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Happy February!  Welcome to all our new members!  Below is a copy of our monthly e-mail update with information on upcoming events.  Existing members…if you have not renewed, please do so now by calling us at 512-261-1010 with your credit card (M-F, 8am-5pm).  We will send out renewal letters mid-February so help us save your tax dollars (postage, envelopes, staff time…).

Moved? Not renewing?  Reply e-mail me with your name and street address so we can remove you from our mailing list.

Please look over the entire e-mail now!  Lots coming up so don’t miss out!  Chinese Brush Painting is this weekend and Alcohol Inks begins on Monday!   

Help!  Do you know someone looking for part time work?  We are hiring at the Lakeway Activity Center.  We will work around school schedules.  Duties include set up and tear down for events, working sound boards/lighting during music performances and lots of cleaning duties as we always want to keep our facility nice for the community.  Job description and online application:                                


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series:  The City of Lakeway Arts Committee invites the community to bring their lunches and dine while listening to free live music.  The weekly concerts are from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday in January and February at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. They are open to everyone; no reservations or tickets are required. Plenty of table seating is available.

Mark your calendars, pack your lunch and prepare to be entertained.

  • Feb. 7-The Lake Travis Fiddlers, founded in 2000 by Lake Travis ISD Orchestra Director Anna Macias, are continuing to gain national recognition.
  • Feb. 14-The David Cummings Band brings romantic, popular standards to the stage for this special Valentine’s Day performance. Bring your sweetheart, best friends and dancing shoes.
  • Feb. 21-Pianist Red Young has had a spectacular musical career, including recordings with Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Linda Rondstadt, Eric Burdon, and Nelson Riddle as well as concert tours around the world. The Red Young Quartet will feature Young’s wife, vocalist Silvie Rider, in this concert.
  • Feb. 28-Get ready for Mardi Gras as The Second Line Jazz Band returns again to Lakeway. They have performed in concerts sponsored by the Austin Traditional Jazz Society and at various festivals.

Big Band Bash: features the Republic of Texas Big Band.  BYOB and snacks and wear your dancing shoes.  8pm, Monday February 11th 2019.  Open and free to public, band will accept donations at this event.

Viewpoints:  February 17th Viewpoints features Ken Hermann.  In 1995, Herman joined the Austin American Statesman as the Capitol Bureau Chief.  After covering George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in Austin, Herman went to Washington as Cox Newspaper’s White House correspondent until 2004 and returned to Washington to cover the Bush re-election campaign.  He remained through February 2009 as a White House correspondent.  Herman now enjoys working at the Austin American-Statesman as a metro columnist.  He is a captivating speaker with many stories to share.  There are a few spots left.  Price includes meal, BYOB.  $35/person

The next Indoor City Wide Garage Sale is March 2nd from 8am-12noon.  Booths are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.  Members may reserve their booths today; non-members may sign up beginning February 4th.  For shoppers, mark your calendars for this fun event.  There is no admission fee but we always collect non-perishable food items and pet food for local food banks and animal care facilities. 

The Annual Cool Arts Party returns on Saturday March 9 from 1pm-5pm.  This show features fine art, customer jewelry, pottery, sculptures and other unique, one-of-a-kind items of interest all provided by local artisans.   If you are an artist who would like to be considered for this show, please call 512-261-1010 for information or e-mail [email protected].  Submission deadline is February 15th. 

Book Walk:  Take a walk! Read a book! Children can enjoy a Valentine’s Day story while taking a short stroll around the trail behind Lakeway City Hall. Pages of a popular children’s book, ‘Only One You’ by Linda Kranz, will be posted along the walkway so that young readers can experience the importance of reading, spending time with friends and connecting with nature in a fun way. Parking is available in the back parking lot at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. The trail may be accessed by the stairway at the bottom of the parking lot. For those with strollers, parking is available at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing, near the back of the building. Access the trail by following the sidewalk around the building to the right.



This weekend!

Saturday & Sunday!!!  Feb 2 & 3, 9am-3pm Chinese Brush Painting with Gail Threinen  This two-day workshop instructs on Asian style paintings on rice paper.  Regardless if you have worked on rice paper for years or want to try it for the first time, you will enjoy and are welcome in this fun workshop.  Gail Threinen is a member of the Sumi-e Society of America and the International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society.  She has exhibited and won awards for her work both nationally and internationally.

On Saturday, you will study Plum Blossoms, which is a symbol for resilience and perseverance because they bloom most vibrantly even in the snow. 

On Sunday you will study Wisteria which symbolizes playfulness and adventure.  In both classes Gail will stress the playfulness and freedom of using the Chinese Brush as well as composition and the importance of leaving white spaces in your painting.  Paper will be provided. 

Contact Gail at [email protected] for more information and list of supplies that you need to bring.  Please do not go out to the local art supply store and try to purchase Asian art supplies or brushes because they are usually not very good quality which will hinder your success in class.  Gail can tell you where to buy on line and will also bring good quality items to purchase in class.   Cost:  $150 for Members/ $165 for Non-Members  Class is held at Heritage Center.  There are still some spots available!!!

Starts Monday! 

Alcohol Inks-Abstracts Feb 4-25, 10am-12pm  Alcohol inks are fun, vibrant and unpredictable.

Learn different techniques each week with Alcohol Inks.  Class is always a lot of fun and expands your creativity and artistic processes.  Please bring a bottle of wine and snacks to share if you would like.   Class will be $140 Members/ Non Members $155.00

Beginner Jitterbug/Sing Count Swing This class is recommended for who wish to learn the basics of jitterbug or for those who may need a bit of a refresher. This is not your ordinary SWING Dance class, this is going to be a high energy, fun loving group ready to tear up the dance floor. So put on your dancing shoes, bring drinks if you’d like and come to the Lakeway Activity Center to get your 2 left feet moving with style and ease as you dance Swing (also known as the Jitterbug).  Great exercise, friendly atmosphere, hang out with your friends, meet new friends and have some fun as you dance Swing /Jitterbug! 

Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm, Feb 5-Mar 5 $85 MEMBER / $95 NON-MEMBER

Adult & Youth Fencing:  Prevost d’ Armes Coach Murray competes and has instructed team and competitive fencing to students in local competitions and has had previous students compete all the way to the Olympics. Students MUST wear long comfortable pants, athletic shoes and t-shirt.

  • Beginner Fencing, Wednesdays Feb 20-Mar 20, 6pm-7pm $125 M / $135NM
  • Advanced Fencing, Monday & Wednesdays, Feb 20-Mar 20, 5:30pm-7pm $180 Member / $200NM

American Heart Association Baby Sitter’s Training For ages 11-Adult:  Parents are more apt to hire a babysitter who can show they have completed and been certified by the American Heart Association. Students learn what to do in case of an emergency, how to avoid dangerous situations, first-aid care of cuts and burns and certification in CPR/AED. From feeding a toddler or infant and changing diapers to keeping their environment safe… this class covers it all! February 9th, $90 member / $100 Non-Member

Drawing Workshop:  Learn the base fundamentals of one point perspective drawing. Ms. Schlossberg takes her students on a journey from basic drawing techniques to creating a full one point perspective illustration. In addition, students learn how to create trees, shrubs, imply texture, and beginning of cross hatching. All basic fundamentals for illustrative works.   Materials: Will be supplied$130 for members/ Feb 12, 9:30am-3:30pm $145 for non-members

Painting Workshop- Impressionism:  Join your instructor on a journey to painting impressionistic style works. This style offer students of all ranges and opportunity to explore their skills, learn new techniques, and create a finished piece of art. Impressionism is a perfect style for students to learn how to create a complete work using the allay prima painting method.  Materials: Will be supplied  February 21, 9:30am-3:30pm $150 for members/ $165 for non-members

Adult Classes:

Tai Chi at City Park:  Learning Tai Chi is a developmental process. The better your Tai Chi, the more you benefit. This simple approach to Tai Chi will have you learn by doing. Most people can practice Tai Chi arts in spite of handicaps or ailments. Numerous illnesses have shown improvement with regular practices of Tai Chi exercises. Developing balance and coordination are part of the learning process and repetition of the moves help develop memory pathways. In addition, these exercises will reduce stress and enhance immune system health.

This class is held on Tuesday & Thursdays at the basketball court City ParkFebruary 5-28th, 8am-9am  7 sessions: $100 MEMBER / $110 NON-MEMBER

Aikido “The Way of Harmony of the Spirit” with Russ Robinson -Tuesdays, Feb 19-Mar 26, 7pm-8:30pm.  Learn self-defense techniques while achieving better physical health and spiritual enlightenment.  This martial art discipline strives for peace and harmony and is the most basic tenet of the art.  Aikido places great emphasis on motion and dynamics of movement by focusing energy to gain control by throwing you opponent away rather than typical punching or kicking.  Free for members, $60 Non-Members (will prorate)


Chair Yoga is on Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:15am-10:15am This is a great workout for those who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor.  Please give it a try!  We have seen many people advance to more strenuous and advanced classes by starting here.  Very supportive and fun!  Monthly rate is $60 for Members & $70 Non-members

YOGA FOR WELL BEING:  Kate teaches a mindful, breath-centric class where movement is connected to the breath.  We are never too young to start being aware of our postural patterns and how to move best for our bodies.  This program helps students of all ages explore how to unwind painful patterns, correct physical tightness or weakness, melt the grip of stress and to generally improve function in daily life.  This gentle yoga class has minimal transitions to and from the floor and designed to limit stress on the wrists and/or knees.  As it is a relaxed format, everyone is encouraged to do only as much as is comfortable but modifications and alternatives are offered to help provide a complete yoga work out accessible to everyone.  The goal is to have fun and find ways to move with ease and comfort while giving your body a full stretch and work out.  Please bring your own mat and yoga blocks or props if you have them, some will be available during class.  If wear non skid socks if you do not wish to work in bare feet.

4 punch card $48 MEMBERS/ $50 NON-MEMBERS / $15 DROP IN – SAVE $1 PER CLASS WHEN YOU PURCHASE 2 PASSES FOR $88 MEMBER / $90 NON-MEMBER  Instructor:  Kate Evans, LMT, IYT200


Slow Flow Yoga with Tonya is a gentle Vinyasa form of Hatha Yoga 4 punch card is $40 for members and $45 for non-members.  $5 off if you buy 2 at the same time.  Cards expire 60 days after the first use.  $15 drop in fee Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:45pm

Spanish “Members Only”:  “This is a join the class and jump right in!  Lots of fun learning conversational Spanish.  Please RSVP 512-261-1010 to be added to the roster.  Class is held on Wednesdays and is ongoing (except for a couple of seasonal breaks) Beginners-12:30pm, Intermediate-1:45pm

PASSING ZONE DEFENSIVE DRIVING: This 6-hour driving safety course is state certified by TEA for ticket dismissal and/or for auto insurance discounts. 
Topics include:
*Traffic Safety Problems
*Current Texas Laws on Seat Belts, DWI, etc
*Adverse Weather
*Handling Driving Emergencies
*And More
Material is presented in fun, fast paced manner and includes group discussions, informative videos and game show format (Smarter than a 6th Grader). 
There will be a short break for lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

Texas Education Agency Instructor: USASC Joseph Springli
February 23, 9am-3pm   You are encouraged to pack a lunch as break will be short.  Refrigerator and microwave on premises.  $45 MEMBER / $50 NON-MEMBER

Danny Jones returns in February with a favorite class “Any Subject-Any Medium” Participants always comment on how Danny continues to strengthen their abilities and confidence (beginner to advance students) and many return to his class as they can’t get enough.  He is great about making suggestions and collaborating with each student through the design elements of the projects.  You will be pleased with your finished projects!  Sign up today as his classes tend to fill up quickly.  M-Tu-W, Feb 25, 26 &27th from 9am-3pm  $215 Member / $240 Non-Member-Class is held at Heritage Center

Youth Classes:

Soccer Shots – The Children’s Soccer Experience
Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, and age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we coach.

For more info, please visit –Members call us for your membership discount code  Call soccer shots directly at (512) 420-9450 to find out about trying the class out.

Soccer Shots at Lakeway Swim Center

Mondays | January 7 – February 25

4:30 p.m. | Ages 2-3 | Mini

5:10 p.m. | Ages 3-5 | Classic

$84 for remaining 4 weeks*

Saturdays | Until March 2

9:30 a.m. | Ages 2-3 | Mini

10:10 a.m. | Ages 3-5 | Classic

$105 for remaining 5 weeks*

*Plus once-per-school year $30 enrollment fee 

Reminder that enrollment for our Spring 2019 season opens this Friday, February 1st!

Spring Session:

Soccer Shots at Lakeway Swim Center

Mondays | March 20-June 1

4:30 p.m. | Ages 2-3 | Mini

5:10 p.m. | Ages 3-5 | Classic

$169 Members / $189 Non-Member

Saturdays | March 25-May 20

9:00 a.m. | Ages 2-3 | Mini

9:40 a.m. | Ages 3-5 | Classic

We will prorate!  Come try a class out!  RSVP 512-261-1010 – Limited space.

SPORTBALL-MULTI-SPORTS: Sportball provides children with a chance to learn fundamental sport skills in a non-competitive environment. Please have students bring a snack and non-carbonated sports drink or water to class each day. Instructor provided by Sportball $190 M/ $210 NM

  • 3-5 yrs:  Tuesdays, January 8-March 12, 10:15am-11:15am
  • 16 months – 3 yrs w/caregiver:  January 8-March 12, 9:30am-10:15am

Will PRORATE!  Come and try the first class for free!

TAEKWONDO:  Coach Wagner is an AAU certified coach, personal trainer and he & his wife both have black belts.  Their teenage daughter and son are national champions and he will certainly inspire your young martial artist.  While his lesson plans are fun and active, he continues to boost confidence while maintaining the necessary integrity and structure for Tae Kwon Do:  Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit.   Wear your Tae Kwon Do outfit.

(Students can be measured at first class and instructor will purchase uniform for an additional $40.  Uniform, fee is to be paid directly to instructor on first day of class)

Instructor:  William Wagner

  • 3-5 yrs-Jan 14-Mar 13 , 4:15pm-5pm, Wednesdays $130 member/ $150 Non-Member
  • 6 yrs & up-Jan 14-Mar13, $235 member / $265 Non-Member

Please e-mail me your questions or call us at 512-261-1010. is currently under construction as we are in the process of switching to a new software program.




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