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Austin Table Tennis Club

is Austin's premier table tennis facility featuring 16 tables, wi-fi, a weight room, a lounge, and much more. Austin Table Tennis Club, 8956 Research Blvd.

Austin Table Tennis Club, 8956 Research Blvd, 512/491-7664

www.austintabletennis.com

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

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

Try Stand-Up Paddling for Free

The new sport of stand-up paddling has arrived in Austin, and you are welcome to come out and learn how to do it for free. All ages and athletic abilities welcome. Saturdays, 10am-noon. Free.

North side of Lady Bird Lake under the MoPac bridge

www.supatx.com

Unarmed Stage Combat Workshops

For those who want to learn all the basics of how they make all those fights on stage and screen look so real. Taught by Andrew Rodgers. Every Saturday in November, 3pm. The Collective, 2015 E. Riverside. $125 for all four sessions.

a.rodg@yahoo.com

Runs, Walks, & Rides

ACA Classic Ride: Leanderthal

Sat., Nov. 24, 9am. Bike routes of 21, 32, 48 and 52 miles. Starting location: Leander School warehouse parking lot, 3301 South Bagdad Rd., Leander.

512/293-3648

www.austincycling.org/rides/classic

Weekly Community Run

Every Saturday, 7am, till Dec. 22. Free.

Tetra Fitness, 1717 W. Sixth, Building 2 Ste. 110-R

www.tetrafitness.com

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AUSTIN SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB

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

www.austinssc.com

Free Ice Skating Class

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.

www.chaparralice.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