February 6, 2015

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 6-8, 2015)

1. Gumbo Friday - Feb. 6th, 11:30am-1:30pm at Lost Pines Toyota, located at 806 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop. Open to the public. FREE!

2. First Friday Art Walk - Feb. 6th, 5:30-8:30pm in downtown Bastrop. Art, food, shopping, live music, and more. FREE!

3. Patent Pending Improv - Feb. 6th, 7:00-8:15pm at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) Black Box Theatre, located at 1401 Cedar Street in Bastrop. Performed by Bastrop High School theatre students. $2/person or $3/couple.

4. Game Night & Open Mic - Feb. 6th, 7-10pm at The Owl Wine Bar and Home Goods Store, located at 106 N. Main Street in Elgin. FREE!

5. Sherwood Forest Faire - Feb. 7th-8th, 10am-dusk at 1883 Old Hwy 20 in McDade. Enjoy tons of fun activities at this Renaissance Festival based on the tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men... right in your very own backyard!

6. YMCA Polar Plunge - Feb. 7th, 1-2pm at the Bastrop State Park pool. $10/person donation to participate. All money raised will go towards supporting the local community through financial assistance and program subsidies. **Even if you can't make it to the event, you can help out! For every $1 donated here, Joleen (that's me!) will stay in the water for 1 second, up to 10 very wet, cold minutes!!!** If you want a recreation center in Bastrop, it all starts here!

7. Fire! Fire! - Feb. 7th, 3:30-4:30pm at Bastrop State Park. Discuss the role of fire in forests, its uses and dangers, and the restoration efforts underway in Bastrop on this short hike through some of the area that burned during the 2011 wildfire. Free after park entry fees.

8. Fish Fry & Fun Night - Feb. 7th, 6-10pm at the Smithville Recreation Center, located at 106 Royston in Smithville. Doors open at 6pm, and the meal starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $100 each and include one entry into the cash drawing and a fried fish meal and drinks for two people. Co-sponsored by the Smithville Noon Lions Club and the Volunteer Fire Department.

9. Million Tree ShinDIG - Feb. 7th, 6-11pm at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard. Celebrate the MILLIONTH tree planted to restore the Lost Pines in the wake of the devastating 2011 Bastrop fires. Enjoy live music by Raina Rose, The Lost Pines, Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies, and Trái BĘ” and chainsaw carving by Griffon Ramsey, this year's people's choice winner of the International Chainsaw Carving Championship! $10/person suggested donation. Presented by TreeFolks and RETREET. Neighbor's will donate 15% of all food sales to these organizations in support of further tree planting in Bastrop.

10. Vinyasa Yoga - Feb. 1st, 8:30-9:30am at the Sufi Center, located at 309 Cardinal Drive in Paige. Suggested donation of $10-20.

*But that's not all! There's even more fun to be had this weekend in Bastrop County! For the full list of January events, click here.

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