Folk duos, farmers markets and summer reading: Things to do in Lake Travis-Westlake for May and June

Jennings & Keller comprise an award-winning, nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They play the Lake Travis Community Library May 17.n

Jennings & Keller comprise an award-winning, nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They play the Lake Travis Community Library May 17.n

Check out this guide for things to do in the Lake Travis - Westlake area throughout May and into June.

May 17

Folk duo performance

Lake Travis Community Library
Jennings & Keller is an award-winning, nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They offer up 21st-century Americana with influences in folk, jazz and roots music. They fuse many different musical elements into an eclectic style. 4 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885.

May 18

Camp Gladiator workout
Anyone age 14 and older can head down to the central plaza at the Hill Country Galleria every Saturday for a tough workout from the Dallas-based fitness company. 9 a.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

May 18

Summer KickOff
This event will familiarize children and their parents with the classes and camps being offered at the Lakeway Activity Center over the summer. A special exhibit from Tiny Tails to You will be set up in the ballroom. Around the perimeter of the room, tables full of instructors will offer hands-on introductions to their classes. Participating exhibitors include Camp Einstein, Tai Kwon Do, Young Rembrandts, Sportball, Mad Science, Round Rock Fencing Club, CookLearnGrow and others. No dogs, please. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

May 18

Mayeux & Broussard live
The Hill Country Galleria continues its Saturday Night Concert Series with Mayeux & Broussard, a band whose title musicians hail from Monroe, Louisiana, and Port Arthur, Texas. The group has played between 200 and 300 shows each year since forming in 2011. The concert series, which continues until June, is hosted by Austin City Limits Radio and features local favorites such as Guy Forsyth, Nakia and Fastball. 7 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

May 19

Lone Star Farmers Market
The farmers market meets every Sunday on the central plaza lawn of the Hill Country Galleria. Events and presentations during the market include more than 40 local vendors, live music and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

May 25

Women in Print Book Club
Led by volunteer Camille Hoff, this book club reads and discusses books focusing on women’s perspectives of the world. This month they will discuss “Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. 3 p.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045.

May 25

Summer reading at the library
Kids up to age 12 can come to the library for a day of free stories, crafts and activities. Summer reading programs set kids up for lifelong learning skills and help combat against lower academic achievement levels common after vacations. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Spicewood Community Library, 1011 Spur 191, Spicewood. 830-693-7892.

May 26

David Benoit and Marc Antoine
Benoit and Antoine have recorded their first complete project together—2017’s “So Nice!”—and are touring in support of that output. A founding father of contemporary jazz, Benoit is celebrating four decades as a recording artist and has collaborated with everyone from The Rippingtons and Faith Hill to David Sanborn and CeCe Winans. Parisian-born guitarist/composer Marc Antoine has worked alongside stars such as Sting, George Benson, Cher, Dave Koz, Basia and Celine Dion. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $25-$98. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522.

May 31

Calling All Artists
Consider donating some creations to the Friends of the Library’s Artisans’ Market, which helps fund library programs and the Madrone Canyon Trail. The application and more information are online at Applications are due by May 31. The Artisans’ Market will take place Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Laura’s Library. The artists must be present at the show. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045.

June 1

Lucas Johnson live

Angel’s Icehouse
Still in his early 20s, Johnson is already a seasoned songwriter out of Spicewood who has been playing for live audiences since the age of 12. Johnson and his band grace the Angel’s Icehouse stage  after several area shows, including a performance at the annual Lake Travis SpringFest in Bee Cave. 7 p.m. Free. Angel’s Icehouse. 21815 W. Hwy. 71, Spicewood. 512-264-3777.

June 1

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party
Join the Lake Travis Community Library for the start of its eight-week summer reading program. The kickoff party features an animal petting zoo courtesy of Tiny Tails to You, and children’s musician Joe McDermott will play a live show. The event also features refreshments, summer crafts and washable tattoos. 10:30 a.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885.

June 5

Silly Sparkles Magic Show
Silly Sparkles is coming to Laura’s Library to perform her magic show, which includes bubbles, puppets, face painting and balloon twisting. Silly Sparkles has been performing for children’s parties since she was 16 and has won numerous awards at the Texas Clown Convention. 10:30 a.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045.

June 8

Neuropathy support group meeting
People with neuropathy as well as their family members and caregivers can benefit from support groups. Anyone who is affected by neuropathy is welcome, including patients, caregivers, family and friends. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church Parlor Room, 7127 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-553-9130.

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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