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Lockhart’s Golden Age Home calls for GivingTuesday donations by Dec. 1

Golden Age Home is participating in the global generosity movement called GivingTuesday by joining millions to celebrate around the world. People will be demonstrating generosity in many ways. Whether it is helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. Golden Age Home has surpassed 60 years of Compassionate Christian Care of our Lockhart Seniors.

The Journey Continues: Associate Pastor Michael Johnson

The Journey Continues:

My journey this week took me to Redwood Baptist Church; the Sunday message on Thanksgiving was preached by the Associate Pastor, Michael Johnson. Johnson is a graduate of Texas A&M Kingsville, and retired from The Community Action, Inc, of Hays, Caldwell and Blanco Counties. He has experience in benevolence with a diverse population through his volunteer work for Hays County Salvation Army. His intense study of the Scriptures has blessed his ministry.

Tickets on sale for Señora Tortuga, a bilingual family production under the Texas Big Top

Texas Performing Arts presents the Magik Theatre’s production of Señora Tortuga, a play performed under the Texas Big Top on the Bass Concert Hall Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Appropriate for all ages, the play is especially suited for children in first through fourth grades.

Everyone Loves Pie

The Extremely Flaky Sour Cream Crust is incredibly versatile and can be used in others homemade pies and cobblers. Photo from Metro Graphics

Everyone Loves Pie

As warm weather slowly turns cold, certain dishes that don’t make much sense serving during the summer start to sound more appealing. Potpie is one such dish. Cooks who want to try something new with potpie can try the following recipe for “Tortellini & Pancetta Potpie” from Elinor Klivans’ “Potpies: Yumminess in a Dish” (Chronicle Books).

Passages Moving Forward in 2021 focus of newest call for art at the Price Center

A new call for art focusing on the theme of passages with a focus on moving forward in the new year is now underway for a new gallery show coming to the Price Center. The Center’s Arts Committee invites all area artists to consider submitting up two works on Mon., Nov. 30 or Tues., Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Works in this all ages, all media show must be family-friendly and ready to hang. (3-D works also encouraged.) A $10 application fee is due at time of submission and 20% of any artwork sales goes to assist with operating the non-profit community center.

Naturescapes

Wink, Wink, Nod – Best in Show by Dave DeVore

Naturescapes

Tetras on the Move – Best Natural Waterscape by Susan Hanson

Naturescapes

Green Dragonfly – Best Youth Photography by John Moore.

Naturescapes

In these crazy days and months, it’s reassuring to know that at least some things are, well, ‘sort of’ the same: the ever-popular Naturescapes Photography Contest and Exhibition is hanging at the The Walkers’ Gallery at the San Marcos Activity Center now that the building has reopened. That said, it will only be up for two more weeks. Visitors have until Dec. 4 to see it in person. Prints will also be available for purchase in time for gift-giving season.

TPA curates Texas Mixtape concert series with composer Graham Reynolds

Latin Grammy nominee Gina Chavez. Submitted Photo

TPA curates Texas Mixtape concert series with composer Graham Reynolds

Graham Reynolds has built a career on improvising interesting connections with sound. With his unique composition style, he has written the musical scores for dozens of wellknown films, TV shows and plays, including Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly and Before Midnight, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Reynolds also leads the experimental jazz based band, the Golden Arm Trio, and participates in a number of other collaborative composerled musical ventures in the area to cultivate and support Austin’s own unique sound.

Colorful storm brewing in the spring garden

Double Take flowering quince will make a great cut-flowers arrangement for the vase and table centerpiece.

Colorful storm brewing in the spring garden
Colorful storm brewing in the spring garden

Colorful storm brewing in the spring garden

There has been a storm brewing in the Eastern United States and it is one that will prove to beautify Central Texas landscapes for years to come. The Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Mills River, N.C. are already horticultural heroes of sorts through their breeding. Proven Winners, through their production and marketing, are now bringing the landscape the Double Take Storm flowering quinces with the most shocking blooms you ever imagined. Flowering quinces have a long history in Central Texas and these Double Take selections. Scarlet Storm, Peach Storm, Pink Storm and Orange Storm are perfect for fall or spring planting. They are all double flowered and will cause you to first think camellia.

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