Every year, the museum inducts former college players and coaches into its pantheon of stellar veterans of the sport, including luminaries who went on to acclaimed professional careers such as Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and Jim Abbott. The 2011 inductees, chosen by a committee of baseball experts who all claim to have invented the curve ball, include Terry Francona, a Golden Spikes award winner at Arizona and current general manager of the Boston Red Sox, and Dick Groat, former Duke shortstop, MVP of National League, and member of the 1960 world-champion Pittsburgh Pirates.
A leading figure in both classical and klezmer music, clarinetist David Krakauer wows audiences around the globe with perfectly pitched displays of melodic mastery. Through a deft combination of traditional knowledge and stylistic innovation, Krakauer and his four-musician ensemble take listeners on an exploration over the klezmer horizon. Klezmer is a traditional Eastern European Jewish musical style that incorporates instruments such as the fiddle and accordion, and is currently experiencing a renaissance among contemporary musicians. Presented in the Barshop Center's Holzman Auditorium, the concert will provide ticketholders of all ages with a toe-tapping cultural experience, and give bored ears a break from their nonstop diet of Gregorian chants.
Take a walk down the prehistoric path past gentle giants and ferocious predators, fully assembled and posed for your educational viewing pleasure. Throughout the exhibit, cinematic lighting and all-encompassing audio enhance you and your youngster's dramatic encounters. In addition to awe-inspiring boney bodies, Dinosaur-Quest also hosts spectacular animated video simulations that convey the physiological elegance that any noble observer, man or beast, will appreciate.
Since 1965, the devoted team at The Colony Frame and Gallery has helped locals protect and artfully display their most precious photographs, paintings, prints, and more. Two certified picture framers administer the shop's framing services, using their extensive experience to find the most ideal ends to each client's distinctive framing endeavors. Launch the personalized process by stopping in the store with project ideas, questions, gravy, or other enclosure-seeking substances tucked inside your fedora. Clients can peruse an extensive stock of mounting materials for inspiration or talk with a knowledgeable employee about a custom-designed and handcrafted frame for hard-earned diplomas or prized chat-room transcripts.
Offering a range of family-friendly events and activities, Ceramics-N-More tickles your crafty fancy with paint-your-own ceramics projects, fused glass creations, and paint-and-take T-shirts. Display your painting prowess with a Picasso-inspired piggy bank ($8–$25), or spatter a bashfully bare platter with the drips of a thousand Pollocks ($12–$30). If the confounding simplicity of a plain white coffee mug ($10–$20) stymies your design-glands, dig your paws into the studio's ample supply of stamps and stencils. Ceramics will be ready for pick-up five to seven days after completion.
For three days in November, the Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market brings Olde World Christmas spirit to New Braunfels. Vendors set up cheery red and green booths in the German-style holiday market, where they sell homemade wares such as aromatic roasted nuts, unique toys, vintage cameos, and homemade toffee. Nearby, authors sit ready to discuss their novels or sing their favorite Christmas carols at the on-site book fair and a jolly Santa eats breakfast with kids of all ages. To keep guests warm during the event, Sophie's Cafe serves up warm mugs of soup paired with sandwiches or tempting desserts.
Proceeds from the event benefit The Sophienburg Museum and Archives, which serves as the hub for immigration ship logs, photos, and documents of the first German Americans who found their way to Texas.
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