The Austin African American Cultural Heritage District celebrates the history of Downs Field while fundraising for needed repairs. Free.
Join the conversation on burial space adornment.
This class (along with downsizing your trash cart) is part of the city's offer to get you a rebate ($75 value) on a home composting system. 2pm. Free.
Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512/974-7400
On Saturday, three luscious courses await you at the winery, created by Chef Rob McMahon of Austin Catering, paired with FCV wines especially selected by winemaker, Sergio Cuadra. Enjoy Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter; Green Chile & Goat Cheese Stuffed Breast of Chicken; Black bean, Corn, and Rice Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette; and for dessert, Lace Cookie Tacos filled with mexican vanilla whipped cream and fresh raspberries, drizzled with Cajeta on the outdoor, covered patio, while the kids have a special art project at the supervised kids' table. noon. $35 per person, $12.50 for children.
This tea party raises funds for St. Louise House and features a raffle, kids activities, and more. 12:30-3pm. $50 (children, $35).
Mueller is turning 10 years old and the festivities will include paddle boating on the lake, hamster balls, a live DJ, food trucks, birthday cake, and a giant piñata. Feliz cumpleaños! 10am-1pm. Free.
Celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad at the train station with the Tinplate Trackers who will set up a small display of model trains for all to enjoy. 8am-7pm. Free.
Amtrak, 250 N. Lamar, 800/872-7245
Now in its 37th year, it's time to celebrate the lowest form of groan-up humor with the pros going head to head. 11am.
Stop by to shop for Mother’s Day or just to find that perfect tchotchke you've been looking for. Kids can enjoy train rides, inflatables, and other activities. 10am-4pm. Free.
It's kinda like office hours except you can meet with the official history of the Texas government. That means access to newspapers, journals, books, manuscripts, photos, old maps, and other resources is at your fingertips. Perfect for that dissertation on Texas history or genealogical snooping. Second Saturdays of the month, 9am-4pm. Free.
Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, and more. 11am-5pm. Free.
A benefit for Be the Match, a national marrow donor registry, this event is also a memorial for Melvin Paul DuBois. 7pm-12mid. $5 donation.
Friends, 208 E. Sixth, 512/779-9573
If you'd like to celebrate early and beat the crowds, you're welcome to come on over on Saturday, as well as Sunday. On the menu there will be brisket; Pollo Verde; a taco bar featuring pulled pork and picadillo on homemade corn and flour tortillas; enchiladas with tomatillo or three-chile sauce; fresh salads; grilled fish; a carving station; and the famous Adobe Pie (masa dome stuffed with cheese, chiles, corn and black beans or chicken). Traditional breakfast items include made-to-order omelettes, Huevos Rancheros; eggs Benedict; breakfast potatoes; Belgian waffles; and migas. Homemade desserts include churros, flan, and cobblers. The price includes champagne and fresh fruit mimosas. 10am-3pm. $18.95 per person; $6.95 for children 6-10.
Workshop for precinct chairs and those interested in serving as a precinct chair. 10am. Free.
Coordinated Campaign Office, 1910 E. MLK Jr.
Hmmm. I wonder who might want to come with you to take a tour of the Wildflower Center's gardens? (Spoiler alert: It's your Mom.) 9am. $25 ($6 for individual gardens).
Your local Fair Trade shop has live music, kids' activities, and enough goods to satisfy your socially conscious shopping needs. 10am-8pm. Free.
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.