The city's Urban Forestry Program and volunteers plan to plant more than 100 trees along the Southern Walnut Creek Hike & Bike Trail. Following the dirty work, there will be a ceremony with tabling events, a DJ, refreshments, and a reading of the Arbor Day proclamation. 9am-noon.
7800 Johnny Morris
Plants, herbs, supplies, and porcelain art will be available for purchase. 10am. Free.
Celebrate Scholz Garten’s 150th anniversary with all you can eat sausage, bier tastings, contests, bowling, & live music! Tickets include special-edition glassware, hat pin, unlimited sausage, and drink tickets. 5-11pm. $50.
Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/666-7464
Family-friendly event held by the Central Texas SPCA with activities including a canine costume contest, a silent auction, a free microchip clinic, and more! 9:30am-1:30pm. Free.
Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/218-5540
Some of the best trainers, vets, and alternative caregivers in Texas will be on hand to give training and care tips all to raise funds to help starving, abused, and abandoned horses. Plus the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge, an art show, silent auction, horses available for adoption, and more. 9am-7pm. $8.
The legendary Texas Tornados headline this celebration of all things beer and polka. Sip on local craft brews, take in the art market, and dance the day away.
Austin Facial Hair Club’s hosting a unique event for man & his best friend! Come out for multiple moustache and beard contests including Dog & Owner Look-a-Like, Gnarliest Beard, and Sweetest Stache. There will also be a doggie photo booth and blindfolded furry kisses, from the pups and the beardos! Proceeds benefit the Austin Animal Center, Love-a-Bull, and Austin Pets Alive. 11am. $5 donation.
Mohawk, 912 Red River, 512/666-0877
Special Halloween event with live music, art, food, a costume contest, and more! 11am-5pm. Free.
Need some household items fixed? These skilled folks will assist you in showing you how to do it yourself. noon-3pm. Free.
Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512/974-7400
Riders Against the Storm
Downtown will be home to race fans from across the world taking in live music featuring the White Ghost Shivers, Riders Against the Storm and many more plus car displays, a photo history of F1, the Facebook VR Roadshow, and more four-wheeled fun. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 21-22. Free.
Every fourth Saturday, the AAUE offers a workshop covering home-purchasing, mortgage-securing, and money management. Classes fill up quickly, so call to get on the waiting list. Personalized sessions are available. 10am-4pm.
Gem and mineral show featuring more than 30 vendors, demos, a silent auction, prizes, and more. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 21-22, 9am-6pm; Sun., Oct. 23, 10am-5pm. $8 (adults), $7 (seniors), $2 (ages 13-18), free (12 & under).
Health and wellness festival centered around holistic healing therapies to help bring you to a sense of overall peace. 10am-4pm. Free.
an exhibit of Mocha Jean Herrup’s photos from her work in Israel and the occupied West Bank. “I traveled abroad in 2013 to research Israeli film, better connect to Judaism, and enjoy queer Tel Aviv,” says Herrup. “I came back devastated, and with a different worldview. It has taken a while but I am ready to present the layers of my reactions.” The exhibit – “photographs of prime ministers, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, tear gas being shot from behind an illegal Jewish settlement, queer performance, students in Ramallah, a cup of espresso, organized into a series of diptychs … that recognizes racialized seeing and passive acts of demarcation” Herrup will discuss the work, and her experience, Sunday, Oct. 23, 3-5pm at the Friends Meeting House, 3701 E. MLK. Oct. 14-29.
Take in the pretty grasses and fall blooms on the tour as well as a landscape talk. 1pm. Free.
The Latino community is invited to bring the whole family to this how to make a podcast workshop. 10am. Free.
4926 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/900-0304
Dispose of your unused prescription drugs safely. Visit www.austintexas.gov/drugs for more info. 10am-2pm.
Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center, 2514 Business Center Dr
Face painting, costumes, food, music, games, prizes, and pumpkin carving. Free pumpkins while supplies last. 11am-3pm. Free.
Stop by one of the Mattress Firm stores in town and drop off some shoes and/or cash between now and Oct. 30 to benefit the Foster Angels of Central Texas and Helping Hand Home for Children. Through Oct. 30.
The Latino community is invited to partake in these free tech courses and to familiarize themselves with the new tech center. This week: Fun With Robotics. Bring the whole family. Sat., July 23, 10am-noon. Free.
Latinitas, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/900-0304
You had me at free tacos from Tacodeli. If you need more there's face and pumpkin painting, live tunes from Hello Wheels and El Campo, screen printing, TreeHouse classes, and more. 10am-3pm. Free.
TreeHouse, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. #600
Learn about African arts and culture while having a good time. Featuring music from D.R.U.M., Zoumounchi, Roland & Root Riddim, and more. noon-10pm. $10 or five nonperishables or hygiene items..
Skilled staffers will be on hand to help with your two-wheeled needs. See website for schedule and to register. Saturdays-Mondays.
Austin Yellow Bike Project, 1216 Webberville Rd.
The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your
neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org
to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.