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Sounds of Smithville Sounds of Smithville will take place on two Saturdays in March. The events share FREE live music in local spots for your enjoyment. While you are enjoying the music, shop, grab something to eat or drink and invite a friend to join you.

The music events  on March 9th include: Doctor Joy at Olde World Bakery, Blanca De Leon at E.H. Mercantile, Dougie Burns/Davy Cowan at The Front Room Wine Bar and Bucksnort Boogie Boys at Huebels.

The music events  on March 16th include: Heidi Little at Olde World Bakery, Jessica Shepard at E.H. Mercantile, Lazarus Nichols at The Front Room Wine Bar and Jimmy George at Huebels.

When: March 9th from 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and March 16th from 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Various locations at various Smithville

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Janis Penick Real EstateDeciding to move to a new Bastrop home is a big and important decision. It means listing your home, showing your home, selling your home, finding a new home, packing, moving and furnishing a new home. It may make you tired just thinking about it and it can be a long and stressful process. With the right agent to work with, the process of selling your home and buying another can be exciting and even fun.

Here are four signs that it may be time to sell your home and find a new one.

Do You Need More Space?

Ten years ago, two bedrooms and one bathroom was a ton of space for you and your cat or dog when you had just finished college and were used to sharing a home with others. Then you got married, had a child (or two) and your home stayed the same

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121 Riverwalk LaneWelcome to your new home! This beautiful corner lot at ColoVista Country Club is waiting for you to build your dream home. Located on the #17 tee box, this lot has much to offer.

Pick your favorite builder and plan your home just the way you want it. ColoVista offers great amenities that you will enjoy from the first day you move in. Recreational activities include an 18-hole golf course, walking trails, tennis courts and a beautiful pool. The community pool overlooks the Colorado River and provides resort style swimming and relaxing for you. Start your summer days with a round of golf followed by an afternoon relaxing at the pool. With all ColoVista has to offer, you will wonder why you didn’t build here sooner.

For more information or to see

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Sherwood Forest FaireThe Sherwood Forest Faire kicks off the 2019 season on Saturday, March 2. It will run weekends through April 21, 2019 opening at 10:00 a.m. each day and closing at dusk.

The 25-acre property includes more than 100 buildings including stages, pubs, shops, a castle and more. A wide variety of entertainment with more than 150 shows each day will take place at the Sherwood Forest Faire. Expect to enjoy jousting, falconry, fire juggling, knife throwing, live music, comedy, sword fighting and a castle siege. In addition to the entertainment options, more than 170 artisans will be on site selling their goods. Expect clothing, wood items, pottery, musical instruments, decorative items, jewelry and much more.

Many options are available including the classic

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Furnish your new homeNow that you have closed on your new home, you probably can’t wait to furnish each room and get everything just the way you want it. It is really exciting to move into a new home and you may have been planning your home for months or years and have numerous Pinterest boards devoted to furnishing it. If you have been living somewhere much smaller, you may need to purchase a good bit of furniture for your new home. It can be a lot to think about all at once, which may lead you to make rash decisions and purchase items that you don’t love while racking up a lot of debt that will overwhelm your household budget.

Here are a few tips for furnishing your home while staying within a budget.

Take Your Time

Martha Stewart will not show up at your house

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127 Mountain LaurelIf building your dream home is in your plans, this lot will make it a reality. Incredible panoramic views will be yours anytime you choose when you settle in the ColoVista Golf Club community.

This lot offers a view of the #1 green and fairway as well as  the Colorado River Valley. The golf course is now owned by POA, under new management and open to the public. Lawn service is included for this property at a cost of $100 per month so your free time will be available to enjoy all that ColoVista has to offer.

If the views aren’t enough of a reason to make this property yours, you will love the 127 Mountain LaurelColoVista community and all that it offers. The Mansion events center if perfect for weddings, meetings  and parties. A beautiful pool is located in the

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SoupOn Saturday, February 23, you will have two chances to participate in fun events that support local organizations. The Empty Bowl Project supports the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry, which provides food through their “emergency food” program to those in need.  The 15th annual event will take place on Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bastrop Convention Center.

Your ticket purchase provides you a pottery soup bowl decorated by local school age artists,  delicious soup and cookies for dessert. Children 12 and under can eat for free. The soups are provided by local restaurants and caterers. Purchase your tickets online prior to the event or at the door on the day of the event. Tickets are $20 per person.

Are you more interested in a new

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CountertopsIf you are in the process of updating kitchen or bathroom countertops in your Bastrop area home and are overwhelmed by all of the choices, here is an overview of the most popular options to help you make the best choice. Review some of your choices along with the advantages and disadvantages of each before you decide. There are many things to consider from price, durability, maintenance and obviously the style of the countertops as well.

  •         Quartz countertops offer durability and almost zero maintenance. They won’t scratch or dent and offer natural heat resistance. Many colors are available allowing you to find exactly what you are looking for and match them to  your style.
  • Polished granite countertops are a very durable solution as well but
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Step inside this exquisite custom French country home and prepare yourself to be wowed at every turn. This home is full of charm and beauty in every room and will be the perfect place for you to call home whether you are looking for space to entertain or unwind.

Five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one half bathroom plus 4,201 square feet of space sit on more than 40 acres of land fenced with King Ranch fencing to make up this unique property. Built with antique brick in 1989, there are delightful features in every room.

The spacious dining room feels cozy with a fireplace and built in china cabinet but still offers ample space for family and friends to gather. The living room is convenient to the dining room as well allowing all of your

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BongosIn celebration of African American History Month, Bastrop Opera House will present Expressions of African American Culture this weekend with performances on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.  The performances will take place at Bastrop Opera House and incorporate music, dance and the spoken word to honor the rich African American heritage.

Prepare for a performance that will move you as you enjoy performances embracing the culture rich history of African Americans going back hundreds of years. Tickets are available online in advance or at the door and can be purchase for $5, $7 or $10.

When: Saturday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 17th at 2:30 p.m.  

Where: Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, TX

For more

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