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




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