The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival on June 9 – 11, 2017. The festival is scheduled for the peak bloom for this area – typically lavender blooming season runs May through July.
Lavender specialties will abound throughout the town! Lavender related events will center around Blanco’s Historic Courthouse on the square with a Lavender Market on the courthouse grounds. You can also learn more about lavender–growing and uses — with ongoing programs and speakers inside the courthouse throughout the weekend.
Look for lavender specials at Redbud Cafe including our own Hill Country Lavender iced tea and lemonade and lavender sugar cookies. We will offer picnic style boxed lunches throughout festival hours with regular service resuming in the evenings on Friday and Saturday.
As always, Hill Country Lavender products will be available at Brieger Pottery, adjoining Redbud Cafe. You’ll also find their full line of lavender products at the Lavender Market on the courthouse square and at their Hill Country Lavender farm location at 4524 North Hwy 281–traveling north from Blanco on 281, look for the pink tractor!
During the festival, local lavender farms are open to the public. Visit our own Hill Country Lavender Farm, in addition to others participating in the festival.
A For more info and a schedule of events : go to http://www.blancolavenderfest.com/
This Week’s Special
Each week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.
Look for our DAILY SPECIALS: We feature homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.
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Music this Weekend
Hear live music at Redbud Cafe on Friday and Saturday evenings. Redbud Cafe’s kitchen closes at 9:00pm both evenings; Drinks and bakery items served till 9:30 pm on Saturday evenings.
- Friday, June 9, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: 3 Hands High
- Saturday, June 10, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Paul Cash
Art at Redbud Cafe
Our current show, Communicating in Color, features the artwork of
Meg LeCompte and Megan Lee
About the Artists:
Margaret (“Meg”) LeCompte was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and like many other Cajuns who came before her, she “got to Texas as fast as she could.” Meg’s early childhood was spent in Houston, but in 2006, she and her family made Austin their home. Meg faces unique challenges as a young woman with autism and limited language skills, but through art, she has found an expressive outlet. Meg takes great pride in her pieces: The process of creating brings her great excitement and joy, and she is often heard to remark, “Wow!” or “Cool!” as the development of her work progresses.
Due to her disability, Meg was not afforded the same opportunities for formal art instruction growing up. As she has matured and become an adult learner, Meg has pursued a variety of creative interests, from cross-stitch and knitting to music and piano. During the last year and a half, her weekly art classes have enriched her life tremendously. Her newfound skills have brought her greater focus and satisfaction, as well as a sense of competency and achievement not typically afforded individuals with autism. Through her art, Meg has gained a new dimension of expressive capabilities, allowing her true self to shine.
Megan Lee was born in Austin, Texas and is an adult with Autism. Although Megan has limited language skills, she is very competitive when playing video games and loves participating in Special Olympics in bowling, basketball and track.
Individuals with a disability are special. Special in that they have the biggest heart, happiest smile, and that overall positive attitude that is contagious. That is Megan Lee. She is a ray of sunshine.
Artwork includes acrylic paints, water color, pastel, color pencils, and clay pottery.
Reproduction of selected artwork on notecards available at Brieger Pottery
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