DIGEST – April 18-28
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 |
April 18: Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis will meet from noon-1 p.m. at Fore Restaurant, 900 RM 620 S. in Lakeway. Today’s speaker is Don Canada Jr. who will discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it relates to the public. Join Lakeway’s leaders for a full lunch buffet. Cost is $19. Meetings are open to the public. For information, call club President Patrick Easter at 585-1000 or visit laketravisrotary.org.
April 18: Bruce Lansky, best-selling author of millions of children’s books, will perform for the public at 6 p.m. at Lakeway Elementary School, 1701 Lohmans Crossing, after two shows for Lakeway and Bee Cave elementary students only. Lansky will teach the kids how to perform a humorous poem titled “The Kindergarten Concert” using music, movement, gestures, sound effects and magic. He is the creator of several successful children’s fiction series: “Girls to the Rescue,” “Can you Solve the Mystery?” and “Newfangled Fairy Tales,” plus 20 Giggle Poetry books. These books have sold almost 5 million copies.
April 18: Lew Carlson will present Oral History, Popular Culture, and the Democratization of the Past at 7 p.m. at Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, in Lakeway. Carlson is a retired professor of history and director of American studies at Western Michigan University, where, beginning in 1968, he taught courses in American history and popular culture. Among his publications are “We Were Each Other’s Prisoners: An Oral History of World War II American and German Prisoners of War,” “Remembered Prisoners of a Forgotten War: An Oral History of Korean War POWs” and “Van Gogh’s Right Ear: Dissonant Chords for the Progeny: A Memoir.” He also published “Lakeway: A Hill Country Community” in 2011. Contact the library for information at 263-2885 or laketravislibrary.org. All library events are free and open to the public.
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. 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 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 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 22 and 25: Lake Travis school district will host two School Attendance Zone Advisory Committee public meetings at 6:30 p.m. both days at Lake Travis High School Performing Arts Center, 3324 RM 620 S. The district will take public comment on proposed attendance rezoning, and various attendance zone options will be presented. For information, visit ltisdschools.org/attendancezones.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Dr. David Calvo, board certified in orthopedic surgery, will present “Causes and Treatments for Knee and Hip Pain” at a free seminar from 6-8 p.m. in the Lower Level 1 Lobby at Lakeway Regional Medical Center, 101 Medical Parkway. Calvo’s educational series will cover the anatomy of the hip and knee, common causes of joint pain and simple steps to take to lessen the likelihood of a hip or knee injury. He also will discuss effective non-surgical treatments for joint pain, as well as the latest innovative joint replacement procedures. Reserve a spot by emailing RSVP@lakewayregional.com. For information, call 571-5000.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 263-5833.
April 28: Africa’s Promise Village will sponsor a 5K at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk/run at 10 a.m. at Spicewood Vineyards, 1419 County Road 409, in Spicewood to raise money for a clean water well in Tanzania, East Africa. Proceeds will go to a Tanzanian village to dig a well. Africa’s Promise Village co-founder Donna Gunn and several APV Ambassadors who recently returned from Africa will discuss the village and its needs and share photos and stories. Registration for the race can be completed on the Africa’s Promise Village website or attrackforlife.com/20130428main.htm or trackforlife.org. Click on the word schedule to register. The fundraiser also will feature food, wine, music and silent auction. For details, call 350-5880.