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Feb. 28: Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis will meet at noon at Fore restaurant, 900 Ranch Road 620 S., in Lakeway. Today’s speaker is JoAnne Hargraves, Travis County Master Gardener with the Travis County Extension Office, who will speak about Fire-wise Landscaping. A full lunch buffet will be served. Cost is $19. Meetings are open to the general public. For information, contact Patrick Easter at 585-1000 or visit laketravisrotary.org.

Feb. 28: Folk singer-songwriter Elyse Miller will perform a free concert at 5 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., in Bee Cave. Miller has performed at numerous music festivals alongside world class artists such as nine-time Grammy Award winner, Asleep at the Wheel, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Boulder Acoustic Society. She has made multiple appearances on radio and television stations such as KRFC, KCSU, Fox 31, and Channel 2 News.

March 1: Tickets go on sale for a Lakeway Players show swirling with “Rumors.” The Neil Simon production is set for 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Simon’s 1988 hilarious farce will be presented by the Lakeway Players and directed by Barbara Calderaro with a cast consisting of Linda Bradshaw, Howard Gentry, Boyd Lawrence, Austin Nichols, Jenny Sabroff, Erin Tilley, Bill Walker, Kelly Whitenack, Kim Wood and Tom Wood. In an upscale suburban New York home, Deputy Mayor of New York City Charley Brock has shot himself, though it’s only a flesh wound. Four couples are arriving at the 10th anniversary celebration for Charley and his wife, Myra, and the farce begins as they desperately try to remember who “told what to whom” concerning Charley’s unsuccessful attempted suicide and Myra and the servants’ disappearance. Although audience members never meet Charley or Myra, they are exposed to mistaken identities, cover-ups, deceptions and an evening of laughs. Tickets will be available at the Lakeway Activity Center for $15 each. This is BYOB, and setups will be provided. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 261-1010.

March 2: Austin Power Squadron will present America’s Boating Course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Travis County West Service Center, 4501 RM 620 N., in Austin. The course, which meets requirements for Texas Parks and Wildlife certification, is designed for beginners to experienced boaters. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call 343-2628.

March 2: Bee Cave Public Library welcomes readers of all ages to its eighth annual Seuss on the Loose from 2-4 p.m. at the library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, in Bee Cave. The plethora of party activities will celebrate the birthday of children’s author Theodore Geisel, better known to all as Dr. Seuss. This year’s Seuss on the Loose will feature stories, crafts, games and a concert by award-winning children’s entertainer Joe McDermott, all designed to focus families on the fun of words and reading. For information, call 767-6620 or visit at pl.beecavetexas.com.

March 2: A limited number of tickets are now available for the Lake Travis Education Foundation’s 2013 gala, “A Red Carpet Affair,” at Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd., in Austin. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a hosted cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, casino games and dancing to the music of Radiostar. This year’s silent auction will go “all electronic” to allow guests to bid from the dance floor or the casino or those who can’t attend to bid off-site. Proceeds benefit the students and teachers of the Lake Travis school district. For details or to purchase tickets, visit laketraviseducationfoundation.org/gala.htm.

March 2: Acoustic folk duo Woodbury Beasts will lead off Hill Country Galleria’s Saturday Night Concert Series with a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at the Galleria’s amphitheater, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., in Bee Cave. Independent Hill Country radio station KDRP will broadcast the concerts live on 100.1 FM, 103.1 FM, 107.1 FM and 99.1 FM, and the station also will stream a live video on kdrplive.org. Bring family, friends and a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. For information, visit hillcountrygalleria.com.

March 4: Dr. Jerrod Bagley of Corrective Chiropractic invites the community to attend a complimentary dinner from 6:30-8 p.m. at Gumbo’s Steak and Seafood, 12823 Shops Parkway, in Bee Cave to learn about “The Top 3 Killers & What Health Really Is.” Seating is limited. RSVP to mallory@correctivechiropractic.net or 263-0040.

March 6: Austin doctor Dr. Angus Lowry will discuss “Pharmacogenetics: Personalized Medicine” at the Lakeway Men’s Breakfast Club meeting at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, in Lakeway. A $1 continental breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., and the speaker will begin at 8 a.m. Meetings are open to men residing in the greater Lakeway area. Membership is not required. For information, call Tom Cain at 363-5793 or speakers@thomasgcain.com.

March 7: Hill Country Galleria and Komen Austin are teaming up to offer the community an exclusive opportunity to eat, drink and shop pink with the Pink Pass from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. that day at the Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., to help in the local fight against breast cancer. Purchase the pass, which is good for dining, shopping and listening to live music, at komenaustin.org. Each ticket holder will get an opportunity to win a grand prize gift basket donated from the merchants at the Galleria. The day-long event will conclude with a live concert in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater with live music by Bob Schneider. Pink Pass holders will get VIPink treatment with reserved seating and a dessert and cocktail bar during the live concert. The Galleria will donate a percentage of proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For information, call 263-0001. All Pink Pass ticket holders also will receive a complimentary Hill Country Galleria pink gift bag with offers from participating retailers.

March 7: Leadership Lake Travis Class 004 Tourism Day team members, from left, Greg White, steering committee member Kim Kellner, James Dinwoodie, Lauren Conrad, Mallory Voorheis and James Lee invite the community to support their Tourism Day silent auction at 3 p.m. at Fore restaurant, 900 RM 620 S., in Lakeway. Winning bids will be announced at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce. For a list of auction items, visit leadershiplaketravis.com.

March 8-9: Austin Haller and Kara Bliss, along with Pat Harris, will take the TexARTS cabaret stage in their show titled Spring Forward at 7:30 p.m. at TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohmans Spur, in Lakeway. This trio has dazzled audiences with their interpretations of jazz standards and other musical gems from the American songbook. The set list will include “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most,” “Lush Life,” “Too Darn Hot” as well as other greats songs from composers, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and more. Haller and Bliss are no strangers to the TexARTS stage. Haller previously served as music director of the TexARTS professional productions of “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” and “Golf, the Musical.” Bliss, an Austin Critics Table Award Winner, has appeared in more than 40 Austin area musicals. Doors open one hour before curtain. Single tickets and cocktail table seating are available. For tickets and information, call the TexARTS Box Office at 852-9079, ext. 101, or visit tex-arts.org.

March 9: Join Pastor Brent Graham as he discusses The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler at a Senior Adult Retreat at The Lakeway Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd. Registration and introduction will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the seminars will end at 3 p.m. A $15 fee includes the seminars, lunch and a copy of the book. Register by calling the church secretary at 261-6331, ext. 20, or by emailing judy@lakewaychurch.net. Register and pay online at lakewaychurch.org. For information, call 261-6331.

March 9: The Everyday Blues Band will kick it up a notch with its mix of blues, R&B, and rock n’ roll at Hill Country Galleria’s free Saturday Night Concert Series from 7-9 p.m. at the Galleria’s amphitheater, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., in Bee Cave. Independent Hill Country radio station KDRP will broadcast the concerts live on 100.1 FM, 103.1 FM, 107.1 FM and 99.1 FM, and the station also will stream a live video on kdrplive.org. Bring family, friends and a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. For information, visit hillcountrygalleria.com.

March 10: Lakeway/The Hills Solos will head to the Palace Theater in Georgetown to watch “South Pacific” and eat at Wildfire Restaurant after. Carpool will leave at 12:30 p.m. from Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Gas cost is $7 per person. To reserve a ticket, mail a $22 check payable to Anita Fisher to 303 Copperleaf Road, Lakeway, Texas 78734.

March 10: Land Art Garden Center will host Robbi Will from the Antique Rose Emporium to speak about roses at 1 p.m. at the center, 22101 W. Texas 71, in Spicewood. Visitors can learn about what roses do best in the area, as well as how to plant, prune, and maintain these plants. Seating will be limited seating, so bring a lawn chair. For information, call 264-2622 or email landarttexas@aol.com.

March 11: Lakeway/The Hills Solos will play mah jongg at 6:30 p.m. at Fore restaurant, 900 RM 620 S. They will eat at 5:30 p.m. at the restaurant. For information, call Diane Smith at 261-6497.

March 12: Lake Travis Democrats will welcome State Rep. Chris Turner, newly elected chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, at their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. The meeting will begin with wine, nonalcoholic beverages and appetizers served as part of a social time. The business and speakers’ part of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude by 8:30 p.m. Turner was unanimously elected as chairman of the Democratic House Caucus at the beginning of this year’s state legislative session.” In addition to Turner’s presentation, Matt Glazer of Progress Texas will briefly present the work of Progress Texas, which communicates progressive values throughout the state. Meetings are open to the general public. For information about the Lake Travis Democrats and their monthly meetings, contact Judy Donohue, Lake Travis Democrats president, at president@laketravisdemocrats.org or 214-228-1532 or visit laketravisdemocrats.org.

March 13: Local resident Ted Carpenter of Cato Institute will present “The Fire Next Door: Mexico’s Drug Violence and the Impact on Neighboring Countries” at the Lakeway Men’s Breakfast Club meeting at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, in Lakeway. A $1 continental breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., and the speaker will begin at 8 a.m. Meetings are open to men residing in the greater Lakeway area. Membership is not required. For information, call Tom Cain at 363-5793 or speakers@thomasgcain.com.

March 13: Lakeway/The Hills Solos Lunch Bunch will dine at Olive Garden at Lakeline Mall, 12827 RM 620 N., in Austin. A carpool will leave at 11:30 a.m. from Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Gas cost is $3 per person. For information, call Judy Prim 608-6853.

March 15: Lakeway/Hills Solos will have a game night of bridge and dominoes at 7 p.m. at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. To eat dinner before at Pao’s Mandarin House at 5:15 p.m., call Jo Kirk at 261-7703 or to eat at Mandola’s Italian Market at 5 p.m., call Diane Hafely at 494-5413.

March 16: Dripping Springs blues-rock band Sky Dog will howl over the airwaves at Hill Country Galleria’s free Saturday Night Concert Series from 7-9 p.m. at the Galleria’s amphitheater, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., in Bee Cave. Independent Hill Country radio station KDRP will broadcast the concerts live on 100.1 FM, 103.1 FM, 107.1 FM and 99.1 FM, and the station also will stream a live video on kdrplive.org. Bring family, friends and a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. For information, visit hillcountrygalleria.com.

March 17: Lakeway/Hills Solos will carpool at 9:30 a.m. from Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, to tour the historic home of botanist Jacob Lindheimer in New Braunfels and then enjoy free music at Gruene Hall to hear violinist Ruby Jane Smith. Solos also may shop at the Market Days event. Round trip is 120 miles. Gas cost and tip will be $10. For information, call Jacquie Banks at 638-0484.

March 19: Lake Travis Fiction Writers meet from 7-9 p.m. at Old Bee Cave School House, 13333 Texas 71 W., in Bee Cave (between Bee Cave Police Department and Lake Travis Fire Rescue Station No. 603). The meeting will include a critique session of members’ 250-word novel synopsis. Those without synopses may come to offer suggestions. To attend or for information, contact group organizer Pat Evans at austinwritergirl@yahoo.com.

March 20: Lakeway resident Jerry Hietpas will talk about his East Africa trip at the Lakeway Men’s Breakfast Club meeting at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, in Lakeway. A $1 continental breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., and the speaker will begin at 8 a.m. Meetings are open to men residing in the greater Lakeway area. Membership is not required. For information, call Tom Cain at 363-5793 or speakers@thomasgcain.com.

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