5 things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend, July 11-13

Several events are taking place in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend.

Several events are taking place in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend.

From a powerboat Thunder Run to a gardening seminar, here are five things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend, July 11-13.

July 11
July Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria

The Hill Country Galleria's Wine Walk takes place the second Thursday of each month. The event is a unique wine and social gathering experience during which attendees can get to know the eclectic mix of businesses in the galleria while discovering wines from all over the world. Guests start at Twin Liquors to pick up a map to the Wine Walk. The map also serves as the ticket for each stop on the walk. The event is open to everyone. The Twin Liquors portion of the event is 21+. 5-9 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

July 12
Lumiere Lullabies

The Lake Travis Community Library, located at 1938 Lohmans Crossing Road, Austin, will host the musical duo Lumiere Lullabies on July 12 at 4 p.m. The group, featuring vocalist Giovanna McDanel and guitarist Giovanni Mera, will perform soothing classics from films and musicals. The event is free of charge and suitable for all ages. 512-263-2885. www.laketravislibrary.org

July 12-13
Third annual Lone Star Thunder Run
The Lake Travis Powerboat Association will host the third annual Lone Star Thunder Run beginning at 10 a.m. at 5973 Hiline Road, Austin. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by Lone Star Beer, will benefit the Central and South Texas chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last year’s $40,000 in donations helped grant the wishes of over 4,900 children, according to the LTPA. The Thunder Run, held at Emerald Point Bar and Grill, will feature a poker run, music, swimming and more. 210-421-6000. For registration and donations, visit www.ltpa.net.

July 13
Gardening seminar: The Nature and Spirit of Japanese Gardens

Zilker Botanical Garden, located at 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, will hold a free gardening seminar hosted by botanist Dr. Molly Ogorzaly at 10 a.m. The seminar, taking place in the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, will focus on various Western and Eastern gardening traditions. Zilker’s well-loved Taniguchi Garden is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year. The seminar is included in the park’s entrance fee of $2 per adult and $1 per child. 512-854-9600. www.zilkergarden.org

July 13
Vintage dinner at Stone House Vineyard

Spicewood’s Stone House Vineyard, located at 24350 Haynie Flat Road, Spicewood, is hosting a dinner and celebration featuring its new vintage wine selection. The winery, founded in 2002, is nestled within the Texas Hill Country overlooking Lake Travis. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $85 for members and $110 for nonmembers. 512-264-3630. www.stonehousevineyard.com



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The Lake Travis High School Cavalier Band performed at the district's homecoming parade Sept. 11. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Rollingwood Police Chief Jason Brady presents his report on officer retention to City Council on Feb. 19. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Brian May, president of Vista Bank's Austin branch, addressed Rollingwood City Council on Feb. 19. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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