Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 28, 2014

I’ve never really considered myself a wild woman, but Blanco State Park does rank as one of my favorite places to swim in Texas.

That’s just one more reason I love the sound of the upcoming Wild Woman Weekend. It’s a brilliant concept, really: Line up a bunch of cool outdoorsy activities, invite women to attend, and use proceeds to benefit local charities.

This year’s Wild Woman Weekend is set for April 4 and 5 in Blanco. Registration is $30, and covers an opening reception, a chick flick on the courthouse lawn, entry to Blanco State Park and a silent auction. Other activities, including a 5K and 10K Run or 1 Mile Fun Run, a booklovers luncheon featuring Terri Hendrix, wine tasting, glass fusing, fly fishing, kayaking and tai chi, require additional payment.

Proceeds benefit the Blanco Library, Friends of Blanco State Park, a community center and gym for seniors and the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society.

For more information or to register go to www.wildwomanweekend.org. Participants must find their own lodging, but a list of area hotels is included on the event website.