 7
The Friends of the Library at the Bandera County Public Library will host its monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library on the same day that local author Karen Hoskelis will be on hand to sing copies of her novel “Love Across Time.” The book signing will run from 10 a.m.to noon. The library is located at 515 Main St. in Bandera.
A mountain bike race called Banduro will be held at the Bandera Bike Park, 4324 FM 1077 outside of Bandera, beginning at 9 a.m. Top riders from the area and across the country are expected to take part in the race along custom-built trails. Admission for the race is $10. Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
The Caddel-Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet at 2 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the El Progreso Memorial Library in Uvalde. Ladies interested in joining the chapter are asked to contact the chapter’s registrar Robert Himebrook at himebrookrl@totacc. com or by calling 830-796-3495. The library is at 301 Main St. in Uvalde.
Americana singer songwriter Robert Earl Keen will be the headliner at a benefit concert raising money for the Hill Country Youth Orchestras scholarship and endowment funds at the Cailloux Theater at 910 Main St. in Kerrville. Also performing will be the Quebe Sisters and the Hill Country Youth Orchestras, a tuition free youth orchestra that serves Hill Country youngsters of all races and economic capabilities. General admission tickets start at $10, and VIP tickets are available for $125 and above that entitle the tickethokler to take part in a VIP reception beginning at 6 p.m. The concert will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.caillouxtheatencom, at the Cailloux box office and by calling 830-896-9393.
Saturday, March 7; Tuesday, March 10
The Spring Birding Tour will start at the Lost Maples State Natural Area on Saturday and continue every Tuesday and Saturday after that until April 28. The tours, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the bird blind near the overflow parking la, will be led by hosts Les and Jane Hall. The $6 park admission will get you into the park for the tour. The natural area is at 37221 FM 187 near Vanderpool.
Sunday, March 8
The Boerne Concert Band presents “Spring Swing,” a free concert featuring Big Band, Swing and Broadway classics at the Boerne High School auditorium, 1 Greyhound Lane in Boerne. The concert will start at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10
The first of a two-part series about the flowers of Texas will be presented by Marilyn Knight to the Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas at the Riverside Nature Center. It is a free event open to the public that will start with a social session at 1 p.m. The meeting will begin a half-hour later. The second part of the series will be held on April 14. The nature center is at 150 Francisco Lemos St. in Kerrville.