Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? More than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums. Every day Nov. 27-Dec. 24, 10am-10pm. Free.
Capital IDEA and Austin Community College are offering to provide tuition, books, guidance, and childcare assistance for folks looking to pursue an education and career in tech. One of these introductory meetings is step one in the process. First Wednesdays of the month, 6:30pm. Free.
Come watch the choo-choos and inspire the next generation to keep this historic hobby alive and well. You might even be allowed to sit behind the controls if you're kind enough to the tip jar. Wed.-Sun., through Jan. 2 (except holidays), noon-5pm. Donations appreciated.