Things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in September, early October


The ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of September and October.

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Sept. 13

Discover great wines
at a free wine walk

Hill Country Galleria is hosting its monthly Wine Walk. The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag filled with Hill Country Galleria offers. This event is open to the public and guests are welcome to bring friends, family, groups or a date. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. T-100, Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

Sept. 14

Relive history at the Heritage Trail Tour

Lakeway Heritage Commission members will guide bus tours that last about one hour and 15 minutes. 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Free. Reservations are required. Lakeway Heritage Center, 963 Lohmans Crossing. 512-608-9533. Email

Sept. 15

See live music, taste local beers and ride some bikes

Hill Country Galleria is hosting its inaugural Bikes, Blues and Brews event. Guests will enjoy live blues performances, beer tastings from local breweries and learn about bicycle safety. 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria Central Plaza, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.

Sept. 18

Learn how to help
asylum seekers

Immigration attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch and a guest from Grassroots Leadership will speak at a Westlake event designed to inform citizens about ongoing issues for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. Westlake United Methodist Church, 1460 Redbud Trail, Austin. 512-263-5185.

Sept. 21

Listen to classical music on a Sunday afternoon

Experience classical music performed by The Balcones Community Orchestra. Courtesy of the City of Lakeway Arts Committee’s Sunday Afternoon Concerts series, this all volunteer orchestra will perform works by Handel, Mozart and Haydn. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

Sept. 27-29

Attend the Texas
Tribune Festival

The Texas Tribune hosts the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival. Included are more than 60 sessions and 300 speakers, including John Kerry and Will Hurd. Times and locations vary. $50-$2,500. Password: events

Sept. 29

See your design come alive at a book folding workshop

Rachael Landers, owner of Dream From Your Heart, is hosting a BYOB book folding event at Art Barn ATX. Participants need to sign up 3-5 days in advance for one of Landers’ designs and 6-10 days in advance for any custom designs. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Designs range from $40-$90. 14284 FM2769, Leander. 512-563-2675.

Sept. 30

Run to support families
of children with rare
medical conditions

Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children is hosting its annual Run To Uplift. CC4C helps families who have children with rare and undiagnosed medical conditions. Whole Foods Market, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Register at:

Oct. 5

Shop to support
charitable causes

The Women’s Ministry Serve Committee of The Lakeway Church is hosting a Market for Missions. Vendors will offer a wide assortment of items for sale. Proceeds will benefit Haiti Health Ministries and Stephen’s House Ukraine. 9 a.m.-1p.m. Free. Lakeway Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd, Lakeway.

Oct. 6

See live music
at a floating bar

Local singer/songwriter Jennifer B and The Groove play a variety of music, including blues, roots-rock and Americana, as well as original tunes. The show is at the Gnarly Gar, the floating bar on
Lake Travis. 8 p.m. Free.
18200 Lakepoint Cove, Point Venture.

Oct 7

Fun Run will benefit young adults with disabilities

Adults Independent and Motivated is holding its second annual Tutus & Ties Fun Run at Lakeway City Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. and race starts at 9:30 a.m. Fees range from $20-$25 for adults and
$15-$20 for children 12 and under.
502 Hurst Creek Rd, Lakeway.

Library events

Bee Cave Public Library

4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave


Sept. 22: Special Storytime, “Into the Woods”, 10:30 a.m. Free.

Oct. 3: ”What’s For Lunch?—UFOs: The 2013 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico incident. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 donations welcome.

Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway


Sept. 10: Medicare 101, 10:30 a.m. Free.

Sept. 15: Bow Wow Reading,
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Laura Bush Library

9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin.

Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8: Free Play (every Monday play date), 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Sept. 18: Testing In, Opting Out,
6 p.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Sept. 25: Senior Living Truth Series: The Truth About Building, Buying, or Remodeling Your “Last” Home, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Free.

Sept. 25: Teen Arcade, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Spicewood Community Library

1011 Spur 191, Spicewood


Sept. 12, Oct. 12: Book Club.
9:30 a.m. Free.

Sept. 12, Oct. 12: Lawyer in the Library, 4-6 p.m. Free.

Westbank Community Library

1309 Westbank Drive, Austin


Sept. 12: Twice Exceptional, Many Times Failed, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Sept. 22: Sheng Zhen: Seated Qi Gong, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free

Sept. 25: Music & Movement,
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free.

Sept 27: Westlake High School Presents: Everyday Mindfulness for a Peaceful, Stressless Presence.
12 p.m.-1 p.m. Free.

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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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