Coming up this weekend ...
Roughneck Chili and Barbecue Cookoff in Luling salutes the days of the oil boom with a day of fun, Apr. 10. 830/875-3214.
Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas brings the country fair to Chappell Hill, Apr. 10-11. 888/BRENHAM.
Viva Botanica at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens combines music with the lush spring foliage, Apr. 10-11. 210/207-3255.
Coming up ...
Gen. Sam Folklife in Huntsville pays tribute to Sam Houston with a weekend of fun and education, Apr. 16-18. 800/289-0389.
Songbird Migration peaks on Galveston Island during April with more than 250 species passing through. To receive a guide to birding locations on the island call 888/GAL-ISLE or http://www.galvestontourism.com.
Art Car Parade begins at 1pm in downtown Houston, Apr. 17. Also look for other Art Car events and the International Festival during the weekend. 713/926-CARS or http://www.orangeshow.org.
Day Trips, Vol.2, a book of Day Trips 101-200, is now available for $8.95, plus $3.05 for shipping, handling, and tax. Mail to: Day Trips, P.O. Box 33284, South Austin, TX 78704. 411th in a Series. Collect them all.