Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce
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"It's possible in Smithville!" That's what we say and that's what we do.

Highlights of our fair town include: centrally located between Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Bryan-College Station. Community-minded town, great shopping, lodging, dining, art, film-making and pure fun. Historic buildings and homes. Easy access technology.

Places of interest to tourists like the Texas Veterans Memorial Park.  Great moments, such as our five-day Jamboree, and our Texas Photo Festival. World class biking and hiking trails, kayaking, biking, skateboarding, dog park, antiques/vintage shopping, rodeo arena, World Record holder and more.

No matter what time of year, we look forward to being with family, seeing old friends, and to meeting you, the friend we have not yet met.  Come borrow our scenery.

 
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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 kathy.lynch@smithvilletx.org.

HAPPENINGs HERE and THERE:

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: For more members’ specials, real estate, and job openings.  CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 16:55
 
ENTERTAINMENT PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 23:42

COMMUNITY THEATER

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 HAPPENINGS

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.

Trick-or-Treating
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
 
HISTORIC DISTRICT PDF Print E-mail

CHARMING AND HISTORIC

Smithville boasts a large number in national register

One of Smithville's historic homes.  Photo courtesy of Fran Hunter.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!

 
SPECIAL NOTICES PDF Print E-mail

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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

gingerbreadman_Fran_Tina_smallEach 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.


 

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Daylight savings time ends.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Fall back one hour at 2 am.

 

CITY UPDATES

Forum on Smithville current status
Monday, Nov. 3
6:30-7:30 pm

City_logoA 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
 
SCHOOLS & YOUTH PDF Print E-mail

SISD websitewww.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.

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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 amurray@smithvilleisd.org.

 

 

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P.O. Box 716
100 NW 1st St.
Smithville, TX 78957
512-237-2313
chamber@smithvilletx.org

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Calendar

For full calendar, click the link in the top bar.

11.01.2014 -
Deadline: TPWD Art Contest

11.01.2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Power of the Purses

11.01.2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Arsenic & Old Lace Performances

11.02.2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Turkey Dinner Fundraiser

11.02.2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Coed Adult Kickball

11.03.2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Story Time at the YMCA

11.04.2014 11:45am - 12:45pm
Lions Club

11.04.2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Candy Buy Back

11.04.2014 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Zumba Kids

11.04.2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tiger Night

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~ Elizabeth Andrew

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Get a free website page and match with your volunteers by calling the library.  Print this PDF form and follow instructions.

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