All manner of watercraft will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Drop the young ones at the kids korner (games, crafts, and snacks) with babysitters on hand then take your time boat and RV shopping. There's even an indoor poker run to encourage attendees to see all the nautical awesomeness at their disposal (and maybe win a brand new boat). Thu.-Sun., Jan. 19-22. $10; $6 for kids 7-12, adults over 60; free for kids under 7.
Click clack along 66 miles of gorgeous Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. Kick back in style, then get out and stretch at the two-hour layover in Burnet for shopping, lunch, and a Wild West Gunfight (weather permitting). Saturdays, 10am.
Austin Steam Train, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C-100, Cedar Park, 512/477-8468
This all-day seminar in its sixth year is devoted to sustainable bee husbandry for all skill levels. Proceeds from the event will go to the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab. 9am-5:30pm. $60.
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet
Friends gather to celebrate the life of beloved musician Doug Evans best known for playing with Illinois based punk legends the Didjits. "No collared shirts or somber faces allowed." 2pm.
Health and wellness festival centered around holistic healing therapies to help bring you to a sense of overall peace. 10am-5:30pm. Free.
You can tell it's going to be one fancy garage sale because of the "le." Don't expect hand-me-downs and suspiciously stained linens. Local boutiques will show their stuff. Changing rooms are absent, so bring a sheet and a friend. Sat.-Sun., Jan. 21-22, 11am. $10 ($20, VIP).
This ongoing workshop series is held to help family members care for an older loved one dealing with dementia. 10am-noon. Free.
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar St.
Medcan hosts a seminar on helping dispel the myths of medical marijuana reform in Texas. Speakers include Brian Cuban, Heather Fazio, Marijuana Policy Project Texas Political Director; and Clif Deuvall, Founder of NORML. 10am-7pm. $300.
Instructor Steven Ross leads these classes for beginners and parents to help relieve stress. Saturdays in January, 10:30am. Free.
The fourth workshop to develop the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan that could impact 3,700 residents! Residents, business owners, landowners, and other interested community members are encouraged to participate in the planning process. 9am-noon.
Pillow Elementary School, 3025 Crosscreek
It is a time of need for Planned Parenthood. Party Van, Bluster, Telecom, Headworm, Born Again Virgins, Stupor Weapon, and Sophie Werkenthin perform to support the cause. 4pm. Donations encouraged.
Lamar Street Pedestrian Bridge
Join other techies as they battle it out over beer pong, flip cup, darts, shuffleboard, and more to raise money for local nonprofits. noon. $10 donation.
Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/640-9780
Looking for a summer job? This conference hosted by the African American youth Harvest Foundation might do the trick. Plus: free food. 10am-2pm. Free.
More than 30 local entrepreneurs and artisans help you get inspired for your wedding day. Enjoy drinks and small bites while you peruse the lounges and participate in some mini-workshops. 11am-3pm. $20.
Open to all self-identifying black women, currently pregnant, already a parent, or not a parent. Kids' activities, free food, raffle prizes, and more. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/351-6300. 1-3pm. Free.
A sister event to D.C.'s Women's March on Washington. "We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society." noon-3pm.
The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.
We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your
neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org
to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
The 24th annual SOTX Winter Games are almost upon us and they need your help! Volunteers are needed for the bowling, volleyball, and powerlifting competitions. Assistance is also needed at Athlete Village to help with running games, arts & crafts, and snack service. Feb. 2-5.