Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime on the 12 acres surrounded by the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Jan. 4, 6-10pm. $28 per car ($56 for a season pass).
9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)
SMiles Lewis [sic] talks about "Transpersonal Inter-Species Virtual-Reality Communications mechanisms" and the "possible manipulation of these phenomena by 'alien' and human agencies for parapolitical purposes." We couldn't be more into this if we tried. 6:30-9pm. Free.
Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. D-115, 512/425-0822
allows you or your organization to adopt one of the stops along Cap Metro's bus lines. In exchange for helping keep your stop tidy, Cap Metro will let you spruce it up (Keep Austin Beautiful will even provide landscaping tools) to reflect the personality of your neighborhood.
Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need. Free.