Amusement parks & zoos

Animal World and Snake Farm. More than 400 reptiles. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 5640 S. Interstate 35, New Braunfels (Exit 183). Age 2 and younger free, ages 3-12 $6.75, adults $9.75. 830-608-9270, www.exoticanimalworld.com .

Fairs & Festivals

Black August: Eastside Empowerment Festival. Featuring live music, parade and more. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Orun Center, 1401-B Cedar Ave. 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood Ave. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Orun Center. 294-7872.

Navasota Blues Fest. In memory of songster Mance Lipscomb. Begins 6 p.m. today. 5 p.m. Friday. 11 a.m. Saturday. $14 to $25. Grimes County Expo Center, 5280 FM 3455, Navasota. www.navasotabluesfest.org .

Summer in the Park. Final concert of the series. 7:30 p.m. today: Two Tons of Steel. San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. 512-393-8400.

Workshop

'Say It.' Short story writing workshop to help develop your voice. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 8. $75. Limited to eight students. Register with lynn@vsatx.org. Austin Groups for the Elderly Bldg., Founders Room, 3710 Cedar St. 512-454-9912.

'Writing Your Life as a Woman.' Creative non-academic writing workshop for all levels. Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays Aug. 4-25, Sept. 8-29 and Oct. 6-27. $75 per four-week session, or $20 drop-in. Register, dean@deanlofton.com.

Markets & bazaars

Hope Farmers Market. Featuring local vendors and seasonal produce. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through summer. 414 Waller St. www.hopefarmersmarket.org .

Pflugerville Farmers' Market. 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 31. Green Red Barn, Heritage Park, 901 Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-251-5082, www.pflugervillefarmersmarket.com .

Travis County Farmer's Market. The market re-opens Saturday . Noon to dark Wednesdays-Sundays. 6701 Burnet Road. 454-1002.

Sports & fitness

Baruzuland Fire Arts. Learn the basics to advanced skills. Classes begin 7 p.m. Tuesday. $12. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org .

Fitness at the Vortex. 'Yoga and Pilates Fusion,' noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Sundays. $7 per class. Register: missdoss@yahoo.com. 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org .

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. Learn the basics with Frannie Brown. 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. $12. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org .

Yoga by Donation. Hatha flow yoga for all levels. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com .

Museums & exhibits

Austin Children's Museum. Current exhibit: 'The Big Game.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $4.50 to $6.50. 201 Colorado St. www.austinkids.org .

Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum. Museum honors survivor of the Battle of the Alamo. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 411 E. Fifth St. 974-6754, www.susannadickinsonmuseum.org .

Children's theater

'Aladdin.' Magic carpets, genies and wishes abound in this new adaptation of the classic tale of Aladdin. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 29. $4 to $10. Scottish Rite Children's Theatre, 207 W. 18th St. www.srct.org .

'Waking Sleeping Beauty.' Kids Acting presents its award-winning original musical. 7 p.m. today-Saturday, 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $14. Center Stage Texas, 2826 Real St. 836-5437, www.kidsactingstudio.com .