Student spelling phenoms, a classical guitar master and more: your March and April to-do list for Lake Travis-Westlake

This is your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of March and April.

Find more or submit Lake Travis/Westlake events at communityimpact.com/ltw-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.



March 14

Check out the best student spellers in the Austin area
Austin’s best spellers compete for the title of Austin’s Best Speller and the chance to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. 6 p.m. $12. The Church at Canyon Creek, 9001 RM 620, Austin. 512-551-0390. www.westaustinchamber.org





March 21

Attend a community talk on foreign policy issues
Great Decisions is a program intended to broaden involvement in foreign affairs. Participants discuss topics led by an informed moderator. 7 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway. 512-263-2885. www.laketravislibrary.org





March 24

Visit the farmers market at the Hill Country Galleria
More than 40 vendors provide locally grown fruits and vegetables, organic products and handmade crafts, live music and face painting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com






March 27

Don’t forget to register your young students for school
Lake Travis ISD will hold registration for prekindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2019-20 school year during its annual “round-up” event. 3:30-6:30 p.m. See website for applicable campus and other relevant information. 512-533-6023.

www.ltisdschools.org/roundup





March 27

Educate yourself on the many benefits of yoga
Prime of Life Yoga focuses on the teachings of yoga and benefits men and women age 40 or older. The group focuses on creating a noncompetitive environment for making a body-to-mind connection. 6 p.m. Free. Laura Bush Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045.

www.westbanklibrary.com





March 29

Get involved in a run club
Living & Collective, a group of health and nutrition coaches, is hosting a run club in partnership with Lululemon on select Friday mornings through April. Participants should bring water and wear running shoes. 9:30 a.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

www.hillcountrygalleria.com





March 31

Take in a free concert from a classical guitar master
Tony Morris, executive director of Classical Guitar Alive, will present a variety of classical guitar selections during this hour-long performance. 4-5 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov






April 1

Attend a summer camp fair and H-E-B cookout
The third annual West Austin Chamber of Commerce Summer Camp Fair, Community Cookout & Talent Showcase features the chance to learn about 80 area summer programs. 4-7:30 p.m. Free. Austin Baptist Church, 7016 Ribelin Ranch Road, Austin. 512-551-0390. www.westaustinchamber.org





April 4

Learn more about tech that is available to kids
Program presenter Carl Hooker, director of innovation and digital learning at Eanes ISD, will give a talk on trends and strategies regarding the latest technologies available to children. 6 p.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westbanklibrary.com






April 5

See live music from Mike and the Moonpies at a vineyard
Mike and the Moonpies was formed by singer-songwriter Mike Harmeier in 2007 and just released the latest of five albums, “Steak Night at the Prairie Rose.” 7 p.m. $35. Spicewood Vineyards Event Center, 1419 CR 409, Spicewood. 830-693-5328. www.spicewoodarts.org






April 6

Check out a university and see an NCAA baseball game
This Concordia University Texas event for prospective undergraduate and graduate students features food trucks, the opportunity to attend an NCAA baseball game and other outdoor activities. Prospective students can apply at the event and get a same-day admission decision. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Concordia University Texas, 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin. 512-313-3000. www.concordia.edu


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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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