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    • 01 Apr 2016
    • 31 May 2016
    • Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center, Giddings

    Creative Cups for the Cause
    Art Bra Contest 2016

    Entry deadline: June 2016

    Entries may include:
    Decorated wearable bras, sizes 34B-40D
    Painting on canvas
    Sculpture
    Wood, metal or glass art
    Quilts or wall hangings
    Decorated Tshirts
    Originally designed jewelry

    For more information or to submit entries, please contact:
    Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center
    Combined Community Action
    165 W. Austin St.
    Giddings, TX 78942

    Selected entries will be featured in the 2017 Creative Cups for the Cause art bra calendar to benefit Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center/Combined Community Action.

    Winners will be annouced during the 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Affair breast cancer awareness event held in October.

    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • Festival Hill Institute, Round Top

    46th Round Top Music Festival
    June 5th - July 17th, 2016
    Festival Hill Institute, Round Top


    Events Listing:


    Thursday June 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Nancy Wu - Violin Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Saturday June 11, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Opening Chamber Music Concert (Kodaly, Janacek, Schubert)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday June 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Beethoven Celebration (Fantasia and Symphony No. 9)

    James Dick, concert pianist

    Texas Master Chorale

    Conductor: Christoph Campestrini

    Tickets: $40 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Young Persons' Concert (Saint-Saens, Britten)

    James VanDemark, narrator

    Conductor Emilio Colon

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Stefan Milenkovich - Violin Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Thursday June 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    James VanDemark - Double bass Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Saturday June 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Woodwinds Galore! (Taffanel, Francaix, Barber)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday June 18, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Chamber Music Concert (Schnittke, Britten, Dvorak)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday June 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    2016 Texas Festival Orchestra (Revueltas, Hardberg, Dvorak)

    Brett Deubner, violist

    Conductor: Linus Lerner

    Tickets: $30 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Monday June 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Young Artists Chamber Music Concert (TBA)

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Regis Pasquier - Violin Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Brett Deubner - Viola Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Thursday June 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Emilio Colon - Cello Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Saturday June 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Chamber Music Concert (Reger, Beethoven)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday June 25, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Chamber Music Concert (Mendelssohn, Hummel)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday June 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    2016 Texas Festival Orchestra (Berlioz, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov)

    Regis Pasquier, violinist

    Conductor: Charles Olivieri-Munroe

    Tickets: $30 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Monday June 27, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Young Artists Chamber Music Concert (TBA)

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Tuesday June 28, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Susan Dubois - Viola Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Erica Kiesewetter - Violin Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Thursday June 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Stephen Balderston - Cello Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event
    • 06 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Giddings High School Cafetorium
    Country Music Monday  -  Lone Star Opry
    First Monday of Every Month
    sponsored by the Rotary Club of Giddings
    at the Giddings High School Cafetorium
    2337 N. Main St.


    Doors Open at 5:15 pm * Show Starts at 7:30 pm Admission Price: $5.00 per person
    Children under 12 Free

    Burgers, Drinks, Desserts & Snacks Available

    See the website for current performers:

    www.lonestaropry.com

    In addition to providing quality entertainment, the Lone Star Opry is primarily a fundraiser that allows the Rotary Club of Giddings to offer scholarships and other community projects. Income from Country Music Monday has allowed the Rotary Club of Giddings to award thousands of dollars in scholarships to area students. Even though our price of admission has increased to $5, where else can you go and see 5 – 6 performers and a FANTASTIC band for such a low price? Please come join us - you'll have a great time and be contributing to the community at the same time.

    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • GHS Buffalo Stadium
    Relay for Life
    GHS Buffalo Stadium
      from 7pm-12 midnight
    Friday June 10, 2016

    The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.

    Relay for Life of Lee County website
    • 11 Jun 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Bastrop Convention Center in Bastrop

    Casino for CASA
    Saturday, June 11, 2016
    at the Bastrop Convention Center in Bastrop
    Starts at 7:00pm

    6:00pm-7:00pm Buffet dinner and entertainment by Terry Lyne Moore

    7:00pm-10:00pm Casino

    Tickets at casaofbastrop.org or call
    512-303-2272

    Tickets in advance are $50 and at the door are $60
    Couple tickets are $90 in advance and at the door $100

    Ticket includes $5000 in chips and buffet dinner (roast beef, mashed potato w/gravy, veggies, salad roll and dessert) and beverages (beer, wine, soda, water).

    Tickets are available at the Casa Office at 507 Water St., Bastrop. 512-303-2272

    or from Donna Jones 832-326-9613


    • 16 Jun 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Henkel Hall at N. Live Oak St., Round Top

    Round Top Family Library and Henkel Hall present:
    The Red Handkerchief – A Holocaust Memoir

    Yvonne Ward-Hughes – Author
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
    Henkel Hall at N. Live Oak St., Round Top

    Admission is free.

    Maria (Rie) Spronk-Hughes – Special Guest and Holocaust Survivor

    In 1941, in occupied Holland, nineteen-year- old Maria (Rie) Spronk and her twenty-year- old sister Katy joined the Dutch Resistance. They were later arrested by the Gestapo, sent to a Nazi prison, then to Vught Concentration Camp and tried for sabotage. Rie's daughter Yvonne tells the young women's story in The Red Handkerchief. Yvonne and Rie will share that story of courage and compassion.

    *A book signing with Yvonne and Rie will follow the program*

    • 24 Jun 2016
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • Giddings High school 2337 N. Main

    Happy Hearts Quilt Guild presents
    "Memories of Home" Quilt Show

    Fri-Sat, June 24-25, 2016
    at the Giddings High school
    2337 N. Main, Giddings

    Friday 9am-6pm
    Saturday 9am-4pm

    Admission is $5
    Parking is free

    Featuring:
    Vendors
    Scissor and blade sharpening
    country store
    Stitch 'n Rip Cafe
    Fabric bingo
    Demonstrations
    Donation Quilt

    for more information call:
    979-542-2782

    • 24 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Giddings High School, 2337 N. Main

    Happy Hearts Quilt Guild

    presents 

    MEMORIES OF HOME

    Quilt Show

     

    Friday & Saturday

    June 24 & 25, 2016

    Friday — 9 am—6 pm

    Saturday — 9 am—4 pm

     $5 admission

    Featuring:

     

    Vendors

    Scissor & Blade Sharpening

    Country Store

    Stitch ‘N Rip Café

    Donation Quilt

    Fabric Bingo

    Demonstrations


    Giddings High School

    2337 N. Main Street

    (Hwy 77 N)

    Giddings, TX  78942

     

    Free Parking

     

    For more information call979-542-2782


    • 02 Jul 2016
    • 16 Jul 2016
    • Festival Hill Institute, Round Top
    Round Top Music Festival
    June 5 - July 
    Festival Hill Institute, Round Top

    Events:

    Saturday July 2, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Chamber Music Concert (Mozart)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday July 2, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Chamber Music Concert (Gounod, Martin, Franck)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday July 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    2016 Texas Festival Orchestra (Dukas, Ibert, Debussy)

    Ransom Wilson, flutist

    Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinetist

    Conductor: Perry So

    Tickets: $30 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Sunday July 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    2016 Patriotic Concert

    James Dick, concert pianist

    Heart of Texas Chorus

    Conductor: Perry So

    Tickets: $45 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Monday July 4, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Young Artists Chamber Music Concert (TBA)

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Frank Almond - Violin Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Wednesday July 6, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Eteri Andjaparidze - Piano Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Thursday July 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Pavel Vinnitsky - Clarinet Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Friday July 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Carol Wincenc - Flute Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Saturday July 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Piano Galore! 2016 Young Artists (TBA)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday July 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Chamber Music Concert (Sierra, Beethoven, Enescu)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday July 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    2016 Texas Festival Orchestra (Haydn, Mahler)

    Raymond Riccomini, trumpet

    Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

    William Burden, tenor

    Conductor: Vladimir Kulenovic

    Tickets: $30 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Monday July 11, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    David Updegraff - Violin Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Tuesday July 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Young Artists Chamber Music Concert

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Wednesday July 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Young Artists Chamber Music Concert

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Thursday July 14, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Edythe Bates Old Chapel

    Roger Myers - Viola Master Class

    Free Admission

    Facebook Event


    Friday July 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    The Best of 2016 Chamber Music Program (TBA)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday July 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    2016 Percussion Section Showcase (TBA)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday July 16, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    Closing Chamber Music Concert (Dutilleux, Mozart, Francaix, Mozart)

    Tickets: $25 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event


    Saturday July 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Festival Concert Hall

    2016 Texas Festival Orchestra (Beethoven, Shostakovich)

    James Dick, concert pianist

    Conductor: Carl St. Clair

    Tickets: $40 (adult), $10 (student)

    Facebook Event
    • 26 Aug 2016
    • 28 Aug 2016
    • Firemans Park, 2495 West Hwy 290

    Giddings Swap Meet
    August 26-28, 2016
    Last Weekend in August- Fri-Sun

    50 Acre Auto Swap Meet the last weekend in August. Set up: Big Rig Set Up Thursday.


    Location: Firemans Park, 2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings TX


    For information: Call Matt  512-581-2802   or  Robert:   512-581-2801


    Email:giddingsswapmeet@yahoo.com                                  http://www.giddingsswapmeet.com/

    • 08 Sep 2016
    • Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center

    10th Annual Texas Word Wrangler Festival
    "Celebrating Texas Authors"
    Kick Off Gala

    Thurs, September 8, 2016

    Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center

    276 N. Orange Street

    Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center and the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 10th Annual Texas Word Wranglers Festival.

    On Thursday September 8th, during the day, the authors are invited to visit the Giddings Public Schools to talk to students about the writing process, ideas for stories, how a book is taken from the idea to the written page and much more.  

    Thursday evening a fundraising gala event is held to introduce the authors to the community. Tickets may be purchased at the Giddings Library.

    On Friday 9th, authors will have their same tables for the day to visit with the public and sell their books.

    For More Information Call 979-542-2716
    • 09 Sep 2016
    • Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange

    Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
    Friday, September 9, 2016 (2nd Friday)

    TWWF started in 2005, so Giddings could recognize and encourage the many talented authors in Texas. Authors come to meet the community, speak to the schools and sell and autograph their books.

    Location: Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange, Giddings, Texas 78942
    Contact: 979-542-2716    

                  www.texaswordwrangler.com

    • 25 Sep 2016
    • Wendish Heritage Society, 1011 County Road 212, Serbin

    Annual Wendish Fest
    Sunday, September 25, 2016 (4th Sunday)

    Enjoy the traditions of the Wendish and see demonstrations of noodle, saurkraut & sausage making as well as the painting of the beautiful Easter eggs. Tour the St. Paul Lutheran painted church and Wendish Museum. Other sites and activities include food, stone ground corn meal, classic autos and farm equipment, contests, coffee cake bake off, auctions and things for the children.

    Texas Wendish Heritage Society, 1011 County Road 212, Giddings, Texas 78942

    For information call: (979) 366-2441


    Email: wendish@bluebon.net                    http://www.texaswendish.org/Pages/WendishFest.aspx

    • 01 Oct 2016
    • DimeBox

    Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon
    October 1, 2016 (1st Saturday)
    Dime Box, TX

    ANNUAL DIME BOX  BLACK BRIDGE FESTIVAL & 39TH ANNUAL MINI-MARTHON (10K,  5K & 2 mile run, 2 mile walk) featuring  a BBQ  Cook Off, Parade, Craft and Swap Booths, classic cars, quilt display, tractor show,  live music, Youth Horseless Play Day, team roping, street dances.


    Friday, Sep 30, Beginning at 6 PM – chili/soup supper, music & street dance, 42 Tournament, Little Miss and Mr Black Bridge contest.  

    Saturday. Oct 1, Mini Marathon begins at 9 AM, followed by fun, food, and games.  

    Hosted by the Dime Box Lions Club.  Proceeds benefit Lions projects and “Black Bridge Park”   

    Contact: rhondapharis@yahoo.com or call 979-777-8682; dimeboxlionsclub.com

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Locations around Lee County

    Lee County Commissioners
    Free Clean-Up Day

    Saturday, October 8, 2016
    9:00am til 12:00pm

    Items accepted:
    carpeting - mattresses - appliances - old furniture

    Items NOT accepted:
    no tires - no batteries - no wire or tin - no yard waste - no hazardous waste - no building materials - no household trash

    Go to:

    Precinct Barn #1
    979-542-6065

    Precinct Barn #2
    979-542-2522

    Precinct #3 Recycle Center in Lexington
    979-542-6895

    Precinct Barn #4 in Lincoln
    979-542-6897

    Clean up Day is the second weekend in April & October

    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Depot Complex, 289 W. Railroad

    Halloween Festival at the Depot
    October 22, 2016
    5:00pm to 8:00pm
    Depot Complex, 289 W. Railroad

    Enjoy a family-friendly fun event at the Depot as Friends of the Depot and the Chamber host Halloween at the Depot. This event is free and open to the community.

    Activities include:
    Carnival type Games - Cupcake Walk - Costume Contest  - Bounce House - Street Dance - Music - Photobooth - Lots of Treats!
    All games are free to play

    Haunted House Fundraiser

    Come see your 1918 Sterling Theatre transformed into a spooky haunted house for ages 12 and up. All admission goes towards the renovations of the theater. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and up. Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

    Concessions will be available for purchase.

    Thank you 2015 Sponsors!
    media sponsor - KTEX106.1
    Rental Solutions                     H&R Block
    Best Western                        Lopez Auto
    A Blast from the Past             Brookshire Brothers
    First National Bank                Burger King
    Capital One                           Hunan's Chinese Restaurant

    We Couldn't Do it Without Our Valuable Volunteers!

    Volunteers from 2015

    Giddings New Horizon Lions Club        
    Leo Club                         Lee County Youth Center
    BETA Club                      Giddings Police Department
    Kanevsky Family            Dr. John Gres
    Little Dribblers                Meredith Franks & Michael York
    Jason Haas

    Costume Contest Information:

    Prizes will be awarded for 4 categories
    Cutest Costume
    Scariest Costume
    Most Creative Costume
    Most Heroic Costume

    PRIZES COURTESY OF BURGER KING

    Each of the following age groups will be judged for awards:
    Infant - 3 years old
    4 years old - 6 years old
    7 years - 9 years
    10 years - 12 years

    WANT TO BE A SPONSOR OR VOLUNTEER?
    Download the Form


Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce    289 W. Railroad    Giddings TX 78942         (979) 542-3455

Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com            Tourism email:   giddingschamber@gmail.com

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