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Pianist Randy Dennis will provide free entertainment at 4 p.m. May 20 at the Lake Travis Community Library,1938 Lohmans Crossing.

Through May 15

The Bee Cave-Spicewood Rotary Club will hold a clothing drive. Donation locations will include the Bee Cave Police Department, 13333 Texas 71, Austin; the Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway; A+ Federal Credit Union, 3600 Ranch Road 620 S, Austin; and Broadway Bank, 12101 Bee Cave Road, Austin. Proceeds benefit FamilyLink Kids at Legacy Ranch and Helping Hand Crisis Ministry of Spicewood. For information: beecaverotary.com.

May 12

The Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin, will hold its “OverDrive Digital Library Training” at 2 p.m. To register: lmccoy@laketravislibrary.org.

The Bee Cave Book Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway. The club will discuss “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood. For information: bit.ly/21hKpKx.

Friday

Northwind Farm will bring a miniature horse at 10:30 a.m. to the Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. For information: 512-263-2885.

Saturday

Area residents are invited to participate in the Lakeway Civic Corporation Community Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to noon at The Lakeway Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd. The venue has changed to The Lakeway Church for this date. The local agency that supplies all of the blood for the area is The Blood Center of Central Texas, and all blood collected stays in the Central Texas service area. In 2015, more than 430 units of blood were collected at the Lakeway drives. To donate, make an appointment online at inyourhands.org and follow the instructions. Contact coordinator Searcy Willis at 512-261-9055 or searcywillisjr@gmail.com. Walk-ins are always welcome but may take longer as appointments are given a priority. For eligibility questions, call, 512-206-1108.

The Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin, will hold its Dads and Donuts Story Time at 10:30 a.m. The event will include crafts and snacks. For information: 512-263-2885.

The Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, will hold its Saturday Night Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. The series will feature Soul Track Mind. Visitors can listen to music, browse the vendors and order food to go. Children’s activities will include face painting and balloon twisters. Also on tap is a silent auction. For information: bit.ly/1Q5a6pt.

Find the best deals in town at the next Lakeway Citywide Indoor Garage sale from 8 a.m.-noon at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Each booth features members of the area who are downsizing, upgrading, redecorating, empty nesting or just cleaning their houses of clutter.Admission is free, but the Activity Center accepts non-perishable food items in the lobby during the sale to donate to local charities. For information, call 512-261-1010.

Tuesday

Local author Sofia Besondy will make a presentation and hold a book-signing session at 6 p.m. at the Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing. Besondy’s book, “Creating an Extraordinary Marriage After Divorce,” is an autobiography that details how, after two failed marriages, Besondy said she finally learned to “let go and let God.”

Wednesday

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vintage Villas, 4209 Eck Lane, Austin. The luncheon is titled “Guns & Hoses: Lake Travis Fire Rescue, Lakeway Police Department and Bee Cave Police Department.” Admission is $30 for chamber members; $35 for nonmembers. To register: bit.ly/1rsVQT9.

Thursday

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and Level 12 Salon, Suite 120, 2009 Main St., Lakeway, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For information: leveltwelvesalon.com.

May 20

Pianist Randy Dennis will perform at 4 p.m. at the Lake Travis Community Library,1938 Lohmans Crossing. After more than a decade of touring and performing with a number of top Nashville recording artists, Dennis came home to the Texas Hill Country where he has continued to play with well-knowns groups, including Austin’s party band Duck Soup.

May 21

The Bee Cave Police Benevolent Foundation’s 2016 Gala will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel, 12525 Bee Cave Parkway. The gala will include appetizers, a dinner, a cash bar, music and silent and live auctions. Cost: $100 per ticket; $900 for a table of 10. The foundation provides financial assistance to the Bee Cave Police Department and other area public safety employees and their families and supports community and law enforcement initiatives, memorials, scholarships and educational programs. To purchase tickets: 512-925-9139; teresa@bspbf.org.

The Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, will hold its Saturday Night Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert will feature the Two Tons of Steel. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on the lawn. Visitors can browse vendors and order food. Children activities will include face painting and balloon twisters. For information: hillcountrygalleria.com.

May 24

The Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, will hold “Nine Steps to Successful Aging” at 10:30 a.m. Mark Carlson will share the nine characteristics of a healthy life and the ways participants can apply them in their lives. For information: 512-263-2885.

Through May 26

Donna Birdsong’s watercolor and oil paintings are part of an exhibit that open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery, 1102 Lohmans Crossing.