Ladies night out, craft camp and a farmers market: The Lake Travis-Westlake to-do list for July and August

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The following list represents a sampling of things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area for July and August.


July through August

TexARTS Professional Series presents the musical ‘Annie’


Based on the popular stories of “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray, this musical will run in Lakeway this summer. Performances will be held July 12-Aug. 4. “Annie” is a perfect family-friendly musical with book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All performances are at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. Show times are July 12, 13, 17-20, 24-27 and 31 and Aug. 1-4 at 7:30 p.m.; July 13, 14, 21 and 28 and Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Single tickets start at $43. TexARTS, 2300 Lohmans Spur, Ste. 160, Lakeway. 512-852-9079. www.tex-arts.org





July 11

Watch & Read: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’


For this movie and book club Laura’s Library alternates between watching a movie one week and exploring the book through fun activities the next. Attendees will be watching “How to Train Your Dragon” on July 11. Lemonade and popcorn will be served. 2 p.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westbanklibrary.comr





July 13

Camp Gladiator


Camp Gladiator is hosting anyone over age 14 for free workouts in the galleria’s Central Plaza every Saturday. Join Camp Gladiator to experience their boot camp-style community workouts. Participants 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.

www.hillcountrygalleria.com





July 14

Sisters in crime


Sisters in Crime is an international organization of women and men whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. The group meets every second Sunday of the month at the Laura Bush Library. Speakers include published mystery authors and technical experts who help writers craft better mysteries. This month’s speaker is Ron Franscell, noted journalist and author of several books on crime. For more information, check out the Sisters in Crime website at http://sinc-heartoftexas.com. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.  Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045.

www.westbanklibrary.com





July 14

Work by local artist Vicki Erickson on display


The Lake Travis Community Library will exhibit the artwork of local artist Vicki Erickson during the month of July and will include a reception July 14. With a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a master’s in curriculum/library, Erickson has experimented in nearly every medium, including painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture, basket weaving, rug hooking, batik, tie-dying and photography. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885.

www.laketravislibrary.org





July 20

Donate blood and catch a movie for the effort


The Lakeway Community Blood Drive is an opportunity to donate blood in fresh air conditioning, and all participants will get the chance to relax with a free movie pass from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. One ticket will be available per donor. Prospective donors with appointments are given priority during the donation process, but walk-ins are also welcome. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.weareblood.org






July 22-26

Repurposed craft camp for kids


This camp is geared toward creative, craft- and environment-loving kids. Campers learn the three “R’s”: recycle, repurpose, reuse. Kids may bring recyclable items, such as tin cans and old utensils, to be shared with the class. 1-4 p.m. each day. $150 (members), $165 (nonmembers). Lakeway Activity Center, 101 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov





July 23

Storyteller: A Fish Out of Water at Westbank


Enjoy a program of “stories for grown-ups” with award-winning English raconteur, actor, author and humorist Bernadette Nason. Nason will regale attendees with humorous stories from her world travels—from the disastrous preparation of a chicken in Tripoli to an even more disastrous visit to a beauty salon in Malta. 6 p.m. Free. Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westanklibrary.com






July 23

Ladies' night out


This summer event will continue monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month until Aug. 27. Guests will enjoy an evening of beauty, shopping, happy hours and more. The first stop is Lure by Y&F, where ladies can pick up a stroll map of all the exclusive offers available and a complimentary cocktail while supplies last. 5-9 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

www.hillcountrygalleria.com





July 25

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop has guest at Con’ Olio


This event at Con’ Olio features Kendall Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. Guests will start with an olive oil 101 flight of three Italian varietals followed by a guided tasting of The Seven Styles of Cheese, each paired with balsamic vinegars. Wine will be available for purchase. 6:30 p.m. $50. Con’ Olio, 3500 RM 620, Ste. F-400, Bee Cave. 512-342-2344. www.conolios.com






July 26

Ryan Ross Band live at Angel’s Icehouse


Central Texas rock act the Ryan Ross Band is performing several shows this summer, including a set at Angel’s Icehouse. The band produces a mix of soul, country and rock. 7 p.m. Free. Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 W. Hwy. 71, Spicewood.

512-264-3777. www.angelsicehouse.com





August 4

Lone Star Farmers Market at the Galleria


The Hill Country Galleria is home to the Lone Star Farmers Market, an event that hosts dozens of vendors and offers face painting and other children’s activities along with live music. More information can be found at www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

www.hillcountrygalleria.com





August 9-11

Back-to-school shopping


Shop at a tax-free weekend with back-to-school deals and a sidewalk sale. Enjoy the Galleria’s covered walkways, outdoor seating and splash pad, along will all of the shopping it has to offer. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com





August 10

Austin-West Neuropathy holds a Support Group


At this event attendees will discover tips from Annette Juba, a leading expert on dementia and caregiving issues. Juba has served in positions such as director of the Greater Austin Cares respite collaboration, assistant director of New Connections, staff social worker at Westminster Manor, co-chairwoman of the Aging Services Council and facilitator for numerous support groups. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church Parlor Room, 7127 Bee Caves Road, Austin.

512-553-9130.

www.neuropathyalliancetx.org


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