Weekend Lineup
Barn Bash, Harvest Feast, Club Dance

Well, it's not really a barn, but the Wallis Chamber of Commerce is decorating the Wallis Columbus Club Hall like one and having a fundraising bash Saturday night. Texas Legacy Czech Band is providing the music. Ben's Chuck Wagon is providing the dinner. The evening also features a 50/50 raffle and silent auction They say dress is "Country Cowboy" which they translate to Texas casual. Hmm!

Church Picnic Alert: St. Michael in Weimar
St. Michael's Harvest Feast on Sunday features lots of great music, food, and fun. New additions this year are a petting zoo and evening fireworks show! The event will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, about two blocks west of St. Michael. Begin the Feast by attending a Polka Mass at the church at 10:30 am led by Father Wayne Flagg and the Lost Cause Band. Then head to the park to feast on fried chicken, stew, and all the trimmings, starting at 11 am. Bid on some great one-of-a-kind items in the auction starting at 1 pm, play some Bingo, take a cake walk, and shop the country store. Kids will love the train ride, fish pond, ring toss, and treasure chest. If you've been practicing in the backyard, enter the washer pitching tournament. And save some energy for dancing to the Shiner Hobo Band, starting at 10:30 am; Lost Cause, 1 pm; and Chris Rybak, 4 pm. 

Dance Club Says Let's Dance!
The Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club invites you to dance on Sunday, from 2-5:30 pm at the American Legion Hall in Sealy. The Donnie Vavra Orchestra will play your favorite polkas, waltzes, and country. The dance is open to the public. The day also features a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. THMDC was founded in 2010 to help keep our state's heritage dances and their music going for future generations. Ages of members range from kindergarten to upper 80s, including several full-time students, who get free membership. Go to the club's website thmdc.com to learn more. 

Also this Weekend
Friday Freddie Pate, John Mark Davis, Glenda Lynn at Alvin Opry...Superman Karaoke & Dancing at Cistern Country Store...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Elm Mott...Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston (Sat., too!)...Nite Beat (Big Band) at SPJST Lodge 88 in Houston...Enzian Buam at King's in Pearland (Sat., too!)...Battle for Hunger fundraiser at Sweet Home with music by Charles & Fab 4. A non-perishable food item gets you in the door!
Saturday: Nathan Colt Yount at Cistern Country Store...Red Ravens at Herman Sons in Da Costa...Brave Combo 40th Anniversary Show in Denton...Los Texmaniacs in Houston...Dujka Brothers at Mullins Prairie Store...Auf Geht's in New Braunfels...Charles & Fab 4 in Rosenberg...La Recolt at Hermann Sons in San Antonio...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday: Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Good Ol' Boys in Geronimo...Liz Talley & Dusty Spur at Houston VFW...Al Dressen's BBQ Playboys in Lockhart...Boogie Allen Band in Sweet Home.

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in Austin. Tuesday - Bob Wills Night w/Al Dressen & Super Swing Revue in Austin ...Alan Walling in Plano (Wed. & Thurs., too!)...Crossroads Country Opry in Victoria. Wednesday - Das Ist Lustig at Rudi Lechner's in Houston...San Antonio Dutchmen at Krause's Cafe in New Braunfels...County Line at Martinez Hall in San Antonio. Thursday - Bluebonnet Opry in Brenham f eaturing Dottie Jack, Amanda Peevler, Dallas Wayne...Glen Collins & The Alibis in Buda...D. Brunson Barber at Cistern Country Store... Michael Milligan/Texiana Bluez at Krause's Cafe in New Braunfels...PRAHA PICNIC...Silver Opry in Seguin.

Be cool and Polka On!

August issue: The Moravians. Known as the Aggie Polka Band, this young band from Ennis celebrates a decade of continuing the polka tradition. Gary McKee pays tribute to Texas historian Lonn Taylor and looks at the polka scene 66 years ago, the year Gary was born. Justin Everett reviews the latest CD by Texas Legacy Czech Band and profiles DJ Bob Guyette from Massachusetts. This issue is jam-packed with photos from the PoLK of A 30th Anniversary celebration, and Stars, Stripes & Polka On dance. Of course, we have your August calendar of dances, festivals, and live music events, and the listing of church picnics. 

The August issue also features our 5th Annual Oktoberfest Guide. It's bigger and better than ever. 40 pages filled with the inside info you need to plan your fall festival trips. The issue also features a story on a new Oktoberfest song by The Klaberheads of Ohio. Watch the video.

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Photo Gallery 
Frelsburg Picnic
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Charles/Fab 4 in Sweet Home
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz
Schulenburg Festival
Click on photo to see images by Joe Cool Pavlicek and Gary E. McKee
Schulenburg Festival Parade
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Mike Stroup Trio @ Sengelmann's
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee

Watch video by Walt Harfmann of Ennis Czech Boys at Sefcik Hall.
Cowboy Way in La Grange
Click on photo to see images Gary E. McKee

Polka Trending
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Montana: Scandahoovian Woodstock, a musical celebration of cultures
Minnesota: Music Hall of Fame announces inductees

North Dakota: Experience a trip to Germany right here in Fargo

New York: Polka Fest 2019 to double the fun

Pennsylvania: Army vet celebrates 100 years of life with polka music

California: Bellows Aren't Mellow at Cool Cotati Fest

California: Dancing the night away at Strauss Festival

Looking to retire someplace safe? Look north, and abroad

Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Ennis Czech Boys at Sefcik Hall...Frittz Hodde/Fab 6 at SPJST Lodge 18 in Elgin...the bands at Slovenefest in Pennsylvania...Dujka Brothers and Red Ravens at St. John...Dujka Brothers with vocal by Roger Kirby at Granger dance...Mason Nesvadba and Mark Halata & Texavia at Bremond Polish Days...Czechaholics & Moravians at Ammannsville Picnic.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Texas Sound Check, Charles & Fab 4, Mark Halata & Texavia at PoLK of A party in New Taiton...Ennis Czech Boys, Dujka Brothers, Mason Nesvadba at at East Bernard Kolache Fest...Shiner Hobos and Mark Halata/Texavia at Shiner Picnic...Texas Sound Check and Czechaholics at Hostyn Picnic...the Spring Awakening Dance in West featuring Dujka Brothers and Czech & Then Some.
After Adam stayed out late a few nights, Eve became suspicious. 
"You're running around with another woman! Admit it!" she demanded.
"What other woman?" Adam shot back. "You're the only one here."
That night, Adam was fast asleep when he was awoken by Eve poking him in the chest.
Adam asked, "Eve, What are you doing?"
"Counting your ribs."

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