DIGEST – April 11-27
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 |
April 11: Today is the deadline to register to vote in the May 11, 2013 election. Three Bee Cave City Council seats and one Lake Travis school board position are open. Lakeway also will conduct a special election. Paper registration forms are due to Travis County today at offices in Central Austin, 5501 Airport Blvd.; East Austin, 4705 Heflin Lane; Southwest Austin-Oak Hill, 8656 Texas 71, Building B, second floor; Southeast Austin, 4011 McKinney Falls Parkway; and Pflugerville, 15822 Foothill Farms Loop. Voters also may verify their registration or update a name and/or address change online through the Travis County Tax Office at traviscountytax.org. The office cannot accept applications by fax or by e-mail.
April 11: Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary will meet from noon-1 p.m. at Fore restaurant, 900 RM 620 S., in Lakeway. Today’s presentation is from Kathleen Hassenfratz, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator with Lake Travis school district, and Kim Brents, Lake Travis High School principal, speaking about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Everyone is welcome to join Lakeway’s leaders for a full lunch buffet. Cost is $19. For information, contact club President Patrick Easter at 585-1000 or visit laketravisrotary.org.
April 12-13: Singer, actress and comedienne Michelle Cheney will take the TexARTS cabaret stage in her comedic and heartwarming show, “I’m Not Afraid,” at 7:30 p.m. at TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, in Lakeway. This evening of parody and humor will feature songs from Broadway composers, including Kander and Ebb, Meredith Wilson, Bock and Harnick and Jason Robert Brown. Cheney will serve up some interesting twists in her comedic approach to the challenges of major life changes and the pitfalls of being glamorous, fabulous and older than 40. This production will feature David Blackburn on piano. Doors open one hour before curtain. Single tickets and cocktail table seating are available. For tickets and information, call TexARTS Box Office at 852-9079, ext. 101, or visit tex-arts.org.
April 13: Friends of Parks of Lakeway welcomes volunteers to participate in one of its work days from 8-11:30 a.m. at Lakeway City Park, 502 Hurst Creek Road. Spend a morning with other outdoor enthusiasts in a grassroots effort to beautify and celebrate the scenic, historic and recreational resources of the parks and public spaces in Lakeway. This month’s activities include improvement projects in City Park, Hamilton Greenbelt, Canyonlands and Porpoise Park. At 11:30 a.m., the Friends will conclude with a hearty meal and fellowship at Lakeway City Park pavilion. All levels of assistance and ages 10 and older are needed. For information regarding the workday or information regarding the group’s 15th Annual Wilderness Run and Walk on April 27, contact Sheryl Kelly at 261-6067.
April 15-19: As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations this year, Lakeway will observe Heritage Week from April 15-19 at Lakeway Heritage Center. The center, 963 Lohmans Crossing Road, will display exhibits of historical photographs and other memorabilia from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to themes of volunteerism, patriotism and recreation. DAR Day on April 15 will celebrate accomplishments of the Lohmanns Ford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. For Heritage Trail Day on April 16, the Women’s Club of Greater Lakeway, Lakeway/Hills Solos and Lakeway Newcomer’s Club will take bus tours of many of the city’s historical markers on the Heritage Trail of Lakeway, Texas. The week will continue with a Golf and Tennis Day exhibit April 17 and Women’s Club Day exhibit on April 18. The final day of Heritage Week will honor mayors, aldermen and City Council members.
April 16: Michael Nayebi, Middle East analyst for Stratfor Global Intelligence, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Lake Travis Republican Club from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Hills Country Club, 26 Club Estates Parkway. With his focus on the Middle East and North Africa, Michael bears heavy responsibility for intelligence coverage for one of the world’s most dynamic and volatile regions. Since joining the company in 2011, he has written extensively – and briefed institutional clients – on energy issues and political trends in Iran, Iraq, North Africa and the Persian Gulf. Nayebi holds degrees in English and linguistics from the University of Texas. He earned a master’s degree in literary and cultural studies from Carnegie-Mellon University, in which his work focused on cultural and religious exchanges between Persian and Western empires during the Middle Ages. Tickets for the meeting are $15 for members and $20 for guests. Reservations may be obtained by calling 261-0722 or emailing email@example.com.
April 16: Lake Travis Lions Club will meet from 6:45-8 p.m. at Live Oak Golf Clubhouse, 502 Lakeway Drive, in Lakeway.
April 17: Austin veterans consultant Allen Bergeron will discuss the Honor Flight 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, contact Tom Cain at 363-5793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 19: Rick Springfield, known widely for hits like “Jessie’s Girl” and “Human Touch,” will perform at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheatre to kick off its 20th anniversary season. Springfield is coming off a recent buzz at SXSW where he performed with David Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks and others. The Australian rocker was a part of the tribute to the legendary Sound City Studios, where he and the above artists recorded some of their most popular hits. The documentary about the famed studio was accompanied by an album, with a track co-written by Springfield and Grohl. He also released “Songs For The End Of The World” in October 2012. Tickets are available at thebackyard.net for $30 for general admission and $40 for general admission-seated.
April 19-20: Lake Travis High School Cavalettes will present their annual spring show “Metamorphosis: Be the Change” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Lake Travis High School Performing Arts Center, 3324 RM 620 S. Friday and Saturday evening’s performances will showcase dances from the award-winning Cavalettes. Saturday’s matinee will feature performances by Lake Travis and Hudson Bend middle schools and the LTHS dance programs with special performances by the Cavalettes. Special guest performances will include the LTHS Red Rubies, local dance studios, LTHS choir, LTHS cheer squad and more. Evening shows are $10 for reserved seating, $8 for general and $5 for students. Matinee shows are $8 for reserved, $5 for general and $3 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the Cavalier Activity Center starting April 10.
April 21: Bakers of all ages are welcome to the most delicious fundraiser of the year at the Make Me A Cake fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. at Mandola’s Italian Market, 12815 Shops Pkwy., Suite 400, in Bee Cave to benefit TexARTS Association. The $50 ticket price includes a delicious lunch catered by Mandola’s; a cake decorating lesson led by the Mandola’s pastry chefs; a cake to decorate and take home and an appearance by Damian Mandola, celebrity chef and a guest judge on TLC’s Next Great Baker. Only 75 tickets are available for this scrumptious event. Tickets may be purchased online at tex-arts.org.
April 22: The Women’s Club of Greater Lakeway will feature Marjorie Burciaga, a professional image and wardrobe consultant, as well as a certified life and family coach at its next meeting in the Rio Grande Room of Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive. Coffee will be served at 9 a.m. with the meeting at 10 a.m. Through her company, The Art of Image and Wardrobing, Burciaga helps clients develop a unique style. She has been featured at Westlake Chamber of Commerce, National Charity League, Talk Radio 1370 and Saks Fifth Avenue as a member of their External Advisory Board. She is the style writer for Influential-Magazine.com. Burciaga plans a program that will touch on basic wardrobe tips, including “savvy” shopping, as well as style, color and accessory trends for the new season. An alumna of the University of Arkansas Business School, she is the mother of three grown children. To make luncheon reservations, call Karen Morter at 261-4489 or Jill Ukeiley at 382-7414 or visit lakewaywomensclub.com.
April 24: Local home care agency Halcyon Home will present “Food for Thought: Healthy aging for the Body and Brain” 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, contact Tom Cain at 363-5793 or email@example.com.
April 24: Lake Travis Lions Club will host a Spaghetti and Jazz Fundraising Dinner from 5-8 p.m. at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Lake Travis High School Jazz Band under the direction of Kenny Vise will provide the music. Proceeds from takeout or dine in dinners and a silent auction will go to Lakeway Police Department to purchase automatic external defibrillators for their new police cars. Enjoy the music and food. Tickets may be purchased at Lakeway Vision, 1700 RM 620 S., before the event for $10 for adults or at the door for $12. Tickets for children younger than 12 are $5 in advance or at the door. The event is BYOB.
April 25-27: Tickets are on sale for 50 Years of Lakeway, the Lakeway Sing Alongs’ spring show that will celebrate the city’s golden anniversary. The vocal group will present their show at 6:30 p.m. at Lakeway Activity Center. To get tickets and pick out reserved table, visit or call the Activity Center Mondays through Fridays at 105 Cross Creek or 261-1010. Tickets are $30 and include dinner catered by Mangieri’s Pizza Café plus the show. Profits from the show fund the production of the Sing Alongs’ Christmas show that supports the Lake Travis Green Santa toy drive. For information, call Joann Anderson at 261-3313.
April 27: Cavalier Classic Car Show will roar to life with 25 different car classes at Lake Travis High School, 3324 RM 620 S., in Austin. The day will start with registration from 9-10 a.m. and the show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. An awards ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Registration is $25 for the public and $15 for students. The show also will feature live music, food and an art show. All proceeds will benefit Lake Travis Cavalier Band. For information, call 533-6134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 27: Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will bring SpringFest back to Bee Cave at 11 a.m. at The Backyard at Bee Cave, a new venue for the sixth annual event. SpringFest will be filled with shopping, food, music and fun for the whole family at the free one-day community festival. The lineup of performing arts and live music includes PAIYH Dance Studios, TexARTS, Carson Brock and The Effect, The Loose Wheels, The Camille Sanders Band, Two Tons of Steel and The Derailers. Stroll through 150-plus local and regional artisan vendor booths for an experience that is only found in south Lake Travis. Children have hours of fun playing in the KidZone for a nominal fee. Visit the Boat Expo with watercraft from local boat-related vendors. Parking will be $10 per vehicle. For information on live music show times, vendor and barbecue cook off applications for SpringFest, visit laketravisspringfest.com. For information, contact the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce office at email@example.com or 263-5833.
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