June 9, 2016

Top 10+10 Things to Do This Weekend (June 10-12, 2016)


1. BCMRA Canteen Dance - June 10th, 6-9pm at the Smithville Rec Center, located at 106 Royston Street in Smithville. The Bastrop County Mental Retardation Association (BCMRA) is hosting a dance for those with special needs of all ages from Bastrop and all surrounding counties. Music provided by DJ Superman, Art Hernandez. Admission is $1/person.

2. BOLD Teen Impact Light Up the Night Bash - June 10th, 6:30-9:30pm at BOLD (Breath of Life Deliverance) Church, located at 769 Hwy 95 S in Bastrop. Ages 11-17. Live rap artists will rock the mic. Plus, enjoy food, volleyball, flashlight scavenger hunt, and more. Admission is FREE!

3. 6th Annual Smithville Melodrama: "Zounds!" - June 10th & 11th, 7:30pm and June 12th, 2pm at Playhouse Smithville, located at 110 Main Street in Smithville. An alternative history of Smithville. $10.50/person.

4. Elgin Juneteenth Celebration - June 10th & 11th in downtown Elgin. Admission is FREE!
  • Street Dance - June 10th, 8pm-midnight in Veterans Memorial Park, located at 109 Depot Street in Elgin.
  • Parade - June 11th, starting at 10am at Booker T. Washington Elementary School, located at 510 M.L.K. Blvd in Elgin.
  • Festival - June 11th, 10am-6pm in Veterans Memorial Park, located at 109 Depot Street in Elgin.

5. Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event - June 11th, 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 or bring your own. No fishing license necessary. Free after park entry fees.

6. Out of the Ashes Guided Hike - June 11th, 10-11:30am in Bastrop State Park. Casual 1-mile guided hike. Free after park entry fees.

7. CTWP Washers Tournament - June 11th, 1pm at Back 9 Bar, located at 834 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop. Registration begins at 11:30am. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place; 100% payout. Double elimination. $30/team.

8. Painting Event - June 11th, 2pm at the Front Room Wine Bar, located at 116 Main Street in Smithville. $35/person, includes reclaimed wood for the project, as well as all other supplies needed to create the art.

9. Kids Decorating Class - June 11th, 2-3pm at Johnson's Bakery, located at 715 Old Austin Hwy, Ste. 300 in Bastrop. Angry Birds cupcakes! $15/child. Call (512) 412-6221 to reserve your spot.

10. Art in the Park: Colors of the Wind Watercolor - June 11th, 3-4pm at Buescher State Park. All art supplies provided. Free after park entry fees.

11. Big Truck Day & Movies in the Park - June 11th, 5:30-10:00pm in Fisherman's Park, located at 1100 Willow Street in Bastrop. Big truck show (fire truck, backhoe, bucket truck and more) 5:30-7:30pm, "Cars" movie at dusk, Ms. Poppy the Clown, concessions, and more. Admission is FREE!

12. 4th Annual Casino for CASA - June 11th, 6pm at the Bastrop Convention Center, located at 1408 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Tickets in advance (by June 9th): $50/person or $90/couple; at the door $60/person or $100/couple. Includes $5,000 in chips, buffet dinner, drinks, and more! Proceeds benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Bastrop, Fayette & Lee Counties. Purchase tickets here.

13. Chitlin Circuit Blues Review - June 11th, 6pm-midnight at West End Park, located at 242 Hwy 95 S in Smithville. Featuring Hannibal Lokumbe, Sonny Rhodes, Pat Peterson, "Blues Boy" Hubbard, Major Burkes, and the Peterson Brothers. Admission is FREE!

14. Car Racing: Mod Lites & IMCA Classes - June 11th, 7-11pm at Cotton Bowl Speedway, located at 1175 CR 202 in Paige. Gates open at 5pm. General Admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors, students, & military personnel; $5 kids ages 6-12; kids 5 and under are FREE. Pit Pass: $30/person.

15. Comedy in the Backyard - June 11th, 8:00-10:30pm at Eva Mae's Kitchen, located at 313 N. Main Street in Elgin. Hosted by Blue da Comic and featuring Bryson Brown, Kris Atkins, and Mahdee Harris. Ages 18 and up. Admission is FREE!

16. Salsa Dance Night - June 11th, 8pm-1am at La Hacienda, located at 1800 Walnut Street in Bastrop. Lessons are from 8:00-9:30pm and dancing is from 9:30pm-1:00am. $5/person cover, includes lessons.

17. Father's Day Mug Glass Etching - 9-11pm at Back Porch Ceramics, located at 913 Main Street in Bastrop. $30/person. More events at Back Porch Ceramics here.

18. Straight Domino Tournament - June 12th, 12pm at Red Rock Steakhouse and Saloon, located at 101 S. Lentz Street in Red Rock. $5/person; bring your own partner. Double elimination; 2 out of 3 games. Prizes awarded to 1st & 2nd place; 100% payback.

19. Community Potluck - June 12th, 1pm at Heart of the Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. (VFD) Station 1, located at 670 Cottletown Road in Smithville. Call (214) 534-5591 for more information.

20. Elgin Farm Tour - June 12th, 1-5pm beginning at Elgin Local Goods, located at 201 N. Main Street in Elgin. Guided tour of Down Home Ranch and Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill. Transportation provided; free parking at 301 N. Main Street in Elgin. $15/person.



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