As the weather starts to cool, you know what time it is: curling time. The fine folks at the Lone Star Curling Club are more than happy to teach you all they know about this Olympic event. Sundays, 9:30am-noon. Chaparral Ice, Northcross Mall, 2525 Anderson Ln.
Features an exhibition by artist Paul Pfeiffer and a display of James Naismith's 1891 document the Original Rules of Basketball. You won't want to miss this in-depth and historical look into the sport of basketball. Runs through Jan. 13, 2013.
The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324
Enjoy a lovely, leisurely ride along the banks of the Guadalupe River and Gruene Hall Saturday morning and more competitive time trials Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Live music both nights. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 3-4, 8am. Gruene Historic District.
Austin's premier rink folks are offering free first lessons every Saturday for ages 6 and older. Also, check out their men's, women's, and youth hockey leagues. "Try Me" clinics: Saturdays, noon. Chaparral Ice, 14200 N. I-35, 252-8500 and Northcross Mall, 451-5102. Free.
For those looking to learn more about Austin and get some exercise at the same time, this might do the trick. Choose the type of run, the mileage, and when you'd like to do it, and they'll handle the rest. Advance purchase required.