November 23, 2016

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (Nov 24-27, 2016)


1. Thanksgiving Day Brunch - Nov. 24th, 11am-4pm at the Comfort Café, located at 111 NW 1st Street in Smithville. Reservations are not required. Donations for the meal are gladly accepted to help fund the SerenityStar Recovery program.

2. A Mission U-Too Thanksgiving - Nov. 24th, 5-6pm at The Neighborhood Place on MLK at Hwy 95 in Smithville. Come for the free food and fellowship, or come to help serve. If you would like to help with food, please contact Brittanie at (512) 575-5289 for needed items.

3. Texas Style Ice Skating - Nov. 21st-Dec. 29th, Sunday-Monday 10am-5pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. $25/adult, $20/child ages 17 & under. Price includes skate rental. First come, first served; no reservations. Open to the public!

4. Harvest Art Fest - Nov. 25th-26th, 10am-5pm at the Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market, located at 1302 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. One of Bastrop's biggest arts & crafts events, you can shop for a variety of handmade goods, gifts, and food while supporting local artisans. Admission is FREE!

5. Bastrop River of Lights - Nov. 25th-Jan. 2nd, dusk until 10pm nightly. The River of Lights includes 120 lighted displays in a variety of seasonal themes along Bastrop's scenic River Walk. Admission is FREE!

6. Activities at Bastrop & Buescher State Parks - Nov. 25th-26th
  • Who Built Bastrop State Park? - Nov. 25th, 10-11am at Bastrop State Park. An easy walking tour to explore the amazing hand-crafted buildings and structures that the Civilian Conservation Corps men built in the depths of the Great Depression. Free after park entry fees.
  • Leave No Trace Hike - Nov. 25th, 10:00-11:30am at Buescher State Park. Learn about how to leave the world better than you found it through responsible Leave No Trace Ethics on this moderate 1.5-mile hike. Free after park entry fees.
  • What are the Lost Pines? Athletic Guided Hike - Nov. 25th, 1-4pm at Bastrop State Park. Work off that Thanksgiving turkey on this athletic 3-mile hike. 140 feet of elevation change, uneven terrain, and great views! Free after park entry fees.
  • Read with a Ranger - Nov. 25th, 2-3pm at Buescher State Park. Ranger Kristen will lead kids story hour at the Ampitheater. Free after park entry fees.
  • Meet the Lost Pines Guided Hike - Nov. 26th, 10:00-11:30am at Bastrop State Park. Enjoy this moderate 1-mile hike with a Master Naturalist. Free after park entry fees.
  • Speed, Stealth & Ambush, Predators of the Forest Guided Hike - Nov. 26th, 10:00-11:30am at Buescher State Park. Discover the animal battles that happen every day in the Lost Pines and meet the predators and prey that live here on this moderate 1.5-mile hike. Free after park entry fees.
  • Out of the Ashes Guided Hike - Nov. 26th, 1:00-2:30pm at Bastrop State Park. Enjoy this moderate 1-mile hike while catching up on how Bastrop State Park is recovering after the 2011 wildfires.
  • How to Make a Campfire - Nov. 26th, 5:30-6:00pm at Bastrop State Park. A fun and quick workshop to learn the art of campfire building. Free after park entry fees.
  • Campfire Stories - Nov. 26th, 6-7pm at Bastrop State Park. Gather around the fire, go back in time, and listen to an Interpreter tell stories. Free after park entry fees.

7. Breakfast with Santa **FEATURED EVENT** - Nov. 26th, 9:30am-12:00pm at The View at The Mansion, located at 100 Country Club Drive in Bastrop, next to The Mansion at ColoVista. $29/person ages 12 & up, $11/child ages 5-11, $7/child ages 1-4, free for infants. Includes breakfast buffet, visit with Santa, games, and cookie decorating! Call (512) 985-5181 to RSVP.

 
8. Shop Small Saturday - Nov. 26th, 10am-5pm throughout downtown Elgin. Enjoy the "Where's Priscilla?" scavenger hunt, along with great in-store specials, delicious dining options, and unique gifts for everyone on your list. Admission is FREE!

9. Wassail Fest - Nov. 26th, 11am-4pm throughout downtown Bastrop. Participating merchants will be competing for bragging rights for the best Wassail, a hot drink that is made with wine, beer or cider, spices, sugar and usually baked apples. Plus, there will lots of great deals going on for Small Business Saturday! Admission is FREE!

10. Breakfast with Santa - Nov. 27th, 9am-12pm at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. $32 for adults, $15 for ages 6-12, and complimentary for ages 5 & under. Includes a delicious breakfast buffet, meet-and-greet and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday-themed activities, arts & crafts, a jump house, and more! Open to the public. Reservations are required; call (512) 308-4950 to RSVP.



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