Wine walk, live shows and puppy kisses: Your Lake Travis-Westlake to-do list for February and early March

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in the months of February and March

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Feb. 15

See a Broadway musical performed in Lakeway
The TexARTS Professional Series presents the Broadway hit musical “Xanadu,” based on the 1980 Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly cult classic film. 7:30 p.m. $43. Kam & James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohmans Spur, Lakeway. 512-853-9079.

Feb. 16

Get free puppy kisses
Puppy kisses and more are available at Tomlinson’s Feed’s Barks & Kisses event. In attendance will be adoptable puppies from Happy Hooves Healing Hearts Animal Sanctuary & Thundering Paws. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Tomlinson’s Feed, 2303 RM 620, Ste. 180, Lakeway. 512-344-9111.


Feb. 16

See an exhibit on a historical leader at the Texas Capitol
The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation will display an interactive exhibit of Barbara Jordan’s life at the Texas Capitol. The audio and visual tribute is designed to highlight the significant impact Jordan made on civil rights legislation, social justice, female empowerment and education. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Texas Capitol Rotunda, E2 North Central Gallery, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin.

Feb. 16

Attend a free health fair
This health fair and blood drive features more than 25 vendors, hearing evaluations, healthy food demonstrations and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (blood drive),
10 a.m.-1 p.m. (health fair). Free. Emmaus Parish Life Center, 1718 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway. 512-261-8500.

Feb. 16, 23
March 2, 9

Get a little taste of a boot camp workout
Camp Gladiator is hosting anyone over age 14 for free workouts in the Galleria’s Central Plaza every Saturday. Join Camp Gladiator to experience its boot camp-style community workouts. Attendees are recommended to bring water, a towel and a mat. 9 a.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

Feb. 19

Test yourself at trivia night
This weekly event is hosted by Alden Schaub every Tuesday at The Ginger Man. Top winners get prizes. Play solo; create your own team, or join a team. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. The Ginger Man in the Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-893-6102.

Feb. 21

Take in a noon concert
The Brown Bag concert series presents pianist Red Young. Young’s musical career includes recordings with Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker and Nelson Riddle as well as concert tours around the world. The Red Young Quartet will feature Young’s wife, vocalist Silvie Rider. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway.

March 2

Celebrate Dr. Suess
The Hill Country Galleria and Bee Cave Public Library host a celebration of Dr. Suess’ birthday called “Suess on the Loose.” There will be games, crafts and fun at 2 p.m. and a concert with Joe McDermott starting at 3 p.m. 2-4 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

March 2

Go to a giant garage sale
This community event will feature  everything from children’s clothing, furniture and toys to housewares, collectibles, tools and more. 8 a.m.-noon. Free to attend, $25 (10-foot-by-10-foot space fee for activity center members), $35 (nonmembers). Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway.

March 9

Support local artists
The Lakeway Arts Committee is hosting its annual Cool Arts Party. The event will feature fine visual arts created by Lakeway-area artists. Art available includes paintings, jewelry and pottery. 2-6 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center,
105 Cross Creek, Lakeway.

March 14

Attend Hill Country Galleria’s second wine walk of 2019
Guests can shop the eclectic mix of retailers in the Galleria while sampling wines from all over the world. Attendees can pick up a map at Twin Liquors that is both a guide to the walk and a ticket for each wine walk stop. The last stop will be a restaurant so wine-walkers can end the night with dinner. 5-9 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

Library events

Bee Cave Public Library

4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave


Feb. 14: Book Club, 7-8 p.m. Free

Feb. 20: Chess Club, 5 p.m. Free

Feb. 21: Preschool Pals Storytime, 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. Free

Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin


Feb. 15: Lego Club, 4 p.m. Free

Feb. 21: Great Decisions, 7 p.m. Free

March 5: Toddler story time, 10:30 a.m. Free

Laura Bush Library

9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin


Feb. 20: Prime of Life Yoga, 6 p.m.

Feb. 25: Qi Gong, 10-11 a.m. Free

March 1: First Friday Genealogy,
10 a.m.-noon. Free

March 6: “Outside of the Box” Children, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free

Spicewood Community Library

1011 Spur 191, Spicewood


Feb. 19, 26: Children’s story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free

March 5, 12: Children’s story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free

March 13: Book Club, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free

March 13: Lawyer in the Library, 4-6 p.m. Free

Westbank Community LIbrary

1309 Westbank Drive, Austin


Feb. 17: Tech Help, noon-2 p.m. Free

Feb. 21: ¡Hola, Hola! Spanish Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Free

Feb. 23: Seated Qi Gong, 11 a.m. Free

Feb. 26: BookTalk, 1 p.m. Free

March 1: Knit Wits, noon-3 p.m. Free



The Hyatt Place hotel in the Four Points area should be complete by April, according to the owner. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hyatt in Four Points area slightly delayed, expected to begin booking rooms by May

On Dec. 6, Karedia said that due to some normal delays in construction, the timeline has been stretched slightly.

Byron Smith, left, and Tim Manson are planning to break ground on their new storage business called XSpace in late January. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Australian businessmen betting on success of innovative storage model in western Travis County

A primary difference between their model and more traditional storage models, they say, is the fact that their units are for sale and not for rent. But there are other differences.

Local boutique Royal Monkey will relocate to a new location April 9. (Kara Nuzback/Community Impact Newspaper)
Royal Monkey set to relocate inside Tex-Mex restaurant Tio Loco

Boutique, Royal Monkey is set to open in a new location April 9.

The Microtel Inn and Suites is located in Southeast Austin, only a 4.5-mile drive from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (COURTESY GOOGLE MAPS)
City Council eyes $6.8 million purchase of 71-room hotel in Southeast Austin for second homeless shelter conversion

The Microtel Inn and Suites is a 4.5 mile drive from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Following allegations that an assistant chief used racist and homophobic language, the Austin Police Department may have to suspend future cadet classes. Austin City Council supported an investigation into the department at a Dec. 5 meeting. (Courtesy Austin Police Department)
Austin City Council supports expansive investigation into police department culture and training, likely suspends one future cadet class

The move follows allegations that a former high-ranking officers regularly used racial slurs throughout his career with no recourse from department leaders.

Residents in District 10 look over proposed zoning map during a meeting in October. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
City Council will hear thoughts from residents on comprehensive revision to land use rules at weekend hearing

City Council will take its first of three votes on the land development code revision Dec. 9.

Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty in May addressed constituents in Bee Cave regarding the $23 million Bee Creek Sports Complex. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Longtime Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty will not seek re-election following end of current term

Daugherty has served western Travis County for the last 14 years, with terms from 2002-2008 and 2013 to the present.

The city of Austin authorized the purchase of a Rodeway Inn at 2711 S. I-35 on Nov. 14. The city plans to convert the property into a homeless shelter. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
City staff must be more transparent as city moves toward motel shelter strategy, Austin City Council says

Austin City Council is preparing to purchase another motel for conversion into a homeless shelter, but urged staff to be more transparent as motels are chosen.

Austin Gastroenterology will see the addition of a HyGleaCare, endoscopy and infusion center. (Courtesy Austin Gastroenterology)
Austin Gastroenterology announces the addition of a new center

Austin Gastroenterology announced a project to open a third HyGleaCare Center in spring 2020

Travis County commissioners received their sixth update on the 2017-22 bond program at a Dec. 3 meeting. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County 2017-22 bond program remains on track thanks to innovations

Fifty-six of the 60 projects included in the five-year bond program Travis County voters approved in 2017 are in active development, according to a Dec. 3 presentation made to the Commissioners Court.

On Dec. 3, Westbank Dental celebrated its reopening under new ownership.
Westbank Dental reopens under new ownership

Westlake dentist office Westbank Dental welcomes new owners Dec. 3

Courtesy Frog & the Bull
Iberian restaurant Frog & the Bull now open in Four Points area

The restaurant features Iberian cuisine, which owner David Fernandez labeled “the most diversified cuisine on the face of the planet."

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