The Lake Travis-Westlake May/June to-do list

A fundraising event for Red Arena will be June 1 at Dripping Springs Ranch Park.

A fundraising event for Red Arena will be June 1 at Dripping Springs Ranch Park.

This is your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of May and June.

May 16

Learn at the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Non Profit Expo Luncheon

Community groups will educate the public about services, pursue donor support, increase volunteer participation and offer employment options. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Vintage Villas, 4209 Eck Lane, Austin. 512-263-5833.

May 17, 31

Learn online about managing local water resources wisely
One Water for Texas is a webinar series hosted by the Texas Living Waters Project where residents can learn about water implementation strategies with real examples from Texas and around the country.

11 a.m.-noon. Free. Participants can register by visiting

May 19

Lakeway stages its annual Summer Kickoff!

Exhibitors for summer children’s activities, classes and day camps in the Lakeway area will set up around the city’s Activity Center.  Included will be information on robotics, film production and more. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

May 21

Pose and play at Pilates in the Park

Dancers Shape will host a free fitness event at Bee Cave Central Park. The one-hour outdoor class will combine elements of Pilates, yoga and barre into a quick-pace flow on the mat. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Free. 13742 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave.



Wine down in the Hill Country
Between roughly Johnson City and Fredericksburg are more than 50 wineries only a short drive for Austinites looking for a day trip. Various tastings, live music, food pairings and other events are happening throughout May and June. Various times and costs. 872-216-9463.

June 1

Fundraising at RED Arena Wine-Up
Enjoy live music, free hors d’oeuvres, wine and spirit tastings from Westcave Cellars Winery and Treaty Oak Distillery. Shop a silent auction, meet therapy horses and learn about Red Arena. 5-8 p.m. Free. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs.


June 11-24

Act out at the Shrek Jr. Summer Musical camp
A two-week, summer musical is being staged at TexARTS. Students will learn scenes, songs and choreography. Ages 7-14. Camp is held June 11-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and performances are held June 22-24. $900 per camper. 2300 Lohmans Spur, Suite 160, Lakeway. 512-634-8589.

June 14

Take one sip at a time at the Galleria’s June Wine Walk
Hill Country Galleria is hosting its monthly wine walk from 5-9 p.m. Guests can shop the mix of retailers while discovering wines from around the world. The last stop will allow walkers to buy a restaurant meal. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. Bee Cave.

Upcoming area events

May 17

Talk health care

The 2018 What’s the Fix? Conference is an in-person and online gathering focused on changing our health care system in a positive way. Sessions are put on by the Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School.  8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Dell Medical School 1501 Red River St., Austin. 512-495-5555.

May 24-27

Try your luck at Hot Luck

The annual Hot Luck food festival brings live food service and music together over Memorial Day weekend in Austin. The  family get-together highlights the open-pit feats of culinary know-how and is set to music, which is as thoughtfully curated as the food offerings, according to the event website. Various locations from Antone’s to Wild Onion Ranch. See website for more. Tickets are $15.-$550.

Local farmers markets

Barton Creek Farmers Market

The market is held Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine at Barton Creek Square Mall in the back of the parking lot. Fresh produce, artisan goods. Free.
2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin.


Lone Star Farmers Market

Shopping at the farmers market may help find one’s inner farmer. Guests can shop more than 50 booths of local produce, artisan foods, all set up to make for easy browsing and socializing. Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Shops at the Galleria, 12611 Shops Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-924-7503.

Library events

Bee Cave Public Library

4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave


June 2: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

Participants in the break-out summer reading program get a free book bag just for signing up and are eligible for prizes. There will also be face painting, a Lucas Miller Concert and crafts for all ages.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free

Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway


May 18: Geneology Group

The group meets Friday mornings before the library opens. Guests can use the computer databases and share information with other enthusiasts. 9-10 a.m. Free.

June 2: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

The annual event features a baby animal petting zoo, a children’s musician, refreshments, crafts, washable tattoos and a photo wall. 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Tech Coach

Drop in for one-on-one help with resume-writing, emailing, printing and other digital services. Free.

Laura Bush library

9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin


May 26: Summer Discovery Program
kick-off party

Enjoy balloon artists, miniature horses, a trampoline, two musicians and meet superhero visitors. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free

Spicewood Community Library

1011 Texas Spur 191, Spicewood


June 12: Vision screenings

Participants can take vision tests and find potential problems. 4:30 -5:30 p.m. Free

June 13: Book Club

This month: “We are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler. 9:30 a.m. Free

WESTBANK Community Library

1309 Westbank Drive, Austin


June 2: Chinese Learning Playground 3-4 p.m. Free.