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AROUND THE HILL COUNTRY

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Wednesday – Saturday, Oct. 14-17

The Texas Master Naturalist Program’s annual meeting will be held virtually this year, featuring a variety of expert speakers on the natural world in Texas, contests and special programs. It is open to the public for a fee of $55. Registrants should visit the Facebook event page and follow Texas Master Naturalists on Facebook to get current announcements about the meeting. Additional questions should be directed to Mary Pearl Meuth at mpmeuth@tamu.edu or Michelle Haggerty at mmhaggerty@tamu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 15

A free food distribution for pre-registered seniors will be held by the Alamo Resource Conservation and Development Area Inc. at Faith Tabernacle, 7789 FM 1283. Seniors can go to the development area website at alamorcd.org to register. They also can send emails to the agency at alamorcd@gmail. com and can text messages to the agency at 210-548-9248. Seniors will get appointments to pick up food when they register.

The Hill Country Preppers will host Dr. Javier Campos and a discussion about what needs to be included in home and auto firstaid kits when it meets at 6 p.m. at Buzzie’s BBQ in Kerrville, 213 Schreiner St. The public is invited.

Saturday, Oct. 17

The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas is sponsoring a motorcycle roundup at the Flying L Ranch Resort that will raise funds for the Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas and the American Diabetes Association through the Lone Star Rider’s Riding for a Cure mission. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ranch resort, 675 Flying L Dr. outside Bandera. Raffles will be held in support of both causes, and food and beverages will be sold. Registration is available for free at www.tinyurl.com/MCG-TRoundup.

Triple H Equitherapy will hold a virtual fundraising event called The Magic of Horses Gala that includes an online auction for a variety of gifts and a raffle for a seven-night Florida vacation and a diamond pendant. Bidding on auction items already has started and will continue until 10 p.m. on Saturday. Go to https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=23695 to register. Officials said a link to the gala program will be available on the equitherapy center’s website, www. triple-h.org.

The Shooting Star Quilters will hold its semi-annual quilt show and sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1017 Constantinople in Castroville. It is a free, outdoor event. Call 210-386-6038 for more information.

Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 17-18

The Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a variety of activities and photo opportunities for young and old. The pumpkin patch is at 805 Phil’s Road in Pipe Creek. Admission is $6 per person. Those age 2 and under will get in for free.

The final weekend of performances at the first Kerrville Folk Festival October Virtual Celebration will be held beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Among those performing during the weekend will be the Texicana Mamas, Possessed by Paul James, David Wilcox, Walt & Tina Wilkins and Peter Rowan. The six winners of the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition will be announced on Saturday. Each artist will perform 20-minute sets starting at 1:30 p.m.The performances can be viewed for free at www.facebook.com/kerrvillefolkfestival, at the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation Channel on YouTube and on the kerrvillefolkfestival.org website.

Saturday – Monday, Oct. 17-19

The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkin painting, hayrides, a hay maze, storytelling and other activities at 13558 Highway 16 on the eastern entrance to Medina. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and costs $7 per person, except for those age 2 and under, who get in free.

Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; Oct. 17, 19, 20, 21

QuiltFest 10, a free quilt exhibition put on by the Medina Quilters, will be held in the Rodney Camp Pavilion of the Medina Community Library each day beginning at 10 a.m. Unique quilts made by the quilters group will be exhibited, and a slide show of quilts from past exhibitions will be presented. The library is at 13948 Highway 16 North in Medina.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

The Hill Country Cattlewomen will hold its first meeting for its new year at the Haverlah Ranch, 17900 County Road 310 in Cherokee beginning with a social period at 10 a.m. A catered box lunch will be available. Masks, social distancing and other safety protocols will be observed. To reserve a place or to get directions to the ranch, email hillcountrycattlewomen1797@ gmail.com or Kitty@RockinQ.com or go to the Hill Country Cattle-Women website, www.hillcountrycattewomen.com/events.

The Kerrville Art Club will meet at 1 p.m. in the Forum Room of the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center. Donald Darst of Grey Forest will lead a presentation on landscape painting. All attendees are asked to wear masks. The cultural center is at 228 Earl Garrett St. in Kerrville.