9 fall events to check out in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this October

Chat with police officers and firefighters during the Lake Travis Public Safety Day Oct. 30. Learn about the tools they use to keep you and your loved ones safe. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Elementary School, 15303 Kollmeyer Drive, Lakeway. (Courtesy city of Lakeway)
Chat with police officers and firefighters during the Lake Travis Public Safety Day Oct. 30. Learn about the tools they use to keep you and your loved ones safe. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Elementary School, 15303 Kollmeyer Drive, Lakeway. (Courtesy city of Lakeway)

Chat with police officers and firefighters during the Lake Travis Public Safety Day Oct. 30. Learn about the tools they use to keep you and your loved ones safe. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Elementary School, 15303 Kollmeyer Drive, Lakeway. (Courtesy city of Lakeway)

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The Austin Symphony Orchestra will present “Otherworldly,” a program of musical performances that pairs live music with visuals of space provided by NASA. Featured performers include Christopher Atzinger. 8 p.m. $62-$100. Long Center’s Dell Hall, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. 512-474-5664. www.thelongcenter.org (Courtesy Ali Hohn Photography)
October 7-12 | Put on your cowboy boots and catch a musical

TexArts will present “Honky Tonk Laundry” at the James Morris Theatre. The performance features songs made famous by Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire and others. Face masks are required while in the theater. Seat prices and show times vary. $43-$53.

2300 Lohmans Spur, Ste. 160, Lakeway. 512-634-8589. www.tex-arts.org

October 11 | Swing to a 17-piece Band

Lakeway’s Big Band bash will continue in October. The community can enjoy big band music from the 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band, featuring David Cummings and Lisa Clark on vocals. Guests should bring their own beverages and snacks. Moving forward, the live music event hosted by the Lakeway Arts Committee will take place on the second Monday of every month. 7-9 pm. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx-gov/1800/big-band-bash


October 13, 20 & 27 | Find out if arts school is in your child’s future

The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts will hold an open house for its accredited college prep school for grades 6-12. The school offers study in theater, songwriting, cinema and visual arts alongside traditional academic courses. 2-4 p.m. 1110 Guadalupe St., Austin. 512-522-7782. www.theaustinschool.org/contact

October 16 | Find that hidden bargain

Collectors and bargain hunters will be in attendance at the Indoor City Wide Garage Sale. Children’s clothing, furniture and toys will be sold. 8 a.m.-noon. Free (with canned food donation). Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010

October 21 | Taste what is cooking in the neighborhood

The West Austin Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber luncheon with food provided by select member restaurants. The event offers a chance to network with local business owners and residents. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25. Hyatt Place Four Points, 7300 RM 620, Austin. 512-981-9301. www.westaustinchamber.org

October 21-28 | Catch some flicks at a film festival

The Austin Film Festival features eight straight nights of special film screenings. The festival also includes a 4-day writers conference and industry panels. Tickets for individual screenings will be available in October. Screen times vary. Prices for badges vary $70-$650. 512-478-4795. www.austinfilmfestival.com

October 23 | Get spooked by a classic vampire film and music program

The Lake Travis High School Chamber Orchestra will present the classic 1922 silent film “Nosferetatu” accompanied by a live orchestral score. A vampire contest will be offered with prizes for the winning costumes. 7-9 p.m. $5. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. https://www.lthsorchestra.org

October 30 | Meet area first responders

Chat with police officers and firefighters during the Lake Travis Public Safety Day. Learn about the tools they use to keep you and your loved ones safe. Public Safety Day was founded in 2009 to help educate Central Texans on the mission and service of first responders. Music, food and beverages will be offered from local businesses. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Lake Travis Elementary School, 15303 Kollmeyer Drive, Lakeway. https://lakewaycpaaa.org/psd-2021
By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.



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