DIGEST – May 2-15
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 |
May 2-7: Early voting continues for the May 11 joint general and special elections that include propositions and city council races. Early voting ends May 7. Vote during the early voting period at any of the regular or mobile early voting locations around the county. Early voting hours at Randalls Lakeway, 2301 RM 620 S., will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon- 6 p.m. Sundays. Bee Cave City Hall, 4000 Galleria Parkway, will only have early voting from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4. The cities of Lakeway and Bee Cave, Lake Travis school district and Emergency Services District No. 8 (Pedernales Fire Department) all have ballot items for specific precincts. Voters may check their registration status and find the list of districts and local entities that they are eligible to vote for at traviscountytax.org.
May 5: Austin Fashion Week comes to the Hill Country Galleria for a day of fashion-minded events, free swag, fashion runways and live music. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. The Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater will transform into a fashion marketplace from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Retailers will have pop-up shops around the amphitheater. Lake Travis High School Cavalettes will model the latest fashions. DJ Manolo Black will spin tunes. Giveaways, swag bags, and complimentary appetizers and drinks will be available. The amphitheater will have live fashion runways all day starting at 1 p.m. with fashions by LAVO Collections followed by fashions by Francesca’s Collections at 1:30 p.m., Young & Fabulous at 2 p.m., Sassen Boutique & Hair Salon at 2:30 p.m., Doncaster at 3 p.m., Apricot Lane Boutique at 4 p.m., Dillard’s at 4:30 p.m. and fab’rik at 5 p.m. Austin Fashion Week is May 3-11. For information and a complete schedule of the week’s events, visit fashionweekaustin.com.
May 7: Lake Travis school board will convene for a board workshop at 6 p.m. at LTISD Educational Development Center, 607 RM 620 N., in Lakeway.
May 7: Lake Travis Lions Club will meet from 6:45-8 p.m. at Live Oak Golf Clubhouse, 502 Lakeway Drive.
May 7-8: Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, will host computer classes that can help patrons upgrade their computer, job hunting and work skills. Experienced technology trainers from Texas State Library’s Technology Expertise, Access and Learning Project will provide free two-hour training sessions for online job searching from 10 a.m.-noon May 7, resume writing from 1-3 p.m. May 7, using Microsoft Word from 10 a.m.-noon May 8 and using Microsoft Excel from 1-3 p.m. May 8. Classes are designed to make beginners feel comfortable. Learn more by calling the library at 767-6620 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Laptops are provided for the first 15 participants, so sign up today.
May 8: Roger Bonnecaze, University of Texas professor of chemical engineering and co-chair of the Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies Center, will provide the Lakeway Men’s Breakfast Club with an update on developments at their 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.
May 9: Jenkins Custom Homes and Shan Jenkins will present a free luxury homes seminar series on designing and building a home in flood plain or waterfront property from 5-6 p.m. at 3813 Juniper Trace, in Bee Cave. At this seminar, several industry experts will talk about the importance of good design and construction for waterfront real estate and considerations when designing and building a home in flood plain, or flood zone, property. Registration is required at newhousebuilder.com/luxury-homes-austin-seminar-series/building-a-home-in-flood-plain. For information, call 402-9222 or visit newhousebuilder.com.
May 14: Lake Travis Democrats invite all to participate in a fun and informative session of “Ask the Commissioner” with Travis County Precinct 2 County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, in Lakeway. Eckhardt will have an extended question-and-answer session after a brief presentation on the state of the county. The club’s community concern guest will be the Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham from Heart to Heart Hospice. This is the last monthly meeting until September. Social with refreshments will be from 6:30-7 p.m. Meeting will start at 7 and end at 8:30 p.m. For information, call Lucy Oglesby at 326-9902.
May 15: Local tax accountant John Brodnax will discuss the 2013 Income Tax update 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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