DIGEST – March 14-28
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 |
March 14: The Lakeway Lake Travis Rotary Club meets from noon-1p.m. at Fore Restaurant, 900 RM 620 S. in Lakeway. The speaker is Jim Spencer, chief meteorologist at KXAN. The lively presentation includes a full lunch buffet. Cost is $19. For information, contact Patrick Easter at 585-1000 or visit laketravisrotary.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Burning 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: Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeffery Boyd will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Lake Travis Republican Club at 11:30 a.m. at The Hills Country Club, 26 Estates Parkway, in The Hills. Gov. Rick Perry appointed Boyd to the court in December 2012. Before that, Boyd was the governor’s chief of staff since September 2011 and also his general counsel. Boyd is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and earned his law degree summa cum laude from Pepperdine University, where he graduated second in his law school class. He has served as a board president and director of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, as chair and director of Goodwill Industries of Central Texas and as a director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Tickets for the meeting are $15 for members and $20 for guests. Reservations may be obtained by calling 261-0722 or by emailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
March 22: Bee Cave Police Benevolent Foundation will host a 2013 Gala and Police Award Banquet from 6-11 p.m. at Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Road, in Bee Cave to honor the Bee Cave Police Department for its service to the community. The evening will feature dinner, cocktails, awards ceremony, silent auction and a special musical guest. Dress is business casual or western attire. Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorships are also available from $1,000. Sponsorships of $1,000 include a table for eight and event recognition. Sponsorships of $2,500 include a premium table for eight, event recognition and recognition on all promotional materials and advertisements. Sponsorships of $5,000 include a premium table for eight, wine service, event recognition and title recognition on all promotional materials and advertisements. All proceeds raised will benefit the foundation whose mission is to provide financial assistance and benefit to Bee Cave Police Department and other area public safety employees and their families. For information, contact Teresa Breuggeman, foundation president, at 925-9139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 23: The Lakeway Indoor Citywide Garage Sale is set for 8 a.m.-noon at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Admission is free, but organizers will accept canned food items to donate to charity. For information or booth registration, call 261-1010 or visit lakeway-tx.org.
March 23: Lakeway Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the season with Eggstravaganza! at Lakeway City Park, 502 Hurst Creek Road. The event will begin at 2 p.m. kicking off with a petting zoo, the Easter Bunny and music from Darren Peterson and his scarlet macaw, Lauren, from 2:15-2:45 p.m. Age-specific egg hunts will begin at 2:45 p.m. with the 7- to 8-year-olds, followed by the 5- to 6-year-old group at about 2:55 p.m. Next, the 3- to 4-year-olds will start their hunt at approximately 3:05 p.m. and cheer on the 1- to 2-year-olds after that at about 3:15 p.m. Children from the area are invited to participate in all of the attractions which include a cookie decorating craft station and glitter tattoo artists. Snowcones and ice cream will be available for purchase. No dogs are allowed at this event. Parking is limited. Dropoffs are encouraged. The turnaround near the lower level will be available for dropoffs. Street parking adjacent to the park and parking at Ranger Field is also available. For information, call 314-7532.
March 25: Lakeway/Hills Solos will play mah jongg from 6:30-9 p.m. at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. For information, call Diane Smith at 261-6497.
March 27: Lakeway/Hills Solos will dine out at Mimi’s Café at Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave. The carpool will leave at 5 p.m. from Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Gas tip is $1. For information, call Mary Conley at 261-5618.
March 27-28: The Lakeway Church will present the drama, the Living Last Supper, a re-enactment of the night before Jesus was crucified. Performances will be at 7 p.m. at 2203 Lakeway Blvd. Child care is available. This is a free event. For information, call 261-6331 or visit lakewaychurch.org.
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