Dripping Springs rodeo and 9 more things to do in Lake Travis/Westlake this weekend, July 20-23

Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo takes place all weekend.

Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo takes place all weekend.

From the Dripping Springs rodeo to local musical performances, there are many things to do in the Lake Travis and Westlake communities this weekend.


1. Children read aloud to horses

Kids practice reading aloud to horses at the RED Arena on weekdays. The horses may help calm children, who can become more confident and skilled readers by reading aloud. Various times. Free. RED Arena, 1601 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs. 512-807-6505. www.REDarena.org

2. Voter registration offered at Amy's Ice Creams

Volunteer deputy registrars with the Travis County Tax Office register residents to vote. Noon-8 p.m. Free. Amy's Ice Creams: 13420 Galleria Circle, Bee Cave, in the Hill Country Galleria; 2805 Bee Caves Road, Rollingwood, in the Mira Vista Shopping Center. 512-854-9473 (tax office). http://tax-office.traviscountytx.gov


3. Weekend-long Dripping Springs rodeo begins

The annual Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo includes a steer show, activities for children and a shootout. 6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $12 per day (adults), $10 per day (ages 6-12), free (under 6) and $5 for parking. Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. 512-858-4725. www.drippingspringsfairandrodeo.com

4. Musician Brady Honeycutt sings country music

Country singer Brady Honeycutt performs a show. 18+. 8:30 p.m. $10. Mercer Street Dancehall, 332 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs. 512-858-4314. www.mercerstreetdancehall.com

5. ‘Finding Dory’ screened at swim center

The Lakeway Swim Center presents Finding Dory as a part of its Dive-In Movies series. Guests can swim during the movie. 8:30 p.m. $3. Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway. 512-261-3000. www.lakeway-tx.gov


6. Library hosts Dads and Donuts story time

Munch on snacks and make crafts at Dads and Donuts story time. Ages 3-8, plus parents. 10:30 a.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885. www.laketravislibrary.org

7. Residents treated with acupuncture at clinic

Dr. Gayle Hubatch at the Blue Heron Center offers a community acupuncture clinic to provide treatment at a reduced rate in a group setting. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $45 for the first session, $35 additional sessions. Blue Heron Center, 1310 S. RR 620, B-201, Lakeway. 512-266-2059. www.blueheroncenter.com


8. Ancient Chinese game taught at library

Participants play the ancient Chinese strategy board game Go, with the help of instructors. All ages. 1 p.m. Free. Laura Bush Community Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-381-1400. www.westbanklibrary.com

9. Saxophonist Jeanette Harris performs jazz and hip hop

Saxophonist Jeanette Harris plays jazz and hip hop, including tunes off her new album, Chocolate Vibez. 7 p.m. $36-$51. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888.616.0522. www.oneworldtheatre.org

10. WORTH THE TRIP: Austin Young Chamber holds hair drive

Individuals can donate hair and receive a basic styling at the Austin Young Chamber’s Pantene Beautiful Lengths event. Donated hair will be turned into wigs for female cancer patients and donors will have the opportunity to get additional services at a discount. Donors must have at least eight inches of un-dyed hair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Urban Betty Salon, 1206 W. 38th St., Austin. 800-945-7768. www.pantene.com
By Abby Bora

Abby Bora started at Community Impact Newspaper in May 2017. After working as a reporter, she became editor of the Cedar Park-Leander edition in October 2018. She covers Leander ISD and city government. Bora graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications studies.


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