September – October 2012
7th Annual Leander Bluegrass Festival
The City of Leander is hosting the 7th Annual Leander Bluegrass Festival on Sept. 28 from 7-10 p.m. and Sept. 29 from 6-11 p.m. at Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad.
This is a free event that will feature live music, concessions, children’s activities, and a variety of vendors. Vendor applications are available online at www.leandertx.gov.
Leander’s Bluegrass Festival has grown from a one day festival to a two night festival filled with more bands, great music, and variety of bluegrass sounds. The Festival will feature local bands as well as some out of state talent. The bands will include: Geoff Union, The Upham Family Band, The Lost Pines, Piney Grove Rambles, The Show and Tellers, The Bottom Dollar String Band, and Posey Hill. This event is presented by Suddenlink.
The Liberty Hill Lions Club is hosting the 11th Annual Rip Roarin’ Ride at 8 a.m. Sept. 29 at Lions Foundation Park.
The cycling event benefits the many Lions Vision Programs, both locally and across the world. The organization also supports programs like the Leader Dog Program, camp for handicapped kids, Eye Bank in Manor, eye exams and eyeglassesrecycling, and a park for youth sports, community events, walking trails, public library and picnic area.
The ride begins at 8 a.m. from the Foundation Park and features routes of 14, 28, 50, 65 and 79 miles through the scenic rolling hills and valleys of Williamson and Burnet counties. Cyclists are invited to enjoy the beginning of fall in the Hill Country.
Registration is $30 through Sept. 26. After that date, the price increases to $40. Registration and further information can be found at www.riproarinride.org or call (512) 630-1851.
The deadline to register to vote in Nov. 6 General Election.
5 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. V/JV/F volleyball at Llano
The Liberty Hill Garden Club will host its 16th Annual Games Day Oct. 17 at the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church to raise money for college scholarships.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and rolls and games begin at 10 a.m.
The Garden Club presents two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of Liberty Hill High School every spring. Proceeds from the Games Day event go to fund the scholarships.
In addition to games, door prizes will be presented. The event also features a raffle and silent auction, a bake sale and plant sale and country store.
The event is open to the public and tickets are $15 each at the door.
For more information, contact Carolynn Douglas at (512) 355-3468.
Early Voting begins Monday, Oct. 22, and runs through Nov. 2. The Williamson County Mobile Voting Unit will be in Liberty Hill Oct. 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Annex.
The Briggs community will host the 8th Annual Fall Festival at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Briggs Community Center.
The event, which is open to the public, features a costume contest, games and prizes, a cake walk, face painting, hayrides and food concessions.
Donations of cakes for the cake walk are needed. To volunteer for the event, call Crystal at (512) 556-1471.