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Chess Club

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.

974-9920

www.austintexas.gov/library

Hold 'Em for Heroes Poker Event

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.

The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 512/477-9496

www.heroesforchildren.org

Jazz Fit

Music. Dance. Fitness. Wednesdays, noon-1pm. Butler Community School, 501 W. Third. $5-17.

512/476-9051

www.balletaustin.org

Senior Adventures Kayaking

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.

Texas Rowing Center, 1541 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/467-7799

www.texasrowingcenter.com

Stroller Strides Fitness For New Moms

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

www.strollerstrides.net/austinmetro

The Rules of Basketball

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

www.blantonmuseum.org

ONGOING

AUSTIN SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB

All leagues are coed with happy-hour fun following all games.

www.austinssc.com

Martial Arts Open House

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.

www.traditionalmartialarts.com, cmfarlin@pyonmoodo.com

Runs, Walks, & Rides

Austin Cycling Association

Check website for fun biking adventures.

www.austincycling.org

City Running Tours

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.

www.cityrunningtours.com/austin.html

Wild Basin Wilderness

has a plethora of available walks, hikes, and more.

www.wildbasin.org