Spicewood library fundraiser features BBQ, auctions, music

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MARBLE FALLS — The Spicewood Community Library is holding its 10th annual barbecue and auction March 29 at Lakeside Pavilion.

“This is always an exciting and busy time for all of our volunteers since this annual event is critical to the continued operation of the Spicewood Community Library,” board president Jim Lamar said. “Without any support from the county or state, donations, memberships and events such as this are our primary source of funding. We’ve kept this library open and vibrant since July 2007 with fundraising efforts like this event and the dedicated work of over 50 volunteers.”

The fundraiser is noon-3 p.m. at the Marble Falls venue, which is located at 307 Buena Vista Drive. Barbecue by It’s All Good Bar-B-Que will be served 12:30-2 p.m., and Spicewood musician Robert Schneider will perform at 12:30 p.m. A live auction will begin at 2 p.m. as the silent auction ends.

Live auction items include a gourmet wine and dinner experience for eight at the home of Spicewood Vineyards owners Howard and Angela Moench; an estate plan for a couple offered by Thrash Law Firm in Lakeway; two season tickets to Spicewood Arts Society events; a flight experience in a 1939 bi-plane; a cooking class by a resort chef; a wine-paired dinner for four at J5 Steakhouse in Spicewood; three custom-made filing cabinets and more.

“This year, we have a week in a three-bedroom/three-bath condo in Kissimmee, Florida, just a mile from the Disney parks,” Lamar said. “This condo is great for three couples or a family of up to 12. It can be traded for a two-bedroom/two-bath condo in Park City, Utah, if the winning bidders are skiers.”

Attendees also may purchase chances to win three gift baskets: one with a fine wines theme; another for food lovers; and the last with a “His and Hers” theme that includes University of Texas football, basketball and baseball tickets along with craft items, vouchers for quilting and jewelry-making classes and more.

Tickets for the baskets are available at the library, 1011 Spur 191 in Spicewood, and at the pavilion on the day of the event.

The Spicewood library is a vital part of the community, offering adult education classes such as Basic PC Training, Microsoft Office and English as a Second Language; family and adult book clubs and summer reading programs for elementary-age children; monthly Lawyer in the Library evenings and twice-monthly Nurse in the Library mornings; Mango Language lessons in 12 languages; online access to its catalog of more than 9,500 items; and online access more than 9,000 eBooks and audiobooks.

The library also provides computers for patron use with Internet access during business hours as well as Wi-Fi access in the parking lot 24 hours a day.

Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, 2-6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Go to www.spicewoodlibrary.org for more.

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