Aug. 26 | Meet the new superintendent

The Westlake Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents to a community luncheon featuring a discussion with Eanes ISD’s new superintendent, Jeff Arnett. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40 (member), $45 (nonmember), $400 (reserved table of 8). Riverbend Centre, 4214 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. 512-327-3088.

Aug. 27-28 | Support local artists

Lakeway Activity Center The Lakeway Arts Committee is hosting its seventh annual Cool Arts Show and Studio Tour. The event will feature live music and fine visual arts created by more than 20 area artists. There will be live music by the Christian Wiggs Trio and food trucks on Saturday. On Sunday, artists will hold studio tours. 1-5 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

Sept. 3 | Enjoy a free cocktail

Located in the Hill Country Galleria, New Origin Shop will host a free cocktail hour with the shop’s favorite cocktail recipes featuring Morris Kitchen cocktail mixers. There will be alcoholic and virgin cocktails for guests, and cocktail mixers are available for purchase in store. 5-6 p.m. Free. 12921 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. D2-110, Bee Cave. 512-276-2066.

Sept. 7 | Picture this

Bee Cave Public Library will host a nature photography class featuring Kim Ortiz of Kim Ortiz Portrait Art. Ortiz will teach participants how to use their phone to take photos of flowers, plants, trees and other natural landscapes. 1-2 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620.

Sept. 9 | Enjoy some Texas tunes

The Southside Sheiks Band will play at Lake Travis Community Library. The Austin-based group plays old-timey jugband blues, ragtime and holler blues for individuals of all ages. 3 p.m. Free. 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885.

Sept. 10 | Learn about healthier living

Author Dr. V Thomas George will discuss his book, "Health in Flames: A Doctor’s Prescription for Living Beyond Diet and Exercise." George draws upon research and ideas from a variety of fields such as finance, psychology, economics and medicine to present solutions for healthier living. 10:30 a.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885.

Sept. 10 | Team up to compete

The Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department is holding a cornhole tournament. Teams of two will compete in a doubles play, double elimination competition. First-, second- and third-place teams will receive a prize and trophy. The event will follow the official rules of the American Cornhole Association. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Rough Hollow Welcome Center, 903 Highlands Blvd., Austin. 512-314-7530.

Sept. 17 | Donate blood

The Lakeway Community Blood Drive will be at the Lakeway Activity Center. Preregistering is preferred, and those with appointments will get priority, but this event also welcomes walk-ins. Residents can schedule an appointment by visiting and searching for Group Code A197 or emailing the coordinators at [email protected]. If appointments fill up, residents may use this email to ask to be included on a waitlist. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

Sept. 15-19 | Catch a few flicks

The Lake Travis Film Festival will showcase short films, documentary features, narrative features and more over four days in Bee Cave and Lakeway. Screenings are supplemented by master classes, table reads and parties. One-day wristbands start at $60, and a four-day badge is $225. Here is a sampling of a few of the events on the lineup.

  • Sept. 15

    • Screenwriter Master Class with Owen Egerton, (High 5), 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

    • Opening Night Party (The Gramercy), 10 p.m.-midnight

  • Sept. 16

    • Short script reading (The Gramercy), 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    • “Me to Play,” documentary feature and Q&A (La Quinta), 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m

  • Sept. 17

    • Youth Showcase (Bee Cave City Hall), 9:45-11:15 a.m.

    • “Delivering Hope,” film and Q&A (Bee Cave City Hall), 12:30-2:30 p.m.

  • Sept. 18

    • Brunch (Star Hill Ranch, Fitzhugh Chapel and Church), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    • “Fabletown,” narrative feature and Q&A (Star Hill Ranch, Church), 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 | Saddle up

Lake Travis Community Library will hold a screening for the documentary film “Cowboys,” which explores the role of modern working cowboys in some of America’s largest and most remote cattle ranches. Local director Bud Force will be available for a Q&A after the screening to answer questions about the film. 6 p.m. Free. 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885.