Your esteemed public library system offers yet another service to the community: adult computer classes covering everything from the basics to finding a job online. Classes are held in various languages, with some requiring registration beforehand. Call or go online for a complete schedule and additional details. Free.
Concordia University gets a little meta with this month's installment of their speaker series. They'll be bringing past speakers to discuss the history and impact of the many luminaries who have contributed to the events. noon. Free.
Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University Dr., 512/313-3000
It's not exactly a winter wonderland 'round these parts, but you can at least skate around the ice rink with 200,000 lights to help you get in the mood. Go online for package deals and VIP pricing. Through Jan. 6. $23 ($17, kids).
Take a tour of Austin's historic mansions, cottages, and homes. Educational lectures take place at various locations. Go online for more info and to buy tickets. Admission includes drinks and light snacks. 6-8pm. $30.
French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., 512/474-5198
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)
You have four chances to get the latest research on bullying and violence in schools. Recommended for school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, and psychologists. Thu.-Fri., Dec. 4-5, 9am & 5pm. $50.