September 14, 2016

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept 16-18, 2016)


This week's Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend is sponsored by Donna's by Design, a hip and eclectic store located at 926 Main Street in downtown Bastrop, specializing in handcrafted gifts & accessories. Donna's by Design features art by regional artisans including fiber art, woodworking, dolls, jewelry, create-a-cards, ceramics, coloring pages, tile coasters, glass magnets, weavings, quilts, embroidery & crochet, beads, silk dyed scarves, fabric handbags, soaps, candles, and so much more!

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1. Lost Pines Art Conference - Sept. 16th, 8:00am-6:30pm & Sept. 17th, 8:00am-8:30pm throughout downtown Bastrop. $70/person includes Art Demos, Opening Reception & Night Bronze Pour, Artist Panel Discussion, and Closing Reception & Glass Sculpting Demo. Additional classes available, including kid's art blast classes. Register online here.

2. Tee Off Against Child Abuse - Sept. 16th, 8:30am-6:00pm at Pine Forest Golf Club, located at 636 Riverside Drive in Bastrop. 4-man scramble benefiting the Children's Advocacy Center. Hole in One contest, 52 card raffle, and more!

3. Movies on the Riverwalk: "Rudy" - Sept. 16th, 5:30-9:00pm at Fisherman's Park in Bastrop. Activities, begin at 5:30pm. Movie begins at dusk. Wear your favorite team's jersey or t-shirt. Free popcorn! Concessions available. Admission is FREE!

4. "Harvey" - Sept. 16th, 7:30pm & Sept. 17th, 7:30pm at Playhouse Smithville, located at 110 Main Street in Smithville. Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta's social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit! See what hilarity ensues in this classic tale. $10.50/person. Purchase tickets online here.

5. Future HoneyBear Cub Clinic - Sept. 17th, 9:00am-2:30pm at Bastrop High School. Ages 3-18. Must be potty trained. $35/person includes t-shirt, pizza, dance instruction, arts & crafts, games, and performance with the HoneyBears at the BHS football game on Sept. 23rd. Walk-ins welcome! Late registration is $45/person.

6. Art in the Park: Colors of the Wind Watercolor - Sept. 17th, 3-4pm at Buescher State Park. Learn to paint with all the colors of the wind. Watercolors, paper, and brushes provided. Free after park entry fees. *Eents in Bastrop State Park include: Lost Pines Trail Crew on Sept. 17th, 8:30am-12:00pm and Out of the Ashes Guided Hike on Sept. 17th, 9:00-10:30am.

7. Feed the Need - Sept. 17th, 6-10pm at the Bastrop Convention & Exhibition Center, located at 1408 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Steak dinner & dance fundraiser benefiting Mission U-Too. Live music by the James Soto Band. $50/person or $300/table of 8. Purchase tickets online here.

8. An Evening in Technicolor: "Million Dollar Mermaid" - Sept. 17th, 6:30pm at the Bastrop Opera House, located at 711 Spring Street in Bastrop. Chef prepared hors d'oeuvres. Come dressed as your favorite '50s star and receive a free drink! $25/person.

9. ¡Viva Mexico! - Sept. 17th, 7-10pm at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1401 Cedar Street in Bastrop. Hosted by Ballet Folklórico Orgullo Mexicano of Cedar Creek HS in celebration of Diez y Seis. Features 7 Folklórico groups! $5/person. Purchase tickets online here.

10. 42 Domino Tournament - Sept. 18th, 12pm at Red Rock Steakhouse and Saloon, located at 101 S. Lentz Street in Red Rock. $5/person. Bring your own partner. 100% payback. Double elimination. Prizes awarded to 1st & 2nd place.



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Tee Off Against Child Abuse - 2016

The 3rd Annual Tee Off Against Child Abuse is a 4-man scramble that allows you to golf with your buddies while helping children who have been abused in our tri-county area (Bastrop, Lee & Fayette counties). Proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bastrop, Lee & Fayette Counties.

This year, Tee Off Against Child Abuse will take place on Friday, Sept. 16th, 8:30am-6:30pm at Pine Forest Golf Club, located at 636 Riverside Drive in Bastrop.


Registration costs $300 per 4-man scramble team. If you don't have a team, you can still participate - just contact the CAC, and they will help place you on a team. Registration covers the greens fee and cart, as well as breakfast and fajita lunch, catered by John Chabot. Register online here.


Sponsorships are also available (up until Sept. 14th, 12am CST), including hole signage and color signs and banners. Just sign up through the registration link.

Awards will be given to the top 3 teams. Plus, mulligans will be available for purchase, and there will be several chances to win prizes, including Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin competitions, a Hole in One contest, and a 52 card raffle (only 52 tickets will be sold; $20/ticket).


Prizes include a brand new 2015 Callaway Big Bertha Speed Step 80 Steel Shaft Iron Set (4-PW, AW) to be awarded to the winner of the 52 card raffle, a beautiful Odyssey Works Big T Blade Putter with cover to be awarded to the winner of the Closest to the Pin contest, and a new 2016 Covert Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Texas Edition Truck in the color of your choice to be awarded in the Hole in One contest!!!




The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bastrop, Lee & Fayette Counties is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It's a child-friendly facility where child victims of abuse may be interviewed, undergo medical evaluations, and receive therapy.

Children's Advocacy Center
1002 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 321-6161

Texas Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-252-5400

September 13, 2016

Bring the Heat - 2016

The "Bring the Heatjalapeño eating contest at Whataburger Bastrop is back for the 4th year in a row! It's the Bastrop Bears vs. the Cedar Creek Eagles!!! Come on out to Whataburger, located at 401 Hwy 71 E in Bastrop, on Wednesday, Sept. 14th from 5-7pm to cheer on either Bastrop High School or Cedar Creek High School. 




The school that donates the most canned food items during the event will win $500 for their school, so bring as many canned items as you can spare. Canned goods will be donated to the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry





Plus, the school that brings the most spirit will win $500 for their school. Judges at the event will determine which school has the most spirit, so be ready to cheer for the school of your choice!



Remember that old-school chant the cheerleaders would yell at the opposing team's cheerleaders at Friday night football games? "We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you?" Well, it's time to show your spirit at Beat the Heat!!!

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September 9, 2016

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept 9-11, 2016)


This week's Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend is sponsored by Donna's by Design, a hip and eclectic store located at 926 Main Street in downtown Bastrop, specializing in handcrafted gifts & accessories. Donna's by Design features art by regional artisans including fiber art, woodworking, dolls, jewelry, create-a-cards, ceramics, coloring pages, tile coasters, glass magnets, weavings, quilts, embroidery & crochet, beads, silk dyed scarves, fabric handbags, soaps, candles, and so much more!

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1. Live Music - Sept. 9th

  • Shawn Galvan - 7-10pm at The View at the Mansion, located at 100 Country Club Drive in Bastrop.
  • Texas Skyz - 7-10pm at Roadhouse Paige, located at 147 Old Hwy 20 E in Paige.
  • Mike Compasso & Off the Grid - 7-11pm at Gracie's, located at 706 Pine Street in Bastrop.
  • Wynn Taylor and the Redcombs - 8:30pm at Back 9 Bar, located at 834 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop.
  • Libby Koch - 9pm-midnight at Liberty Tree Tavern, located at 117 N. Main Street in Elgin.

2. Burning Pine Run - Sept. 10th, 7:30-10:30am at Bastrop State Park. 10k, 5k, and 1k Jr. Ranger Run commemorating the anniversary of the 2011 wildfires that devastated the beautiful Lost Pines and celebrating the resilience of the Bastrop community. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks and the Bastrop YMCA.

3. CCHS Eagle Cheer Mini Cheer Clinic - 8am-12pm at Cedar Creek High School (small gym). Ages 6-12. $30/child, includes t-shirt, snack, locker sign, cheer clinic, and performance at the CCHS football game on Sept. 16th.

4. Lost Pines Market Days - Sept. 10th, 9am-5pm & Sept. 11th, 10am-4pm at Hunt n' Peck Antiques and Primitives (formerly Dixie's), located at 1289 Hwy 71 E between Bastrop and Smithville. Admission is FREE!

5. Honor Choir BBQ & Revue - Sept. 10th, 11am-2pm at the Bastrop Opera House, located at 711 Spring Street in Bastrop. Plates are $10/adult and $6/child. To-go boxes are also available.

6. Glass Etching with Lindsay - Sept. 10th, 7-9pm at Back Porch Ceramics, located at 913 Main Street in Bastrop. $40/person. RSVP required for custom stencil. *Also at Back Porch Ceramics - Stamp a Stack on Sept. 10th. Make 12 multiple occasion cards for $30. Learn to make personalized homemade greeting cards using stamps, die cuts, ribbon, washi tape & more! All materials provided.

7. Movies in the Park: "The Flintstones" - Sept. 10th, beginning at 7pm at Fisherman's Park in Bastrop. Activities, including Poppy the Clown and concessions, begin at 7pm. Movie begins at dusk. Admission is FREE!

8. Live Music - Sept. 10th

  • Country Starlighters - 7-11pm at Gracie's, located at 706 Pine Street in Bastrop.
  • Kathy Murray & Bill Jones - 7:30-9:30pm at The Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods Store, located at 106 N. Main Street in Elgin.
  • The Blues Posse - 7:30pm at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop.
  • Briana Adams - 8pm at Red Rock Steakhouse and Saloon, located at 101 S. Lentz Street in Red Rock.
  • James Soto Band - 8pm-midnight at Back 9 Bar, located at 834 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop.
  • Wyatt Ellis Band - 8pm-midnight at Up A Creek, located at 1374 Hwy 21 W in Cedar Creek.
  • Texxas - 9pm at Watterson Hall, located at 1179 Watterson Road in Red Rock.

9. Yoga! in the Park! - Sept. 11th, 8:30-9:45am on the porch at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop.

10. Live Music - Sept. 11th

  • Czechaholics - 3-7pm at the Elgin SPJST, located at 702 Hwy 95 N in Elgin.





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Lost Pines Art Conference - 2016

Inspiration and Discovery for Experienced and Aspiring Artists


The Lost Pines Art Conference: Art a la Carte, hosted by the Lost Pines Art League (formerly Bastrop Fine Arts Guild), will take-place on Sept. 16th-17th, 2016 in various locations throughout downtown Bastrop. The art conference features more than 30 workshops for both experienced as well as aspiring artists, focused on a variety of artistic techniques and also includes business classes in social media and art photography.


"Creatives seek inspiration," said Patricia Rendulic, executive director for the Lost Pines Art Center. "Inspiration comes from engagement in arts, interacting with artists, and experimenting with other mediums.  Creatives who immerse themselves in learning discover new things about themselves and their art. We have designed this conference to provide that experience."


Conference registration is $75/person and includes: Art Demos, Opening Reception & Night Bronze Pour, Artist Panel Discussion, and Closing Reception & Glass Sculpting Demo. Register online here

Schedule:


Friday, September 16th

  • 8:00-9:00am - Registration at Lost Pines Art League Gallery, 815 Main Street
  • 9:00am-12:00pm - Art Classes*
  • 10:00am-12:00pm - Art Demo - Mark Bray "Watercolors/Oils" at R.A. Green Mercantile, 1022 Main Street
  • 12:00-1:30pm - Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30pm - Art Classes*
  • 2:00-4:00pm - Art Demo - Lea Blue "Painting Ceramic" at R.A. Green Mercantile, 1022 Main Street
  • 6:00-7:30 pm - Opening Reception & Night Bronze Pour at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, 405 Jackson Street (light appetizers and beverages will be served)

Saturday, September 17th

  • 8:00-9:00am - Registration at Lost Pines Art League Gallery, 815 Main Street
  • 9:00am-12:00pm - Art Classes*
  • 10:00am-12:00pm - Art Demo - Enid Wood & Joycelyn Schedler "Pastels" at R.A. Green Mercantile, 1022 Main Street
  • 12:00-1:30pm - Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30pm - Art Classes*
  • 2:00-4:00pm - Art Demo - June Minix "Dioramas" at R.A. Green Mercantile, 1022 Main Street
  • 5:00-6:30 pm - Artist Panel Discussion - “My Work - Inspiration vs. Perspiration” at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for Performing Arts, 1401 Cedar Street
  • 6:30-8:30pm - Closing Reception & Glass Sculpting Demo at Baxter’s on Main, 919 Main Street (hors d’oeuvres will be served; no host bar available; 1 drink ticket included)


*Art Classes (with an additional fee) include:

Register for these classes online here.


FYI, Owner/Editor of 365 Bastrop, Joleen Smith, is presenting at the 2016 Lost Pines Art Conference! Learn creative and strategic ways to create engaging content that stirs people’s emotions in "Social Media for the Small Business & Artist," an interactive, outside-the-box social media class targeted at small business owners and artists. It's not a boring, run-of-the-mill class that teaches you things you already know. You'll learn specific examples of what works, what doesn’t work, and why. It’s not a class about how to run your Facebook page; it’s a class about how to be AWESOME! Excited? Me, too!!!

Or pick Joleen's brain in "Facebook One on One Sessions" (SOLD OUT), where you'll meet with Joleen one-on-one for 1 hour to discuss specific strategies to increase reach and engagement on your Facebook page, including how to create engaging content specific to your particular business.



There are also special "art blast" classes for kids on Saturday from 9am-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm. Students ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to experiment, create, and explore a variety of art materials and techniques while learning about color, print, and design. Each session includes materials and a snack. Morning and afternoon sessions will differ for those wanting to attend both. These classes are $25/child and do not require an additional conference registration fee for the student. Register online here.


Workshop venues are located throughout historic downtown Bastrop, nestled on the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of the Lost Pines region. Downtown Bastrop includes a selection of shops, restaurants, and galleries. Bastrop is a National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination with more than 100 restored historic homes in nearby neighborhoods.



Patricia Rendulic is the new the Executive Director for the Lost Pines Art Center. She is the owner of the Rendulic Glass Studio. A grand opening celebration for the new 12,000-square-foot Lost Pines Art Center is scheduled for early 2017. To keep up-to-date on Facebok, click here.


The Lost Pines Art League (formerly Bastrop Fine Arts Guild) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its membership includes a diverse set of artists and supporters of the fine arts.

For more information about the Lost Pines Art Conference, including class and teacher information and registration, visit www.lostpinesregionalartsconference.org.