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Texas singer-songwriter Bob Schneider will perform music from the first volume of his three-part extended play series at Central Texas Medical Center’s Hats Off For Hospice this weekend.

An elegant and soaring collection of songs about love and loss, Volume I of the “The King Kong Suite” was released Feb. 15 to be followed by the second and third parts of the album later this year. The suite returns Schneider to the spirit of his breakout solo album, “Lonelyland,” following the release of two concept albums, “Burden of Proof” in 2013 and “A Perfect Day” in 2011.

Catered by Black’s BBQ, Hats Off for Hospice will be held 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 12 at Texas Old Town, 1205 Roland Lane in Kyle. The fundraiser benefits CTMC Hospice including its “Dream A Dream” program which grants last wishes to patients ranging from hot air balloon rides to troops to Spurs basketball games, said Lisa Adams, CTMC’s community relations coordinator.

The event will feature children’s activities that include tractor-trailer rides, moonwalks, face painting and the Kiddie Express Train.

Items to be sold during a live auction include autographed and framed NFL jerseys signed by Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys, JJ Watt of the Houston Texans, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. Other items for sale at auction include acoustic guitars signed by George Strait and Alan Jackson and cowboy hats signed by artists Kevin Fowler, Jack Ingram, Joe Nichols and the Eli Young Band.

Tickets are $20 each without a meal and $40 each with a meal. Admission for children between six and 13 years old is $10. For information, call 512-754-6159.

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Hats Off for Hospice featuring Bob Schneider
Texas Old Town, 1205 Roland Lane | Map
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 12

For information: CTMC Hospice, 512-754-6159 or 512-753-3608

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