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Austin Celtic Festival

Put on your plaid and spend a weekend surrounded by the sounds, tastes, and sights or Ireland and Scotland highlighted by the Highland Games where unweildy objects are thrown. We have our reservations about the Children's Highland Games, but we'll assume they know what they're doing. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 3-4. $20, advance two-day pass; $12, day pass.

Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318

www.austincelticfestival.com

Benefit for Jazz Legend Red Young

Some of the area's best jazz musicians come to the aid of one of their ailing brethren. 9pm-2am. Donations appreciated.

Elephant Room, 315 Congress, 466-0200

www.elephantroom.com

Christmas at the Caswell House

This historic house is turned into a holiday shopping and all-around party place with vendors, live music, dinners, lunches, and more. Go online for a schedule of special events. Nov. 1-10.

Caswell House, 1404 West Ave., 417-1360

www.austinjuniorforum.org

Community Yoga First Sunday

By-donation yoga classes. 10am. $10-15 suggested donation.

Wanderlust YOGA, 206 E. Fourth, 512/502-5183

www.community-yoga.org

FELIZ

Get an early start on your Xmas shopping with handmade goods from local and national artisans. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4. Free.

The Palm Door, 401 Sabine, 512/391-1994

www.felizsale.com

Out of the Darkness Walk

benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 1-4pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

www.afspcentraltexas.org

Santa's Ranch

Santa's Ranch

Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime among the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Dec. 30, 6-10pm. $24 per car.

9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)

www.santasranch.net

ONGOING

Blanket Drive

Share the warmth and donate new or gently used blankets, towels, and pillows to five area nonprofits – including Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace – via city newcomers Sleep Experts. Through Thanksgiving.

Sleep Experts locations or the Girl Scouts of Central Texas

www.sleepexperts.com