In case you haven't heard, it is hot out there and it doesn't look like we will get any relief this weekend! Here are some tips for having fun and staying cool in Gatesville this weekend!
The City of Gatesville welcomes you to Raby Park where there is plenty of shade and the kids can cool off at the free splash pad.
Next door at the City Pool, admission is $3 for ages 4 and up (3 & under are free). The pool is open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 12pm - 6pmTues, Thurs 12pm - 10pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm.
The Last Drive-In Picture Show and the Cinema offer some great family entertainment this weekend:
If you opt to stay in and spend some time on Facebook this weekend, don't miss the local talent posting videos on Gatesville's Summer Sounds Page. Like and share to encourage these aspiring musicians. Maybe you'd like to make a video of your own to enter the competition?
If you know a volunteer fireman in the county, find a way to say thank you. These dedicated folks have worked hard to protect lives and property this week and it doesn't look like their job is going to get any easier in the coming days. Monetary donations are always welcome at our local Volunteer Fire Departments.
THURSDAY, JULY 19TH
Thursdays feature a standing date for live music at two local venues:
The Junction on 36 hosts Ed Leonard each Thursday at 6:30pm. No cover. All ages welcome.
The Bar Somewhere Else features Taylor Branch for Thirsty Thursday starting at 7:30. No cover. 21 & up.
Enjoy the cool air and a cold drink at The Feed Mill while you get step by step instructions to paint this cheerful sunflower at 6pm . Deb will bring the canvas and the paint. Be sure to RSVP on her Facebook event page.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
The Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame presents a free show at the Gatesville City Auditorium on 3rd Friday of each month. This month's feature performers are the Harvest Ranch Wranglers. They play Western Swing music in the tradition of Bob Wills. The show opens at 7pm with the house band, followed by the feature artists. Admission is always free.
The Gatesville American Legion post offers a fried catfish dinner this Friday and Ed Leonard will play from 7-10pm.
Bare Bones BBQ continues to bring fresh talent to Gatesville. On Friday night, "Thomas Knapp
for President" will take the stage at the Bone Yard at 9pm. See the video for a taste of what the show will be like.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Summer is a good time to adopt a pet. Coryell County Pet Rescue will hold an Adoption Event
at BowWow Boutique on Saturday starting at 10am.
The Gatesville Disc Golf Association is holding Rumble at Raby on Saturday starting at 10am.
This is a fundraiser for course improvements. $10 entry for all participants, you'll be drafted onto one of 2 teams, with the winning team getting their entry fee back. This is for fun, bragging rights, and to help us get some cement tee pads. Sign up deadline is 5pm on Thursday, July 19th.
Bailey Shea Dickie will play an starting at 6:30 pm at The Knife & Cork. Check the restaurant Facebook page for nightly specials!
Russell Stephen Boyd will appear at Bare Bones BBQ at 9pm on Saturday.