August – September 2014
e held Saturday, August 23, from 4-9:30 p.m. in downtown Jonestown. The nature festival celebrates Jonestown’s chimney swifts, small migratory birds that seasonally reside in a downtown cistern during their migration north. This free festival is centered on the swifts’ evening return to their cistern home – a tornado-like sight fascinating to see. Under the cool shade of oak trees, the public can enjoy games and activities for families and children, nature-themed vendors, great food, adult beverages, and a musical lineup that includes Jim Stringer and the AM Band, the Jennifer B Trio, Jean Synodinos, and BettySoo. For more information, visit www.swiftfest.org, like us on Facebook at “Swift Fest in Jonestown,” or call (512) 339-9432. Jonestown is located seven miles west of the intersection of US Hwy 183 and FM 1431. The festival will be held in Fireman’s Park one block off of FM 1431.
BERTRAM — The 37th Annual Oatmeal Festival will add several exciting changes as the new “Bowl” of Directors members meet. This year’s popular event will be staged in downtown Bertram and the neighboring community of Oatmeal on August 29-30. One of the changes is to move the entire venue to downtown Bertram on Saturday beginning with the Pet Parade at 9:33 a.m. followed by the Grand Parade at 10:33 a.m. All of the events begin at :03 or :33 minutes past the hour in honor of the longtime festival sponsor, 3-Minute Brand Oats. Friday activities will take place in Oatmeal. Included is an Arts & Crafts Fair, BBQ supper, Miss Oatmeal Pageant and auction and live music by the Eddie Shell group. Now is the time to register for all activities including the 3.3 Mile “Run for Your Oats” race, kiddie and adults games, bake off contest (using 3-Minute Oats), a trail ride from Oatmeal to Bertram, Grande Parade (10:33 a.m.) and several arts and crafts vendor booths. The day will be capped off by a huge street dance featuring music by People’s Choice. All of these events will be in downtown Bertram. Registration for all events may be done online at www.oatmealfestival.com or registration forms may be printed and mailed to Oatmeal Festival, PO Box 70, Bertram, TX 78605.
CBLA meets Sept. 9 Liberty Hill’s Christian Business Leaders Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Life Springs Christian Church, 15611 W. SH 29. Cost of lunch is $10.
The Liberty Hill United Methodist Church (LHUMC) Run/Walk Club begins its regular 12-week fall club at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Lions Foundation Park. Everyone of all ages and abilities is invited. Earn a free dry fit shirt after just four meetings. Rogue Running is a team sponsor.
Featured speakers are Joshua Geary of Best Online Results, LLC., and Ray Espinosa of Google.
The Briggs Community Car Show is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, at Briggs Community Center, 215 Loop 308 in Briggs. Awards will be presented for First, Second and Third places, BCCI Directors Choice and People’s Choice. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and entry fee is $10. The event features door prizes, raffles and games, and breakfast and lunch will be available from Cummunity Center Kitchen.
13th Annual Rip Roarin’ Ride is a fundraising event for the Liberty Hill Lions Club.
All proceeds benefit the Lions Club Charities. Go to riproarinride.org.
BRIGGS — The Briggs Community Car Show is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, at Briggs Community Center, 215 Loop 308 in Briggs. Awards will be presented for First, Second and Third places, BCCI Directors Choice and People’s Choice. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and entry fee is $10. The event features door prizes, raffles and games, and breakfast and lunch will be available from Cummunity Center Kitchen.
$100 donation for two includes dinner and chance for prizes. Dinner served at 5:30 and auction begins at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets by calling 512.796.1756. All proceeds from the gala are used to purchase placing projects at the Williamson County Livestock Show Premium Sale.