Veterans Day events and local markets: 5 things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend, Nov. 9-12


Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and many local groups are honoring service members over the weekend.


1. Lakeway Veterans Day ceremony to feature local astronaut’s daughter

Juliana Jenkins will be the guest speaker at this year’s Veterans Day ceremony in Lakeway. Jenkins is the second daughter of Alan Shepard Jr., who is a Lakeway resident, a two-time  astronaut, naval aviator and a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral. 10:30 a.m. Free. Lake Travis ISD Performing Arts Center, 3324 RM 620, Austin. 512-314-7509.

2. Veterans Day dedication at The Oasis

The Oasis Restaurant is having a special veterans’ wall dedication ceremony Friday. A plaque will be placed on the building’s wall during the ceremony. 3-6 p.m. Free. The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin.


3. Vendors sell products at Bee Creek Makers Market Saturday and Sunday

Over 30 vendors, food trucks and music are featured at the monthly Bee Creek Makers Market. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Bee Creek Makers Market, 914 Pace Bend Road, Spicewood. 512-626-9972.

4. Artisan Market to take place at Laura’s Library

About 35 Austin artist are featured in this juried arts and crafts show. The event will include a silent auction and food trucks will offer food and drinks for purchase. 4 p.m. Free admission. Laura Bush Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045.

5. Lakeway participates in worldwide aquathon day

Participants take part in 30-minute aquatic exercise classes with instructor Terri Mitchell at the Lakeway Swim Center. Registration in advance online is recommended to reserve a spot. Free. 30-minute sessions begin at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m. Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway. 512-261-3000.

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Nicholas Cicale
Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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