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March 7: West Travis County Public Utility Agency will meet at 9 a.m. at Bee Cave City Hall, 4000 Galleria Parkway.

March 7: Leadership Lake Travis Class 004 invites the community to support Tourism Day’s 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. A portion of the proceeds will go to Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce. For a list of auction items, visit laketravischamber.com.

March 7: Texas singer-songwriter Bob Schneider will perform at the closing concert for eat. drink. shop. PINK at 8:30 p.m. tonight at Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., in Bee Cave. To get the VIPink treatment at this event, purchase the official PINK PASS with a $25 tax-deductible donation to Komen Austin PINK PASS holders also will get discounts, in-store treats and chances to win prizes from participating businesses starting at 10 a.m. that day and going until the Galleria closes today. For information, call 263-0001.

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 11: Lakeway’s Big Band Bash will bring out the dancers and listeners for a free performance by David Cummings and Lisa Clark featured with The Republic of Texas Band from 8-10 p.m. at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Donations to the band are encouraged. Bring refreshments, if desired, as none are provided. No reservations. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 261-1010.

March 12: Lakeway Activity Center opened up an afternoon session of Lego Family Fun Day from 1-4 p.m., which is free for members. The fun day is a children and parent program with Lego building and discovery. Cost is $5 per child for non-members. Participants must call and reserve a place because space is limited. For information, call 261-1010.

March 12: Bee Cave City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Bee Cave City Hall, 4000 Galleria Parkway.

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 12: Lakeway Regional Medical Center will continue its free educational seminar series with a presentation by Dr. Rajesh Babu of Hill Country Pulmonary & Critical Care on “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The Not So Silent Threat” from 6-8 p.m. at the Lower Level 1 Lobby of the hospital, 100 Medical Parkway, in Lakeway. Babu is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care and sleep medicine. Email reservations to RSVP@lakewayregional.com or call 571-5000 for information.

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 Municipal Utility District board of directors will conduct their regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the district office, 1097 Lohmans Crossing, in Lakeway.

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 13: Lake Travis Community Library will host Downton Abbey Tea Time at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room, 1938 Lohmans Crossing. Watch an episode of Downton Abbey, drink a cup of tea and enjoy the company. For information, call 263-2885 or visit laketravislibrary.org.

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: The next Lakeway Community Blood Drive is set for 8 a.m.-noon at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. To schedule an appointment or for information, contact Searcy Willis at 261-9055 or swillis1@austin.rr.com. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are taken where space is available. The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas will conduct the drive.

March 16: Bee Cave Public Library will go full kilt for a free Scottish dancing demonstration at 2 p.m. at the library inside Bee Cave City Hall, 4000 Galleria Parkway. Discover the magic of Scottish bagpiping, drumming and dancing with live performers. Quinn Wallace, a Lake Travis High School senior, Girl Scout and competitive Highland dancer will deliver the presentation.

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 17: Decades in the making, the freestanding Lake Travis Community Library has arrived. The library will celebrate the opening of its new location at 1938 Lohmans Crossing in Lakeway from 2-4 p.m. with a grand opening celebration featuring a dedication, music, tours, food, crafts and a magic show by Black Bert. For information, call 263-2885 or visit laketravislibrary.org.

March 18: Lakeway City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing.

March 19: Lake Travis school district board of trustees will meet at 6 p.m. at the district’s Educational Development Center, 607 RM 620 N.

March 19: Lake Travis Fiction Writers will meet from 7-9 p.m. at Old Bee Cave School House, 13333 Texas Highway 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.

March 20: Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host “How I Built It” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Vintage Villas Hotel & Events, 4209 Eck Lane, in Austin. Scheduled speakers are Pete Clark of Just for Fun, Carlos ’n Charlie’s and Café Blue, Tony Ciola of Tony C’s and The League Kitchen & Tavern, Buzz Watkins of Sail & Ski Center and Scott Finley of Finley’s Barber Shop. Cost is $30 for chamber members and $35 for future members. All registrations must be received on the Friday before the event; no refunds will be issued for cancellations. To register, visit laketravischamber.com. For information, call 263-5833.

March 21: Rock star children’s musician José-Luis Orozco will present a family concert at 4 p.m. at Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, in Lakeway. Orozco’s concert is an energetic and interactive journey through Latin American culture, history and oral traditions. His music combines rhymes, movements and rhythm with information. Elementary subjects, such as the alphabet, vowels, numbers and colors are taught through song.

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