Recreation & Fitness
Beginners through advanced, ages 8 and up. BYOCB (chess board). Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Oak Springs Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr. Saturdays, 1-2pm. Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd. Free.
will benefit Heroes for Children who "help support families with children battling cancer by reducing the financial burden that often coexists with cancer treatment." 6:30pm.
Music. Dance. Fitness. Wednesdays, noon-1pm. Butler Community School, 501 W. Third. $5-17.
Seniors meet to enjoy stand-up paddling and kayaking and then usually lunch afterward. Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Free, Texas Rowing Center members; $15, nonmembers.
Moms get a good workout walking, running, and jogging with their baby stroller. Should be fun for the babies too. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30am. First class is free.
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700
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.
All leagues are coed with happy-hour fun following all games.
Try out a free class during Traditional Martial Arts Academy's open house every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. Free.
Traditional Martial Arts Academy, 1503 Morgan Ln.
Runs, Walks, & Rides
Check website for fun biking adventures.
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.
has a plethora of available walks, hikes, and more.