July 25, 2017

Cedar Creek Youth Football Organization - Fall 2017

The Cedar Creek Youth Football Organization (CCYFO) is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to provide our community with a superior instructional youth football and cheerleading program. CCYFO's mission is to promote the wholesome development of each child and to instill core values such as honor, courage, and commitment. These values are reinforced at with a positive, military style of coaching.

 
Something that sets CCYFO apart from other youth sports programs is that they give back to our community and implement service activities for the athletes throughout the year. CCYFO wants to instill confidence in each child and teach them to be upstanding pillars of our community, not just great athletes.


Registration for Tackle Football, Flag Football, and Cheer is now open through August 25, 2017 for boys and girls ages 4-12 (as of July 31, 2017). Division break-down by age can be viewed here. Tackle Football costs $185/child, Flag Football costs $125/child, and Cheer costs $140/child. Each additional sibling gets a $25 discount off their registration fee. A late fee of $10/child will be assessed after August 1, 2017. Practices begin on August 31, 2017 at Cedar Creek Intermediate School.

 
Register for the CCYFO Fall 2017 season here.

Camp dates are July 25-27, 2017, 6-8pm at Cedar Creek Intermediate School. For more information about CCYFO, click here.

July 20, 2017

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (July 21-23, 2017)


1. "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" - July 21st & 22nd, 7:30pm at the 1832 Tavern, located at 809 Main Street in Bastrop. Doors open at 7:20pm. Presented by Lost Rabbit Collective, "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" is a dark comedy by Jane Martin. Tickets are $25/person, and Student, Senior, Military, Veteran's, Group, and Industry rates are available. This is the last weekend!!!

2. Steel & More Fun Shoot - July 22nd, beginning at 8am at UPTEX Shooting Range, located at 1436 FM 2571 in Smithville. This event is for the everyday shooter, i.e. you must know handgun use and safety as well as how to load and shoot your firearm. There will be a specific number of rounds allowed per participant and the scoring will be based on the number of hits within the allotted time. Each participant will get two chances at the various targets for a combined total of hits in order to determine the winner. A trophy will be awarded to the "Top Shot." Admission is $35/person.

3. Poké Safari - July 22nd, 9:00-10:30am at Bastrop State Park. Pokémon aren't the only creatures that "evolve" as they grow! Join a Park Ranger to explore some real-life critters that transform as they grow up.  Use nets to try to capture these real-life critters, and search for Pokemon and incubate their eggs. Free after park entry fees. *For more Bastrop State Park events, click here.

4. End of Summer Reading Finale Party - July 22nd, 11am-2pm at the Bastrop Public Library, located at 1100 Church Street in Bastrop. Big games will be set up inside, including an inflatable slide, giant Jenga, Karaoke, Just Dance, an obstacle course, and more. Plus, hot dogs, chips, and cookies will be available. Admission is FREE!

5. Survival Skills Saturday - July 22nd, 2-3pm at Buescher State Park. Join Ranger Kristen at the Amphitheater to learn some survival skills. She has extensive backcountry wilderness experience, including a 33 day canoe expedition in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Beginners are welcome! Free after park entry fees. *For more Buescher State Park events, click here.

6. Cotton Bowl Speedway Racing - July 22nd, 5:00-11:30pm at Cotton Bowl Speedway, located at 1175 CR 202 in Paige. Gates open at 5pm, races begin at 7pm. General Admission: $15/Adult, $12/Military, Seniors, & Students, $5/Child ages 6-12, Children 5 & under FREE; Pit Pass Admission: $30/person.

7. Paige Ice House 30th Anniversary Celebration - July 22nd, 6pm-1am at Paige Ice House, located at 277 Old Hwy 20 E in Paige. Live music by The Texas Outlaws, Paint Creek Thunderheads, and Brother Stone. BBQ will be available for sale. Admission is FREE!

8. Movie Night at the Ranch - July 22nd, beginning at 8:30pm at 2200 Hwy 21 E in Paige. Come watch the movie "Sing" under the star!. Free snow cones and popcorn! Pupusas (a Salvadorian dish) can be purchased for $2. Bring your own blankets/chairs and drinks. No alcohol. Dogs are ok on leashes. Admission is FREE!

9. Yoga! in the Park! - July 23rd, 8:30-9:30am at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Suggested donation $10-$20/person. A portion of the proceeds are donated to Keep Bastrop County Beautiful.

10. African Drum Classes - June 23rd, 3-4pm at Be a Deer, Dear, located at 1022 Main Street in Bastrop. Discover the joy of drumming and learn to speak DJEMBE! Drums provided if you don't have your own, or you may purchase a drum from Be A Deer, Dear Jewelry and Gift Shop. The cost is $80/person for the 6-week session, or those interested in taking a single class may do so at a cost of $20/person per class. Reserve your spot early as class size is limited. Call (512) 308-2810 for more info.

**For even MORE EVENTS in the Bastrop County area, visit our online calendar here. For our 2017 Vacation Bible School Guide, click here. For the 2017 Summer Camps & Activities Guide, click here. **



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July 13, 2017

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (July 14-16, 2017)


1. "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" - July 14th & 15th, 7:30pm at the 1832 Tavern, located at 809 Main Street in Bastrop. Doors open at 7:20pm. Presented by Lost Rabbit Collective, "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" is a dark comedy by Jane Martin. Tickets are $25/person, and Student, Senior, Military, Veteran's, Group, and Industry rates are available.

2. Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event - July 15th, 9am-12pm at Buescher State Park. Learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Take away a fishing fun pack and enter the drawing for door prizes. Equipment and bait provided. No fishing license necessary. Free after park entry fees. *For more Buescher State Park events, click here. *For more Bastrop State Park events, including Art in the Park: Colors of the Wind Watercolor, click here.

3. Elgin Beach Party - July 15th, 10am-2pm at Elgin Memorial Park, located at 310 N. Main Street in Elgin. Enjoy some fun in the sun! There will be a sandcastle contest, hoola hoop contests, waterslides, lemonade, watermelon, and more! Admission is FREE!

4. Author Meet & Greet: Ruth Meyer - July 15th, 11am-1pm at Living Room Books & Gifts, located at 301 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop. Come meet Ruth Meyer, author of "Grace Alone" and "Our Faith from A to Z." Admission is FREE!

5. Art Getaway: Adventure Awaits **FEATURED EVENT** - July 15th, 11am-6pm at the Lost Pines Art Center, located at 1204 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Enjoy free activities including oil painting and pastel painting demos, wine tasting, Middle Eastern Dance Performers, light catchers community project, kids stained glass project, and more! You can also sign up for Watercolor Asian Painting with Mark Bray from 11am-1pm or 3-5pm for $25/person per session. Admission is FREE!
 


6. Palettes and Paintings - July 15th, 2-4pm at The Front Room Wine Bar, located at 116 Main Street in Smithville. Painting supplies provided. $25/person. Call (512) 237-3626 to reserve your space.

7. Brique Hot Yoga Happy Hour - July 15th, 4-5pm at Brique, located at 19 N. Main Street in Elgin. Hosted by Body and Shine Wellness with Katy. There will be a 1 hour yoga practice in the upstairs banquet room followed by happy hour drinks downstairs. $15 for yoga only; $20 for yoga + your choice of 1 glass of house wine or 2 draft beers. *You can also enjoy Yoga! in the Park! on July 16th from 8:30-9:45am at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop.

8. Cotton Bowl Speedway Racing - July 15th, 6:30-11:30pm at Cotton Bowl Speedway, located at 1175 CR 202 in Paige. Gates open at 5pm, races begin at 7pm. Plus, kid's bubble gum blowing contest at intermission! General Admission: $15/Adult, $12/Military, Seniors, & Students, $5/Child ages 6-12, Children 5 & under FREE; Pit Pass Admission: $30/person.

9. Pecan Pie Eating Contest - July 16th, 1pm at Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Co., located at 2626 Hwy 71 W in Cedar Creek. In celebration of National Pecan Pie Day, Berdoll will be having a pecan pie eating contest, along with 25% off all pecan pies! Winner gets 1 free pecan pie each month for a year!!! Must sign up in advance to participate.

10. Community Drum Circle & Potluck - July 16th, 5-9pm at Fisherman's Park in Bastrop. Bring a drum (or borrow one from Paul) and a lawn chair along with your favorite potluck dish and drinks and come drum by the river! Admission is FREE!

**For even MORE EVENTS in the Bastrop County area, visit our online calendar here. For our 2017 Vacation Bible School Guide, click here. For the 2017 Summer Camps & Activities Guide, click here. **

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Don't miss out on this **FEATURED** special from Allison Edmon Photography!!! She's offering 30-minute Outdoor Back to School Mini Sessions on Aug. 5th & 6th at an Elgin location for $150/session, up to 5 kids and 30 edited images. More info here.



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July 5, 2017

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (July 7-9, 2017)


1. Gumbo Friday - July 7th, 11:30am-1:30pm at Lost Pines Toyota, located at 806 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop. Besides delicious Gumbo, there will also be a fire truck for the kiddos, popsicles, root beer floats, and more! RSVP to be entered into a prize drawing. Admission is FREE!

2. First Friday Art Walk - July 7th, 5:30-8:30pm in downtown Bastrop. Art, food, shopping, live music, and more. Admission is FREE! Participating venue's events here and here. Also, don't forget to stop by Pickin' on the Porch from 6-10pm in The Crossing, located at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop.

3. McDade Street Dance - July 7th, 7pm-midnight at 136 Bastrop Street in downtown McDade. Live music by Kenny Orts & No Chance. Sausage wraps, beer, soda, and t-shirts for sale. Admission is $5/person.

4. Elgin Rodeo - July 7th-8th, 8-11pm at the Texas Lost Pines Riding Club, located at 186 Hwy 95 S in Elgin. Gates open at 7pm, rodeo starts at 8pm: Broncs, Roping, Doggin, Barrels, and Bulls. Also, mutton busting, calf scramble, and a performance by the Lee County Texas Stars 4H Drill Team. Admission is $10/person (ages 13 & up), $5/person for military & LEO, $5/child (ages 5-12), and free for kids ages 4 and under.

5. McDade Watermelon Festival - July 8th, 7am-6pm at 136 Bastrop Street in downtown McDade. Parade, car show, riding mower rodeo, live music, largest melon contest, Bingo, seed spitting contest, horseshoe & washer pitching contests, arts & crafts, kids activities, melon auction, vendors, food & drinks, and more! Admission is FREE!

6. BYFO SummerFest  **FEATURED EVENT** - July 8th, 10am-6pm at Bastrop Intermediate School, located at 509 Old Austin Hwy in Bastrop. Enjoy carnival games, dunking booth, bounce obstacle course, concessions, raffle, and more! Tickets are only $0.50 each. Proceeds benefit Bastrop Youth Football Organization (BYFO). Also, there will be on-site youth football registration!


7. Read with a Ranger: "The Caterpilar and the Polliwog" - July 8th, 2-3pm at Buescher State Park. Join a Ranger at Lake Buescher for a short story and some tadpole hunting! Free after park entry fees. *For more Buescher State Park events, click here. *For more Bastrop State Park events, click here.

8. Kid's Decorating Class - July 8th, 3-4pm at Johnson's Bakery, located at 715 Old Austin Hwy, Ste. 300 in Bastrop. $15/person. To register, call the bakery at (512) 412-6221.

9. Cotton Bowl Speedway Racing - July 8th, 6:00-11:45pm at Cotton Bowl Speedway, located at 1175 CR 202 in Paige. Gates open at 5pm, races begin at 7pm. Plus, enjoy live music by Blake Torrey! General Admission: $15/Adult, $12/Military, Seniors, & Students, $5/Child ages 6-12, Children 5 & under FREE; Pit Pass Admission: $30/person.

10. Nia Jam - July 9th, 12:00-1:15pm at Studio Espavo, located at 924 Main Street in Bastrop. Join 6 teachers for a "Summer of Love" Nia Class with extra Pizzazz! Potluck Picnic to follow. Dress in your best flower child clothes and bring a tambourine or shakers if you have them. Suggested donation of $20/person.

**For even MORE EVENTS in the Bastrop County area, visit our online calendar here. For our 2017 Vacation Bible School Guide, click here. For the 2017 Summer Camps & Activities Guide, click here. **



If you would like to be a featured event in the Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend or Live Music Lowdown or would like to be the Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend sponsor, please email info@365bastrop.com for more information. Or click here for more details about advertising with 365 Bastrop.

June 27, 2017

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (June 30-July 2, 2017)


1. "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" - June 30th & July 1st, 7:30pm at the 1832 Tavern, located at 809 Main Street in Bastrop. Doors open at 7:20pm. Presented by Lost Rabbit Collective, "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" is a dark comedy by Jane Martin. Tickets are $25/person, and Student, Senior, Military, Veteran's, Group, and Industry rates are available.

2. Run, White & Blue 5K Glow Run & Kids 1K - June 30th, 7:30-9:00pm at Fisherman's Park in Bastrop. 5K registration is $25/person, and Kids 1K registration is $15/child. Register online here.

3. Run, White & Blue After Race Glow Street Dance - June 30th, 9pm-midnight at Fisherman's Park in Bastrop. Dance to the night away to tunes spun by DJ Ivan! Plus, the Bastrop YMCA will have a glow booth where you can get decorated with neon glow paint! Admission is FREE!

4. DBA Pet & Pal Parade - July 1st, 8:30am-12:00pm in downtown Bastrop. Registration starts at 8:30am at the Bastrop County Courthouse lawn, judging will begin at 9:15am, and the parade starts at 10am. Grab a spirited patriotic outfit for you and your pet, and join the most adorable parade around!  Prizes will be awarded. Admission is FREE!

5. Bastrop Patriotic Festival **FEATURED EVENT** - July 1st, 10am-9pm at Fisherman's Park in Bastrop. Fireworks display, Austin Symphonic Band, Bastrop Area Cruisers Car Show, hot dog, hot pepper, and pie eating contests, leg shaving contest, seed spitting contest, Bastrop Honor Choir, dominos and washers tournaments, sand volleyball, Zumba, Tae Kwon-Do demonstration, petting zoo and children's activities, Water Wonderland, and MORE!!! Admission is FREE! (Some activities have costs.) More info here.


6. Fourth of July Party - July 1st, 10am-midnight at Rosanky Ice House, located at 2992 Hwy 304 in Rosanky. Washers & Horseshoe Tournaments beginning at 10am, activities for the kids, the Wyatt Ellis Band at 9pm, and more! Plus, BBQ plates starting at $9.99 with brisket or chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, and beans. Admission is FREE!

7. Artists in Action - July 1st, 11am-5pm at the Lost Pines Art Center, located at Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Your choice of 5 different DIY crafting sessions, supplies, and a League artist as a guide. Taped Painting, Rolled Paper Beads, Alcohol Ink Necklace, Watercolor Collage, and Decorative Mugs. $15/person per session.

8. Fourth Annual 4th of July Shindig **FEATURED EVENT** - July 1st, beginning at 3pm at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Enjoy live music, yard games, and the best seats in town to watch the fireworks display! Live music: Beat Root Revival at 3pm, The Texas KGB at 5pm, & The Watts Brothers Band at 7pm. Admission is FREE!


9. Porch Stories at The Little Freedom Shoppe - July 1st, 4-6pm at The Little Freedom Shoppe, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Enjoy story time and entertainment for kids of all ages. Admission is FREE!

10. Yoga! in the Park - July 2nd, 8:30-9:45am at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Suggested donation of $10-$20.

**For even MORE EVENTS in the Bastrop County area, visit our online calendar here. For our 2017 Vacation Bible School Guide, click here. For the 2017 Summer Camps & Activities Guide, click here. **



If you would like to be a featured event in the Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend or Live Music Lowdown or would like to sponsor the Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend, please email info@365bastrop.com for more information. Or click here for more details about advertising with 365 Bastrop.