Nature & outdoors
Austin Nature and Science Center. Nature exhibits such as the Dino Pit and Zilker Nature Preserve. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 301 Nature Center Drive in Zilker Park. Free. 327-8181, www.ci.austin.tx.us/ansc.
Markets & bazaars
Austin Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Fourth and Guadalupe streets. 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, the Triangle, 46th Street at North Lamar Boulevard and West Guadalupe Street. Free. 236-0074, www.austinfarmersmarket.org.
Holidays in Gruene: 'Tis the Season for Red & Gruene. Music, events, shopping and dining through Sunday. Gruene (historic district in New Braunfels). 830-629-5077, www.gruenetexas.com/grueneholidays09.html.
Renaissance Market. Featuring handcrafted items. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day . Public Square, 23rd and Guadalupe streets. 974-4038, www.austinartistsmarket.com.
Sunset Valley Farmers Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road. Free. www.sunsetvalleyfarmersmarket.org.
Museums & exhibits
Bullock Texas State History Museum. Interactive and traveling exhibits, plus an IMAX theater. Current exhibit: 'A Legacy of Quilts' spans more than 100 years of the art form. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 3. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Congress Avenue. $4-$7. 936-8746, www.thestoryof texas.com.
Sports & fitness
Holiday Boot Camps. Learn four dance exercises to keep in shape for the holidays. Various times, check Web site. $15 to $50. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com.
Saturday morning yoga classes. 8:30 a.m. Saturdays through winter. Bastrop Gardens, 316 Old Texas 71, Cedar Creek. $10 per session. 512-303-5672.