Enjoy events at The Hive
10415 Old Manchaca Road, Austin.
Dec. 31 Noon Year’s Eve Party
This event includes festive drinks, snacks and a noon countdown. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free
Jan. 14 Sunday Brunch Date and PJ Party
Enjoy brunch while children play in the supervised child care center. Cost includes child care and brunch. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $80 per couple plus one child
Jan. 20 Trivia Night
Teams of up to six can play. Beer and wine are available for purchase. 6 p.m. $12 per team
Ring in 2018 at St. Elmo’s
Performances include DJ The Mood and Austin funk band Foot Patrol. Soursop provides a special holiday menu. A toast with St. Elmo’s Carl Kosch takes place at midnight. 8 p.m. $30. St. Elmo Brewing Co., 440 E. St. Elmo Road. 737-300-1965. www.stelmobrewing.com
Austin ISD resumes for spring 2018 semester
Austin ISD schools and facilities close Dec. 20 as students and staff begin winter break. Classes resume Jan. 3, and the first school board meeting after the return from break is a work session at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8. 512-414-1700. www.austinisd.org
Experience Ancient China
The Shen Yun Performing Arts company combines classical Chinese, ethnic and folk dance with story-based performances and orchestral accompaniment. Times vary. $85-$154. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664.
Test your video game skills
Tournaments are now played with “Mario Kart 8” on the Wii U. Controllers are provided. All dates are seed tournaments for the grand championship at the Central Library on Jan. 18. Noon. Free. Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road. 512-974-9900.
Attend a gardening class
Linda Wall teaches gardening basics, including soil prep and planting in the right season. As a horticulturist, Wall has helped many new gardeners get started. 10 a.m. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Road. 512-288-6113.
March for MLK Day
The MLK Community March begins at the University of Texas and proceeds to Huston-Tillotson University for the festival, which includes vendors and live music. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St.
Get the facts on Medicare
A presentation by licensed insurance agent Lee Green answers questions about how to sign up for Medicare, how much it costs, the difference between plans and more. 11 a.m. Free. Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Drive. 512-974-3940.
Learn to prune trees
Colleen Dieter, founder of Red Wheelbarrow Plant Care, shares her expertise in proper tree pruning with guests in attendance. Pruning is the act of trimming and helps keep trees healthy. 9-11 a.m. $30. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Nonprofit turns 5 years old
This five-year anniversary celebration for Power for Parkinson’s is open to the public and includes dance performances by the PfP dance troupe, exercise demonstrations, dinner and live music. 4-7 p.m. Free. Jewish Community Center of Austin, 7300 Hart Lane. 512-464-1277. www.powerforparkinsons.org
Preview cooking classes
Sample upcoming cooking and gardening classes held at the Sustainable Food Center. Class instructors are on-site to answer questions. 1-4 p.m. Free. Sustainable Food Center, 2921 E. 17th St., Bldg. C. 512-236-0074.