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, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318
Some of the area's best jazz musicians come to the aid of one of their ailing brethren. 9pm-2am. Donations appreciated.
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.
By-donation yoga classes. 10am. $10-15 suggested donation.
Get an early start on your Xmas shopping with handmade goods from local and national artisans. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4. Free.
benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 1-4pm. Free.
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)
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