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Bikin' Betties Social Ride

Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.

www.facebook.com/groups/bikinbetties

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

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

Surveillance, Space, & the Public

Smartypants from UT talk about surveillance, art as critical engagement, and the use of creative engagement with surveillance tactics to form community. 7-9:30pm. Free.

Avaya Auditorium (ACES 2.302, UT campus), 471-2654

www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/humanitiesinstitute/

Texas Inmate Families Association Meeting

Get your questions about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice answered on the first Monday of each month. Free.

Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca

www.tifa.org

Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991

www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com

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

Cap Metro's Adopt-a-Stop

Cap Metro's Adopt-a-Stop

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.

512/369-7720

juan.wah@capmetro.org