WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS: Support your fellow Chamber members!
- MON, Nov. 10 - Ambassadors meeting, 8 am, Chamber office
- TUES, Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day. Chamber office closed. Tourism meeting cancelled.
- WED, Nov. 12 - Board of Directors meeting, 11:45 am, La Cabana
- SAT, Nov. 15 - TRADES DAY, downtown
- SUN, Nov. 16 - Gingerbread Men come out to play, 1 pm, Meet at Chamber office.
- TUES, Nov. 18 - Smithville Film Commission meeting, 7 pm, west room of La Cabana
- THURS, Nov. 20 - BLUE SANTA MIXER, 5-7 pm, First National Bank, 312 Main. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy. Donations accepted.
- THURS, Nov. 27 & FRI, Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving holiday. Chamber office closed.
Each morning, check out the CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community event added to the calendar, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 16:55
Monday, 20 October 2014 23:42
Playhouse Smithville Presents Arsenic & Old Lace
Thru Nov. 1
Drama critic Mortimer Brewster is engaged to the lovely Elaine Harper but will she fit in with his unusual family? Abby and Martha Brewster are known throughout Brooklyn for their many acts of kindness and charity. But Mortimer has just learned that his charming spinster aunts have taken to relieving the loneliness of old men by inviting them in for a nice glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide! What else can go wrong?
The show runs Oct.17 thru Nov. 1 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 26. Tickets can be purchased at playhousesmithville.com or call 512-360-7397.
Halloween Canteen Dance
Friday, Oct. 31 6:30-9 pm
The Bastrop County Mental Retardation Association (BCMRA) will host their Halloween Canteen dance for the mentally challenged at the Smithville Recreation Center, 106 Royston. Attendees of all ages from Bastrop and all surrounding counties are encouraged to attend. The dance is from 6:30-9 p.m. Admission charge is $1.
Friday, Oct. 31 Evening starting around 5:30 pm
Residents around town will have hospitality for the kids with treats. Please look for houses that have their front porch lights on. Please be careful; there will be a lot of small children with costumes with limited visibility out in the street.
Candy Buy Back
Tuesday, Nov. 4 3-6 p.m.
Smithville Family Dentistry will buy back your unopened Halloween candy. For every pound of candy, you get $1. Smithville Family Dentistry is located at 601 NE 9th St. The candy that is collected will be sent to our U.S. Service member overseas via Operation Gratitude. For questions, call 512-237-2448 or visit www.halloweencandybuyback.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 17:13
CHARMING AND HISTORIC
Smithville boasts a large number in national register
Smithville, Texas, a town of under 4,000 according to the Census, overflows with historic charm in its downtown district. Both in commercial and residential, Smithville has 206 properties listed in the National Historic Register. How's that for special!
Voting going on at City Hall
Please exercise your right to vote. Early Voting is from Oct. 20-31.
8am-5pm: Monday, Oct. 20 thru Saturday, Oct. 25
8am-5pm: Monday, Oct. 27 thru Wednesday, Oct. 29
7am-7pm: Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31
General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 4th.
FUNDS FOR FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Gingerbread Man adoptions end Nov. 8
Each year in conjunction with the Festival of Lights celebration the Chamber offers Gingerbread Friend Adoptions. Many visitors and locals find the addition of these Friends to our town festive and charming. If you have never adopted a Friend make this year your first.
There are many advantages to adopting a Gingerbread Friend: 1) no late night feeding, 2) no looking for that lost pacifier, 3) no diapers to change, and 4) no burp up all over your clothes.
Stop by the chamber office at 100 NW 1st St. or call 512-237-2313 for a form. Adoptions are only $50 and the major source of funding for our Festival of Lights.
Daylight savings time ends.
Sunday, Nov. 2
Fall back one hour at 2 am.
Forum on Smithville current status
Monday, Nov. 3 6:30-7:30 pm
A public forum will be held at First United Methodist Church to provide information about the City of Smithville’s current status, budget, and future projects. The public forum will be chaired by Robert Tamble, city manager, and will allow citizens to become better informed of the challenges and opportunities facing the City of Smithville.
For more information, call the City of Smithville at 512-237-3282.
Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 16:52
SISD website: www.smithvilleisd.org
SISD Smart Phone App: http://bit.ly/1i91fGF.
FOOTBALL and VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULES ONLINE - click to go to SISD website.
The Texas State Parks YOUTH ARTS CONTEST runs until Nov. 1 and has five categories: art, writing, photography, videography and music and is open to anyone under 19. Visit your Texas State Parks. Texas State Parks (including Buescher and Bastrop State Parks) offers diverse and abundant scenery to inspire your inner artist. To get started check out http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/programs/arts-in-parks/ for resources on how to get started and ideas for art activities.
Through the TIGER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM, Smithville ISD partners with area businesses to foster positive, mutually beneficial relationships. Employees receive extra services or discounts as a thank you from the businesses for their efforts to ensure an exemplary school district for our children. Businesses benefit through additional exposure to their 250+ dedicated team members. As businesses and organizations support the SISD employees with offers of free and/or reduced prices for services or goods, SISD will promote those businesses and offers to their staff through employee communications. To become a partner, contact Ana Murray, Parent & Community Liaison at email@example.com.