This year, I got us a family membership to Design, Build, Live, because I love what they do and hit their free presentations almost every month!
I signed my man up for a Using Reclaimed Materials Carpentry Workshop, presented by the aforementioned Design,Build, Live.
I signed myself up for a Healing Central Texas EcoSystems field trip with Gary Freeborg. I call him Central Texas' Soil Shaman and Earth Healer, when I'm feeling particularly fan-girl-ish. Details here: Build Biodiversity
His field trip comes with a vegetarian meal, drinks and snacks. I took a cob building workshop with DBL and the catered lunch was off. the. hook. Don't tell anyone, but I had thirds.
Mine comes with food that I suspect will be just as good as his and live music. And I'm taking my kooky kids along.
Because it's Austin, and our field trips/workshops/hootenannys are fucking awesome.