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Men's/Women's Swim/Dive USA Swimming AT&T Winter National Championships: Thu., Nov 29-Sat., Dec. 1, all day. Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, 646 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. Volleyball NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament: First Round: Thu., Nov. 29: North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M: 4pm; Colgate vs. Texas: 7pm. Second Round: Fri., Nov. 30: NC State/Texas A&M winner vs. Colgate/Texas winner: 7pm. Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway. $7-12. Women's Basketball Vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Fri., Nov. 30, 11am. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16. Men's Basketball Vs. UT-Arlington: Sat., Dec. 1, 3pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40.

Recreation & Fitness

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

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.


First Saturday at Harvey Penick Golf Course

"Try before you buy" lots of new and used golf equipment. There will also be putting and closest-to-the-pin contests and free 30-minute golf lessons. Sat., Sept. 3, 8am.

Harvey Penick Golf Campus, 5501 Ed Bluestein, 512/926-1100

FREE Hockey Skating Class

Hosted by Chaparral Ice on the first Saturday of each month. Reservations required. Sat., Aug. 6, 10:30-11am. Chaparral Ice, 14200 I-35. Free.


Free Skating Lesson

Chaparral Ice (in Northcross Mall) is hosting this free 30-minute class for newbies age 6 and up. noon. Free.

Chaparral Ice (in Northcross Mall), 2525 W. Anderson, 512/252-8500

Moustache Challenge

In support of Movember (where men grow their mustaches out in November to help raise money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer), this event will test your physical strength and endurance along with somehow incorporating in your sweet 'stache. And you know it'll be followed by an afterparty. 9am. $35.

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700

The African-American Fitness Circle

is an exercise group that meets every other Saturday to walk laps at Highland Mall. Open to men and women; please bring some water, and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the Food Court. Free.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport

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. MLK, 512/471-7324

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

Runs, Walks, & Rides

ACA Hosted Ride: Triple B's

Sat., Dec. 1, 8:30am. Moderately hilly, intermediate level, 40-mile bike ride that can be a challenge for newer riders. Starting location: Cups & Cones, 2900 N. Quinlan Park Rd.

December Dash


Cedar Creek Middle School, 125 Voss Pkwy., Cedar Creek, 512/332-2626

Lions 23rd Relays

9:30am. $20, first event; $5, thereafter; $35, unlimited events.

Saint Michael's Academy, 3000 Barton Creek Blvd., 512/794-3818

Weekly Community Run

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

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

Recreation & Fitness

Austin Sports and Social Club

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

Runs, Walks, & Rides

Austin Cycling Association

Check website for fun biking adventures.

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.

Wild Basin Wilderness

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

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