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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

International Franchise Association Veterans Day Celebration

The IFA is celebrating a successful year of connecting veterans with jobs. Local business types and politicians will be on hand. 10am. Free.

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

www.tspb.state.tx.us

National Geographic Live: A Camera, Two Kids & a Camel

National Geographic photographer and mother discusses the trials and tribulations of balancing being a parent and having a career. 8pm. $19-39.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 457-5100

www.thelongcenter.org/1213/annie_griffiths.aspx

Organic Gardeners Meeting

Cindy Burrows shows you the way to a healthy life with the help of herbs. 7pm. Free.

Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-8672

www.austinorganicgardeners.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

The Acro Cats Ambush Austin

The Acro Cats Ambush Austin

These cats have been more than herded. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, these circus cats ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and play in a rock band (!). Nov. 12-18: Mon.-Wed., 7pm; Thu.-Fri., 7 & 10pm; Sat., 4, 7, & 10pm; Sun., 1, 4, & 7pm. $18.

Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale, 512/927-1118

www.circuscats.com

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