Car shows, Indian art and photography: Things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area for January and February

Jan 18 Colorful Indian art workshop (Courtesy Lake Travis Community Library)
Jan 18 Colorful Indian art workshop (Courtesy Lake Travis Community Library)

Jan 18 Colorful Indian art workshop (Courtesy Lake Travis Community Library)

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Jan 25 Classic Car Show (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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April 1 SpringFest (Community Impact Staff/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Feb 8 Bee-Tweens Chocolate Wars (Courtesy Bee Cave Public Library
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Jan 25 Teen Take10 CPR & bleeding control class


Neel Cole performs live

Angel’s Ice House will host a solo performance by Neel Cole, from the Austin-based group Neel Cole & Southern St. The band combines to worlds of rock, grunge, blues and country music, according to its website. 6-9 p.m. Free. Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 512-264-3777.



Photography retrospective

The Hill Country Galleria's Bee Cave Arts Foundation will host an evening event to celebrate photography at the opening of its photographic retrospective exhibit. Free. 7-10 p.m. Bee Cave Arts Foundation, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-522-9467.



Blood drive put on by We Are Blood

The next Lakeway community blood drive will be put on by We Are Blood as part of National Blood Donor Month throughout January. Information from We Are Blood states winter weather can make maintaining blood supplies more of a challenge. Prospective donors with appointments are given priority, but walk-ins are welcome and needed. To schedule an appointment or to get more information, contact the event coordinators at 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.



Colorful Indian art workshop

Join art instructor Sowmita for this fun and easy workshop to learn how to make mandala art inspired wooden coasters for kids age 10 and up. Participants will create unique artwork and take home their creations. Free. 2 p.m. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway. 512-263-2885.



Lone Star Farmers Market

The Hill Country Galleria will host the Lone Star Farmers Market, featuring dozens of vendors, live music, produce, face painting and other activities for kids. The market will be open rain or shine. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-924-7503.



Viewpoints Speaker Series

The city of Lakeway is hosting speaker Bill Hawkins, who will deliver a lecture on the history of Lakeway as part of the Viewpoints Speaker Series. The series aims to enrich the perspectives of area residents by delivering thought-provoking and informational programs in the areas of science, technology, history, business, current events and the arts in an entertaining and socially engaging atmosphere. Viewpoints features catered dinners from various Lakeway restaurants. 5:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $135 (nonmembers) and $115 (members). Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.



Nurse in the library

Every Thursday the Spicewood Library hosts its Nurse in the Library event. Attendees do not need to have an appointment and will have access to blood pressure and sugar screenings, as well as other health-related resources and information. Free. 2-4 p.m. Spicewood Community Library, 1011 Spur 191, Spicewood. 830-693-7892.



Classic Car Show

Lakeway’s Sandeez Hamburger Hut will host its weekly classic car show event featuring vintage cars from the Lakeway Classic Car Club, burgers and great company, according to the company’s website. The event is family and kid friendly. Free. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sandeez Hamburger Hut, 113 N. RR 620, Lakeway. 512-266-1524.



Bee’s Birthday Party

Celebrate the birthday of the Bee Cave Public Library’s storytime mascot, the Bee Cave Be. The event includes special guests from the Bee Cave Police Department and Lake Travis Fire Rescue. Attendees shoud dress for the weather, as part of the all-ages event involves time outside meeting the first responders and climbing in their vehicles. Free. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620.



Teen Take10 CPR & bleeding control class

The Bee Cave Teen Advisory Board is partnering with Lake Travis Fire Rescue to provide a lifesaving skills event open to all area teens. Topics include Take10 CPR and Bleeding Control. Open for teens in seventh to 12th grades. Free. 2 p.m. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620.



Brown Bag Lunchtime Concert Serie

The city of Lakeway has resumed its popular Brown Bag Concert Series that takes place every Thursday until Feb. 27. Guests will take in a live music performance at the Lakeway Activity Center Ballroom. No food or drinks are served so attendees should bring a lunch. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.



Class on Valentine card making

Adults are invited to head to the Bee Cave Public Library for a class on Valentine-making with paper artisan Angela Slutz of ATXPaperHouse. After learning basic crafting techniques, participants will have a chance to create their own personalized card from a paper kit and stamps. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Bee Cave Public Library, and a light dessert will be served. No reservations are necessary. 1-2 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620.



Bee-Tweens Chocolate Wars

The Bee Cave Public Library is calling all tweens in fourth to sixth grades to head out to the library for an event that examines chocolate on several levels. Kids are invited to see if they have the skills and knowledge it takes to win the chocolate wars. Free. 2 p.m. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620.



BJ Thomas plays live

Five-time Grammy award-winning singer BJ Thomas is scheduled to perform live in Austin at One World Theatre. Thomas is known for his 1960s and 1970s recordings that appeared on the pop, country and Christian music charts, according to Thomas’ website. $75-$148. 7 p.m. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-330-9500.



StoryWalk in Lakeway

Children can enjoy a Valentine's Day story while taking a short stroll around the trail behind Lakeway City Hall. Pages of a popular children's book, “I Wish You More,” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, will be posted along the walkway so that young readers can experience the importance of reading, spending time with friends and connecting with nature in a fun way. All day. Parking is available at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.
By Brian Rash

Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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