Jacob Foster, stage change artist for Zilker Theater Productions, is preparing the set for the upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors on June 27th, which will take place at the Hill Country Galleria. The shows are free from July 9th to August 14th. Reservations are required through the theater’s website. (Greg Perliski / Community Impact Newspaper)
July 6-27: garden classroom
The Spicewood Community Library hosts children’s classes with an emphasis on gardening every Tuesday in July. Master Gardener Louisa Jones will teach kids how to harvest, compost, plant parts, pollinators and more. Classes take place in the garden behind the library. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Spicewood Community Library, 1011 Lane 191, Spicewood. 830-693-7892. www.spicewoodlibrary.org
July 9th to August 14th: “Small horror shop”
Zilker Theater Productions is hosting its annual summer music series for the first time in the Hill Country Galleria of the Bee Cave. The summer production is called “Little Shop of Horrors” and takes place every Thursday evening on the lawn of the Central Plaza. A pre-registration is neccessary. 8:15 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Apiary. 512-565-4525. www.zilker.org/sommer-2021/
July 13: Business Builder Lunch
Chamber members and guests are invited to a business builder lunch hosted by the Westlake Chamber of Commerce. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with local businesses and build relationships with those who live or work in the community. Registration is possible online. 11: 15-13: 00 $ 20 (members), $ 25 (non-members). Vaqueros Cafe & Cantina, 1801 S. Capital of the Texas Highway, Austin. 512-327-3088. www.westlakechamber.com
July 16: outdoor concert
The Hotel Granduca Austin offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy live music from the comfort of the balcony of their hotel room through the Safe and Sounds concert series. Musicians Carolyn Wonderland and Brodie Lane will perform on July 16th. 6 p.m. Costs vary. Hotel Granduca Austin, 320 S. Texas Capital Hwy., Bldg. B, Austin. 512-306-6400. www.granducaaustin.com/en/safeandsounds.html
July 17th: Local blood donation drive
Lakeway Community Blood Drive, operated by We Are Blood, will return in July by appointment only. We Are Blood is testing donations to identify COVID-19 antibodies, and those who recently received a COVID-19 vaccine that was not part of a clinical trial are eligible to donate immediately. Masks are provided for donors but are not required. Appointments can be made with We Are Blood using the code A197. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov
July 21: ‘How I Built It’ Lunch
The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host a panel of six local business owners and community leaders who will share stories about how they built their businesses and what they endured to get where they are today. Panelists include Bryon Smith, co-founder of XSpace; Mike Daughterty, founder of FUSE Workspace; and Michael Benitez, the manager of Lakeway’s Whataburger. 11: 30-13: 00 $ 30 (members), $ 35 (non-members). Flintrock Falls Country Club, 401 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Austin. 512-387-3180
August 1st: summer concert
The community is invited to enjoy a free, open air concert hosted by the Lakeway City Arts Committee. The event takes place in the city’s sculpture garden near the sculpture “The Game” and features music by Jordan Moser, a literary folk country musician based in central Texas. 6-7 p.m. Free of charge. 104 Cross Creek Drive, Lakeway. 512-314-7500. www.lakeway-tx.gov
Live music calendar
Angel’s ice house
21815 motorway. 71, spice wood
16 square grooves, 7-10 p.m.
24 Chcktow Wildfire, 7-10pm
Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse
22308 motorway. 71, spice wood
12 songwriter showcase, 6:30 p.m.
20 The Trobadills, 5 p.m.
29 Alan Haynes, 8 p.m.
Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery
101 CR 409, spice wood
10 The Greers, 2 pm-5pm
17 Robert Wagner, 2 pm-5pm
24 Jace of Spades, 1-4pm