A charity concert, golf tournament and blood drive: Events taking place in the Lake Travis-Westlake area during September and October

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host Birdies by the Lake on Oct. 9. The golf tournament will take place at the Hills Country Club Flintrock Falls golf course.

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host Birdies by the Lake on Oct. 9. The golf tournament will take place at the Hills Country Club Flintrock Falls golf course.

The following list of events will take place throughout the Lake Travis-Westlake area during September and October.


Sept. 11

9/11 memorial stair climb


The 2019 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place at the Hill Country Galleria. The event will be held at the Hill Country Galleria’s Parking Garage A (garage nearest Dillard’s). The public is welcome to attend the event to support the Bee Cave Police, Lakeway Police and Lake Travis Fire Rescue as they climb the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. 7:46 a.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria,12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com





Sept. 14 through 15, 21 and 22

Public Safety Day


For the ninth year of Lake Travis Public Safety Day, agencies from across Central Texas will bring their helicopters, police cars, motorcycles, ambulances, fire trucks, rescue boats, ATVs, K-9s, horses, wildland fire mitigation equipment, incident command centers, SWAT apparatus, casualty tents and buses and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Elementary School, 15303 Kollmeyer Drive, Lakeway. 512-387-7436. www.ltfr.org






Sept. 18

Chamber Luncheon


Lake Travis ISD Superintendent Brad Lancaster will deliver a State of the District address from the Flintrock Falls Clubhouse. Lancaster is chairperson of the Fast Growth Schools Coalition. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40 (members), $45 (nonmembers). Flintrock Falls Clubhouse, 401 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Austin. 512-263-5833. www.laketravischamber.com






Sept. 19

Taste the Chamber


Attendees will enjoy fare from member restaurants and network with community members.Guests should also bring business cards. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25. Austin Baptist Church, 7016 Ribelin Ranch Drive, Austin. 512-551-0390. linda@westaustinchamber.org. https://bit.ly/2GCxeS4





Sept. 20

The Eggmen at LTISD Performing Arts Center


Beatles tribute band The Eggmen will perform live as part of an event hosted by Lake Travis High School’s orchestra director, Anna Macias, who has served as the director of orchestras at Lake Travis High School and Lake Travis Middle School since 1996. As part of the event, The Eggmen will be conducting a clinic with the students of Lake Travis High School, Lake Travis Middle School and Hudson Bend Middle School to further refine the skills of the students and to expose them to professional musicians. 7 p.m. $10. Lake Travis ISD Performing Arts Center, 3324 S. RM 620, Lakeway.

512-533-6161. www.ltisdschools.org





Sept. 21

Lakeway Community Blood Drive


Blood collected at this drive is dedicated for use in the 10-county area surrounding Travis County. Prospective donors with appointments are given priority during the donation process. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors who are unable to schedule an appointment at their desired time may email the coordinators at lakewaycommunityblooddrive@gmail.com to be added to a standby list. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov





Sept. 22

Balcones Community Orchestra concert


The Balcones Community Orchestra will perform at the Lakeway Activity Center as part of the Sunday Afternoon Concerts series. The BCO is a symphony of 36 musicians and is directed by Robert Radmer. Radmer has served on the music faculties of Texas State University and the College of Saint Scholastica, Eastern New Mexico University. He is also the orchestra director at St. Edwards University. 4-5 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov





Sept. 27

Alzheimer’s Lunch N’ Learn


In an effort to increase Alzheimer’s awareness, provide community education to caregivers and support those affected by the disease, Alzheimer’s Texas will host an educational Lunch N’ Learn. Shannon Johnson-Quaife, Ph.D., will explain methods for gaining support, adapting to your role as your loved one’s illness progresses, managing common caregiving challenges and practicing self-care. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Querencia at Barton Creek, 2500 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin. 512-241-0420. www.txalz.org





Sept. 28

Saturday Night Concert Series


The Hill Country Galleria announces the return of its Saturday Night Concert Series. Kicking off Sept. 14 with The Peterson Brothers, this music series will be hosted by Austin City Limits Radio and features local favorites such as Charlie Mars, Bob Schneider, Fastball and Guy Forsyth. The concerts take place in the Central Plaza and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Dogs are welcome. 7-9 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria,12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com





Oct. 4

Taste of Fredericksburg


Enjoy tastings from five Fredericksburg wineries with food pairings specially prepared by a chef to the sounds of live chamber music. Attendees can also visit with a sommelier to learn more about each wine and discover a new favorite. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Belmont Village West Lake Hills, 4310 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills. RSVP at 512-348-3318. www.belmontvillage.com/westlakehills





Oct. 6

Benefit concert at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery


The Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery is holding a charity concert to benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, Step Onward and Superhero Kids. The Peterson Brothers and The Texas K.G.B. will perform. 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, 101 CR 409, Spicewood. 512-970-3203. www.ironwolfranch.com





Oct. 9

Birdies by the Lake


The Birdies by the Lake golf tournament includes lunch, cart fees, a drink ticket and dinner. 10:45 a.m.-8 p.m. $30 (dinner only) $160 (individual), $600 (team). Hills Country Club Flintrock Falls golf course, 401 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Austin. 512-263-5833. www.laketravischamber.com


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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