A cave festival, fundraiser and a farmers market: 6 things to do this weekend in the Lake Travis-Westlake area, Feb. 8-11


Lake Travis-Westlake area residents have many options when it comes to weekend activities Feb. 8-11.

Feb. 8
Celebrate Valentines Day early with a wine walk

Held the second Thursday of the month, the Hill Country Galleria’s wine walks features local businesses and wines from around the world. The walk starts at Twin Liquors, and participants walk to other stores at the mall. February’s walk is Valentines Day themed. 5-9 p.m. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Feb. 9
Annual “Night To Shine” prom takes place

Austin Ridge Bible Church hosts its third-annual Night to Shine. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow foundation, the event offers a prom experience for area people with special needs. 5:30 p.m. Austin Ridge Bible Church, 9300 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-263-7701. While guest registration is full, individuals can register to volunteer online at www.austinridge.org/beecave/night-to-shine-volunteers/.

Feb. 10
Austin Cave Festival takes place at the wildflower center

The festival includes presentations about caves, springs, endangered species and aquifers, virtual reality cave tours, live music, guided hikes to a sinkhole and caves. 10 a.m-4 p.m. Free. Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin. 512-232-0100. www.wildflower.org

Neuropathy support group meets

Hosted by Neuropathy Alliance of Texas, the monthly support group has a discussion about ways to live well with neuropath. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-553-9130. www.neuropathyalliancetx.org

Feb. 10-11
Bee Creek Makers Market returns to Spicewood

The monthly farmers market includes food, music and vintage hand-made items. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. 914 Pace Bend Road, Spicewood. 512-626-9972. www.beecreekmakers.com

Feb. 11
WORTH THE TRIP: Candlelight Ranch Chili Cook-off and car show takes place in Marble Falls

The chili cook-off and car show benefits at-risk youth and children with disabilities across Central Texas. Noon-4 p.m. $10-$20 (Free for children three and under). 6408 Muleshoe Bend Trail, Marble Falls. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com

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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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