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Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Manheim Parish Hall

    Annual Stew Supper and Auction
    Friday, January 25, 2019
    Manheim Parish Hall in Manheim

    $7 all you can eat stew supper and drink (dine in)
    Children under 6years eat free
    Stew to go available

    5:30pm Hospitality
    6:00pm Stew Supper
    6:30pm Benefit auction and gun raffle

    All proceeds will benefit the youth of Lee County at the Lee County Junior Livestock Show.

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • The Lions Den, 1623 FM 141, Giddings

    Join the Giddings Lions for the
    15th Annual Chili Bowl Cookoff 2019
    Chili Cook Off and Chili Lunch

    Open to all competitors
    Friday and Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2019
      The Lions Den, 1623 FM 141, Giddings

    Times Saturday

    Cooks meeting and check in - 8:30am
    Drink contest turn in - 11:00am
    Chili LUNCH ($8 per bowl) - 11:00am-1:00pm
    Pinto Bean cookoff turn in - 12:30pm
    Chili Cook Off turn in - 1:30pm

    Entry is $75 per team
    Prizes:
    1st Place Winners – Chili $200   Beans $100
    2nd Place Winners – Chili $100   Beans $50
    3rd Place Winners – Chili $ 50    Beans $25

    Load in and Social Hour
    Friday, January 25 beginning at 6:00pm
    Come out Friday night, sit around the campfire, enjoy wild game BBQ, wine, spirits, free will donation or BYOB

    Come on Friday and stay til Saturday. There is space available for self-contained RVers or campers.

    For more information contact Lion Dustin Gersch at 979-542-9137 or Lion Jim Gandy at 979-249-7261

    Proceeds benefit the Texas Lions Camp, Lone Star Eye Bank, and other Lions charities.

    • 27 Jan 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • St. Joseph's Parish Hall in Dime Box

    Dime Box Ag Youth Supporters
    Chili Fundraiser & Membership Drive

    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    St. Joseph's Parish Hall in Dime Box

    Dine in or take out
    Serving starts at 9:45am

    Come buy your silent auction items and buy your raffle tickets for the drawing in March.

    All proceeds go to help the youth of Dime Box and Lee County

    • 27 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Drive thru at Wendish Museum in Serbin

    Texas Wendish Heritage Society
    Scholarship Program Fundraiser

    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Drive Thru - To Go ONLY
    Pickup from 10am to 12:30pm
    At the Dr

    Menu
    Cup of Wendish Bird Wedding soup - pork steak - Wendish noodles - green beans - corn - pickles - peaches - homemade bread

    Tickets $10 Pre-Sale Only
    Available through Wednesday January 23
    To reserve tickets 979-366-2441 or
    wendish@bluebon.net

    All proceeds benefit the Texas Wendish Heritage Society Scholarship Fund

    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Giddings Public Library

    Job Fair
    at the Giddings Public Library
    on January 29, 2019
    from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Sponsored by the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area.

    For more information contact the Giddings Chamber at
    chambergiddings@gmail.com
    979-542-3455

    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lion’s Den (1623 FM 141, Giddings, TX)
    Red Cross Emergency Shelter Training
    February 7th
    from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Lion’s Den (1623 FM 141, Giddings, TX)


    Lee County is holding training for volunteers who would like to help with an emergency shelter when one is needed in our county. In the last four years we have experienced three disasters that required Lee County to open up an emergency shelter. In past disasters, the American Red Cross has assisted us in staffing these shelters. Once contacted, it takes the Red Cross approximately 24 to 36 hours to get volunteers from across the US to help staff the shelter. During this time, we
    have staffed the shelter with local volunteers to operate the shelter until the Red Cross assumes responsibility of the shelter.

    Lee County and the Red Cross are looking for volunteers to be trained as American Red Cross Shelter Volunteers for Lee County. If you would like to assist in Emergency Shelter Operations, please join us at one of these FREE trainings. Certificates will be awarded. Volunteers must be at least 18 and agree to a background check.

    Training information
    Training covers basic shelter operations and fundamentals. Each participant will be
    certified as an American Red Cross Shelter Volunteer. Walk-ins welcome. No need to
    pre-register.
    This is a free three hour training. We have scheduled two separate classes to
    accommodate work schedules. Feel free to attend whichever one fits your schedule best.

    Location: Lion’s Den (1623 FM 141, Giddings, TX)
    Date/Time: February 7th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    February 12th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    For more information contact:
    Dan Schaefer: 979-542-8301
    Delynn Peschke: 979-639-1724

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Concord Church, 588 Main Street

    Relationship Summit at Concord Church
    February 9th

    from 11:15 am - 2:30 pm 

    Concord Church, 588 Main Street
    (old Phillips & Luckey location)

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Festival Hill Institute, 248 Jaster Road, Round Top

    Saturday February 9, 2019

    Valentine's Concert with Dick Smith & Friends

    August to April Series

    Festival Concert Hall
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


    Dick Smith at Piano

    Round Top Festival Institute's Annual Library Benefit
    and Valentine's Concert with Dick Smith and Friends


    Dick Smith and Friends will return to perform on Feburary 9, 2019. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


    Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

    Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

    Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
          Google Map       #6 on Campus Map
    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Silos on Hwy 77

    Giddings Noon Lions
    Valentine's Sweetheart Party

    Saturday, February 9, 2019
      from 6pm - 12am
    at The Silos on Hwy 77

    Individual tickets $50
      Couple tickets $100
      Corporate Sponsor (table of 8) $500
    Corporate Sponsor (table of 12) $750

    Prime rib dinner
    Free beer and wine happy hour from 6-7pm

    Live music by Lost Cause Band

    Live and silent auction
    To support scholarships, Texas Lions Camp, Lone Star Lion's Eye Bank and more

    Tickets available at local banks and from Noon Lions Club members.
    Must be purchased by February 1. For more information call 832-978-8401

    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Concord Church, 588 Main Street

    Falling in Love with JESUS worship services
    February 10th
    at 11:00 am

    Concord Church, 588 Main Street
    (old Phillips & Luckey location)

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lion’s Den (1623 FM 141, Giddings, TX)
    Red Cross Emergency Shelter Training
    February 12th
    from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Lion’s Den (1623 FM 141, Giddings, TX)


    Lee County is holding training for volunteers who would like to help with an emergency shelter when one is needed in our county. In the last four years we have experienced three disasters that required Lee County to open up an emergency shelter. In past disasters, the American Red Cross has assisted us in staffing these shelters. Once contacted, it takes the Red Cross approximately 24 to 36 hours to get volunteers from across the US to help staff the shelter. During this time, we
    have staffed the shelter with local volunteers to operate the shelter until the Red Cross assumes responsibility of the shelter.

    Lee County and the Red Cross are looking for volunteers to be trained as American Red Cross Shelter Volunteers for Lee County. If you would like to assist in Emergency Shelter Operations, please join us at one of these FREE trainings. Certificates will be awarded. Volunteers must be at least 18 and agree to a background check.

    Training information
    Training covers basic shelter operations and fundamentals. Each participant will be
    certified as an American Red Cross Shelter Volunteer. Walk-ins welcome. No need to
    pre-register.
    This is a free three hour training. We have scheduled two separate classes to
    accommodate work schedules. Feel free to attend whichever one fits your schedule best.

    Location: Lion’s Den (1623 FM 141, Giddings, TX)
    Date/Time: February 7th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    February 12th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    For more information contact:
    Dan Schaefer: 979-542-8301
    Delynn Peschke: 979-639-1724

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Concord Church, 588 Main Street

    Concord Church's Valentines Day Social
    February  14th

    at 7:00 -10:00 pm
    Concord Church, 588 Main Street
    (old Phillips & Luckey location)

    There will be no Worship service that date.  It is Concord Church's Valentines Day Social.

    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Round Top Festival Hill

    Saturday March 9, 2019

    James Dick, Piano Recital

    James Dick, piano

    August to April Series

    Festival Concert Hall
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    An afternoon of Solo Piano Virtuosity from the Founder and Artistic Director of Round Top Festival Institute

    Steinway pianist, James Dick, will once again marvel his audience with a stunning performance on the Festival Concert Hall stage.

    From his early years as prize winner of some of the world's most prestigious piano awards to his current successful career as an international guest artist, James Dick is well known to music lovers as a man of great talent, vision and class. His playing melds modern-day energy and technique with an Old World graciousness and civility, resulting in a passionate sound that keeps audiences engrossed.

    Adult $30. Student $10. General seating. Concert tickets will be held at will call on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert.

    After the concert, spend an evening with James Dick and friends at an elegant reception and buffet dinner, starting at 6:00 PM in the Menke House Parlours. By reservation only. $48.00 plus tax per person. Purchase meals here.

    Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

    Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

    Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954      Google Map      #6 on Campus Map
    Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954      #16 on Campus Map
    James Dick biography
    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • State Capitol Austin Texas
    • 47
    Register

    Lee County Day

    at the Capitol

    March 19, 2019

    8AM - 5PM 

    Leaving from the

    Giddings Chamber

    of Commerce

    Bus will be provided 

    Reservations required

    $55 per person 

    Includes lunch at the Capitol Grill

    Visits with Senator Lois Kolkhorst,

    Representative Cyrier,

    the Office of the Governor, and

    Association of Rural Communities

    in Texas. 

Past events

21 Jan 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
20 Jan 2019 Fried Chicken Dinner & Auction
19 Jan 2019 Red Hot Chili Cookoff - Stone Cellar, Round Top
19 Jan 2019 20th Annual Prayer Workshop
19 Jan 2019 Chili Cook Off in Round Top
19 Jan 2019 Family Crisis Center Dinner & Dance Gala
12 Jan 2019 Texas Guitar Quartet at Round Top
04 Jan 2019 GEDC Open House
31 Dec 2018 New Year's Eve with The Triumphs
18 Dec 2018 Community Blood Drive
18 Dec 2018 Combined Community Action Christmas Open House
15 Dec 2018 Christmas at the Courthouse
11 Dec 2018 Open House at Rejuvenation
08 Dec 2018 Nutcracker Ballet - Festival Hill
08 Dec 2018 The Nutcracker Ballet
08 Dec 2018 Lexington's Crafty Christmas
08 Dec 2018 Christmas Craft Bazaar - Ledbetter
07 Dec 2018 First National Bank Christmas Open House
05 Dec 2018 Citizens National Bank Open House
04 Dec 2018 Classic Bank Christmas Open House
02 Dec 2018 Chicken Fundraiser
02 Dec 2018 Lee County Coats for Kids
01 Dec 2018 Glen Templeton at the Silos
01 Dec 2018 Neighborhood Christmas Party at Ace Hardware
01 Dec 2018 Blinn College Choirs and Wind Symphony
30 Nov 2018 Ace Hardware Holiday Open House
24 Nov 2018 Lights of Tejas
23 Nov 2018 Ledbetter's Christmas Lane of Lights
22 Nov 2018 Community Thanksgiving Dinner
18 Nov 2018 Community Thanksgiving Service - First Assembly of God
17 Nov 2018 Houston Chamber Ringers - Festival Hill
17 Nov 2018 Holiday Market at Washington on the Brazos
17 Nov 2018 Blue Santa - Timeline of Events
13 Nov 2018 Meet and Greet -Oakland Manor
11 Nov 2018 Veteran's Day Dinner - Lexington
07 Nov 2018 Art & Wine Wednesday at the Silos
07 Nov 2018 Wine Wednesday - at the Silos
03 Nov 2018 Sip & Shop at The Silos with Live Music
02 Nov 2018 Turkey Supper in Loebau
02 Nov 2018 Noon Lions Chili Supper
02 Nov 2018 Theater Forum: Hand in Hand-Festival Hill
01 Nov 2018 Second Anniversary Sale at Gourmet Divas
31 Oct 2018 Trunk or Treat - Church of Christ
31 Oct 2018 Trunk or Treat at Immanuel
31 Oct 2018 Haunted House at Eleanor's Cottage
28 Oct 2018 Bucking Ball in the Fall
28 Oct 2018 St. Margaret's Fall Festival
27 Oct 2018 Round Top-Carmine ISD Fall Festival
27 Oct 2018 OktoBier Fest in Round Top
25 Oct 2018 Professional Headshot Event
24 Oct 2018 Koenig & Belvill Seminar - Round Top Family Library
22 Oct 2018 Coffee with Congressman McCaul
22 Oct 2018 Early Voting in October 2018
22 Oct 2018 Emergency Medical Technician Course - LC EMS
20 Oct 2018 Lickskillet Days- Fayetteville
20 Oct 2018 Lexington Pumpkinfest & Chocolate Lovers Festival
19 Oct 2018 Coffee with the Chamber
19 Oct 2018 Heritage Festival and Muziky in LaGrange
18 Oct 2018 Pastor Appreciation Service at Concord
18 Oct 2018 Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast - Citizens National Bank
17 Oct 2018 Multi County Wildlife Management Workshop-Luling
16 Oct 2018 Chicken Spaghetti Luncheon - Study Club
15 Oct 2018 Texas Chamber of Commerce Week
13 Oct 2018 LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - FREE CLEAN UP DAY
12 Oct 2018 Tee Off Against Child Abuse- In Bastrop
11 Oct 2018 Country Music Thursday
09 Oct 2018 Pink Ribbon Affair
07 Oct 2018 Fried Chicken Dinner
06 Oct 2018 Passover/Seder Meal at First Assembly
06 Oct 2018 St. Mary's Fall Festival-Pin Oak
06 Oct 2018 Fireman's Feast in Ledbetter
05 Oct 2018 Chopped BBQ Sandwich - Fundraiser
05 Oct 2018 Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon-Dime Box
02 Oct 2018 National Night Out
02 Oct 2018 Walk in Coffee & Bake Sale
29 Sep 2018 Fedor VFD Fish Fry Catfish Supper
29 Sep 2018 Bluebonnet Solar Tour in Manor
29 Sep 2018 Trail Ride - Cowboy Church
28 Sep 2018 Giddings Breakfast Lions Club Fish Fry
23 Sep 2018 Texas Wendish Fest
21 Sep 2018 Cookin' fer CCA - Cookoff & Fundraiser
17 Sep 2018 Tribute To Hank Williams Sr. - La Grange
16 Sep 2018 4-H Fried Chicken Dinner
15 Sep 2018 The Black Cat Choir at the Silos
15 Sep 2018 Feed the Need Gala in Bastrop
15 Sep 2018 Community Garage Sale at Villas of Giddings
14 Sep 2018 Lee County Three at the Bullpen
14 Sep 2018 Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
13 Sep 2018 Music Night at the Senior Center
10 Sep 2018 Spectacular Circus - Garden Circus
09 Sep 2018 Free Family Fun Day at Camp Tejas
08 Sep 2018 Lions Founders Day - Paige
02 Sep 2018 Holy Cross Warda Church Picnic
02 Sep 2018 Labor Day Picnic & Barbecue - Dime Box
24 Aug 2018 Giddings Swap Meet - Cancelled
18 Aug 2018 Lincoln Volunteer Fire Dept Picnic
14 Aug 2018 Healthy Living Summer Series - with Tejas Health Care
12 Aug 2018 Back to School Celebration at Davam
11 Aug 2018 38th Annual SLCVFD Barbecue
11 Aug 2018 Back to School Giveaway
04 Aug 2018 Cowboy Church of Lee County Fundraiser
24 Jul 2018 Blood Drive - Giddings Library
21 Jul 2018 Breakfast Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament
09 Jul 2018 Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
04 Jul 2018 Firemen's July 4th Celebration
29 Jun 2018 Private Applicator Training
26 Jun 2018 Senior Expo at American Legion
25 Jun 2018 Vacation Bible School
22 Jun 2018 Lee County Youth Center Summer Fundraiser
22 Jun 2018 Happy Hearts Quilt Guild-Quilt Show
21 Jun 2018 13th Annual Golf Tournament
14 Jun 2018 AIR EVAC in Round Top
10 Jun 2018 Ledbetter Homecoming
08 Jun 2018 Relay for Life
04 Jun 2018 Enroll Now at Lee County Youth Center
27 May 2018 Senior Citizen Gaming Party in Round Top
27 May 2018 Homecoming Bazaar and Picnic
26 May 2018 License to Carry Classes- Jigsaw Weaponry
26 May 2018 The Wizard of Oz, Dance Giddings
23 May 2018 Spring Revival-Paige
17 May 2018 Lee County Fair & Charcoal Challenge BBQ
12 May 2018 Knights of the Round Table Gala
12 May 2018 Plant Sale for the Youth Center
11 May 2018 Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
11 May 2018 Preserving the Harvest - Can Now Eat Later
06 May 2018 Little League BBQ
05 May 2018 Mother's Day Hat and Tea at Concord Church
05 May 2018 BBQ Fest
04 May 2018 CPRA Rodeo in Lexington
03 May 2018 National Wild Turkey Federation-Lee County Chapter Banquet
03 May 2018 Lexington Homecoming
01 May 2018 Open House at the Chamber of Commerce
29 Apr 2018 Country Gospel Jamboree
29 Apr 2018 Spring Fling at St. Margaret's
27 Apr 2018 Annual Women's Conference
26 Apr 2018 Open House & Breakfast at Immanuel Lutheran
12 Apr 2018 Rodeo Giddings 2018
10 Apr 2018 BBQ on a Bun
10 Apr 2018 Martin Luther Walk In Coffee
08 Apr 2018 Fried Chicken Dinner
31 Mar 2018 Shred Day at H&R Block
24 Mar 2018 Garage Sale
22 Mar 2018 Annual Fish Fry - Concord Church
18 Mar 2018 BBQ Chicken Fundraiser - Manheim
17 Mar 2018 St. Patricks Day Chili Cook Off and Gun Raffle
10 Mar 2018 Varmint Hunt - Jigsaw Weaponry
04 Mar 2018 American Legion BBQ
03 Mar 2018 Veteran's Resource Fair in Bryan
03 Mar 2018 6th Annual Emmett Hannes Mem. 5K
02 Mar 2018 Fish Fry Fundraiser
01 Mar 2018 Lee County Junior Livestock Show
23 Feb 2018 Casino Nite Fundraiser
21 Feb 2018 Coffee & Donuts
15 Feb 2018 Give Blood
13 Feb 2018 Wendish Walk In Coffee
06 Feb 2018 Annual Chicken Spaghetti Luncheon-GNH Lions
02 Feb 2018 Cirque Italia in Austin
27 Jan 2018 CPR & AED Training - Round Top
26 Jan 2018 Brazos Valley CEU Conference
26 Jan 2018 2018 Brazos Valley CEU Conference
20 Jan 2018 Round Top Chili Cook Off - Round Top
19 Dec 2017 Nitsche Group Christmas Open House
14 Dec 2017 Liquor Depot - Engraving Event
14 Dec 2017 LIQUOR DEPOT
14 Dec 2017 2nd Annual Christmas Karaoke for Senior Citizens
14 Dec 2017 Country Karaoke Christmas
13 Dec 2017 Round Top State Bank Christmas Open House
09 Dec 2017 Christmas at Winedale - Round Top
09 Dec 2017 Christmas Craft Bazaar
07 Dec 2017 Ashley's Attic Christmas Party
01 Dec 2017 Christmas Open House - Giddings Library
23 Nov 2017 Thanksgiving Service -Concord Church
19 Nov 2017 Surviving the Holidays event
19 Nov 2017 Christmas Merry Marketplace Arts & Crafts Show
16 Nov 2017 St. John UCC A Cappella Choir - Round Top
10 Nov 2017 Veteran's Day Breakfast
09 Nov 2017 Tejas Heath Care - Ribbon Cutting
31 Oct 2017 Halloween Hamburgers
31 Oct 2017 Fall Festival at Immanuel Lutheran Church
28 Oct 2017 An Evening of Culture-Faith County II
27 Oct 2017 Halloween at the Library
21 Oct 2017 Chocolate Lover's Day
14 Oct 2017 Chicken Fried Steak Meal - Paige VFD
13 Oct 2017 Phillips and Luckey Ribbon Cutting
29 Sep 2017 Early Operation Christmas Present - LC EMS
17 Sep 2017 Colorado River Flood Benefit
09 Sep 2017 Wine and Dine with Patsy Cline- Round Top
07 Sep 2017 Texas Word Wrangler Kick-Off Gala
01 Sep 2017 King Ranch Plate Fundraiser - LCYC
18 Aug 2017 Teen Scene
12 Aug 2017 Benefit for Firefighter Clifton - Barbecue
26 Jul 2017 Painting with a Twist
22 Jul 2017 Outdoor Extravaganza
21 Jul 2017 Teen Scene
21 Jul 2017 Senior Expo in LaGrange
29 Jun 2017 Capitol Tour of Washington DC
17 Jun 2017 Hamburger Supper - Paige
17 Jun 2017 Juneteenth Parade and Block Party
11 Jun 2017 St. John Lutheran Church Picnic
09 Jun 2017 Cattle Marketing Seminar
28 May 2017 Serbin Picnic
21 May 2017 Waldeck Lutheran Church Picnic-Ledbetter
01 Apr 2017 Girlfriends Boot Camp - Girls Night Out
24 Mar 2017 Movie Night in the Park
17 Mar 2017 Job Fair - Cat Spec Specialty
05 Mar 2017 American Legion Barbecue
25 Feb 2017 Scrapbook and Craft Benefit
05 Feb 2017 CASA Superbowl Party
10 Jan 2017 New Volunteer Training-Hospice Brazos Valley
13 Dec 2016 Chili Supper
03 Dec 2016 Coats for Kids
26 Nov 2016 SHOP Small Saturday
19 Nov 2016 Fall Bazaar - Lexington Methodist
19 Nov 2016 Chili Cook Off and 5K
12 Nov 2016 Chili Supper and Auction
05 Nov 2016 Movie in the Park

Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce                               Phone: (979) 542-3455
Mailing address: 183 E. Hempstead, Giddings TX 78942      

Physical Location: Giddings Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center at 183 E. Hempstead, Giddings TX 78942
Also houses: Lee County Museum
(on the Courthouse square)

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

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