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Holiday

'Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.' Shop local artisans' work with live music and more. Ends today. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $3 before 7 p.m., $6 evening . Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. www.armadillobazaar.com.

'Blue Genie Art Bazaar.' Art show and sale. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Free. Monarch Event Center, Lincoln Center, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. www.bluegenieart.com/art_bazaar_2009.html.

Holidays in Gruene: 'Tis the Season for Red & Gruene. Music, events, shopping and dining through Jan. 3. Gruene (historic district in New Braunfels). 830-629-5077, www.gruenetexas.com/grueneholidays09.html.

Workshops

'Writing Your Life as a Woman.' Community writing workshop. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Austin Arts and Music Partnership, 411 W. Monroe St. 636-1346, www.deanlofton.com.

Nature & outdoors

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.

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.

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

Austin Children's Museum. 'Cyberchase' allows children to use math and critical thinking skills. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 23. $4.50 to $6.50. 201 Colorado St. www.austinkids.org.

Sports & fitness

Argentine tango classes. Beginner, intermediate, advanced classes offered. 6:30 Thursdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. $12 drop in, $40 one session. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com.

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.