When wildlife sightings keep getting wilder …
First, it was the turkeys at the Texaco. Then it was the python in Steiner Ranch. Last week, it was antelopes. Now, it’s getting even better. Another exotic has been spotted casually strolling near Lakeway City Park — an Axis Deer. Next up, elephants.
When you’re a summer bookworm …
If you haven’t discovered your local libraries yet, you’re in for a treat. Both Lake Travis Community Library and Bee Cave Library are hosting their Summer Reading Kick-Off parties this weekend on Saturday. Just do yourself a favor — print out this calendar and put it on the fridge.
When you like to drive 4 mph …
The City of Lakeway is accepting entries for its 43rd annual July 4th Parade until June 27. This year’s “Salute to Volunteers” parade will start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 on Lakeway Drive from the Live Oak Clubhouse and end at Cross Creek.
When your focus is downward instead of upward …
Fredericksburg is looking to cut down on light pollution by becoming an International Dark-Sky community. Dripping Springs and Horseshoe Bay are the only other Texas cities with the designation.
When you want earrings made from vintage cookie tins …
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What to do if you’re out and about today and this weekend …
Story Time at Bee Cave Library.
Sign Language Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library.
George DeVore, Travis Green and The Mismatch are playing at Poodies Roadhouse.
Carl Hutchens is performing at Grumpy’s.
Tommy Shane Steiner & Drew Womack are playing at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Trivia Night at Gnarly Gar.
Dawn Maracle at The Oasis (Starlight Terrace)
Friday, June 1
Storytime at Bee Cave Library at Hill Country Galleria (10:30am, 11:15am)
Tai Chi at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Beer Can Regatta at Sail & Ski Yacht Club (5:30pm)
Susan Arbuckle at Table 620 in H-E-B Lakeway (5pm)
Chris Smothers at 827Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Stymie & Tex Tubbs, D Soul Davis & At of Soul at Gnarly Gar (5pm)
Pictures at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm-11:30pm)
Memphis Train (Starlight Terrace) and Castaneda Project (Beau’s Backyard) at The Oasis (7pm-10pm))
The Fabulous Chevelles at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Boss Street Brass Band at Ernie’s Dockside (8pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Elaina Kay (10:30pm)
Saturday, June 2
Lakeway Indoor Garage Sale at Lakeway Activity Center (8am-noon)
Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am-noon)
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party at Bee Cave Public Library (10am-5pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series with The Peterson Brothers at Hill Country Galleria (7pm-9pm)
Sophisticates at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (6:30pm-10:30pm)
LC Rocks at Ernie’s Dockside (9pm)
The Pearl Snaps at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Barflys at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Self-Righteous Brothers at LT Corner Pub (8:30pm-11:30pm)
Summer Sunset Concert Series at Lago Vista Farmer’s Market (6pm)
Saturday Night Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Jon Napier (8pm), Carson McHone (10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, June 3
Bow Wow Reading at Lake Travis Community Library (1:30pm-2:30pm)
Sunday Asado at El Gaucho Winery
Sunday Brunch at The Gingerman (11:30am-3pm)
Live music from Brandon Alan at The Ginger Man (4pm-7pm)
Sunday Brunch at Chisos Grill (11am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Sundancer Grill (9am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Lucy’s on the Lake (10am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at The Gnarly Gar with acoustics from Drew Womack (noon)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 at H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Sunday Funday with Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (noon-4pm)
DJ Mixer Rogers at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (5pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), Draught Horse (7:30pm), BB Morse Friends & Family (10pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway with Brian Wolff Duo (10am-2pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
Pedernales Farmer’s Market at Apis Restaurant parking lot (9am-2pm)
Tasting Room at Jester King Brewery (noon-9pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Lucky’s Poker Club at Grumpy’s (4:30pm-8pm)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — a free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Get out of town
If you’re a Pat Green fan, head out to Texas wine country (AKA Fredericksburg) this weekend, because he’s playing The Backyard at Fritztown this Saturday at 7:30pm with opener Jonathon Tyler. The next show coming to this cool venue will be the Randy Rogers Band on August 3.
Cinemark $5 Tuesdays all day at Hill Country Galleria
Wine Down Wednesday at Cafe Blue at Hill Country Galleria (all day)
Trivia & Taco Tuesday every Tuesday night at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6:30pm)
Traditional Irish Music every Tuesday night at LT Corner Pub (7pm)
Whiskey Wednesday every Wednesday at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub every Wednesday night (8pm)
Texas Songwriters Showcase every Monday at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (6:30pm)
Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library every Monday (10:30am)
Save the date
June 8 — Celebrate Your Graduate at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (reservations required)
June 8 — Dive-In Movie: Jumangi at Lakeway Swim Park
June 9 — Big Band Bash at Lakeway Activity Center (7:30pm)
June 10 — Arts Committee Concert Series at Lakeway Activity Center
June 15 – August 4 – Jaws on the Water returns to Volente Beach Resort Friday and Saturday nights
June 16 – Kindnesspalooza at Hill Country Galleria (noon-4pm)
June 16 — JAWS on the Water at Volente Beach (6pm-11pm)
June 17 — Father’s Day Lunch & Dinner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (reservations required)
June 22 — The 5th Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival in Luckenbach, TX
July 4 — July 4th Celebration: Parade, Pageantry of the Flags & Swim Park in Lakeway
July 4 — July 4th Celebration at Hill Country Galleria
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Photo credit: Cathy Hale