OUTDOORS AND FITNESS
Farmer’s Market at Sunset Valley- Locally grown fresh produce at Tony Burger Center, 3200 Jones Rd. Saturdays from 9am-1pm. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org.
Barton Creek Farmer’s Market- 9am-1pm in the NE corner of the Barton Creek Square mall parking lot, S. Loop 360 and Loop 1(Mopac). 512-443-0143 / 512-280-1976 / bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org. Saturdays.
Free Introduction to Dance Class- for adults and teens. Every Saturday at 11am at Tapestry Dance Company & Academy, Western Trails Blvd., Austin. www.tapestry.org.
Docent Tours of AMOA- Laguna Gloria offer a unique experience of history, art, and nature. Sundays at 1pm through September 26 at Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave. 512-495-9224 / www.amoa.org.
Barad Duin- is more than just a live action role-playing game. It’s recreation, Renaissance Faire style! We fight battle games, do arts & crafts, ride horses, eat drink and be merry together. Saturdays till Dec. 21 from 4-5 pm to 9-10pm at Old Settlers Park, 330 Palm Valley, Round Rock, Behind the Dell Diamond. Once in the park, turn right on Whitlow Way and look for The Virg Robb Pavilion. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-269-6309.
Hill Country Outdoors- “Austin’s Most Active Outdoor, Sport and Social Club” Specializing in adventure with outdoor events such as hiking, camping, biking, road trips and rafting. www.hillcountryoutdoors.com.
Texas Outdoor Women’s Network- Open to women of all ages interested in outdoor activities. fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and more! No experience required. Free monthly meetings on fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the LCRA Red Bud Complex, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. Join us for announcements, guest speaker, & socializing. www.townaustin.org.
Westcave Preserve public weekend tours- Sats. and Sundays, 10am., noon, 2pm & 4, $5 adult/$2 child/$15 family. One mile hike into the canyon & back. Kids welcome w/ adult. No pets. For more info call (830)825-3442 / westcave.org.
Guided Hike- Second Saturday & second Sunday of each month at 9am at Bright Leaf Natural Area, 4400 Crestway Dr., Austin. Hikes are usually 4 miles long and last about 2 hours. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your own water. www.brightleaf.org/.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Live Jazz Brunch- 10am – 2pm. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Hwy. 290 W., 78737. 301-4648. www.nuttybrown.com.
Salsa with Sandra- Salsa lessons, $5 per Student. 2-3pm: Level 1 Classes, 3- 4pm: Levels 2 & 3 Classes, 4- 5pm: Scheduled Dance Clinics. www.streetsalsa.com. Ruta Maya, 3601 S. Congress, 78704. www.rutamaya.net.
Central Texas Bluegrass Assoc. Jam- Open to anyone. Come and pick. 2-5pm at Artz Rib House, 2330 South Lamar Blvd. 512-442-8283. www.artzribhouse.com.
Tessy Lou Williams & The Shotgun Stars- 3pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. No cover.
Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces- 6:30pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. 282-2586.
Swing Dance Night- introductory swing dance class 8-9pm. Free. Live swing music 9-11:30pm. $5 cover. Ruta Maya, 3601 S. Congress, 78704. www.rutamaya.net.
Bracken Hale- 10pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. No cover.
Sarah Elizabeth Cambell- 7:30pm at Artz Rib House, 2330 South Lamar Blvd. Free. 512-442-8283.
Brennen Leigh-7pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. 282-2586.
Texas Old Time Fiddlers Jam- 8pm at Artz Rib House, 2330 South Lamar Blvd. Free.
Open Mic Night with Jon Burkland- 6-9pm at Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S. Congress, 78745. 851-9300.
Karaoke- at The Stardust Club, 11940 Manchaca Rd. http://stardustclub.ypguides.net.
Ashley Monical- 4pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood.
50+ Singles Dance- 7:30-9:30. Live Music. Senior Activity Center 29th & Lamar. 2874 Shoal Crest. www.fiftyplusdanceaustin.com
Open Mic with Julie Nolen- Wednesdays at 10pm at Waterloo Ice House, Southpark Meadows, 9600 South I-35 Service Rd. SB, Suite D-100. 512-301-1007. waterlooicehouse.com.
The Peacemakers- 10pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. 282-2586.
Karaoke- at Boomerz Nightclub, 6148 Hwy 290 W.. 892-3373.
Tony Harrisson / Dance Lessons / Jesse Dayton- 6pm / 8pm / 9:15pm at the Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar. 442-6189.
Nutty Karaoke- at Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 W Highway 290, 78737. Free.
Karaoke- 10pm at Waterloo Ice House, Southpark Meadows, 9600 South I-35 Service Rd. SB, Suite D-100. 512-301-1007.
“Thirsty Thursday” gathering- Poems and songs will be shared in a round robin, open mic atmosphere following the featured presentation. On the third Thursday of every month. Free. Food pantry donations are welcomed. 7pm at New Life Lutheran Church, 120 Frog Pond Lane in Dripping Springs. For more info call 858-2024.
Casey Hubble Band- 4:30pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood.
Third Thursday at The Blanton- free evening of art and activities. 5-9pm at Blanton Museum, at the intersection of Brazos and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. http://blantonmuseum.org/.
Friday night Dance Club- w/ Western bands and a Pot Luck break. 7:30pm-10pm at South Austin Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca RD, Austin. $4.50.
COMMUNITY CLUBS AND EVENTS
Sahaja Yoga Meditation- Free and open to all. Ongoing programs every Saturday. Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. For information call 828.0129 or visit austinsahajayoga.org. 11am-12pm.
Conversation Cafe- Drop in for open, public dialogue on a variety of topics. Every third Saturday from 10:30am-11:30am at the Hampton Branch of the Austin Public Library at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.. Free and open to the public. 512-974-9900 / cityofaustin.org/library.
Classes and meditation- with Western Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Ingchug. Every Sunday at 9:30am at Chittamani Buddhist Center, 1918 Bissel Lane, 78745. Everyone welcome. Spiritual counselling by appointment. Call for free brochure. 916-4444. meditationinaustin.org.
Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter- Meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Westlake Barnes & Noble bookstore, corner of Loop 360 and Bee Cave Road,. www.hotxsinc.org.
Flying with the Eagles Breakfast Club Meeting- Currently seeking customer service oriented businesses to join our networking group. meetings every Mon. morning at 7:30 am at the IHOP on S. Mopac. If interested, please email email@example.com to see if your business category is open. $15.
VFW Post 4443 meeting- Meets on first Tues. of month from 7-8:30pm at 7614 Thomas Springs Road in Oak Hill. Members and potential members are encouraged to be there around 6pm to gather for dinner. There is no cost.
The Oak Hill Rotary Club- meets every Thurs. at noon at Cannoli Joe’s, 4715 Hwy. 290 Wes. More info at 288-8487/ oakhillrotary.org.
Circle C Area Democrats- 6:30-8:30pm at Santa Rita in the Escarpment Village. Meets on second Mondays of month. For information:circlecareademocrats.org.
Toastmasters Groups- Build leadership and communication skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Visitors welcome. Tejas Toastmasters: 288-7808/ tejastoastmasters.org. Meets every Mon. at 6 pm at IHOP, 1101 S. Mopac. South Austin Toastmasters: meets first and third Tuesday at noon at ACC South Austin Campus, 1820 W. Stassney Lane. Phone 443-7110 or 288-7808. Oak Hill Toastmasters: meet every Thursday from 6:45-8pm at Western Hills Church of Christ, 6211 Parkwood Drive. Open to ages 18 & up. 512-386-1532 / oakhill.freetoasthost.biz for more info.
Steeped in Books- Informal talk and tea every Tuesday through May 25 from 2-3:30pm at the Hampton Branch of the Austin Public Library at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.. Free and open to public. 512-892-6680 / www.cityofaustin.org/library.
The Austin Chord Rangers- a men’s four-part barbershop harmony chorus meets every Tuesday, from 7-9:30pm at Ascension Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 6420 Hart Lane (just south of Far West Blvd). 477-SONG / www.chordrangers.org.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group- 2nd Wednesday of the month at noon at Arveda Alzheimer’s Family Care, 11013 Signal Hill Drive, 78737. Anyone caring for a loved-one with dementia and needing support is invited. RSVP to 512-637-5400 and feel free to bring your own lunch. www.arvedacare.com.
Senior Luncheon Program- Seniors (over 60) meet at 8656 Hwy. 71 W, Bldg A, next to JP bldg every Tues, Wed and Thurs from 10am-2pm. Transportation available. Call 512-854-2138 for more info.
The South Austin Christian Women’s Club- sponsors a luncheon with an entertaining program every second Wednesday of the month from 11:30-1pm at Onion Creek Club. For info / reservations and free child care please call 288-4033.
Oak Hill Neighborhood Planning Contact Team- meets fourth Wednesday of the month at the ACC Pinnacle Campus, 10th Floor Board Room. www.ohnpct.org.
MOMS Club of Austin – Southwest Oaks- Social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Meet new friends, and enjoy a guest speaker. Monthly meeting at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 W Hwy 290. 9:15am on the first Thursday of every month. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Networking Group (SWING)- meets for breakfast at Waterloo Ice House, Slaughter Ln. & Escarpment Blvd., 9600 Escarpment Blvd.. 8-9:30am. Bring business cards. For more info call 482-9026 or 921-4901. Thursdays.
South Austin AARP Chapter 2426- 9:30-11:30am at South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Rd. Free. Refreshments served. Meets on third Thursdays of the month. For more info call Mary at 280-8661. southaustinaarp.org.
The American Sewing Guild- provides up-to-date sewing info and a friendly support system for sewers at all levels. Meets 4th Thurs the month at the Basil Anthony Moreau Memorial Library in Buda from 6:458:45pm. 512-312-5675.
OHPEN Meeting- (Oak Hill Planning and Environmental Network). 7pm at ACC Pinnacle, 10th floor boardroom. All welcome. Every month on the second Thursday. For more info call Beki at 658-2599..
OHBPA Meeting- (Oak Hill Business Professionals Association). Meets every first Thursday of the month from 11:30am-1pm at Jack Allen’s Kitchen, 7720 US Hwy 71 West, Austin. $15. ohbpa.org.
Launch Pad Job Club- a networking, support, and job lead sharing organization that aids and supports jobseekers in their search for The Perfect Job. 10:00-11:00 every Friday. 9:30 new member orientation at Phillips Pavilion, 1504 E 51st
Retired Austin Travelers- a group for people who love to travel. Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM,in the Oak Hill Library at 5124 Convict Hill Road.. ratsonline.org.
Second Saturdays are for Families- $7 per family; $5 Member families. Noon-4pm at Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave. Please RSVP to email@example.com to give an idea of materials needed. 512-495-9224 / www.amoa.org.
Made-up Magic- of The Flying Theater Machine. They’ll make stories appear right before your very eyes. Sundays at 2pm at The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Avenue. $7. For more info call 971-3311.
At Austin Children’s Museum: Community Night- Come out and play EVERY Wednesday night at 5pm and enjoy exhibits, storytime and a variety of hands-on activities.Storytime- Themed stories, songs, and activities. Tuesday – Saturday: 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Baby Bloomers- Every Mon.. For kids 3 & under & their caregivers. Storytimes 9:30 & 11am; Sing-a-long 10:30am at Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado St.. 472-2499 / ausinkids.org.
Storytime- Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Hampton Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd. Toddler at 10:15 am, Preschool (ages 3-5) at 11am. 892-6680. wiredforyouth.com.
Craft activities for kids- ages 3+. Sundays from 11am-3pm at Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin. 512-241-2885.