Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Hours, Bistro 108 Caters, Fresh Fish from Hawaii & Happenings in Fayette County

Whew! I am really behind.

Bistro 108 will be closed for Lunch only on May 3. We will reopen that night for Dinner.

Mother's Day Reservations!
Mother's Day is Sunday May 11. Make your reservations early because we have many family groups that come in. Mother's Day is one of our busiest Sundays so the earlier you make your reservations the better. Call 979-968-9108.

New Hours for Bistro 108!!!
Bistro 108 is now Closed on Mondays. We are open Tuesday - Saturday for Lunch 11 am to 2 pm and Thursday - Saturday 5 pm - 9 pm for Dinner and Sunday Brunch 10 am - 2 pm.

Bistro 108 Caters
Remember Bistro 108 Caters. We can cater any day or nite except Mondays. We can cater for an intimate dinner party at your home to a grand gathering of 500 of your closest friends. If you are interested in having Bistro 108 cater your event, please email us with the date, approximate number of people, theme, if any, and your budget. We tailor each event to our clients' needs. You can reach us by emailing us at

This weeks Fresh Fish from Hawaii is Mero - Japanese Sea Bass
The fish this week is the succulent Japanese Sea Bass. Chef Susan is planning on preparing Macadamia Nut crusted Sea Bass. It is so delicate, light and delicious. Don't miss it. Our featured appetizers will be the Tuna Napolean - a stacked layers of fried wontons and sashimi ahi tuna, avocado & sesame and of course our famous Bistro crab cakes.

Happenings in Fayette & Surrounding Counties:

4/25/2008 -- Christine Albert Christine Albert plays songs from her newly released album, Paris, TexaFrance. The Bugle Boy, 979-968-9944 Directions: THE BUGLE BOY 1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy 77) La Grange, Texas 78945

4/25/2008 -- Art Guild of Rural Texas 7:00 PM -- Art Guild of Rural Texas presents Hakan Rosengren, clarinetist, and Nanako Urase, pianist, in concert Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Ross Gallery, Art Guild of Rural Texas, 114 N. Live Oak, Fayetteville, TX. Call 979-378-2113 to make your reservation. Seating is limited and ticket cost is $10 per person.

5/2/2008 -- Poetry at Round Top 5/2/2008 TO 5/4/2008 -- 9:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Three days of readings, workshops, conversations on craft, and unique performances, all on the idyllic Festival Hill campus at Round Top, Texas, centrally located between Austin, Houston, & San Antonio. Festival Hill 1/4 mile North of downtown Round Top

5/4/2008 -- Queen of the Holy Rosary Church Mayfest 10:00 AM. Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Hostyn celebrates their annual Mayfest on Sunday, May 4, at the Parish located at 936 FM 2436, La Grange, TX. Polka Mass is at 10 a.m. and a Hostyn style dinner of BBQ pork and sausage and all the trimmings will be served starting at 11 a.m. Adult plates are $7, children under 12 are $3.50, drive-thru plates to go are $7. Hamburgers will be available after 2 p.m. A mini-auction of homemade/handmade items will be at 1 p.m. There will be a country store, games, special drawing, variety wheel, bingo, cake whell, plant wheel, ring toss and live music throughout the day. The La Grange High School German Club will perform at 3 p.m.

5/10/2008 -- "Savor the Flavor" Cooking Contest Sponsored by Hospice Brazos Valley-La Grange Branch 2:00 PM. Hospice Brazos Valley-La Grange Branch is sponsoring "Savor the Flavor Cooking Contest" on Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 2 pm - 5 pm at the South Forty RV Park, 3689 S. Hwy 77, Giddings. Entry forms need to be turned in by noon on Wednesday, April 23. For forms and more information, call Christy @ 979-968-6913 or email

5/11/2008 -- Mother's Day Bradley Frerichs Memorial Scholarship Meal 10:30 AM TO 1:00 PM. BBQ Chicken, pototoes, green beans, peach and bread for $7.00 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased from Faith Frerichs, Julie Karstedt, or Melinda Schielack. Drive thru only at the KC Hall in La Grange. All proceeds go to the Bradley Frerichs Memorial Scholarship at NBT and Fayette Savings.

5/17/2008 -- Health & Safety Fair 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM. St. Mark's Medical Center and the Fayette County EMS join together to hold the 2008 Fayette County Health & Safety Fair in conjunction with National Hospital Week and National EMS Week. The Health Fair will be Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Mark's Medical Center. The Crossroads Cafe will be open until 10 a.m. Saturday morning. For more information, contact Donna Pyle at 979-242-2201.

5/17/2008 -- Fayette Co. Gun Club Sporting Clays Tournament The Fayette County Gun Club is holding their "Pull for Preservation" Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday, May 17, 2008. This event benefits the Flatonia Landmark Preservation Society. For details and registration, call 361-865-9309.

5/18/2008 -- Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church & Preschool's 15th Annual Homecoming Picnic 9:15 AM -- Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church & Preschool of La Grange will have their 15th annual Homecoming Picnic on Sunday, May 18, at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, La Grange. Worship is at 9:15 a.m. A BBQ Beef Brisket and Sausage meal including green beans, German style potatoes & all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Dine In or Drive Thru available. All Drive Thru plates are $7, Dine In for adults is $7, children 12 & under $3, children 5 & under are free. A Live Auction will be held at 1 p.m. The German Club Polka Bank & Folk Dancers performance will be at 12:30 p.m. There will be live music, cake/grocery walk, moon walk, face painting, shaving cream toss, balloon animals, a movie for the kids, barrel train rides and many more activities for all. Hamburgers, snacks and drinks will be available in the afternoon. The public is invited. Tickets are available at the church office at 800 N. Franklin St., La Grange from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 979-968-3938 for more information.

5/23/2008 -- Dirk Hamilton appearing at The Bugle Boy, May 23, 2008 -- 8:00 PM TO 10:00 PM -- May 23rd will mark the first appearance of singer-songwriter, Dirk Hamilton at The Bugle Boy in La Grange. Hamilton brings with him three decades of songs rich in poetic lyrics, indelible melodies, and a passionate performance style. Dirk's music crosses many genres including folk-rock and Americana—with a little blues added for good measure. Called “A true American master” by well-known producer Dusty Wakeman (who produced his 1996 release, sufferupachuckle), Dirk has most often been compared to Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, and John Hiatt. His newest release, The Ghost of Van Gogh, is enjoying success both in the US and Italy, where he has a loyal following. A new CD is planned for later this year. Join Dirk Hamilton at The Bugle Boy: "The Best Little Listening Room in Texas," May 23 from 8 to 10 pm. Tickets are $12; call 1-800-838-3006 to purchase. For more information, contact The Bugle Boy at 979-968-9944 or visit their web site:

5/23/2008 -- "Tee It Up" Golf Tournament 11:30 AM -- La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce "Tee It Up" 4th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Frisch Auf! Valley Country Club in La Grange. Four-Person Scramble with registration at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served as well as a dinner and awards after 5:00 p.m. Entry fee is $70 per person and includes green fees, lunch, dinner, beverages, golf cart rental and a goodie bag! Registration forms are available by calling the La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce at (979) 968-5756 or email or fax (979)968-8000. Cash prizes will be awarded for Hole in One, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest and chipping contest. Mulligans will be available.

4/24-27 Spring Shakespeare Play UT at Winedale. Call 979-249-3530

4/25 7PM Hakan Rosengren in Concert, Ross Gallery, Fayetteville. Presented by Art Guild of Rural Texas. Call 979-378-2113.

4/26 Outreach Children's Festival of Play 12PM & 4PM - UT at Winedale.Enjoy Eeyore's birthday party. Call 979-278-3129

4/26-5/28 Mike Clann Art Show Ross Gallery, Fayetteville - presented by The Art Guild of Rural Texas.

4/27 Brenham Children's Chorus 4PM International Festival-Institute at Round Top. 979-249-3129
4/25-26 A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare at Winedale. Call 512-471-4726

5/2-4 Poetry at Round Top International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129 or Click Here to Register

5/3 Wrangler's Gala 6-11PM Sterling McCall Museum. Benefiting Round Top Family Library. Dinner, live and silent auction and live music. Call 713-248-6317 for tickets.

5/3-4 Art Walk Fayetteville Sponsored by The Art Guild of Rural Texas. Call 979-378-2113

5/4 Bethlehem Lutheran Church Annual Chicken Fry 11AM-1PM Round Top Rifle Assn. Hall

5/10 2nd Annual Snow Farm Masters Cup Dillos Leap Production Disc Golf. Call 979-451-2969.

5/10 Fayetteville Chamber Music Concert 3PM & 8PM, Country Place Hotel, Fayetteville. Call 979-249-5035.

5/11 Fayetteville Chamber Music Concert 3PM, St. Paul Lutheran Chuch, Fayetteville. Call 979-249-5035.

5/12 Brenham mansions tour at 7PM, F.Y.I.An Adult Educational Forum sponsored by Round Top Family Library. Call 979-249-2700.

5/15 Boxes Under the Bed Quilt Exhibit UT @ Winedale. Call 979-278-3530.

5/16 Fayetteville Chamber Music Concert 8PM, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fayetteville. Call 979-249-5035.

5/16-17 Painting Workshop, Haw Creek Church at Henkel Square, Round Top by artists Karen Vernon and Ken Muenzenmayer. Call 979-249-4119.

5/17 Round Top-Warrenton Vol. Fire Dept. Fundraiser, Round Top Rifle Hall. BBQ meal begins serving at 4PM, live auction 6PM. Also raffle, country store, grab bag & moon walk for the kids.

5/17 Fayetteville Chamber Music Concert 3PM & 8PM - Country Place Hotel, Fayetteville. Call 979-249-5035.

5/3 & 4, 9th Annual Fayetteville Art Walk Juried Art Show

5/10 – 17 Fayetteville Music Festival Chamber Music in the Countryside!

4/26 Southern Fayette County Relay for Life6:00 pm at Wolters Park in Schulenburg

4/29 Schulenburg Garden Club presents "Music in the Garden" 11:30a - 4:00pLunch at 11:30. FREE ADMISSION

5/17 -- 7th Annual Steeple Chase, Wolters ParkContact: Roy Saffel roy.saffel@yahoo.comThe Schulenburg Lions Club invites you to participate in the 7th annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour. This will benefit the Texas Lions Camp for Handicap Children and all proceedsof the tour will go towards charities. For more information download the Brochure/Registration form.

4/27 - Fifth Annual Spring Concert at Festival Hill at 4:00pm
7th Annual Festival Weekend

5/2-4 -- 7th Annual Festival Weekend, Festival Institute,