A book signing, holiday story telling and furry "ruffugees": your guide to things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

Nov. 16 Volksmarch 
Courtesy Darwin Moneyhon
Nov. 16 Volksmarch Courtesy Darwin Moneyhon

Nov. 16 Volksmarch Courtesy Darwin Moneyhon

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Nov. 15 The Quebe Sisters Courtesy Kristine Shelstad
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Lone Star Farmer's Market Courtesy Lone Star Farmer's Market
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Dec. 9 Lakeway Big Band Bash Courtesy Lakeway Activity Center


Lawyer in the library

The Spicewood Community Library hosts Lawyer in the Library on the second Wednesday of every month. The event will feature attorneys available for advice on a wide variety of noncriminal topics. Guests are required to make an appointment. 4-6 p.m. Free. Spicewood Community Library, 1011 Spur 191, Spicewood. 830-693-7892. www.spicewoodlibrary.org


The Quebe Sisters

Spicewood Arts will host The Quebe Sisters, who perform progressive western swing music. The musical trio consists of Grace, Sophia and Hulda. The group has performed at venues, including the Ryman Auditorium and the Kennedy Center. 7-10 p.m. $55. Spicewood Vineyards Event Center, 1419 CR 409, Spicewood. 512-264-2820. www.spicewoodarts.org



The Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department and Friends of the Parks of Lakeway will host a Volksmarch, which will begin at the Lakeway Swim Center. Noon-4:30 p.m. Free. Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd., Austin. 512-261-3691. www.lakewayfop.org


Lakeway community blood drive at activity center

The Lakeway Activity Center will host the Lakeway Community Blood drive, offering all donors a coupon for free macaroni and cheese from the Lake Travis Chick-fil-A. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors with appointments receive priority. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.



Ken Roberts book signing

Ken Roberts, Austin native and Author of “The Cedar Choppers,” will visit the Lake Travis Community Library for a book presentation and signing event. 6 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885. www.laketravislibrary.org


Business Off the Clock

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host Business Off the Clock at The Oaks at Lakeway. The event will feature a presentation from Legacy Oaks of Lakeway, an assisted-living and memory care center. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. The Oaks at Lakeway, 1900 S. RR 620, Lakeway.

512-263-5833. www.laketravischamber.com•


Women in Print Book Club

The Women In Print Book Club, led by volunteer Camille Hoff, focuses on literature written from a woman’s perspective. The club’s reading list includes genres ranging from literary fiction, nonfiction and classic titles. The selected book for November is “Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit” by Jeanette Winterson. 3-4 p.m. Free. Laura Bush Community Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-381-1400.



Central Texas Ruffugees

Austin-based pet store Tomlinson’s Feed will host Central Texas Ruffugees, a kid-friendly event featuring adoptable dogs from rural shelters across Texas. Guests are welcome to stop by the Westbank Market location to meet dogs in search of a forever home. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Tomlinson’s Feed, 3300 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 490, Westlake. 512-306-1121. www.tomlinsons.com


Family Flicks at library

Join the Lake Travis Community Library for Family Flicks, featuring a presentation of Disney’s “The Lion King.” Guests are invited to enjoy popcorn and coloring activities. 4 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885.



Hill Country Turkey Trot

Join the Lake Travis ISD Education Foundation for the 2019 Hill Country Turkey Trot hosted by The Hills Country Club, which will begin Thanksgiving morning with a 5K run or walk followed by an awards presentation. The event will take place rain or shine, and dogs on a leash are welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. $25. The Hills Country Club, 26 Club Estates Parkway, Austin. 512-261-7200. www.clubcorp.com/clubs/the-hills-of-lakeway



Farmers Market

Bee Cave’s Hill Country Galleria will host the Lone Star Farmers Market that will feature local vendors, produce, live music and face painting. 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. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com


Holiday stories with Bernadette Nason

The Bee Cave Public Library will host actress and author, Bernadette Nason in its recurring “What’s for Dessert?” speaker series. Nason will share her dysfunctional Christmas experiences and stories from holidays in England, Africa, Arabia and America, and her struggles to restore a positive attitude to the season. Guests can enjoy a light dessert served by the library. 1-2 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 400 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620. www.beecavetexas.gov


Knitting Club

Guests are invited to join knitters for an evening at the Bee Cave Public Library, according to the library’s website. 7-8 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620. www.beecavetexas.gov


Lone Star School of Music Recital at one chapel

The Lone Star School of Music will feature hundreds of students and teachers at the 2019 holiday recital. The annual event will include a photo booth, teacher awards and live music. The music school will also be celebrating its 13th anniversary in Austin with weekly specials throughout the month of November. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. One Chapel, 5508 W. Hwy. 290, Austin. 512-808-9371. www.lonestarschoolofmusic.com


Lakeway Big Band Bash

The 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band plays, and those attending may either dance or just enjoy the set. Admission is free, but donations to the band are welcomed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own refreshments. 8-10 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov


Dec. 10

Toddler story time


Dec. 13 Butterflies healthy living group




Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty in May addressed constituents in Bee Cave regarding the $23 million Bee Creek Sports Complex. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Long time Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty will not seek re-election following end of current term

Daugherty has served western Travis County for the last 14 years, with terms from 2002-2008 and 2013 to the present.

The city of Austin authorized the purchase of a Rodeway Inn at 2711 S. I-35 on Nov. 14. The city plans to convert the property into a homeless shelter. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
City staff must be more transparent as city moves toward motel shelter strategy, Austin City Council says

Austin City Council is preparing to purchase another motel for conversion into a homeless shelter, but urged staff to be more transparent as motels are chosen.

Austin Gastroenterology will see the addition of a HyGleaCare, endoscopy and infusion center. (Courtesy Austin Gastroenterology)
Austin Gastroenterology announces the addition of a new center

Austin Gastroenterology announced a project to open a third HyGleaCare Center in spring 2020

Travis County commissioners received their sixth update on the 2017-22 bond program at a Dec. 3 meeting. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County 2017-22 bond program remains on track thanks to innovations

Fifty-six of the 60 projects included in the five-year bond program Travis County voters approved in 2017 are in active development, according to a Dec. 3 presentation made to the Commissioners Court.

On Dec. 3, Westbank Dental celebrated its reopening under new ownership.
Westbank Dental reopens under new ownership

Westlake dentist office Westbank Dental welcomes new owners Dec. 3

Courtesy Frog & the Bull
Iberian restaurant Frog & the Bull now open in Four Points area

The restaurant features Iberian cuisine, which owner David Fernandez labeled “the most diversified cuisine on the face of the planet."

Founder Johnny Duda has over a decade of experience as a teacher and mentor to middle and high school students, according to the Vault Prep website. (Courtesy Nate Stewart)
Vault Prep brings college readiness services to Westlake area

California-based company Vault Prep opened its first Austin location in the Westlake area.

(Courtesy Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority)
$15 million enhancement project on MoPac South could improve travel times

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has updated information on a project to add auxiliary and merge lanes between Barton Skyway and Loop 360 that proposes to relieve congestion on the southbound side of MoPac.

The Leander ISD draft 2020-21 school calendar (pictured) is also available online at www.leanderisd.org. Trustees are scheduled to discuss, and possible vote on, the calendar at the Dec. 12 meeting. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Leander ISD to discuss proposed 2020-21 school calendar

Leander ISD has published its draft calendar for the 2020-21 school year

The city of Austin authorized the purchase of a Rodeway Inn at 2711 S. I-35 on Nov. 14. The city plans to convert the property into a homeless shelter. 
Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper
New 'respectful neighbor policy' aims to address concerns around new homeless shelters in Austin

The city has regularly received harsh objection from neighbors regarding plans for new homeless shelters.

(Courtesy Jersey Mike's Subs)
Jersey Mike's to open in Westlake area

Jersey Mike's Subs is planning to open its first Westlake-area location Dec. 4 at 3300 Bee Caves Road, Westlake.

Jeff Williams stands outside his future shop location. (Courtesy Jeff Williams)
Motorcycle shop moving from Lake Travis to Cedar Park

Sinners Cycle Shop, currently at 4601 Hudson Bend Road, Ste. 100, Austin, plans to move to 1300 W. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. F (formerly Hutch’s Auto Body Shop), Cedar Park

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